Over the next few months, Erin and Bryan will take Throwing Shade on the road for some fantastic, in-the-vicinty-of-your-face live shows! Check the following pages for more info:
More dates will be announced soon!
In celebration of the world not ending, John Hodgman is taking time to step away from the judicial bench to visit a variety of states, including Oregon (nickname: "The Big Beaver Furrier's Dreamland"), California (motto: "Do Not Fear Our Giant Prehistoric Trees") and Massachusetts (which is actually a commonwealth).*
You can purchase tickets for any of these appearances through his website.
Dates and Cities
-March 7: Portland, OR
-March 8: Eugene, OR
-March 10: Northampton, MA
-April 20: St. Mary's City, MD
-May 3: Alexandria, VA
-May 4: Hartford, CT
-May 29: San Francisco, CA
-June 21 to June 23: North Adams, MA (Solid Sound Festival)
-June 22: also North Adams, MA (MASS MoCA)
Bring your minds. There is COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE to be learned.
*All state information from The Areas of My Expertise, which you have, of course, completely assimilated the contents of by now.
We are but a few hours away from the start of the first ever MaxFunDay, and if you've checked out the schedule, you probably noticed many of our amazing podcast hosts will be chatting with listeners in a Google Hangout throughout the day tomorrow. It will be fun to watch on Intern Lindsay's Google+ page, but it wouldn't be much of a hangout without listeners to hangout with! That's where you come in! Keep an eye on the @MaxFunHQ Twitter account throughout the day; we'll be soliciting invitation requests shortly before each session begins. When we give the word, just send an email to email@example.com with your Google email address, and we'll invite you when the time comes. It's first come, first served, but we'll be keeping an eye on the comments, so don't worry if you don't make it in!
If you don't have a Google+ account, you can get one here.
See you on the internet!
All of us at MaxFun HQ are getting excited for MaxFunDay tomorrow, and we hope you are too! Here is a schedule of tomorrow's festivities -- more fun stuff may be added, so keep an eye on this page for the latest!
All Day -- Enter to Win a Tour of MaxFun HQ and Lunch with the MaxFun Crew
Simply tweet a link to our MaxFunDay page using this URL: bit.ly/maxfunday, and throw in the MaxFunDay hashtag (#MaxFunDay) so our Twitter robots can find it.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT -- Twitter Giveaways
We will tweet a trivia question every hour on the hour on the @MaxFunHQ Twitter account. First person who replies with the correct answer wins a prize pack!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT -- Reddit AMA with John Hodgman
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT -- Google+ Hangout with John Hodgman
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT -- Reddit AMA with The Memory Palace's Nate DiMeo
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT -- Google+ Hangout with RISK!'s Kevin Allison
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT -- Google+ Hangout with Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT -- Google+ Hangout with SPY's Graham Clark
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT -- Reddit AMA with Jesse Thorn
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT -- Google+ Hangout with MBMBaM's Justin and Griffin McElroy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT -- Reddit AMA with MBMBaM's Justin and Griffin McElroy
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PDT -- Google+ Hangout with Jesse Thorn
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT -- Google+ Hangout with SPY's Dave Shumka
Our Google+ Hangout will be hosted on Jesse's Google+ page, and it'll also be streamed on YouTube -- we'll have that link available on the 15th. Everyone who has Google+ is welcome to join us, but please be aware we may need to shuffle people out in order to add hosts in at some points. If you're not able to video chat with us, no worries; we'll be monitoring the comments as well, so feel free to converse that way!
We look forward to spending MaxFunDay with you! Remember to visit maximumfun.org/maxfunday on Monday, October 15 to become a member, help fight hunger in Los Angeles, and push us toward our goal of 1000 new members!
For a change of pace, Jesse Thorn played interviewee to Chris Bell who operates Earbuddy, a website dedicated to introducing it's readers to new music.
The two talk about the nicest man in rock n' roll (Andrew W.K.) Jesse's relationship with the Judge himself- Mr.John Hodgman and how online piracy affects content. Read and enjoy!
Jesse Thorn was a guest on The Gentleman's Club with host Caleb Bacon today. They cover the basics like the 1970's porno 'stache, matchmaking, and Bullseye.
Check out MaxFun contributor Colin Marshalls review of The Gentleman's Club on his Podthoughts column here on Maximumfun.org!
The AV Club has kindly put the transcript up on their site with a foreward by, who else, Jesse Thorn. Go read it!
Maximumfun.org is looking for a great Intern for the 2012 Spring Semester!!
If you are a student or a recent graduate who is interested in Public Radio or two small dogs, you should apply!
The Mountain Chalet is a great place to learn how to edit audio, research ideas for the show and how Jesse likes his dry cleaning done. (The last one is not true, you have to launder and iron yourself)
With the recent cross over to Bullseye, you would be entering the maxfun world at a very exciting time! There will be new segments to help produce as well as the old classics to work on.
So, apply* now & come join the team!
*application process includes a sniff-down by Coco The Brown Dog.