Judge John Hodgman Episode 194: Do You Want to Hoard Some Snowglobes?

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Robert Lopez
Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Sean files suit against his husband Jamie. They recently bought a home and differ on issues of decor. Jamie wants to have a themed room entirely dedicated to one of his favorite movies, Frozen. Sean says the Frozen obsession has gone too far. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide!

This week, with guestpert witnesses Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the composers of -- you guessed it -- Frozen! Special thanks to both of them for serving this week.

Thanks to Avidan Ackerson for our case name this week! Like us on Facebook so you can suggest a name for a future episode!

San Francisco Bay Area: See Judge John Hodgman Live! Judge Hodgman will return to mete out justice as part of SF Sketchfest on Friday, February 6th at Marines Memorial Theater.

More information about the show and Sketchfest available here.

The show is sold out, but we're still seeking case submissions! You do not need to have purchased a ticket to submit a case to be heard that evening. If you and another party
- reside in the SF Bay area, or will be able to attend the show on February 6
- have a legitimate beef, large or small

... write us with the details! Send it directly to hodgman@maximumfun.org or submit via our webform here.


MBMBaM 235: Audio Billboards


This is primo stuff! Tell me you're getting this, Henry! Tell me those mics are hot! We're leaving money on the table, Henry! You're missing it! You're missing it!

Suggested talking points: Pizza Break, Pet Messes, Caterpillar Mysteries, Haunted Doll Watch, Sneaky Cheese, Sexy Greens, Emergency Arrow Texts

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Ricky Jay

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Ricky Jay
Vijay Iyer

Magician & Sleight of Hand Artist Ricky Jay on the Nature of Deception

Is there such a thing as honest deception? Ricky Jay thinks so. Jay is one of the finest practioners of magic and sleight of hand in the world, and began performing as a child in Brooklyn. He learned the elements of performance from his grandfather, who was also a magician, and from his mentors like Dai Vernon and Charlier Miller.

He talks to us about magic as the family business, the times his work has made people angry, and why deception isn't always evil.

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice will kick off the new season of American Masters on Friday, January 23, 9-10pm on PBS (check local listings).

If you liked this, share it! Click here for a streaming, embeddable version of this interview.

Photo: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Vijay Iyer on "The Song That Changed My Life"

Pianist, arranger and composer Vijay Iyer describes the pop song that lodged itself into his consciousness and changed his life.

The Vijay Iyer Trio has a new album, Break Stuff, out on February 10. They'll be out on tour supporting the album this winter and spring.

For more from Vijay, check out our interview from 2012.

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The Outshot: Jay Mitchell's Bahamian Funk

An awesome album cover leads Jesse on a journey to the little-known Bahamian musician Jay Mitchell.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 357 - Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon

In his final appearance on the show, Chris Gordon returns to talk muscular children, funky boots, and Pinnochio.

Download episode 357 here. (right-click)

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

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 360: Boog Megaton with Matt Kirshen

Matt Kirshen

Comedian Matt Kirshen joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of baseball nicknames, British actors doing American accents, and Jesse's Chuck E. Cheese experience.

Check out Matt's podcast Probably Science! (Co-hosted by past JJGo guest Andy Wood.)

One Bad Mother Episode 88: A Visit From The Tooth Fairy, plus guest Dr. Gloria Walther

One Bad Mother
Dr. Gloria Walther

Biz and Theresa get a visit from the Tooth Fairy and discover we're totally unprepared for both the high emotional cost and high monetary cost of a baby tooth these days! Also, Theresa learns all you need is a box and an imagination to lose your mind, Biz has a bright idea that's a failure, and a listener’s rant reminds us that 90 percent of parenting is having to do something you don't want to do. Plus, our guest, Dr. Gloria Walther, is an Early Childhood Development expert and she drops crazy knowledge bombs on us! She helps us with a range of common issues we confront with 3- to 5-year-olds, like sharing, listening, telling the truth, and more. Seriously, you do not want to miss her!

Dr. Gloria Walther and Stuart Lichtman's great series on early childhood development:
Eye to Eye, Volume One
Eye to Eye, Volume Two
Eye to Eye, Volume Three: Becoming a More Relaxed and Effective Parent
Eye to Eye, Volume Four

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485

Let the world know YOU are ONE BAD MOTHER! Get a OBM tee from the MaxFunStore!

Interested in hosting a OBM meet-up in your area? Email theresa at maximum fun dot org.

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
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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)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

International Waters: Episode 42 Flamingos, Plonkers and Dogging

Brendan, Lou, Dave, Eliza and Kyle
Brendan Dodds
Lou Sanders
Eliza Skinner
Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane, Eliza Skinner, Brendan Dodds and Lou Sanders join host, Dave Holmes to learn about Teen drug trends and British sex things.

Plugs and recommendations:

Kyle Kinane wants to plug his new Comedy Central special, due to broadcast at the end of January. He recommends swimming with sea otters in Orange County, which he did through the group Nurtured by Nature.

Eliza Skinner is on Twitter @ElizaSkinner and will be appearing at SF Sketchfest Jan 30th and 31st. Eliza recommends TheOatmealArtist.com.

Brendan Dodds wants to plug his own Twitter, @BrendanDodds and his blog You Say You Want A Resolution, where he takes on a new challenge every week. Brendan recommends the Twitter account @AmznMoviewRewvws which curates the best/worst Amazon movie reviews.

Lou Sanders wants to plug her new DVD, Lou Sanders in Another Great Show Again which comes out later this month through GoFasterStripe. Lou recommends you support The A21 Campaign against human trafficking.

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. February’s show will guest star sketch group Women. Dave would like to recommend the album Home, Like Noplace Is There by The Hotelier.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, 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).

Ep. 5. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Five


Merle, Taako and Magnus complete their rescue mission, but then completely fail an entirely new, far more important mission. Taako acquires a powerful artifact, and doesn't seem so stoked about it.

TS168: Winter Flu, Florida Gay Marriage, Revlon Drama, Into The Woods

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Florida now has gay marriage! And Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has a lot to say about it, none of it good. Plus, Erin looks at Revlon's shady and allegedly racist business practices. And...The Bachelor is back! So be sure to not waste your time by watching it.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 193: The Secret Room of Chambers


Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse are rarin' to clear out the docket & follow up with the brothers from Episode 165, Wake Me Up Before You Go, Bro! We'll return with all-new trials next week.


You can still submit cases to be heard at the Live Judge John Hodgman at SF Sketchfest on Friday, February 6th (the show is sold out, but you'll get in if we select your case!).

If you and another party
- reside in the SF Bay area, or will be able to attend the show on February 6
- have a legitimate beef, large or small (that fits our usual requirements)

... write us with the details! Send it directly to hodgman@maximumfun.org or submit via our webform here.


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