Stop Podcasting Yourself 385

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No guest this week as we talk about Ron Popeil, grapes, and ghosts.

Download episode 385 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 263: Prank House


What do you get when you take one of Hollywood's most beloved pranksters and force him to live with one of Hollywood's most phantasmal pranksters? You get the latest gem in the USA Network roster.

Suggested talking points: Back to School, Crying in Court, Jelly Justice Pt. 2, Grocery Strength, 20 Minutes of Slimer Talk

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 388: Lady Shaft with Janine Brito

Janine Brito

Comedian Janine Brito joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the events happening in MacArthur Park outside the office, the evolution of Jordan's favorite dinosaur, and the highlights of Janine's trip to RuPaul's DragCon.

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International Waters: Episode 55 Duck Butter and Snozzberries

Ingrid, Dave, Amanda, James and Keith
Ingrid Oliver
Amanda Meadows
James Bachman
Keith Powell

Amanda Meadows, Keith Powell, Ingrid Oliver and James Bachman join host, Dave Holmes for tea drinking, hipster food trends and weird beauty treatments.

Plugs and recommendations:

Amanda Meadows wants to plug her latest Devastator Press publication The Presidential Dickerbook recommends Danger 5 which is available on Netflix.

Keith Powell wants to plug his upcoming web series Keith Broke His Leg and is currently binge-watching BoJack Horseman on Netflix.

Ingrid Oliver wants to plug her own Twitter @IngridOliver100 and recommends Friday Night Lights.

James Bachman wants to plug his UCB 401 Class Show on Saturday 15th August at around 4.30pm. James recommends Scandal and Babybird’s album Fatherhood 2.

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 Martin Scorsese’s After Hours.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and produced by Colin Anderson.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 30 Tattoos & Nerd Culture

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

Which of the Pop Rocket team have tattoos and what are they? Find out this week thanks to a twitter question from our Reddit group. Plus has nerd culture gone mainstream and how do we feel about that?

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

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Liar by Henry Rollins
Oliver Wang - Erykah Badu’s Feel Better, World mixtape
Margaret Wappler - Fatal Flaw by Titus Andronicus
Guy Branum - Fetty Wap by Trap Queen

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

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

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One Bad Mother Episode 115: Where Can('t) We Take Our Kids? plus guest Mindy Lockard

One Bad Mother
Mindy Lockard

Biz and Theresa try to come up with a list of places society allows us to take our kids...it ain't a long one! Are parents doing a bad job of taking kids in public? Or do other people in public just need an attitude adjustment? Plus, Biz has an encounter with a creepy dad and Theresa busts out the bikini! And we get some incredible advice about teaching our kids valuable social skills from etiquette expert Mindy Lockard.

Elle & Maggie Make New Friends, by Mindy Lockard
Mindy's website: The Gracious Girl: Your Guide to Gracious Living
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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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Judge John Hodgman Episode 220: Good Time Summertime Docket Clearin'


Judge Hodgman is assisted by Summertime Bailiff Monte Belmonte, taking on questions of broccoli-chomping, accidental raccoonslaughter, game night disputes, and the best construction of jokes.

You can find some of the suggestions mentioned for Great Balls of Ire here.

You can follow our fantastic Summer Bailiff Monte Belmonte and listen to him on WRSI 93.9 The River!


Text of Lisa's email and response from Hasbro is below.

Subject: Determination needed on Taboo rule re: 'form or part of a word'

Hi Customer Service Team!

During a recent game of Taboo, the game dissolved into chaos due to different interpretations of this rule:

"No form or part of ANY word printed on the card may be given as a clue. Examples: If the Guess Word is PAYMENT, "pay" cannot be given as a clue. If DRINK is a TABOO word, "drunk" cannot be give as a clue. If SPACESHIP is the Guess Word, you can't use "space" or "ship" as a clue."

The quarrel is over what counts as a 'form' or 'part' of a word. In this specific instance, the Guess Word on the card drawn was PEN. The Clue-giver used the word PENCIL, which was not one of the TABOO words on the card.

The opposing team immediately declared it a taboo, arguing that the word 'PEN' is part of the word 'PENCIL'.

The other team argued that the word PEN does not appear in PENCIL, but that the letter sequence P-E-N happens to repeat. The words 'pen' and 'pencil' are not etymologically related, since they derive from two different Latin root words. The opposing team was asked if they would have called taboo if the word OPEN was used by the clue giver, which also contains the letter sequence P-E-N. This team argued that it would not be a taboo if the Clue-Giver said the word AND in a case where the Guess Word was CANDLE or ANDROID.

The opposing team came back and said that PEN and PENCIL are associationally related, so the examples given above don't count.

Who is correct?

I look forward to your response.

Response By Email (Mike) (05/18/2015 02:42 PM)

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for contacting Hasbro regarding Taboo.

I'm pleased to reply. The second team, who were relying on the etymological reasoning, is correct.

Again, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to reach out to us.

I hope you have a fun day!

Kind regards,

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Ep. 20. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Three


In this installment, the question isn't 'Will our heroes survive,' it's, 'What's going to kill them first?' Our money's on either the elevator shaft full of sentient vines, or the godlike criminal waiting for them at the top of said shaft. Magnus has an embarrassing pants accident. Taako runs out of juice. Merle goes walking in Memphis.

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TS196:Palm Springs,Enough is Enough,AutoZone, w/ Guest Ross Mathews

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Throwing Shade

Bryan went all the way to Palm Springs and all he saw was walking bioidentical hormone herself, Suzanne Somers! Erin enjoyed her namastaycation and they came together this week to bring you the worst news on the anti-gay marriage front and AutoZone's treatment of their female employees. Plus, Hello Ross himself, Ross Mathews stops by to talk about Palm Springs, his dogs and new show on FOX, Knock Knock Live! 

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MBMBaM 262: Where Everybody Flies a Plane

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Apologies in advance: We recorded this episode in a hurry, thanks to some chaotic McElroy family travel adventures -- as a result, Travis recorded with the wrong mic. Now, as for the 10 minutes of vamping on the theme song for Wings: We have no excuse for that.

Suggested talking points: 10 Year Jump Analysis, Dweezil Zappa's Love Party, Earthquake Sex, Tectosexual, Wings, Muscle Puzzles, Ewok Butt Carriers, Kevin Sorbones, Lice Bryce

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