The Gabbening is upon us- only sans Gabrielle Union... she's busy... being Mary Jane. The breaks have been cut on this episode and it is full speed ahead in a series of Hot Topic issues. What is Chris Brown doing on our beloved show 'Black*ish', and the portrayal of women on the show gets debated. The 2018 Elections- it's already time to get ready, who are some interesting candidates, and how will gerrymandering effect a congressional shakeup? In tangent city James walks us through his first NYC velvet rope experience (and no we are not talking about the hit late 90's Janet Jackson album). Do you know what James' favorite disco jam is? You'll find out! We also walk through what all the pop star mascots are. You know about the Bee hive for Beyonce- but what are Ciara's fans called? Toys R' US- are kids still playing with toys? Plus Barry Manilow is gay!
If you've always wondered what goes on at MaxFunCon, now's your chance to feel like you're there! Every Wednesday, we post videos of incredible MaxFunCon speakers like Jon Ronson, Susan Orlean, Andrew W.K, Brooke Gladstone, and many more! You can catch up on a bunch right now on our YouTube channel, and while you're there, subscribe to stay up to date as new videos are added!
Tickets for MaxFunCon and MaxFunCon East are still available at maxfuncon.com, but are close to selling out, so act fast!
Every family has its own way of doing things and, now that our kids are old enough to compare our homes to their friends', suddenly there's a whole list of ways in which we, our kids' parents, ARE MONSTERS. Plus, Biz paves the way for weekend fun and Theresa visits a real forest. And we talk with writer Nefertiti Austin about her experience adopting children as a single woman of color.
In reference to our conversation with Nefertiti, here are some book recommendations from Gwen Glazer of the New York Public Library. These books are for children ages 10+, featuring protagonists who are people of color. Note these are categorized by gender -- the first listed are books featuring boy/male leads and below that are books featuring girl/female leads. As with any book, parents should read first to make sure it is suitable for your child. Thank you, Gwen!
Featuring boy/male leads:
As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds (Nefertiti after the show found this as well through her local librarian)
The Crossover and Booked by Kwame Alexander (these might skew older -- for a mature 10yo only)
The Cruisers series by Walter Dean Myers
Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Featuring girl/female leads:
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Jumbies series by Tracy Baptiste
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond
Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at the Independent in San Francisco April 29th: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1453303
Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Blue Apron and Care.com. You can try Blue Apron and get your first three meals free with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/badmother. And to save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, and receive a $15 credit that you can use toward paying your caregiver when you use Care.com’s convenient payment platform, visit http://www.care.com/badmother when you subscribe.
Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!
Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron.
Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
Join our mailing list
Join the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother Facebook group
Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter
Follow Biz on Twitter
Follow Theresa on Twitter
Like us on Facebook!
Get a OBM tee, tank, baby shirt, or mug from the MaxFunStore
You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans
The Superstar shake-up has led to some new developments that we all expected and ones that we absolutely couldn’t have seen coming.
Jinder Mahal has officially become the Number 1 contender for the WWE Title! He’s got the Bollywood Boyz as his new heaters and it looks like him and his veins are set for the big time. We’ll tell you how we feel about his major push.
Plus, Alexa Bliss and Charlotte have set their sights on their respective brand's major titles. Is it the right move to get them in the spotlight so soon? Probably! We’ll explain.
Plus, more geeking out about Braun Strowman, a look at the U.S. Title competition and a lot more.
As WWE has tried to move away from the standard objectification of its female athletes, the fashion of the women has changed. But that doesn’t mean that the sexiness factor has been completely eliminated. Does WWE need to completely eliminate that if they want things to be on a truly equal level? We’ll take a look.
The Three Count:
Hal put over Edge and Christian’s Pod of Awesomeness.
Danielle put over Referee John Cone and his great bump from the exploding ring.
Mike put over 3-Minute warning in honor of Rosey Ano’ai’s recent passing.
The Three Count:
Hal put over Edge and Christian’s Pod of Awesomeness
Danielle put over Referee John Cone and his great bump from the exploding ring.
Mike put over 3-Minute warning in honor of Rosey Anoa'i’s recent passing.
Hello there! Didn't see you come in! Have a seat and pull up some trending news for yourself. Also, want to talk about shorts? No? Ok, back to the news. This week in Beyond the Headlines: the Boston Marathon had some notable finishers, Theresa May called for an election in the UK government, Georgia, USA also held a special election this week, radio personality Alex Jones has made a surprising reveal about himself, Youtube channel Daddyofive is in hot water over alleged abuse shown on their channel, and April the Giraffe has given birth! Also this week, the story of a horrendous act of violence broadcast over Facebook and the conversations about monitoring live content that it has sparked. We also revisit some old stories this week: United (as well as American and Delta) have made some policy changes, Bill O'Reilly is on his way out over at Fox, and correspondent Rachel Stine joins us to discuss new developments regarding the Fearless Girl statue. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and would you kindly share?
Note: We have warnings in the show, but we discuss a story about abuse and a story about gun violence this week. So, if you would like to skip those stories, we have warnings in the ep so you know when to skip forward.
This week Bryan gets taught about weed culture, while Erin shares her awkward interaction at a local vegan/Mexican restaurant. Also, a contestant on Survivor was recently outed as Transgender by another contestant during the Tribal Council, and a Missouri lawmaker and allergist was upset about protections for women being passed and claim McDonald's and the Zoo are subject to more regulations than abortion clinics.
Mark and Hal dive into history, their childhoods, and science to come away with a clean victory for one of these forms of soap!
This week, the Pop Rocket panel has some extra help to talk about the 5 years and 6 seasons of Girls that ended this past Sunday from the New York based comedy duo Las Culturistas. As you can imagine, the gang has a lot to say during this post mortem. They talk about whether we got closure from the final episode, and whether Lena should have just stopped at the penultimate episode. Did the producers of Girls do enough to deal with the lack of racial diversity on the show over the 5 years? What role did nudity and sex play on show, and why was it so refreshing? Was Elijah used as a trophy or seen as a peer by Hannah? And did we think that this was a genuinely funny show? All of these questions will be answered, plus Bowen and Wynter are all about new video games, and Matt can't stop listening to the new Gaga. In lieu of jams this week, we get a master class in the signature segment on the Las Culturistas podcast, "I Don't Think So Honey"-- things get rowdy.
We also want to thank everyone who donated during the MaxFun Drive this year, and give a particular shoutout to those who donated on our shows behalf. Tweet at us if you made a donation to us and didn't receive your voicemail from Karen Tongson.
If you will be in the Los Angeles area this Friday, April 21st, make sure to check out Matt and Bowen's improv group Pop Roulette at UCB Sunset at 10:30 p.m.
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.
Micah brings the case against his girlfriend Jenny. Micah would like to buy a 3D printer for their home. Jenny thinks their apartment is too small. She thinks he should wait until they move into a bigger place.
SUBMITTED BY MICAH:
Click here to check out the printer that Micah would like. This is the space where he proposes the printer would live:
He says, "“As can be seen, the printer could comfortably fit beneath my computer desk--I would move the shelf that is currently down there to the place immediately to the right of the desk. The box that is currently in that spot would be moved to a more storage-y place since it's just holding random cords, PC parts, and other knickknacks that don't really need to be immediately accessible.”
SUBMITTED BY JENNY:
“I have made a short video of what our apartment looks like with some cameos from our dog Emmett.”
Click here to check out the video!
“I am also including a website with a list of places where you can 3D print. One of our friends has a membership at the Artisan's Asylum and has offered to let Micah used his space there so I've included their wiki on the machines they have.”
Sign up for Judge Hodgman's newsletter at bit.ly/hodgmail. If you're in the Western, MA area this summer, make sure to check out the Solid Sound Festival, where Judge Hodgman is hosting the Comedy Stage. Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is also available for pre-order at bit.ly/painfulbeaches.
MaxFunCon tickets are still on sale for MaxFunCon West in Lake Arrowhead and MaxFunCon East in the Poconos! Visit MaxFunCon.com for more info! Make sure to also check out You're Doing a Great Job written by Maximum Fun's very own Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn. It's available wherever books are sold!
Thank you to Tom Brinton 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.
This week, the ladies discuss trolls, smurfs, 420, massage story, sex toys, mouthing dick sucking, fan mail and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.