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R Kelly Sex Cult?, Dr. Who’s New Doctor, Ann Coulter Plane Drama, Science Corner w/Maddie Stone, Politics Roundup w/Rachel Stine Civil Forfeiture, Anti-trans House Bill, Zombie Healthcare Bill Just Don’t Die

Rachel Stine
Maddie Stone

Hey guys, it’s me, Brent! I don’t usually write these things, but Travis is at San Diego Comic Con this week, so it’s up to me to tell you what’s going on in this episode. And WHAT AN EPISODE IT IS! We have Beyond the Headlines with Brent and Travis, but then we’re joined by Gizmodo Science Editor Maddie Stone to catch up on trending science stories from the past few weeks. And we also have Rachel Stine returning to fill us in on some trending political stories in a rare Travis-less Politics Roundup!

INTRO 0:28

Bevs Like These

McElroy bros on @midnight

Headline of the Week

“Dæ-lek” vs. “Dah-lek”


Ann Coulter’s Bad Flight

Way Too many Contact Lenses Found In One Eye

Is R Kelly Running A Sex Cult?

Doctor Who’s New Doctor


Snortable Chocolate

Larsen C Iceberg Breaks Off

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reaches Jupiter

NY Magazine’s Scary Climate Change Article

Tips & Tricks For Reading Science Journalism


WI-FIVE 1:53:53

OUTRO 1:55:44

The Turnaround: Anna Sale

The Turnaround
Anna Sale

New to The Turnaround? Subscribe in Apple Podcasts or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get two new interviews a week through August 15th.

Anna Sale is the host of WNYC Studio's Death, Sex, and Money. As she puts it, her show is about "The things we think about a lot, and need to talk about more." Anna sits down with celebrities like Kevin Bacon or Mahershala Ali, but more often than not she's talking to someone you've never heard of. She is interested in the stuff that sometimes gets skipped over in other interviews. The downfall before the success, and poverty before the wealth.

Photo by Amy Pearl

Before Death, Sex & Money Anna was a political reporter for 9 years. She worked for news outlets like CNN and MSNBC, covering elections and talking to voters and elected officials alike. She was interested in learning why people vote the way that they do, which was one of the inspirations for her show. Since its debut in 2014, Death, Sex, & Moneyhas been on all sorts of "Best Of" lists, and Anna herself won a Gracie Award for best podcast host in 2016.

Anna and Jesse talk about her past career covering politics and elections, and how her decade doing that work aids her in the kind of interviewing that she does now. They get into how to ask really sensitive questions without it feeling exploitative, and why it is important to talk about the hard or shameful parts of a person's life.

New episodes of Death, Sex & Money come out every other Tuesday. You can listen and subscribe here.

The Turnaround is a production of Maximum Fun in partnership with the Columbia Journalism Review. Visit their website to learn more about their "mission to encourage excellence in journalism in the service of a free society," and to read edited transcripts of our other Turnaround episodes.

Hosted and created by Jesse Thorn
Produced by Kara Hart and Nick Liao
Senior Producer: Laura Swisher
Managing Director: Bikram Chatterji

Music for The Turnaround provided by Mobius Van ChocStraw.

Special thanks to Kyle Pope and his team at CJR, Darrel Frost, and Emilie Erskine.

Minority Korner 88: Summer Skool in Session... But Not Jeff Sessions (Medicare, GLOW, Bidets, State of the Gay Leather Scene, Frosted Tips, LGBT Travel, Britney Spears, Maxine Waters, 4:44)

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Minority Korner

Summer Skool is in session! But not Jeff Sessions- fuck that guy! The Wonder Twins of Podcasting are still talking about the 4th of July, and trying to come up with the lyrics of Stars and Stripes for Ever. Get ready to learn about the game that is changing dominoes forever: Hollywood Dominoes! And what happened when James had a showdown with his Aunties at the 4th of July: a star was born! ... again. Nnekay weighs in about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. And it's Nnekay vs. James in the debate about Bidets... we've been waiting for this! It is the Minority Korner Summer Skool Spectacular Session Quizlet! We hope Nnekay studied: What city is home to the largest Book Fair in the U.S.? Hint it's a place you might want to book for your summer travels- it's a hot place to be LGBT! Are frosted tips making a comeback? Is the gay leather scene dead? Who prefers their mens hairy or hairless, Ladies or Gays? Iggy Azealia & Azealia Banks united together! Then Nnekay walks us through Medicare and what it really is, how it relates to race and gender and what we can do to protect it. Also Jay-Z's 4:44! It's time to get crazy!

Ross and Carrie Meet David Steward: Seventh Day Adventist Edition


The apocalypse. The Antichrist. Satan. Hell. If you listened to our Amazing Facts investigation, you know that those seminars focus on some pretty brutal topics. So we're pleased to bring you this interview with Amazing Facts instructor David Steward, the most mild-mannered guy who ever warned you about the Antichrist. He graciously accepted our invitation to discuss his seminars, some Seventh Day Adventist theology, Ross' newfound vegetarianism, and our approach to investigating religions. Join us for a very special and not-at-all kooky episode.

Tights and Fights Ep. 51: I love my fake black son

Danielle, Hal and Mike
Hal Lublin
Danielle Radford
Mike Eagle

Intensity! Integrity! Intelligence! Interracial love!

Kurt Angle has been dominating the headlines for one reason: he’s Jason Jordan’s fake white dad. And that… is really weird. But we’ll talk about why it could be a great chance for Jason Jordan to get some star power.

Plus, RAW has actually had some really compelling stuff lately, especially in their Universal Title scene which features Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman.

But Smackdown? Between the Punjabi Prison match and canceling Talking Smack, we’ll talk about why the Blue Brand has seen better days.

Gimmick Corner

In his early main-roster WWE career, Neville was a high-flier with a generic good guy attitude and a cape. But he’s since joined 205 Live with one of the best role-changes in recent memory. We’ll talk all about why the King of the Cruiserweights is so great.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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One Bad Mother Episode 213: GLITTER!

One Bad Mother
Biz Ellis
Theresa Thorn

This week on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa realize that all that glitters is not gold…it is just glitter and like that shitty tattoo you got from that wild night out that was fun but full of regrets the next morning, it will be with you forever. What makes glitter magical and why, despite knowing its dark side, do we keep letting it back into our house? Maybe, like all awful things, we can turn it into a reminder that we are getting really good at this. Plus, Biz brings Katy Belle to work and Theresa get summer schooled.
Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

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Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

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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 (, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Ep 7 - Mallory is Obsessed with Iceland and an interview with Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Reading Glasses
Yrsa Sigurdardottir

In episode 7 of Reading Glasses, Brea and Mallory discuss the best places for book tourism, interview Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardottir and debate spoilers. Use the hashtag #ReadingAroundTheWorld to participate in online discussion on Instagram and Twitter!

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Druids in the Apocalypse w/ Amy Vorpahl!

Amy Vorpahl

There's a weed you should be eating and I read some mailbags. Also Amy Vorpahl is back! We talk which D&D character would be best in the apocalypse. Amy is playing music at Conival at this week's San Diego Comic Con. Follow us on twitter for all the deets!! @TravisandAndie Thanks for your continued support and spread the word we are moving to Thursdays! Hope and Cheesecake!

Episode 13 - My Cousin Thor written by Ira Ungerleider

Hayes MacArthur as Thor
Tony Cavalero as Knud/Stavros
Kyle Bornheimer as David
Anna Camp as Taylor
Ted Cohen as Chase
Jamie Denbo as Isabella/Doreen
Valerie Azlynn as Inger
Ira Ungerleider with stage directions

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Andrew Reich interviews Ira Ungerleider (Angie Tribeca, Friends) regarding his dead pilot, My Cousin Thor. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of My Cousin Thor performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Sawbones: The Mütter Museum


Philadelphia is home not only to the most recent Sawbones live show, but also one of the world's most unusual museums -- The Mütter Museum -- a collection of medical oddities and anatomical specimens. But this is no freak show, this is an unflinching, educational look at the disturbingly beautiful and beautifully disturbing side of medicine. This is the Sawbones promised land.

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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