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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani of The Big Sick and Terrace Martin

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Emily Gordon
Guests: 
Kumail Nanjiani
Guests: 
Terrace Martin

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani on writing a romcom based on their lives

Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani co-wrote the Judd Apatow produced romantic comedy The Big Sick. It's a sweet, hilarious and truthful story about how the two of them fell in love, tossing all of the classic romantic comedy tropes out of the window. Kumail and Emily come from really different backgrounds; Kumail's from Pakistan. Emily: North Carolina. The film tells their story of finding each other after navigating Kumail's family's traditional views on marriage and an illness that almost breaks them apart.

Before Emily Gordon was writing screenplays and making films, she was a therapist, working with mentally challenged individuals. After over 5 years working as a therapist, she realized that she needed to change careers, moving on to writing full time, and contributing to online and print magazines.

Most people know Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh on Mike Judge's HBO hit, Silicon Valley. He's also been on Broad City, Newsreaders, and voices characters on Adventure Time. He has been a stand-up comic for a long time and in 2013, got a Comedy Central stand up special called Beta Male.

Jesse, Kumail, and Emily talk about what it was like making a movie about their real life relationship, and about the changes that were made from the first draft to the one that we see in cinemas. They also talk about learning to let go of their story to other people in the creative group, and the first time they showed the movie to their parents.

You can find The Big Sick in theaters nationwide. Emily also wrote a self-help book for superheroes called Super You: Release Your Inner Super Hero. Also, don't forget to watch Kumail's Beta Male for a solid 40 minutes of laughter.

Click here to listen to Jesse's interview with Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani!


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Terrace Martin on Jazz, Hip-Hop, and working with Kendrick Lamar

Terrace Martin is a musician and producer. He is from Los Angeles' Crenshaw District and grew up in a jazz household, with both of his parents being musicians. He picked up the saxophone at a young age, his talent for the horn leading him all the way through arts high school to California Institute of the Arts. After deciding college wasn't for him, he went on tour with some big acts and began producing for people like Snoop Dogg and YG. Terrace was heavily involved in Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, producing many songs on the album including the hit "King Kunta."

Terrace and Jesse talk about his views on hip-hop and jazz, and why working with Kendrick Lamar is so important to him. They talk about the differences between releasing solo albums and working within a band. Finally, we find out why Terrace roamed from neighborhood to neighborhood as a teenager with his MPC 3000 drum machine.

Terrace's new record label Sounds of Crenshaw Records put out Terraces 6th studio album last year called Velvet Portraits and The Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1 by his band The Polyseeds this month.

The Outshot: All Creatures Great and Small

What's the book that claims to be, and actually is, bursting with love? James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small.

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot about All Creatures Great and Small!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 487 - Jane Stanton

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Jane Stanton

Comedian Jane Stanton returns to talk dogs, ants, mustard, guitar stores and small talk reviews.

Download episode 487 here. (right-click)

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GreatestGen's Premature Assimilation Tour LATE SHOW JUST ADDED

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Date: 
08/17/2017 - 21:00
City: 
Chicago, IL
Venue Name: 
Lincoln Hall

➡️TICKETS⬅️

The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about Star Trek: The Next Generation, beloved by everyone from people who've never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon. Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica tell you what's great, what's bad, and what's hilarious about the show they grew up loving, and still do. It's a little bit nerdy, a lot filthy, and exposes some of Adam and Ben's most embarrassing stories from their dorky childhoods.

This tour has everything: Natural Yeagers, scarves, podcast fluid, Exocomps, and Adam and Ben reviewing the movie Star Trek: First Contact!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 489: Whack House with Hal Rudnick

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual deep dive on shipping logistics and the history of Federal Express to relax and have a good time with actor and comedian Hal Rudnick. Jesse is agitated because he has ants in his car, Hal recalls the first grown up movie he saw in the theater and everyone agrees that their standards for glibness in superhero movies is pretty high.

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Party Games

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Shmanners

Hello! It's time for another round of Shmanners! Are you ready to play? Because this week is all about PARTY GAMES! You know, Charades? 20 Questions? That kind of thing! Learn all about the history of party games including one that involves a flaming surprise! Travis also shares some of his favorite modern day party games! All that, plus answers to your questions! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!

The Greatest Generation Ep 154: A Hat Under a Hat (S7E3)

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When Geordi starts dabbling in virtual reality, his Batman costume makes it look a lot cooler than it should. But when what he experiences in the virtual world starts to have real-world consequences, he must choose between a dangerous mission and the acceptance of a difficult truth. Does Picard screen calls with a text message? What is honey mustard dressing made of? Is there a burn past the 3rd degree? It's the episode that doesn't waste a side on coleslaw.

Facebook Hack Hoax, Trapped In ATM, Teen Bit By Bear, Net Neutrality, Teen Electrocuted, David Brooks, The Rock/Kid Rock, Photon Teleportation, Donald Trump Jr.

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INTRO 0:26
Bevs Like These
Facebook Hack Hoax
Headline of the Week

BTH 8:48
Teen Bit By Bear
Net Neutrality Day
Teen Electrocuted In Tub
David Brooks’ Exotic Meat
The Rock/Kid Rock
Photon Teleportation

DONALD TRUMP JR. & RUSSIA 49:30

WI-FIVE 1:14:22

OUTRO 1:17:14

International Waters Ep 102: Legitimate Sandwiches

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Michaela Watkins, Sam Jay, and Dave
Guests: 
Michaela Watkins
Guests: 
Sam Jay
Guests: 
Jenny Bede
Guests: 
Tom Crowley
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Michaela Watkins, Sam Jay, Tom Crowley and Jenny Bede join host, Dave Holmes for movie musical questioning, space chicken puns, and gross beach activities.

Michaela Watkins wants to plug Casual on Hulu and How to Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days and recommends The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu.

Sam Jay wants to plug her upcoming Comedy Central half hour special and wants to let you know that her dog is finally pooping outside instead of on the pad.

Tom Crowley wants to plug Wooden Overcoats and his live show The Night and recommends The Unseen Hour.

Jenny Bede wants to plug her Edinburgh show, Eggtime and recommends the Like Minded Friends podcast.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend friend of the show, John Butler's film Handsome Devil.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor, Christian Dueñas, and Laura Swisher.

Ross and Carrie March Against Vaccines (Part 2): The Sickest Generation

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In part two of our visit to the Children’s March for Humanity, Ross and Carrie bake in the sun for three hours and listen to talks from feminine mommas and masculine papas with dubious credentials. We learn that this generation is the sickest ever, pregnant women should get their silver fillings removed, and vaccines are full of aborted fetuses. Our new tribe also encourages us to trust our momma’s instinct, be more wizmatic, challenge the vaccinated with carefrontation, and to sing “Kukuma, Kukuma” with the plants to bring heaven on earth.

Oh and hey! Be sure to check out our photos by liking us on Facebook!

Minority Korner 87: Be Your Own Dinah (Race and Climate Change, Tips for Straight Guys in Gay Bars, Cleopatra, Madonna, Janet Mock, Bel Biv Davoe)

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Minority Korner

The Wonder Twins of Podcast break down the late nineties teen group Cleopatra. James has had a an epiphany that he's a Dinah Lohan, just supporting and boosting (and sharing) the talent and success. Nnekay has a glamour tryst in gold country, and discovers a little thing called pretty privilege as introduced by Janet Mock. Get ready to clutch your pearls because James might not be familiar with a Super Star from RuPaul's Drag Race. In Nnekay's Korner, she covers how Climate Change and Race are connected through a study that was conducted by researchers from UC Berkeley and Princeton. As the temperature rises, so does the divide the wealth. In James' Korner, he is here to give an audio pamphlet for straight guys navigating gay bars. He knows they're coming, might as well give them some guidelines so everyone can have a fun time and let gay bars remain a space space for who they were created for.

Links!

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/study-3-ways-climate-change-will-have...

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/black-and-latina-moms-are-most-concer...

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