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Ep. 12. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Three

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Our heroes board their fateful train to Neverwinter, and are rude to just about every single person aboard. Merle strikes out at evangelism. Magnus learns that he may not, in fact, have the biggest muscles. Taako just wrecks some baby carrots.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 206: Moon and Stars

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Judge Hodgman rules on busted doors, schoolbus naming, and whether or not cereal is a soup. Plus a Hodgman Dubbel update!

Check out the prototype made real by Paul Bruneau here!

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International Waters: Episode 48 Hitler, Robot Hitler & Werewolf Hitler

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Biz, Dave, Humphrey and Laura
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Humphrey Ker
Guests: 
Laura Solon

Biz Ellis, Humphrey Ker and Laura Solon join host, Dave Holmes for Biz Ellis, Humphrey Ker and Laura Solon join Dave Holmes for jentacular delights, transatlantic commercials and human centipedes.

Other useful links this week:

Biz Ellis wants to plug her own MaxFun podcast, One Bad Mother and recommends Marvel’s new Netflix adaptation of Daredevil.

Humphrey Ker wants to recommend MazeRooms.com.

Laura Solon recommends the book summarising app Blinkist.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Catch Dave in the latest Gay of Thrones video. Dave would like to recommend Frank Turner’s new song Get Better.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jon Ronson & Peter Guralnick

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jon Ronson
Guests: 
Peter Guralnick
Guests: 
Guy Branum

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Photo by Jesse Thorn

Jon Ronson on the Aftereffects of Public Shaming and Why He Values People Over Ideologies

If the name Justine Sacco rings a bell with you, we'd guess it's because you remember this poorly-conceived and ill-judged tweet she sent that was heard around the world.

"Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!"

People on Twitter piled on, Justine Sacco publicly shamed and fired, and everyone went about their business. Except for Justine, that is.

Jon Ronson's new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, explores the effects that public shaming has on the shamed and the shamers.

He joins us to talk about Justine's tweet and whether or not public shaming is always a force for good.

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Comedy: Guy Branum in the Caribbean

Maybe you've heard our new sister podcast about culture, Pop Rocket. It’s hosted by a comic called Guy Branum. His new stand up album Effable was just released, so we thought this’d be a good opportunity to play you some of his set from last year’s Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival, AKA Boat Party dot Biz. So here’s the great Guy Branum, recorded live on a ship in the Caribbean.

Canonball: Peter Guralnick Gets "Knocked Out" by the Blues

It's time for Canonball. We take a leap into the deep end and talk to experts about classic albums -- or albums that should be considered classics -- and find out what makes them great.

This week, we’re joined by music historian and journalist Peter Guralnick. He's written about rock, soul and blues musicians for decades, profiling Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sam Cooke, and Elvis among dozens of others.

But for our segment, he chose a record that captures what he loves about live music. It was recorded by the ethnomusicologist Harry Oster in the late 50s and early 60s, and it was released on as Country Negro Jam Sessions. (Please excuse the anachronistic title).

Several of Peter's books, including his acclaimed biography of Elvis, are now reissued with video and audio in e-book format. You can find more at PeterGuralnick.com.

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The Outshot: Man Seeking Woman

What if a bad date was literally one of the worst things ever? Jesse explores Simon Rich's unique talents in Man Seeking Woman.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 369 - Eddie Della Siepe

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Guests: 
Eddie Della Siepe

Comedian Eddie Della Siepe joins us to talk straws, YouTube ads, and doomed comedy shows.

Download episode 369 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

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MBMBaM 247: Tangled Up in Carl

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Please, while you're listening to (and hopefully enjoying) this episode, spare a thought - a prayer, even - for Justin's dry, dry mouth. He's going through a lot right now, specifically with regards to his soda deficiency.

Suggested talking points: Wet Mouth, Marc Ecko Good, Snake Expertise, Workout Pizza, Jokes on Demand, Arby's Street Fight

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 372: Bravey Cat with John Hodgman

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John Hodgman

John Hodgman returns home to JJGo for a discussion of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, what it might be like to be a teen girl vampire, and Jordan's latest experience doing hot yoga.

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One Bad Mother Episode 100: It Was So Much Easier Back Then

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
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Our Moms!

Biz and Theresa celebrate our 100th episode! With our moms! We find out whether it really was easier being a mom back in the good old days before everything could kill us. Plus, no amount of glitter can decorate Biz’s fail, Theresa ruins Easter, and a Mom Rant reminds us all that sleep is more important than we sometimes acknowledge. What better way to celebrate 100 episodes?! Everyone is doing a great job!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Buddah Nature, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS180:Cooking Classes, Rick Santorum, Glenn Beck's Jeans, w/ guest Doug Jones & Melanie Griffith ('s voice)

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Throwing Shade

Bryan goes to a cooking class set to "Thriller" and Erin eats bad grease, but they pull it together to talk about Rick Santorum's wish that LGBT'ers get some tolerance and the difference between refusing to sell gay people a cake and refusing to write anti-gay things on a cake. And didyaknow Glenn Beck has a clothing line? And just launched women's line? And has a model sized wife and a plus sized daughter? And he's doing it all for them and not because his ego is crumbling like a Nature's Valley granola bar. Plus, our friend Doug Jones joins us to discuss the year he worked for Melanie Griffith. 

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 205: Schnapp Judgment

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Eric brings the case against his friend, brother-in-law, and drinking buddy Jonas. Jonas prefers the finer things, and drinks more expensive liquor. Eric drinks the cheaper stuff, and says he suffers snotty comments from Jonas as a result.

Should Jonas cut the snobbery, or is Eric being oversensitive? Only one man can decide.

This week's episode title suggested by Craig Eliason! Thank you!

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