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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Kathryn Hahn and David Letterman biographer Jason Zinoman

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Bullseye
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Kathryn Hahn
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Jason Zinoman

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Kathryn Hahn on her new Amazon series, I Love Dick

Kathryn Hahn is an actor and has been in comedy films like Step Brothers, the Anchorman movies, and a bunch more. She's also starred in the NBC series Crossing Jordan and was also on Parks and Recreation, playing Jennifer Barkley, the political consultant.

Lately, she's been working a lot with the writer and director Jill Soloway. She was in her 2013 film Afternoon Delight, she plays Raquel the rabbi on Amazon's Transparent, and now she's starring in another Amazon series called I Love Dick, based on the Chris Klaus book by the same name.

Hahn and Jesse talk about the inherently feminist space that I Love Dick inhabits, and the deeply complex character that Kathryn plays on the show. She talks about working with Jill Soloway on many of her most recent projects, and the special and deeply creative environment that Soloway creates on her sets.

You can catch Hahn in I Love Dick on Amazon now.

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Jason Zinoman on "The Last Giant of Late Night", David Letterman

Jason Zinoman is a writer and a critic covering comedy over at the New York Times. He also writes for Slate and Vanity Fair. He's got a new book out - it's called Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night. More than a biography of David Letterman, it is about one of the funniest TV hosts of all time and why so many people are fascinated with him.

Jason and Jesse talk about the span of David Letterman's career, from parodying regional radio on his college radio station, to his time working as the weekend television weatherman, to his late night show segments that appealed to really basic comedic instincts in the audience (i.e. "Dropping Stuff off a 5 Story Tower" and "Stupid Pet Tricks" and "How many Guys in Spider-Man Suits Can Fit Into a Jamba Juice").

Jason's book Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night is out now.

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The Outshot: Concrete the Superhero

Jesse tells us about Concrete, one of the saddest and most honest superhero comics he's ever read.

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MBMBaM 358: Detective Jigsaw, My Very Best Friend

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Sorry it's come down to this, dear listeners, but we've been cops the whole time, and we've got to take you down for all the crimes you did while enjoying our podcast. We'd still love to have you over for the big cookout next weekend, though!

Suggested talking points: Underpants Watch, Sneakin' Out the Bottles, Friend Arrest, Sea Pork, Quaid Confusion, Infrared Bears, An All New Original Color

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 483: Tiny Diver with Danielle Radford

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Danielle Radford

Comedian and podcaster Danielle Radford joins Jordan and Jesse and they finally give it a rest from talking about those clowns in Washington to make room for a discussion about everyone's favorite Reddit subculture, movies that are better to watch on VHS than Blu-ray and the mystery of those fried baby squid that come with calamari.

The Greatest Generation Ep 142: LoJack Worf (S6E17)

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When Worf is taken prisoner behind enemy lines, he turns his incarceration into a Cool Hand Worf-type situation. But when the inmates start regarding their farm implements as the weapons they are, the warden increases Worf's sentence...to death! Do Klingons have two-factor suicide authentication? Why does Worf fall in love so easily? What's the most offensive portmanteau? It's the episode that looks a lot better at night.

One Bad Mother Episode 207: The 7th Ever Genius-Fail Spectacular! Plus Rants!

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One Bad Mother

Buckle up for our seventh genius-fail spectacular (plus rants!) where we bask in the great equalizer of great and awful moments. Trust us, none of us are alone and everyone is doing an amazing job! Plus, Biz is getting ready to head to Alabama, Theresa is discombobulated, and this week's show includes background baby noises brought to you by Baby Curtis!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

International Waters Ep 99: NCIS: Liverpool

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Matt Braunger, Jessica McKenna, and Dave
Guests: 
Matt Braunger
Guests: 
Jessica McKenna
Guests: 
Sophie Duker
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Andrew Hunter Murray
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Matt Braunger, Jessica McKenna, Sophie Duker and Andrew Hunter Murray join host, Dave Holmes for health fad stories, local celebrities biographies, and good old fashioned alligator fighting.

Matt Braunger wants to plug Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger and his stand up special Big Dumb Animal and recommends Black Hole by Bucky Sinister.

Jessica McKenna wants to plug her upcoming UCB LA shows and the ABC webseries Serious Music and recommends Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

Sophie Duker wants to plug Manic Pixie Dream Girls (ironically named) and recommends Tank and the Bangas and Noname's Tiny Desk Concerts.

Andrew Hunter Murray wants to plug No Such Thing as a Fish and recommends Auntie Mame.

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 Big Little Lies on HBO.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor, Christian Dueñas, and Laura Swisher.

Ep. 64. The Stolen Century - Chapter Five

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Our heroes find themselves in a strange world where artists compete for national pride, submitting their works to a mountain that can make them known throughout the land. Can the team create satisfactory masterpieces before their year is up? Merle gets academic. Taako borrows some pearls of widsom. Magnus meets a fateful friend.

TS289: Melania Trump, Betsy DeVos, Club Kids, Student Loans

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Throwing Shade

This week Bryan shares stories from his sister Caroline's visit, while Erin ventured into some casual Veganism. Also, according to a recent study women hold 2/3 of all student loan debt and because of the gender pay gap and Betsy DeVos it’s going to become even harder to pay them off. Plus, at the 43rd G7 summit the world leaders spouses took a group photo and Luxembourg's First Gentleman was failed to be acknowledged in the White Houses Facebook page.

The Throwing Shade Live tour documentary is coming to Vimeo next Thursday, June 8th! Pre-order here!  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/throwingshade 

The Greatest Generation Ep 141: He’s Not My Android (S6E16)

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When alien technology and indigestion trigger parallel daddy quests for Data and Worf, one goes fully suicidal while the other goes full Rambo. All this is set against a tense backdrop of Captain Picard doing some aqueduct diplomacy and Dr. Crusher doing something decidedly naughty in Quark’s holosuites. Is Deep Space 9 well-lubricated enough for that space butthole? Did Farmer Hoggett get horribly burned in a fire? Under what circumstances is it OK for Worf to go on an unsanctioned black ops mission behind enemy lines? It’s the episode with the seven stages of podcast preparation.

MBMBaM 357: A Wonderful Hug From Goro

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Today's episode features a drop-in from our critically acclaimed Twin Peaks fancast-within-a-podcast, The Bookhouse Boys. We've got answers for all the questions this twisted series throws at you -- questions like: What's with all this coffee? Hey! What's even going on here?! Whoa!?!

Suggested talking points: Bookhouse Boys, Dream Interpretation, Arcade Desires, Tender Kombat, Daniel Dunkin, Real Emo, Hardee's Softcows

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