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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 345: Saab Story with Chris Fairbanks, Asterios Kokkinos and Alie Ward

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JJGo favorites Chris Fairbanks, Asterios Kokkinos and Alie Ward join Jordan for a discussion of Chris' mustache, Jordan's quest for a new video game and Alie's job working with butterflies at the Natural History Museum.

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International Waters: Episode 28 Kenny G Lane

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Alison Stevenson, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, Chris Fairbanks and Tom Meeten join host, Dave Holmes for pop-culture quizzing, competitive toilets and why you should never stir a baby.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Other useful links this week:
Alison Stevenson writes regularly for Vice, and blogs here. She’s doing The Business in San Francisco on June 18th.
Check our Barunka’s BBC TV show Up the Women.
Chris Fairbanks is playing in July and has his other live dates up here.
Catch Tom Meeten in Noel Fielding’s series Luxury Comedy.

We’re dedicating this episode to Rik Mayall who died suddenly last week. He was a massive influence on a lot of modern comedy, particularly for the parts he played in The Young Ones, Bottom and Blackadder. Here’s a nice bit of Rik being silly while doing the Bottom Live! Stage show. RIP.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 318: Our Own Little Kiss with Chris Fairbanks

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Comedian Chris Fairbanks joins Jordan and Jesse for a very special MaxFunDrive episode and a discussion of arena football, Chris' career as a funny dancer, and Jordan's sister's upcoming wedding.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: P-Funk's George Clinton and Tagging with Christian Acker

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P-Funk's George Clinton: From Doo Wop to Funk, and Saving His Musical Career

The musician, producer and 72 year-old mastermind of Parliament-Funkadelic, George Clinton, has never been shy of the limelight. He started his career singing doo wop, later found himself writing songs for Motown, and finally wound up creating a wholly unique sound and visual experience with Parliament-Funkadelic. They made hits like One Nation Under A Groove and Flashlight and their performances were as funky as their tunes.

In recent years, Clinton has found himself entangled in a series of legal battles over the copyrights of his songs. While fighting in the courts, George found himself fighting for his health as well. The doctor of the Funk gave himself his own prognosis: if he was going to continue a musical career and regain agency in his business affairs, he had to clean up his act, and he has.

The pioneer of funk joins us this week to talk about the evolution of his musical career, getting wild onstage, and putting forward momentum back into his musical career -- and even gives us an update on Sly Stone.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are still touring and recording. George has a reality show and a memoir in the works as well. You can track him down on his official website.

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Hip Hop with Andrew Noz: Vince Staples (feat. James Fauntleroy) and Nicki Minaj

Andrew Noz joins us to provide some recommendations from the world of hip hop. First, we talk about Vince Staples' intimate, raw track about his father, "Nate" featuring James Fauntleroy. Andrew also suggests a listen to Nicki Minaj's new track, "Lookin Ass", a battle rap that shows Nicki still spits.

Andrew Noz is the columnist for Pitchfork's Hall of Game and blogs at Cocaine Blunts. You can also find him on Tumblr.

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Comedy: Chris Fairbanks Wonders About Owls

The comedian Chris Fairbanks joined us a few years ago at our annual convocation in the woods, MaxFunCon. And he wondered -- what's up with all these owls?

He’s going to join us for another big event this year: the second annual Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival July 25-28, 2014. You can find details at boat party dot biz. To learn more about Chris and his upcoming shows at hisofficial site.

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Why Tagging is Beautiful: Christian Acker and "Flip the Script"

You know those tags you see on walls, park benches and trash cans everywhere? You might not think it's something beautiful, but Christian Acker does. His book Flip the Script is a look at graffiti typography, and celebrates the art of tagging -- one of the last strongholds of highly refined penmanship.

Acker collected writing and spoke to graffiti artists all over the country, to chronicle and analyze hand styles from Oakland to Queens. In a world where people too rarely place ink to paper, we'll look at a typographical expression that reflects your individuality, roots, and even how long you've been practicing.

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The Outshot: Baba O'Riley

There's at least a couple of good parts of teenagerdom. This week, Jesse shares some of them with The Who's Baba O'Riley.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 297: Live at the LA Podcasting Festival

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Chris Fairbanks and Karen Kilgariff join Jordan and Jesse for a live episode taped at the LA Podcasting Festival.

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Bullseye: Kurt Andersen, Ari Graynor, Chris Fairbanks

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Our show is guest hosted this week by Jordan Morris. Jesse Thorn will return next week. Check out more from Jordan on the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! or on his blog.


Music and a Movie with Keith Phipps and Marah Eakin

AV Club editor Keith Phipps recommends Quadrophenia, a film based on the rock opera of the same name by The Who. Music Editor Marah Eakin recommends the single I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons.

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Kurt Andersen’s True Believers

Kurt Andersen is the host of Studio 360, co-founder of the satirical Spy Magazine and a novelist. He brought his love of research and cultural criticism to bear when he penned the new novel True Believers, the story of a high profile lawyer who steps away from a nomination to the Supreme Court. True Believers follows her on a quest to piece together a mysterious episode in her childhood during the Cold War and the age of the spy novel.

Andersen fondly recalls his own childhood interests in espionage, and he discusses the leap of faith required for a trained journalist to stop doing research and begin trusting the imagination. The end result is a novel which weaves together generational politics, 1960s counter-culture, and a children's game that becomes all too real.

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Comedian Chris Fairbanks on Being Mugged

Ever had a neighborly mugging experience? Comedian and artist Chris Fairbanks knows what it’s like. He told us this story at the fourth annual Max Fun Con.

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For a Good Time, Call... Ari Graynor

Ari Graynor plays a lot of outrageous, messy roles -- she was a self-destructive college student on The Sopranos, and she played a drunken best friend in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist -- but her characters have heart and a kind of innocence.

The same is true of her most recent role of Katie Steele, the brash-yet-vulnerable young Manhattanite who runs a phone sex line in the new movie For a Good Time, Call. The film is in select theaters nationwide this week.

Ari talks to us about the 80s films that inspired her, the story's depiction of female friendship, and the strange intimacy and appeal of phone sex.

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The Outshot: No Use for a Name

Jordan shares his passion for the music of the late Tony Sly, of punk band No Use for a Name.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode: 208: The Sex Dungeon With Chris Fairbanks & Alison Becker

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While Jesse's away Jordan invites Chris Fairbanks and Aison Becker to the newly renovated sex dungeon! Can't buy me love? Dubstep? Cats? Yup, just the kind of Dungeon you'd expect on Jordan, Jesse, Go!

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