Stop Podcasting Yourself 538 - Taz VanRassel

Taz VanRassel

Taz VanRassel of the Sunday Service returns to talk high school reunions, Twilight, and a gentleman’s club.

Download episode 538 here. (right-click)

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Amy Bock

Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

Webster's Dictionary defines this episode as a rather good one. On this episode, Emily shares about her run in with a rock and roller. Lisa has a Craigslist based experience. On Chunch Chat, we learn more about Martha's Pomeranian guard goose and Sebastapol geese. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Amy Bock, the Tasmanian born confidence trickster. 

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 217: But Enough About My Butt (DS9 S2E20)


When Male-Pattern-Baldness-Barclay commits an act of terrorism, Station Commander Sisko hits the road with an old frenemy. But when everyone in the DMZ starts using cheat codes, loyalties are tested and well-treated prisoners are dying. What is Cal Hudson telegraphing with that low com badge placement? Does Gul Dukat have resting threat voice? It’s the episode where we go on an Excellent Adventure, but stop short of going on a Bogus Journey.

Come see us live on tour with Greatest Gen Khan

Ep 15: Go Fact Yourself with Paul F. Tompkins and Susan Orlean

Carl Gotlieb, J. Keith Van Straaten, Paul F. Tompkins, Helen Hong, Susan Orlean
Paul F Tompkins & Susan Orlean
Dr. Linnea Newman
Carl Gotlieb
J. Keith Van Straaten
Helen Hong

Susan Orlean is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of books like The Orchid Thief.

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian whose voice you’ll recognize as the character Mr. Peanutbutter on Bojack Horseman.

In this episode, we learn about why Paul can’t stop spoiling upcoming episodes of Bojack Horseman for his wife, and why he should be considered the king of coining new catchphrases. And we’ll also learn which animals in Susan’s life have been named after characters from Bojack (hint: not horses), and why it’s important to learn the title of an author’s book before interviewing her in a public forum. Plus, Susan explains more about her upcoming book and Paul discusses what makes him love podcasting so much.

Do YOU Know the Difference?

What’s the difference between a “Labyrinth” and a “Maze”?

What’s the difference between “Distinguish” and “Discern”?

Areas of Expertise
Susan Orlean: Women’s fashion, 80’s music from the Congo and chicken husbandry
Paul F Tompkins: SCTV, Neil Gaiman’s comic The Sandman and the film Jaws

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Paul F. Tompkins
Susan Orlean

With guest experts:
Dr. Linnea Newman, Director of Global Technical director of poultry for Merck Animal Health

Carl Gotlieb, Screenwriter of Jaws and author of The Jaws Log.

Go Fact Yourself is coming to New York for two live tapings on July 21st and 22nd at Caveat NYC! For information on guests and to buy tickets go to

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Sawbones: Ozone


Ozone provides a helpful layer of sunscreen for Earth, but it's toxic to humans. It will come as no surprise to regular Sawbones listeners that we've spent the past couple hundred years trying to jam it in every possible orifice.

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

Ross and Carrie Go Out Of Body (Part 3): Paranormal Phenomena Edition


Ross and Carrie make their way back to the IAC and enroll in CDP2. This first day's class is all about the paranormal. Will our vehicles remain in coincidence? Will we see ectoplasm? Are psychic surgeries, bilocation, remote viewing and telekenesis all real phenomena? Plus, we try our first OOBE technique: psychophysiological self-relaxation. Don't knock it till you try it 15 times

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Ed Sheeran Sued For $100 Million, La Croix CEO Misconduct, Michael Cohen May Flip, NFL’s Helmet Rule, Scarlett Johansson Cast As Trans Man, Tanacon Followup, "Glow" S2 Review, Comcast Begins Throttling Data, Reactions to Ocasio-Cortez



INTRO 0:25

Gettin’ Musical

Bevs Like These


Ed Sheeran Sued for $100M

NFL’s New Helmet Rule

Scarlett Johansson Cast as Trans Man

Tanacon Update


Michael Cohen May Flip on Trump

Scott Pruitt Finally Resigns

Reactions to Ocasio-Cortez

Communism vs. Socialism vs. Democratic Socialism


Mexico Elects Leftist President

Travis’ Mini-Wi-Five

Comcast Begins Throttling Data

Harvey Weinstein Faces Life In Prison

La Croix CEO Sued for Misconduct

OUTRO 1:39:29

Story Break #64: Waluigi

Story Break

Wahhh! It's Luigi's... brother? Alter ego? Frenemy? Wahhh!

Friendly Fire Ep 26: Paradise Now

Friendly Fire

Paradise Now: Can this film bridge the gap of understanding between cultures, or will some folks only consider it negative propaganda? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John take on this movie’s tough subject matter, while making sure everyone gets a piece of bread.

This film is available via:

YouTube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes.

The next film, Mongol, is available via:

YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library.

Time To Tu La Lu! (Black Women Running The Courts, Black Folks and the 4th of July, Jurassic Park, Black Lives Matter)

Minority Korner

The Wonder Twins are still having summer time fun in the Bay Area! James watched Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom and he has THOUGHTS. Meanwhile Nnekay is reminiscing about how amazing the original Jurassic Park was. Next up is the PBS documentary, Whoes Streets, which follows the intimate lives of those involved in the Ferguson Uprising. This spurs a lively discussion on why Blue Lives Matter is ridiculous and what the true meaning of Black Lives Matters is. In Nnekay's Korner to talks about South Fulton, Georgia's municipal courts and the black women running the show and the impact it has on the community. James decides to enlighten us to the truth of Black Folks and the Fourth of July, you betta get ready to Tu La Lu, and find out why black people we so excited to celebrate in the south.


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