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The JV Club Ep. 323: Tresa Edmunds Pt. 2

The JV Club
Tresa Edmunds

It’s part TWO of JV's chat with entrepreneur and fellow Post-Mormon, Tresa Edmunds.They continue to with stories about her teenage years and Latter Day Saints atrocities before getting to happier times with the MASH game!

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Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 80: 'An American Werewolf in London' with 'American Psycho' and 'Charlie Says' Writer Guinevere Turner

Guinevere Turner

An American Werewolf in London

Guinevere Turner is a writer, director and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut feature Go Fish, which she wrote, produced and starred in. The film premiered at Sundance and then got picked up by Samuel Goldwyn. Next, Guinevere teamed up with director Mary Harron to write the adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho, starring Christian Bale as a psychopathic finance guy who murders people for fun and to see how much he can get away with. Guinevere also worked with Harron writing The Notorious Bettie Page. She was a writer, story editor, and played a recurring character on Showtime’s The L Word. Her latest screenplay, Charlie Says, tells the story of the women who killed for Charles Manson as they serve out the first few years of their decades-long prison term. Charlie Says is directed by Mary Harron and is in theaters now.

The movie that Guinevere has chosen to discuss is An American Werewolf in London. She and April elaborate on just how groundbreaking this film was in terms of its combination of comedy and real horror. They, of course, dissect the famous werewolf transformation scene. Plus, Guinevere talks about her own process, and how her childhood spent in a cult inspired her newest film Charlie Says. She reveals that she hates it when actors change the dialogue from one of her screenplays, but conversely, as an actress she always asks if she can change lines. She discusses her dislike of tricking actors into performances. And she even touches upon working with Christian Bale on American Psycho and her decades long collaborative relationship with Mary Harron.

You can check out Charlie Says in theaters now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch An American Werewolf in London.

With April Wolfe and Guinevere Turner.

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One Bad Mother, Episode 305: Can We Still Claim Superbrain?

One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa wonder if we can still claim Superbrain or if our brains are just broken now from all the continuous input. Is it a “natural” result to feel like we are failing at many things because our brains are learning so many new things? Plus, Biz has nothing to talk about and Theresa has a mother’s day report.

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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
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Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Ask Shmanners


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The Adventure Zone: Live in San Jose!


THE YEAR IS 20XX. Organic organisms have all but been erased from the face of Faerun. Today, a small band of resistance fighters will execute their final operation to topple their robot overlords. They will be joined by three goobers who have no idea where they are, or what’s going on, or anything, really.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 415: Gesundfight


Becca brings the case against their wife Bridgett. Becca says that Bridgett has terrible sneezes, and would like her to tone it down. Bridgett says this is just how she sneezes, and that Becca should let her sneeze in peace. Who's right? Who's wrong?


Affidavit from Britt

I, Britt, of New York, NY SWEAR THAT:

1. I have known Becca for ten entire years and have considered them a very best friend. I have known Bridgett for about 4 years and have witnessed the development of this relationship over time. I am a frequent guest of this couple’s household and enjoy their hospitality and cats.

2. On one occasion, Becca and I were watching a true crime documentary in their living room. Bridgett was in the kitchen cooking some sort of meal. What followed was an absolutely unacceptable eruption of sound, jolting me from my chair and resulting in me missing important details about the murder case. It was a “sneeze” produced by the defendant, and it was rude and unnecessary. Becca and I were both shaken, and we had to rewind the documentary to catch what we missed. I could only imagine the spittle that might have landed on at least 1 out of 4 cats.

An action such as this must be punished, in my opinion. I was but a witness to this event, but can only imagine the pain and hardship Becca has to endure each and every day.

Affidavit from Warren

I, Warren of Milwaukee, Wisconsin SWEAR THAT:

I have a friendship and former roommateship of nearly eight years with Bridgett, and a friendship of nearly six years with Becca, and as such have personal knowledge of the facts and matters herein and believe the same to be true.

I have witnessed Bridgett spilling lit hookah ash onto a carpeted floor;
I have fed Bridgett's cats out of necessity through her own negligence;
I have done Bridgett's dishwashing assigned to her -- particularly after asking her to do it multiple times over the course of weeks and at one point, more than a month;
I have suffered at the hands of fruit flies after Bridgett has not done her washing;
I have suffered at ants invading our pantry in response to poor cleanliness;
I have been fed raw egg products in the guise of "good cooking";
I have unclogged tub drains stuck with Bridgett's hair;
I have cleaned up spills, scuffs, scrapes, and stains left in Bridgett's wake -- especially alcohol that has become sticky;
I have had to deal with Bridgett's scattered clothing, which is always dirty clothes that haven't found the wash;
I have had to deal with extremely long baths in an apartment with only one bathroom;

I testify that due to such derogatory conditions of roommateship, I fled from Wisconsin to Connecticut for two years in order to heal from the traumatizing and monstrous behavior, and when that distance wasn't enough, I moved overseas. I have only just returned, only on the condition that I move to a new neighborhood and have a new roommate. I still avoid the neighborhood where Bridgett and I lived. I am learning to heal but it will take time.


Thank you to Michael Haas 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.



Troubled Waters Episode 7: Pro-Taco Bell vs Anti-Taco Bell

Troubled Waters
Sharon Houston
Venk Potula
Amanda Brooke Perrin
Ellington Wells

Ellington Wells, Venk Potula, Amanda Brooke Perrin and Sharon Houston join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, are we pro- or anti-Taco Bell?

Team Pro-Taco Bell
Ellington Wells and Venk Potula

Team Anti-Taco Bell
Sharon Houston and Amanda Brooke Perrin

This week, our contestants debate over Scrabble's controversial new dictionary, give a listener car advice, and clean up filthy song lyrics.

Ellington Wells wants to plug her monthly comedy show, Blackberry Jam, at the Cha Cha Lounge and recommends PEN15 on Hulu.

Venk Potula wants to plug Masala Jones and recommends Blinded by the Light.

Amanda Brooke Perrin wants to plug Who Invited Me? and recommends Ramy on Hulu and Josh Gondelman.

Sharon Houston wants to plug her web series, Bob and Donna and recommends Persianality.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to recommend Fleabag.

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. You can also find us on Facebook .

Call us on the official Troubled Waters hotline! Our number is 323-300-4984. Our producers will have a new prompt for you to answer and we may just use your call on the show.

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Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

Mission to Zyxx #309: Jan with a Van [ft. Morgan Grace Jarrett]

Mission to Zyxx
Morgan Grace Jarrett

The crew heads to an unusual planet in search of a powerful oracle. Bargie gets back out there. Dar’s pregnancy raises new questions. AJ sets a bad example.

Wonderful! 84: Boomer at the Bat


Rachel’s favorite big bread! Griffin’s favorite sports climax! Rachel’s favorite new Norwegian Pop Star! Griffin’s favorite underappreciated folk musician!


”Money Won’t Pay” by bo en and Augustus -

”High Five” and “Don’t Kill My Vibe” by Sigrid:

”Jesus Was a Crossmaker” and “Soldier of the Heart” by Judee Sill:

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