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Sawbones: Measles

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are getting really angry about measles. Come get mad with us.

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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Pop Rocket: Episode 005 Super Bowl, Ghostbusters and #ThatCism

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Wynter and Guy
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Pop Rocket
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Wynter Mitchell
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Jesse Thorn
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Guy Branum

The team unpack last weekend’s Super Bowl, argue the merits of original, animated and re-booted Ghostbusting and call out a sports themed batch of #ThatCism.

With Wynter Mitchell, Jesse Thorn and host Guy Branum.

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 on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler will be back next week.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: John Oliver & Larry Wilmore

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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.

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John Oliver on 'Last Week Tonight', American Positivity and a Love Story That Began at the RNC

Though John Oliver is English, he's probably best known now for being part of an American cultural institution -- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He served as the show's "Senior British Correspondent" for seven years before he was tapped to guest host in 2013. Stewart went off to shoot a documentary, and Oliver filled in as host for eight weeks, to great critical acclaim.

It was an audition of sorts, and Oliver got the part. He was offered his own weekly show on HBO, which began airing just a few weeks ago. Last Week Tonight provides Oliver his own platform to talk and joke about everything from the death penalty to climate change to the Indian general election.

He joins us to talk about his love for American positivity, his tone and approach for Last Week Tonight, the unique challenges of doing news satire and the signature field pieces of The Daily Show, and the romantic story of how he met his wife at the Republican National Convention.

Oliver's show Last Week Tonight airs on HBO Sunday nights at 11pm. He also co-hosts The Bugle podcast with Andy Zaltzman.

This interview originally aired May 20, 2014.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me Proffer Advice: Reading Classic Lit, Gaming with Your Boss, and Solo Concert-Going

Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy and Griffin McElroy stop by Bullseye to solve our cultural quandaries. Listen to their advice on reading classic literature like "Super Fudge", playing video games with your boss and grooving solo at a James Taylor concert.

If you still have questions that need answers, the McElroy brothers host a weekly advice show for the modern era called My Brother, My Brother, and Me. You can subscribe wherever you download podcasts and send your queries to mbmbam@maximumfun.org.

This segment originally aired January 28, 2014.

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Larry Wilmore on His Early Comedy Writing and Training at The Daily Show

Last year, as Stephen Colbert stepped away from The Colbert Report, Comedy Central cast their net for a new nightly host. They settled on someone close to home -- the Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore. Wilmore has just launched the new program. It's called The Nightly Show.

Before his time with Jon Stewart, Wilmore wrote for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and In Living Color. He also created The Bernie Mac Show, and co-created The PJs with Eddie Murphy.

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore airs weeknights at 11:30 on Comedy Central.

This interview originally aired February 3, 2009.

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The Outshot: Why "I Want You Back" Is The Greatest Pop Song Ever

There's really only one way to prove "I Want You Back" is the greatest pop song ever: listen.

This segment originally aired September 23, 2013.

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RISK! #617: Live from San Fran 2015

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James Adomian, Leo Allen, Janine Brito, Dominic Dierkes and DC Pierson share stories about times things got a bit too intense.
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RISK!
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James Adomian
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Leo Allen
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Stop Podcasting Yourself 359 - Nicole Passmore

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Nicole Passmore returns to talk British MTV, Portland, and more vermin.

Download episode 359 here. (right-click)

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

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Karl Hess/Mary Holland

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Baby Geniuses
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Karl Hess
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Mary Holland

Hello babies! On this episode, we sit down and chat all things pirate with comedian Karl Hess! We also have an eye opening conversation about BUTTS! Did you know that you can tell someone’s past/future just from looking at pictures of their butt? Well, Sylvester Stallone’s mom thinks so! We do not advocate sending pictures of your butt to Ms. Stallone. Just send them to us! Then we sit down with fantasy fiction writer Margie Donk! She teaches us a couple tools of the trade like setting thing a million years in the future and revealing things are powered by blood! She is also a huge fan of Dell computers it seems. Enjoy!

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Karl Hess

Mary Holland

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 362: Holiday Monster with Kevin Pereira

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Kevin Pereira

Kevin "Sprinkles" Pereira joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Santa, Snapchat, and Jordan's new calendar.

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MBMBaM 237: John Turturro Robot Watersports

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Special guests, musical performances and at-length discussions about Transformers physiology? It's a slam dunk episode this week, and it's all waiting for you at booboonanny.com.

Suggested talking points: Dan Jo, Handshake Substitute, Booboonanny, Life in Bedrock, Supergators and Dick Eagles, Cat Barrier, Sexformers

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Ross and Carrie Pick Up Strangers: Synthetic Pheromones Edition

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Ross and Carrie douse themselves in artificial sex pheromones, head to the bars, and wait for strangers to approach them. Will sex juice make these nerds hot? Is bringing a 400-page book into a bar a good way to meet people? Find out!

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International Waters: Episode 43 L for Lorenzo

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Chris, Lynn, Dave, Zabeth and Dave
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Dave Ross
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Zabeth Russell
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Lynn Ferguson
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Chris Martin

Dave Ross, Zabeth Russell, Lynn Ferguson and Chris Martin join host, Dave Holmes for Bear tits, the coconut dog and why 30 years ago sucked.

Plugs and recommendations:

Dave Ross is on Twitter @DaveToTheRoss and wants to plug his podcast, Terrified. Dave recommends Megan Rosati’s webseries, 52 Ways to Break Up.

Zabeth Russell is on Twitter @Zabsters and would like to plug the film she’s just played a part in Blood Sucking Bastards. Zabeth recommends Black Mirror which is currently streaming in the US through Netflix.

Lynn Ferguson wants to plug her webseries, This Day Today and recommends Nambarrie Tea.

Chris Martin is on Twitter @ChrisMcomedy and wants to plug his podcast, Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast and his latest YouTube video. Chris recommends Craig David’s Instagram.

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. This month’s guests are Dave Ross’ sketch group, Women. Dave would like to recommend the Tanya Roberts – Tahiti Village videos on YouTube.

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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