Brent Butt joins us to talk about the worst movies, farmer dating, and pigeons. Make sure to donate at maximumfun.org/donate
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We are delighted to present this year's MaxFunDrive thank you gift line-up! To get these awesome gifts, just become a new donor or increase your donation by March 28!
If you sign on as a MaxFun member at the $200 per month level, your registration for the second ever Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival (aka BoatParty.biz) is on us. Ask anybody who went last year – this was an amazing time, and this year, we’re on a newer boat with bigger staterooms.
Get the complementary Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival Registration
Become a member at $100 per month or more, and we’ll welcome you into The Inner Circle. Every month, we contact the hosts of a MaxFun show, find out what they’re currently digging, and then we send a copy to you. What album is John Hodgman jamming to? What film has been on Nate DiMeo’s mind? The Inner Circle knows.
Join the Inner Circle, and get a culture pick sent to you each month
Last year’s rocks glasses elicited a tremendous response. We heard your enthusiasm, and this year, we want to help our new and upgrading $35+ monthly members fill out their sets with a beautiful pair of highball glasses. Permanently engraved with the MaxFun rocket logo, these glasses exude charm and elegance, whether you’re hosting a get-together with pals or unwinding after a long day.
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Join us at the $20 per month level and above, and we'll send you our MaxFun Morning Essentials Kit. We reached out to our friends at Tonx Coffee and STACK Soap, and asked them to help us make your mornings brighter and better. And they delivered.
 A half-bag of Tonx Coffee. Sourced from the best coffee producers in the world and lovingly roasted to perfection, this is serious coffee that will put a spring in your step.
 A cobalt blue ceramic coffee mug. You’ll need a vessel for that incredible coffee, and this is a great one, carefully selected for its size, width, and weight. And it sports our rocket logo on the side.
 A bar of STACK Soap. You can’t tackle your day if you’re not feeling fresh. We’ve teamed up with STACK Soap, the folks who literally reinvented the bar soap, to make sure you’re squeaky clean.
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Become a monthly member at the $10 level or higher, and you can tame your busy schedule with the first ever MaxFunCal. Featuring gorgeous watercolor paintings of all of your favorite MaxFun hosts as cats by the talented Megan Lynn Kott, this 18-month mini calendar (May 2014-October 2015) is a great way to keep track of your affairs on the go. We guarantee it will put a smile on your face.
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And last but certainly not least, all of our members who give at least $5 each month have access to our incredible collection of bonus content. We’ve produced hours upon hours of special episodes, just for you. Join now and start listening!
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Thank you to Brian Fernandes of Brianstorm Creative for these beautiful gift mock ups!
Happy MaxFunDrive, everybody! Make sure you don't talk while listening to today's episode, or else we'll eat the fingers right off your hands.
Suggested talking points: Goof Taxman, Goofy Movie Free Association Jazz, Wedding Face, TV Talking, Chicken Shipment, Labels, Matters of the Chocolate Heart, Adam Sandler's Secret Tears, Brothy the Blind Soup Man
In this episode, Alfred Darlington, better known as Daedelus, takes apart his song Experience. This early track of his is made with only acoustic sounds, but Alfred still considers it a piece of electronic music, and explains why. He also talks about the unexpected life the song has had since he recorded it, after being sampled by Madlib for his collaboration with MF Doom, Madvillain. Experience became the beat for Madvillain's Accordion, the first song on their highly acclaimed album, and later referenced and resampled by artists like Drake and Kitty (aka Kitty Pryde). Daedelus deconstructs the song and discusses what its legacy means to him.
Buy Daedelus's song Experience on iTunes here.
Podcaster Justin McElroy joins Jordan and Jesse in a MaxFun podcast mashup for a discussion of remote recording, Miami sightseeing, and the amazing power of onions. Plus, it's the pledge drive! Go to MaximumFun.org/donate to get involved!
• What should Jordan do in Miami?
Jasper Redd's new standup special Jazz Talk is now available on NetFlix.
The album version of Jazz Talk can be found at these sites:
Also checkout the Jazz Talk mixtapes of jokes & music:
Other useful links this week: Here’s what a Battenberg cake looks like. You can find more details about Pippa’s Sunday Assembly alternative to church here and I Googled “Crave” to see what Barbara was talking about and found this.
This is our MaxFunDrive show. There’s only one of them so we really need you to donate to help support the show and when you do, please remember to lie and tell MaxFun you like International Waters more than other brilliant MaxFun podcasts like One Bad Mother, Lady to Lady, SPY, Jordan, Jesse Go!, Bullseye, The Memory Palace… Hey aren’t there a lot of really great MaxFun shows? Maybe you should donate?
And if you already donate, thank you. But you’ve probably been donating for a few years now and could afford to up your monthly donation. Please do! We’ll make sure you get the new pledge gifts.
That’s all. Thanks for supporting the show and MaxFun.
This week, Biz and Theresa go there...to talk about the scariest place a parent can find themselves, the place where frustration can take us when dealing with our children (and it ain’t Chuck E Cheese).
Plus, 4-year-olds and pinatas and "Momming-Up" for days with your kids when your partner goes out of town. We also talk unexpected pregnancies and how to rock them with Tracy Moore, Jezebel contributor and author of Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises.
Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
The Book: Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises: A Positive Guide to Your Unexpected Pregnancy
Tracy on Jezebel: http://jezebel.com/tag/motherload
Follow Tracy on Twitter @iusedtobepoor
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Beehive, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com)
In honor of the 2014 MaxFunDrive, we're hosting a live JJGo at MaxFunHQ, and we sure hope you'll join us using the magic of the Internet! On Friday, March 28th, starting at 7:00 PM PDT, we'll stream all of the action live, directly to your computer from our website, MaximumFun.org -- we're talking jokes, japes, guests, podcats paintings, and more. You do NOT want to miss this!
(Are you a current MaxFun donor who will be in the LA area on the 28th? We still have a few spots left if you want to join us in person. Email email@example.com to get on the list.)