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Still Buffering: How to Back to School

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Still Buffering

As summer vacation sadly comes to an end for the youngest Smirl Sister, all three recount their favorite parts about going back to school, and maybe their not so favorite parts too. And Sydnee also shares her lifelong first day of school fantasy that includes background music and sunglasses...yeah this episode gets a little weird.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Bullseye: Nikki Glaser & Dave Holmes

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Nikki Glaser
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Nikki Glaser on developing a sex-comedy talk show, giving relationship advice, and working in uncomfortable situations

Nikki Glaser is a comedian and host of the Comedy Central series Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. She find humor in talking honestly about sex. On her show, she’s hooked up her friends to a lie detector and asks them about their sex lives, stayed inside of a strip club for 24 hours, attended a foot fetish party, and so much more.

Nikki sits down with Jesse to talk about developing her Comedy Central show with her boyfriend, even when they were in the middle of a breakup. They also chat about working for MTV, going to Trump rallies, and why she just can’t have as much fun at pools any more.

Nikki Glaser’s show is called Not Safe with Nikki Glaser.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Dave Holmes on coming out of the closet, working for MTV, and growing up gay in the midwest

Dave Holmes is a comedian, writer at large for Esquire Magazine, and host of Maximum Fun’s very own podcast International Waters.

Jesse is joined by Dave to talk about growing up gay in the 80s with no real role models to look up to. They also discuss working for MTV, self-acceptance and his new book, Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs.

Dave’s new book Party of One is out now.

The Outshot: The Olympics

Jesse tells us why the Olympics is such a beautiful sports event, even for people that don’t like sports.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 438 - Caitlin Howden

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Caitlin Howden

Improviser Caitlin Howden returns to talk about how cool smoking is, how cute babies are, and how dumb soccer is.

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MBMBaM 315: No Gods, No Kings, Only McCheese

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Happy Olympics-Time everybody! Can our brave Olympians solve the puzzle of the Five Rings before the torchlight's end? Or will the Rio Ring-Eaters doom their quest before it even begins?

Suggested talking points: New 'Lympo Categories, Spacey Dog, Throw Up Catchphrases, Special Special Wine, McDonaldland Politics, Boat Home

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Ep. 440: Murder Kroger with Steve Agee

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Steve Agee

Comedian and actor Steve Agee joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the dangerous grocery stores of Atlanta, what characters make up the Suicide Squad, Steve's Comic Con appearance for Guardians of the Galaxy, and Jordan's nightmare about his Amazon Echo.

Kate Micucci / Jared Logan

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Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Kate Micucci
Guests: 
Jared Logan

Hello babies!

By now you must have heard the news about Garry Marshall’s passing - Just want to say that although we were just talking about him, we had nothing to do with his death! We are huge fans of his work and are now are afraid to mention any of our heroes on the show. This week, Emily bought a doormat on Amazon, with hilarious results. On Wiki of the Week, we discuss the totally 90’s trend of Anti-Barney Humor. On that note, how hot were dinosaurs back then? They really had their time in the sun! Kate Micucci joins us to talk about some early points on her very interesting pre showbiz resumé. Did you know that she was a clown for a week? How about professional sand castle building instructor? On Expert Hour, Robert De Niro’s personal assistant Martin Phelps stops by to give us a peek into the A-lister’s life.

Ep 56: Pre-Enlightenment French Nobility-Type Poison Fears (S3E9)

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When the Enterprise is dispatched to the scene of a tossed outpost, the crew must moderate a dispute between a group of rowdy professional wrestlers and their elderly grandparents. Captain Picard's diplomatic strategy is to pour brandy and chill, but an alien seductress has more on her mind than meets the eye. Can rank be determined by the depth of a deep V? Is the podcast gaining our hosts membership into "the lifestyle"? It's the episode with 50 phaser blasts!

Tights and Fights Episode 1: Should we really add MORE belts to the WWE?

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Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Tights and Fights, the podcast from The Maximum Fun Network that discusses wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves.

This week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle discuss who they hope is the next superstar to make a big return to RAW or Smackdown and their thoughts on the latest angles on WWE TV this week.

Plus, they’ll break down the benefits of downfalls of adding MORE championships to Smackdown and share some recommendations from the world of wrestling that you should check out.

Hosts: Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Producer: Julian Burrell

Magic Lessons Ep. 202: "Make the Brutal Into the Beautiful" Featuring Brandon Stanton

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Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert #BigMagic
Guests: 
Brandon Stanton

This week on Magic Lessons Elizabeth Gilbert advises Anne, a photographer in Pennsylvania. For the last few years Anne has been documenting her brother's life. He's a veteran with PTSD and a recovering drug addict. She imagines turning all this material into a photo-essay exhibit or book, but she's afraid to take the next steps to make it happen. To help guide Anne, Liz calls up her friend Brandon Stanton, the photographer and creator of the photo series "Humans of New York.” Several weeks later, Anne reveals what she's been up to since getting all this advice.

Special Guest: Brandon Stanton is the photographer and creator behind Humans of New York. He is also the author of two number 1 New York Times-bestselling books, Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories. Find out more about him at HumansofNewYork.com

Parties: Alcohol

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Shmanners

You know, after a hard day of podcasting, I like to relax with an ice cold drink. Maybe a beer? Maybe a whiskey? But then I find myself wondering "Is this good shmanners?" This week's ep is all about ALCOHOL, specifically at parties! What are the rules of BYOB? What's the deal with punch? What if you don't drink? What the deal with BAC? Answers to all these questions and more can be found here! Enjoy, and don't forget to pass it around!

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