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TS163: Miami, Anne Geddes, UPS vs. Moms, Rev. Steven Anderson w/ Guest John August

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Show: 
Throwing Shade
Guests: 
John August

Erin and Bryan came back from a trip to Miami, and it really changed Erin for the worse. Plus, the Supreme Court discusses rights for pregnant workers and a preached named Steven Anderson called for the execution of gays. Also, is "dim sum" a euphemism for "penis"? And we talk about the movie "Threesome" with screenwriter and fellow podcaster, John August. 

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 188: I Pledge a Grievance

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Christian brings the case against his wife, Corrin. They're both big fans of a university sports team, and aren't afraid to show their spirit. Christian wants to fly their team's flag outside their house on game days, but Corrin says that's one step too far. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to Lisa Minogue-White for this week's case name! And thanks to Julian Burrell for engineering this week.

You can see John Hodgman live at his remaining 2014 tourdates in Alexandria, Virginia on December 15 & 16. You can also visit www.bit.ly/notacult for a Secret Society event that will be open to the public.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Chris Rock, John Cleese & Scott Aukerman

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Chris Rock
Guests: 
John Cleese
Guests: 
Scott Aukerman


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Chris Rock Explains His Commitment to Stand Up

Chris Rock has never strayed for too long from stand up comedy. He started performing stand up in his late teens, then he was handpicked by Eddie Murphy to be in Beverly Hills Cop II. Rock then spent a few years on Saturday Night Live and In Living Color, and eventually turned to stand up yet again in the mid 1990s.

You probably remember what happened next. Rock released a series of stand up specials, earning him several Emmys and cementing his status as one of the industry's best comics.

It was Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing that inspired him to work behind the camera, as a movie director. Rock directed two movies in the 2000s, Head of State and I Think I Love My Wife. His latest is a comedy called Top Five. Rock stars as Andre Allen, a famous comic who wants to be taken seriously as an actor. Andre can't get audiences to embrace his dramatic turn in a movie about the Haitian slave rebellion -- they just want him to be funny.

Rock will talk about why he's making movies instead of touring stand up clubs, why he isn't worried about becoming "old Bob Hope", and the real reason he's afraid of losing his fame.

Top Five is in theaters this week.

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I Wish I'd Made That: Scott Aukerman on Twin Peaks

Artists are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something an artist sees is SO good, so PERFECT that they wish they had made it themselves.

This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called I Wish I’d Made That.

Today you’re going to hear from the Comedy Bang Bang host Scott Aukerman. One of his early jobs was as a writer for the comedy program Mr. Show.

So why does this comedy aficionado wish he'd made the dark, surrealistic murder-mystery show Twin Peaks? He'll explain.

Twin Peaks is currently available on Blu-ray and Netflix, and will be returning to air sometime in 2016 on Showtime.

You can hear more from Aukerman on the TV show and podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!. Season three of the show is wrapping up on IFC.

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John Cleese on His Early Life and the Road to Comedy

John Cleese is one of the most influential figures of comedy. He's best known as one the creative forces behind the legendary comedy troupe Monty Python. But before that, he was almost a lawyer.

Cleese went to Cambridge, studied law, and was about to accept a job with a big firm when another opportunity came up. This one was perhaps slightly less distinguished, but infinitely more appealing to Cleese. The BBC was impressed by his work with his college comedy revue, The Footlights, and offered him a job writing and producing comedy.

In his new memoir So, Anyway… Cleese discusses his journey, from his childhood in prep school, to his early days of sketch comedy at Cambridge, to the co-founding of the Pythons.

Cleese will talk about being one of the "scientific" minds of the Pythons, writing and re-writing with his comedy partner Graham Chapman, and how he felt about the recent Monty Python reunion.

Cleese's new book, So, Anyway… is available now.

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The Outshot: Transparent

Why does Jesse like Transparent? Well, it's the rare television show that has people acting like... real people.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 351 - Mark Forward

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Guests: 
Mark Forward

Comedian Mark Forward joins us to talk racist bartenders, Christmas songs, and Jim Varney.

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MBMBaM 229: A Premium Swallow

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Listen, we've already got the comedy-advice game on lockdown, so now we're turning our attention toward new, potentially more lucrative dividends. Like, for instance, dad-based fantasy fiction.

Suggested talking points: Brand Portfolio Update, The Love Window, Tip of the Dragon Penis, Guv, Lardell's Interests, Sticky Icky Stigma, A Suitable Silverback Womb

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 354: Nut Shake with Tess Rafferty

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Tess Rafferty

Writer Tess Rafferty joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jurassic World, chain restaurants, and Jordan's trip to see the Cabazon Dinosaurs.

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One Bad Mother Episode 83: Baby Mama Drama, plus guest Gina Sampaio

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Gina Sampaio

Biz and Theresa want to know why we feel like crazy people when we worry about everything? Just relax, already! Clearly the vacation is going to pack itself! Plus, Biz reveals that french-kissing robots keep her marriage strong, Theresa gets fooled by her momentarily nice kid, and we talk with Gina Sampaio of Sister Serendip who informs us that even adoptive parents can be assholes sometimes!

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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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TS162: Ass Hunters, Barbie IT, w/ Guest Travis McElroy

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Show: 
Throwing Shade
Guests: 
Travis McElroy

Happy Peter Pan Live Eve! On this Throwing Shade, a video game called "Ass Hunter" was removed by Google Play for being the most controversial game since Nintendo's Duck Hunt. And, Barbie tries to work in computer science...but fails miserably. Plus, where are Bryan's Madonna and Liza posters? Find out now!  With special guest, Travis McElroy! 

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Ep. 2. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Two

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Our heroes’ first job is not going especially well. Taako, Merle and Magnus are hot on the trail of their employer’s kidnappers, leading them into a perilous gerblin den. Will they discover the fate of Gundren and his ward, Barry Bluejeans? Or will they find themselves held up by complicated gerblin office politics?

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Ep. 1. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter One

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In this, the pilot episode of The Adventure Zone, the McElroys create the characters with which they’ll build a new — and hopefully very, very lucrative — fantasy fiction franchise. Join in the campaign as Justin (Taako), Travis (Magnus) and Clint (Merle), led by Dungeon Master Griffin, take their first steps into the unknown.

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