Story Break Episode 33: Freddie's Dream

Story Break

This week the team tries to break the story behind a dream Freddie had!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 509: Hand to Hand to Mouth with David Gborie

David Gborie

Comedian and podcaster David Gborie joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's new nickname as coined by his son Oscar, Jordan's holiday party outfit, and David's foray into spam and other potted meats. Plus, Holiday Patrick Warburton makes an appearance and Jesse gets invited to fancy movie premiere.

Action item: what's the best way to cook Spam?

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: J.K. Simmons & Solomon Georgio

J.K. Simmons
Solomon Georgio

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

J.K. Simmons on his career, musical theater and what it’s like to be made into an action figure

J.K. Simmons never imagined he would work in film or television. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in music. Many years later he put that degree to use for the Broadway musical revival of “Guys and Dolls” with his portrayal of Benny Southstreet.

His mainstream breakthrough performance didn’t occur until 1997. For six seasons, he played a neo-nazi named Vernon Schillinger on the HBO prison drama “Oz.” The groundbreaking program was the first hour-long drama produced by HBO. It was also one of the most graphic and violent shows on television at the time. In 2015, J.K. Simmons starred alongside Miles Teller in the movie “Whiplash,” directed by Damien Chazelle. His performance earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a ruthless, sadistic jazz instructor.

He's also known for his portrayal of John Jonah Jameson, the editor of the Daily Bugle in the Spiderman. Simmons’ portrayal is bombastic, unrelentless, and one of the best sources of comic relief in that series. It’s a performance that’s not many degrees away from the rage he channeled in “Oz,” but is done with a sort of charm that only J.K. could pull off.

J.K. Simmons stars in the new drama The Bachelors. In it, Simmons plays a math teacher named Bill Palet. Bill just lost his wife, and he's trying to move past it. One day Bill wakes up, and decides it’s time for a big change. Bill and his son, Wes, move out to California where Bill takes a job at a private school. Jesse talks with J.K. Simmons about the new film, musical theater, and of course, the John Jonah Jameson action figure (with Desk Pounding Action™).

Click here to listen J.K. Simmons' interview on YouTube!

Photo: Jesse Thorn

Solomon Georgio on his debut comedy album: Homonegro Superior

Solomon Georgio made his television debut on CONAN in 2015. Since then he has appeared on The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, Viceland's Flophouse and Last Call with Carson Daly. His writing credits include contributions to “Adam Ruins Everything” on TruTV and “Spongebob Squarepants” on Nickelodeon.

He’s from Seattle, via Fresno, via St. Louis, Via Sudan and then Ethiopia, where his parents are from. These days he lives in Los Angeles. Sometimes his stand-up is vulnerable and sincere, talking about childhood trauma. But then he'll strike a pose and make an outrageous joke about his perfect thigh gap and like magic - you believe him. It’s that kind of charisma that gives him a unique presence on stage.

Earlier this year he got his own half-hour Comedy Central special. On the same day he released his debut record - Homonegro Superior, one of our favorites this year. Jesse talks with Solomon about his new comedy album, what it was like to come out to his parents as gay and what it was like to come out as a stand-up comedian.

Click here to listen Solomon Georgio's interview on YouTube!

The Outshot: ”Child of the Ghetto” by G. Dep

Finally, for this week's Outshot: Jesse talks about “Child of the Ghetto” by Ghetto Dependent. The record came out in 2001 via Bad Boy Records. One highlight is the track “Everyday,” which relays some of the most realistic portrayals of being broke.

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot on YouTube!

MBMBaM 383: Fins Up


For reasons beyond our understanding, we were able to have Jimmy Buffett on this episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me. Jimmy Buffett looked at all the opportunities available to him, the real Jimmy Buffett, and decided that a good expenditure of his time was to be a guest on our podcast. We are eternally grateful.

Suggested talking points: Thorwatch 2017, Bathrobe Perimeter, Double Vampire, Popcorn Dupe, NCIS Party, GUESTSPERT JIMMY BUFFETT

Ep 186: A Choice of Incompetence (DS9 S1E8)


When Dr. Bashir witnesses the death of a dangerous criminal, the officer in charge of his capture presupposes that...maybe he’s alive? But when a new lieutenant has some fresh ideas w/r/t station security, Odo struggles to ensure their working relationship doesn’t get burnt. When is a super dumb Bela Lugosi voice ever a good idea? How long should you have to wait before dispensing corporal punishment? Is it a good time to start killing characters? It’s the episode that ravaged us all!

International Waters Ep 111: Artisanal Dick Pics

Elizabeth Laime, Dave, and Jon Gabrus
Jon Gabrus
Elizabeth Laime
Joe Hart
Elf Lyons
Dave Hart

Jon Gabrus, Elizabeth Laime, Elf Lyons and Joe Hart join Dave Holmes for Tinder discussions, app idea inventions, and Home Alone reboots.

Jon Gabrus wants to plug High and Mighty and ActionBoyz and recommends American Vandal on Netflix and Cuplicated.

Elizabeth Laime wants to plug Totally Laime (which will be coming back in 2018) and recommends Theft by Finding by David Sedaris and I'm Sorry on truTV.

Elf Lyons wants to plug her live shows and recommends Dead Man's Bones' self titled album and Lydia Lunch.

Joe Hart wants to plug the Clusterfuck comedy show and the comedy videogames on his website and recommends Little Me: My Life from A-Z by Matt Lucas.

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 recommend The Big Sick.

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

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

Judge John Hodgman Episode 340: Grouse Negligence


Tickets are on sale NOW for Judge John Hodgman at San Francisco Sketchfest! LIVE Bay Area justice will be dispensed on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Castro Theatre. More info can be found on the right side of this page or at!

If you will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at!

Kasey brings the case against her husband, Josh. Josh is an avid hunter and would like to go as much as he can during the season. But Kasey wants him to be more available during this time to help with her business. Who's right? Who's wrong?



Friend of the Court Chuck Byrant has a new podcast! Make sure to listen to the Movie Crush Podcast to hear greats like Tig Notaro, Jon Ronson, Janet Varney and JUDGE HODGMAN HIMSELF discussing their favorite movies! Visit or find it wherever you download podcasts.

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available NOW wherever you get your books and will make a wonderful gift for any holiday you celebrate! You can find more information about it at

Speaking of holiday gifts, visit to check out the new wares Bailiff Jesse Thorn has up for sale! Don't forget to use the code VINTAGEJUSTICE for free shipping on most items.

If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to shop Put This On in person, you're in luck! There will be an in-person sale on Sunday, December 10 from 11am-6pm at MaxFun HQ at MacArthur Park. Visit for more information.

Thank you to Ryan Stratton for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 508: Wide Dumper with Chris Fairbanks

Chris Fairbanks

Fan favorite Chris Fairbanks joins Jordan and Jesse as they take a break from their usual electricity talk for a discussion of Chris's recent hip replacement, Jordan's new swim team, and the new video game taking up space in Jesse's brain.

MBMBaM 382: The Craw Daddy


Aw, man! It's The Craw Daddy! Someone get that guy a beer! In this podcast, we love and respect The Craw Daddy, and thank him for all of his good and selfless works. Potential listeners who do not respect The Craw Daddy can go find another podcast to listen to, thank you very much.

Suggested talking points: Sexy List, Doing Martial Arts to Kids, You Gotta Eat!, Potato Crisp Thanksgiving, Sparkle Bugz, Justin Goes Away For a Few Minutes And the Show Goes Off the Rails, The Rude Fruit, Stand-Up Comedy Delivery, Gallagher's Funeral Home

Ep 185: Rura Penthe™ Brand Gavel (DS9 S1E7)


When some sneaky aliens decide to out-creep Dr. Bashir, they attempt to abduct Jadzia. But when the trial begins, it’s unclear if she’s an ankylosaur or a floor mat. Can Odo be Christmas Lights? Is Klaestron 4 a “mask and gloves” planet? How do you direct Nana Visitor? It’s the episode with all the great older ladies.

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