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Judge John Hodgman Episode 416: Open House Arrest


Eric files suit against his fiancee, Elena. Elena has banned him from sharing online real estate listings with her. Eric would like the ban to be lifted, so they can be prepared to buy a house when the right one comes along. Who's right? Who's wrong?



Thank you to Mark W. Gray for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Mission to Zyxx #310: Eightal Attraction [ft. Tami Sagher]

Mission to Zyxx
Tami Sagher

The crew receives a mysterious distress signal en route to Zima Prime. Nermut has stomach problems. AJ does a perimeter check. Pleck finally experiences a bed.

Wonderful! 85: Mr. Balloons Goes to Washington


Griffin's favorite food opportunity! Rachel's favorite water war innovation! Griffin's favorite fictional master thief! Rachel's favorite nutty paste!


"Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

Dr. Gameshow Ep 7: ...O ...W w/ Rachel Wenitsky

Dr. Gameshow Ep 7 w/ Rachel Wenitsky
Dr. Gameshow
Rachel Wenitsky

Comedian Rachel Wenitsky (Story Pirates, Friends Who Folk, and Reductress) joins hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno to play listener-created games with callers!

Games played: Santa's Favorite 'Sandwhich,' Dream a Little Dream of TV, and What Would Potato Cat Do?

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#221 - Best Nic Cage Performance


To call Nicholas Cage's career and style "eclectic" is an understatement. We brave the madness to figure out what we're looking for and then find it.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Tuca and Bertie Creator Lisa Hanawalt

Lisa Hanawalt

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Photo: Kim Newmoney

Lisa Hanawalt, creator of the new Netflix animated series Tuca & Bertie

Lisa Hanawalt is a cartoonist, writer, and author of four brilliant books, including "Hot Dog Taste Test" and "My Dirty Dumb Eyes." Her latest book, "Coyote Dog Girl," is also great. She also co-hosts a podcast here at Maximum Fun called "Baby Geniuses" along with the comic Emily Heller. You may be familiar with her work on the popular animated Netflix series "BoJack Horseman" where she's a producer. Hanawalt is the creator of the new show "Tuca & Bertie." It's an animated series on Netflix and it's very funny.

Tuca & Bertie is a show about two women. Anthropomorphic bird women, to be exact. They live in Bird Town. Tuca is a toucan. She's outgoing and fun, but kind of a mess, too. She doesn't really have a solid job. Bertie, her best friend, is a songbird, kind of a homebody, a little shy and deferential. When the show starts, she's just moved in with her boyfriend.

A lot of the problems Tuca and Bertie encounter are fairly human and grounded: relationship stuff, work problems, sexual harassment. But the world they live in is anything but. The show is breathtakingly drawn and totally surreal: Phones talk. Hospital equipment talks. Plants walk. Lisa based Tuca & Bertie off of characters from her books, characters she's lived with for a long time and sees sort of as extensions of herself.

Lisa talks to us about how intuitive creating Tuca & Bertie was at times,on deciding what to ground in reality and where to take flight, and why she should be allowed to ride Martha Stewart's pony.

A quick warning about this interview you're about to hear: there's some talk about sex in it, mostly just talking about body parts. If you or someone you're listening with might be sensitive to that kind of thing, we're giving you a heads up now.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 585: Knife and Dagger Work with Baron Vaughn


Baron Vaughn (The New Negroes) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's newest binging obsession, the professional application of Baron's theater and pratfall education, and the thrilling results of last week's JJGo Calliseum. Which had more listeners in its column -- karate in real life, interactions with the Buffy-verse, or cutting mold off of food and eating it? Tune in to find out!

Weigh in on this week's JJGo Calliseum at or 206-984-4FUN!

Story Break #109: n o t h i n g

Story Break

From the story void, we conjure a tale about man and cats.

MBMBaM 460: Dr. Praetorium’s Fudge-a-matorium


Today’s episode is ALL about dad-hacks, which is to say, how to hack your dad and make him buy you AS MANY expensive fish tanks as you want. We won’t lie: It’s not gonna be easy. But when you’ve got your hands on one of these big, aquatic beauties, you’ll know it was all worth it.

Suggested talking points: We The Fans, Fungus Medicine Theft, Authentic Egg Stink, Ancient Chocolates, The Earl of Earl of Sandwich, Travis Tritt’s Fish n’ Shits, Anarchist Ellen

The Greatest Discovery Ep 51: Anus Tar Trek (Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2019: Captain Saru)


When the Discovery receives a distress call. It’s up to Ganglia-full Saru to lead a crew against a surprising threat. But when Tilly comes in with a warning message, it's time to beam-down and investigate. Are Ba'ul lurking behind the corners? Did Michael secretly wish to be captain? Who's the mystery crew-person?

It's the episode that comes once a year, but not before having its blueberries.

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