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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Live in L.A. with Dan Harmon and Rob Corddry

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Steve Agee
Guests: 
Dan Harmon
Guests: 
Rob Corddry
Guests: 
Andy Kindler
Guests: 
Sara Watkins

This week's episode was recorded live on stage in the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Our thanks to them for hosting us. Additional thanks to NPR's Generation Listen for sponsoring the event.


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Comedy: Steve Agee Talks About His Year

Steve Agee is a comedian, writer and actor, known mostly for his work on The Sarah Silverman Program. He performed as part of our live show in the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

If you want to hear more from Steve Agee he has a podcast where he interviews all sorts of television and music personalities. It’s called Steve Agee: Uhhh and can be downloaded on iTunes.

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Dan Harmon Explains Why He Was Fired from Community (and Why He Was Rehired)

Dan Harmon created the NBC sitcom Community. It’s a show about seven misfits at a community college trying to get their lives together as they deal with their new friendships. The show’s offbeat humor and characters earned it a devoted following and helped Harmon rise to fame.
Harmon was fired from Community after its third season, but it wasn’t long before he was able to find a new job… as the showrunner for Community.

In the year that Community went on without him, he took his podcast on the road. Documentarian Neil Berkley produced a movie about the tour and Harmon’s impact on others. It’s called Harmontown.

Harmon will talk about his mindset going into the sixth season of Community, what he likes and dislikes about traditional sitcoms and why he will never again share a personal voicemail from Chevy Chase with a public audience.

You can catch the documentary Harmontown in select theaters and available on demand now.

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Rob Corddry’s Golden Childhood

Rob Corddry has been a correspondent for The Daily Showand starred in a bunch of different movies, but more recently his face -- covered in clown make-up -- has been a fixture of Los Angeles billboards and bus stops. It’s because he created and stars in adult swim’s Children’s Hospital. It’s probably the silliest show to have ever won an Emmy.

Corddry also plays a doctor in the webseries Wedlock. In it, he attempts to help a couple played by Mark Duplass and Jennifer Lafleur who are desperate to start a romantic relationship, but have none of the chemistry necessary to make it happen.

Corddry will talk about growing up as the oldest sibling, what he worked out in therapy, and what it’s like being on-set with Michael Bay.

Wedlock is available through Vimeo on Demand. Children’s Hospital can be seen on Adult Swim .

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Comedy: Andy Kindler Is Legendary

Andy Kindler was the second comedian that joined us live on stage in the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. He’s had two specials on Comedy Central and has an annual State of the Industry Address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, festival.

You can catch Kindler as the voice of Mort in the animated series Bob’s Burgers and as a fictionalized version of himself in the IFC series Maron.

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Sara Watkins and members of the Watkins Family Hour perform "You and Me"

Singer and fiddler Sara Watkins has been busy in the bluegrass scene since she founded Nickel Creek with her brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile in 1989. She's released five studio albums as part of the band. In 2009, she began her own solo project and has released two albums.

Watkins joined us to perform the single "You and Me" from her 2012 album Sun Midnight Sun. Her band included Sean Watkins on guitar, Don Heffington on drums and Benmont Tench on piano.
Sara and Sean have a monthly podcast called Watkins Family Hour in which they banter and play music with fellow bluegrass musicians. You can download it on iTunes.

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Outshot: The Museum of Jurassic Technology

Jesse tells you about The Museum of Jurassic Technology, a place that does very little to explain its exhibits, but is no less beautiful for it.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 344 - DeAnne Smith

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Comedian DeAnne Smith joins us to talk lap dances, baseball, and boats.

Download episode 344 here. (right-click)

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

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MaxFunWeek Day 6: Share Your Favorite Episode Day

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Whether it's the funniest, most interesting, or most emotionally impactful, we all have that one MaxFun episode that stands out above the rest. Take this day to share it with your friends, loved ones, and the world at large. And tell US why you love it, too! We'll have a post on our MaxFun Facebook group, a topic on Reddit, and a post on our forum for everyone to exchange faves.

If you want to know what other MaxFunWeek challenges we have in store for you, you can find them all here! Tomorrow is the day to unleash your incredible creative potential on the world in the form of the MaxFun rocket coloring contest! You can find the blank rocket here.

Today's Reddit Ask Me Anythings

We'll be updating this page with links to the AMAs once they're up. A full list of the week's planned AMAs can be found here.

Monday, October 20th
Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris (Jordan, Jesse, Go!) - 2:00-3:00 PM PDT (this one may get started early!)
Julie Sabatier (Destination DIY) - 4:00-5:00 PM PDT
Lisa Hanawalt and Emily Heller (Baby Geniuses) - 6:00-7:00 PM PDT

MBMBaM 222: The Rich Kids Camp

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Guests: 
John Hodgman

It's a Max Fun Week special as we welcome John Hodgman to the program. He does an admirable, charitable job of pretending he knows who we are.

Suggested Talking Points: A Fate Worse than Public Deification, Papa John Refuses to Grow, A Day Without Doxxing, Bowser Went to Juliard.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 347: Growing Violet with Lisa Hanawalt

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Guests: 
Lisa Hanawalt

Artist and podcaster Lisa Hanawalt joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of novelty footwear, Jordan's visit to a cat cafe, and a crazy dragon subreddit.

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MaxFunWeek Day 5: MaxFun Meet Up Day

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Make a MaxFun friend or several! We want to see MaxFun meet-ups popping up all over the world at 7 PM local time on this day. You can find a current list of planned meet-ups here!

If you want to know what other MaxFunWeek challenges we have in store for you, you can find them all here! Start figuring out your favorite episode to share with the world tomorrow!

Today's Reddit Ask Me Anythings

We'll be updating this page with links to the AMAs once they're up. A full list of the week's planned AMAs can be found here.

Sunday, October 19th
Dave Shumka and Graham Clark (Stop Podcasting Yourself) - 1:00-2:00 PM PDT
Dan McCoy and Stuart Wellington (The Flop House) - 3:30-4:30 PM PDT

MaxFunWeek Day 4: Draw the Adventure Zone Adventurers

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Who can forget the legendary exploits of Taako, Merle, and Magnus? If you missed it, the McElroy brothers played Dungeons & Dragons with their dad, and it was great. We challenge you to draw/paint/sculpt/or otherwise visually represent those brave adventurers. The winning artist gets a D&D Player's Handbook (5th Edition), signed by the McElroys. Tweet your work to @MaxFunHQ, or email it to lindsay@maximumfun.org for consideration!

If you want to know what other MaxFunWeek challenges we have in store for you, you can find them all here! MaxFun Meet Up Day is tomorrow -- do you know where your closest meet up is? You can find a full list here, and there's almost certainly one within driving distance!

Today's Reddit Ask Me Anythings

We'll be updating this page with links to the AMAs once they're up. A full list of the week's planned AMAs can be found here.

Saturday, October 18th
Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade) - 1:00-2:00 PM PDT

The Flop House: Episode #163 - Dracula 3D

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The Flop House

Shocktober continues/ends with Dario Argento totally forgetting everything he knew about filmmaking (and we don’t even like him that much) with Dracula 3D. Meanwhile, Dan reveals the alternate, director’s cut ending to Escape (The Pina Colada Song), Elliott out-pervs the pervazoid with his demands for more nudity, and Stuart once again astounds with his facility for accents.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 72 - Killing Them Softly

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Show: 
Wham Bam Pow
Guests: 
Marcella Arguello
Guests: 
Sarah Morisano
Guests: 
Dan McCoy

Happy MaxFunWeek! Ricky is joined by two hilarious guest panelists, Marcella Arguello and Sarah Morisano to review the 2012, Brad Pitt-packed crime film, Killing Them Softly. Plus, in honor of MaxFunWeek, we are joined by Dan McCoy! Dan is a writer for The Daily Show and co-host of our sister podcast, The Flop House, and he shares a seasonally appropriate movie that made him.

Follow our guests on Twitter! Sarah is @thesarahbellum, Marcella is @marcellacomedy, and Dan is @dancmccoy. You can find The Flop House on Maximum Fun or wherever you get your podcasts.

Cameron's album is available RIGHT NOW on iTunes -- be sure to pick it up!

Next week, we will be watching Galaxy Quest, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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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MaxFunWeek Day 3: For Immediate Summary Judgement Day

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This one is for pop culture experts and Judge John Hodgman superfans. We'll post an audio clip of one of the Judge's signature interpretations of a culture artifact on Twitter, and it's up to you to guess the reference. The first correct answer gets entered in a drawing for a prize. What's the prize? Your pick of any poster or t-shirt from the newly restocked MaxFunStore over at Topatoco! We'll be posting them at the top of every hour, so make sure you're following @MaxFunHQ.

If you want to know what other MaxFunWeek challenges we have in store for you, you can find them all here! Do you know where your local meetup is on Sunday? You can find a full list here. And don't forget! We're giving away a signed 5th edition D&D Player's Handbook to the best artistic interpretation of the Adventure Zone adventurers, so break out those colored pencils/paints/marble slabs.

Today's Reddit Ask Me Anythings

We'll be updating this page with links to the AMAs once they're up. A full list of the week's planned AMAs can be found here.

Friday, October 17th
Justin and Travis McElroy (MBMBaM) - 12:00-1:00 PM PDT
Barbara Gray, Tess Barker, and Brandie Posey (Lady to Lady) - 2:00-3:00 PM PDT

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