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TS293: Whole Foods, Gay Cakes, Goop, Guest Sarah Pappalardo from Reductress

Throwing Shade

Have you ever been accosted by a grocery store psychic? Are you the only representative of your age demographic at the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long? Are you tired of hearing from anti-gay bakeries? Are you putting too many things in your vagina? Is Reductress, the funniest place on the internet, the only thing that makes you LOL IRL WTF AARP? If you answered yes to ALL OF THESE, this episode is for you!

Rebranding the Apocalypse w/ HeyShenee!

Shenee Howard

Hey Buddies!

This week we've got special brand marketing expert / apocalypse junkie Shenee Howard from Does the apocalypse have a brand problem? How do you even go about fixing the end of the world's image? Who is the best spokesperson for the rebrand? I'll give you a hint... you get a zombie! And YOU get a zombie! Everyone's getting zombies!!!!!

Pop Rocket: Episode 130 The Pop Rocket Summer 2017 Book Club

Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Karen Tongson
Margaret Wappler

tapes, or dust off your book and come join Guy, Karen, and Margaret for the annual Pop Rocket Summer Book Club Special! This week, the gang discuss Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower. They also take some of YOUR questions and comments from the Pop Rocket Facebook group. Plus, Karen is super into Ken dolls, Margaret is in full summertime jam mode, and Guy has a few words on The Beguiled.

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Margaret Wappler - The Magic Numbers - Love Me Like You
Karen Tongson - SWV - Right Here (Human Nature Remix)
Guy Branum - Ricky Martin - Vente Pa' Ca

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hartfor

Judge John Hodgman Episode 319: Common Law Carriage


Blythe brings the case against her boyfriend Mac. Mac thinks he should have free rein to borrow Blythe’s car. But Blythe wants him to ask for her permission each time. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Tickets are on sale now for Judge John Hodgman Live at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY! Click HERE for tickets or check the right side of this page for more details!

If you're near London, England, make sure to find us at the London Podcast Festival at King's Place in September! Tickets are available now for our shows on September 14 and September 16.

Thank you to Jake Forbes for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Should You Give a S*?t about Book Awards? And Cecil Castellucci!

Reading Glasses
Cecil Castellucci

This episode, Brea and Mallory decode the madness of book awards, refuse to tolerate trash babies, and interview writer and past National Book Award judge Cecil Castellucci. Participate in online discussion for this episode using #BookAwards on Twitter and Instagram!

Reading Glasses Facebook Group


Book Awards Short Cuts

Cecil Castellucci

Lambda Awards

Books Mentioned
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff

The Devourers by Indra Das

Judge John Hodgman Live in Brooklyn!

09/09/2017 - 07:00 - 09:00
Brooklyn, NY
Venue Name: 
The Bell House

Judge John Hodgman Live in Brooklyn
Saturday September 9, 2017
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York


Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Lady to Lady EP. 232 "Slime Shoes" ft. Kyle Kinane

Lady to Lady
Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane (@kylekinane) joins the ladies to discuss slime, feeling like a slug, rice krispee treats, moisterizing tips, nose picking, otters and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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#122 - Clean Slate VI


Every once in a while, we get suggestions for topics that might not merit a full episode, but instead of just leaving them aside, we round them up and clean the slate! This time around, things get personal fast. Will you ever look at Mark and Hal the same again, or will this just reinforce your existing ideas about them?

See Mark and Hal record We Got This LIVE with special guest Maureen Johnson on Friday, July 21st in Philadelphia! Get tickets here.

Still Buffering: How to Teen Heartthrobs

Still Buffering

We all had those dreamy teens that we dreamt would some day fall in love with us against all odds and whose posters we had plastered all over our bedroom walls, so let's talk about them! From young Rob Lowe to Rider Strong all the way to your newest podcast teen heartthrob, Rileigh Smirl, the sisters have covered them all. Even...Balto?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

CIPYD 99: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Dogsasters


Hello, humans and dogs (NO BOTS)! We have a really fun episode for you. Renee met a dog with the best name of all time, and Allegra has a Mutt Minute on the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Plus, we have listener dogsasters and a dog victory! Grab your favorite squeaky toy and tune in!

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