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The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz


How well do you know your horrifying medical history? Find out this week as we celebrate MaxFunDrive with The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz! What will you score?

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

MaxFunDrive 2018 Closing Live Show Extravaganza

04/13/2018 - 19:00 - 21:00
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery + Livestreaming!

A star-studded evening celebrating the MaxFun Community, broadcast live over the internet from Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Join us for the livestream at!

EP29: Nite Jewel on Kraftwerk's "Computer World" (1981)

Heat Rocks
Nite Jewel

The album: Kraftwerk: Computer World (1981)

When we invited L.A.'s own Nite Jewel to join us, it probably shouldn't have been a surprise that she picked Kraftwerk's Computer World; after all, she's toured the world performing the albumIn sitting down with us, NJ (aka Ramona Gonzalez) broke down how she first became obsessed with the album, walking the streets of Berkeley, thinking about German philosophy (no, really!) and why the LP is such a masterpiece of fusing a variety of musical elements all colliding in the early 1980s.

More on Computer World

More on Nite Jewel

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Computer World unless indicated otherwise):

  • ”Computer Love”
  • Nite Jewel: Real High “2 Good 2 Be True”
  • Roger Troutman: The New Zapp IV U “Computer Love”
  • ”The Dance”
  • Derrick May: “The Dance”
  • Moodyman: Forevernevermore “(logo)”
  • The Egyptian Lover: Electro Pharaoh “Electro Pharaoh“
  • 20 Fingers: 20 Fingers “Short Dick Man”
  • Afro-Rican: “Give It All You Got”
  • ”It’s More Fun To Compute”
  • ”Numbers”
  • ”Artificial Intelligence”
  • ”Home Computer”
  • ”Pocket Calculator”

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 359: Beyond a Reasonable Bout


MaxFunDrive is still happening! Become a member today and support the production of Judge John Hodgman every week. This show could not exist without your support! Visit to contribute and to check out what kind of sweet thank you gifts you can receive!

This week on Judge John Hodgman, Brandon files suit against his wife, Marie. A few months ago, Brandon won his first and only amateur boxing match. He’s starting to get the itch to compete again but Marie is opposed! Who’s right? Who’s wrong?


Here's the video from the fight. Brandon is in the blue jersey. The fight begins at around 1:50!


Thank you to Ryan Stratton for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Pop Rocket #170: The Cult Episode

Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Karen Tongson
Margaret Wappler
Wynter Mitchell
Akina Cox

This week, Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler and Wynter Mitchell are joined by LA-based artist Akina Cox to discuss the Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country and cults in pop culture.

Karen Tongson is all about Killing Eve on BBC America, which features the return to TV of the beloved Sandra Oh. Wynter is all about The Zen Diaries of Gary Shandling on HBO, Judd Apatow’s love letter to one of the best and most complex comics in history. Akina is all about Ron Chernow’s biography of Ulysses Grant, which is guaranteed to NOT have not be adapted into a musical. Margaret is all about Junot Diaz’s New Yorker article about the trauma he experienced as a child. Guy is all about John Sherman’s Buzzfeed article about Love Simon’s shortcomings as a movie featuring queer characters.

The panel will their why cults have become such a fascinating subject in entertainment, including Far Cry 5, Wild, Wild Country and more. Plus, Akin will share her experience of growing up in an actual cult and her thoughts on some of the modern famous charismatic religious figures.

With Karen Tongson, Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell and Akina Cox.

That’s My Jam:

Akina Cox - SASAMI - Callous

Karen Tongson - Jens Lekman -To Know Your Mission -

Margaret Wappler - Nat King Cole - Nature Boy

Guy Branum Rex Orange County - Loving is Easy

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to our Spotify playlists.

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

Produced by Laura Swisher for

One Bad Mother Episode 250: I’m Bored! Plus Kendal Esquerre on Representation

One Bad Mother
Kendal Esquerre

This is the last week of the Max Fun Drive and we would love it if you could show us your support! In order to make a contribution go to and use the #MaxFunDrive on social medial to show us some love!

Who cares if the kids are bored? We want to be bored, too! We explore the idea that being bored may be a missing step to achieving self-care, as well as other mind-blowing concepts like, “Boring acts aren't the same as being bored,” and, “Being bored while doing something for someone doesn’t count!” (We promise it’s not boring!!) Plus, we talk to Kendal Esquerre about LGBTQ representation in the media and teens! It’s the last week of the #MaxFunDrive so tune in for One Bad Mother specific pledge drive gifts, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for hilarious gifs of Biz and Theresa, and shout us out on social media using the #MaxFunDrive, and on Twitter @OneBadMothers for your chance to win a special pledge drive gift! Thank you for supporting One Bad Mother!

You can find Kendal on the internet many places. Her website, Youtube channels KESSE Vision and InHer Power, and check out her hilarious and powerful article on representation, WHY WE NEED A LESBIAN CLAIRE HUXTABLE: Or How I Started a Youtube Channel for My Black, Queer Family on Mutha Magazine.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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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 Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Lady to Lady EP. 273 "Tattletail Videos" ft. Mary Mack

Lady to Lady
Mary Mack

Mary Mack (@MaryMackComedy) comes to the Glam Cave to share stories about scary attack roosters, Minneapolis' wild mean turkeys, Tara Lipinski, hand sanitizer, and holding babies. Produced by Kailynn West, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Ross and Carrie Find Their Rythmia (Part 12): Transformational Breathwork Edition


You've gone and done it again: you pushed us over 3,000 new and upgrading ONRAC donors. Huzzah! In this, the penultimate installment, Carrie attends Paola's final talk, and Ross joins her for a breathwork session that is NOT AT ALL like holotropic breathwork, except in the ways that it is. Plus, Gerry sums up the week with a closing talk, and one attendee has a dramatic encounter... with an owl!

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Wonderful! Ep. 29: Tito Taylor


Rachel's favorite information extraction method! Griffin's favorite YouTube time-waster! Rachel's favorite brown soda! Griffin's favorite autobiographical song!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

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