Madeline files suit against her friend, Jason. They formed an improv group together and Madeline would love to perform a type of improv that is a little out of the box and not normally done in their hometown of Chicago. Jason insists that this form is silly and he is strongly opposed.
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Biz and Theresa explore all the ways in which transitions from crib to big-kid bed can make us crazy. From spending all evening by your child's bed making sure they don't get up to super-nanny-style walking your kid back to bed 10,000 times a night to just plain keeping that crib around long past its welcome, there are dozens of ways to handle toddler bedtime shenanigans and we have yet to meet the parent that finds any of it relaxing. Plus, Biz wonders if all kids go through a "rude" phase, Theresa continues to re-learn that she can't leave her kids alone for five seconds, and we get some advice on personal finance from the lovely Helaine Olen, author, Slate columnist, and contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans
Hey there Cool Kids! Welcome to a very special episode! First off, we should clarify (regarding a trending story): Skittles aren't people. Snapchat has rebranded and is launching a brand new product! Finally, our BIG story this week: THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES! All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!
The first ever RAW Pay Per View, “Clash of Champions,” has come and gone… so why do Mike, Hal and Danielle feel unfulfilled? They’ll explain.
Plus, is it time for the suicide dive to be banned from WWE the same way that Pile-driver has been? A certain spiked-swiss Superman may think so after what happened this weekend.
And there are plenty of rumors about a sale of TNA on the horizon. One of the potential buyers is none other than Vince McMahon and WWE. We'll discuss what WWE has to gain but purchasing the brand.
All that, including why Hal is so taken with Ziggler’s tears from Smackdown, why Danielle might have found another wrestler to love almost as much as Sasha Banks, why Mike is struggling to continue to watch RAW... And we'll finally talk about Lucha Underground for a little bit.
The three count:
Danielle put over Bianca Blair’s performance at the NXT combine.
Mike put over John Cena on talking smack.
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This week, the Pop Rocket gang gives out pop culture/life/romantic advice to listeners who sent in questions! We learn what movie and dish pairs well with getting to third base, how to deal with breakups, and why DVR privileges should never be abused. Plus, we get a special question from a very lovely Rocketeer with a new lease on life. Get the tissues ready, it gets a little emotional. Wynter finds the last great Vine song, Margaret tells us about her alter OK Cupid ego, Oliver tells us how he deals with his daughter’s creative goals, and Guy explains how writing mean Yelp reviews can help with stress.
That’s My Jam:
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.
If you have any questions about parking, Donald Shoup will definitely know the answer. The Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA's Department of Urban Planning is the author of The High Cost of Free Parking and studies how parking policies affect cities, the economy, and the environment.
Donald and his cartoon alter ego appeared on Adam Ruins Cars, and on the podcast he and Adam discuss the problems with free parking, how meter revenue can finance public services in metered neighborhoods, and Donald's endless similarities with Snoop Dogg.
Eric Dadourian (@ericdadourian) joins the ladies to discuss live strong bracelets, Tindering, going to concerts alone, ELO, poop, the word "indicative" and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.
Send help! I’m trapped in a podcast factory and they’re forcing me to write a capsule for an episode featuring Ferengis AND Lwaxana Troi!
If you've been listening to the show for a while, you may have intuited that Hal is from Philadelphia and proud of it. One question he's often asked by people is where the best Philly cheesesteak can be found. To get the answer, Mark and Hal tapped a guy who grew up in the same Philly neighborhood as Hal - Hollywood Babble-On's Ralph Garman, who helps school Mark about cheap meats, batteries, and Atty-tood.
There are STILL tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with John Hodgman, John DiMaggio, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, and Jean Grae. Click here to get your tickets now.
Mike Bubbins joins us for this month's episode in which we hear how Eli Roberts has started a new business.
By Benjamin Partridge and Mike Bubbins. Thanks to Sarah Morgan, Tonya Prewitt, Randall Cooper, Jamie Bradley, James Garrison, Nathaniel Metcalfe and Fred Nickl.
Featuring ∂f/∂xi by The Fucked Up Beat, with permission of the artist.
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