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Ross and Carrie and Claire Get Straightened Out (Part 1): Ex-Gay Therapy Edition


When Ross is out of town during an ex-gay ministry event, Carrie convinces her best friend Claire to spend her own birthday being tortured by confusing and distressing talks about "the freedom to grow into heterosexuality." Then, they share the misery with Ross, reviewing the harmful pseudoscience behind this movement, and the terrible advice no parents should take when their child is LGBT. Be forewarned: this one is tough.

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Friendly Fire Ep 17: Glory

Friendly Fire

Glory: Does this film accurately portray the United States Civil War, or has it been viewed with Bueller-tinted glasses. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John traverse a historical battlefield that has an effect on America's past, present, and future.

This film is available on:

Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Youtube, and Vudu.

You can find the next film, The Battle of Algiers, on:

Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Kanopy, TCM, and Youtube.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 26: 'Carrie' with 'RBG' Directors Betsy West & Julie Cohen

April Wolfe
Betsy West
Julie Cohen


This week, we are joined by the directors of the brand new Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen. They are on to discuss the Brian De Palma classic Carrie. Believe it or not, in this episode several similarities are drawn between the "Notorious RBG" and Carrie White. Julie and Betsy discuss what the world was like when Carrie was released and the type of workplace humiliations they had to put up with back then. Betsy even shares a story involving a penis shaped cake. They dig into the importance and power of Justice Ginsburg and how she actually changed the world. They also discuss the techniques they use to interview people, making sure not to manipulate the audience, and staring at Ruth Bader Ginsburg while she watched the documentary.

RBG opens theatrically on May 4th.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Carrie

With April Wolfe, Betsy West and Julie Cohen

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

Story Break: Mr. Clean

Story Break

We adapt Mr. Clean, everyone's favorite bald cleaning dude, into a feature film! Discussions include thoughts about arcs for magical characters, the Disney classic Mary Poppins, and deep philosophical musings on the nature of cleanliness.

Tights and Fights Ep. 89: Strong Style Me, Daddy

Danielle, Lindsey, Hal
Hal Lublin
Danielle Radford
Lindsey Kelk

As always Hal, Danielle and Lindsey breakdown the latest in the world of wrestling. And this week that includes Greatest Royal Rumble live from Saudi Arabia.

Everyone on the panel has seen at least a little of the event, but was the show and the payday worth preventing the entire women’s roster from performing at the show?

Greatest Royal Rumble was also the precursor to this Sunday’s BackLash event. With Roman Reigns losing once again, how much have they damaged his presentation and the perception of the Universal Title?

And with Shinsuke Nakamura set for what could be his final match for the WWE title against AJ Styles, does he need to win that strap to cement his positioning as the top heel on Smackdown?

All this plus a look at which feuds could go on forever, why WWE needs women’s tag team titles and who the uncrowned king of 205 Live is.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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One Bad Mother, Episode 253: When Self-Care Feels Like Self-Sabotage, Plus Author and Renegade Mother Janelle Hanchett

One Bad Mother
Janelle Hanchett

Biz and Theresa wonder why our attempts at self-care feel more like self-sabotage sometimes. Is it that it can mess up our momentum, or are we just really bad at it? Maybe both! Plus, Biz wonders, "WHAT IF?,” Theresa does feed her children, and we welcome back Renegade Mothering’s Janelle Hanchett to talk about her new book I’m Just Happy To Be Here: A Memoir Of Recklessness, Rehab and Renegade Mothering!

Janelle's book I’m Just Happy To Be Here: A Memoir Of Recklessness, Rehab and Renegade Mothering" is out NOW. You can find her on Twitter @renegademothering1 and read her phenomenal blog at

Chicago! We will be there NEXT WEEK! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Episode 25 - Airport Marriott written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi

Jason Ritter as Adam Finn
Toni Trucks as Jamie
Scott Michael Foster as Guy in Toilet/Jose/T1 Guy/Royce
Ayden Mayeri as Sasha Marriott
Jessica Rothe as Erin
Hank Chen as Rudy
Brendan Hines as Karl
Marc Evan Jackson as Rick Parkman
Jamie Denbo as Yelena
Lucas Neff as Donald

In this episode, Andrew Reich interviews Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi (The Invitation; Ride Along) regarding their dead pilot, Airport Marriott. You'll also listen to a live table read of Airport Marriott, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

Do you want to come see Dead Pilots Society Live?! You can! Our next live show is on June 23rd, 2017 at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth! We’ll be reading pilots from:

Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black; Weeds)
Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker (Powerless; $#*! My Dad Says)

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EP32: Justin Simien on Michael Jackson's "HIStory" (1995)

Heat Rocks
Justin Simien

The album: Michael Jackson: HIStory: Past, Present and Future: Book 1 (1995)

Justin Simien, whose Dear White People is just beginning its second season on Netflix, came through to join us live for another Voyager Institute collaboration. By sheer coincidence, our last VI event took on Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation and here we are again, working our way through another Jackson family LP. (Can LaToya be too far behind?)

HIStory, as our crew points out, is an odd duck in the vaunted Jackson discography. Though it was enormously successful – the best selling double album of all time (especially since disc one was a "Greatest Hits" anthology) – it tends to have been overlooked given all the controversy swirling around MJ in that era. He had already been tried and acquitted on child molestation charges but his marriage to Lisa Marie Presley was still tabloid catnip and all this resulted in him recording, to quote Morgan: his most "pissed" off album, ever. This, and more, was all fodder for our conversation. But before you even listen, you have to watch the trailer for HIStory:

Meanwhile, don't forget to listen to last week's episode, about Michael Jackson's Off the Wall, featuring Martin Perna!

More on HIStory

More on Justin Simien

Show Tracklisting (all songs from HIStory unless indicated otherwise):

  • “Money”
  • “Scream”
  • Janet Jackson: Got Till It’s Gone “Got Till It’s Gone”
  • “This Time Around Feat. Biggie Smalls”
  • “You Are Not Alone”
  • “Stranger In Moscow”
  • “Childhood”
  • Michael Jackson: Bad “Leave Me Alone”
  • “They Don’t Really Care About Us”
  • “Tabloid Junkie”
  • Michael Jackson: Thriller “Someone In The Dark”

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Bonus Beats: Martin Perna and the Heat Rocks crew on "Off the Wall" vs. "Thriller"


Taken from our original taping with Martin Perna regarding Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall," we got into a short discussion of whether "Off the Wall" or "Thriller" is better aka "the debate to divide MJ fans now and forever."

Episode 31, Bonus Beats: Off the Wall vs. Thriller

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 8


The Pine Guard’s prey proves too elusive for them to take down with their usual methods, forcing them to turn to outside help. Like … FAR outside. Ned fights his reflexes. Aubrey flames out. Duck gets his victory fanfare.

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