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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Nick Hornby & Luis Guzmán

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Nick Hornby
Guests: 
Luis Guzmán

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Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl', Creativity and Ambition

Nick Hornby became famous as a literary writer for men. His first three books were about guys, fans specifically, Fever Pitch was a memoir about Hornby’s love of soccer; High Fidelity was about a record store owner, struggling with love. About A Boy was about a sort of boyish man tending to a mannish boy.

Hornby has since written several other books and screenplays, including Oscar nominee An Education.

His new novel, Funny Girl, is about a working class young woman in the 1960s who leaves her small town in search of a career on television, and her success on a BBC sitcom.

He sat down with Jesse to talk about why he set his novel in the mid-60s (and why its protagonist is a woman), personal ambition and creativity, and what it's like to be a Hollywood dinner guest.

Funny Girl is available now.

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Luis Guzmán of Ana Maria in Novela Land on 'The Part'

Luis Guzmán is a veteran character actor. But back in the early 1990s, he was still working as a social worker on the Lower East Side, and acting was more of a side gig. Then he got a role that put him on the map -- the thuggish sidekick Pachanga in the 1993 movie Carlito's Way.

As Guzmán tells it, everything crystallized with that role.

You can see Luis Guzmán playing evil lawyer Licenciado Schmidt in the new movie Ana Maria in Novela Land, in theaters now.

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The Outshot: Devil in a Blue Dress

Jesse explains why Easy Rawlins, of Devil in A Blue Dress, is a different breed of private detective.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 363 - Sarah Szloboda

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Guests: 
Sarah Szloboda

Sarah Szloboda returns to talk Meatloaf, amateur plumbing, and sleep habits.

Download episode 363 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

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Rhea Butcher/Anna Seregina

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Rhea Butcher
Guests: 
Anna Seregina

Hello Babies! Let us start out by saying thank you for all of the amazing fan mail! On this episode, we talk about the new game sweeping the nation: "Who's Invited to the Orgy?" Also, we discuss Lisa and Emily's recent surprise party success! Guest Rhea Butcher joins us to discuss Valentine's Day/Black Day/White Day! She teaches us all about famous Akron, OH natives and gives us a lesson in print making! Then, Raging Waters PR representative Zhanna Balzaminova joins us to discuss dealing with Yelp reviews!

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Rhea Butcher

Anna Seregina

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 366: Vintage Coffee with Sarah Morgan

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Guests: 
Sarah Morgan

Writer Sarah Morgan joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of British candy, cronut knockoffs and Jesse's recent visit to a Salvation Army.

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Ross and Carrie Study Christian Science: The Germ Delusion

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Ross and Carrie join the congregation at their local Christian Science church, learn that disease is all in your head, cerebral palsy is an illusion, germs don't exist, and peeing on the floor is gross. Plus, learn about the history of the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy!

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International Waters: Episode 45 Live in Los Angeles

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Erin, Bryan, Jordan,Sarah, Dave and Matt
Guests: 
Erin Gibson
Guests: 
Bryan Safi
Guests: 
Sarah Morgan
Guests: 
Matt Kirshen
Guests: 
Jordan Morris

Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, Matt Kirshen and Sarah Morgan join host, Dave Holmes for a show taped live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA.

Written by Asterios Kokkinos with help from Justine Barron, recorded at UCB Franklin in Los Angeles, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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RISK! Live in Chicago

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Date: 
04/11/2015 - 10:30
Show: 
City: 
Chicago
Venue Name: 
LINCOLN HALL


RISK! Live is thrilled to be coming to Chicago!
Featuring Kevin Allison and More!

Hosted by Kevin Allison

$20

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RISK! Live in Detroit

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Date: 
04/09/2015 - 08:00
Show: 
City: 
Detroit
Venue Name: 
The Magic Bag


RISK! Live is excited to be coming to Detroit!

Hosted by Kevin Allison

$12

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 87 - Jupiter Ascending

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Show: 
Wham Bam Pow

This week, Rhea and Ricky try to make sense of the Wachowski's 2015 sci-fi flick, Jupiter Ascending. Plus, we take one final look at The Oscars (we promise!), and we revel in our prophesied Alien announcement.

Next week, we'll be watching Robocop (the 2014 version), which is available now on Netflix Watch Instant.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

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One Bad Mother Episode 94: We Give Up! plus guest Lisa Smith Molinari

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Lisa Smith Molinari

Biz and Theresa wonder why "letting go" feels so great but "giving up" makes us feel like losers? Clearly we're having trouble deciding whether our glass of wine is half-full or half-empty. Plus, Biz offers a refuge for tired moms and Theresa comforts her child with sugar. And we explore being married to the military with Lisa Smith Molinari of the blog The Meat and Potatoes of Life.

TheMeatAndPotatoesOfLife.com
Follow Lisa on twitter @MolinariWrites

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

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