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Switchblade Sisters Episode 33: Rear Window with 'The Killing' and 'Seven Seconds' Creator Veena Sud

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Veena Sud

Rear Window

We are so lucky this week to have TV creator, writer, and director Veena Sud on the program. She's most well known for creating the TV show, The Killing. But she's got a new show out now called Seven Seconds. It follows the aftermath of the death of a 15 year old black cyclist who is killed in a hit and run accident by a white police officer. She's also on the program to discuss Alfred Hitchcock's classic Rear Window. Veena elaborates on the effect that Hitchcock has had on her career, and how it has influenced her being drawn to darker stories. She reveals that she's just completed her first feature about a teenage girl who accidentally kills her best friend. She also tells a wonderful story of working with the late Jonathan Demme on her show Seven Seconds. This is a truly engrossing episode that deals with the craft behind writing and cultivating a meaningful story.

You can watch Seven Seconds on Netflix.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Rear Window

With April Wolfe with Veena Sud

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Inside Pop Ep. 128- Luke Cage Season 2, Won't You Be My Neighbor

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Inside Pop

We're heading straight to Harlem for this special Luke Cage edition of Inside Pop. We've seen the second season of Marvel's Luke Cage and we're bringing you an exclusive preview of the first two episodes. We'll also provide some fascinating behind the scenes info about the show's music and production crew and theorize why vocal fans of the first season may have inspired the more volatile Season 2 Luke Cage. Plus, we question why we're anti-shipping Mariah and Shades.

Then, Amita reviews the new documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor, about legendary children's TV host Fred Rogers.

Plus, we have a brand new Big Sell that tackles one of the ugliest, and sadly most prevalent problems in Hollywood.

Fans of Luke Cage will want to check out our interview with showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 41: Stanning for Regina Hall, Reboots and Ocean's 8 with Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers of Las Culturistas

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Bowen Yang
Guests: 
Matt Rogers

Ocean's 8

This episode is a hoot and a half! The gang is joined by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers of the Las Culturistas podcast. The program starts very strong with Matt's obsessive "Zapruder-ing" of the A Star Is Born trailer. They then go over the newest heist film Ocean's 8. The room is very divided on this one with all of them returning to the question - "Is there a conflict in this entire movie?" Plus, many of the individuals on this podcast admit to a deep love for the much maligned Norbit. Also, we have a special segment with Drea Clark. She interviews director Bobby Miller about his new film, The Cleanse, with Anjelica Huston and Johnny Galecki. This is a wild episode and is required listening!

In news, Eddie Murphy with play Rudy Ray Moore, Hereditary gets a D+ Cinemascore, and male movie critics outnumber female movie critics nearly 4 to 1.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Inside Man
Bowen - Kung Fu Hustle
Matt - Disobedience
April - Starship Troopers
Alonso - The New Age

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Incredibles 2 with Drea Clark

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 32: Death Becomes Her with Angela Trimbur, Lauren Parks and Jenée LaMarque of 'The Feels'

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Angela Trimbur
Guests: 
Lauren Parks
Guests: 
Jenée LaMarque

Death Becomes Her

We've got a packed house today with Angela Trimbur, Lauren Parks, and Jenée LaMarque of the new film The Feels. The three women all act in the film with Jenée directing and co-writing with Lauren. They're on the show to discuss Robert Zemeckis' Death Becomes Her. Although not similar in tone or genre, April and the guests quickly find that both of these films are united in their commentary on women's bodies. The Feels analyzes the shame felt by women unable to have an orgasm. While Death Becomes Her addresses the pressure women face to constantly look young - in, albeit, a very violent and supernatural way. Plus, they all discuss the special effects, the production design, and, of course, the delicious performance of Meryl Streep as the aging movie star, Madeline Ashton.

The Feels is available on Amazon.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Death Becomes Her

With April Wolfe with Angela Trimbur, Lauren Parks and Jenée LaMarque

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 40: Weird Meat and 'Wake In Fright' with Benjamin Partridge

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Benjamin Partridge

Wake In Fright

This week the gang is lucky enough to be joined by Britain's own, "The Beef and Dairy Network Podcast" host, Ben Partridge. It's a staff choice episode this week, and this time it's April's pick. She chose the 1971 Australian psychological thriller, Wake In Fright. The gang takes apart the film and what makes it so relevant to today's society. Alonso even calls it "toxic masculinity, the movie." The film can be a bit brutal and the crew makes sure to touch upon those elements, including the infamous kangaroo hunting scene. Plus, in celebration of having a beef expert on the show, the gang discusses eating meat in cinema. This segment is obviously titled "Weird Meat."

In news, Jeremy Renner broke both his arms shooting Tag, Brett Ratner is telling people he's directing Rush Hour 4, and Benedict Cumberbatch protects a cyclist from muggers.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Jewel's Catch One
Benjamin - The Girl With All The Gifts
April - Hereditary
Alonso - Alex Strangelove

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Ocean's 8 with Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers of Las Culturistas

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Benjamin Partridge and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 31: Deep Rising with Rebekah McKendry

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Rebekah McKendry

Deep Rising

Rarely do we get a PhD. level academic on the show to discuss horror, but we got one this week! It's writer, director, professor and 'Shock Waves' podcast host Rebekah McKendry. She's on to discuss the underseen Deep Rising. She details her connection to aquatic horrors, dating back to her childhood growing up next to a river infested with alligator gars. April and her "dive" into what separates Deep Rising from all the other late '90's disaster/monster movies. Rebekah also divulges what goes into her filmmaking process; creating characters, directing actors, and designing creatures. To quote the tagline of this film - "Full scream ahead!"

Shock Waves is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Deep Rising

With April Wolfe and Rebekah McKendry.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 39: Movie Tech and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' with Inkoo Kang

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Inkoo Kang

Solo: A Star Wars Story

We are joined by the incomparable Inkoo Kang. She's here to discuss the newest Star Wars film - Solo: A Star Wars Story. No stone is left unturned as they dissect the notoriously troubled movie. You'll have to listen to the episode to know what they truly think, but April does say watching the movie was like going to school. Inkoo shares her experience of doing 'Molly' for the first time. Plus, the gang discusses the tech advancements that are adding and subtracting to the audience experience. And Inkoo discusses the growing technology of 'Deepfakes.'

In news, Ian McKellen says "Gays don't exist" in the eyes of Hollywood, 'Creepy Crawlers' gets its own movie, 'Sesame Street' sues 'The Happytime Murders', and Matthew McConaughey gets "Snooped.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Inkoo - First Reformed
April - Come and See
Alonso - Edward II

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Wake In Fright with Ben Partridge

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Inkoo Kang and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 30: 28 Days Later with 'Bob's Burgers' Writers/Producers Lizzie & Wendy Molyneux

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Lizzie Molyneux
Guests: 
Wendy Molyneux

28 Days Later

We've got a great episode this week with our first pair of sisters - Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. The 'Bob's Burgers' writers/producers are on to discuss the Danny Boyle film, 28 Days Later. They elaborate on what goes into a storyline for Bob's Burgers, staying true to the format of the show, and seeing Tina Belcher in real life. Plus they explore what makes 28 Days Later such a classic; Cillian Murphy's performance, the introduction of the "fast" zombie, and the humanity behind the film. The sisters also make a case for adopting children during a zombie outbreak. This is a must listen episode for people interested in the process of writing comedic television.

Bob's Burgers is on Fox now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch 28 Days Later

With April Wolfe and Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 38: Deadpool 2 and Adapting Movies Into Video Games with Freddie Wong

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Drea Clark
Guests: 
Freddie Wong

Deadpool 2

We've got fellow Max Funster, co-founder of RocketJump, director, and host of the Story Break podcast Freddie Wong on the program. He joins Ricky, April, and Drea to discuss everything Deadpool 2; the jokes, the violence, and the onslaught of cameos. April introduces the rest of the gang to the expression 'Tits to the glass.' Freddie warns Deadpool cosplayers that they might not be as funny as they think they are. PLUS, the crew takes a look at the beautiful tradition of adapting video games from popular movies. And they even try their hand at adapting a few themselves!

In news, Michelle and Barack Obama get a "storytelling partnership" with Netflix, The Human Centipede director gets a new film, and Donald Glover asks "How can you not be pansexual in space?"

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Explorers
Freddie - Mission: Impossible II
April - The Tale and Not A Pretty Picture
Drea - Swiss Army Man

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Solo with Inkoo Kang

With Drea Clark, April Wolfe, Freddie Wong and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Story Break #58: Nuclear Family

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Story Break

We draw from our list of ideas to break the story for an action thriller set... during MOVING DAY! Also don't forget to check out Freddie's guest appearance on Who Shot Ya? this week as well!

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