It’s finally 2017, Rocketeers! Guy, Wynter, and Karen sit down to discuss their new year resolutions for pop culture. Should we be watching less Housewives and more musicals? Who is reupping their subscription to THR this year? What kind of books should we try to read this year? Plus, the gang remember George Michael, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds.
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AW HELL YEAH. It's a new season of The Bachelor, and to celebrate, we've joined forces with the Maximum Fun network. Welcome to our new listeners! Just a heads up: We don't usually talk about the elemental composition of vaginas as much as we do in this one. It's a very special occasion.
We spend half this episode coming up with a name for the new year, which is as important an endeavor as we can undergo. Yes, we boned it last year. This time, we're FEELING IT SO HARD.
Suggested talking points: THE NAMING OF THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2017, Sriririririracha, The Fushigi Art Patronage
Comedian Pete Johansson joins us to talk Starbucks, gingerbread, and typing speed.
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Hal Lublin, Josh Briggs, Richard Herring and Iszi Lawrence join host, Dave Holmes to argue about weird British slang, mannequin robberies, and haggis smuggling.
Hal Lublin wants to plug Tights And Fights and We Got This LIVE at SF Sketchfest and recommends Red Oaks on Amazon.
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 Sun is Also A Star.
When Jordan suffers a tragic coconut injury, damaging his memory, Jesse has to remind Jordan of what has happened on the show during the past year.
PREPARE FOR BLASTOFF. We're diving into the details and stats of ALL 30 of the contestants for the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. Will Nick Viall, that milk-fed beauty, find love this time around? Like they always say, the third time's the charm! And if it isn't, then fuck it, give 'em a fourth time. Let's keep throwing this dude-spaghetti at the wall until he sticks.
We're all on holiday break as we spend some time with our recently expanded families, but instead of skipping a biweek, our friends at The Flop House put together a SUPER BEEFY bonus episode for us! The Hogsbottom Three, fresh off their MaxFunDrive Switcheroo debut, are up against some devious dangers whipped up by DM Stuart Wellington: an old foe, a volcanic giant and the deadliest bowl of chili ever stewed.
This week Bryan discusses the disappointments he felt from some of Oprah's favorite things, while Erin shares some horrors she discovered walking around the studio lot. Also women in china who are called Tongqi are unaware they are married to closeted gay men, and a sub-Reddit devoted to gay ex-mormons has become a place to highlight one mans family struggles.
This week, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn clear the docket with the help of Deputy Judge Nick Offerman! The Judge, Bailiff and Deputy Judge rule on cocktail drinking etiquette, mail protocol and more! Plus some listener letters regarding previous episodes.
Nick's newest book, Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop, is available wherever books are sold. His latest movie, The Founder, opens nationwide on January 20th.