MBMBaM 405: Gumpy, Hey!


There is a new and large movie out in theaters right now, which means Our Watch Has Begun Anew. We promise, there's no Avengers spoilers present in this episode, save for the frank, challenging discussion about the sexually explicit nature of Stan Lee's latest cameo.

Suggested talking points: Avengers Watch, Mark Harmon Dunked Me to Sleep, Smiley Tevis, Shorts!, Plant Fight, The New Cracker Barrel, Toilet Comfort, A New Alphabet

Ep. 11: Go Fact Yourself with Edi Patterson and Wayne Federman.

(l-r) J. Keith Van Straaten, Helen Hong, Karie Bible, Wayne Federman, Edi Patterson
Edi Patterson & Wayne Federman
Edi Patterson
Wayne Federman

This week, actress Edi Patterson and comedian Wayne Federman will go head-to-head, answering such biting trivia as the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard, the politics of Beverly Hills and the finer points of childbirth. It’s a competition as funny as it is eclectic!

But first, Edi will explain how her time at the Impro theatre primarily leads to the creation of full-length, fully improvised plays (yeah with an intermission and everything). And Wayne will explain what it’s like teaching stand-up comedy… as an actual class at a University.

Edi’s areas of expertise include The Lost Boys, Midsouth Championship Wrestling from the 1980’s and Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show. Wayne’s area of expertise includes films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture, drummers who sing while drumming and fast-food.

As always, listen to find out if your trivia knowledge surpasses those of our guests.

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Edi Patterson
Wayne Federman

With guest experts:
Podcaster and pro-wrestling historian Jim Cornette.

Box-office analyst and author of several books on movies Karie Bible.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Story Break: Mr. Clean

Story Break

We adapt Mr. Clean, everyone's favorite bald cleaning dude, into a feature film! Discussions include thoughts about arcs for magical characters, the Disney classic Mary Poppins, and deep philosophical musings on the nature of cleanliness.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 8


The Pine Guard’s prey proves too elusive for them to take down with their usual methods, forcing them to turn to outside help. Like … FAR outside. Ned fights his reflexes. Aubrey flames out. Duck gets his victory fanfare.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 362: The Most Beautiful Man in Jurisprudence

Elliott Kalan

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week so they can clear the docket! Friend (enemy?) of the court Elliott Kalan, joins them as they discuss tracking spouses on mobile apps, passing gas, setting clocks ahead, bedtimes and using kitchen appliances in the bedroom.

Elliott can be found on Maximum Fun's own smash hit podcast The Flop House. Check him out with his fellow Floppies, Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington, on their tour! Visit FlopHousePodcast.com/events for tour dates and ticket info. Keep an eye out for Elliott's children's book Horse Meets Dog, which will be available in stores this fall.



Wonderful! Ep. 32: 1995: A Look Back


Griffin's favorite unexpected animated musical! Rachel's favorite insect! Griffin's favorite song that helps him drive safely! Rachel's favorite brain trick!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

International Waters Ep. 121: Resigned to Life as a Ghost

Dave Holmes
Eleanor Morton
Garrett Millerick
Amy Spalding
Jacob Sirof

Eleanor Morton, Garrett Millerick, Amy Spalding and Jacob Sirof join host, Dave Holmes, to discuss delayed messages (which may or may not be in a bottle), LA rain, pot brownies and more.

Eleanor wants to plug her new show on the comedy streaming service “Next Up,” and recommends The comedy of Maria Bamford.

Garrett wants to plug his show The Devil’s Advocate and recommendsthe stand-up comedy of Eleanor Morton.

Amy wants to plug her new book The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles and recommends the comic The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang.

Jacob wants to plug his upcoming shows and recommends The original Star Trek film series.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.
Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor, Julian Burrell, and Laura Swisher.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 529: Ace in Your Hole with Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla

Actress and comedian Aparna Nancherla joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's big birthday lunch with potentially too much pie, Jordan's desire to live in another city for a short time for a showbiz job, and whether or not The Rock's ability to make a prestige film is hampered by the fact that he looks like a cartoon strong man.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 528 - Kelli Ogmundson

Kelli Ogmundson

Actress and improviser Kelli Ogmundson joins us to talk musical theatre, Borg vs. McEnroe, and the Indian holiday of Vaisakhi.

Download episode 528 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 404: Michelangelo's Special Week


This is a smart episode, full of smart stuff about art and science! You're gonna feel like you're back in school with an episode like this, because of how smart all of it is.

Suggested talking points: Second Boy, Trash Juice, Yahoo Stock Tips, The Good Statue, Time Traveling Horse Advice, The Apple Sweetcrunch, King Hippo

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