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Very Very Fun Day ft. Judge John Hodgman, Jordan, Jesse Go!, The Flop House, Oh No Ross and Carrie!, Tights and Fights, and Stop Podcasting Yourself, and more!

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Date: 
02/11/2017 - 12:00 - 23:59
City: 
Chicago, IL
Venue Name: 
Thalia Hall

Very Very Fun Day is a one-day podcasting festival that combines the signature joy and comedy of Maximum Fun's internationally renowned podcasts with outstanding local talent in cities across America. On Saturday, February 11th, Maximum Fun brings Very Very Fun Day to Chicago's Thalia Hall for an unforgettable day of laughs.

VVFD will feature the Maximum Fun podcasts Judge John Hodgman, Jordan, Jesse Go!, The Flop House, Oh No Ross and Carrie!, Tights and Fights, and Stop Podcasting Yourself, along with other festivities, including local podcasts The Nerdette, Friendshipping, and Reclaimed Soul with Ayana Contreras, stand-up comedy sets from local comics, Q&A's, and more, all spread across Thalia Hall's three spaces.

Tickets on-sale Friday, November 11 at 12PM CST here.

Regular tickets ($65) get you admission to all the events, including side events, with non-reserved open seating.

VIP tickets ($99) get you reserved seating in the VIP balcony. They also come with cotton tote, poster and VIP laminate.

Private boxes ($850) seat up to six, and include the VIP gift package, plus a special MaxFun Gift Bag, a poster autographed by all the MaxFun talent and a visit from MaxFun talent in your private box during the afternoon.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 451 - Phil Hanley

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Guests: 
Phil Hanley

Comedian Phil Hanley returns to talk crowd work, hockey, and ferry boats.

Download episode 451 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (844)779-7631 (or UGH-SPY-POD1).

Get tickets for Stop Podcasting Yourself live in BANFF March 4.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 453: The Golden Ticket with Sarah Morgan

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Guests: 
Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan and Sarah's trip to Halloween Horror Nights, Jesse's experience taking Simon Trick or Treating, and Jordan's obsession with the video game Bloodborne.

Male Birth Control, Election 2016, Teddy Bear Boy

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Guests: 
Rachel Stine

Greetings, O Coolest of Kids! This week, we delve into the truth about a recent male birth control study and the shockingly sexist history of birth control. There’s also a heartwarming wi-five about a kid from the totally-real-and-not-a-cartoon land of Tasmania, and we have a guest that’s so special you’re going to FLIP YOUR LID AND BUST YOUR BUTTONS AND okay it’s Travis. Yeah, he came out of paternity leave to do a special segment on the upcoming presidential election. Enjoy, and remember to share!

The Greatest Generation Ep 82: A Smattering of Loaf (S4E9)

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When a twist beginning crash lands Captain Picard and young Wesley Crusher (The Boy?!) onto a desolate planet, the constant bickering drives the third wheel of their group to drink. It's too bad Commander Riker is too busy taking out someone else's trash to mount a timely rescue mission. What does it take to get a 6 star Uber rating? Are children chained inside the saucer section? Is this how radiation works? It's the episode where we introduce a new mountainside sculpture to our repertoire!

Minority Korner 54: A Verry Patti Korner- Where My Background Singers?!?! (Patti LaBelle, Femphobia, Black Podcast, Sounding Gay, Barrack Obama, Hell Houses, Halloween, The White House, That's So Raven, Jay Z vs. Kanye West, History of Trick o' Treat)

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Minority Korner

It looks like Christmas has come early with a Flash Back Friday Patti LaBelle Holiday Presidential Christmas Tree Lighitng Extravganza circa 1996... and it is a dooze! The big question is: WHERE. ARE. HER. BACKGROUND SINGERS?!?! (Don't worry not only will we renact it for you thorughout the episode but we've posted the link). In the kornes first up it's James posing the question: Do I sound gay?! Before you answer we investigate what does it mean to "sound gay" inspired by the documtary 'Do I Sound Gay?', along with what does it mean to be "straight acting" and who all these "straight acting" gays are truly at war with. Nnekay gives us the full low down on other Black Podcast that you should be listening to. When did Halloween become mainstream? Probably more recent than you think, and Nnekay is going to give us the history. James has another Quizlet Korner that is horrifying. Christian Hell Houses? Lesbian Bachloretts? That's so Raven? Barrack Obama and the Gays? All in this epsidoe of Minority Korner!

Patti LaBelle Christmas Extravaganza (You're Welcome):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z84QdJlPpHE

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/how-candy-and-hallowee...

https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliafurlan/turn-up-for-podcasts?utm_term=.be0L...

Sawbones: Frankenberry Stool

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Show: 
Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin delve into what may just be history's oddest actual medical diagnosis: Frankenberry stool.

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Bullseye: Willem Dafoe, Paul Schrader & David Crosby

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Willem Dafoe
Guests: 
Paul Schrader
Guests: 
David Crosby

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Paul Schrader - Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer /Getty Images


Willem Dafoe - Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Paul Schrader and Willem Dafoe talk their new film Dog Eat Dog, Schrader’s childhood, and Dafoe’s acting ethos

Growing up in the Calvinist church, Paul Schrader didn't see a movie until his late teens. Since then, he has more than made up for it, writing, producing, and directing influential films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Affliction.
Willem Dafoe, having worked on 7 films in the past with Schrader, trusts his film-making style and sensibility. Dafoe's Hollywood breakout role was in the 1985 film To Live and Die in L.A., and has starred in many other beloved films such as Platoon and the Last Temptation of Christ.
This week, Schader and Dafoe sit down with Jesse to discuss their new film, Dog Eat Dog. They discuss Schrader’s childhood, his earlier screenplay and directorial premieres and Dafoe school’s Jessie on acting and how he gets into character when portraying psychotic characters.


Photo: Jason Merrit/Getty Images

David Crosby on The Byrds, CSN, his recovery from drugs, and his new album Lighthouse

Thirty years ago, David Crosby was one of the biggest rock stars in the world, being a part of two game changing and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Byrds. Decades after his depart from playing with bands, he continues to play music on his own.
In conversation with Jesse, David discusses his transition into music, his addiction and recovery from drugs, and his latest album Lighthouse.

The Outshot: Ray Baretto’s Acid

This week, Jesse recommends Ray Barretto’s inaugural album Acid as an album that had much ambition and achieved so much at a time when the music on it was still new to the American aural palette.

Tights and Fights Ep. 14: A Boss and a queen walk into a cell...

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Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Mira Waters

We’ve gone to Hell (in a cell) and back again and the Nation of Conversation is ready to explain how… adequate the show was. And there’s plenty of other news to tackle like Dolph Ziggler’s Intercontinental open challenge, the brand new Cruiserweight show 205 live and why Mike thinks Talking Smack is even better than Smackdown.

Plus, Hal and Danielle break down Sasha and Charlotte’s Women’s Title match that main evented the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View. Why did some folks online say that match didn’t live up to expectations? What does it mean for the future of WWE’s Women’s division?

For some help answering those questions, they’re joined by Mira Waters from Fight Booth. She recently wrote an article entitled ‘Sexism in WWE is Over, What a Relief,’ about the match and the internet’s skewed reaction to it.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Lucha Underground’s latest and greatest angle.

Mike put over The Killing the Town podcast by Lance Storm and Cyrus.

Hal put over Daniel Bryan’s tone deaf singing on Talking Smack.

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One Bad Mother Episode 178: Deciding to Stop Having Kids, plus Musician Laurie Berkner

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Laurie Berkner

Biz and Theresa talk about our decisions to stop having kids and how even these supposedly settled matters can leave us feeling uncertain. Oh and don’t forget, life can always laugh in our faces and find a way to remind us that we don't necessarily have the power to control the outcome of our decisions! Plus, Biz is scared of Halloween, Theresa looks great, and we talk to the queen of children’s music, Laurie Berkner.

Laurie Berkner: http://www.laurieberkner.com
Superhero: http://amzn.to/2fzzMWl
Twitter: @LaurieBerkner

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Show Music
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

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