Ep. 33. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Five

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Our heroes face a series of challenges while exploring Lucas' lab that are, admittedly, all pretty adorable. But still super deadly! Just, like, huggably deadly. Merle performs a random act of kindness. Taako remembers an acrobatic nursery rhyme. Magnus experiences the magic of flight.

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TS221:Beyonce,Gloria Steinem,Super Bowl Halftime Show

Throwing Shade

Did you know that "smh" means "suck my honkey?" This week Gloria Steinem said a whoopsies on Real Time with Bill Maher and also, nothing against gay people but....the Super Bowl half time show was way too inclusive. Pearls on an ankle hoonney.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Todd Glass & Raffi

Todd Glass
Ariel Schrag

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Todd Glass Talks about "Busting Out of the Shed", Learning Disabilities, and Crafting Stand Up

Todd Glass is a veteran stand up comic. He's been performing comedy for thirty years. Four years ago, he made a big change. He had created a life for himself. He was a well-respected and well-liked comedian. But he was living in large part as a closeted gay man. He worried about who knew, and who didn't. At forty seven years old, he made the decision to come out, and finally live on his own terms.

His recent memoir is called The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy.

Glass tells us why he waited so long to "bust out of the shed", the elaborate coping mechanisms and fake outs he constructed to hide his learning disabilities growing up, and why he thinks so much comedy doesn't stand the test of time.

For a schedule of appearances visit Todd Glass’ website.

The interview originally aired in September 2014.

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Ariel Schrag on 'September Girls' and Flipping the Mermaid Script: "I Wish I'd Made That"

Artists -- the people that make stuff -- are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something an artist sees is so good, so perfect that they wish they had made it themselves.

This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called I Wish I’d Made That. This week, we talk to cartoonist and author Ariel Schrag.

Ariel Schrag was already writing and drawing comics as a freshman in high school. Each summer, she'd create and self-publish a comic about the previous school year. The subject matter was, well, high school stuff. She wrote about her high school crushes, family issues, her struggles in AP Chemistry. Then she caught the attention of an indie comics publisher who decided to release her work as a series of graphic novels. She was only in the eleventh grade.

She recently wrote a coming of age novel, Adam. The title character is an awkward teenager who spends a summer visiting his older sister in New York City. He develops a crush on a girl. The problem is, this girl likes girls. To get around that problem, Adam convinces her that he's a trans man. The book is sweet, funny and frank.

For our segment, Schrag tells us about a very different kind of coming of age novel, Bennett Madison's September Girls, and how it's inspired her to infuse some magic and otherworldliness into her own work.

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Raffi on Performing for Kids, Growing Up in Egypt, and His Forty Year Career

If you were a parent or a child after about 1975, you probably know Raffi. He's one of the best known children's performers in the world, and his original works like "Baby Beluga" and "Bananaphone" and renditions of folk songs like "Down By the Bay" have helped him sustain a career for almost forty years.

Raffi Cavoukian talks to us about his early childhood in Egypt, his social activism, and why he's dedicated his life to entertaining children.

His most recent album is called Owl Singalong.

The interview originally aired in September 2014

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The Outshot: Van Morrison's Revenge Album

What happens when a musician records thirty one songs in one session, all out of spite? Jesse tells us about Van Morrison's "revenge album".

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MBMBaM 289: Ben Stiller's Museum Nights


Welcome, all, to our most fanciful episode yet! It's got everything: Extremely wrong-headed Super Bowl predictions, Travis' mushroom-tainted movie memories and a brief lesson on Mogwai rights. Come with us on a three-way mind voyage!

Suggested talking points: The Hug Heard Round the World, Mushroom Movie Editions, A Very Terrible Towel, Office Traps, Pirate Jeffcoats, Emu President

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 414: Fat Rips and Sweet Riffs with Sara Schaefer

Sara Schaefer

Comedian and writer Sara Schaefer joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Octonauts corrections from last week's show, Jordan's dream wedding, and people from their past who they can't find on social media.

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One Bad Mother Episode 140: WTF? Our Kids Are Unique Individuals? plus guest Barrie Hardymon

One Bad Mother
Barrie Hardymon

Biz and Theresa discuss the ways our children are different from their siblings and from us! How dare they each be unique individuals?! Plus, Biz finds her Fight Song, Theresa gets as serious as she can with a four-year-old, and we're still laughing from our chat with the lovely and charming Barrie Hardymon, NPR’s Weekend Edition Book Editor, mom of two, and author of the article, "I Had A C-Section And I Loved It."

Article: I Had A C-Section And I Loved It
Follow Barrie Hardymon on Twitter @bhardymon

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

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TS220:Grease Live,Mono Costal,Donald Trump,Walmart

Throwing Shade

We have a recommendation and it comes from this great nation! Well prepare to hear a whole lot of nothing about Grease Live, because neither Erin nor Bryan watched the 3 hour television event. This week Donald Trump may not be the worst candidate for gay people, and Walmart had to pay millions to a woman who was wrongfully  fired. On second thought, Donald Trump is terrible for everyone.

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International Waters: Episode 67 Double High Five

Dave, Dave & Emily
Dae Holmes
Dave Ross
Emily Maya Mills
Barunka O'Shaghnessy
Lucy Montgomery

Emily Maya Mills, Dave Ross, Lucy Montgomery and Barunka O'Shaughnessy join host, Dave Holmes for probably our rudest episode ever. Graphic sex talk, bad transatlantic accents and lots of shouting, plus we make up some fast food villains.

Emily Maya Mills wants to plug her appearance on's UCB Show and her new album, coming soon on A Special Thing Records. Emily recommends the comedy of the Dress Up Gang.

Dave Ross wants to plug is live comedy either on tour or in LA - find dates here and recommends Jake Weisman and Shawn Pearlman's video Moonlanding: Director's Cut.

Lucy Montgomery wants to plug her appearances on 45 Years of Prog And Roll With Brian Pern and her writing and acting on Tracy Ullman's Show and recommends Amy Schumer.

Barunka O'Shaughnessy doesn't wants to plug anything but is getting her kitchen done.

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.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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MBMBaM 288: Shuriken Dip


We're glad that the subject matters addressed in this episode are coming at this point in our careers, because we're not sure we would have been equipped to handle them four years ago. Like: Sleep Jeans? SLEEP JEANS? JEANS FOR SLEEPING?

Suggested talking points: Football Pointers, Sleep Jeans, Tim McGraw's Krav Maga Returns, Accidental ASMR, Candy Stamps, Realtor Kisses, A Matter of Taxonomy

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 413: Sexual Tent Flap with Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy from The Comic's Comic joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's foray into a new arena that is going to maximize his sexual power, Jesse's anger towards a new children's cartoon, and Jesse gets a Christmas present for Jordan and his cat.

Get the limited edition JJGo theme shirt (or tank)! Get 'em! Get 'em! Get 'em!

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