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The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 2 "It's (a) Familiar"

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Class is in session. The gang enjoys a nice breakfast. Argo takes the blame while the Firbolg struggles to keep it together. A friendly game goes off the rails. Fitzroy makes a new friend, literally.

Welcome back! Hope you enjoy TAZ:Graduation Episode 2!

Transcript available here

Judge John Hodgman Episode 441: Occam’s Frasier

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This week: Occam’s Frasier. Emily files suit against her friend Aaron. Emily and Aaron are regulars at a bar which they affectionately refer to as their "Cheers." Recently they tried to decide which Cheers characters they are. Emily wants to be Martin Crane. Aaron believes that Emily cannot be Martin Crane because he is strictly a Frasier character. Emily disagrees and asks the court to rule that Martin Crane exists in the world of Cheers.

Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Only one can decide!

EVIDENCE

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

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#246 - Best Disney Prince

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Mark and Hal head back to the Disney animated canon to determine the best prince.

Still Buffering: How to Sketch Comedy

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Show: 
Still Buffering

Very few pieces of culture seem to be able to transcend all boundaries of time and generational differences, but somehow Saturday Night Live is one of the few that has been able to for decades. So, what is it about sketch comedy shows that's so appealing to young adults and grown ups alike that spans years? Let's find out! Also, we're sorry about the chicken.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Forest Whitaker

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Forest Whitaker

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Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Forest Whitaker on playing Desmond Tutu in The Forgiven

Forest Whitaker has got this knack for taking huge figures from history and portraying them complex, fascinating, sometimes really fragile people. You've seen him as the star of countless great movies for over thirty years now. He has won plenty of awards including an Academy Award for best actor for his role as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

When we spoke last year, he portrayed Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the film The Forgiven directed by Roland Joffe, who also made the classic 1984 film The Killing Fields.

The Forgiven takes place in South Africa, just after apartheid. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is in full swing- holding public and private testimony from the victims and perpetrators of past wrongs. Archbishop Tutu was the chairman of the commission, appointed by Nelson Mandela himself.

Whitaker chats with Jesse about Tutu's struggle to love the most heinous of criminals and how he himself struggles to love people that have hurt him. He talks about the origin of his movie Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and what he learned about acting while playing the title role. He also explains why he stands by his movie Battlefield Earth – despite the many haters ready to poke fun about how bad the film was.

These days you can see Forest on the tv show The Godfather of Harlem, which is wrapping up its first season on Epix. He plays Bumpy Johnson, the real life mob boss who operated in Harlem in the first half of the 20th century.

Click here to listen to Forest Whitaker's interview on YouTube.

This interview originally aired in March of 2018

Go Fact Yourself with Loftus, Spagnola, Reynolds & more!

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Date: 
12/08/2019 - 17:00 - 21:00
City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Center for Inquiry

2535 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Tickets are free with RSVP

Join us for a live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a game show podcast from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun. Go Fact Yourself features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!

Hosts: J. Keith van Straaten & Helen Hong!

Guests:

5:00pm: Jamie Loftus & Special Guest TBA!

7:00pm: Ali Spagnola & Gareth Reynolds!

Please note, lineup is subject to change.

DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY LIVE @ THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV

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Date: 
12/07/2019 - 16:30 - 18:30
City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
The Hollywood Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends, Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

WE ARE READING PILOTS FROM
Joe Port & Joe Wiseman (The Last O.G., New Girl, The Office)
Brig Muñoz-Liebowitz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, People of Earth)

CAST TBA!!

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MBMBaM 485: Face 2 Face: Haunted Munch Squad

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It happened. Well, a few things happened. One, we did a show in Orlando to make up for the time we had to cancel a show earlier this year. Two, in said show, Justin finally crossed the streams of his two wildly popular segments. Three, capitalism got the shot in the arm it’s needed for some time now. You’re welcome, everyone!

GreatestGenKhan II: Star Trek III in Boston

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Date: 
11/13/2019 - 19:00 - 20:30
City: 
Boston, MA
Venue Name: 
City Winery Boston

80 Beverly St
Boston, MA 02114

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Doors: 6:00pm

Shows: 8:00pm

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GreatestGenKhan II: Star Trek III

The Greatest Generation, the comedy Star Trek podcast you love to be a little bit embarrassed to love returns with the sequel to GreatestGenKhan! This time they’re reviewing Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and bringing their unique blend of comedy and cinematic insight to the middle child of Star Trek films.

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