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#175 - Best State

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In an episode that's sure to anger everyone not from the winner, Mark and Hal tiptoe through the nation to pick the best State!

Still Buffering: How to Teen Game Shows

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Still Buffering

In celebration of the remake of the hit teen game show "Double Dare," the sisters are talking all of the classic game shows of the 90s, from "Wild and Crazy Kids" to "Nick Arcade" and all the way into the teen-centric reality shows of today, we've covered it all. So come get Super Sloppy with us!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Pop Rocket Ep. 181 Unplugged: Declaring Independence from Glowing Screens

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Karen Tongson

This week, Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson are declaring their independence from screens, push notifications and batteries. That’s right, it’s all about the pop culture that you’ll still be able to experience after the grid goes down.

Margaret is all about The Moment app which displays just how much time you spend on your phone every day, which she hopes will help keep her phone out of her motherhood. Karen is all about LeBron James being signed to the LA Lakers and everyone celebrating something good finally happening for the Lakers. Guy is all about the Amazon Prime movieThe Little Hours which features plenty of effective comedy and just the right amount of Aubrey Plaza.

The group will take an extensive look at modern media that doesn’t require a screen; everything from drawing, tarot cards, The Joy of Cooking, the card game Set and so much more

The Pop Rocket 2018 Summer Book Club is a go! We’re reading Crazy Rich Asians. Join the Facebook group and get in on the conversation.

With Karen Tongson, Guy Branum and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Margaret - My Bathroom Is a Private Kind of Place.

Karen - 10,000 Maniacs - These Are Days

Guy - Betty Who - Taste.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Julian Burrell.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 538: Shrekspositive with Steve Agee

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Guests: 
Steve Agee

Actor, comedian, and photographer Steve Agee joins Jordan and Jesse to discuss Jesse's ultimate businessman power move of flying to San Francisco for lunch, Jordan's arsenal of activities that keep his fear of being bored on a plane at bay, and Jesse's experience finding the power within himself after learning how to take a nap. Also: Steve is in an upcoming episode of BUBBLE!

Listen to BUBBLE today! The third episode is out now!

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Whisk(e)y

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Shmanners

Hello Internet! This week is all about WHISK(E)Y! The different types, tastings, history and MORE! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 22: Chris Black

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When Star Trek Inc. sets its news updates to stun it’s time for Ben and Adam to compile, dissect, and discuss. But when Enterprise writer Chris Black stops by the Uxbridge-Shimoda studios it’s time to embrace some historical Star Trek facts. Have we seen the last of Picard? Will the new Trek properties be cartoons? How long until there’s a movie based on Masks?

It’s the episode that looks at the hand that’s dealt but knows if you gotta win you gotta hit.

CIPYD 150: Listener of the Month and Sean Clements & Grace Kallis

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Guests: 
Sean Clements
Guests: 
Grace Kallis

Hello! Happy Fourth of July Week! Don't forget to keep your pups safe!

We've got a great show for your ears this week! Allegra tells us all about a dog she met AND got good photos of, plus some profound relationship advice. We hear all about Katie's dog Little Fish in My Mutt Minute. Sean Clements (Hollywood Handbook) and Grace Kellis tell us all about their pets and wonderful dog! Last, but not least, we announce our first listener of the month!

Don't wait! Tune in now!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 144: The Critic w/ Al Jean

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Guests: 
Al Jean

We're doing something a little different this week! Al Jean – yes, that AL JEAN – swings by the Max Fun studios to discuss the short-lived cult classic series "The Critic."  In 1994, Al co-created the series alongside Mike Reiss. The animated show follows the life of film critic Jay Sherman, voiced Jon Lovitz. He'll break it down for us, including: why the show was originally planned to be a live action sitcom, how the series came to be, what it was like to work with Lovitz, and why the premise of the show would only work in the 90's.  Plus, he'll also sprinkle in some Simpsons trivia throughout our conversation, and discuss how he thinks "The Simpsons" series might end. Trust us, this episode doesn't stink!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: George Clinton and Cristela Alonzo

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
George Clinton
Guests: 
Cristela Alonzo

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Photo: Ethan Miller / Getty Images

P-Funk's George Clinton: From Doo Wop to Funk, and Saving His Musical Career

This week, we'll revisit a couple of our favorite interviews from Bullseye past. First up, the legendary George Clinton. He's the musician, producer and mastermind of Parliament-Funkadelic. He started his career singing doo wop, later found himself writing songs for Motown, and finally wound up creating a wholly unique sound and visual experience with Parliament-Funkadelic. They made hits like "One Nation Under A Groove" and "Flashlight" and their performances were as funky as their tunes.

In recent years, Clinton has found himself entangled in a series of legal battles over the copyrights of his songs. While fighting in the courts, George found himself fighting for his health as well. The doctor of the Funk gave himself his own prognosis: if he was going to continue a musical career and regain agency in his business affairs, he had to clean up his act, and he has.

The pioneer of funk joins us this week to talk about the evolution of his sound, getting wild onstage, and putting forward momentum back into his working and personal life.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are still touring and recording. You can track him down on his official website.

Check out this interview on YouTube!

This interview originally aired in March of 2014


Photo: Tommaso Boddi / Stringer

Cristela Alonzo has a new stand-up special on Netflix, Lower Classy

Cristela Alonzo is a veteran stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and producer. She's also something of a pioneer. You might remember her from the ABC sitcom Cristela, where she was the first Latina to create, write, produce, and star in her own show.

She talks to Jesse about her formative years growing up in South Texas with an undocumented parent. Hiding from police and immigration raids were daily realities in her small border town. Her family was also desperately poor--she recalls squatting in an abandoned diner.

Down the road, Cristela discovered she had a talent for weaving those tough experiences into comedy gold. That gift is on full display in her Netflix standup special, Lower Classy, as she takes on difficult topics including racial stereotypes, immigration, poverty, and parenting, all with her trademark smile and laugh. Cristela recalls the long journey that led to the special, and how being a comedian is, for her, about more than simply making people laugh.

Cristela Alonzo's stand-up special, Lower Classy, is available to stream on Netflix now. You can also hear her on Maximum Fun's new scripted podcast "Bubble," in which she plays an evil corporate executive.

Check out this interview on YouTube!

This interview originally aired in February of 2017

The Outshot: "Wells for Boys"

In this week's Outshot, Jesse shares a Saturday Night Live sketch that spoke to him in a particularly magical way. Behold, Wells for Boys:

This segment originally aired in February of 2017

Check out this segment on YouTube!

International Waters Ep 125: Old Wet Ham

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Guests: 
Dave Nadelberg
Guests: 
Jackie Tohn
Guests: 
Athena Kugblenu
Guests: 
Howard Read

Jackie Tohn, Dave Nadelberg, Athena Kugblenu and Howard Read join host, Dave Holmes for embarrassing childhood memories, certified karaoke bangers, and gritty Paddington reboots

Jackie Tohn wants to plug GLOW on Netflix and recommends Kate Nash's music and Zumbo's Just Desserts.

Dave Nadelberg wants to plug The Mortified Guide on Netflix and The Mortified podcast and recommends the music of Tom Rosenthal.

Athena Kugblenu wants to plug her website and recommends Dear White People on Netflix.

Howard Read wants to plug Horrible Histories and Little Howard and recommends Wild Wild Country on Netflix.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

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

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