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Ep. 9. Moonlighting - Chapter Three

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Having passed the Bureau of Balance's punishing test of initiation, our heroes stock up on supplies and learn abilities that will help them immeasurably in the future. Merle finds a new god. Taako has a difficult encounter with a coin slot. Magnus advocates for moon-dogs.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 201: Sweet Relish

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear out the docket with gusto, answering questions about pickle relish, Pee-wee, apartment tours, and the difference between Jim Varney and Verne Troyer.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: RuPaul & Terry Crews

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New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

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RuPaul on the Many Shades of Drag

Before he was the world's most famous drag queen, RuPaul was just a kid growing up in San Diego, California. But he knew something was different about him. He noticed things that other people didn't. He found joy in the irreverence of characters like Bugs Bunny, and TV shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus. When he was still in his teens, he packed his bags and followed his sister to Atlanta. He attended performing arts high school, and a brief stint as a car salesman, he started performing with a couple of underground bands. They were searching for a way to be subversive, and decided to perform in drag. RuPaul found that something clicked -- both for himself, and for the audience.

He spent years performing and appearing on public access TV, but he became an international star with his 1992 hit single, "Supermodel".

Recently, he's hosted RuPaul's Drag Race, a reality competition series featuring RuPaul as host and mentor to the contestants as they battle to become America's next drag superstar. Drag Race is now in its seventh season on LOGO TV.

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Carolyn Kellogg Recommends: Cryonics and Gangsters

We're joined by Carolyn Kellogg to talk about books!

Her first recommendation is a memoir about a TV repairman's obsession with immortality that leads to his professional pursuit of cryonics -- the art of freezing people. It's called Freezing People Is (Not) Easy: My Adventures in Cryonics by Bob Nelson, Kenneth Bly and Sally Magana.

Her second recommendation is a twining novel about the legendary gangster Meyer Lansky and a murder investigation in Israel, called Jacket Copy.

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My Brother My Brother and Me Solve Your Cultural Quandaries

The hosts of the podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me won't hesitate to give their advice, though they don't always suggest you follow it.

Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy and Griffin McElroy stop by Bullseye to answer some of our listeners' cultural quandaries. Here are their takes on dealing with your parents' (terrible) TV recommendations, what it means to hog a game at a barcade, and how comedians should respond to hecklers in the crowd.

If you’ve still got questions that need answers, the McElroy brothers host a weekly advice show for the modern era called My Brother, My Brother, and Me. You can subscribe wherever you download podcasts, and send your queries to mbmbam@maximumfun.org.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews on Art, Athletics, and Comedy

Terry Crews has taken a pretty unconventional path. He played football in college, but he didn't go on scholarship, and joined the team as a walk on. He played in the NFL for years as a linebacker with the Rams and the Chargers, but when he was done, he didn't become a sports commentator.

Instead, Crews went back to one of his first loves -- the arts. And while he continues his devotion to his workout regimen, he now uses his physicality in his work as an actor. He's worked steadily in a string of movies like The Longest Yard and The Expendables, and adds a tough-but-caring element to his characters in TV shows like Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

You can see him now as an essential part of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's ensemble as the police detective and family man, Sergeant Terry Jeffords.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Sunday nights on FOX.

Crews is also the author of a memoir, called Manhood: How to Be a Better Man - or Just Live with One.

This week, Crews tells us about growing up in Flint, Michigan, discovering his love of both art and physical fitness, the difficulty of ending an NFL career, and the joys of working on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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The Outshot: Nas' Illmatic

Jesse shares the greatest hip-hop album ever recorded, Nas' Illmatic. A bold claim? Yes. A true claim? Also yes.

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This episode originally aired March 25, 2014.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 364 - Todd Glass

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Guests: 
Todd Glass

Comedian Todd Glass joins us to talk duvets, pancakes, duvets, the bus, and duvets.

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

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 367: Strong Genre Preferences with Janet Varney

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Guests: 
Janet Varney

Janet Varney joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of year-round gourds, Purim dancing, and whistle candy.

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MBMBaM 242: In The Mouth of Mango

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This is an episode you should really tell your friends about! Because, otherwise, in seven days, an otherworldly Ancient God will climb out of your podcasting platform of choice and pull you into a dimension of unimaginable horror.

Suggested talking points: Survival Kitties, Prank Central, Stop Rapping, Sonic Parties, Tattoo Previews, Shower Clowns, Spanky Gazpacho

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One Bad Mother Episode 95: Kid Hair, plus guest Peter Brown Hoffmeister

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Biz and Theresa tackle the tangled topic of hair! To cut or not to cut? That is the question. The answer is, “No one cares.” Plus, Biz Leaves It To Beaver, Theresa totally eats it in this week’s fails, and we get outdoorsy with Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors.

Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors
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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

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TS175:Gay Hobos, CPAC Women, Phyllis Schlafly, w/ Guest Drew Droege

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Throwing Shade

Erin helps Bryan prep for hobo life with a complete guide to gay hobo slang. Plus, CPAC's cup of anti-women rhetoric runneth over and our favorite old bitch, Phyllis Schlafly, continues to her crusade against marriage equality. All this and a discussion about wigs with Chole Sevigny homage-er and our friend,  Drew Droege.

 
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Judge John Hodgman Episode 200: Bigfoot II

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Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse tackle the reuse of ziptop bags, sleeping in jeans, Luddites, and creative work in today's docket clearing. Plus, Judge Hodgman admits to some monstrous behavior.

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MBMBaM 241: Foghorn LeZydeco

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Sorry for the late episode! Griffin was on a long voyage to New Orleans, from whence he has returned a new, swampier man. He is, like the rest of us, in a prison of his own creation.

Suggested talking points: Voodoo Donuts, Double Door Thanks, Death on Mars, Spooky Mornings, Spacefaring Dude Juice, Pony Dissertation

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