Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 26: (Burning) Hot Real Estate!

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Guests: 
Jess Phoenix
Guests: 
Ken Koury
Guests: 
Longo Chu

What’s hot in Real Estate? Well, New York Avenue, St. James Place, and... molten lava! First we talk to volcanologist and founder of Blueprint Earth Jess Phoenix about planetary threats like climate change and volcanic eruptions. And then Paula gets concrete advice about where to build her hotels from America’s #3 Monopoly player, Ken Koury. Also, we take a closer look at Paula’s health concerns, and whether or not she’s seeing the right veterinarian.

House band
Longo Chu, Scottish fiddle

Guests:
Jess Phoenix
Volcanologist and Founder of Blueprint Earth

Website: VolcanoJess.com
Facebook: @volcanojessofficial
Twitter: @jessphoenix2018
Instagram: @volcano.jess

Ken Koury
#3 Monopoly Player in the US
Website: MonopolyBook.com

Longo Chu
Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
Website: ScottishFiddlers.org/
[Look for their CD collections and 2019 Spring concert in Hermosa Beach on April 13!]

Ross and Carrie and Psychic Sister Rocky: Clairdoyant Edition

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The government is shut down, the climate is in trouble, and Carrie lost her fallopian tubes. Can a Hollywood storefront psychic deliver some reassurance about the next twelve months, yes or no? Sister Rocky will answer that question for only ten dollars. No, wait, twenty-five dollars. No, wait, fifty dollars. Find out what false accusation will be leveled at Ross, where Carrie will develop cancer (or not? Wait, yes, definitely!), and the secret ingredient for any spiritual healing. Sister Rocky's got it all.

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Ep 27: Go Fact Yourself with Cara Santa Maria and Glen Weldon

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Brian Firkus, Glen Weldon, J. Keith van Straaten, Cara Santa Maria, Helen Hong, Christopher Marley
Guests: 
Cara Santa Maria & Glen Weldon
Guests: 
Brian Firkus & Christopher Marley
Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten & Helen Hong

Happy National Trivia Day! Let’s celebrate with a collision of journalists who also host podcasts!

Cara Santa Maria is the host of the podcast Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria. She’s also a science communicator and there’s a chance that her proficiency in STEM will lead her to victory in this trivia battle.

Her opponent is Glen Weldon, panelist on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He’s written the book on Batman and Superman (literally) but will that knowledge be enough to guide him to victory?

In this episode, we’ll learn about fashion, drag queens and art with deceased creatures.

What’s the difference: Top and Bottom

What’s the difference between a shirt that is “button-up” and “button-down”?

What’s the difference between “below” and “under”?

Areas of Expertise

Cara Santa Maria: Hold ‘em poker, the artist Christopher Marley and the Olive Garden menu.

Glen Weldon: Wine tasting, Rupaul’s Drag Race and Catherine O’Hara.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Cara Santa Maria
Glen Weldon

With guest experts:

Christopher Marley- international artist.

Brian Firkus- actor, singer and embodiment of drag-queen Trixie Mattel.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.

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

Pop Rocket Ep. 206 Pop Culture Resolutions for 2019

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Tara Jepsen, Guy Branum, Karen Tongson
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Tara Jepsen

Guy Branum is back for our first episode of 2019! Sadly, Margaret couldn’t join us because #health and Wynter was busy being a jet setter.

This week, the panelists share their pop culture resolutions for 2019, and own up to resolution fails from the past year.

Writer and comedian Tara Jepsen joins us in studio and Guy is awed by the combined power of her and Karen’s “lesbian efficiency.”

If you're curious about what Guy has been up to these past couple months, he catches us up. Spoiler alert (though not really): He consumed a lot of theater. In particular, he saw Matthew Lopez’s seven-hour, two-night play The Inheritance, and had LOTS of opinions about it.

From “learn more commercial jingles” to “master a new recipe a month,” the panel reveals an ambitious list of resolutions they may or may not be able to stick with for an entire year.

All Abouts

Karen is all about Bird Box the new Netflix thriller starring Sandra Bullocks.

Tara is all about hating a bootleg recording of a recent standup set by disgraced comedian Louis C.K..

Guy is all about The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, which is loosely based on Howard's End.

Call to Action
Inspired by one panelist’s resolution to learn more commercial jingles, we are asking Rocketeers to call in and sing their favorite jingles on the Pop Rocket voicemail. We want to hear those jingles that will forever be lodged in your brain.

That's My Jam

Guy: Janet Jackson -Together Again

Tara: Hey Jellie - Going Back

Karen: Labi Siffre - Watch Me

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Tara Jepsen.

Did you know that you can now call and leave voicemails for the show? You can! If you want to comment on an episode, give us any feedback or just call to get advice from a panel member, the number is: (530) 237-4108

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

If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram.

Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Shana Daloria.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 70: 'Roma' and Casting Your Own Biopics with Cristela Alonzo

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Cristela Alonzo

Roma

It's the first 'Who Shot Ya?' of the year! And even though this episode was recorded in 2018, it's still fresh as can be. The gang is graced by the presence of the wonderful Cristela Alonzo to talk about Alfonso Cuarón's Roma. So we have an Alonzo, with Alonso, talking about Alfonso. Cristela discusses her childhood and how she deeply related to the film. Drea may or may not have found a giant bag of money in the new year. The crew casts their own biopics. And as always, staff picks.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Batman Returns
Alonso - Touch of Evil
Drea - All About Nina
Cristela - The Muppets Take Manhattan

With Cristela Alonzo, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. 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.

Sawbones: Colic and Gripe Water

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Sawbones

Gripe water and colic are a match made in Sawbones heaven: A cure-all and a catch all. This week, we'll explore the history of how a misunderstood diagnosis has helped keep a made-up medicine on the shelves.

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

Stoy Break #90: Bird Box

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Story Break

We ALL somehow missed Bird Box, so we attempt to crack the movie based on the poster and marketing materials alone! Films discussed include The Birds, A Quiet Place, Annihilation, and two episodes from our show Dimension 404 - Cinethrax and Impulse!

Louis CK and Kevin Spacey Are Terrible, Tiffany Haddish’s Bad Set, MU69, Warren 2020, Shutdown Continues

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Intro- 0:27

Brent’s Not Here
Holiday Round-Up
Bevs Like These

Beyond the Headlines- 5:38

Tiffany Haddish Has a Bad Set
Louis CK (CONTENT WARNING: A lot of various offensive stuff)
Kevin Spacey (CONTENT WARNING: Sexual Assault)
NASA Discovers MU69/Ultimate Thule

Politics Round-Up- 31:38

Elizabeth Warren Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee
Trump’s Shutdown Continues

WiFIVE: 48:59

Outro: 50:4

Friendly Fire Ep 52: Paths of Glory

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Friendly Fire

Paths of Glory: Is this a tale of frustration and loss during The Great War, or does this film successfully encapsulate all of the red-tape, emotions, posturing, and death of war? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John, suggest what you can do with that promotion... while reviewing this 1957 drama!

This film is available on:

Amazon, iTunes YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu.

Next week: Letters from Iwo Jima

Available on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library

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