International Waters: Episode 61 Not A Sexman

Nate, Sarah, Dave, James and Amber
Nate Craig
Sarah Morgan
James Bachman
Amber Tozer

Amber Tozer, Nate Craig, James Bachman and Sarah Morgan join host, Dave Holmes for trending hashtags, Nazi references and a charm contest.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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The Flop House: Episode #189 - Ouija

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The Flop House

Every Shocktober must come, sadly, to an end, but not without our longest (and best?) episode of the month. Dan Macabre, Booart Skellington, and Elliott Killin' are joined by Hellie Haglund to discuss "Ouija," the movie that captures the thrill of moving a piece of wood across a board. Meanwhile Stuart discovers the double-meaning to House II, Dan expands his masterful celebrity impression repertoire, which turns the tables on interrupting Elliott, and Hallie insists that Ingmar Bergman was a breast man.
Movies recommended in this episode:

My Best Fiend
Ginza Cosmetics

Thanks for all the inquiries about the health of Lulu, Dan's cat. Unfortunately, he and Sarah had to put her to sleep after 12 love-filled years. Her suffering is over, and now she's sniffing Hallie's boots in heaven. We miss her.

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One Bad Mother Episode 127: Halloween Costumes, Plus Pregnancy Myths with Guest Jena Pincott

One Bad Mother
Jena Pincott

Biz and Theresa get into the spirit of Halloween with a discussion about costume pressures for kids and a whole other set of costume pressures for us moms. Should we give up and resign ourselves to sad witch hats? Plus, Biz just finished running the annual elementary school carnival and Theresa celebrated her two-year-old's birthday by taking him on a six-hour plane ride. And Jena Pincott joins us to talk about debunking myths about pregnancy in her wonderful book, Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy.

Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy


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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 Amram, 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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 233: The Slight Freaks


Judge Hodgman and Guest Bailiff Elliott Kalan of the Flop House clear out the docket, ruling on how to talk to a robot, the rights and privileges of toys, the appropriate way to introduce your kids to team sports, and more.

Special thanks to Elliott for joining us this week! Be sure to check out his podcast, The Flop House

Don't miss Bailiff Jesse's World Tour of Several American Cities with Bullseye! Stops in LA, Boston, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Philadelphia, DC await but tickets are going fast. Come see Jesse with William H. Macy, Tavi Gevinson, Mission of Burma, Barney Frank, Hari Kondabolu, Chicano Batman, Ray Suarez, Dan Deacon and our own John Hodgman. Get your tickets now!!


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Stop Podcasting Yourself Bonus Episode - LIVE from Calgary

Levi MacDougall

Recorded live from the Loose Moose Theatre as a part of Calgary's YYComedy Festival on October 15, 2015 with guest Levi MacDougall. Photo by @minibytes on instagram.

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TS209:Halloween,Paul Ryan,Hymens,Dog Shows

Throwing Shade

Trick or Treat! It’s your local old lady and instead of candy she wants to tell you her life story! And what’s scarier than an old lady at your front door, a man with two first names. Paul Ryan is being accused by the GOP of being too LGBT friendly. Can you imagine being accused of such horror! And in Maryland, a woman announced at her wedding that her hymen was still intact. Looks like Halloween isn’t going to be the only bloody occasion this month…Also the hilarious Alex Petri stops by for a chat about dog shows, ANTM and so much more craziness!

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Pop Rocket: Episode 43 Halloween Horror Showdown

Wynter, Margaret, Guy & Oliver
Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Wynter Mitchell
Oliver Wang
Margaret Wappler

Young Adult fiction, hip hop podcasts and our favorite horror movies.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Used To by Mutemath
Oliver Wang - Why Can't We Live Together by Timmy Thomas
Margaret Wappler - The It Follows Theme by Disasterpeace

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

Other useful links this week…
Margaret recommends Rainbow Rowell's new YA novel Carry On.
Oliver's been listening to The Cipher, The Combat Jack Show & The Huffington Post'sLove and Sex Podcast.

Horror movies we talk about liking include: The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, Attack the Block, The Gate, Monster Squad, The Omen, The Brood, The Dark Crystal, Salem's Lot, The Craft, Fright Night, An American Werewolf in London, Event Horizon, Aliens, Cabin in the Woods, The Blob and Prince of Darkness.

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

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Elvis Costello & Elizabeth Banks

Elvis Costello
Elizabeth Banks

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Elvis Costello on His Reputation, Memories of His Father, and Writing Music for Friends

Elvis Costello grew up surrounded by music. His mother ran the record section of Selfridges, and his father was an accomplished working musician. As Costello describes in his new memoir, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, he didn't intend to make music himself, but felt eventually drawn to it.

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and record producer has enjoyed a long career, working on his own and collaborating with everyone from Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney and Annie Lennox to Solomon Burke.

Elvis Costello joins Jesse to talk about his father’s career and love of music, why Alzheimer’s in his family inspired him to write the book and what it was like to have Christmas with Johnny Cash.

Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink is available now.

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Photo by Jesse Thorn

Elizabeth Banks on Finding the Heart of 'Love and Mercy'

'Love and Mercy' was a bit of a tough sell for Elizabeth Banks. She'd acted in biopics before, but this one, about the Beach Boys' resident genius Brian Wilson, was on another level. The director Bill Pohlad would have two actors playing Brian at different stages of his life, and the film would tackle both Brian's mental illness and the budding love story between him and his wife Melinda Ledbetter. The film, and the roles of Melinda and Brian, would carry high expectations. But after speaking with the real Melinda about her love for Brian and the complexities of their story, Banks fully committed to doing their story justice.

Banks has had a successful career in TV and film, including roles in 30 Rock, The Hunger Games, and Wet Hot American Summer. She also directed, produced and acted in a small role in this summer's smash hit comedy, Pitch Perfect II.

Elizabeth Banks joins us to talk about the challenges in making a film which explores loving someone with a mental illness, how she's dealt with the frustration of being undervalued and underutilized in Hollywood, and what she did with some of the... questionable advice she received from a prospective agent early in her career.

Love and Mercy is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

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The Outshot: Dad’s Style

Jesse explains why Dad's Style is so attractive.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 397 - Evany Rosen

Evany Rosen

Comedian Evany Rosen returns to talk about Blue Jays fever, the car share revolution, and Rotterdam.

Download episode 397 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 400: Dark Millionaire with Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Musician Dan Deacon joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of specialty sensory deprivation tanks, Dan's upcoming tour with Miley Cyrus, and Cecil Fielder's crippling pog addiction.

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