Wonderful! 82: The We Didn't Prepare This Week Extravaganza


A surprise bit of travel has thrown our usual recording schedule right off its axis! Don’t panic, though. We’ve got a very fun episode just chock-full of Small Wonders here for you. It’s super, super casual.

Music: “Money Won’t Pay” by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

Transcript available here

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 582: Girth Life Balance with Nick Adams

Nick Adams

Nick "Repeat" Adams (Tuca and Bertie, BoJack Horseman) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Nick and his son's growing Pokémon collecting, Jordan's work mixer at a public community center, and the kid who dabbed as Martin Luther King Jr. at Nick's kid's school. Plus, we get into a three-way audience poll this week!

If you have ridden a three-wheeled motorcycle, owned a replica film weapon, or had direct contact with a creature from the afterlife let us know -- 206-984-4FUN or jjgo@maximumfun.org -- pick one and weigh in!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 580 - Bita Joudaki

Bita Joudaki

Comedian and filmmaker Bita Joudaki returns to talk memes, Gotti, and church fundraisers.

Download episode 580 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 457: Wake Up and Smell The Future, It’s Time For Beanjuice


Wake Up and Smell The Future, It’s Time For Beanjuice™! Grind up the day! Here is Beanjuice™. It is an exciting opportunity: A contest, maybe! But one thing’s for sure: High-end luxury, and youth, and it’s not the stuff that’s left over in a can of beans, so please stop telling people that.

Suggested talking points: Beanjuice™, Amateur Panera Bread Server, Jerry Seinfeld: Latency-free Gamer, Off to See the Lizard, Rob Lowe’s Murderglobes, Accidental Butt Smack

Transcript available here

Tights and Fights Ep. 140: More Superstar Shake-ups w/ Jo Graham.

Jo Graham

Jo Graham from the How2Wrestling podcast joins Hal, Danielle and Lindsey to break down tons of news from the week in wrestling! She originally got into wrestling as a way to bond with her partner. Now, that’s turned into her own podcast and rabid fandom.

WWE continues to move their stars across both shows, with multiple people making their debuts on RAW and Smackdown. Most significantly, AJ Styles is set to face Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship. It’s seemingly being billed as a "dream match." But is this the most interesting direction that WWE can lean into?

Plus, Becky Lynch has not one, but TWO challengers for each of her titles at the next PPV. We’ll decide whether or not Becky should already lose her championships in her first major defense. And Kevin Owens did as Kevin Owens does and beat up Kofi Kingston to get his shot at the WWE Championship! Are we broken up about him never doing the New Day intro again or do we just miss the guttural tones from Big E?

Main Event

In the weeks since WrestleMania, several WWE stars have either left WWE or voiced discontentment with their position within the company. That includes Sasha Banks, Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper. We take a look at each of their situations and our reactions to the difficulties they’ve faced. Plus, with it being more possible than ever to be a truly independent wrestler or get signed by one of the many growing companies (including the popular AEW), will WWE have a harder time holding onto talent that’s either unhappy or lacking direction?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk, and Jo Graham.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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The JV Club Ep. 320: Irene Koh

The JV Club
Irene Koh

Episode 320 welcomes the terrific and talented Irene Koh, illustrator extraordinaire of, among many other things, the Legend of Korra: Turf Wars books! Join JV and Irene as they dish on inspiring anime, old-timey Connecticut fruit stands, and complicated girl crushes, and oodles more.

Come see Janet at PodX in Nashville from May 31 to June 2! 

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

EP83: Karen Tongson on The Carpenters' "A Song For You" (1972)

Heat Rocks
Karen Tongson

The Album: The Carpenters' A Song For You (1972)

dulcet (adjective) used to describe a sound that is soothing and soft, like the dulcet harmonies in a 70s pop song or the dulcet tones of a harp.

It seems like Karen Carpenter invented dulcet tones. Her velvet buttery vocals floated and soared on songs like "We've Only Just Begun", "Top Of The World", "Close To You". Alongside her brother Richard, she created a signature sound built around layered arrangements and harmonies.

Our guest, Pop Rocket's own Karen Tongson, sat with us on Heat Rocks to deep dive into the Carpenters seminal, Close To You, their second studio album released on August 19th, 1970. We talked about what made Karen Carpenter's voice inimitable and extraordinary, how the Carpenters invented the power ballad, Karen's enunciation and lower register, and listened to acapellas that made us all swoon.

Karen's book "Why Karen Carpenter" makes its debut on June 1st and will cover all the ground we didn't in this episode, sans music, but Heat Rocks recommends that you listen to music of The Carpenters in prep!

More on Karen Tongson

More on A Song For You

Show Tracklisting (all songs from A Song For You unless indicated otherwise):

  • Hurting Each Other
  • Goodbye to Love
  • The Carpenters: We've Only Just Begun
  • Donny Hathaway: A Song For You
  • A Song For You
  • Piano Picker
  • Crystal Lullaby
  • I Won't Last A Day Without You
  • Diana Ross: I Won't Last A Day Without You
  • I Won't Last A Day Without You
  • Intermission
  • The Carpenters: Rainy Days and Mondays (isolated vocals)
  • Goodbye to Love
  • Road Ode
  • I Won't Last A Day Without You
  • Top of the World

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One Bad Mother, Episode 302: Maybe I’m Actually Not Cool With That. Plus, Podcaster Zibby Owens

One Bad Mother
Zibby Owens

Biz and Theresa pat ourselves on the back for past parenting decisions only to realize that now, we’re not sure those choices were right. “They are just clothes. I won’t be mad if you play in them and they get dirty.” Fast forward a month….(internal monologue) “Am I ok with her wearing THAT while playing in mud?” Do we speak up or cram it down and seethe? Plus Biz ate that bunny, Theresa isn’t nice about Easter and we talk to Zibby Owens of the popular podcast, "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books."

Connect with Zibby on her website at Zibbyowens.com, on Facebook at Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books with Zibby Owens, on Instagram at zibbyowens and on Twitter @zibbyowens. You can listen to her podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books wherever you get your podcasts.

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)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Wonderful! 81: Bug Man vs. Magic Guy


Griffin's favorite humble body of water! Rachel's favorite optical illusion fad! Griffin's favorite toilet hygiene friend! Rachel's favorite uplifting loneliness poem!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

Transcript available here

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 581: M'Bank with Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman (Dancing on a Weeknight, Desus and Mero) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of why Jesse is feeling like a big winner at the moment, the way Josh and Jordan go about finding petsitters when they're out of town, and the newest throuple to capture our heart. Plus, Josh's new album, Dancing on a Weeknight came out this week!

If you live in LA, come see Josh on Thursday at Dynasty Typewriter!

And grab your tickets for The Summer Boys of Summer Tour before they SELL THE F OUT!

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