WARNING! This week, Biz and Theresa share their birth stories. If you are even slightly hesitant to hear such personal details, we suggest you go with your instincts and listen to our Mother's Day episode...again. Otherwise, settle in to hear about the miracle of birth in explicit, disturbing detail.
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Tight, Shayna Ferm and the Upper Deckers
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)
Episode 70 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident is gonna give you a rash or something it's so incredible. This time around, I visit with comedian, writer (Colbert Report, Wanda Sykes Show, and more!), actress and so much more Laura Krafft, whom I once went to prison with (It's true!), in scenic Los Angeles. Loosen your pants as Laura and I talk about topics including but not limited to cookies, the time she talked to Lou Reed on the street, how smoking probably won't kill you, Los Angeles, a major head injury she sustained, what it's like sharing a bathroom at the Chelsea Hotel, and much, much more. I also debut a hot new track from the new Valley Lodge Album, answer important listener questions, check in with Shaina Feinberg, and Ian Ball delivers the Hot Jamz from London. For more information on this podcast and other important Dave-related topics, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. And, hey, be careful out there.
Episode 68 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident is rocking you like a goddamn hurricane or something as I sit down with comedian, actor, writer, radio host, and much more Tom Papa (The Marriage Ref, Come to Papa on Sirius XM, The Tonight Show, Conan, Letterman, and more). Cancel all other plans as you listen to me and Tom talk about stuff like his new comedy special on Epix TV and Netflix, the importance of dressing well whenever possible, scotch, working with Rob Zombie, how great it is not having a goddamn regular job where you gotta show up somewhere everyday, the new Liberace moving that he is totally in, the professionalism of Michael Douglas, standup comedy, and about 500 other things that most people can't even handle. I also beg/remind you to support this podcast by donating to MaxFunDrive (Go to maximumfun.org/donate now!) so I can get new microphones/my tits done, check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg, answer important listener questions, and hand the baton to Ian Ball so he can once again deliver the Hot Jamz from London. In short, this one pretty much has everything. Thank you for being a part of it. You think I don't notice but I do, I do.
Episode 67 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident is here with guns blazing as I sit down with Adam Stone, one of half of the twin-based comedic duo Stone and Stone, to talk about what it's like to be a Stone alone, death, what it's like to be a 65 year-old man trapped in a 30 year-old man's body, the mysterious box of sex toys that showed up at my home shortly before his arrival, threesomes, what is was like meeting Tom Cruise, and about 500 other topics most people can't even handle. I also talk about why you should totally donate to the MaxFunDrive, which is totally happening right now (Go to maxfun.org/donate to make it happen!), answer questions from you, the sexy, sexy listener, check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg, and hand Ian Ball the reins as he brings it on home with his hot Hot Jamz. For more information on this podcast and other Dave-related topics, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. Thanks so much. You are the best and I mean it.
Episode 65 is here and most people can't even handle it probably! This time around, pull your loved ones close as I sit down with Big Gay Ice Cream's Doug Quint in the basement/murder hole of their West Village shop to discuss topics including but not limited to ice cream (I mean, c'mon- it would have been weird not to) his dark past as a classically trained musician, the lactose intolerance of the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, the inevitable breakup of Motley Crue, the oboe, those bassoon-playing bastards, whether I will ever amount to anything, and much, much more. I also answer extremely important listener questions, check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg, and pass the baton to Ian Ball as he delivers hit hot Hot Jamz from London once again. For more information this podcast and oher Dave-related stuff, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. Okay- those are my demands.
Episode 63 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incdient is here with extreme heat and also meat as I sit down with professional butcher Ted Rosen from Dickson's Farmstand Meats at Chelsea Market in New York City. If you've ever wondered what it's like to hang out in a meat locker or simply like to hear two men talk the goddamn truth behind various cuts of meat, you will probably have a seizure listening to this podcast. We also talk about several other non-meat related topics you won't want to miss. As if all that is not enough, I also check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg and Ian Ball delivers the Hot Jamz from London and it's so awesome you'll probably have to sit down. For more information on this podcast and other Dave-related topics, please visit my incredible website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. Okay, great, thanks.
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Ara and her mom Julia enjoy spending quality mother-daughter bonding time together while canning all sorts of foods, from apple sauce to jams and chutneys. Ara has brought the case against her mother that their health protocols are not up to snuff, insisting they should follow USDA safety manuals, books, and internet advice to make sure their canned goods are 100% safe. Julia says Ara's detailed demands are driving her nuts, and they should continue to rely on the tried-and-true methods that have always done them well.
This culinary clash falls outside the realm of Judge John Hodgman's area of expertise, and the good judge defers to the encyclopedic knowledge of Food Network personality Alton Brown! You probably know Alton from his show Good Eats, and he also serves as the host of Iron Chef America.
Will Ara's meticulous methods rule the day, or does mother truly know best? In this food fight pitting mother against daughter, only Judge John Hodgman can settle the score!
Heather B. Armstrong is the creator of Dooce and is considered a pioneer of the “mommy blog” movement. She is the author of three books, including the most recent It Sucked and Then I Cried. Armstrong has faced more than a few challenges in her past including battling a sever bout of postpartum depression and denouncing Mormonism. The popularity of Dooce over the years has allowed Armstrong to turn a one-time hobby into a full-time career. Armstrong spoke with me about, blogging boundaries, the perks of running her own business, and turning hate into charity.
Chris Bowman: I watched the Today Show interview from last year featuring “Mom Bloggers”. One of the questions addressed the notion that what’s said on the blogs will live on forever. The response was that one needs to be comfortable with whatever it is they’re writing at the time, and to be sure they’ll be comfortable reading in five or ten years. Do you agree with that?
Heather Armstrong: I do. It’s a really layered answer to this question. My critics bring up this question all the time, saying that I’m violating my daughter’s privacy, saying that I’m giving all of her potential enemies this fuel to use against her in the future. First of all I think that privacy and the notion of privacy and information on the Internet is rapidly changing, especially this generation and next generation. And mommy blogging is becoming, much more mainstream than it used to be. A lot of us are writing about our children and the thing is, people have been writing about their children for years and years and have been using their family and children as material for books and comedy routines for many many years and I wonder if they’ve faced the same questions. I mean, their books will live on for eternity, the same as whatever is put online.
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We here at Maximum Fun do our best to bring you all things awesome. We look far and wide. But sometimes awesome is closer than we realize. Neil Pasricha is the creator of the 1000 Awesome Things blog. It’s a countdown of all the awesome things that we come across in our daily lives that we may not always acknowledge. Some of them you’ll immediately identify with, and others you’ll think to yourself, “Oh yeah! That IS awesome.” Pasricha spoke with me about awesome smells, chicken wings, and the kindness of people.
Chris Bowman: 1000 Awesome Things was originally started as a diversion from all the bad news that seems to circulate every hour of every day. How did you settle on this idea?
Neil Pasricha: Well basically, I started in June of 2008. At that time, if you flipped open the newspaper it was filled with the same stuff every day. The polar ice caps were melting, there were pirates storming the seas, the economy was on the verge of collapse, and there were wars going on all over the world. Everything was so heavy. 1000 Awesome Things was meant to be that one little place where we turn the lights out, put a blanket over our heads, and just talk about popping bubble wrap, or snow days, or the smell of a bakery.
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