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TS134: Princess Diana, Cupping, Gay Tennessee, Game of Thrones' Rape Problem, Guest Jonathan Van Ness

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Erin got cupped and Bryan went on an old boat, but it wasn't good times for everyone this week, and especially not for gay commitment ceremonies in Tennessee. Plus, have you heard that "Game of Thrones" has a rape problem?  Learn all about all those things plus how to get married dressed as a strawberry this week. PLUS the hilarious Joanthan Van Ness from "Gay of Thrones."  

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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

Throwing Shade #41: Strawberries and Game of Thrones

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Erin got cupped and Bryan went on an old boat, but it wasn't good times for everyone this week, and especially not for gay commitment ceremonies in Tennessee and ladies on "Game of Thrones." Learn all about all those things plus how to get married dressed as a strawberry this week on Throwing Shade.


Judge John Hodgman Episode 158: Tipping the Scales of Justice

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Joe and his wife Marika bring today's case. Marika says Joe's habit of tipping housekeeping and service workers with coins is rude and contrary to the spirit of the gesture. Joe says, as long as he's tipping, what's the problem? Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jim Rash, Bob Saget, Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jessica St. Clair
Guests: 
Lennon Parham
Guests: 
Jim Rash
Guests: 
Bob Saget
Guests: 
Mark Frauenfelder

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Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham of Playing House: Improv in the Writers' Room, Showing Real Friendships on TV, and 'Girl Porn'

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham play best friends on TV, and if their on-screen chemistry seems real, it is. They met doing improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and have been writing partners ever since. They co-created and star in Playing House, a new comedy about female friendship that's more reminiscent of Lucy and Ethel than it is Carrie Bradshaw's gang.

Playing House follows Emma and Maggie, two women who have been friends forever. Maggie stayed in their hometown, got married, and is expecting a baby. Emma has been professionally ambitious, closing business deals in Shanghai, and hasn't been back to visit for what must be years.

Parham and St. Clair join us to talk about the marathon improv sessions that produce the show's jokes, the designer home "girl porn" that provides contrast to their characters' weirdness, and their real-life friendship.

Playing House airs on the USA network Tuesday nights at 10/9c.

Bonus audio: Parham and St. Clair talk about their beginnings at the UCB.

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Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder Recommends: Zombie Dice and Hitman Go

Whether you're looking to zombie-fy yourself, or get absorbed into the world of a contract killer, Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder's got just the game for you. He's the host of the Gweek podcast, and he drops by to suggest a couple of his favorite new games. He recommends checking out the multi-player Zombie Dice to collect brains and avoid shotgun blasts to the head. If you prefer a game you can play solo, he suggests the strategy-based (and bloodless) game for iOS, Hitman Go.

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The Part: Bob Saget on 'Full House'

When Bob Saget was in his twenties, he had a lot of plates spinning. He tried film school (and dropped out after just a few days). He performed stand up. He warmed up sitcom audiences. He appeared in a Richard Pryor movie. He even worked for a few months as a morning talk show host, before he was told he was "too hot for TV."

But the part that changed everything wasn't controversial, or crazy. It was playing the straight man, on a sitcom aimed at families.

And despite the schmaltzy moments and broad jokes aimed at kids, Saget is proud of his role as widower and family man Danny Tanner on Full House. He'll tell us why.

Saget's new memoir is Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. It's very personal and sweet and also sometimes vulgar, which is pretty much exactly what you might expect. He's also touring his new stand up show. You can find details on his website.

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Jim Rash on Being "TV Ugly", Awkward Dad Talks, and Writing with Nat Faxon

Jim Rash has a lot of irons in the fire. He's a regular on NBC's Community and hosts the Sundance Channel series The Writers' Room. When Rash isn't on-screen, he's writing and directing. With his writing partner Nat Faxon, he wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for The Descendants. The pair also wrote and directed last year's coming-of-age comedy The Way, Way Back, which drew on some of Rash's childhood experiences.

Rash joins us this week to talk about the awkward-yet-motivational summer talks he had with his dad and stepdad as a teenager, exploring writing techniques with TV showrunners on The Writers' Room, and writing for Community during Dan Harmon's absence.

Community airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
The Writers' Room airs Friday nights at 9/8c on on the Sundance Channel.

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The Outshot: Wet Hot American Summer

Wanna be pals with Jesse? Here's the litmus test.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 319 - Amanda Brooke Perrin

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Amanda Brooke Perrin

Amanda Brooke Perrin returns to talk vermin, classic rock, and underwear.

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TS133: Paycheck Fairness, Lesbian Police Chief Fired, Day Drinking, Beyonce

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Did you know that the reason women don't get paid equally is because they're just plain ol' dumb? It's true - according to lunatics like Charles Murray and Texas gubernatorial hopeful (less) Greg Abbott. Plus, a police chief named Crystal Moore got fired in Latta, South Carolina, because she's a lesbian. And, Bryan gives the rundown on how he'd sneak into Jay-Z and Beyonce's house. And it's a great plan. 

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 157: Honey Don't

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Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Mary Roach

Lani says her husband Alistair insists on doing most of the chores at home. She says she's tired of having to ask him to take out the garbage when she could very well do it herself! Is Alistair TOO chivalrous?

With a special guest appearance from MaxFun pal, Mary Roach (author of the terrific book Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal). Thanks, Mary!

Judge Jesse Thorn takes over for Hodgman this week, and the bailiff's spot is filled by Jordan Morris. Judge Hodgman will return to the courtroom next week!

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Throwing Shade 40: Equal Pay for Women & Beyonce

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Did you know that the reason women don't get paid equally is because they're just plain ol' dumb? It's true! According to lunatics like Charles Murray and gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott. Plus, a police chief named Crystal Moore got fired in Latta, South Carolina, because she's a lesbian. And, Bryan gives the rundown on how he'd sneak into Jay Z and Beyonce's house. And it's a great plan.


Stop Podcasting Yourself 318 - Chris von Szombathy

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Guests: 
Chris von Szombathy

Chris von Szombathy returns to talk baseball pranks, shirt care, and Winnipeg.

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