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International Waters: Episode 50 Trust the Process

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Bridgid, Dave and Paul
Guests: 
Bridgid Ryan
Guests: 
Paul Provenza
Guests: 
Arnab Chanda
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman

Paul Provenza, Bridgid Ryan, Helen Zaltzman and Arnab Chanda join host, Dave Holmes to answer questions about dad bods, viral videos and civet poop coffee.

Paul Provenza wants to plug his show Set List and recommends The Carson Podcast.

Bridgid Ryan wants to plug her Midsummer Nights Shakespeare Recitation Competition at the UCB Sunset on 13th June and recommends the book People Who Eat Darkness and the new Madonna album, Ghosttown.

Helen Zaltzman wants to plug her podcasts Andswer Me This and The Allusionist and recommends The Nocturne podcast.

Arnab Chanda wants to plug the BBC Radio series he just made with John Kearns and recommends Josh Weller’s Excitable Boy Podcast.

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 Irish listeners to be sure and turn out for the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd.

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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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Big Boi & Catherine O'Hara

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Hip Hop Icon Big Boi: Getting Familiar with Uncharted Territory

The rapper and producer Big Boi has sold over 50 million records as a solo artist and as half of the platinum-selling hip hop duo OutKast. The innovative Atlanta-based group broke out in the mid-1990s with "Rosa Parks" and "Elevators", then followed up with crossover pop hits like "The Way You Move" and "Bombs Over Baghdad".

OutKast found huge commercial success with an experimental brand of hip hop, eschewing old-school samples in favor of new sounds. Big Boi has been the more musically prolific member of the group. He's gone on to produce several solo albums and collaborate with artists across the music spectrum, from fellow ATL-based rapper Ludacris to funk-master George Clinton to the indie rock band Wavves. His most recent release is called Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors.

Big Boi joins us to talk about the early days recording in an clay-walled basement, coming to terms with fame, and where to go musically when you've hit monumental commercial success.

This interview originally aired in April 2013.

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All-Time Favorites with Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder

Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder joins us this week to share some all-time favorites: a great dungeon crawler for iOS called The Sword of Fargoal and Chandler Burr's The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession, a fascinating book exploring the science of scent.

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Canonball: A Tour of Led Zeppelin's III with Brad Tolinski

For our segment Canonball, we take a flying leap into the canon of popular music and find albums that deserve a closer look.

This week, we're joined by Brad Tolinski, editor-in-chief of Guitar World and author of the new book Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page.

He'll tell us about Led Zeppelin III. With that album, Led Zeppelin moved away from the 60s obsession with authenticity and deep ideas -- and into a whole new sound.

This segment originally aired in January 2013.

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Catherine O'Hara on Being Slightly, Perfectly Odd

Catherine O'Hara's work embodies a particularly special brand of comic absurdity. She helped launch SCTV alongside other burgeoning comedy greats like John Candy and Eugene Levy, quit the show, but still moved on to star in blockbuster comedies. She became spiritually possessed in Beetlejuice, played a memorable, anxiety-ridden mother to Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone, and became a critical part of Christopher Guest's ensemble mockumentaries, like Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show.

Most recently, she's starred in the sitcom Schitt's Creek with Chris Elliott and O'Hara's longtime collaborator Eugene Levy.

O'Hara talks to us about the difficulties of being a woman in the SCTV writers' room, creating memorable characters with her longtime friend and collaborator Eugene Levy, and her own secret comedic formula.

Oh, and in this outtake, hear about the best boyfriend ever: Dan Akroyd.

This interview originally aired in April 2013.

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The Outshot: The Throne Of The Third Heaven of the Nations' Millenium General Assembly

In this week's Outshot, Jesse tells the story of a man who secretly spent the last fifteen years of his life building something amazing in a rented garage.

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MBMBaM 252: Face 2 Face: Sock Detectives

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Here's our final live show from our Midwest tour from earlier this year, which took place Easter Sunday at the Athenaeum in beautiful Chicago, IL. Can you solve the sock mystery before TIME RUNS OUT?

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 377: Dick Canoes with Rye Silverman

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Rye Silverman

Comedian Rye Silverman joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of religious Sonic the Hedgehog fan art, the new Max Mad movie, and Rye's recent experience going viral.

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One Bad Mother Episode 105: Post-Mother's Day Mom Rant, plus guest Jen Voltaggio

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One Bad Mother
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Jen Voltaggio

Biz and Theresa need to vent about the holiday that is Mother’s Day and ask these three important questions: What’s wrong with Mother’s Day? Should we just cancel Mother’s Day? and Can’t we have anything nice? Plus, something horrible is following Biz, Theresa has her strengths and her weaknesses as a parent, and we talk about life with a Top Chef with Jen Voltaggio.

Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends, by Bryan Voltaggio

Thanks to everyone who joined us for One Bad Mother's Day!

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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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TS185:Babadook, Beer, Alan Keyes' Gay Climate, Suzanne Venker, w/ Guest Georgia Hardstark​

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Throwing Shade

Texas Bryan strikes again, this time spreading the word of "Babadook" to all of El Paso and Erin learns the old saying "a forty on Friday makes a sickie on Saturday." Plus, did you know that gay people are causing climate change and our favorite White House | Black Market  model is back with fear mongering judgements for the single ladies. With special guest, Cooking Channel's Georgia Hardstark, who plays Shade/No Shade Groceries Edition. 

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MBMBaM 251: Cycle 2.0

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We hope you enjoyed the format of the first 250 episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me, because we just threw that format right in the garbage. Are you ready for the next generation of comedy-advice fusion?

Suggested talking points: Chaz: A Talking Dog, Cleaning Up, Spelling Bee Battledome, WWJCD, Brand Ambassadors, Wizard Swears, Closing Time, Blazer

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 376: Sliding into Second with Emmy Blotnick

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Emmy Blotnick

Comedian and @midnight writer Emmy Blotnick joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's appendectomy, Jordan's Mother's Day brunch, and the Super Soaker arms race of the 90's.

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One Bad Mother Episode 104: Anxiety, plus guest Kate Casey

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One Bad Mother
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Kate Casey

Biz and Theresa admit to all the things that keep us up at night and share our tricks for coping when our minds want to go off the deep end. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day? If you don't already suffer from crippling anxiety, you might after hearing this incredibly graphic show! Plus, Biz’s toddler is SO negative, Theresa has great bedside manner and we talk with humor writer and author Kate Casey about her new book You Know You Are Pregnant When, Funny Quotes From Women Who Have Been There.

You Know You Are Pregnant When...: Funny Quotes From Women Who Have Been There
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This Saturday, May 9th is One Bad Mother's Day! Join us in a city near you!

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)
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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TS184:Mariah Carey, Birth Control Loopholes, Ted Cruz's Gay Dinner, w/ Guest Alex Richanbach

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Throwing Shade

Bryan met Mariah Carey which is nearly as exciting as Erin's lost dog weekend adventure. But nothing compares to all the loopholes insurance companies are pushing their birth control coverage through and Ted Cruz joining hotel power couple Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass for a weird dinner. Plus, our friend, Alex Richanbach comes on to talk about his movie "We Are Young."

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