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Pop Rocket Episode 77: Florida in Pop Culture

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Guy, Wynter, Oliver, and Margaret
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

Guy, Wynter, Oliver, and Margaret talk about all things Florida. Also, producer Christian gets on mic to discuss E3 and VR! He’s the coolest. Margaret nerds out over Game of Thrones, Wynter has some things to say about The Neon Demon, Guy finds a summer jam he loves, and Oliver chats about Henry Stone’s impact on the Florida music scene.

You guys, the search for the Song of the Summer is still on, so look for the official thread on the Pop Rocket Facebook group and send in your submission!

NOTE: Mild Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” spoilers starting at 04:15 and ending at 08:28. You have been warned.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang, Margaret Wappler and special guest appeance by Producer Christian Dueñas

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Trick Daddy – I’m A Thug
Oliver Wang - DJ Magic Mike and MC Madness – Dynamic Duo
Margaret Wappler - Kiss it Better (Kaytranada Remix
Guy Branum - Fleur East – Play That Sax (as nominated by Hiko Mitsuzuka on the Pop Rocket Facebook group)

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

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 Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

International Waters: Episode 76 Distant Father's Day

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Aparna, Dave & Jonathan
Guests: 
Aparna Nancherla
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Phill Jupitus
Guests: 
Shappi Khorsandi

Aparna Nancherla, Jonathan Van Ness, Phill Jupitus and Shappi Khorsandi join host, Dave Holmes to quiz about Daleks, soccer, "meatlegging" and musicals.

Aparna Nancherla wants to plug her new comedy album, Just Putting It Out There and recommends Jaqueline Novak's book How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows.

Jonathan Van Ness wants to plug his Funny or Die series Gay of Thrones and his own MaxFun podcast Getting Curious. Jonathan recommends The Great British Baking Show which runs on PBS and Netflix.

Phill Jupitus is playing Bottom in The Theatre Royal Bath's upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and re-joins the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang later this summer. Phill recommends the Essays of E. B. White and The Great British Sewing Bee.

Shappi Khorsandi wants to plug her new novel Nina is Not OK. You can find Shappi's live gig dates here. Shappi recommends the work of British comic novelist, Sue Townsend. A good place to start is The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave's new book Party of One is available for pre-sale now.

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

Written by Sarah Morgan and Riley Silverman. Recorded at GuiltFreePost in London by John Purcell Shackleton and at MaxFunHQ in Los Angeles. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Pop Rocket 76: LIVE at MaxFunCon 2016

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Guy, Margaret, Wynter, Corin Tucker, and Ricky Carmona!
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Corin Tucker
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona

Guy, Wynter, and Margaret are joined by special guests Ricky Carmona and Corin Tucker for our first ever live show! This week's topic, summer camp and campy camp movies. Pop culture trivia! Xanadu! Movie and music advice! All that and more on this special episode of Pop Rocket!!

NOTE #1: This is a live show, so forgive the audio issues. We tried to clean it up as best as we can, but we're not miracle workers.

NOTE #2: After we taped this episode, someone pointed out to us that Sleepaway Camp is a somewhat transphobic movie. We didn't know that when we taped, so bear
that in mind if you plan on checking it out.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler, Ricky Carmona and Corin Tucker

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 Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org. Special thanks to Nick White for his help during the taping.

Getting Curious Episode 15: What are Gravitational Waves and LIGO for Dummies

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Jonathan and Alan
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Alan Weinstein

Jonathan sits down with physics professor Alan Weinstein to discuss gravitational waves, Einstein's theory of relativity, and his work for LIGO. Plus, Jonathan and Alan try to imitate the sound of two black holes merging. It's delightful.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Alan Weinstein.

More information:
LIGO's Twitter
Caltech's Work with LIGO

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.
The Getting Curious Facebook group is here and you can follow us on Twitter @Getting_Curious on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 2 Death Acceptance with Caitlin Doughty

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Caitlin & Adam
Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
Caitlin Doughty

Adam talks to Caitlin Doughty, who appeared on the Death episode of the TV show.

Caitlin is a mortician, a death acceptance advocate, and the founder of the non-profit funeral home, Undertaking L.A. She's also the author of The New York Times bestseller Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

Adam and Caitlin discuss the bizarre world of funeral conventions, body compositing, and get deep about the afterlife.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

International Waters: Episode 75 #STOPCARING

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Matt, Dave, Bryan, Ella & Carrie
Guests: 
Matt Kirshen
Guests: 
Bryan Cook
Guests: 
Ella Smith
Guests: 
Carrie Poppy

Bryan Cook, Carrie Poppy, Matt Kirshen and Ella Smith join host, Dave Holmes for underage drinking stories, awful Prince and Bowie covers and universe-crossing slash fic.

Bryan Cook wants to plug Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and recommends Welcome To Night Vale.

Carrie Poppy wants to plug Oh No Ross and Carrie and recommends So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.

Matt Kirshen wants to plug Probably Science and recommends Jesse vs Cancer.

Ella Smith wants to plug Hoff The Record and recommends My Dad Wrote a Porno.

Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Beach Slang.

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

Written by Sarah Morgan and Riley Silverman. Special thanks to outgoing writer, Asterios Kokkinos!

Edited by Christian Dueñas, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Pop Rocket Episode 74: Politics in TV and Film with Ann Friedman

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Guy, Oliver, Margaret, and Ann Friedman!
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Ann Friedman

Guy, Oliver, and Margaret are joined in the studio by special guest, writer and host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Ann Friedman. This week, the group discuss politics in TV and film. Also, the search for Pop Rocket’s song of the summer officially begins today, so look for the official thread on the Facebook group and leave a suggestion!

With Guy Branum, Ann Friedman, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Ann Friedman - The Julie Ruin – I’m Done
Oliver Wang - Kaytranada and Syd Tha Kid – You’re the One
Margaret Wappler - Frankie Cosmos – Is It Possible/Sleep Song
Guy Branum - Company - Getting Married Today

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

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 Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Adam Ruins Everything: Ep 1 Municipal Transit with Seleta Reynolds

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Adam & Seleta
Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
Seleta Reynolds

Adam is joined by general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Seleta Reynolds to talk about municipal transit and reducing our reliance on cars.

Seleta appears on the Cars episode of the Adam Ruins Everything TV show. You can find out more about Seleta and her work at the LADOT here.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

International Waters: Episode 74 Starving and Horny

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Hal, Sara & Dave
Guests: 
Sara Benincasa
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Paul Foxcroft
Guests: 
Gráinne Maguire

Sara Benincasa, Hal Lublin, Paul Foxcroft and Gráinne Maguire join host, Dave Holmes for some sexually charged comedy quizzing with bonus hating on Burning Man and a ranking of which fast food chains have the smartest customers.

Sara Benincasa wants to plug Real Artists Have Day Jobs and recommends WNYC's new stand-up podcast 2 Dope Queens.

Hal Lublin wants to plug We Got This with Mark and Hal and recommends his wife's country music star comedy character Carter Parton Rodgers.

Paul Foxcroft wants to plug his live Cariad and Paul shows and upcoming appearance at Improvaganza in Edmonton, Alberta. Paul recommends Otis Taylor's Recapturing the Banjo.

Gráinne Maguire wants to plug her upcoming Edinburgh Fringe show Great People Making Great Choices and recommends Beyonce's Lemonade.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave wants to plug his new book Party of One.

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

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

International Waters: Episode 73 Not Nutkins!

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Andy & Gemma in London
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Gemma Whelan
Guests: 
Andy Zaltzman

Chris Fairbanks, Jackie Kashian, Gemma Whelan and Andy Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing about Shakespeare, scandals and corporations cack-handedly trying to memorialise Prince.

Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his TV show Almost Genius and his podcast Do You Need A Ride. Chris also recommends the Ted Cruz Bad Lip Reading video.

Jackie Kashian wants to plug her podcasts The Dork Forest and The Jackie and Laurie Show and recommends Maria Bamford's new Netflix show Lady Dynamite.

Gemma Whelan wants to plug her work in Game of Thrones, Upstart Crow and Horrible Histories. Gemma recommends Sara Pascoe's new book, Animal.

Andy Zaltzman wants to plug his up-coming Edinburgh Fringe show Plan Z. You can follow Andy on Twitter @ZaltzCricket for cricket-based tweets and @HelloBuglers for other stuff.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend new MaxFun podcast The Beef and Dairy Network.

Thanks to Failbetter Games for sponsoring this week's episode. You can check out their new game Fallen London here.

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

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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