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One Bad Mother, Episode 306: We Are Gonna Play Till I Win! Plus, Intimacy Expert Dana B. Myers

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One Bad Mother
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Dana B. Myers

Biz and Theresa revisit board games and card games and delve into the ethical questions and lessons that arise. Do I let my kid win? If they realize they made a mistake, do I let them have a “do over” during the game? Do I teach one child to let another child win? There isn’t always an easy answer…it’s just how the game is played. (Boom!) Plus Biz can see Katy Belle is about done, Theresa’s village gets a new job and we talk to Dana B. Myers about reigniting some intimacy in our lives.

Find more from Dana on her website Danabmyers.com and follow her on Twitter @DanaBMyers and on Instagram at danamyersxoxo. Her book The Mommy Mojo Makeover: 28 Tools to Reclaim Yourself and Reignite your Relationship is out now.

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)
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Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Story Break #94: Fireball Island!

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The steamy feature film of the Milton Bradley island adventure board game from the 80s!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 26: (Burning) Hot Real Estate!

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Jess Phoenix
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Ken Koury
Guests: 
Longo Chu

What’s hot in Real Estate? Well, New York Avenue, St. James Place, and... molten lava! First we talk to volcanologist and founder of Blueprint Earth Jess Phoenix about planetary threats like climate change and volcanic eruptions. And then Paula gets concrete advice about where to build her hotels from America’s #3 Monopoly player, Ken Koury. Also, we take a closer look at Paula’s health concerns, and whether or not she’s seeing the right veterinarian.

House band
Longo Chu, Scottish fiddle

Guests:
Jess Phoenix
Volcanologist and Founder of Blueprint Earth

Website: VolcanoJess.com
Facebook: @volcanojessofficial
Twitter: @jessphoenix2018
Instagram: @volcano.jess

Ken Koury
#3 Monopoly Player in the US
Website: MonopolyBook.com

Longo Chu
Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
Website: ScottishFiddlers.org/
[Look for their CD collections and 2019 Spring concert in Hermosa Beach on April 13!]

Story Break #73: Hungry Hungry Hippos

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We tackle the original button masher - Hungry Hungry Hippos AND debut a new elevator pitch format!

Story Break #61: Guess Who?

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We extract a beautiful, heartwarming story of love and loss out of a very boring board game.

If you're looking to school your friends in Guess Who, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRlbNOno5VA

Judge John Hodgman Episode 354: Undisclosed Financial Settlement of Catan

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Randi brings the case against their girlfriend Lizzy. Lizzy has a growing board game collection and Randi would like her to pare it down. Lizzy says her collection is not disrupting anything. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

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We Got This #127 - Best Classic Board Game LIVE with Maureen Johnson

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It's a homecoming for Hal and guest Maureen Johnson, who join forces with Mark to pick the best classic board game of them all! You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll hear about finger Dracula, Hal's childhood therapy and barely hear Bill Lublin from his onstage throne!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Nat Faxon, Mimi Pond & Werner Herzog

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Nat Faxon
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Mark Frauenfelder
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Werner Herzog
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Mimi Pond

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"It read like an independent movie": Nat Faxon on the Dark Comedy of 'Married'

Nat Faxon is an actor. You maybe saw him on Ben and Kate. He co-wrote the Oscar-winning script for The Descendants, which starred George Clooney, and also co-directed and co-wrote The Way Way Back. Faxon's been working as an actor since the early 2000s. Mostly in bit parts, the sidekick, the comic relief. Now he's got a leading role on Married, a new comedy on FX.

Married is a dark comedy about a married couple, played by Faxon and Judy Greer. The couple has been together for ten years and is growing apart, tugged in separate directions by their children, a lack of steady unemployment, and uncertain finances.

Faxon talks about how the show relates to his real-life married life, why he enjoys just being an actor instead of running the show, and the uncomfortable situation in which he first met George Clooney.

Married premieres this Thursday on FX.

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Mark Frauenfelder Recommends: 'Forbidden Island' and 'Citizen Keane'

This week's recommendations come from BoingBoing founder and Gweek host Mark Frauenfelder.

He suggests checking out Forbidden Island, a co-operative game. It's a simple premise: collect four treasures from a sinking island.

He also recommends Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes, a biography about the sketchy past of Walter and Margaret Keane, the couple who painted the kitschy pop-art paintings of teary, big-eyed children.

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Werner Herzog on "The Day I Became an Artist". Spoiler: There Isn't One!

It’s fair to say that Werner Herzog is a one-of-a-kind filmmaker. He’s made critically-acclaimed documentaries, like Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams. And some art-house staples like Fitzcarraldo. But he also made Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans -- where a crack-smoking Nicholas Cage has hallucinations of iguanas and a breakdancing Mafioso. And don’t forget that Herzog was the SUBJECT of a film called Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe.

So, it should come as no surprise that there wasn't one day when he became an artist. He sort of always knew. He tells us about growing up in Bavaria, how walking the Albanian border taught him more than film school ever could, and why he just wasn't impressed by the first moving images he saw.

Werner Herzog has a new Blu-Ray boxset coming out later this month from Shout! Factory. It collects sixteen of his earliest films -- most of them on Blu-Ray for the first time. It's called Herzog: The Collection.

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Diners, Drugs, and Punk Rock: Mimi Pond on 'Over Easy'

Mimi Pond was an art school dropout in 1970s Oakland, and she was trying to figure out what to be. She walked into a diner and asked for a job application. Instead of a resume, the manager asked her to tell him a joke. She got the job. Her new graphic novel and fictionalized memoir, Over Easy, is based on her time waiting tables at said diner.

Pond found herself surrounded by storage room sex, assorted sniffables, and a cast of characters so big she couldn't fit them all in her memoir.

She discusses why she always knew she'd be a cartoonist (even as a kid), the mastermind and hiring manager behind the "anarchic punk opera" that was her workplace, and the very specific, improvisational nature of waiting tables.

Her book is out now.

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The Outshot: Vegetables, Swimming Pools, and Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys had a lot on the line in 1967. How do you follow up huge commercial hits like "Surfin' USA" and "Barbara Ann", and the experimental, influential Pet Sounds? Jesse explains why 1967's Smiley Smile is great all on its own.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 159: The Waiting Game

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Mollie files suit against her husband Geoff. She says Geoff can be overly competitive when playing board games, and takes his sweet time plotting the perfect move to crush his opponents. She wants Geoff to get a move on! Geoff says playing the game means taking the time to do it right. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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