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Ep. 17. Lunar Interlude I: Carnival Chaos

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In this brief interlude between adventures, our heroes attend an office party — well, a carnival — at the Bureau of Balance’s lunar headquarters. They also hit up the Fantasy Costco, where they must match wits with their most fearsome mercantile foe yet. Taako makes a discrete trade. Merle tries on some cool-ass slippies. Magnus finally finds a friend.

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International Waters: Episode 52 Live at MaxFunCon

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Photo by Kenneth Lecky
Guests: 
Paul F. Tompkins
Guests: 
Janie Haddad-Tompkins
Guests: 
Nadia Kamil
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman

Paul F. Tompkins, Janie Haddad-Tompkins , Nadia Kamil and Helen Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes up in Lake Arrowhead to face questions about Kate Moss, exploding creatures and classic summer movies.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunCon 2015 by Nick White, produced by 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 it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jen Kirkman & Bryce Dessner

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jen Kirkman
Guests: 
Bryce Dessner

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.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.


Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Jen Kirkman's Unapologetic, Unafraid Thoughts on Marriage, Divorce, and Comedy

Jen Kirkman is fierce when it comes to pain and fear and figuring stuff out, both in her stand up comedy and her writing. In her new stand up special I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), a lot of her material is about getting married, getting divorced, and why she thinks we're all just doing our best. While her jokes about being divorced at 40 and physical aging could be sad sack in someone else's hands, Kirkman's take is unapologetic and unafraid. She's OK with those things. Why aren't we?

Kirkman explains how part of her opening sequence is an homage to Joan Rivers, how she found her audience after spending years playing rooms of alternative comedy fans, and why she thinks dying alone doesn't have to be a bad thing.

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Bryce Dessner on "The Day I Became an Artist"

Bryce Dessner is a classically educated composer and musician. He grew up playing classical guitar, piano and flute. He also plays guitar for the rock band The National.

As a kid, classical music was something he did by himself. That changed as he grew older, and he collaborated and played with friends and took on small commissions.

For "The Day I Became an Artist", he talked to us about a pivotal moment in his career as a composer -- writing his composition "Aheym" for the Kronos Quartet.

You can hear Dessner's music many ways -- a new recording of his composition Music for Wood and Strings was just released. You can hear him in the rock band The National. And if you want to hear his compositions live, you can find them being performed all over the world. Details of current performances are available on his website, BryceDessner.com.
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"The Red Umbrella", Saul Leiter (1957)

The Outshot: Saul Leiter

Jesse talks about the photographer Saul Leiter, whose great talent lay in not telling you the whole story.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 381: Cherry Blast with Alie Ward and Dave Horwitz

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Guests: 
Alie Ward
Guests: 
Dave Horwitz

Fan favorites Alie Ward and Dave Horwitz join Jordan for a discussion of everyone's first kiss and virginity story, rhythmic vaping videos, and Alie's experience throwing out the first pitch at a Tigers game.

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One Bad Mother Episode 109: What Did That Baby Do To My Friend?

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One Bad Mother

What happens to a friendship when one friend suddenly has a baby, and the other remains child-free? This week, Biz and Theresa tackle questions about friendships submitted by our child-free listeners. From dealing with the crappy things that come out of new parents' mouths to trying to convince your friend that you really do want to hang out with her and her screaming baby, we try to take the pressure off by answering the questions that may feel hard to ask when friendships encounter big changes.

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

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MBMBaM 255: Kangaroo Jack Blood

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This week, we offer a treatise on modern critical thought, and how our cultural needs and desires have shifted as the critical process has become more democratized. Also, we go deep into Guy Fieri.

Suggested talking points: On the Run, Dilbert Reviews, Fast Spies, Daniel Craigslist, Two Pizzas, G'Day USA, Deals Warlock, Fighter Spreadsheets, Agent Fieri, Sushi Candy

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 380: Meowklyn with Blaine Capatch

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Guests: 
Blaine Capatch

Comedian and writer Blaine Capatch joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of their kids' viewing obsession, Jordan's visit to CatCon, and fundamentalist praying mantises.

Action Item: call in with your Summer Boy Activities! 206-984-4FUN!

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One Bad Mother Episode 108: Toy Guns, plus guest Sarah Thyre

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Sarah Thyre

Who needs two tickets to the gun show? These guys! Biz and Theresa test the bonds of friendship by talking about our respective stances on toy gun play. Plus, Biz returns to her roots, Theresa gets a 24-hour vacation, and we talk to the very funny actress and writer Sarah Thyre.

SarahThyre.com
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Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
Join our mailing list!
Join the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother facebook group
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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)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Ep. 16. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Seven

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In the final chapter in the Rockport Limited story arc, our heroes have little time to stop their runaway train from colliding with Neverwinter, potentially ruining some other group's D&D session. Magnus takes a tumble. Merle channels Gary Sinise. Taako does some pretty dope magical stuff.

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International Waters: Episode 51 Let’s Acca-Do It!

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Thom and Wendy in London
Guests: 
Brian Unger
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell
Guests: 
Wendy Wason
Guests: 
Thom Tuck

Brian Unger, Zabeth Russell, Thom Tuck and Wendy Wason join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing and talk of dad bods, Usher and the smell of Benedict Cumberbatch

Useful links:

Brian Unger in on Twitter @IAmBrianUnger and wants to plug his new show Time Travelling with Brian Unger which is on the Travel Channel and coming to the internet soon.

Zabeth Russell is on Twitter @Zabsters and wants to plug The Armando Show that she plays in each Saturday night at iOWest, in LA. Zabeth recommends Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s new show on Netflix.

Thom Tuck wants to you to follow him on Twitter @TurlyGod and recommends comedian Kyle Kinane who Brits can see at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.

Wendy Wason wants to plug her Twitter, @Wendy_Wason and her My Body, My Rules “Alternative Porn” web series. Wendy recommends you see Irish comedian Aisling Bea at the Edinburgh Fringe or on the internet.

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 new Brandon Flowers album The Desired Effect.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by 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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