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Inside Pop Ep. 138- Interracial Relationships in Pop Culture

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Show: 
Inside Pop
Guests: 
Lori Tharps

Why is it still rare to see a romantic relationship between a black man and a white woman on TV? Is Netflix more progressive depicting interracial relationships than other networks? How did the casting of a Cheerios commercial ignite a racist backlash?

In this week's episode, we chat with Lori Tharps, a former Entertainment Weekly and Vibe Magazine writer, novelist and Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University about how interracial relationships are portrayed on film and TV.

Lori breaks down the positive and negative aspects about the depiction of some of the more memorable interracial relationships in pop culture including Tom and Helen Willis on The Jeffersons, Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard and Aziz Ansari's love interests in Master of None.

Then, Amita gives her rating and review of Jose James' latest covers album Lean on Me and sells Sean on a new single from her multi-talented fantasy husband- Riz MC aka Riz Ahmed.

Links:
Follow Lori on Twitter & Instagram
Lori's blog- My American Melting Pot
Riz MC- "Mogambo"

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The Adventure Zone: Live - Halloween Special!

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BOO! That's us jumping out and surprising you with an episode that is A) One day early and B) An exquisitely spooky live adventure! It's our Halloween Special, and boy howdy, is it a wild one. Thanks to the Paramount Theater in Seattle, and everyone who came out to see us!

Ross and Carrie Visit Hale House: Spooky Halloween Edition

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As the spookiest season draws near, Ross and Carrie investigate the haunting of Hale House, a historical, Victorian style home in the hills of Los Angeles. Armed with an EMF meter and their inner sense of eeriness, they tour the grounds and participate in a heebie-jeebies survey. Plus, they see one of their favorite comedians, eat a delicious/disgusting cucumber, and watch one of the SIXTEEN Amityville Horror movies.
For pictures and videos, visit our Facebook page. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Wonderful! Ep. 57: Gooey for Garfield

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Show: 
Wonderful!

Rachel's favorite attractive talent! Griffin's favorite food brick! Rachel's favorite candy size! Griffin's favorite horror TV show!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

Wakes

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Show: 
Shmanners

Hello Internet! Enjoy this episode all about WAKES and be sure to tell a friend!

#192 - Best Pop Culture Witch

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Guests: 
Ben Blacker

It's Halloween, so let's plumb the considerable depths of pop culture witches with our friend, Thrilling Adventure Co-Creator Ben Blacker, whose new Vertigo comic Hex Wives is available now!

One Bad Mother Halloween Bonus! The Ellis Sisters On Omens and Superstitions

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Helen Ellis

Turn on your nightlight, listeners! Biz is joined again by her sister, Helen Michelle, to talk about family superstations and prophetic dreams.

You can follow Helen Michelle on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay. Her book American Housewife is out now.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 555: Halloween Sporktacular with Virginia Jones

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Guests: 
Virginia Jones

Virginia Jones joins Jordan and Jesse on this special sporktacular episode to talk about the horrifying audition notices she gets that are very specific about their pubic hair requirements, the truly terrifying crime-robbing that Jordan experienced this week and how it would be dramatically different if it happened last week, and the kaiju-centric museum exhibit that saved Jesse's weekend outing with his daughter. Plus, Virginia dazzles everyone with her mathematical Dracula facts and a trick to foil vampires with a handful of rice.

CIPYD 165: Tricks, Treats, and Spooky Listener Stories

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OOOOooo! Welcome to the world's SPOOKIEST dog podcast! That's right, this episode is all halloween, and all spooky dogs!

Alexis starts this chilling show with a game about tricky dogs! Will Renee and Allegra be able to determine the truth? Will Renee cheat? There's only one way to find out!

Allegra tells us all about the bone rattling tale of the Black Dog! A classic folklore figure with a fascinating history.

Plus, we've got YOUR spooky dog experiences to share! Thank you to everyone who submitted!

Have a happy Halloween! Listen if you dare!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Steven Yeun and Sawbones' Justin and Dr. Sydnee McElroy

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Steven Yeun
Guests: 
Justin McElroy
Guests: 
Dr. Sydnee McElroy

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Steven Yeun on his new film 'Burning'

First up: Actor Steven Yeun joins us to talk about what he's been up to since his breakthrough performance in the "The Walking Dead" the series.

For seven seasons, Steven played Glenn Rhee on "The Walking Dead." In this post-apocalyptic world where zombies roam the world Glenn's character was always quick to think strategically on his feet. Despite being kind of a loner in the series Glenn was an excellent leader in times of stress. He became one of the series' most beloved characters, and if we're being frank – he was quite a badass. He'll discuss what it was like when he first got that gig and what it was like to deal with people immersed in "Walking Dead" fandom.

Steven's work can also be seen in critically acclaimed films like "Sorry To Bother You" and "Okja." His new movie, "Burning," is the first Korean language film he's performed in. It's South Korea's submission for the Academy Awards. He'll explain why it was so intimidating performing in Korean.

As a kid Steven was pretty active at his local Korean American church. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He says he wasn't the coolest kid on the block but that didn't stop him from trying to assimilate. Something he says he's kind of embarrassed about now. He reflects on his childhood, and explains why trying to fit in was one of the most difficult acting gigs of his life.

Listen to this interview on YouTube!


Photo: Weldon Owen

The couple behind the podcast Sawbones on their new book about misguided medicine

There's something kind of fascinating and morbid about medical history, something unique to that genre. If you look into the history of medicine, one thing will become very clear, very quickly: for the longest time, we had no idea how our own bodies work. Sawbones is a podcast that airs on right here Maximum Fun. It's a show about all the gruesome, gross and sometimes very funny stuff we did to our bodies in the name of health and medicine.

It's hosted by Dr. Sydnee McElroy, a physician and medical history buff, and her husband Justin McElroy. And now: Sawbones is a book, too! It's called "The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine." It's beautifully illustrated by Teylor Smirl. It's available for purchase now.

Heads up: this is a conversation about medical history, so we'll be talking about blood, guts, injuries and other potentially squeamish stuff. If you're sensitive to that, we thought we'd let you know.

Listen to this interview on YouTube!

Photo: Syracuse University

The Outshot: Remembering Hank Greenwald

Jesse explains why Hank Greenwald, a play-by-play radio announcer for the San Francisco Giants, is his broadcasting hero.

Listen to this segment on YouTube!

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