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Judge John Hodgman Episode 210: Judgin' Like It's 1992

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Bailiff Jesse returns to the courtroom! Judge Hodgman rules on the Oxford comma, Hawaiian short pants, and tries not to hurt anyone's "Disney feelings".

We'll be back with more trials next week. Check out evidence from this week's episode below.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Sam Elliott & Kay Cannon

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Sam Elliott
Guests: 
Kay Cannon

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Many thanks to our guest host this week, Erin Gibson! Check out her podcast Throwing Shade for more Erin every week.


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Sam Elliott on Westerns, Comedy & 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

Guest host Erin Gibson sits down with the veteran actor Sam Elliott. He's currently starring in FX's Justified and co-stars in the new movie I'll See You In My Dreams with Blythe Danner.

He talks to us about being resistant to change, the ways in which his on-screen roles as cowboys and bikers do (and don't) mirror his real life, how the Coen brothers snagged him for The Big Lebowski, and his stint on Parks and Recreation.

I'll See You In My Dreams is in theaters this week.

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Pitch Perfect 2 Writer Kay Cannon on Returning to the World of A Capella and Her 30 Rock Days

Jesse sits down with comedy writer and producer Kay Cannon. She started off her TV career writing on 30 Rock, later moving on to write and executive produce New Girl. We're also pretty sure she's the first person to tackle the world of collegiate a cappella on the big screen in the screenplay for Pitch Perfect.

Cannon returned to that world to write the sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, which is in theaters this week.

She talks to us about why she sees Pitch Perfect as a sports movie (and not as a musical), coining new lingo for the world of a cappella singers, and honing her joke-writing at 30 Rock.

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The Outshot: Nuns, Nurses and Babies in Call the Midwife

Erin tells us about the warmest, funniest, most feminist show to be set in a mid-century convent.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 373 - Ryan Beil

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Ryan Beil

Ryan Beil returns to talk spring training, Pet Shop Boys, and Burger Chef.

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MBMBaM 251: Cycle 2.0

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We hope you enjoyed the format of the first 250 episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me, because we just threw that format right in the garbage. Are you ready for the next generation of comedy-advice fusion?

Suggested talking points: Chaz: A Talking Dog, Cleaning Up, Spelling Bee Battledome, WWJCD, Brand Ambassadors, Wizard Swears, Closing Time, Blazer

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 376: Sliding into Second with Emmy Blotnick

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Emmy Blotnick

Comedian and @midnight writer Emmy Blotnick joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's appendectomy, Jordan's Mother's Day brunch, and the Super Soaker arms race of the 90's.

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One Bad Mother Episode 104: Anxiety, plus guest Kate Casey

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Kate Casey

Biz and Theresa admit to all the things that keep us up at night and share our tricks for coping when our minds want to go off the deep end. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day? If you don't already suffer from crippling anxiety, you might after hearing this incredibly graphic show! Plus, Biz’s toddler is SO negative, Theresa has great bedside manner and we talk with humor writer and author Kate Casey about her new book You Know You Are Pregnant When, Funny Quotes From Women Who Have Been There.

You Know You Are Pregnant When...: Funny Quotes From Women Who Have Been There
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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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TS184:Mariah Carey, Birth Control Loopholes, Ted Cruz's Gay Dinner, w/ Guest Alex Richanbach

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Throwing Shade

Bryan met Mariah Carey which is nearly as exciting as Erin's lost dog weekend adventure. But nothing compares to all the loopholes insurance companies are pushing their birth control coverage through and Ted Cruz joining hotel power couple Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass for a weird dinner. Plus, our friend, Alex Richanbach comes on to talk about his movie "We Are Young."

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Ep. 14. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Five

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The game is afoot! The game of murder-solving, I mean. The game of Dungeons & Dragons has been afoot for a while. Magnus finds unorthodox uses for furniture. Taako practices his interrogation techinques. Merle becomes a robot mom.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 209: Kung Fu Fighting with Jean Grae

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Guests: 
Jean Grae

Judge Hodgman clears out the docket, ruling on teenage liars, snuggling with teddy bears, sopping up messes with toilet paper, and more.

This week Bailiff Jean Grae returns to assist with the proceedings! For more Jean, check out her Bandcamp!

Bailiff Jesse returns to the courtroom next week.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: James Burrows & Future Islands

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Bullseye
Guests: 
James Burrows
Guests: 
Samuel Herring

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Sitcom Guru James Burrows on Andy Kaufman, Teaching Ted Danson to Tend Bar, and Why He's Still Directing

Forty-one years ago, James Burrows stepped on the set of The Mary Tyler Moore Show to direct an episode. It was his very first gig as a TV director. Since then, he co-created Cheers and became known as the go-to guy to direct your sitcom pilot. He's directed more than fifty pilot episodes, including those for Taxi, Frasier, Will & Grace, Friends, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, and he adds more to his resume every season.

Burrows is the son of the famous playwright Abe Burrows, who wrote the book for Broadway musicals like Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

James Burrows will talk about creating his own career path on television, working with Andy Kaufman (and Andy's alter-ego Tony Clifton), brainstorming the elements that would become Cheers, and why he continues to direct.

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Samuel Herring of Future Islands Explains Why Joy Division's "Digital" Changed His Life

Samuel Herring, the frontman for the synth-pop band Future Islands, grew up loving hip hop (as he still does).

But there's a rock song that helped him put him on the path to forming the band Future Islands with bandmate William Cashion. And that song is Joy Division's "Digital". It's the song that changed his life.

Future Islands just released two brand-new singles, and they're out on tour this summer and fall to promote their newest album, titled Singles.

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The Outshot: The Revolutionary Afrobeat of Fela Kuti

Jesse pays tribute to the feeling of Fela.

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