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Celebs You Love To Hate Pt.1 | EP#29

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Show: 
The Goosedown
Guests: 
Leah Eva, Cherie Turner, Edwin Li

Guest Leah Eva (comic), Cherie Turner (lawyer) and Edwin Li (comic) sit in w/ The Goosedown as Kim & Jasper discuss celebrities that people love to hate.

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One Bad Mother Episode 72: Preserving the Memories AKA Memory Hoarding, plus guest Mary Kobinger

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Mary Kobinger

Biz and Theresa talk about preserving the precious memories we have about our children, only to discover that, as usual, we are each failing at it in our own special way! Plus, Biz finds herself trying to explain the Afghanistan War to a five-year-old and Theresa tricks her kids into thinking everything old is new again. And, we talk with with Mary Kobinger, whose husband is on the front lines of the fight against Ebola, about what it's like being married to someone who puts his life at risk everyday. (Super relaxing, probably?)

Being a Good Ancestor: A Biblical Guide to Protecting Our Descendants, by Mary Kobinger

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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)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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EP. 90 "Drought Cop" ft. Rye Silverman and Ron Babcock

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Rye Silverman
Guests: 
Ron Babcock

Rye Silverman (@ryesilverman) joins the ladies to discuss Grease, twats, water slides, coconut oil, dolphins and more! Then, the Drought Cop (@Ron Babcock) plays a game of Never Have I Ever with the ladies. Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 175: Failure to Appear

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Stand brings the case against her Dad, David. She's living in Norway for two years for graduate school, and wants David to pay a visit to see her and the sights. David says travel is a hassle and Stand should just come home every once in awhile. Who's right?

THANK YOU to Erik Brewster for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Ross and Carrie Hunt Ghosts on the Queen Mary: EVP Mystery Edition

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The Queen Mary might be the most haunted place in Southern California... Or it might be an old, loud boat. But either way, Ross and Carrie join a seasoned paranormal investigator and a ragtag team of recruits on a five hour adventure, exploring the retired ship's secrets. They use EMF meters, EVP recorders, dowsing rods, and more, to try to contact the ship's most famous spirits. And they record a little mystery all their own.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Todd Glass & Raffi

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Todd Glass
Guests: 
Raffi
Guests: 
Ariel Schrag

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Todd Glass Talks about "Busting Out of the Shed", Learning Disabilities, and Crafting Stand Up

Todd Glass is a veteran stand up comic. He's been performing comedy for thirty years. Two years ago, he made a big change. He had created a life for himself. He was a well-respected and well-liked comedian. But he was living in large part as a closeted gay man. He worried about who knew, and who didn't. At forty seven years old, he made the decision to come out, and finally live on his own terms.

His new memoir is called The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy.

Glass tells us why he waited so long to "bust out of the shed", the elaborate coping mechanisms and fake outs he constructed to hide his learning disabilities growing up, and why he thinks so much comedy doesn't stand the test of time.

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Ariel Schrag on 'September Girls' and Flipping the Mermaid Script: "I Wish I'd Made That"

Artists -- the people that make stuff -- are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something an artist sees is so good, so perfect that they wish they had made it themselves.
This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called I Wish I’d Made That. This week, we talk to cartoonist and author Ariel Schrag.

Ariel Schrag was already writing and drawing comics as a freshman in high school. Each summer, she'd create and self-publish a comic about the previous school year. The subject matter was, well, high school stuff. She wrote about her high school crushes, family issues, her struggles in AP Chemistry. Then she caught the attention of an indie comics publisher who decided to release her work as a series of graphic novels. She was only in the eleventh grade.

Now she's written a new coming of age novel, Adam. The title character is an awkward teenager who spends a summer visiting his older sister in New York City. He develops a crush on a girl. The problem is, this girl likes girls. To get around that problem, Adam convinces her that he's a trans man. The book is sweet, funny and frank.

For our segment, Schrag tells us about a very different kind of coming of age novel, Bennett Madison's September Girls, and how it's inspired her to infuse some magic and otherworldliness into her own work.

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Raffi on Performing for Kids, Growing Up in Egypt, and His Forty Year Career

If you were a parent or a child after about 1975, you probably know Raffi. He's one of the best known children's performers in the world, and his original works like "Baby Beluga" and "Bananaphone" and renditions of folk songs like "Down By the Bay" have helped him sustain a career for almost forty years.

Now he's released his first new album in over a decade, called Love Bug.

Raffi Cavoukian talks to us about his early childhood in Egypt, his social activism, and why he's dedicated his life to entertaining children.

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The Outshot: Van Morrison's Revenge Album

What happens when a musician records thirty one songs in one session, all out of spite? Jesse tells us about Van Morrison's "revenge album".

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 338 - Kevin Lee

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Guests: 
Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee returns to talk about New Zealand, baby preparation, and nature.

Download episode 338 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 341: Thirty-Five with Kulap Vilaysack

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Guests: 
Kulap Vilaysack

Podcaster and comedian Kulap Vilaysack joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the top three things that are bothering Jesse, Jordan's experience at Burning Man and Kulap's new documentary. Check out her documentary at http://www.originstorydoc.com

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MBMBaM 216: Under the Crust

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Get ready for a master class in sports acumen and real-life football cheat codes with your Sunday Night Buddies, the McElroy brothers!!!

Suggested talking points: EGOFFT, Work Cuss, Extreme Braces, Minkus Maintenance, James Johnson's, Hot and/or Ready, Moan Tactics

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 67 - 13 Assassins

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Show: 
Wham Bam Pow
Guests: 
Matt Braunger

This week, Ricky helms the show and is joined by guest panelist and comedian Matt Braunger. They chat about this summer's movie offerings and review the samurai epic, 13 Assassins.

You can find Matt Braunger's tour dates (and the sweet associated poster) at mattbraunger.com. You should also follow him on Twitter at @braunger and on Instagram!

Next week, we will be watching Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which is currently available 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!

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