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Marianne Williamson Dramatic Reading, Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun, Democratic Debate No. 2, ‘Gamer Girl Bathwater,’ Charlottesville Car Killer Sentenced, Dalai Lama’s Douchey Take

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BEYOND THE HEADLINES 5:19

Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun

POLITICS ROUNDUP 17:46

Marianne Williamson Dramatic Reading
Democratic Debate No. 2

TIDBITS 54:55

Dalai Lama’s Douchey Take
Charlottesville Car Attacker Sentenced
Gamer Girl Bathwater

Transcript available here

Friendly Fire Ep 78: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Show: 
Friendly Fire

Can one man's love of history defeat an army? What if that one man also had a weapon powered by God? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John, become a permanent addition to this archaeological find—while reviewing this classic adventure.

This film is available on:
Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Youtube, and your local library

Next Film: The Great Escape (1963)
Available on: Amazon, Apple, Youtube, Roku, and your local library

Ross and Carrie Join Eckankar (Part 8): Sri Harold Edition

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Ross and Carrie finally get to be in the same room with the the Mahanta himself, Sri Harold Klemp. Surrounded by hundreds of Eck devotees, the duo watches with bated breath as the Living Eck Master appears in the physical realm to bestow the greatest wisdom the world has ever known. For example, did you know you can get a coupon for free dog food with one simple trick? This and more revelations as the Dream Master unravels the secrets of the universe.

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EP93: Art of Sampling #2 with Thes One on Nas's Illmatic (1994)

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Thes One

The Album: Nas Illmatic (1994)

In our first episode from our four-part Art of Sampling series, we focused on one of the classic sources of samples from the mid-80s: the James Brown anthology, In the Jungle Groove. For #2, we wanted to turn our attention to an album whose use of samples helped influences sampling culture and for that, we went with a giant celebrating its 25th anniversary this year: Nas's debut album, Illmatic.

So much has been said about this LP over the years, we shouldn’t need to make a case for it but here’s the short version: it’s not simply considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time but it’s universally lauded as one of the greatest debut albums in any genre, least of all given the intense hype around Nas leading up to it. Befitting that anticipation, Illmatic drew, really for the first time, a Dream Team-esque assemblage of some of New York’s finest producers including Q-Tip, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor and L.E.S. Their production decisions, including the samples that powered their now iconic tracks, marked one peak in hip-hop’s golden era of sample-based production.

To help us break all this down, we invited one of Los Angeles’s finest: Thes One, half of People Under the Stairs (and composer of our theme song!) While Thes generally doesn’t like talking about other producers’ work, as a 16 year old hip-hop head hyped for Illmatic when it dropped in ’94, Thes brought his insights as both a producer and fan, and we touched on everything from the use of nostalgia in sample choices, how Nas’s flow worked with different beats, and why DJ Premier’s “bubba chip” drum programming was a game changer.

More on Thes One

More on Illmatic

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Illmatic unless indicated otherwise):

  • The Genesis
  • N.Y. State of Mind
  • Michael Jackson: Human Nature
  • It Ain't Hard to Tell
  • It Ain't Hard to Tell (Demo)
  • DJ Day: It Ain't Hard to Tell (Remix)
  • Large Professor: It Ain't Hard to Tell (Remix)
  • Common: Resurrection
  • Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)
  • Parliament: Come in Out of the Rain
  • One Love
  • One Time 4 Your Mind
  • The Gap Band: Yearning for Your Love
  • Life's a Bitch
  • A Tribe Called Quest: Lyrics to Go
  • Represent
  • Lee Erwin: Thief of Bagdad
  • Represent
  • Cameo: Hanging Downtown
  • Group Home: Supa Star
  • The Heath Brothers: Smilin' Billy Suite Pt. II
  • One Love
  • The World Is Yours
  • Ahmad Jamal: I Love Music
  • The World Is Yours
  • Monty Alexander: Love and Happiness
  • Apache: Gangsta Bitch
  • The Beatnuts: Let Off A Couple
  • Reuben Wilson: We're In Love
  • Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)
  • N.Y. State of Mind
  • Halftime
  • Milly and Silly: Gettin' Down for Xmas
  • Long Red: Mountain (Live)
  • Pete Rock and CL Smooth: Good Life
  • Represent
  • Jay-Z: Feelin' It
  • Main Source: Looking at the Front Door

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there

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Switchblade Sisters Episode 87: 'Blacula' with 'Jezebel' Director Numa Perrier

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Guests: 
Numa Perrier

Blacula

Born in Haiti and raised in small town USA, Numa Perrier is a Los Angeles-based actor, filmmaker, and artist. Early in her acting career, she landed a recurring role on General Hospital, but now you can see her on SMILF and films including Florida Water, Jerico, In The Morning, and Beautiful Destroyer. An early creator in the digital space, she starred in and was co-writer of the web series 'The Couple' which landed an HBO deal. She later started writing a script for her first feature, which would become Jezebel. That project was accepted into the Tribeca Film Institute "Through Her Lens" incubation program. Now Jezebel is premiering at SXSW 2019. The film follows 19-year-old Tiffany as she deals with her dying mother and tries to make ends meet when her older phone sex operator sister grooms her to become one of the first black webcam girls in the 1990s.

The movie that Numa has chosen to discuss is a classic - 1972's Blacula. She and April go deep on their discussion of William Marshall's intense, Shakespearean portrayal of the eponymous vampire. Plus, they dissect how radical this film was in terms of its portrayal of black men on screen. Numa opens up about the making of her own movie, Jezebel. She gives some great advice on filming and completing a micro-budget film. Plus, she discusses the double standard that low budget black filmmakers face versus their white counterparts.

You can see Jezebel out this fall.

And if you haven't seen Blacula yet, go watch it!

With April Wolfe and Numa Perrier.

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

Ep 107 - Test Out God and Other Nonfiction with Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy

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Karaoke

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Show: 
Shmanners

Hello Internet! This week's Shmanners is all about KARAOKE! Enjoy, and be sure to tell a friend!

Correction: In this episode we mistakenly stated that Daisuke Inoue, the inventor of karaoke, was awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. He was in fact awarded the 2004 Ig Nobel Prize.

Transcript available here

Wonderful! 90: Hot Clown Tech

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Show: 
Wonderful!

Rachel's favorite word riddles! Griffin's favorite consistent game series! Rachel's favorite cool treat! Griffin's favorite song about aging!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya

Transcript available here

Judge John Hodgman Episode 422: Law Cucaracha

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Renee brings the case against her boyfriend Patrick. She thinks Patrick is too intense about insect prevention in their house. But Patrick thinks Renee doesn't take it seriously enough. Who's right? Who's wrong? With Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

EVIDENCE

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Thank you to Matthew Tolzmann for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Dr. Gameshow Ep 10: Manolo's Hidden Talent w/ Alden Ford

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Dr. Gameshow Ep 10 w/ Alden Ford
Show: 
Dr. Gameshow
Guests: 
Alden Ford

Alden Ford (Mission To Zyxx, Gentrify) joins hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno to play listener-created games with callers!

Games played: If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time, Ward Gume, and Dr. Handmaps

This episode sponsored by:
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