Biz and Theresa discuss smart phones and parenting and how, like everything else, it is ruining our children. Why not listen while ignoring your own children? We speak with blogger Jill Cordes who tries to help us with our personal device addiction, and as always, we share our genius and fail moments of the week.
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Anthem , Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)
Links referenced in this week's episode
Parents On Phones Tumbler
Dear Mommy On The Cell Phone
Scary Mommy Response
From Jill Cordes:
Toy Overload -- How Much is Too Much?
My Latest Annoyance: Parenting in Excess
(My) Milestone Monday: Becoming Sober in the World of Technology
(My) Milestone Monday: Is My Tech Addiction Making Me a Bad Mom?
Episode 67 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident is here with guns blazing as I sit down with Adam Stone, one of half of the twin-based comedic duo Stone and Stone, to talk about what it's like to be a Stone alone, death, what it's like to be a 65 year-old man trapped in a 30 year-old man's body, the mysterious box of sex toys that showed up at my home shortly before his arrival, threesomes, what is was like meeting Tom Cruise, and about 500 other topics most people can't even handle. I also talk about why you should totally donate to the MaxFunDrive, which is totally happening right now (Go to maxfun.org/donate to make it happen!), answer questions from you, the sexy, sexy listener, check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg, and hand Ian Ball the reins as he brings it on home with his hot Hot Jamz. For more information on this podcast and other Dave-related topics, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. Thanks so much. You are the best and I mean it.
So here we are - blasting off the third happy day of the MaxFunDrive! It's a beautiful day here in downtown Los Angeles . . .
Why? Well, for one, it's delightfully sunny and warm. But also: we have 307 new friends / members! Yay!
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Aldo brings the case against his partner Sean. They decided to plan trips for each other's birthdays, but make each destination a surprise. But the secrecy is making Aldo anxious, and now he wants to know where they're going! Should Sean reveal their itinerary, or must Aldo wait for his birthday surprise? Only Judge John Hodgman can decide.
Special thanks to listeners Sandra Macke and Melanie Bernal for suggesting this episode's title!
And we're off!
So far, in the first 36 hours or so of the MaxFunDrive, we already have nearly 200 new members!! Yay!
In addition, more than 50 loyal donors upgraded their membership!
You people are the BEST!! Our goal is 1,000 new members by April 12 - so let's keep it up!!
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Erik Adams and Claire Zulkey from The AV Club join us this week to talk about what you should be watching this spring. Erik's pick is Happy Endings, a great sitcom from ABC with undeservedly less-than-great ratings. And speaking of ABC sitcoms: Claire's recommendation is Suburgatory, a single-camera sitcom about a couple of Manhattanites who make the big move upstate.
Lily Tomlin has a remarkable range as an actress and comedian. Whether she's playing a precocious six-year-old on Laugh-In or a pill-popping sixty-six year old on HBO's Eastbound and Down; whatever character she plays, Lily inhabits her roles in a way that few performers can.
Now, she appears in the new film Admission, playing a tough second-wave feminist mom to an uptight college admissions officer played by Tina Fey. Though she may not have as much screen time as Fey, Tomlin made the most of the role (and insisted on the proper accoutrements, including a fake tattoo of founding feminist Bella Abzug).
Lily talks to us about shaping her role in Admission, the moment that she decided she wanted to be a professional actor...and yes, a certain YouTube-famous confrontation (link NSFW) with I Heart Huckabees director David O. Russell.
Admission is in theaters now.
But wait! There's more! Click here for an extended interview with Lily Tomlin for talk about how she develops her characters, coming out of the closet as a performer, and why her main priority as a comedian isn't getting laughs. And don't forget to share this one with your friends – it's too good to keep to yourself!
FOUND Magazine co-creator and editor Davy Rothbart is back again to share more pieces of lost and found ephemera: receipts, notes, and letters with stories behind them that we can only imagine...or laugh at.
Davy's new book of personal essays is called My Heart Is an Idiot. FOUND Magazine is on its eighth issue and posts new finds all the time on their website. If you've got a cool find, be sure to share it with them.
When Neil DeGrasse Tyson was a kid, he had a plan: he wanted to be an astrophysicist. But the adults around him had other plans. They thought he'd make a great athlete. But Neil stuck to his guns, and now he's one of the most famous astrophysicists in the world – heck, one of the only famous astrophysicists in the world.
But how did he persevere? Or, to use his words: why was it that he took the "path of most resistance" when there were plenty of other, easier paths around him? Ultimately, it was his passion for the universe itself that kept him going.
Neil joins us to talk about why he thinks the universe is more awesome than anything else...and to maybe try to help Jesse get over his fear of outer space.
Neil is the host of StarTalk, director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier, out now in paperback.
This week, the big thing on Jesse's mind is baseball, specifically opening day – not just for the excitement of the game itself, but for the new beginnings it brings.
It's our first Max Fun Drive 2013 episode! We've got an extra long episode for you this week, featuring a showdown between the McElroys and their longtime rival-in-advice, Dan Savage. Four podcasters enter! All four leave, the best of friends.
Suggested talking points: Halo Opportunities, Schadenfreude, Fabinets, Roll-Ups, Rough Mouth Stuff, A Half-Inch of Spume, Bangarang, Straight Survivor, Cleaning Montage, Walgreens Lifer, Secret Cats
Comedian Karen O'Keefe joins us to talk extra work, dog lasers, Powder,
and Fanta Tweets. And this is week one of the #MaxFunDrive. Support us
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And BOY do we have some great things planned! First and foremost, take care of business, and support your favorite podcasts by visiting maximumfun.org/donate and becoming a member of Maximum Fun. It's ridiculously easy, and you'll get some great gifts.
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Finally, we're topping things off with a live Jordan, Jesse, Go! on Friday, April 12th at 7:30 PM Pacific Time. Tune in for a great time and ANOTHER awesome giveaway. Stay tuned for those details.
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