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Ross and Carrie Subsist on Soylent: It's Not People Edition

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NEW EPISODE! Ross and Carrie drink the latest innovation in meal replacement technology: Soylent. And no, it's not people. And no, it's also not soy. Find out what's in there, what it tastes like, and just how much it can make you fart.

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Mad Max! w/ Amy Vorpahl

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Guests: 
Amy Vorpahl

Hail War Boys and Imperators! Join us on the Fury Road to Valhalla! Is that right? Wait, when do we spray the silver spray on our mouths? Is that now? This week, we're talking the Summer blockbuster that is Mad Max! SPOILER ALERT in a big way here! We're joined this week by our friend and all around awesome actress/writer/nerd Amy Vorpahl!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Corin Tucker & Kyle Kinane

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Corin Tucker
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Kyle Kinane

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Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney on The Early Riot Grrrl Scene, Finding Her Voice, and S-K's Return

Sleater-Kinney is one of the most-loved indie bands of the past two decades. The band formed in the latter days of the riot grrrl movement in Olympia, Washington, and found an intense following. They were fierce, and they let their ideas "fill the room".

After recording eight albums and tons of touring, they went on hiatus. The band's members pursued other musical and creative projects, but there was a nagging question -- what would it be like if Sleater-Kinney returned?

In January of this year, the band released a new record called No Cities to Love. It had been nearly a decade since their last LP.

Corin Tucker, the group's co-founder, joins us to talk about soaking up the punk and riot grrrl scenes of the early 1990s, finding her voice, and why Sleater-Kinney returned.

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Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Kyle Kinane finds "the puzzle that could never be solved" in stand up comedy

Kyle Kinane lives every day as if his good luck is about to run out. Or at least, what he considers to be good luck. Kinane has worked hard refining his stand up comedy for fifteen years and taken the leap from Chicago to Los Angeles to further his career, but part of him still can't believe he gets paid to tell jokes.

His comedy is often a special brand of self-deprecation. So many of his jokes are about him messing up. Falling out of the shower. Literally throwing away money. But he says he finds the joy in these moments.

He joins us to talk about how he started out in stand up, measuring his success in comedy, and his life philosophy of "can, so should".

Kinane's newest stand up special is called I Liked His Old Stuff Better.

Kinane's just finishing up a round of tourdates in the Midwest (if you move fast, you can catch him this week in Ohio and Indiana). You can find all of his upcoming shows on his website, or check out I Liked His Old Stuff Better in audio and video format via Comedy Central.

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The Outshot: What Will $150 Million Buy You? Blockbuster Insanity

So, is Mad Max: Fury Road really worth its $150 million budget? Jesse takes a look and finds out.

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RISK! #636: Turning Points

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R. Ben Garant, Jude Treder-Wolff and Allison Moon share about difficult passages in life.
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RISK!
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R. Ben Garant
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Jude Treder-Wolff
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Allison Moon
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Episode 376 - Nima Gholamipour

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Nima Gholamipour

Nima Gholamipour returns to talk escape rooms, Mother's Day, and Fly Over Canada.

Download episode 376 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 254: Dunkey

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We had a really great run, America -- or should we say America 1: Vanilla Edition -- but it's time to spice things up. It's time to be reborn into something more beautiful, more powerful. It's time to Do the Bartman.

Suggested talking points: Powerade Prison, Hall of Mirrors and Penises, Dildostorm, Bagel Theft, Donkey Basketball Addiction, Inequality, America 2: Do The Bartman

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 379: We Are the Boat Factory with Steve Agee

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Steve Agee

Comedian and actor Steve Agee joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's weekend downtown, an email from China about boats, and Jordan's visit to classic Hollywood restaurant Spago.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 21 Online Dating & Silicon Valley with Megan Koester

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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Megan Koester

Comedian Megan Koester joins the team to talk about the pros and cons of online dating, nuanced portrayal of ethnicity in Silicon Valley and our own dream Pop Rocket guests.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and special guest Megan Koester.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Summer Breaking by Mark Ronson
Oliver Wang - Tribute to Pharell Mix by DJ Rhettmatic / Devil’s Pie and also Best of Neptunes Mix by DJ Klin
Megan Koester - Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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The Flop House: Episode #179 - Mortdecai

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The Flop House

Hoo boy does Johnny Depp certainly have a mustache in Mortdcai! Meanwhile Dan reads copy off a beer for some reason, Elliott invites George Lucas to stop by, and Stuart recommends a surprising film.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Mad Max: Fury Road
Need for Speed
Stuart Wellington mystery recommendation

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 99 - Infernal Affairs

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Show: 
Wham Bam Pow
Guests: 
Brady Novak

This week, Hollywood's own Brady Novak is back in the guest seat to chat with Ricky about the 2002 thriller Infernal Affairs! Plus, we dive into the mailbag to discuss a new segment idea.

Follow Brady on Twitter @BradyNovak!

Next week we'll be watching Avengers: Age of Ultron which is in theaters now!

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

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