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World of Idiots

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Hello Buddies! We've all had a time in our lives where we felt like we were surrounded by idiots, right? Well, what if it were true? What if you woke up one morning and you were the last intelligent person on the planet? Would you name yourself President? Try to re-educate the masses? Say that instead of waking up now, you woke up in the Dark Ages. Would you share your modern knowledge or keep quiet for fear of persecution? All this and more on this week's episode!

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Intro and outro music thanks to Brentalfloss

Art thanks to Justin Russo

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Throwing Shade #77: The Bachelor & Gay Marriage in Alabama

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This week, Bryan tried dumpster diving for the first time and then watched The Bachelor and Erin watched Cats stone-cold sober. What a week. Also, Alabama wants to ban not just gay marriages but every marriage and the GOP is back again trying to ban abortion with the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act! And one of their own, GOP Congresswoman Renee Elmers is trying to stop it. Good luck everybody with everything!

Sawbones: Paracelsus, A Weird Guy Who Did Weird Things Then Died

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin putting the SLIGHTEST bit of poop on a pill made from bread as they introduce you to Paracelsus Phillippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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RISK #616: In a Tizzy

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Julia Wiedeman, David Montgomery and Jessica Wise share stories of hilarious and harrowing crises.
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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Kaitlin Olson & Jeff Chang

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Kaitlin Olson on "Sweet Dee" and the Morally Bankruptcy in It's Always Sunny on Philadelphia

Kaitlin Olson plays Sweet Dee on the long-running sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Dee is the only female member of "The Gang", a bunch of depraved, self-centered pals who run a bar. The Gang is constantly looking for ways to get rich quick, humiliate their enemies, get out of work, and prove once and for all the talent, charisma and brilliance they hold to be self-evident. In an unusual move for a solo female character, Dee doesn't serve to counterbalance the guys' bad behavior -- she absolutely matches their pace.

Olson talks to us about creating a more fully-fleshed character for Dee, how she came to comedy, and how she ended up dating (and marrying) her showrunner.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is currently in its tenth season. It airs Wednesday nights at 10pm on FXX.

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Photo credit: Jeremy Keith Villaluz

Jeff Chang on Art, Race, and How Diversity Now Means "Them"

About ten years ago, Jeff Chang published his book Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. His new book is a sort of follow-up -- it chronicles some of the cultural and racial shifts we've experienced as a nation. It's called Who We Be: The Colorization of America.

Chang talks to us about what "diversity" means to us today, the struggle for artists to defy racial categorization, and how and why corporations embraced multiculturalism.

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The Outshot: What It Means to Be Superhuman

Jesse tells us about the life and legend of Andre the Giant.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 358 - Pat Kelly

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Pat Kelly returns to talk stretching, raincoats, and vigilante work. Also, we spoil Gone Girl and Foxcatcher, but that's okay because nobody wants to see Foxcatcher.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 361: Summer Boys with Dr. Frank

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Musician and author Dr. Frank (The Mr. T Experience, King Dork) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of nicknames, pirate subculture, and superfoods. Plus, Dr. Frank plays a song!

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MBMBaM 236: Chobani Hell

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What an emotional rollercoaster this episode is! From anger about Dude-spread, to inner peace about Wallace Shawn's bedside manner, and then back to anger over Justin's haunted dolls, and then even deeper anger about Beef Nugs, we explore every facet of the human condition.

Suggested talking points: Big Game Watch, Invisible and Pregnant, Stroking to Death, Birthday Effort, Haunted Doll Watch, Magic Texts, Beef Nugs Lecture

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The Flop House: Episode #170 - Transformers: Age of Extinction

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We will never watch anything with nearly three hour bloat again, so enjoy the special snowflake that is us talking about the most recent Bayhem, Transformers: Age of Extinction. Meanwhile, Elliott explains how to find a Transformer's clitoris, Stuart keeps on Castle Freakin' on, and sleepy Dan (sort of) returns.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Winter Light
Z
Rock N Roll Nightmare

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 83 - Automata

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Wham Bam Pow

This week, Rhea and Ricky take a look at the 2014 sci-fi/thriller Automata. Plus, we have an in depth discussion of who and what went overlooked by the Oscar nominations and what it means for the industry.

Next week, we'll be watching Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which is available now on Netflix Watch Instant.

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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