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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 51 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, we blast those five tell-tale tones and experience the sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Plus, Ricky takes over Studio and asks Rhea and Cameron to devise a new project exploring different ways aliens make first contact with humans. Who will come out ahead and make everybody tons of money?

Next week we'll be watching Event Horizon, which is currently available 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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TS133: Paycheck Fairness, Lesbian Police Chief Fired, Day Drinking, Beyonce

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Throwing Shade

Did you know that the reason women don't get paid equally is because they're just plain ol' dumb? It's true - according to lunatics like Charles Murray and Texas gubernatorial hopeful (less) Greg Abbott. Plus, a police chief named Crystal Moore got fired in Latta, South Carolina, because she's a lesbian. And, Bryan gives the rundown on how he'd sneak into Jay-Z and Beyonce's house. And it's a great plan. 

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 157: Honey Don't

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Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Mary Roach

Lani says her husband Alistair insists on doing most of the chores at home. She says she's tired of having to ask him to take out the garbage when she could very well do it herself! Is Alistair TOO chivalrous?

With a special guest appearance from MaxFun pal, Mary Roach (author of the terrific book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal). Thanks, Mary!

Judge Jesse Thorn takes over for Hodgman this week, and the bailiff's spot is filled by Jordan Morris. Judge Hodgman will return to the courtroom next week!

If you want to join our conversation about this episode, please click on the Forum link below.

Thanks to Mike Frost and Jess Krywosa for suggesting this week's case name! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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EP. 73 "The Weight Episode" ft. David Janove

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Lady to Lady
Guests: 
David Janove

David Janove (@davidjanove) joins the ladies to discuss weight loss, diets, guilty pleasure foods, gaining weight in relationships and more! Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames.

Listener Masha's story of weight loss

Listener Holly's essay 'Real Women Have Bodies'

Email us your Lady Problem at ladytolady@maximumfun.org

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Throwing Shade 40: Equal Pay for Women & Beyonce

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Did you know that the reason women don't get paid equally is because they're just plain ol' dumb? It's true! According to lunatics like Charles Murray and gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott. Plus, a police chief named Crystal Moore got fired in Latta, South Carolina, because she's a lesbian. And, Bryan gives the rundown on how he'd sneak into Jay Z and Beyonce's house. And it's a great plan.


Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bootsy Collins, Oliver Wang on Al Green

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Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! Bootsy Collins Pushes James Brown's Buttons and Gets Wild with George Clinton's P-Funk

Bootsy Collins is a legend in the world of funk. He's a bassist who came to his instrument by happenstance and fell in love. He was only in his teens when he was discovered and hired by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, to be part of his backing band, The J.B.'s. Bootsy went on to play with another notoriously inventive and pioneering funk artist, George Clinton, as part of Funkadelic and Parliament.

He continued the funk with Bootsy's Rubber Band and a number of other musical collaborations. His most recent album is Tha Funk Capitol Of The World, and he currently teaches bass at his own Funk University. He's also playing a couple of festivals this spring and summer.

Bootsy talks to us about being on the forefront of funk, playing with James Brown, doing LSD on stage, quitting and/or being fired from The JB's, pushing the boundaries of black popular music with George Clinton, and his own amazing solo career.

He and Jesse spoke in 2011. Find an extended version of that original conversation here.

The Dissolve Talks about All-Time Favorite Movies: "Real Life" and "To Be or Not to Be"

This week, a look back at some all-time favorite movies from our pals at The Dissolve. Staff writer Nathan Rabin and Editorial Director Keith Phipps join us to talk about some of their all-time favorite films.

Nathan recommends Albert Brooks' 1979 satire Real Life, a prescient look at documenting "real life" in pre-reality television times.

Keith recommends the 1942 Ernst Lubitch classic To Be or Not to Be (Criterion Collection), starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard.

Canonball with Oliver Wang: Al Green’s I’m Still In Love With You

In Canonball, we take a flying leap into the canon of popular music. We're joined by professor and music writer Oliver Wang to talk about an Al Green album that deserves your attention. No... it's not Green's chart-topper, Let's Stay Together. Wang says that it was Al Green's followup to that album that really rattled him to his core.

Wang talks to us about 1973's I'm Still in Love with You, the record that created a new kind of soul music. Green's beautiful, if flawed voice, was merged with Willie Mitchell's innovative rhythm section and a new sound emerged.

You can find Oliver Wang's thoughts on soul rarities and more on his blog, Soul Sides.

The Outshot: Orson Welles's F for Fake

Jesse recommends Orson Welles' final masterwork, F for Fake. Part documentary, part film essay, it features tricks and truths layered atop each other, creating a mesmerizing narrative.

Sawbones: Epilepsy

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are squeezing a beaver's scent glands as they bring you a history of epilepsy.

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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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Seattle Meetup

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Date: 
04/26/2014 - 22:00
City: 
Seattle, WA
Venue Name: 
Auto Battery (1009 E. Union Street)

After their show at the Erickson Theater in Seattle (tickets on sale here -- http://bit.ly/1kDonfL), Jordan and Jesse are having a meetup at Auto Battery (1009 E Union St) at 10pm.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/auto-battery-seattle

Come hang out!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Portland Meetup

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Date: 
04/25/2014 - 22:00
City: 
Portland, OR
Venue Name: 
Yurs Bar and Grille (717 NW 16th Ave)

After their show at the Mission Theater in Portland (tickets on sale here -- http://bit.ly/1lLH0SI), Jordan and Jesse are having a meetup at Yurs Bar and Grille (717 NW 16th Ave) at 10pm!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/yurs-bar-and-grill-portland

Come hang out!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 318 - Chris von Szombathy

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Chris von Szombathy

Chris von Szombathy returns to talk baseball pranks, shirt care, and Winnipeg.

Download episode 318 here. (right-click)

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

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