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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.

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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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EP. 153 "Dueling Anthonys" ft. Anthony Rapp

Lady to Lady
Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp (RENT, @AlbinoKid) joins the ladies to discuss Adele Dazeem, RENT, introverts, If/Then, fan gifts and more! Produced by David Janove, Booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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TS215:Titanic,World Economic Forum,Drama Teachers

Throwing Shade

Christmas came earlier this year in the form of a Jonas brother bouquet! Imagine that! This week, we find out that America has only closed the economic gender gap by 4% in the past 10 years. Erin makes more in interest in one year! And Bryan is sick of your long ass, gay bashing text messages. Okay? See you next year!

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Getting Curious: What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other?

Jonathan and Jim Gelvin
Getting Curious
Jonathan Van Ness
Dr James Gelvin

Jonathan is joined by Dr James Gelvin (professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA) to ask, "What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other?"

You can find Dr Gelvin's books on Amazon.

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