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Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 1): Going Preclear

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Ross and Carrie stop by “Big Blue”, Scientology’s L.A. Ideal Org. They come for the free personality test, but stay for two additional tests and a sales pitch. Do they sign up for classes? Does Carrie need to fix her relationship before it’s broken? Is Ross 100% American? Find out in the first part of the investigation you’ve all been waiting for.

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MBMBaM 288: Shuriken Dip

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We're glad that the subject matters addressed in this episode are coming at this point in our careers, because we're not sure we would have been equipped to handle them four years ago. Like: Sleep Jeans? SLEEP JEANS? JEANS FOR SLEEPING?

Suggested talking points: Football Pointers, Sleep Jeans, Tim McGraw's Krav Maga Returns, Accidental ASMR, Candy Stamps, Realtor Kisses, A Matter of Taxonomy

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 413: Sexual Tent Flap with Sean McCarthy

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Guests: 
Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy from The Comic's Comic joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's foray into a new arena that is going to maximize his sexual power, Jesse's anger towards a new children's cartoon, and Jesse gets a Christmas present for Jordan and his cat.

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EP. 159 "Barbaras Secret" ft. Ellie McElvain

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Ellie McElvain

Ellie McElvain (@elliemce) joins the ladies to discuss cat balls, bike lanes, dressing weird in high school, lenny kravitz dick, pandas and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 56 Mortality & Grief in Pop Culture

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

Wynter's back and the team celebrate with a conversation about how we deal with death in pop culture.

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

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

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Table Manners

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Shmanners

Ah, table manners! What a mystery! Sure, we're all taught not to chew with our mouths full and stuff like that, but what is with all the forks? Who is supposed to talk to whom? How do we pass the dishes? When do we start eating? As host, what are my responsibilities? Is there a right way to get a waiter's attention? Perhaps most important: ELBOWS ON THE TABLE?! All this along with the history of table manners, place setting basics and how table manners might just make you healthier! If you enjoy the episode, be sure to pass it on!

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One Bad Mother Episode 139: Are Our Kids A Reflection Of Us? plus guest Helen Ellis

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Helen Ellis

Biz and Theresa discuss the ways our kids' appearance and actions do or do not directly reflect on us as their parents. Why do we take credit for certain traits but shrug off other traits as being influenced by others or "just the way they were born"? Is it important for kids to reflect positively on their families or more important for them to be their own people and make their own way? Plus, Biz takes responsibility for her words, Theresa is excited, and we are joined by Helen Ellis, author of the new collection of short stories, American Housewife, and more importantly, Biz’s sister, to talk about not having it all!

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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 Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 246: Miami Memories

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse address airplane etiquette, the importance of Hamilton, swear words and more! There's no explicit content in this one, but you may not want kids listening to it all the same.

If you're looking for the hotel mentioned in this week's show, it is the Mayfair Hotel in Miami!

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Ep. 32. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Four

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We may have finally found a challenge that our heroes cannot overcome: Math-based trivia. Can our heroes stump their animatronic captor before turning extra crispy? Can they stave off a crystalline death for one more episode? Merle seeks divine intervention. Magnus makes an otherworldly find. Taako's good out here.

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TS219:Gillian Anderson,GSA,FIMA,Comedian Jamie Lee

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Throwing Shade

Did you know that a great way to test out new material is at poorly attended funeral? This week, Gillian Anderson has zero tolerance for any misogyny bullshit on the set of the X-Files, and the Gay Straight Alliance is being compared to ISIS! Also comedian Jamie Lee is here to complete the Texas trifecta!

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