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The JV Club Ep. 332: Johnathan Fernadez

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Show: 
The JV Club
Guests: 
Johnathan Fernandez

Join Boy of Summer Johnathan Fernandez (“Lethal Weapon”) for one of the most shocking revelations to ever occur on The JV Club… about the film Dirty Dancing. Plus! Sunday night braid sessions, secret beaches, and a new pastime we like to call Canoe-dling.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

One Bad Mother, Episode 312: Still Traveling With Kids! Plus, Princess Hair with Heather Burris

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Heather Burris

Biz and Theresa are still traveling with kids. We explore how much has changed and how much has stayed the same. Maybe what’s different is that we have more kids and maybe what is the same is that we are still traveling WITH KIDS. Plus Biz has a special shout out, Theresa is so mellow and we talk to Heather Burris about her new book Hair Like Me.

Follow Heather on Twitter @heatherhburris and on Instagram at heatherhburris. Heather and Autumn will be doing a live reading of Heather's book at Little Play Society in Los Angeles on Wed, July 24th at 4 pm. Heather's book Hair Like Me is available now wherever you buy books!

We are coming to Boston for a live One Bad Mother podcast!! We will be at CitySpace on Saturday, September 14th. You can purchase your tickets at Onebadmotherpodcast.com/tour.
We will also be doing a book signing after the show. You can purchase your books at the show or pre-purchase through the ticket link and pick your books up at the show!

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Michelin and PANDA. Next time when you’re looking for new tires for the family car, consider Michelin Premier® All Season tires. Michelin, performance EVERY time. Check out the Princeton and NYU Discoveries in Action lab (or PANDA). Head to www.discoveriesinaction.org and sign up, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @discoveriesinaction.

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Show Music
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

Switchblade Sisters Episode 89: 'Donnie Darko' with 'Braid' Director Mitzi Peirone

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Guests: 
Mitzi Peirone

Donnie Darko

Mitzi Peirone was born and raised in Turin, Italy. After high school Peirone left Italy to study theater in New York City at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She ended up writing and directing a short film called “Chaosmos,” and directing another short called “Versperlings” while she geared up for a feature. The screenplay for Braid rapidly became her main focus, and in 2016 Peirone partnered up with entrepreneur Joseph Lubin to create a new business model to finance her film, which became the first one ever to be fully financed through a cryptocurrency equity crowdsale. The sale raised 1.7 million dollars in two weeks. The film premiered at Tribeca in 2018 and won Best Picture at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival. Braid, which tells the story of two women who decide to rob their wealthy psychotic friend - but must participate in the friend’s perverse game of make believe, received worldwide distribution via Blue Fox Entertainment. Mitzi then signed with ICM, and her next directorial effort is a sci-fi thriller set in a tech-apocalypse, starring Bella Thorne.

The movie Mitzi chose to discuss this week is a real mind bender - 2001's cult classic, Donnie Darko. Part of the reason that Mitzi loves this film is that, much like her own movie Braid, it can be hard to tell what is real and what is imagined. She discusses her unusual fundraising technique for the movie which involved a cryptocurrency equity crowdsale. Mitzi also emphasizes the need for filmmakers not to concern themselves with whether the audience will completely understand their vision. Plus, she talks at length about her belief that there is no difference between reality and dreams - a conversation that makes April's brain explode.

You can see Braid streaming now.

And if you haven't seen Donnie Darko yet, go watch it!

With April Wolfe and Mitzi Peirone.

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Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Inside Pop Ep.155 - Movie Trailers: An Insider's Guide to How They're Made

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Show: 
Inside Pop
Guests: 
Nati Braunstein

Summer movie blockbuster season is well underway and there's no better time to revisit our episode that focuses on what goes in to making movie trailers. Have you ever wondered how a movie trailer is created? Have you ever questioned why you see a shot in a trailer that doesn't exist in the film or fretted over the amount of plot detail a trailer reveals? Well wonder no more! This week, we speak to Nati Braunstein, Co-President and Creative Director at the Creative Advertising agency, Aspect, and get a look inside the process of making memorable movie trailers.

Nati discusses the collaborative effort behind the production of trailers and reveals some inside info about the trailers and TV spots for Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns.

Plus, in the Big Sell, Sean reviews the new Riz MC single, "Mogambo" and sells Amita on an article about Stan Lee after his passing.

If you enjoyed this episode check out:

Our conversation with the Music Supervisor of The Florida Project and Tangerine

Our conversation with the Cinematographer of 20 Feet From Stardom and Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 424: Barbecuties

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers to clear that docket. They talk about barbecue, migraine triggers, controlling the thermostat remotely, sharing deodorant, cell phone silencing, watching tv from the other room, and more!

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Mission to Zyxx #317: Retreat Yourself [ft. Jackie Jennings]

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Show: 
Mission to Zyxx
Guests: 
Jackie Jennings

The crew is sent to meet an important dissident on a retreat planet. Bargie runs an errand. C-53 takes a dip. AJ ascends.

Wonderful! 92: SUMMER 'VIEW 2019 EDITION

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Wonderful!

One of us is going on a dang book tour again, so we put together this special, midseason Summer pre-re-view for you! Learn what's hot (SUMMER JOKE) and what's not before you kick off your summer, now, in the middle of July!

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

#229 - Best Taco Shell

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Someone asked us to do "Hard Shell vs Soft Shell Tacos", which means we had to wander through corporate timelines and culinary history to find the answer. AND WE DID.

Dr. Gameshow Ep 11: Not Goodbye? w/ Josh Gondelman

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Show: 
Dr. Gameshow
Guests: 
Josh Gondelman

Comedian Josh Gondelman (Desus & Mero, book Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results, album Dancing on a Weeknight) joins hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno to play listener-created games with callers!

Games played: Rick Bench, I, AI, and Childhood Nightmare/Dream Job

This episode sponsored by:
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