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Ep. 12. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Three

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Our heroes board their fateful train to Neverwinter, and are rude to just about every single person aboard. Merle strikes out at evangelism. Magnus learns that he may not, in fact, have the biggest muscles. Taako just wrecks some baby carrots.

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EP. 120 "Nellie Apologist" ft. Kulap Vilaysack

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Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Kulap Vilaysack

Kulap Vilaysack (@kulap) joins the ladies to discuss last names, confessions, origin stories, butt stuff, taxes, 7/11 and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

Email us your Lady Problem at ladytolady@maximumfun.org

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Sawbones: "Heroes" of Patent Medicine: Volume 2

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, in the second part of a three-part series, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to some of the craziest operators from the heyday of patent medicines.

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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 206: Moon and Stars

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Judge Hodgman rules on busted doors, schoolbus naming, and whether or not cereal is a soup. Plus a Hodgman Dubbel update!

Check out the prototype made real by Paul Bruneau here!

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One Bad Mother Listener Meetups on Mother's Day Weekend!

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Date: 
05/09/2015 (All day)
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City: 
In or Near Your City
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A Location Near You!

In honor of Mother's Day (and just because we want to hang out with each other), we're making Saturday, May 9th an international meet-up day for One Bad Mother listeners! We have meet-ups scheduled in a bunch of cities, and more meet-ups are being organized as we speak! Check back here for updates, we'll be adding cities as we get the details. If you're not seeing your city below and you're interested in organizing or attending a meet-up, connect with other listeners in your area using our facebook group!

Brooklyn, NY
JJ Byrne Park on 5th Avenue btwn 3rd & 4th Streets
3-5pm
Join the facebook invite!

Portland, OR
11 AM
Westmoreland Nature Playground at Westmoreland Park
Join the facebook invite!

Austin, TX
2pm at Mueller Park in Central Austin
Join the facebook invite!

Houston, TX
9am
Discovery Green (1500 McKinney St)
Notes: You can bring your kids to play on the playground, or the splash pad, or just run around. Then we can catch some brunch/lunch at Phoenicia.

Minneapolis/St. Paul
2pm
Sea Salt Eatery (4801 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Baby-friendly, other kids optional. It's outdoors in Minnehaha Falls Park, so we're hoping for nice weather! Anyone can join the Twin Cities OBM Meetup group for more info on facebook.

Boston
3-5pm
Cambridge Common Park, near the playground. Lida will have a yellow balloon tied to her stroller and will be wearing her OBM t-shirt.

Luxury Bunkers! w/ Cameron Esposito

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Guests: 
Cameron Esposito

Hello buddies! It's our long awaited Luxury Bunkers episode! We're joined by the incredible Cameron Esposito! We discuss what it is to not only survive, but to survive in luxury! Pool in your bunker? That's luxury! Big screen TV in your corrugated steel tube? Luxury! 1970's underground house complete with lawn? ULTIMATE LUXURY! All that and so so so so so much more! What would our luxury bunkers look like? Individual or group bunker survival? What's Brendan Fraser up to? (Probably living underground!) Join us and tell your friends to come along!

To buy Cameron's stand up album click this link here!

To donate to Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

To buy a special message on Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

And don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

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International Waters: Episode 48 Hitler, Robot Hitler & Werewolf Hitler

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Biz, Dave, Humphrey and Laura
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Biz Ellis
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Humphrey Ker
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Laura Solon

Biz Ellis, Humphrey Ker and Laura Solon join host, Dave Holmes for Biz Ellis, Humphrey Ker and Laura Solon join Dave Holmes for jentacular delights, transatlantic commercials and human centipedes.

Other useful links this week:

Biz Ellis wants to plug her own MaxFun podcast, One Bad Mother and recommends Marvel’s new Netflix adaptation of Daredevil.

Humphrey Ker wants to recommend MazeRooms.com.

Laura Solon recommends the book summarising app Blinkist.

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. Catch Dave in the latest Gay of Thrones video. Dave would like to recommend Frank Turner’s new song Get Better.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jon Ronson & Peter Guralnick

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jon Ronson
Guests: 
Peter Guralnick
Guests: 
Guy Branum

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.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.


Photo by Jesse Thorn

Jon Ronson on the Aftereffects of Public Shaming and Why He Values People Over Ideologies

If the name Justine Sacco rings a bell with you, we'd guess it's because you remember this poorly-conceived and ill-judged tweet she sent that was heard around the world.

"Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!"

People on Twitter piled on, Justine Sacco publicly shamed and fired, and everyone went about their business. Except for Justine, that is.

Jon Ronson's new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, explores the effects that public shaming has on the shamed and the shamers.

He joins us to talk about Justine's tweet and whether or not public shaming is always a force for good.

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Photo by Seth Olenick

Comedy: Guy Branum in the Caribbean

Maybe you've heard our new sister podcast about culture, Pop Rocket. It’s hosted by a comic called Guy Branum. His new stand up album Effable was just released, so we thought this’d be a good opportunity to play you some of his set from last year’s Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival, AKA Boat Party dot Biz. So here’s the great Guy Branum, recorded live on a ship in the Caribbean.

Canonball: Peter Guralnick Gets "Knocked Out" by the Blues

It's time for Canonball. We take a leap into the deep end and talk to experts about classic albums -- or albums that should be considered classics -- and find out what makes them great.

This week, we’re joined by music historian and journalist Peter Guralnick. He's written about rock, soul and blues musicians for decades, profiling Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sam Cooke, and Elvis among dozens of others.

But for our segment, he chose a record that captures what he loves about live music. It was recorded by the ethnomusicologist Harry Oster in the late 50s and early 60s, and it was released on as Country Negro Jam Sessions. (Please excuse the anachronistic title).

Several of Peter's books, including his acclaimed biography of Elvis, are now reissued with video and audio in e-book format. You can find more at PeterGuralnick.com.

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The Outshot: Man Seeking Woman

What if a bad date was literally one of the worst things ever? Jesse explores Simon Rich's unique talents in Man Seeking Woman.

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RISK! #629: Deviance

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Ts Madison, Christopher Ryan, Aaron Kheifets and Ceara Lynch share stories of deviating from the norm.
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RISK!
Guests: 
Ts Madison
Guests: 
Christopher Ryan
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Aaron Kheifets
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Ceara Lynch
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Stop Podcasting Yourself 369 - Eddie Della Siepe

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Guests: 
Eddie Della Siepe

Comedian Eddie Della Siepe joins us to talk straws, YouTube ads, and doomed comedy shows.

Download episode 369 here. (right-click)

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

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