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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Megan Mullally

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Megan Mullally

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Photo by Chris Haston. Courtesy NBC.

Megan Mullally

Comedy legend, Megan Mullally has been performing her whole life. Or as she likes to put it, popped out of the womb with a top hat and tap shoes on. Megan is not afraid to be ridiculous, in fact she embraces this proclivity in her over-the-top characters. You’ve seen her as the librarian seductress on Parks and Rec and heard her as the cat-loving eccentric Aunt Gayle on Bob’s Burgers.

Megan got her big break playing perhaps her most wacky character, the martini-toting socialite Karen Walker on the groundbreaking sitcom Will and Grace. Even if you don’t follow the show chances are you know Karen’s voice: high-pitched, sometimes grating and always inescapable. Whether you find this annoying or hilarious, or a little of both, one thing is for sure her character is unforgettable. Megan won an Emmy for her performance on Will and Grace in 2006.

The Will and Grace reboot is in its last and final season so make sure to catch it on NBC.

Beyond the realm of television and film you can find Mullally performing in her “punk-vaudeville” duo Nancy and Beth. You can also hear her give an intimate and comedic performance with husband Nick Offerman in The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History.

On Bullseye Megan talks to us about how she developed her character Karen Walker, her not-so usual upbringing, and oddly enough, winning an Emmy Idol with Donald Trump.

Click here to listen to Megan Mullally's interview on YouTube.

This interview originally aired in August of 2018.

Sawbones: Food Sensitivity Testing

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Sawbones

The market is flooded with at-home tests that let you "take medical care into your own hands" but is that something you even want in your hands? Are they reliable? Also, is Justin really going to give up cereal?

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Ask Shmanners

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Shmanners

Hello Internet! This week's episode is an ASK SHMANNERS full of your questions! Enjoy and tell a friend!

MK204: Black Lady Superheroes- Yesterday & Today (Harriet Tubman, The Watchmen, Tips for the Holi-daze, Disney +, Big Mouth, The Good Place)

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Show: 
Minority Korner
Guests: 
Jennifer Covington

This week we are joined by resident life coach and guru: Jennifer Covington of the Shine on Sista Podcast. Her third time on the show- so you know we’re gonna leave feeling sparkly! James tries to pitch Jen shows and movies he thinks she should be watching. Gotta come correct with Jen! Today’s episode really feels like a send up to Black Lady superheroes of yesterday, and today (hence the title). James saw Harriet the movie starring the almost EGOT Cynthia Enrivo, about the bad ass real life superhero herself. We talk about what the critics are saying, and James gives his full review, but seeing the movie inspired him to dig deeper into who this woman was! We think we know Harriet Tubman but we have no idea! Guaranteed you will be GAGGED with the fact bombs James is going to drop on you- and no exaggeration she is one of the most inspiring, extraordinary, individuals that has ever lived! And a black lady superhero that’s kicking ass today: Regina King in The Watchmen which is taking a problematic dope ass comic book and mixing our favorite things: superheroes and social justice: whaaaaat??? And with the holidays just around the corner Jen’s got some tips to keep us sane during the Holidaze (as she's coined) and dealing with our family. These tips are hot- and just might save your upcoming holidays with the fam bam! Why aren't you all watching The Good Place!? Also looks like James may have caved and joined the Disney + train another platform, but take note he might be able to help you swindle the system. Also James took a DNA test turns out he’s 100% that Grinch? And which Holidays are Jen side eyeing?  Lets get into it Korner Kids! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority!

Harriet Links:

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Friendly Fire Ep 97: Top Secret! (1984)

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Friendly Fire

Can a parody film be a war film? Of course it can, just throw in a dash of rock 'n roll and a couple hamburgers! On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John must continue the struggle—while they review this 1984 classic.

This film is available on : Amazon, Apple, and your local library

Next Film: Alexander (The Ultimate Cut)
Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library

Story Break: Same Title, New Movie - AFI Top 100 Edition

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Story Break

The Story Boys try to break an entirely new movie from a random Title on the AFI Top 100 movies of all time! Is their new flick worthy of the prestigious list?

You'll have to listen to find out... but c'mon. Of course it is. Their new movie rocks.

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Tights and Fights Ep. 169: The cult of a new reality

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This week Hal and Danielle have a special announcement: Tights and Fights is officially moving to SATURDAYS!

In order to talk about NXT and AEW in a more timely manner, we’ll be moving our recording and publication days later in the week. Look forward to hearing us as part of your weekends!

Speaking of AEW, this past weekend was their PPV “Full Gear.” We’ve got a lot of opinions to share on including our thoughts on MJF’s actions at the end of the World Title match, whether or not we have an appetite for unsanctioned violent matches like the Jon Moxley/Kenny Omega match that closed out the show and Jim Ross’ family of shaving products.

Plus, CM Punk is officially affiliated with the WWE product once again! We’ll chat about his new role on FOX, what this could mean for his role in (if any) in WWE and how it feels to have him back in wrestling for the first time in years.

Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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EP112: Saul Williams on Portishead's "Dummy" (1994)

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Photo credit: GL Askew II @glaskewii
Guests: 
Saul Williams
Saul Williams is super talented.  The multi-hyphenate artist not only has a way with words, he has an ear for heat rocks.  And apparently kept a fire starting five in his CD changer.  We were fortunate enough to have him bring his ear and words to the booth to discuss Portishead's debut album "Dummy" on Heat Rocks.
Brooklyn meets Bristol in Atlanta, at a time when Saul was discovering global sounds, immersing himself in culture and scholarship - in other words, he and the album were both in the right place at the right time. We spoke about Beth Ortons haunting vocals, the rise of the trip hop genre, sampling as an aesthetic, lyrical ingenuity and why Atlanta’s club scene was unmatched in the 90s.
 
More on Saul Williams
More on Dummy
Show Tracklisting (all songs from Dummy unless indicated otherwise):
  • Sour Times
  • Saul Williams: Fight Everything
  • Mysterons
  • Gang Starr: No Shame In My Game
  • Young Disciples: As We Come (To Be)
  • Cleveland Watkiss: Project 23
  • Omar: Need You Bad
  • Mysterons
  • Numb
  • Glory Box
  • Tricky: Hell is Round the Corner
  • Glory Box
  • It Could Be Sweet
  • Sade: No Ordinary Love
  • It Could Be Sweet
  • Sour Times
  • Lalo Schifrim: Danube Incident
  • Isaac Hayes: Ike's Rap II
  • Glory Box
  • Strangers
  • It's A Fire
  • Pedestal
  • It Could Be Sweet
  • Esthero: Superheroes
  • Isaac Hayes: Walk On By
  • Nearly God: Poems
  • Goldie: Mother
  • Soho: Hot Music
  • Fela Kuti: Lady
 

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there.

If you're not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!

One Bad Mother, Episode 329: That Was Rude! Plus, Sarah Bowen on the Problems with Home Cooking

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Sarah Bowen

Theresa is out sick with the pukes, so the lovely Renee Colvert, of Can I Pet Your Dog podcast, returns as our guest co-host. We explore the art of rudeness in children and dogs. Both can leave a mess on the floor at a guest's house and both generate mixed feelings among us and our co-workers when they show up in the workplace. Plus Biz hates Daylight Saving Time and we speak with Sarah Bowen, one of the authors of Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It.

Find out more about the book Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About it at PressureCookerBook.com. The book is available now wherever you buy books. You can follow Sarah on Twitter @sarahbowen1 and on her website at sarahkbowen.com.

Follow Renee on Twitter @ReneeColvert and Can I Pet Your Dog @cipydpodcast. You can listen to Can I Pet Your Dog wherever you download podcasts.

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

Our book You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.

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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

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