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Sawbones: Baldness

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Sawbones

Listen, it's a great hairpiece, nobody's arguing that. But we know. We all know. Luckily, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are here to help you cast it off as we bring you time-tested, largely fake cures for baldness in an episode suggested by our buddy Brentalfloss. Enjoy!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Ep. 34: Halloween

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Amy Storch aka Amalah

This week we talk about crapping your pants because you're scared rather than just because you're 3 years old. Theresa asks the Great Pumpkin for a pregnancy hiatus, Biz loves Halloween, and we talk with Amy Storch, aka Amalah, the hilarious and insightful advice-giver of Advice Smackdown. Plus, Biz predicts that by the time this show airs Theresa will have a baby!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Halloween, Keshco
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Elizabeth Gilbert, Gillian Jacobs, Fred Armisen

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Elizabeth Gilbert
Guests: 
Gillian Jacobs
Guests: 
Fred Armisen
Guests: 
Keith Phipps
Guests: 
Nathan Rabin

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Curiosity, Writing "The Signature of All Things" & Life After "Eat, Pray, Love"

If you know of the writer Elizabeth Gilbert, it's probably from her 2006 memoir, Eat Pray Love. Gilbert's book -- about travel and love and re-gaining confidence and a sense of self -- spent years atop the bestseller list, inspired a movie starring Julia Roberts, and saddled Gilbert with a certain kind of fame.

Gilbert was already an accomplished novelist, biographer and journalist when that happened. But the massive success of Eat, Pray, Love necessarily transformed Gilbert's creative life.

Gilbert has returned to fiction with her first novel in thirteen years, entitled The Signature of All Things: A Novel. She spent several years researching for the book, which adventures of Alma Whittaker, a 19th century botanist who studies moss. The book shines with Alma's curiosity for life and science and the struggle of self-discovery.

Join us for an extended conversation with Gilbert, including talk of "dirty words" from the 19th century which didn't make the radio edit.

She'll talk about why she chose to write a "great moss novel", how she chose to write her heroine Alma (homely, brilliant, and moneyed), and how she dealt with the fame that her memoir bestowed on her.

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The Dissolve Talks about All-Time Favorite Movies: "Real Life" and "To Be or Not to Be"

This week, a look back at some favorite films. Staff writer Nathan Rabin and Editorial Director Keith Phipps of film site The Dissolve join us to talk about some of their all-time favorite films.

Nathan recommends Albert Brooks' 1979 satire Real Life, a prescient look at documenting "real life" in pre-reality television times.

Keith recommends the 1942 Ernst Lubitch classic To Be or Not to Be (Criterion Collection), starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard.

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"I Wish I'd Made That": Talking about Kraftwerk's "Computer World" with Fred Armisen

We often talk to artists about their influences -- the movies, music, and art that inspired them creatively. Some of that stuff is so good and so perfect that they sometimes wish they’d made it themselves.

So we're introducing a new segment that's just about those things. We're calling it "I Wish I'd Made That."

This week, we're talking to eleven-season cast member of Saturday Night Live and the co-creator of Portlandia, Fred Armisen.

We caught up with him just a few weeks ago at Tenacious D's Festival Supreme. He had just performed as his British punk alter-ego Ian Rubbish (alongside Bow Wow Wow's Leigh Gorman on bass, Blondie's Clem Burke on drums and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols on guitar).

Armisen talked to us about Computer World, the 1981 release from the German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk.

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Gillian Jacobs on Surviving Juilliard and the Unique Challenges and Joys of Working on NBC's "Community"

Gillian Jacobs may never know what it’s like to play the ingenue. As an actress, she has an energy that’s hard to pin down, but it’s anything but naive. After a tough stint at Juilliard's acting school, Jacobs pursued a career in film and television, often being cast in dark, gritty roles. However, in 2009 her career took a sudden lurch in the opposite direction when she was cast in a very different role.

You probably know her as Britta Perry, the confident and outspoken student opposite Joel McHale’s self-involved lawyer-turned-study group leader Jeff Winger on Community. Britta is exceptionally eager, mostly to the vexation of her peers who often voice their displeasure at her stances on social issues. Her friends often describe her as "the worst", but she's ever-confident in her own identity.

When Jacobs signed up for the role in Community, all she knew was that Joel McHale had been cast in it, but she soon realized that it would be a very unique and ambitious show.

In this extended conversation with Jacobs, we'll talk about why she didn't fit in at Juilliard, her big break on Community, and get a peek behind the scenes on a beloved but aggrieved network show.

Jacobs co-stars with Ken Marino in the new movie Bad Milo!, available now on VOD, and plays Britta on NBC’s Community. The show's fifth season premieres in January.

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The Outshot: Grand Theft Auto V

Jesse tells us why a perfect balance between the real and unreal makes Grand Theft Auto V so enticing.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 173: Bro's Better, Bro's Best: Ch. 16 - 30

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In the second part of our "Travis is on his honeymoon so we're improvising" special, Justin and Griffin recount some of their favorite MBMBaM memories from the early days.

Suggested talking points: Freak in the bedroll, dad stew, Fergimorphs, the flannel algorithm, pores, going fetal, the Rock Lobster diet, crotch attention, fleshy acorn, Wilson Phillips

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

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Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Karen Kilgariff

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

Judge John Hodgman Episode 132: Criminal In Tent

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April and her boyfriend Walter share a grand, romantic plan for the future: to buy a piece of land and build their own home. However, they disagree on which type of structure they should build. April thinks a small, wooden house would be best, but Walter believe he's better suited to a yurt-dwelling lifestyle. Who is right? Judge John Hodgman decides.

If you want to join our conversation about this episode, please click on the Forum link below!

Thanks to Elizabeth Loring for suggesting a variation of this week's case name! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman! We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 30 - Dredd

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, we become the judges, juries, and executioners for the 2012 sci-fi/action flick Dredd. Plus, feeling inspired by Gravity and Dredd, Rhea and Ricky pitch some hot "places to be trapped" movie premises.

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Ep. 33: Baby Movies

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One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa review and discuss two very different movies about childbirth. We aren't sure which was more painful to watch...the fiction or the nonfiction movie. We also remember that we forgot to say something nice about siblings on our sibling show, and Theresa gets annoyed.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Beehive, 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 (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 296: The Coloring Book with Michelle Biloon

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Michelle Biloon

Comedian and podcaster Michelle Biloon joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Michelle's terrifying experience with pony rides, Jesse's search for a preschool, and Jordan's bewilderment over an oddly placed billboard. Plus, Bucky Sinister calls in to help judge the Jordan Morris Poetry Contest.

Sawbones: Immortality

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Sawbones

The only negative about the Pumpkin Spice Latte being offered for a limited time is that someday you will die. This means there is a finite number of Pumpkin Spice Lattes you can drink in your life. But what if that life didn't have to end? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin give you the secret to life (and Pumpkin Spice Lattes) eternal.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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