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Inside Pop Ep. 136 - Netflix Goes for the Oscar, How to Watch a Movie, Jose James Covers Bill Withers

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Inside Pop

This week we tackle the age old, innuendo laced question – 'Does size matter?' Our resounding answer is – ‘yes!’ - especially when it comes to the size of the screen on which one watches feature films.

This week news broke that Netflix is considering releasing Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and the Coen Brother’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs in movie theaters before these films play on its streaming service. This would be an unprecedented move by the media behemoth that might give these movies a much better chance of getting some awards love.

Is a movie still a ‘movie’ if it plays on your tablet before it hits theaters? Is the motion picture academy ready to change the way it defines films? Should movie directors have a say in how their works are distributed? We tackle all of these issues in this episode and discuss our ideal way of watching movies (fyi – if it’s The Conjuring 2 Sean likes it in the dark, on his couch).

Plus – Sean reviews Jameela Jamil’s “I Weigh” movement and Big Sells Amita a new Bill Withers cover by the great vocalist Jose James.

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Watch the trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma.

Watch the trailer for The Coen Brothers The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Listen to Jose James’ rendition of Bill Withers’ ‘Hope She’ll be Better.’

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Wonderful! Ep. 53: Miss American Pie

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Wonderful!

Rachel's favorite fruit pie! Griffin's favorite big aquatic friend! Rachel's favorite specialty brew category! Griffin's favorite current month!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

#188 - Coin Flipping vs Rock Paper Scissors

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Mark and Hal put their decision making to the test as they decide about ways to decide!

Still Buffering: How to Friendships

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Still Buffering

We know we've talked about friends before, but we realized that non-male friendships in the media kinda get a bad rep, and no one really understands why? Like, could Clueless have done without the boys? And are Rizzo and Sandy really the best duo in all of Grease? Come answer these really important questions with us!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 551: Destroy the West with Elizabeth Laime

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Elizabeth Laime

Writer and podcaster Elizabeth Laime joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the special Daddy's Day Out when Jesse took his kids to the roller rink, the magical Catherine Keener-esque teacher who somehow manages to get Jesse's son to clean up, and the obnoxious toy robot that is ruining Jesse's life. Plus, Elizabeth busts out her dynamic pterodactyl impression and Jordan creates a new Ernest movie.

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

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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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Bullseye
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Jack Black
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Kyle Gass
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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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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
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Sabrina Jalees
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Klee Wiggins
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Nadia Kamil
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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!

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