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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Nick Offerman, The Birthday Boys, Brandon Bird

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Nick Offerman
Guests: 
The Birthday Boys
Guests: 
Brandon Bird
Guests: 
Linda Holmes
Guests: 
Glen Weldon

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Nick Offerman Talks Mustaches, Woodworking, and Luck

Nick Offerman is a man accustomed to being recognized. As Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, he sports one of the most revered moustaches in recent television history.

It would be easy to conflate Offerman with Swanson. They’re both masculine, moustachioed men with a penchant for carpentry, but Offerman is quick to distinguish himself from his civil servant counterpart. He credits the writers of the show for giving Swanson possession of larger-than-life quirks, such as the ability to ingest mountains of bacon or guzzle moonshine by the jug. Offerman, however, has a much more relatable story to tell.

He grew up in small town Illinois and studied theatre in college before performing in several Chicago-based theatre and improv companies. He joins us to talk about his rural roots, why woodworking has remained an important part of his life (and not an affectation), and the public perception of Ron Swanson as the personification of manliness.

Nick Offerman's new book of essays is Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living. You can also catch him on the sixth season of Parks and Recreation, airing now.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour Talks Movies and Comics

Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour stop by to recommend a couple of their current favorite things.

Linda recommends 12 Years a Slave, a film about the true story of a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Steve McQueen, tells the story of a man thrust into a life of injustice he doesn’t deserve. And as Linda explains, it's more than just an "important" movie.

The movie is in theaters on October 18.

Glen recommends the new comic Sex Criminals, written by Matt Fraction with art by Chip Zdasky. It may have a racy title but, at its heart, it’s the classic coming of age story about a girl who discovers that by doing the deed, she can stop time.

You can hear Glen and Linda weekly on the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, and find Linda's writing on NPR's Monkey See blog.

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Brandon Bird's "Lazy Sunday Afternoon"

Brandon Bird on Painting, Mr. T and Learning How to Make Art

Brandon Bird is a painter, but the purpose of his work isn't to capture the light dancing across a lake. Or to make a broad point about society. The point of his art is to make people laugh.

Brandon tells us about the day he became an artist, and how he went from making fan art to creating something really special.

His new activity book, Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art, includes Law and Order SVU valentines, a page where you can draw Nicolas Cage a new hairstyle, and a painting of Peter Dinklage as Wolverine (among many other things).

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Comedy Sketch Group The Birthday Boys Asks: "What if Seven Morons Were Doing That Thing?"

The Birthday Boys' work is silly. Really silly. They're a group of seven comedians, and their sketch comedy is warm, almost never obscene or profane, sort of uniquely American. Not too long ago, they caught the eye of comedy superstar and Mr. Show co-creator Bob Odenkirk. He's now the executive producer, cast member and an addition to the writer's room on their new television show for IFC.

Group members Jeff Dutton, Tim Kalpakis and Chris VanArtsdalen join us to talk about why they commit to the silliness, what makes a good sketch and how one of their idols became creatively involved in their first TV series.

The Birthday Boys premieres on October 18 on IFC.

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The Outshot: Michael Palin

You probably know him from hamming it up for Monty Python in the ‘70s, but since then Michael Palin has released a steady stream of travel documentaries. Jesse talks about Michael Palin and why he’s everything good about British colonialism.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 172: Juggalo Church Camp

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Everything is pretty terrible at the moment. We're not gonna sugarcoat it -- it's rough stuff. Come, friends, come and survive the looming end of days in this, our goof bunker.

Suggested talking points: Downtown Confluence, Ham Denial, Off-Brand Rap, Internal Parents, Spooky Macklemore, Love Triangle, The Dark Carnival

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 295: Bursar's Office with Hal Runick

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Hal Rudnick

Comedian and writer Hal Rudnick joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Hal's Penn State roots, Jordan's new commercial, and Jesse gives an update on his electronics repair man.

Action Item -- enter the Jordan Morris Poetry Contest on Tumblr!

My Brother, My Brother and Me 171: The Sweetin Furnace

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Can we just think of Episode 171 as non-canonical? Maybe like, a part of the extended Brotherverse? Between Justin's Tandy 12 and Travis recording inside of an enormous actor's mouth, things are rough, tumble and raw.

Suggested talking points: Throwback Quality, Future Spoilers, Baby Hair, JGL Casing, Baby Jelly Hands, Authentic Fieri Pubes, Pretty, Chameleon Nips, Ma and Pa McDonald's

Ep. 31: Siblings Gonna Hit

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Jane Roper

Biz and Theresa announce we are pre-recording some shows in anticipation of our new babies (you're welcome), Theresa has a close call, and we talk about siblings. Are they worth the beatings? Then our fears of the emotional tolls of a second child on the first are erased when we talk with Jane Roper, author of Double Time, and mom to twins!

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Double Time: How I Survived -- and Mostly Thrived -- Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins
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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)
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)

Throwing Shade LIVE at the Black Cat D.C.

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Bullseye

The first live episode from Erin and Bryan's East Coast Tour! And what better way to kick that off than with one of the smartest (and shadiest) places on the planet - Washington, D.C. Bryan and Erin talk D.C.'s incredibly lengthy crosswalks, Chelsea Manning, the fact that being a woman is considered a pre-existing condition, and of course, the best candidates for Mary Todd Lincoln impersonators. District of Columbians, we all shut it down in the best ways possible!

New episodes of Throwing Shades now on Thursdays!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 294: Toast Head with Kimberly Clark

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Kimberly Clark

Comedian Kimberly Clark joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of toasters, placenta eating, and the end of the Zune era.

Sawbones: Tobacco

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Sawbones

Enough! Enough of the slandering of our nation's most beleaguered plant. Tobacco has had it too hard for too long, and Dr. Sydnee and Justin are here to set the record straight with all of the wonderful medical uses of tobacco that we've forgotten throughout history. Sure, we've forgotten them because they're made up, but should we hold that against tobacco? Of course not.

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

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 27 - Tuff Turf

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Wham Bam Pow

Cameron's out this week, but Rhea and Ricky are totally in and stoked to dish about their favorite 80s movie moments! Plus, we dust off the James Spader teen action flick Tuff Turf, so heat up your crimping iron and polish your switch blade -- you'll need 'em both.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. Or you can email us: whambampow@maximumfun.org.

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Ep. 30: Babies May Not Be a Relationship Fixer

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Shayna Ferm

Biz and Theresa try to figure out why babies may add strain to a relationship and how to help prevent it. Hint: Don't have a baby. Biz discovers that four-year-olds may not "get it" when you try to prepare them for major life changes and we enjoy the music and conversation of comedian and singer-songwriter Shayna Ferm.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
The Baby Song, Shayna Ferm and the Upper Deckers, Streamable at www.thepumpanddumpshow.com
Eat Your Fucking Food, Shayna Ferm and the Upper Deckers, Streamable at www.thepumpanddumpshow.com
Tight, Shayna Ferm and the Upper Deckers, Streamable at www.thepumpanddumpshow.com
Thanks For Sticking It In Me, Shayna Ferm and the Upper Deckers, Itunes

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