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Story Break: Avengers: Infinity War 2

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Story Break

Warning: Infinity War spoilers abound! But if you want to know how the next Avengers will end, look no further as we crack the story for Avengers: Infinity War 2! Marvel Babies! Maybe. We're working on that title still.

We get deep into the MCU and Infinity War on this one!

Switchblade Sisters Episode 27: 'The Fly' with 'Divergent' & 'Hell or High Water' Producer Rachel Shane

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
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Rachel Shane

The Fly

This week we are joined by producer Rachel Shane. She's produced such films as Divergent, Lawless, Hell or High Water and the National Geographic show Genius. She's on the program to talk all about David Cronenberg's The Fly. April and Rachel discuss all the aspects that make this movie great; Jeff Goldblum, the disgusting special effects, the efficiency of David Cronenberg. Plus Rachel shares what it is like working as a feature producer. She details the working relationships with directors, getting a hold of a really powerful script, and allowing actors and directors to see out their creative visions. Plus, she also elaborates on what it's like to be on set during risky stunts and how she chooses which projects she will produce.

Genius: Picasso is on National Geographic now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Fly

With April Wolfe and Rachel Shane.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Inside Pop Ep. 122- Childish Gambino's "This Is America", Big Screen vs Living Room films

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Inside Pop

From the visceral imagery to our initial reactions- we discuss and try to decode the video that everyone is talking about- Childish Gambino's "This Is America". We give our thoughts and praise to Donald Glover's latest music video/artistic statement.

Then, we discuss what films are big screen worthy and which films you can watch at home. Amita shares her thought process on how she determines which films pass the big screen test.

And finally, Sean gets brutally honest about last week's Big Sell and suggests a new Netflix Japanese anime series, Agretsuko.

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5 Things to know about 'This Is America"

The Swimmer trailer

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 35: Avengers: Infinity War

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
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Drea Clark

Avengers: Infinity War

This is it! Infinity War has arrived - and the 'Who Shot Ya?' crew is ready. Drea Clark is on the program once again to discuss the biggest movie ever released, Avengers: Infinity War. They try to keep the SPOILERS to a minimum - while still taking time to ponder how Thanos' chin looks like a nutsack. They discuss how Marvel movies operate more like comic books than standard films. Plus, Ricky, Drea, April, and Alonso think up characters that they would add to the Avengers team from different film genres (Heads up, one of the genres is James Cameron movies). Plus, as always, we have our staff picks.

In news, Mark Ruffalo accidentally spoiled Avengers: Infinity War, Steven Spielberg reveals how Robin Williams helped him get through shooting Schindler's List, and Tom Cruise jumped out of a plane 106 times.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Andre The Giant
Drea - Colossal
April - The 12th Man
Alonso - RBG

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Overboard

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Drea Clark and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Ep. 11: Go Fact Yourself with Edi Patterson and Wayne Federman.

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Edi Patterson & Wayne Federman
Guests: 
Edi Patterson
Guests: 
Wayne Federman

This week, actress Edi Patterson and comedian Wayne Federman will go head-to-head, answering such biting trivia as the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard, the politics of Beverly Hills and the finer points of childbirth. It’s a competition as funny as it is eclectic!

But first, Edi will explain how her time at the Impro theatre primarily leads to the creation of full-length, fully improvised plays (yeah with an intermission and everything). And Wayne will explain what it’s like teaching stand-up comedy… as an actual class at a University.

Edi’s areas of expertise include The Lost Boys, Midsouth Championship Wrestling from the 1980’s and Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show. Wayne’s area of expertise includes films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture, drummers who sing while drumming and fast-food.

As always, listen to find out if your trivia knowledge surpasses those of our guests.

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Edi Patterson
Wayne Federman

With guest experts:
Podcaster and pro-wrestling historian Jim Cornette.

Box-office analyst and author of several books on movies Karie Bible.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 26: 'Carrie' with 'RBG' Directors Betsy West & Julie Cohen

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April Wolfe
Guests: 
Betsy West
Guests: 
Julie Cohen

Carrie

This week, we are joined by the directors of the brand new Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen. They are on to discuss the Brian De Palma classic Carrie. Believe it or not, in this episode several similarities are drawn between the "Notorious RBG" and Carrie White. Julie and Betsy discuss what the world was like when Carrie was released and the type of workplace humiliations they had to put up with back then. Betsy even shares a story involving a penis shaped cake. They dig into the importance and power of Justice Ginsburg and how she actually changed the world. They also discuss the techniques they use to interview people, making sure not to manipulate the audience, and staring at Ruth Bader Ginsburg while she watched the documentary.

RBG opens theatrically on May 4th.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Carrie

With April Wolfe, Betsy West and Julie Cohen

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Inside Pop Ep. 121- Avengers: Infinity War, Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer, Tribeca Film Festival, Kanye West

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We've witnessed and survived a huge week in pop culture and are here to tell the tale!

First, we share our SPOILER FREE thoughts about the latest chapter in Marvel's Avengers series- Avengers: Infinity War, and find out if the superhero filled sequel succeeded in meeting our expectations

Then, we're all about Janelle Monae's latest album, Dirty Computer, and the accompanying emotion picture. We predict the songs we want to be the next single and chat about her musical evolution from her first album to this new offering.

Plus, we had the privilege to see a Tribeca Talk featuring Alexander Payne and legendary talk show host Dick Cavett.

And Sean gives his thoughts on Kanye's latest public statements.

And of course, The Big Sell. Amita shares the musical journey she went on with Sean's three tiered Prince video project and shares an EP from a young jazz/soul/pop singer from New Zealand named Wallace.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 34: Beauty Standards, Unconventional Sexiness, and I Feel Pretty with Dave White.

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Drea Clark
Guests: 
Dave White

I Feel Pretty

You'll all feel pretty after this episode! This week's crew is comprised of Ricky Carmon, April Wolfe, Drea Clark, and "Mrs. Alonso Duralde" - film critic, Dave White. They tackle the somewhat controversial new film I Feel Pretty. They discuss beauty standards within the film industry, Amy Schumer, and the juggernaut performance of Michelle Williams as Avery LeClair. Plus, Drea shares a sweet story about Fred Durst and Dave rates some famous sex tapes. Not to mention, the gang talks about those "unconventionally sexy" movie stars that don't get the love they deserve. All on this week's episode!

Allison Mack tries to recruit Emma Watson into a sex cult, Victoria Mahoney becomes the first black director on a Star Wars film as she is hired as the second unit director on Star Wars: Episode IX, and John Travolta says working with Fred Durst "may be his favorite" experience on a film.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - A Face In The Crowd
Drea - Funny Girl
April - Tale of Tales
Dave - Western

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Avengers: Infinity War with Drea Clark.

With Dave White, Drea Clark, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 25: The Witches of Eastwick with Ramaa Mosley

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April Wolfe
Guests: 
Ramaa Mosley

The Witches of Eastwick

This week director Ramaa Mosley (The Brass Teapot, Tatterdemalion) stops by to discuss George Miller's The Witches of Eastwick. If you're looking for an in depth discussion on making independent feature films, this is a must listen for you. Ramaa opens up about the difficulties and rewards of creating your own movie - from fighting for what you need, to learning how to push back against producers interference, to working with actors. Plus, she discusses the influence that The Witches of Eastwick has had on her as an artist. April and Ramaa praise Jack Nicholson's performance as the devilish Daryl Van Horne, the masterful directing of George Miller, and the powerful women (Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer) that drive the film.

Ramaa's latest film is Tatterdemalion

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Witches of Eastwick

With April Wolfe and Ramaa Mosley

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Inside Pop Ep. 120- Westworld Season 2, My House on Viceland, Tribeca Film Festival 2018, Rhye

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On this episode, Sean discusses his thoughts and predictions about Westworld Season 2 and shares a helpful NYTimes Season 1 recap to refresh Amita's memory on the sci-fi fantasy series. Then, Amita has an exclusive sit down with Sean about his latest project, the new Viceland follow doc series, My House which chronicles the lives of performers in the NYC vogue ballroom scene.

And the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival has started and we had the privilege to watch a couple of music focused documentaries- Howard and Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes.

Plus, Sean gives his 2 cents and rates last week's Big Sell, an intimate NPR Tiny Desk Concert from the R&B/pop group, Rhye.

version of the song by Prince protege group - The Family

Sinead O'Connor's famous cover

The newly released version of Prince & the Revolution preforming the song at a rehearsal

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