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RISK! Live in LA with Andy Dick & Cameron Esposito

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Date: 
06/19/2014 - 21:00 - 22:30
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City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
NerdMelt Theater, 7522 West Sunset Blvd


RISK!'s monthly LA live storytelling at the NerdMelt Theater on June 19th. This month our theme is "Astonishing," and we are excited to present stories from:

Andy Dick ("NewsRadio", "The Andy Dick Show", "The Ben Stiller Show")
Cameron Esposito (Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, "Last Call w/ Carson Daly")
Selena Coppock (VH1, New Rules For Blondes [HarperCollins], SelenaCoppock.com)
Tony Sam (writer for MTV's "Ridiculousness", MTV2's "The Guy Code", "Part 2: The Sequel Show")
Kristina Wong ("Totally Biased FX", Nickelodeon)
Andrew Solmssen (The Moth, Comedy Central, Fuse TV)

Hosted by Beowulf Jones (LA RIOT Festival, MyDamnChannel.com) and Sara Benincasa (Agorafabulous!, Great)

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RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

www.risk-show.com/tour

Sawbones: Warts

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin present their very first live show for you, direct from the People's Improv Theater of New York City. To celebrate this momentous occasion, they'll offer to chew one wart clean off at absolutely no charge to you.

You can subscribe to their show right now 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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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jenny Slate

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jenny Slate
Guests: 
Linda Holmes
Guests: 
Glen Weldon

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

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Jenny Slate on Marcel the Shell, Besties, SNL and 'Obvious Child'

Jenny Slate has probably already turned up in one of your favorite shows -- she spent a season on Saturday Night Live, and she's had recurring roles on Parks and Recreation, Kroll Show, and Bored to Death. But if you don't recognize her face, maybe you know this voice. The voice of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.

Slate co-wrote two animated shorts about Marcel, the anthropormophic shell with one googly eye, and gave him his signature voice. The shorts have racked up over thirty million views on the web.

Now, Slate is moving into leading lady territory. She's the star of the upcoming independent film, Obvious Child, about a stand up comic who gets dumped, fired, and then finds out she's pregnant from a one-night stand.

Slate joins us to talk about the comic one-upmanship she practices with her best friend, her infamous f-bomb on SNL, handling abortion as part of a storyline, and what it was like to expand her acting horizons.

If you somehow missed the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On craze, you can find the shorts on YouTube. Slate's movie, Obvious Child, will be theatres June 6, 2014.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Why 'Fargo' Is Worth Watching, a Memoir about Diner Life

Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour stop by to recommend a few of their favorite new things to read and watch.

Linda recommends catching up with the movie-to-television adaptation Fargo. It stars Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Alison Tolman and is finishing up its first season on FX.

Glen highly suggests checking out Mimi Pond's Over Easy, a graphic novel memoir about her experiences working in an Oakland diner in the 1970s.

You can hear Glen and Linda weekly on the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, and find Linda's writing on NPR's Monkey See blog.

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Song Exploder no. 8: Loren Bouchard on 'Bob's Burgers

Bob’s Burgers is an animated show that just finished up its fourth season on FOX. It follows the travails of Bob, his family, and their hamburger shop. The voices on the show include the very funny H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal. The creator of the show, Loren Bouchard, Also created its opening music.

Loren Bouchard talked to Hrishi Hirway for an episode of his podcast Song Exploder. It's a show where Hrishi asks musicians to deconstruct their songs, track by track. Since Bouchard pulls double duty as composer and creator, he wrote music that’s deeply connected to the themes of the show.

You can listen to other episodes of Song Exploder here at MaximumFun, in iTunes or wherever you download podcasts.

The Outshot: Bring In Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk

This week Jesse will tell you about the one time he actually believed that live theater was better than just going to the movies.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 323 - Erica Sigurdson

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Erica Sigurdson

Erica Sigurdson joins us to talk surfing, fibre, and standing ovations.

Download episode 323 here. (right-click)

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

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 326: Mincing Rascals

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On a rare guestless episode, Jordan and Jesse sit down for a discussion of nontraditional pets, Jesse's visit to a german delicatessan, and the guys get a special package of Chinese snacks from Donna the olympian.

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One Bad Mother Episode 57: Scarring Our Children Spiritually, plus guest Joanne Goldblum

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Joanne Goldblum

Biz and Theresa try to answer the big questions, like: what happens when you die? “Go ask you father” apparently does not cut it. Theresa has a breakthrough and Biz’s daughter is finally excited to do things without Biz…weep, sob, I mean, yay! Plus, we speak with Joanne Goldblum, Founder and Executive Director of the National Diaper Bank Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in the United States has an adequate supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy. She helps us understand the issues and how to help.

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Follow Joanne on Twitter @JGoldblum

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available 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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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 54 - Godzilla (2014)

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, we chat about this summer's monster movie sensation, Godzilla! Plus, we brainstorm some roles from the wildly talented Zoe Saldana, and Rhea dazzles us with some ON POINT vocal foley.

Take a plunge back in time and listen to our interview with Godzilla screenwriter (and friend) Max Borenstein!

Next week we'll be watching X-Men: Days of Future Past, which opens tomorrow.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org.

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Judge John Hodgman Ep. 161: Cold Case

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Should a couple in Berlin install an air conditioner in their new apartment? Dominik enjoys the heat, while Laura prefers a cooler climate.

For more on LUFTZUG and a "Zuglufttier in Form einer Katze", click here.

If you want to join our conversation about this episode, please click on the Forum link below.

Thanks to Jason Puckett for suggesting this week's case name! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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TS137: Burning Man, India, BYU Gay Survey, Korean Plastic Surgery

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

Erin's taking Bryan to Burning Man even though Bryan's burning up, man. Ah! Get it? This episode is full up on gay surveys at Brigham Young University and the plastic surgery epidemic in South Korea and if you listen really closely, you can hear Bryan and Erin suffering from heat stroke. 

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May21-June21 | EP#15

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The Goosedown

In celebration of their birthdays, Kim & Jasper discuss their favorite Geminis. Plus the return of "Gladys Knight & the Tips" and The Goosedown does a Gemini roll call.

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