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5th Annual Women in Comedy Festival with Maria Bamford, Erin Foley, Rachel Dratch, and More!

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Date: 
03/21/2013 (All day) - 03/24/2013 (All day)
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City: 
Boston, MA
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Multiple venues – check website

East coast MaxFun-sters! We just wanted to let you know of a super fantastic event coming up from March 21-24 in Boston. It's the fifth annual Women in Comedy Festival!

This year, the WCIF will feature improv from Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz, standup from great comedians like Maria Bamford and Erin Foley, and all kinds of panels and workshops from brilliant, hilarious writers and performers.

Seriously – this year's festival will be the biggest one yet. If you're going to be there, send us a postcard or something, because we're going to be very jealous of you.

Tickets are available on the WCIF website. (And we're serious about that postcard.)

Judge John Hodgman Episode 101: Courtlandia

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Drew brings the case against his girlfriend Lyndy. Lyndy says that Drew's tastes and attitudes make him a hipster and that he shouldn't resist the label. Drew says it's a derogatory term and that he's NOT a hipster, anyway! Who's right? Who's wrong? Only JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN can decide.

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RISK! #424: Laughs, Groans, and Weiners

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Sarah Bell
Guests: 
Kevin Allison
Guests: 
Nayland Blake

Nayland Blake, Sarah Bell and Kevin Allison share stories about putting fondles on gnomes, hot dogs in vaginas and animal tranquilizers up nostrils.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Moshe Kasher, Undefeated, Lateef the Truth Speaker

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Moshe Kasher
Guests: 
Dan Lindsay
Guests: 
TJ Martin
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Lateef the Truth Speaker
Guests: 
Alex Zalben
Guests: 
Brian Heater

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Comics with Alex and Brian: Wimbledon Green and reMIND

Brian Heater of BoingBoing and Alex Zalben of MTV Geek join us to talk comics. Brian's pick is Wimbledon Green by Seth, an unusual and wonderful sketchbook story about "the greatest comic book collector in the world." Alex recommends Jason Brubaker's reMIND, a graphic novel about a woman and her cat, who mysteriously gains the ability to talk.

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Comedian Moshe Kasher on Growing Up and Getting Right

Almost everyone experiences trials and tribulations in childhood to come out as a reasonably functioning adult on the other side. But in the case of comedian Moshe Kasher, that change was virtually miraculous.

He was a child shuttled between two divorced deaf parents, a Hasidic father in New York and a hippie mother in Oakland. By the age of twelve, he'd been in psychoanalysis for eight years. He had a burgeoning interest in drugs. And he was just getting started. He's chronicled his early years in a memoir called Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16, and that title should give a good idea of the wild stories it contains. The book is engaging, redemptive, and wildly funny. We spoke to Moshe last year, and the book is out in paperback this month.

Moshe joins us to share stories from his upbringing, and shed some light on how he eventually got right and saved himself from addiction, anger, and violence.

This interview originally aired in March 2012.

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Lateef the Truthspeaker on "The Song That Changed My Life"

Lateef the Truthspeaker is an Oakland MC and one of the founding members of the hip-hop collective / record label Quannum Projects, whose members include DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Blackalicious. He talks to us about the song that changed his life, Cloudburst, by the jazz group Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross.

Lateef and longtime collaborator Lyrics Born released a new EP, Disconnection, late last year under the name Latyrx. A full-length album is due out in 2013.

This segment originally aired in March 2012.

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Undefeated: The Story of the Underdog

Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin are the directors behind the Academy Award-winning, emotionally-charged sports documentary Undefeated. The film follows a challenging season for the Manassas Tigers, an underdog football team in North Memphis, Tennessee. The Tigers had traditionally been a team with troubles both on and off the field. Its fortunes changed under volunteer coach Bill Courtney, dedicated not only to excellence on the field, but in fostering resilient players off of it. As Coach Courtney says, "There's a story under every helmet," and Undefeated tells a few of them.

Dan and T.J. talk to us about developing the story of the film, the challenges of shaping a narrative when the events unfolding are out of your control, and the experience of following a handful of teens throughout their senior year of high school.

After a long wait, Undefeated is now out on DVD and on VOD.

This interview originally aired in March 2012.

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The Outshot: Witchdoctor's "A S.W.A.T. Healin' Ritual"

Jesse shines a light on one of the lesser-known members of Atlanta's Dungeon Family hip-hop collective. Witchdoctor (born Erin Johnson) might not be as famous as Family members OutKast, Cee-Lo Green or Goodie Mob, but his 1998 album A S.W.A.T. Healin' Ritual just might be the best record of its time and place.

This segment originally aired in March 2012.

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Throwing Shade #70 - Family Research Council Gay Kidnappings, Cost of a Modern Wedding and guest Baron Vaughn

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Baron Vaughn

A belated Happy Joining Max Funiversary! Bryan and Erin tackle Family Research Council's new kidnapping kids from gay parents to-do list, the expensive costs of a modern wedding and insult guest Baron Vaughn.  
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Stop Podcasting Yourself 260 - Michelle Shaughnessy

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Guests: 
Michelle Shaughnessy

Comedian Michelle Shaughnessy returns to talk ugly blondes, pointless pets, and an uncomfortable taxi ride.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 143: Daniel Day Nutchuckles

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It may be Daylight Savings Time, but we wouldn't recommend skipping this particular hour of comedy. Also, we are very tired, and are going back to bed. Enjoy the show.

Suggested talking points: How Was the Dick For You?, A Falcon Attack at Your Wedding, America's Serious Home Videos, Daniel Day Nutchuckles, Get out of here Columbo, A Penis Pump that Plays Chris Gaines, You're the man now dog, Dude, you're getting Adele tickets.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 266: Weird Hair Bunch with DC Pierson and Cameron Esposito

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Guests: 
Cameron Esposito
Guests: 
DC Pierson

Comedian and author DC Pierson and comedian Cameron Esposito join Jordan for a discussion of burlesque shows, Taken, the Wahlberg brothers, and insurance mascots.

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Episode 63: Professional butcher Ted Rosen bring heat/talks meat

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Guests: 
Ted Rosen
Guests: 
Shaina Feinberg, Ian Ball

Episode 63 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incdient is here with extreme heat and also meat as I sit down with professional butcher Ted Rosen from Dickson's Farmstand Meats at Chelsea Market in New York City. If you've ever wondered what it's like to hang out in a meat locker or simply like to hear two men talk the goddamn truth behind various cuts of meat, you will probably have a seizure listening to this podcast. We also talk about several other non-meat related topics you won't want to miss. As if all that is not enough, I also check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg and Ian Ball delivers the Hot Jamz from London and it's so awesome you'll probably have to sit down. For more information on this podcast and other Dave-related topics, please visit my incredible website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. Okay, great, thanks.

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