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CIPYD 154: Ben Blacker and Gotcha Day

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Guests: 
Ben Blacker

Hey there friends! Buckle up because this episode is FUN!

We've got the wonderful Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hex Wives) to not only tell us about his dogs, but also a fantastic dog hero story of his own! Tug's first Gotcha Day is right around the corner so we discuss all things Gotcha. Plus, a My Mutt Minute AND a NEW listener of the month!

Squeeze a Schnauzer and tune in!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 149: Burns' Heir w/ Jordan Morris - Live @ Max Fun Con

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Jordan Morris

We got a special treat for you guys this week! One of our favorite guests returns for another fun-filled episode of ECUS. We welcome Jordan Morris from "Jordan, Jesse, Go" and "Bubble," Max Fun's first ever scripted comedy podcast. This episode was recorded live from Max Fun Con 2018 in Lake Arrowhead. Jordan joins Allie and Julia to talk about "Burns' Heir," and discusses what he says are two of the funniest jokes ever told. Plus, find out why Julia and Allie have dubbed Jordan the Banana Boy. If you like what you hear tweet at us @simpsonspod using the hastag #BananaBoi.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jonathan Gold and Beth Ditto

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jonathan Gold
Guests: 
Beth Ditto

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.


Photo: Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Remembering food critic Jonathan Gold

This week, we'll remember the late Jonathan Gold by revisiting our conversation with him from 2011. Jonathan died last month of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57.

His work in food criticism was legendary. He was the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times. His award-winning work regularly appeared in numerous newspapers including the LA Weekly. His articles and reviews also appeared in Blender, Spin, Rolling Stone and Gourmet magazines.

In 2007, his work earned him a Pulitzer. To this date, he's still the only food critic to ever earn that honor. Along with the Pulitzer, he was also the first food writer to be honored as a National Magazine Award finalist in criticism by the American Society of Magazine Editors

If you're not familiar with Jonathan Gold, a documentary from 2015 called "City of Gold" might be a good place to start. Or you might want to check out the segment he did for This American Life in the late 90's, which revisits his astonishing exploration of mapping Pico Boulevard using his sense of taste.

When he joined Jesse they talked about about the one food fear he just couldn't overcome, and how he discovered Los Angeles one meal at a time. Plus, he threw shade at the burritos from the Mission District in San Francisco.

Friends of Jonathan Gold have organized a online fundraiser to help his wife and children with funeral and other ongoing expenses. You can visit the page for the drive here.

Listen to this interview on YouTube

The interview originally aired in 2011.


Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Beth Ditto on Going Solo

Beth is a singer and songwriter. She was born and raised in Searcy, Arkansas and moved to Washington State out of high school and made a name for herself as the singer in Gossip.

The band first broke through in the early 2000s, coming up with dance punk groups the Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, and Liars. But Gossip was different – they were proudly queer, and female led. Gossip broke up in 2016, and in the wake of all that, Beth Ditto has released her first ever solo record called Fake Sugar.

In conversation with Jesse, Beth opens up about her childhood, from setting up punk shows in her small Arkansan town to her move to Olympia, Washington after high school. Beth talks about the process of creating her new solo album, and about her time fronting Gossip.

Beth's album Fake Sugar is available now.

She'll be opening for Sam Smith this summer. Check out the tour dates here.

The interview originally aired in 2017.

The Outshot: Sly and the Family Stone's Perfect Album

Jesse explains how Sly and the Family Stone made a perfect album, even as they slowly disintegrated as a group.

Listen to this segment on YouTube!

This segment originally aired in 2016.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 542 - Sophie Buddle

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Sophie Buddle

Comedian Sophie Buddle returns to talk horse girls, Mamma Mia, and dirt malls.

Download episode 542 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 418: Trial of the Riddlemancers

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GREETINGS, TRAVELER. You find yourself locked within the deepest depths of our Dastardly Podcast Labyrinth! There is only one escape: Solve these ingenious, crowdsourced riddles! We found them on the very worst website we've ever been to.

Sugested talking points: A Lot of Vasectomy Chat, White Hat Aldi Hacker, Badass Kung Fu Panda Quotes, Riddles.com, Fountains of Pain

Mabel Stark

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

Singing is fun, don't you agree? We like to make playlists of our favorite songs to sing and drive around sometimes. It's August, so that means we're brainstorming our Halloween costumes. On Chunch Chat, Martha gives another young actress the cold shoulder. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Mabel Stark," a cat lady from the 20s. 

Ep 4 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

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Guests: 
Thomas Coyne
Guests: 
Sara Polinsky
Guests: 
Aleksei Chebeliuk

Episode 4: The Survivalist! Here's the plan - First, we talk to wilderness survival instructor Thomas Coyne, who will tell Paula what to do the NEXT time she encounters a bear in the woods. Then, estate planner and elder law attorney Sarah Polinsky teaches us how to prepare for the moment when your cat contests your will. And we'll continue to explore our luxurious North Hollywood surroundings.

At least, that was the plan...

GUESTS
Thomas Coyne
Wilderness Survival Instructor

Sara Polinsky
Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney
Co-Founder of the non-profit, Make a Senior Smile
FB: http://www.polinskylaw.net/
http://makeseniorssmile.org

Aleksei Chebeliuk
Accordion Player
FB: @AlekseiChebeliuk
IG: @chebeliuk
https://www.chebeliuk.com/

Show credits
Paula Poundstone - Host
Adam Felber - Co-host
Ray Horseman - Engineer

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Sawbones: CBD Oil

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Sawbones

CBD oil is collecting a lot of adherents and getting a lot of buzz due to, in part, it being derived from cannabis. It won't get you high, but is CBD oil the panacea many are promoting it as? Let's discuss on this week's Sawbones!

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

The Flop House: Episode 263 - Samson

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Show: 
The Flop House
Guests: 
Jordan Morris

Ross and Carrie Traverse Flat Earth (Part 8): A Better Experiment?

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In our last episode, we spoke with flat earther Jeran Campanella about what, in his view, was wrong with the Salton Sea earth-shape test, and how it could be better performed in the future. A week later, Ross, two friends, and seven flat earthers return to the Salton Sea to attempt a second test, hoping to eliminate some of the perceived problems with the first. Everyone goes home happy, having honestly confronted the gaps in their knowledge and challenges of investigative work; and Earth's shape is confirmed to everyone's satisfaction. (Just kidding!)

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