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Story Break Episode 34: Contra

Story Break

This week the team attempts to break the story of the game that has been known to "break" lesser players.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 5: The Others with Anne Hamilton

April Wolfe
Anne Hamilton

Things get spooky as April talks to director Anne Hamilton about the 2001 gothic horror film, The Others. They discuss Nicole Kidman's casting in the film, the director Alejandro Amenábar's rejection of Catholicism, and how films like these just don't exist anymore. Plus, Anne discusses what she would have done differently had she directed The Others, and what is was like working on her own gothic film, American Fable.

Anne Hamilton's American Fable is available on Netflix now.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Others.

With April Wolfe and Anne Hamilton

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

Tights and Fights Ep. 70: Bray Wyatt should not be playing Xbox

Lindsey Kelk, Danielle Radford, Hal Lublin
Hal Lublin
Danielle Radford
Lindsey Kelk

We’re officially just a few weeks away from Clash of Champions, the final Pay-per-view of the year! But why does Smackdown feel so directionless outside of a few feuds going into the event?

Maybe it has something to do with how much Shane McMahon has been inserting his influence into the Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn angle? Or maybe it’s because the tag team division hasn’t gotten another two teams hot yet for a big match?

But at least RAW has looked really good this week! Jason Jordan seems to finally be developing a character and Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns are on a collision course for the Intercontinental Title.

We’ll talk about all this plus The Bar retaining the RAW tag titles from the Shield, the differences between the Riott Squad and Absolution and more.

Gimmick Corner

When a wrestler named Husky Harris was sent back to NXT, he came up with a character named Bray Wyatt. He was a mysterious cult-like figure that seemed larger than life. But over the past few years, things haven’t gone as well as they could have with him. He’s taken losses, been in the worst WWE Title match in recent memory and lost much of his mystique. But could a pairing with Awoken Matt Hardy finally help right his ship? We’ll find out.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Maximum Fun 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!


We put together a holiday gift guide with some popular merch - plus books, albums, art, and more fun stuff created by your favorite podcast hosts! Check out the list below (in alphabetical order by show title) for some great ideas for the beloved MaxFunsters in your life.

The Adventure Zone
Pre-order your pal a copy of the comic adaptation of The Adventure Zone.

And since that won't be here for a few more months, why not throw in TAZ enamel pins?

Baby Geniuses
Get one of Lisa Hanawalt's Ben Chunch shirts or a lovely art print of her own design.

Rep both geniuses by getting Emily Heller's CD and t-shirts, too!

Beef and Dairy Network
Just buy your friend the best gift of all: truckloads of beef.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
There's a beautiful Bullseye poster in the MaxFunStore, and if you want to really impress the Bullseye listener in your life, get them the perfect find from Jesse's vintage shop Put This On.

Bunker Buddies
Andie knows all the best stuff for your favorite prepper, so check out the holiday gift episode of Bunker Buddies and see what sounds the most practical (and awesome) to you.

Can I Pet Your Dog
If it doesn't seem right to buy your loved one a puppy, the next best thing you can do is buy this adorable CIPYD poster.

Dead Pilots Society
Host Ben Blacker has a few books out in stores now that would make great gifts:
The first two books in the Star Wars young adult series:
Book 1: Join The Resistance
Book 2: Escape from Vodran.

If the person you're buying for isn't a Star Wars fan, then grab a copy of Ben's supernatural Western graphic novel, Death Be Damned.

The Flop House
The Flop House has done a series of comics on the themes of "Horror" and "Love" with the proceeds going to charity - an ideal gift AND a donation to a good cause!

Go Fact Yourself
RSVP for two free tickets to an upcoming podcast taping in LA (feel free to gift them the transportation cost), and bring your friend out to Angel City Brewery for a night of live podcast fun!

The Greatest Generation and The Greatest Discovery
Show your allegiance to The Greatest Generation and The Dustbuster Club with this impressive challenge coin .

Heat Rocks
Co-host Oliver Wang has a book called Legions of Boom that would be fantastic for Heat Rocks fans.

Inside Pop
Gather some of of your Big Sells (recommendations for new media your friend would love) and give your friend the gift of discovering new loves.

International Waters
Dave Holmes' book, Party of One, just came out in paperback!

Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Let your favorite JJGo fan know you support their Tuppy lifestyle with this Tuppy shirt. Be sure to get something from Jesse's vintage shop Put This On, too!

Judge John Hodgman
If your weird dad missed John on his book tour, he'll love a copy of John's new book Vacationland.

Lady to Lady
Brandie Posey's comedy album can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp, you can buy a cassette of Brandie's album for your friend that never gave up on their cassette player.

Magic Lessons
Get your most creative buddy a copy of the book that inspired the podcast.

Minority Korner
Tell your pal who loves Minority Korner exactly how great you think they are with a jumbotron message read by Nnekay and James on the show. Go to for more details.

My Brother, My Brother, and Me
Give the cool babies in your life some old school MBMBaM cred with this Peepum's Nastygum shirt.

One Bad Mother
Biz and Teresa's book, You're Doing a Great Job! is an ideal gift for any parents you know. And the ever popular OBM onesie makes a perfect addition to it!

Oh No, Ross and Carrie!
Gift this conversation piece of a mug, so they always have a point of reference for something creepy that happens.

Pop Rocket
Margaret Wappler's novel, Neon Green, came out last year, but it still makes a great gift!

Reading Glasses
For all your family members who sneak away to read this holiday season, there's this very direct Do Not Disturb the Reading Tote bag.

This t-shirt lets everyone know your loved one's stance on drilling holes in heads (don't do it).

It would only be polite to gift Emily Post's book of Etiquette, a Shmanners favorite.

Stop Podcasting Yourself
It's like this Stop Podcasting Yourself shirt was MADE for your friend. You wouldn't get it, but they will.

Story Break
Introduce your pal to Will Campos and Freddie Wong's earlier project Video Game High School.

Still Buffering
Get your favorite teen a shirt with their 3 favorite (former) teens. And whatever you do, don't talk about butts.

Switchblade Sisters
Assemble a collection of the genre films April chats about in the podcast, like Bone Tomahawk, Near Dark, and The Invitation.

Tights and Fights
Tights and Fights fans would be super into getting one of Mike Eagle's albums.

Trends Like These
Your TLT pals would enjoy checking out Brent Black's music (including the TLT theme).

The Turnaround
Support Jesse's next passion behind interviewing: his vintage shop, Put This On.

We Got This
Get your beloved people of the world this Mark and Hal Throwdown poster so they stay vigilant about choosing the right things.

Who Shot Ya
Who Shot Ya? fans will love Alonso Duralde's book Have Yourself A Movie Little Christmas.

Rachel (and we) think it's wonderful that Griffin has a short story in this book.

It's also worth noting that "all participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need."

Or if you you love a big time MaxFunster very much and want to get a few gifts out of the way in one go:
A ticket to MaxFunCon 2018, a weekend-long gathering full of comedy, creativity and friendship in Lake Arrowhead, CA from June 8-10.

One Bad Mother Episode 233: Holiday Nostalgia! Stressing About Memories of The Future!

One Bad Mother
Biz Ellis
Theresa Thorn

Biz and Theresa realize that our childhood memories of the holidays combined with our visions of what we want our kid’s memories to be makes for one bad tasting fruit cake of guilt. The sensation that time is fleeting is really ramped up over the holidays, and we try to take a step back to focus on what is really important…presents for us! Plus Biz knows they aren’t doing it at her and Theresa has a house check in.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of Our sponsors this week are Blue Apron and littleBits. To get your first 3 meals free when you subscribe go to! And go to to give the gift of invention.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Ep 27 Indie Bookstores: Great Place For A Date (Unless You're Mallory) and Steven Salardino of Skylight Books!

Reading Glasses
Steven Salardino

This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about why indie bookstores are awesome, interview Skylight Books manager Steven Salardino and bust some page skipping book shame. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

Reading Glasses Tote Bags

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Links -

Annotated Indie Bookstore Episode

Skylight Books
Skylight's Twitter
Skylight's Instagram

Reading Glasses Transcriptions on Gretta
Reading Glasses Facebook Group
Reading Glasses Goodreads Group

Apex Magazine Page Advice Article

Books Mentioned -

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
All About Love by bell hooks
Joy Williams
TheMystery.Doc by Matthew McIntosh

Sawbones: Wound Care


This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore all the weird, terrible ways we've tried to fix one of the human body's most basic problem. It's a history of wound care!

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

Surviving Holiday Parties! w/ Jason Rhee!

Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee is back from Rheefined Company to give us tips to survive the Holiday parties and tips to throw one in the apocalypse! Due to some slight miscommunication this episode goes flying off the rails. Resident bug out vehicle expert Ben Ellis is back to play co-host and the three of us had an absolute blast recording this so I hope you do too! Despite this episode you should use for all your event planning needs!

Be sure to rate and subscribe on iTunes! Makes a big difference!

#HopeandCheesecake Stay safe out there!

Judge John Hodgman Episode 341: Ayn Rand Out!


Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket. They rule on cases regarding sides of the bed, TSA Precheck, Star Wars viewing habits and more! Plus a visit from the ghost of a certain Objectivist author and a follow up letter from Philippa of the case "Turing Testimony" about Tinothy!

We were delighted to hear an update from Philippa of Episode 336: Turing Testimony. Here's the photo of her Tinothy-style texts from Sharmain:

Tickets are still on sale for Judge John Hodgman at San Francisco Sketchfest! LIVE Bay Area justice will be dispensed on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Castro Theatre. More info can be found on the right side of this page or at

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books and will make a wonderful gift for any holiday you celebrate! You can find more information about it at

Speaking of holiday gifts, visit to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to shop Put This On in person, you're in luck! There will be an in-person sale on Sunday, December 10 from 11am-6pm at MaxFun HQ at MacArthur Park. Visit for more information.


Story Break Episode 33: Freddie's Dream

Story Break

This week the team tries to break the story behind a dream Freddie had!

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