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Ep. 17: Birthday Parties and Romantic Reading Time

One Bad Mother

Biz gets insulted by her nurse, Theresa has a well-deserved Mom Meltdown, we talk about kids' parties and wrap it all up with contemporary romance novelist, Rebecca Rogers Maher. It is just that kind of show this week.

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

Judge John Hodgman Episode 116: Shut Your Pie-Troll 2

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Erin brings the case against her friend Ezra. Ezra hosts a "Bad Movie Night" at his house for their friends to watch movies, eat, and hang out. It's a popular event, but Erin says that Ezra could make the night way more fun if he just took a few of her suggestions. Who is right?


THANKS TO: Arlin Golden for suggesting this week's episode title.

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PLUS, please do not forget to watch Judge Hodgman's JOHN HODGMAN: RAGNAROK comedy special, available to stream as a Netflix Original now. This show was filmed before a live audience at the Bell House in NYC just before the proclaimed coming of Ragnarok. What happened? WATCH AND FIND OUT. A note from John Hodgman to you, here.

Royal Baby Watch with Dave Hill


Please check out this very funny new series from MaxFun host Dave Hill!

Dave Hill has royal baby fever and the prescription is getting on a goddamn plane and flying to England to become the official correspondent for Royal Baby Watch, your comprehensive guide to the birth of the baby that's totally going to be born as a result of Prince William and Kate Middleton having consensual intercourse. Episode 1 is here as Dave meets with the mayor of Royal Windsor as well as sampling royal baby ale with the owner of the pub where Kate and- more importantly- Pippa Middleton get hammered when they're back in their hometown visiting the folks.

(Note: This series was produced by loyal MaxFunster Rebecca O'Malley).

Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Jackson Publick, Lemmy

Jackson Publick
Jason Kottke
Justin McElroy
Travis McElroy
Griffin McElroy

This week: a look back at some of our favorite interviews in past years.

The Venture Bros' Co-Creator Jackson Publick on The Space Race, Motherless Characters, and Affectionate Parody

This interview originally aired in 2007.

Jackson Publick is the co-creator of the Cartoon Network [adult swim] series The Venture Bros. The show just returned for a fifth season, after a multi-year hiatus. The series is a sometimes bizarre, often surprisingly heartfelt parody of the boys' adventure genre.

Publick talks about the space race, creating affectionate parodies, and the loss of his mother (and how it shaped the fictional world of The Venture Bros).

The Venture Bros. airs Sundays at midnight on Cartoon Network's [adult swim].

Jason Kottke on Children-by-Mail and a Physics Thought Experiment

This segment originally aired in January 2013.

Jason Kottke, proprietor of, a collection of some of the most interesting links the internet has to offer, joins us this week to share some all-time internet picks. First, he enlightens us about the practice of sending children through the mail. He also shares a mind-bending physics thought experiment -- if an airplane moves forward on a conveyor belt that's moving in the opposite direction at the same speed, can the airplane take off?

Pop Culture Advice with My Brother, My Brother and Me

This segment originally aired in February 2012.

Our resident pop culture advice columnists, the McElroy brothers of My Brother, My Brother and Me take on questions about movie posters as art, what happens when you judge a child's abominable TV watching choices, and more.

Lemmy, center, with the Bullseye crew and videographer Ben Harrison at Stubb's BBQ at South by Southwest 2010

Motörhead's Lemmy on The Beatles, Drugs, and Creating a Signature Sound

A cut of our 2010 interview with Lemmy Kilmister at South by Southwest. Click through to see video and hear a longer cut of this interview.

Lemmy, the frontman of Motörhead, is a legend to metalheads worldwide. We spoke to him as a documentary about his life premiered at South by Southwest. Lemmy talks to us about seeing The Beatles for the very first time, how dropping acid brought him a new awareness of himself, and creating his own signature bass sound.

Lemmy, the documentary about his life from directors Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver, is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. A new album from Motörhead is due this September.

The Outshot: Digable Planets’ Blowout Comb

This segment originally aired in June 2012.

For The Outshot this week, Jesse highlights the relaxed, harmonious hip hop sound of Digable Planets' revolutionary but commercially disastrous 1994 record Blowout Comb.
Blowout Comb has just been reissued by Light in the Attic on limited edition vinyl.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 275 - Craig Northey

Craig Northey

Odds frontman Craig Northey joins us to talk high school dances, tipping, and Gangnam Style chicken.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 157: Chris Sabones


We're all about forgiveness, this week. Say some bogus stuff about your racist restaurant ideas? Name your child after a cardinal direction? Are you Dog the Bounty Hunter? Come home, prodigal children.

Suggested talking points: Racist Rates, Fantasy Enabler, Average American, Fantasy Football, Butt Chugging, Cardinal Directions, Sky Burial

RISK! #438: Young Rebels

Rob Lathan
Katy Frame
Ben Lerman
Ethan Ullman

Song: RISK! Theme by by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Electric Pow Wow Drum by A Tribe Called Red

Live Story: The Amazing Adventures of Ethan and the Lunch Monkey by Ethan Ullman

Live Story: Good Vibrations by Katy Frame

Song: Like a House Needs a Door by Sarah Humphreys

Live Story: Intense Friendships in the Bus Depot by Ben Lerman

Live Story: Where the World Is by Rob Lathan

Song: Welcome Home, Son by Radical Face

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 280: Trojan Horse with Steve Agee

Steve Agee

Comedian Steve Agee joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of pickles, Tyrese. barbeque, and the mother of all vanity license plates.

Sawbones 1: Trepanation


Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin (that's us!) are thrilled to welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, we'll be digging through the annals of medical history to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just gross ways we've tried to fix people over the years. Educational? You bet! Fun? We hope!

This week, we're starting off with a hole right in your noggin: Trepanation. Won't you join us? We hope you will.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet with the #Sawbones hashtag and tell all your friends (and loved ones). You can also follow the show on Twitter (@SawbonesShow).

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Wham Bam Pow Ep. 14 - Man of Steel

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, we take a look at a summer blockbuster we've all been anxiously scanning the sky for: Man of Steel! Plus, Ricky returns and faces off against Rhea in a competitive Pitch It! Conflict!

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!


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