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CIPYD 37: Lisa Hanawalt and Adam Conover

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Guests: 
Lisa Hanawalt
Guests: 
Adam Conover

Hello friends! No new episode this week... APRIL FOOLS! And just like all April Fool jokes, that wasn't funny! We also talk a little about taxes, another thing that is no fun! But you know what is fun? A Town Crier! Learn all about Clyde the Shop Dog in Dogs We Met This Week! Get the scoop on Greyhounds in Mutt Minute! We're joined this week by Lisa Hanawalt and Adam Conover to talk about their dog Indy WHO ALSO JOINS US! What an exciting episode!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Thao Nguyen & Lance Bangs

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Thao Nguyen
Guests: 
Lance Bangs

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Photo: Mike Windle / Getty Images

Thao Nguyen on 80s Pop Music, Collaboration and Familial Estrangement

Thao Nguyen began her career as a singer-songwriter in her teens, while making change for customers at her mother’s laundromat. Her musical influences include country, folk and hip-hop, but her music is uniquely her own.

Her latest album as the frontwoman of the band Thao and the Get Down Stay Down is called A Man Alive, and takes its inspiration from Thao's complicated relationship with her father. Their estrangement began when Thao was a teenager and has continued into her adulthood. Her feelings of affection and resentment results in a musical experience that is both raw and intimate.

Thao Nguyen sat down with Jesse to talk about the importance of her collaboration with producer Merrill Garbus in the making of the album, the diversity of her early musical influences and the struggle to fit in while growing up as a Vietnamese-American.

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down's new album, A Man Alive is available now. The band is currently on a cross country tour; you can find those tourdates here.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Lance Bangs on His Intimate Approach to Filmmaking, Working on 'Jackass' and Exploring the Messy Living Habits of Stand-Up Comics in 'Flophouse'

Lance Bangs is the kind of filmmaker who would prefer jumping into the backseat of a car with a camera than being responsible for a huge budget and massive crew. His intimate approach to filmmaking has been appreciated and sought after not only for films and television, but also numerous music videos for performers including Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Green Day, Arcade Fire, REM and Kanye West.

He was even brought on to help film the intimate relationships within the MTV reality show Jackass, which focused on its talent performing incredibly dangerous and crude pranks and stunts.

Lance Bangs’ latest television show is the new Viceland series Flophouse. The show profiles the lives of up-and-coming stand-up comics and the sometimes questionable living conditions they live under while trying to make career for themselves in comedy.

Lance Bangs joined Jesse to talk about his why he prefers his intimate approach to filmmaking, his memories of working on Jackass and why he is attracted to the world of comedy.

The first season of Flophouse is airing now on Viceland Thursdays at 10:30pm.

The Outshot: Black Sabbath’s Paranoid

Jesse talks about the emotional depth to be found in Black Sabbath’s 1970 album, Paranoid.

How to Makeup

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Still Buffering

This week Sydnee subjects Rileigh to a 90's makeover and Rileigh explains what a glitter beard is. Also, Rileigh tells the best story about twerking and civil disobedience that anyone has ever told. To be fair, it is probably the only story about twerking and civil disobedience that anyone has ever told.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Stop Podcasting Yourself 420 - Clare Belford

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Clare Belford

Comedian Clare Belford joins us to talk about dates, coyotes, and spooky Russian stuff.
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#58 - Best Cereal Mascot

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On the evening of this episode's release, March Madness will officially draw to a close, and while the winning school basks in the revels of its achievement, Mark and Hal will break down the action in the only brackets that really matter: The Breakfast Brackets.

Mark and Hal sift through the sugary goodness to determine the best Cereal Mascot of all time. Buckle up.

MBMBaM 297: Justin Wide

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Happy belated April Fools' Day everyone! That's when we recorded this episode, and hoo boy, apparently our prank on you is that we have prepared an episode that discusses, to an obsessive degree, Julius Caesar's ancient gastrointestinal distress.

Suggested talking points: A Great April Fools Goof, Tweet Narc, Toilet Mysteries, Recycle Justice, Camp Pranks, Roscoe the Potato Man, Party Baby, Ghost Clothes

Accessories: Handkerchief, Napkin and Fan

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Shmanners

Hello Internet! Sorry for the delay, but Teresa was very under the weather! She spend a lot of time coughing in to a handkerchief! While I fanned the germs away with a fan! Also, there were some napkins laying around. Would you like to learn about said accessories? You do? Great! They each have their own interesting history and traditions! Learn how to flirt with a fan and what to do when someone loans you a hankie! Plus, we answer a whole bunch of your questions about them! Enjoy!

Sabrina Jalees / James Austin Johnson

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Sabrina Jalees
Guests: 
James Austin Johnson

Hello babies! Damn Daniel, we're back at it again with the month old memes! In Chunch Chat, Martha looks sensational as she trolls us from her hoverboard. Sabrina Jalees (Comedian, Writer) stops by Wiki Of the Week to celebrate everyone’s favorite Polish holiday, Śmigus-dyngus, commonly known to us Americans as Dyngus Day! Hope you have your pussy willows ready! Sabrina reminds us of Drake’s raw sexual magic and takes us on a journey to the home of Whitney Houston. Joining us for Expert Hour is Goorin Kirkland, who offers us a taste of the wide world of food television!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 422: Friendship Charisma with Michael Showalter and Karen Kilgariff

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Guests: 
Michael Showalter
Guests: 
Karen Kilgariff

Michael Showalter joins Jesse and special guest co-host Karen Kigariff for a discussion of his new movie Hello, My Name is Doris, the most charismatic people Jesse has ever met, and Karen's experience working on The Marriage Ref with Jerry Seinfeld.

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 5): L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition

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Hoooo boy, more Scientology? Yes. Yes, it is. As our series rounds the midway point, join Ross and Carrie on a visit to the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition. Let your eyes widen as you hear the various questionable biographical details of the founder's life, from being the youngest-ever Eagle Scout to performing microbiological studies... by himself. Plus, Carrie tests the e-meter, Ross recounts a previous visit where he was ejected from the building, and we review the official Scientology literature on the controversial practice of "disconnecting" from loved ones who question the Church.

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