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Throwing Shade #70: Pregnant Women & PDA

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Erin and Bryan went to Miami this week, but Erin, a.k.a. “The Deadliest Catch,” stayed a few extra hours and became the living embodiment of a club called “Shotz.” Also, UPS fired a woman for being pregnant, and a Baptist preacher has found the cure for AIDS--genocide!

Sawbones: Enemas and Cleanses

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin blowing out your internal cobwebs with a history of enemas and cleanses. Let's blow this show OUT.

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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Destination DIY Dec. 2014 - The Meat of DIY

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Show: 
Destination DIY
Guests: 
Camas Davis, founder of the Portland Meat Collective

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Butchering your own meat has become, for lack of a better word, kinda trendy. But it's also a basic survival skill that dates back to the stone age. And it gets at the heart of DIY itself — taking matters into your own hands, both literally and figuratively. This episode is not for the faint of heart.

Learn more about the Portland Meat Collective and the Meat Collective Alliance. Read about them in the New York Times.

And here's Camas Davis on This American Life talking about that time some animal rights activists stole a bunch of Portland Meat Collective rabbits before a slaughter class.

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Song Exploder No. 24: Tycho

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Show: 
Song Exploder
Guests: 
Scott Hansen

Tycho is the project of Scott Hansen, along with guitarist Zac Brown and drummer Rory O’Connor. I spoke with Scott in front of a live audience in San Francisco (thanks to Noise Pop). In this episode, he breaks down the title track from the 2014 Tycho album Awake, including a note he misplayed, and a vocal part you aren’t really supposed to know about.

Buy "Awake" on iTunes.

See some of Scott's design work for Tycho at Re-form on Medium.com.

footnotes
The Interpol song that influenced Scott is "PDA."

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Chris Rock, John Cleese & Scott Aukerman

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Chris Rock
Guests: 
John Cleese
Guests: 
Scott Aukerman


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Chris Rock Explains His Commitment to Stand Up

Chris Rock has never strayed for too long from stand up comedy. He started performing stand up in his late teens, then he was handpicked by Eddie Murphy to be in Beverly Hills Cop II. Rock then spent a few years on Saturday Night Live and In Living Color, and eventually turned to stand up yet again in the mid 1990s.

You probably remember what happened next. Rock released a series of stand up specials, earning him several Emmys and cementing his status as one of the industry's best comics.

It was Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing that inspired him to work behind the camera, as a movie director. Rock directed two movies in the 2000s, Head of State and I Think I Love My Wife. His latest is a comedy called Top Five. Rock stars as Andre Allen, a famous comic who wants to be taken seriously as an actor. Andre can't get audiences to embrace his dramatic turn in a movie about the Haitian slave rebellion -- they just want him to be funny.

Rock will talk about why he's making movies instead of touring stand up clubs, why he isn't worried about becoming "old Bob Hope", and the real reason he's afraid of losing his fame.

Top Five is in theaters this week.

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I Wish I'd Made That: Scott Aukerman on Twin Peaks

Artists are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something an artist sees is SO good, so PERFECT that they wish they had made it themselves.

This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called I Wish I’d Made That.

Today you’re going to hear from the Comedy Bang Bang host Scott Aukerman. One of his early jobs was as a writer for the comedy program Mr. Show.

So why does this comedy aficionado wish he'd made the dark, surrealistic murder-mystery show Twin Peaks? He'll explain.

Twin Peaks is currently available on Blu-ray and Netflix, and will be returning to air sometime in 2016 on Showtime.

You can hear more from Aukerman on the TV show and podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!. Season three of the show is wrapping up on IFC.

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John Cleese on His Early Life and the Road to Comedy

John Cleese is one of the most influential figures of comedy. He's best known as one the creative forces behind the legendary comedy troupe Monty Python. But before that, he was almost a lawyer.

Cleese went to Cambridge, studied law, and was about to accept a job with a big firm when another opportunity came up. This one was perhaps slightly less distinguished, but infinitely more appealing to Cleese. The BBC was impressed by his work with his college comedy revue, The Footlights, and offered him a job writing and producing comedy.

In his new memoir So, Anyway… Cleese discusses his journey, from his childhood in prep school, to his early days of sketch comedy at Cambridge, to the co-founding of the Pythons.

Cleese will talk about being one of the "scientific" minds of the Pythons, writing and re-writing with his comedy partner Graham Chapman, and how he felt about the recent Monty Python reunion.

Cleese's new book, So, Anyway… is available now.

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The Outshot: Transparent

Why does Jesse like Transparent? Well, it's the rare television show that has people acting like... real people.

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Live Sex Show! Part 2

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Show: 
RISK!
Guests: 
Genevieve Mueller
Guests: 
Eric Mack
Guests: 
Mauro Montoya
Guests: 
Dixie De La Tour

Genevieve Mueller, Eric Mack, Mauro Montoya and Dixie De La Tour share sexy stories at Pornotopia in Albuquerque and Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 351 - Mark Forward

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Guests: 
Mark Forward

Comedian Mark Forward joins us to talk racist bartenders, Christmas songs, and Jim Varney.

Download episode 351 here. (right-click)

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

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Paul F. Tompkins

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Paul F. Tompkins

Hello babies! This week we are beyond thrilled to be joined by comedian, actor and all around hero Paul F. Tompkins! Paul joins us to discuss anger issues, men's fashion and the inevitability of death! Not to mention Dancing Mania and Paul's dislike of idiots in the past! Then, we're joined by photography expert Pamela Mills! Join us, won't you?

Emily Heller

Lisa Hanawalt

Paul F. Tompkins

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MBMBaM 229: A Premium Swallow

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Listen, we've already got the comedy-advice game on lockdown, so now we're turning our attention toward new, potentially more lucrative dividends. Like, for instance, dad-based fantasy fiction.

Suggested talking points: Brand Portfolio Update, The Love Window, Tip of the Dragon Penis, Guv, Lardell's Interests, Sticky Icky Stigma, A Suitable Silverback Womb

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 354: Nut Shake with Tess Rafferty

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Tess Rafferty

Writer Tess Rafferty joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jurassic World, chain restaurants, and Jordan's trip to see the Cabazon Dinosaurs.

Follow Tess on Twitter!
Buy her book, Recipes for Disaster!
And check out her website!

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