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Pop Rocket Episode 96: Super Dumb Comedies

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branun
Guests: 
Whynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

This week, the gang tries to get rid of some of the election anxiety surrounding this week by discussing their favorite dumb comedies. They discuss everything from Judd Apatow to the demise of Adam Sandler, whether physical comedy can be smart, and why so many comedies are tied to “The College Experience”. Guy proposes a theory to explain why Troop Beverly Hills has a longer shelf life than Down And Out In Beverly Hills and Wynter talks about why she loves Mike Judge.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Margaret Wappler - Unsatisfied
Oliver Wang - Somebody Kill Me Please
Wynter Mitchell - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Guy Branum - Daddy Lessons

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org.

Bullseye: Willem Dafoe, Paul Schrader & David Crosby

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Willem Dafoe
Guests: 
Paul Schrader
Guests: 
David Crosby

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Paul Schrader - Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer /Getty Images


Willem Dafoe - Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Paul Schrader and Willem Dafoe talk their new film Dog Eat Dog, Schrader’s childhood, and Dafoe’s acting ethos

Growing up in the Calvinist church, Paul Schrader didn't see a movie until his late teens. Since then, he has more than made up for it, writing, producing, and directing influential films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Affliction.
Willem Dafoe, having worked on 7 films in the past with Schrader, trusts his film-making style and sensibility. Dafoe's Hollywood breakout role was in the 1985 film To Live and Die in L.A., and has starred in many other beloved films such as Platoon and the Last Temptation of Christ.
This week, Schader and Dafoe sit down with Jesse to discuss their new film, Dog Eat Dog. They discuss Schrader’s childhood, his earlier screenplay and directorial premieres and Dafoe school’s Jessie on acting and how he gets into character when portraying psychotic characters.


Photo: Jason Merrit/Getty Images

David Crosby on The Byrds, CSN, his recovery from drugs, and his new album Lighthouse

Thirty years ago, David Crosby was one of the biggest rock stars in the world, being a part of two game changing and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Byrds. Decades after his depart from playing with bands, he continues to play music on his own.
In conversation with Jesse, David discusses his transition into music, his addiction and recovery from drugs, and his latest album Lighthouse.

The Outshot: Ray Baretto’s Acid

This week, Jesse recommends Ray Barretto’s inaugural album Acid as an album that had much ambition and achieved so much at a time when the music on it was still new to the American aural palette.

Episode 2 - Only Child written by John Hodgman

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Guests: 
John Hodgman
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
John Ross Bowie
Guests: 
Abe Chabon
Guests: 
Mark Gagliardi
Guests: 
Josh Malina
Guests: 
Adam Savage
Guests: 
Sage Ryan
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Ben Acker
Guests: 
John Roderick
Guests: 
Samantha Sadoff
Guests: 
Abby Wait

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Pitch Perfect 2, Married, Ragnorak) regarding his dead pilot, Only Child.This episode was recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest 2016. Along with John's interview, you'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Only Child performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors like:

John Hodgman as John Hodgman, Janet Varney as Bridget and Mom, John Ross Bowie as Dad, Abe Chabon as Miles, Mark Gagliardi as Ed, Simon, and Basoonist, Josh Malina as Alex and Dr. Horchow, Adam Savage as Paul, Sage Ryan as Tim Fitch, Hal Lublin as Coach Mac, Ben Acker as CJ, John Roderick as Dr. Mister, Samantha Sadoff as Tina, and Abby Wait as Posie. Stage directions read by Andrew Reich.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us at www.facebook.com/deadpilotssociety, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter www.twitter.com/deadpilotspod, and visit our website at www.deadpilotssociety.com. Thanks for listening!

Emmy's and Pop Culture Comebacks

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Pop Rocket
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

Oliver, Wynter, and Margaret talk all things Emmy's: why no one watched it, who the big winners were, and why Veep keeps winning. Later, they discuss the art of pop culture comebacks. Why can Drew Barrymore make a comeback, but not Lindsay? Who are our hosts waiting to make a comeback? And as always, they have some fantastic weekly jams to share!
With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Margaret Wappler - El Perro Del Mar Breadandbutter
Oliver Wang - Hot 8 Brass Band Sexual Healing

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hartfor MaximumFun.org.

Bullseye: Hasan Minhaj & Margaret Wappler

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Hasan Minhaj
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

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.


Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Hasan Minhaj talks Homecoming King, “The American Dream” Tax, and Air Jordans

Hasan Minhaj is a Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is currently touring with his one man show Homecoming King. A native of the Sacramento area, his comedy is characterized by a mix of political and satirical comedy.
This week, he and Jesse sit down to discuss his one man show, stand up comedy in other countries, and the current political climate in the United States. Plus, Hasan knows a lot about sneakers.
Hasan is currently on tour with his show Homecoming King.

Margaret Wappler on Neon Green, Taking care of Her Father, and Sci-Fi Cliches

Margaret Wappler is journalist, columnist, pop culture critic, short story writer, podcast host , teacher, and now a novelist.
Margaret and Jesse talk about her new novel Neon Green, how she took care of her ill father as a teenager, the writing process, and the 1990’s.
You can find Margaret’s book here.

The Outshot: Randy Moss’ Face as Trent Dilfer Criticizes Kaepernick’s NFL Protest

This week, Jesse talks about non-people of color still not getting the plight of people of color’s everyday reality.

Pop Rocket Episode 74: Politics in TV and Film with Ann Friedman

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Guy, Oliver, Margaret, and Ann Friedman!
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Ann Friedman

Guy, Oliver, and Margaret are joined in the studio by special guest, writer and host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Ann Friedman. This week, the group discuss politics in TV and film. Also, the search for Pop Rocket’s song of the summer officially begins today, so look for the official thread on the Facebook group and leave a suggestion!

With Guy Branum, Ann Friedman, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Ann Friedman - The Julie Ruin – I’m Done
Oliver Wang - Kaytranada and Syd Tha Kid – You’re the One
Margaret Wappler - Frankie Cosmos – Is It Possible/Sleep Song
Guy Branum - Company - Getting Married Today

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Getting Curious: Episode 009 What Constitutes an Eating Disorder?

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Ilona & Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Ilona Varo

Jonathan is joined by Ilona Varo, a marriage and family therapist intern specializing in eating disorders.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Ilona Varo.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious: Episode 8 What's It Like to be a Comedic Legend? With Margaret Cho

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Margaret & Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Margaret Cho

Jonathan goes round to Margaret Cho's house to talk about comedy, dogs, charity and cannabis.

With Jonathan Van Ness and Margaret Cho.

Here's more information about #BeRobin

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Getting Curious: Episode 7 Who Were the Romanovs and What Happened to Them, Honey?

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Brad and Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Brad Damaré

Jonathan is joined by Brad Damaré (Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at USC) to uncover the true story behind the 1997 animated film Anastasia.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Brad Damaré.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Maximum Fun's Best Episodes of 2014

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It's been a great year for Maximum Fun! A whole truckload of shows joined the network and we're celebrating. Whether you're an old-school MaxFun listener who wants to try a new show, you're brand new to the network, or you want to introduce a friend to the joy of podcasts -- we've got you covered.

Where's the best place to start? Why not try a sampler of the best episodes of 2014, as voted on by the members of the Maximum Fun subReddit and members of our Facebook groups, and spearheaded by Reddit user groverjefferson!

You can click through to each episode, or download the entire batch of episodes from this handy RSS feed.

Adventure ZoneEpisode 1: Here There Be Gerblins

Baby GeniusesPaul F. Tompkins

BullseyeCaroll Spinney, Dave Mattina, Ian Edwards

Bunker BuddiesEpisode 1: EMP

Dave Hill's Podcasting IncidentEpisode 84: Greetings from Australia

Destination DIYJuly 2014: Teen Inventors

The Flop HouseEpisode 158: Labor Day

The GoosedownEpisode 4: Villains

International WatersEpisode 31: Stiff as a Varnished Eel

Jordan Jesse GoEpisode 332: Cake-Spangled Banner with Maria Bamford

Judge John HodgmanEpisode 166: My Legal Pony

Lady to LadyEpisode 89: French Stewart

The Memory PalaceEpisode 61: The Glowing Orbs

My Brother My Brother and MeEpisode 215: Glass Shark

Oh No Ross and CarrieRoss and Carrie Bust a Gut: Laughter Yoga Edition

One Bad MotherEpisode 80: Mom Ruts, plus guest Jill Barber

RISK!All-Star Episode #5

SawbonesCorpse Theft and the Resurrection Men

Song ExploderEpisode 1: The Postal Service

Stop Podcasting YourselfEpisode 349: Jon Dore

Throwing ShadeEpisode 138: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Summer Weddings, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cosplay

Wham Bam PowEpisode 73: Galaxy Quest

Again, major thanks to groverjefferson for putting the survey and list together, and to YOU for listening! Happy New Year from all of us at Maximum Fun.

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