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International Waters: Episode 62 Aluminum Or Aluminium

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Dave, Kevin, Allegra, Josie and Thomas
Guests: 
Allegra Ringo
Guests: 
Josie Long
Guests: 
Kevin Dorff
Guests: 
Thomas Nelstrop

Allegra Ringo, Kevin Dorff, Josie Long and Thomas Nelstrop join host, Dave Holmes for transatlantic pop culture quizzing and face-friendship.

Allegra Ringo is on Twitter @AllegraRingo and wants to plug her own MaxFun podcast Can I Pet Your Dog and her Fast and Furious parody show which is playing at the UCB Sunset in LA on December 14th at 5.30pm. Allegra recommends the FX comedy show You're The Worst.

Kevin Dorff wants to plug Review on Comedy Central, which he's been writing for and recommends Showtime's The Jam About The Young Idea.

Josie Long recommends the new Joanna Newsom album and the British comedians Nish Kumar, Sara Pascoe and James Acaster.

Thomas Nelstrop in on Twitter @ThomasNelstrop and recommends The Smokes at the UCB.

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.

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

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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One Bad Mother Episode 129: You Let Your Kid Watch THAT?!

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One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa talk about which TV and movies are and aren't O.K. to show our kids and it turns out to be kind of a personal choice. YOU MEAN THERE'S A PARENTING ISSUE WHEREIN THERE'S NO CLEAR RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER? Who knew?! Plus, Biz stops expressing her opinions and Theresa is "prettier than Daddy."

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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)
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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TS211:Esalen,Childcare,Gay Hearts,Lisha Brooks

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Throwing Shade

Well Erin got fleeced at a food tasting and Bryan saw a woman work out with a sweater on her face! What a week! Also, childcare is not only slap me on the ass and shoot me expensive, but the workers aren’t paid enough to maintain a moderate living standard. Guess who the childcare workers are…women! And the straight men of this world use their flawless logic to deduce that “hearting” someone’s post on twitter is extremely gay. Guest Lisha Brooks tornadoes her way onto the show and among other things loves a good tank top!

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#37 - Should We Keep The Penny?

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Should we keep the penny? Believe it or not, this is subject of great debate, even in the government. Of course, you can only trust one source for the answer: Two actors/podcasters.

Topics include:

- Pirate booty

- Spencer's Gifts

- Taxpayer's money

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MBMBaM 276: Luda Tells It Best

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Sorry this one's a bit late, but the first few minutes should shed some light onto the circumstances that kept you waiting. Um ... if you're not into DIGESTIVE BODY HORROR, maybe skip those few minutes, and take our word for it.

Suggested talking points: Down in the Dumps, Pennies, Air Games, Interstate Food Beefs, Tumbling Cuckolds, Catchphrases,

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 402: Ho-Cabulary with Judah Friedlander

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Guests: 
Judah Friedlander

Writer, actor and comedian Judah Friedlander joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Judah's interest in competitive table tennis, the guys' hot takes on pumpkin foods, and what it's like to pick fruit in New Jersey. Plus, Jesse has an update on The Eyes and Nose Light.

Get Judah's book here!

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One Bad Mother Episode 128: Playground Etiquette, plus guest Anna Lefler

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Anna Lefler

Biz and Theresa talk about all the reasons we love playgrounds and all the reasons we fear them. Isn't it OK that some parents are following their kids around and others are letting their kids run free? Why do we feel so judgy and so judged?! Plus, Biz reaches a point of acceptance about the seemingly never-ending challenges that her youngest child poses and Theresa makes her LAST cup of coffee (sob!). And, we talk with the lovely and charming Anna Lefler, author of the enjoyable new novel, Preschooled.

Preschooled, by Anna Lefler

http://www.annalefler.com/

Thanks to everyone who supported our Parenting Merit Badges project on Kickstarter! Our project has been fully funded!

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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)
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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Ep. 26. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Nine

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In this penultimate installment of a race that has gotten wildly, profoundly out of hand, our heroes take on a trio of automotive threats. Merle starts himself a convoy. Magnus fights a shark. Taako catches up with an old friend.

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TS210:Fish Mongers,Joe Jurden,Pickles,SxSW

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Throwing Shade

Do you only like outer space when Sandra Bullocks is in it? Do you want Leah Remini to ruin your wedding? Are you worried that Compari will give you diarrhea? If the answer is yes then this episode is for you! This week Bryan tries to order pickles from the homophobic monster Joe Jurden, who after calling his employee a ‘cocksucker’ decided to fire him. And Erin calls out South by Southwest for cancelling a panel which was set to discuss sexual harassment in videos games, because of outside threats. Looks like Texas ain’t as tough as it seems. Still hungry for more? Call Joe Jurden at 913-956-5060 and place an order for pickles!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Matt Braunger & Margaret Atwood

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Matt Braunger
Guests: 
Margaret Atwood

Our WORLD TOUR OF SEVERAL AMERICAN CITIES kicks off next week in Los Angeles on Friday, November 13 with William H. Macy, Chicano Batman and Baron Vaughn - get your tickets now!

Plus check us out in Boston, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Philly and DC with guests Barney Frank, Mission of Burma, Tavi Gevinson, David Cross, John Hodgman, Joel Hodgson, Ray Suarez, Dan Deacon and more. It's all at BullseyeTour.com. Don't miss it!

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.

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Matt Braunger on Class Clowning, Trying Even if You Fail, and Teenage Rapping

Actor, writer and stand-up comedian Matt Braunger always knew that he wanted a life in comedy. He was so sure of this career path that he never seriously considered a backup plan. It was, as he puts it, comedy or die.

Thankfully, it’s been the former and his observant sense of humor is on full display in his latest comedy special, Big Dumb Animal. Along with being a cast member on the final season of the sketch comedy show, MADtv, he’s acted on numerous television shows including the United States of Tara and Pushing Daisies. He’s also made appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and Chelsea Lately.

Braunger joins Jesse to talk about playing the dumb, clueless husband in television commercials, how he’s worked to be less negative and enjoy the present moment, and why it’s so important to try (even if you fail).

Big Dumb Animal is available now for streaming on Netflix.

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Margaret Atwood on Sex in 'The Heart Goes Last', Childhood Brutishness and Shakespeare

Canadian-born author and poet Margaret Atwood has had an extremely successful career as writer, despite, as she relays to us, the fact that she was not the most memorable or exceptional English student. Her work includes the novels Cat’s Eye and The Handmaid’s Tale as well as many volumes of poetry, and often deals with feminism and politics.

Her latest novel, The Heart Goes Last is a dark comic take on the near future, where lawful people are imprisoned and the lawless are free. The narrative was first introduced to readers in serial form on the website Byliner, and takes on its full shape as a novel which explores issue of sexuality and sexual politics.

Atwood spoke with our contributor Guy Branum to discuss why she believes a novel is an opportunity to share an experience rather than a pulpit from which to preach, delves into her favorite aspects of Shakespeare, and shares her favorite version of her own origin story as a writer.

The Heart Goes Last is available now.

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The Outshot: The Sound of the Apocalypse

In 1977, the country of Jamaica was in economic and social turmoil. Only 15 years after it gained its independence, the country was experiencing difficulties that some believed were signs of the coming apocalypse, specifically on the date of July 7, 1977, the day the two sevens would clash. Jesse shares how the voice of hope came in the form of Joseph Hill, the frontman of a reggae band called Culture.

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