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Ep. 14. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Five

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The game is afoot! The game of murder-solving, I mean. The game of Dungeons & Dragons has been afoot for a while. Magnus finds unorthodox uses for furniture. Taako practices his interrogation techinques. Merle becomes a robot mom.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: James Burrows & Future Islands

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
James Burrows
Guests: 
Samuel Herring

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Sitcom Guru James Burrows on Andy Kaufman, Teaching Ted Danson to Tend Bar, and Why He's Still Directing

Forty-one years ago, James Burrows stepped on the set of The Mary Tyler Moore Show to direct an episode. It was his very first gig as a TV director. Since then, he co-created Cheers and became known as the go-to guy to direct your sitcom pilot. He's directed more than fifty pilot episodes, including those for Taxi, Frasier, Will & Grace, Friends, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, and he adds more to his resume every season.

Burrows is the son of the famous playwright Abe Burrows, who wrote the book for Broadway musicals like Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

James Burrows will talk about creating his own career path on television, working with Andy Kaufman (and Andy's alter-ego Tony Clifton), brainstorming the elements that would become Cheers, and why he continues to direct.

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Samuel Herring of Future Islands Explains Why Joy Division's "Digital" Changed His Life

Samuel Herring, the frontman for the synth-pop band Future Islands, grew up loving hip hop (as he still does).

But there's a rock song that helped him put him on the path to forming the band Future Islands with bandmate William Cashion. And that song is Joy Division's "Digital". It's the song that changed his life.

Future Islands just released two brand-new singles, and they're out on tour this summer and fall to promote their newest album, titled Singles.

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The Outshot: The Revolutionary Afrobeat of Fela Kuti

Jesse pays tribute to the feeling of Fela.

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MBMBaM 250: The Best in the Biz

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We're done skipping the celebrations of our major podcast moments, like our five-year anniversary, or the hundredth time Justin did a Chilean Miners goof. Join us for a particularly introspective journey this week, and also for a frank discussion about Jackie Chan's romantic potency.

Suggested talking points: Missed Observations, Massage Courtesy, Married to Jackie Chan, Mr. Predator, Mary Spookins, C&C Music Factory Day Job, Dafoe Tears

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 375: Holes with Goals with Brandie Posey and Barbara Gray

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Guests: 
Brandie Posey
Guests: 
Barbara Gray

Brandie Posey and Barbara Gray from the Lady to Lady podcast join Jesse for a discussion of The Mighty Ducks, Jesse's unidentified abdominal pain and the book Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson. Plus, there's a lot of outfit talk.

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One Bad Mother Episode 103: What Will Our Kids Be When They Grow Up?

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One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa predict what our kids will be when they grow up, based on what they're into now. (Hint: Someone LOVES throwing food, so he's probably going to be a food critic!) We also come to the shocking realization that we may be letting our own emotional baggage shape our hopes and dreams for our kids. (Future fail!) Plus, Biz has one walker and one faller, and Theresa announces that her job is not to make all of Simon’s wishes come true.

One Bad Mother's Day is coming up! Join us in a city near you!

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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)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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International Waters: Episode 49 Goodbye England’s Rose

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Karen, Dave and Chris
Guests: 
Karen Kilgariff
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Holly Walsh
Guests: 
Tony Way

Chris Fairbanks, Karen Kilgariff, Holly Walsh and Tony Way join host, Dave Holmes for weird ice-cream tasting, 90s pop and Thomas the Tank engine slash fic.

Useful links this week:

Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his gigs at Bridgetown Comedy Festival next week.

Karen Kilgariff is also going to be at Bridgetown Comedy Festival and recommends the TV show A Crime to Remember.

Holly Walsh wants recently got an Invisalign brace and is hoping that if she talks about it enough they’ll retroactively sponsor her.

Tony Way wants to plug the TV show Inside No. 9 which he just appeared in and recommends that we all send money to Nepal. The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of trusted charities that are currently raising funds towards Nepal relief.

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. Dave would like to plug his nephew’s new BBQ place in Missoula, it’s called The Notorious P.I.G..

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

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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TS183:Exs, Hawaii, Bruce Jenner, Equal Pay

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Throwing Shade
Erin and Bryan break down the criteria for one-person shows, clear out a little spot in their hearts for Bruce Jenner, and check in with Equal Pay, who has not been feeling well. Ever. 

 

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 374: Birthday Ape with Bill Corbett

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Guests: 
Bill Corbett

Comedian and writer Bill Corbett joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's experience in a new Fatburger with a bar, the new Rifftrax live events, and prestige TV.

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MBMBaM 249: Toyota Bigraft

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Can any of us really be sure that we've ever actually been on a boat? Really do a deep dive into your own nautical memories, and realize the horrifying truth. Boats are a lie.

Suggested talking points: Blartwatch 2, Silent Lawnmowers, Fishgetter X, Montana Law, Cloud Peen, Cafe Arbando's, Dune Butt, House Reviews

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One Bad Mother Episode 102: I See London I See France, I See Mama Naked!, plus guest Al Watts

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Al Watts

Biz and Theresa talk about whether and for how long it's ok to be naked in front of our kids and vice-versa. And, as if that's not awkward enough, we also discuss names for all those body parts that are out there in the open! Plus, Biz solves part of the “poop in the tub” problem, Theresa's genius moment and failure are both thrilling and urine-related, and we talk to Al Watts, President of the National At-Home Dad Network.

National At-Home Dad Network
Follow Al Watts on twitter @homedadnet

One Bad Mother's Day is coming up! Join us in a city near you!

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

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)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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