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Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 9): Getting the Boot

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You've waited, you've suffered, and here it is: the final episode of our Scientology investigation. Find out how David Miscavige and his team gently kick Ross out of a church rally, what happens when Carrie tries to go back to attend an anti-psychiatry event at the church, and which of them accidentally gets invited to L. Ron Hubbard's birthday party (and goes). Plus, a few facts from Scientology's past, their kooky anti-psychiatry museum, some book recommendations, the inside scoop on who the heck Xenu is, and your questions about our investigation answered.

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International Waters: Episode 75 #STOPCARING

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Matt, Dave, Bryan, Ella & Carrie
Guests: 
Matt Kirshen
Guests: 
Bryan Cook
Guests: 
Ella Smith
Guests: 
Carrie Poppy

Bryan Cook, Carrie Poppy, Matt Kirshen and Ella Smith join host, Dave Holmes for underage drinking stories, awful Prince and Bowie covers and universe-crossing slash fic.

Bryan Cook wants to plug Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and recommends Welcome To Night Vale.

Carrie Poppy wants to plug Oh No Ross and Carrie and recommends So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.

Matt Kirshen wants to plug Probably Science and recommends Jesse vs Cancer.

Ella Smith wants to plug Hoff The Record and recommends My Dad Wrote a Porno.

Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Beach Slang.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Riley Silverman. Special thanks to outgoing writer, Asterios Kokkinos!

Edited by Christian Dueñas, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Pop Rocket Episode 74: Politics in TV and Film with Ann Friedman

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Guy, Oliver, Margaret, and Ann Friedman!
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Ann Friedman

Guy, Oliver, and Margaret are joined in the studio by special guest, writer and host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Ann Friedman. This week, the group discuss politics in TV and film. Also, the search for Pop Rocket’s song of the summer officially begins today, so look for the official thread on the Facebook group and leave a suggestion!

With Guy Branum, Ann Friedman, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Ann Friedman - The Julie Ruin – I’m Done
Oliver Wang - Kaytranada and Syd Tha Kid – You’re the One
Margaret Wappler - Frankie Cosmos – Is It Possible/Sleep Song
Guy Branum - Company - Getting Married Today

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Ep. 41. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter One

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After a fairly morose start to the episode, our heroes are launched -- with great speed -- into a new adventure. What awaits them inside of the time-stuck anomaly? More important question: Who's ready for SUMMER FASHIONS? Merle exhibits classic Dwarven jealousy. Magnus loves a fish. Taako accidentally saves the day.

Captain America, Heard/Depp Divorce, Saudi Arabia, Harambe the Gorilla

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Hey there Cool Kids! It's another Trends Like These from your friends here at TLT HQ! This week, the Internet is all abuzz and atwitter about about a recent Captain America twist. Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp and a few days later, filed for a restraining order. New bans and restrictions have been announced in Saudi Arabia and it's added to an interesting list. A gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was put down to save a child that found his way into the gorilla habitat. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week!

TS237:Memorial Day,Lady Attorney,Gay Representation,Guest Dan Robert

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Show: 
Throwing Shade
This week Bryan attends a disastrous BBQ and offends Deborahs everywhere, while Erin continues being the Whole Foods superhero West Hollywood doesn’t deserve. Also, Lady Attorney is back and needed around the country to help fight against sexist dickholes, while Gay representation in pop culture is still somewhat MIA, come on America! and Guest Dan Robert is here to discuss his confetti filled coming out story, traveling to Italy, and surviving dating a survivor superfan.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 264: Paw and Order

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Guests: 
Monica Murphy
Guests: 
Emily Brewster

Martha brings the case against her boyfriend, Chase. She says Chase is set on taking their cats outside on leashes, but she thinks they should stay indoors. Chase says the cats have expressed interest in the outdoors and would benefit from a safe and supervised adventure.

With Expert Witness, Monica Murphy, veterinarian and co-author of Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus!

PLUS, the debut of our segment, "Jesse and Me Talk Good," with Merriam-Webster's Emily Brewster. Judge Hodgman, Bailiff Jesse and Emily discuss a matter of SETTLED LAW and Merriam-Webster's declaration that a hot dog IS a sandwich!

Thank you to Kimberly Mayhall for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

EVIDENCE

Submitted by Martha

The video referenced in this article, which shows Jackson Galaxy teaching Stephanie Clifford of The New York Times how to walk a cat on a leash:

Submitted by Chase

"Not all cats will want to be walked on a leash, but every cat should be given the opportunity.
Walking a cat can provide your pet with a more enriched life. 'A lot of cats love to go outside and smell things, see things and roll around in sand and grass and dirt. They love to scratch real trees. Those are things they can do on a walk,' Woodard said."
From this Huffington Post article.

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Getting Curious Episode 14: What's it Like Being a Cancer Survivor

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Byron Lane and Jonathan!
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Byron Lane

Jonathan sits down with writer and comedian Byron Lane to talk being diagnosed and treated for testicular cancer and how he was able to write and produce Last Will and Testicle, a comedy web series based on his own experience.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Byron Lane.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Byron's web series Last Will and Testicle can be found HERE

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

EP. 177 "Chomp my Swamp" ft. Ever Mainard

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Ever Mainard

Ever Mainard (@EverMainard) joins the ladies to discuss Spanish singers, Beyonce, buying albums, American Horror Story, crystals, cybering, baptisms and more! Produced by David Janove, theme song Zach Ames, booker Marie Colette.

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Fashion Pt. 1! w/ Katie Elhoffer

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Guests: 
Katie Elhoffer

Hey there buddies! This week we're talking Post-Apocalypse/Survival Fashion! We're joined by fashion/costume designer Katie Elhoffer. First, we talk about our nails! Then we discuss the form versus function of survival fashion and some of our post-apoc fashion pet peeves. Like, why isn't everyone in a Zombie movie protecting their arms?! We also go off on a couple tangents about welding! Travis talks about what fashion item he thinks the apocalypse would rejuvenate. Also, we talk about our biggest post-apocalypse worry: CHAFING! We also answer a whole mess of your questions! Enjoy!

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