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EP. 151 "Prize Problem" ft. Danielle Perez

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Lady to Lady
Danielle Perez

Danielle Perez (@DivaDelux) joins the ladies to discuss dance parties, Whitney Houston, Christmas songs, Patti LaBelle, Price is Right, zombies and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 238: Pedantry of My Own


Judge Hodgman's coda to the "A Hot Dog is Not a Sandwich" debate, plus rulings on wedding photography, urinating in public showers, pillow borrowing, and how to credit others' work on the internet.

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


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Pop Rocket: Episode 48 - Favorite Holiday Music Special

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Wynter, Margaret, Guy & Oliver
Guy Branum
Wynter Mitchell
Margaret Wappler
Oliver Wang

The team talks about their favorite holiday jams from traditional to contemporary. .

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell (, Margaret Wappler ( and Oliver Wang (

Holiday Favorite Tunes

Waitresses’ Christmas Wrapping

Vince Guraldi’s Christmas is Here

Fiona Apple Frosty the Snowman

John Lennon War is Over

Wham Last Christmas

Barbra Streisand Jingle Bells

The Pogues Fairytale in New York

The Maccabeats Candlelight

Run DMC Christmas in Hollis

Matisyahu Miracle

Wings Wonderful Christmas Time

Juice Crew Cold Chillin Christmas

Rufus Wainwright & Sharon Van Etten Baby It’s Cold Outside

The Temptations Silent Night

Nat King Cole The Christmas Song

Billy Elliot Broadway Soundtrack Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings White Christmas

Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas is You

Destiny’s Child 8 Days of Christmas

Favorite Piece of Holiday Culture

Guy Branum Avacado Nog, Rug Rats Chanukuh & The Ref

Wynter Mitchell Surviving Christmas, The Holiday and Bridget Jones Diary

Oliver Wang The Yule Log on Netflix

Margaret Wappler Elf, Smoked Turkey w/ Chutney Sauce & Star Wars

Each week we'll add everyone's jams to this handy Spotify List.

You can let us know the media you consume when faced with difficult times in our Facebook or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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Hello brothers and sisters! Come in, come in! Leave all your worries and worldly possessions by the door and join us in this week's episode! History is littered with cults that predicted the end of the world and other paranormal claims. Would we join a cult? Would we make good cult leaders? What makes a cult any way? All this, plus a few famous cults and warning signs that you might be a cult member yourself! Enjoy and forget all about the worries of the outside world and everyone you know!

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#40 - Worst Christmas Song

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Songs are one of the cornerstones of the Holiday season™, and as we start hearing the same songs everywhere we go, you need to be equipped to identify and avoid the worst of the bunch on contact.

Topics Include:

- Parental noises

- Sticking to your guns

- Misery, Starvation, and Infidelity

Come see Mark and Hal LIVE at the Punch Line comedy club on Sunday, January 10th as part of San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!

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Judge John Hodgman Live at SF Sketchfest

01/08/2016 - 22:00
San Francisco, CA
Venue Name: 
Marines Memorial Theater

Judge John Hodgman returns to SF Sketchfest for the third time!

Join us in Judge Hodgman's court as he dispenses justice to the people of the San Francisco Bay Area!

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT! But if you've got a dispute for the Judge, that might be your ticket in. If you have beef with a friend, family member, co-worker, or spouse (and you can both attend the show on January 8th), send us a description of your dispute using the form at If you're selected, you'll get to watch the action from backstage and present your case in front of the judge for LIVE JUSTICE!

Friday January 8, 2016
10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)

CIPYD 19: Will Weldon and Dog Video

Will Weldon

Have we got a special deal for you! It's a special twofer episode! We have two, I repeat TWO dogs we met this week. Allegra met a fat Chihuahua at the dog park and Travis met the puppiest puppy at an appliance store. We're joined by comedian and podcaster Will Weldon about his incredibly quirky dog Lenny! Will sticks around so Allegra can give us a Mutt Minute on Basset Hounds. Renee has not one, but TWO pieces of Cool Dog Tech! Someone had the genius idea to film their weeding using their dog as a camera person. Also, science has invented a camera that is triggered by a dog's heart rate. Mostly, they seem to take pictures of beans a lot. You're really going to get some great bang for your buck on this one folks!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: John Cleese & Dee Dee Penny



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John Cleese on His Early Life and the Road to Comedy

John Cleese is one of the most influential figures of comedy. He's best known as one the creative forces behind the legendary comedy troupe Monty Python. But before that, he was almost a lawyer.

Cleese went to Cambridge, studied law, and was about to accept a job with a big firm when another opportunity came up. This one was perhaps slightly less distinguished, but infinitely more appealing to Cleese. The BBC was impressed by his work with his college comedy revue, The Footlights, and offered him a job writing and producing comedy.

In his memoir So, Anyway… Cleese discusses his journey, from his childhood in prep school, to his early days of sketch comedy at Cambridge, to the co-founding of the Pythons.
Cleese will talk about being one of the "scientific" minds of the Pythons, writing and re-writing with his comedy partner Graham Chapman, and how he felt about the recent Monty Python reunion.

Cleese's memoir, So, Anyway is available now in paperback.

This interview originally aired December 9, 2014.

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Dee Dee Penny of Dum Dum Girls Talks about Early Days on MySpace, Creating a Persona, and Overcoming Anxiety and Stage Fright

Kristin Gundred, AKA Dee Dee Penny, is the creative force behind the band Dum Dum Girls. But she wasn't always front and center. She's played in bands for almost fifteen years now, playing drums and singing in other people's groups. Eventually she realized the only way to create the music she wanted was to do it herself. So Dee Dee created a MySpace page and started working on her music.

Now Dee Dee and Dum Dum Girls have three studio albums under their belt, including their most recent, Too True.

Dee Dee talks to Jesse about making music in her bedroom, constructing the persona of Dee Dee Dum Dum, and overcoming anxiety and stage fright to be a rock musician.

This interview originally aired August 19, 2014.

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The The Outshot: Is 'What's Up Fatlip' the Least Braggy Rap Song Ever Written?

Don't call it a comeback. Jesse tells us about the LEAST braggy rap song ever written, "What's Up Fatlip?"

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 402 - D.J. Demers

D.J. Demers

Comedian D.J. Demers joins us to talk about what time Conan O'Brien tapes, penalty boxes, and weddings.

Download episode 402 here. (right-click)

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

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Matt Ingebretson / Jared Logan

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Baby Geniuses
Matt Ingebretson
Jared Logan

Hello babies! On this episode, Taylor Swift fans are mad at Emily! And some of them are apparently really bad at trolling! Lisa recently gave a speech at XOXO that everyone should watch. In Chunch chat, Martha and Drew Barrymore seem to have beef. Hey, use your turn signal LA! Comedian Matt Ingebretson joins us to discuss the Wiki page for champion race horse and sire, PotOOOOOOOO (Potato). He also posits the theory that everyone knows what animal they would have sex with if it came down to it. He then tells us all about the behind the scenes of being in High School marching band. In Expert Hour, Sam Feynald teaches us the ins and outs of Yard Sales and "Fleas". He brings some of his favorite finds and they are... unique. All that and more for you to enjoy!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Matt Ingebretson
Jared Logan

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