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My Brother, My Brother and Me 178: Freedom to Burger Out


We know we're a bit late in telling you this, but the McElroy brothers are here for all your turkey-cooking advice needs. Step one: Visualize the turkey. See it in your mind's eye. Taste it with your mind-mouth.

Suggested talking points: Homeland Turkey, PlayStation Buttslammer, Hair-o, Drive-Thru Limits, Mayoral Powers, Cool Guy Voice, Urinal Mysteries

Live from Philly 4!

Andrew Panebianco
Dawn Fraser
Katie Samson

Stories at our latest trip to the City of Brotherly Live at the First Person Arts Festival 2013.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: DC3 by Mark Clark

Live Story: Al Dente by Andrew Panebianco

Live Story: Brasilado by Dawn Fraser

Song: Foreign Bodies by Radiation City

Live Story: The First Time Again by Katie Samson

Song: The Heart by Boombox Seance

Sawbones: Headaches


Headaches: Widely regarded as the lowest pain way to get the sympathy due to the infirmed, they're also one of mankind's biggest targets for bad medicine and misguided folk cures. This week on Sawbones, join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they attempt to get your head right.

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

Get Your MaxFunCon 2014 Tickets Now!


Update: MaxFunCon 2014 is now SOLD OUT!

Registration for MaxFunCon is now open!

Join us May 30th - June 1st, 2014 in Lake Arrowhead, California for the most magical weekend of comedy, creativity, and camaraderie ever.

Registration is $790 per person (plus a small processing fee) and includes everything you'll need for the weekend - lodging, food, drink, classes and shows. For couples sharing a bed, there's a nice discount and it's only $1480 per couple (plus processing). For a limited time, you can also pay via an installment plan - four easy monthly payments.

MaxFunCon would make a wonderful holiday gift for someone close to you - or for yourself!

Registration for MaxFunCon is extremely limited (there're only so many beds), so register now or risk being left out of the fun.

If you'd like to be on the MaxFunCon Waiting List, email with the title "MaxFunCon Waitlist" and please include your phone number.

Click here to register today!

And click here for the limited-time-only MaxFunCon installment plan.

We can't wait to see you!

Got questions? Email Amanda!

Throwing Shade Ep. 112 - Happy Thanksgivukkah, Curvy Girl Lingerie, Best Gay Advice, Oprah


Happy Thanksgivukkah! For the first time in 70,000 years Hannukah starts the same day as Thanksgiving! Also, for the first time in 70,000 years, Erin and Bryan take a look at what they're thankful for. But don't worry,they're still plenty shady. Bryan talks about Ask Amy - an advice column that gave the absolute best advice ever for a parent with a gay child. Meanwhile, Erin looks at the fallout of a plus-size lingerie company that used non-airbrushed models.  
Just remember this. When you're sitting with your family at dinner this week, don't force anyone to like the Matrix. 

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 136: Case Your State


Sam brings the case against his longtime friend John. They both hail from cities in Massachusetts, but John says that Sam isn't "really" from Massachusetts -- he doesn't have the attitude and spirit. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

NOTE: Bad language and Massholism appear in this episode. You are warned.

If you want to join our conversation about this episode, please click on the Forum link below!

Thanks to comedy venue and restaurant The Creek and Cave in Long Island City, Cave Comedy Radio and Marcus Parks for engineering this week's episode! Please check out Cave Comedy Radio's podcast offerings. They are awesome.

Also, thanks to Jon Ahjudah Barr for suggesting this week's case name! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman! We regularly put a call for submissions.


Ep. 36: Potty Time

One Bad Mother
Adira Amram

Biz and Theresa talk about the pressure to potty train and, as usual, we are super, super helpful. (Does "she no longer pees on me or the good rug" count as training? We think...yes?) We also talk to comedienne and singer-songwriter Adira Amram who not only sings our Mom Song but is a new mom herself!

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Adira Amram and the Experience
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Album: Hot Jams For Teens is in iTunes

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans ( and available on iTunes)

Throwing Shade Web Series #19: Plus-Size Lingerie & Best Gay Advice Ever


Just in time for Thanksgivukkah, it’s a freshly-baked episode of FOD’s Throwing Shade! This week Bryan gives thanks for the best parenting advice ever, while Erin is slightly less thankful about body-shaming trolls. Play it for the whole family and watch your Uncle Rob’s homophobic/misogynistic head explode, like the Pilgrims intended.

Live From LA Storytelling Fest

Brian Finkelstein
Carrie Wade
Matt Oberg

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: xcpf by Ben Goldberg

Live Story: She and I by Brian Finkelstein

Live Story: Power In It by Carrie Wade

Live Story: The New Normal by Matt Oberg

Song: High School Lover by Cayucas

Family Secrets

Kitty Hailey, Christine Lee and Josh Healey share stories of surprising family situations.
Kitty Hailey
Christine Lee
Josh Healy

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Mavi Sepet by Hayvanlar Alemi

Live Story: Rollin' With Grandma by Josh Healey

Radio Story: Two Bowls by Christine Lee

Song: Bigger Than Love by Benjamin Gibbard

Live Story: It's All Happening at the Zoo by Kitty Hailey

Song: Baby by Ariel Pink

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