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McDonald’s Monopoly Game Was Rigged, Alex Trebek’s Replacement, Jeff Sessions Forms “Religious Freedom Task Force,” Koch Bros Study Accidentally Supports Single Payer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Plans To Stick Around, LeBron James' School For At-Risk Youth

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*TIMECODES*

INTRO 0:28

Fancy Brent and Courtney Doubtfire
Sleep Deprived and Loopy
Bevs Like These

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 12:15

The Great McDonalds Monopoly Caper
Who Will Replace Alex Trebek?

POLITICS ROUNDUP 36:58

Koch Bros Study Accidentally Supports “Medicare For All”
Jeff Sessions Forms “Religious Freedom Task Force”
Trump Update

ITTY BITTY TIDBITS 52:56

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wants To Stick Around
Guardians of the Galaxy Cast Supports James Gunn

WI-FIVE 1:04:41

OUTRO 1:06:35

Friendly Fire Ep 30: Platoon

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Friendly Fire

Platoon: Does this film truly express the duality of human nature (especially during wartime), or is it simply Oliver Stone's retelling of his own experience in Vietnam? On today's episode Adam, Ben, John *and* Movie Crush host Chuck Bryant load sandbags and flick ants off their necks while reviewing this 1986 drama!

Listen to the Movie Crush version of this episode here: https://www.moviecrush.show

Platoon is available on

Amazon, Youtube, Google, Vudu, iTunes, and Starz

The next film, The Enemy Below (1957), is available on

Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and your local library

Diggin' In the Archives (LGBTQ Homeless Youth & Chicano Moratorium)

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Minority Korner

We are taking a trip down memory lane this week and revisiting some early favorite segments from the early days of Minority Korner! James takes us back to a korner where he elaborates about the crisis of homelessness effecting LGBTQ Youth. With it's anniversary coming up soon, Nnekay takes us back to when she talked about the Chicano Moratorium of 1970. What it meant and how it relates to today. We hope you enjoy this travel back in time!! WE'll be back next week with a whole new barrel of laughs for you to enjoy!

LINKS:

See James do Stand Up August 11th at 9:30pm in NYC! Tickets:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efk3gr4h8f...

 

Homelessness and LGBTQ YOUTH

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-forsaken-a-rising-numbe...

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/publications-a-z/425-the-i...

Chicano Moratorium

https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/important-day-us-history-chica...

https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork/videos/1538186869540619/?pnr...

Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com
Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner

Tights and Fights Ep. 102: The Horniest Episode Ever w/ Sarah "The Rebel" Wolfe

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Guests: 
Sarah "The Rebel" Wolfe
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

This week, Danielle and Mike are joined by Sarah "The Rebel" Wolfe! She's a wrestling manager who's been in wrestling rings all over the country and the host of the podcasts Women Wrestling Friends and Women's Pro Wrestling Weekly.

This week, Danielle and Mike are joined by Sarah "The Rebel" Wolfe! She's a wrestling manager who's been in wrestling rings all over the country and the host of the podcasts Women Wrestling Friends and Women's Pro Wrestling Weekly.

Sarah joins the Nation of Conversation to discuss a BUNCH of women's wrestling; everything from the Sasha vs. Bayley saga, to the Smackdown in-ring debut Zelina Vega to the prospect of WWE creating women's tag team titles.

Plus the team discuss Brock Lesnar attacking his advocate Paul Heyman and what this could mean for the audience reaction for his match with Roman Reigns; t how excited they are for Samoa Joe to be competing for the WWE title; and why they're so disappointed with WWE's direction with tag team of Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt.

The Three Count

Mike wants to Robbie E's podcast "Why It Ended" with Wildcat Chris Harris AKA Braden Walker.

Sarah wants to put over Queen's Quest vs. Oedo Tai Tag Team Elimination Match on Stardom.

Danielle wants to put over Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks helping make sure a fan would have enough money to make it to All In.

Julian wants to put over Juan Francisco De Coronado's contributions to Tights and Fights.

Hosted by Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Sarah "The Rebel" Wolfe.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram.

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 39: 'The Big Lebowski' with 'Never Goin' Back' Director Augustine Frizzell

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Augustine Frizzell

The Big Lebowski

This week we're very lucky to have the director of A24's new film Never Goin' Back, Augustine Frizzell. She's on the show to talk with April Wolfe about the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. April and her discuss the friendship on screen between Jeff Bridge's character 'The Dude' and John Goodman's 'Walter', and how that relationship is the emotional center of the film. Augustine relates this to the friendship she crafted in her film, and how writing for those characters was walking a fine line between pathetic and endearing. They also compare these two films in terms of capturing the essence of a city; Los Angeles for The Big Lebowski and Dallas for Never Goin' Back. Plus, Augustine has a pretty fascinating story of how she came to filmmaking after being a broke, single Mom at the age of eighteen. And she explains how those life experiences helped shape her debut film.

You can see Never Goin' Back in theaters now.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Big Lebowski

With April Wolfe with Augustine Frizzell

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

One Bad Mother, Episode 265: What’s the Deal With Pirates? Plus Author Angela Garbes on the Science of Pregnancy

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Angela Garbes

Biz and Theresa wonder what is up with pirates? Real pirates are known for theft and murder, but every other kid has a pirate costume. (And, let's face it, they're adorable.) From swordplay to walking the plank...I guess we're all culturally cool with our kids admiring and identifying with this one particular violent and morally-corrupt lifestyle. LOL! But yeah honestly we're fine with it, guys. Getting a group of kids to yell "ARRRRRRGH!" never gets old. Plus, Biz kisses camp goodbye, Theresa masters the morning, and we talk to Angela Garbes about her new book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy.

You can find more from Angela Garbes on Twitter @agarbes or on her website at Angelagarbes.com. Her article on breast milk is "The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am." Her book Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy is out now.

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 MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Audible and Care.com. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500 to start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe.

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

Wonderful! Ep. 45: Frasiest

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Wonderful!

Rachel's favorite pop culture recommendation YouTube series! Griffin's favorite relief! Rachel's favorite repeated food! Griffin's favorite summertime cooldown activity!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

Ep 60 - F*&k That Whale and Other Public Domain Books

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Reading Glasses

Brea and Mallory discuss public domain books and solve some book light problems. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

Reading Glasses Merch
Librivox

Links -

Reading Glasses Facebook Group

Reading Glasses Goodreads Group

Apex Magazine Page Advice Article

Amazon Wish List

Books Mentioned -

Florida by Lauren Groff

Sweet and Low by Nick White

Find Me by Laura Van Den Burg

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Dune by Frank Herbert

Judge John Hodgman Episode 375: Swipe Right to Remain Silent

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Guests: 
Cristela Alonzo

Phillip brings the case against his girlfriend, Rachel. The two of them met on a dating app. Rachel wants to tell people they met another way, but Phillip thinks they should just be honest. With Guest Judge Cristela Alonzo!

We were thrilled to have Guest Judge Cristela join the court on this week's episode. You can find her on Twitter @Cristela9. Her standup special, Lower Classy, is on Netflix. And of course, don't miss her on Bubble, MaxFun's scripted sci-fi comedy show!

EVIDENCE

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

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International Waters Ep 127: Meth or Alligators

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Guests: 
Bassem Youssef
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell
Guests: 
Max Davis
Guests: 
Grainne Maguire

Bassem Youssef, Zabeth Russell, Grainne Maguire and Max Davis join host, Dave Holmes for first world problem-solving, terrible gnome puns, and rockumentary pitches.

Bassem Youssef wants to plug Remade in America and recommends Westworld on HBO.

Zabeth Russell wants to plug GLOW on Netflix and Too Old to Die Young on Amazon and recommends Molly Hawkey's Spermcast.

Grainne Maguire wants to plug her Edinburgh Fringe show and recommends Love Island.

Max Davis wants to plug Dead Ringers on BBC Radio 4 and Horrible Histories and recommends Barry on HBO.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Dave would like to recommend Eighth Grade.

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.

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