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#64 - Clean Slate II with Ben Acker

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Guests: 
Ben Acker

Time for another slate cleaning, and to help Mark and Hal out, they've enlisted their friend and Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creator Ben Acker, who helps them decide on shoes, the cinema, milk, and everyone's favorite new podcast.

CIPYD 43: Bat Dog

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Hello there friends! Guest producer Rob Pera is sitting in for Travis this week, and things are getting crazy around CIPYD HQ. Allegra tells us about Blue Heelers, Renee tells us about being a temporary dog owner as she dogsits Norma and Gizmo, and there's a new Bat Dog at the plate for a College Baseball team in Savannah! Enjoy the chaos that happens when Renee and Allegra are left unsupervised! Don't forget to share and tell all your friends to check us out!

Still Buffering: How to Question Time

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Still Buffering

This week, Rileigh helps to answer all of your most pressing questions about teen life of today. Then the sisters go and talk about carrier pigeons and what "wall ball" really is for a large portion of this episode, but they still answer your questions!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Maria Bamford & Wanda Sykes

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Maria Bamford
Guests: 
Wanda Sykes

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.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Maria Bamford on Finding the Comedy in Mental Illness

Maria Bamford is a stand-up whose comedy is equal parts confessional and surreal. Using events from her own life, including her struggles with mental illness, she finds comedy in the painful and absurd, infusing both with an infectious joy that has endeared her to fans around the world.

You might know Maria from her roles on shows like Arrested Development, Comedy Bang Bang, Maron and Louie. She found wider national fame during the 2009-2010 holiday shopping season when she appeared as a super-enthusiastic shopper in a series of Target commercials.

Maria sat down with Jesse to talk about her own experiences as a patient of various Los Angeles mental health facilities, finding love and how wanting to work less proved to be a good career move.

Her new show, Lady Dynamite will be available for streaming on Netflix from May 20th. You can find out more about her upcoming tour dates at MariaBamford.com.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Wanda Sykes on Life After the NSA and The Freedom to Be Herself on Stage

Wanda Sykes is a comedian and an actor with an incredible force of personality. Her distinctive voice both as a writer and a performer has earned her success on stage, television and film. She’s been nominated for seven Prime-Time Emmy Award including a win for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for her work on The Chris Rock Show.

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star joined Jesse to talk about transitioning from a career with the NSA to stand-up comedy, coming out “accidentally” during a rally against California’s Proposition 8 and why she believes that Bob Hope may have been a super spy.

Jesse was especially excited to talk with Wanda about one of his favorite characters in film, Biggie Shorty from the Louis C.K. directed, Chris Rock produced blaxploitation parody, Pootie Tang (or as we had to refer to it on NPR, “shmooty shmang”).

Wanda Sykes is beginning her tour this month which includes recording dates for her next comedy special.

Sykes is performing two shows at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles this Saturday, May 21st. The shows will be filmed for her Epix special out later this year. It's called What Happened…Ms. Sykes? Find out more at WandaSykes.com.

The Outshot: Black Moth Super Rainbow

Jesse talks about his affinity for the music of Black Moth Super Rainbow - an experimental band that declined a request to appear on Bullseye to promote their 2009 album, Eating Us.

International Waters: Episode 74 Starving and Horny

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Hal, Sara & Dave
Guests: 
Sara Benincasa
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Paul Foxcroft
Guests: 
Gráinne Maguire

Sara Benincasa, Hal Lublin, Paul Foxcroft and Gráinne Maguire join host, Dave Holmes for some sexually charged comedy quizzing with bonus hating on Burning Man and a ranking of which fast food chains have the smartest customers.

Sara Benincasa wants to plug Real Artists Have Day Jobs and recommends WNYC's new stand-up podcast 2 Dope Queens.

Hal Lublin wants to plug We Got This with Mark and Hal and recommends his wife's country music star comedy character Carter Parton Rodgers.

Paul Foxcroft wants to plug his live Cariad and Paul shows and upcoming appearance at Improvaganza in Edmonton, Alberta. Paul recommends Otis Taylor's Recapturing the Banjo.

Gráinne Maguire wants to plug her upcoming Edinburgh Fringe show Great People Making Great Choices and recommends Beyonce's Lemonade.

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. Dave wants to plug his new book Party of One.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 426 - Pete Zedlacher

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Guests: 
Pete Zedlacher

Comedian Pete Zedlacher joins us to talk ski poles, vanity plates, and milk jewels.

Download episode 426 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 303: Toot Me to Cabo

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We're excited to announce that we are going to win next year's Eurovision Song Contest! Our triumph is written in the stars. Our plan of attack is undefeatable: Opulent Gowns, Key Changes and So, So Much Spinning. Prepare to be DAZZLED.

Suggested talking points: Eurovision 2017 Announcement, Pizza Patronage, Toot Dollars, Gator Terror, Cheese Shortage, Goose Attack

Craig Rowin / Jake Regal

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Craig Rowin
Guests: 
Jake Regal

Hello babies! You’re now tuned into our favorite podcast! This week we’re discussing our favorite theoretical fecal transplant techniques. Some are more intimate than others! Emily got to see Hamilton and showed restraint about her social media sharing of the event. In an extra spooky Wiki of the Week we touch on The Hairy Hands, an English legend. Craig Rowin stops by with some disarmingly earnest public access TV comedy clips. He has a really cool and very soft t shirt collection. In Expert Hour, Thierry Henry (not the football star) delights us with his incredibly graceful movements. As Artistic Director of Cirque Du Soleil, he’s able to give us an insider look at their future productions.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Craig Rowin
Jake Regal

Jordan, Jesse Go! Episode 428: Scooby-Doo Denouement with Rob Kutner

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Guests: 
Rob Kutner

Comedy writer Rob Kutner joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's first Transformers viewing, Jesse's ideal 3D space documentary, and Rob's new scripted Howl podcast starring Ken Jennings and Weird Al. Plus Jordan dusts off American Accent Liam Neeson for some important voice over work.

Listen to Rob's podcast, Runaway Brains here!

Ep 32: Space Mengele (S2E7)

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When the Enterprise encounters a ship full of dead seniors, their immediate concern is the smell. Their investigation leads back to a science facility where experiments in genetics have taken a dangerous turn, creating a race of non GMO-free people. How many cans of soup can a starship hold? Is Star Trek anti-science? Is Chief O'Brien a con artist? It's the episode that has plenty of handrails!

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