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Judge John Hodgman Episode 419: Live From Los Angeles at the Regent Theater 2019

Pete Fields

This week's episode was recorded LIVE in Los Angeles, CA at the Regent Theater! The first case is "Driving Miss Justice." Then, the judge and bailiff rule on cases having to do with eating before workouts, half birthdays, and robot vacuum cleaners during Swift Justice. Plus music from Pete Fields of Slow Motion Cowboys!

Content Warning: This episode contains a brief mention of mental illness and eating disorders.



Thank you to Robert MacGregor for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Wonderful! 87: 200 Mile Moon Journey


Griffin's favorite table sport! Rachel's favorite Texas gas station! Griffin's favorite cookie meal! Rachel's favorite poem about fame!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

Transcript available here

Inside Pop Ep. 153 - Rebellion! Stonewall on MSNBC, Split Screens Festival, Handmaid's Tale, Queen Sugar, When They See Us & Late Night

Inside Pop
Katherine Linton
Joe Danisi

June is bursting at the seams with pop culture and we are here for it! We're celebrating Pride month with a conversation with the producers behind the MSNBC documentary special- Rebellion! Stonewall. Katherine Linton & Joe Danisi share their journey to making this important and timely film, the queer history surrounding the Stonewall Riots and how it directly connects to present day politics and our future. The documentary premieres on MSNBC on Sunday, June 16th at 10pm, but can also be found on demand and will have multiple airings throughout the month- Tune In!

Then, Amita shares some of her pop culture escapades over the last few weeks including the screenings she attended as part of the Split Screens Festival in NYC. She took in the Season 3 premiere of The Handmaid's Tale, the Season 4 premiere of Queen Sugar and the highly acclaimed mini-series from Ava DuVernay, When They See Us.

Amita also attended an early screening of the Mindy Kaling/Emma Thompson comedy- Late Night, had the privilege to meet the fabulous writer, producer and actor afterwards and lived to tell the tale!

Plus, in the Big Sell, Sean gives his review of R&B artist Masego and shares a custom playlist that he curated featuring the best guest verses by the uber talented André 3000.

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Mission to Zyxx #312: Are You There, Rodd? It’s Me, Goerlich [ft. Monique Moses]

Mission to Zyxx
Monique Moses

The crew heads to the park planet RV:28-26 at the urging of the Zimas. Dar is peckish. C-53 becomes a believer. Pleck protects his pockets.

#224 - Best Tom Hanks Movie


Mark and Hal peruse the filmography of America's Dad to find his best movie

Maximum Fun is Hiring a Full-Charge Bookkeeper

Background & Who We Are

Maximum Fun is seeking to grow our team with a full-time, in-house Full Charge Bookkeeper, who will assume the responsibilities of our part-time external bookkeeper and manage accounts payable and receivable. This role will report to our Managing Director, and is well-suited to organized, strong communicators with small business accounting experience.

MaxFun is a network of podcast shows reaching a broad listener base, and dedicated to making the world a better place through knowledge and laughter. MaxFun’s motto, heard across the more than 40 podcasts we distribute, are: Comedy and culture, artist owned, audience supported. Originally founded by Jesse Thorn in 2006, the company’s activities include:

  • Production of Thorn’s nationally-distributed public radio program, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, as well as several additional hit podcasts.
  • Distribution of over 30 externally-produced shows, with millions of downloads per week.
  • Live touring and in-person events such as MaxFunCon

Job Description & Essential Duties

The Full Charge Bookkeeper will have primary accounting responsibilities at our thriving small business. In addition, the Bookkeeper will be responsible for tracking and managing Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, including calculating our regular payments to shows. This is a new role at the company, consolidating and simplifying tasks that are currently divided amongst a small number of different roles.

Specifically, the Full Charge Bookkeeper will be responsible for:

  • Accounts payable
    • Calculating and completing monthly payments to network shows and talent
    • Calculating and completing payouts for occasional special projects (tours, etc.)
    • Running payroll
    • Completing vendor payments at the request of business staff
  • Accounts receivable
    • Reviewing and reporting on incoming revenue items
    • Issuing occasional invoices for special projects, and working with customers to ensure timely payment
  • Accounting
    • Coding revenue and expense transactions on a weekly basis using standard accounting software
    • Producing monthly financial reports for management
    • Supplying external CPAs with the information they require for tax preparation

Requirements and Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree, an Associates degree in Accounting, or equivalent experience
  • Have 2-3 years of accounting experience
  • Be a strong communicator
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Be comfortable with spreadsheets
  • Be kind

In addition, the following specific areas of expertise will be helpful:

  • California Employment Law
  • Sales tax as it pertains to internet sales

What you will learn here

MaxFun is a relatively small but growing office of friendly, talented, and passionate staff. Despite our size, we are able to have a huge impact on our listeners, our shows, and the cultural world in which we operate. As a member of our team, you will be expected to have a similarly outsized impact, and will be given the tools and opportunities to grow professionally.

In the course of working here, you can expect to gain particular insight into:

  • Podcast show economics
  • Event and touring P&Ls
  • Membership / audience supported models
  • New models for financially sustainable creative work

Salary, Benefits, and Logistics

The starting salary for the Full-Time Bookkeeper will be $48,000. In addition, our highly competitve benefits include 12 paid holidays, personal time off, health care through Kaiser Permanente (including dental), and reimbursement for membership at the YMCA and classes at the Barnsdall Art Center.

This position will work out of MaxFunHQ, adjacent to MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, CA. The office will be relocating to Lincoln Heights later this year.

This new open position is available to fill immediately.

How to Apply

If you meet the qualifications listed above, please send a resume and cover letter to

Story Break #112: Charmin Bears

Story Break

Freddie has not slept. Matt is late because of his new baby. And Will desperately tries to update Shakespeare for a modern, butt-wiping audience.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 588: The Ghost Vote with Haley Mancini and Gina Ippolito

Haley Mancini
Gina Ippolito

Haley Mancini and Gina Ippolito (B.A.B.E. Squad Graphic Novel) join Jordan for a discussion of the brilliance of Simpsons shitposting, everyone's lovely (and fat) cats, and Jordan's recent brush with a hipster dad at the barbershop. Plus, they get into the origins of Haley and Gina's graphic novel, B.A.B.E. Squad, that just came out!

CIPYD 191: Paul Gilmartin and Crumb Fails

Paul Gilmartin

Hi everyone!

Father's day is approaching are you ready? We aren't either! BUT we do have the world's kindest person PAUL GILMARTIN (Mental Illness Happy Hour) with us this week! Paul tells us all about falling in love with his new dog and the importance of dogs in our lives. We also have some brand new Crumb fails to talk about plus an adorable My Mutt Minute!

Stop reading this and tune in!

Check out Paul's dog photos here!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: John Waters

John Waters

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

John Waters on his legacy in film, Little Richard, his mustache, and more

John Waters is a director who hasn't made a movie in over a decade, and he doesn't really plan to make any more. He's directed some classics like Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby and probably most notably Hairspray.

Even though he's not making movies anymore, he keeps busy. He's an actor – he played director William Castle in FX's Feud, Pete Peters in Seed of Chucky and he even had a cameo in one of those Alvin and the Chipmunks movies.

He's done a ton of live performances, released a few compilation albums and he's written seven books. When he joined us in studio he talked about his book Make Trouble. The book was based off a commencement speech he gave at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015.

Jesse talks with him about Little Richard, trigger warnings, and how the film industry tried (and failed) to make the King of Trash compromise his work. Plus, he'll tell us about the fabulous Commes de Garcon shirt he wore to the recording.

His latest is his memoir, Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder. It's out now. You can also find the recent Criterion Collection re-release of Multiple Maniacs, one of John's first ever movies on DVD.

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