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Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 157: The Crepes of Wrath w/ Luke McGarry

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Guests: 
Luke McGarry

It's cannon guys … Bart speaks french! This week, we'll welcome Luke McGarry. He's a long time friend of the show, but has never actually been on to talk Simpsons. If you're in Los Angeles you've probably seen his work on billboards – his work has been used for countless concerts put on by Goldenvoice. His illustrations have also be featured in Sports Illustrated, MAD Magazine, Playboy, and he's the guy behind our podcast artwork – which is pretty cool, too! Join us as Bart subconsciously learns to speak French while slaving away abroad as an exchange student.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Tenacious D and José James

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jack Black
Guests: 
Kyle Gass
Guests: 
José James

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Tenacious D on their new album and animated series: 'Post-Apocalypto'

Kyle Gass and Jack Black have been together making music for over two decades now as Tenacious D. Jack's become incredibly famous as an actor, and he keeps busy – he's got two movies out this month alone.

Despite this, Tenacious D is a project Jack and Kyle love to revisit. They're releasing their first album in six years, and putting together an animated series pretty much all on their own. They voiced all the characters in the series, and Jack was also responsible for the illustrations of the series. Safe to say their going back to their DIY roots! They've gone from playing tiny clubs in Hollywood to selling out 85,000 seat stadiums – granted they were opening for Metallica – but still!

The first episode for the new animated series, "Post- Apocalypto" just dropped on Youtube – with new episodes every Friday until November 2nd. In the series, Jack and Kyle survived the apocalypse, and the world is very weird now. There are monsters everywhere and Tenacious D is on the mission to change planet earth back to the way it was before. It's silly, it's dumb, and it's really, really funny.

This week, we'll talk with The D about this exciting new chapter in their music careers. We'll dive deep into their long lasting friendship, get the scoop on how the group formed, and they'll perform a snippet from an unreleased song. Plus, find out what was Jack Black's first paid gig. The answer might surprise you.

To mark the release of the "Post-Apocalypto" album they're also kicking off a huge tour all over North America – check out the tour dates here.

Check out this interview on YouTube!


Photo: Getty Images / Eva Hambach

The Song That Changed My Life, with José James: "Love and Happiness" by Al Green

José James is a singer from Minneapolis. He works a lot in jazz - collaborating with folks like Chico Hamilton and Kris Bowers. But his collaborators go beyond jazz – into hip-hop, electronic, and soul music, too.

He'll tell us about "Love and Happiness" by Al Green. José's introduction to Al Green was through the "Pulp Fiction" soundtrack. Soon after listening to "Let's Stay Together," he fell in love with Al Green's music. But it wasn't until he heard "Love and Happiness" that something really clicked. He'll tell us how the song changed how he listened to soul music, and how it influenced how he makes music.

José James' new album, "Lean on Me," features 12 renditions from another one of his favorite soul singers – Bill Withers. The record is out now, and he'll be
hitting the road this fall
.

Check out this segment on YouTube!

Instead of The Outshot this week we're doing something a little different. It's a standup routine from the comedian Ted Alexandro. It was recorded a few weeks ago at the Comedy Cellar, in front of the same brick wall that Louis CK stood in front of when he returned to the standup stage. He talks about CK and Bill Cosby, who was recently sentenced to prison for sexual assault.

A quick warning: Ted talks frankly here about sexual assault and abuse – there isn't anything too graphic, but if those subjects are sensitive to you or inappropriate for anyone you're listening with please keep that in mind.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 550 - Brent Butt

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Guests: 
Brent Butt

Comedian Brent Butt returns to talk bowling trophies, traffic conventions, and the dump.

Download episode 550 here. (right-click)

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International Waters Ep 131: Sperm Sitting

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Klee Wiggins, Sabrina Jalees, and Dave
Guests: 
Sabrina Jalees
Guests: 
Klee Wiggins
Guests: 
Nadia Kamil
Guests: 
Naz Osmanoglu

Sabrina Jalees, Klee Wiggins, Naz Osmanoglu and Nadia Kamil join host, Dave Holmes for bartender life advice, celebrity drinking puns, and stories about waking up with weird things in your mouth.

Sabrina Jalees wants to plug her comedy special on Netflix and her Instagram account @sabrinajalees and recommends Mae Martin and Lisa Traeger.

Klee Wiggins wants to plug her upcoming appearance at LA Comic Con and recommends Fairyland by Alysia Abbott.

Naz Osmanoglu wants to plug his Facebook page and recommends Nadia Kamil's medical expertise.

Nadia Kamil wants to plug becoming a doctor and recommends This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Dave would like to recommend Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

MBMBaM 427: Face 2 Face: Adult Big Green Reptiles

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We're finally all squared away after our wild month of travel! As things slowly start to calm down, we've prepared for you one more live show -- this time, from Seattle's beautiful Paramount Theater! It was a surely an evening of tossed friendship and scrambled goofs. We'll be back with a regular episode next week!

Skunks as Pets

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses

Hello Babies!

Especially E.L. James! We hope you're listening, because we have some writing tips for you. Lisa has been catching up on some popular media, including finally reading 50 Shades of Gray and watching equally huge cultural sensation Ricki and the Flash. On Chunch Chat, we discuss Martha's new turkeys. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Skunks as pets." The big question - to de-stink or not to de-stink?

Episode 12 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - Rock, and Rolling

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Guests: 
Assal Habibi
Guests: 
Josh Mendoza
Guests: 
Amber Wyman

Ever wonder why the simple act of singing with someone feels good? Well, Science knows, and Science explains - in the form of our guest, USC research psychologist Assal Habibi. Then we hit the road with driving instructor Josh Mendoza to find out if anyone will ever fully unravel the mystery of the four-way stop (SPOILER ALERT: No.). Also, Paula’s “balloon animals” and more theme songs - including one that touts Paula’s genius and talent, and Adam’s... attendance.

House band
Amber Wyman, bassoon

Guests

Dr. Assal Habibi
Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychology, USC
Twitter: @AssalHabibi
FB: @AssalHabibi
Website: Assal Habibi

Josh Mendoza
Instructor, Melrose Driving School
Twitter: @drivingschoolla
IG: @melrosedrivingschool

FB: @MelroseDrivingSchoolLosAngeles
Website: MelroseDrivingSchool.com

Amber Wyman
Bassoon
IG: @ajoy2urworld
FB: @Amber Joy Wyman

CIPYD 161: Sean Bennett and Dogtober Begins

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Guests: 
Sean Bennett

Boo! Happy October!

We've got a great episode to get you started for the fall season!
Don't worry, we get straight into some easy costume ideas for your dog! We also have Sean Bennet to tell us all about his brand new dating app for dog lovers, Doggy Date.
Plus, we've got a wonderful My Mutt Minute and we announce the Listener of the Month!

Don't be scared! Tune in!

Don't forget to sign up for Doggy Date with the promo code doggydate for a chance to win some cool prizes!

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 229: You Can Kill Them With Embarrassment (DS9 S3E6)

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When a familiar purple haired lady returns to the station to fool Quark twice, he takes the bait and brings more than just shame on himself. But when part of the acquisition becomes Odo’s charge, the station’s safety will have to rest on the Lycine Contingency. Is Sisko’s parenting style inspired by Larry Miller? Do clothes make the man, and if so, why is this kid in a ninja costume? Should we be concerned about how Odo has decorated Chez Bucket? It’s the episode where the crew gets handed a win in a pelican case.

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Sawbones: Vasectomies

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Show: 
Sawbones

You had to see this one coming. Yes, just a few short weeks after Justin's surgery, Dr. Sydnee decides to explain the complete history of vasectomies in excruciating detail in front a few thousand of their closest friends.

Subscribe 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

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