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This week Bryan has a critical Chico’s update, while Erin finally ventures to Catch restaurant, the most interesting place on Yelp. Also, United Airlines barred 2 teenage girls from their flight for wearing leggings, and a recent study in voice and speech patterns shows that men and women who were perceived to have “gay voice” were inadequate for higher position roles in companies. Plus, guest Adam Buxton is here to discuss his cult UK show “The Adam and Joe Show”, his incredible biking abilities, and his amazing podcast “The Adam Buxton Podcast”.
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This week guest host Linda Holmes talks with Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, the hilarious three brothers behind the comedy advice podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. Recently, the brothers became the creators and stars of their very own TV series by the same name on the Seeso streaming network.
The McElroys tell Linda why it was important to them to film their new show in Huntington, West Virginia, where they grew up. They dish on the common misconceptions of their hometown, and what it was like to rope fellow Huntingtonians, including the mayor, into their antics.
The McElroys’ irreverent yet humane sense of humor has won them a following of very passionate fans, especially online. There’s even a McElroy wiki that catalogues the many callbacks and gags that have appeared in their comedy over the years, not to mention the brothers’ other shows with spouses, family members, and friends.
The McElroys tell Linda about how growing up in the same household shaped their comic sensibilities -- and how even after all these years, they’re still trying to make each other laugh.
Gina Prince-Bythewood is a producer and writer who is probably best known for her 2000 movie Love and Basketball. Raised in Pacific Grove, California Gina moved down to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, graduating from the film school with honors. Gina has directed many movies since her 2000 breakthrough, films such as The Secret Life of Bee's and Beyond The Lights.
Her new project called Shots Fired, created with her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood, was a film idea turned mini series dealing with issues of race inequality and police corruption and violence against the black community. The murders of unarmed black men and women at the hands of white police officers and in particular the acquittal of George Zimmerman from the murder of Trayvon Martin were the catalyst for this project.
Gina tells Linda how rejection has influenced her work ethic, why she thinks it's important to represent diverse experiences and casts, and why she think Love and Basketball is cherished by so many people.
You can watch Shots Fired on Fox every Wednesday at 8/7c.
Linda tells us about a musician who can turn literally anybody into a great singer, doesn't matter who you are.
Comedian Alicia Tobin returns to talk dogs and fiddlers, dog eyes, and drunks in costumes.
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Happy second week of the MaxFunDrive! Everyone has been absolutely killing it! Let's finish strong with an episode that, no shit, starts with an in-depth, 15-minute-long discussion about Craig T. Nelson's body of work.
Suggested talking points: Craig Twitter Nelson, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Owning Tables, Beltblaster, Willem Dafoe in the Upside-Down, Cell-Free Dads, Vampire Times, ;), All Drinks are Water
Guy Branum joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Guy's new TruTV show Talk Show the Game Show, parenting while taking marijuana, and Jesse's trip to see a World Baseball Classic Championship game. Plus, Guy explains the scandal at the gay softball world series.
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Our heroes are out of time, out of options, out of places to hide. The holes in their history are starting to fill in; but are they going to like the answers they receive? We're almost caught up, now. Taako fights his fears. Merle loses faith. Magnus hears music.
This week Bryan was blindsided by the appearance of the new season of Great British Bakeoff on Netflix, while Erin struggles with multiple splinters. Also, Beauty and the Beast finally revealed their exclusively gay moment this weekend and boy was it a disappointment, and women in the workplace may have a harder time filing class action lawsuits against their employer thanks to a new bill by congress. Plus Guest Joel Kim Booster is here to discuss being fired from a Dippin Dots stand, Palm Springs, and coming out to Evangelical parents.
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Reuben brings the case against his wife, Megan. They live in a small neighborhood near several family members. They have dinner with the extended family five nights a week, with family members rotating cooking responsibilities. Reuben wants to opt out of the family dinner co-op but Megan likes the arrangement.
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Happy MaxFunDrive, everybody! It's our first year on the network, and we're so excited to take part in this two-week celebration of ... well, us, I guess? And you! It's a love story, in a manner of speaking. Also, we're recapping the first eight episodes of Terrace House: Aloha State!