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Song Exploder No. 25: The National

Song Exploder
Matt Berninger
Aaron Dessner

The National formed in 1999. They’ve released six albums, and have been nominated for a grammy. Their music is everywhere from Game of Thrones, to Bob’s Burgers, to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. In 2013 they released their sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts, The band is made up of singer Matt Berninger along with two sets of brothers: guitarists Bryce and Aaron Dessner, who are twins, and Brian and Scott Devendorf, who play drums and bass, respectively. In this episode, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner break down “Sea of Love,” a song that they co-wrote. You’ll hear how it went from Aaron’s original guitar demo to a densely layered recording with contributions from their bandmates and others, and they’ll talk about how collaboration is an intrinsic part of their process and their band identity.

Buy "Sea of Love" on iTunes.

Crazy Horse
Jimi Hendrix
Richard Reed Parry
Arcade Fire

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 80 - The Grandmaster

Wham Bam Pow

This week, we discuss one of the biggest pieces of movie news in recent months: the Sony hack and the decision to cancel the Christmas release of The Interview. Plus, Cameron and Rhea discuss the 2013 martial arts drama The Grandmaster and wonder if Pirates of the Caribbean 5 could be the breath of fresh air the series needs.

We are off for the next 2 weeks, but we will be back on January 9th with a look back at the movies of 2014 and a look ahead at what 2015 will bring. Happy holidays!

A very special thanks to Colin Anderson for engineering this week's recording.

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Destination DIY Listener Credits Mashup!


Thanks to all our wonderful listeners who made 2014 great for Destination DIY! Here's a mashup of some of the terrific folks who did our credits throughout the year. (With apologies to the ones we couldn't fit into the mashup.)
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One Bad Mother Episode 85: Resolving to Be Awesome, plus guest W. Kamau Bell

One Bad Mother
W. Kamau Bell

Biz and Theresa discuss New Year’s resolutions and try not to be super judgy about them! Plus, Batman helps a 3-year-old poop on the potty, Theresa finds out why blender lids exist, and we speak with comedian W. Kamau Bell about canceling tour dates to be home with his wife and young family.

Kamau's podcast Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS164: Cake, Dragon Age's Inclusion, UK Porn Ban, & Guest Dave Holmes

Throwing Shade
Dave Holmes

This week, Bryan takes a look at the very gay and trans-friendly game Dragon Age: Inquisition. Plus, Erin looks at new British laws that are trying to censor porn. But that's nothing compared to what's happening in Manhattan Beach. Aaron Sorkin, are you listening? With International Waters and all around world talent, Dave Holmes. 

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Ep. 3. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Three


With one half of their former employers effectively rescued, our party begins the hunt for Gundren Rockseeker in earnest. There are just a few things standing in their way: They don't know where he is, they're all Level Clown-Shoes, and also, a jelly monster.

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EP. 104 "Do You Get It?" ft. Bryan Safi

Lady to Lady
Bryan Safi

Bryan Safi (@bryansafi) joins the ladies to discuss Macys photoshoot, tacos, lady problems, baby books, flights and more! Produced by Colin Anderson and David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 189: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chambers


It's that time again! Judge Hodgman weighs in on some winter holiday disputes, and sees the return of a former litigant.

You can see Jason Sims' annual Sadness Tree, and .

San Francisco Bay area! See Judge John Hodgman Live! Judge Hodgman will return to mete out justice as part of SF Sketchfest on Friday, February 6th at Marines Memorial Theater.

Tickets available here

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We need YOU to submit cases to be heard that evening! If you and another party
- reside in the SF Bay area, or will be able to attend the show on February 6
- have a legitimate beef, large or small

... write us with the details! Send it directly to or submit via our webform here.


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Eternal Night


Welcome buddies! This week we talk about eternal night, or (as Andie googled) What would happen if there's no Sun? When 9 year old Travis was told that eventually the sun would die, that really stuck with him! In this episode, we dive into the first of his many child hood fears! Why are we so afraid of the dark? How long would it take humans to develop night vision? What do you call the creatures that live in caves? We have no idea! So, join us as we make theories and jokes in equal measure! We even read some of your emails! Thanks for listening!

Remember, you can find us on twitter @TravisandAndie and email us at TravisandAndie@Gmail! And go to MaximumFun Donate to become a donor or MaximumFun JumboTron to get a personal ad on the show!

Our intro/outro music composed by Brentalfloss!

Our art is done by Justin Russo!

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Throwing Shade #71: Dragon Age & British Porn


This week, Bryan explains the LGBT-friendly game Dragon Age: Inquisition, displaying his vast knowledge of the Qunari. Then, it's off to Merry Olde London Towne, where Erin castigates the Brits for trying to censor depictions of women's pleasure in porn. Chim chim not cool. Plus, Bryan and Erin reveal that their bodies dispense fresh fruits and vegetables and high-pressure water jets. Our bodies, ourselves!

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