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MBMBaM 282: Candlenights 2015


A joyous Candlenights to you and yours! Here’s our live episode from our beautiful hometown of Huntington, WV. It’s got everything you need to boost your holiday spirits: Carolers, good cheer and a deep, deep dive into fetishizing Tim Allen’s Santa belly.

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CIPYD 22: Matt Nelson and Dog Mayor

Matt Nelson

Happy Holidays everyone! We've brought a sack full of presents for you! First, enjoy this very special and personal Dog We Met This Week! In Mutt Minute, unwrap some Cairn Terrier knowledge! We've got a box full of interview with Matt Nelson of @Dog_Rates fame! And what's that behind the couch? It's the special present of a newly elected dog mayor! Feel free to return anything that doesn't fit right!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Barney Frank & Mission of Burma


Thanks to everyone who came out to our World Tour of Several American Cities! Here's our show recorded in front of a live audience in Boston at Oberon Theater at ART.

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

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Photo credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Barney Frank on Being In (and Out) of the Closet and What He Misses About Congress

The Honorable Barney Frank served as a House Representative for the state of Massachusetts for thirty-two years, from 1981 to 2013. He was the first congressman to come out as gay, and marry his same-sex partner while in office.

His legislative accomplishments included the Dodd-Frank Act, which brought about Wall Street reform and increased consumer protections. He was also influential in the passing of legislation regarding the environment, political reform and civil rights.

His memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, is available now.

Barney Frank joined Jesse to talk about his early career in politics and why he felt his career in public service was incompatible with his private life; what he liked most about being a congressman; and why he believes that people who love campaigning are either liars -- or psychopaths.

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Comedian Lamont Price on the Emotional Trauma of Breakfast Cereal

Lamont Price is one of Boston's top comics -- he's the winner of the New York Underground Comedy Festival and has been named as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch”.

He took the stage at our live show to to talk about coconuts, movies, and... breakfast cereal?

You can follow Lamont on Twitter @LPizzle.

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Photo credit: Fire Records

Mission of Burma on Being Loud, Noise and Post-Punk, and Middle Age

Though the post-punk band Mission of Burma’s initial iteration was short-lived and resulted in only one full-length album, an EP and a few singles, their music influenced generations of musicians outside their home of Boston. Their appeal was still strong when they reformed in 2002 with band members Roger Miller, Peter Prescott and Clint Conley, adding new member Bob Weston.

Since then the band has continued to perform live and has released 4 albums including their most recent, entitled Unsound.

The band performed a live set for us, and sat down with Jesse to talk about reforming the band after almost two decades apart, why they don’t make an effort to be rock stars and the subtle difference between being "legendarily loud" and being "hard to take".

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 405 - Abby Shumka

Abby Shumka

Abby Shumka returns to talk baby energy, name retention, and suburban kindness. Also, the Stop Podcasting Yourself Secret Santa gift exchange.

Download episode 405 here. (right-click)

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

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 408: Second Lunchbox Theory with Gene O'Neill

Gene O'Neill

Big Time Gene O'Neill joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the golden age of hilarious basketball player commercials, Ted Cruz meme culture, and Jordan's secret santa experiences. Plus Jesse is a Work-A-Day Goth, Jordan gets a dick shvitz, and Traitor Joe comes up.

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Ep. 29. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter One


A new adventure begins! Join our heroes as they host a relatively successful office holiday party, and mourn as that party gets totally sidelined by a potential apocalypse. Magnus puts his carpentry to good use. Taako perfects his macaroon recipe. Merle does some re-gifting.

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International Waters: Episode 64 Horny for the Holidays

Asterios, Renee & Dave in LA
Asterios Kokkinos
Carrie Quinlan
Jon Blyth
Renee Colvert

Asterios Kokkinos, Renee Colvert, Carrie Quinlan and Jon Blyth join host, Dave Holmes for topical jokes, festive slash/fic and Christmas crackers.

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 Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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Sawbones: Scurvy


This week on Sawbones, we put the lime in the coconut and the severity of our scurvy is not diminished in the slightest.

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

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One Bad Mother Episode 134: The Santa Talk, plus guest Candace Wahl

One Bad Mother
Candace Wahl

Don’t listen with your kids because Biz and Theresa talk about Santa this week! Are we LYING to our kids? Or, creating a joyful and magical fantasy world for them? Regardless, this is a great chance to talk about all the different ways people celebrate the holiday. Plus, we invent a new holiday this week! The first ever "Step Back Day" will be Monday, December 21st! HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE? And, we talk with Candace Wahl of the blog Our Misconception about infertility and hard choices.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, available on iTunes)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, ( also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 240: Hockey Dockey Christmas


Dramatic sneezing, toothpaste storage in the shower, ugly Christmas plates, and British vs. American PCs. Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear out the docket!

JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN IS AT SF SKETCHFEST next month! Get your tickets for our show in San Francisco on Friday January 8th. They're going fast! Plus, submit your Bay-Area based disputes to us at You NEED NOT have tickets to the show in order to submit a dispute, but you should be able to be present if selected.


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