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Search and Rescue! w/ Brandie Posey

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Guests: 
Brandie Posey

Hello Buddies! Thank goodness we found you! We've been looking every where! We probably should have looked for you in your ear buds sooner... Did you stay put? Were you wandering around looking for us?! Didn't you know not to do that? Well, listen to this podcast and learn what to do the next time you are lost! Learn what to do when you're searching! We're joined by the incredible and hilarious Brandie Posey! So listen and don't forget to STOPS!

#52 - The One Year Anniversary Spectacular!

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52 episodes. Once a week for the last year, Mark and Hal have settled the most important debates in human history. To commemorate this important milestone, they've decided to break with tradition and overturn ONE decision from the past year, each picking one debate they think they got wrong, as well as one suggested by the audience. But WHICH debate will win and forever alter history?

Only one way to find out...

CIPYD 31: Amy Paffrath and Dog Dancing

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Guests: 
Amy Paffrath

Hey there friends! It's time once again! Time for a whole 50ish minute conversation all about dogs! Learn about Dogs We Me This Week and the fact that Travis believes all Basset Hounds are old! Allegra gets TWO MINUTES in this week's Mutt Minute to tell us all about Pit Bulls, or should we say "Gooble Terriers"? We are so excited to be joined by the amazing Amy Paffrath to hear all about her dogs and be blown away by her dog naming skills! Finally, Allegra has only recently been made aware of Dog Dancing competitions and we are all 100% on board! If you enjoy this episode, be sure to tell a friend!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Vowell & Paul F. Tompkins

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jason Sudeikis
Guests: 
Paul F. Tompkins
Guests: 
Sarah Vowell

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

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Photo by Jesse Thorn

Jason Sudeikis on Mentorship, Fame and his Blue Man Group Aspirations

Jason Sudeikis is an actor, comedian and screenwriter, probably best known for time spent as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live.

His comedic skills were honed as a founding member of Second City Las Vegas and have been enjoyed by audiences on television shows including 30 Rock and Eastbound & Down as well as the films Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers.

His recent work has taken a more dramatic turn, and includes his role in the film Race, which tells the story of track and field legend Jesse Owens' pursuit of the gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Sudeikis plays Owens' coach, Larry Snyder, who mentored and coached him through his time at Ohio State University and into the Olympics.

Race is in theaters now.

Sudeikis joined Jesse to talk about his aspirations to join The Blue Man Group, the role that his own mentors have played in his life and what it’s like to have his personal life serve as fodder for tabloid media.

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Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

"I Wish I'd Made That": Sarah Vowell on her Love of Randy Newman and "The World Isn’t Fair"

Artists -- the people that make stuff -- are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something an artist sees is so good, so perfect that they wish they had made it themselves.

This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called "I Wish I’d Made That". This week, we talk to author and social commentator Sarah Vowell who joins us to talk about the Randy Newman song, "The World Isn’t Fair".

You probably don't need us to tell you who Sarah Vowell is, if you're listening to an NPR podcast, but she's a frequent contributor to This American Life, and is the author of multiple bestselling books including Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes.

Vowell's latest book is about the Marquis de Lafayette, a Frenchman who became a sort of adopted son to George Washington and fought in the American Revolutionary War. It's called Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.

You can find her other appearances on our show here and here.

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Photo by Jesse Thorn

Paul F. Tompkins Talks Success, Podcasting and Improvising with Puppets

Paul F. Tompkins has a certain kind of fame. If you're a comedy fan, he is known and beloved for his appearances on comedy podcasts (including his own) or from his live stand up and improv comedy. But to the world at large, he's probably best known for his work as a writer and performer on the HBO cult comedy show Mr. Show with Bob and David.

In recent years, he's started his own improv podcast, Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, and also currently hosts the show No, You Shut Up! on the Fusion network.

No, You Shut Up! is a talk show in the vein of "Meet the Press", if its talking heads were actually puppets from Henson Alternative. The show airs Thursday nights at 10pm on Fusion. Episodes are also available on YouTube.

Tompkins joined Jesse to talk about what it feels like to become more personal in his stand-up, the role of podcasting in his success and what it’s like to improvise with puppets.

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The Outshot: SNL’s Tales of Fraud and Malfeasance in Railroad Hiring Practices

Can a Saturday Night Live sketch change the course of your life?

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How to Health Class (Sex Ed)

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Show: 
Still Buffering

This week, Sydnee forces Rileigh to talk about sex ed and she is not comfortable with it.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Stop Podcasting Yourself 414 - Rhea Butcher

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Guests: 
Rhea Butcher

Comedian Rhea Butcher joins us to talk Back to the Future, stage nudity, and tango.

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MBMBaM 291: Most Likely to Boat

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Bliss Delight returns to the studio after a few weeks spent traveling the Ethersphere and kicking it on Earth Jr. for a bit. We've only got about an hour of studio time before the next metamorphosis, so let's get this thing on wax.

Suggested talking points: Carly Spray, Rick Steez, Life Skills, Getting a Boat, Cat Permission, Old Man Star Wars, The Guyron Throne, Drum Fighters

Eleanor Davis / Sean Keane

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Eleanor Davis
Guests: 
Sean Keane

Hello babies! So much to cover! This is gonna be an uncomfortable one folks! Strap in and strap on a peeing device! First, our dislike of Bones and other shows named after the name of the name character! Hey, remember when we asked the big question: HAS ANYONE MASTURBATED TO A SPREADSHEET?! Yes, yes they have. But really, what have YOU masturbated to? In this week's Wiki of the Week, cartoonist/illustrator Eleanor Davis joins us to talk about all the Olympic mascots. Including Izzy, the worst mascot ever. Then, Eleanor tells us all about Diva Cups, pStyles and special underpants! Then, Rob Darlington teaches us all about Digital Trends and Apps! Enjoy!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 416: Unusual Strategies Devil with Jimmy Pardo

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Guests: 
Jimmy Pardo

Comedian and podcaster Jimmy Pardo joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of children's show auditions, Jordan's experience as a Prius owner, and Jimmy's feelings about pizza toppings.

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 2): We Stand Tall

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Ross continues taking his Personal Efficiency course, and Carrie visits the semi-exclusive Scientology New Year's party. Which one of them is accidentally sent into a Sea Org meeting? Who is given a free Church membership? What on Earth is an "upset"? And who the heck is Ross Blocker? The answers are within.

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