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Ancient Egypt


Hello Internet! This week is all about what life was like in ANCIENT EGYPT! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!

Judge John Hodgman Episode 403: Live From Seattle 2019

Shabazz Palaces

This week's episode was recorded LIVE IN SEATTLE! There's the case, "May It Placebo the Court," Swift Justice cases about making new friends, having tiles shipped to a friend's house, and smart lights. Plus music from Shabazz Palaces!

Please note, the music segment of the show contains some strong language.


Thank you to Sasha Zucker for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Mike Krol///Power Chords

Jonah Raydio
Mike Krol

All along the podcast-tower, good friends. We’re back with a full fledged episode with one of our favorite musicians and people Mr Mike Krol. Mike is celebrating the release of his Power Chords album and is out on the road right now with a tour across the United States. He’s a great dude and a fun hang! GO SEE HIM!

We drop your station IDs into the mix, entertain some music news (in my defense, nobody cares about the Grammys), drink Metallica’s “Enter Night” lager, and take on the internets best rap lyric generator. We also runout of batteries. Thanks for you songs and your patience


Mike Krol- Power Chords

Elk Milk- The Fall

Egotones- Dennis Trainhopper

Mike Krol- 15 Minutes

Inside Pop Ep. 146- The Hollywood Apology Trend & Inside Pop Quiz: Oscars Edition

Inside Pop

This week, we bring you another installment of the Inside Pop Quiz - but this time, Sean quizzes Amita on her Academy Award History knowledge and also gets a few predictions for the upcoming awards ceremony. Then, we discuss the increasing amount of apologies in Hollywood - from Aziz Ansari or Kevin Hart, it feels like every day a celebrity is apologizing, or *not* apologizing for suggestive behavior, comments, tweets or actions. The sheer number of mea culpas these days makes it hard to tell who is being genuine and who is trying to get ahead of bad PR. We dissect who seemingly is getting the apology right and who may be a little too late to say sorry.

Plus, Amita reviews Sean's big sell- the Oscar nominated Animated Short - Bao - and shares an album from the soul/funk band with an international vibe, Khruangbin.

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Wonderful! 72: Wetitation


Rachel's favorite musical evolution! Griffin's favorite place to think his thoughts! Rachel's favorite childhood poem! Griffin's favorite all-in-one medicine!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

#208 - Most Overlooked Oscar Category


Recorded before the decision was reversed, Mark and Hal look at the four categories originally relegated to the commercial breaks to decide which slight was the worst.

Still Buffering: How to Save the Environment

Still Buffering

We've talked a lot before about the growing "woke-ness" of this generation, but we haven't spent much time discussing how it is helping our planet. Back in the day, teens knew to recycle and cut those plastic rings, but what else have teens learned throughout the years? Are we really helping? Are ducks okay???

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Story Break #96: Pirates of the Caribbean

Story Break

Ahoy mateys! We take on a new pirate movie and even visit the new and improved ride at Disneyland! Yarr!

Academy Award nominated director Debra Granik

Debra Granik

Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Debra Granik on her new film 'Leave No Trace'

Debra Granik, wrote and directed the acclaimed 2010 film "Winter's Bone." The film was sort of a modern film noir, except instead of LA or New York, it was set in the Ozarks. It followed a 17-year-old girl as she pieced together the story behind her father's disappearance. Ree Dolly walked through burned out meth labs, negotiated with crime families, bail bondsmen and cops. And, of course: Ree Dolly was played by Jennifer Lawrence. It was her first ever starring role.

After 8 years, Granik just released her follow up - it's called "Leave No Trace," which is available to stream on Amazon now. Like "Winter's Bone," her new film "Leave No Trace" puts a compelling but compassionate focus on marginalized groups - one of the main threads is a combat veteran's struggle with trauma and homelessness.

It tells the story of a father and daughter who live entirely off the grid in a nature reserve not far from Portland, Oregon. The film details regular life for Will (Ben Foster) and his daughter Tom (Thomasin McKenzie). They forage and cook mushrooms. Will teaches Tom to play chess. They build fires for warmth. The way they live is peaceful, but not exactly legal. They are discovered in the woods by the police and social workers get involved, offering housing, work, school. But as you might imagine, it's a tough transition – especially for Will.

Debra Granik talks about the process of making her new film at length. Debra is also working on a film based on the book "Nickeled and Dimed," which is a thoroughly investigated, brilliant work of nonfiction about the impact of the 1996 welfare reform act on the working poor in the US. She'll tell us how she plans to turn that into a narrative film. Plus, she explain what she learned about film making from being wedding videographer long before she was a film director.

This interview originally aired in July of 2018

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