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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 550: Fart Me to the Moon with Dan McCoy and Elliott Kalan

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Guests: 
Dan McCoy
Guests: 
Elliott Kalan

Dan McCoy and Elliott Kalan from the Max Fun podcast The Flop House join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of graham crackers and other naughty breakfasts, Dan's identity as a baker in Jon Stewart's eyes, and the best songs written specifically for a movie. Plus, Jesse has some complicated questions about gray beard hairs, Elliott runs down a list of funny things his son has said recently, and Jordan describes his visit to a restaurant owned by a cult.

CIPYD 160: New Jobs, New Vacations, and New Alexis

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We've got a wild h*ck of an epsiode with a ton of updates!

First, Surprise - Alexis is on mic now! That's right, we let the cat lady on the dog show!
Next, Allegra got a job! A dog related dog! A writing job! Everyone praise her!
What is job you may ask? Allegra explains it all!
If that wasn't enough, Renee is going on vacation! She tells us all about her plans for meeting dogs in Mexico.

We've also got an incredibly sweet My Mutt Minute from Dan & Bud, and a Listener of the Month announcement!

Don't wait, tune in now!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 28: What A Couple of Dicks

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When new episodes of Star Trek Discovery are only weeks away, Adam and Ben decide to talk Trek news. But when our hosts realize they can read more comic books, it's time to bust out the Bics and illuminate their way to Issues 1 & 2 of The Light of Kahless.

Will the color pallet be vivid enough? How graceful does T'Kuvma age? Are two comics better than one?

It's the episode that continues the discovery while taking a trip to the past!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Swamp Dogg and Joel Kim Booster

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Swamp Dogg
Guests: 
Joel Kim Booster

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Photo: David McMurry/Courtesy of Swamp Dogg

Swamp Dogg: On His Musical Upbringing, New Album, and Six Decade Career

Singer/songwriter and three-time Bullseye guest Jerry Williams is best known by his recording name Swamp Dogg. He started in show business as a kid. He put out his first song at the age of twelve with his mom playing drums. Then, in the 60s, he was a record company man. He worked A&R, produced bands, and wrote a few R&B hits.

He adopted the name Swamp Dogg in the early 70s and put out a bunch of classics: "Total Destruction To Your Mind," "Rat On!," "Cuffed, Collared & Tagged."

His music is straightforward soul with a hilarious psychedelic lens.

These days, more and more people are getting hip to Swamp's music. His old LPs have been reissued and he's still making music! He's closing in on two dozen albums now, and just put out a new one called "Love, Loss and Auto-Tune."

Swamp Dogg tells Jesse about what's it's like to for him to still be performing today and, a time he was mistaken for being a white musician.

Click here to listen to Swamp Dogg's interview on YouTube.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Joel Kim Booster: On His Stage Persona, Defying Stereotypes, and Growing Up in A Conservative Christian Home

A quick warning: This next segment features some frank talk about sex. If that isn't the kind of thing you want to hear, just a heads up.

Joel Kim Booster is a writer and comedian. He's written for "Billy on the Street," "Problematic with Moshe Kasher," and Netflix's "Big Mouth." As a standup, he's appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, @Midnight and more.

He's Korean American and was adopted and raised by a white family in suburban Illinois. His upbringing was conservative and very, very religious - he was homeschooled until he hits his teens, and came out to his parents about being gay in his late teens.

In this interview, he talks to Jesse about his "hot" and "dumb" stage persona, his hopes for the afterlife, and the feedback he gets from other Asian American entertainers and his Asian American followers.

Joel's comedy album is called "Model Minority." You can find out the latest about Joel on his website: I hate Joel Kim.

Click here to listen to Joel Kim Booster's interview on YouTube.


Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Outshot: Simon Rodia's Watts Towers

In this week's Outshot, Jesse talks about the masterwork of a four-foot-ten-inch tall, 42-year-old, barely literate, Italian immigrant who wanted to make something big.

Click here to listen to The Outshot on YouTube.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 156: Brush with Greatness w/ Bill Morrison

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This week, we'll chat with Mad Magazine editor in chief Bill Morrison. Titan Comics recently released a graphic novel adaptation of "The Beatles: Yellow Submarine" written and illustrated by Bill. He'll give us all the details on the new book, which has been in the works for the past 20 years. Plus, he'll tell us about his days as a former Disney artist, and what it was like to be asked to collaborate on Bongo Comics long before The Simpsons became a household name. Keeping with The Beatles theme Bill discusses "Brush with Greatness" with Allie and Julia. You might recall the episode features a cameo from Marge's second true love – Ringo Starr!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 549

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No guest this weeks as we talk Aerosmith, deodorant, and physicals.

Download episode 549 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 426: The Home of Smooth Daddy

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Last week, we slept soundly, knowing that we didn't live in a world where our brothers could publicly, viciously dunk on us in public, for the whole world to see, and remember. After the events of the past few days, that sense of security has been eternally shattered.

Suggested talking points: Brotherly Betrayal, Of Thrones Game, xX_J0hnY4nk33z_Xx, Larry the ASMR Guy, The Real Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Machine, Nancy's Necklace, Na'vi Yard Signs, Castaway Bloopers

Story Break #75: Save the Cat!

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Show: 
Story Break

We turn Blake Snyder's classic on screenwriting and turn it into an ill-advised movie!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Episode 11: Chips and Chips

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Guests: 
Mike Aponte
Guests: 
Alyson Roux
Guests: 
Diana Morgan

We explore chips: casino AND nacho cheese. First, one of the leaders of the notorious MIT card counting team, Mike Aponte handicaps Paula’s future as a high stakes gambler. And Certified Nutrition Specialist Alyson Roux helps us figure out how Paula’s diet of Doritos and Double Stuf Oreos is keeping her alive. Also, we feature new theme songs, and explore how we’re the toast of Hungary!

House band
Diana Morgan
Flute

Guests:

Mike Aponte
First Winner of the World Series of BlackJack
Leader of the MIT Card Counting Team
Card Counting Coach
Website: MikeAponte.com

Alyson Roux
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Website: AlysonRoux.com
Twitter: @alyroux
Facebook: @alysonrouxnutrition
Instagram: @alyroux

Diana Morgan
Flute
Website: DianaMorgan.net

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 228: She Puts the Beige in Bajor (DS9 S3E5)

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When Major Kira is given an unwanted makeover, her aestheticians give her the hard sell on accepting her new look. But when she begins to question their motivations, she’ll have to depend on those she hates the most to get her out of this mess. How do you defend against a “look dunk”? What are the seats you should choose for your wife on an airplane? Do you ever want to get handsy with the loaf? It’s the episode that makes us question our very identities!

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