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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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Guests: 
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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Show: 
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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Show: 
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

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram.

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.

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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