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MBMBaM 240: Teen Google

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We hope you've enjoyed our podcast, because during today's episode, the three of us become too insanely rich to continue doing anything that could be considered "work." It's really hard to record a show when you're making it rain 24/7 -- the money keeps hitting the mic.

Suggested talking points: All Movie Watch, Garbage Corn, Oscar Dogs, Nick Cannon-Lodeon, Salmon Burgers, Sir James Brewer: Defender of the Realm, Business Palantir, Ruth Orbs

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RISK! Live in Portland

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Date: 
03/29/2015 - 20:00
Show: 
City: 
Portland
Venue Name: 
Mississippi Studios


RISK! Live is returning to Portland at Mississippi Studios! Our theme for the night is "Crisis".
Featuring Kevin Allison and more!

Hosted by Kevin Allison

$20

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RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

Portland Storytelling Workshop with Kevin Allison

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Date: 
03/29/2015 - 15:00
Show: 
City: 
Portland
Venue Name: 
Mississippi Studios


In this class, Kevin Allison (founder of The Story Studio, RISK! and member of The State) will teach you the skills to wow a crowd with your story. You'll learn how to select compelling story topics, use the "five beat" structure to build suspense, and tap into the larger thematic meaning of your ideas. This class encourages participation: everyone will be given the opportunity to apply storytelling techniques to one of their own stories. A few students will be given the opportunity to share aspects of their story live on stage, and receive criticism so that we all can learn together. Each participant will leave with a 3-minute story that builds upon the principles taught during the class.

$52.74 w/service fee

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RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

Our Name Change Is Official!

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Rendered logo

Destination DIY is now Rendered. You may have some questions. I will do my best to answer them:

What happens to my podcast feed?
The podcast feed remains the same and you may have noticed it has already updated with the new name and logo. There is no need to resubscribe.

What about the Destination DIY archives?
We are keeping all the old Destination DIY episodes here and on SoundCloud.

Why the name change?
The team and I have gotten a lot of input from people, most recently from the Maximum Fun Listener Panel, that having the letters "DIY" in the name was confusing. Though we've always believed that DIY encompasses more than just home improvement and crafts, the reality is that those are the associations most people have with those three letters, thanks to the likes of Bob Vila and Martha Stewart. Obviously, what we're doing is different from what Bob and Martha are doing and, as a result, we often found ourselves defining the show by what it is NOT. Bottom line: it became clear that having "DIY" in the title was a barrier between the show and a wider audience. (Once I realized that, it seemed crazy that I'd never actually considered changing the name. Seriously, I can't tell you how much time and energy I've spent explaining to people that DIY can apply to all kinds of things — funerals, space travel, relationships, fitness — only to be met with quizzical looks.)

Why Rendered?
We considered a LOT of ideas for the new name. Thank you to everyone who made suggestions here on the MaxFun site, on Facebook, Twitter, email, and in person. "Rendered" was the right fit because it connotes "making" without boxing us in. It's a word with a wide range of associations that have to do with creativity — cooking, film, comics, graphic design, video games, even audio editing!

Who suggested the new name?
I wish I could say that the name came from a listener suggestion. Truthfully, I added it to the list of names to consider while flipping through an issue of the Whole Earth Catalog for inspiration.

What about the Destination DIY theme song?
We will be retiring Grey Anne's beloved theme song along with the name. But you can always listen to it here if you're feeling wistful.

Is the show going in a different direction?
The ethos of the show will remain the same. We're curious about interesting and surprising stories driven by creativity and creative people. We're most interested in the kinds of projects people are doing on their own, without the help of a large institution of some kind. And even more important than the project itself is how making stuff and doing things creates meaning in the world and changes people's lives in big and small ways.

RISK! Live in NY

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Date: 
04/23/2015 - 21:30 - 23:00
Show: 
City: 
NYC
Venue Name: 
The PIT (People's Improv Theater)


RISK!'s monthly NY live storytelling at the PIT on April 23rd. This month our theme is "Nerve".

Hosted by Kevin Allison

$10

http://thepit-nyc.com/

RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

www.risk-show.com/tour

RISK! Live in LA

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Date: 
04/23/2015 - 21:00 - 23:00
Show: 
City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Nerdist Theater at Meltdown


RISK!'s monthly LA live storytelling at the NerdMelt Theater on April 23rd. This month our theme is "Whoops," and we are excited to present stories from:

Kate Willett
Gaby Dunn
Kelly Carlin

Hosted by Beowulf Jones (LA RIOT Festival, MyDamnChannel)

$10

http://nerdmeltla.com/

RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. Rolling Stone Magazine featured it on their list of "25 Best Comedy Podcasts In The Country" and Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

www.risk-show.com/tour

The Flop House: Episode #172 - Legends of OZ: Dorothy's Return

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Show: 
The Flop House

There’s just something about a terrible kids’ movie that brings out the best (?) in us, so we dive headfirst into the CGI flop Legends of OZ: Dorothy’s Return. Meanwhile, Stuart gives important advice to our kidnapped listeners, Dan inadvertently pitches the new hit movie “Uncatchable,” and Bizzarro Elliott makes an appearance.

Movies and TV recommended in this episode:

Sorcerer
Wild
Logan’s Run

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 86 - Big Hero 6

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Show: 
Wham Bam Pow

This week, we dig into last year's best film about a big, friendly robot: Big Hero 6! Plus, Sig Weav Is On Board with Neill Blomkamp's Alien movie, and we're all feeling a little silly. It's good to be back!

Next week, we'll be watching Jupiter Ascending, which is available now in theaters.

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 93: What DO You Do All Day? plus guest Sally Hepworth

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Sally Hepworth

We call bullshit on the "to do list" when none of the ten thousand things we do as a parent everyday counts as a thing we can cross off. Plus, Biz comes to the realization that any problems her kids have may not actually be her fault, Theresa plays mind games with Simon, a listener fails when she realizes the "cock" her son wants to know about isn’t a rooster, and we talk to Sally Hepworth about her debut novel, The Secrets of Midwives.

The Secrets of Midwives, by Sally Hepworth

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)
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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TS173:50 Shades, Alabama Equality Saga, Sen. Tom Corbin, Steel Magnolias

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

Erin saw Fifty Shades of Grey! Bryan saw Steel Magnolias! Plus, South Carolina has a huge problem with women in politics and gay marriage in Alabama is a huge mess! M'Lynn would be so sad. 
Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi  #tspod
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