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RISK! #626: Intimates

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Mollena Williams, Andrew Aghapour, and Melanie Hamlett tell true stories that get very up close and personal.
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RISK!
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Mollena Williams
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Andrew Aghapour
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Melanie Hamlett
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MBMBaM 244: Slimefoot

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We're wrapping up the MaxFunDrive the only way we know how: By talking about Garfield, urinal footwear and sexual reactions to The Flash. If that doesn't deserve your hard-earned dollars, we don't know what will.

Suggested talking points: Super Rich, Garbage House, Cat Enema, Pizza Warlock, Nerdgasm, Japanese Courtesy Sandals, Glamping, Olderwear

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 369: Punk Rock Brunch with Nick Adams

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Nick Adams

Nick "Repeat" Adams joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, Jordan's run-in with some rockabilly ladies, and Jesse's friend Alice from photography class.

And it's MaxFunDrive time! Go to http://www.MaximumFun.org/Donate to support the show!

If we reach our stretch goal of 2500 new or upgrading members, Jordan and Jesse will buy a boat on Craigslist and record a show from the middle of the MacArthur Park lake. #jjgogrosslake

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MaxFunDrive Week 1 Update and Announcement!

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Your favorite podcasters asked for your support, and you all showed up.

That's right, thanks to your generosity, we already reached our initial goal of 2000 new and upgrading members. Thank you so much to everyone who signed up or upgraded!

But the MaxFunDrive isn't over yet! You still have one more week of the year's finest episodes; one more week to score some amazing, limited edition pledge gifts; and one more week to get us all the way to our MaxFunDrive Goal 2.0 and help out hungry families in the process.

Let's shoot for the moon and double our goal. If we get 4000 new and upgrading members by the time the drive ends on March 27th, every MaxFun show will release two more donor-only bonus episodes over the next year. We have some really special things in the works for this, and we are super excited to share them with you, but we need your help: become a member or upgrade your membership now.

On top of that, since we so thoroughly crushed our initial goal, for every new and upgrading member over 2000, MaxFun will be donating 5 meals to hungry families in Los Angeles through our friends at the LA Regional Foodbank.

We are tremendously grateful for the strong response in week one. Let's keep it up into the final week, and give back to LA families, support MaxFun hosts and producers, and get you some groundbreakingly awesome bonus content.

Thank you!

Become a member or upgrade your membership now!

Rendered: Leftovers! Choose Your Own Adventure

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All your favorites from the Choose Your Own Adventure episode!

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You've heard our Choose Your Own Adventure episode. Now, listen to the leftovers! That is, the stuff we hated to cut out of the show, but just couldn't squeeze in for various reasons including:

  • What happened when Ray Montgomery & Shannon Gilligan's trip to Belize took a wrong turn
  • Sexist assumptions on the part of the publishing industry
  • The crushing rejection Doug Wilhelm went through with his first book


And much more!

Thanks so much for your support. One more week to go in the MaxFunDrive! If you haven't done it yet, please help us get to 150 new & upgrading members for Rendered!

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The Flop House: Episode #174 - That Awkward Moment

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The Flop House
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Hallie Haglund

It’s the MaxFun drive! And, though Stu is in Puerto Rico, we pulled out the big guns with a return appearance by Hallie Haglund! She adds some much needed perspective to the asshole-dude-based rom-commery of That Awkward Moment. Meanwhile Elliott reveals his hatred of smooth men who have a lot of sex, Dan is, yet again, accused of racism, and Hallie can’t get over the similarity between our lead actress and farts.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Cold in July
All Good Things
Man is Not a Bird

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Pop Rocket: Episode 11 Kendrick Lamar, #ThatCism & MaxFunDrive

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Wynter and Guy
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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Jesse Thorn
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Oliver Wang
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Julian Burrell

Jesse Thorn drops by to explore American racism in his beloved signature segment, #ThatCism. Plus, Guy’s got an actual Jam!

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang, Jesse Thorn and special guest Julian Burrell.

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 90 - Robocop (1987)

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Wham Bam Pow

Reviewing the Robocop reboot a couple of weeks ago left us craving the smooth flavor of the original, so we indulged this week. Plus, we figure out what Paul Feig's insistence on making movies WITH WOMEN comes from, and we examine 1987's biggest blockbusters.

It's the MaxFunDrive! Become a member or upgrade your existing membership NOW to support Wham Bam Pow and all of your other favorite Maximum Fun shows!

Next week is our live show! If you're going to be in the Los Angeles area, be sure you snag tickets! We'll be recording on Monday, March 23rd at 11 PM at UCB Franklin, and we'll be watching Total Recall (the 1990 version).

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

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MaxFunDrive progress report: 1623 new and upgrading members!

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Plush rocket by Xyloart

Goal completion: 1623/2000 new and upgrading members, 81% there!

As we approach the tail end of week one of the MaxFunDrive, there are no signs of us slowing down. We're currently at 1623 new and upgrading members, which brings us past last year's goal and leaves us with this year's target of 2000 new and upgrading members square in our sights.

Thank you so much to everyone who already stepped up this year. This is the biggest showing we've ever had, and we're incredibly honored!

If you haven't yet signed up or upgraded, you still have time! Why not take a moment and do it now? There are awesome gifts, and you'll feel amazing knowing you're directly supporting the artists you love.

And because the MaxFunDrive is all about surprises, we have one up our sleeve for you. Thanks to the generosity of longtime MaxFun supporter Rebecca O'Malley, we are thrilled to present you with a contest. If you're one of those people cranking out hilarious, insightful, or interesting Tweets on the reg, and you're miffed that you're never honored with a Peabody, this contest is for you. We'll be collecting the very best tweets that contain the #MaxFunDrive hashtag as well as a link to the donate page. Jordan and Jesse will pick their favorite at the live show on the 27th, and the winner gets free registration at MaxFunCon 2015, thanks to Rebecca. Comedy, culture, food, fellowship, and parties in the mountains above Los Angeles -- what could be better?

So help us spread the word about the drive, and maybe earn yourself a ticket to MaxFunCon in the process! Good luck, and thank you again for your awesome support!

Ep. 10. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Episode One

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Our heroes are sent out on their first mission as Reclaimers for the Bureau of Balance. Their initial task is an impossible one: Do they possess the competence required to be on time for a train? The answer may surprise you, but — no, actually, it probably won’t.

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