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John Hodgman Live in Minneapolis

09/27/2015 - 19:00
Minneapolis, MN
Venue Name: 
Cedar Cultural Center

John Hodgman: Vacationland Live in Minneapolis

Saturday, September 27, 2015
7:00pm Doors
7:30pm Show

Cedar Cultural Center


Tickets are available now!

In his latest one-human show, VACATIONLAND, John Hodgman will discuss these topics:

-his home commonwealth of MASSACHUSETTS, the birthplace of rage

-his exile to the state of MAINE, home to the world’s most painful beaches

-the laws regarding the dumping of household garbage in various rural towns

-how the people of various rural towns are probably planning to sacrifice you to their god

-the evolutionary purpose of the weird dad mustache

-how to decide which small animals you should love as members of your family and which you should kill with traps and poison

-other things he might think about that very morning--who knows?

-and how to tolerate the other great ambiguities of life, such as your death, garbage dumping (see above), and city busses, which, let’s face it, can pretty much end up going ANYWHERE if the driver goes crazy or just has a soul full of mischief. It's terrifying.

Episode 110: Is My Child Leading a Double Life?

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One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa talk about how it makes us feel when our kids behave differently around other adults than they do around us. "What do you mean he's well-behaved and likes vegetables?!" What are we doing wrong?! Plus, Biz is enjoying crippling sleep deprivation in Alabama and Theresa shares an epic three-part fail.

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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 Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 103 - San Andreas

Wham Bam Pow

This week, Rhea and Ricky are joined by comedian and writer Alison Stevenson to discuss California's inevitable destruction as depicted in this summer's disaster flick San Andreas. Plus, Ricky shares a movie that made him (coincidentally, it's the same movie that ruined SpaghettiOs for Rhea).

You can follow Alison on Twitter @JustAboutGlad or on Instagram @justaboutglad, and you can read her articles on Vice here.

Next week we'll be watching Jurassic World which is in theaters now!

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TS191:Adoption, Catalina, Revenge Porn & Mike Huckabee's Homo Riots

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Throwing Shade

Did you see Bryan in "A Deadly Adoption"? If not you better, cause it DOES matter, Monica. This week lend your ears to what's new and exciting in the world of revenge porn and protecting women against dickhead ex boyfriends and hear ye all about Mike Huckabee's call for riots if gays get to get hitched federally. Let the haters begin! 

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EP. 130 "Outrage Du Jour" ft. Amber Preston

Baby Geniuses
Amber Preston

Amber Preston (@prestonparty) joins the ladies to discuss donuts, the midwest, GMOs, Magic Mike, Entourage, butt sex, wahlbergs, porn and more! Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Sawbones: Sunburns


This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee want you to get your D in the safest way humanly possible.

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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 216: An Alchemic Clark Bar of Delight


Judge Hodgman tells us what's wrong and what's right! Is ice cream actually "candy"? Should you go to your mom's 60th birthday party? Is it ok to leave used snot rags lying around?

And an update about the Brocavore Brothers! You can read about them eating Duck Dynasty brand beef jerky here, sent to them by one of our listeners.

If you missed this whole thing and don't understand who the Brocavore brothers are, click here for the episode or here for our last update.

You can help them complete Judge John Hodgman's court-mandated dalliances.
If you wish to send Moxie or Cheez Waffies to brothers Edmund and Garth, please ship to:

Cairncrest Farm
156 Talbot Rd
West Winfield, NY 13491

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San Andreas! w/ Scott Christopher

Baby Geniuses
Scott Christopher

Hey Buddies! We're shaking things up with a brand new episode! This week, we're talking about the disaster film San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson! But first, we talk WAY more about the Entourage movie than we should! Spoiler alert, if you haven't seen San Andreas, you should! Non-spoiler alert, you don't really need to see Entourage. But you do need to get excited by our guest this week: Scott Christopher!

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Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

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RISK! #639: Survivors

Megan Hayes, Maya James and Ed G. tell stories of abuse and resilience.
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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Chris Gethard & Lawrence Weschler


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Chris Gethard on Public Access, Comedy, and Confronting an Internet Hater In Person

Jesse talks with comedian Chris Gethard about taking his anarchic stage show to television, how being bipolar has affected his creative work, and confronting one of his Internet haters in real life. His book is called A Bad Idea I'm About To Do.

The Chris Gethard Show started out life at the UCB Theater in New York, moved to public access TV and the internet, and recently found a new home on the cable network Fusion. You can see The Chris Gethard Show on your television, or live streaming on Tuesday nights.

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Lawrence Weschler on Goat Sacrifice, Storytelling, and the Uncanny Valley

Jesse talks with a master of creative nonfiction, Lawrence Weschler, about a goat sacrifice at UC Santa Cruz, the dangers of humans' bias toward narrative, and why the CGI faces in movies never look quite right. Weschler's most recent book is The Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.

This interview originally aired in January 2012.

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Photo credit Gerard Victor

Karriem Riggins on The Song That Changed My Life: "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose"

Drummer and producer Karriem Riggins explained how James Brown's "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" changed his life. It all started because he liked the album cover.

Karriem's most recent album is called Alone Together.

This interview originally aired in November 2012.

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The Outshot: Quick Change

People often talk about two phases of Bill Murray's career. Think of Caddyshack and Ghostbusters in the 80s. Then, Lost In Translation and Broken Flowers in the 2000s. But there’s an oft-overlooked Bill Murray movie that was released in 1990; and you’ve got to watch it.
Jesse shares his love for the only movie Bill Murray has ever directed -- Quick Change.

This segment originally aired in May 2014.

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