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Pop Rocket Ep. 214 - We Marie-Kondo the Oscars w/ Matt Rogers

Pop Rocket
Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers joins us to help tidy up the Oscars. The 91-year-old institution has gotten a bit cluttered, so the Pop Rocket panel applies the KonMari Method to the Academy Awards. We’ll keep everything that sparks joy, and the rest will be dropped off at an Out of the Closet in a Hefty bag. Will the short film and animated short categories survive? What about song and dance numbers? Find out.

Let us know if you agree with the panel, or take issue by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below.

All Abouts

Guy remembers his friend and beloved comedian Brody Stevens, who died by suicide last week.

Wynter is all about Kind Hearts & Coronets.

Margaret wants everyone to take a moment to appreciate actress and wordsmith Dame Emma Thompson for her recent letter to Skydance detailing why she will not work with John Lasseter.

Karen Tongson is NOT about the speculation that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are boffing. And for everyone going gaga over their duet, she reminds us of another live performance with off the charts chemistry, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond at the 1980 Grammys singing
You Don't Bring Me Flowers

Matt Rogers, the self-described “roller coaster bitch” is all about Hagrid Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride that’s coming to Disneyworld.

That's My Jam

Wynter: Dreamgirls Soundtrack - I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy’s Rap - Eddie Murphy

Guy: Gloria Trevi - Todos Me Miran

Karen: Kelly Clarkson - Shallow Live in Green Bay

Margaret: Muppets - Bohemian Rhapsody

Matt: RBG Soundtrack - I’ll Fight - Jennifer Hudson

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh,
Matt Rogers

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Produced by Laura Swisher for Edited by Shana Daloria.

Sawbones: Rubella


This week on Sawbones we complete our three-part series on the MMR vaccine as we make you an honorary Rubella Fighter.

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

Troubled Waters Episode 2: The Favourite vs Eighth Grade

Troubled Waters
Drew Droege
Moujan Zolfaghari
Eric Lampaert
Stephanie Escajeda

Eric Lampaert, Drew Droege, Moujan Zolfaghari, and Stephanie Escajeda join Dave Holmes to decide once and for all what was the best film of 2018: The Favourite or Eighth Grade.

Team The Favourite
Eric Lampaert and Stephanie Escajeda

Team Eighth Grade
Moujan Zolfaghari and Drew Droege

This week, our teams try to guess what celebrities our listeners have met, tell us their run-ins with Los Angeles parking enforcement, and argue over what town should have the world's tallest moose statue.

Eric Lampaert wants to plug his album, Alien of Extraordinary Ability, Comedians Cinema Club and his upcoming film roles and recommends No Such Thing As A Fish.

Drew Droege wants to plug Born to Win at the Celebration Theatre and his appearance on Drunk History.

Moujan Zolfaghari wants to plug Mission to Zyxx, now on Maximum Fun and Human Kind Of and recommends Schitt's Creek.

Stephanie Escajeda wants to plug her appearance on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and recommends So You're Going Bald!.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. You can also find us on Facebook .

Call us on the official Troubled Waters hotline! Our number is 323-300-4984. Our producers will have a new prompt for you to answer and we may just use your call on the show.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA, produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

Ep 31: Go Fact Yourself with Greg Fitzsimmons & Shawn Pelofsky

John Melendez, Shawn Pelofsky, J. Keith van Straaten, Greg Fitzsimmons, Helen Hong, Leslie Kendall
Greg Fitzsimmons & Shawn Pelofsky
Leslie Kendall & John Melendez

Fans of comedy, cars and Howard Stern rejoice: This episode of Go Fact Yourself is sure to delight!

Shawn Pelofsky is a comedian whose special "Stretch It Out" is available now. She’s ready to be quizzed about her favorite things; But she’s also excited to share a personal experience with one of her greatest loves: Bette Midler.

Shawn goes up against comedian Greg Fitzsimmons, who you can hear hosting two podcasts: "Ftizdog Radio" and "Childish." He tells us about why his brief time as an athletic swimmer helped his future career in the entertainment industry.

The show touches on everything from cool janitors to chemistry to presidential prank calls.

What’s the difference: Silent "E"

What’s the difference between silicon and silicone?

What’s the difference between whisky and whiskey?

Areas of Expertise

Greg Ftizsimmons: Classic Mustangs, President John F. Kennedy and antidepressants.

Shawn Pelofsky: Howard Stern, the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" and gay culture.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Greg Fitzsimmons
Shawn Pelofsky

With guest experts:

Leslie Kendall, chief historian of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

John Melendez comedian and author of the book "Easy For You To Say".

This episode is sponsored by CA Trusts.

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.

MK168: Literally in a Korner w/ Teresa Attridge (Reparations, Model Minority, Marie Kondo, Desexualization of Asian Men/Over Sexualization of Asian Women, Avenue Q, Interracial Relationships)

Minority Korner
Teresa Attridge

This week we are literally recording in a korner! We have actress Teresa Attridge stepping into the guest co host spot while Nnekay is still out on maternity leave, and as our first Asian American guest (sorry it took so long)  we have so much to talk about! Is it time to rethink Avenue Q? Is it dated? Is everyone REALLY a bit racist? Terasa weighs in on interracial relationships and how she's navigated it. Also, she breaks down the model minority myth, it’s history where it came from along with the desexualization of Asian men, and over sexualization of Asian women. She shares her theories on how those in power weaponize our differences against each other, why younger Asian Americans are drawn towards black/hip hop culture, the Black/Asian divide, and so much more! Plus we get her thoughts on Marie Kondo. But first I dive into the case for Reparations: It’s about fucking time ya’ll and we could be the generation to do it!  I break down it's history, precedents of it happening before inside the US and out, the continued growing wealth gap, what it might look like, and why it is so necessary if we are ever going to have true healing in America. 




Twitter: @minoritykorner
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Michael Cohen’s Bombshell Testimony, Oscars Highlights, New England Patriots Owner Scandal, Senator Feinstein Ambushed by Kids, Viagra Makers Ignored Effects on Women, Shocking Marriage Study DEBUNKED, Andrew Yang’s 2020 Campaign, Etsy’s Carbon Emissions


INTRO 0:30
We Miss Courtney
Oh No, We’re Ghostbusters!
Bevs Like These

Oscars Highlights
Robert Kraft Prostitution Scandal

Dianne Feinstein Ambushed by Kids
Michael Cohen’s Bombshell Testimony

Shocking Marriage Study DEBUNKED
Viagra’s Misogynistic Past
Meet the Candidate 2020: Andrew Yang

WI-FIVE 59:03

OUTRO 1:00:43

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bill Oakley

Bill Oakley

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Photo: Courtesy of Casey Campbell Photography

The Simpsons Writer Bill Oakley On His Crowning Achievement and Reviewing Fast Food on Instagram

Bill Oakley's a veteran comedy writer for TV. He's worked on Portlandia, Futurama, The Cleveland Show and Disenchantment.

He wrote for The Simpsons between 1992 and 1998 - the golden years.

Together with his partner Josh Weinstein, Bill made some stone cold Simpsons classics:

Remember when Malibu Stacey got a new hat? The time The Simpsons went to Australia? Or how about the time baby Maggie shot Mr. Burns?

All those episodes were co-written by our Bill.

In this episode, Bill tells Jesse about what he feels is his crowning achievement on The Simpsons and writing reviews for fast food on Instagram.

You can see Bill's latest work on the Netflix show Disenchantment. He's a writer and executive producer for the series.

If you want to see more of Bill's fast food reviews, find him on Instagram, his handle is @thatbilloakley.

Purses and Wallets


Hello Internet! This week's episode is all about PURSES AND WALLETS! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

Friendly Fire Ep 60: Green Zone (2010)

Friendly Fire

Does this film tell the truth? The whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Nope. But does that matter when Matt Damon is trying to get to the bottom of this whole Weapons of Mass Destruction thing? On today's episode it's not for Adam, Ben or John to decide what happens... when they review this 2010 action film.

This film is available on:
Apple, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Fandango Now, Max Go.

Next week: USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Available on: Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Youtube, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library

Tights and Fights Ep. 131: The Big Dog Returns Home w/ Olive Rae Brinker

Olive Rae Brinker

This week Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Olive Rae Brinker! She’s the creator of the webcomic "Rae the Doe". Olive came in and out of wrestling as a fan for years until she finally found the one storyline that actively hooked her. Hint: it involved Cody Rhodes, but not in a role that he was very proud of.

The panel will get into what was week of returns for the WWE. That includes Batista coming back to beat up Ric Flair and presumably challenge Triple H to a match at WrestleMania. Who would’ve thought it would be so hard for an Avenger to get the attention of Hunter!

Plus, how do we feel about Kevin Owens being immediately inserted into the WWE Title match to replace Kofi Kingston? And whose stock is on the decline after they’ve had to deal with so much sub-par booking over the course of the last month?

Main Event

Roman Reigns returned to Monday Night Raw to deliver the message that we’d all hoped to hear for months: His leukemia is officially in remission. What does this mean for the WWE’s flagship star? Does he have a match at WrestleMania? And hwo soon should the WWE wait before putting him back in the Universal Title picture?

The Three Count

Olive put over Macho Man not talking.

Lindsey put over Batista’s love of dogs.

Hal put over "Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard’s"episode focussing on Christian.

Danielle put over Refs as wizards.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Olive Rae Brinker.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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