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Inside Pop Ep. 134- Fall TV Preview & Primetime Emmy Predictions with Norman Baker

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Show: 
Inside Pop
Guests: 
Norman Baker

September has arrived and Fall is right around the corner! (Yeah, we said it, FALL! Where does the time go!?)

So, we're getting you ready for the Fall TV season with special guest Norman Baker- who, as a self-proclaimed 'Pop Culture Genius', utilizes his entertainment prowess every day as a Senior Producer on The Wendy Williams Show. We find out what it takes to put together the Hot Topics segment of the popular daytime talk show and what inspired Norman to get into television production.

Then, Norman shares which new Fall TV shows he is looking forward to checking out including ABC's A Million Little Things, CBS's Murphy Brown and The CW's All American and then we discuss who will win and who should win Best Comedy and Best Drama at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.

Plus, in this week's Big Sell, Sean gives his rating and review of Ibeyi's "River" music video and shares a new album by soul/rock artist, Fantastic Negrito, who also performed at this year's AfroPunk festival.

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#184 - Clean Slate XIV

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Mark and Hal clean the slate of some smaller topics.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 153: Forgive and Regret w/ Evan Kleiman

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Guests: 
Evan Kleiman

This week, we'll welcome someone with a very special culinary contribution to the record-breaking episode – "Forgive and Regret." With this episode The Simpsons officially surpassed "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running scripted American prime time television series. The episode features a very special apple pie recipe from Mona Simpson. In real life the recipe was provided by author, chef, restaurateur, and radio host of KCRW's Good Food – the wonderful Evan Kleiman! She'll give us a behind the scenes look at the pie recipe, and discuss how her recipe made it into this episode. Over the years, she's also had a number of friendships with several producers of the show, and she'll tell us what it's like to cater Simpsons writers poker game nights. Tweet us your favorite Simpsons food moments @simpsonspod and don't forget to tag @evankleiman, too!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Boz Scaggs and Comedian Maeve Higgins

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Boz Scaggs
Guests: 
Maeve Higgins

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Boz Scaggs on his latest record 'Out of the Blues'

Boz Scaggs is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He just recorded his nineteenth studio album: "Out of the Blues." With a career that now spans five decades - he's recorded psych rock, folk, soul. He's probably best known for yacht rock smash hits like Grammy award-winning "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle." Both tracks were singles on 1976's critically acclaimed album "Silk Degrees" – the record went platinum five times.

Recently, his work has steered more towards the basics: some blues, some covers here and there, lots of stripped down instrumentation. But behind all that has been a commitment to atmosphere and production - music with an aesthetic that's dark and unsettling in one moment, then in another tender and loving.

We'll listen to a few tunes from his new album, which features a collection of blues songs like "Rock and Stick" and "On The Beach" – a somewhat obscure Neil Young composition. We'll also listen to "Got You On My Mind" from his debut solo album from 1965. His debut solo album was a collection of covers and traditional tunes. This song was originally composed by Howard Biggs & Joe "Cornbread" Thomas. At the time, he still performed under his birth name – William R Scaggs. Boz says it had been decades since he last heard that song.

He'll explain why he pleasantly surprised we were able to dig up the song and play it for him. He'll also tell Jesse why he thinks his singing voice is better now than it ever was before, and describes the first time he felt like a musician.

Boz Scaggs just kicked off a huge nationwide tour with shows in dozens of cities. Check out tour dates here.

Check out this interview on YouTube!


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Comedian Maeve Higgins on her new book 'Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl Somewhere Else'

Maeve Higgins is a comic and memoirist, very well known back home in Ireland. She moved to the New York City about five years ago. Naturally, she worked her observations about America and the Big Apple into her set.

The new routine really made her question her new reality as an immigrant to the US. She considered what lead her to make the move. What it says about her. What it's like being in this strange, amazing city thousands of miles away from home. She wrote a new book about her experience. It's called "Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else." It's a collection of personal essays that show a touching, funny and really human side to the consequences of immigrating to the US.

She'll talk about her move to the US, how it impacted her personal life, and why she appreciates the openness of strangers she's met here. Maeve also co-hosts the podcast Mothers of Invention, a climate justice podcast alongside former Irish President Mary Robinson. She'll discuss what it's like to host a podcast with one of her childhood idols.

Check out this interview on YouTube!

The Outshot: Detroiters

Jesse explains the charming friendship in the Comedy Central show, "Detroiters," which, ultimately, is about two dumb dummies acting dumb.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 547: Squirrel Nut Zitters with Guy Branum

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Guy Branum

Comedian, writer, and host Guy Branum joins Jordan and Jesse for some fruit talk including the riskiness of stone fruits and the appeal of jazz apples, a warning concerning the dangers of a recreational Ricola cough drop as a gateway to more powerful cough drops, and a meditation on the anachronistic popularity of the song Stacey's Mom. Plus, Guy has a new memoir out called My Life as a Goddess.

Get Guy's new book here!

MBMBaM 423: Face 2 Face: The Bigfoot Whistle

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For this one? We're in the Walt Disney Theater in Orlando, FL. We're talking about all the Disney World jumpscares we experienced with our many kids, and then try to summon the Bigfoot into the theater, and it WORKS HOLY CRAP WE GOT THE BIGFOOT.

Pirates (LIVE)

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Shmanners

This episode was recorded LIVE at our Orlando show and it's all about PIRATES! Enjoy and be sure to share!

CIPYD 158: Tugtastrophes and Lying Small Dogs

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Hello! How's it going?

This week we're back in the saddle with a fresh hot copy of Tugboat Tribune. That's right, folks! Tug's managed to have another Tugtastrophe and Renee tells us all about it. We've got a My Mutt Minute from Down Under which is sure to make you smile! Plus, some fascinating dog science about everyone's favorite subject - Pee!

Tune in!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 546 - Chris Locke

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Guests: 
Chris Locke

Comedian Chris Locke returns to talk Richie Rich, green bananas, and Juggalos.

Download episode 546 here. (right-click)

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Wikipedia Long Term Abuse

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

Don’t forget to get Lisa’s new book Coyote Doggirl at your favorite local book shop! On this episode, Lisa watches a seasonally inappropriate film for her birthday. Emily is now a subscriber to Martha Stewart Living. Stay tuned to hear her new favorite recipe that she will never make. On Chunch Chat, we learn about the queen of England’s nemesis horse. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Wikipedia Long-Term Abuse,” a list of frequent Wikipedia tricksters and scammers. We love a good prank, especially the pointless kind!

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