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Pop Rocket Ep. 177: The Passport Edition

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Guy, Karen, Katherine
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Katherine Spiers
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

This week, Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson are joined by Katherine Spiers, host of the podcast Smart Mouth, which asks people about their favorite foods. The gang will discuss international travel and all the best things that come from it, including people, food and pop culture.

Katherine is all about the actress Jameela Jamil, who criticized Kim Kardashian for advertising appetite suppressing lolly-pops, in spite of the wrath that Jamil may incur. Margaret is all about the first episode of Patrick Melrose, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a heroine addicted man whose life is hard to watch, but who is so strongly portrayed that it’s hard to look away. Guy is all about the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG, which he hopes will finally help people understand why she was such an important woman. Karen is all about the the recent series finales, even the ones for shows that aren’t confirmed to return and ended on huge cliffhangers like NBC’s Timeless.

It’s going to be Summer soon and that means peak travel season is almost here! The panel will discuss some of their favorite places to travel abroad, what they look for when they have two weeks to spend in a new location and

With Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler, Karen Tongson and Katherine Spiers .

That’s My Jam:

Katherine Spiers - Charlie Puth - Done For Me.

Karen Tongson- Backstreet Boys - Don’t go Breaking My Hear

Margaret Wappler - Henry Green - Something.

Guy Branum The We Knows Parenting podcast.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Julian Burrell.

Coming June 13: Bubble, a scripted podcast from MaximumFun.org

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Bubble

Welcome to Fairhaven, the setting for Bubble, the first scripted podcast from MaximumFun.org. Starring Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation), Keith Powell (30 Rock), Cristela Alonzo (Cristela), Eliza Skinner (The Late Late Show) and Mike Mitchell (Love). Narrated by Tavi Gevinson, and featuring literally too many people to list.

Coming June 13th.

Inside Pop Ep. 125-Queen Sugar Season 3 Premiere

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Inside Pop
Guests: 
DeMane Davis

We've been waiting for months and it's finally here! The Queen Sugar Season 3 Premiere aired on Tuesday night and we have an exclusive interview with the director of the hit OWN series- DeMane Davis.

We had the privilege of watching the Season Premiere in advance of our interview with DeMane so be warned, there will be spoilers in this podcast! We chatted with DeMane about the unique way she connected with Ava DuVernay to get the opportunity to work on the series, her approach to directing the premiere episode, being the newly appointed Producing Director and learned about the many hats she has to wear in that role. And of course, we talked about how she shot the paternity test reveal scene that everyone is talking about!

Plus, Amita gives her rating and review of Sean's Big Sell from last week- Angelique Kidjo's cover of the Talking Heads hit- "Once in a Lifetime" and sells a powerful TED Talk from Tracee Ellis Ross in the midst of the #MeToo movement.

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#170 - Best Social Media Platform

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We always talk about Twitter and Facebook at the end of each episode, but are either of them the best social media platform? How do you pick among so many choices? Why is Mark never on Facebook? Learn all the answers in this very episode!
Come see We Got This LIVE at the PHIT Comedy Theater in Philadelphia during the Philly Podcast Festival! We've got two shows on Saturday, June 23rd - for tickets and info, click here!

Wonderful! Ep. 36: Two-Story Toilet

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Wonderful!

Griffin's favorite dunkable treat! Rachel's favorite juice-filled fruit! Griffin's favorite bossa nova song! Rachel's favorite literary gathering!

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

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: H. Jon Benjamin and Sara Driver

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Bullseye
Guests: 
H. Jon Benjamin
Guests: 
Sara Driver

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H. Jon Benjamin on his new book 'Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir'

If you don't know H. Jon Benjamin you certainly might recognize his voice. He's best known for his extensive voice work. Over the years, he's played slackers like Ben, the son of Dr. Katz, in "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist;" and the hilarious Coach McGuirk and Jason on "Home Movies." Most recently, you know him as the voice of Sterling Archer from FX's "Archer," and as Bob from Fox's "Bob's Burgers."

Long before his recognizable voice work Benjamin's comedy career began in Boston. A lot of his earlier work was often done in groups or duos and emphasized on improvised comedy. He was part of "Tinkle," a live show combining music and sketches co-hosted by David Cross and Todd Barry. Then, there was the popular UCB show "The Midnight Pajama Jam," in New York City with Jon Glaser. Seriously, have you ever seen The Fuggedabuddies?

He just wrote a new book called "Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir." In it, he recounts a lot of failures, which eventually opened the door to success. He talks about failures in family, in work, and in serving fajitas.

This week, he talks with Jesse about how the start of his career in comedy meant the end for his parents family business, the differences between voicing Bob and Archer, and an honest look at his ebay purchase history. Plus, he'll reflect on his improv and stage days, and why he felt more comfortable performing with other people.

Click here to listen to this interview on YouTube!


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Sara Driver on her new film 'Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat'

Then, filmmaker Sara Driver, she just directed a new documentary called "Boom For Real: The Late Teenage years of Jean-Michel Basquiat." The film explores the early career of the great artist through people who knew him. Sara was one of those people. And she remembers what it was like to live near the Lower East Side of New York in the late 70's. She interviewed more than a dozen people who knew Basquiat personally.

In the film, we hear from people like Alexis Adler. Now she's an embryologists, and but back then she was photographer. She was a good friend of Basquiat and often would go to concerts at local clubs in New York. She helped Basquiat find his first apartment when he was struggling to find a place to live. Other people featured in the film include Lee Quiñones. Lee is known for his colorful murals and bold wild style of graffiti on New York Subway trains. He talks about the brilliance of Basquiat's simple graffiti art techniques. The film also explore the bubbling downtown art scene, and music venues like the Mudd Club where Basquiat's band Grey played their first shows.

"Boom For Real" kind of tells two stories: there's Basquiat's - who shows up in archival footage but never speaks. And there's New York City's. Pre-9/11, pre-Reagan, pre-real estate boom. Boom for Real strikes a careful balance between nostalgia and danger.

Sara Driver will talk about how she scored so much archival footage of Basquiat doing mundane things. Plus, she'll talk about a Whole Foods that opened up in neighborhood a couple years ago. She'll tell us why she loves it, but why it made her miss the old New York.

Click here to listen to this interview on YouTube!


Photo: Josh Edelson / Getty Images

The Outshot: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's a different one this week. It's not a film, tv show, or album recommendation. But please, enjoy this delicious recipe. Jesse will tell you how to make the best mint chocolate chip cookies you've ever had.

Click here to listen to this segment on YouTube!

MBMBaM 408: Come and Get It!

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If you cannot stand the heat of this episode of our podcast, and you find yourself unwilling to stay for the action, it's totally fine to walk away for a bit before dipping back in for a second helping. This is a judgment-free zone. You GOTTA take care of those toesies.

Suggested talking points: The Next Level, My Art, Farmer Problems, Lobster Matchmaker, Stay for the Action, Soda Jacket, Kid Cussin'

Jordan, Jesse, Go Episode 533: Sadness Mangoes with Hari Kondabolu

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Hari Kondabolu

Comedian and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu is our guest on the program this week and they get into Jesse's journey on the road to loving mangoes, the power of Hari's Twitter feed to make history, and Jordan's involvement in a playlist battle between a Weezer fan and a Dave Matthews Band fan. Plus, Hari talks about his new Netflix special, Warn Your Relatives and his very public struggle with The Simpsons.

SAVE THE DATE: The MaxFun Super Secret Project is dropping June 13th! There will be a STAR-STUDDED Super Secret Release Show on June 12th at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles. Mark your calendars!

CIPYD 145: Payman Benz and the Crocodile Collie

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Payman Benz

Welcome everyone!

We've got a fantastic episode this week for you! First, Allegra tells us all about her new Neighbor-Dog that she met A LOT in Dogs We Met This Week. Then, Rachel tells us all about her Crocodile Collie, Tucker, in My Mutt Minute! Last, but certainly not least, Payman Benz (Brooklyn 99, Last Man on Earth) joins us to tell us all about the dogs he loves and his journey into getting a new dog!

Bring a Beagle and tune in!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 139: The Springfield Files w/ Mike Reiss

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Mike Reiss

This week, we'll have someone on we've wanted on the show for a very long time… Mike Reiss! He's a four-time Emmy winner who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since the first episode in 1989! He's done it all: starting from the writing staff, and he has served as a showrunner. Now, he's also the author of a new book called "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons" which is out on June 12th. Through the power of the internet and skype, he'll join us to talk about what it was like to work on the episode "The Springfield Files," and give us the scoop on his new book.

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