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The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 230: Pubescent Combadge (DS9 S3E7)

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When Chief O’brien trips DS9’s security system, the station’s car alarm triggers a very hostile form of lockdown. But when the crew get covered in “buts,” they may have to collaborate with an unlikely ally. Are there ANY new poop euphemisms? Why would anyone wear their communicator in an anti-Hudson configuration? Is embarrassment lethal? It’s the episode recorded with back-turned confidence!

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Ep 21: Go Fact Yourself with Maria Bamford and Grant Imahara

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Gabriel Koerner, J. Keith Van Straaten, Grant Imahara, Helen Hong, Maria Bamford
Guests: 
Maria Bamford & Grant Imahara
Guests: 
Christine Dresser & Gabriel Koerner
Guests: 
J. Keith Van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong

Maria Bamford is a comedian, and star of the Netflix series Lady Dynamite. She’s normally not one for small talk, but this podcast has just the right amount of organized conversation to make her feel comfortable.

Grant Imahara is a former member of the B-Team on Mythbusters, and can currently be seen on Netflix’s White Rabbit Project. He’s a HUGE robotics fan. Why? Two words: Star Wars.

In this episode, we’ll get an answer to what happens when a bull is actually let loose in a china shop and learn about the robots Grant has created--including a BB-8 that he has at his shop.

What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between “magma” and a “lava”?

What’s the difference between “baking” and “roasting?”

Areas of Expertise

Maria Bamford: 12 step programs, self-help and pug aging.

Grant Imahara: Star Trek, X-Men comics and “La Di Da Di” by Doug E. Fresh.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Grant Imahara
Maria Bamford

With guest experts:

Dr. Christine Dresser, pug breeder and health liason for the Pug Dog Club of America.

Gabriel Koerner, digital effects artist who appeared in the documentaries Trekkies and Trekkies 2.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 384: Remodel Behavior

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Crystal brings the case against her husband Todd. She likes to do projects around their house. But she complains that when she's about halfway through a project, Todd tends to voice strong opinions that start to change the direction. She would like him to let her carry out her original vision, but Todd thinks that this is part of the process. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

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Thank you to Megan Hodgkiss for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 551: Destroy the West with Elizabeth Laime

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Guests: 
Elizabeth Laime

Writer and podcaster Elizabeth Laime joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the special Daddy's Day Out when Jesse took his kids to the roller rink, the magical Catherine Keener-esque teacher who somehow manages to get Jesse's son to clean up, and the obnoxious toy robot that is ruining Jesse's life. Plus, Elizabeth busts out her dynamic pterodactyl impression and Jordan creates a new Ernest movie.

International Waters Ep 131: Sperm Sitting

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Klee Wiggins, Sabrina Jalees, and Dave
Guests: 
Sabrina Jalees
Guests: 
Klee Wiggins
Guests: 
Nadia Kamil
Guests: 
Naz Osmanoglu

Sabrina Jalees, Klee Wiggins, Naz Osmanoglu and Nadia Kamil join host, Dave Holmes for bartender life advice, celebrity drinking puns, and stories about waking up with weird things in your mouth.

Sabrina Jalees wants to plug her comedy special on Netflix and her Instagram account @sabrinajalees and recommends Mae Martin and Lisa Traeger.

Klee Wiggins wants to plug her upcoming appearance at LA Comic Con and recommends Fairyland by Alysia Abbott.

Naz Osmanoglu wants to plug his Facebook page and recommends Nadia Kamil's medical expertise.

Nadia Kamil wants to plug becoming a doctor and recommends This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Dave would like to recommend Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

MBMBaM 427: Face 2 Face: Adult Big Green Reptiles

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We're finally all squared away after our wild month of travel! As things slowly start to calm down, we've prepared for you one more live show -- this time, from Seattle's beautiful Paramount Theater! It was a surely an evening of tossed friendship and scrambled goofs. We'll be back with a regular episode next week!

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 229: You Can Kill Them With Embarrassment (DS9 S3E6)

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When a familiar purple haired lady returns to the station to fool Quark twice, he takes the bait and brings more than just shame on himself. But when part of the acquisition becomes Odo’s charge, the station’s safety will have to rest on the Lycine Contingency. Is Sisko’s parenting style inspired by Larry Miller? Do clothes make the man, and if so, why is this kid in a ninja costume? Should we be concerned about how Odo has decorated Chez Bucket? It’s the episode where the crew gets handed a win in a pelican case.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 550: Fart Me to the Moon with Dan McCoy and Elliott Kalan

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Guests: 
Dan McCoy
Guests: 
Elliott Kalan

Dan McCoy and Elliott Kalan from the Max Fun podcast The Flop House join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of graham crackers and other naughty breakfasts, Dan's identity as a baker in Jon Stewart's eyes, and the best songs written specifically for a movie. Plus, Jesse has some complicated questions about gray beard hairs, Elliott runs down a list of funny things his son has said recently, and Jordan describes his visit to a restaurant owned by a cult.

MBMBaM 426: The Home of Smooth Daddy

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Last week, we slept soundly, knowing that we didn't live in a world where our brothers could publicly, viciously dunk on us in public, for the whole world to see, and remember. After the events of the past few days, that sense of security has been eternally shattered.

Suggested talking points: Brotherly Betrayal, Of Thrones Game, xX_J0hnY4nk33z_Xx, Larry the ASMR Guy, The Real Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Machine, Nancy's Necklace, Na'vi Yard Signs, Castaway Bloopers

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 228: She Puts the Beige in Bajor (DS9 S3E5)

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When Major Kira is given an unwanted makeover, her aestheticians give her the hard sell on accepting her new look. But when she begins to question their motivations, she’ll have to depend on those she hates the most to get her out of this mess. How do you defend against a “look dunk”? What are the seats you should choose for your wife on an airplane? Do you ever want to get handsy with the loaf? It’s the episode that makes us question our very identities!

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