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Friendly Fire Ep 57: Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

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Friendly Fire

Films take years to make, and moments to cancel. So one might think it strange to put out such a brave film so shortly after September 11, 2001. Is Behind Enemy Lines telling a fictional tale that supports the troops, or is it simply a film that makes you go... "Wow!" On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John sit here and eat jello, while reviewing this 2001 thriller.

This film is available on:
Apple, Amazon, and Stars.

Next week: Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Available on: Amazon, Apple, Fandango Now, Max Go, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local Library

Tights and Fights Ep. 128: Cut a promo on my what now? w/ Omar Holmon

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Guests: 
Omar Holman

This week Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Omar Holmon. He’s the content editor for the website Black Nerd Problems. He’ll explain which part of WWE is keeping him engaged with the company’s programming.

WWE is currently building towards Elimination Chamber, which will likely determine who will be the WWE champion going into WrestleMania. One of the competitors in that match is Samoa Joe. He’s been doing brilliant work. But how much has his character taken a hit with all of the losses he’s accumulated?

Becky Lynch will also likely pay a big part in this event. She’s the most active part of WWE TV these days, appearing on both RAW and Smackdown as part of the story to her match with Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania. We’ll discuss how WWE’s playing with the possibility of Charlotte entering the match… and if Asuka has been lost in the shuffle as Smackdown women’s champion.

All of this, plus the on-going drama surrounding Dean Ambrose, the possibility of Seth Rollins working hurt and the return of Halftime Heat on the WWE network.

Main Event

In just a few weeks, WWE will crown its inaugural women’s tag team champions. It’s been a long time coming and there are tons of talented women who will compete for the titles. But do we have any assurance that WWE will be able to build this into something consistently interesting? And who should be trusted as the first champions to help establish the division?

The Three Count

Omar put over the the entire WWE women’s division which he credits for maintaining his interest in WWE

Lindsey put over the worlds collide tournament.

Danielle put over the campaign for Drew Gulak to join NXT.

Hal put over the 2015 tag team Elimination Chamber match.

Julian put over Oso_Obscuro’s portrait of Eddie Guerrero.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Omar Holmon.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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The JV Club Ep. 309: Vera Sola

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Show: 
The JV Club
Guests: 
Vera Sola

Get ready to cut some alarm wires, escape your apartment and sneak on over for some teenage tales of literature devouring, lakeside sulking, and blue hair dying with musician Vera Sola, and find out who King Solomon was (no, not that King Solomon) and the mysterious fate that befell him.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 66: 'Don't Look Now' with 'Untogether' Director Emma Forrest

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Guests: 
Emma Forrest

Don't Look Now

What a fascinating episode we have in store for you this week. We are so lucky to be joined by writer/director, Emma Forrest. Emma has lived a life. She started out as very young journalist in London, when at the age of 15, she wrote a lauded story on Madonna for The Sunday Times, which prompted her to leave school at 16 to become a full-time writer for the Times. In 1998, she moved into writing fiction with the publication of her novel Namedropper. From there Emma began writing screenplays, selling one to Plan B, another to Miramax, and subsequently being named by Variety as one of the "Top Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2009." Emma, however, has taken her screenwriting into her own hands and in 2018 debuted her first feature, Untogether, at the TriBeca Film Festival. Untogether stars Jemima and Lola Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Jamie Dornan, and Billy Crystal, and tells the story of two sisters in the middle of their own artistic and life crises — one a recovering addict, and the other in a withering relationship she doesn’t understand but can’t let go of.

In addition to discussing her newest film, Emma has chosen to talk about Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. Emma describes how she feels so connected to this film - having seen it at an inappropriately young age and also being burdened by the feelings of premonitions. She and April admire all the incredibly unique aspects of the film - the writing, editing, cinematography, and even the performances of the leads Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. Emma even notes the similarities between Don't Look Now and her own film, Untogether, in how both movies take place in cities that seem to know the fates of the protagonists before the characters do. Emma also opens up about the difficulties of working on her newest release, in particular having to direct her ex-husband Ben Mendelsohn while they were going through a divorce, and how that emotion on set powered many of the performances in the film.

You can see Untogether in select theaters and streaming on February 8th.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Don't Look Now.

With April Wolfe and Emma Forrest.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters on Twitter or Facebook.

Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

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

One Bad Mother, Episode 291: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same! Plus, Author Jodie Patterson

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Jodie Patterson

Biz and Theresa explore the idea that the more things change the more they stay the same. What we discover is, that just means that parenting is still happening…always. Plus Biz got a little something, time keeps marching on for Theresa and we talk to social activist and author Jodie Patterson about gender, identity and her new memoir, The Bold New World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation.

Connect with Jodie Patterson on Twitter @jodie_GeorgiaNY or on her website at Georgiany.com. Her book The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation is out now. Find out more about the Human Rights Campaign at hrc.org.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

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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

EP72: Lyrics Born on Curtis Mayfield's "Back to the World" (1973)

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Lyrics Born

The Album: Curtis Mayfield's Back to the World (1973) In 1973, Curtis Mayfield had already become one of the biggest soul stars in the world thanks to the success of his Superfly soundtrack. He could have doubled-down with another album of lurid and cautionary street tales but instead, he wrote an album that many think of as a soundtrack to a movie never made, chronicling a returning Vietnam War veteran who finds America to be a different kind of war zone. Back to the World showcased Mayfield at his best — as a musician, composer, arranger, singer, producer, guitarist and songwriter — and decades later, we can still hear some of its influence reverberating in the dozens of artists who sampled from this album's lush music. 
The Bay Area's Lyrics Born brought this album to us to talk about. As part of the Solesides/Quannum crew that dates back to the mid-90s, LB has represented a much admired indie hip-hop ethos and he's been embraced by fans around the world. In our conversation, we talked about Mayfield's commitment to social issues, his gifts as a songwriter and whether or not "Right On For the Darkness" is, in fact, about a blind person. 
More on Lyrics Born

More on Back to the World

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Back to the World unless indicated otherwise):

  • Back to the World
  • Future Shock
  • Mac Mill: Straight Dangler
  • The Impressions: Keep On Pushing
  • Curtis Mayfield: Eddie You Should Know Better
  • The Impressions: I've Been Trying
  • Back to the World
  • Keep on Trippin'
  • Right On For The Darkness
  • Wiz Khalifa: Glass House
  • Right On For The Darkness
  • Gang Starr: Take A Rest
  • Mase: What You Want
  • Filthy Phil: The Payback
  • Willie Wright: Right On For The Darkness
  • Future Shock
  • Can't Say Nothin'
  • If I Were A Child Again
  • Curtis Mayfield: So In Love
  • Cissy Houston: Warning-Danger
  • Aretha Franklin: Something He Can Feel

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there
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Judge John Hodgman Episode 401: Throwin' Bows

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Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn stay in chambers this week because the docket needs clearing. They talk about the New York Times Crossword, pasta, bathroom related chores, curling, coffee shop tipping and more!

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Dead Pilots Society Live w/ Noel Wells, Tiya Sircar, Danny Pudi, David Walton and more!!

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Date: 
02/10/2019 - 14:00 - 16:00
City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Dynasty Typewriter 2511 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90057 United States

Dead Pilots Society: live reads of dead pilots by your favorite actors

Every year, hundreds of pilots are bought by television networks. Only a handful of those pilotsare produced. There are dozens of terrific, cherished, sweated-over passion projects that have never seen the light of day... until now.

Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) andAndrew Reich (Friends) bring you Dead Pilots Society, in which pilots passed over by the networks finally get their due.

There are no notes, no one gets fired, and everyone has a good time.

This month we'll be reading scripts from Billy Finnegan (Grace & Frankie), Colleen McGuiness (30 Rock) and Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny)!

Our cast so far includes Noel Wells ( Mr. Roosevelt), Tiya Sircar (The Good Place), Danny Pudi (Community), David Walton (New Girl), Brad Morris ( Seeking A Friend For The End of The World), Ian Gomez (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls), Ethan Peck (Star Trek), Britt Lower (Casual), Amanda Lund (Goosebumps), Andy Ridings ( Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Krista Morin (The Handmaid's Tale).

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/deadpilotsfeb10

Phil Matarese

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Show: 
Jonah Raydio
Guests: 
Phil Matarese

Pocast hosts strike curious poses, everyone! We have Animals co-creator Phil Matarese on this weeks show. It was like meeting an old friend for the fist time years later.

We talk Kiss, Dookies 25th Anniversary, hardcore, differs emo eras and dumb stuff. Lance Bangs calls air one point and he’s a great dude too. It all comes out great

SongZ

Phill’s Pills- This World is Mine

Crossed Keys- A Single Action

Ten Arms- Damaged

Très Oui- Off The Rails

Pears- Arduous Angel

The Bird Index- King Bear

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