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One Bad Mother Episode 80: Mom Ruts, plus guest Jill Barber

One Bad Mother
Jill Barber

Biz and Theresa admit we're sometimes in a rut. In fact, as moms we've been in almost every kind of rut there is (other than PODCASTING RUT, obvi). The question is how to get out of them? We propose inventing a new rut that's actually an enjoyable place to be. Plus, Biz gets a free car wash, Theresa discovers a fifth food group called "fruit leathers," and we chat with singer-songwriter (and new mom) Jill Barber, who shares her secret for switching gears between loving mommy and live musician.

Come over to our facebook page where we invite you to share what kind of rut you're in and what you're doing about it! (Or, if you like a tad more privacy than fb allows, post your comments to the episode thread on the MaxFun forum!)

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Show Music
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)
Jill Barber, Darlin' It Was You, Fools' Gold
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS159: Farmers' Market, Anti-Rape Face, Gay Starbucks, Interstellar

Throwing Shade
Amir Talai
This week, Throwing Shade checks out a new app called The Hormone Horoscope, Starbucks has allegedly become ground zero for ebola and gay sex, and Erin takes a look at the anti-rape face meme. Plus, can you name your favorite farmer's market? Or Tina Turner's autobiography? If yes, then you've got what it takes.

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EP. 99 "Dripping" ft. Kara Klenk

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Lady to Lady
Kara Klenk

Kara Klenk (@KaraKlenk) joins the ladies to discuss insurance fraud, burritos, diamonds, wasabi, married friends and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 184: Return to Chambers


Bailiff Jesse and Judge Hodgman return to chambers to clear out the docket.


Great question! Judge Hodgman is out on the road this month, finishing up his 2014 tour dates in the Northeast United States! Go go go! Find a tourdate in your area here.


And if you can stomach it, scroll down for photos from this week's episode.

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Sawbones: Influenza


This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the greatest holocaust in medical history. What's that? Oh, the flu.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Throwing Shade #66: Gay Starbucks & Anti-Rape Face


Articulate your face, girl! This week, Erin covers the anti-rape face meme spawned by one college’s drug and alcohol counselor who should totally keep her job. And Bryan brings us the story of a New York pastor who’s trying to have it all--all the nut job homophobic conspiracy theories, at least. (Speaking of nut jobs, he thinks there’s semen in Starbucks drinks!) Plus, we’re doing farmer’s markets, hormonal cycles, Tina Turner, and condragulations to Loretta Lynn, the next attorney general of these United States!

Song Exploder No. 22: The Books

Song Exploder
Nick Zammuto

Before The Books broke up, they released four albums that combined composed music and found sounds. In this episode, Nick Zammuto explains how he crafted the song Smells Like Content, off of their 2005 album Lost and Safe, out of unlikely sources, like geometry, chance encounters, and a corrugated PVC pipe.

This video demonstrates how Nick Zammuto creates rhythms within the locked groove of a vinyl record:

Buy "Smells Like Content" on iTunes.

After The Books ended, Nick Zammuto started a solo project, called Zammuto. Check out the new Zammuto record, Anchor.

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Judge John Hodgman Special


This week Bullseye with Jesse Thorn breaks format to bring you something from another great show on the Maximum Fun Network.

Judge John Hodgman

If you know John Hodgman , it's probably as The Deranged Millionaire on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, or maybe from his books of world knowledge. Or, maybe, as the PC from the Mac vs. PC ads. What you might not know is that he's also a fake judge on the internet.

On Judge John Hodgman, he hears disputes from real people all over the world via Skype and tells them who's right and who's wrong. Jesse Thorn is the bailiff. The two cases you’ll be hearing are slightly truncated versions. If you want to hear the full versions and see the supporting evidence, click below.

The Right to Remain Silent

Chris wants his daughter, Sophie to get over her shyness and show more confidence in uncomfortable social situations. Sophie believes in making progress in her own way and doesn’t need any pushing from her dad. Eugene Mirman made a special appearance on this case to help weigh in on the dispute.

My Legal Pony

Nancy brings the case against her friend Becky. They are both veterinarians. Nancy lives out in the country, and owns a herd of Shetland ponies. She says the ponies act as ponies do and are perfectly fine just as they are. Becky says Nancy’s ponies are ill-mannered. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one man can decide.

If you liked what you heard today, there are over 180 episodes of Judge John Hodgman ready and waiting for you, and a new one added each week! Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, in the RSS feed, or look for it in your favorite podcatcher. Here are a couple of our listener recommended episodes:

Father Gnaws Beast

Die Flederhaus

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Body and Soul

Paul Cibis
Anne Thomas
Andrew Solmssen

Paul Cibis, Anne Thomas and Andrew Solmssen share stories of bodily dysfunction.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 347 - Dino Archie

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Dino Archie

Dino Archie returns to talk weak mafia, Fresh Prince, and horn repairs.

Download episode 347 here. (right-click)

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