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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Keegan-Michael Key & Tituss Burgess

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Keegan-Michael Key
Guests: 
Tituss Burgess

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Keegan-Michael Key on Race and Comedy and Why 'Key & Peele' Is Coming to an End

Keegan-Michael Key’s comedy is inexorably tied with his experiences straddling cultural and racial lines as a young man in the Midwest, and he became a keen observer of his surroundings as a child.

His work with his partner Jordan Peele on the Comedy Central show Key & Peele has earned Key Emmy nominations in five categories including Outstanding Variety sketch series, Writing for a Variety Series, Writing for a Variety Special, Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program, and Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Key & Peele's final season is airing now.

Key sits down with Jesse to talk about the differences of approaching comedy from stand up or improv backgrounds, why it’s so easy to immerse himself in distinctive characters like the substitute teacher Mr. Garvey, and why Key & Peele's fifth season will be its last.

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Tituss Burgess on Being 'Titus Andromedon' on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Following Your Instincts

Tituss Burgess is an actor who has pursued the truth within himself and his performances. Whether it's been in a church choir or on the Broadway stage, Burgess is ready to give it his all.

His successful audition for a small recurring role on 30 Rock put him on Tina Fey's radar, and he's since been cast as Titus Andromedon on the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Burgess's performance on the show has earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is available for streaming on Netflix.

Burgess joins us to discuss his early days growing up in Georgia, inhabiting the character of Titus Andromedon on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and how he contended with a broken microphone while performing live at the Tony Awards.

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The Outshot: Fletch

Jesse explores the top-notch bluffing going on in this week's recommendation, the 1985 Chevy Chase movie Fletch.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 386 - Cam Macleod

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Cam Macleod

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MBMBaM 264: Expecto Punchtronum

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Do you all remember where you were when, on your 11th birthday, you were informed of your pugilistic destiny? We remember it like it was yesterday, because we are TIME WARLOCKS.

Suggested talking points: War Chips, The Frood, Dad's Fingers, Chronomancer, Vitamin Talk, You're a Punchard 'Arry

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 389: Called to Plunder

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Linda Holmes

NPR's Linda Holmes joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the pallet situation in MacArthur, the snacks at the TCA parties, and Linda reveals which TV network has the smelliest publicity mailers.

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One Bad Mother Episode 116: Pregnancy Loss with guest Dr. Jessica Zucker

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Dr. Jessica Zucker

Yes, we are a comedy show, but... There is no clever way to say it. This week, Biz and Theresa talk about miscarriages. Theresa shares her experience and together we explore what it's like to go through a pregnancy loss, or have a friend experiencing pregnancy loss, in a culture that doesn't seem to offer much in the way of acknowledgment or support. Clinical psychologist Dr. Jessica Zucker, whose focus is on women's reproductive and maternal mental health, joins us to talk about her own miscarriage and her efforts to make this a less taboo topic with her #IHadAMiscarriage campaign.

What To Say (Or Not) To Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage (the cartoon)
Dr. Zucker on Good Morning, America
Dr. Zucker's NY Times Opinion piece
Follow Dr. Zucker on twitter @DrZucker
Dr. Zucker's website

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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 Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS197:VidCon,Legal Sex,Anti-Gay Billboards, w/ Guest Richard Lawson

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Throwing Shade

Do you want to hear a song about a sexy tomato who wants to be a secretary? Then this is the episode for you! Plus Erin looks at how famous feminists didn't support amnesty on sex slave decriminalization and Bryan looks at an elderly couple who are raising money to erect homophobic billboards. And to top it all off Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair breaks down Vidcon in a way that will blow your mind. Never accept a Tuscan melon!

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Pop Rocket: Episode 31 #SquadGoals & Dating Shows with Tracy McMillan

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Wynter, Guy, Tracy and Margaret
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Tracy McMillan
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

Relationship author and TV writer, Tracy McMillan joins the team to talk #SquadGoals and dating shows – both real and fictional.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and guest Tracy McMillan.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Sober Thoughts by GoldLink
Tracy McMillan - Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd
Margaret Wappler - Return to the Moon by El VY
Guy Branum - Posted without comment… And you can find Kris Jenner’s version here.

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

You can buy Tracy’s books on Amazon.

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

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 221: I Want My nth TV

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Caroline brings the case against her husband Steve. They cannot agree -- how many TVs is TOO many? Caroline thinks it's best to minimize TV watching, and that a single TV is most appropriate. Steve says it can't hurt to have a few extra screens as long as you don't go overboard. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

Nick Warren named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Nick!

If you want to be part of a nicer place on the internet, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Hodgman, Bailiff Jesse @JesseThorn.

You can follow our fantastic Summer Bailiff Monte Belmonte and listen to him on WRSI 93.9 The River!

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Wet Hot American Summer's David Wain & Michael Showalter

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
David Wain
Guests: 
Michael Showalter
Guests: 
Keith Powell

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Wet Hot American Summer's David Wain and Michael Showalter Return to Camp Firewood

In Hollywood, there are no shortage of films that have proven to be economic failures. And then there's one that was so polarizing that Roger Ebert was inspired to express his hatred of the film in a parody of Allen Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh". Wet Hot American Summer survived both a lackluster theatrical release and Ebert's overwhelming negative review, and has lived on to earn a cult following. It's now been revived as an 8-part television series on Netflix.

The co-writers of the original film, David Wain and Michael Showalter, have again joined forces to make Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, as has most of the original cast, including Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Elizabeth Banks, plus a host of new faces.

Wain and Showalter join us to discuss their new series and how their inspiration for the original film was more 'Do The Right Thing' than 'Meatballs'; how they coped with negative reviews and their treasured memories of camp.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is available to stream on Netflix.

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"I Wish I'd Made That": Keith Powell on 'Network'

What can you take away from a satire of news networks as an eleven-year-old? If you're Keith Powell, the answer is kind of a lot.
For our ongoing series, "I Wish I'd Made That", actor and director Keith Powell joins us to talk about his first and subsequent viewings of the 1976 movie Network, written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet.
Keith's new webseries is called Keith Broke His Leg.
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The Outshot: Andy Daly's "Review"

Andy Daly's Comedy Central show Review explores the essential qualities of the self (through experiences like getting divorced, becoming a racist, and eating fifteen pancakes in a row).

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 385

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No guest this week as we talk about Ron Popeil, grapes, and ghosts.

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