This week Erin uses her PBS knowledge to defeat the moths infesting her home while Bryan deals with the great lakes flowing out of his nostrils. The Washington Blade posts an article on gay partners who are voting for opposite candidates, D-R-A-M-A, and Tech companies have found in studies that people prefer young female voices as personal assistants. Happy November honeybuns!
Heather brings the case against her husband, Joe. Joe is too competitive with Heather’s mother when she initiates challenges with him through a fitness tracking app they both use. Because of this, he has chosen to opt out of her challenges. Heather thinks these fitness challenges are a good way for them to be in touch and wants him to play along.
Thank you to Jon Barr 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.
Jonathan sits down with Policy Consultant Greg Srolestar in a Getting Curious election special! They talk about Citizens United, bans on plastic bags, and why some of these propositions are worded so strangely. Plus, Jonathan professes his love for marijuana.
With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Greg Srolestar
If you want to get informed on your local propositions, check out Ballotpedia!
There was a period of time in the mid to late 1990s when Patton Oswalt spent most of his waking hours indoors. He'd be in a TV writer's room all day, make his way to the movie theater for a film or two, and then hit the stand up stage before going to sleep. Then he'd get up and do it all over again.
His movie obsession was supposed to teach him how to be a filmmaker and create better art, but he found he was missing out on life, and art was no substitute.
Oswalts memoire Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life Through and Addiction to Film is out now.
His Emmy winning stand-up comedy special Talking for Clapping can be seen on Netflix.
Fresh Off the Boat is the first network sitcom about Asian-Americans in a long time, and that's a big deal. The creative team behind the show, including memoirist Eddie Huang, showrunner Nahnatchka Khan and star Randall Park have publicly grappled with that blessing and burden. How do you retain the specificity of the Tawainese-American experience and provide that to a group of Americans who are hungry for mass-market representation, and also make a show that's big-tent enough to welcome hundreds of millions of Americans who don't know what bao are?
We're joined by Nahnatchka Khan and Randall Park to talk about trying to achieve those goals, how they see their own American experiences, and how to write a sitcom dad who's not dumb.
Fresh Off the Boat airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on ABC.
Jesse explains how Sly and the Family Stone made a perfect album, even as they slowly disintegrated as a group.
We're one brother short this week, because -- get this -- Travis is a dad! He's on a break for a bit, so we're keeping the good ship MBMBaM afloat in his absence with this best-of episode. There's some good stuff in the 20 episodes included, although "consistent audio quality" is unfortunately not one of them.
0:40 - The First Bill Clinton Impression
2:18 - The Opposite of Love
6:53 - A Nice Long Run on Dilbert's Tie
12:08 - Adopt a Celebrity
13:39 - Stack Soap
16:09 - Christmas at Golden Corral
17:40 - Jurassic Park Accent
20:57 - Gettin' it in 20 Doz
25:05 - Fear of Tigers
26:16 - Extreme Restraints Jingle
27:45 - How to Improve My Scorpions?
34:01 - HBO Fear
47:33 - Beedogs
48:49 - Austin Powers Party
50:25 - Am I Good?
57:00 - Dark Web Inception
57:38 - I Hate You, Ron
1:01:58 - A Daymare Pile of Watercolor Donors
1:04:04 - MBMBaM Summer Classics Promo
1:05:45 - The Garfield Monstrosity
1:12:12 - Pizza Launcher
1:14:00 - Justin's New Character, Educated Justin
1:16:25 - Final Yahoo
Comedian Debra DiGiovanni returns to talk sugar substitutes, pumpkin carving, and Three Men and a Baby.
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Musician Sara Watkins joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the new "shiny legs" meme, Jordan's stay at a hotel hosting Puppet Conf, and Sara's dream holiday craft project. Plus Jordan may or may not enter the Rant Zone to deliver one of his signature rants.
Caution: There is a swear word that was not bleeped in this episode. If you are listening with kids, keep that in mind.
"May It Please The Shorts" and "Amphibious Corpus," taped in front of a live audience at Shea Theater in Turners Falls, MA during the 2016 Tour of Live Justice! Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn also catch up with friends of the court, Monte Belmonte and Emily Brewster! Plus, the return of Swift Justice and songs from Zara Bode of The Sweetback Sisters!
To keep up with what's happening at Shea Theater, check out SheaTheater.org. To check tour dates and ticket links for The Sweetback Sisters' December tour, visit TheSweetbackSisters.com. Their new record, "King of Killing Time" will be out May 2017 on Signature Sounds.
Thank you to Jason Fifi and Matthew Tolzman for suggesting this week's case titles! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.
This week on a special Halloween episode of One Bad Mother: aaaaaahhhh!!!! Something is hitting you...and it's coming from within the house! Biz and Theresa talk about our toddlers hitting, how much it sucks and what, if anything, we can do about it. Plus Biz embraces her inner witch and there are no babies in Theresa's house! Happy Halloween!
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans