MBMBaM 274: The Najimy Museum


This episode is the spookpocalypse. You can listen to it if you want, but we can’t be held responsible for the frights, chills and spills that come next. We will tap into fear-centers that you didn’t even know you had up in your brain. We’re the kings of Halloween, and your timid hearts are our domain.

Suggested talking points: Mummyrat, Sexy Ideas, Rat-Based Economy, Celebratory Heroin, True Spook, Najimy Shedding, Failed Costumes, Don’t Touch, Penis Museum, What Babies Crave, Death Man, Megalodon Problems, Batkush

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Ep. 25. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Eight


This episode is basically a self-contained Fast and the Furious movie, if that film franchise incorporated actual arcane magicks, rather than just "movie magic." Magnus does some risky jumping. Merle takes a tumble. Taako summons a new best friend.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself Bonus Episode - LIVE from Edmonton

Kayla Lorette
Sean Lecomber

Recorded live from Improvaganza in Edmonton, Alberta on June 25, 2015 with guests Kayla Lorette and Sean Lecomber. Photo by @ryhei on instagram.

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TS208:San Fran,Pregnancy,Rand Paul

Throwing Shade

Pull out your blueprints because the Denver airport is the new standard for the modern hip apartment! Brace yourself for terrifying murals and uncomfortable chairs! This week the Crisis Pregnancy Center not only has problems with sentence structure and facts, but they are also incapable of distinguishing between IUDs and a fetus. Also, Rand Paul gave a speech at Drake University (sadly not that Drake) and in true Trump form is telling gay people “ya fired.” Come on Rand don’t make yourself the subject of a Drake song because he’s “gotta lot of enemies.” Buh dum chh. Happy Thursday!

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Pop Rocket: Episode 42 Fall TV Preview

Wynter, Margaret & Oliver
Pop Rocket
Margaret Wappler
Wynter Mitchell
Oliver Wang

Margaret Wappler leads the team in discussing the new Star Wars Trailer, Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, Project Greenlight and the new Fall TV shows.

With Wynter Mitchell and Oliver Wang.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Angel Tongue by Light Asylum
Oliver Wang - Unbreakable by Janet Jackson
Margaret Wappler - Hot Chip's cover of Dancing in the Dark

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

TV shows we talked about this week:
Dr Ken
American Horror Story: Scream Queens
The Affair
The Grinder

You can 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 232: Oh, Goodie


Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear out the docket, addressing issues of late-night hot tubbing, cuddling in theaters, rug placement and taking photos with Wayne Gretzky.

Only a handful of dates left for Judge Hodgman's ongoing Vacationland tour. Orlando, Durham, Ohio University, don't miss out!

And don't miss Bailiff Jesse's World Tour of Several American Cities with Bullseye! Stops in LA, Boston, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Philadelphia, DC await but tickets are going fast. Come see Jesse with William H. Macy, Tavi Gevinson, Mission of Burma, Barney Frank, Hari Kondabolu, Chicano Batman, Ray Suarez, Dan Deacon and our own John Hodgman. Get your tickets now!

Also, T-SHIRTS, DISH TOWELS AND POSTERS detailing Judge Hodgman's list of settled law await you in the MaxFunStore FOR A LIMITED TIME. Just take care of your holiday gifts now!


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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Brad Bird & Ernie Isley

Brad Bird
Ernie Isley

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

Come see Bullseye LIVE in Los Angeles, Boston, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Philadelphia and Washington DC next month! Live interviews, comedy, music and more. Get your tickets now, they're going fast. Check out BullseyeTour.com for tickets.

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Brad Bird on Creating an Atypical Animated Hit in 'The Iron Giant', Following Filmmaking Instincts, and Shaping 'The Simpsons'

Brad Bird started out in animation early, being recognized and mentored early on by Milt Kahl, one of Disney's legendary animators. His career includes eight seasons of The Simpsons, the animated films The Incredibles and Ratatouille, the big budget action film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and his animated feature debut, 1999's The Iron Giant.

The Iron Giant has just been remastered and re-released with several new scenes as a Signature Edition. It's available now on your favorite online video service, and will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray next year.

Bird talks to us about creating an atypical animated feature film in The Iron Giant, the reward of following your instincts when it comes to making movies, and how he helped create the look and feel of The Simpsons as an executive consultant on the show for eight seasons.

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Ernie Isley on The Isley Brothers' Evolution Through the Decades, Joining the Band as a Kid Brother and Jimi Hendrix

The Isley Brothers' first hit on their debut album was 'Shout', that classic call-and-response rock song. It was 1959 and Ernie Isley was seven years old. In the 1960s, they had 'Twist and Shout' and a run with Motown. Jimi Hendrix made his first recordings with the band and lived in a spare room at their mom's house. In 1969, they reintroduced themselves to the world, with little brother Ernie on bass. The song was 'It's Your Thing'.

The band continued to reinvent their sound and create hits through the 70s and into the 80s, songs like 'Who's That Lady' with Ernie's now-classic guitar riffs, 'Fight the Power', and 'Between the Sheets'.

A new 23-disc box set of the band's work is called The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983). It's available now.

Isley joins us to talk about playing his first gig alongside his brothers (filling in on drums for Martha and the Vandellas), being one of the only bands to actually play live on Soul Train, the band's evolution through the years, and his memories of the group's friend and sometime housemate Jimi Hendrix.

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The Outshot: The Pope Comes to Visit

What is Jesse reminded of when the Pope comes to visit? Why, this sketch, of course.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 396 - John Hodgman and John Roderick

John Hodgman
John Roderick

The hilarious and charming John Hodgman and the charming and hilarious John Roderick join us to talk about print magazines, fashion risks, and one another's prized possessions.

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MBMBaM 273: Smizing Through the Tears


We have nothing, now, Tyra. You have taken everything from us. Are you happy? Was this the endgame, the whole time? We will never know happiness again, Tyra. We have nothing.

Suggested talking points: ANTM Memorial Clip Show, Profile Palette Cleanser, The Gym Factory, McElroy Family Shakedown, When I Am Coach, Fashion Secrets

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 399: Horny President with Guy Branum

Guy Branum

Guy Branum joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Guy's childhood boat show visits, which presidential candidates might be mummies, and Jesse's high school meeting with congresswoman Zoe Loftgren.

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