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My Brother, My Brother and Me 130: Holy Terror

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Time to unpack your stockings and wreaths, or whatever the Candlenights equivalent of stockings and wreaths is: We officially on that Christmas Creep.

Suggested talking points: Creepin', Noseblind, Teenbaby, YOLO School, Large Marge, Lotion and Candles

International Waters Episode 10: Live in San Francisco

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The San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival
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Jordan Morris
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Barara Gray
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Natasha Muse
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James Reichmuth
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Mal Sharpe

International Waters live at The San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival!

North and South California finally duke it out to find out which is the best.

Representing SoCal: Jordan Morris and Barbara Gray, for NorCal: James Reichmuth and Natasha Muse. Plus special guest, San Francisco comedy legend Mal Sharpe!

My Brother, My Brother and Me 129: Krumping Across America

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Happy Franksgiving! This week, we're sharing our thankfulness for aggressive hip-hop dance moves, drugs for horses, and having sex with Craigslist.

Suggested talking points: Praying Mantis, Horse Weed, Recovery Pop-Tart, Holy Krump, Pecan Thief, Old Strength

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Tavi Gevinson, Retta, Michael Ian Black

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Tavi Gevinson
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Retta
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Nathan Rabin
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Kyle Ryan
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Michael Ian Black

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The Coup

Hip Hop and Punk Rock with The AV Club

The AV Club's Kyle Ryan and Nathan Rabin join us this week with music recommendations. Kyle suggests The Evens's new album, The Odds. Nathan recommends hip-hop group The Coup's new album Sorry to Bother You. Both albums feature artistic departures from the bands' traditional sounds -- The Odds marks a more melodic take on The Evens's punk-rock aesthetic, while Sorry to Bother You introduces punk and dance-rock elements.

You can find Kyle, Nathan, and their AV club colleagues on the AV Club podcast Reasonable Discussions. The Onion also has a new book out called The Onion Book of Known Knowledge.

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Rookie's Tavi Gevinson on Her Teenage Experience

Tavi Gevinson's interest in the artistry of fashion inspired her to start her blog, Style Rookie, when she was in middle school. Drawn to unusual color combinations, proportions, and textures, Gevinson sought to create narratives with her outfits -- which caught flack at school, even as fashion magazines praised her sense of style.

Most recently, Gevinson's founded and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine Rookie, a beautifully curated website for teen girls featuring content spanning myriad topics, including feminism, fashion, and how to build the very best forts. Gevinson recently collected some of Rookie's first year of content into a book called Rookie Yearbook One.

Gevinson joins us to discuss what sparked her foray into the fashion world, people's tendency to fixate on her age, and the qualities that make people worth writing about.

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Michael Ian Black on Halloween and Children's Creativity

Comedian and past Bullseye guest Michael Ian Black critiques his children's Halloween costumes and reflects on their creativity, live from our very own MaxFunCon East.

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Retta on Character Evolution and "Parks and Recreation"

We may have only known Retta as a neurosurgeon, given her pre-med track in college. But after a few years of working in the pharmaceutical industry post-grad, her casual TV-watching led to a spark of realization -- acting could be a viable path, too. Her newfound dream of working in entertainment led to a stand up act, and eventually the role of Donna on NBC's Parks and Recreation.

Retta talks about her start in show business, her fear of being typecast, and the evolution of her character on Parks and Rec, Donna Meagle. You can catch Parks and Recreation Thursday nights on NBC.

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The Outshot: Lake Dredge Appraisal

Who is better suited to parody the reality TV show genre as a whole, and Antiques Roadshow in particular, than the folks at The Onion? This week, Jesse recommends Lake Dredge Appraisal, a sly take on your typical appraisal show which often defies your expectations.

What show are you enjoying lately? Why don't you head over to the MaxFun forums and share YOUR outshot?

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 251: Unboxing with Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder

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The legendary Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's uncomfortable brunch, Jesse's Afro-Hatian dancing, Jonathan's friendship with David Mamet, and Jonathan and Tom's webseries, Explosion Bus.

Check out Explosion Bus at http://www.explosionbus.com.

Throwing Shade #54 - Gay Austin, Pat Roberston Porn, Bieber and Gomez, Guest Jeffery Self

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Happy Lady and Gay America! Bryan and Erin talk Austin's new gay school board member and Pat Robertson found out women like porn! With special guest Jeffery Self (@jefferyself). Twerk!
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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 250: Rear Admiral Tickler with Laurie Kilmartin

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Laurie Kilmartin

Comedianne and writer Laurie Kilmartin joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Speed Racer, Hot Kid Baby Mum Mums Rice Rusks, childrens' books, and Laurie's book Shitty Mom.

My Brother, My Brother and Me 128: Y Tu Hermano Tambien

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Sex and death are the two most powerful primal forces in life, friends, so it's time we sit down and have a frank, overdue discussion about the two. Only, not at the same time. Because, gross.

Suggested talking points: Gift Registry, Today Show Slash Fic, Burnin' Rubber, Get Busy Child, Shitty Iron Man, Food Incentive, Down The Sexual Oubliette

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Stephen Tobolowsky and Kasper Hauser News

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Stephen Tobolowsky
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Kasper Hauser
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Maggie Serota
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Tom Scharpling
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Daniel Ralston

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Music Picks with the Low Times

Tom Scharpling, Maggie Serota, and Daniel Ralston from the Low Times podcast join us this week with music suggestions. Maggie recommends “What Have I Done to Deserve This” from Pet Shop Boys, Tom suggests “Stud Spider” by Tony Joe White, and Daniel thinks we should check out Bill Fox’s “Bonded to You.”

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Life Stories with Stephen Tobolowsky

You may best recognize Stephen Tobolowsky from his role as Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, but his considerable body of work spans several mediums. He's appeared as a character actor in hundreds of films and television shows, including the HBO series Deadwood, he hosts The Tobolowsky Files podcast, and he's now written a book called The Dangerous Animals Club.

The stories in his podcast and his new book are about his life, but they aren't Hollywood gossip. They're funny, intimate, and often profound recountings of things from his normal life – like falling in love for the first time, being held at gunpoint at the grocery store, and spending Christmas Eve tripping on acid. He joins us to share some of those stories.

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The News with Kasper Hauser

The intrepid journalists of Kasper Hauser news team have their fingers on the pulse of fake news, and they return this week to keep you updated.

The members of Kasper Hauser are based in San Francisco and are the authors of Obama's Blackberry, Weddings of the Times, and the forthcoming Earn Your MBA On the Toilet.

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The Outshot: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

R&B has lost its edge in recent years, but Frank Ocean’s album Channel Orange is a new, exciting example of the genre. Ocean channels emotions and harnesses distance to create beautiful, memorable songs and a masterful record.

What's your favorite R&B album? Head over to the MaxFun forum and share YOUR outshot.

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Throwing Shade #53 - Election 2012, What Turns Women On, Anti-Gay Newspaper Ad, Channing Tatum

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We hope you voted...for Erin and Bryan to do a new podcast this week Because guess what? You won! Bryan and Erin talk voting women's sexual fantasies vs. men's, a $15,000 homophobic print ad, and the Boy Meets World reunion! In the words of not Taylor Swift, we are ALWAYS getting back together! Like, always.
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