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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Roy Wood Jr

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Roy Wood Jr

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Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images

Roy Wood Jr. on writing jokes and working on "The Daily Show"

Roy Wood Jr. is a comedian. You've probably seen him as a correspondent on "The Daily Show." He's done comedy pretty much his entire life, but he majored in broadcast journalism and for a while, it was looking like that was gonna be his career. He was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and first got his start in radio, working at a handful of stations. Sometimes he wrote, sometimes he produced or reported, but at heart, Roy's always been a standup, doing his act whenever he found the time.

In 2010, he finished third on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," which is when his career took off - he got his own radio show, got acting roles, started getting booked in bigger venues. He soon released his stand-up comedy album called "Father Figure," which made a bunch of top 10 lists for 2017. This year, Roy released his new one-hour stand-up special called Roy Wood Jr: No One Loves You on Comedy Central which accompanies his digital album and features original sketches based on his act.

Roy talks with Jesse about the difficulty of writing original jokes, gang colors, and how being on the Daily Show has given an opportunity to share some of his bolder takes on politics and race.

This interview originally aired in April of 2018.

Click here to listen to Roy Wood Jr.'s interview on YouTube.

Ep 31.5: Go Fact Yourself opens for Judge John Hodgman

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J. Keith van Straaten, John Hodgman, Jesse Thorn, Helen Hong
Guests: 
Jesse Thorn

Our regularly scheduled episode has been moved to next week for the #MaxFunDrive. This mini-episode of Go Fact Yourself was recorded as part of a live open for Judge John Hodgman.

First, Bailiff Jesse Thorn gives a warm welcome to the audience.

Then J. Keith and Helen will share some laughs and get to know members of the crowd.

After that, the games begin: Two rounds of “What’s the Difference?” featuring the following topics:

What is the difference between a cruise ship and an ocean liner?

What is the difference between a casket and a coffin?

Finally, we’ll finish with a round of Fast Facts!

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 80: 'Captain Marvel' and the State of Marvel Movies

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Who Shot Ya?

Captain Marvel

Much like Nick Fury, the Who Shot Ya? crew is paging Captain Marvel. The gang discusses the newest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, they ponder the current state of Marvel, what the future holds, and the gang's top three Marvel movies. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, Felicity Huffman is caught in a huge college cheating scandal, Idris Elba is now Deadshot, and Julianne Moore gets fired.

Staff Picks:

Ricky - Studio 54
Alonso - Charade
April - Life After Beth

With Ricky Carmona, April Wolfe, and Alonso Duralde

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? on Twitter or Facebook. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org

Call us on the "Who Shotline" - WSY-803-1664

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

Troubled Waters Episode 3: Green vs Not Green

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Show: 
Troubled Waters
Guests: 
Greg Fitzsimmons
Guests: 
Emily Heller
Guests: 
Matt Ingebretson
Guests: 
Jake Weisman

Greg Fitzsimmons, Jake Weisman, Emily Heller and Matt Ingebretson join host, Dave Holmes to decide once and for all, do you have to wear green on St. Patrick's Day?

Team Green
Emily Heller and Greg Fitzsimmons

Team Not Green
Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson

This week, our contestants argue over whether or not a mummy's head should be returned to its original body, decipher Irish accents on film, and take listener drunk story phone calls. Plus, Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami from the Netflix movie The Breaker Upperers come by to talk to us about New Zealander slang.

Greg Fitzsimmons wants to plug his upcoming tour dates and the Childish podcast and recommends Sklarbro Country West Cork and Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Jake Weisman wants to plug Corporate on Comedy Central and recommends The Dress Up Gang and Dominic on The Real World.

Emily Heller wants to plug her new special Ice Thickeners on Comedy Central and recommends Derry Girls and Bog Bodies.

Matt Ingebretson wants to plug Corporate on Comedy Central and recommends Pen15 and the guy from Project Runway's food store, Wild.

Special thanks to Jackie and Madeleine and be sure to catch The Breaker Upperers on Netflix!

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. You can also find us on Facebook .

Call us on the official Troubled Waters hotline! Our number is 323-300-4984. Our producers will have a new prompt for you to answer and we may just use your call on the show.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA, produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

Tights and Fights Ep. 133: Two very wet me w/ Elby Hunktears

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Guests: 
Elby Hunktears

This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Elby Hunktears! They’re the host of "Wrestlesplainia" podcast. Elby will talk about how her parents were actually closeted wrestling fans… for over 50 years.

This past Sunday was Fastlane. It’s normally a distinctly filler program before the main show of WrestleMania. But this year, reactions to the event were very positive! Stories and matches were strong throughout to keep everyone’s attention

The show was headlined by The Shield supposed last match together. Now that Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are all about to be pulled into different directions, we’ll examine how WWE can be sure that they’re all used correctly (hint: none of us want another Baron Corbin match).

Perhaps the most significant narrative piece at Fastlane was Kofi Kingston’s ongoing trials on the road to his presumed match against Daniel Bryan for the WWE title. Has WWE struck the right notes as his journey continues?

All of that, plus a look at Finn Balor losing his Intercontinental title, Becky Lynch officially being added to the RAW Women’s title match (for the second time) and our excitement to RAW finally having a tag scene again.

The Three Count

Elby put over Kota Ibushi and Tetsuya Naito’s match in the New Japan Cup.

Danielle put over Mustafa Ali on The Secret Life of Muslims.

Hal put over Randy Orton’s promo on AJ Styles.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Elby Hunktears.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram.

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.

The JV Club Ep. 314: Alison Becker

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Show: 
The JV Club
Guests: 
Alison Becker

This is what teenage Alison Becker (Star of the Maximum Fun podcast "Bubble!") might refer to as “a really great episode, eh?” Join her as she takes JV for a trip from the firefly-laden woods of New Jersey across the globe to the mountains of Switzerland. By the way, do you pronounce the “T” in "mountains?" Tweet us about it.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Sawbones: Medical Legends of Alabama

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Sawbones

Did you know that Alabama has been the home of some huge medical milestones? It's true! Join us as we share the inspirational, hilarious and terrifying medical legends of The Yellowhammer State.

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Ep 92 - Sexy Book Lists and Other Book Quirks with Mike Chen!

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Show: 
Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Mike Chen

Brea and Mallory talk about book quirks and interview author Mike Chen! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

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Promo Code - GLASSES for 10% off!

Links -

Reading Glasses Facebook Group

Reading Glasses Goodreads Group

Amazon Wish List

Newsletter

Mike Chen
Mike Twitter (not his dentist)

Books Mentioned -

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine by Thomas Morris

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller

Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess

MK170: Our Childhood is in Retrograde (Glory Mora, Captain Marvel, Leaving Neverland, Brazillian Activist/Politician Marielle Franco, Madame C. J. Walker, Will Smith, Astrology Korner)

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Show: 
Minority Korner
Guests: 
Glory Mora

Glory is back in the copilot seat, and James catches her up on what a Captain Marvel is, and his thoughts on this groundbreaking movie, and why these dude trolls be trollin- don't straight dudes like women? Kuddos to Rotten Tomatoes and other platforms who are changing their systems to combat Trollism. James just finished watching Finidng Neverland, thank God Oprah had a one hour special to help him unpack it, and Glory who hasn’t seen it yet, we'll just say things stop getting pretty funny and they get into an impassioned debate, which of course this is very triggering stuff that we’re bringing to light, and probably will be for a long time as we continue to have in depth conversations about abuse, and believing survivors, healing, and stopping the cycle of abuse. In honor of women’s history month James is celebrating the late activist Marielle Franco of Brazil, a Black, lesbian, single mother politician who was assassinated a year ago, and Glory is giving us the low down on Black lady self made billionaire Madame C J Walker who was helping Black folks with their hair before it was taken over by white folks. Stick around to the end because we get in a conversation about Will Smith’s latest controversial casting around colorism, and I’m not talking about his blue roll. Also in a first ever we have Glory’s special Astrology Korner just for you because Mercury is in retrograde- or as we like to say: reset.

 

LINKS:

https://afropunk.com/2018/08/politicians-are-involved-in-the-murder-of-b...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/18/marielle-franco-brazil-fav...

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/brazil-after-a-year-of-impunit...

Resources for those in need of help, counseling, or support from sexual assault:

RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/

National Sexual Violence Resource Center: https://www.nsvrc.org/ 

What Therapist are Telling Trauma Survivors after Finding Neverland: 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/leaving-neverland-sexual-abuse-survivors_...

Follow Glory Mora on IG: @gloryisprettyfunny

Twitter: @minoritykorner
Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com
Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner

Friendly Fire Ep 62: Memphis Belle (1990)

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Friendly Fire

The crew of a B-17 readies for its last bombing mission over Germany but is this the real tale of the Memphis Belle? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John put the hot dog in the bun and chow down—while reviewing this 1990 drama!

This film is available on:
Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Youtube, Vudu, and your local library.

Next week: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Available on: Amazon, Apple, Fandango Now, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu

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