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Still Buffering: How to Sweepstakes

Still Buffering

Rileigh used to be a BIG fan of sweepstakes contests growing up like that Danimals one where you could meet Zack and Cody, you know? So the sisters are all reminiscing on those too good to be true contests they never won, and maybe actually did sometimes?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Ross and Carrie Detox their Soles (Part 1): Ionic Foot Bath Edition


Ross and Carrie use the only website that ever existed, Groupon, to obtain a miraculous cure heretofore unknown to science: the detoxification of the entire body through the soles of the feet! Has the world been spending billions of dollars every year on research and health care, only to be eclipsed by a $20 spa treatment? Probably. Plus, Carrie's getting married, but whatever.

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Sawbones: National Hotel Disease


This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin check in with National Hotel Disease, the diarrhea so bad it almost brought down a U.S. presidency

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Trump Impeachment Details, ‘Joker’ Director Criticizes ‘Woke’ Culture, Biden’s ACTUAL Corruption, Yahoo Engineer Admits Hacking for Nudes, BIG Brexit Update, Alphadream Files for Bankruptcy, Botham Jean’s Killer Sentenced

Kate Sloan ( @girly_juice on Twitter )
Dave Bulmer ( @demontomatodave on Twitter )

Guests co-hosts Dave Bulmer and Kate Sloan join Brent while Travis and Courtney are at New York Comic Con!

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Ep. 45: Go Fact Yourself with Peter Sagal & Rebecca Makkai

Bob Schwartz, Helen Hong, Peter Sagal, J. Keith van Straaten, Rebecca Makkai
Peter Sagal & Rebecca Makkai
Gov. Madeleine May Kunin & Bob Schwartz

It’s another helping of Go Fact Yourself in Chicago, now more delicious and savory than ever!

Peter Sagal is the host of the NPR program "Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" But his experience with trivia shows goes all the way back to when he was a contestant on “Jeopardy”… and quickly found himself in the negative dollars. That doesn’t mean he’s bad at trivia; he’s just bad at pressing buttons. He’ll tell us about that and why he’s so dedicated to disrupting the narrative of Chicago deep-dish pizza.

Opposite Peter is author Rebecca Makkai. Her book The Great Believers earned her the distinction of being a finalist for the Pulitzer prize. It’s a truly special accomplishment -- but she had an even bigger dream as a child: teaching dogs how to talk.

The guests will discuss the local food scene, whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich and, yes, a lot of discussion about the windy city.

What’s the Difference: The Windy City

What’s the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?

What’s the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning?

Areas of Expertise

Peter Sagal: Chicago food culture, James Cameron movies and running

Rebecca Makkai: The film Clue, the state of Vermont and the furnace girl murder of Lake Bluff, Illinois

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong

Peter Sagal and Rebecca Makkai

Peter Sagal
Rebecca Makkai

With guest experts:

Gov. Madeleine May Kunin, author, ambassador and three-term governor of Vermont.

Peter Sagal and Bob Schwartz

Bob Schwartz, Senior Vice President of Vienna Beef and author of the book Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog.

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 Sleeping Village in Chicago.

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

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 109: 'Judy' with The Incomparable Louis Virtel

Who Shot Ya?
Louis Virtel


We're bringing in the big guns for this episode. We're talking Judy this week so it was vital that we get the one and only Louis Virtel on the program. We're also discussing the films we wish were on the Criterion Collection. And, as always, we've got staff picks.

In news, the Lucy in the Sky cast discusses "diapergate" and Beverly Hills Cop 4 is in the works.

Staff Picks:

Ify - Candyman
Drea - The Death of Dick Long
Alonso - Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Louis - Margin Call

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Louis Virtel.

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198: One Bad Minority Korner (One Bad Mother, Madonna, Motherhood)

Minority Korner

Nnekay stops on by the Maximum Fun Podcast One Bad Mother and has an honest conversation about motherhood, being a new mother, and about biases affecting African American maternal mortality rates and librarians on the front lines of the war on facts. Do we have too specific ideas of what a librarian is? Nnekay also goes over a history of how Minority Korner came to be, and how other celebrities are making Podcasting more chic, but we've been in the game along time. Also, James went to Madonna's very intimate tour Madame X. 

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Charcuterie and Cheese Boards (Part 1)


Hello Internet and welcome to PART ONE of our series on CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE BOARDS! Please enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Taylor McFerrin

Taylor McFerrin

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Taylor McFerrin on bringing his vocals to the forefront in his new album

Taylor McFerrin is a gifted musician. He got his start as a beatboxer, making beats and producing tracks for others. He's also made music as a keyboardist, a DJ and a composer. As an instrumentalist, McFerrin is brilliant. He creates these lush, kind of swirling songs. He blends jazz, electronic and hip-hop in a way reminiscent of Flying Lotus. In fact, his first album, Early Riser was put out on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label.

The son of American jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin (yes, the "Don't Worry, Be Happy" singer), Taylor grew up with a comprehensive understanding of song construction and an ear for melody. You can hear the influence of his father's use of vocal percussion in Taylor's earlier work as a beatboxer as well as the rich production value that he brings into every track.

Taylor has a new album called Love’s Last Chance. The album represents something of a first for the musician: his first time as lead vocalist on most of the tracks. Each song conjures up the feeling of two past lovers reminiscing about a relationship that once was. The lyrics are timeless but also have a modern feel to them, like scrolling through photos of an ex you've "forgotten" to erase from the Cloud. Taylor's voice is confident and sensual but he also knows when to sit back and let his voice ride the melody.

Taylor joins us to talk about his love of the process of making music, experimenting with 808s and how his new album came together. Plus, we'll talk to him about his work with other artists like Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Emily King and his own father. Don't miss our chat with the talented artist.

Love’s Last Chance is available now.

Catch Taylor on tour across the US

Friendly Fire Ep 91: They Were Expendable (1945)

Friendly Fire

Sometimes war movies are adventures, sometimes they’re to-the-point biopics, other times they're a surprisingly refreshing mix of both. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John, sit around on their duffs while reviewing this 1945 drama!

This film is available on:
Amazon, Apple, and your local library

Next Film: The Sun (2005)
Available on:
Amazon,YouTube, and your local library

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