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TS285: 9th Circuit Courts, Center for American Progress, Guest Matt Baume

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Throwing Shade

This week Bryan has returned from Japan with some serious jet lag, while Erin got caught in a trash tornado thanks to the Santa Ana winds. Also, the 9th Circuit Court is back at it again and overturned a California ruling which now allows employers to pay women less based on previous salaries, and a recent survey from the Center for American Progress shows that LGBTQ people are retreating back into the closet. Plus, guest Matt Baume is here to discuss Drag Con, his book “Defining Marriage”, and his podcast “The Sewers of Paris” about media that has changed the lives of gay men. 

Find Matt on Twitter @mattbaume or @sewersofparis for his podcast and at his website http://www.mattbaume.com

The Greatest Generation Ep 133: Back to the Future-Level Breast Loaf (S6E8)

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When Geordi tries to jump start the Entrepreneur with Data’s battery, it causes some glitches in Worf’s playthrough of Red Dead Redemption. Now all the NPCs are Data, and Data is all the NPCs, and nobody can find the reset button. How deep is the shallow end of the R-rated pool? Is there anything more honorable than murdering Barclay? Its the episode where we play our own drinking game. #Problematic #BonsallBlaming

Roze Buddiez: Bachelor Pad Part One

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Rose Buddies

After talking about it constantly during the span of this podcast, we're FINALLY discussing Bachelor Pad, the short-lived offshoot of the franchise we know and ... tolerate. Specifically, the second season of Bachelor Pad, which pops off very hard in the premiere and never really stops.

International Waters Ep 97: A Very Floppy Muppet

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Graham Elwood, Dave, and Guy Branum
Guests: 
Graham Elwood
Guests: 
Guy Branum
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Caroline Mabey
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Lucy Pearman
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Graham Elwood, Guy Branum, Lucy Pearman and Caroline Mabey join host, Dave Holmes for World War 3 talk, Barry Manilow duets, and good ol' meat pile state fairs.

Graham Elwood wants to plug Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary and recommends The Mixed Feelings Podcast.

Guy Branum wants to plug Talk Show the Game Show on truTV and recommends the Las Culturistas podcast.

Lucy Pearman wants to plug her upcoming Edinburgh shows and recommends Caroline Mabey.

Caroline Mabey wants to plug her upcoming Edinburgh shows and the Self Renovators Podcast and recommends Chewing Gum and Big Little Lies on HBO.

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 John-Luke Roberts and Riley Silverman, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor , Christian Duenas and Laura Swisher.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: George Saunders, Chris Gethard, and DJ Jazzy Jeff

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
George Saunders
Guests: 
Chris Gethard
Guests: 
DJ Jazzy Jeff

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Chris Gethard on mental health and the importance of failure

Chris Gethard hosted the The Chris Gethard Show for 6 years. It aired first on New York City public access, then later on the Fusion network. You might've also seen him on Broad City or Don't Think Twice, the Mike Birbiglia movie that came out last year.

Chris is also a standup. His latest special, which was produced with Judd Apatow, is called Career Suicide and is kind of a one man show. Career Suicide, specifically talks about alcoholism, depression, and death.

Chris and Jesse talk about his HBO special, and why he's looking forward to taking a break from talking about mental health issues.

Career Suicide premiere's May 6th on HBO.

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The Song That Changed My Life, with DJ Jazzy Jeff: Funkadelic's Knee Deep

Jeffrey Townes is a DJ, record producer and actor from Philadelphia. But you probably know him better as DJ Jazzy Jeff, the producer and collaborator to Will Smith's Fresh Prince. Growing up in Philly in the late 70s, Jazzy Jeff remembers the song that changed his life. It's Funkadelic's Knee Deep.

You can stream his new album Chasing Goosebumps now, and see him on tour this year.

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George Saunders on humor, death, and choosing positivity

Photo: Beowulf Sheehan / ZUMA Press

George Saunders is a writer. His short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, McSweeney's and more. His 2013 book, a short story collection called Tenth of December, was a finalist for a National Book Award. His latest is called Lincoln in the Bardo - it's his first novel, ever. A lot of his work is funny, but where his other stories focused on absurdity and consumerism, Lincoln in the Bardo goes back to the 19th century, it's almost historical fiction.

In his conversation with Jesse, George talks about his process for writing his first novel, and combating the urge to insert jokes into scenes that are too emotional. They talk about whether he's afraid of death, and about that time he was almost died in a plane crash.

You can find Saunders' new book Lincoln in the Bardo in stores and online now.

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The Outshot: Paul Simon's Graceland

Paul Simon's 1986 Graceland is the perfect record for middle age.

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MBMBaM 353: The Feenysnatcher

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"Friends, we find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. All our sitcom characters have gone missing. Well, not 'missing,' per se. We know where they are. They're in universes where they should not, CANNOT be. God help us all."

Suggested talking points: All The Movies Watch, Twonies, I've Made A New Invention, Drunk Band-Joining, Triumphant Return, Guestpert: Jonah Ray, Bus Baseball Man

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 478: Urban Shepherd with Ophira Eisenberg

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Ophira Eisenberg

NPR host and comedian Ophira Eisenberg joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the Tasmanian Devil's hometown, the proliferation of cool teens wearing Led Zeppelin shirts, and the comfort a fun local news story like goats being used to clear brush on a hillside can be.

The Greatest Generation Ep 132: Captain Potter (S6E7)

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When a Previa containing Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Guinan (and some other minor character) are transformed from the proud adults we've come to know into children, it becomes a great time for an enemy to hijack the Entrepreneur. Unfortunately, these hijackers are NOT smarter than a 5th grader. What is the worst ring tone? Why doesn't young Picard have an inner monologue? What's the market like for a used Galaxy Class starship? It's the episode that's working in shifts.

One Bad Mother Episode 202: My Kid Gets In Trouble At School, plus comedian Joe Sib

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Joe Sib

Biz and Theresa talk about how it feels when our kids get in trouble at school. Everyone is definitely thinking we're doing a bad job as parents, right? Plus, life finds a way for Biz, Theresa tells us how it's going with three, and we talk with comedian Joe Sib about his parenting podcast and his new comedy album Nowhere Near The Top.

Twitter: @JoeSib
Nowhere Near The Top album: https://www.nowherenearthetop.com
Rad Parenting Podcast: http://rad-parenting.com

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You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning At Parenting! is now available! You can get it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million or your local indie book store!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Ep. 61. The Stolen Century - Chapter Two

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Our heroes find themselves crossing between strange, deadly, beautiful worlds, pursued by a foe they cannot comprehend. Can they grow strong enough to defeat their cosmic enemy? Or will their journey take them down a road from which they can never return? Magnus leads an expedition. Taako is tempted. Merle leads his congregation.

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