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Ep. 34. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Six

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Can our heroes achieve a competent victory against three relatively unkillable foes? More importantly: Can they do any sick stunts while doing so? Taako conjures up the ultimate terror. Magnus has a public service announcement. Merle faces a crystal conundrum.

TS223:OJ Simpson,Kesha,Leviticus,Guest Ross Mathews

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

That's who you are...The morally corrupt Faye Resnick. This week female judge Shirley Kornreich, straight from the fields honay, ordered Kesha to stay in her record deal with her alleged rapist Dr. Luke. Meanwhile boxing champ Pacquiao thinks gay people are worse than animals. Someone knows how to pack the ow! Also guest Ross Mathews is here and ready to drop his new album, Boy Pussy.

Pop Rocket: Episode 60 Ageing in Entertainment

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

It's our 60th episode so the team discuss ageing in pop culture, plus Kanye's Life of Pablo album (?) and #FreeKesha.

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Feelin' So Good by Jennifer Lopez
Oliver Wang - Ultralight Beam by Kanye West (Feat. Chance The Rapper, Kirk Franklin, and The-Dream)
Margaret Wappler - Gimme All Your Love by Alabama Shakes
Guy Branum - Opinion Cave by Brandie Posey

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 in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Vowell & Paul F. Tompkins

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jason Sudeikis
Guests: 
Paul F. Tompkins
Guests: 
Sarah Vowell

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.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.

Photo by Jesse Thorn

Jason Sudeikis on Mentorship, Fame and his Blue Man Group Aspirations

Jason Sudeikis is an actor, comedian and screenwriter, probably best known for time spent as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live.

His comedic skills were honed as a founding member of Second City Las Vegas and have been enjoyed by audiences on television shows including 30 Rock and Eastbound & Down as well as the films Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers.

His recent work has taken a more dramatic turn, and includes his role in the film Race, which tells the story of track and field legend Jesse Owens' pursuit of the gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Sudeikis plays Owens' coach, Larry Snyder, who mentored and coached him through his time at Ohio State University and into the Olympics.

Race is in theaters now.

Sudeikis joined Jesse to talk about his aspirations to join The Blue Man Group, the role that his own mentors have played in his life and what it’s like to have his personal life serve as fodder for tabloid media.

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Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

"I Wish I'd Made That": Sarah Vowell on her Love of Randy Newman and "The World Isn’t Fair"

Artists -- the people that make stuff -- are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something an artist sees is so good, so perfect that they wish they had made it themselves.

This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called "I Wish I’d Made That". This week, we talk to author and social commentator Sarah Vowell who joins us to talk about the Randy Newman song, "The World Isn’t Fair".

You probably don't need us to tell you who Sarah Vowell is, if you're listening to an NPR podcast, but she's a frequent contributor to This American Life, and is the author of multiple bestselling books including Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes.

Vowell's latest book is about the Marquis de Lafayette, a Frenchman who became a sort of adopted son to George Washington and fought in the American Revolutionary War. It's called Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.

You can find her other appearances on our show here and here.

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Photo by Jesse Thorn

Paul F. Tompkins Talks Success, Podcasting and Improvising with Puppets

Paul F. Tompkins has a certain kind of fame. If you're a comedy fan, he is known and beloved for his appearances on comedy podcasts (including his own) or from his live stand up and improv comedy. But to the world at large, he's probably best known for his work as a writer and performer on the HBO cult comedy show Mr. Show with Bob and David.

In recent years, he's started his own improv podcast, Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, and also currently hosts the show No, You Shut Up! on the Fusion network.

No, You Shut Up! is a talk show in the vein of "Meet the Press", if its talking heads were actually puppets from Henson Alternative. The show airs Thursday nights at 10pm on Fusion. Episodes are also available on YouTube.

Tompkins joined Jesse to talk about what it feels like to become more personal in his stand-up, the role of podcasting in his success and what it’s like to improvise with puppets.

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The Outshot: SNL’s Tales of Fraud and Malfeasance in Railroad Hiring Practices

Can a Saturday Night Live sketch change the course of your life?

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MBMBaM 291: Most Likely to Boat

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Bliss Delight returns to the studio after a few weeks spent traveling the Ethersphere and kicking it on Earth Jr. for a bit. We've only got about an hour of studio time before the next metamorphosis, so let's get this thing on wax.

Suggested talking points: Carly Spray, Rick Steez, Life Skills, Getting a Boat, Cat Permission, Old Man Star Wars, The Guyron Throne, Drum Fighters

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 416: Unusual Strategies Devil with Jimmy Pardo

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Guests: 
Jimmy Pardo

Comedian and podcaster Jimmy Pardo joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of children's show auditions, Jordan's experience as a Prius owner, and Jimmy's feelings about pizza toppings.

One Bad Mother Episode 142: What Kids?

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Show: 
One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa just want to have a good time this week while simultaneously not talking about being a parent! So, we talk about some remarkably not-kid-related stuff, from karaoke to what we'd do with a million dollars to favorite childhood memories. Don't worry, we can't spend an ENTIRE show avoiding the whole parents-of-young-kids thing. This episode has genius moments and failures, and some honest status updates from life at home, where Biz's family has put her to the test with multiple illnesses and Theresa's two-year-old is dong a great job...being a two-year-old.

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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 Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

TS222:Wine & Granola,Speed Metal Bars,Antonin Scalia,Zika Virus

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

You know the problem with red wine? There isn't enough crunch. This week Antonin Scalia is deader than a doornail and Bryan and Erin ain't too sad about it. Also women athletes are unfairly having to choose between competing in the Rio Olympics or potentially contracting the Zika virus. It's a real fucking bummer. For a pick-me-up check out your local speed metal bar!

International Waters: Episode 68 Suck It Brits!

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Dave, Eden & Jimmy
Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Eden Dranger
Guests: 
Jimmy Pardo
Guests: 
Matthew Crosby
Guests: 
Tom Parry

Jimmy Pardo, Eden Dranger, Tom Parry and Matthew Crosby join host, Dave Holmes for Superbowl talk, sexy breakfast foods and a Dame Helen Mirren-off.

Links:
Jimmy Pardo wants to plug the Pardcast-a-thon 2016, his annual podcast marathonwhich benefits the charity Smile Train.

Eden Dranger wants to plug her podcasts Snacks and Hacks and Failing Up and is touring the US in March raising breast cancer awareness. You can find dates at EdenDranger.com.

Tom Parry wants to plug Pappy's Bangers and Mash podcast and recommends The Spook School's new album, Try to be Hopeful.

Matthew Crosby wants to plug Pappy's and Secret Dudes Society night at London's Soho Theatre and recommends the British sketch group Lazy Susan.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre every month. You can pre-order Dave's new memoir Party of One now.

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

The music we played under the final round was JS Bach's Prelude in C from:

Classical Sampler (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

MBMBaM 290: Kung Fu Panda 3 Watch

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Everybody said it would never happen -- that America hadn't done anything good enough to deserve a third installment in the Kung Fu Panda saga. And they're all right: We don' t deserve Kung Fu Panda 3, but we got it anyway. And because of this gift, we have something to talk about for the first ten minutes of our podcast.

Suggested talking points: Kung Fu Panda 3 Excitement, Ticket to Paradise, A Calm Response to Travis' Museum Nights Memories, Weightlifting Music, Three Dougs, Popeye's Eulogy, Three Serious Messages

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