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MBMBaM 217: Clippy Lovemaking Tips

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Come for the erudite discussion of games industry acquisitions and mergers, stay for the discussion of undergarment oversaturation.

Suggested talking points: GamerTalk, The Law, Memory Foam Remembers, Seeds of Pants, Caesar's Revenge, Weird Ask Jeeves

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International Waters: Episode 34 Scotch Egg Fight!

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Nate, Santina and Dave in LA
Guests: 
Nate Craig
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Santina Muha
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Sophie Black
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Fergus Craig
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Americans Nate Craig and Santina Muha take on Brits Sophie Black and Fergus Craig for Bud Light Chelada tasting, transcontinental sex party news and a sad farewell to summer.

The teams brainstorm obsolete technology that Apple could revive, filthy British TV adaptations and Nate explains how the LA comedy scene likes to celebrate Independence Day on the beach.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Other useful links this week:

Nate Craig wants to plug his up-coming live dates in Chicago and is a big fan of Senator Elizabeth Warren so thinks we should all pay some attention to her.

Santina Muha is on Twitter @SantinaMuha and will be performing her solo show, That Girl in The Wheelchair at the UCB (LA) at the end of September. Santina thinks you should check out TV show, The Fosters.

Sophie Black wants to plug The Actors School, a sitcom pilot she’s made with Fergus. Sophie thinks you should take a look at BBC sitcom The Walshes.

Fergus Craig has a comedy book coming out in a couple of weeks called Tips for Actors and recommends the music of Alice Ant.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes, hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month and recommends Boy George’s autobiography, Take it Like a Man, which is out now on paper.

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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One Bad Mother Episode 72: Preserving the Memories AKA Memory Hoarding, plus guest Mary Kobinger

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Mary Kobinger

Biz and Theresa talk about preserving the precious memories we have about our children, only to discover that, as usual, we are each failing at it in our own special way! Plus, Biz finds herself trying to explain the Afghanistan War to a five-year-old and Theresa tricks her kids into thinking everything old is new again. And, we talk with with Mary Kobinger, whose husband is on the front lines of the fight against Ebola, about what it's like being married to someone who puts his life at risk everyday. (Super relaxing, probably?)

Being a Good Ancestor: A Biblical Guide to Protecting Our Descendants, by Mary Kobinger

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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)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Todd Glass & Raffi

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Todd Glass
Guests: 
Raffi
Guests: 
Ariel Schrag

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.

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Todd Glass Talks about "Busting Out of the Shed", Learning Disabilities, and Crafting Stand Up

Todd Glass is a veteran stand up comic. He's been performing comedy for thirty years. Two years ago, he made a big change. He had created a life for himself. He was a well-respected and well-liked comedian. But he was living in large part as a closeted gay man. He worried about who knew, and who didn't. At forty seven years old, he made the decision to come out, and finally live on his own terms.

His new memoir is called The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy.

Glass tells us why he waited so long to "bust out of the shed", the elaborate coping mechanisms and fake outs he constructed to hide his learning disabilities growing up, and why he thinks so much comedy doesn't stand the test of time.

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Ariel Schrag on 'September Girls' and Flipping the Mermaid Script: "I Wish I'd Made That"

Artists -- the people that make stuff -- are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something an artist sees is so good, so perfect that they wish they had made it themselves.
This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called I Wish I’d Made That. This week, we talk to cartoonist and author Ariel Schrag.

Ariel Schrag was already writing and drawing comics as a freshman in high school. Each summer, she'd create and self-publish a comic about the previous school year. The subject matter was, well, high school stuff. She wrote about her high school crushes, family issues, her struggles in AP Chemistry. Then she caught the attention of an indie comics publisher who decided to release her work as a series of graphic novels. She was only in the eleventh grade.

Now she's written a new coming of age novel, Adam. The title character is an awkward teenager who spends a summer visiting his older sister in New York City. He develops a crush on a girl. The problem is, this girl likes girls. To get around that problem, Adam convinces her that he's a trans man. The book is sweet, funny and frank.

For our segment, Schrag tells us about a very different kind of coming of age novel, Bennett Madison's September Girls, and how it's inspired her to infuse some magic and otherworldliness into her own work.

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Raffi on Performing for Kids, Growing Up in Egypt, and His Forty Year Career

If you were a parent or a child after about 1975, you probably know Raffi. He's one of the best known children's performers in the world, and his original works like "Baby Beluga" and "Bananaphone" and renditions of folk songs like "Down By the Bay" have helped him sustain a career for almost forty years.

Now he's released his first new album in over a decade, called Love Bug.

Raffi Cavoukian talks to us about his early childhood in Egypt, his social activism, and why he's dedicated his life to entertaining children.

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The Outshot: Van Morrison's Revenge Album

What happens when a musician records thirty one songs in one session, all out of spite? Jesse tells us about Van Morrison's "revenge album".

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 341: Thirty-Five with Kulap Vilaysack

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Kulap Vilaysack

Podcaster and comedian Kulap Vilaysack joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the top three things that are bothering Jesse, Jordan's experience at Burning Man and Kulap's new documentary. Check out her documentary at http://www.originstorydoc.com

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MBMBaM 216: Under the Crust

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Get ready for a master class in sports acumen and real-life football cheat codes with your Sunday Night Buddies, the McElroy brothers!!!

Suggested talking points: EGOFFT, Work Cuss, Extreme Braces, Minkus Maintenance, James Johnson's, Hot and/or Ready, Moan Tactics

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One Bad Mother Episode 71: The Second Ever Genius/Fail Spectacular - With Rants!

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One Bad Mother

Woooooo! Kick back and bask in the glory of you, our listeners, as we celebrate your genius moments and failures in The Second Ever Genius/Fail Spectacular -- this time with rants! From washing the diaper pail while washing yourself, to going too far trying to help another mom, to the mom who pulled herself together after her mother-in-law sent her a mean note -- via Facebook -- about breastfeeding, we walk away from this show feeling less alone than ever. You are all doing a great job!

Connect with other One Bad Mother listeners in your area!

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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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TS152: Mashups, Michael Sam, Anti-Rape Nail Polish, with Guest Kimbra

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Throwing Shade

The NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam is off the Rams! But ESPN had the real scoop - he never made showering awkward. And! Did you hear that there's finaly nail polish to prevent rape?! Someone had to do it!  Also, the singer-songwriter Kimbra joins Erin and Bryan to talk "Somebody That I Used to Know," winning a Grammy, and flying Emirates Airlines. Also, how many famous broccoli cartoons can you name?

Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die

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

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MBMBaM 215: Glass Shark

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We're back! And better than ever! Arguably. Well, okay; we're batting about average. Well, maybe Justin's a little rusty, and Griffin's a bit down, and maybe Travis recorded using an old-timey gramophone. But still - we're back!

Suggested talking points: Dad Goofs, Movie Jelly, Munchables, That Dark Water, Sexting While Driving, The Winning Powerball Numbers

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 340: Sexual Icons with Nate DiMeo

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Writer and podcaster Nate DiMeo joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the discussion of Space Jam, videos of people playing video games, and Jordan's trip to Six Flags.

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