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International Waters: Episode 47 Visible Palpable Hopelessness

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Andy and Alice in London
Guests: 
Alice Lowe
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Andy Riley
Guests: 
Brandon Barrick
Guests: 
Emily Maya Mills

Emily Maya Mills, Brandon Barrick, Alice Lowe and Andy Riley join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing and a run down of some of the worst sitcom adaptations to ever try to cross the Atlantic.

Other useful links this week:

Emily Maya Mills wants to plug her album recording at the UCB Theatre on May 21st and recommends Olive Kittereidge.

Brandon Barrick wants to plug The Friday Forty. Brandon recommends and The Americans on FX.

Alice Lowe wants to plug her BBC radio sketch show, Alice’s Wunderland and recommends the Dangerous Minds blog.

Andy Riley wants to plug his episode of The Odditorium podcast and probably should have plugged the new series of Veep. Andy recommends Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, 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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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 370: Live from MaxFunHQ for MaxFunDrive 2015

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Guests: 
Carrie Poppy
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Ross Blocher
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Dave Holmes
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Travis McElroy
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John Hodgman

Highlights from the live JJGo streamed online from MaxFunHQ to cap off the most successful MaxFunDrive ever! Guests include MaxFun hosts Carrie Poppy, Ross Blocher, Dave Holmes, Travis McElroy and John Hodgman.

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MBMBaM 245: Bro's Better, Bro's Best Ch. 62-71

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With Justin moving to an entirely new residence this week, we've compiled another best-of episode for you to reminisce over. Remember the good times? Remember Skulljockeying? Because, like, we don't remember saying this stuff at all.

7:20 - Giant Scott Bakula
13:30 - Earth Girls are Easy and in Submarines
17:15 - Capri Sun on my Jam-Jams
18:18 - Ladyzoo
20:40 - Ghostbustin'
24:40 - Beaches, The Book of the Movie
27:30 - Cool Urinal Usage
41:54 - Spanking Parties
46:10 - Horse Quotes
52:40 - Dean's Office Sex
54:08 - Baby Law
57:13 - Tree Sex
1:01:59 - Screaming Nursery
1:04:27 - A Text from Our Dad
1:05:44 - Skulljockey

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The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast Episode 20: Holmes and Watson in The Trial

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Kasper Hauser

Dr. John Watson is on trial for bank robbing, and Sherlock Holmes must help save him from the gallows.

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Ep. 11. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Two

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Our heroes attempt to make the best out of a swampy situation, and race to Rockport before they miss a fateful train. They also meet a beloved radio personality and spokesperson, and hold him ransom for MaxFunDrive donations. Magnus exhibits his upper body strength. Taako gets charming. Merle takes a stink-bath.

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TS178:Gay Celebrity Sex, Bob Jones University, Mo'ne Davis, Our Fund Drive

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Throwing Shade

Happy Birthday, Erin! Bryan's best gift is the gay relationship description the tabloids have for Tom Cruise and John Travolta. You will wish you never heard it. Plus, Bob Jones III of Bob Jones University finally apologies for wanting to stone gay people, and some jealous college baseball bitch calls 13 year old little league super star Mo'ne Davis a "slut." And hunty! Our fund drive is happening! 1,000 new or upgrading donors and #tspod will put on their talent show! Make it happen by donating here! 

 

 

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One Bad Mother Episode 98: When Only Mama Will Do, plus guest Janelle Hanchett!

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Janelle Hanchett

Biz and Theresa talk about that special time in a child's life when only Mama will do. We aren’t sure it feels as good as it should. Plus, Theresa compliments her partner, coughing drives Biz to the edge of madness, and we welcome back one of our favorite people, Janelle Hanchett of the blog Renegade Mothering, to talk about parenting and the internet.

RenegadeMothering.com
I Became a Mother, and Died to Live, by Janelle Hanchett
Follow Janelle on twitter @RenegadeMama1

Join our new and lively OBM facebook group for like-minded parents to share and discuss everything kid- and parenting-related! Non-parents are also welcome! Join here.

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
Join our mailing list!
Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter
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Check us out on Facebook and like us!
Get a OBM tee from the MaxFunStore!
Interested in hosting a OBM meet-up in your area? Email theresa at maximum fun dot org.

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Lynda Barry & Tom Arnold

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Lynda Barry
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Tom Arnold
Guests: 
Brian Coleman

It's MaxFunDrive time! The production of Bullseye is funded by your donations. Become a monthly sustaining member now, and get cool thank you-gifts, plus unlock challenge funds from other donors and help us meet our goal of 4000 new and upgrading members by March 27th. Just visit www.maximumfun.org/donate!


Photo: Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY

Lynda Barry Inspires Us to Get Creative with Monsters

Lynda Barry is a self-identified "freak", a cartoonist, a writer, and for the last couple of years, she's also been a college professor teaching interdisciplinary creativity at the University of Wisconsin.

What does that mean? Well, she encourages students to abandon their fears of creating and embrace their work and process.

Her most recent book, Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor collects her lesson plans and writing and drawing exercises.

Lynda talks with us about using monsters as a tool, why we're sometimes afraid to draw, and how elementary school aged kids can teach us a thing or two.

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Canonball: Brian Coleman Talks about Mantronix: The Album

Every so often we interview music journalists and experts, and ask them which records they think should be part of the pop music canon. It's Canonball.

This week, we're talking with the acclaimed rap journalist Brian Coleman, author of the series Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies. He chose to talk to us about Mantronix.

In the mid-1980s, producer Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee joined forces and created the hip hop group Mantronix.

Kurtis Mantronik rocked the TR-808 drum machine, and MC Tee moved the party along with his lyrics.

Together, they recorded Mantronix: The Album, and influenced the producers who followed them.

Brian Coleman's newest edition of "liner notes" is Check the Technique Volume 2.

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Tom Arnold Talks About Shaking Off the Bullies and Making His Own Way

Tom Arnold is a real show business survivor. In the mid 1990s he got famous -- both the kind you want to be, and the kind you don't want to be. His first big job in Hollywood was as a writer on Roseanne. He ended up married to her. He became a regular on the show and their relationship was tabloid fodder for five years. By the time they broke up in 1994, you couldn't make it through a late night monologue without a Tom Arnold joke.

But that was just the beginning of Tom Arnold's ride. A star making performance in a huge hit movie, True Lies, made him a star. Then a disastrous series of broad comedies made his career a punchline again.

But Arnold never stopped working, as a character actor, as a sports talk show host, as a stand up comic, and now in his 50s he's a dad for the first time and he's now been a star in Hollywood for thirty years. His new show is Yahoo's Sin City Saints. Arnold also continues to perform stand up across the country.

Tom talks with us about growing up in Iowa and fighting bullies, the difficulties of working in Las Vegas, his enduring respect for Roseanne, and the way he's found satisfaction with his work.

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The Outshot: MacGruber

Jesse heartily disagrees with A.O. Scott's review of the film version of MacGruber. In short: MacGruber exists, and the world is better for it.

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MBMBaM 244: Slimefoot

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We're wrapping up the MaxFunDrive the only way we know how: By talking about Garfield, urinal footwear and sexual reactions to The Flash. If that doesn't deserve your hard-earned dollars, we don't know what will.

Suggested talking points: Super Rich, Garbage House, Cat Enema, Pizza Warlock, Nerdgasm, Japanese Courtesy Sandals, Glamping, Olderwear

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 369: Punk Rock Brunch with Nick Adams

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Guests: 
Nick Adams

Nick "Repeat" Adams joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, Jordan's run-in with some rockabilly ladies, and Jesse's friend Alice from photography class.

And it's MaxFunDrive time! Go to http://www.MaximumFun.org/Donate to support the show!

If we reach our stretch goal of 2500 new or upgrading members, Jordan and Jesse will buy a boat on Craigslist and record a show from the middle of the MacArthur Park lake. #jjgogrosslake

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