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Bullseye: Norman Lear & Riz Ahmed

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Norman Lear
Guests: 
Riz Ahmed

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Norman Lear talks his childhood, his 1970’s sitcoms, and writing for an all black cast

Norman Lear is a Hollywood legend who is responsible for cultivating an entire genre of television: the American Sitcom. After serving time in the U.S. Army during WWII, Lear began a career in Public Relations, eventually turning his sights to television production. During the 1970’s, he had some of the most successful TV shows running, including All In The Family, Maude, and The Jeffersons. After his tenure creating sitcoms, he went on to work on movies and writing.

You can find the upcoming PBS documentary about his life, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You here.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Riz Ahmed on his hip-hop group Swet Shop Boys, Brexit, and his part in the upcoming Star Wars film

Riz Ahmed is a British actor who has been in many notable films including Chris Morris' and Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler. But he seems to be gaining more attention this year as he breaks through into larger roles such as the latest Jason Bourne film and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. All while he has been cultivating his acting career, he also is a very busy hip-hop artist, releasing a solo record this year called Englistan under the name Riz MC as well as being one half of Swet Shop Boys with Das Racist veteran Heems. His work as a musician is often times critical of political and social structures in place, and makes reference to racial inequities in our society.

Swet Shop Boy’s new album Cashmere can found here.

The Outshot: Blunt Talk

This week, Jesse talks about why if you like strange, weird, yet insightful TV, Starz’s Blunt Talk is the show for you.

MBMBaM 326: Open-Source Burger King

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It is time that we throw off the tyranny of our fast food oppressors and begin to truly, finally Have It Our Way. Our campaign will be a brutal one, but once our liberty is secure, well -- bah dah bah-bah-bah, We're Lovin' It.

Suggested talking points: Doctor Strange Watch, Jumanji Toilet Paper, Four Course Fast Food Meal, Jackie Chan Stories!!, Tacos and Salad, Pad Thief, Marilyn Monroe and Guns

Stop Podcasting Yourself 449 - Dave Merheje

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Dave Merheje

Comedian Dave Merheje joins us to talk border towns, diaper disasters, and auditions.

Download episode 449 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 451: Hulk Hoagie with Jonathan Ames

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Jonathan Ames

Writer Jonathan Ames joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jonathan's history fencing, the specifics of Hulk Hogan's sex tape trial, and the new Nintendo Switch commercial.

Nintendo Switch, Cyber Attacks, Brexit and Trump (with Dave Bulmer)

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Dave Bulmer

Hello Cool Kids! We have a super fun (and a kind of terrifying!) episode of you today! First, Nintendo released a teaser trailer for their new console, the Nintendo Switch! America was the target of 3 waves of cyber attacks on Friday and so far, there's not really much we can do to prevent another attack. Special guest Dave Bulmer (@DemonTomatoDave) joins Brent to discuss the American election season from a British point of view and how it is similar to Brexit. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and remember to share!

Ep 78: The Most Suggestive Instrument (S4E5)

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When an old friend of Dr. Crusher's bails on their plans, she thinks he might have fallen on the ship and can't get up. But as her story begins to unravel, squints of suspicion abound from an unbelieving (and shrinking) Enterprise crew. How difficult is a three-finger handshake? Are scarves a good substitute for grass? How old is your oldest friend? It's the episode that came back from the dead!

Episode 16 - Live At The London Agriculture Festival

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Josie Long
Guests: 
Mike Wozniak
Guests: 
Tom Crowley
Guests: 
Martin Austwick

Josie Long, Mike Wozniak, Tom Crowley and Martin Austwick join in for this month’s episode, which was recorded live in front of an audience at the London Agriculture Festival.

By Benjamin Partridge, Mike Wozniak, Josie Long and Martin Austwick with thanks to Tom Crowley.

Music:
Dreams Become Reality Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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Debutante Balls and Cotillions

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Shmanners

Hello Internet! Well, you've finally reached that age and it is time for you to debut! How do you debut you ask? Well, have you taken you dance classes? What about your etiquette classes? Have you reached "maturity"? You see, DEBUTANTE BALLS and COTILLIONS are all about entering society. Lord Byron referred to them as "marriage marts" and he wasn't far off! We'll give you the history of balls and cotillions and we'll even give you a play by play of a modern day ball! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Minority Korner 52: Best Of Minority Korner Frankenstein Style (Queer History, Tiger Mandingo, Slave Tetris, Bees/Birth/Bears, Greta Garbo, KKK, Latino History, Luke Cage,Janet Jackson)

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Minority Korner

Due to some personal tragedy and trauma, we don't have a full NEW episode but we have Frankenstein'd the FUCK out of our old one's for our "Greatest Hits"! But first Nnekay has designed our first ever Minority Korner Syllabus giving you some fresh reads this week on Queer History, Latino History, and most importantly... Marvel's Luke Cage! For those who've listened to segments from parts of past episodes (although why not just listen to the whole damn thing) we've broken down the times for each segment.

11:45- From Episode 6, We crack the case on the infamous "mandingo" that was supposedly terrorizing a university, and uncover the real villain in a case of a population being infected with HIV, and the stigma that HIV positive folks still face today, sometimes even legally.

34:40, From Episode 13, 'Slave Tetris'. Slave Trade the video game exists... and the creator is hell bent on trying to convince you this game is a great idea and necessary.

48:05, From Episode 6, Our favorite Quizlet Korner about Joe Biden, and most importantly Gretta Garbo and some crazy shit that had Nnekay in amazement. It doesn't take Scooby Doo to uncover the mystery of Nosfaratu, just Nnekay.

53:30, From Episode 5, The gloves are off as Nnekay and James come head to head over a glass (or two) of wine, and Nikola Tesla.

1:03:15, From Episode 4, A woman has a very unlucky day, pregnant, lost in the woods, surrounded by bees, and may have started a fire... she's a regular Amelia Bedelia.

1:08:03, From Episode 4, Grand Dragons, The KKK, McSkat Kat

1:15:38, From Episode 4, Extra Chat Korner

TIGER MANDINGO

http://www.queerty.com/college-wrestler-gets-30-years-in-prison-for-reck...

http://www.towleroad.com/2014/07/michael-johnson-feature-explores-the-da...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/steventhrasher/how-college-wrestling-star-tiger-...

SLAVE TETRIS:

http://kotaku.com/this-is-a-screen-shot-from-slave-tetris-which-i-can-as...

http://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2015/09/03/slave-trade...

QUIZLET

http://www.queerty.com/who-stole-gay-silent-film-director-f-w-murnaus-he...

Amber's No Good, Terrible, Bad Day, Giving Birth, Chased by Bees, and Started a Forest Fire story:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-woman-lost-forest-20150630-s...

One Bad Mother Episode 176: How To Change Gears Out Of A Parenting Funk, Plus Guest Tempest DuJour

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Tempest DuJour

Biz and Theresa explore how we try to change gears when we're stuck in a funk. “I know I am supposed to be enjoying this moment…why can’t I get out of my funk and enjoy it?” Is it the guilt, is it the need to carry every emotional triumph or difficulty around till we get recognized for it, or do we just need to be nicer to ourselves when a day is turned upside down by a toddler tantrum? It may be some of everything. Plus, Biz has an ant problem, Theresa has bunk beds, and we talk to drag superstar Tempest DuJour about adoption, trusting yourself, and fostering diversity in our homes and communities.

Twitter: @TempestDuJour
Website: http://www.tempestdujour.com

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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