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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: George R.R. Martin and 'E' from Eels

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George R.R. Martin: Killing Off Characters, Critiquing Tolkien, and Dealing with Angry Fans

We look back at John Hodgman's conversation with George R. R. Martin author of the very popular series of fantasy books called A Song of Ice and Fire. The novels have been adapted for the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones. At the time of this interview, the fifth book in Martin's series, A Dance with Dragons, had recently been released. There are two more novels in the series and fans eagerly await their arrival.

Martin joins us to talk about killing off characters, creating new religions and dealing with the expectations of fans.

For a longer version of this interview, check out its original broadcast in 2011.

Vol Libre and The Tommy Westphall Universe with Jason Kottke

Jason Kottke of Kottke.org, a collection of some of the finest links the internet has to offer, brings us this week’s culture picks. Jason starts us out by recommending Vol Libre, a short animation from 1980 that wowed people with its fractal-generated graphics when it was made and still impresses today.

Next, Jason recommends The Tommy Westphall Universe, an exploration of all of the television programs connected to St. Elsewhere and therefore relegated to dream status by the final reveal that St. Elsewhere itself was a dream.

Pop Culture Advice from My Brother, My Brother and Me: Water Cooler Talk, Comic Book Movies, and Vinyl Snobbery

Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy and Griffin McElroy return to Bullseye to answer some of your most pressing pop culture problems and end up taking on Duck Dynasty, James and the Giant Peach, Lionel Richie, grandparents and more.

If you've still got questions that need anwers, 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.

The Outshot: The Fania All-Stars

This week, Jesse recommends that we all overcome any reluctance to let salsa music into our lives, and to begin with the Fania All-Stars.

My Brother, My Brother and Me 199: Cool Pee Book

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This episode features a higher-than-average amount of discussion of today's hit television shows, like Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Family Matters. Did you guys know Family Matters lost its GD mind there, towards the end? Because it did, in a big, big way.

Suggested talking points: Hoochie Haymaker, Chili's Magic Carpet, Colton Stile Guy, Somebody Get In Here and Pee on Wolf Blitzer, Dragon Questions, Family Matters Finale, Make Good Choices, Fearless Newsman

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 198: The Soul Furnace

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Sorry so late! Sorry so sloppy. Love you like a sister.

Suggested talking points: April Flowers, Clooney Patreon, The Littlest Detective, New Swears, Gorilla vs. Lion, Jesus Comedy Clinic, Caesar's Last Breath

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 197: Number the Veins

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Do you know how much we love you? We love you enough to get interested in what you're interested in, assuming that you're interested in Applebee's gift cards, because that's really about as far as we're willing to go.

Suggested talking points: Game of Grindage, Applebee's Double Dip, Cat Abs, Doublet Survival, Dirty Story Boys Co., Boss Buds, Fjorrest Gump

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 196: An Old, Rotten Boat

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This episode pivots like a world champion boxer, changing effortlessly between subjects like credit tips and Sam Elliott's favorite full-motion video games. It's all finance tips, finance tips, finance tips and then BOOM -- a deep dive into Double Switch.

Suggested talking points: The Sunday, Exquisite Delight, CreditBros, Nerd Parents, Bike Shorts, Buffett v. Chesney

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 195: Bod God

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We know you're probably plum tuckered after the harrowing events of last night's Wrestlemania, which we can all agree was some full-blown BS. As you lick your Brock Lesnar-borne wounds (gross, don't do that), come relax to the chill vibes of our advisings.

Suggested talking points: Efficient Void, Peter and the B.O., House of Carby's, Doorholders, Joel Jams, Tween Arms Race, Bad Dino, Self-Satisfaction

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 194: Popeye's Daedalus Protocol

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Thanks for helping us blow MaxFunDrive 2014 out of the water, everyone! For your donations and support, we have rewarded you with an episode rich in discussion of toilet sounds.

Suggested talking points: Prank of the Century, Merch Prison, French Hillbilly, Moped Stigma, Baby Advice, A Gorilla Stole My Website, Southern Fried Nanomachines, Bathroom Music

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 193: Journey to the Center of the Bear

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What a multimedia extravaganza this episode is: It's our second bonus-length MaxFunDrive 2014 episode, it features an extensive discussion about musical theater with a new guestspert, and it has three part harmonies about ghost horses.

Suggested talking points: Comedy Akira Monster, Grandpa Joiner and the Chocolate Factory, Jiro Dreams of Frosties, Regrettable Lobsterfest, On Cosmos, Wedding Primaries, Henley Nightmares and Hathaway Dreams, Maxi Bandage: The Musical, Quaid in the Picture, Gene Hackman Reversal, Tanz der Vampire

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 192: Long Bums

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Happy MaxFunDrive, everybody! Make sure you don't talk while listening to today's episode, or else we'll eat the fingers right off your hands.

Suggested talking points: Goof Taxman, Goofy Movie Free Association Jazz, Wedding Face, TV Talking, Chicken Shipment, Labels, Matters of the Chocolate Heart, Adam Sandler's Secret Tears, Brothy the Blind Soup Man

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 317: Human Onion with Justin McElroy

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Guests: 
Justin McElroy

Podcaster Justin McElroy joins Jordan and Jesse in a MaxFun podcast mashup for a discussion of remote recording, Miami sightseeing, and the amazing power of onions. Plus, it's the pledge drive! Go to MaximumFun.org/donate to get involved!

Action Item:

• What should Jordan do in Miami?

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