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Voicemail Conversations Part 1 (Gay European Adventures, Black Chefs, Circuit Festival, Amsterdam Pride, #boycottmulan?, New on Netflix)

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Minority Korner

The Wonder Twins are stretched across the world, as James is still over in Europe, and Nnekay is holding it down in the Bay, and they're trying to get a hold of each other for this weeks episode! What ensues are two very lengthy voicemails for each other catching up on their lives and the state of the world. Nnekay gets James up to speed on her life, and black chefs who are changing the course of dining in America- YUM! James gives Nnekay a very long ramble about his misadventures in Amsterdam and Barcelona. From Circuit Festival- the largest gay circuit dance festival (why did he pay the circuit past), to navigating micro aggressions in Amsterdam (no place is perfect), Amsterdam Pride (they have actual floats), and how the Google Pixel can save your life while traveling abroad with cute pictures and internet everywhere! James has mostly been away from current events but has peaked his head in to see #boycottmulan, and the racist in chief and his usual shenanigans. Also sadly two Pulse shooting survivors have become loud, outspoken, ex-gay activist. Also he's somehow managed to squeeze in quite a few Netflix series and they're is some good stuff floating around out there! So get caught up with the Wonder Twins of Podcasting through some voicemail conversations!

LINKS:

Black Chefs: https://nyti.ms/2SjEt62

Pulse: https://bit.ly/2TYJWjv

Mulan: https://bit.ly/2ZjLRnX 

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Justin Simien

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Justin Simien

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Justin Simien on his hit show "Dear White People"

Director Justin Simien is the creator of the controversially-titled film Dear White People. It was later developed into a Netflix television program, now in its third season. The film, as well as the series, follows the lives of a group of black college students attending a predominantly white and fictionalized Ivy League institution named Winchester University.

Both the movie and series tackle issues of racial tensions, identity, gender, sexuality and class in the modern era. Justin leaned heavily on his own experiences attending the predominantly white institution, Chapman University, to help shape his story. Dear White People puts a talented cast and diverse group of students in the spotlight. Students who share a similar experience in the black diaspora while remaining vividly individual characters with oft-sidelined points of view. It's a story Justin knows well.

Justin grew up in Houston, Texas where he attended a performing arts program in high school. The love for film became a part of his life early on. From there, Justin attended college, a part of the first generation of "Facebook adults." There he grew even more passionate about his craft and steadfast in his vision of centering the voices of black and brown young people of color. That vision began to materialize in the late-aughts with a concept trailer he bankrolled with his own tax return. Momentum and interest grew from there and in 2014 Dear White People was released independently but not before taking home the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent. Not bad for a feature film debut!

Jesse talks with Justin Simien about the intersections of the black experience, having a majority black-femme writers room and the value in meeting people where they are. Plus, Jesse and Justin discuss the impact French new wave had on the film Do The Right Thing, giving a voice to queer black experiences, late 90s cinema and why calling white people "White People" makes folks uncomfortable.

Dear White People is streaming now on Netflix.

Tights and Fights Ep. 157: GLOW season 3 w/ Travis McElroy

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Travis McElroy

This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Travis McElroy! He’s one-third of podcasting’s most famous brotherhood as the middlest brother on My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone.

Travis joins us to talk about his experience as a lapsed fan of wrestling and as a fan of the Netflix series GLOW. With season 3 now available to stream, what did everyone think? Was it as strong as the previous seasons? And how much longer should the show continue?

Plus, Lindsey joins us to discuss the news of NXT officially moving to primetime on Wednesdays at the same time as AEW. With the news of Vince McMahon supposedly taking on a larger role in producing the show, how hopeful are we that the brand will maintain the same level of quality that it’s had for the past five years?

All of that… and we’ll even have some fun about the team names of the XFL.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Travis McElroy.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Episode 40 - Small Town Love written by Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern (Booksmart, Trophy Wife)

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Guests: 
Busy Phillips as Annette
Guests: 
Shannon Woodward as Fanny
Guests: 
Asif Ali as Curtis
Guests: 
Rob Huebel as John
Guests: 
Paul Adelstein as George
Guests: 
Parvesh Cheena as Mr. Karr
Guests: 
Nicole Sullivan as Reality Woman/Ruthie
Guests: 
Liz Jenkins as Beth
Guests: 
Ali Ghandour as Pimply Teen Manager
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Greg Santos as Rude Customer
Guests: 
Syd Steinberg as Waiter/Bartender/Store Manager

Our pilot this time is Small Town Love by Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern (Trophy Wife, Booksmart). Small Town Love is about a sparring mother and daughter in rural Michigan who are forced to lean on each other when they become pregnant at the same time. Listen to Andrew’s interview with Sarah and Emily to hear about how the first script they wrote together, Booksmart, took eleven years to reach the screen; what Emily learned from working with David Mamet; why they made the transition from film to TV; and how you can tell when an idea will actually make a good TV show. Enjoy!

We're having another live show in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 14th, at 2pm! It'll be at the WGAW HQ 2nd floor event space on 3rd street and Fairfax!! Ticket link and information to come soon but mark your calendars!!

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 97: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' with Steve Hernandez

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Who Shot Ya?
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Steve Hernandez

Spider-Man: Far From Home

It's your friendly neighborhood movie podcast! This week the crew is talking about Spider-Man: Far From Home. They are joined by 'Views From the Vista' podcast host and comedian, Steve Hernandez. The gang discusses the Academy Award winning directors who have gone down hill. They get a very important call from April Wolfe. And, as always, staff picks.

In news, The Big Lebowski spin-off, The Jesus Rolls, gets a distribution deal and Netflix cuts down its spending on risky ventures.

Staff Picks:

Alonso - Moonrise
Drea - Sword of Trust
Steve - Faces Places
Ify - It's A Party

With Ify Nwadiwe, Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, and Steve Hernandez.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? on Twitter or Facebook. 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.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Tales of the City's Garcia with Guest Host Shereen Marisol Meraji

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Garcia

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Garcia on their breakout role in "Tales of the City"

Garcia makes their acting debut on the popular Netflix miniseries Tales of the City. It's an update to the LGBTQIA classic which premiered in the 90's on PBS and starred Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney. The two reprise their roles in the 2019 version. The show is based on the novel series of the same name written by Armistead Maupin which grew out of a newspaper column.

Tales of the City takes place in San Francisco and follows the lives of a group of people living at 28 Barbary Lane. The 90th birthday of Dukakis' Anna Madrigal brings characters together and threatens to uproot deeply seeded secrets and emotions. The cast and characters are from a wide variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds as well as gender expressions and sexual orientations.

In the show, Garcia plays Jake Rodriguez. Jake is a trans man in a relationship with his lesbian girlfriend Margot. Jake is a few years into his transition and is still adjusting to his new life. Margot is adjusting to being in a straight relationship and, although she loves Jake, she expresses her frustrations with the change. This puts a strain on their relationship.

Garcia talks with guest host Shereen Marisol Meraji about working in Hollywood as a trans non-binary person of color and how their chosen family lead them to acting.

Tales of the City is streaming now on Netflix.

Episode 39 - Lenny's Doing Great and His Family's Terrific written by Alex Cuthbertson & Matt Fusfeld (New Girl, Community)

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Guests: 
Jack McGee as Lenny Murphy
Guests: 
Parvesh Cheena as Reno
Guests: 
Busy Phillips as Gloria
Guests: 
Drew Tarver as Evan Murphy
Guests: 
Rob Huebel as Marc
Guests: 
Sabrina Jalees as Sabrina
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Nicole Sullivan as Joanna
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Liz Jenkins as Regina
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Greg Santos as Teddy/Waiter/Student/Officiant
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Sydney Steinberg as Customer/Waitress
Guests: 
Ali Ghandour as Insane Looking Man/Police Captain

This week’s episode is called Lenny’s Doing Great and His Family’s Terrific written by Alex Cuthbertson & Matt Fusfeld (New Girl, Community). The log-line for this one one goes something like: a young man who’s been helicopter-parented within an inch of his life reconnects with his selfish, absentee grandfather—in the process bringing an estranged family back together in ways no one wanted, but everyone needed. Listen to Andrew’s interview with Alex and Matt for a fun conversation about their real grandfathers whom inspired this pilot, how they got their first gig on American Dad, their keys to writing together as a team, and so much more! Enjoy!

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MK183: And Baby Makes Three! (When They See Us, Alvin Ailey, #CancelLindaFairstein, Wanda Sykes, Jeopardy, Baby Maya)

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Minority Korner

We are coming in hot today as we are joined with a special guest: baby Maya is making her debut on the korner as Nnekay is literally juggling all things at once: all the snaps to our very own mother of dragons (except she ain't as mad - but she will burn it down: looking at you Linda Fairstein). But first! Should Nnekay be on Jeopardy? James puts on his Dina Lohana Momager tiara to push his baby girl to the top! We talk about Wanda Sykes new comedy special on Netflix which is a great reprieve while watching Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" - the important new series unpacking the unjust criminalization of 5 innocent Black children for the rape of a young white women in Central Park. If you had time to watch 'Game of Thrones' you have time to watch this! With Barry Jenkins setting his sights on a new film about revolutionary dancer Alvin Ailey, Nnekay breaks down who he is, and why he's so important. James circles back to the Central Park 5, and dives into the climate of New York around this time, who Linda Fairstein is who lead the prosecution and spun this web of chaotic lives that saw these children lose decades of their lives, and how she profited. Also what you can do to turn the beat around on our criminal unjustice system! 

LINKS: 

Alvin Ailey:

https://bit.ly/2MJ7rNU

#CancelLindaFaristein:
https://bit.ly/2QVxpMe
https://nyp.st/2K0yUbI
 
5 Black Men React to "When They See Us"
https://bit.ly/2WQ2jLz
 
Visit Winning Justice to join campaigns to stop over-policing and racial profiling in our communities:
https://bit.ly/31kqZLN
 
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Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Ep. 192 The 138th Episode Spectacular w/ Brendan Hay

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Brendan Hay

We'll talk about the clip show of all clip shows with Brendan Hay. You've seen his work on "Dawn of the Croods," and as a writer on shows like "The Daily Show," and "Robot Chicken." Brendan's also the executive producer of "Harvey Girls Forever" on Netflix. Plus, he's written an episode of THE SIMPSONS. Make sure to stick around to the end – he'll explain how he ended up writing the season 20 finale.

Most of History Is Trash (Asian Pacific American LGBTQ History, Quizlet, Brene Brown)

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Minority Korner

James has invited Tara Reid to the podcast after his wild bachelor party in Palm Springs this past weekend. It was a wild ride. Nnekay has been scrolling through Netflix and finnally landed on Brene Brown and her amazing words. James tackles the complex intersectional timeline of #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth and LGBTQ milestones within it. Nnekay is taking over Quizlet Korner.... is she going to stump James? Other topics include, Tia & Tamera Mowrey, Storm, and the Statue of Liberty. 

LINKS:
 
Timeline of Asian and Pacific Islander Diasporic LGBT history 
https://bit.ly/2JQxUqy 

https://bit.ly/2JPyCUF 
 
https://bit.ly/30ZxHq4 
 

QUIZLET! 
 Baby Anacondas- https://bit.ly/2MnYd9m 

Statue of Liberty- https://wapo.st/2JOfiY4 

Netflix- https://bit.ly/2Z4GyVX 
 
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