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Who Shot Ya? Episode 97: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' with Steve Hernandez

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Who Shot Ya?
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Steve Hernandez

Spider-Man: Far From Home

It's your friendly neighborhood movie podcast! This week the crew is talking about Spider-Man: Far From Home. They are joined by 'Views From the Vista' podcast host and comedian, Steve Hernandez. The gang discusses the Academy Award winning directors who have gone down hill. They get a very important call from April Wolfe. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, The Big Lebowski spin-off, The Jesus Rolls, gets a distribution deal and Netflix cuts down its spending on risky ventures.

Staff Picks:

Alonso - Moonrise
Drea - Sword of Trust
Steve - Faces Places
Ify - It's A Party

With Ify Nwadiwe, Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, and Steve Hernandez.

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

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Tales of the City's Garcia with Guest Host Shereen Marisol Meraji

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Bullseye
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Garcia

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Garcia on their breakout role in "Tales of the City"

Garcia makes their acting debut on the popular Netflix miniseries Tales of the City. It's an update to the LGBTQIA classic which premiered in the 90's on PBS and starred Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney. The two reprise their roles in the 2019 version. The show is based on the novel series of the same name written by Armistead Maupin which grew out of a newspaper column.

Tales of the City takes place in San Francisco and follows the lives of a group of people living at 28 Barbary Lane. The 90th birthday of Dukakis' Anna Madrigal brings characters together and threatens to uproot deeply seeded secrets and emotions. The cast and characters are from a wide variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds as well as gender expressions and sexual orientations.

In the show, Garcia plays Jake Rodriguez. Jake is a trans man in a relationship with his lesbian girlfriend Margot. Jake is a few years into his transition and is still adjusting to his new life. Margot is adjusting to being in a straight relationship and, although she loves Jake, she expresses her frustrations with the change. This puts a strain on their relationship.

Garcia talks with guest host Shereen Marisol Meraji about working in Hollywood as a trans non-binary person of color and how their chosen family lead them to acting.

Tales of the City is streaming now on Netflix.

Episode 39 - Lenny's Doing Great and His Family's Terrific written by Alex Cuthbertson & Matt Fusfeld

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Jack McGee as Lenny Murphy
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Parvesh Cheena as Reno
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Busy Phillips as Gloria
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Drew Tarver as Evan Murphy
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Rob Huebel as Marc
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Sabrina Jalees as Sabrina
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Nicole Sullivan as Joanna
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Liz Jenkins as Regina
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Greg Santos as Teddy/Waiter/Student/Officiant
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Sydney Steinberg as Customer/Waitress
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Ali Ghandour as Insane Looking Man/Police Captain

This week’s episode is called Lenny’s Doing Great and His Family’s Terrific written by Alex Cuthbertson & Matt Fusfeld (New Girl, Community). The log-line for this one one goes something like: a young man who’s been helicopter-parented within an inch of his life reconnects with his selfish, absentee grandfather—in the process bringing an estranged family back together in ways no one wanted, but everyone needed. Listen to Andrew’s interview with Alex and Matt for a fun conversation about their real grandfathers whom inspired this pilot, how they got their first gig on American Dad, their keys to writing together as a team, and so much more! Enjoy!

We're having another live show in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 14th, at 2pm! It'll be at the WGA West Theater!! Ticket link and information to come soon but mark your calendars!!

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MK183: And Baby Makes Three! (When They See Us, Alvin Ailey, #CancelLindaFairstein, Wanda Sykes, Jeopardy, Baby Maya)

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Minority Korner

We are coming in hot today as we are joined with a special guest: baby Maya is making her debut on the korner as Nnekay is literally juggling all things at once: all the snaps to our very own mother of dragons (except she ain't as mad - but she will burn it down: looking at you Linda Fairstein). But first! Should Nnekay be on Jeopardy? James puts on his Dina Lohana Momager tiara to push his baby girl to the top! We talk about Wanda Sykes new comedy special on Netflix which is a great reprieve while watching Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" - the important new series unpacking the unjust criminalization of 5 innocent Black children for the rape of a young white women in Central Park. If you had time to watch 'Game of Thrones' you have time to watch this! With Barry Jenkins setting his sights on a new film about revolutionary dancer Alvin Ailey, Nnekay breaks down who he is, and why he's so important. James circles back to the Central Park 5, and dives into the climate of New York around this time, who Linda Fairstein is who lead the prosecution and spun this web of chaotic lives that saw these children lose decades of their lives, and how she profited. Also what you can do to turn the beat around on our criminal unjustice system! 

LINKS: 

Alvin Ailey:

https://bit.ly/2MJ7rNU

#CancelLindaFaristein:
https://bit.ly/2QVxpMe
https://nyp.st/2K0yUbI
 
5 Black Men React to "When They See Us"
https://bit.ly/2WQ2jLz
 
Visit Winning Justice to join campaigns to stop over-policing and racial profiling in our communities:
https://bit.ly/31kqZLN
 
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Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Ep. 192 The 138th Episode Spectacular w/ Brendan Hay

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Brendan Hay

We'll talk about the clip show of all clip shows with Brendan Hay. You've seen his work on "Dawn of the Croods," and as a writer on shows like "The Daily Show," and "Robot Chicken." Brendan's also the executive producer of "Harvey Girls Forever" on Netflix. Plus, he's written an episode of THE SIMPSONS. Make sure to stick around to the end – he'll explain how he ended up writing the season 20 finale.

Most of History Is Trash (Asian Pacific American LGBTQ History, Quizlet, Brene Brown)

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Minority Korner

James has invited Tara Reid to the podcast after his wild bachelor party in Palm Springs this past weekend. It was a wild ride. Nnekay has been scrolling through Netflix and finnally landed on Brene Brown and her amazing words. James tackles the complex intersectional timeline of #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth and LGBTQ milestones within it. Nnekay is taking over Quizlet Korner.... is she going to stump James? Other topics include, Tia & Tamera Mowrey, Storm, and the Statue of Liberty. 

LINKS:
 
Timeline of Asian and Pacific Islander Diasporic LGBT history 
https://bit.ly/2JQxUqy 

https://bit.ly/2JPyCUF 
 
https://bit.ly/30ZxHq4 
 

QUIZLET! 
 Baby Anacondas- https://bit.ly/2MnYd9m 

Statue of Liberty- https://wapo.st/2JOfiY4 

Netflix- https://bit.ly/2Z4GyVX 
 
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Episode 38 - Sexy Justice written by Johanna Stein

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Tiya Sircar as Didi Cates
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Amanda Lund as Jennifer Von Knoblach
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David Walton as Father Jim
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Ian Gomez as Captain Gomez
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Andy Ridings as Father O’Reilly/Officer Cappizzi/Store Clerk/Man
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Brad Morris as Gentle Willy/Officer Manning/Radio
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Keiko Agena as Chicky Jackson
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Ethan Peck as Manly Nun/Punk/Ice Cream Truck Driver

Our pilot this month is called Sexy Justice and it’s written by Johanna Stein. Johanna has written on many TV shows including Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh and so many more! She’s also the author of the novel How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane. Sexy Justice is a 1/2 hour cop show comedy featuring a pair of sizzlingly sexy female undercover cops on the streets of Los Angeles in its prime: the early 80’s. Think “Cagney & Lacey” meets “Charlie’s Angels”, and put through an “Archer” blender on high speed. Stay tuned for Andrew’s interview with Johanna where she talks about the development of Sexy Justice, her experience writing on children’s shows, and the world of animation. Enjoy!

We have a LIVE SHOW on Saturday, June 8th at 5pm at The Hollywood Improv! We'll be reading pilots from Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern (Booksmart, Trophy Wife), Alex Cuthbertson & Matt Fusfeld (Community, New Girl) and probably more! Our cast is going to be incredible for this one so you don't want to miss it!!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Tuca and Bertie Creator Lisa Hanawalt

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Lisa Hanawalt

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Photo: Kim Newmoney

Lisa Hanawalt, creator of the new Netflix animated series Tuca & Bertie

Lisa Hanawalt is a cartoonist, writer, and author of four brilliant books, including "Hot Dog Taste Test" and "My Dirty Dumb Eyes." Her latest book, "Coyote Dog Girl," is also great. She also co-hosts a podcast here at Maximum Fun called "Baby Geniuses" along with the comic Emily Heller. You may be familiar with her work on the popular animated Netflix series "BoJack Horseman" where she's a producer. Hanawalt is the creator of the new show "Tuca & Bertie." It's an animated series on Netflix and it's very funny.

Tuca & Bertie is a show about two women. Anthropomorphic bird women, to be exact. They live in Bird Town. Tuca is a toucan. She's outgoing and fun, but kind of a mess, too. She doesn't really have a solid job. Bertie, her best friend, is a songbird, kind of a homebody, a little shy and deferential. When the show starts, she's just moved in with her boyfriend.

A lot of the problems Tuca and Bertie encounter are fairly human and grounded: relationship stuff, work problems, sexual harassment. But the world they live in is anything but. The show is breathtakingly drawn and totally surreal: Phones talk. Hospital equipment talks. Plants walk. Lisa based Tuca & Bertie off of characters from her books, characters she's lived with for a long time and sees sort of as extensions of herself.

Lisa talks to us about how intuitive creating Tuca & Bertie was at times,on deciding what to ground in reality and where to take flight, and why she should be allowed to ride Martha Stewart's pony.

A quick warning about this interview you're about to hear: there's some talk about sex in it, mostly just talking about body parts. If you or someone you're listening with might be sensitive to that kind of thing, we're giving you a heads up now.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Paula Pell

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Paula Pell

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Paula Pell on 'Wine Country' and working at 'SNL' for almost two decades

So many of the sketches Paula Pell has written for Saturday Night Live are stone-cold classics. There's the Culps, Ana Gasteyer and Will Ferrell's bizarre pop music duo. The Spartan Cheerleaders. The Tony Bennett Show. Remember when Justin Timberlake brought us on down to Omeletteville? We have Paula Pell to thank for a lot of wonderful and hilarious work on SNL.

Pell spent 18 years behind the scenes as a writer on the show. She's truly an SNL MVP. After her time on SNL she wrote for 30 Rock, the Oscars, and the Golden Globes. She's had roles on Parks and Recreation, Big Mouth, and, most recently, the NBC show AP Bio. She plays Helen, the goofy high school administrator who eats tomato sauce and hair.

Pell joins us to talk about her latest project: Wine Country. She co-stars alongside SNL alums Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Rachel Dratch. It’s a story about a group of women reconnecting over a birthday weekend in Napa. The group became life-long friends during their stint working at a Chicago pizzeria. People moved. Got married. Grew apart. This movie deals with preserving those friendships despite life getting in the way. It's based in part from a real wine trip the stars took for Dratch's 50th birthday.

Pell also pulls back the curtain and discusses some of her more controversial work on SNL. Plus: why, when she was a writer on SNL, she was so much more comfortable as a writer than a performer.

Sincerely, one of the funniest people we've ever had on the show. Don't sleep on this one!

A quick warning about this interview you're about to hear: there's some talk about sex in it. Nothing super graphic or descriptive, but we wanted to give you a heads up.

It's the Pooh Prescription (Black Women Authors, Met Ball, Salt n Peppa)

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Minority Korner

This week Nnekay is brining another book list for you babies, this time it tackles Black Women Writers of 2018 from famed black lady magazine, Essence. James is bringing another Quizlet to cover some hot topics including but not limited too, Sam Smith, Brunei, and Salt n Peppa. Before we get into the korners, we're talking about Beyonce (still), the Met Ball, the Royal Baby, What is Camp, and James has a TV show recommendation for ya.

Links:

https://www.essence.com/entertainment/12-favorite-books-written-by-black...

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