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Sawbones: The Presidents Are Sick

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Sawbones

The presidents have, by and large, all been sick, sick men. We're going to talk about exactly how sick as Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore presidential disease.

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Ep. 42. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Two

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What waits for our heroes on the other side of the time-stuck barrier? Seriously, what could be in there? A dragon made out of time? A parallel universe where people eat time like snack chips? A genuinely kind of innocuous, rustic town? Whatever it is, one thing's for sure: There's about to be some trouble in that bubble. Merle does some successful evangelizing. Taako gets caught red-handed. Magnus rushes in!

Tony's, Sex Study, E3, Orlando Reactions

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Hey there Cool Kids! Thanks for joining us, we know this week has been tough. Of course, it wasn't all bad! We had the Tony's this passed Sunday. A fun Sex Study came out of FSU! E3 took place displaying new games and innovations in gaming technology. But we would be remiss if we didn't discuss the events in Orlando and how the nation has reacted in the after math. We talk about blood donations and the archaic restrictions donators still face. We also discuss Christina Grimmie, the performer gunned down in Orlando just a day earlier. Anderson Cooper called out the FL Attorney General on her apparent hypocrisy. There were some "Christian" ministers with not-so-Christian thoughts on the tragedy. Finally and surprising no one, Trump's reaction to the event was as horrible as you'd expect. There is good news in the form of the Wi-Five this Week! Thank you for joining us, we love you.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 266: Exit, Stage Fright

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Andrew from JJHo Episode 151: Sic Semper Dramatis

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Tom brings the case against his friend Trinity. Trinity longs to be discovered and believes she was “born for the theater.” Despite her enthusiasm for theater and performing, she refuses to try community theater. He thinks she should get over her fear and go for it. Who's right? Who's wrong?

This week, with Expert Witness Andrew from Judge John Hodgman Episode 151: Sic Semper Dramatis!

EVIDENCE

Submitted by Tom

Click here to watch the video of Trinity singing "Proud Mary" at Karaoke!

Thank you to Trevor Haworth & Eli Dennewitz 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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International Waters: Episode 76 Distant Father's Day

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Aparna, Dave & Jonathan
Guests: 
Aparna Nancherla
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
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Phill Jupitus
Guests: 
Shappi Khorsandi

Aparna Nancherla, Jonathan Van Ness, Phill Jupitus and Shappi Khorsandi join host, Dave Holmes to quiz about Daleks, soccer, "meatlegging" and musicals.

Aparna Nancherla wants to plug her new comedy album, Just Putting It Out There and recommends Jaqueline Novak's book How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows.

Jonathan Van Ness wants to plug his Funny or Die series Gay of Thrones and his own MaxFun podcast Getting Curious. Jonathan recommends The Great British Baking Show which runs on PBS and Netflix.

Phill Jupitus is playing Bottom in The Theatre Royal Bath's upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and re-joins the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang later this summer. Phill recommends the Essays of E. B. White and The Great British Sewing Bee.

Shappi Khorsandi wants to plug her new novel Nina is Not OK. You can find Shappi's live gig dates here. Shappi recommends the work of British comic novelist, Sue Townsend. A good place to start is The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave's new book Party of One is available for pre-sale now.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Riley Silverman. Recorded at GuiltFreePost in London by John Purcell Shackleton and at MaxFunHQ in Los Angeles. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Pop Rocket 76: LIVE at MaxFunCon 2016

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Guy, Margaret, Wynter, Corin Tucker, and Ricky Carmona!
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
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Margaret Wappler
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Wynter Mitchell
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Corin Tucker
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona

Guy, Wynter, and Margaret are joined by special guests Ricky Carmona and Corin Tucker for our first ever live show! This week's topic, summer camp and campy camp movies. Pop culture trivia! Xanadu! Movie and music advice! All that and more on this special episode of Pop Rocket!!

NOTE #1: This is a live show, so forgive the audio issues. We tried to clean it up as best as we can, but we're not miracle workers.

NOTE #2: After we taped this episode, someone pointed out to us that Sleepaway Camp is a somewhat transphobic movie. We didn't know that when we taped, so bear
that in mind if you plan on checking it out.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler, Ricky Carmona and Corin Tucker

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 Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org. Special thanks to Nick White for his help during the taping.

Getting Curious Episode 15: What are Gravitational Waves and LIGO for Dummies

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Jonathan and Alan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Alan Weinstein

Jonathan sits down with physics professor Alan Weinstein to discuss gravitational waves, Einstein's theory of relativity, and his work for LIGO. Plus, Jonathan and Alan try to imitate the sound of two black holes merging. It's delightful.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Alan Weinstein.

More information:
LIGO's Twitter
Caltech's Work with LIGO

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

EP. 179 "Deeply Unavailable" ft. Kiran Deol

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Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Kiran Deol

Kiran Deol (@shitfromkiran) joins the ladies to discuss Mt Rushmore, minute clinics, tacos, acting as a doctor, hair gel, Drag Race and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Nature! (Animals) w/ Anne Brashier

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Anne Brashier

Hello Buddies! We're coming to you recorded live at Andie's Kitchen Counter Studios with special guest Anne Brashier to talk about the ever impending threat of nature! Nature is all around us and constantly reminds us that it could kill us any time it want. We're specifically focusing on the animals of nature this episode. When the animals turn against us, who will save us? Listen as Travis says the most prepper thing he has ever said on the show! Which animals are we most afraid will attack? Why does no one realize how scary butterflies are? We've made ourselves big, what's step 2? Listen, enjoy and don't forget to tell a friend!

Ep 41: Karate Stance Bean Flickin’ (S2E16)

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Picard gets super salty when Q kidnaps him in a stolen Previa, but things go from bad to worse when the ship gets frisbeed into the path of the galaxy’s shittiest Rubik’s Cube. Does Guinan have the only locking door on the ship? Why are the Borgs so interested in the Jim Shimoda Memorial Corner? Is the crew even ready to go on star treks? It’s a very special episode of Borg Maury.

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