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TS147: Bryan's Birthday, Male Run Lady Companies, Cosmo for Lesbians, Guest Pete Zias

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Throwing Shade

It's Bryan's birthday! And Erin got him just what he wanted - a picture of a cat smoking a fake cigarette. Even more shocking than that? Apparently dudes are the ones in charge of picking out your lipstick and your tampons. Plus, Cosmopolitan went equal-opportunity with their crazy sex advice and profile 28 mind-blowing sex positions for lesbians. It's finally official - everyone has sex. But where is the vulva?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 171: The Leisure Suit

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Stacey brings the case against her boyfriend Greg. When they go on trips together, Greg likes to dawdle and take his time getting on the road. Stacey has grown impatient with this, and wants to get out bright and early. Who's right, and who's wrong?

We are joined again this week by guest bailiff Monte Belmonte of 93.9 WRSI The River in Northampton, Massachusetts.

We're also assisted this week by Joel Mann at 89.9FM WERU in Blue Hill, Maine.

Thanks to Ryan Stauffer for naming this week's episode! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Throwing Shade #54: Lesbian Sex Positions & Madonna

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Now gather round children and ye shall hear the story of a bunch of companies that have placed men in charge of making decisions about Maxi pads and nail polish. Because if not men, then who? Women?! Please. Plus Cosmopolitan is getting all equal-opportunity in their articles, including one detailing 28 mind-blowing sex positions for lesbians. Did you ever want to hear Bryan utter the phrase “Rockin’ Rockette” while referring to a sex position? Look no further!


Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Lewis Black, Syl Johnson & Annie Hart

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Still Fuming: Lewis Black on Drama School, New York, And Why He's Still Fired Up

No comedian is angrier than Lewis Black. For the past 25 years, America has been infuriating him, and he's been on-stage telling us why.

After graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 1977, Black spent ten years as a playwright at the West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theater in New York. He transitioned to stand-up comedy in the late 1980s and has been regularly featured on The Daily Show's "Back In Black" segment for the past 16 years.

Lewis tells us about nearly getting expelled from Yale, why he loves performing in Bismarck, ND, and how theater is like heroin.

Lewis Black's most recent special, Live at the Borgata, is available now in digital formats. This interview originally aired in August 2013.

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Hip Hop with Andrew Noz: DJ Quik's Pacific Coast Remix and Rammellzee's Beat Bop

Hip hop blogger and Pitchfork columnist Andrew Noz joins us with a couple of his all-time favorite hip hop tracks. His first recommendation is Pacific Coast Remix by DJ Quik (featuring Ludacris), a track devoted to sunny Los Angeles's dark side. He also suggests checking out the 1983 track Beat Bop by Rammellzee and K-Rob. It's a song from an era where the uptown and downtown communities mingled in a way that the rap world would rarely see again. This segment originally aired in June 2013.

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"The Song That Changed My Life" with Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone

Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. As the story goes for a lot of teenagers, she didn't quite fit in. The kids at her school wanted to spend time at the mall. They weren't interested in making stuff, shooting videos and writing zines.

Annie found a whole new world, and a whole new group of friends, through music. The song that changed her life is "Knew Song", by the Long Island hardcore band Silent Majority.

Au Revoir Simone's most recent album is Move In Spectrums. This interview originally aired in January 2014.

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The Enigmatic, Grammy-Nominated Syl Johnson

Inspired by the sounds of Jackie Wilson, Little Walter, and Muddy Waters, Syl Johnson set out to make his own mark in music in the 1950s. His own gritty, bluesy voice and funk rhythms earned him a place in the Chicago soul and blues scene. Over the course of a career on Chicago's Twinight and Memphis' Hi Records, Johnson released several singles that climbed their way up the pop and R&B charts ("Different Strokes", "Come On Sock It To Me", "Is It Because I'm Black?") and but never attained the smash success of contemporaries like Al Green or James Brown.

He found ubiquity later in life, when dozens of hip hop artists from Run-DMC to Kanye West dug into his catalog to sample his sounds (perhaps foremost his signature scream on "Different Strokes"). Johnson found himself in the spotlight again a few years ago when the archival label Numero Group assembled a Grammy-nominated boxset of his early cuts, titled Syl Johnson: The Mythology. This interview originally aired in October 2012.

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The Outshot: "Coney Island"

Jesse recommends a portrait of an American caught in between its past and its future in Ric Burns' documentary Coney Island.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 332 - Cam MacLeod

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Guests: 
Cam MacLeod

Cam MacLeod returns to talk beach burgers, kitchen disasters, and Dragon's Den.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 211: Mrs. Doubtfire 2

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Has anyone ever noticed how Mark and Mrs. Doubtfire 2: The Person are never in the same room at the same time? I think something fishy might be going on.

Suggested talking points: A Wondrous Opportunity, Cheezy Steve's, A Taste For Brando, Butt Bag, TGI Timeshare, Lava Myths, De-Deodorant, Over The Moon, Dueling Buffetts

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 335: Live at the Downtown Independent with Janet Varney

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Janet Varney joins Jordan and Jesse at their live show with My Brother, My Brother and Me at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 170: Monte Belmonte Python

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Monte Belmonte

Beth loves animals and wants to acquire a python as a pet. Her partner Ross says they have enough pets already and thinks snakes are disgusting and frightening. He thinks they should be satisfied with the pets they have now. Who's right and who's wrong?

If you want to join our conversation about this episode, please click on the Forum link below!

Thanks to Patricia Caffrey for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like us on Facebook at Judge John Hodgman. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Great TV Moments | EP#23

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The Goosedown

Kim & Jasper discuss their favorite moments that were caught on television.

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 61 - Stolen

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Show: 
Wham Bam Pow
Guests: 
Jake Fogelnest

This week, Rhea and Ricky take a look at Nicolas Cage’s send up to Taken, Stolen. Are you pro-Cage or con-Cage? Plus, Jake Fogelnest shares the Movie That Made Him and discusses the incident that ignited his fear of signal hijacking.

Check out Jake's videos on Funny or Die, and be sure to subscribe to his podcast (slated to return from hiatus soon!), The Fogelnest Files.

Next week, we will be watching Snowpiercer, which is in theaters and available on demand now.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

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