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My Brother, My Brother and Me 122: In Your Tarzan Boy


We put our hard-nosed political reporting skills to the test in this week's episode, as we uncover one of the biggest voter fraud conspiracies in our nation's history. We DEMAND justice.

Suggested talking points: Rock the Vote or Die, What do you Think, Water Intake, Hipster Whoopi, Baby Ducked, Extra Meatus, Watch Advice, Student Body

International Waters Live at SF Comedy and Burrito Festival

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10/13/2012 - 18:30 - 20:00
San Francisco
Venue Name: 
The Polish Club

International Waters live at the SF Comedy and Burrito Festival!

Featuring host Jesse Thorn and an epic battle between the two Californias: NORTH and SOUTH!

Representing SoCal will be Jordan Morris and Barbara Gray.

Representing NorCal will be James Reichmuth of Kasper Hauser and Natasha Muse.

Plus special guest and San Francisco comedy legend Mal Sharpe of Coyle & Sharpe!

Doors are at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.

For tickets, go to and use the code MAXFUN for $5 off!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live at the SF Comedy and Burrito Festival

10/12/2012 - 18:30 - 20:15
San Francisco
Venue Name: 
The Polish Club

Jordan, Jesse, Go! live at the SF Comedy and Burrito Festival with special guests Scott Simpson and Merlin Mann!

Doors are at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.

For tickets, go to and use the code MAXFUN for $5 off!

The Best of RISK! - Episode 301

Favorite stories and songs from our first two years of the podcast.

We're happy to have RISK! as a part of the Maximum Fun podcast network. If you're never heard RISK! before, checkout this Best of RISK! episode released last year. It highlights of the RISK! team's favorite stories and songs from the first two years of the podcast.

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Please Welcome: Risk!

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Welcome the newest MaxFun show: Risk!

Risk! is true tales, boldly told.

For the last few years, Kevin Allison has been bringing the funniest and most insightful performers on both coasts together to share true stories from their lives. True stories that they never thought they'd share.

I've loved Risk! for years. It's fascinating and hilarious and touching, and it always surprises me. Kevin is an amazing editor and guide for the show, and I think we share the same values.

I'm so proud that when Kevin decided to join a podcast network, he chose You now have the opportunity to support Kevin's work (and ours) directly by becoming a MaxFun donor on MaxFunDay, October 15th.

We've reached the organizational size where we can start to spend money speculatively. We've added shows and new production initiatives, and we're counting on you to help us support them. If you're not already a donor, think about the value that our work has in your life, and remember that on MaxFunDay. If you are - maybe hector someone you know into joining.

So: if you've never heard Risk!, head over to iTunes and subscibe now. Or if you're not an iTunes user, subscribe with this RSS feed. And if you have heard it, remember to support it. We're so happy to have Kevin and his team as part of the MaxFun family.

International Waters Episode 8: Crocodile Dun-don't

F. Tompkins, Esposito, Thorn
Andy Zaltzman
Cameron Esposito
Craig Brown
Nadia Kamil
Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Zaltzman, Cameron Esposito and Nadia Kamil join host Jesse Thorn and special guest Craig Brown for the pop-culture quiz show where land laws do not apply.

There’s a lot of harking back to the Olympics, talk of various celeb's "outside the beltway" credentials and do you know which film features "Dennis Quaid as Steve Martin as Bill Clinton"?

Plus British Satirist Craig Brown calls in to talk about his new book which is either called One on One if you’re British or Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings if you’re American.

Our theme music is USA Vs. White Noise by Ladytron and we’ve used

"Haul on the Bowline" (dead parrot) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

under Creative Commons license. Thanks to both for letting us use their work.

For extra photos and occasional outtakes please sign-up to our Facebook page.

Engineered by Nick White, Lindsay Pavlas and Chris Morris, guests booked by Julia Smith, development by Theresa Thorn. Written by Sarah Morgan and Jordan Morris, produced by Colin Anderson. Special thanks to Rosanna Arbon for helping to mix this episode.

Stop Podcasting Yourself Bonus Episode - LIVE with Dan Mangan, Alicia Tobin, and Kevin Lee

Dan Mangan
Alicia Tobin
Kevin Lee

Live from the Electric Owl in Vancouver as a part of the 2012 Olio Festival, we are joined by Dan Mangan, Alicia Tobin, and Kevin Lee.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 77: Passing the Bar


Erin brings the case against her friend and co-worker Abby. They work in an office that regularly schedules happy hours at a nearby bar. Erin accuses Abby of ducking out of happy hour, even when it's planned around Abby's own schedule. She wants Abby to stand by her word when she says she'll attend. Abby says the gang is getting together whether she comes or not, and it's OK to decide that she'd rather spend the evening doing something else. Who's in the right? Only one man can decide.


Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Nellie McKay, Rob Delaney, and Jordan Ranks America

Rob Delaney
Nellie McKay
Jordan Morris
Andrew Noz

Hey Bullseye listeners! You’ll hear a new voice on this show. Guest co-host Julie Klausner joins us for the next two weeks.

Andrew Noz on Autotune and Mixtapes

Andrew Noz of Cocaine Blunts, came by to recommend Turn On the Lights by Future and Bible on the Dash by GunPlay.

Check out more of Noz’s work in his new hip hop column for Pitchfork, Diamonds and Wood.

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Singer-Songwriter Nellie McKay on Shunning Modern Conveniences and Her Silent Spring-Inspired Musical

Nellie McKay is a singer-songwriter, actor and cabaret artist with a wry sense of humor and a throwback aesthetic. Her voice might evoke Doris Day or Peggy Lee, but her lyrics are often sardonic, political and thought-provoking. She’s been a guest on our program in the past, and has since released two albums and created two original cabaret shows. She tells us why she avoids modern conveniences, the reasons why she actually prefers to produce records with her mom, and finds time to play us a few songs on the ukelele, too.

McKay is on a solo tour this fall with her ukelele and piano. You can catch one of her musical cabaret shows, Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, and I Want to Live! in New York.

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Jordan Ranks America

Comedian Jordan Morris knows that you meant to make a list of all the things in America today. He went ahead and did it for you, because you’re busy and he’s a nice guy like that.

Jordan is the co-host of the weekly podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!.

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Comedian Rob Delaney on Alcoholism, Recovery, and Twitter

Rob Delaney is known as the comedian Twitter made. He discovered something about comedy that changed him when he saw an Upright Citizens Brigade show, but it would be years before he was able to capture that spark onstage himself and pursue his calling in comedy. First, he went through a period of alcoholism and survived a devastating car accident and a stint in jail.

He's learned to cope with the physical and psychological damage from his addiction and accident, and he joins us to talk about his recovery, the Twitter evidence of a hard work ethic, and why he's both intrigued and disgusted by the human body.

His new standup special, Live at the Bowery Ballroom, is available now.

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The Outshot: Movin' with Nancy

Our guest co-host Julie Klausner suggests you to immediately track down Nancy Sinatra’s 1967 TV special, Movin’ with Nancy, and find the way to becoming a groovier, happier person.

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Is there a classic television special that speaks to you? Jump over to the MaxFun forum and pick your own Outshot.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 236 - Kyle Kinane

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Kyle Kinane

Comedian Kyle Kinane returns to talk cheese steaks, wooden teeth, and Burning Man.

Download episode 236 here. (right-click)

Get in touch with us at stoppodcastingyourself [at] gmail [dot] com or (206) 339-8328

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