Did you see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Erin and Bryan did and we're not impressed with their lady ape and their zero gay apes. What does impress them? Marvel comics has made Thor a woman! And in the best news ever, the incredible singer-songwriter LP stops by to talk Elvis, yoga farts, whistle the theme song from "Friends,"and sing a song from her new album Forever Not Now, which is out now! You won't believe her voice!
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Our Best of Lady to Lady Season 2 podcast! Featuring Clips from episodes: 48 with Michelle Biloon and Paul Danke, 50 with Drew Koshgarian and Joe Wagner, 54 with Eliza Skinner, 58 with Laura Kightlinger and Matt Ingebretson, 59 with Jenn Tisdale, 63 with Julia Bensfield Luce and Justin Decker, 64 with Danielle Stewart, 69 with Erin Foley and Eric Dadourian and Matt Ingebretson, 70 with Sara Schaefer, 72 with Kate Flannery, 73 with David Janove, 74 with Julianne Smolinski, 78 with Merrill Davis and Guy Branum, 80 with Chris Farah and Robert Buscemi, 81 with Stephanie Beatriz and The Christmas Album with Matt Ingebretson and the Ladies. Theme song by Zach Ames, Produced by David Janove, Intern Kailey Godoy.
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Biz and Theresa talk about leaving...forever. Just kidding. We talk about the joys of dragging a screaming, unhappy child away from...anywhere! You name it: parks, play dates, Chuck E Cheese. How do we deal with it? Hint: cash bribes do not sway two-year-olds. Plus, Theresa learns there are some things more important than the fact that her kids are tired (who knew?) and Biz decides to try to shift gears with her second child. Nicole Kear joins us to talk about her new book, Now I See You, a hilarious memoir about going blind. We mean it.
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
"But You Love Me, Daddy (with Jim Reeves)" by R. Stevie Moore (http://www.rsteviemoore.com/)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans
Let’s talk “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Actually - let’s not. Because Bryan and Erin hated it so much that they weep for the future. Where my gay and lady characters at? At least we know there’s one new lady character in this crazy, messed up world: Thor! She’s taking care of business and not listening to the haters. Plus singer-songwriter LP stops by to whistle the theme song from Friends and sing us a song! If you ever wanted to see Erin cry behind a dog, you gotta watch.
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are hiding a horseshoe to cure your hiccups.
Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
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Hari didn't think he would be a comedian. He thought that he was going to law school. Then somewhere between taking an Americorps Job organizing immigrants in Seattle and taking the LSAT, things changed direction. He transitioned into stand-up comedy.
Hari talks to us about the unique profile of his fans, how he fits into the "alternative" comedy scene, and how he actually got into a discussion about the racism of Apu from The Simpsons with Hank Azaria -- the real voice of Apu.
Every week we like to check in with one of our favorite culture critics to get some recommendations of things that are worth your time. This week, Los Angeles Times book critic Carolyn Kellogg stops by to talk about some of her all-time favorite westerns, starting with one that broke the mold.
Her first recommendation is Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses.
Kellogg also recommends Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers.
Jake Kasdan grew up in the movie business. His father is Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote two Star Wars films, an Indiana Jones movie, and both wrote and directed The Big Chill. And Jake's been no slouch, either. He directed his first film, Zero Effect, when he was only 24. He's gone on to work on a slew of other projects, from critically acclaimed cult shows like Freaks and Geeks, to the beloved sitcom New Girl, to the hugely commercially successful film Bad Teacher.
His new movie is Sex Tape, which sees Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz re-teamed as a married couple who accidentally release an intimate home video to the internet.
Kasdan talks about his years working with Jason Segel, the strategy involved in shooting a movie that has both feelings and (comedic) nudity, and how he unintentionally returned to working in television on New Girl.
Sex Tape is in theaters now.
Jesse explains why Harvey Pekar makes putting one foot in front of the other feel like something special.
Adam Pateman returns to talk about the apocalypse, doulas, and Toronto.
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We're delighted to welcome author, goat-nurturer and all-around swell human being Elizabeth Gilbert to the show this week. Join us for an erudite discussion on creativity, followed by an even more erudite discussion of Mecha-Alan Rickman's battle capabilities.
Suggested talking points: Car Seats, From the Diaphragm, Wanged on that Nude, Grappling Hook Fitness, B-Sides, A Wax-Covered Rat, Business Pajamas, Life Critic, The Ultimate Battle
In the podcast crossover event of the summer, Jordan is joined by Glen Weldon from Pop Culture Happy Hour and Rhea Butcher from Wham Bam Pow for a summer blockbuster breakdown, an exploration of the mystifying nostalgia for Boy Meets World and a discussion of Juggalo homosexuality.
Hello beautiful MaxFunsters! MBMBaM Friend of the Show Tyler Crowley created some awesome animated videos for us. We think you'll like them.