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Retail: Grocery Store

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Shmanners

Hello Internet! This week is all about GROCERY STORE manners! Enjoy and be sure to share with friends!

#190 - Best Price Is Right Game

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No matter how you slice it, you're guessing prices on the Price is Right; what's made it endure is how fun the games are and how creatively they reward you for your knowledge. Of the dozens of games they use, which is the best? WE GOT THIS.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 553: Uncandy Valley with Janet Varney

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Janet Varney

Actor, writer, and podcaster Janet Varney joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the unusual middle ground that Werther's Original hard candy occupies, Jordan's true fear around visiting the Warner Brother's Halloween haunt this year, the opulent mcmansion Janet visited to consult a psychic medium, and the bodily fluid challenge Jordan faced on his recent whirlwind podcast promotional tour. Plus, Janet has a new show called Fortune Rookie on IFC!

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CIPYD 163: Easing into Halloween with Tricks & Treats

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Well hello there!

Happy Middle of October! This week, Renee is bringing some tricks! Dog Tricks that is. She breaks down an easy way to teach your dog to roll over!
We go over some fun dog costume ideas for dogs that hate wearing costumes!
Plus, Renee teaches us all how to cheat (and win) at a costume contest and Alexis brings a simple Halloween treat recipe for your pup!

Grab a pumpkin (or pup) and tune in!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 159: The Otto Show w/ Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young

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Brian Brushwood
Guests: 
Justin Robert Young

We've got a supersized episode recorded live in Austin, Texas with special guests Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young of Night Attack. It's a night of Spinal Tap references, bus driver men, and Otto age theories. Is he 25 or 66… somewhere in between? We'll get down to the bottom of it! Plus, there's a marriage proposal – you'll never guess who's tying the knot.

International Waters Ep 132: Thank You, Brendan Fraser

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Tawny Newsome
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Laura Davis
Guests: 
Maria Shehata
Guests: 
William Andrews

Tawny Newsome, Maria Shehata, Laura Davis and William Andrews join host, Dave Holmes for theories on Fergie's "London Bridge," first world problem-solving, and exclusive Santa Claus photo ops.

Tawny Newsome wants to plug Yo Is This Racist? on Earwolf and her upcoming live shows and recommends The Chi on Showtime.

Maria Shehata wants to plug her upcoming tour dates and recommends The Bill Murray.

Laura Davis wants to plug her Twitter @lauradaviscomic and recommends learning to pee standing up.

William Andrews wants to plug Willy and recommends the Soho Theatre.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Dave would like to recommend Guy Branum's My Life as A Goddess, Adam Cayton-Holland's Tragedy Plus Time, and Erin Gibson's Feminasty.

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, produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 552 - Wordburglar

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Wordburglar
Guests: 
Sean Jordan

Rapper/writer Wordburglar (Sean Jordan) joins us to talk delivering papers, moving, and old twins.

Download episode 552 here. (right-click)

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Susan Orlean and Jazz singer Gregory Porter

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Susan Orlean
Guests: 
Gregory Porter

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Author Susan Orlean on her new book 'The Library Book'

Susan Orlean is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her work has also appeared in Vogue, Esquire and on This American Life. She's the author of eight books, covering topics like New England and Rin Tin Tin. Her first book, "Saturday Night," used narrative journalism to paint a portrait of how Saturday night in America is lived. She's probably best known for "The Orchid Thief." That book ended up being the basis of the Academy Award nominated film "Adaptation," starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep.

She now lives here in Los Angeles. Being an author and a reader, she's visited the beautiful, historic central library in downtown Los Angeles dozens of times. Her latest book "The Library Book" is about that library and its history.

It wasn't until she took a tour of the library that she was inspired to write this book. The tour guide opened a book and said some of them still smelled like smoke. A bit perplexed she probed and asked more about the smell. This is how she learned of devastating fire that almost demolished the building in 1986. She always hoped someone would tell this story, and unknowingly years later she would be the one to tell it. The book is also also kind of a paean to libraries everywhere – what they mean to her, and why every library is a vital institution.

We're big fans of Susan Orlean at Maximum Fun. A few years ago she gave a talk at Max Fun Con called: "Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary." You can check out that talk here.

Photo: Valery Hache / AFP / Getty Images

Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter on his new album 'Nat King Cole and Me'

Gregory Porter is a Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist. The route he took to get there is really unique. He was a offensive lineman at San Diego State. Then, during his junior year, an injury ended his football career. During that time he could sing, but he wasn't a singer. That changed when his mom, literally from her deathbed, told him to start singing.

In 2010, he moved to New York with his brother and recorded his debut record "Water." Whereas most young jazz singers start their careers recording standards, Porter recorded an album of mostly originals.

Now, almost a decade later, he's laid down an new album with jazz standards. "Nat King Cole and Me" pays tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. It's music he grew up on. Porter spent a lot of time researching the music of Nat King Cole - his records, books, and documentaries. He'll tell us what made Cole one of the most unique singers of the civil rights era of the 1950's. He'll also tell us what it was like to grow up in Bakersfield, California and how that's influenced his lyrics.

The covers are great, but if you want to hear some more of his original work, check out his 2016 album: "Take Me to the Alley" – the album was inspired by his mothers teachings as a street minister and it's one of our favorites.

The Outshot: Hot Dog Timmy

Jesse explains why great things can come of simple premises and simple situations. Like in this sketch from "The Whitest Kids You Know."

MBMBaM 429: Lactating Las Vegas

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This one goes places! First, into the mind of our favorite Marvel Defenger, who Travis met, and definitely didn't embarrass us in front of. Also, to the moon! Also, to Broadway! (Please do not tell the Broadway people about our Broadway segment. There's no way we're clearing all these showtunes.)

Suggested talking points: Marvel's Defengers, Still Being John Malkovich, Lunar Crank, An Inexplicable Musical Medley, Bad Pizza, Exotic Snaxx, Fancy Slices

J. I. Rodale

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

Wassup all you ragtime babies! Emily got back from the Emmys and her Getty Images purse is the talk of the town! Some bad stuff has happened in our country since our last episode and we talk about that too. Lisa watched a romantic horny movie to get her mind off this month's horrors. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "J. I. Rodale," a healthy man who met an untimely end. 

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