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MBMBaM 241: Foghorn LeZydeco

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Sorry for the late episode! Griffin was on a long voyage to New Orleans, from whence he has returned a new, swampier man. He is, like the rest of us, in a prison of his own creation.

Suggested talking points: Voodoo Donuts, Double Door Thanks, Death on Mars, Spooky Mornings, Spacefaring Dude Juice, Pony Dissertation

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Nick Hornby & Luis Guzmán

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Nick Hornby
Guests: 
Luis Guzmán

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Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl', Creativity and Ambition

Nick Hornby became famous as a literary writer for men. His first three books were about guys, fans specifically, Fever Pitch was a memoir about Hornby’s love of soccer; High Fidelity was about a record store owner, struggling with love. About A Boy was about a sort of boyish man tending to a mannish boy.

Hornby has since written several other books and screenplays, including Oscar nominee An Education.

His new novel, Funny Girl, is about a working class young woman in the 1960s who leaves her small town in search of a career on television, and her success on a BBC sitcom.

He sat down with Jesse to talk about why he set his novel in the mid-60s (and why its protagonist is a woman), personal ambition and creativity, and what it's like to be a Hollywood dinner guest.

Funny Girl is available now.

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Luis Guzmán of Ana Maria in Novela Land on 'The Part'

Luis Guzmán is a veteran character actor. But back in the early 1990s, he was still working as a social worker on the Lower East Side, and acting was more of a side gig. Then he got a role that put him on the map -- the thuggish sidekick Pachanga in the 1993 movie Carlito's Way.

As Guzmán tells it, everything crystallized with that role.

You can see Luis Guzmán playing evil lawyer Licenciado Schmidt in the new movie Ana Maria in Novela Land, in theaters now.

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The Outshot: Devil in a Blue Dress

Jesse explains why Easy Rawlins, of Devil in A Blue Dress, is a different breed of private detective.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 363 - Sarah Szloboda

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Guests: 
Sarah Szloboda

Sarah Szloboda returns to talk Meatloaf, amateur plumbing, and sleep habits.

Download episode 363 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 366: Vintage Coffee with Sarah Morgan

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Guests: 
Sarah Morgan

Writer Sarah Morgan joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of British candy, cronut knockoffs and Jesse's recent visit to a Salvation Army.

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International Waters: Episode 45 Live in Los Angeles

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Erin, Bryan, Jordan,Sarah, Dave and Matt
Guests: 
Erin Gibson
Guests: 
Bryan Safi
Guests: 
Sarah Morgan
Guests: 
Matt Kirshen
Guests: 
Jordan Morris

Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, Matt Kirshen and Sarah Morgan join host, Dave Holmes for a show taped live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA.

Written by Asterios Kokkinos with help from Justine Barron, recorded at UCB Franklin in Los Angeles, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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One Bad Mother Episode 94: We Give Up! plus guest Lisa Smith Molinari

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Lisa Smith Molinari

Biz and Theresa wonder why "letting go" feels so great but "giving up" makes us feel like losers? Clearly we're having trouble deciding whether our glass of wine is half-full or half-empty. Plus, Biz offers a refuge for tired moms and Theresa comforts her child with sugar. And we explore being married to the military with Lisa Smith Molinari of the blog The Meat and Potatoes of Life.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS174: The Oscars, John Travolta, Highsexuals, China's Lady Problem

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Throwing Shade

Did you watch the Academy Awards? Did you see Travolta's lacefront? Or Patricia Arquette's speech? Or Lady Gaga's amazing performance? We cover it all. Plus, straight dudes are claiming drugs make them gay. And communist China is not for the equal treatment of women. You know who is? Jennifer Lopez and Meryl Streep aka J.Mer.
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Did you watch the Academy Awards? Did you see Travolta's lacefront? Or Patricia Arquette's speech? Or Lady Gaga's amazing performance? We cover it all. Plus, straight dudes are claiming drugs make them gay. And communist China is not for the equal treatment of women. You know who is? Jennifer Lopez and Meryl Streep aka J.Mer.

Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi  #tspod

 

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Ep. 8. Moonlighting - Chapter Two

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Now that they can finally understand like, anything that anybody important is saying, our heroes seek employment in the Bureau of Balance. Merle brags about how smart he is. Taako accidentally encounters some life-changing intel. Magnus does horrible, horrible things to an automaton.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 199: Legalhosen

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Leesa brings the case against her husband Matt. Matt has accumulated a large collection of socks. He began with solid colors, and has now expanded to fancier patterned socks. Leesa says the collection has gotten out of hand, and wants Matt to cull the herd. Matt says the socks are useful and aesthetically pleasing, and wants to continue to acquire socks at his present rate.Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

Thanks to Monte Belmonte for returning as guest bailiff this week, and to WRSI 93.9 The River for hosting this week's Western Mass-based JJHO.

Monte will be camping out on the Old Courthouse Lawn in Northampton, MA next week, March 4th and 5th, to raise $50,000 for The Cancer Connection. Pitch in starting March 4th and help him meet that goal before he freezes while camping out in his tent! Find a link to donate here.

And thanks to Alberto Zuniga for this week's case name!

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Pop Rocket: Episode 008 2015 Oscars Special: The Show, Speeches and John Travolta

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Wynter, Guy, Margaret and Oliver
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

The spectacle, the magnificence, the sh*t show that was the 2015 Academy Awards. Why did Neil Patrick Harris miss the mark as host? What was with all those political speeches? And John Travolta… Plus everyone’s first gigs and music recommendations.

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

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Gnarls Barkley Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
Oliver Wang - Just Blaze Moleskine Conclusion
Margaret Wappler - Courtney Barnett’s Pedestrian at Best
Guy Branum - A joke from the latest Fresh Off The Boat

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 on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

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