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Throwing Shade #52 - Romney's Gay Record, Honda for Girls, Hurricane Sandy and Guest JC Coccoli

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Throwing Shade
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JC Coccoli

Batten down the hatches, East Coast, while we talk our one year anniversary, Romney's gay rights record, the new Honda Fit She's, have a wonderful throwing shade session with JC Coccoli, and totally ignore Halloween, 'cause we don't give a fuck. 
Never gonna give you up! 
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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 248: Deep V with Andy Secunda and Brea Grant

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Andy Secunda
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Brea Grant

Andy Secunda and Brea Grant join Jordan for a discussion of staying "on brand", destination weddings, different types of fans, and their new webseries, Game Shop.

Ting, one of our sponsors on this week's show, is offering a special deal to JJGo listeners -- visit jordanjessego.ting.com, and $50 off will automatically be activated for the purchase of your first device.

(And while we're talking sponsors, don't forget to check out our other great sponsors this week: ask.metafilter.com, Jessica Alpern Cuts Paper, SVLT Design, and Audible.com)

My Brother, My Brother and Me 126: Blast My Cache

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Ya'll ready to get SPOOKED? It's like an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark up in this piece, only way, way scarier, and way, way less Canadian.

Suggested talking points: MBMBM, Ghost Realtor, EMF Reviews, The Elder Jeffert, Ghostholes, Spooky Believer, Ghost President

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 247: Live from the SF Comedy and Burrito Festival with Merlin Mann and Scott Simpson

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Merlin Mann
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Scott Simpson

Recorded live at the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito festival, Jordan and Jesse are joined by special guests Merlin Mann and Scott Simpson.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 246: The Highlander with Jasper Redd

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Jasper Redd

Comedian Jasper Redd joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of pitting out, air travel, emotional journies, and cowboy hats.

My Brother, My Brother and Me 125: Tuggies

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We know that this particular episode may seem directionless, even more so than the typical MBMBaM experience. To that criticism, we would respond: Not all who wander are lost. Yeah? Think about that, critic guy.

Suggested talking points: Penthouse to Basement, Ghost Combos, Splitting Tips, Woodcock, Flying Knife, Usher's Advocate

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Vijay Iyer, Dave Hill, and Demetri Martin

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Andrew Noz


Andrew Noz's Picks: Rapping About a Haircut and Pencap Beats

Hip hop blogger Andrew Noz joins us again this week to recommend some of his favorite tracks of the moment. What's he listening to now? Aesop Rock's ode to a haircut in Racing Stripes and Alpoko Don's stripped down track All I Know.

Andrew Noz writes about hip hop for Cocaine Blunts and has a regular column, Diamonds and Wood, for Pitchfork.

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Vijay Iyer on the Brain, the Body, and the Experience of Music

The Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer began learning classical violin at age three and started improvising on the piano only a few years later. While he studied math and physics at Yale and UC Berkeley, he couldn't stay away from music. He found himself doing academic work by day, and moonlighting as a jazz pianist in Bay Area clubs.

His music is known for its complex, pulsing rhythms and creating unusual covers of artists like Stevie Wonder, Flying Lotus, and Michael Jackson.

He talks to us about exploring rhythm with math (remember Fibonacci's sequence?), the social experience of creating and listening to music, and the idea that "music is action."

The Vijay Iyer Trio's newest album is Accelerando.

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Demetri Martin on People Watching

Demetri Martin is the kind of person who's obsessed with puzzles and linguistic and cultural ironies, and you've probably seen him explore those on his show Important Things with Demetri Martin. But he's usually got a big sketchpad, slides projected overhead, and a piano to riff on. He's put the theatricality aside in favor of straight ahead one-liners in this clip from his new special, Standup Comedian.

Want to learn more about Demetri Martin? Check out our interview with him about This is a Book.

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Dave Hill Pals Around with Maximum Security Felons

Dave Hill is best known as a New York-based comedian, but he's dabbled in a lot of things. He's interviewed fans of Chick-Fil-A for This American Life, lived the life of a frontman for a semi-successful rock band (they were big in Japan), and even had a job as a pedicab driver for a few days.

One of his trademarks is making himself and others uncomfortable during a performance, whether he's asking inane or (alternately) inappropriately suggestive questions in his man-on-the-street interviews, performing stand up or hosting his talk show The Dave Hill Explosion. He mines a number of uncomfortable situations in his recent book of essays, Tasteful Nudes: ...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation.

He talks to us about how being a rock musician made him realize he loved comedy, and how he ended up performing at Sing Sing for maximum security felons. This interview originally aired July 2, 2012.)

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The Outshot: The Dirtbombs' Ultraglide in Black

Rage, garage punk, and R&B. The Dirtbombs' music has it all, and Jesse suggests you check out their album Ultraglide in Black.

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What's your favorite mashup of genres? Head over to the MaxFun forum and tell us YOUR outshot.

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Throwing Shade #50 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month, People Magazine, Home-Schooled Homophobe, Guy Branum

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Throwing Shade
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Guy Branum

Fall is finally here! Which means Erin got lost in a corn maze. But she managed to escape and is ready to throw some shade at pink-washing during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a homophobic home-schooled New Zealand teen, and hypocrisy in People Magazine. They also welcome their first guest - comedian Guy Branum! They've had the time of their lives - and they owe it all to you!
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My Brother, My Brother and Me 124: This is Our Rumours

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Happy Max Fun Day, everyone! To celebrate today's most-special of holidays, we've created our most Fleetwood Mac-est episode yet. We just know you're gonna love it.

Suggested talking points: Second Hand News, Dreams, Never Going Back Again, Don't Stop, Go Your Own Way, Songbird, The Chain, You Make Loving Fun, I Don't Want to Know, Oh Daddy, Gold Dust Woman

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 245: Ultimate Drumming Technique with Brent Weinbach

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Brent Weinbach

Brent Weinbach sits down with Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of smells, funny names, Turkish Delights, and Jordan watches Brent's new internet video.

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