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Sawbones: The Teen Girl


This week on Sawbones, Justin is transported into the body of a Sydnee's teenage sister Rileigh and has a lot of awkward questions.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jen Kirkman & Bryce Dessner

Jen Kirkman
Bryce Dessner

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And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.

Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Jen Kirkman's Unapologetic, Unafraid Thoughts on Marriage, Divorce, and Comedy

Jen Kirkman is fierce when it comes to pain and fear and figuring stuff out, both in her stand up comedy and her writing. In her new stand up special I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), a lot of her material is about getting married, getting divorced, and why she thinks we're all just doing our best. While her jokes about being divorced at 40 and physical aging could be sad sack in someone else's hands, Kirkman's take is unapologetic and unafraid. She's OK with those things. Why aren't we?

Kirkman explains how part of her opening sequence is an homage to Joan Rivers, how she found her audience after spending years playing rooms of alternative comedy fans, and why she thinks dying alone doesn't have to be a bad thing.

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Photo credit: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Bryce Dessner on "The Day I Became an Artist"

Bryce Dessner is a classically educated composer and musician. He grew up playing classical guitar, piano and flute. He also plays guitar for the rock band The National.

As a kid, classical music was something he did by himself. That changed as he grew older, and he collaborated and played with friends and took on small commissions.

For "The Day I Became an Artist", he talked to us about a pivotal moment in his career as a composer -- writing his composition "Aheym" for the Kronos Quartet.

You can hear Dessner's music many ways -- a new recording of his composition Music for Wood and Strings was just released. You can hear him in the rock band The National. And if you want to hear his compositions live, you can find them being performed all over the world. Details of current performances are available on his website,
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"The Red Umbrella", Saul Leiter (1957)

The Outshot: Saul Leiter

Jesse talks about the photographer Saul Leiter, whose great talent lay in not telling you the whole story.

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Girl Sex

Dixie De La Tour, Elka Karl and Kathleen Auterio tell tales of trying new things in the sex lives.
Dixie De La Tour
Elka Karl
Kathleen Auterio
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Stop Podcasting Yourself 378 - Mark Chavez

Mark Chavez

Mark Chavez returns to talk unruly passengers, the midnight sun, and professional soccer.

Download episode 378 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 256: Face 2 Face: I Made Some Horse Stamps In Potato Class.

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We're live once again from MaxFunCon 2015 in beautiful Lake Arrowhead! We and the audience enjoyed a nice leisurely Sunday morning show and now, you can too!

Suggested Talking Points: Hangover Slot, Jumanji Day, Proposal Business, Condom Cache, Flesh Quilts, Boogalar, Two Stop Market, Justin Did It Again

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 381: Cherry Blast with Alie Ward and Dave Horwitz

Alie Ward
Dave Horwitz

Fan favorites Alie Ward and Dave Horwitz join Jordan for a discussion of everyone's first kiss and virginity story, rhythmic vaping videos, and Alie's experience throwing out the first pitch at a Tigers game.

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One Bad Mother Episode 109: What Did That Baby Do To My Friend?

One Bad Mother

What happens to a friendship when one friend suddenly has a baby, and the other remains child-free? This week, Biz and Theresa tackle questions about friendships submitted by our child-free listeners. From dealing with the crappy things that come out of new parents' mouths to trying to convince your friend that you really do want to hang out with her and her screaming baby, we try to take the pressure off by answering the questions that may feel hard to ask when friendships encounter big changes.

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

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Pop Rocket: Episode 023 Women’s World Cup & #ThatGamingCism

Four Quadrants by Oliver Wang
Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Wynter Mitchell
Margaret Wappler
Oliver Wang
Jesse Thorn

MaxFun boss Jesse Thorn drops by for a #ThatCism update focussing on the lack of diversity in computer games characters. Plus the team share their favorite movies, TV shows or songs about their hometowns.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Ascension Millenium by Corey Feldman
Oliver Wang - Nate by Vince Staples
Margaret Wappler - Swimming Pool by Emmy the Great

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

Other useful links this week…

Colorblind: On Witcher 3, Rust, and gaming's race problem by Tauriq Moosa
On The Witcher 3, Race, and Historicity by Austin Walker

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 101 - The Core

Wham Bam Pow

This week, Rhea and Ricky scrape the bottom of the news barrel, Ricky shares What's Poppin', and we were all jonesing for a new (old) disaster flick, right? We take a look at 2003's The Core.

Next week we'll be watching SPY which is in theaters now!

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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TS189:The Tonys, Jupiter Ascending, Female Viagra, Sen. Jason Rapert, w/ Guest Emily Gordon

Throwing Shade

Way to go "Fun Home"! Such a better way to spend your time than watching "Jupiter Ascending", unless you're using drugs, then it's a toss up. This week, we explore the pros and cons of female boner medicine and why the FDA is suddenly so into her, and Arkan-sass Senator Jason Rapert has a full blown Facebook all caps meltdown when Conway City refuses to move their anti-Christian Pride Parade set to take place on the Lord's brunch time. Plus, we talk to comedy writer Emily Gordon about therapy, her new book, Super You, and how she feels about outdoor furniture. Let the haters begin! 

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