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My Brother, My Brother and Me 212: Turn Downton for What

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"Hello, I'm Laura Linney, and you're watching Masterpiece Classic. Smoke weed every day."

Suggested talking points: Guardianswatch, Love and Pathfinder, Octodad's Revenge, Reunion Woes, Sniffle Rage, Mr. Whippy Roleplay, No-Scope Pee Shot, Regal Weed

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Elizabeth Gilbert and Daryl Hall

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Elizabeth Gilbert talks curiosity, life after "Eat, Pray, Love" and writing her most recent novel

If you know of the writer Elizabeth Gilbert, it's probably from her 2006 memoir, Eat Pray Love. Gilbert's book, which was about travel and love and re-gaining a sense of self, spent years atop the bestseller list and inspired a movie starring Julia Roberts. It also saddled Gilbert with a certain kind of fame.

Gilbert was already an accomplished novelist, biographer, and journalist when fame happened. But the massive success of Eat, Pray, Love necessarily transformed Gilbert's creative life.

Gilbert returned to fiction with her first novel in thirteen years, entitled The Signature of All Things: A Novel. She spent several years doing research for the book, which follows the adventures of Alma Whittaker, a 19th century botanist who studies moss. The book shines with Alma's curiosity for life and science, and her struggle of self-discovery.

She'll talk about why she chose to write a "great moss novel", how she chose to write her heroine Alma (homely, brilliant, and moneyed), and how she dealt with a certain kind of fame.
(This segment originally aired in October 2013)

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The Dissolve Talks about All-Time Favorite Movies: "Real Life" and "To Be or Not to Be"

This week, a look back at some favorite films. Staff writer Nathan Rabin and Editorial Director Keith Phipps of film site The Dissolve join us to talk about some of their all-time favorite films.

Nathan recommends Albert Brooks' 1979 satire Real Life, a prescient look at documenting "real life" in pre-reality television times.

Keith recommends the 1942 Ernst Lubitch classic To Be or Not to Be (Criterion Collection), starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard.

(This segment originally aired in October 2013)

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Comedy: Patton Oswalt explains why sometimes shopping can be embarrassing

When you lose a few pounds it's natural to buy new clothes. You might try on those skin tight jeans that look so great on the model. But, trying on new clothes isn't always fun. Sometimes it's downright embarrassing. Patton Oswalt will explain why he didn't end up with new pants.

His most recent stand up special, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, is out now. He's actually gone silent for the summer. Taking a break from the internet. But you can catch him live in LA starting September 13.

Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates on forming a band, creating a signature sound, and hip hop sampling

Daryl Hall, best known as the lead vocalist and co-founder of Hall & Oates, is a singer, songwriter and producer with a collection of #1 songs to his name. He spent his formative years in Philadelphia around soul singers like Smokey Robinson.

Daryl Hall and John Oates met as students at Temple University, and went on to form a best-selling musical duo with chart-toppers like "Rich Girl", "Sara Smile", and "Private Eyes". Hall talks about his first meeting with Oates, and how he used disco and punk rock to help create Hall & Oates' signature sound.

His newest project is a web series called Live from Daryl's House of performances and collaborations with a diverse set of musicians that's included Minus the Bear, Cee-lo Green, Toots and the Maytals, Chromeo and the Neon Trees.
(This segment originally aired on The Sound of Young America in February 2011)

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The Outshot: Bo Jackson

And finally, the outshot for this week – Bo Jackson. How is a guy that fast, that strong? And how is a guy that strong, that fast? Jesse explains.

(This segment originally aired in January 2012)

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 333 - Paul Anthony

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Guests: 
Paul Anthony

Paul Anthony joins us to talk about Arsenio Hall, B.O., and The Expendables 3.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 336: Mambo Number Six with Jake Weisman

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Jake Weisman

Comedian Jake Weisman joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of owning cats, Lou Bega's career and supporting artists you morally disagree with.

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International Waters: Episode 31 Stiff as a Varnished Eel

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Phill Jupitus and Sadie Hasler in London
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Rhea Butcher
Guests: 
Adam Conover
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Sadie Hasler
Guests: 
Phill Jupitus

Americans Rhea Butcher and Adam Conover take on Brits Sadie Hasler and Phill Jupitus for pop-culture quizzing with Dave Holmes.

Find out about the rude image currently branded on British Milkybars, whether Phill will finally make his sexual switch and why Back to the Future III was a truly ground-breaking film.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

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Sadie Hasler has two plays on a this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, you can see a promo film for The Bastard Children of Remington Steele and there's one for The Secret Wives of Andy Williams up here. Sadie also recommends the new novel Vulgar Things by Lee Rourke.

Phill Jupitus is taking two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe: Shirking Progress is on at The Stand (maybe the best comedy club in the UK) and he’s also doing a Free Fringe run as Porky the Poet. Phill recommends you catch Elvis Costello’s current tour.

Rhea Butcher has some upcoming tour dates, with more being announced soon on her Twitter,
@RheaButcher
. She’s good at Instagram and is co-host of brilliant MaxFun podcast Wham Bam Pow. Rhea recommends specifically Tilda Swinton’s performance in the movie Snowpiercer.

Adam Conover is @AdamConover on Twitter, hosts Fresh Out! LA: Stand-up Comedy at the UCB and recommends Last Week Tonite with John Oliver.

Dave thinks you should check out new Irish film The Stag (or The Bachelor Weekend as it is in the US), which is now available on VoD.

And International Waters co-writer, Sarah Morgan was just on the latest episode of MaxFun show One Bad Mother which is funny, informative, sweet and out now!

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One Bad Mother Episode 66: Guest Host Sarah Morgan Talks Motherhood & Baby-Led Weaning

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Sarah Morgan

This week, Biz is on vacation and Theresa is joined by a guest host! Sarah Morgan is a UK-based comedy writer who also happens to write for MaxFun's own International Waters. Don’t worry, Sarah swears enough to make up for Biz’s absence, but sounds way classier doing it. Theresa and Sarah talk about being away from your family, entitled moms, and baby-led weaning. Plus, Sarah drops a bomb when she says she actually loved being pregnant! Who knew that was possible? We should probably get knocked up again to make sure we did it right the first time.

More about baby-led weaning here: http://www.babyledweaning.com/some-tips-to-get-you-started/
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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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TS147: Bryan's Birthday, Male Run Lady Companies, Cosmo for Lesbians, Guest Pete Zias

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Throwing Shade

It's Bryan's birthday! And Erin got him just what he wanted - a picture of a cat smoking a fake cigarette. Even more shocking than that? Apparently dudes are the ones in charge of picking out your lipstick and your tampons. Plus, Cosmopolitan went equal-opportunity with their crazy sex advice and profile 28 mind-blowing sex positions for lesbians. It's finally official - everyone has sex. But where is the vulva?

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 171: The Leisure Suit

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Stacey brings the case against her boyfriend Greg. When they go on trips together, Greg likes to dawdle and take his time getting on the road. Stacey has grown impatient with this, and wants to get out bright and early. Who's right, and who's wrong?

We are joined again this week by guest bailiff Monte Belmonte of 93.9 WRSI The River in Northampton, Massachusetts.

We're also assisted this week by Joel Mann at 89.9FM WERU in Blue Hill, Maine.

Thanks to Ryan Stauffer for naming this week's episode! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Lewis Black, Syl Johnson & Annie Hart

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Still Fuming: Lewis Black on Drama School, New York, And Why He's Still Fired Up

No comedian is angrier than Lewis Black. For the past 25 years, America has been infuriating him, and he's been on-stage telling us why.

After graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 1977, Black spent ten years as a playwright at the West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theater in New York. He transitioned to stand-up comedy in the late 1980s and has been regularly featured on The Daily Show's "Back In Black" segment for the past 16 years.

Lewis tells us about nearly getting expelled from Yale, why he loves performing in Bismarck, ND, and how theater is like heroin.

Lewis Black's most recent special, Live at the Borgata, is available now in digital formats. This interview originally aired in August 2013.

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Hip Hop with Andrew Noz: DJ Quik's Pacific Coast Remix and Rammellzee's Beat Bop

Hip hop blogger and Pitchfork columnist Andrew Noz joins us with a couple of his all-time favorite hip hop tracks. His first recommendation is Pacific Coast Remix by DJ Quik (featuring Ludacris), a track devoted to sunny Los Angeles's dark side. He also suggests checking out the 1983 track Beat Bop by Rammellzee and K-Rob. It's a song from an era where the uptown and downtown communities mingled in a way that the rap world would rarely see again. This segment originally aired in June 2013.

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"The Song That Changed My Life" with Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone

Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. As the story goes for a lot of teenagers, she didn't quite fit in. The kids at her school wanted to spend time at the mall. They weren't interested in making stuff, shooting videos and writing zines.

Annie found a whole new world, and a whole new group of friends, through music. The song that changed her life is "Knew Song", by the Long Island hardcore band Silent Majority.

Au Revoir Simone's most recent album is Move In Spectrums. This interview originally aired in January 2014.

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The Enigmatic, Grammy-Nominated Syl Johnson

Inspired by the sounds of Jackie Wilson, Little Walter, and Muddy Waters, Syl Johnson set out to make his own mark in music in the 1950s. His own gritty, bluesy voice and funk rhythms earned him a place in the Chicago soul and blues scene. Over the course of a career on Chicago's Twinight and Memphis' Hi Records, Johnson released several singles that climbed their way up the pop and R&B charts ("Different Strokes", "Come On Sock It To Me", "Is It Because I'm Black?") and but never attained the smash success of contemporaries like Al Green or James Brown.

He found ubiquity later in life, when dozens of hip hop artists from Run-DMC to Kanye West dug into his catalog to sample his sounds (perhaps foremost his signature scream on "Different Strokes"). Johnson found himself in the spotlight again a few years ago when the archival label Numero Group assembled a Grammy-nominated boxset of his early cuts, titled Syl Johnson: The Mythology. This interview originally aired in October 2012.

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The Outshot: "Coney Island"

Jesse recommends a portrait of an American caught in between its past and its future in Ric Burns' documentary Coney Island.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 332 - Cam MacLeod

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Cam MacLeod

Cam MacLeod returns to talk beach burgers, kitchen disasters, and Dragon's Den.

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