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Judge John Hodgman Episode 365: Across State Felines


Adrienne brings the case against her boyfriend, David. They are going to be attending graduate school in different states and cannot agree on how to handle custody of their two cats. Adrienne says it's more practical for David to take care of them but David thinks Adrienne will miss them too much. Who's right, who's wrong?



Thank you to Charles Louis Richter for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Pop Rocket Ep. 176: Baby Got Books w/ Mallory O'Meara

Pop Rocket
Mallory O'Meara
Guy Branum
Karen Tongson
Margaret Wappler

This week, Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson are joined by novelist Mallory O’Meara, host of the Max Fun Podcast Reading Glasses. The gang will discuss books and reading habits.

Mallory is all about is all about the book Text Me When You Get Home, which looks into the myth that women aren’t meant to be friends with other women. Margaret is all about the podcast The Habitat, which tracks people as they live out a simulated mission on Mars to learn that no matter which planet you’re on, living with strangers will always annoy you. Guy is all about the film The Dressmaker, which he fell in love with the only way he knew how: by reading the Wikipedia article. Karen is all about the surprisingly affecting Netflix documentary The Rachel Divide.

In honor of Summer reading season being on the horizon, the panel will discuss what books, magazines and articles have caught their eye lately. Plus they’ll talk about where and how often they love to read, and Mallory will share one book that she absolutely can’t stand.

With Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler, Karen Tongson and Mallory O’Meara .

That’s My Jam:

Mallory O’Meara - A Perfect Circle - Hourglass.

Karen Tongson- Tears for Fears - Ideas As Opiates

Margaret Wappler - Madonna - Borderline.

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to our Spotify playlists.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Laura Swisher for Edited by Julian Burrell.

Inside Pop Ep. 124- Deadpool 2, Janet Jackson at the Billboard Awards, Vulture Festival

Inside Pop

We have an embarrassment of pop culture riches this week!

First up, Amita provides a spoiler free review of the box office record breaking Deadpool 2. Sean hasn't seen the film yet, but it doesn't stop him from asking deep probing questions (you guessed it - Josh Brolin's physique is a point of discussion!).

Then, Sean and Amita discuss Janet Jackson's appearance at the Billboard Music Awards. They rate her red carpet look and give what may be considered a surprisingly objective review of her performance.

The Pop Insiders also discuss their time at the two-day pop culture celebration in New York City known as Vulture Festival. They share the inside info they heard at panels featuring the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, Younger, Queer Eye and Queen Sugar.

And in The Big Sell, Sean rates Madison McFerrin's song, "Insane," and sells a new cover song by the one and only Angelique Kidjo.

Plus - a surprise announcement about an appearance the Pop Insiders are making this summer!

Lady to Lady EP. 279 "If You Think It's Creepy-Don't Do It" ft Robyn Morrison

Lady to Lady
Robyn Morrison

Robyn Morrison (@RobynSomething) joins the ladies to talk about cults, Barbara meets a vampire, Brandie Bar hops theme bars, they practice their sexy voices, and tell you how to socially navigate parties. Produced by Kailynn West, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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The Adventure Zone and Wonderful! Jumbotrons are back!


We're excited to announce the reopening of Jumbotron spots for The Adventure Zone and Wonderful!

We're so, so grateful for the support and community that has grown around the show, and that listeners like you have been supporting each other and the show via Jumbotrons. But because of the overwhelming demand (seriously, our servers crashed last time), we need to limit how many Jumbotrons are sold at any one time. Otherwise, someone who purchased a message today might not hear that message read until sometime in 2019, and that isn't what we're going for.

We've heard your feedback on the process and we're trying something new this time around - a Jumbotron raffle that will let you enter for a chance to purchase a Jumbotron without having to worry about clicking faster than someone else.

Starting Thursday, May 24 at 12:01am Pacific, you can go to to enter for the chance to buy a Jumbotron that is expected - but not guaranteed - to air during the 2nd half of 2018. The raffle closes on Thursday, June 14 at 11:59pm Pacific, and after that, we'll do a drawing to see who will be eligible to purchase a message.

For complete details, please visit And if you have any questions after that, feel free to email me at!

Wonderful! Ep. 35: Jackbutt


Rachel's favorite article about self-compassion! Griffin's favorite round bread! Rachel's favorite upcoming album! Griffin's favorite music for chill vibes!

"Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -
Snail Mail:
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Emily V Gordon in “Good Old Friendly Time”

Jonah Raydio
Emily V Gordon
Neil Mahoney
Jonah Ray
Cash Hartzell

This week writer, producer, North Carolinian and old friend Emily V Gordon comes by. Spoiler warning for The Streets 2004 Album “A Grand Don’t Come For Free”. We talked a bunch of stuffs and boy howdy was it a swell time.

We talk talking with friends, taping down man boobs, NIN throwback ticketing techniques. We caught up on what Emily’s playing these days and Jonah recommends the game Florence and the old webisodes of Emilys old podcast The Indoor Kids. We go over what not to say in a submission email and Emily reveals her reasons for hating “the healing properties of Sugar Rios”.

Oh and it was Yamishiro


Revelator- Fanfare

Werebear- Bear Clan

Dos Cobros- Dead Men Have No Breath

Jesus Christ, Bob!- If I Wake Up Don’t Wake Me

Bully- Feel The Same

Kevin Fuentes- 23

Nicholas Ralg- IT’s Too Late

Mini survival kits w/ Dawn Armstrong

Dawn Armstrong

Hey y'all! This week we've got a short update brought to you on the field in the back corners of the Virgin Hyperloop One office with Dawn Armstrong. Ben and Dawn often chat about the apocalypse over lunch so this week we're talking about her Altoids survival tins.

Check out the pics on our Instagram.

This week's episode is short while Andie & Ben are continuing to work on some podcast updates. For a sneak peak of what's to come, look out for the logo updates on our Facebook & Instagram.

Still Buffering: How to High School

Still Buffering

Well, our littlest Smirl sister has completed high school at last. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're taking a look back at all of our high school years and discussing all of our regrets, best moments, and advice to our past selves and all of you cool teens who are still in high school. Come join us on our walk down memory road since we're all officially high school graduates now!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Iolani Palace, Hawaii


Hello Internet! We're back from vacation and we're so excited to share what we learned while we were away! This week is all about IOLANI PALACE on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. It is the only Royal Palace on US soil! To learn even more, you can visit!

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