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MaxFunDrive progress report: 778 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 778/1500 new and upgrading members, 52% there!

It's only Day 4 of the MaxFunDrive, and we've already blown past the half-way mark and are cruising down the slope toward our goal of 1,500 new and upgrading members. We are astonished by and thankful for your generosity! If you've already done your part and signed up or upgraded, imagine all of us (every single host, producer, and staff member) giving you an enthusiastic high five. Is your hand okay? Think about OUR hands!

Speaking of our hosts, because it's day FOUR of the twenty FOURteen MaxFunDrive, we want to give a special tip of the hat to the FOUR new shows we added earlier this year. This is the time to give them some love, so if you've been jamming to Song Exploder, commiserating with Lady to Lady's lady problems, allowing Oh No, Ross & Carrie to show up so you don't have to, or snuggling under the Goosedown, please make sure you become a MaxFun member or upgrade your existing MaxFun membership, and mark that you listen to them. We are so excited to have these amazing shows as part of the MaxFun family, but we need your help to make sure they get paid for the great work they do.

On behalf of all of our shows, new additions and old favorites alike, I thank you so much for your support! Let's keep this train moving!

TS128:Earthquakes, Tampons, St. Patrick's Day Parades, Lady Laws

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Irish-Jewish-Texan Erin Gibson and Syrian-German-Texan Bryan Safi just spent a week in their home state, and came back having tried the unimaginable - something called "Macaroni and Cheese" soup.  Bryan discusses for the first time why he's exactly like Guinness Beer (neither of them went to the St. Patrick's Day parade), and Erin looks at the most insane lady laws in America. And they both have a very enlightening conversation about the Tampax Pearl.
 
They also went to SXSW, and refused to call it South By. 

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EP. 68 "Pinsky and the Brain" ft. Jackie Kashian, Dave Child and Erin Lampart

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Dave Child
Guests: 
Erin Lampart

Jackie Kashian (@JackieKashian) joins the ladies to discuss Dr Who, the elbow squeeze, the 2% of men who are creepy, sharting, mung and more! Then, the ladies are joined by Justin Beiber (@mrdavechild) who answers phones for the Max Fun Drive and Future Erin Lampart (@ThatsSoLampy) tells the ladies about future LA. Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames.

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MaxFunDrive progress report: 558 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 558/1500 new and upgrading members, 37% there!

Another beautiful day has dawned in Los Angeles, and with it, Day 3 of the 2014 MaxFunDrive. We are thrilled to report 558 people have already signed up as new members or upgraded their ongoing donation. Thank you for your awesome support, everybody!

Sign up or upgrade now, and help us reach our goal of 1,500 new and upgrading donors before March 28!

Judge John Hodgman Episode 152: Arraigning Cats and Dogs

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It's MaxFunDrive time! Help us meet our goal of 1500 new or upgrading monthly members by Friday, March 28th. Support the production of this podcast and feel great about doing it (plus, get awesome thank-you gifts)!

There's a level for everyone. Go here now to donate!

Eileen brings the case against her boyfriend Tyler. They recently moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and Eileen thinks it's the right time to get a dog -- specifically, a corgi. Tyler is a cat person and says a cat would be the better pet. Who RULES and who DROOLS?

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

Thanks to Paul Baker and Liam Pittman 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.

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Throwing Shade #35: St. Patrick's Day and Tampons

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Irish-Jewish-Texan Erin Gibson and Syrian-German-Texan Bryan Safi just spent a week in their home state, and came back having tried the unimaginable - something called "Macaroni and Cheese" soup. Bryan discusses for the first time why he's exactly like Guinness Beer (neither of them went to the St. Patrick's Day parade), and Erin looks at the most insane sex laws in America. And they both have a very enlightening about the Tampax Pearl. They also went to SXSW, and refused to call it South By.


Ross and Carrie Remember Tony Alamo (Part Two): Unnecessary Walking and Talking Edition

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You listened to them go undercover in an evangelical cult led by imprisoned child sex abuser, Tony Alamo. In this part 2, Carrie and Ross roam the secret grounds of the church's California compound, learn more about the case that sent the pastor to prison, ask to be baptized, and pay homage to Rosa Parks (and Claudette Colvin,if you want to exact). Plus, NEWS NEWS NEWS about our very exciting MaxFunDrive this week! Become a member and get amaaaaaazing perks like a calendar featuring Ross and Carrie as cats!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: John C. Reilly and Kristen Bell

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
John C. Reilly
Guests: 
Kristen Bell
Guests: 
Cameron Esposito
Guests: 
Rhea Butcher
Guests: 
Evelyn McDonnell

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John C. Reilly: "Freedom and Anarchy" On Set, and Honesty in Acting

John C. Reilly is an actor with tremendous range. More than almost anyone. For the past few years, he's produced and starred in a bizarre show called Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. So why does a movie star have a faux cable-access show that runs in the middle of the night on adult swim?

Reilly's comic chops are well-documented in movies like Talladega Nights and Step Brothers. He's also played a number of dramatic roles in movies like Magnolia and Gangs of New York, and was nominated for an Oscar for playing the cuckolded husband in the movie version of Chicago.

This week, John C. Reilly will talk about why he chose to take on the goofy, open-hearted and blustery Dr. Steve Brule with comedy duo Tim and Eric, his summer of fun working on the set of Boogie Nights, and what he thinks his duties are as an actor.

Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Thursday nights at 12:30 am.

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Canonball: The Runaways' "Live in Japan"

Over the course of four short years, the teenage members of glam rock band The Runaways released four albums for a major label, toured the world, and unleashed their classic single, "Cherry Bomb". While the group was huge overseas, they never gained the same level of popularity in the US.

Rhythm guitarist and vocalist Joan Jett went on to acclaim with her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, but as Evelyn McDonnell tells it, The Runaways have never really gotten their due.

McDonnell wrote the book on the band. She's the author of Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways, based on interviews conducted with the influential "queens of noise". McDonnell found that the band's manager Kim Fowley had a tight grip on the group's sound, and that their studio albums didn't fully capture their unique sound and chemistry.

Join us as Evelyn takes us on a journey to the other side of the Pacific Ocean to hear where the band sounded their best: on a Japanese tour and a their album, Live In Japan.

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Wham Bam Pow Recommends: Desperado and End of Watch

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of the movie podcast Wham Bam Pow excel at finding the hidden gems amongst the thousands of action and sci-fi films out there, and this week they join us to recommend two you can watch at home.

Cameron recommends something for your Antonio Banderas fix: Desperado starring Selma Hayek and - you guessed it - a gloriously coiffed Antonio Banderas.

Rhea recommends a cop drama with ample amounts of "bro love": End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña.

Both films are available on Netflix Instant or on DVD. For more recommendations from Cameron and Rhea subscribe to their podcast and never watch a boring movie again!

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Kristen Bell: From Chris Rock's Pootie Tang to her career-making role as Veronica Mars

You might know the actor Kristen Bell best from her years on the teenage detective series Veronica Mars, but that doesn't bother her. The way she tells it, she's got just as much love in her heart for Veronica as any fan of the show.

Veronica Mars, a jaded and sardonic high schooler, is following in her father's footsteps as a private investigator. While attending high school in the fictional beach town of Neptune, Veronica solved mysteries and grappled with the murder of her best friend, the absence of her mother, and boyfriends, all at once.

The show aired for three seasons on UPN and the CW, gathering a cult following and critical acclaim. Fans of the show clamored for more after its cancellation, and Bell and the show's creator, Rob Thomas, were determined to bring the series back to life. They were able to bring Warner Brothers on board with a Kickstarter campaign and the Veronica Mars movie came to fruition. It's now in theaters nationwide and available on VOD.

Since Veronica Mars' TV run has ended, Bell has kept busy with a number of movies, like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Frozen, and TV shows like Party Down and House of Lies.

Bell talks to us about the unique qualities of Veronica Mars, her first movie role in the cult classic Pootie Tang, and transitioning from playing a knowing teenager to a full-fledged grown-up.

BONUS: Kristen talks about her voice acting role in the Disney animated feature Frozen, and the evolution of the Disney heroine.

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The Outshot: The Limey

Jesse recommends Steven Soderbergh's The Limey, a revenge movie that’s really about the way we all fight with our own past.

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RISK! #522: Live From San Diego!

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Show: 
RISK!
Guests: 
Tommy Galan
Guests: 
Joy Keller
Guests: 
Lesley Jones
Guests: 
Justin Hudnall

The first ever RISK! show in sunny San Diego at the Finest City Improv.

MaxFunDrive progress report: 335 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 335/1500 new and upgrading members, 22% there!

It's the second day of the 2014 MaxFunDrive, and 335 fine folks have already joined as new members or upgraded an existing membership. That is a fantastic start, and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of the early birds who have already stepped up.

Our goal is 1,500 new and upgrading members, and we can get there with your help! Sign up as a member or upgrade your membership now, and spread the word!

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