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One Bad Mother, Episode 314: I Feel Like I Work Here, But I Don’t Feel Like I Live Here. Plus, Elizabeth Gilbert!

One Bad Mother
Elizabeth Gilbert

Biz and Theresa ponder the growing sensation that it feels like we work here but it doesn’t feel like we live here. “Here” meaning any state of existence where we can stop thinking about everything and everyone’s needs but our own. Oh yeah, it's one of those shows. Plus, Biz reads aloud, Theresa receives a pleasant surprise, and we talk to Elizabeth Gilbert about her new book, City of Girls, and about the impossible expectations we place on mothers.

Follow Elizabeth Gilbert on Twitter @GilbertLiz and on Instagram at Elizabeth_Gilbert_Writer. You can find a full list of her books at her website You can listen to her Maximum Fun podcast Magic Lessons wherever you download podcasts. Her new book City of Girls is out now.

We are coming to Boston for a live One Bad Mother podcast!! We will be at CitySpace on Saturday, September 14th. You can purchase your tickets at
We will also be doing a book signing after the show. You can purchase your books at the show or pre-purchase through the ticket link and pick your books up at the show!

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

EP97: Summer Spectacular feat. Quetzal (redux)

Heat Rocks

The Albums:

Note: This is a rerun of an episode from 2018 that has been re-edited and remastered.

We wanted to dedicate an episode to talking about the music of summer, easily the one season that people have the deepest sonic associations with. To that aim, we invited the two founding members of L.A.'s Quetzal, Martha Gonzalez and Quetzal Flores. Since 1992, the group has melded the son jarocho tradition into all manners of other genres, resulting in seven albums (and counting), including 2017's The Eternal Getdown.

Together, each of our quartet got to pick an album that we associate with the summer and as you see above, we covered a whirlwind of styles and eras that bring up all manners of thoughts and feelings for us. Summer love may be fleeting but it lingers, always.

More on Quetzal

Show Tracklisting:

  • Quetzal: Olokun y Yemayá
  • Alé Kumá: Las Olas De La Mar
  • Alé Kumá: Volá Pajarito
  • Alé Kumá: ¿Por Qué Me Pegá?
  • Alé Kumá:Oiaymeló
  • Mary J Blige: Love No Limit
  • Mary J Blige: Slow Down
  • Mary J Blige: Reminisce
  • Mary J Blige: Sweet Thing
  • Mary J Blige: What's the 411?
  • Mary J Blige: Leave a Message
  • Mary J Blige: I'll Do 4 U
  • Mary J Blige: You're All I Need
  • Mary J Blige: I Don't Want to Do Anything
  • The Smiths: Sheila Take a Bow
  • The Smiths: Shoplifters of the World Unite
  • The Smiths: Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
  • The Smiths: Half a Person
  • The Smiths: Panic
  • Kendrick Lamar: Momma
  • Kendrick Lamar: You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
  • Kendrick Lamar: Alright
  • Kendrick Lamar: These Walls
  • Kendrick Lamar: i

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Troubled Waters: Episode 12 Lucy vs Linus

Troubled Waters
Bri Pruett
Riley Silverman
Luke Null
Sara June

Sara June, Luke Null, Bri Pruett and Riley Silverman join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, who is the better Peanuts character, Lucy or Linus?

Team Linus
Riley Silverman and Bri Pruett

Team Lucy
Sara June and Luke Null

This week, our contestants argue over dead bodies in the HOV lane, share some embarrassing road trip stories, and pitch us sequels to beloved movies.

Sara June wants to plug Means TV and her Venmo @heysarajune and recommends Nate by Natalie Palamides.

Luke Null wants to plug his album Guitar Comic and recommends calling someone you love.

Bri Pruett wants to plug High Priestess Comedy and Faded Comedy and recommends The Buck Starts Here by Sean Jordan.

Riley Silverman wants to plug Rat Queens on Hyper RPG and the Rat Queens live show at GenCon and recommends The Doubleclicks' kid-friendly set on YouTube.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes.

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. You can also find us on Facebook .

Call us on the official Troubled Waters hotline! Our number is 323-300-4984. Our producers will have a new prompt for you to answer and we may just use your call on the show.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!

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

Judge John Hodgman Episode 426: Blob Justice


David files suit against his wife, Kayleigh. David would like to keep a jellyfish tank in their home, but Kayleigh is opposed! Who's right? Who's wrong?



Thank you to Andrew Lerchen 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.



Wonderful! 94: 109.9 The Whammer


Rachel's favorite cinematic poem! Griffin's favorite outdoorsy kids book! Rachel's favorite satire! Griffin's favorite technological convenience!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

Transcript available here

Mission to Zyxx #319: Pump Up The Justice

Mission to Zyxx

The Honorable Hastooie Winko, Superstar Holowood Judge, presides over the trial of the century: THE PEOPLE VS. THE BARGAREAN JADE.

Inside Pop Ep. 156 - Interracial Relationships in Pop Culture

Inside Pop
Lori Tharps

Why is it still rare to see a romantic relationship between a black man and a white woman on TV? Is Netflix more progressive depicting interracial relationships than other networks? How did the casting of a Cheerios commercial ignite a racist backlash?

In this week’s episode, we chat with Lori Tharps, a former Entertainment Weekly and Vibe Magazine writer, novelist and Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University about how interracial relationships are portrayed on film and TV.

Lori breaks down the positive and negative aspects about the depiction of some of the more memorable interracial relationships in pop culture including Tom and Helen Willis on The Jeffersons, Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard and Aziz Ansari’s love interests in Master of None.

Then, Amita gives her rating and review of Jose James’ latest covers album Lean on Me and sells Sean on a new single from her multi-talented fantasy husband- Riz MC aka Riz Ahmed.

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Lori’s blog- My American Melting Pot
Riz MC- “Mogambo”

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Dr. Gameshow Ep 12: Dr. Shoutout w/ Sam Taggart

Dr. Gameshow Ep 12 w/ Sam Taggart
Dr. Gameshow
Sam Taggart

Comedian Sam Taggart (Los Espookys) joins hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno to play listener-created games with callers!

Games played: GR8 PL8, Sticker Mule 2.0, and Rowboat Elton John

This episode sponsored by:
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#231 - Disneyland or DisneyWorld with Ken Plume

Ken Plume

Producer, podcaster and Disneyphile Ken Plume joins us to finally settle a topic that he suggested over 4 years ago. Which park will reign supreme? Only one way to find out...

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