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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 71 - The Machine

Wham Bam Pow

This week, the band is back together once again to review the shoestring budget, sci-fi flick The Machine; Rhea looks back at a movie that made her; and Cameron admits she doesn't get David Lynch (there's a pretty reasonable explanation for that).

Ricky recommends you visit and help out if you can.

Cameron's album is available RIGHT NOW on iTunes -- be sure to pick it up!

Next week, we will be watching Killing Them Softly, 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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One Bad Mother Episode 76: Me, Myself & I...and My Baby, plus guest Lisa Mourgess

One Bad Mother
Lisa Mourgess

Biz and Theresa wonder what you're supposed to do when you can’t take the time for yourself that everyone wants you to take unless you have the baby with you. Is it possible to have restorative time for ourselves...while we're with our babies? Plus, kissing in kindergarten, everyone is being a dick to mom, and we talk with Lisa Mourgess about parenting techniques, homeschooling, Down syndrome, and what it's like to have seven kids.

Lisa’s Blog is Life As I Know It:

All of Lisa’s Scary Mommy posts are here:

Lisa on Twitter: @LisaMorguess

Upcoming listener meet-ups!

PHILLY: Saturday, October 11th at 11:30AM at Smith Memorial Playground. Look for Missy in her Green Bay Packers shirt.

AUSTIN: Potluck on Saturday, October 18 at 11 am @ Little Stacy Park. The meet-up organizer will have a star-shaped balloon so people can spot the group.

LA / SoCAL: Playground hang with Biz and Theresa on Saturday, October 18 at 11am @ Brookside Park (aka The Pirate Park) right behind the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena.

Interested in having a OBM meet-up in your area? Email theresa at maximum fun dot org.

Let the world know YOU are ONE BAD MOTHER! Get a OBM tee from the MaxFunStore!

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
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Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485

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

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People We Wish Had A Podcast Pt.1 | EP#33

The Goosedown

Kim & Jasper discuss people that they wish had a podcast.

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EP. 94 "Joe Buck Sucks" ft. Desi Jedeikin

Lady to Lady
Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin (@DesiJedeikin) joins the ladies to discuss dick beer cozies, pixelated genitals, shame balls, weddings, Sears, Orange Julius, Yelp, Ross and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

Email us your Lady Problem at

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 179: Hear She, Shear He


Kelly brings the case against her boyfriend Ryan. Ryan wants to grow a beard, but Kelly thinks it's unsightly and uncomfortable for her. Should Ryan be allowed to grow his beard?

Thanks to Helen Mansfield for knocking it out of the park with 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.


Great question! Judge Hodgman will be out on the road this fall, touring the Midwest and Northeast United States! Philadelphia! Chicago! Milwaukee! Akron! and more. Find a tourdate in your area here!

Or if you live in Los Angeles, come out for some fun at a Live Bullseye with Jesse Thorn show in a real, honest-to-God Masonic Temple at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Wednesday, October 15th. Conversation, music and comedy with newly announced special guests Rob Corddry, Dan Harmon, Sara Watkins, Steve Agee and Andy Kindler! Find tickets here.


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MaxFun Meet Up Day!


Sunday, October 19 is MaxFun Meet Up Day! Thanks to listeners across this great nation (continent/world), we've got meetups planned all over. Each one begins at 7PM local time.

If you don't see your city on this list and would like to, please email with your city, venue and other information you want to include!



Palomino Smokehouse
109 7th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0W5
(Just off the C-train)
Look for listener Lauren Stieglitz wearing either a Rocket Tee or a dark green MaxFunCon 2014 tee! The Facebook invite is here!

Remedy Café (Garneau location)
8631 109 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1E8
Look for listener Tara Stieglitz wearing a Rocket Tee! The Facebook invite is here!


Palasad North
777 Adelaide St. North
London, ON N5Y 2L8
NE Corner of Oxford & Adelaide
Look for listener Jester Lind wearing a grey fedora. The Facebook invite is here!

St Veronus
129 Hunter Street West
(Corner of Hunter and Water)
Peterborough, ON K9H 2K7
Look for listeners Zach and Val - one is tall with a beard, one has long blond hair, both will be wearing black t-shirts.

11 St. Clair Avenue West,
Toronto, ON M4V 1K6
Look for listener Jackie in glasses and a purple scarf. Back riser on the first floor is reserved for you!


The Foggy Goggle
1667 Argyle St.
Halifax, NS B3J 2B5
Look for listener Katharine Anderson who will be wearing a blue sweater with roses on it! The Facebook invite is here!

Old Triangle Irish Alehouse
424 Charlotte St
Sydney, NS B1P 1E1
Look for listener Aneal Virick in either a Rocket Tee (if it arrives quickly enough) or a hunter orange shirt! The Facebook invite is here!


Le Lieu-Dit
6, rue Sorbier
72020 Paris
(Métro Gambetta or Ménilmontant, Bus 96 Henri Chevreau)
Look for listener Marc Naimark; he looks like his Facebook profile photo! The Facebook invite is here!


Vagabund Brauerei
Antwerpener Strasse 3
Listener and producer of Piffle Radio, Josh Telson, will be there early recording a radio show. Anyone is welcome to come by for that. Info for members of the Internationals in Berlin group can find more info here!


Karakedi Kültür Merkezi
(off Istklal St, around Tünel)
Look for listener Lance Powell! The Facebook invite is here!



Kitchen 56
3433 N 56th St.
Phoenix AZ 85018
(Southeast corner 56th St and Indian School Rd.)
Look for listener Debi Shields wearing a Rocket Tee! The Facebook invite is here!


Los Angeles:
Club Tee Gee
3210 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
The bar is CASH ONLY! The Facebook invite is here!

For families unable to attend a Sunday evening meetup, One Bad Mother is hosting a family-friendly meetup on Saturday, October 18 at 11AM!
The Pirate Park in Pasadena (also known as Brookside Park)
360 N Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Located directly behind the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center!

The Trappist
460 8th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Look for listener Avi Warner who will be wearing a Rocket Tee! The Facebook invite is here!

San Francisco:
House of Shields
39 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Look for listener Brandon Evans!


Atomic Cowboy
141 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Look for listeners Greg Rosen & John Dillon! Greg looks like his Facebook profile and John looks like a "slightly balding Superman in a MaxFun shirt." These were John's words, not MaxFun's!


Washington DC:
Rocket Bar
714 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(near Chinatown Metro Station)
Look for listener Mike Rosenberg wearing a Rocket Tee! The Facebook invite is here!


Cloak and Blaster
875 Woodbury Rd.
Suite 108
Orlando, FL 32828
Look for listener Kyle Stonebraker! The Facebook invite is here!

1170 Howell Mill Rd.
Atlanta Ga. 30318
Look for listener Bret Gunter who will be wearing a Sound of Young America Tee!


106 N Walnut St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Jennifer Marmor from MaxFunHQ will be there! The Facebook invite is here!

Guthrie's Tavern
1300 W Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
Look for listeners Jenny Benevento & Benjamin White! The Facebook invite is here!

Chicago (suburbs):
Bavarian Lodge
1800 Ogden Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532
Look for listener Jeff Klein wearing a Rocket Tee! The Facebook invite is here!


Northampton (Western Mass):
Northampton Brewery
11 Brewster Court
Northampton, MA 01060
Look for listeners Thomas Malsbury & Holly Rowland! Thomas will either be wearing a Rocket Tee or a MaxFunCon Tee. The Facebook invite is here!


Ann Arbor:
Arbor Brewing Company
114 E Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Look for listener Samuel Hansen who will be wearing a black shirt! The Facebook invite is here!


Grumpy's Bar & Grill
1111 S Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Listener Art Allen will be there wearing a Rocket Tee! The Facebook invite is here!


St. Louis:
SoHa Bar & Grill
2605 S. Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
Look for listener Pat Mobley, who will have a Rocket Tote!


Spielbound Board Game Cafe
3229 Harney St.
Omaha, NE 68131
Look for listener Greg Harries wearing a Rocket Tee!


South Orange:
Gaslight Brewery
15 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
Look for listener Allison Greenberg!


Union Hall
702 Union St.
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Please make sure to pay with cash towards the group tab. Look for listeners Jeremy Frank & Lizzie Bartelt wearing Rocket Tees! The Facebook invite is here!

Whiskey Tavern
79 Baxter St.
New York, NY 10013
Look for listener Troy Torrison wearing a Rocket Tee!


The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Listeners Melissa Hahn and Pox Holiday will be there wearing Rocket Tees! The Facebook invite is here!

Charlotte area:
4253 S New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28056
(The bar is at the opposite end of the restaurant from the entrance)
Look for listener Travis Rhyne! The Facebook invite is here!


Happy Dog
5801 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Look for listener Phil Drotleff with his pal Alex who will be wearing a Rocket Sweatshirt!

Seventh Son Brewing Co.
1101 N. Fourth St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Look for listener Erin Deel wearing a Rocket Tee! Facebook invite is here!


White Owl Social Club
1305 SE 8th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
Look for listener Alex Ragsdale wearing a Rocket Tee! The Facebook invite is here!


Bruhaus Schmitz
718 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Look for listener Kate Marino wearing a Rocket Tee! The Facebook invite is here!

Settlers Ridge Red Robin
1230 Settlers Ridge Center Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Look for listener Jen Braun who will be wearing a red Dave Hill Tee! The Facebook invite is here!


Wooden Legs Brewing Company
309 5th St #100
Brookings, SD 57006
Listener Stephanie Harding will be there, in a rocket shirt! The Facebook invite is here!


Shangri-La Bar
1016 E 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Look for listener Meg McLaughlin, who will be on the patio, weather permitting! The Facebook invite is here!

3422 N Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77018
Listener Aryn Keen will be there wearing a Rocket Tee!


Cafe On the Ave
4201 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Listener Hunter Elenbaas will be there wearing a Rocket Tee!


Tornado Steakhouse
116 S Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703
John Hodgman will be hosting this meet up after his live show at The Barrymore Theatre! FYI, John will be arriving at 11 PM.

Cafe Centraal
2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Look for listeners Allie Schwartz & Sam Sieger! Allie will be wearing leopard print! Here is the Facebook invite!

Sawbones: Acne


This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are rubbing every foul smelling substance in their cupboard on your face to try to cure your acne.

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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Ross and Carrie Take the Voice Polygraph: Lying for Satan Edition


Has Ross lied on the podcast? Is he truly open to the possibility of the paranormal? Does he eat his boogers? Find out this and more in our voice polygraph episode! In this hilarious investigation, Carrie asks Ross some very personal (and a few silly) questions, and an expert analyzes the sound waves in his voice to see if he's a truth-teller or a stinkin' liar. The results may surprise you... and Ross.

Donate to support this investigation at

And don't forget to "like" us on facebook to see the pictures!

You can subscribe on iTunes!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards and John Darnielle

Merrill Garbus
John Darnielle
Josh Dorman

If you're in Los Angeles, come see Bullseye with Jesse Thorn LIVE on Wednesday, October 15th at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Featuring conversation with Rob Corddry (Wedlock, Childrens Hospital) and Dan Harmon (Community, Harmontown), music from Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek, Watkins Family Hour), comedy from Steve Agee (New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program) and Andy Kindler (Maron, Letterman) and more! Plus, your ticket gets you a free beer after the show at our meet-and-greet sponsored by NPR's Generation Listen.

Tickets are going fast - get yours now!


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Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs on Discovering the Ukulele, Hip Hop, and a Sense of Place

Merrill Garbus is the creative force behind the musical project tUnE-yArDs. The group’s first album, BiRd-BrAiNs, was released in 2009 and if it sounds lo-fi, it's because it is. Garbus recorded the album almost entirely on handheld voice-recorder. All those music loops? She created them by copying and pasting the sound files over and over on her computer.

tUnE-yArDs released a new album earlier this year. It’s called Nikki Nack. It still features the band's signature mix of drum loops, samples and ukulele, but it’s a much smoother-sounding production than their debut.

Garbus talks to us about why she was drawn to the ukulele as a hormonal teenager, how she fell into producing Bay area hip hop, and how to weave political and social issues into music without getting preachy.

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Landscape with Yellow Birds, Paul Klee

Memento Mori, Josh Dorman

"I Wish I'd Made That": Josh Dorman Experiments with Childlike Vision

Artists are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something that 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.

Josh Dorman is a fine artist from New York. He specializes in invented landscapes, created in a mixture of collage, drawing and painting. His images play around with the ideas of time and space to create an unusual reality.

Dorman was a sophomore in college when he discovered Paul Klee and his painting Landscape With Yellow Birds. And it really affected him -- maybe too much? He'll explain.

If you’re in New York, you can see Josh Dorman’s solo exhibition, Whorled, at the Ryan Lee Gallery, through October 11.

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John Darnielle on 'Wolf in White Van', Working with Teenagers, and Artistic Responsibility

You probably know John Darnielle as lead member (and sometimes only member) of the band The Mountain Goats. His music is known for its poignant lyrics and simple instrumentation. Darnielle started the band in 1991 and has since released 14 albums.

Now, he’s written his first novel, which is long-listed for the National Book Award for Fiction.

Wolf In White Van is the story of Sean, a young man who has survived a suicide attempt, but is horribly disfigured in the process. Sean goes on to create a mail-order role-playing game, only to find out how his imagination can have real-world consequences.

Darnielle talks to Jesse about why lyrics are so important to him, subliminal messaging, and how much artistic responsibility we should assign to writers, musicians, and other creative people.

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The Outshot: The Area Man

Jesse praises the true hero of The Onion: The Area Man.

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You can 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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Stop Podcasting Yourself 342 - Charlie Demers

Charlie Demers

Charlie Demers returns to talk urban legends, store security, and gout.

Download episode 342 here. (right-click)

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

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