Guy Branum joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Guy's new TruTV show Talk Show the Game Show, parenting while taking marijuana, and Jesse's trip to see a World Baseball Classic Championship game. Plus, Guy explains the scandal at the gay softball world series.
It's MaxFunDrive! Thank you to everyone who supports the show! To get involved go to http://www.MaximumFun.Org/Donate!
An extra-special bonus episode for the MaxFun Drive, where we’re joined by Mr. John Hodgman to talk about Steven Spielberg’s legendary flop 1941.
Movies recommended in this episode:
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
This week we have a bonus Pop Rocket episode for all of you Rocketeers!
Jesse Thorn, our boss and creator of Pop Rocket, interviewed Guy for Pop Rocket's sister show Bullseye with Jesse Thorn about his new truTV show Talk Show the Game Show. Although the Bullseye interview won't air for a couple of weeks, Jesse wanted to release this episode to you, our beloved listeners, as a thank you for your continued support.
As I'm sure you know by now, it is the MaxFun Drive, the 2 weeks out of the year where we ask you, our listeners, to give back in whatever way possible. You can go to the MaxFun website to donate at whatever level you can. You can also pick up some awesome thank you gifts, among which is the INCREDIBLE Pop Rocket enamel pin designed by Megan Lynn Kott. We really can't make this show without you and we so appreciate anything that you can give. Make sure to make some noise about your contribution to Maximum Fun by using the astag #MaxFunDrive.
WHOA, DID YOU HEAR?
It's only Day 5 of the 2017 MaxFunDrive, and we've already DESTROYED our goal of 10,000 new and upgrading monthly members! We're so thankful to everyone who already stepped up and joined or upgraded their membership during the drive. This is, by far, our most successful year yet, and we're amazed and humbled by your support. Thank you!
Saying "hey, thanks," is (always) priority one, but we wanted to give you a couple of quick updates, too, since we've passed such a major milestone!
20K STRETCH GOAL, UNLOCKED: Y: L@tA2: L@tGCWY
Maximum Fun is proud to announce our most astonishing MaxFunDrive event ever:
Yanni: Live at the Acropolis 2:
Live at the Grand Canyon Without Yanni
If we hit our stretch goal of twenty thousand new and upgrading donors, we will stage history's greatest podcast spectacular: a live podcast taping at the Grand Canyon. In the shadow of nature's grandeur, MaxFun hosts Erin Gibson, Travis McElroy, Jesse Thorn and Stuart Wellington will jape and jibe, to the delight of a live audience.
All will be welcome to attend this epochal podcasting event, but five lucky individuals will be able to do so in true MaxFun style: every MaxFun supporter will be entered into a drawing to win one of five dream trips to the show, including a luxury bus ticket and two-star accommodations at the Motel Six in Williams, Arizona. To top it all off, each winner will also receive a complimentary burro rental for the arduous journey through the canyon.
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE VIDEOS?
One of the most amazing things about our listeners is you are scattered all around the world. A friend in every corner of the globe! One of the biggest bummers about our listeners is, with you all scattered around the world and in every corner of the globe, it's basically impossible to look every single one of you in the eye and express our gratitude in person.
We recently got the chance to meet some amazing LA MaxFun members in person. By being just a teeny bit duplicitous, we were able to surprise them with some of their favorite MaxFun hosts and were able to convey (face-to-face) the message we want to share with all of you: thanks. We showed you Jesse meeting Lydia on Monday, and on Wednesday, we posted Pop Rocket's Guy Branum and Karen Tongson meeting Amelia. Today, watch Ross and Carrie meet Deven! Keep an eye out for more of these as the pledge drive continues!
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR MEETUP IS?
Don't forget! MaxFun Meetup Day is next Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 PM local time! You can see all of the meetups already on the agenda here. If your area isn't represented yet, don't fret! Just pick a place, email email@example.com with that location, and we'll add it to the list. If you're worried about a low turnout, invite a couple of friends. Worst case scenario, it turns into a lowkey friend hang, which is still PRETTY GREAT in our book.
CONSIDERING BECOMING A GOLDEN EAGLE?
If you've been thinking about taking the plunge to become a $100 monthly member, two of MaxFun's long-standing, generous supporters want to encourage you. Together, they have pledged $100 for each of the first 12 new or upgrading members who join at the Golden Eagle tier during the drive. Now, $100 per month is a huge ask, and we know this offer won't speak to all of our listeners. But if the thought of soaring with the Golden Eagles was already swimming through your head, this is a great way to make a huge impact on our organization, support the shows you love in a major way, and make your contribution go even further. A gigantic thank you to those generous donors for introducing this challenge!
THANK YOU AGAIN, DEAR MEMBERS!
To new, upgrading, and ongoing monthly members -- thank you! Your support makes the shows you love possible, and we are so grateful to you for that.
If you haven't become a member yet, why not knock it out now so you can enjoy the rest of the drive? Join now at just $5 per month to support your favorite podcasts and get us closer to our weird National Park party!
Hello Internet! Happy MaxFunDrive to ALL! We are so excited to bring you an episode that's been in the works for a while! In fact, we're bringing you two- TWO!- episodes in one! You get a double dose of royalty! One half QUEEN VICTORIA and one half PRINCE ALBERT! Hear about their birth and how they are connected! Hear about them falling in love! Hear about assassination attempts! Hear about A LOT OF THINGS! Enjoy a love story as amazing as it is true! Enjoy and don't forget to support the art and artists you love! maximumfun.org/donate!
It's Minority Korner's first Maximum Fun Drive, so get ready to get wet, and make it rain! We are pulling out all the stops... all of them... there are no more left, as it is full speed ahead! But first James shares something very serious with Nnekay, and by default you the listeners as we unpack panic attacks, and the power of knowing what a problem is so you can confront it. James had a very heartwarming, Oprah style, empowering korner lined up, but then Queerty came up with 5 ways you might be Biphobic, and it is time to discuss. Are you Biphobic? Nnekay is tackling this week's 'Ask Minority Korner Anything' and is going to help one of the korner kids, and Black listeners everywhere, trace their genealogy using her sexy librarian prowess. And headlining this episode we have Ashley Nicole Black, writer and correspondent on "Full Frontal w/Samantha Bee" in the first of a 3 part interview series (though the final part is only available to listeners who donate and subscribe to Maximum Fun). Ashley talks to us about all kinds of things from Shonda Rhimes, to racism in Chicago, and we begin to chart her journey to 'Full Frontal'. Plus random things like Nnekay's love for Boxcar children, was Nancy Drew really lurking? Is Santa Real? Did Jennifer Hudson (AKA J-hud) drop by the Korner? Find out! As these two floppy titties get you hyped and ready to donate for the Maximum Fun Drive!
5 Signs Your Biphobic:
Map Your Genealogy:
Were you aware that history's coolest doctor was a guy named James Barry who began their life as a woman? Sit down. For this super-sized #MaxFunDrive episode, we've got the whole story.
Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Happy Max Fun Drive! be sure to donate to show us how important Tights and Fights is to you at maximumfun.org/donate.
It’s not paranoia! It’s the USOS!
Now that they’ve become three-time tag team champions after defeating American Alpha, what’s next for the Usos? Can they rebuild the Smackdown tag team division?
Plus: what needs to happen between Roman Reigns and the Undertaker to get us invested in their big match? Why are the Miz and Maryse making their match against John Cena and Nikki Bella so compelling?
And how great is South Paw Regional wrestling?! Seriously!
An examination and recasting of one of the most famous GIFs in wrestling: Stacy Keibler's audition as Vince McMahon's secretary.
The Three Count:
Danielle Put over Southpaw Regional Wrestling.
Lindsey put over The greatest wrestling community in the world.
Hal put over The Usos on Talking Smack.
If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.
Happy #MaxFunDrive, to celebrate, we're giving you a sneak peak at our next project, a narrative, non-fiction prestige podcast about how we got into Trolls 2. This is not a goof. The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2.
Music: Underscore Orkestra, "Troll of the Mountain Swing"
Our heroes are out of time, out of options, out of places to hide. The holes in their history are starting to fill in; but are they going to like the answers they receive? We're almost caught up, now. Taako fights his fears. Merle loses faith. Magnus hears music.