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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jon Ronson & Peter Guralnick

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

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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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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!
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Ts Madison
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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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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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Solomon Georgio/Matt McCarthy

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Baby Geniuses
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Solomon Georgio
Guests: 
Matt McCarthy

Hello Babies! Thank you once again for joining us, we're so excited to see you! Join us as we discuss what kind of cult we'd like to be a part of, Lisa's appearance on NPR and the new show everyone is talking about "Neighbors"! Solomon Georgio talks with us about the Ganguro Girl fashion trend and 80's and 90's television. Do you all remember when they switched over the black and yellow Power Rangers? Expert Jacob Marley tells all about the Oscars and how to properly enjoy them. Grab a seat and stay awhile!

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Solomon Georgio

Matt McCarthy

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MBMBaM 247: Tangled Up in Carl

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Please, while you're listening to (and hopefully enjoying) this episode, spare a thought - a prayer, even - for Justin's dry, dry mouth. He's going through a lot right now, specifically with regards to his soda deficiency.

Suggested talking points: Wet Mouth, Marc Ecko Good, Snake Expertise, Workout Pizza, Jokes on Demand, Arby's Street Fight

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 372: Bravey Cat with John Hodgman

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John Hodgman

John Hodgman returns home to JJGo for a discussion of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, what it might be like to be a teen girl vampire, and Jordan's latest experience doing hot yoga.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 14 Mad Men, Gay Anthems & Madonna Does Stand-Up

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Karen, Wynter, Margaret and Guy
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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Karen Tongson

Karen Tongson joins the team this week to talk Mad Men and the entropy of the patriarchy, classic movies that we should have seen but haven’t and watching The Slap as “Norm-Porn”.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Let It Happen by Tame Impala
Margaret Wappler - Short Movie by Laura Marling
Karen Tongson - Rather Be (Affelaye Remix) by Clean Bandit

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

You can order Guy’s album here and buy Karen’s books here.

Let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 93 - Furious 7

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, we wonder over formats, resurrect Pitch It, and chat about the newest installment in the Fast-and-Furious-verse: Furious 7.

Next week we'll be watching Bound, which is available now on Netflix Watch Instant.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don't forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org

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One Bad Mother Episode 100: It Was So Much Easier Back Then

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One Bad Mother
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Our Moms!

Biz and Theresa celebrate our 100th episode! With our moms! We find out whether it really was easier being a mom back in the good old days before everything could kill us. Plus, no amount of glitter can decorate Biz’s fail, Theresa ruins Easter, and a Mom Rant reminds us all that sleep is more important than we sometimes acknowledge. What better way to celebrate 100 episodes?! Everyone is doing a great job!

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485

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Interested in hosting a OBM meet-up in your area? Email theresa at maximum fun dot org.

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Buddah Nature, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS180:Cooking Classes, Rick Santorum, Glenn Beck's Jeans, w/ guest Doug Jones & Melanie Griffith ('s voice)

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Throwing Shade

Bryan goes to a cooking class set to "Thriller" and Erin eats bad grease, but they pull it together to talk about Rick Santorum's wish that LGBT'ers get some tolerance and the difference between refusing to sell gay people a cake and refusing to write anti-gay things on a cake. And didyaknow Glenn Beck has a clothing line? And just launched women's line? And has a model sized wife and a plus sized daughter? And he's doing it all for them and not because his ego is crumbling like a Nature's Valley granola bar. Plus, our friend Doug Jones joins us to discuss the year he worked for Melanie Griffith. 

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