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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Alia Shawkat and Mackenzie Crook

Alia Shawkat
Mackenzie Crook

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Alia Shawkat on her new film 'Duck Butter'

This week, Alia Shawkat swings by the Bullseye studio! You probably know Alia from her role as Maeby Fünke on "Arrested Development." It's a role she's had on and off since she was 14. You can check her out on the fifth season of the series, which was recently released on Netflix.
These days she stars in "Search Party" on TBS. She's also the star of the new film "Duck Butter," which she co-wrote with Miguel Arteta.

In the film, Alia plays Naima, an aspiring actress living in Los Angeles. Naima is reserved and clever, but when it comes to dating she's vulnerable and naive. After a bad audition Naima meets a woman named Sergio (Laia Costa) at a nightclub. They hit it off and decide to spend the next 24 hours together awake and totally present - to get all relationship stuff over with: the sex, the fights, all the ups and downs. Together, the two make for a movie that's modest, intimate and really sweet. You can buy or rent it from pretty much any online platform and, starting July 1, you can stream it on Netflix, too.

Alia talks about writing "Duck Butter," and how she relates to Naima. We'll also talk about what she's learned over the years working on "Arrested Development," and why hanging out with the cast always feels like a high school reunion. Plus, she'll talk frankly about the strip club her father owns, and the short documentary she made about the family business.

Check out this interview on YouTube!

Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Mackenzie Crook on the new season of 'Detectorists'

Earlier this year, we told you why Detectorists is such an amazing show. This week, creator and star of the show Mackenzie Crook will talk about the third and final season of the series, which can be streamed now on Acorn TV.

If you've seen the original version of "The Office," then you probably know Mackenzie Crook for his role as Gareth. He's the office dope -- very awkward, and doesn't really get social cues.

Mackenzie will talk with Jesse about his time on "The Office," and what it was like to get an intentionally terrible haircut from a posh Soho hair stylist for the role of Gareth. And he'll give us a behind the scenes look at "Detectorists." The whole nine yards -- how the idea came to be, getting killer b-roll of insects and frogs, and the complicated world of using metal detectors.

Check out this interview on YouTube!

Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Outshot: Barry Sanders

Jesse will tell us why Barry Sanders is one of the greatest running backs of all-time.

Listen to this segment on YouTube!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 142: Homer Defined w/ Allan McLeod

Allan McLeod

Writer, director, and comedian - Allan McLeod joins us to talk about "Homer Defined." He'll tell us why he loves the nuclear power plant, and how this episode is different than he remembers when he first saw it when he was a kid. Let's just say he came for the Homer story, but what sucked him in was the gut-wrenching Bart story. You can see Allan on "You're The Worst" as Paul on FXX, which is releasing it's fifth and final season later this year.

Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 10: Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson on GLOW season 2

Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood
Hal Lublin
Danielle Radford

Before their back on Netflix in GLOW, Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson are BACK in the Nation of Conversation!

They chat with Hal and Danielle all about what will change with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in the second season, how the show has been a huge hit with WWE women wrestlers like Natalia, Charlotte Flair and more, what it's like to get actual injuries from wrestling and how they keep their wardrobe fresh as they tour the press junkets around the country.

Plus Kimmy and Rebekka will have a bit of fun at the expense of our hosts as Hal and Danielle get an up-close and personal look at the Beatdown Biddies in action.

Season 2 of GLOW premiers on Netflix on June 29th!

Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 535


No guest this week as we talk about Bette Midler, phone games, and Gigli.

Download episode 535 here. (right-click)

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The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 214: A Really Remarkable Sign (DS9 S2E27)


When a new arrival is greeted on DS9, he is warmly welcomed by everyone except for the person he’s there to see. But when a rodent infestation starts kicking the crew’s butts, the issue becomes a problem for more than just the food service vendors on the promenade. Why does anyone go “full Geordi” anymore? Should we take the mono-myth back to the drawing board? What’s the worst gift your mom has ever given you? It’s the episode that pitches a new health conscious t-shirt that no one will buy!

Beef And Dairy Network Podcast - Episode 36 - Beef Encounters

Cariad Lloyd
Mike Wozniak
Elis James

Cariad Lloyd, Mike Wozniak and Elis James join in for this episode which looks at a success story arising from Beef Encounters, our beef and dairy industry focused dating app.

By Benjamin Partridge, Cariad Lloyd, Mike Wozniak and Elis James. Thanks to Mark Turetsky.

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Ross and Carrie Traverse Flat Earth (Part 6): The Salton Sea Test


While Carrie is out of town, Ross and his cohorts at the Independent Investigations Group set up a test to see if the Earth is flat, or a lumpy, bumpy globe. And they invite their old friend Mark Sargent, and a cadre of flat earthers to join them. Arriving at the Salton Sea with some PVC pipe, balloons, and a magical camera that recovers ships lost on the horizon, these globeheads and flatties devise a fair and simple test of the Earth's shape. We'll let you guess how that turns out.

For pictures and videos of this crazy event, visit our Facebook page.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 41: Stanning for Regina Hall, Reboots and Ocean's 8 with Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers of Las Culturistas

Who Shot Ya?
Ricky Carmona
Alonso Duralde
April Wolfe
Bowen Yang
Matt Rogers

Ocean's 8

This episode is a hoot and a half! The gang is joined by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers of the Las Culturistas podcast. The program starts very strong with Matt's obsessive "Zapruder-ing" of the A Star Is Born trailer. They then go over the newest heist film Ocean's 8. The room is very divided on this one with all of them returning to the question - "Is there a conflict in this entire movie?" Plus, many of the individuals on this podcast admit to a deep love for the much maligned Norbit. Also, we have a special segment with Drea Clark. She interviews director Bobby Miller about his new film, The Cleanse, with Anjelica Huston and Johnny Galecki. This is a wild episode and is required listening!

In news, Eddie Murphy with play Rudy Ray Moore, Hereditary gets a D+ Cinemascore, and male movie critics outnumber female movie critics nearly 4 to 1.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Inside Man
Bowen - Kung Fu Hustle
Matt - Disobedience
April - Starship Troopers
Alonso - The New Age

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 Incredibles 2 with Drea Clark

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

Ep 14 Go Fact Yourself with John Ross Bowie and Jackie Kashian

Mark Waid, J. Keith van Straaten, Jackie Kashian, Helen Hong and John Ross Bowie
John Ross Bowie and Jackie Kashian
Bobby Ojeda
Mark Waid

In this episode, we learn about the time Jackie Kashian’s father hit on Maria Jackie’s wedding. To find out how Maria reacted, take a listen. Also, if anyone books a guest-starring role on NBC’s Speechless, John Ross Bowie will not only have your back, but he’ll show you where the craft service table is on set. Plus, if you ever wondered, “What’s it like growing up in the Theater District in New York?”, you’ll soon find out.

Do YOU Know the Difference?

Areas of Expertise
John Ross Bowie: The West Wing, Stephen Sondheim and 1986 New York Mets
Jackie Kashian: Marvel Comics since 2004, Romance Novels, and Chicken.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
John Ross Bowie
Jackie Kashian

With guest experts:
Comic book writer, Mark Waid.

Former baseball player and current podcaster, Bobby Ojeda.

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

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell

Trump & North Korea, Internment of Immigrant Children, Anthony Bourdain & Kate Spade, IHOP becomes IHOB, Brie Larson, Skipped Week Recap, Michael Cohen, Net Neutrality Ends(!), E3 News, FBI Agent’s Anti-Trump Text, Supreme Court Upholds Voter Roll Purge





INTRO - 0:25
Courtney’s Beach Vacation
Brent’s Camping Trip
Bevs Like These



Internment of Immigrant Children
DOJ Changes Stance on Abused Aslyum-Seekers
Trump’s North Korea Summit
Michael Cohen, AGAIN…

TIDBLAST! – 1:12:22
Supreme Court
Brie Larson
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
Is Net Neutrality Over?
FBI Agent’s [New] Anti-Trump Text
E3 News

WI-FIVE – 1:24:29

OUTRO – 1:26:08

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