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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 308: Render the Bentley with Andy Wood

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Andy Wood

Comedian, writer, and producer Andy Woods joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of mall restaurants, Jesse's neighbors, Cards Against Humanity and the Mr. Cooper-verse.

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Ep. 39: Birth Stories and Newborn Life, Take 2

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One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa are back! This time with more children! After being away for so long without a great deal of social interaction with anyone other than our own children, we have really saved up “the good stuff,” from our latest birth stories to what it really feels like during those first few weeks with a newborn. Special guest, Biz’s baby! Happy New Year!

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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Beehive, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
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Throwing Shade #118- Utah Gay Marriage, The Biological Bond of Women and Gay Men, Sex Dolls, Clubbing

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It's 2014! And Throwing Shade is here, half-queer, and refuses to get used to anything. First they catch up on their breaks - Erin went to a club, Bryan got his mom a Roku, or as she calls it, a "Rokuku." Then Bryan gives real-time updates on the bait-and-switch gay marriage moves in Utah, while Erin cites a new study that explains why gay men and women are best friends. It's biological and not completely logical. 
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Judge John Hodgman Episode 142: The Department of Corrections

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Tom brings the case against his wife Kira. He says Kira is obsessed with proper grammar, and she comes across as a know-it-all when she corrects his speech. Kira says she prides herself on correct language usage, and that Tom should do the same. Who's right? Who's wrong? Only one man can decide.

We're joined this week by special guest and lexicographer Emily Brewster, Associate Editor for Merriam-Webster. Thank you, Emily!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bubba Sparxxx and Ian MacKaye

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Bullseye
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Bubba Sparxxx
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Ian MacKaye
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Linda Holmes
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Glen Weldon
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Megan Mullally
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Stephanie Hunt

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Bubba Sparxxx on Schoolyard Rap Battles, Overcoming Addiction and Country-Hip Hop Fusion

Bubba Sparxxx defines his life as a cycle of "falling down and getting back up." He’s a white rapper from the South who you may know for his hit with the Ying Yang Twins, "Ms. New Booty," -- or perhaps you remember his debut single from 2001, "Ugly".

Sparxxx grew up in a rural area near LaGrange, Georgia, where he was no stranger to the occasional schoolyard rap battle. After high school, he made the move to Athens, Georgia with hip hop ambitions and, eventually, released the album Dark Days Bright Nights with the help of record producers Timbaland and Organized Noize. His next two albums, Deliverance and The Charm, established his commercial success and Sparxxx became known as a rapper who could effectively blend country and hip-hop.

However, after The Charm’s release in 2006, Sparxxx stayed relatively silent for the next seven years. He appeared on a couple Girls Gone Wild DVDs, rumors surfaced of his troubles with the IRS and he struggled with drug addiction. With the release of Pain Management in 2013, he came back on the hip hop scene with a fresh perspective. On the album, Sparxxx returns to his small town roots with songs like the celebratory "Country Folks" and the nostalgic "LaGrange," proving that, after a long fall down, he can always get back up.

His newest album, Pain Management is out now.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour on Deadpan Satire and Early John Cusack

Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour stop by to share some of their all-time favorite comedies.

Glen recommends the 1992 film Careful, directed by Guy Maddin, which is partly a parody of the German mountaineering films of the ‘20’s and ‘30’s. It’s set in the fictional town of Tolzbad, where the townspeople, petrified of starting a devastating avalanche, supress their emotions to live as quietly as possible.

Linda’s pick is The Sure Thing, a 1985 comedy directed by Rob Reiner. It stars a pre-Say Anything John Cusack who hits the road in an effort to reach a "sure thing".

You can hear Glen and Linda weekly on the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, and find Linda’s writing on NPR’s Monkey See blog.

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I Wish I’d Made That: "Singin’ in the Rain" and "The Music Box" with Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt

Have you ever listened to a song or watched a movie so exceptionally perfect that you thought "I wish I’d made that!"? We’ve been there too. In this segment, we talk to creative people about the works that inspired them, and maybe inspired a little envy too.

This week, we caught up with Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) and Stephanie Hunt to talk about the things they wish they’d made: a Laurel and Hardy short called The Music Box and a classic scene from Singin’ in the Rain.

We caught up with Megan and Stephanie at Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme where they performed in their band Nancy and Beth.

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Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat & Fugazi: Love for Ted Nugent, His First Show, and Punk Ethics

As a member of Fugazi and Minor Threat, Ian MacKaye made history in the punk rock world. Fugazi’s DIY ethics made a lasting impression on the music industry and Minor Threat’s song "Straight Edge" managed to start a movement, even though it was never MacKaye’s intention.

He grew up in Washington D.C. in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Back then, it wasn’t a city known for its rock scene. That didn’t stop him from teaming up with drummer Jeff Nelson to form the band Minor Threat, which would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on hardcore punk. Although the band was short-lived (1980-83), it was enough to start a movement. MacKaye coined the term "straight edge," which referred to a punk rocker who abstains from drugs and alcohol. Eventually, a subculture formed around the concept and individuals who wanted to listen to their music with a clear head began calling themselves "straight edge".

Later in his career, he formed Fugazi, a band which would go on to make six studio albums and had a pretty unique approach to touring practices. The group would travel cross-country, rarely charging more than five or ten dollars for a show as a reaction to the uncontrollable greed of the music industry.

This week, Jesse revisits his 2009 interview, conducted live on stage with MacKaye. They’ll talk about the MacKaye's roots in D.C., his lasting legacy, and why he loves to work.

MacKaye is a co-founder and owner of Dischord Records and currently sings and plays baritone guitar in The Evens.

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The Outshot: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Every now and then, a movie comes along that’s so quotable and unexpectedly funny that it begs for a sequel...but it doesn’t get one. After nine long years, it looked like Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s Anchorman wouldn't return with its own brand of special weirdness.

This week, Jesse This week, Jesse explains why you should make your way out to the multiplex.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 303 - Nima Gholamipour

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Nima Gholamipour

Comedian Nima Gholamipour joins us to talk phony encores, dogs in shorts, and bus stop shenanigans.

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My Brother, My Brother and Me 182: Yogi the Stareater

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This episode features a 25-minute-long argument about which bear is the most powerful bear. It's a return to form, we guess? Which is kind of a sad statement about our form.

Suggested talking points: Gravy Hose, Islands in the Marathon, Chubby, Con, The Most Powerful Bear, Big Bang Theory

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 307: Down to Host with Tess Barker

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Comedian Tess Barker joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of mean teenagers, the new reboot of Real Sex and hypothetical hosting jobs.

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Throwing Shade #117- Happy New Year, Duck Dynasty, Lady Products, Lyft

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Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived, and Erin and Bryan rang it in by getting blackout drunk. Which means so far they've kept their New Year's resolution. Also, Erin goes over the most ridiculous lady products of the year, and Bryan goes in hard on the Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty controversy. Have a great 2014, and black out with your rack out!
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Judge John Hodgman Episode 141: Martial Law

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Rodrigo brings the case against his friend and jiu jitsu classmate Matthew. Rodrigo claims Matthew has avoided taking the "No-Gi" classes at their Jiu Jitsu studio and needs to start challenging himself in his practice. Matthew says he's tried the classes but can't spend all his free time practicing. Is Matthew wimping out? Only one man can decide.

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