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Switchblade Sisters: Coming November 9th

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Emily Gordon

Our debut episode drops this Thursday!

Make sure to subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts.

On the upcoming premiere episode, April Wolfe (lead film critic at LA Weekly) sits down with the writer and producer of The Big Sick, Emily Gordon. The genre film Emily chooses to discuss is the 2015, horror-western, Bone Tomahawk. Emily highlights the things she loves about the film; the crazy violence, the heartbreaking monologues, the beautiful cinematography. Plus, she also discusses what challenges and joys she encountered in the making of The Big Sick.

That's just a taste of what's to come. Some other upcoming guests include Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body, The Invitation) Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Princess Diaries) and Issa Lopez (Tigers Are Not Afraid).

The first episode of Switchblade Sisters arrives this Thursday, November 9th.

You can check us out on @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 9: Suburbicon

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde

This week Ricky, April, and Alonso have a lot to say about the new George Clooney movie, Suburbicon. The gang breaks down the allegations against Kevin Spacey and his history of sexual assault. Plus, November has begun and Alonso cannot contain his Christmas joy. So Ricky and April do their best to test him on his Christmas knowledge in a new segment called, Stump Alonso.

In news, director Brett Ratner gets accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by 6 actresses, James Franco directs The Disaster Artist in character, Regal Cinema introduces "demand based pricing", director James Gunn tries to faciliate peace, and Tiffany Haddish wants everyone to wash their hands.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Strange Weather
Alonso - A Bad Mom's Christmas
Ricky - Out of Sight

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Halloween Special! Elvira's Cassandra Peterson, Andy Daly & more!

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson
Guests: 
Andy Daly
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcasts or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

Photo by Barry King/Getty Images

Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson on her career and Halloween influence as Elvira

Her name is Cassandra Peterson, better you probably know her better as Elvira - Mistress of the Dark - probably the most famous Halloween character ever since Dracula. She's rocked the giant wig, the tailored black dress and glossy black nail polish for 36 years now.

Elvira's has appeared on countless TV shows, hosted her own, starred in two movies. Since 1983, she's appeared live on stage at Knott's Berry Farm for a special nightly Halloween performance. This year marks her last ever performance there.

Where'd it all start? Back in 1981. Peterson had just been hired to host the spooky B-Movie TV show Movie Macabre. In those late night episodes, sprawled out on a red velvet couch and wearing all black, Cassandra Peterson became Elvira.

Cassandra joins Jesse to talk about her career as Elvira and the character's impact on her fans.

You can keep up to date with Cassandra Peterson on her website.

Listen to Jesse's interview with Elvira!

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Andy Daly on "The Song that Changed my Life"

Every now and then we find a guest with a story about a song they love. We call it "The Song that Changed my Life." This week, we've got Andy Daly with a special Halloween treat: he's going to talk about the Monster Mash, by Bobby "Boris" Pickett.

Andy Daly is a comedian and actor. You've seen him on Mad TV, Eastbound and Down, he plays the terrible doctor on HBO's Silicon Valley.

And for three years he starred on the Comedy Central show Review, where he played a critic willing to review pretty much anything life has to offer. Even if it's something as simple as eating a bunch of pancakes.

Check out more of Andy Daly's work on Andydaly.com

Listen to Jesse's interview with Andy Daly!

Film critic April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde on Halloween movies

There's more to the Halloween spirit than getting scared. And movies help you with that! What's Thanksgiving without Planes Trains and Automobiles? Christmas without Charlie Brown? 4th of July without… Born on the 4th of July?

This week, for a Halloween special, to talk about Halloween movies both spooky and ooky are two resident film experts at Maximum Fun and expert panelists from the new Maximum Fun movie podcast Who Shot Ya. April Wolfe is a film critic who's written for LA Weekly, The Atlantic, NPR, Vice and more. She's joined by Alonso Duralde, film critic the Wrap.

Listen to Jesse's Halloween film panel with April and Alonso!

The Outshot: "I Put a Spell on You"

In this week's Outshot, Jesse points out how Nina Simone's rendition of Jay Hawkin's "I Put a Spell on You" is better than the original.

Listen to Jesse's Outshot on "I Put a Spell on You"

Who Shot Ya? Episode 7: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde

On this week's episode Ricky, April, and Alonso discuss the "radical normalcy" of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Director Marc Meyers calls in to talk about his movie My Friend Dahmer, in a new segment called "The Hot Seat." And, Alonso won't stop saying the name of director Yorgos Lanthimos.

In news, John Oliver calls out the Academy's hypocrisy, women everywhere are coming forward with their own stories of sexual assault, and Jordan Peele makes a surprise visit to a college class.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - BPM
Alonso - The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Ricky - Spielberg

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 6: Blade Runner 2049

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Drea Clark

On this week's episode Ricky, April, and Drea talk about the dystopian future of Blade Runner 2049. Drea discusses the problematic representation of women in the film. Plus, the crew has an in depth conversation on Harvey Weinstein and the greater culture of Hollywood. And April and Drea open up about the many hardships that most women face working in the film industry.

In news, the gang talks about Tommy Lee Jones' problems with Jim Carrey, screenwriter James Ivory lamenting the lack of male nudity in Call Me By Your Name, and Gloria Steinem saving the Wonder Woman comic.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Drea - 1). Girl 27 2). Embers
April - 1). Night of the Living Dead 2). Jane
Alonso - Tamara Drewe
Ricky - Gerald's Game

With Drea Clark, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 5: American Made

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde

On this week's episode Ricky, Alonso, and April tackle the Tom Cruise, drug-runner film, American Made. Ricky shares his displeasure with the portrayal of Colombians in TV and movies. Plus, April introduces a new segment called Forgotten Women of Hollywood. In this installment she details the career of Greek actress/politician Melina Mercouri. As an additional treat, Alonso creates and sings the theme song for the new segment.

In news, the gang discusses Chance The Rapper's movie criticism, Alicia Vikander's thoughts on bridging the Hollywood gender gap, free movies streaming for Hispanic Heritage month, and the confusion with the DC extended universe.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Better Watch Out
April - Raw
Ricky - Edge of Tomorrow

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 3: mother!

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde

This week on Who Shot Ya?, Ricky, Alonso, and April talk about the divisive new horror film, mother!. The gang tackles the controversy surrounding the L.A. based movie theater Cinefamily. And, they celebrate the career of the late, great Harry Dean Stanton.

Plus, the Who Shot Ya? crew discusses the new Halloween movie, Riz Ahmed's statement at the Emmys, and the Richard Dreyfuss twitter exchange with his son Ben.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Brad's Status
April -The Third Man
Ricky - They Live

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 2: It

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark

On this week's show, the panel tackles It and whether or not Pennywise is scary. Joining Ricky Carmona and Alonso Duralde (The Wrap) in-studio is indie producer and film festival programmer Drea Clark. April Wolfe calls in from Canada to tell us about her favorite films from the Toronto International Film Festival so far. And even though we're only in September, she's already got an Oscar prediction.

Plus, Ricky, Alonso and Drea draft their favorite misfits from movies set in the1980s to each form a Loser's Club of their own.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Strong Island
Drea - How to Steal a Million
Ricky - Dog Day Afternoon

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe and Ricky Carmona.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher

Who Shot Ya?: Episode 1 Goon: Last of the Enforcers with Jason Jones

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Jason Jones

In the premiere episode of Who Shot Ya?, Ricky Carmona, Alonso Duralde (The Wrap), and April Wolfe (LA Weekly) take a call from former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, on set in Calgary taping season four of his TBS show The Detour. He tells the panel how insane Canada's obsession with hockey is, why their skating rinks cannot be bought, and what hockey films he ranks as the best that were ever made. In addition, the panel will compare Goon with the new sequel, Goon: The Last of the Enforcers.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Marwencol
April - Buster's Mal Heart
Ricky - A Man Called Ove

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

Guest: Jason Jones can be found starring in The Detour.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Coming Sept. 8th

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Who Shot Ya?

Our debut episode of Who Shot Ya? drops this Friday!

Make sure to subscribe if you haven't yet.

In the premiere episode, Ricky, Alonso (The Wrap), and April (LA Weekly) take a call from former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, on set in Calgary taping season four of his TBS show The Detour. He tells the panel how insane Canada's obsession with hockey is, why their skating rinks are so revered, and what hockey films he ranks as the five all-time best that were ever made. In addition, the panel will compare Goon with the new sequel, Goon: The Last of the Enforcers. This is just a little taste of what you'll hear if you tune in for Who Shot Ya? this Friday, September 8th.

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