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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 332: Cake-Spangled Banner with Maria Bamford

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Maria Bamford

Fan favorite Maria Bamford joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's new possible nickname, Maria's community building, survival stories and everyone performs a special version of the national anthem.

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One Bad Mother Episode 62: Summer! plus guest Amy Vansant

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Amy Vansant

Swimming! Camp! Pool food! Sunburn! Magazines! This week, Biz and Theresa reminisce about our own childhood summers and make excuses for not giving our kids perfect summertime experiences. Plus, Biz fesses up to co-sleeping with her baby and Theresa is grateful for city parks because she is losing her mother-loving MIND at home with her babies. And, we chat with Amy Vansant about her new book, the best-selling humor anthology Moms Are Nuts, which is entertaining and cathartic for moms and non-moms alike!

Moms Are Nuts (But Don't Tell Them We Said So), by Amy Vansant
Follow Amy on twitter @AmyVansant
Amy’s Blog, Books and more are at AmyVansant.com!

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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)
"But You Love Me, Daddy (with Jim Reeves)" by R. Stevie Moore (http://www.rsteviemoore.com/)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS143: Hobby Lobby, Lesbian Sheriffs, Robyn, and Guest Rhett Miller

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Throwing Shade

Diana Ross and the Supreme Court have really outdone themselves this time. America's most crafty "family" business no longer has to pay for employees' birth control. Congrats, nobody! But it all gets temporarily better because the incredibly handsome and talented Rhett Miller  (@rhettmiller) of the Old 97s stops by to talk about how he saw Axl Rose wear a mumu while getting a foot massage and also to serenade us with a song. Check out his album here
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My Brother, My Brother and Me 207: Thank Travis for Travis

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In this very special episode of MBMBaM, Justin is sky high on post-wisdom-tooth-removal opiates, and Travis writes a hymn about himself.

Suggested talking points: Getting Lyfted, Welcome to McDonalds, Nude Rumspringa, TV Greed, The Ballad of Pizza Daniel, Wedding Weed Brian, War on Science

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 331: Cade Yeager with Claudia O'Doherty

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Claudia O'Doherty

Australian comedian Claudia O'Doherty joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of action hero names, Australian hunks, and Japanese toilets.

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Ep. 61: Let's Get Pregnant Again! with guest Dawn Meehan

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Dawn Meehan

Biz and Theresa want to know why, after all the misery of pregnancy and all the lack of sleep of life with a newborn, we would even think of having another baby. Where does that urge come from? Let’s kill it when we find out. Plus, Theresa compliments her partner and Biz realizes there are no voices in her head except her own. We are joined by author and blogger Dawn Meehan, who is a single mom with six kids!

Dawn Meehan's books are:
Because I Said So (And Other Tales from a Less-Than-Perfect Parent)
You’ll Lose the Baby Weight (And OTHER LIES About Pregnancy and Childbirth)

You can find Dawn’s Blog, FAQS, Books and more here!

Follow Dawn Meehan on twitter @Mom2my6pack

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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)
Learn It All Again Tomorrow, Ben Harper/Ellen Harper, Childhood Home (http://www.benharper.com, also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS142: The World Cup, Adam Richman, Man vs. Food, Xanax, Thinspiration

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Throwing Shade

Well, the World Cup is coming to a middle which is very exciting. What's not exciting are the homophobic slurs being screamed onto the field. But who cares? Not FIFA. Also, Adam Richman from Man vs. Food has lost a lot of weight and even more perspective. Plus, Erin's an alcoholic and Bryan's a drug addict. Great week!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Caroll Spinney and Dave LaMattina & Ian Edwards

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Dave LaMattina
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Caroll Spinney
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Ian Edwards
Guests: 
Karina Longworth

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L to R: Caroll Spinney on location with Kermit Love who built the original Big Bird puppet from a design created by Jim Henson.
Photo credit: Copper Pot Pictures

'I am Big Bird': Caroll Spinney and Dave LaMattina on Big Bird's Big Heart

Spend a few minutes watching Sesame Street, and you'll recognize some part of yourself in Big Bird. His kindness, curiosity and vulnerability resonate with everyone, young and old. But who brought Big Bird to life?

Caroll Spinney is the man inside the Big Bird suit, and he has been since 1969. (He's also Oscar the Grouch). Dave LaMattina is the co-director, along with Chad Walker, of a documentary about Spinney. It's called I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story.

Spinney made his television debut in 1955, working on the local Las Vegas show Rascal Rabbit, then moved on to the East Coast and performed on Bozo the Clown. But he was looking for greater purpose in his work, and he found it. He met Jim Henson and began work on the pioneering children's TV show, Sesame Street.

Spinney and LaMattina sit down to talk with us about Big Bird's physical and spiritual evolution, how the 80-year-old Spinney manages to maneuver in a full-body puppet suit, and how Big Bird has helped so many children and adults deal with loss, love and their own feelings.

I Am Big Bird has been touring the festival circuit this spring, and we caught it as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival. You can find more information about the film on their website.

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Karina Longworth on Old Hollywood Favorites: 'The Bad and the Beautiful' and 'Picnic'

Karina Longworth hosts the podcast You Must Remember This, which looks at some of the secrets of Old Hollywood. She joins us to talk about some of her favorite cinematic moments of the 1950s.

She suggests checking out 1955's Picnic. It's a movie about a handsome drifter who blows into a small town and wreaks havoc on the citizens' love lives.

Longworth also recommends The Bad and the Beautiful from 1952, a self-reflexive movie about a manipulative Hollywood producer and the studio system.

You can find Longworth's podcast on her website or in iTunes.

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Ian Edwards on his Jamaican heritage, Finding His Comedic Voice, and '100% Half-Assed'

Would you take career advice from a complete stranger? Ian Edwards did, and he's never looked back. He was working a fast food drive-through when a customer liked his banter and suggested he become a comic.

Edwards has written for Saturday Night Live and the reboot of In Living Color. He's also performed on Conan and on Def Comedy Jam on HBO.

He talks to us about moving (from England to Jamaica to New York City), finding his comedic voice, and the lessons he learned from the late Patrice O'Neal.

His new album 100% Half-Assed is the first record on the new Team Coco label.

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The Outshot: I Love LA

We return to the Newm: Jesse delves into why the Randy Newman song "I Love LA" is ironic, but also sort of... not ironic? You'll see.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 206: Hodor Hoarders

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Happy Solstice, everybody! Oh, don't worry - we definitely know what the solstice is. And like, its significance, and its observations and ... just like, all the things about the solstice.

Suggested talking points: Solstice, Pump Island, Marry a Billy Joel, Old Friend Management, Dank VelJohnson, Travis' Special Underwear

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 330: Bed Buster with Dave Holmes

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Dave Holmes

Fan favorite Dave Holmes joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of educational tv shows, a cooking class Dave took, and Jesse's experience buying Simon a new bed.

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