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Friendly Fire Ep 83: The Patriot (2000)

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Friendly Fire

Does this film tell the tale of a freedom-fighting warrior or is this a story about Benjamin Martin's revenge-fueled descent into freedom? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John are citizens of an American nation while they review this turn of the millennium fictional drama.

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

Next Film: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Available on: Apple, Amazon, and your local library.

Tights and Fights Ep. 155: Pro Wrestling: EVE w/ Emily and Dann Read

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Emily Read
Guests: 
Dann Read

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank discussion of sexual assault from 4:57 to 5:57.

This week, Hal Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Emily and Dann Read from Pro Wrestling: EVE. It’s one of the most prominent all-women wrestling organizations in the world.

Recently, EVE announced that they would be embarking on a first-of-its-kind venture in wrestling: partnering with a union to make sure its performers gain representation. They’ll discuss how long the deal has been in the works and why there’s still trepidation in the wrestling world to embrace unionization.

Plus, they’ll discuss which performers within EVE they’re excited to see, why wrestling seems to be so behind in terms of equality from the rest of the world and the next changes that they’d like to see the industry embrace in the near future.

Find out more about Pro Wrestling: EVE on their website, including their upcoming shows and the charities that the company promotes.

Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Story Break: Heaven Heist - Sc. 2: Stacks of Cold Hard Cash

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Story Break

The heist of a currency exchange kiosk, in all its "montage playing over credits" glory! We discuss the intricacies of a good heist, what important information to reveal when, come up with a good "bad guy" character, and also come up with a good 24 porn spinoff!

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The JV Club Ep. 335: Chris Sullivan

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The JV Club
Guests: 
Chris Sullivan

Throw on your merit badge tape up that racket for this conversational mosey with the delightful Chris Sullivan (“This is Us”), who may or may not be the secret son of a certain California “Governator!” Plus! Taking chances in music, life, love, and podcasting.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Wonderful! 95: Baritone Chili's

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Wonderful!

Griffin's favorite musical meeting! Rachel's favorite organization concept! Griffin's favorite soft flooring! Rachel's favorite old-school simulated life game!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

Transcript available here

One Bad Mother, Episode 315: When I Grow Up, I’m Going To Be A Self!

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One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa pick up where we left off on last week’s show and explore the sensation of “playing self” instead of being a self. Is the book on my nightstand going to be read or is it a prop to create the illusion of self care? What about that gym membership? Does it really count as self care if we can never go? We put things in calendars, we tell our partners and family it is important and everyone agrees. Then our self care is the first thing to go when something comes up. Why is this so incredibly hard? Plus Biz finds the pen is mightier than the sword and Theresa cuts it back.

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

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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

EP 98: Mark "Frosty" McNeill on Nina Simone's "It Is Finished" (1974)

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Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Mark McNeill

The Album: Nina Simone It Is Finished (1974)

It Is Finished is an ominous title, least of all given where Nina Simone was in her personal life at the time. Much of the early ‘70s had seen the High Priestess of Soul escaping to Barbados, first to avoid a troubled marriage, then to avoid the IRS. But RCA Records lured her back to New York to tape a live show, much of which would go into It Is Finished alongside a few tracks from an earlier studio session. One of those vault cuts, “Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter” would become an unlikely hit on the funk/soul dance floor circuit but It Is Finished was far more than one-tracker, especially as Simone dipped into Afro-Caribbean spirituality via the (under-credited) participation of Exuma on much of this album. Our guest, Mark “Frosty” McNeill is the co-founder of the long-running Dublab internet (now terrestrial) radio station and together, we got deep into Nina’s public and personal tribulations of that era, how the album reflects a particular moment in black cultural identity and a spirited debate about Tina vs. Nina.

More on Mark McNeill

More on It Is Finished

Show Tracklisting (all songs from It Is Finished unless indicated otherwise):

  • Obeah Woman
  • Nina Simone: Wild Is The Wind
  • Nina Simone: See Line Woman (Masters at Work Remix)
  • To Love Somebody
  • Nina Simone: Revolution (Live at the Harlem Cultural Festival)
  • Mr. Bojangles
  • Kumbaya (earliest known recording)
  • Walter Hawkins: Come By Here Good Lord
  • Com' By H'Yere Good Lord
  • Exuma: Mama Loi, Papa Loi
  • Ike and Tina Turner: Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
  • Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
  • Let It Be Me
  • Elvis: Let It Be Me
  • I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
  • Obeah Woman
  • Esther Phillips: Home is Where the Hatred Is
  • Ganga and Hess OST: Survival Drive
  • Exuma: Exuma, The Obeah Man

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there
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Switchblade Sisters Episode 92: 'American Psycho' with 'Satanic Panic' Director Chelsea Stardust

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Chelsea Stardust

American Psycho

Chelsea Stardust has been a horror film fan since the age of 10. After working for comedy legends Ivan Reitman and Judd Apatow, Chelsea found her horror home at Blumhouse Productions, where she served as the executive assistant to Jason Blum for several years. Chelsea’s first feature film, the science fiction thriller All That We Destroy, was part of Blumhouse series 'Into The Dark' and is currently available on Hulu. Her second feature film, the horror comedy Satanic Panic, written by novelist Grady Hendrix, and produced by Fangoria and Cinestate, releases nationwide theatrically, on VOD and digital HD on September 6th.

The movie that Chelsea chose to discuss is near and dear to our hearts - Mary Harron's American Psycho. She and April go in deep on the making of the film - from the writing of the script by former Switchblade Sisters guest Guinevere Turner, to the studio's objection to the casting of Christian Bale. They dive into the film's portrayal of male vanity, the performance of Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, and the difficult job of balancing horror and comedy in one movie. Plus they also discuss Chelsea's latest film Satanic Panic.

You can see Satanic Panic on September 6th.

And if you haven't seen American Psycho yet, go watch it!

With April Wolfe and Chelsea Stardust.

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Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher. Edited by Jordan Kauwling for MaximumFun.org.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 33

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The Department of Unexplained Phenomena’s grip on Kepler’s topside begins to loosen as The Pine Guard attempts to infiltrate their compound. A deadline approaches. The Quell is waiting.

Transcript available here

Ep 112 - How to Boil Water and Other Cookbooks and Sam Slaughter!

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Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Sam Slaughter

Brea and Mallory talk about cookbooks and interview writer Sam Slaughter! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

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Recipe Tracker App - Paprika

Sam Slaughter
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Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? by Sam Slaughter

Books Mentioned -

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Movers and Shakers by Hope Ewing

The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook edited by Louise Hagler and Dorothy R. Bates

Chloe's Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli

Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, and Alex Day

Smuggler's Cove by Martin Cate and Rebecca Cate

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander

The Need by Helen Phillips

Gather at the River edited by David Joy and Eric Rickstad

By the Smoke and the Smell by Thad Vogler

Deep Down Dark by Héctor Tobar

The Bar Book by Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Liquid Intelligence by Dave Arnold

Drinking Like Ladies by Misty Kalkofen and Kirsten Amann

The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem by Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry, and Jillian Vose

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