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Judge John Hodgman Episode 240: Hockey Dockey Christmas

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Dramatic sneezing, toothpaste storage in the shower, ugly Christmas plates, and British vs. American PCs. Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse clear out the docket!

JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN IS AT SF SKETCHFEST next month! Get your tickets for our show in San Francisco on Friday January 8th. They're going fast! Plus, submit your Bay-Area based disputes to us at www.maximumfun.org/jjho. You NEED NOT have tickets to the show in order to submit a dispute, but you should be able to be present if selected.

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TS215:Titanic,World Economic Forum,Drama Teachers

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

Christmas came earlier this year in the form of a Jonas brother bouquet! Imagine that! This week, we find out that America has only closed the economic gender gap by 4% in the past 10 years. Erin makes more in interest in one year! And Bryan is sick of your long ass, gay bashing text messages. Okay? See you next year!

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Getting Curious: What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other?

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Jonathan and Jim Gelvin
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Dr James Gelvin

Jonathan is joined by Dr James Gelvin (professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA) to ask, "What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other?"

You can find Dr Gelvin's books on Amazon.

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The 50th Anniversary Episode - Pop Culture of 1965

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

The team celebrate 50 episodes together by going back in time to the year 1965. They share some of their favorite pop culture moments in music, film and television of that year

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

Jams

Wynter Mitchell - Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaos and California Girls by The Beach Boys.
Oliver Wang - A Change is Gonna to Comel by Sam Cooke.
Margaret Wappler - It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones.
Guy Branum - I’m Looking Through You by The Beatles.

Each week we'll add everyone's jams to this handy Spotify PlayList

You can let us know the media you consume when faced with difficult times in our Facebook or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn Holiday Special: Rob Halford & Ronnie Spector

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Rob Halford of Judas Priest rings in Christmas in his own unique style

Rob Halford is the legendary Metal God, and frontman of seminal heavy metal group Judas Priest. The band's hits include Breaking the Law, You've Got Another Thing Coming and Hell Bent For Leather. One of his solo albums is a heavy metal holiday celebration called Halford III: Winter Songs.

Halford sat down to talk with us about why he included the most spiritual songs on his Christmas record, the early days of Judas Priest, and what it was like to be both a metal god and a closeted gay man.

This interview originally aired in December 2009.

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Girl Group legend Ronnie Spector on Christmas, the Beatles and the perfect coiffure

Ronnie Spector, the very bubbly and Christmas-spirit filled lead singer of legendary 60s girl group The Ronettes, performed what became Christmas classics on A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector, and she's recorded some more recent songs to add to the list with Ronnie Spector's Best Christmas Ever.

This interview originally aired in December 2010.

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The Outshot: The Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

Jesse doesn't have many holiday traditions. But he'll tell you about the one thing that he makes time for every year: The Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Judge John Hodgman

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We've got five years' worth of episodes of Judge John Hodgman under our belt now, which includes a number of holiday themed episodes!

Our initial foray into the holidays happened in our first two months as a podcast! Wondering about the origin of the Sadness Tree? You'll find it in TO TREE OR NOT TO TREE, about the appropriate time to put up holiday decorations.

PROBABLE CLAUS deals with the legend of Santa Claus and whether to create a Santa tradition with children.

AWAY WITH THE MANGER grapples with blending the holiday traditions of an Atheist (but culturally Jewish) dad and a mom who was raised Catholic.

The Judge is visited by the spirits of litigants past in the JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN HOLIDAY SPECIAL. Check it out for updates from the Bat Brothers of Die Flederhaus, the BFFs from The Long-Necked Custody Dispute and Jason Sims of To Tree or Not to Tree.

Bailiff Jesse and Judge Hodgman clear out the holiday docket in IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHAMBERS.

We celebrated Christmas in June this year with a NC-based Santa portrayer, and his wife Virginia. Is it OK for Andy to ho-ho-ho the year round? For a charming Southern Santa and his wife, check out THE SANTA SUIT.

Roland and Nyssa wanted to reboot their family's Christmas gathering this year in FELIZ GRAVITAS. Should the whole gang go watch Star Wars instead?

Stop Podcasting Yourself 404 - Kathleen McGee

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Guests: 
Kathleen McGee

Comedian Kathleen McGee joins us to talk single dads, barfs, and the Kool-Aid movie.

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Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 407: Anal Tending

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Jordan and Jesse roll duo in this episode for a discussion of the magical land of Mentos commercials, Rage Against the Machine's apology for Limp Bizkit, and the enchanting dream of a listener. Plus, there's an update to the Ted Cruz correction policy.

Action Item: What episode of JJGo should presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley listen to? Send your suggestions to @MartinOMalley and hashtag #JJGo.

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MBMBaM 281: Sisterball of the Dribbling Shorts

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The metamorphosis has begun. Come all, and bear witness to our rebirth into a new world -- a world full of hoops, dunks and wonder. Come, luxuriate in our basketball fantasies.

Suggested talking points: Basketball Fantasies, Bubble Gum Adventures, Fair Use, Tardis Impressions, Griffin McElroy's Slam Dunk Sports Wine, Spurs Dad, Huntington Revitalization Project

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One Bad Mother Episode 133: Reading Is FUNdamental, plus guests Andrew and Polly

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Andrew and Polly

Biz and Theresa talk about kids' books and outside of a few, how totally horrible they can be. Is it ok to just skip pages or not even let our kids know some classic children’s literature exists? What about books about TV shows or merchandise -- “And then the little Hot Wheel saved Christmas!” HUH?! Plus, Biz is desperate to hear "those three little words" from Ellis, Theresa is on the other side of Oscar’s surgery, and we have a blast talking about children’s music with performers Andrew and Polly.

Get Andrew and Polly's Christmas album, Other Days

Get Andrew and Polly's Odds and Ends album

http://andrewandpolly.com/

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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)
Grapes, Andrew and Polly, Odds and Ends
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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