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MBMBaM 258: OOH, MOMMY!

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We started recording this episode moments after the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, which made for some strangely earnest introductory banter. But don't worry: Eventually we get to talking about Pizza Hut wizards.

Suggested talking points: Travis McElroy News Minute, Domino's Collapse, Daniel Taste, 16 Stone, 'mojis, Where is Wizard Hut?

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 383: Special Money with Carrie Poppy

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Guests: 
Carrie Poppy

Podcaster Carrie Poppy from Oh No, Ross and Carrie! joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Carrie used to transcribe Bachelor talking heads, getting Father's Day cards for stepdads, and Carrie brings in a Guatemalan liquor called Quetzalteca Especial for everyone to try.

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Episode 110: Is My Child Leading a Double Life?

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One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa talk about how it makes us feel when our kids behave differently around other adults than they do around us. "What do you mean he's well-behaved and likes vegetables?!" What are we doing wrong?! Plus, Biz is enjoying crippling sleep deprivation in Alabama and Theresa shares an epic three-part fail.

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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 Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS191:Adoption, Catalina, Revenge Porn & Mike Huckabee's Homo Riots

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Throwing Shade

Did you see Bryan in "A Deadly Adoption"? If not you better, cause it DOES matter, Monica. This week lend your ears to what's new and exciting in the world of revenge porn and protecting women against dickhead ex boyfriends and hear ye all about Mike Huckabee's call for riots if gays get to get hitched federally. Let the haters begin! 

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 382: Cutting the Cheese Mini-Sode with Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe

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Guests: 
Kevin T. Porter
Guests: 
Demi Adejuyigbe

Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe from the podcast Gilmore Guys join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of summer boy activities.

Please note: because of technical issues with the recording, this episode is only a mini-sode of the last three segments of the full recording. For completists, a version of the show with the first two longer segments can be found at http://bit.ly/1SEnSUi. However, the sound quality of the first 50 minutes is not very good.

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MBMBaM 257: Swag Dads

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Happy belated Father's Day to you and yours! Assuming that you and yours are all dads, that is. If that's the case -- do you want to set up a super chill group hang for Swag Dads? We'll take our answer off the air.

Suggested talking points: Applebee's, Cloudnoon, NAD, Episode Sync, Baby Rubs, Travis Interrupted, Brice's YOLO Dad

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TS190:Groceries, Witchcraft, DJ Ten Walls & Pro-Choice Parents

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

Why is Siggi's yogurt the best? Good luck getting that information from this week's Throwing Shade. Plus, DJ Ten Walls said some dumb homophobic stuff and Ilyse Hogue shoves her preggers belly in the face of anti-choicers. Let the haters begin!

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Ep. 17. Lunar Interlude I: Carnival Chaos

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In this brief interlude between adventures, our heroes attend an office party — well, a carnival — at the Bureau of Balance’s lunar headquarters. They also hit up the Fantasy Costco, where they must match wits with their most fearsome mercantile foe yet. Taako makes a discrete trade. Merle tries on some cool-ass slippies. Magnus finally finds a friend.

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International Waters: Episode 52 Live at MaxFunCon

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Photo by Kenneth Lecky
Guests: 
Paul F. Tompkins
Guests: 
Janie Haddad-Tompkins
Guests: 
Nadia Kamil
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman

Paul F. Tompkins, Janie Haddad-Tompkins , Nadia Kamil and Helen Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes up in Lake Arrowhead to face questions about Kate Moss, exploding creatures and classic summer movies.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunCon 2015 by Nick White, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jen Kirkman & Bryce Dessner

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jen Kirkman
Guests: 
Bryce Dessner

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

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.


Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Jen Kirkman's Unapologetic, Unafraid Thoughts on Marriage, Divorce, and Comedy

Jen Kirkman is fierce when it comes to pain and fear and figuring stuff out, both in her stand up comedy and her writing. In her new stand up special I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), a lot of her material is about getting married, getting divorced, and why she thinks we're all just doing our best. While her jokes about being divorced at 40 and physical aging could be sad sack in someone else's hands, Kirkman's take is unapologetic and unafraid. She's OK with those things. Why aren't we?

Kirkman explains how part of her opening sequence is an homage to Joan Rivers, how she found her audience after spending years playing rooms of alternative comedy fans, and why she thinks dying alone doesn't have to be a bad thing.

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Photo credit: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Bryce Dessner on "The Day I Became an Artist"

Bryce Dessner is a classically educated composer and musician. He grew up playing classical guitar, piano and flute. He also plays guitar for the rock band The National.

As a kid, classical music was something he did by himself. That changed as he grew older, and he collaborated and played with friends and took on small commissions.

For "The Day I Became an Artist", he talked to us about a pivotal moment in his career as a composer -- writing his composition "Aheym" for the Kronos Quartet.

You can hear Dessner's music many ways -- a new recording of his composition Music for Wood and Strings was just released. You can hear him in the rock band The National. And if you want to hear his compositions live, you can find them being performed all over the world. Details of current performances are available on his website, BryceDessner.com.
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"The Red Umbrella", Saul Leiter (1957)

The Outshot: Saul Leiter

Jesse talks about the photographer Saul Leiter, whose great talent lay in not telling you the whole story.

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