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Sawbones: Mary Roach!

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Sawbones

Holy crap you guys, we talked to Mary Roach! Yes, THAT Mary Roach, the author of Gulp, Bonk, Spook and her newest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, due out in early June.

We spoke with Roach about a history of wrong thinking on diarrhea, why the military kept weather-related secrets from her and the Medicare code for maggots.

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

International Waters LIVE in London

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Date: 
09/24/2016 - 21:30
City: 
London, England
Venue Name: 
Kings Place

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Show: 9:30pm
London Podcast Festival
King's Place
Hall One
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

International Waters is a pop culture comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply.

Join host Dave Holmes and competing teams of world-famous comedians from the US and UK in a hilarious and lively test of pop culture knowledge (and the ability to make up baloney when that knowledge fails) It’s part panel show, part trivia quiz and all laughs. It’s also a little embarrassed it wrote that last sentence.

Bullseye LIVE in London

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Date: 
09/23/2016 - 19:00
Show: 
City: 
London, England
Venue Name: 
Kings Place

Friday, September 23, 2016
Show: 7:00pm
London Podcast Festival
King's Place
Hall One
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Bullseye (formerly known as The Sound of Young America) is a weekly celebration of the best of arts and culture. Host Jesse Thorn sifts the wheat from the chaff to bring listeners in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary minds in our culture.

The show is carried by public radio stations around the United States, and was the first public radio program west of the Mississippi to podcast. It has received plaudits from publications like Time Magazine (which called it ‘Pick of the Podcasts’) and Salon.com. It was also honoured by the iTunes editorial staff as a ‘classic’ Best of iTunes selection. Since April 2013, the show has been distributed by NPR.

Judge John Hodgman LIVE in London

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Date: 
09/25/2016 - 19:00
City: 
London, England
Venue Name: 
Kings Place

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Show: 7:00pm
London Podcast Festival
Kings Place
Hall One
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN and BAILIFF JESSE THORN are riding the circuit to bring LIVE JUSTICE to a stage near you.

Direct from JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN PODCAST (named FIFTEENTH in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated FAKE LEGAL WISDOM to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in PORTLAND. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them WHO IS RIGHT and WHO IS WRONG.

Previous disputes have included:

-is a hot dog a sandwich?

-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?

-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?

-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to www.maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard LIVE ON STAGE and tell us where you live. If we pick your case, YOU GET IN FREE.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy this very rare live tour of JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN: LIVE JUSTICE.

John and Jesse will be meeting and greeting you all after the show.

Judge John Hodgman LIVE in London

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Date: 
09/24/2016 - 19:00
City: 
London, England
Venue Name: 
Kings Place

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Show: 7:00pm
London Podcast Festival
Kings Place
Hall One
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN and BAILIFF JESSE THORN are riding the circuit to bring LIVE JUSTICE to a stage near you.

Direct from JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN PODCAST (named FIFTEENTH in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated FAKE LEGAL WISDOM to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in PORTLAND. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them WHO IS RIGHT and WHO IS WRONG.

Previous disputes have included:

-is a hot dog a sandwich?

-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?

-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?

-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to www.maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard LIVE ON STAGE and tell us where you live. If we pick your case, YOU GET IN FREE.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy this very rare live tour of JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN: LIVE JUSTICE.

John and Jesse will be meeting and greeting you all after the show.

Still Buffering: How to Sports

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Show: 
Still Buffering

The trio of sisters is joined this week by their dad, Low Country Tom, to discuss something their dad has helped all of them with throughout the years, sports!

Subscribe on iTunes or RSS!

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

CIPYD 45: Matt Braunger and Chinese Crested

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Guests: 
Matt Braunger

Hello friends! Welcome to another episode! First, Travis has a couple big announcements! Travis and Allegra both have Dogs We Met This Week and Travis shares some of his pet pet peeves! Allegra tells us all about the Chinese Crested in Mutt Minute! We're joined by hilarious comic and podcaster Matt Braunger to hear about his loud neighbor (and their illegal dog hotel) and his childhood dog Copper! Finally, hear from Renee the Temporary Dog Owner Pt. 3: The Final Countdown. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to share with a friend!

Bullseye: Joe Bataan & Ali Wong

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Joe Bataan
Guests: 
Ali Wong

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

Joe Bataan Talks about Juvenile Delinquency, Boogaloo and Creating an Early Hip-Hop Hit

Long before he was busy in the sound studio making music, Joe Bataan was a young man getting into trouble on the streets of East Harlem. But after a stint in juvenile detention, he left his life as a gang leader behind and became a band leader instead. Joe Bataan and the Latin Swingers helped bring Boogaloo music into the mainstream.

As well as releasing popular songs in the genre including Gypsy Woman, Bataan also helped to create and coin the term SalsaSoul. Later in his career, he wrote and performed an early hip-hop hit, Rap-O Clap-O. Bataan is featured in a new documentary, We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo.

Bataan sat down with Jesse to talk about his life as a juvenile delinquent in the streets of New York, how he dealt with the backlash against his musical innovations and how he came to create one of the earliest hits in hip-hop.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Ali Wong Talks Marriage and Money and What It’s Like Performing Thru Her Pregnancy

There are many comedians who use their family life as inspiration for their comedy, but Ali Wong took it a step further when she recorded her latest comedy special while seven and a half months pregnant.

Wong’s comedy is rooted in her willingness to be incredibly frank and honest about her personal life including her relationships, her Asian heritage and the challenges of pregnancy while working as a writer on the hit television show, Fresh Off the Boat.

Ali Wong joined Jesse to talk about being a breadwinner, performing while pregnant and how it feels to talk about painful and personal things like miscarriage in front of a comedy audience.

Ali Wong’s new comedy special, Baby Cobra is available now on Netflix.

The Outshot: Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book

While many rappers are content to explore the harshness of street life in their lyrics, Chance The Rapper is a performer who isn’t afraid to explore the soft and warm memories of childhood. In his new album, Coloring Book, Chance combines beautiful melodies with an open and warm heart.

MBMBaM 305: Bubble Jug Life

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We're bringing back the world's most unsavory gum with a little prodding from Twitter. There's other stuff too, but if we can accomplish the first one, it'll be a good podcast's work done.

Suggested Talking Points: Bubble Juggalos, MUNCH SQUAD, Baby Pauly D, Ross and Frasier Slashfic, Cat Burglar Mom, Cool Balls!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 428 - Sophie Buddle

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Guests: 
Sophie Buddle

Sophie Buddle joins us to talk sandwich theft, broken little legs, chili science, and Chicken in a Biskit.

Download episode 428 here. (right-click)

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

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