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Sawbones: Snakes


This week on Sawbones, it's Part Three of our series of putting pet-centric illness on BLAST. This week we're putting snakes on a plane.

Subscribe 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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EP. 143 "Wavelengths" ft. Jessica Rotter

Lady to Lady
Jessica Rotter

Jessica Rotter (@JessicaRotter) joins the ladies to discuss the heat wave, families that jam, dolls, documentaries, teacher crushes, traveling Europe, gap years and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 38 Emmy Awards 2015

Wynter, Margaret, Guy & Oliver
Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Wynter Mitchell
Margaret Wappler
Oliver Wang

Johnny Depp's Black Mass, Fear The Walking Dead, Borgen and Joe Meno's new book, Marvel At The World. Plus the winners, hosting and dresses of this year's Emmys.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

Jams and Recommendations:
Wynter Mitchell - Recognize (feat. Drake) by Partynextdoor and Fear the Walking Dead.
Oliver Wang - We Did It Again by Blackalicious and Johnny Depp's new movie, Black Mass.
Margaret Wappler - Leaving The City by Joanna Newsome and Joe Meno's new book, Marvel and a Wonder.
Guy Branum - Ryan Adams' cover of Blank Space and the Danish political drama Borgen.

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 228: Feliz Gravitas

Paul F. Tompkins

Featuring Guest Bailiff Paul F. Tompkins! Siblings Rolland and Nyssa want to reboot the family Christmas. How should they go about it?

Go see Paul F. Tompkins live in LA at his monthly SPONTANEANATION shows in LA, or subscribe to his podcast in iTunes or right here.

And be sure to get your tickets to Judge Hodgman's ongoing Vacationland tour. This very week, he's in Chicago, Iowa City, Madison, Minneapolis, Toronto!

Thanks to Adi Heller for this week's case name!


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Lizard People! w/ George Ouzounian

George Ouzounian

Hey Buddies! Are you ready for TWO SHOWS IN ONE?! This week, Andie tells us about lizard people and then Travis tells us about an entirely different group of lizard people! Guest George Ouzounian (Maddox) joins us to discuss these strange claims of people building tunnels under Los Angeles while a complete separate set of people infiltrate governments and big business! We hope you'll join us as well!

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Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

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MBMBaM 270: The Juice Will Flow


Wake us up when September ends, y'all. We've gone done overbooked ourselves a bit, leading to the careful crafting of this dog-tired episode. It gets a bit bleak at times, but just keep on chewing. We'll get through this thing together!

Suggested talking points: Teddy Bear Secrets, Vickypedia, Mr. Limpet, Trivial Loan Shark, Homemade Pokemon Gym, Coffee Quitters, Laser Ghosts

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#30 - Best TV Theme Song (w/ Mike Phirman!)

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Mike Phirman

In the second of their 3 Dragon Con-versations, Mark and Hal talk theme songs with Mike Phirman, the composer of the We Got This theme song and a hilarious and gifted musician/comedian/composer/person!

Topics include:
- Bass licks
- The Real Songs of The Real Housewives
- Lots of beatboxing and mouth music

See We Got This With Mark and Hal live during New York Super Week with special guest John Hodgman! We'll be at (le) poisson rouge Sunday, October 11th at 8pm. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for tickets!

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CIPYD Ep. 9: Nicole Byer and St. Bernard Island

Nicole Byer

On this episode, the dog we met this week IS IN THE STUDIO WITH US!!! Is such a thing even possible?!?! ...yes. Renee has found an island in Canada that represents her idea of paradise. In this week's Mutt Minute, the Irish Wolfhound! We have an interview with actress, writer and funny person Nicole Byer! Then, learn all about a record setting soccer dog! Finally, an update on Norbert the Dog and our new favorite dog Vine! What a week!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bill Withers & Joe Randazzo

Bill Withers
Joe Randazzo

Our big announcement this week? Our "World Tour of Several American Cities"! We'll be putting on live tapings of Bullseye in LA, Boston, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Philadelphia, and Washington DC in November! Visit for more details. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 25th!

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.

Photo credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images

Bill Withers Returns: Music, Career Advice and Living Life on Your Own Terms

Bill Withers is a man who prefers his life and his music on his own terms. The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter’s last album was released over thirty years ago, and he has no regrets about walking away from a career in music. His back catalog, which include classics like Ain’t No Sunshine, Grandma’s Hands and Lean on Me, is still as vibrant and influential as it was decades ago.

Withers was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and he is also being honored on October 1st with a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. Lean on Him: A Tribute to Bill Withers features a lineup that includes D'Angelo, Aloe Blacc, Keb’ Mo’, Gregory Porter and Ledisi among many others.

Bill Withers sits down with Jesse to talk about growing up in coal-mining town in West Virginia, why he didn’t dress-up on stage or dance like his contemporaries, and what his relationship to music is like now.

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Joe Randazzo Explains How to Be "Funny On Purpose"

Joe Randazzo knows funny. Starting with his career as section editor for The Onion and continuing with his role as head writer for @Midnight, he has enjoyed a diverse career that has allowed him access to some of the industry's best comedic talents.

He plumbed his own experiences, and that of many of his colleagues and extended network, for the advice he offers in his new book Funny On Purpose: The Definitive Guide to an Unpredictable Career in Comedy.

Randazzo interviewed writers, performers, directors and producers about how they each have managed to create comedy careers in television, film, podcasting and on YouTube. Interviews include conversations with Judd Apatow, Joan Rivers, Jack Handey and -- disclaimer -- our own podcast impresario Jesse Thorn.

Joe Randazzo joins us to discuss what he learned during his career as an editor at The Onion, his forays into stand-up and improv and why it’s essential to build and sustain relationships with other people in comedy (even if it feels like you're competing with them).

Randazzo’s book Funny On Purpose: The Definitive Guide to an Unpredictable Career in Comedy is available now.

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The Outshot: The Kid Spellers of 'Spellbound'

Jesse talks about his great American hero - a kid named Harry Altman from the Academy Award winning film, Spellbound.

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RISK! #652: Unspoken

Sarah Jones, Angel Yau and Morgan Pielli tell stories about things left unsaid.
Sarah Jones
Angel Yau
Morgan Pielli
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