comedy

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: George Saunders, Chris Gethard, and DJ Jazzy Jeff

| 0 comments
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
George Saunders
Guests: 
Chris Gethard
Guests: 
DJ Jazzy Jeff

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.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Chris Gethard on mental health and the importance of failure

Chris Gethard hosted the The Chris Gethard Show for 6 years. It aired first on New York City public access, then later on the Fusion network. You might've also seen him on Broad City or Don't Think Twice, the Mike Birbiglia movie that came out last year.

Chris is also a standup. His latest special, which was produced with Judd Apatow, is called Career Suicide and is kind of a one man show. Career Suicide, specifically talks about alcoholism, depression, and death.

Chris and Jesse talk about his HBO special, and why he's looking forward to taking a break from talking about mental health issues.

Career Suicide premiere's May 6th on HBO.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

The Song That Changed My Life, with DJ Jazzy Jeff: Funkadelic's Knee Deep

Jeffrey Townes is a DJ, record producer and actor from Philadelphia. But you probably know him better as DJ Jazzy Jeff, the producer and collaborator to Will Smith's Fresh Prince. Growing up in Philly in the late 70s, Jazzy Jeff remembers the song that changed his life. It's Funkadelic's Knee Deep.

You can stream his new album Chasing Goosebumps now, and see him on tour this year.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.


George Saunders on humor, death, and choosing positivity

Photo: Beowulf Sheehan / ZUMA Press

George Saunders is a writer. His short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, McSweeney's and more. His 2013 book, a short story collection called Tenth of December, was a finalist for a National Book Award. His latest is called Lincoln in the Bardo - it's his first novel, ever. A lot of his work is funny, but where his other stories focused on absurdity and consumerism, Lincoln in the Bardo goes back to the 19th century, it's almost historical fiction.

In his conversation with Jesse, George talks about his process for writing his first novel, and combating the urge to insert jokes into scenes that are too emotional. They talk about whether he's afraid of death, and about that time he was almost died in a plane crash.

You can find Saunders' new book Lincoln in the Bardo in stores and online now.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.


The Outshot: Paul Simon's Graceland

Paul Simon's 1986 Graceland is the perfect record for middle age.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

MBMBaM 353: The Feenysnatcher

| 0 comments

"Friends, we find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. All our sitcom characters have gone missing. Well, not 'missing,' per se. We know where they are. They're in universes where they should not, CANNOT be. God help us all."

Suggested talking points: All The Movies Watch, Twonies, I've Made A New Invention, Drunk Band-Joining, Triumphant Return, Guestpert: Jonah Ray, Bus Baseball Man

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 478: Urban Shepherd with Ophira Eisenberg

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Ophira Eisenberg

NPR host and comedian Ophira Eisenberg joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the Tasmanian Devil's hometown, the proliferation of cool teens wearing Led Zeppelin shirts, and the comfort a fun local news story like goats being used to clear brush on a hillside can be.

The Greatest Generation Ep 132: Captain Potter (S6E7)

| 0 comments

When a Previa containing Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Guinan (and some other minor character) are transformed from the proud adults we've come to know into children, it becomes a great time for an enemy to hijack the Entrepreneur. Unfortunately, these hijackers are NOT smarter than a 5th grader. What is the worst ring tone? Why doesn't young Picard have an inner monologue? What's the market like for a used Galaxy Class starship? It's the episode that's working in shifts.

One Bad Mother Episode 202: My Kid Gets In Trouble At School, plus comedian Joe Sib

| 0 comments
Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Joe Sib

Biz and Theresa talk about how it feels when our kids get in trouble at school. Everyone is definitely thinking we're doing a bad job as parents, right? Plus, life finds a way for Biz, Theresa tells us how it's going with three, and we talk with comedian Joe Sib about his parenting podcast and his new comedy album Nowhere Near The Top.

Twitter: @JoeSib
Nowhere Near The Top album: https://www.nowherenearthetop.com
Rad Parenting Podcast: http://rad-parenting.com

Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at the Independent in San Francisco THIS SATURDAY, April 29th: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1453303

You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning At Parenting! is now available! You can get it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million or your local indie book store!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is StoryWorth. StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to share their stories, with weekly emailed story prompts - questions you’ve never thought to ask. For $20 off, visit http://www.storyworth.com/badmother when you subscribe!

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!

Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron.

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
Join our mailing list
Join the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother Facebook group
Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter
Follow Biz on Twitter
Follow Theresa on Twitter
Like us on Facebook!
Get a OBM tee, tank, baby shirt, or mug from the MaxFunStore

You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

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

Ep. 61. The Stolen Century - Chapter Two

| 0 comments

Our heroes find themselves crossing between strange, deadly, beautiful worlds, pursued by a foe they cannot comprehend. Can they grow strong enough to defeat their cosmic enemy? Or will their journey take them down a road from which they can never return? Magnus leads an expedition. Taako is tempted. Merle leads his congregation.

TS284: Dog Songs, FGM, Trump and LGBTQ issues

| 0 comments
Show: 
Throwing Shade

This week Bryan attended a rock concert featuring music only whales would love, while Erin shares her favorite dog songs. Also, Female Genital Mutilation is much more prevalent in the US than people know, and it still isn’t considered illegal in most states, and an article recently in the New York Times has been tracking Trump and his record regarding LGBTQ issues which has been a consistent failure.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 310: In Flagrante Delicto

| 0 comments

Sarah brings the case against her husband, Eric. Eric likes wearing pants that are decorated to look like the American flag. But, Sarah thinks he wears the pants at inappropriate times. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY ERIC

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available for pre-order at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. If you're in the Western, MA area this summer, make sure to check out the Solid Sound Festival, where Judge Hodgman is hosting the Comedy Stage.

You can also check out Bailiff Jesse's other shows Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go! wherever you download podcasts!

Thank you to Dan Kane for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

--

SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in ITUNES or the RSS FEED

The Greatest Generation Ep 131: The Deep End of the Pool (S6E6)

| 0 comments

When the Entrepreneur’s new internship program is announced, the first participant is a brilliant orphan who fits right in. But when she starts showing off her I Dream of Jeannie impression, the crew’s most hated god-thing shows up to reprise his role as judge, jury and executioner. How did the costume department spin cloth out of cotton candy? What does being adopted have to do with fighting a warp explosion with your bare hands? Why does Gates get all the hair? It’s the episode we’ll be a little bit embarrassed to talk about at our high school reunions.

Roze Buddiez: Dating in the Dark

| 0 comments
Show: 
Rose Buddies

The mid-2000s were a challenging time for all of us, particularly those who were enrolled in reality television programs like Dating in the Dark. This is a show in which strangers are trapped together in a cave, and then tasked with smooching their way out. Join us for another week of erudite discussion on this next-level skeleton-evacuating experience.

Syndicate content