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Want to work at MaxFun? Introducing our Production Fellowship

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We're excited to announce that we're hiring a Production Fellow to begin this July! This will be a paid position that provides training and skill-building in audio production. The fellow will work on lots of MaxFun shows out of our office in Los Angeles.

Check out our official announcement here with more details and instructions on how to apply.

If you're looking to break into radio or podcast production and want to work with us in LA, apply today! Our deadline is June 15, 2015.

TS187: The Duggars, Bobby Jindal, Circumcision, Fun Home, Broadway

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Throwing Shade

Bryan's back from his trip to New York where he became an accidental Japanese popsicle spokesperson just in time to hear Erin let the Duggars have it. Then they discuss Governor Bobby Jindal lame homophobic vaudeville tricks. But most importantly, it looks as if a sign-off has finally stuck. That's right - let the haters begin. 

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EP. 126 "Live from Seattle" ft. Elicia Sanchez

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Elicia Sanchez

Elicia Sanchez (@El_SanchoVilla) joins the ladies LIVE IN SEATTLE! Visit the ladies go.fund.me at http://www.gofundme.com/ladytolady. Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song Zach Ames. Recorded at The Comedy Underground.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 212: Reduce, Reuse, Accuse

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Elliot brings the case against his girlfriend, Rachel. Their recycling bin has been stolen from the curb repeatedly, and they want to figure out who's responsible. Elliot thinks they should try to catch the thief while it's happening, Rachel thinks they should sit back and wait for the perp to present him or herself. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Sandra Macke named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Sandra!

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MBMBaM 253: Bye-Bye Boy

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Please, please, someone get us out of this contract. We are in a Hellscape of our own creation, from which we will never receive relief. Anyone. Please.

Suggested talking points: On the Blob, Sock Farmer, Dew Time, Larry the Cable Curse, Knuckles Threesome, Accidental Breaking Bad

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: 'I Am Big Bird' & Vince Staples

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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.

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L to R: Caroll Spinney on location with Kermit Love who built the original Big Bird puppet from a design created by Jim Henson.
Photo credit: Copper Pot Pictures

'I am Big Bird': Caroll Spinney and Dave LaMattina on Big Bird's Big Heart

Spend a few minutes watching Sesame Street, and you'll recognize some part of yourself in Big Bird. His kindness, curiosity and vulnerability resonate with everyone, young and old. But who brought Big Bird to life?

Caroll Spinney is the man inside the Big Bird suit, and he has been since 1969. (He's also Oscar the Grouch). Dave LaMattina is the co-director, along with Chad Walker, of new a documentary about Spinney. It's called I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story.

Spinney made his television debut in 1955, working on the local Las Vegas show Rascal Rabbit, then moved on to the East Coast and performed on Bozo the Clown. But he was looking for greater purpose in his work, and he found it. He met Jim Henson and began work on the pioneering children's TV show, Sesame Street.

Spinney and LaMattina sit down to talk with us about Big Bird's physical and spiritual evolution, how the 80-year-old Spinney manages to maneuver in a full-body puppet suit, and how Big Bird has helped so many children and adults deal with loss, love and their own feelings.

I Am Big Bird is in theaters nationwide.

This interview originally aired in June 2014.

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Photo courtesy Vince Staples

Vince Staples on Rap, Growing Up in Long Beach, Gang Culture, and Why Being Hard is "Just Corny"

The rapper Vince Staples is now 21 years old. As a teenager, he got jumped into a gang in Long Beach, where he’s from. He didn’t expect to become a rapper. And unlike some rappers, he doesn’t think street life is anything to brag about.

He's been fighting against his own upbringing and the gang culture that surrounded him since childhood, and his verses reflect that. He's released several well-received mixtapes, and he's continually outshone other rappers in guest verses on their own tracks.

Staples talks to us about growing up, why gang banging seemed like fate, and how he became a rapper.

His debut LP, Summertime '06 will be released by Def Jam on June 30th.

A different edit of this interview originally aired in June 2014.

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The Outshot: Game of Thrones

Like the 18 million people who watch it each week, Jesse loves Game of Thrones. But though he finds himself jumping up and down and shouting at the TV, he doesn't care how it all will end. Why? He'll explain.

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RISK! #635: Family Planning

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Dave Ross, Daniel Sloss and Toni Nagy tell stories of times their families dropped the ball or had to pick it up again.
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RISK!
Guests: 
Dave Ross
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Daniel Sloss
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Toni Nagy
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Stop Podcasting Yourself 375 - Erica Sigurdson

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Erica Sigurdson

Erica Sigurdson returns to talk matching outfits, placentas, and vermin.

Download episode 375 here. (right-click)

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You Don't Mess Around With Jim




Matching Dresses

Paul Coffey

Australian in a suit




SAAN

Thrift Shop




Daiso underwear

Booster Juice

Hands Up




Vancouver goose (actually duck) lady

Swagulous




Mansplaying (actually manspreading)

Girls stink (at 4:28)




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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 378: Four Wizards with Kevin Avery

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Kevin Avery

Writer and comedian Kevin Avery joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of napping strategies, Kevin's college boy band, Denzel Washington's underrated movies, and how expensive pebble ice makers are.

Plus, Summer Boy shirts are available for a limited time! Buy one today!

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Hellen Jo/Zach Sims

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Baby Geniuses

Hello Babies! Welcome to our new episode, a safe place for butts! What does that mean? Don't worry, we'll man-splain it to you! Wait, what is the lady version of man-splain? We were wondering, what would you want on your tombstone? Join us as we make a trip down to Crush, TX! Learn all about Asian revenge ghosts from our guest Hellen Jo. Who would you haunt? Then, a REMARKABLY creepy discussion on sleep paralysis! Finally, guest Martin Banks shares with us his collection of presidential correspondence! There's a lot more poop talk than you'd expect!

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Hellen Jo
Zach Sims

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