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Inside Pop Ep. 151 - Game of Thrones: The Bells, Tribeca Film Festival premiere of ‘Only’

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Show: 
Inside Pop
Guests: 
Takashi Doscher

Fan anticipation is at a fever pitch as Game of Thrones races towards its final episode. This week we review the show's penultimate episode, "The Bells" which may go down as one of the series' most divisive episodes. We breakdown why so many fans of the show were disappointed and also highlight what worked well.

Then we present a one-on-one interview with Takashi Doscher, the writer and director of the film Only which premiered this month at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr. as a couple fighting to survive in a world in which Pinto's character may be the only woman left alive. Takashi and Sean discuss the inspiration of this apocalyptic romance, the six year journey from screenplay to its premiere and the experience of showing one's film at one of the word's most prestigious film festivals.

Plus Sean review's Amita's Big Sell about pop plagiarism and then sells her a very Special new show on Netflix.

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#220 - Clean Slate XVI

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For the first time in a while, Mark and Hal look through their list of suggested topics for a few that might not warrant an entire episode and do some spring cleaning.

Story Break #108: Movie Based on a Band Name

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Story Break

We take a random band name and make the most patriotic sci-fi movie of all time...

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 584: Bing Bang Boo with Liz Feldman

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Guests: 
Liz Feldman

Liz Feldman (Dead to Me) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's big Mother's Day Energy and his early dinner with his mom and the ultimate stepdad Brad, the authenticity of the portrayal of Orange County in Liz's new Netflix show Dead to Me, and the amazing donut people in Jesse’s neighborhood.

Plus, we get into the newly-named Jordan, Jesse, Go! Colosseum to see who is represented more in the audience -- people who have ridden three-wheeled motorcycles (or in a sidecar), people who have replica weapons from a film, or people who have had an encounter with a supernatural being!

Give us a call or email if you want to stand up and be counted for this week's JJGo Coliseum -- 206-984-4FUN or jjgo@maximumfun.org!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Paula Pell

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Paula Pell

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Paula Pell on 'Wine Country' and working at 'SNL' for almost two decades

So many of the sketches Paula Pell has written for Saturday Night Live are stone-cold classics. There's the Culps, Ana Gasteyer and Will Ferrell's bizarre pop music duo. The Spartan Cheerleaders. The Tony Bennett Show. Remember when Justin Timberlake brought us on down to Omeletteville? We have Paula Pell to thank for a lot of wonderful and hilarious work on SNL.

Pell spent 18 years behind the scenes as a writer on the show. She's truly an SNL MVP. After her time on SNL she wrote for 30 Rock, the Oscars, and the Golden Globes. She's had roles on Parks and Recreation, Big Mouth, and, most recently, the NBC show AP Bio. She plays Helen, the goofy high school administrator who eats tomato sauce and hair.

Pell joins us to talk about her latest project: Wine Country. She co-stars alongside SNL alums Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Rachel Dratch. It’s a story about a group of women reconnecting over a birthday weekend in Napa. The group became life-long friends during their stint working at a Chicago pizzeria. People moved. Got married. Grew apart. This movie deals with preserving those friendships despite life getting in the way. It's based in part from a real wine trip the stars took for Dratch's 50th birthday.

Pell also pulls back the curtain and discusses some of her more controversial work on SNL. Plus: why, when she was a writer on SNL, she was so much more comfortable as a writer than a performer.

Sincerely, one of the funniest people we've ever had on the show. Don't sleep on this one!

A quick warning about this interview you're about to hear: there's some talk about sex in it. Nothing super graphic or descriptive, but we wanted to give you a heads up.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 582 - Sarah Szloboda

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Guests: 
Sarah Szloboda

Comedian Sarah Szloboda returns to talk living in London, driving to America, and Easter.

Download episode 582 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 459: Face 2 Face: You Know, Like Eggs?

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We’re scattered hither and yon this week, so here’s our recent live show from the Shire-esque paradise known as Salt Lake City. Join us for discussions of homemade knives, skull-based fighting techniques and, hands down, the yuckiest Munch Squad ever.

John Titor

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

We hope you're enjoying Lisa's new show Tuca & Bertie, available now on Netflix! If you're a regular Baby Geniuses listener it would be foolish for you to not be at least six episodes in. Download the Netflix app and stream it at work and get caught up! On this week's episode, Lisa returns from a trip to Hong Kong and Emily does separation anxiety training with her new dog Alan. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for John Titor, a time traveling message board poster.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 189: The Mothers of Springfield

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We're breaking format this week to bring you a special episode that celebrates our favorite moms from Springfield. Listen up for some clips of our favorite mom moments from Mona, Agnes, Maude, Luann, Jacqueline, and of course, Marge!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 44: The Green New Deal Finds its Footing

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Guests: 
Dr. Patrick Levine
Guests: 
Dr. Christian Grose
Guests: 
Longo Chu

Paula and Adam seek help on the one thing they agree on: Their feet hurt. Fortunately, we have podiatrist Dr. Patrick Levine on hand (or "on foot?") to offer advice. Then we welcome public policy expert Dr. Christian Grose to help us understand the Green New Deal and let us know if our planet is doomed (SPOILER ALERT: Yes. It probably is.). Also, we listen to a hot new batch of potential theme songs, and take a look at how our podcast is charting around the world!

Guests
Dr. Patrick Levine
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Website: levinefootandankle.com

Dr. Christian Grose
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Southern California
Academic Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute
Website: Dr. Christian Grose
Twitter: @christiangrose
You can find his book on Amazon

House band:
Longo Chu, fiddler
Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
Website: ScottishFiddlers.org/
FB: @longochu
IG: @longochu

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