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#90 - Best Door

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Did you know you had strong feelings about different kinds of doors? Neither did Mark and Hal until someone asked them to settle this quandry once and for all. Hold the door (until we determine which kind it should be)!

Come see Mark and Hal in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour for a LONG time. Get tickets here!

Join Mark and Hal on the 2017 JoCo Cruise - cabins are still available here.

Still Buffering: How to Homework

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Show: 
Still Buffering

Rileigh has a ton of homework to do, so to help her, her sisters decided to talk about homework for an hour with her, which doesn't really help with the fact she has a lot of work to do, but it was fun! So join the sisters in recounting some of their favorite...and not so favorite school assignments and projects all while hearing about the countless times they incorporated food into their assignments.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jemaine Clement & Jonathan Ames

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jemaine Clement
Guests: 
Jonathan Ames

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

Jemaine Clement on Fighting, Flight of the Conchords, and Comic Drama in People Places Things

Jemaine Clement’s upbringing in a small community in New Zealand could have led him to career making cookies or cheese. Instead he found a way to transform his sense of humor into a career making other stuff -- things like music and comedy.
Along with his partner, Bret McKenzie, he is a member of musical comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords which aired as a television show for two seasons on HBO. Clement has also written and produced with McKenzie and other longtime collaborators on movies like What We Do in the Shadows.
Clement join us to talk about working in the comic drama People Places Things, his early comedic influences back in New Zealand, the challenges he faced producing a television show, and how the word “grommet” resulted in his last physical altercation.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Jonathan Ames on Valets, Questing and 'Blunt Talk'

Jonathan Ames is a writer who has earned a reputation for ruthless honesty when writing about his own life and those of his fictional characters. Whether the topic is alcoholism, sexuality or depression, Ames’ books and television projects delve deeply into what it means to be human, with wit and care.
Ames created the beloved HBO show Bored to Death. Now, he's the creator and showrunner of the new Starz show Blunt Talk, featuring Patrick Stewart as cable news host Walter Blunt.
Blunt Talk is in its second season and airs Sunday nights at 8:30 est on the Starz network.
Ames sat down with Jesse to talk about how he came to create his new show, why he's obsessed with the "valet", and why his characters are constantly "questing" with greater purpose.

The Outshot: The ‘Who Moved My Cheese’ Incident

Our takeaway? ALWAYS BE PREPARED.

CIPYD 69: Aparna Nancherla and Dogue de Bordeaux

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Guests: 
Aparna Nancherla

Hello sweet friends!

We're so happy and grateful to be here! We've got a fresh new episode hot and ready to go! In Dogs We Met This Week Renee tells us about her trip to Rosie's Dog Beach! We've got a Mutt Minute on the Dogue de Bordeaux, these are some big buddies! The super talented and hilarious Aparna Nancherla joins us to talk about dogs in New York and together we try to figure out where people keep their big dogs. We've got some special Dog News involving the ever-wonderful David Tennant! And of course, we've got a Facebook Thread of the Week!

Thanks for tuning in!

Here are some links to things we mentioned in the episode:
Aparna's new album!
Pivot Produce!

MBMBaM 329: The Laser Tag Embassy

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During these frightening times, most of us are probably looking for a place where we can be free from oppression and worry altogether. In today's episode, we believe we've discovered that very place: The Honorable Laser Tag Arena.

Suggested talking points: Music Review Season, Kama Sutra Gift, Laser Tag Cheating, Healing Samantha, Penis Cake Strategies, Homemade Trampoline, Tinder Detective, Dramatic Sandler

Stop Podcasting Yourself 452 - Katie-Ellen Humphries

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Guests: 
Katie-Ellen Humphries

Comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries returns to talk swimming, pop princesses, and camera straps.

Download episode 452 here. (right-click)

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Post Election: Week One, Safety Pins, Mannequin Challenge, Electoral College

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Hello Cool Kids! We've (mostly) caught up on our sleep and we're ready to bring you a brand new episode! Let's talk about all the news in the wake of the election: Protests, Paul Ryan Reactions, Exit Polls and more! Some folks are encouraging others to wear safety pins, but others are condemning the practice. What's the deal? We look into the new viral video "challenge". Brent and Travis have an in-depth editorial discussion on the Electoral College and all the issues surrounding it. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 454: Big Boy with Ian Karmel

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Guests: 
Ian Karmel

Ian Karmel joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of old Trivial Pursuit games, Ian's rules for public bathroom usage, and Wilford Brimley's sex life. Plus, Jordan helps Jesse commit to his new nickname, Ian pitches a few invention ideas, and there's a new situation in Jordan's special work bathroom.

Jenny Zigrino / Zach Broussard

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Jenny Zigrino
Guests: 
Zach Broussard

Hello babies!

Got your emergency go bags ready? We recorded this before the election and hope that this still brings you some joy in these uncertain times. On Chunch Chat, we’re hopefully so close to getting a Chunch update! We skewer take on the bots who hang out in Martha’s blog comments section. On Wiki of the Week, we cover a condition called Penis Captivus, which doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. Jenny Zigrino joins us to talk about the various religious camps she attended as a child. We thought we booked Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame, but we made a simple mistake. Shoelean Assange joins us to talk about his website Wikifeet.com.

NOTE: If you need a safe place to share/vent/scream through your keyboard, feel free to email us at babygeniusespodcast@gmail.com or reach out on our Facebook group.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Jenny Zigrino
Zach Broussard

The Greatest Generation Ep 84: Chiaroscuro, All The Way Down (S4E11)

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When a Vulcan diplomat needs a ride into Romulan space, the Enterprise is her UberXL (if only to transport her giant Pope hat). Meanwhile, people are doing things that they think will make Chief O'Brien happy, with disastrous consequences. Is O'Brien in an arranged marriage? Is it hard to stay together when your ship is named "Divorce"? Does Data have "Incognito Mode"? It's the Nebuchadnezzar of bottle episodes!

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