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Switchblade Sisters Episode 88: 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' with 'Grown-ish' Writers Melanie Kirschbaum & Alexandra Decas

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Guests: 
Melanie Kirschbaum
Guests: 
Alexandra Decas

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Melanie Kirschbaum started her LA career working for Jeff and Jackie Filgo, and then Vali Chandrasekaran on Modern Family, while Alexandra Decas was with Jonathan Groff on Black-ish. The two met when their bosses were working on a pilot together, and they decided to join forces when they found themselves standing outside of their offices at Disney, bemoaning their crappy Tinder matches. They wondered, presumably aloud, "If Elizabeth Smart has it all figured out — a husband, a career, great hair — what’s our excuse?" So they wrote a one-act play entitled "Smart" to get to the bottom of it, as well as a comedic one-act about 9/11 called "Center of the Universe." After that, they joined the Netflix/Dreamworks show The Boss Baby: Back in Business as staff writers, but then hit some network gold when they were staffed on the critically acclaimed hit show Grown-ish, a spinoff of Black-ish that follows Zoey Johnson as she navigates college life. Grown-ish was just renewed for season 3 and can be seen on Freeform.

The movie that Alex and Mel have chosen to discuss is an important film for Minnesotans everywhere - 1999's Drop Dead Gorgeous. The two of them and April marvel at the fact that this movie is so inappropriate by today's standards - but still so funny! The two writers open up about how their writing process used to be incredibly unorthodox. One of them is outed as a frequent "office cryer." And, of course, the conversation covers something April is very passionate about - the eyebrow styles of the 1990s.

You can see Grown-ish on Freeform.

And if you haven't seen Drop Dead Gorgeous yet, go watch it!

With April Wolfe, Melanie Kirschbaum and Alexandra Decas.

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

Who Shot Ya? Ep 20: Proud Mary w/ Ira Madison III

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Ira Madison III

This week on Who Shot Ya?, Ira Madison III joins us in studio and shares his thoughts on where Proud Mary went wrong. Plus, the panel looks at some of their favorite female assassins, and they also create the definitive “12 Under 12” list, of the best actors who had yet to reach puberty when they delivered an outstanding performance.

ITIDIC
Tom Hardy helps homeless puppies
Matt Damon promises to shush his mouth
Retired actor Daniel Day Lewis enjoys watching Naked & Afraid
A not at all unhinged pastor blastsThe Shape of Water
Some dude has released a De-Feminised version of The Last Jedi

The Definitive 12(ish) Under 12 List
The baby from American Sniper
The toddler from Superman
Saoirse Ronan in Atonement
Victoire Thivisol in Ponette
Sunny Suljic in Killing of a Sacred Deer
Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds of A Quiet Place
Anaïs Reboux of Fat Girl
Sean Nelson of Fresh
Kirsten Dunst in Interview with a Vampire
Pascal Lamorisse from The Red Balloon
The kids from Ratcatcher
Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver
The kids from Magnolia

Staff Picks:
Ira - A Vampire in Brooklyn
April - Ganja and Hess
Alonso - The Lair of the White Worm and Gothic
Ricky - Jackie Brown

Check out our Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With
Ira Madison III
Alonso Duralde
April Wolfe
Ricky Carmona

You can tweet us at @WhoShotYaPod
Email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org

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

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 37 - Upside Down

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Wham Bam Pow

Ricky's out this week, so he missed the chance to chat about Upside Down, the movie about gravity that's not Gravity. Plus, Cameron and Rhea pitch new genres to a handful of our myriad celebrity listeners.

No movie review next week -- instead, we'll be looking back at some of our favorite things from 2013. Happy holidays, everybody!

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