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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 20: The Boss Man Cometh

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Guests: 
Jesse Thorn
Guests: 
Star Tomlinson
Guests: 
Vincent Camuglia

Paula and Adam try to look busy when Maximum Fun’s CEO Jesse Thorn comes over for dinner. And by “dinner” we mean “Doritos and “Double Stuf Oreos.” Jesse helps us understand what makes a successful podcast, and then we demonstrate how much we’ve learned by talking about Paula’s clogged pipes. Yes, Star Tomlinson, owner and CEO of The Drain Co. helps us determine what Paula shouldn’t have flushed. Also, we unveil our new T-shirts, which are available now at the Maximum Fun Store!

House band
Vincent Camuglia, clarinet

Guests

Jesse Thorn
Owner, Maximum Fun
Twitter: @JesseThorn

Star Tomlinson
Owner & CEO of The Drain Co.
Website: TheDrainCo.com
Facebook: @TheDrainCo
Instagram: @TheDrainCo
Yelp: The Drain Co

Who Shot Ya? Episode 64: 'Widows' and a Call From the 'Who Shotline'

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Drea Clark

Widows

Even though Thanksgiving is over, let us give thanks for this wonderful new episode of 'Who Shot Ya?' Drea Clark is back in the building to talk with the crew about Widows. Alonso mourns the loss of 'Irv's Burgers' in West Hollywood. April shares a great Ethan Hawke story. Drea attends a festival for festival planners. And Ricky rejoices at the re-opening of the New Beverly Cinema. Plus, we take a call from the 'Who Shotline.' Alonso almost has a heart attack during the "El Mero Mero De Navidad Christmas Minute.' And as always, staff picks.

In news, Eddie Redmayne admits he gave an "interesting" performance in Jupiter Ascending, General Mills wants to make a Cereal Monsters film franchise, and the Criterion Channel is re-born.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Mi Familia
Alonso - The Christmas Chronicles
April - Cam
Drea - Shoplifters

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 Creed II with CJ Sullivan .

With Drea Clark, April Wolfe, 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.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 55: 'Jennifer's Body' with 'Cam' Writer/Producer Isa Mazzei

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Isa Mazzei

Jennifer's Body

In this season of Thanksgiving, we give thanks for our wonderful guest this week. We've got the writer and producer of the new film Cam, Isa Mazzei. We're so excited about having her on the show that we dropped the episode a day early! She's on the program to talk about the much under appreciated Jennifer's Body. Isa is a former camgirl herself and discusses the expertise she brought in creating her film. She also discusses her role on set and how she needed to direct some scenes to maintain the female gaze. She and April also discuss Jennifer's Body and how it subverts the expectations of a teen comedy. They elaborate on the role of director Karyn Kusama and screenwriter Diablo Cody and the results of having an all female creative team. This a great episode and one that should be recommended to your in-laws over Thanksgiving dinner.

Check out Cam, now streaming on Netflix.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch Jennifer's Body on HBO Go.

With April Wolfe with Isa Mazzei.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org

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

Who Shot Ya? Episode 63: 'Overlord' and a Remembrance of Stan Lee

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
April Wolfe

Overlord

A fresh episode of Who Shot Ya? right out of the oven. We've got the classic crew of Ricky, Alonso, and April, and they're talking about the newest installment in the "Nazi Zombie" movie genre. That's right, we're discussing Overlord. In addition to that, April is only slightly "yawny" this episode. Alonso is excited about Oprah's Favorite Things list. And Ricky is hyped over a Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang mash-up album. Plus, the crew discusses the life and work of Stan Lee. We've got another installment of Alonso's Christmas Minute. And, as always, we've got staff picks.

In news, Spike Lee wants to make a musical, FX asks the Supreme Court to throw out Olivia de Havilland's lawsuit, and James Woods has a moment of redemption.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Life
Alonso - The Other Side of the Wind and They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
April - Zama

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 Widows.

With April Wolfe, 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.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 54: 'The Mask' with Emily Heller

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Emily Heller

The Mask

On today's episode, we're talking about the movie for which the masses have been clamoring. That's right, we've got comedian Emily Heller on to talk about The Mask. Emily is a stand-up comedian, but also an actor and Emmy nominated writer. She's written for 'Crowded', 'People of Earth', and most recently 'Barry.' On this episode, she gives April an inside look of what it is like to be in a writer's room. She discusses how she got started as a TV writer, what she did to get hired, and what kind of pilot's people are looking to read. She and April also dive right into the mixed messages of The Mask and how the movie is basically one giant meme. This is a hilarious episode and one not to be missed. Some would say it's "SMOKIN'!" (Sorry).

Check out Emily's new stand-up album, Pasta, which is out November 19th.

Also check out Emily's podcast on Maximum Fun, Baby Geniuses.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Mask on HBO Go.

With April Wolfe with Emily Heller.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org

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

Who Shot Ya? Episode 62: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Alonso's Christmas Minute with Film Critic Katie Walsh

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Katie Walsh

Bohemian Rhapsody

Don't stop me now! We're talking about the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. We are so lucky this week to be joined by friend of the podcast, film critic Katie Walsh. This episode was recorded the night of the election, so you can certainly hear a level of optimistic anxiety in all the host's voices. The crew dissects all the important parts of the new movie: Rami Malek's fake teeth, the bad jokes, and how many times the band members say that they're a family. Plus, we chat about the phenomenon of straight actors playing gay characters. AND, most importantly, Alonso kicks of the Holiday season with a new weekly segment called The El Mero Mero de Navidad Christmas Minute. Each week Alonso will recap all the Christmas movies he's watched from the past week. The only caveat is that he must do it in under a minute. And as always, we have staff picks.

In news, the titles for the new Avatar sequels are in, the LA Film Festival is no more, and JJ Abrams seeks a "Megadeal."

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Hip-Hop Evolution
Alonso - Shirkers
April - Memories of Murder
Katie - El Ángel

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 Overlord.

With Katie Walsh, April Wolfe, 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
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

MKEP153 With Some Knowledge, Funnies, and Research (2018 Midterm Elections, Les Moonves, Idris Elba, Janet Jackson)

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Show: 
Minority Korner

We got your full on 2018 Midterm Election Breakdown for you! The highs, the lows, and the continual fight to make sure this country's democracy can stay afloat. Also we're getting you pumped and ready for the 2020 election. We can't loose steam, peoples! But before we get to the main event, James has a SCOOP for Nnekay- Are we talking about Nipplegate, again? Maybe... ok yes... but the details might enlighten and surprise you. Nnekay has a scoop too... but it's not what you guys might think it is. 

Links!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrqRYSvfwhQ

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/historic-firsts-midterm-elections  

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/midterm-elections-voting-rights_us_...

https://www.theroot.com/winners-and-losers-from-the-2018-elections-18302...

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mission-accomplished-for-democrats-...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/07/politics/historic-firsts-midterms/index.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/les-moonves-janet-jackson-career_us...

Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com
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Switchblade Sisters Episode 53: 'The Host' with 'Unlovable' Director Suzi Yoonessi

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Suzi Yoonessi

The Host

This week we are so lucky to have the director of the new film Unlovable, Suzi Yoonessi. Her movie follows Joy, played by Charlene deGuzman, a recovering sex and love addict who finds solace in making music with the gruff brother (John Hawkes) of her sponsor (Melissa Leo). The movie that Suzi has decided to discuss is 2006's Korean monster masterpiece, The Host. While maybe not immediately recognizable as an influence, Suzi explains that director Bong Joon-ho's focus on character and relationships has had a great effect on her work. She and April go over the process of pitching a movie that's never been made before, and the kind of work that goes into those types of meetings. Suzi also elaborates on working with John Hawkes and Melissa Leo. She even explains how it was difficult to cast John Hawkes because he doesn't have an email address. And lastly, Suzi and April compare how both The Host and Unloveable take real elements from the lives of the filmmakers in order to create a truly believable and engrossing story.

Check out the trailer for Unlovable which is streaming and in select theaters now.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Host.

With April Wolfe with Suzi Yoonessi.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 61: 'Suspiria' and Passing The Bechdel Test with Jamie Loftus & Caitlin Durante of 'The Bechdel Cast'

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Jamie Loftus
Guests: 
Caitlin Durante

Suspiria

Even though Halloween is over, we're still keeping it spooky. That's right, we're talking about our favorite "witch dance" movie of the year, Suspiria. This week we're so lucky to have the hosts of 'The Bechdel Cast' podcast, Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante, on the program. The crew discusses their favorite aspects of the Halloween season. For Caitlin it's the pumpkin shaped Reese's peanut butter cups, for Alonso it's the appearance of the sign banning silly string on Hollywood Boulevard, and for Jamie it's the chance to buy a "Twerking Mummy" toy at CVS. Plus, the gang helps some previously failing movies pass The Bechdel Test. And as always, staff picks.

In news, the Wachowski's are potentially retiring, FilmStruck closes down shop, and the MPAA turns 50.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Hereditary
Alonso - Monrovia, Indiana
Jamie - Doubt
Caitlin - Paddington and Paddington 2

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 Bohemian Rhapsody with Katie Walsh

With Caitlin Durante, Jamie Loftus, 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
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 52: 'The Skeleton Key' with 'Lez Bomb' Director Jenna Laurenzo

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Jenna Laurenzo

The Skeleton Key

We've got a great episode this week with the director of the new film Lez Bomb, Jenna Laurenzo. While her film is a romantic comedy about a woman attempting to come out to her family on Thanksgiving, the film that Jenna chose to discuss is nothing like that at all! The movie Jenna picked is 2005's The Skeleton Key. While many have probably forgotten about this movie, we certainly haven't. Jenna and April discuss some of the more "delicate" issues that are brought up in the film - e.g. the opening lynching scene. Plus they touch upon the genius of Gena Rowlands and John Hurt. Jenna dives deep on the process of making her debut feature. She elaborates on how she was able to secure actors like Bruce Dern, Kevin Pollak, and Cloris Leachman for a film she shot in her own parents house. And she explains the lessons she learned from working with the Farrelly brothers.

Check out the trailer for Lez Bomb which will be in select theaters on November 9th.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Skeleton Key

With April Wolfe with Jenna Laurenzo

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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