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Ep. 25: Go Fact Yourself with Wil Wheaton and Anne Wheaton

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Owen Rubin, Wil Wheaton, J. Keith van Straaten, Anne Wheaton, Helen Hong, Gene Lewin
Guests: 
Wil Wheaton & Anne Wheaton
Guests: 
Gene Lewin & Owen Rubin
Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten & Helen Hong

It’s the very first couple-edition of Go Fact Yourself!

Wil Wheaton is an actor, writer and geek-culture legend. He’s been in everything from Star Trek: The Next Generation where he starred as the character Wesley Crusher, to his YouTube series TableTop. He’s glad to come onto the show and answer trivia questions about his interests; but he also is eager to prove that he knows these subjects well enough to stump the hosts too.

Competing against Wil is Anne Wheaton, author of the children’s book Piggy and Pug, which is as adorable as the title makes it sound. The book also reflects her background as an animal lover, which has shown in her professional life as well as her personal one. Anne also happens to be married to Wil.

In this episode, we’ll learn about secrets from classic arcade games, musical theater and how Anne and Wil met and fell in love.

What’s the difference: High or Low

What’s the difference between “altitude” and “elevation”?

What’s the difference between “less” and “fewer”?

Areas of Expertise

Anne Wheaton: 1980’s Arcade games, Atari 2600 video-games and puns.

Wil Wheaton: 1980’s Arcade games, Atari 2600 and baking sourdough bread.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Wil Wheaton
Anne Wheaton

With guest experts:

Gene Lewin, owner of Vintage Arcade Superstore.

Owen Rubin, game designer who helped make classic arcade games for Atari.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Neil Degrasse Tyson Accused of Assault, Tumblr’s NSFW Crackdown, New Mueller Developments, 6 Fries = 1 Serving?, Oreos on turntables and in buttcracks!, Rudy Giuliani’s “TEXT INVADED,” Soulja Boy Releases Game Console, Bad Bad Takes

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Guests: 
Kate Sloan ( @girly_juice )

*TIMECODES*

INTRO 0:31

Bevs Like These
Spotify Wrapped

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 0:55

6 Fries = 1 Serving?
Neil Degrasse Tyson Accusations

TUMBLR’S NSFW CRACKDOWN (w/Kate Sloan) 28:46

POLITICS ROUNDUP 46:41

Rudy Giuliani is a D*mmy!
New Mueller Developments

TIDBITS 59:54

Bad Bad Takes
Oreos in Turntables and Buttcracks
True or False
Botham Jean Update

WI-FIVE 1:13:04

OUTRO 1:15:43

Ross and Carrie Offend Prince: Minneapolis Live Show Edition

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Ross and Carrie sell out the IceHouse Minneapolis for a the first stop on their live show tour! With the help of their gracious audience, they test some balance bracelets, hand out magical stones, cure grief with a misting spray, and test several special kinds of water. Plus, special guest Chris Stedman (author of Faitheist) drinks salt for three days, and the one and only Drew Spears gives a Wikipedia-inspired lesson on the history of water.

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Friendly Fire Ep 48: Pearl Harbor

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Friendly Fire

Pearl Harbor: Is this a faithful retelling of the attack on Pearl Harbor, or is this film Michael Bay’s Titanic?
On today’s episode neither Adam, Ben, or John smoke a cigarette while reviewing this 2001 drama.

This film is available on:

itunes, Netflix, Showtime, YouTube, and Google Play

Next Film, Courage Under Fire, is available on:

Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, MaxGo, and your local library

:-/ (Mexico Repatriation, The Tainos, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Scarlet Witch, Kevin Hart)

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Show: 
Minority Korner

We got a frown town of an episode for you guys this week- but don't fret! We're still going to bring the entertainment! Both Korners this week are covering things you might not have learned in school- Nnekay is tackling when the US blamed the loss of jobs on Mexicans taking them and started to deport anyone who had Mexican heritage... including US Citizens... sounds familiar....welp this happened during the Great Depression. James is covering the Taino people, their culture, where they existed and thrived before Christopher Columbus and his destructive ass decided to come stopping into town. We also cover Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Sexual Misconduct, Kevin Hart and his racist dated birthday parties, Scarlet Witch getting the short stick, Barbara Lee being scammed against, and the Manhattan Young Democrats loosing it's POC leadership. Let's head into it!

Links!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Repatriation

https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://en.w...

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/09/08/437579834/mass-deport...

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/americas-brutal-for...

https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/2006-04-04-history-books_...

https://www.dailynews.com/2012/02/21/la-county-board-of-supervisors-to-i...

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Tights and Fights Ep. 120: Maintaining the Land of Giants w/ Jeff Dye

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Guests: 
Jeff Dye
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford

Jeff Dye is comedian and star of numerous TV shows like Girl Code and Money From Strangers. He also happens to be a lifelong wrestling fan who’s got tons of thoughts about WWE’s past and present.

That includes things like why he wants WWE to hardly ever turn and why he supports Vince McMahon’s image of a promotion full of giants.

Jeff, Hal and Danielle also break down why Smackdown continues to be so good (especially with its women’s division), why it may have been too early to break up Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler and he’ll even turn Hal and Danielle onto some promising future careers in wrestling.

The Three Count

Jeff put over the promotion Wrestling Pro Wrestling in Burbank.

Danielle put over Rhyno’s career after his apparent retirement.

Hal put over Daniel Bryan’s new catchphrase.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Jeff Dye.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Switchblade Sisters Episode 57: 'Leave Her to Heaven' with 'Dirty John' Showrunner Alexandra Cunningham

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alexandra Cunningham

Leave Her to Heaven

We've got a truly fascinating conversation on this week's episode with 'Dirty John' showrunner Alexandra Cunningham. Her new show is based upon the wildly popular LA Times true crime podcast of the same name. It deals with deception, seduction, and intrigue. These are all themes found in the film that Alexandra chose to discuss, the 1945 technicolor noir classic Leave Her to Heaven. As 'Dirty John' deals with the mind of a manipulative conman, Alexandra has become somewhat of an expert on the mindset of villains. And she has some enlightening words on Gene Tierney's coldhearted Ellen in Leave Her to Heaven. Alex comes from a playwriting background and explains how she learned to show rather than to tell. April and she dissect the famous drowning scene in the film. And Alex has a fascinating story about working for a suicide hotline, and reveals how sometimes the scariest things happen in the light of day.

Check out Dirty John on Bravo.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch Leave Her to Heaven.

With April Wolfe with Alexandra Cunningham.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

One Bad Mother, Episode 283: Would You Want Another Parent to Tell You if Your Kid Did Something Not Great? Plus, Happiness with KJ Dell'Antonia

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
KJ Dell'Antonia

Biz and Theresa ponder the question, “Would we want another parent to tell us if our kid was being not-so-great?” On the flip side, when should we speak up as a truly concerned member of “the village” and when should we trust that the parents already know and just stay out of it? Plus, Biz says something bad, Theresa remembered sleep is good, and we talk to author KJ Dell’Antonia about being a happier parent.

Find out more from KJ Dell'Antonia at KJdellantonia.com or on Twitter @KJDellAntonia. Her book How To Be A Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute is out now.

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

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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

The JV Club Episode 300 - Non-Boy-of-Summer: Eric Elbogen

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Show: 
The JV Club
Guests: 
Eric Elbogen

To celebrate the 300th episode of The JV Club, JV is joined by Say Hi’s Eric Elbogen! Eric, of course, is the reason for the very existence of The JV Club’s theme song, “Back Before We Were Brittle!” Before some excessive mutual fawning (don’t worry- it’s at the VERY END), Eric and JV talk living rooms, first guitars, and the indignities of class team presentations in this special 300th Episode Non-Boy-of-Summer!

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