This week: a look back at some of our favorite interviews in past years.
This interview originally aired in 2007.
Jackson Publick is the co-creator of the Cartoon Network [adult swim] series The Venture Bros. The show just returned for a fifth season, after a multi-year hiatus. The series is a sometimes bizarre, often surprisingly heartfelt parody of the boys' adventure genre.
Publick talks about the space race, creating affectionate parodies, and the loss of his mother (and how it shaped the fictional world of The Venture Bros).
The Venture Bros. airs Sundays at midnight on Cartoon Network's [adult swim].
This segment originally aired in January 2013.
Jason Kottke, proprietor of Kottke.org, a collection of some of the most interesting links the internet has to offer, joins us this week to share some all-time internet picks. First, he enlightens us about the practice of sending children through the mail. He also shares a mind-bending physics thought experiment -- if an airplane moves forward on a conveyor belt that's moving in the opposite direction at the same speed, can the airplane take off?
This segment originally aired in February 2012.
Our resident pop culture advice columnists, the McElroy brothers of My Brother, My Brother and Me take on questions about movie posters as art, what happens when you judge a child's abominable TV watching choices, and more.
A cut of our 2010 interview with Lemmy Kilmister at South by Southwest. Click through to see video and hear a longer cut of this interview.
Lemmy, the frontman of Motörhead, is a legend to metalheads worldwide. We spoke to him as a documentary about his life premiered at South by Southwest. Lemmy talks to us about seeing The Beatles for the very first time, how dropping acid brought him a new awareness of himself, and creating his own signature bass sound.
Lemmy, the documentary about his life from directors Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver, is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. A new album from Motörhead is due this September.
This segment originally aired in June 2012.
For The Outshot this week, Jesse highlights the relaxed, harmonious hip hop sound of Digable Planets' revolutionary but commercially disastrous 1994 record Blowout Comb.
Blowout Comb has just been reissued by Light in the Attic on limited edition vinyl.
We are so close people -- so close! 913 new members!
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In the tradition of the Whitman's Sampler, our friends at My Brother, My Brother & Me have created The MBMBaM Sampler. It's a delectable little ten minute slice of MBMBaM that you can share with your friends across America.
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Jesse and Jordan are joined by Al Madrigal and Gene O'Neill, plus MaxFunPals My Brother, My Brother & Me and Stop Podcasting Yourself for the live finale of the MaxFunDrive.
We weren't going to podcast this, but since we met our goal and our listeners were so generous, we decided... what the heck?
Please welcome the newest podcast to join the MaxFunFamily: My Brother, My Brother and Me!
MBMBaM is quite literally a family affair; here's how they describe themselves:
My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For about one-half to two-thirds of an hour each week, with new episodes dropping every Monday, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent our way, each fielding questions falling into our respective areas of expertise. We operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine. It’s both terrifying and humbling to behold.
It was already a favorite amongs the MaxFun faithful in the forums, and when I gave it a listen, I was struck by how funny, charming and above all, "Max Fun-y" it is. I emailed the McElroys, and the rest was history.
So, please welcome the McElroys into the family!
You can also download this week's episode directly from this link, or listen using the player below.