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MBMBaM 238: Face 2 Face 11: No One Goes Home Alone

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Live from the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery! Join us as we pitch projects to Tim Allen, discuss the sexual potential of Donny Osmond and hang out with our pal, Drew Davenport.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: John Oliver & Larry Wilmore

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John Oliver on 'Last Week Tonight', American Positivity and a Love Story That Began at the RNC

Though John Oliver is English, he's probably best known now for being part of an American cultural institution -- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He served as the show's "Senior British Correspondent" for seven years before he was tapped to guest host in 2013. Stewart went off to shoot a documentary, and Oliver filled in as host for eight weeks, to great critical acclaim.

It was an audition of sorts, and Oliver got the part. He was offered his own weekly show on HBO, which began airing just a few weeks ago. Last Week Tonight provides Oliver his own platform to talk and joke about everything from the death penalty to climate change to the Indian general election.

He joins us to talk about his love for American positivity, his tone and approach for Last Week Tonight, the unique challenges of doing news satire and the signature field pieces of The Daily Show, and the romantic story of how he met his wife at the Republican National Convention.

Oliver's show Last Week Tonight airs on HBO Sunday nights at 11pm. He also co-hosts The Bugle podcast with Andy Zaltzman.

This interview originally aired May 20, 2014.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me Proffer Advice: Reading Classic Lit, Gaming with Your Boss, and Solo Concert-Going

Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy and Griffin McElroy stop by Bullseye to solve our cultural quandaries. Listen to their advice on reading classic literature like "Super Fudge", playing video games with your boss and grooving solo at a James Taylor concert.

If you still have questions that need answers, the McElroy brothers host a weekly advice show for the modern era called My Brother, My Brother, and Me. You can subscribe wherever you download podcasts and send your queries to mbmbam@maximumfun.org.

This segment originally aired January 28, 2014.

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Larry Wilmore on His Early Comedy Writing and Training at The Daily Show

Last year, as Stephen Colbert stepped away from The Colbert Report, Comedy Central cast their net for a new nightly host. They settled on someone close to home -- the Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore. Wilmore has just launched the new program. It's called The Nightly Show.

Before his time with Jon Stewart, Wilmore wrote for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and In Living Color. He also created The Bernie Mac Show, and co-created The PJs with Eddie Murphy.

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore airs weeknights at 11:30 on Comedy Central.

This interview originally aired February 3, 2009.

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The Outshot: Why "I Want You Back" Is The Greatest Pop Song Ever

There's really only one way to prove "I Want You Back" is the greatest pop song ever: listen.

This segment originally aired September 23, 2013.

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MBMBaM 237: John Turturro Robot Watersports

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Special guests, musical performances and at-length discussions about Transformers physiology? It's a slam dunk episode this week, and it's all waiting for you at booboonanny.com.

Suggested talking points: Dan Jo, Handshake Substitute, Booboonanny, Life in Bedrock, Supergators and Dick Eagles, Cat Barrier, Sexformers

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MBMBaM 236: Chobani Hell

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What an emotional rollercoaster this episode is! From anger about Dude-spread, to inner peace about Wallace Shawn's bedside manner, and then back to anger over Justin's haunted dolls, and then even deeper anger about Beef Nugs, we explore every facet of the human condition.

Suggested talking points: Big Game Watch, Invisible and Pregnant, Stroking to Death, Birthday Effort, Haunted Doll Watch, Magic Texts, Beef Nugs Lecture

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MBMBaM 235: Audio Billboards

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This is primo stuff! Tell me you're getting this, Henry! Tell me those mics are hot! We're leaving money on the table, Henry! You're missing it! You're missing it!

Suggested talking points: Pizza Break, Pet Messes, Caterpillar Mysteries, Haunted Doll Watch, Sneaky Cheese, Sexy Greens, Emergency Arrow Texts

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MBMBaM 234: The Legend of Cracker Barrel

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We'd ask that you enjoy this episode, but thanks to the New Constitution of the Chill States, you don't really have a choice. Be cool! C'mon. Niiiice.

Suggested talking points: Farewell to Middle-earth, Heraldry, Pokepsychology, Supreme Judgment, The Midnight Amendments, Savers Love Heist, Beef Nuggets, Durancis

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MBMBaM 233: Bedtime Thank You

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Happy New Year, everybody! We hope you enjoyed your holiday, because the time for wintery relaxation is over. We must all be diligent now, because The Con is On.

Suggested talking points: Gems and Bonds, Mystery Tips, One-Quarter Murder, Kenny's Midnight Channel, Calf Stuff, Bathroom Seat Filler, Animorphs

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MBMBaM 232: Rim Allen

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We're wrapping 20-Forward up RIGHT. Which is to say, we are forgetting the theme of the year completely, because honestly, we didn't do a great job of fulfilling it. Ah, well - onward and upward, into The Grift!

Suggested talking points: Face 2 Face, Handkerchief Woes, 60 Waffles, Shitty Ringtones, Joey the Giant, Dry Hump Tipz, Keep That Good Smell, Sexy Santa Party, Who Bangers

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MBMBaM 231: Candlenights 2014

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Well, we're here again with our family-friendly episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me, a celebration of our pan-religious, pan-sexual, personal pan holiday, Candlenights. This one was even more special because we recorded it live in Huntington, WV. Enjoy!

Suggested talking points: Nana's Christmas trial, great names for teen clothing stores, "I'm the lead singer of the Polyphonic Spree," the Kevlar elves, moped gangs.

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MBMBaM 230: Chipocalypse

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Guests: 
Bill Corbett

Next week, we'll be doing our live Candlenights spectacular from our hometown of Huntington, WV -- our cleanest episode of the year. That means this episode, we're getting real dirty, which is uncomfortable for all of us, especially for special guestspert Bill Corbett.

Suggested talking points: Candlenights Countdown, Forbidden Attic, Return of the Cod, Mystery Glove, Potato Extinction, Hank Safari, Riff Career, Foreign Billy Joel, Threadbare Garbage Clothes

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