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MKEP144: Respect For Anita (Anita Hill, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, Whitney Houston)

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Reeling from the outrage about Kaepernick's feature in Nike's new campaign, the duo discusses... is Nike doing good or is it more complicated than that?! Also they are dissecting Whitney Houston's documentary, the tragedy that she went through and why we gotta give her more respect. The main korner for the show is Anita Hill, the precursor to the #metoo movement, James breaks down everything we might not know or have forgotten about her story and everything she went through during the confirmation of Clarence Thomas. Also- who's a better actor Whitney Houston or Halle Berry?

Links!
https://www.theroot.com/anita-hill-on-the-weinstein-scandal-this-type-of...

https://www.theroot.com/what-has-been-the-impact-of-anita-hill-1790866460

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/the-case-for-impeaching-cla...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/anita-hill-and-her-199...

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Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Guy Branum

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Bullseye
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Guy Branum
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Emily Lordi

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Guy Branum On His New TV Show and The Importance of Being Charming

Guy Branum is a comedian, writer, actor, podcaster, and host of his own TV show: Talk Show The Game Show. He recently published a book out in stores now. It's called "My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir through (Un)Popular Culture," so we're re-playing our conversation with him from last year.

Before his career in media, Guy had his sights set on being a lawyer, completing a law degree and passing the bar exam before leaving that life behind. He realized he had an overwhelming passion for pop culture, and he began his career in stand-up. Eventually, he landed a writing and commentator position on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and was a writer on The Mindy Project. He is the host of Bullseye's sister show and Maximum Fun's own Pop Rocket podcast.

In this extended interview, Guy tells Jesse about his show and some of the challenges that came with creating it. He shares what it was like growing up gay in a farming town outside of Sacramento, his journey of coming out to his family and friends, and why he uses the word "charming" so often.

You can watch Guy's show every Thursday at 11/10c on truTV.

Click here to listen to Guy Branum's interview on YouTube.


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Cannonball: Donny Hathaway's Live

Academic and writer Emily Lordi makes the case for why Donny Hathaway's live album deserves to be added to the canon of classic music. She tells us why this 1972 record, largely made up of covers of other people's songs, is so essential to understanding the black artistic experience at the time.

If you want to know more about this album, Emily's 33 ⅓ book on the album is out now.

Click here to listen to Cannonball: Donny Hathaway's Live on YouTube.

The Outshot: It's Not Crazy, It's Sports

Photo: ESPN

Jesse tells us why there is no better person to capture the crazy things athletes and fans do than the documentarian Errol Morris.

Click here to listen to The Outshot on YouTube.

Diggin' In the Archives (LGBTQ Homeless Youth & Chicano Moratorium)

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We are taking a trip down memory lane this week and revisiting some early favorite segments from the early days of Minority Korner! James takes us back to a korner where he elaborates about the crisis of homelessness effecting LGBTQ Youth. With it's anniversary coming up soon, Nnekay takes us back to when she talked about the Chicano Moratorium of 1970. What it meant and how it relates to today. We hope you enjoy this travel back in time!! WE'll be back next week with a whole new barrel of laughs for you to enjoy!

LINKS:

See James do Stand Up August 11th at 9:30pm in NYC! Tickets:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efk3gr4h8f...

 

Homelessness and LGBTQ YOUTH

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-forsaken-a-rising-numbe...

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/publications-a-z/425-the-i...

Chicano Moratorium

https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/important-day-us-history-chica...

https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork/videos/1538186869540619/?pnr...

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Inside Pop Ep. 127- Queer Eye Season 2, LGBTQ Pop Culture

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We're celebrating Pride Month in this episode by highlighting some of our favorite queer pop culture.

First up, we've had an advanced look at the second season of Queer Eye on Netflix and we're giving you an exclusive preview of the series that consistently gives everyone the feels. We'll tell you how the series is breaking even more new ground than ever before.

And then we bring you a special rainbow colored Big Sell in which we recommend some under the radar pop culture with an LGBTQ focus that you will definitely want to put on your must watch/must listen list.

Big Sells:

Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent

A Time to Leave - Trailer

Sara Ramirez Trailblazer speech

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

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MK131: Hopalong Bingo & The Joyland Jazzers (Black Owned Amusement Parks, Gaslighting, Clergy, and Matrimony)

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Minority Korner

We kick this week off, by discovering our dear lil James had grown up to be a Minister of Love!!! Yes yes, ya'll James got his licence and is ready to officiate your wedding- which he did this weekend! The twins get into it and all that went down in Central Park. Nnekay then takes us on a ride to Amusement Park Past! She talks about three major amusement parks that were owned and for black people and all the glamour that occurred at these amazing spots. Then James breaks down gaslighting- what is it, how can we protect ourselves- ESPECIALLY since our current administration are pros at it. So relax and come hopalong into this episode.

Links!

https://blackthen.com/joyland-park-first-owned-operated-amusement-park-e...

https://blackamericaweb.com/2013/05/15/little-known-black-history-fact-j...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/remembering-suburban-gardens-dcs-on...

https://seaviewbeach.wordpress.com/

http://adage.com/article/agency-news/jimmy-smith-dgwb-partners-launch-am...

https://www.therichest.com/business/companies-business/top-10-most-popul...

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701...

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One Bad Mother Episode 258: Are You Trying Hard Enough Yet? Plus Novelist Rumaan Alam

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One Bad Mother
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Rumaan Alam

Biz and Theresa explore our desire to prove to others that we’re doing enough as parents. Regardless of what we’re going through with our kids, when someone tries to be helpful by saying, “Have you tried...xyz?” it can leave us feeling like all our efforts are invisible. So...that’s a thing! Plus, Biz wonders “Who those people are?,” Theresa has been shocked, and we speak with author Rumaan Alam about his new novel That Kind Of Mother.

You can find more from Rumaan on his website rumaanalam.com, on twitter @rumaan, and as the special projects editor of the Books desk for the New York Times. His latest novel That Kind Of Mother is out now.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Care.com and Storyworth. Go to storyworth.com/BADMOTHER to receive $20 off your subscription. And head to care.com/mother to get 30% off of a care.com premium membership.

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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

One Bad Mother Episode 250: I’m Bored! Plus Kendal Esquerre on Representation

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Kendal Esquerre

This is the last week of the Max Fun Drive and we would love it if you could show us your support! In order to make a contribution go to maximumfun.org/donate and use the #MaxFunDrive on social medial to show us some love!

Who cares if the kids are bored? We want to be bored, too! We explore the idea that being bored may be a missing step to achieving self-care, as well as other mind-blowing concepts like, “Boring acts aren't the same as being bored,” and, “Being bored while doing something for someone doesn’t count!” (We promise it’s not boring!!) Plus, we talk to Kendal Esquerre about LGBTQ representation in the media and teens! It’s the last week of the #MaxFunDrive so tune in for One Bad Mother specific pledge drive gifts, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for hilarious gifs of Biz and Theresa, and shout us out on social media using the #MaxFunDrive, and on Twitter @OneBadMothers for your chance to win a special pledge drive gift! Thank you for supporting One Bad Mother!

You can find Kendal on the internet many places. Her website, Youtube channels KESSE Vision and InHer Power, and check out her hilarious and powerful article on representation, WHY WE NEED A LESBIAN CLAIRE HUXTABLE: Or How I Started a Youtube Channel for My Black, Queer Family on Mutha Magazine.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org.

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!

Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron.

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
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Get a OBM tee, tank, baby shirt, or mug from the MaxFunStore

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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

MK116: James Squared (James Nowlin author of The Purposeful Millionaire, The Winter Olympics, Omarosa, Celebrity Big Brother, Delivery Men)

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Minority Korner

This week kicks off with the wonder twins chatting it up about the wonderful world of the Winter Olympics! The beautiful opening ceremony... which may have or may not have made one of our host bawl like a baby over the unification of North and South Korea. They also touch down on how exactly to feel about Omarosa and her new turn as Celebrity Big Brother participant. Should we feel empathy? Apathy? Anger?! Nnekay also covers a run in with a delivery man who was less than thrilled to see her... how very odd it is to disappoint a person you don't know. Then we get to the main event of the episode! James sits down with New York Times Best Seller James Nowlin the author of The Purposeful Millionaire. Our James has shared some of James Nowlin's "52 Rules to a Better Life of Wealth and Happiness," in previous episodes and now we're getting it straight from the source. How will tips like applying the success formula, making your bed, surrounding yourself with positive people, releasing your own self worth, and waking up early lead you to a better more fulfilling life? How can you overcome obstacles no matter your race, gender, or sexuality? Listen up as James Squared explains and so so much more! Get ready to live a more purposeful life, like a millionaire! 

Links!

https://jamesnowlin.com/

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

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Bullseye With Jesse Thorn Holiday Special with Andy Richter, Jane Lynch, Pop Rocket, and MBMBaM

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Bullseye
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Andy Richter
Guests: 
Jane Lynch
Guests: 
Griffin McElroy
Guests: 
Travis McElroy
Guests: 
Justin McElroy
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

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Andy Richter on telling his children the truth about Santa Claus

[R] Andy Richter probably best known for being Conan's O'Brien's sidekick, but he's been a comedian for almost 30 years. You've probably seen him in Madagascar, Arrested Development, or maybe you watched his Emmy nominated TV series: Andy Richter Controls the Universe. Andy sits down with Jesse to talk about the dealing with the holidays, and his favorite holiday specials.

Click here to listen to Andy Richter's interview on YouTube!

Margaret Wappler and Wynter Mitchell on their favorite holiday films

Journalist and novelist Margaret Wappler and digital strategist Wynter Mitchell are hosts on Bullseye’s sister show, Pop Rocket. This week, they sit down with Jesse to talk about their favorite Christmas films. Some of them will surprise you. You can find every episode of Pop Rocket and more information about the show here.

Click here to listen to Wynter Mitchell and Margaret Wappler of "Pop Rocket" Talk Christmas Movies!

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy answer some holiday questions

The brothers from the Maximum Fun produced advice show and podcast, My Brother, My Brother and Me field some questions from listeners, and give some holiday advice. If you need more from the McElroy's check out their television series of the same name on streaming service VRV.

Click here to listen to the McElroy's holiday advice on YouTube!


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Jane Lynch on her Christmas album, and hating the holidays

Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Jane Lynch is best known for her hilarious portrayal of Sue Sylvester on ABC’s Glee, and if you've seen a Christopher Guest movie, odds are her's was the funniest character. Last year, she's teamed up with Kate Flannery and Tim Davis on A Swingin' Little Christmas, a big-bad era inspired Christmas album. Jane Lynch sits down with Jesse to talk about that album, her arms-length relationship with Christmas, and what it was like for her to come out as gay after comedians like Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O'Donnell paved the way.

If you're in Los Angeles you can see her perform songs from her Christmas album at Largo at the Coronet on Wednesday, December 20.

Click here to listen to Jane Lynch's interview on YouTube!

This episode originally aired in December of 2016

Minority Korner 107: Never a Feud for you, Black Princess (Meghan Markle, Books on Privilege, Gay Zoo, Nickelodeon, Grey's Anatomy, PrEP, Black Doctors)

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This week starts off with a bang as the twins celebrate a some color entering the British Monarchy! That's right Meghan Markle is breaking barriers by blessing Prince Harry with the decision to marry him! James finally gets all the hullabaloo about the royals, while Nnekay wants to see more from Meghan. They also discuss how Ms. Markle was able to bust on through to Nick News as an 11 year old preaching about feminism. Impressive start! James finds himself in the middle of Grey's Anatomy with a Black Woman Doctor!!!!!! He also gives a little teaser to a future episode about PrEP. In the Korners, Nnekay wants to give you some hints on what to give the children in your life for the holidays... BOOKS. This time her book list includes books on how to teach children about privilege. It's a hard topic to breech and these book will make it a little bit easier and fun! James' takes us to the magical land of the Gay Zoo!!!! Did you know that animals are just as gay as we humans are? You didn't well, James spells it out for you! From elephants to hyenas to bison to dolphins and even the good ole warthog! James' covers it all- so you'll have the arsenal to counter any claim of what is TRULY natural. We also have a new winner! Remember to stay for the end to see if you're the review that won the raffle! We also have a new store!!!!! Hooray! Remember to share Minority Korner: Guide to a Gay Bar, and buy up those tickets to Nnekay's Nice Tan Show in SF on January 26th! Enjoy!

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Minority Korner Guide to a Gay Bar: Straight Guy Edition part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO_ZTYVotE4

Nice Tan at SF Sketchfest

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nice-tan-queen-george-hosted-by-michelle-bi...

Episode Links!

Books on Privilege

http://www.booksforlittles.com/silence-is-violence/

Gay Zoo

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/15750604/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/g...

http://www.dw.com/en/10-animal-species-that-show-how-being-gay-is-natura...

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/natalia-reagan/hooray-for-gay-animals-9-_...

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