In the rich history of the arcade, so many games have captured our imaginations, our hearts, and tons of our quarters. But which game rules supreme over them all? Mark and Hal go into co-op mode and enlist the help of Up Up Down Down Host Austin Creed, also known as one third of the WWE's New Day, Xavier Woods! Austin's gaming bona fides are no joke, so get ready for one of the greatest video game mysteries of all time to finally be solved!
Hey there friends! Are you having a good day? It's about to get a whole lot gooder! We've got a whole lot of amazing episode for you! We have a Dogs We Met This Week update on Teddy and Arwen, the Window Dogs! In Mutt Minute, learn all about the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers! We're joined by dog photographer and awesome person Becca Murray to get some tips on getting the best photos of your dog! We've got a twofer Dog News with the touching story of a boy who can't help but sneak a hug from a dog and a dog that just got hired at Lowes! We are so excited to be joined this week by actor and musician Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, Mindy Project) to hear all about his dog Disco! There's so much wonderfulness in this episode! Enjoy and share!
The largest mass shooting in US history occurred this weekend at a gay club in Orlando on Latin night during Pride Month. It was a pointed attack on LGBT people that claimed 49 lives in Pulse nightclub, a place of congregation, celebration and safety. In addition to Orlando, we discuss human dumpster Brock Turner of Stanford and then thank god the hilarious and delightful Gabe Liedman joins us to throw a little bit of light on a lot of shade. To our brothers and sisters in Orlando...we love you, we are you, we will never forget you.
The world is scary for adults. How must it feel to teens? Rileigh offers us some insight this week. We'll be funny again next week, I promise. Let's just hug and love each other right now. Warning: This episode contains discussions of violence which may be triggering.
Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas
John C. Reilly has shown off his talent for comedy in movies like Talladega Nights and Step Brothers. He's also played a number of dramatic roles in movies like Magnolia and Gangs of New York, and was nominated for an Oscar for playing the cuckolded husband in the movie version of Chicago.
For the past few years, Reilly has also produced and starred in a bizarre show called Check it Out with Dr Steve Brule. So why does a movie star have a faux cable-access show that runs in the middle of the night on adult swim?
John C. Reilly tells Jesse why he chose to take on the goofy, open-hearted and blustery Dr. Steve Brule with comedy duo Tim and Eric, his summer of fun working on the set of Boogie Nights, and what he thinks his duties are as an actor.
Check it Out with Dr Steve Brule is currently airing on Adult Swim. Reilly's new movie The Lobster is in theatres now.
Shamir is a musician who is really hard to pin down. His countertenor voice adds a distinctive flair to his infectious, sometimes poignant dance music but it’s a quality that’s also led to confrontations with classmates who were unaware of his Taekwondo training.
With his debut LP, Ratchet, Shamir drew inspiration from his life in Las Vegas. Shamir's Vegas had nothing to do with The Strip and instead was dominated by tumbleweeds and the distinctive odor of a hog farm.
As Shamir describes it, “I kind of decided to make my music more danceable and lighthearted to take away from the heaviness of the lyrics. Because why not, why does your music also have to be heavy if your lyrics are?”
Shamir tells Jesse about constructing a creative identity in a city known for producing more entertainers than artists; how his love for country music inspired him; and how his mother’s proclivity for earth magic isn't quite his thing.
Jesse recommends Steven Soderbergh's The Limey, a revenge movie that’s really about the way we all fight with our own past.
Comedian Jon Dore returns to talk Unusually Thicke, Tom Petty, and lack of adrenaline.
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We're coming to you live from the Playstation Theatre in New York, NY! We assume that you, like our live audience, are "horny for this"! Along with being a great episode, it features a big announcement and special guest John Hodgman with a very special presentation!
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Comedian and writer Daniel Van Kirk joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of what it's like to do whippets, visiting amusement parks as an adult, and new words like "plurnt" and "woke". Plus, Daniel brings a new definition of the word "chode" and the guys start a political movement: #NotAllChodes.
How great does food in cartoons look? What animated cuisine looks the most appetizing to you? Lisa tries shower belly, and it’s as hard as it sounds. We talk Emily’s favorite new tv show, which stars the polar opposite of Anthony Bourdain. In this very special edition of Chunch Chat, we talk Frederick the Great. He is considered to be the world’s most handsome horse. I wouldn’t kick him out of bed (unless this were some sort of Godfather horse head situation)! In Wiki of the Week, we talk about the analgesic effects of swearing. Gonzalo Cordova joins us to teach us about his favorite actress, Barbara Stanwyck. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne graces us with his presence to discuss the art of acting.
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When the Enterprise explores a sector full of about to explode planets, the crew decides to put Wesley (the boy?) in charge. But when Data decides to turn the sensors on high, the results interrupt Captain Picard's private "chaps time." Is Worf in a death cult? Where can our listeners send their corrections? Can't Picard do better than a Continental breakfast for his meetings? It's the episode with a very special WiFi password!