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MBMBaM 415: My Very Cool Telescope!

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This episode is chock-full of practical tips, like how to punish a bird, and how to defend the honor of your favorite telescope. If you don't use at least one piece of helpful advice from this episode at some point this week, we'll eat all three of our hats.

Suggested talking points: Justin's Christmas List, Candy Life Lessons, Telescope Bullies, Hiker Surprise, How to Punish Birds, Hummus Cream, It Catches, Office Improv

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 218: Little Beef, Little Pork (DS9 S2E21)

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When Calvin Hudson walks Commander Sisko through his plan to leave the Federation, his fugitive turn has implications that will last well past laundry day. But when Gul Dukat rides shotgun for the mission to bring him to justice, Sisko’s allegiances become complicated. What is the unified theory of non-Starfleet uniforms? Why are there so many farmers in Star Trek? Is there a question you should never ask a Lyft driver? It’s the episode where all of the host’s movements are motivated!

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The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 217: But Enough About My Butt (DS9 S2E20)

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When Male-Pattern-Baldness-Barclay commits an act of terrorism, Station Commander Sisko hits the road with an old frenemy. But when everyone in the DMZ starts using cheat codes, loyalties are tested and well-treated prisoners are dying. What is Cal Hudson telegraphing with that low com badge placement? Does Gul Dukat have resting threat voice? It’s the episode where we go on an Excellent Adventure, but stop short of going on a Bogus Journey.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 372: Edible Arraignments

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Guests: 
Jordan Morris

Judge John Hodgman is away from the court on this week's episode. Bailiff Jesse Thorn is taking over judging duties, with friend of the court Jordan Morris serving as bailiff!

Jennie brings the case against her husband, John. John has received a lot of gag gifts over the years that happen to be food items. He is currently storing all of them in the fridge. Jennie wants him to get rid of the gifted food but John is too sentimental!

EVIDENCE

You can check out BRIAN AND LINDSAY WILL TOTALLY EAT THAT here:

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MBMBaM 414: Hogsplash

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This one's got the summer stink all over it. We're talking about those PRETTY fireworks, talking about getting brave for amusement park attractions, and singing us some ice cream songs. Also, Marilu Henner drops by so that Justin can apologize for accidentally shouting towards her face!

Suggested talking points: The Most Beautiful Firework, Rollercoaster Bravery, Havin' a Hogsplash, Hot Chocolate Truck, Special Guestpert: Marilu Henner

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 539: Big Dad Energy with Janine Brito

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Guests: 
Janine Brito

Comedian, TV writer, and BUBBLE writer Janine Brito joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of everyone's go-to sleepover movie rentals, the tale of how Janine used the Nextdoor app to keep a surprisingly valuable tortoise from being sold on the black market, and Jesse's need for Janine's (and listeners') boat expertise. Plus, Jordan coins a new summer mindset!

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Bonus! Bubble's Jordan Morris and Nick Adams

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Nick Adams

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Hey all! Just popping in to give you a special treat this Thursday. You've probably heard about it already, but Maximum Fun - the company that makes Bullseye, Judge John Hodgman and more - just produced its very first scripted series. It's called "Bubble," it's sort of a sci-fi sitcom and we're all *extremely* proud of it.

The show follows four twenty-somethings working the same side hustle to make ends meet. They're contract workers for an app called Huntr. The app hires people to kill the monsters that occasionally slip through the town's protective barrier.

On this special bonus episode of Bullseye, you'll hear Jesse talk with creator Jordan Morris and writer/producer Nick Adams. It's a discussion not just about the show but about cities, why people live in them, and the insane lengths some of us will go to just to stay.

Give it a listen and, if you haven't already, subscribe to Bubble! You'll be glad you did.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 538: Shrekspositive with Steve Agee

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Guests: 
Steve Agee

Actor, comedian, and photographer Steve Agee joins Jordan and Jesse to discuss Jesse's ultimate businessman power move of flying to San Francisco for lunch, Jordan's arsenal of activities that keep his fear of being bored on a plane at bay, and Jesse's experience finding the power within himself after learning how to take a nap. Also: Steve is in an upcoming episode of BUBBLE!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: George Clinton and Cristela Alonzo

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
George Clinton
Guests: 
Cristela Alonzo

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P-Funk's George Clinton: From Doo Wop to Funk, and Saving His Musical Career

This week, we'll revisit a couple of our favorite interviews from Bullseye past. First up, the legendary George Clinton. He's the musician, producer and mastermind of Parliament-Funkadelic. He started his career singing doo wop, later found himself writing songs for Motown, and finally wound up creating a wholly unique sound and visual experience with Parliament-Funkadelic. They made hits like "One Nation Under A Groove" and "Flashlight" and their performances were as funky as their tunes.

In recent years, Clinton has found himself entangled in a series of legal battles over the copyrights of his songs. While fighting in the courts, George found himself fighting for his health as well. The doctor of the Funk gave himself his own prognosis: if he was going to continue a musical career and regain agency in his business affairs, he had to clean up his act, and he has.

The pioneer of funk joins us this week to talk about the evolution of his sound, getting wild onstage, and putting forward momentum back into his working and personal life.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are still touring and recording. You can track him down on his official website.

Check out this interview on YouTube!

This interview originally aired in March of 2014


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Cristela Alonzo has a new stand-up special on Netflix, Lower Classy

Cristela Alonzo is a veteran stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and producer. She's also something of a pioneer. You might remember her from the ABC sitcom Cristela, where she was the first Latina to create, write, produce, and star in her own show.

She talks to Jesse about her formative years growing up in South Texas with an undocumented parent. Hiding from police and immigration raids were daily realities in her small border town. Her family was also desperately poor--she recalls squatting in an abandoned diner.

Down the road, Cristela discovered she had a talent for weaving those tough experiences into comedy gold. That gift is on full display in her Netflix standup special, Lower Classy, as she takes on difficult topics including racial stereotypes, immigration, poverty, and parenting, all with her trademark smile and laugh. Cristela recalls the long journey that led to the special, and how being a comedian is, for her, about more than simply making people laugh.

Cristela Alonzo's stand-up special, Lower Classy, is available to stream on Netflix now. You can also hear her on Maximum Fun's new scripted podcast "Bubble," in which she plays an evil corporate executive.

Check out this interview on YouTube!

This interview originally aired in February of 2017

The Outshot: "Wells for Boys"

In this week's Outshot, Jesse shares a Saturday Night Live sketch that spoke to him in a particularly magical way. Behold, Wells for Boys:

This segment originally aired in February of 2017

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