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Witch Bottle

Baby Geniuses

Hello you spooky babies!

Hallowe'en is upon us, much akin to a cape upon Count Dracula himself! Emily and Lisa read some quesstioonnss from Twittterrrr (please read in a scary voice). On Chunch Chat, we are haunted by the devil himself. On today's seasonally appropriate Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Witch bottle," a countermagical device used by both witches and non-witches alike. Next time you pee in a bottle, know that you're participating in a century old protection ritual!

MBMBaM 431: A Very Spooky Burger


Welp, I guess this is unofficially our second Halloween episode, because we are ding-dongs who are incapable of looking at a calendar before recording our chart-topping advice podcast. It's like having two Babadooks for the price of one!

Suggested talking points: Johnny English 3 Watch, Secret Spectrum, Sentient Chairs, Zoo Busking, Nightmare Burger, Teacher Cuss Tickets, New Birthdays, Munch Squad Jr.

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 16: Paula's Halloween Spooktacular

Lilly Cabrera
Kevin Kelso

We go all-out on our Halloween special! First, Paula shares her own scaaaary Halloween experiences (getting ripped off by her siblings), and then we explore our listeners' traditions. We summon pumpkin patch proprietor Lilly Cabrera to talk about the cutthroat jack-o-lantern business. And then Paula and Adam tell you whether you should see the new "Halloween" movie based on their red-hot take on the terrifying 1978 John Carpenter classic.

House band
Kevin Kelso, pipe organ


Lilly Cabrera
Co-Owner of the Whittier Pumpkin Patch
FB: @whittierpumpkins
IG: @misslatinalilly

Kevin Kelso
Pipe organ, assorted terrifying sounds
Twitter: @kevtunes
IG: @kevtunes11

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 233: No Atheists in a Bajor Hole (DS9 S3E10)


When a couple of the crew welcome their long-absent lovers back, everyone’s favorite ambassador to hate crashes the festival. But when the polarity of the station’s boners is reversed, only the passionless Doctor Bashir can save the day. How much coffee should you drink before sex? Is Bajor’s spiritual homogeneity the product of a horrifying and bloody religious war? Is Quark awesome at canasta? It’s just another episode from the human interest story of Star Trek podcasts.

Come see us live on tour with Greatest Gen Khan!

Follow The Game of Buttholes: The Will of the Prophets!

Ross and Carrie Synchronize With Teal Swan (Part 2): Two Steps Ahead Edition


After a delicious Indian meal, Ross and Carrie return to Teal Swan's Synchronization Workshop for more deep analysis of their smallest hangups, worst fears, and darkest memories. They will learn the emotional cause of cystic acne, what made Teal decided to go into this line of work, and how to overcome fear of intimacy. Plus, Ross deals with his hitherto unknown fear being worthless and unreliable, and Carrie processes her deep fear of being unlikable. Teal will fix these, obviously, through a YouTube video.

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Sawbones: Possession


This week on Sawbones, we detail all the real medical conditions that have been mistaken for demonic possession and the modern day psychiatrists that are pushing for possession to be taken more seriously.

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

Pop Rocket Ep. 197 Halloween & the Horror We Love

Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Margaret Wappler
Wynter Mitchell
Karen Tongson

**Note: Next week the panel will cast their votes to award--or not--The Pop Rocket Seal of Approval. You still have an opportunity to influence the panelists. If you want your voice to be heard, literally, call the Pop Rocket hotline and make a case for the person you want to win, and why. Call: (530) 237-4108**

Jamie Lee Curtis is smashing box office records, and the Pop Rocket panel APPROVES. In this episode, Guy, Wynter, Karen, and Margaret share their favorite scares, from new shows like The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix and the CW's Charmed, to the latest season of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Plus, they tackle the important questions, such as, “What Stephen King movie is the best?” and “What is it really going to take for Jamie Lee Curtis to kill Mike Myers?” And they lament that we are still awaiting a Halloween novelty song to top Michael Jackson's Thriller.

All Abouts

Wynter is all about the Lifetime TV psychological thriller/romance You, which stars Penn Badgley and delves into themes of stalking, obsession, social media, and sociopathic detachment.

Margaret is all about Girl Talk's 2010 album All Day, which is the only album that will get Silas to sleep these days.

Karen is all about an impassioned voicemail she received from Tina Turner devotee Nick White, who made an exceptionally strong case to award the very first Pop Rocket Seal of Approval to Tina Turner.

Guy is all about food writer Samin Nosrat's Netflix show Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

That's My Jam

Karen - ANOHNI - Hopelessness

Wynter - Chaka Khan - Like Sugar

Margaret - Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind - The Shining Main Title Theme.

Guy - The Go-Go's - Vacation

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, and Margaret Wappler.

Did you know that you can now call and leave voicemails for the show? You can! If you want to let us know who you think should receive the first Pop Rocket Seal of Approval, or just call to get advice, 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 Edited by Shana Daloria.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 60: Trick AND Treat: The New 'Halloween' and Getting Quizzed on Horror Movie Taglines with Betsy Sodaro

Who Shot Ya?
Ricky Carmona
Alonso Duralde
April Wolfe
Drea Clark
Betsy Sodaro


Boo! It's our HALLOWEEN episode! And boy have we got some tricks and treats for you. The first treat is our guest, horror expert and all around delightful person Betsy Sodaro (Disjointed, Another Period, Horny 4 Horror Podcast). A second treat is that we have our entire crew on the show this week - Ricky Carmona, April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, AND Drea Clark. This haunted house is full! But the trick is that one of our hosts - DOES NOT MAKE IT TO THE END OF THE EPISODE! The gang is tasked this week with discussing the new Halloween movie along with the entire Halloween franchise. Plus, our lovely hosts are quizzed on horror movie taglines in that game all the kids are playing - "Name That Horror!" And as always, staff picks.

In news, Lebron James wants to reboot Friday the 13th, the American Genre Film Archive and Alamo Drafthouse want to preserve your VHS', and Guillermo del Toro goes to Netflix to make a new Pinocchio.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Tree of Life
Alonso - 1985
Drea - Border
Betsy - Hunk

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Suspiria with Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante of The Bechdel Cast

With Betsy Sodaro, 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
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

Story Break #80: Arcade Classics (Lightning Round!)

Story Break

We have one hour to break FIVE arcade classics in our first ever lightning round episode! On the docket: Frogger, Burgertime, Paper Boy, Donkey Kong Jr., and Ms. Pacman!

Trump Administration Erasing Trans People (w/guest Riley Silverman), Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface, Dramatic Reading: Disneyworld Mom, Bombs Sent to Trump Enemies, New Emojis, Midterm Math, What’s With “The Caravan”?, Titanic II

Riley Silverman


INTRO 0:28

Travis Voted
Bebe’s Birthday
Bevs Like These


Dramatic Reading: Disneyworld Mom
New Emojis Coming
Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface

Interview w/Riley Silverman


Pipe Bombs Sent to Trump Enemies
“The Caravan”

TIDBITS 1:31:37

WI-FIVE 1:38:03

Titanic II
Reporter Stands Up To Trump

OUTRO 1:40:08

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