Judge John Hodgman Episode 276: Hallmark of Justice

Monte Belmonte

Judy files suit against her husband, Jayson, because he has stopped giving her Mother's Day cards. Jayson argues that she’s not his mother, so he shouldn’t be held responsible. Judy believes he should be setting a good example for their kids and would like to feel appreciated. Who's right? Who's wrong?

With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!




Click here for an article on Mother's Day history. As Jayson says, “Not one word of wife, only a child honoring his/her mother. Plus, origins in Greek methodology and roman history similar to Saint Valentine’s Day, which now like Mother’s Day, should not be celebrated by Jews due to its pagan origins.”

Thank you to Warren Savage for suggesting this week's title! 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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Pop Rocket Episode 87: Searching for the Song of the Summer with Chris Molanphy

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

It’s finally going to happen, people. Many songs enter, but only one jam can be crowned the Song of the Summer. Guy, Oliver, Margaret, and Wynter bring their picks and some suggestions from the Facebook group and discuss what really makes a summer jam. Writer and analyst Chris Molanphy comes in with hard data to see what is objectively the Song of the Summer. Sia, Calvin Harris, DNCE, Lizzo, and so many more are brought into the fight. Who wins? The answer may shock you.

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

That’s My [Podcast] Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Mother May I Sleep with Podcast?
Oliver Wang - Dear Prudence
Guy Branum - The Rex Factor
Margaret Wappler - 2 Dope Queens

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

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 441 - Chris Fairbanks

Chris Fairbanks

Comedian Chris Fairbanks returns to talk Olympic diving, hip replacements, and hand stamps.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 443: Horse Dick on a Pony with Dave Shumka

Dave Shumka

Dave Shumka joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Steve Urkel's catchphrases, Jordan's experience getting insulted by a hotel worker, and Ivanka Trump's ex-boyfriend socialite Bingo Gubleman. Plus, Dave explains the 90's Dorkfolk Revolution in Canada and the guys decide which Maroon 5 member they like most.

MBMBaM 318: French Butterfly Kisses


Another summer has come and gone without receiving the Once and Future Summer Jam, which is, of course, the sequel to Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses." WHERE'S THE HEAT, CARLISLE? We're ready, Bob, for the heat.

Suggested talking points: Drop That BK2, Sandwich Guy's Gift, The Karate Dog, A Bonanza in My Can, My Favorite Star Wars, The Three Radio Voices That There Are

One Bad Mother Episode 168: How Was Your Summer?, plus guest Faith Salie

One Bad Mother
Faith Salie

Biz and Theresa reflect on summer and wonder why, looking back, it didn’t seem like we had any...fun? Plus, Biz wonders how you assess perfection, Theresa salutes parents going back to work, and we talk with comedian, journalist, and mother, Faith Salie, about her very funny and insightful new book of essays, Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://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)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Ep. 47. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Seven


With a fairly rowdy loop behind them, our heroes come face-to-face with divinity, and try their darndest not to make complete asses of themselves. With the Big Clock winding down and their prize in sight, can Tres Horny Boys save the day -- or, at least, one of the days? Merle goes deity shopping. Magnus takes a Chance. Taako lends a hand.

TS249: Dog Attacks, Media Coverage, Sexualizing Athletes, Guest Michelle Collins

Throwing Shade

The dogs have turned on us! This week Erin is nursing a dog bite and all Bryan has is a joke to comfort her...friendship. Also the media coverage of the Rio Olympics has been a colossal disaster for the LGBTQ community and women. They're implying that gay men only watch the Olympics for the hot bods, and relentlessly remind us that women are vaginas first and athletes second. Plus comedian and TSPOD's new BFF Michelle Collins is here to talk about the trials and tribulations of shopping for shoes, Bachelor in Paradise and her favorite restaurant chains.

Getting Curious Episode 20: Mass Extinction: What's Her Story?

Jonathan and Leryn Gorlitsky
Getting Curious
Jonathan Van Ness
Leryn Gorlitsky

Jonathan sits down with evolutionary biologist Dr. Leryn Gorlitsky to discuss the many mass extinctions that have happened through Earth’s lifetime, why some species survive and why others die, and how humans are the primary cause of the ongoing mass extinction today.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Leryn Gorlitsky

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Pop Rocket Episode 86: Rummaging Through the Mailbag Again

Wynter, Margaret, and Oliver
Pop Rocket
Margaret Wappler
Wynter Mitchell
Oliver Wang

Margaret is back you guys! She takes over hosting duties and is joined by Oliver and Wynter to go through the mailbag and answer YOUR questions from the Facebook group and Twitter. The gang discuss good baby making songs, Harry Potter, time travel, and more! Plus, Margaret has some travel stories, Wynter mourns the death of Gawker, Oliver just can’t get enough Frank Ocean, and producer Christian just can’t take all the sex talk in the studio.

With Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell, and Oliver Wang.

That’s My Jam:

Margaret Wappler - Margaret Glaspy – No Matter Who
Oliver Wang - Noname – Bye Bye Baby
Wynter Mitchell - INXS – What You Need

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

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

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