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Sawbones: Blood Transfusions

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are selling all their plasma with their history of blood transfusions.

You can subscribe to their show right now 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

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MBMBaM 235: Audio Billboards

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This is primo stuff! Tell me you're getting this, Henry! Tell me those mics are hot! We're leaving money on the table, Henry! You're missing it! You're missing it!

Suggested talking points: Pizza Break, Pet Messes, Caterpillar Mysteries, Haunted Doll Watch, Sneaky Cheese, Sexy Greens, Emergency Arrow Texts

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Ricky Jay

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Bullseye
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Ricky Jay
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Vijay Iyer

Magician & Sleight of Hand Artist Ricky Jay on the Nature of Deception

Is there such a thing as honest deception? Ricky Jay thinks so. Jay is one of the finest practioners of magic and sleight of hand in the world, and began performing as a child in Brooklyn. He learned the elements of performance from his grandfather, who was also a magician, and from his mentors like Dai Vernon and Charlier Miller.

He talks to us about magic as the family business, the times his work has made people angry, and why deception isn't always evil.

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice will kick off the new season of American Masters on Friday, January 23, 9-10pm on PBS (check local listings).

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Vijay Iyer on "The Song That Changed My Life"

Pianist, arranger and composer Vijay Iyer describes the pop song that lodged itself into his consciousness and changed his life.

The Vijay Iyer Trio has a new album, Break Stuff, out on February 10. They'll be out on tour supporting the album this winter and spring.

For more from Vijay, check out our interview from 2012.

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The Outshot: Jay Mitchell's Bahamian Funk

An awesome album cover leads Jesse on a journey to the little-known Bahamian musician Jay Mitchell.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 357 - Chris Gordon

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Chris Gordon

In his final appearance on the show, Chris Gordon returns to talk muscular children, funky boots, and Pinnochio.

Download episode 357 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

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Live From NYC Podfest 2!

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AJ Jacobs, Sasheer Zamata, Jackie Kashian, Eddie Brill and Matt Braunger share stories at NYC Podfest 2015!
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RISK!
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AJ Jacobs
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Sasheer Zamata
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Jackie Kashian
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Eddie Brill
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Matt Braunger
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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 360: Boog Megaton with Matt Kirshen

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Matt Kirshen

Comedian Matt Kirshen joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of baseball nicknames, British actors doing American accents, and Jesse's Chuck E. Cheese experience.

Check out Matt's podcast Probably Science! (Co-hosted by past JJGo guest Andy Wood.)

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Laraine Newman/John Milhiser

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Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Laraine Newman
Guests: 
John Milhiser

Hello Babies! Oh goodness, this is a very special episode! If you have ever wanted SNL and Groundlings founding member Laraine Newman to tell you what it's like to be a cheer mom, good news! She talks about this, food blogging and more! She also discusses strange units of measurement with us! Oh goodness, it is a treat! Then, socialite River Silver joins us to talk about how to fake an interest in modern art. Want to sound educated, do not miss this episode!

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Laraine Newman

John Milhisner

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Song Exploder No. 27: Blonde Redhead

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Song Exploder
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Kazu Makino
Guests: 
Amedeo Pace
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Simone Pace

The band Blonde Redhead formed in 1993. Twenty-one years later, in 2014, the trio released their 9th album, and in this episode, they deconstruct Penultimo, a song from that record that caused some dissent between the band members. At the heart of the controversy was the Pitchfactor effect pedal by Eventide, a harmonizer that does a lot, or maybe too much. Coming up, you’ll hear how tricky it was to begin this song, as well as to finish it.

Buy "Penultimo" on iTunes.

footnotes
Other songs in this episode:
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk



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Destination DIY Jan. 2015 - Conductorless Orchestra

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Poster for 42nd Parallel's summer concert series
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Rendered

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A group of musicians in Chicago is rethinking the classical music experience — for audiences, and for themselves. 42nd Parallel plays in some unusual venues — one of their first concerts was in a burlesque theater — and they make decisions democratically, without a conductor to steer them in one direction or another. This month's story comes from producer Ben Spies.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 82 - From Russia With Love

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Wham Bam Pow
Guests: 
Sarah Morisano
Guests: 
Kimberly Clark

This week, Ricky welcomes guests Sarah Morisano and Kimberly Clark to chat about Oscar nominations snubs and shockers. Plus, we take a look at the classic Bond film From Russia With Love.

Sarah Morisano's podcast is called CRUSHED, and you can follow her on Twitter @thesarahbellum!

Kimberly Clark co-hosts The Goosedown with Jasper Redd. You can follow Kimberly on Twitter @tribecalledkim!

Next week, we'll be watching Automata, which is available now 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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