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Song Exploder No. 28: The Long Winters

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Song Exploder
Guests: 
John Roderick

On February 1st, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart while reentering the earth’s atmosphere. John Roderick, singer and songwriter of The Long Winters wrote "The Commander Thinks Aloud" about that fateful moment. This episode was made from an interview I did with John Roderick in front of a live audience in Seattle, where we discussed how and why he made this song.

Buy "The Commander Thinks Aloud" on iTunes.

Read the profile of the commander and the six other crew members at NASA's page dedicated to the Columbia. The seven of them were of seven different religious faiths.

John Roderick also makes podcasts: Roderick on the Line with Merlin Mann, and Roderick's Rendezvous.

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One Bad Mother Episode 90: Getting Deep About Strollers (aka Stop Hating Moms), plus guest Michelle Tea

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Michelle Tea

Biz and Theresa tackle the deepest of parenting topics…strollers. Have strollers become the symbol of all things evil about moms? Plus, the universe does not want Biz to enjoy a hamburger, Theresa is her own chiropractor, and we talk to super-edgy renaissance woman Michelle Tea about going through IVF as a lesbian, her new memoir How To Grow Up, and her kick-ass online publication Mutha Magazine.

How To Grow Up: A Memoir
Mutha Magazine
Getting Pregnant with Michelle Tea on xo jane
Michelle's books on GoodReads

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Thanks to Harrys.com who sponsored the show this week! For Valentine's Day, listeners can get a Chrome Winston razor set for $25 with free engraving. Go to Harrys.com and use the code badmothervalentine on your first purchase.

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Ep. 6. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Six

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In this, the thrilling conclusion to our first Adventure, Merle, Taako and Magnus pursue their engulfed employer into the heart of Phandalin. Will they be able to douse him before things get out of hand? Also, are you going to finish that Luna Bar?

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TS170:Garbage Keys, CATS, Alabama Equality, Renee Ellmers

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Throwing Shade

This week, Bryan tried dumpster diving for the first time and then watched The Bachelor and Erin watched Cats stone-cold sober. What a week. Also, Alabama wants to ban not just gay marriages but every marriage and the GOP is back again trying to ban abortion with the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act! And one of their own, GOP Congresswoman Renee Elmers is trying to stop it. Good luck everybody with everything!

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EP. 109 "Interesting Gloves" ft. Giulia Rozzi

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi (@GiuliaRozzi) joins the ladies to discuss Rockapella, exercise class, R Kelly, Cosby, confessions, starting to date and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 004 Deflate-gate, The Boy Next Door and the death of the album

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Wynter, Guy, Margaret and Oliver
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

The New England Patriots “deflate-gate” scandal, privilege in the arts and whether the latest music sales stats signal the end of the album. Wynter’s been to see The Boy Next Door and guy’s jam is a podcast about Canadian politics.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Dots and Lines by Lupe Fiasco
Oliver Wang - Shake You Off by Charlie Belle
Margaret Wappler - Family by Bjork (Margaret also recommends this Pitchfork review)
Guy Branum - CBC’s Power and Politics podcast.
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams (unless they’re Canadian political podcasts) to this handy Spotify playlist.

Other useful links this week…
Oliver thought Derek Thompson’s music sales trends article in The Atlantic was worth talking about. Margaret referenced Ann Baer’s “Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from which appeared in Salon.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 195: The Grandfather Claws

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Josh brings the case against his partner Melanie. They recently moved in together and share a house with Josh's aging cat. Josh says the cat is like family to him, and should be afforded certain privileges and comforts. Melanie insists that the cat is not a family member, and that Josh's coddling has to stop. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

Thanks to Tessa Klettl-Keller for this week's case name!

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Help Us Pick A New Name For The Show!

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For years, I've been fighting an uphill battle against the perception that Destination DIY is all about crafts and home improvement, or that it's an instructional show. "We use a very broad definition of DIY," I'd say. But it was always a struggle to make people understand what I meant.

After much deliberation and some very helpful feedback from the Maximum Fun listener panel, I've decided it's time to pick a new name for the show. The bottom line is: no matter how many times I say it, or how clever I think I am, no one is going to believe that a show with "DIY" in the title is not primarily about home improvement and/or crafts.

And of course, we DO sometimes talk about crafts and building projects when there's a compelling story that includes those things. I realized I developed such a negative, knee-jerk reaction to the word "craft" that I would jump down the throat of every well-meaning person who tried to promote the show using that word. Instead of clarifying our intentions, I was alienating people.

With all that in mind, please post your suggestions for a name that communicates a creative spark, scrappy ingenuity, and fascinating stories. No puns please! I also want to avoid the word "make" as it seems like we could potentially have the same problem with that that we've had with "DIY."

Thank you :)

World of Idiots

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Hello Buddies! We've all had a time in our lives where we felt like we were surrounded by idiots, right? Well, what if it were true? What if you woke up one morning and you were the last intelligent person on the planet? Would you name yourself President? Try to re-educate the masses? Say that instead of waking up now, you woke up in the Dark Ages. Would you share your modern knowledge or keep quiet for fear of persecution? All this and more on this week's episode!

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Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

Art thanks to Justin Russo

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Throwing Shade #77: The Bachelor & Gay Marriage in Alabama

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This week, Bryan tried dumpster diving for the first time and then watched The Bachelor and Erin watched Cats stone-cold sober. What a week. Also, Alabama wants to ban not just gay marriages but every marriage and the GOP is back again trying to ban abortion with the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act! And one of their own, GOP Congresswoman Renee Elmers is trying to stop it. Good luck everybody with everything!

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