The Blog of Young America

Maximum Fun is your home on the internet for things that are awesome. Our blog will guide you, our family of podcasts will entertain and inform you, and our lively forum community will connect you with others. About

Ep. 32. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Four

| 9 comments

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.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

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

| 2 comments
Show: 
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!

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Sawbones: The People vs. The Spleen

| 2 comments
Show: 
Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, it's The Trial of The Century as Justin tries to prove to Sydnee once and for all that the spleen is useless. Take your seats, here comes the judge.

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

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Super Volcano!

| 0 comments

Hey Buddies! We've got a real super episode for you folks! Like, REALLY super! It's got a Volcanic Eruption Index of like an 8! Maybe even a 9! This episode is all about Super Volcanoes like the one under Yellowstone! You see, this is another one of those apocalypses that could really happen. In fact, in 1815 there was an eruption that caused "The Year Without a Summer" and we'll tell you about it! And don't worry, we've got lots of advice on what to do before, after and during a volcanic eruption!

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

#48 - Best Star Trek Movie w/ Doc Hammer

| 1 comment
Guests: 
Doc Hammer

Space - the final frontier. These are the voyages of Mark and Hal. Their one episode mission: to explore all Star Trek films with the help of Doc Hammer (The Venture Brothers), to explore strange new points of view, to seek out new decisions and new tangents, to boldly go where no episode has gone before!

Topics include:

- The HBO logo

- Horses

- 40-year-old teens

Watch season 6 of The Venture Brothers starting Sunday, January 31st at midnight!

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

How to Party

| 1 comment
Show: 
Still Buffering

Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones) and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. To celebrate their first episode, the sisters throw themselves a cross-generational high school party, complete with both giant CD cases and turnt teens.

Subscribe on iTunes or RSS!

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Thank You Notes

| 1 comment
Show: 
Shmanners

Thank you so much for joining us for our first episode! This one is all about Thank You Notes! Are they out dated? When should you write one? What do they need to say? Teresa is going to answer all your questions (and more!) while Travis finds ways to make gratitude beneficial for YOU! We'll also share the history of thank you notes as well as some historical examples! Consider this episode our present to you! Want to say "Thank You"? Just share us with a friend!

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

CIPYD 27: Dog v. Cat with Jordan Morris

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Jordan Morris

It's a very special CIPYD friends and we're so glad you were able to join us! First, hear about the mystery dog (possibly a ghost) that Allegra met! Then, learn about Boxers in Mutt Minute. We are so excited to be joined this week by MaximumFun all-star Jordan Morris! Now, here's the catch folks: JORDAN'S A CAT PERSON! So, join us for our first ever CIPYD Debate! It's Dog Owners versus Cat Owners! The good news is, no matter what, everyone wins!

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Aya Cash and Roger Angell

| 2 comments
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Aya Cash
Guests: 
Roger Angell

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: Jesse Thorn

Aya Cash of "You're the Worst" on Identity, Rejection and Her Fallback Plan

Aya Cash got her first starring role on television shortly before she was ready to move on to her fallback plan. She was cast as one half of a pair of narcissistic jerks on FXX's dark romantic comedy, You're the Worst. Her character Gretchen meets her match in Jimmy, who behaves as badly as she does, and they fall in love. The lovers are cynical about monogamy but are committed to making it work as they deal with real-life issues, including clinical depression.

Aya sat down with Jesse to talk about of the tremendous effort she made to be unique in high school, how she handles the unpredictable nature of auditions and how she almost gave up acting and opened an antique store.

You're the Worst was recently renewed for a third season on FXX. Season 2 of the show is now available on Hulu.

If you liked this, share it! Click here for a streaming, embeddable version of this interview.


Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

Roger Angell on Aging, Writing and the Humanity of Baseball.

The writer and editor Roger Angell has been a contributor to the New Yorker since 1944. His writings on baseball don't dwell on scores and statistics. Instead, he's deftly explored the humanity of both fans and players. He has also served as the chief fiction editor for the magazine for many years.

This Old Man is his most recent collection of essays. Last year, the title piece went viral for its honest and frank discussion of aging and loss.

Roger Angell joined Jesse to talk about the physical prowess of modern ball players, accepting his fate as a baseball fan who would never play professionally, and finding love and companionship in his nineties.

This Old Man: All in Pieces is available in bookstores now.

If you liked this, share it! Click here for a streaming, embeddable version of this segment.


Photo: MGM-Barry Wetcher

The Outshot: 'Creed'

Jesse explains how the tribute to the everyman in Rocky endures in the latest sequel, Creed, and tells us how it goes one step further.

If you liked this, share it! Click here for a streaming, embeddable version of this segment.

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Stop Podcasting Yourself 410 - Kevin Lee

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee of the Sunday Service returns to talk wedding planning, bad food gone bad, and Beatles cover bands.

Download episode 410 here. (right-click)

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

Brought to you by:
(click here for the full recap)

Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)
Syndicate content