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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Corin Tucker & Kyle Kinane

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Corin Tucker
Guests: 
Kyle Kinane

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Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney on The Early Riot Grrrl Scene, Finding Her Voice, and S-K's Return

Sleater-Kinney is one of the most-loved indie bands of the past two decades. The band formed in the latter days of the riot grrrl movement in Olympia, Washington, and found an intense following. They were fierce, and they let their ideas "fill the room".

After recording eight albums and tons of touring, they went on hiatus. The band's members pursued other musical and creative projects, but there was a nagging question -- what would it be like if Sleater-Kinney returned?

In January of this year, the band released a new record called No Cities to Love. It had been nearly a decade since their last LP.

Corin Tucker, the group's co-founder, joins us to talk about soaking up the punk and riot grrrl scenes of the early 1990s, finding her voice, and why Sleater-Kinney returned.

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Kyle Kinane finds "the puzzle that could never be solved" in stand up comedy

Kyle Kinane lives every day as if his good luck is about to run out. Or at least, what he considers to be good luck. Kinane has worked hard refining his stand up comedy for fifteen years and taken the leap from Chicago to Los Angeles to further his career, but part of him still can't believe he gets paid to tell jokes.

His comedy is often a special brand of self-deprecation. So many of his jokes are about him messing up. Falling out of the shower. Literally throwing away money. But he says he finds the joy in these moments.

He joins us to talk about how he started out in stand up, measuring his success in comedy, and his life philosophy of "can, so should".

Kinane's newest stand up special is called I Liked His Old Stuff Better.

Kinane's just finishing up a round of tourdates in the Midwest (if you move fast, you can catch him this week in Ohio and Indiana). You can find all of his upcoming shows on his website, or check out I Liked His Old Stuff Better in audio and video format via Comedy Central.

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The Outshot: What Will $150 Million Buy You? Blockbuster Insanity

So, is Mad Max: Fury Road really worth its $150 million budget? Jesse takes a look and finds out.

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MBMBaM 254: Dunkey

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We had a really great run, America -- or should we say America 1: Vanilla Edition -- but it's time to spice things up. It's time to be reborn into something more beautiful, more powerful. It's time to Do the Bartman.

Suggested talking points: Powerade Prison, Hall of Mirrors and Penises, Dildostorm, Bagel Theft, Donkey Basketball Addiction, Inequality, America 2: Do The Bartman

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 379: We Are the Boat Factory with Steve Agee

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Steve Agee

Comedian and actor Steve Agee joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's weekend downtown, an email from China about boats, and Jordan's visit to classic Hollywood restaurant Spago.

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The Flop House: Episode #179 - Mortdecai

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The Flop House

Hoo boy does Johnny Depp certainly have a mustache in Mortdcai! Meanwhile Dan reads copy off a beer for some reason, Elliott invites George Lucas to stop by, and Stuart recommends a surprising film.

Movies recommended in this episode:

Mad Max: Fury Road
Need for Speed
Stuart Wellington mystery recommendation

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One Bad Mother Episode 107: The 3rd Ever Genius/Fail Spectacular...With Rants!

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One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa celebrate YOU, our listeners, and what an amazing job you're all doing…most of the time! From serving baby oatmeal out of a piping bag to poking your kid in the eye before a shot, you guys are nailing it!

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

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Join our mailing list!
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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 Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS187: The Duggars, Bobby Jindal, Circumcision, Fun Home, Broadway

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Throwing Shade

Bryan's back from his trip to New York where he became an accidental Japanese popsicle spokesperson just in time to hear Erin let the Duggars have it. Then they discuss Governor Bobby Jindal lame homophobic vaudeville tricks. But most importantly, it looks as if a sign-off has finally stuck. That's right - let the haters begin. 

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MBMBaM 253: Bye-Bye Boy

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Please, please, someone get us out of this contract. We are in a Hellscape of our own creation, from which we will never receive relief. Anyone. Please.

Suggested talking points: On the Blob, Sock Farmer, Dew Time, Larry the Cable Curse, Knuckles Threesome, Accidental Breaking Bad

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 378: Four Wizards with Kevin Avery

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Guests: 
Kevin Avery

Writer and comedian Kevin Avery joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of napping strategies, Kevin's college boy band, Denzel Washington's underrated movies, and how expensive pebble ice makers are.

Plus, Summer Boy shirts are available for a limited time! Buy one today!

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One Bad Mother Episode 106: Crisis Mode, plus guest Amy Dickinson

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Amy Dickinson

Biz and Theresa wonder why sometimes a crisis is easier than regular life? Maybe we wouldn't feel this way if we got trophies and a standing ovation every time we did the dishes or handled bedtime solo! Plus, success leaves a bad taste in Biz's mouth, Theresa discovers the secret to keeping a clean house, and we talk to nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson, who reminds us, “It’s just a baby.”

Amy Dickinson's memoir: The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Story of Surprising Second Chances
AmyDickinson.com
Follow Amy Dickinson on twitter

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

Join the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother facebook group.

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
Join our mailing list!
Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter
Follow Biz on Twitter
Follow Theresa on Twitter
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)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS186:Jem,Vinaigrette, Females vs. Female Presidents, Gay Ireland​, Mad Max

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Throwing Shade

The "Jem and the Holograms" trailer was as terrible as Bryan's too long description on making the perfect hard boiled eggs. But "Mad Max:Fury Road" helped, so did making fun of a Dallas lady whose Facebook post about why women can't be president went viral and talking about Ireland possibly passing equal marriage by a landslide (or everyone chickening out at the last minute). Ohhh, hunty, she's a hot one! 

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