SxSW

Pop Rocket: Episode 63 Zombieing, SxSW & Memes

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

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Wynter reports live from SxSW, Margaret learns about Eggplant Friday, Guy Gushes about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Oliver is double-about Kendrick's new “untitled,unmastered” EP.

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

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.

Pop Rocket: Episode 12 Monica Lewinsky, SxSWi & Mission Impossible 5

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Guy down the line from New York
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

Guy and Margaret are both all about Monica Lewinsky’s recent TED presentation, Wynter’s been at South by Southwest Interactive and Oliver thinks you should listen to the new Earl Sweatshirt album.

Plus it’s the last week of the MaxFunDrive and we’ve got some Pop Rocket bonus offers to encourage you to donate.

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

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Nick Jonas, Jealous
Oliver Wang - Huey by Earl Sweatshirt
Margaret Wappler - Tobias Jesso Jr’s How Could You Babe
Guy Branum - Simple Man by Graham Nash

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 on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

TS20:SXSW, AZ Birth Control, Invisible Children, Corporal Punishment, San Diego Gay Pride

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After being separated by SXSW and a family visit, Bryan and Erin reunite to talk birth control battles in tan capital Arizona, where Invisible Children are getting their money, Florida schools and their antiquated views on corporal punishment, and San Diego Pride arrests. Feel it.

Podcasting at SxSW

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Back in the days when my annual income had not yet topped $14,000, Andy Bowers gave me a hand. In his capacity as Podcasting King of Slate, he hired me to be the substitute host of the Slate Daily Podcast, kicking me a couple hundred bucks a show when their regular folks were out on assignment or otherwise away from the mics. In other words: I owe him one.

He proposed a great panel at South by Southwest Interactive on the maturity and future of podcasting, featuring myself, Jeff Ulrich from Earwolf and Mignon Fogerty (aka Grammar Girl) from Quick & Dirty Tips.

If you're the type who votes for this sort of thing, vote here and now.

And while you're at it, check out my pal Mary O'Hara's panel, on the role of ideology in online jornalism. She's what I'd call a mega-badass, and I think that, too will be cool.

Lemmy, the Directors and the Man: Interviews on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Lemmy Kilmister
Guests: 
Greg Olliver
Guests: 
Wes Orshoski

"Lemmy" Directors Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Lemmy Kilmister on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Lemmy Kilmister is the legendary frontman of the band Motorhead. We talk with him, and with Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, the directors of a documentary called Lemmy which premiered at South by Southwest in Austin.

American: The Bill Hicks Story: Interview with Steve Hicks and Matt Harlock on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Steve Hicks
Guests: 
Matt Harlock

Matt Harlock and Steve Hicks on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Matt Harlock is one of the directors of American: The Bill Hicks Story, a documentary about the legendary rebel comic which screened at South by Southwest. Harlock talked with us about the film in Austin, along with Hicks' brother Steve.

The film tells the story of Bill Hicks, one of the most influential and incendiary comics of the last 25 years. Hicks started performing comedy as a teenager, but found his voice in his mid-20s. Inspired by a group of comics working out of the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas, Hicks was fiercely personal and fiercely political, as well. He struggled against drug and alcohol addiction, getting sober in the early 1990s. He became a major star in the UK (Harlock and his co-director Paul Thomas are English), but never achieved the national impact he'd like to have achieved in the United States. In late 1993, Hicks was diagnosed with cancer. He kept the diagnosis secret from all but his closest family. He passed in early 1994 at the age of 32.

Vimeo is having some trouble at the moment - video of this episode will be up as soon as possible.

Lemmy on The Sound of Young America: The Outtakes

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I've posted one outtake from our interview with Lemmy on the Monsters of Podcasting Tumblr, but I thought I'd save this one for the MaxFunBlog.

We did the interview in the basement bar of Stubb's in Austin; they were sound checking on the stage about 50 feet away. This outtake's called "Genuine Motorhead Feedback."

David Gordon Green, Director: Interview on The Sound of Young America at South by Southwest

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

David Gordon Green is a director. His films have ranged from the touching indie drama George Washington (his debut) to his most recent, the stoner action-comedy Pineapple Express. He's also worked with college friends Jody Hill, Danny McBride and Ben Best on the HBO series Eastbound and Down, and on the upcoming fantasy comedy Your Highness.

He talked with us while visiting South by Southwest for a panel on Eastbound & Down. He discussed the parallels between his more dramatic and more comedic work, how he became a director of Big Movies, and about testing "Your Highness" and "Pineapple Express" for audiences.

Bear Nation Director Malcolm Ingram: Interview at South by Southwest on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Malcolm Ingram

Bear Nation Director Malcolm Ingram on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Malcolm Ingram, the director of Bear Nation, talks with Jesse Thorn at South by Southwest. The film is about "bears," a gay subculture known for their girth, their penchant for all things hirsute, and their acceptance of men who may not have been comfortable in other parts of gay culture.

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