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Ep 185: Rura Penthe™ Brand Gavel (DS9 S1E7)

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When some sneaky aliens decide to out-creep Dr. Bashir, they attempt to abduct Jadzia. But when the trial begins, it’s unclear if she’s an ankylosaur or a floor mat. Can Odo be Christmas Lights? Is Klaestron 4 a “mask and gloves” planet? How do you direct Nana Visitor? It’s the episode with all the great older ladies.

The Flop House: Episode #245 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

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The Flop House

We’re doing another podcrawl, along with Read it and Weep and Too Beautiful to Live! They covered the first two of the original Ninja Turtles movies, and we covered Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III aka the one where they go back in time and wear samurai garb that is somehow fitted to giant turtles. Meanwhile, Stu reveals Elliott’s diaper secret, Dan has an energy drink scam, and Elliott poses a question about inter-generational incest.

Movies recommended in this episode

Lady Bird
Found Footage 3D
Sawdust and Tinsel

Story Break Episode 32: Burger King Kids Club

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Story Break

In honor of our start on Maximum Fun, the team attempts to break the story of the Burger King Kids Club!

Tights and Fights Ep. 68: The 2017 NXT TakeOver and Survivor Series Special

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Danielle, Mike and Lindsey
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk

NXT TakeOver: War Games

Rarely is there ever a TakeOver that doesn’t deliver the goods and everyone definitely kept up the tradition this time.

The War Games match itself was a hard-hitting, and slightly hard to follow, affair. The Undisputed Era looked great, Roddy Strong was an adorable little member of the Authors of Pain and SaNitY looked as crazy as ever.

But that crazy match over-shadowed that Andrade “Cien” Almas is the NEW NXT Champion! He completed one of the strongest career turn-arounds in recent memory. How excited are we? We’ll talk about it.

And every year, there always seems to be one person from NXT that steps up their game and raises their stock to a new high. This year, that was Velveteen Dream. He lost to Aleister Black, but he won the hearts of millions, including all of us.

All of that, plus a look at the brand new NXT women’s champion, Ember Moon!

Survivor Series

It may be the least loved of WWE’s Big 4 PPV’s but Survivor Series week had a TON of great matches!

But let’s be real, the worst one was the main event on Sunday. Between Triple H “turning” on his team, Shane chasing away Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens and Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode being the first two people eliminated, this wasn’t the best showcase for the current stars of the WWE.

But there was still plenty to enjoy, including the best Brock Lesnar match yet against AJ Styles.

And this has also been a big week for the Shield! The trio beat the New Day and Roman Reigns won the Intercontinental Championship from the Miz, becoming the second Shield member to be a Grand Slam Champion. But why is that this reunion feels a bit… lesser than we expected it to?

Luckily, the women’s roster is staying new and exciting! After two great matches on Sunday, we’ve had SIX new stars added to the main roster: ON RAW, Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville made their presence felt and on Smackdown, Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan made their debuts. How do we make sure every one of them is showcased properly and not lost in the shuffle?

All that and plenty more in this look at what we loved most and why from an exhaustive 12+ hours of wrestling this past week.

Hosted by Danielle Radford ,Mike Eagle and Lindsey Kelk

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

If you wanna talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook or @TightsFights on Twitter.

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MK105: Thanksgiving Leftovers W/ Your Tribe (Black Sci Fi, LGBT Thanksgiving Family Survival Guide, Janet in Concert, Crocheting, Gerard Butler, Roasts, Thanksgiving History, Ticketmaster)

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Minority Korner

James is in the building, and it's a Minority Korner Thanksgiving: leftovers edition! Nnekay is a master crotcheter and all James sees is a potential business (you know his inner Dina Lohan), and the conversation moves onto passing on traditions. Speaking of let's talk about Black Thanksgiving: how/why do POC's celebrate this colonial holiday rooted in the slaughtering of First Nations People? What does it mean to us? And there's an 'aha' moment about spending Thanksgiving with your tribe. James has an unchecked idea of how Thanksgiving became a holiday.  In the Korners Nnekay has a listicle (it's the end of the year and people LOVE lists) about Black Sci Fi you should be dialing into, from comics, to fiction, graphic novels, and web series, there is a lot of dope stuff happening! Time to queer up your Thanksgiving with a Quizlet! And James has tips for all our LGBT tribe on how to survive your family for Thanksgiving. Plus spending time with your family as they get older, surprising your dad for his 60th, and all hail Queen Janet! She is on tour and James has the inside scoop on how to score great seats for pop legends the day of! Ticketmaster... we're on to you! Gobble, gobble, and get stuffed with this Thanksgiving leftovers episode of Minority Korner! 

MUSIC: Brownout 

EDITOR: Dr. Tara Dunderdale 

Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com
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Who Shot Ya? Episode 12: Thanksgiving!

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark

It's turkey time, people. This week the gang is joined by film programmer and producer Drea Clark to talk about all things Thanksgiving. Ricky and the crew go over some of their favorite Thanksgiving moments in film, as well as what movies to see during the holiday weekend. Ricky calls out Thanksgiving movies for being way too white. Alonso delivers a passionate plea for cranberry sauce. April shares an embarrassing Thanksgiving memory featuring a crotchety aunt. And Drea gives us a peak into her "John Hughes" like adolescence. Plus, as always, everyone tries their best to Stump Alonso.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Mudbound
Alonso - Call Me By Your Name
Ricky - The Breakfast Club
Drea - Fruitvale Station

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Drea Clark, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 3: The Invitation with Heather Matarazzo

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Heather Matarazzo

This week, April sits down with actress, producer, and director Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Saved, The Princess Diaries). They talk about a movie directed by last week's guest Karyn Kusama, the 2015 film The Invitation. April and Heather discuss the effectiveness of the setting as well as the powerful performance of Tammy Blanchard. Heather also talks about what it's like navigating a corrupt Hollywood system as a woman, having her role recast two weeks before a production, and what interests her about violence committed by women in cinema.

If you haven't seen it yet, you must go watch The Invitation on Netflix now.

With April Wolfe and Heather Matarazzo

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Ep 25 - Do Bestseller Lists Matter?

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Reading Glasses

This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about bestseller lists and review some reading lights. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

Sponsor -

Zola

Links -

Reading Glasses Amazon Wish List

Reading Glasses Transcriptions on Gretta

Reading Glasses Tote Bags

Reading Glasses Facebook Group

Reading Glasses Goodreads Group

Apex Magazine Page Advice Article

Book Light

Books Mentioned -

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Witches, Sluts, Feminists by Kristen J. Sollee

Her Bodies and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Pop Rocket Episode 150: Once More into the Mailbag

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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Louis Virtel
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell

Happy Thanksgiving, Rocketeers (if you live in the US)! This week, the gang sit down and open up the Pop Rocket mailbag to answer a few of your questions. There's relationship advice, feminist awakenings, dog discussions, and everything in between!

With Louis Virtel, Wynter Mitchell, Karen Tongson and Alonso Duralde.

That’s My Jam:

Alonso Duralde - Pearl Bailey - Five Pound Box of Money
Karen Tongson - The Psychedelic Furs - Ghost in You
Wynter Mitchell - Spice Girls - Too Much
Louis Virtel - Laura Nyro - Wedding Bell Blues

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

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 Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 339: Marco? Justice!

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KLAXON! KLAXON! Ticket's are on sale NOW for Judge John Hodgman at San Francisco Sketchfest! Watch Bay Area justice dispensed on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Castro Theatre. More info can be found on the right side of this page or at SFsketchfest.com!

If you will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at MaximumFun.org/JJHo! That is all.

Nate brings the case against his wife, Pam. They have just bought their first house and Pam wants to have a swimming pool installed. Nate says pools are too expensive and time consuming to maintain.

EVIDENCE

Submitted by Nate:

Dangerousness of pools:
Steven Levitt (Freakonomics guy): "Thus, on average, if you both own a gun and have a swimming pool in the backyard, the swimming pool is about 100 times more likely to kill a child than the gun is."
scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2001/07/27/levittpoolsvsguns

Financial impact:
"According to Houselogic.com, the National Association of Realtors' online magazine for homeowners, the average cost to install, equip, and fill a 600-square-foot concrete pool starts at $30,000."
"You’ll spend about $600 during the swimming season on chemicals if you maintain your pool yourself. If you live in a climate where you’ll use the pool year-round, budget $15–25 a week for DIY maintenance."
www.daveramsey.com/blog/pool-increase-decrease-home-value

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Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books and will make a wonderful gift for any holiday you celebrate! You can find more information about it at bit.ly/painfulbeaches.

Speaking of holiday gifts, visit PutThisOnShop.com to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale, including the brand new "Gifts for Her" section! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to shop Put This On in person, you're in luck! There will be an in-person sale on Sunday, December 10 from 11am-6pm at MaxFun HQ at MacArthur Park. Visit PutThisOn.com for more information.

Thank you to Sandra Macke 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.

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