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Stop Podcasting Yourself 600 - Dave Merheje

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Guests: 
Dave Merheje

Comedian and actor Dave Merheje returns to talk impressions, rock concerts, and the MTV VMAs.

Download episode 600 here. (right-click)

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Troubled Waters Ep 15: Kids vs No Kids

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Show: 
Troubled Waters
Guests: 
Mike Hanford
Guests: 
Ify Nwadiwe
Guests: 
Felicia Folkes
Guests: 
Kara Klenk

Ify Nwadiwe, Mike Hanford, Felicia Folkes and Kara Klenk join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all should you be having kids?

Team No Kids
Mike Hanford and Felicia Folkes

Team Kids
Kara Klenk and Ify Nwadiwe

This week, our contestants argue about miniature horses on planes, share some weird animal stories, and try to guess the length of certain iconic noises. Trust me it'll make sense when we get there.

Ify Nwadiwe wants to plug Who Shot Ya,Nerdificent and his Twitch channel Ifdeez and recommends supporting Nigerian comedians.

Mike Hanford wants to plug the upcoming tour for The Sloppy Boys and his standup show at UCB Franklin and recommends the Between Two Ferns Movie.

Felicia Folkes wants to plug her upcoming live shows and recommends the music of Jonathan Winters.

Kara Klenk wants to plug her album Undefeated and recommends I Think You Should Leave on Netflix.

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!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

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

EP103: Lee Fields on Sam Cooke's "Portrait Of A Legend" (2003)

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Lee Fields

The Album: Sam Cooke Portrait Of A Legend (2003)

Legendary soul singer Lee Fields (Daptone, Truth & Soul, Big Crown Records) stopped by Heat Rocks to discuss the 30 tracks compiled by ABKCO records on Sam Cooke, Portrait of A Legend, released in the summer of 2003. The album covers multi-genres including gospel, pop and soul - Sam's hits, during his storied 15 year career which ended tragically with his untimely death at 33. Referred to as, "the man who invented soul" Sam Cooke hummed and crooned his way into soul music's canon starting with three words: You Send Me .

Lee Fields' career began 50 years ago with the release of his first single on the Bedford label "Bewildered". Since then he's released dance tracks, recorded with The Expressions, had his music placed in shows like Atlanta and Dear White People, toured the country and has his songs remixed by some of the best.

He and Morgan discussed the gospel according to Sam Cooke, symbolism in A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke as a lyricist, Sam Cooke as a storyteller. A veteran soul singer in conversation about one of the architects of soul music It gets no better.

More on Lee Fields

More on Sam Cooke

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Portrait Of A Legend unless indicated otherwise):

  • Nothing Can Change This Love
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions: Honey Dove
  • Touch The Hem of His Garment
  • You Send Me
  • You Were Made For Me
  • Only Sixteen
  • Soul
  • Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers: The Last Mile of the Way
  • Little Red Rooster
  • Chain Gang
  • Cupid
  • Bring It On Home To Me
  • Nothing Can Change This Love
  • (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  • Summertime
  • You Send Me
  • Sugar Dumpling
  • Muhammad Ali: The Gang's All Here
  • A Change Is Gonna Come
  • Aretha Franklin: A Change Is Gonna Come
  • Otis Redding: A Change Is Gonna Come
  • Touch The Hem Of His Garment
  • You Were Made For Me

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there
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The JV Club Ep. 340: Kit Pongetti

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Show: 
The JV Club
Guests: 
Kit Pongetti

This week JV is delighted to welcome her dear friend, the uber-talented and hilarious Kit Pongetti (“Scrubs”), for a conversation consisting of 50% JV laughter! Plus! Falling in love at first strum and the special thrill of a good old fashioned stakeout.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

One Bad Mother, Episode 320: If Only I Could Be In A Minor Accident. Plus Graphic Novelist Nidhi Chanani

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Nidhi Chanani

Biz and Theresa confess to fantasizing about receiving a minor injury in order to get a break, but that quickly dissolves into a conversation about how fucked up that is. Is it actually worse to ask, or gasp…tell the people in our lives we need a real break than breaking a leg? Plus Biz thanks social media, Theresa discovers that at the end of the tunnel there’s more tunnel, and we talk to Nidhi Chanani about her debut graphic novel Pashmina.

Follow Nidhi on Twitter @nidhiart and on her website at Everydayloveart.com. Her graphic novel Pashmina is available now.

We are coming to Boston for a live One Bad Mother podcast!! We will be at CitySpace on Saturday, September 14th. You can purchase your tickets at Onebadmotherpodcast.com/tour.

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

Our book You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Michelin and Casper. Next time when you’re looking for new tires for the family car, consider Michelin Premier® All Season tires. Michelin, performance EVERY time! Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/badmother and using code badmother at checkout.

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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! 99: Where Does the Stink Go?

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Wonderful!

Griffin's favorite soothing reality show! Rachel's favorite fun food for children! Griffin's favorite failed 4D experiment! Rachel's favorite multi-purpose powder!

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

Transcript available here

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 601: Canceled Cam with Ify Nwadiwe

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Guests: 
Ify Nwadiwe

Ify Nwadiwe (Who Shot Ya? podcast, Candy Dinner Podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's latest and greatest television appearance, and the dominating Simpsons trivia skill of Lori Beth Denberg (star of the Nickelodeon's 90's sketch show All That), and the filthy past of children's Youtube megastar Blippi.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 599 - Caitlin Howden

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Caitlin Howden

Improviser Caitlin Howden returns to talk 5-star reviews, going to the fair, and country music.

Download episode 599 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 476: Face 2 Face: Super-Snake Begins

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We’re returning from a big, wild family vacation, and so we present to you our big, wild live show from Atlanta! We performed it last weekend, back when we were SO jacked up on Coca-Cola that a beam of brown, carbonated energy shot out of our chest and blew a hole in the ceiling. You probably read about it in the newspapers.

Transcript available here

EP102: Lorraine Ali on M.I.A.'s "Kala" (2007)

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Lorraine Ali

The Album: M.I.A. Kala (2007)

In 2005, when M.I.A. dropped onto the pop scene with her debut, Arular, heads weren’t quite ready. It was like she brought the full force of Global South dance culture in with her — gloriously bombastic — and the Sri Lankan/British singer/rapper simply didn’t sound like anyone else on the charts. For her follow-up, the idea on paper seemed smart: why not pair M.I.A. with one of the most innovative American producers of that era: Timbaland. Alas, in a post-9/11 world, Homeland Security deemed M.I.A. a threat to national security and refused to give her the necessary visa to come work in the U.S. Undaunted, M.I.A. and producer Switch jumped around the world, recording parts of what would eventually become Kala in cities across South America, Africa and Asia. The resulting masterpiece, propelled on the strength of the eventual mega-smash “Paper Planes,” all but established M.I.A. as a key voice in a different kind of new world order, one in which the borders of nationalism and colonialism were imploding and emergent movements and calls to action were part of that destabilization. As it turned out, M.I.A. didn’t need to come to the U.S. to help invade it with her sound.

Kala was the album pick of this week’s guest, Lorraine Ali who currently writes about television for the Los Angeles Times but also got her start as a music critic. As one of the few Muslim American culture critics out there, Lorraine connected heavily with who and what M.I.A. represented and during the course of our conversation, we got into what it was like to listen to Kala in the wake of the second Gulf War, burgeoning refugee crises and the shifting geo-political map in which the music of the Global South could be heard as a subversive force, bamboo bangas and all.

More on Lorraine Ali

More on Kala

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Kala unless indicated otherwise):

  • Paper Planes
  • M.I.A.: Galang
  • XR2
  • Come Around
  • Bird Flu
  • 20 Dollar
  • The Turn
  • Mango Pickle Down River
  • M.I.A.: Bad Girls
  • Boyz
  • World Town
  • Jimmy
  • Paper Planes
  • The Clash: Straight To Hell
  • Hussel
  • Bamboo Banga
  • Paper Planes
  • Diga Rhythm Band: Razooli
  • Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar: Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyar

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there

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