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The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 226: Secret Silk (DS9 S3E3)

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When Keiko quits her job, Chief O’Brien must throw out the manual in order to fix the problems in their relationship. Meanwhile, after Quark gets into a bar fight with a drunk, his punishment requires that he defend himself both physically and mathematically. How can you tell if it’s a split diopter shot? What does Minkus look like today? Who is the best person to talk to about your domestic problems? It’s the episode that’s fine, really.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 53: 'Destination Wedding' and "The Who Shot-Line" with Riley Silverman

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark
Guests: 
Riley Silverman

Destination Wedding

This one is a winner. That's right, we've got the head writer for Maximum Fun's International Waters, Riley Silverman. She's on the show to talk about the new Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves joint, Destination Wedding. Ricky celebrates the work of Stevie Wonder. Drea reminisces about a high school production of Clue. And Alonso won't shut up about the Venice Film Festival. Plus, the crew plays some calls left by listeners on the 'Who Shot Ya?' hotline, which will now and forever be known as the "Who Shot-Line." (Kudos to Drea Clark for coming up with that name). And, as always, Staff Picks.

In news, First Man is making some people angry, some idiot wore a "Weinstein is Innocent" t-shirt to the Venice Film Festival, and Alfonso Cuarón directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban because Guillermo Del Toro yelled at him.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Jacob's Ladder
Drea - Lady Macbeth
Alonso - Prêt-à-Porter
Riley - Away We Go

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 Peppermint

With Riley Silverman, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

The Who Shot-Line Number: WSY-803-1664.

And the question: Which actress, who has never done action before, deserves her own action movie?

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket Ep. 190 Our Pumpkin-Spiced Fall Preview

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell

It’s time, once again, to start deleting programs from our DVRs to make room for new ones. It's almost fall, y'all, which means award shows and the arrival of new network comedies, dramas, dramedies, and what have you. Sooooo Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Wynter Mitchell let us in on all the films and TV shows they're most excited about this upcoming season.

Rocketeers, this here preview is the closest most of us will get to an actual harvest. The guys pick over the latest crop of entertainment offerings, including the Murphy Brown reboot, the end of Big Bang Theory, American Horror Story's upcoming convergence of its former Murder House and Coven seasons, the Italian supernatural horror film Suspiria, buzz around Lady Gaga's performance in A Star is Born, and Chloë Sevigny's disappointment over the toning down of the "smash the patriarchy" vibe in her new biopic Lizzie, about Lizzie Borden, notorious for killing her parents with an axe in 1892.

All Abouts

Karen is all about the actor Geoffrey Owens, who played Elvin on The Cosby Show, talking to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America about work, labor shaming, and the false idea that some jobs carry more dignity than others.

Wynter is all about Succession, which is HBO's new drama loosely based on Rupert Murdoch and his family.

Guy is all about Support the Girls starring Regina Hall.

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh.

That's My Jam:

Wynter - Ariana Grande - R.E.M.

Karen - Genesis- That's All.

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.

MKEP144: Respect For Anita (Anita Hill, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, Whitney Houston)

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Show: 
Minority Korner

Reeling from the outrage about Kaepernick's feature in Nike's new campaign, the duo discusses... is Nike doing good or is it more complicated than that?! Also they are dissecting Whitney Houston's documentary, the tragedy that she went through and why we gotta give her more respect. The main korner for the show is Anita Hill, the precursor to the #metoo movement, James breaks down everything we might not know or have forgotten about her story and everything she went through during the confirmation of Clarence Thomas. Also- who's a better actor Whitney Houston or Halle Berry?

Links!
https://www.theroot.com/anita-hill-on-the-weinstein-scandal-this-type-of...

https://www.theroot.com/what-has-been-the-impact-of-anita-hill-1790866460

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/the-case-for-impeaching-cla...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/anita-hill-and-her-199...

Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com
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Ep 19: Go Fact Yourself with Alison Becker and Glynn Washington

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Theresa Iker, Alison Becker, J. Keith Van Straaten, Glynn Washington, Helen Hong and Jason E. Hill
Guests: 
Alison Becker and Glynn Washington
Guests: 
Theresa Iker
Guests: 
Jason E. Hill
Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong

Glynn Washington is the host and creator of the public radio show Snap Judgment. Fun fact: He actually got his radio show started by winning a radio contest. Snap Judgment is all about “storytelling with a beat,” and, with a little help from Helen Hong, Glynn will explain why.

Alison Becker is an actress who’s perhaps best known for playing Shauna Malwae-Tweep on Parks and Recreation (people still recognize her for it to this day). She’s also the star of the Max Fun Podcast Bubble.

In this episode, we’ll learn about Glynn’s attitude towards producing quality stories, why puppets are a perfect way to combat social justice issues and Alison’s amazing moment where she made out with Jon Bon Jovi, one of her musical heroes.

What’s the difference?
What’s the difference between a “lake” and a “pond”?

What’s the difference between an “arrowsmith” and a “fletcher?”

Areas of Expertise
Glynn Washington: The original Star Trek, the New King James Bible, Michael Jackson.

Alison Becker: Divorce ranches, Seinfeld episodes, Bon Jovi.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Glynn Washington
Alison Becker

With guest experts:
Jason E. Hill, Musician, puppeteer and former United Methodist Clergy.

Theresa Iker, teacher of history at Stanford University.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 15

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The Pine Guard meet the voice on the other end of the prophetic phone calls, and receive a new, even more dire warning of impending disaster. Duck makes some friends in the forest. Aubrey eyes some eyeglasses. Ned hits the brakes.

Ross and Carrie Meet the Aliens: Extra Terrestrial Meditation Edition

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Ross and Carrie attend a guided meditation that will shoot them into space so they can have a close encounter with "positively aligned extra terrestrial races" who are helping Earth evolve to a higher plane of existence. For only $11, they will meet a breed of cat gods, learn about the secret space programs run by the U.S. government, discover which famous family is secretly a group of reptiles, and find out why aliens love to visit casinos.

For pictures and videos, visit our Facebook page.

Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Ad, Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed, William Shatner “Done With Star Trek”?, Cosby Show Actor Shamed, Brett Kavanaugh Hearings, Oscars “Popular” Award Revisited, Bob Woodward’s Trump Book, Alex Jones FINALLY Banned

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INTRO 0:24

Pretending We’re Doing Great!

Bevs (Ades?) Like These

“A Wee Nip of the Creature”

Sweet, Woo Woo Cocktails

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 6:31

Alex Jones Banned From Twitter

Cosby Show Actor Shamed

Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Ad

POLITICS ROUNDUP 42:45

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

NY Times Anonymous Anti-Trump Op-ed

Lightning Round Trumpdate

TIDBITS 1:12:30

Oscars Rethink “Popular” Award

William Shatner “Done With Star Trek”?

WI-FIVE 1:19:54

OUTRO 1:22:00

This episode edited by Mustin!
New podcast art by Kayla Powers!

Sawbones: Ether

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Show: 
Sawbones

People talk a lot of mess about drugs being dangerous, and they're right. But did you know that ether frolics, a delightfully named drug party, inspired a powerful anasthetic? It's true!

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Friendly Fire Ep 35: Kelly's Heroes

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Show: 
Friendly Fire

Kelly's Heroes: Can one rag-tag story encapsulate everything you want in a war movie? Or does this film simply have a 70's take on a 40's heist? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John knock it off with the negative waves while reviewing this WW2 adventure.

This film is available via:
Amazon, Youtube, Google Play, iTunes, Fandango Now, and Vudu

Next Film, Army of Shadows, is available via:
Film Struck, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, and your local library

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