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Pop Rocket: Episode 65 Gaming with Soha Kareem & Hal Lublin

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Hal, Soha, Oliver and Wynter
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Soha Kareem
Guests: 
Hal Lublin

Wynter hosts an episode dedicated to gaming culture, how different generations are engaging with games and whether VR headsets are going to stop making users nauseous any time soon.

With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and guests Soha Kareem and Hal Lublin.

You should probably subscribe to Hal's MaxFun podcast, We Got This.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Diamonds on My Neck by Smitty
Oliver Wang - You Make Me So Happy by Les Vikings
Soha Kareem - If I Had A Tail by Queens of the Stoneage
Hal Lublin - Tired of Being Alone by Al Green

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 in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 255: Anecdontal Evidence

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Guests: 
Teresa McElroy

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your support during the MaxFunDrive! We won't bother you for another year. And if you missed it, you can still join anytime at www.maximumfun.org/donate. We always appreciate your support.

With expert witness Teresa McElroy of Shmanners! Bob brings the case against his fiancee Alessandra. They have a "no boring stories" policy when they are at home together. Now Alessandra wants an exception for stories about the workplace. Should they change the rules? Only one man can decide.

Thanks to Jesse Huston for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bob Odenkirk & Rickey Vincent

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THANK YOU to everyone who donated to support Bullseye during this year's MaxFunDrive. We're proud to announce that over 9,400 of you joined or upgraded your memberships this year. That's HUGE, and we're so grateful for your support.


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Bob Odenkirk: Cult-Comedy Icon, Reluctant Celebrity

Millions of Breaking Bad fans know Bob Odenkirk as sleazy criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman. He has reprised the role the spin-off show Better Call Saul which is in its second season.

But comedy fans already knew about Odenkirk from another show -- Mr. Show with Bob and David. Odenkirk’s outrageous and profanity-ridden outbursts were a staple of his performances and helped make him a cult-comedy icon.

Before that he wrote for Saturday Night Live. Perhaps his most notable work was co-writing the sketch Down by the River The bit featured a 35-year-old divorcee motivational speaker played by Chris Farley and is considered one of the best sketches in the history of the SNL.

When Mr. Show ended, Odenkirk appeared in a number of one-off roles for TV before working behind the camera. He directed Let’s Go to Prison, Melvin Goes to Dinner and The Brothers Solomon. Even though he loves directing, it’ll be a while before he decides to gives it another shot. He’ll explain.

Odenkirk talks to us about why writing timeless humor is so difficult, transitioning from comedy to drama and why he still doesn’t consider himself a celebrity.

Odenkirk will also read a selection from his collection of short-fiction humor. It’s called A Load of Hooey and is available now.

Better Call Saul airs Monday nights at 10 pm on AMC.

Cannonball: Touring Parliament's Mothership Connection with Rickey Vincent

Every so often we like to take a closer look at albums that should be considered classics, to find out what makes them great. It's Cannonball.

This week we're joined by author, historian and self-described funkateer, Rickey Vincent. He's going to talk about Parliament's landmark R&B album, Mothership Connection. The album is at once a celebration of the past and a glimpse into the future. It touches on a lot of traditional soul ideas, but delivered with a new funky edge. Vincent will explain more.

Vincent's recent book is called PARTY MUSIC: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music. You can also hear his radio show The History of Funk on KPFA.

The Outshot: Why Can't We Live Together by Timmy Thomas

Jesse tells us about a song that makes him imagine a better world: the simple but powerful Why Can't We Live Together by Timmy Thomas.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 419 - Ivan Decker

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Guests: 
Ivan Decker

Comedian Ivan Decker returns to talk comedy body language, goth pals, and blacking out.

Download episode 419 here. (right-click)

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

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MBMBaM 296: Shower Boys

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THANKS FOR THE MONEY CHUMPS. You thought all that was going to help support the podcast you're about to listen to? No way - we just needed some seed money to launch our heart's true passion: A Podcast about renovating people's showers against their will. Welcome to: Shower Boys: Episode One.

Suggested talking points: New Projects, Babysitting Whoopsies, Dyngus Day, Buzzers, Hogbasket, Ambien Olympics, Haunting Value

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 421: Live at MaxFunHQ for MaxFunDrive 2016

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Carrie Poppy
Guests: 
Travis McElroy
Guests: 
Teresa McElroy
Guests: 
Andie Bolt
Guests: 
Renee Colvert
Guests: 
Allegra Ringo
Guests: 
Erin Gibson

Highlights from the live JJGo streamed online from MaxFunHQ to cap off the 2016 MaxFunDrive! Guests include MaxFun hosts Jonathan Van Ness, Carrie Poppy, Travis McElroy, Andie Bolt, Teresa McElroy, Renee Colvert, Allegra Ringo, and Erin Gibson.

Ep. 36. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Eight

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Hey, things aren't really going that great for our heroes right now, but on the plus side -- it's MaxFunDrive time! You can support our show by going to maximumfun.org/donate, though unfortunately, you can't really support our heroes right now; they've got to un-goof this situation themselves. Merle saves a life. Magnus gets new legs. Taako introduces a long-overdue tentacle scene to the show.

TS227:Chest Hair,Sexist Politics,Robert Morrow

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

2nd week of Max Fun Drive honeybunz! Help support Throwing Shade by donating. This week Bryan sabotages Erins birthday party, contours his body hair and discusses the mistake from Texas named Robert Morrow, while Erin throws down about sexist politics and teaches us a thing or two about statement chokers. Plus our special guest operators Cher and Jenn Bachmann Palin are here to take your calls and donations! www.maximumfun.org/donate

Getting Curious: Episode 009 What Constitutes an Eating Disorder?

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Ilona & Jonathan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Ilona Varo

Jonathan is joined by Ilona Varo, a marriage and family therapist intern specializing in eating disorders.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Ilona Varo.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Pop Rocket: Episode 64 Sexy Sexy Sex Sex

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

For our final show of #MaxFunDrive 2016 we decided to pander and devote an entire show to sex. So we're asking what pop culture turns us on? What films, TV, books or music first made us burn with desire? And what are our favorite sex scenes?

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Know Me From by Stormzy
Oliver Wang - I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl by Nina Simone
Margaret Wappler - Brazil by Declan McKenna
Guy Branum - Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton

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 in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

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