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Judge John Hodgman Episode 217: Battle of the Podcast Stars


That's my verdict, that's my ruling! Judge John Hodgman rules on dressing cats in shirts, obnoxious behavior at Mexican restaurants, and more.

Judge Hodgman is setting up camp in the internetless hills for the summer, so we won't be releasing a new episode next week. But we'll return on Wednesday the 17th with all new episodes featuring Bailiff Jesse and Summer Bailiff Monte Belmonte!


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Throwing Shade and Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live in Portland

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09/12/2015 - 19:00 - 21:30
Portland, Oregon
Venue Name: 
Hollywood Theatre

For one night only, two hilarious podcasts hit the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR!

On Saturday September 12 at 7pm, they're hosting a double feature of two Maximum Fun Network shows: Throwing Shade starring Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson, and Jordan, Jesse, Go! starring Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn!

Get your tickets here --

International Waters: Episode 53 Ghost of a Forearm

Dave, Chris, Tom, Lynn and Eliza
Chris Fairbanks
Eliza Skinner
Tom Bell
Lynn Ferguson

Chris Fairbanks, Eliza Skinner, Lynn Ferguson and Tom Bell join host, Dave Holmes in studio for comedy quiz questions about the news, TripAdvisor reviews of transatlantic tourist attractions and some steamy collaborative slash-fic.

Other useful links this week:

Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his podcast Do You Need A Ride and recommends that you check out his DYNAR co-host Karen Kilgariff’s recent performance on Conan.

Eliza Skinner wants to plug her show Skinner Alive! at The Virgil on Thursday July 2nd and her Periscope account where you can see her doing improvised rapping from time to time. Eliza recommends the new book The Great Beanie Baby Bubble.

Lynn Ferguson wants to plug her new video podcast 20 Minutes Till Pickup.

Tom Bell wants to plug the new series of Project Greenlight and recommends the TV show Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, which is currently running on BBC America.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Intimacy Idiot, a new collection of essays and short stories by Isaac Oliver.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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Ross and Carrie Freeze: Cryotherapy Edition


NEW EPISODE! You asked for it, and we delivered. Ross and Carrie try out cryotherapy, the cold front that's taking the world by storm. Find out whether standing, naked and alone, in a -240 degree Fahrenheit room cures Ross of his shoulder pain and Carrie of her insomnia. Also, do they die? Maybe they die! RIP?

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And don't forget to "like" us on facebook to see the pictures!

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Apocalyptic Event Planning! w/ Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee

Hello Buddies! This week we discuss event planning in a post apocalyptic world. We're joined by event planner and all around cool dude Jason Rhee! What makes for the perfect Zombie debutante ball? The hosts discuss some apocalypse/zombie events they been to! Does event planning today prepare you for the apocalypse? How about the movie "The Wedding Planner"? Sure, it has nothing to do with the apocalypse, but that doesn't stop us from talking about it... A LOT. We're throwing a podcast party and you're all invited!

To donate to Bunker Buddies, click this link here!

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And don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

Hire the AWARD WINNING Jason Rhee to plan your event! Hire him!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Alan Rickman & Sacha Jenkins

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Sacha Jenkins

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.

Photo credit: Matej Divizna/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Alan Rickman on 'A Little Chaos', Hans Gruber in 'Die Hard', and His Training at RADA

Alan Rickman stars in and directs the new movie A Little Chaos. It's a romantic drama, set in the court of the Sun King, Louis Quatorze. Kate Winslet plays a landscape architect who is contracted to design a garden at Versailles.

Rickman says he was attracted to the screenplay because of its love story, and the historical reimagining of the construction of Versailles.

He spoke with us about the logistical challenges of staging an elaborate period film, playing Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the secret conversation he had with JK Rowling before shooting the Harry Potter films, and yes, what it's like to act for sixteen hours with a rubber alien head.

A Little Chaos is in theaters now.

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Sacha Jenkins on the Evolution of Hip Hop Fashion in 'Fresh Dressed'

Why is fashion such a meaningful part of hip hop's history? Jesse talks to Sacha Jenkins, the director of the new documentary Fresh Dressed, about the evolution of style in hip hop, from the influence of white biker gangs, to the remixing of luxury brands by Harlem couturier Dapper Dan, to the rise and fall of brands founded by rappers and hip hop artists.

Fresh Dressed is in theaters and available on VOD.

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The Outshot: Reliving Memories with the Golden State Warriors

Jesse describes what it felt like to see his favorite childhood basketball team in the NBA playoffs.

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RISK! #640: Odd Couples

Greg Barris, Anna Seregina and Cole Kazdin share stories of mating rituals between unexpected couplings.
Greg Barris
Anna Seregina
Cole Kazdin
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Stop Podcasting Yourself 380 - Adam Pateman

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Adam Pateman

Adam Pateman returns to talk Orlando, facial memory loss, and Indian weddings.

Download episode 380 here. (right-click)

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We started recording this episode moments after the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, which made for some strangely earnest introductory banter. But don't worry: Eventually we get to talking about Pizza Hut wizards.

Suggested talking points: Travis McElroy News Minute, Domino's Collapse, Daniel Taste, 16 Stone, 'mojis, Where is Wizard Hut?

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 383: Special Money with Carrie Poppy

Carrie Poppy

Podcaster Carrie Poppy from Oh No, Ross and Carrie! joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Carrie used to transcribe Bachelor talking heads, getting Father's Day cards for stepdads, and Carrie brings in a Guatemalan liquor called Quetzalteca Especial for everyone to try.

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