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One Bad Mother Episode 98: When Only Mama Will Do, plus guest Janelle Hanchett!

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Janelle Hanchett

Biz and Theresa talk about that special time in a child's life when only Mama will do. We aren’t sure it feels as good as it should. Plus, Theresa compliments her partner, coughing drives Biz to the edge of madness, and we welcome back one of our favorite people, Janelle Hanchett of the blog Renegade Mothering, to talk about parenting and the internet.

RenegadeMothering.com
I Became a Mother, and Died to Live, by Janelle Hanchett
Follow Janelle on twitter @RenegadeMama1

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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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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Lynda Barry & Tom Arnold

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Lynda Barry
Guests: 
Tom Arnold
Guests: 
Brian Coleman

It's MaxFunDrive time! The production of Bullseye is funded by your donations. Become a monthly sustaining member now, and get cool thank you-gifts, plus unlock challenge funds from other donors and help us meet our goal of 4000 new and upgrading members by March 27th. Just visit www.maximumfun.org/donate!


Photo: Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY

Lynda Barry Inspires Us to Get Creative with Monsters

Lynda Barry is a self-identified "freak", a cartoonist, a writer, and for the last couple of years, she's also been a college professor teaching interdisciplinary creativity at the University of Wisconsin.

What does that mean? Well, she encourages students to abandon their fears of creating and embrace their work and process.

Her most recent book, Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor collects her lesson plans and writing and drawing exercises.

Lynda talks with us about using monsters as a tool, why we're sometimes afraid to draw, and how elementary school aged kids can teach us a thing or two.

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Canonball: Brian Coleman Talks about Mantronix: The Album

Every so often we interview music journalists and experts, and ask them which records they think should be part of the pop music canon. It's Canonball.

This week, we're talking with the acclaimed rap journalist Brian Coleman, author of the series Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies. He chose to talk to us about Mantronix.

In the mid-1980s, producer Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee joined forces and created the hip hop group Mantronix.

Kurtis Mantronik rocked the TR-808 drum machine, and MC Tee moved the party along with his lyrics.

Together, they recorded Mantronix: The Album, and influenced the producers who followed them.

Brian Coleman's newest edition of "liner notes" is Check the Technique Volume 2.

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Tom Arnold Talks About Shaking Off the Bullies and Making His Own Way

Tom Arnold is a real show business survivor. In the mid 1990s he got famous -- both the kind you want to be, and the kind you don't want to be. His first big job in Hollywood was as a writer on Roseanne. He ended up married to her. He became a regular on the show and their relationship was tabloid fodder for five years. By the time they broke up in 1994, you couldn't make it through a late night monologue without a Tom Arnold joke.

But that was just the beginning of Tom Arnold's ride. A star making performance in a huge hit movie, True Lies, made him a star. Then a disastrous series of broad comedies made his career a punchline again.

But Arnold never stopped working, as a character actor, as a sports talk show host, as a stand up comic, and now in his 50s he's a dad for the first time and he's now been a star in Hollywood for thirty years. His new show is Yahoo's Sin City Saints. Arnold also continues to perform stand up across the country.

Tom talks with us about growing up in Iowa and fighting bullies, the difficulties of working in Las Vegas, his enduring respect for Roseanne, and the way he's found satisfaction with his work.

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The Outshot: MacGruber

Jesse heartily disagrees with A.O. Scott's review of the film version of MacGruber. In short: MacGruber exists, and the world is better for it.

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MBMBaM 244: Slimefoot

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We're wrapping up the MaxFunDrive the only way we know how: By talking about Garfield, urinal footwear and sexual reactions to The Flash. If that doesn't deserve your hard-earned dollars, we don't know what will.

Suggested talking points: Super Rich, Garbage House, Cat Enema, Pizza Warlock, Nerdgasm, Japanese Courtesy Sandals, Glamping, Olderwear

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 369: Punk Rock Brunch with Nick Adams

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Guests: 
Nick Adams

Nick "Repeat" Adams joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, Jordan's run-in with some rockabilly ladies, and Jesse's friend Alice from photography class.

And it's MaxFunDrive time! Go to http://www.MaximumFun.org/Donate to support the show!

If we reach our stretch goal of 2500 new or upgrading members, Jordan and Jesse will buy a boat on Craigslist and record a show from the middle of the MacArthur Park lake. #jjgogrosslake

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The Flop House: Episode #174 - That Awkward Moment

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The Flop House
Guests: 
Hallie Haglund

It’s the MaxFun drive! And, though Stu is in Puerto Rico, we pulled out the big guns with a return appearance by Hallie Haglund! She adds some much needed perspective to the asshole-dude-based rom-commery of That Awkward Moment. Meanwhile Elliott reveals his hatred of smooth men who have a lot of sex, Dan is, yet again, accused of racism, and Hallie can’t get over the similarity between our lead actress and farts.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Cold in July
All Good Things
Man is Not a Bird

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Ep. 10. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Episode One

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Our heroes are sent out on their first mission as Reclaimers for the Bureau of Balance. Their initial task is an impossible one: Do they possess the competence required to be on time for a train? The answer may surprise you, but — no, actually, it probably won’t.

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TITLE: TS177:The Jinx, IUD's, Dolce and Gabbana & Our Fund Drive

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Throwing Shade

It's MaxFun Drive and Cher and Oliver the Dog are here to take your call! Go to MaximumFun.org/donate and while you're supporting your favorite podcast, listen to Bryan and Erin talk about IUD's and Dolce and Gabbana and doll eyed murderer The Jinx. 

 

 

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One Bad Mother Episode 97: In-Laws, with guest Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Biz and Theresa finally go there and talk about in-laws, oh my! Before we put our foot too far in our mouths we get insight into many of the issues created by joining families with Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, author of Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws into Family. Plus, we bust out some epic listener calls, including a working mom's video conference call that goes terribly wrong and a mom whose baby would probably sleep through the night if it weren't for dad's extraordinarily loud peeing!

Don't Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws Into Family, by Dr. Ruth Nemzoff
Dr. Nemzoff's Website
Follow Dr. Nemzoff on twitter @RuthNemzoff

Join our new and lively OBM facebook group for like-minded parents to share and discuss everything kid- and parenting-related! Non-parents are also welcome! Join here.

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

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
Join our mailing list!
Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter
Follow Biz on Twitter
Follow Theresa on Twitter
Check us out on Facebook and like us!
Get a OBM tee from the MaxFunStore!
Interested in hosting a OBM meet-up in your area? Email theresa at maximum fun dot org.

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Mama’s Boy, Shayna Ferm, The Pump and Dump
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 (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Patton Oswalt, 'Fresh Off the Boat' & Jemaine Clement

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Patton Oswalt
Guests: 
Randall Park
Guests: 
Nahnatchka Khan
Guests: 
Jemaine Clement

It's MaxFunDrive time! The production of Bullseye is funded by your donations. Become a monthly sustaining member now, and get cool thank you-gifts, plus unlock challenge funds from other donors and help us meet our goal of 2000 new and upgrading members by March 27th. Just visit www.maximumfun.org/donate!


Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Patton Oswalt on Immersion in Art (and Life)

There was a period of time in the mid to late 1990s when Patton Oswalt spent most of his waking hours indoors. He'd be in a TV writers' room all day, make his way to the movie theater for a film or two, and then hit the stand up stage before going to sleep. Then he'd get up and do it all over again.

His movie obsession was supposed to teach him how to be a filmmaker and create better art, but he found he was missing out on life, and art was no substitute.

Oswalt's new book is called Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film.

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Jemaine Clement on Stevie Wonder's "For Once in My Life"

You likely know Jemaine Clement best as half of the New Zealand comedy-music duo The Flight of the Conchords. Their show ran for several seasons on HBO.

More recently, Clement co-wrote, -directed and -stars in the new movie What We Do in the Shadows, about modern day vampire housemates.

What song changed his life? Stevie Wonder's recording of "For Once in My Life".

What We Do in the Shadows is in theaters now.

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Photo: ABC/Bob D'Amico

The Asian-American Sitcom in 2015: Randall Park and Nahnatchka Khan on 'Fresh Off the Boat'

Fresh Off the Boat is the first network sitcom about Asian-Americans in a long time, and that's a big deal. The creative team behind the show, including memoirist Eddie Huang, showrunner Nahnatchka Khan and star Randall Park have publicly grappled with that blessing and burden. How do you retain the specificity of the Tawainese-American experience and provide that to a group of Americans who are hungry for mass-market representation, and also make a show that's big-tent enough to welcome hundreds of millions of Americans who don't know what bao are?

We're joined by Nahnatchka Khan and Randall Park to talk about trying to achieve those goals, how they see their own American experiences, and how to write a sitcom dad who's not dumb.

Fresh Off the Boat airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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The Outshot: The Perfect Sly & the Family Stone Album

Jesse explains how Sly and the Family Stone made a perfect album, even as they slowly disintegrated as a group.

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MBMBaM 243: Lenny Kravitz Marinara Breast Milk

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Happy MaxFunDrive, everybody! This is our first of two pledge drive episodes, and it's extra-long, meaning we have way more time to talk about haunted dolls and Travis' unhealthy relationship with food. Also: Lenny Kravitz Marinara Breast Milk.

Suggested talking points: Babypizza, Precog Wendy's, Mayonnaise Boys, Angel Lover, Photography Class, Food Faces, Burning Man Bartering, Chicken Memory, Fabric Secrets, Katie/Frida, Whip-Its Master

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