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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Alan Rickman & Sacha Jenkins

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Alan Rickman
Guests: 
Sacha Jenkins

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Alan Rickman on 'A Little Chaos', Hans Gruber in 'Die Hard', and His Training at RADA

Alan Rickman stars in and directs the new movie A Little Chaos. It's a romantic drama, set in the court of the Sun King, Louis Quatorze. Kate Winslet plays a landscape architect who is contracted to design a garden at Versailles.

Rickman says he was attracted to the screenplay because of its love story, and the historical reimagining of the construction of Versailles.

He spoke with us about the logistical challenges of staging an elaborate period film, playing Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the secret conversation he had with JK Rowling before shooting the Harry Potter films, and yes, what it's like to act for sixteen hours with a rubber alien head.

A Little Chaos is in theaters now.

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Sacha Jenkins on the Evolution of Hip Hop Fashion in 'Fresh Dressed'

Why is fashion such a meaningful part of hip hop's history? Jesse talks to Sacha Jenkins, the director of the new documentary Fresh Dressed, about the evolution of style in hip hop, from the influence of white biker gangs, to the remixing of luxury brands by Harlem couturier Dapper Dan, to the rise and fall of brands founded by rappers and hip hop artists.

Fresh Dressed is in theaters and available on VOD.

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The Outshot: Reliving Memories with the Golden State Warriors

Jesse describes what it felt like to see his favorite childhood basketball team in the NBA playoffs.

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RISK! #640: Odd Couples

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Greg Barris, Anna Seregina and Cole Kazdin share stories of mating rituals between unexpected couplings.
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RISK!
Guests: 
Greg Barris
Guests: 
Anna Seregina
Guests: 
Cole Kazdin
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Stop Podcasting Yourself 380 - Adam Pateman

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Adam Pateman

Adam Pateman returns to talk Orlando, facial memory loss, and Indian weddings.

Download episode 380 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

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MBMBaM 258: OOH, MOMMY!

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We started recording this episode moments after the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, which made for some strangely earnest introductory banter. But don't worry: Eventually we get to talking about Pizza Hut wizards.

Suggested talking points: Travis McElroy News Minute, Domino's Collapse, Daniel Taste, 16 Stone, 'mojis, Where is Wizard Hut?

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 383: Special Money with Carrie Poppy

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Carrie Poppy

Podcaster Carrie Poppy from Oh No, Ross and Carrie! joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Carrie used to transcribe Bachelor talking heads, getting Father's Day cards for stepdads, and Carrie brings in a Guatemalan liquor called Quetzalteca Especial for everyone to try.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! LIVE at UCB Franklin

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Date: 
07/07/2015 - 19:00 - 20:00
City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater - Franklin

Join Jordan and Jesse with very special guests John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory, The Heat) and Jamie Denbo (Ronna & Beverly, Childrens Hospital) for a live taping of Jordan, Jesse, Go! as part of the monthly Maximum Fun Presents show at UCB Franklin on July 7th at 7pm.

Get your tickets at https://franklin.ucbtheatre.com/performance/40516! Only $5!

Pop Rocket: Episode 25 Do I Sound Gay?

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

The gang marvel at the young Patrick Swayze, discuss which characters in Game of Thrones are better at game of throning and go deep talking about the new David Thorpe documentary Do I Sound Gay? Plus handies and brain orgasms!

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Technically, Missing by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (From the Gone Girl soundtrack)
Oliver Wang - ASMR brain orgasms
Margaret Wappler - Deal by Miguel
Guy Branum - Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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The Flop House: Episode #181 - Jupiter Ascending

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The Flop House

Will the guys who liked Speed Racer also enjoy the Wachowski sibling's most recent critical flop, Jupiter Ascending? Meanwhile Elliott debuts his new bumper sticker, Dan boringly digresses about The Three Investigators, and Stuart explains why, when incarcerating someone, you should really take their rocket boots.
Movies recommended in this episode:

Creep
Flash Gordon
Barbarella
The Visitor

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John Hodgman Live in Vancouver

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Date: 
10/13/2015 - 19:00
City: 
Vancouver, BC Canada
Venue Name: 
Rio Theatre on Broadway

John Hodgman Live in Vancouver BC

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
7:00pm

Rio Theatre on Broadway
1660 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5N 1W1

Tickets are available now!

John Hodgman Live in Minneapolis

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Date: 
09/27/2015 - 19:00
City: 
Minneapolis, MN
Venue Name: 
Cedar Cultural Center

John Hodgman: Vacationland Live in Minneapolis

Saturday, September 27, 2015
7:00pm Doors
7:30pm Show

Cedar Cultural Center
416 CEDAR AVE S
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

ALL AGES!

Tickets are available now!

In his latest one-human show, VACATIONLAND, John Hodgman will discuss these topics:

-his home commonwealth of MASSACHUSETTS, the birthplace of rage

-his exile to the state of MAINE, home to the world’s most painful beaches

-the laws regarding the dumping of household garbage in various rural towns

-how the people of various rural towns are probably planning to sacrifice you to their god

-the evolutionary purpose of the weird dad mustache

-how to decide which small animals you should love as members of your family and which you should kill with traps and poison

-other things he might think about that very morning--who knows?

-and how to tolerate the other great ambiguities of life, such as your death, garbage dumping (see above), and city busses, which, let’s face it, can pretty much end up going ANYWHERE if the driver goes crazy or just has a soul full of mischief. It's terrifying.

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