Welcome to the first episode! We jam-packed this one full of goodies just for you. Hear all about Renee's lovely encounter with a failed therapy dog. We'll tell you all about the newest dating app FOR DOGS! Our producer and resident dog training expert Travis McElroy chimes in with some training tips! We're very excited to have Lin-Manuel Miranda on the show! Lin is a Tony award winner, the writer of the smash hit musical "Hamilton" and (more importantly) owner of the adorable Tobi the dog! Don't forget to send us pictures of YOUR dogs to our Twitter and Instagram: @CIPYDPodcast! Show notes
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MaxFunWeek is a podcasting extravaganza! From October 15th to 21st, we're inviting new listeners to check out MaxFun shows and encouraging current listeners to EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS! It all kicks off October 15th with a LIVE Bullseye with Jesse Thorn in Los Angeles! If you're in the area, you won't want to miss this -- you can get more information here.
Throughout the week, your MaxFun worlds will collide as shows crossover, you'll have the opportunity to ask the questions you've always wondered about with Reddit IAmAs, and we'll challenge you to get involved with daily events that will test your knowledge and artistic prowess. Here's what we have in mind:
MaxFunWeek Listener Challenges
Make sure you tag all of your art, trivia answers, and general discussion #MaxFunWeek on Twitter so we can find it!
Wednesday, October 15th, MaxFun Trivia Day - How deep does your MaxFun knowledge go? We'll be posting trivia questions from your favorite shows throughout the day on the @MaxFunHQ Twitter account. The first person to answer each question correctly will be entered in a drawing for MaxFun swag!
Thursday, October 16th, Leave a Review Day - If you're looking for a quick, easy thing to do to help your favorite MaxFun shows in a BIG way, submitting a rating and review on iTunes is the ticket. So take advantage of this day to write those reviews on iTunes, urge your friends to do the same, and let us know on Twitter so we can thank you!
Friday, October 17th, For Immediate Summary Judgement Day - This one is for pop culture experts and Judge John Hodgman superfans. We'll post an audio clip of one of the Judge's signature interpretations of a culture artifact on Twitter, and it's up to you to guess the reference. The first correct answer gets entered in a drawing for a prize.
Saturday, October 18th, Draw the Adventure Zone Adventurers -
Who can forget the legendary exploits of Taako, Merle, and Magnus? If you missed it, the McElroy brothers played Dungeons & Dragons with their dad, and it was great. We challenge you to draw/paint/sculpt/or otherwise visually represent those brave adventurers. The winning artist gets a D&D Player's Handbook (5th Edition), signed by the McElroys.
Sunday, October 19th, MaxFun Meet Up Day - Make a MaxFun friend or several! We want to see MaxFun meet-ups popping up all over the world at 7 PM local time on this day. If you want to host a meet-up, pick a public place, contact Jennifer@maximumfun.org, and we'll help spread the word. You can find a current list of planned meet-ups here!
Monday, October 20th, Share Your Favorite Episode Day - Whether it's the funniest, most interesting, or most emotionally impactful, we all have that one MaxFun episode that stands out above the rest. Take this day to share it with your friends, loved ones, and the world at large. And tell US why you love it, too! We'll have a post on our MaxFun Facebook group, a topic on Reddit, and a post on our forum for everyone to exchange faves.
Tuesday, October 21st, MaxFun Rocket Coloring Contest - We'll post a line drawing of MaxFun's signature rocket logo for you to color, decorate, and embellish however you see fit. We encourage you to really pull out all the stops with this one, even if you don't see yourself as an artist. Our favorite will win a prize!
First things first, though! Make sure you're following @MaxFunHQ on Twitter, and double check that you're part of our new MaxFun Facebook group so you can take part in the fun. You never know what surprises we have in store! If you're already feeling the excitement, spread the word using the #MaxFunWeek hashtag on Twitter.