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Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 167: HOMЯ w/ Allen Strickland Williams

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Guests: 
Allen Strickland Williams

This week, comedian Allen Strickland Williams dishes his favorite moments from HOMЯ. Allen has been featured on Conan, and was recently named Comedy Central Comic to watch. Make sure to keep an eye out for Allen's new Comedy Central half hour special in January. Allen explains why this episode is a lot sadder than he recalls when he first saw it as a kid. Plus, Allie explains why Bing.com is naughty and Julia discusses the joys of Shark Tank. Don't worry there's plenty of Simpsons, too! Relive the heartbreaking episode with us.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jason Mitchell and Karina Longworth

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jason Mitchell
Guests: 
Karina Longworth

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Photo: Paras Griffin / Getty Images

Jason Mitchell on his new film 'Tyrel' and portraying Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton

First up: Jason Mitchell! We can't wait to share this conversation with you – he's an up and coming actor with a lot of great stories to tell. He's magnetic, and as you'll hear in our interview he's extremely charming.

Recently, he's been in a lot of acclaimed movies and television shows. In Netflix's "Mudbound" he played a World War II veteran who returns to rural Mississippi. Or perhaps you've seen him on Lena Waithe's Showtime series "The Chi," he starred as Brandon. He's probably best known for his breakthrough role: 2015's "Straight Outta Compton." He sort of stole every scene he was in as Eazy-E.

His latest film "Tyrel," is out now. In it, Jason stars as Tyler: a young guy who lives with his girlfriend in New York. Deciding he wants to get out of the city for the while, he takes a trip with a handful of guys his age. He rides out to Catskills for a long weekend in a cabin.

The plot really thickens when you learn that the guys in the cabin are all friends of friends. He doesn't really know any of them. And the other thing: Tyler's black, while everyone else on the trip is white. It's an awkward and weirdly plausible look at race and masculinity and how people react when they have to deal with those topics head on.

Jason will talk about how this film helped create a friendship with co-star Michael Cera. He'll also discuss his road to stardom: he didn't get his first role until he was 24. And it wasn't an easy road – he was raised in a tough part of New Orleans, his home was devastated by Katrina, and he had run-ins with the law when he was younger. Plus, as a former professional oyster shucker he'll give us some tips for preparing the culinary delicacy.

Listen to this segment on YouTube!


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Karina Longworth on her new book: 'Seduction
Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood'

The Golden Age of Hollywood was a fascinating time – this was the era of James Dean, Orson Welles and "Gone With The Wind." Look up the topic and you'll find hundreds of books, movies, TV shows, and even bus tours. Sometimes those depictions will get swept up in the glitz and glamor. Other times it's quite the opposite: dark, morose, and gritty.

Karina Longworth is writer and host of the hit podcast "You Must Remember This," which looks at some of the secrets of Old Hollywood. She's an expert on the history of Hollywood's Golden Age and she's written five books on the topic to prove it. Her latest book: "Seduction
Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
," explores Hughes' time as a producer and director.

It's as sordid and cutthroat as you might imagine. The book talks about Hughes' role in Hollywood back then. The dozens of movies he financed, the few he wrote and directed. The weird, abusive system he created to recruit and develop young actresses – and the way he manipulated them. Longworth's book is beautifully written, and meticulously researched. She talks about the impact and damage done by Hughes and the people whose lives he affected forever.

Listen to this segment on YouTube!


Photo: Namco

The Outshot: Katamari Damacy

Finally for The Outshot, Jesse describes the whimsical world of Katamari Damacy – a video game that will fill you with wonder. A remastered version of the game has just been released. It's the perfect time to reflect on the simple joys of this funky little game.

Listen to this segment on YouTube!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 560 - Katie-Ellen Humphries

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Katie-Ellen Humphries

Comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries returns to talk comedy panels, cities for kids, and WE Day.

Download episode 560 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 437: A Silent Chug

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In today’s episode, we address a long-running audio anomaly that spans the entire history of our show, and in the process, Justin dry drowns, like, a little.

Business Paintball, Wishbone Brutality, Big Candies, Justin’s Drinking Noises, Fast Food Arms Race, Serious Zapdos, Horny Radio Disney

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 22: Careers Cornered

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Frank Buckley
Guests: 
Hector Garcia
Guests: 
Ryan Gabrinetti

In our All Career Corner Special, we investigate two possible vocations for Paula: News anchor and high-rise window washer. Frank Buckley of the KTLA Morning News gives us the lowdown on TV journalism, and HSG’s Hector Garcia gives us the highup on cleaning windows at altitude. Also, we address the latest on Thomas Coyne, pastors and nuns and how they feel about Paula’s vocabulary, and Adam’s cold.

House band
Ryan Gabrinetti, electric guitar

Guests
Frank Buckley
Co-anchor of KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning broadcast,
L.A.’s No. 1-rated KTLA Morning News
Twitter: @FrankBuckleyTV
Facebook: @frankbuckley
Website: Frank Buckley
Podcast: Frank Buckley Interviews

Hector Garcia
President & Founder
HSG Waterproofing, Restoration and Window Cleaning
YouTube @hsgwindow
Facebook: @hsgpro
Website: HSG-INC.com

Ryan Gabrinetti
Electric guitar
Twitter: @gabrinetti
Website: Ryan Gabrinetti

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 239: Let Go and Let Horse (DS9 S3E16)

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When a mysterious stranger gives Quark blue oomox (bluemox? bloomox?), the ne’erdowell bartender is forced to room with Rom. But when the Nagus makes Maihar’du cry, Quark will risk everything to get Zek addicted to snuff again. Are we ever going to stop hearing about these stem bolts? Do Star Trek’s various giant, silent valet characters ever hang out? What’s the best board game to play with the desiccated remains of Ferengi? It’s the episode where we find out that the Prophets are just like us.

Come see us live on tour with Greatest Gen Khan!

Follow The Game of Buttholes: The Will of the Prophets!

The Flop House: Episode #272 - Pottersville

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The Flop House

We talk about the inexplicably star-studded comedy, The Bigfoot Who Saved Christmas. Excuse us, “Pottersville.” Meanwhile, Stuart brags about his back strength, Dan uncovers the world of Raising Cain conventions, and Elliott goes on his longest (most infuriating?) bit ever.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Anything Goes
Suspiria
Blindspotting

Story Break #86: Super Smash Bros.

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Story Break

A movie about Smash Brothers? With all those characters!? How!? Find out by listening to this episode!

Pop Rocket Ep. 203 Bravo’s Dirty John & Our True Crime Obsession w/ Sarah Kessler

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Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, Karen Tongson, Sarah Kessler
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh
Guests: 
Sarah Kessler

We're getting down into the down and dirty story Dirty John, the new Bravo show based on the LA Times and Wondery podcast of the same name. Joining us in the discussion this week is media scholar and TV critic Sarah Kessler who happens to also be married to our very own Karen Tongson. Dirty John is the true crime story about Debra Newell, a successful Orange County businesswoman who seemed to have everything going for her except when it came to love. In her middle age, she began online dating and met this guy who her two daughters found extremely shady. Obviously, throughout the course of the limited series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, she and we find out why.

We take a deep dive into what it is that titillates and draws us into the dark and disturbing world of true crime. The panel takes a look at podcasts like Teacher's Pet, Serial and Bear Brook, among others, as well as shows such as Making a Murderer, Lifetime’s A Woman Scorned and the sensational, made-for-tv accounts of the most notorious serial killers. What does true crime tell us about women and what does it tell women to watch out for? Find out!

True Crime Podcasts Discussed:
Serial
Bear Brook
Teacher's Pet
Atlanta Monster
Star 80
Fall of a Titan: The Steve McNair Story
In the Dark
Crime & Scandal: Chris Watts

True Crime Film & TV Titles Discussed
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story
A Deliberate Stranger
Snapped

All Abouts

Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh is all about the interpersonal dynamics at play at H.W. Bush’s funeral.

Sarah Kessler is all about My Brilliant Friend on HBO based on the bestselling series by Elena Ferrante.

Karen Tongson is all about a recent stand-up set she saw of Aparna Nancherla.

That's My Jam

Sarah Kessler - Stereolab - Outer Accelerator

Wynter - Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm

Karen Tongson - Juliana Hatfield - A Little More Love

With Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, and Sarah Rebecca Kessler.

Did you know that you can now call and leave voicemails for the show? You can! If you want to comment on an episode, give us any feedback or just call to get advice from a panel member, the number is: (530) 237-4108

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Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Shana Daloria.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 66: Why 'Green Book' Made Us Blue with Holly Walker

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Holly Walker

Green Book

This week we're talking about the most recent Peter Farrelly road trip movie. No, not Dumb and Dumber. Not Kingpin. Sorry, not Me, Myself & Irene. We're talking Green Book with Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. And we're so lucky to have on the program, writer and performer Holly Walker (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). If you want to hear many, many Viggo Mortensen-as-Tony Lip impressions, then this is the episode for you. The crew also answers a question from the Who Shotline: "What movie character had the biggest impact on you as a person?" Plus, Alonso has another heart attack minute, AKA The El Mero Mero De Navidad Christmas Minute. And as always, staff picks.

In news, When We Were Kings gets the musical treatment, The Wizard of Oz is the most influential movie of all time, Paul Schrader thinks there's "no crimes in art."

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon
Alonso - Mary Queen of Scots
April - Happy as Lazzaro and Clara's Ghost
Holly - About Time

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Vox Lux with Jenny Jaffe.

With Holly Walker, April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org

Call us on the "Who Shotline" - WSY-803-1664

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

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