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EMP

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Hello Buddies! Welcome to our show! This week we take on the looming danger of Electro-Magnetic Pulses! How do you prepare? How do you survive? How do you deal with robots as a female president? Where can you stock up on affordable and delicious cheesecakes for post-apocalyptic pig outs? All these answers and more on this episode! Welcome and we love you!

Special thanks to Brentalfloss for our Intro/Outro!

And to Justin Russo for the incredible art!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bob Odenkirk

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Bob Odenkirk


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Bob Odenkirk: Cult-Comedy Icon, Reluctant Celebrity

Millions of Breaking Bad fans know Bob Odenkirk as sleazy criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman. He’ll be reprising the role in February in the spin-off show Better Call Saul.

But comedy fans already knew about Odenkirk from another show -- Mr. Show with Bob and David. Odenkirk’s outrageous and profanity-ridden outbursts were a staple of his performances and helped make him a cult-comedy icon.

Before that he wrote for Saturday Night Live. Perhaps his most notable work was co-writing the sketch Down by the River The bit featured a 35-year-old divorcee motivational speaker played by Chris Farley and is considered one of the best sketches in the history of the SNL.

When Mr. Show ended, Odenkirk appeared in a number of one-off roles for TV before working behind the camera. He directed Let’s Go to Prison, Melvin Goes to Dinner and The Brothers Solomon. Even though he loves directing, it’ll be a while before he decides to gives it another shot. He’ll explain.

Odenkirk talks to us about why writing timeless humor is so difficult, transitioning from comedy to drama and why he still doesn’t consider himself a celebrity.

Odenkirk will also read a selection from his new collection of short-fiction humor. It’s called A Load of Hooey and is available now.

Odenkirk also just released his debut stand-up comedy special, Amateur Hour. We'll be showcasing a clip from it in our Best Comedy of 2014 Special at the end of the year.

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Cannonball: Touring Parliament's Mothership Connection with Rickey Vincent

Every so often we like to take a closer look at albums that should be considered classics, to find out what makes them great. It's Cannonball.

This week we're joined by author, historian and self-described funkateer, Rickey Vincent. He's going to talk about Parliament's landmark R&B album, Mothership Connection. The album is at once a celebration of the past and a glimpse into the future. It touches on a lot traditional soul ideas, but delivered with a new funky edge. Vincent will explain more.

Vincent has a new book out. It's called PARTY MUSIC: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music. You can also hear his radio show The History of Funk on KPFA.

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The Outshot: Why Can't We Live Together by Timmy Thomas

Jesse tells us about a song that makes him imagine a better world: the simple but powerful Why Can't We Live Together by Timmy Thomas.

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International Waters: Episode 39 Turner and Satan and Hooch

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Brian, Jackie and Dave
Guests: 
Brian Fernandes
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Simon Kane
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman

Brian Fernandes, Jackie Kashian, Simon Kane and Helen Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes to call out the first un-funny Canadian, identify terrible Christmas songs and reminisce about a thing called Dido.

Other useful links this week:

Brian Fernandes wants to plug Jordan, Jesse Go!, which he produces and his award-winning iO sketch team Brute Squad. Brian recommends the USA TV show Benched and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler.

Jackie Kashian wants to plug her “Dork on Dork Dialogue” podcast The Dork Forrest and her latest album / DVD / download This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux. Jackie recommends that you identify and donate to your local foodbank.

Simon Kane wants to plug his blog, his Monster Hunters podcast and the BBC sketch show he’s a regular on, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme. Simon recommends supporting tragic conceptual art project / broken relationship Fred and Sharon’s Movies.

Helen Zaltzman doesn’t really want to plug anything, but if you haven’t subscribed already you can find her Answer Me This podcast here.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend the band Chumped, particularly their new album Teenage Retirement.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 353: Nose Shrimp with Scott Aukerman

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Guests: 
Scott Aukerman

Podcaster, TV host and writer Scott Aukerman joins Jordan and Jesse for a conversation about washing behind the ears, children's books, and Jesse's experience on Scott's television program.

Follow Scott on Twitter!
Check out Comedy Bang Bang on IFC!
And listen to Comedy Bang Bang the podcast!

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MBMBaM 228: Sex Draculas

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You can't afford this Nana. I'm sorry - it's just way out of your price range. But with patience, hard work and a little luck, we can turn this busted Nana into the Nana of your dreams! Believe in the brothers.

Suggested talking points: Star Wars Watch, Time Travel Comedian, TP Thief, Nana Property Brothers, The Truth About Birds and Snakes, Private Selfies, Vamp Fiction Vamping

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The Flop House: Episode #166 - Pompeii

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The Flop House

A returning Flop House director guides a cast of returning Flop House stars in an eruption of mediocrity named Pompeii. Meanwhile Stu asks a provocative question about Cenobites, Elliott reveals an early draft of a Robert Louis Stevenson classic, and Dan debuts his new hit character.

Movies and TV recommended in this episode:

Volcano
Housebound
The Hurricane
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

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TS161: Manhattan Transfer, Bill Cosby, Duggars & Gay Kissing, w/ guest Ben Hoffman

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Show: 
Throwing Shade
Guests: 
Ben Hoffman

Happy Thanksgiving! At least you're not spending it with the Duggars from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, who love turkey more than gay people. Or with CNN'S Don Lemon, who shames women who come forward about being harassed by Bill Cosby (allegedly). See? Your family is way more functional than anyone on cable television! Plus, we reunite with our Infomania buddy Ben Hoffman. 

  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die

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Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod

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One Bad Mother Episode 82: Gratitude, plus guest Alexandra Metral

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Alexandra Metral

On A Very Special Thanksgiving Episode of One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa put the attitude in gratitude, only to discover that kids don’t get the concept of empathy and thankfulness on their own. CRAP! More work for us! I mean, thank you for the chance to mold our children into amazing people. Biz triumphantly survives One of the Shittiest Weeks of All Time and Theresa gets judged by her three-year-old. Plus, we talk to Alexandra Metral, one of the organizers of the MIT Breastpump Hackathon! Happy Thanksgiving!

Breast Pump Hackathon

Follow Alexandra Metral on twitter @AlexMetral

Interested in hosting a OBM meet-up in your area? Email theresa at maximum fun dot org.

Let the world know YOU are ONE BAD MOTHER! Get a OBM tee from the MaxFunStore!

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
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Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485

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)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 352: That Vape Life with Mike Royce

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Mike Royce

Television producer and writer Mike Royce joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's new lifestyle, Guy Fieri's restaurant in New York, and Star Trek movies.

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MBMBaM 227: Streaks on the China

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We think we've dished out about all the advice that exists in this, the material plane. Come with us as we dive into new worlds, and explore the infinite possibilities of THE CRYSTAL REALM.

Suggested talking points: Serial Pringles, Thank You Topaz, The Truman Show Modesty, Look Stealing, Rude Peeps, Fancy Jism, Scott Bakula Slash Fic, Magic Angel, Clipper Rippers

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