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MBMBaM 267: Face 2 Face: Target Conditioning

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We're back from the damp but loving embrace of the Pacific Northwest! Here's our Seattle show, which was a real hullabaloo, I tell you what.

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#27 - Best Disney Princess

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Guests: 
Juliana Hansen
Guests: 
Jennifer Marie Kelley

Mirror, Mirror on the wall: Who's the best Disney Princess of them all? Mark and Hal are joined by significant others Juliana Hansen & Jennifer Marie Kelley to scour the enchanted kingdoms of The Mouse House to emerge with the one Princess to rule them al

Subjects include:

- Off-brand princesses

- Attorneys

- The Bechdel Test

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International Waters: Episode 57 Vice Vs. The Biggest Problem in the Universe

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Dave, Robin, Megan, Josh & Maddox
Guests: 
Dave Holmes
Guests: 
Robin Higgins
Guests: 
Megan Koester
Guests: 
Josh Androsky
Guests: 
Maddox

Maddox, Robin Higgins, Megan Koester and Josh Androsky join host, Dave Holmes as Vice takes on The Biggest Problem in the Universe, in a pop culture battle royal.

Links:
Maddox hosts The Biggest Problem in the Universe podcast and recommends the web series, We Need to Talk.

Robin Higgins wants to plug her website, The Higgs Weldon and recommends the web series Best Friends.

Megan Koester is online at InnofensiveComedian.com.

Josh Androsky wants to plug his regular LA comedy show Babe Island and recommends the music of Harry Neilson.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month.

Written by Asterios Kokkinos with Justine Barron. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Chiwetel Ejiofor & Allison Jones

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Guests: 
Allison Jones

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"You’re Always Striving For Something": Chiwetel Ejiofor on 'Z for Zachariah', His Heritage and Getting 'Mamet-ed'

Chiwetel Ejiofor possesses a charisma on the screen that makes his characters both large and small to demand your attention. Whether he’s playing Othello, a drag queen in Kinky Boots or a free man forced into slavery in 12 Years a Slave, Ejiofor not only inhabits his characters but expresses their humanity in a sincere and honest fashion.

In his new movie, Z for Zachariah, Ejiofor plays one of only a handful of survivors of the apocalypse. He finds his way to an untouched valley, and struggles to find his place in this new world.

Ejiofor joins us to talk the cultural constructs of our everyday lives (and how they apply in a post-apocalyptic world), his Nigerian heritage, why being Oscar-nominated doesn't feel like the end-all, be-all of acting and what happened when he got into the jiu jitsu ring(!) with legendary playwright and director David Mamet.

Z for Zachariah is in theaters and available on VOD now.

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The Difference Between Who "Is" Funny and "Can Be" Funny: Allison Jones on Casting Comedy

If you're a comedy fan, chances are you love at least one of the following shows or films. Parks and Recreation? The Office? Freaks and Geeks? Arrested Development? Curb Your Enthusiasm? Almost any Judd Apatow movie? Bridesmaids?

There's a person behind the scenes who helped put some of your favorite comedy actors on camera, and her name is Allison Jones. She's the go-to casting director for Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, and helped shape the face of comedy TV and film as we know it. She even discovered the awkward high school kid who would become McLovin.

She specializes in finding the kind of actor who "is funny" rather than ones who "can be funny" -- she'll explain the difference and why it matters.
Jones joins us to talk about her most memorable auditions (going way back to Family Ties), the challenges in casting funny women, and her own formative comedy experiences.

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The Outshot: Jimmy Witherspoon

Jesse explains what jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon can add to the discussion around race in America.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 392: Happy Anal August with Eliza Skinner

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Guests: 
Eliza Skinner
Guests: 
Koko from the Pleasure Chest

Comedian and writer Eliza Skinner joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's son Simon and his ever expanding universe of characters, Jordan's recent viewing of Harry Potter and the long lost cause of saving the whales. Plus, Koko from The Pleasure Chest stops in to help everyone realize the true meaning of Anal August.

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One Bad Mother Episode 119: What Happened To My Personal Space? plus guest Penny Simkin

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Penny Simkin

Warning! Our show goes a lot of places this week. Luckily they fall into neat categories! (see our trigger warnings note below)

This week, Biz and Theresa talk about personal space, which is a thing our kids like to act like they've never heard of! Plus, Biz finds something new to love and Theresa prepares to send her youngest off to daycare. And renowned author, childbirth educator, physical therapist, and doula Penny Simkin joins us to discuss actual helpful ways to prepare for a first childbirth experience as well as ways those who have suffered sexual trauma can prepare for childbirth.

Trigger Warnings:
Opening Segment: Safe but some high emotions about childcare decisions
Topic Segment: Mostly safe, but does touch on surviving sexual trauma and how a child who doesn’t respect your space can effect you
Interview: Two warnings. 1. It does talk in detail about preparing for child birth while being a victim of sexual trauma. 2. Additional risk of questioning your birth choices if one is sensitive to that.
Rant: Normally fine, but after the previous segments, it might be a tough one!
Wrap up: Biz and Theresa try very hard to bring it all together!

Penny Simkin's books are on Amazon, including The Birth Partner, The Labor Progress Handbook, When Survivors Give Birth, and more.
PennySimkin.com

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Ep. 22. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Five

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Our heroes attempt a sneaking mission to retrieve a vital Battlewagon component, and end up doing something ghoulish that they'll have to keep secret forever. Also, a beloved character returns. Merle saves his heals. Taako grows a third eye. Magnus clefts.

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TS200:Mennonites,NOM,Drag Names&SexEd

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

Nom nom nom, take a bite into this week's bigot heavy episode! While Bryan exposes a bunch of dicks at the National Organization of Marriage, Erin discusses why the teenagers of Arizona's Gilbert School District probably couldn't locate their own vaginas. Let the Mennonite haters begin!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jemaine Clement & Jonathan Ames

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jemaine Clement
Guests: 
Jonathan Ames

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Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Jemaine Clement on Fighting, Flight of the Conchords, and Comic Drama in People Places Things

Jemaine Clement’s upbringing in a small community in New Zealand could have led him to career making cookies or cheese. Instead he found a way to transform his sense of humor into a career making other stuff -- things like music and comedy.

Along with his partner, Bret McKenzie, he is a member of musical comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords which aired as a television show for two seasons on HBO. Clement has also written and produced with McKenzie and other longtime collaborators on movies like What We Do in the Shadows.

He stars in the new movie People Places Things, about a graphic novelist and professor who's grappling with loneliness and fatherhood in the wake of a breakup. The film is in theaters and available on VOD.

Clement join us to talk about working in the comic drama People Places Things, his early comedic influences back in New Zealand, the challenges he faced producing a television show, and how the word “grommet” resulted in his last physical altercation.

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Jonathan Ames on Valets, Questing and 'Blunt Talk'

Jonathan Ames is a writer who has earned a reputation for ruthless honesty when writing about his own life and those of his fictional characters. Whether the topic is alcoholism, sexuality or depression, Ames’ books and television projects delve deeply into what it means to be human, with wit and care.

Ames created the beloved HBO show Bored to Death. Now, he's the creator and showrunner of the new Starz show Blunt Talk, featuring Patrick Stewart as cable news host Walter Blunt.

Blunt Talk airs Saturday nights at 9 on the Starz network.

Ames sat down with Jesse to talk about how he came to create his new show, why he's obsessed with the "valet", and why his characters are constantly "questing" with greater purpose.

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The Outshot: The 'Who Moved My Cheese' Incident

Our takeaway? ALWAYS BE PREPARED.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 391: Condom Delivery System with Cameron Esposito

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Comedian Cameron Esposito joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of black Ken dolls, Jesse's son's alter ego, and Cameron dispenses some friendly lesbian sex advice. Plus, everyone tastes some fancy root beer!

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