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RISK! Live in Minneapolis

12/04/2014 - 20:00 - 21:30
Minneapolis, MN
Venue Name: 
Brave New Workshop ; 824 Hennepin Ave

RISK! Live is coming to Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, MN. Our theme for the night is "Dangerous." Featuring Kevin Allison and more!


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RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. Rolling Stone Magazine featured it on their list of "25 Best Comedy Podcasts In The Country" and called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

MaxFunWeek Day 2: Leave a Review Day


Today's challenge is an easy one: leave a rating and review for the MaxFun podcasts you love! It takes only a moment -- just visit, select the shows you'd like to review, compose an honest and sincere review, and submit. It helps others find the shows; think of yourself as a traveler leaving a waymarker that says "This is good." You want to help your fellow travelers, right?

Once you've left a review, be sure to let us know so we can thank you! You can tweet at @MaxFunHQ. We're always happy to hear from you.

If you want to know what other MaxFunWeek challenges we have in store for you, you can find them all here! Have you been studying up on your Judge John Hodgman cultural references? Did you see the MaxFun rocket line drawing is up for you to start coloring? Don't forget to check out the list of all of the meet ups happening on Sunday, October 19th!

Today's Reddit Ask Me Anythings

We'll be updating this page with links to the AMAs once they're up. A full list of the week's planned AMAs can be found here.

Thursday, October 16th
Dave Holmes (International Waters) - 2:00-3:00 PM PDT

EP. 95 "Biff" ft. Travis McElroy

Lady to Lady
Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy (@TravisMcElroy) joins the ladies to discuss Max Fun, directions, Alan Cumming, camping, French Stewart, big heads, CDs, LA, MBMBAM, lazy boyfriends, D&D and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 180: MaxFunWeek!

Hrishi Hirway
Nate DiMeo
Griffin McElroy

Judge John Hodgman clears the docket with some very special guests to celebrate MaxFunWeek! MaxFunWeek celebrates you, dear listener! The fun kicks off today, Wednesday October 15 and runs through Tuesday, October 21. Check out all of the MaxFunWeek happenings (including prizes and social meetups) here.

Today's episode features expert wisdom from

Hrishikesh Hirway, host of Song Exploder
Nate DiMeo, host of The Memory Palace
Griffin McElroy, co-host of My Brother, My Brother and Me

Now's a great time to explore the other shows on Maximum Fun and share your favorites with a friend!


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MaxFunWeek Day 1: MaxFun Trivia Day


Have you been brushing up on your MaxFun knowledge? Working hard to expand the breadth and depth of your expertise? Well, today is the day it all pays off. We'll be posting trivia questions for all of your favorite Maximum Fun shows throughout the day on the official MaxFun Twitter account (@MaxFunHQ). The first correct answer earns the answer-er an entry into a drawing for some cool MaxFun swag, courtesy of our friends at Topatoco. Be sure to check out the MaxFunStore, because we already added some awesome new stuff, and more new items will be added today!

If you want to know what other MaxFunWeek challenges we have in store for you, you can find them all here! Maybe you want to get a head start on your rendering of the Adventure Zone adventurers? Or start pondering your favorite episode?

Today's Reddit Ask Me Anythings

Today also kicks off our series of Reddit Ask Me Anythings, so get those questions ready! We'll be updating this page with links to the AMAs once they're up. A full list of the week's planned AMAs can be found here.

Wednesday, October 15th
Theresa Thorn and Biz Ellis (One Bad Mother) - 12:00-1:00 PM PDT
Nate DiMeo (The Memory Palace) - 1:00-2:00 PM PDT
Kevin Allison (RISK!) - 2:00-3:00 PM PDT

Throwing Shade #62: Heat Waves and Masturbating Tattoos


Shade? Yes, please! Because heat wave! Erin went to the pool to cool off (legs in the pool, honey) and saw some sweet man-nips and a super-classy masturbation tattoo. And in this week’s ‘ssues, Bryan pulls the linen pants off romance author Nicholas Sparks and exposes his lily white private school for white kids. Plus, instead of spending money on healthcare, Alabama’s hiring lawyers to represent fetuses. Bryan’s solution: steak au poivre!

Song Exploder No. 20: Valley Lodge

Song Exploder
Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian and host of his own podcast that, like Song Exploder, is on the Maximum Fun network. He's also the frontman of the band Valley Lodge. In this episode, Dave will deconstruct the Valley Lodge song Go, which you might recognize as the opening credits of the HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. This is a special episode produced for MaxFunWeek, seven days of celebrating the community of listeners and shows that make up the Maximum Fun podcast network.

Buy "Go" on iTunes.


Song Exploder t-shirts are now available here.

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Destination DIY Oct. 2014 - Everything Is An Instrument

Axe violin
Destination DIY
Musician & artist Ken Butler

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To Ken Butler, everything is an instrument — he takes repurposing to a whole, new level. This month's story comes from producer Daniel Gross.
Below is a smattering of the hundreds of hybrid instruments Ken has created. For more, visit his website.

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International Waters: Episode 36 MaxFunWeek Special

Dave, Emily and Lisa
Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Dave Shumka
Graham Clark

Baby Geniuses, Emily Heller and Lisa Hanawalt take on Stop Podcasting Yourself’s Dave Shumka and Graham Clark in our first ever MaxFunWeek special.

We’ve got cameos from fellow Maximum Fun podcasts One Bad Mother, Judge John Hodgman, Lady to Lady, MBMBaM and JJGo! Plus everyone’s sick from the recent Blood Moon and is that a luxury recording yacht we see out the window?

Other useful links this week:

Listen to Emily Heller and Lisa Hanawalt’s Baby Geniuses podcast here.
The Baby Geniuses will be doing a reddit IAmA on Monday October 20th at 6pm PDT.

Listen to Dave Shumka and Graham Clark’s Stop Podcasting Yourself podcast here.
The Stop Podcasting Yourself boys will be doing their reddit IAmA on Sunday October 19th at 1pm PDT.

For full information about MaxFunWeek just click here.

Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and will be doing his reddit IAmA on Thursday October 16th at 2pm.

International Waters is written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and 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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Sawbones: Cataracts


This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin squirting breastmilk in your eye while they attempt to cure your cataracts.

You can subscribe to their show right now 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

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