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Judge John Hodgman Episode 390: Me-maw & Order

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Julia brings the case against her mother, Donna. Growing up, Julia and her sister called their grandmother, "Mucca." But Donna believes it was originally "Monka" and will still refer to her that way. Julia wants Donna to stop saying Monka, but Donna doesn't think she is wrong to say it. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Howard Kramer

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Jonah Raydio
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Howard Kramer

Howard Kramer

What ho, podcasterinos! The Jonah less Raydio train pulls into train stop Howard Kramer this week. Also known as Dragon Boy Suede, H. Michael Are, The Fabulous Mr K, He of the Valeted Nuts, The King of Summer, and friend of the podcast and us podcasters. We break it down, we cut it up, we lost like 10 minutes of recording in the middle. Buying new equipment now!

We talk it all, from busboy stories to Howards first appearance on Kimmel to his new track, fresh from Dragon Manor. It’s great

SONGS

Prom Shamans- SNIPS

Dragon Boy Suede- Hanging Cheek

Spanish Love Songs- Buffalo Buffalo

DBS- I’m Not Paying $500 To Watch Douchebags Eat Turkey

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Inside Pop Ep. 139- Movie Trailers: An Insider’s Guide to How They’re Made

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Inside Pop
Guests: 
Nati Braunstein

Have you ever wondered how a movie trailer is created? Have you ever questioned why you see a shot in a trailer that doesn't exist in the film or fretted over the amount of plot detail a trailer reveals? Well wonder no more! This week, we speak to Nati Braunstein, Co-President and Creative Director at the Creative Advertising agency, Aspect, and get a look inside the process of making memorable movie trailers.

Nati discusses the collaborative effort behind the production of trailers and reveals some inside info about the trailers and TV spots for the highly anticipated Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns.

Plus, in the Big Sell, Sean reviews the new Riz MC single, "Mogambo" and sells Amita on an article about Stan Lee after his passing.

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Wonderful! Ep. 59: Edible Jellies

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Wonderful!

Rachel's favorite nasty mating ritual! Griffin's favorite gentle children's author! Rachel's favorite power vocalist! Griffin's favorite broth-food!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

#194 - Best Harry Potter Spell

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In a world of magic, do you need a magic spell to PICK the best magic spell? No - you just need Mark and Hal!

Still Buffering: How to Youtube with Hank Green!

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Still Buffering

The sisters are joined by a VERY special guest this week, Hank Green! Rileigh has attempted in the past to share her knowledge of Youtube, but this week we've brought in an expert who can teach us ALL about kids who make bank off slime videos and maybe what Team 10 really is? Also, go check out his new book, "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" and get tickets to come see all of us at PodCon in January!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Maura Tierney and Michael Kupperman

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Bullseye
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Maura Tierney
Guests: 
Michael Kupperman

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Maura Tierney on her career and her starring role in the new film 'Beautiful Boy'

Maura Tierney is probably best known for her time on the hit drama "ER." She played Abby Lockhart. Her character was introverted, sarcastic and a bit self-destructive, but when it came to her patients she always showed warmth and compassion. Her role was complex and nuanced, which is uncommon for a soap opera. She's currently on the Showtime series "The Affair."

She also starred on "Newsradio" as Lisa, the ambitious reporter and producer. Lisa was the kind of person who kept a tight schedule and always had her eyes on her life-plan. She was also the kind of person who could perform complex mathematical calculations in her head. Her character was incredibly intelligent, kind of an overachiever and at times very funny.

She's currently starring in an acclaimed drama: "Beautiful Boy," which just hit theaters. It's a story about the difficult and frustrating nature of addiction. It stars Timothée Chalamet as Nic, a college age kid struggling with a drug habit. Maura plays Karen, Nic's step mom. "Beautiful Boy" is as unique as it is realistic: addiction is a complicated thing. It brings some people closer together, drives others away, it has ups and downs.

This week, we'll chat about these roles and look at the rest of her career, which spans several decades. Plus, she'll explain why she starred alongside Jerry Orbach in the 1991 film "Dead Women in Lingerie." We'll play a clip from the movie, and you can bet she shrieked in horror that we were able to dig that up.

Check out this interview on YouTube!


Photo: Simon and Schuster

Michael Kupperman on his new graphic memoir 'All The Answers'

Michael Kupperman is a cartoonist, writer, and he's one of our favorites at Bullseye. His comics have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Believer Magazine. A lot of his stuff is surreal, and a little silly. For his latest book he gets serious and very personal. In "All The Answers" he explores his father's time as a world famous TV Quiz Kid.

Back in the 40s and 50s, when people were still figuring out how television worked, there were "quiz shows." TV programs where hosts would ask contestants trivia questions, and if they kept answering right, they'd stay on the show. Michael's dad; Joel Kupperman, managed to stay on for almost a decade. And it all happened when he was a kid.

When he grew up, Joel pretty much left TV. And he didn't talk about it much, not even with his family. And when he did, it wasn't usually positive. Michael got the sense that this was a pretty dark chapter in his Dad's life. So Michael did some of his own research. He went through old tapes, talked to family members. It's a fascinating portrait of his father, and a really moving read.

His father never talked much about his childhood. So Michael learned a lot of surprising things about his father later on in life on his own. He'll describe what it was like to discover that his father had once performed with the Marx Brothers. Plus, he'll explain why he had an easy time drawing his father in the book, but struggled to draw himself.

Check out this interview on YouTube!


The Outshot: Sly and the Family Stone 1973's 'Fresh'

Finally, Jesse explains why "Fresh" was the last great album by Sly and the Family Stone ever recorded.

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Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 163: Mountain of Madness w/ John Mathot

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John Mathot

This week, we'll welcome long-time Simpsons storyboard artist John Mathot. His credits are insane – John has been a storyboard artist for animated shows like Futurama, Family Guy, Dilbert, Phineas and Ferb, Hey Arnold, and many more. He'll talk about the collaborative process in the Simpsons writers room. And you don't wanna miss when he breaks down one of the storyboards he created in this very classic Simpsons episode. Plus, he'll tell us some of the animation quirks that tick off Matt Groening.

Story Break #82: Drop Bear

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Story Break

We tackle some Australian folklore - a horror film about the terrifying DROP BEAR!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 557: Nobody Ever Pulls Out with Travis McElroy

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Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Travis's new fancy (and possibly deadly) slippers he got for his trip to the Magic Castle and how it adds to his fall aesthetic of "Rogue Wizard," the time Travis's dad was frozen into a block of ice as a promotion for a car dealership, and a new memory that Jordan recently unearthed about his dad. Plus, everyone nominates someone they'd like to see as a non-canonical Doctor Who and then pinpoints the most prestigious or historic place they've taken a dump.

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