Tights and Fights Ep. 141: Impact Wrestling Rebellion w/ Elle Collins

Elle Collins

It’s that special rare week where Julian Burrell steps out of the production booth to join Danielle Radford in the hosting chair! They’re joined by Elle Collins, podcaster and writer for Uproxx. Elle actually became a fan of wrestling fairly recently. That’s given them a unique perspective on wrestling’s history, especially after the four horsewomen helped change WWE for the better.

The panel will first take a look at a company that had a big PPV this week: Impact Wrestling! We’ll break down the biggest matches on the show, including Tessa Blanchard vs. Gail Kim and The Lucha Bros. vs. LAX. And we’ll speculate about what the promotion will look like once AEW is completely off the ground.

Plus, WWE has begun its build to the Money in the Bank PPV. If done well, it sets up someone up for stardom. Now that the crop of competitors has been revealed, who would be best served by getting the guaranteed title match within the briefcase? How do we hope that this is different from the other recent cash-ins?

The Three Count:

Elle put over NXT UK.

Julian put over Hobbs and Shaw.

Danielle put over Tessa Blanchard and Jordynne Grace’s work outs.

Hosted by Danielle Radford, Julian Burrell, and Elle Collins.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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One Bad Mother, Episode 303: Don’t Be A Jerk To Your Father! Plus Graphic Novelist Lucy Knisley

One Bad Mother
Lucy Knisley

Biz and Theresa wonder if we should stand up for our partners when our kids show a preference for Mom. “I don’t want Papa to take me!” “I love Mama more, it's just a fact.” We get that this is developmental in many ways but maybe, on those dark days, our resentment might cloud our response. “Well, of course they love me more, I’m president of everything!” Oops. Maybe we are the jerk. Plus Biz gets scarred for life, Theresa does not know when to hold ‘em, and we welcome back graphic novelist Lucy Knisley to talk about her new graphic memoir Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos.

Listen to Lucy's previous OBM appearance on episode 255.

Follow Lucy on Instagram at lucyknisley and on Twitter @LucyKnisley and on her website at Lucyknisley.com. Her graphic memoir Kid Gloves is available now.

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Pin Sale: From 4/29/2019 to 5/10/2019 all $10-and-up members will be able to buy enamel pins from the 2019 MaxFunDrive. If you are a $10-and-up member, check you inbox for instructions on how to join the sale.

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 (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Troubled Waters Episode 6: Pies vs Cakes

Troubled Waters
Chad Daniels
Heather Anne Campbell
Andrew Michaan
Amanda Troop

Heather Anne Campbell, Chad Daniels, Amanda Troop and Andrew Michaan join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, which is better, cake or pie?

Team Cake
Heather Anne Campbell and Amanda Troop

Team Pie
Chad Daniels and Andrew Michaan

This week, our contestants share gross pie stories, celebrate May the Fourth, and talk about how cool/terrible sweat bees are.

Heather Anne Campbell wants to plug The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access and recommends Succession on HBO.

Chad Daniels wants to plug Dad Chaniels on Amazon Prime and recommends Tennessee Kid on Netflix.

Amanda Troop wants to plug Ripley Improv and recommends Box Peek.

Andrew Michaan wants to plug Podcast but Outside and recommends Succession on HBO.

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.

Wonderful! 82: The We Didn't Prepare This Week Extravaganza


A surprise bit of travel has thrown our usual recording schedule right off its axis! Don’t panic, though. We’ve got a very fun episode just chock-full of Small Wonders here for you. It’s super, super casual.

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

Transcript available here

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 582: Girth Life Balance with Nick Adams

Nick Adams

Nick "Repeat" Adams (Tuca and Bertie, BoJack Horseman) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Nick and his son's growing Pokémon collecting, Jordan's work mixer at a public community center, and the kid who dabbed as Martin Luther King Jr. at Nick's kid's school. Plus, we get into a three-way audience poll this week!

If you have ridden a three-wheeled motorcycle, owned a replica film weapon, or had direct contact with a creature from the afterlife let us know -- 206-984-4FUN or jjgo@maximumfun.org -- pick one and weigh in!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 580 - Bita Joudaki

Bita Joudaki

Comedian and filmmaker Bita Joudaki returns to talk memes, Gotti, and church fundraisers.

Download episode 580 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 457: Wake Up and Smell The Future, It’s Time For Beanjuice


Wake Up and Smell The Future, It’s Time For Beanjuice™! Grind up the day! Here is Beanjuice™. It is an exciting opportunity: A contest, maybe! But one thing’s for sure: High-end luxury, and youth, and it’s not the stuff that’s left over in a can of beans, so please stop telling people that.

Suggested talking points: Beanjuice™, Amateur Panera Bread Server, Jerry Seinfeld: Latency-free Gamer, Off to See the Lizard, Rob Lowe’s Murderglobes, Accidental Butt Smack

Transcript available here

Tights and Fights Ep. 140: More Superstar Shake-ups w/ Jo Graham.

Jo Graham

Jo Graham from the How2Wrestling podcast joins Hal, Danielle and Lindsey to break down tons of news from the week in wrestling! She originally got into wrestling as a way to bond with her partner. Now, that’s turned into her own podcast and rabid fandom.

WWE continues to move their stars across both shows, with multiple people making their debuts on RAW and Smackdown. Most significantly, AJ Styles is set to face Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship. It’s seemingly being billed as a "dream match." But is this the most interesting direction that WWE can lean into?

Plus, Becky Lynch has not one, but TWO challengers for each of her titles at the next PPV. We’ll decide whether or not Becky should already lose her championships in her first major defense. And Kevin Owens did as Kevin Owens does and beat up Kofi Kingston to get his shot at the WWE Championship! Are we broken up about him never doing the New Day intro again or do we just miss the guttural tones from Big E?

Main Event

In the weeks since WrestleMania, several WWE stars have either left WWE or voiced discontentment with their position within the company. That includes Sasha Banks, Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper. We take a look at each of their situations and our reactions to the difficulties they’ve faced. Plus, with it being more possible than ever to be a truly independent wrestler or get signed by one of the many growing companies (including the popular AEW), will WWE have a harder time holding onto talent that’s either unhappy or lacking direction?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk, and Jo Graham.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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The JV Club Ep. 320: Irene Koh

The JV Club
Irene Koh

Episode 320 welcomes the terrific and talented Irene Koh, illustrator extraordinaire of, among many other things, the Legend of Korra: Turf Wars books! Join JV and Irene as they dish on inspiring anime, old-timey Connecticut fruit stands, and complicated girl crushes, and oodles more.

Come see Janet at PodX in Nashville from May 31 to June 2! 

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

EP83: Karen Tongson on The Carpenters' "A Song For You" (1972)

Heat Rocks
Karen Tongson

The Album: The Carpenters' A Song For You (1972)

dulcet (adjective) used to describe a sound that is soothing and soft, like the dulcet harmonies in a 70s pop song or the dulcet tones of a harp.

It seems like Karen Carpenter invented dulcet tones. Her velvet buttery vocals floated and soared on songs like "We've Only Just Begun", "Top Of The World", "Close To You". Alongside her brother Richard, she created a signature sound built around layered arrangements and harmonies.

Our guest, Pop Rocket's own Karen Tongson, sat with us on Heat Rocks to deep dive into the Carpenters seminal, Close To You, their second studio album released on August 19th, 1970. We talked about what made Karen Carpenter's voice inimitable and extraordinary, how the Carpenters invented the power ballad, Karen's enunciation and lower register, and listened to acapellas that made us all swoon.

Karen's book "Why Karen Carpenter" makes its debut on June 1st and will cover all the ground we didn't in this episode, sans music, but Heat Rocks recommends that you listen to music of The Carpenters in prep!

More on Karen Tongson

More on A Song For You

Show Tracklisting (all songs from A Song For You unless indicated otherwise):

  • Hurting Each Other
  • Goodbye to Love
  • The Carpenters: We've Only Just Begun
  • Donny Hathaway: A Song For You
  • A Song For You
  • Piano Picker
  • Crystal Lullaby
  • I Won't Last A Day Without You
  • Diana Ross: I Won't Last A Day Without You
  • I Won't Last A Day Without You
  • Intermission
  • The Carpenters: Rainy Days and Mondays (isolated vocals)
  • Goodbye to Love
  • Road Ode
  • I Won't Last A Day Without You
  • Top of the World

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