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Ross and Carrie Get Rich Quick (Part 1): Magic Tax Liens Edition

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Ross and Carrie follow a slew of billboards to the Real Estate Wealth Expo, where they will learn, "hundreds of ways to make money!" They hear about the art of buying tax liens, get wealth management lessons from Magic Johnson, and get ready to flip houses. Listen, and be inspired. It's YOU TIME!

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Sawbones: Coffee

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Show: 
Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, we join you live from Seattle. Seeing as this town took place in the home of Starbucks, we took the opportunity to extoll the many medicinal virtues of coffee.

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

What Is YOUR Heat Rock?

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As we near the end of the year, I'd like to do something special for our listeners.

What's one of your heat rocks?

Record up to two minutes of you waxing poetic about one of your favorite albums and send it to us. We'll share your picks with the rest of our listener community! What we're asking for is:

  • Your Name + Where You're From
  • Your Heat Rock choice
  • Your Fire Track off that album

    Two minutes max please!

  • Alabama Election, Keaton Jones, Easy Threads, Cat Person, Patreon, Bomb Attempt, Disney/Fox, Terrible Men, Net Neutrality, Trump Tweets, TidBits

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    Intro: 0:23

    Brent’s Traveling
    Bevs Like These
    Star Wars (SPOILER FREE)
    Game Awards

    Headlines: 5:36

    Twitter Easy Threads
    Cat Person
    Patreon
    Bomb Attempt
    Disney Fox Deal
    Keaton Jones

    Terrible Men: 44:22

    Politics RoundUp: 1:15:37

    Alabama Election
    Net Neutrality
    Trump Tweets
    TidBits

    WiFive of the Week:1:57:23

    Outro: 1:59:37

    International Waters Ep 112: We're All in the Same TARDIS

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    Zach Reino, Dave, and Amanda Troop
    Guests: 
    Zach Reino
    Guests: 
    Amanda Troop
    Guests: 
    Avery Edison
    Guests: 
    Natt Tapley
    Guests: 
    Dave Holmes

    Zach Reino, Amanda Troop, Avery Edison and Natt Tapley join host, Dave Holmes for terrible Christmas cracker jokes, unlawful swaying, and toy selling on IW's holiday special!

    Zach Reino wants to plug his Twitter, @ZachReino and Off Book and recommends The Adventure Zone and Star Trek Discovery.

    Amanda Troop wants to plug Box Peek and Ripley Improv and recommends Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith.

    Avery Edison wants to plug her Twitter story of adopting a cat and recommends Red Eye and The Good Place.

    Natt Tapley wants to plug his Twitter, @Natt and recommends the idea of despair and Jake Thackray's music.

    And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Sway by Bic Runga.

    You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

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

    Who Shot Ya? Episode 15: Monster Movies and The Shape of Water

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    Show: 
    Who Shot Ya?
    Guests: 
    Ricky Carmona
    Guests: 
    April Wolfe
    Guests: 
    Alonso Duralde
    Guests: 
    Drea Clark

    If you're seated in the first row, you will get wet. Because we're talking about The Shape of Water. Friend of the show Drea Clark joins the gang as they discuss monsters, sexy amphibian men, and Alonso's sinister alter ego - Alphonso Durante. The crew also plays a rousing game of F, Marry, Kill. And a WARNING to our listeners, they don't hold back. Plus, this is the second to last round of Stump Alonso; will he retain his throne?

    In news, Gizmodo releases the list of the most contrarian film critics, female directors are snubbed at the Golden Globes, someone watched Bee Movie 357 times last year, and Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on movie theaters.

    Weekly Movie Recommendations:

    April - I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
    Alonso - Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone and My Happy Family
    Drea - Lady Bird
    Ricky - Nature Boy

    With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Drea Clark, and Ricky Carmona.

    You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
    Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

    Ep 2 - Go Fact Yourself w/ Alie Ward & Phil LaMarr

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    Guests: 
    J. Keith van Straaten
    Guests: 
    Helen Hong
    Guests: 
    Alie Ward
    Guests: 
    Phil LaMarr

    In this episode, Ologies podcaster and CBS science correspondent for Innovation Nation, Alie Ward, and actor Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, Family Guy) are grilled about bugs, baseball and bicycles. Can either of our charming guests tell the difference between a layover and a stopover? What about the difference between corned beef and pastrami? Can you tell the difference? To find out, pop in your ear buds or tell Alexa to play Go Fact Yourself, and let hosts J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong increase your knowledge of useless trivia.

    Appearing in this episode:

    J. Keith van Straaten
    Helen Hong
    Phil LaMarr
    Alie Ward

    With guest experts:
    Entemologist Steven Kutcher
    Author Jon Weisman, 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

    Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

    David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
    Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
    The show is edited by Christian Dueñas

    Minority Korner 108: Protect Yourself! In Sexyland & Information Land! (Bill Murray, Native Advertisements, PrEP Debate, She's Gotta Have It, Golden Globe Nominations, JTT, Terrorist Attack, Live Theater Etiquette, Mary J. Blige, Huckleberry Finn)

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    Show: 
    Minority Korner

    No terrorist got James this week! Nnekay went to an avant guard Bill Murray live performance and apparently the hipsters of San Francisco were drunkenly not hear for it. Also did Bill Murray set up an awkwardly racist caricature, pro confederacy moment? Nnekay's got the side eyes ready. The Golden Globes nominations are in and we've been snubbed, and by we, we mean POC's. Still so many white nominations! James is perplexed with all the Black excellence on TV from Queen Sugar, to Atlanta, to She's Gotta Have It, which brings up a great discussion. Spike Lee has updated his 80's classic of a young Black woman who doesn't have her shit together, queerness, sexuality, and feminism. And would She's Gotta Have It be more embraced by the feminist community if it were starring and written by a white woman like Leah Dunham? Let's continue our conversation about PrEP! What is it? How does it work? What is the debate? Why are some for it, and some against it? What is the fear or celebration? And who has access to it? And we have some alarming info about infection rates amongst young folks. Apparently Nnekay is the Chancellor/President of School of Don't Trust A Bitch. Nnekay's got all the tips of what to watch for when on the net, some of what you're reading is paid content known as Native Advertisement, which is growing in our media in crazy ways. Nnekay's got it's origins through advertorials, banner ads, and to sponsored content, and how it's growing, and doesn't seem to be going away. How will this impact our media sources and their credibility? How can you protect yourself when in information land? And Charles sit down or go home! 
     
    Checkout the Minority Korner Store!
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    Minority Korner Guide to a Gay Bar: Straight Guy Edition Part 3- Understanding the History of Queer Culture
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7MaDElNnwE
     
    NOTES: 

    Library Tips With Nnekay: Native Advertisements (see full list of links) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QmBHLIrcQK864-zH1FEICzy9iOfNi-N4tpYr...

    PrEP DEBATE:

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/03/12/truvada_debate_watch_this_...

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-oneill/prep-yourself-making-better...

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/prep-pep-resources.page

    https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-new-york-city/for-p...

    A Pamphlet on Prep By Dan W. 
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByaxTdnYEHFUM2t1UDJQUEFOREVEVUtQR2w2MFd...

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    Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com
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    EP12: "The Prequel Episode" feat. Loren Kajikawa on Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"

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    Show: 
    Heat Rocks
    Guests: 
    Loren Kajikawa

    The album: Dr. Dre: The Chronic (Interscope, 1992)

    This is a special "prequel" episode, originally taped in December of 2016. Back then, Heat Rocks was just a mere glint in the eye Morgan and Oliver. All we had was a basic concept: how about a podcast devoted to doing deep dives into an album? We invited Univ. of Oregon musicologist Loren Kajikawa, author of Sounding Race In Rap Songsto help us tackle one of the most important albums of the last 25 years: Dr. Dre's The Chronic, which just so happens to celebrate its 25th release anniversary today (hence why we timed to put it out now).

    For our listeners, you'll notice that while this episode shares some familiar aspects with our regular Heat Rocks shows, there are some differences. For one, we hadn't come up with our format yet, especially in having our guests pick a hot track, sleeper jam, etc. We had also toyed with a little "Context" section - complete with its own jingle! - that we eventually abandoned because it was superfluous (Oliver did have fun making the jingle though). But overall, we think you can easily see the seed of Heat Rocks even in this very early attempt. Hope you all enjoy it and we're so happy to finally share this, one year later.

    More on Dr. Dre's The Chronic:

    More on Loren Kajikawa

    Show Tracklisting (all songs from The Chronic unless indicated otherwise):

    • Fuck Wit Dre Day
    • Nuthin' But a G Thang
    • Leon Haywood: I Want To Do Something Freaky To You
    • Public Enemy: Bring Da Noise
    • Above the Law: Livin' Like Hustlers
    • Let Me Ride
    • The Roach
    • NWA: Niggaz 4 Life (From Efil4zaggin)
    • Lyrical Gangbang (feat. Lady of Rage and Kurupt)
    • Stranded On Death Row (feat. Kurupt and Snoop Dogg)
    • Rat-A-Tat-Tat
    • Dr. Dre: Deep Cover (feat. Snoop Dogg, from Deep Cover OST)
    • Tupac and Snoop Dogg: Amerikaz Most Wanted
    • The Day the Niggaz Took Over
    • Bitches Ain't Shit

    If you're not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!

    Tights and Fights Ep. 71: When Kevin Owens beat up Jay Washington

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    Danielle, Jay, Hal and Mike
    Guests: 
    Hal Lublin
    Guests: 
    Danielle Radford
    Guests: 
    Mike Eagle
    Guests: 
    Jay Washington

    Jay Washington joins the team for the week to make the Tights and Fights triple threat a fatal fourway!

    WWE’s rolling out a new Facebook exclusive show: The Mixed Match Challenge. It’ll run Tuesday nights with matches between mixed male and female tag teams. How likely are we to watch? We’ll tell you about it.

    And how great does Samoa Joe look? He’s probably the first guy who’s become a threat to the Shield entirely on his own. But what’s his path going forward? Could it possibly include beating Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title?

    And did Kevin Owens REALLY beat up Jay once?

    All that plus what we think of Cedric Alexander, Chris Jericho attacking Kenny Omega, why Mike love Sonya Deville and why Kane vs. Braun Strowman is already losing some of its shine.

    Main Event

    It’s our annual worst of wrestling list! What was the most disappointing part of 2017? Bray Wyatt’s title reign and booking? Roman Reigns and Undertaker’s match at WrestleMania? The Women’s Money in the Bank storyline? We’ll revisit the painful memory for you.

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