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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: RuPaul and Terry Crews

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Bullseye
Guests: 
RuPaul
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Terry Crews
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My Brother, My Brother and Me
Guests: 
Carolyn Kellogg

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RuPaul on the Many Shades of Drag

Before he was the world's most famous drag queen, RuPaul was just a kid growing up in San Diego, California. But he knew something was different about him. He noticed things that other people didn't. He found joy in the irreverence of characters like Bugs Bunny, and TV shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus. When he was still in his teens, he packed his bags and followed his sister to Atlanta. He attended performing arts high school, and a brief stint as a car salesman, he started performing with a couple of underground bands. They were searching for a way to be subversive, and decided to perform in drag. RuPaul found that something clicked -- both for himself, and for the audience.

He spent years performing and appearing on public access TV, but he became an international star with his 1992 hit single, "Supermodel".

One of his most recent projects is RuPaul's Drag Race, a reality competition series, featuring RuPaul as host and mentor to the contestants as they participate challenges in search for America's next drag superstar. Drag Race is now in its sixth season on LOGO TV.

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Carolyn Kellogg Recommends New Books: Cryonics and Gangsters

We're joined by Carolyn Kellogg, book critic for the Los Angeles Times, to talk about two new books that recently hit the shelves.

Her first recommendation is a memoir about a TV repairman's obsession with immortality that leads to his professional pursuit of cryonics -- the art of freezing people. It's called Freezing People Is (Not) Easy: My Adventures in Cryonics by Bob Nelson, Kenneth Bly and Sally Magana.

Her second recommendation is a twining novel about the legendary gangster Meyer Lansky and a murder investigation in Israel, called Jacket Copy.

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My Brother My Brother and Me Solve Your Cultural Quandaries

The hosts of the podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me won't hesitate to give their advice, though they don't always suggest you follow it.

Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy and Griffin McElroy stop by Bullseye to answer some of our listeners' cultural quandaries. Here are their takes on dealing with your parents' (terrible) TV recommendations, what it means to hog a game at a barcade, and how comedians should respond to hecklers in the crowd.

If you’ve still got questions that need answers, the McElroy brothers host a weekly advice show for the modern era called My Brother, My Brother, and Me. You can subscribe wherever you download podcasts, and send your queries to mbmbam@maximumfun.org.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews on Art, Athletics, and Comedy

Terry Crews has taken a pretty unconventional path. He played football in college, but he didn't go on scholarship, and joined the team as a walk on. He played in the NFL for years as a linebacker with the Rams and the Chargers, but when he was done, he didn't become a sports commentator.

Instead, Crews went back to one of his first loves -- the arts. And while he continues his devotion to his workout regimen, he now uses his physicality in his work as an actor. He's worked steadily in a string of movies like The Longest Yard and The Expendables, and adds a tough-but-caring element to his characters in TV shows like Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

You can see him now as an essential part of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's ensemble as the police detective and family man, Sergeant Terry Jeffords. The show's finale airs tonight, Tuesday March 25th on FOX.

Crews is also the author of a new memoir out in May, called Manhood: How to Be a Better Man - or Just Live with One.

This week, Crews tells us about growing up in Flint, Michigan, discovering his love of both art and physical fitness, the difficulty of ending an NFL career, and the joys of working on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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The Outshot: Nas' Illmatic

Jesse shares the greatest hip-hop album ever recorded, Nas' Illmatic. A bold claim? Yes. A true claim? Also yes.

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Sawbones: Medical Marijuana

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin take a moment to explore the actual scientific uses of marijuana (outside of keeping Trey Anastasio supplied with fresh guitar strings and hack comedy writers supplied with lazy pot punchlines about Phish, of course).

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

Stop Podcasting Yourself 314 - Abby Shumka

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Abby Shumka

Abby Shumka returns to talk costuming, Road House, Square One, and one other thing.

Download episode 314 here. (right-click)

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 193: Journey to the Center of the Bear

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What a multimedia extravaganza this episode is: It's our second bonus-length MaxFunDrive 2014 episode, it features an extensive discussion about musical theater with a new guestspert, and it has three part harmonies about ghost horses.

Suggested talking points: Comedy Akira Monster, Grandpa Joiner and the Chocolate Factory, Jiro Dreams of Frosties, Regrettable Lobsterfest, On Cosmos, Wedding Primaries, Henley Nightmares and Hathaway Dreams, Maxi Bandage: The Musical, Quaid in the Picture, Gene Hackman Reversal, Tanz der Vampire

MaxFunDrive progress report: 1350 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 1350/1500 new and upgrading members, 90% there!

Goodness gracious! Your favorite podcasts asked for your help, and you answered the call with gusto. Thank you so much!

If you haven't yet secured your awesome, super limited edition pledge gifts, don't panic, there's still time! If you sign up as a new member or upgrade your existing membership before Friday, you'll still receive those awesome gifts. Don't miss out on these special offerings!

Speaking of special offerings, as a way of saying thanks for being so supportive, we're giving away some sweet rocket plushes, lovingly handcrafted just for you by MaxFunster Xyloart.

Take a look at that handsome pair! All you have to do to enter is tweet the link to our donate page (http://maximumfun.org/donate) along with the hashtag #MaxFunDrive between now and Friday. We'll pick our two favorite tweets, so get creative! And thanks to Xyloart for making these!

Mixed Feelings

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Show: 
RISK!
Guests: 
Mollena Williams
Guests: 
Vicki Tollemache
Guests: 
Kevin Allison

Mollena Williams, Vicki Tollemache and Kevin Allison share stories of battles between the voices within.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 318: Our Own Little Kiss with Chris Fairbanks

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Comedian Chris Fairbanks joins Jordan and Jesse for a very special MaxFunDrive episode and a discussion of arena football, Chris' career as a funny dancer, and Jordan's sister's upcoming wedding.

MaxFunDrive progress report: 981 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 981/1500 new and upgrading members, 65% there!

Day 5 of the MaxFunDrive has arrived, and we're sitting pretty at 981 new and upgrading members. If you've already taken care of business, we thank you. If you haven't yet, you can do it now over here. That way, you can sail into the weekend with a clear conscience and spend it making your way through the 40+ hours of bonus content we put together for you. Thank you!

Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident Ep. 83: Metal Injection Editor Rob Pasbani

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Guests: 
Rob Pasbani
Guests: 
Shaina Feinberg, Ian Ball

Episode 83 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident is hellbent for leather as I sit down with Metal Injection editor Rob Pasbani in his cavelike apartment in Brooklyn to discuss topics including but no limited to heavy metal (duh), Dick Cavett (duh), professional wrestling, Howard Stern sightings, and much more. I also encourage you to support Maximum Fun, the fine people who bring you my podcast, at maximumfun.org. As if all of that is not enough, I check in with my lovely and talented secretary Shaina Feinberg and Ian Ball delivers the Hot Jamz as usual from London. For more information on this podcast and other Dave type stuff, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com. And follow me on Twitter for up to date information on what I had for breakfast and stuff at @mrdavehill.

Stay hydrated,

Dave Hill

One Bad Mother Episode 49: Kids' Music, with guest Lisa Loeb

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Lisa Loeb

Biz and Theresa talk about the big lie all soon-to-be parents tell themselves: ”I will never play kids' music to my kids, only real music.” It's funny how fast we broke down. Plus, excellent parenting advice on how to handle “hitting” games. And, Lisa Loeb joins us to talk about her children’s albums and her charity, Camp Lisa!

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Camp Lisa charity: CampLisa.com
Lisa Loeb's camp songs album: Camp Lisa
Lisa Loeb's sing-a-long book and CD: Songs for Movin' and Shakin': The Air Band Song and Other Toe-Tapping Tunes
Coffee: The Coffee Fool
Follow Lisa Loeb on Twitter @LisaLoeb

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
The Wake Up Song, Camp Lisa, Lisa Loeb
Going Away, Camp Lisa, Lisa Loeb
Are You Read For The Summer, Camp Lisa, Lisa Loeb
Linger, Camp Lisa, Lisa Loeb

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