International Waters: Episode 51 Let’s Acca-Do It!

Thom and Wendy in London
Brian Unger
Zabeth Russell
Wendy Wason
Thom Tuck

Brian Unger, Zabeth Russell, Thom Tuck and Wendy Wason join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing and talk of dad bods, Usher and the smell of Benedict Cumberbatch

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Brian Unger in on Twitter @IAmBrianUnger and wants to plug his new show Time Travelling with Brian Unger which is on the Travel Channel and coming to the internet soon.

Zabeth Russell is on Twitter @Zabsters and wants to plug The Armando Show that she plays in each Saturday night at iOWest, in LA. Zabeth recommends Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s new show on Netflix.

Thom Tuck wants to you to follow him on Twitter @TurlyGod and recommends comedian Kyle Kinane who Brits can see at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.

Wendy Wason wants to plug her Twitter, @Wendy_Wason and her My Body, My Rules “Alternative Porn” web series. Wendy recommends you see Irish comedian Aisling Bea at the Edinburgh Fringe or on the internet.

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. Dave would like to recommend the new Brandon Flowers album The Desired Effect.

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).

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Corin Tucker & Kyle Kinane

Corin Tucker
Kyle Kinane

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Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney on The Early Riot Grrrl Scene, Finding Her Voice, and S-K's Return

Sleater-Kinney is one of the most-loved indie bands of the past two decades. The band formed in the latter days of the riot grrrl movement in Olympia, Washington, and found an intense following. They were fierce, and they let their ideas "fill the room".

After recording eight albums and tons of touring, they went on hiatus. The band's members pursued other musical and creative projects, but there was a nagging question -- what would it be like if Sleater-Kinney returned?

In January of this year, the band released a new record called No Cities to Love. It had been nearly a decade since their last LP.

Corin Tucker, the group's co-founder, joins us to talk about soaking up the punk and riot grrrl scenes of the early 1990s, finding her voice, and why Sleater-Kinney returned.

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Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Kyle Kinane finds "the puzzle that could never be solved" in stand up comedy

Kyle Kinane lives every day as if his good luck is about to run out. Or at least, what he considers to be good luck. Kinane has worked hard refining his stand up comedy for fifteen years and taken the leap from Chicago to Los Angeles to further his career, but part of him still can't believe he gets paid to tell jokes.

His comedy is often a special brand of self-deprecation. So many of his jokes are about him messing up. Falling out of the shower. Literally throwing away money. But he says he finds the joy in these moments.

He joins us to talk about how he started out in stand up, measuring his success in comedy, and his life philosophy of "can, so should".

Kinane's newest stand up special is called I Liked His Old Stuff Better.

Kinane's just finishing up a round of tourdates in the Midwest (if you move fast, you can catch him this week in Ohio and Indiana). You can find all of his upcoming shows on his website, or check out I Liked His Old Stuff Better in audio and video format via Comedy Central.

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The Outshot: What Will $150 Million Buy You? Blockbuster Insanity

So, is Mad Max: Fury Road really worth its $150 million budget? Jesse takes a look and finds out.

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Episode 376 - Nima Gholamipour

Nima Gholamipour

Nima Gholamipour returns to talk escape rooms, Mother's Day, and Fly Over Canada.

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MBMBaM 254: Dunkey


We had a really great run, America -- or should we say America 1: Vanilla Edition -- but it's time to spice things up. It's time to be reborn into something more beautiful, more powerful. It's time to Do the Bartman.

Suggested talking points: Powerade Prison, Hall of Mirrors and Penises, Dildostorm, Bagel Theft, Donkey Basketball Addiction, Inequality, America 2: Do The Bartman

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 379: We Are the Boat Factory with Steve Agee

Steve Agee

Comedian and actor Steve Agee joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's weekend downtown, an email from China about boats, and Jordan's visit to classic Hollywood restaurant Spago.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 21 Online Dating & Silicon Valley with Megan Koester

Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Wynter Mitchell
Oliver Wang
Megan Koester

Comedian Megan Koester joins the team to talk about the pros and cons of online dating, nuanced portrayal of ethnicity in Silicon Valley and our own dream Pop Rocket guests.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and special guest Megan Koester.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Summer Breaking by Mark Ronson
Oliver Wang - Tribute to Pharell Mix by DJ Rhettmatic / Devil’s Pie and also Best of Neptunes Mix by DJ Klin
Megan Koester - Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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One Bad Mother Episode 107: The 3rd Ever Genius/Fail Spectacular...With Rants!

One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa celebrate YOU, our listeners, and what an amazing job you're all doing…most of the time! From serving baby oatmeal out of a piping bag to poking your kid in the eye before a shot, you guys are nailing it!

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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)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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TS187: The Duggars, Bobby Jindal, Circumcision, Fun Home, Broadway

Throwing Shade

Bryan's back from his trip to New York where he became an accidental Japanese popsicle spokesperson just in time to hear Erin let the Duggars have it. Then they discuss Governor Bobby Jindal lame homophobic vaudeville tricks. But most importantly, it looks as if a sign-off has finally stuck. That's right - let the haters begin. 

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 212: Reduce, Reuse, Accuse


Elliot brings the case against his girlfriend, Rachel. Their recycling bin has been stolen from the curb repeatedly, and they want to figure out who's responsible. Elliot thinks they should try to catch the thief while it's happening, Rachel thinks they should sit back and wait for the perp to present him or herself. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Sandra Macke named this week's case via the Judge John Hodgman Facebook page. Thanks, Sandra!


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MBMBaM 253: Bye-Bye Boy

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Please, please, someone get us out of this contract. We are in a Hellscape of our own creation, from which we will never receive relief. Anyone. Please.

Suggested talking points: On the Blob, Sock Farmer, Dew Time, Larry the Cable Curse, Knuckles Threesome, Accidental Breaking Bad

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