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Pop Rocket Ep. 174: Bad Moms

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Edan Lepucki

Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Andrew Ti are joined by novelist Edan Lepucki. Together, they’ll take a look at our favorite bad moms, and grapple with how they're portrayed in popular culture. It turns out that being in the golden age of television could also mean the golden age of the portrayal of matriarchy in pop culture.

Edan is all about the novel Blue Bird Blue Bird by Attica Locke, which she says is filled with the best kind of thriller tropes. Margaret is all about the Netflix series The Letdown, a show that features all the joy of motherhood… and just the right amount of its dark side. Guy is all about Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher’s new comedy special The Honeymoon Tour, a three part piece that features one of the scariest and greatest things a comedian can attempt: interacting with the audience. Andrew is all about Childish Gambino’s music video This is America, including the analysis and backlash to the analysis.

The panel will discuss how they feel the portrayal of motherhood in pop culture has evolved over the years, in everything from Fresh Off the Boat and Transparent to Tully and Carrie. Plus, they’ll explain some of the damaging tropes of mothers on TV, and which shows are finally starting to get it right.

With Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler, Andrew Ti and Edan Lepucki.

That’s My Jam:

Edan Lepucki - Gino Paoli - Sapore di Sale.

Andrew Ti - B.B. King & UGK (mixed by AMERIGO GAZAWAY) - Make Love To My Car

Margaret Wappler - Kacey Musgraves - Space Cowboy.

Guy Branum - Troye Sivan - Bloom.

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Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Julian Burrell.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 26: 'Carrie' with 'RBG' Directors Betsy West & Julie Cohen

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Betsy West
Guests: 
Julie Cohen

Carrie

This week, we are joined by the directors of the brand new Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen. They are on to discuss the Brian De Palma classic Carrie. Believe it or not, in this episode several similarities are drawn between the "Notorious RBG" and Carrie White. Julie and Betsy discuss what the world was like when Carrie was released and the type of workplace humiliations they had to put up with back then. Betsy even shares a story involving a penis shaped cake. They dig into the importance and power of Justice Ginsburg and how she actually changed the world. They also discuss the techniques they use to interview people, making sure not to manipulate the audience, and staring at Ruth Bader Ginsburg while she watched the documentary.

RBG opens theatrically on May 4th.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Carrie

With April Wolfe, Betsy West and Julie Cohen

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 2): We Stand Tall

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Ross continues taking his Personal Efficiency course, and Carrie visits the semi-exclusive Scientology New Year's party. Which one of them is accidentally sent into a Sea Org meeting? Who is given a free Church membership? What on Earth is an "upset"? And who the heck is Ross Blocker? The answers are within.

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Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 1): Going Preclear

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Ross and Carrie stop by “Big Blue”, Scientology’s L.A. Ideal Org. They come for the free personality test, but stay for two additional tests and a sales pitch. Do they sign up for classes? Does Carrie need to fix her relationship before it’s broken? Is Ross 100% American? Find out in the first part of the investigation you’ve all been waiting for.

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Ross and Carrie Freeze: Cryotherapy Edition

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NEW EPISODE! You asked for it, and we delivered. Ross and Carrie try out cryotherapy, the cold front that's taking the world by storm. Find out whether standing, naked and alone, in a -240 degree Fahrenheit room cures Ross of his shoulder pain and Carrie of her insomnia. Also, do they die? Maybe they die! RIP?

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Ross and Carrie Get Ripped: Flex Belt Edition

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NEW EPISODE! We try out the "Flex Belt," an Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) device, also known as a belt that shocks your ab muscles into flexing, thereby making you ripped and swole, or so the theory goes. Will Ross and Carrie be the new American Gladiators? (Probably not.) Listen anyway!

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Ross and Carrie Get Sick: Christian Science Part 2

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NEW EPISODE! Ross and Carrie get sick and turn to Christian Science for help. Plus, they learn more about the notorious religion, like how Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, kinda sorta maybe a little stole the whole thing. And MAXFUNWEEK pandemonium!

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Ross and Carrie Study Christian Science: The Germ Delusion

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Ross and Carrie join the congregation at their local Christian Science church, learn that disease is all in your head, cerebral palsy is an illusion, germs don't exist, and peeing on the floor is gross. Plus, learn about the history of the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy!

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Ross and Carrie Pick Up Strangers: Synthetic Pheromones Edition

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Ross and Carrie douse themselves in artificial sex pheromones, head to the bars, and wait for strangers to approach them. Will sex juice make these nerds hot? Is bringing a 400-page book into a bar a good way to meet people? Find out!

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Ross and Carrie Float: Isolation Tanks Edition

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Ross and Carrie get enclosed in salt-water filled, pitch black pods and float for an hour, in an attempt to "find themselves." Learn how sensory deprivation tanks allegedly replace sleep, speed healing, remove toxins, and basically make you Mozart.

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