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RISK! #650: It's Complicated

Michelle Walson, David Montgomery, and Brad Lawrence share situations that had no easy fix.
Michelle Walson
David Montgomery
Brad Lawrence
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Pop Rocket: Episode 36 Kids TV with Ella Mizota-Wang

Margaret, Wynter, Ella, Oliver & Guy
Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Wynter Mitchell
Ella Mizota-Wang
Oliver Wang
Margaret Wappler

Donald Trump videos, Muppet raps and Gyno-Star, plus Oliver's daughter drops in to help discuss Kids TV.

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Right Hand by Drake
Oliver Wang - Pinball Number Count by The Pointer Sisters
Margaret Wappler - Bamboo by HINDS
Guy Branum - Mississippi Goddam by Nina Simone

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

Other useful links this week…
The Muppets rap video that Oliver was all about.
Montage of Donald Trump saying "China".
The Hells Club Mash-Up Wynter talked about.
The webcomic Gyno-Star that Guy was all about.

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

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Ep. 7: Dog Debate


Sit right down and enjoy another episode of Can I Pet Your Dog! On this episode, Travis tells us all about a dog he met while on the road! Renee and Allegra both did some dog-sitting this week! We finally get into a heated debate about big dogs, small dogs and medium dogs! Which team are you on? we also have another installment of Mutt Minute! And finally, Allegra tells us all about a new app in Stupid Dog Tech! Join us, won't you? And don't forget to send us pictures of your dogs on Twitter and Instagram (@CIPYDPodcast)

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Andy Daly & Jean Grae


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Andy Daly and "Review": Rating Life Experiences, from Addiction to Pancakes to the Prom

Comedian, actor and writer Andy Daly recognized early in his career that his audience was responding to him as a "nice, little boy". Who could blame them? He's a nice-looking guy, with an all-American charm about him. So he used his Howdy Doody look to his advantage, and began creating characters. The kind of characters that start off as unthreatening nice guys, and slowly escalate into extreme sociopaths.

Andy continues to use this element of surprise in his new Comedy Central show, Review. Andy plays Forrest MacNeil, who is a reviewer. But he doesn't review books, or movies, or consumer products. He reviews life experiences, rating them on a scale of one to five stars. In the first few episodes, he answers viewers' questions from "What would it feel like to steal?" to "Will prom really be the best night of my life?" to "What is it like to get a divorce?"

No life experience is too insignificant or too life-altering for Forrest MacNeil, who takes his job very seriously.

Andy joins us to talk about his first acting job (working with a rollerblading mime), developing his own style of comedy, and how he identifies with Forrest, who's devoted so much of his life and energy to his work.

Review is currently in its second season on Comedy Central

This interview originally aired February 25, 2014.

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Jean Grae on an Accidental Hip Hop Career

Rapper Jean Grae, formerly known as What? What?, has been a stalwart member of New York City's underground hip hop community for decades. She was born into a musical family, though she didn't exactly follow in her parents' footsteps. Her father, Abdullah Ibrahim (also known as Dollar Brand), helped to found South African Jazz and her mother, Sathima Bea Benjamin, was a gifted singer and composer. Grae was born in South Africa and her parents made sure she knew her roots -- but she was also a New Yorker, through and through.

She joins us this week to tell us about growing up with talented musicians as parents, her accidental hip hop career, and why she doesn't shy away from outrageous, cartoonish violence in her lyrics.

Jean Grae has had a busy couple of years. At the time we last spoke with her, she had a new LP called Gotham Down, a new EP called Jeannie, an audiobook entitled The State of Eh, and a webseries in which she writes, directs and stars, Life with Jeannie.

She's since released more new music, including the new EPs Saix and iSweaterGawd, all available on her Bandcamp page.

This interview originally aired January 28, 2014.

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The Outshot: Paul Anka on Showmanship

Paul Anka, a consummate entertainer with few peers, has very high standards. This week, Jesse shares what he dubs as one of the greatest after-show recordings of all time and reminds us to live and move with conviction. And to slice like a... well, you know.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 390

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Two silly men talk about silly things. Please don't let this be the first episode you listen to.

Download episode 390 here. (right-click)

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

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 393: Two Curly-Haired Legends with Erin Gibson

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Erin Gibson

Comedian and writer Erin Gibson joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's new tattoo, Erin's suicide plan, and a new plan for how to correct people on Twitter. Plus, Buzz the dog joins in the fun and we finish out the summer of summer boy.

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MBMBaM 268: Hot Boiled Beans and Bacon


Take up your enchanted blade and wooden boxing gloves, and come with us on a dangerous voyage into the untouched corners of the internet. We can't guarantee your safety, but we can guarantee your horror.

Suggested talking points: ANTM Talk, Time Travel Backflip, Snugglebug, Probstgate, Boxing Funtime Squad, Food Delivery, 362 Hours, Cursed Sword

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One Bad Mother Episode 120: Kids Are Loud, plus guest Lisa Roth

One Bad Mother
Lisa Roth

Biz and Theresa lay out some serious facts. Kids are loud. Plus, Biz makes lemonade out of concentrate, Theresa checks in after a hard week, and Lisa Roth, the creative mind behind the Rockabye Baby Music series, joins us to talk about making music parents can stand.

Rockabye Baby!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, available on iTunes)
Gigantic, Rockabye Baby!, Lullaby Renditions of The Pixies
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 109 - Hercules

Wham Bam Pow

This week, Rhea and Ricky review 2014's The Rock vehicle, Hercules! Plus, we say goodbye to a horror movie legend and a groundbreaking neurologist.

We'll be back next week with a review of American Ultra/i>, which is in theaters now!

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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TS201:Dog Carriages,Coolio,Virgin Hotel,Kim Davis

Throwing Shade

Why do people put their dogs in carriages? Why can’t we take luggage carts from airports? And why is uber trying to fuck Erin over?! This week Virgin opened a hotel that caters to women and not so shockingly it turned into something sexist. Speaking of assholes, a government employee in Kentucky refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay people and is being a total brat about it. Plus Bryan sings for us! Happy Labor Day!

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