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Switchblade Sisters Episode 54: 'The Mask' with Emily Heller

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Emily Heller

The Mask

On today's episode, we're talking about the movie for which the masses have been clamoring. That's right, we've got comedian Emily Heller on to talk about The Mask. Emily is a stand-up comedian, but also an actor and Emmy nominated writer. She's written for 'Crowded', 'People of Earth', and most recently 'Barry.' On this episode, she gives April an inside look of what it is like to be in a writer's room. She discusses how she got started as a TV writer, what she did to get hired, and what kind of pilot's people are looking to read. She and April also dive right into the mixed messages of The Mask and how the movie is basically one giant meme. This is a hilarious episode and one not to be missed. Some would say it's "SMOKIN'!" (Sorry).

Check out Emily's new stand-up album, Pasta, which is out November 19th.

Also check out Emily's podcast on Maximum Fun, Baby Geniuses.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Mask on HBO Go.

With April Wolfe with Emily Heller.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

EP60: Chris Molanphy on George Michael's "Faith" (1987)

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Chris Molanphy

The Album: George Michael: Faith (1987)

In the fall of 1987, it wasn't a foregone conclusion that George Michael's solo debut, Faith, would be a hit. As successful as Michael had been as half of the Wham! duo, going solo was always going to be a risk but as it turns out, it was one worth taking. Faith turned out to be a runaway hit, not simply a #1 album but spawning four different #1 singles, including the lively title song which became the best-selling song of 1988 in the U.S.

It wasn't without controversy however, especially with conservative outcries against the song, "I Want Your Sex," and its video for being too racy or explicit, all the while Michael, as we learned later, was insinuating hints about his own changing sexual identity into different verses. These were all topics of discussion that came up with our guest, Chris Molanphy, creator and host of the Hit Parade podcast which analyzes chart histories to provide incredibly in-depth discussions about pop music. Chris takes on the sometimes arcane peculiarities of music charts and uses them as a way to jump into far broader discussions about pop trends, figures and transformations. Chris had previous taped an episode of Hit Parade devoted to the parallel careers of Michael and Elton John and he brought that wealth of knowledge to our conversation.

More on Chris Molanphy

More on Faith

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Faith unless indicated otherwise):

  • I Want Your Sex (Parts I & II)
  • Wham!: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  • George Michael: Careless Whisper
  • Hard Day
  • Father Figure
  • I Want Your Sex (Parts I & II)
  • Sinead O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U
  • One More Try
  • Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix)
  • Hard Day
  • Kissing A Fool
  • Father Figure
  • Hand to Mouth
  • Limp Bizkit: Faith
  • Faith
  • Estelle: No Substitute Love
  • Kissing A Fool

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there

If you're not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!

One Bad Mother, Episode 280: Tip Toeing Around Kids' Emotional Land Mines, Again! Plus, Libby Babbott-Klein on Baby Feminists

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Libby Babbott-Klein

Biz and Theresa take another look at the emotional land mines that lurk around every corner with kids. Everything going well? Wonderful! Wait! Is that a tomato on their dinner plate? RUN!!! It's hard to be on the receiving end of a meltdown by a child who is still developmentally figuring it all out. It also feels bad to live in a constant state of trying to predict the future in order to avoid meltdowns all together. Maybe it's just hard all around and hiding in the bathroom is the way to go. It is almost Thanksgiving! Plus Biz would like less inspiration, Theresa’s ears hurt and we talk to author Libby Babbott-Klein about her new book, Baby Feminists.

Follow Libby on Twitter @libby_bk and find out more about Baby Feminists at Babyfeministsbook.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/babyfeminists. Baby Feminists is available for purchase now.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Audible and Harper Collins: Horse Meets Dog. For a limited time, get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95/month. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500. Horse Meets Dog by four-time Emmy Award winning writer Elliott Kalan and illustrator Tim Miller is available now wherever you buy your books!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Matchmaking

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Show: 
Shmanners

Hello Internet! This week we discuss MATCHMAKING! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!

Ep 75 - Don’t Put Mayonnaise On Your Books and Janelle Milanes!

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Show: 
Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Janelle Milanes

Brea and Mallory discuss ways to repair your books and interview author Janelle Milanes! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

Reading Glasses Merch

Links -
Reading Glasses Facebook Group
Reading Glasses Goodreads Group
Amazon Wish List

BookMooch

Janelle Milanes
Analee in Real Life by Janelle Milanes
Janelle's Twitter

Books Mentioned -

True Indie by Don Coscarelli

Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink

What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat and Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN LOS ANGELES!

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Date: 
01/22/2019 - 19:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Bootleg Theater

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN LOS ANGELES, CA!
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:30pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Judge John Hodgman LIVE AT SF SKETCHFEST!

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Date: 
01/18/2019 - 19:00
City: 
San Francisco, CA
Venue Name: 
Castro Theatre

Judge John Hodgman LIVE AT SAN FRANCISCO SKETCHFEST!
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:00pm
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN PORTLAND, OR!

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Date: 
01/17/2019 - 20:00
City: 
Portland, OR
Venue Name: 
Aladdin Theater

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN PORTLAND, OR!
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm)
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 AT 10AM PST! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN SEATTLE!

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Date: 
01/16/2019 - 20:00
City: 
Seattle, WA
Venue Name: 
Neptune Theatre

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN SEATTLE!
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
Neptune Theatre
1303 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 AT 10AM PST! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

Judge John Hodgman LIVE IN VANCOUVER!

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Date: 
01/15/2019 - 20:00
City: 
Vancouver, BC
Venue Name: 
The Rio Theatre

Judge John Hodgman LIVE in VANCOUVER!
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 8:00pm
The Rio Theatre
1660 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5N 1V9
Canada

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOVEMBER 23!

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to a stage near you.

Direct from Judge John Hodgman Podcast (named Fifteenth in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated fake legal wisdom to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in your town. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them who is right and who is wrong.

Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?

If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard live on stage and tell us where you live.

Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy the show!

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