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Lady to Lady EP. 266 "50 Shades of Red Flags" ft. Nikki Black

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Nikki Black

Nikki Black (@nikkiblackcat) and the ladies discuss the redemption cycles of Britney and Miley, the horrors of visiting your ex's Facebook page, the red flags that they missed, crazy lyft experiences, and seeing ghosts. Produced by Kailynn West, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Inside Pop Ep. 111- Black Panther Box Office records, Janelle Monae, Musicians turned Actors, Vulfpeck

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Inside Pop

We can't help but discuss Black Panther again- from the shattered box office records to the worldwide reaction-Wakanda Forever!

Plus, Christmas came early with the 30 second teaser trailer for Janelle Monae's latest 'emotion picture' Dirty Computer. We speculate on when we'll get new music from Monae, and some of the themes in the trailer.

Then, we discuss musicians who became actors- some successfully and some...not so much.

And Amita gives her review of the Atlantic article about Black Panther Costume Designer Ruth Carter and sells Sean on a feel good funk album from the band, Vulfpeck.

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#156 - Clean Slate IX

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Mark and Hal take on a series of short topics as they work to once again clean their slate!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Laurie Metcalf, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Laurie Metcalf
Guests: 
Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Guests: 
Robert Lopez

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First time Academy Award nominee Laurie Metcalf on her long career in theatre and television

You probably know Laurie Metcalf from her role as Roseanne's sister, Jackie, in the TV Sitcom Roseanne. Over the course of nine seasons, Laurie's portrayal of Jackie was warm and kind-hearted but a tad bit neurotic and always on edge. Laurie won two Emmys for that role on Roseanne. Before her career in television Laurie got her start in theater as a founding member of the legendary Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago. At the Steppenwolf she worked with the likes of John Malkovich, Terry Kinney and Gary Sinise.

This year, she's up for the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Lady Bird. It's her first ever nomination for an Oscar. In Lady Bird she plays Marion McPherson, the mother of Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson. The McPhersons live in Sacramento and the whole movie is set in 2002. It's almost like a period piece from the Bush years. As "Lady Bird" approaches the end of her high school career their relationship is tested. The film examines their mother-daughter dynamic in a very realistic way -- it's messy, it's complicated, but there's also a lot of motherly love involved even if Marion doesn't exactly show it.

Jesse talks with Laurie about her long career and the parallels between her life and the mother she plays in Lady Bird. Plus, Laurie talks about what it was like to be reunited with the cast of Roseanne for the new television reboot after more than 20 years.

You can see Laurie Metcalf in upcoming redition of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women this spring on Broadway. And Lady Bird is still playing in select theaters.

Click here to listen to this interview on the Bullseye YouTube page!

Photo: Disney/ABC Television Group

Songwriting power couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez on writing Oscar nominated songs

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have written dozens of songs for movie and TV. Together the married couple have won award after award for their co-written songs. You've certainly heard the song they co-wrote called "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen. The song was huge success. The theatrical version of the song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2014 and a Grammy in 2015 for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Robert's also written music for The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, Scrubs and more. He's actually one of only 12 people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Kristen and Robert are up for another Oscar this year -- this time for the co-written song "Remember Me" from Disney's Coco.

They talk to Jesse about the process behind writing that song, how they managed to sneak in adult jokes in children's songs, and how they find time in their busy schedules to be good parents, too. Plus, Jesse asked them about the first song they co-wrote together called "The Wide, Wide World," which is a song from Bear in the Big Blue House a television show from the early 2000's that aired on Playhouse Disney.

You don't want to miss it, the song is sung by a gang of puppet animals including a bear, a green lemur, and two purple otters. They had to rewrite the song about five times because they couldn't quite get the otter jokes right!

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 519: Fancy Name with Helen Hong and Rachael Cantu

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Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Rachael Cantu

Comedian, actress, and host of MaximumFun.org's comedy quiz show Go Fact Yourself joins Jordan and Jesse as they take a break from their usual topic and have a nice chat about Helen's experience working with Sir Patrick Stewart, the creative peaks and valleys of Seth MacFarland's career, and Jordan's controversial opinion of a canonical sci-fi movie. Plus, musician Rachael Cantu joins in for Momentous Occasions and plays a song from her new album.

CIPYD 131: The CIPYD Call-In Episode

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Hello and welcome to a very special episode! We took YOUR calls and got to hear all about your dogs. Tune in! Thank you to everyone who called us!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 518 - Mark Chavez

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Mark Chavez

Mark Chavez of the Pajama Men and the Sunday Service joins us to talk mammoth meat, the stranger Dave met, and teen drinking.

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Each-uisge (Water Horse)

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Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

If a baby Bojack appeared on your porch, would you take care of it? Someone made an eerily realistic Bojack doll and sold it on Etsy. We'd like for whoever bought it to come forward. Emily recorded her live album in Portland recently, she would like to say thank you to the lovely person who sent her a whole cheese pizza. On Wiki of the Week, we read the extremely on brand Wikipedia page for Each-uisge, a mythical water horse. 

MBMBaM 394: Face 2 Face: I Fritos Hard

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Justin's on paternity leave this week, so we're proud to present our live show from stunning Milwaukee from last November! We were all suffering unavoidable injuries this show, and inexplicably, it turned the episode into a pretty randy engagement.

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 197: Space Butthole Curriculum (DS9 S1E19)

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When a fundamentalist religious leader comes on board the station, Keiko inherits more than the wind. But when one of her husband’s wrenches goes missing, his work wife starts to keep him on his toes too. Who ate all the M&Ms out of the trail mix at the Craft Services table? What happened to the popsicle continuity in this episode? Does Neela want the jumja? It’s the episode where we teach the controversy.

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