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Ross and Carrie Take the Voice Polygraph: Lying for Satan Edition

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Has Ross lied on the podcast? Is he truly open to the possibility of the paranormal? Does he eat his boogers? Find out this and more in our voice polygraph episode! In this hilarious investigation, Carrie asks Ross some very personal (and a few silly) questions, and an expert analyzes the sound waves in his voice to see if he's a truth-teller or a stinkin' liar. The results may surprise you... and Ross.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards and John Darnielle

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Bullseye
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Merrill Garbus
Guests: 
John Darnielle
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Josh Dorman

If you're in Los Angeles, come see Bullseye with Jesse Thorn LIVE on Wednesday, October 15th at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Featuring conversation with Rob Corddry (Wedlock, Childrens Hospital) and Dan Harmon (Community, Harmontown), music from Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek, Watkins Family Hour), comedy from Steve Agee (New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program) and Andy Kindler (Maron, Letterman) and more! Plus, your ticket gets you a free beer after the show at our meet-and-greet sponsored by NPR's Generation Listen.

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Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs on Discovering the Ukulele, Hip Hop, and a Sense of Place

Merrill Garbus is the creative force behind the musical project tUnE-yArDs. The group’s first album, BiRd-BrAiNs, was released in 2009 and if it sounds lo-fi, it's because it is. Garbus recorded the album almost entirely on handheld voice-recorder. All those music loops? She created them by copying and pasting the sound files over and over on her computer.

tUnE-yArDs released a new album earlier this year. It’s called Nikki Nack. It still features the band's signature mix of drum loops, samples and ukulele, but it’s a much smoother-sounding production than their debut.

Garbus talks to us about why she was drawn to the ukulele as a hormonal teenager, how she fell into producing Bay area hip hop, and how to weave political and social issues into music without getting preachy.

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Landscape with Yellow Birds, Paul Klee


Memento Mori, Josh Dorman

"I Wish I'd Made That": Josh Dorman Experiments with Childlike Vision

Artists are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something that an artist sees is so good, so perfect that they wish they had made it themselves.

This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called I Wish I’d Made That.

Josh Dorman is a fine artist from New York. He specializes in invented landscapes, created in a mixture of collage, drawing and painting. His images play around with the ideas of time and space to create an unusual reality.

Dorman was a sophomore in college when he discovered Paul Klee and his painting Landscape With Yellow Birds. And it really affected him -- maybe too much? He'll explain.

If you’re in New York, you can see Josh Dorman’s solo exhibition, Whorled, at the Ryan Lee Gallery, through October 11.

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John Darnielle on 'Wolf in White Van', Working with Teenagers, and Artistic Responsibility

You probably know John Darnielle as lead member (and sometimes only member) of the band The Mountain Goats. His music is known for its poignant lyrics and simple instrumentation. Darnielle started the band in 1991 and has since released 14 albums.

Now, he’s written his first novel, which is long-listed for the National Book Award for Fiction.

Wolf In White Van is the story of Sean, a young man who has survived a suicide attempt, but is horribly disfigured in the process. Sean goes on to create a mail-order role-playing game, only to find out how his imagination can have real-world consequences.

Darnielle talks to Jesse about why lyrics are so important to him, subliminal messaging, and how much artistic responsibility we should assign to writers, musicians, and other creative people.

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The Outshot: The Area Man

Jesse praises the true hero of The Onion: The Area Man.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 342 - Charlie Demers

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Charlie Demers

Charlie Demers returns to talk urban legends, store security, and gout.

Download episode 342 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 220: Pissbeards and Pooh Corner

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Nothing is sacred, nothing is safe. Farm animals: You're done. Chip clips: Roasted. Goldblum: So sorry. Kenny Loggins' most sensitive works: Toast. We're sorry for us.

Suggested talking points: Spooks Not Goofs, Sexual Jeapordy, Clip the Chip, Superfriends, Richard Gere Scarecrow, Farm Wisdom Returns, Justin Becomes the Monster He Fears So Much, Ruining Pooh Corner

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 345: Saab Story with Chris Fairbanks, Asterios Kokkinos and Alie Ward

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Chris Fairbanks
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Asterios Kokkinos
Guests: 
Alie Ward

JJGo favorites Chris Fairbanks, Asterios Kokkinos and Alie Ward join Jordan for a discussion of Chris' mustache, Jordan's quest for a new video game and Alie's job working with butterflies at the Natural History Museum.

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Destination DIY Detour with Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Destination DIY

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We’re kicking off a new interview series to complement our regular podcast episodes — a collection of detours, full of conversations that go into uncharted territory with some of our favorite thinkers, makers, and tinkerers. We’re still going to be bringing you monthly Destination DIY stories. These conversations will just be an additional stop (and download) along the way. We hope you enjoy it and, please, let us know what you think!

Our guest for this inaugural detour is Kate Bingaman-Burt. She's a maker, illustrator, and associate professor of design at Portland State University. You may have seen her work in her long-running series of zines, which became the book Obsessive Consumption, in which she documented her daily purchases. She also designed the paper that goes in the basket with your Chipotle burrito.

Kate is fascinated by outdated technology, like cassette tapes, and she's not a very effective thief. Destination DIY's Julie Sabatier sat down with Kate inside a geodesic dome that serves as the headquarters for Design Week Portland.

Kate's multimedia show, including eight years of daily drawings, More, More, More is going on at Liquid Agency through the end of 2014.

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The Flop House #162 - The Quiet Ones

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The Flop House
Guests: 
Hallie Haglund

BOOOOOGENS! Welcome to the first episode of SHOCKTOBER 2014 (and the first episode officially under our new podcast network, MaxFun). And because we would never Halloween trick you, instead we’re treating you to a guest appearance by Hallie Haglund, sitting in with the OP’s, to discuss The Quiet Ones. Meanwhile, Elliott lists all the great MaxFun podcasts, Stuart once again shows his ignorance of all things Internet, and Hallie puts Dan in his place.

Movies and TV recommended in this episode:

From Beyond
The Returned
Witchboard
The Hidden

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Song Exploder Live

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Date: 
11/15/2014 - 21:00 - 22:00
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City: 
Seattle, WA
Venue Name: 
The Rendezvous

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http://therendezvous.strangertickets.com/events/18365890/song-exploder-live

Destination DIY: Give Us a Call!

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Has Destination DIY been your companion while you paint your house, cook dinner, or create a new invention? We hear from people all the time that they work on creative projects while listening to our show and we'd love to showcase some of those stories on the air.

To share your story, click the link below to give us a call via Google Voice or record a voice memo on your smart phone and email it to info(at)destiantiondiy(dot)org

Please call us at 971-266-3496 and leave a message or send us a voice memo with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Where you're calling from
  • A creative project you've worked on while listening to Destination DIY

You just might hear yourself on a future episode!

Mr.Wonderful & His Majesty Pt.2 | EP#32

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The Goosedown

Kim & Jasper discuss the songs that Mr. Wonderful & His Majesty have wrote for other artist.

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