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MBMBaM 479: Face 2 Face: A Spectral, Horny Build-A-Bear

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This live show, from our recent tour stop in Pittsburgh, will probably go down in history as “the one where we unknowingly distributed 100 KFC Doughnut Chicken Sandwiches to our audience, who, for some reason did not instantly turn against us.” We like to think of it … well, we don’t like to think of it. We did an unconscionable thing to you, our dear, dear listeners.

Transcript available here

The JV Club Ep. 342: Tatum Lynn

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Show: 
The JV Club

This week: JV welcomes musician Tatum Lynn! Put on your tap shoes and tap, tap, tap your way through a world of non-glitzy pageants, playing on an all-boy basketball team, and impromptu PA performances at department stores.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 603: River Rat with Helen Hong

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Guests: 
Helen Hong

Helen Hong (Go Fact Yourself podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Helen's White Claw withdrawal and how it led to her boozy night at the Sound of Music Singalong at the Hollywood Bowl, Jesse's all-time favorite food and beverage luxury upgrade, and Jordan's truly epic quest to Bakersfield to fulfill his longtime dream of tubing down a river.

MBMBaM 478: The Sprite Slide, A Sprite Experience

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Who’s lookin’ to get sticky sticky sticky in the hot hot sun? Come on down to Spriteland and get WILD with all your carbonated buds! We got lazy rivers just chock-full of this clear stuff, and boy, the bees are just, really y’all, it’s really … there’s a lot of bees.

Suggested talking points: The Coldest Chili, Adult Trampoline Center, Sticky Amusement Park, Pizz-It!, Thanks Alexa, Fun Food for Fun Guys

Transcript available here

Stop Podcasting Yourself 601 - Amber Harper-Young

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Guests: 
Amber Harper-Young

Comedian Amber Harper-Young returns to talk basketball, jet-setting, and hatchet fights.

Download episode 601 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org"
Phone us at (844)779-7631 (or UGH-SPY-POD1)
Mailing address: Suite 144 - 6362 Fraser St., Vancouver, BC V5W 0A1

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 36

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The curtain rises, and the machine is exposed. The Pine Guard stands in judgment of judgment itself. Two doors — two choices — illuminate the darkness.

The final episode of The Adventure Zone: Amnesty.

Thank you for listening.

Transcript available here

The JV Club Ep. 341: Rebecca LaVoi

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Show: 
The JV Club
Guests: 
Rebecca LaVoi

This week: Two Ladies, Two Couches. JV is tickled pink to chat with her podcast crush, Rebecca LaVoie (Crime Writers On; These Are There Stories) as Rebecca recovers from leg surgery (Folks- she’s doing great!) and reflects back on the general embarrassment of high school, the deep truth of “it gets better," and her too-perfect photo mate, the mysterious Lisa N!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The JV Club will be LIVE at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn on Wednesday Oct. 9th! Details and tickets are available now.

EP104: Jeff Chang on the "Wild Style" soundtrack (1983)

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Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Jeff Chang

The Album: Wild Style soundtrack(1983)

Wild Style began as a low budget but ambitious film project, centered around Zoro, a young graffiti writer swashbuckling his way through the style wars of early ‘80s New York. Directed by Charlie Ahearn and starring Lee Quinones as Zoro, Wild Style would become more of a quasi-documentary of hip-hop’s on its cusp from South Bronx street culture into the global phenomenon we know today. Filled with MC, graffiti, DJ and b-boy performances from a host of now legends, Wild Style would inadvertently spread the hip-hop gospel to a generation of youth around the world, enraptured with how it depictions of an explosive, impossibly colorful subculture that few had laid eyes on outside of the five boroughs. Its soundtrack, overseen by Fab Five Freddy and Blondie guitarist Chris Stein, was largely built off an exclusive disc of original breakbeats that became the sound bed for various live performance scenes throughout the movie. Electric, dynamic and fly as hell, the Wild Style soundtrack helped capture the sound of early hip-hop’s energy and flair from A to motherf—-ng Z.

For a young Jeff Chang, growing up far away from the Bronx in Honolulu, Wild Style was like a secret cypher that he and his friends could pass around and decrypt. Long before the days of streaming video, if you didn’t catch a theatrical screening of this tiny, indie flick, you had to rely on nth generation bootleg dubs on VHS but as crappy as the images might have been, the inspiration was no less dimmed. This put Chang on the path to eventually become one of the most accomplished hip-hop critics in the formative ‘90s era, eventually culminating in his award winning Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation (2005), which, among other things, digs deep into hip-hop’s earliest days preceding even the Wild Style era. He’s since followed that up with Who We Be: The Colorization of America (2014) and most recently, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation (2016) which became the inspiration behind the digital video series of the same name which just debuted this year.

More on Jeff Chang

More on The Wild Style soundtrack

Show Tracklisting (all songs from The Wild Style soundtrack unless indicated otherwise):

  • Stoop Rap
  • Stoop Rap - Film Version
  • Cuckoo Clocking
  • Military Cut
  • Nas: The Genesis
  • Stoop Rap
  • Gang Star: DJ Premier In Deep Concentration
  • Gangbusters
  • Common: Gettin' Down At The Amphitheater
  • MC Battle at the Dixie
  • A Tribe Called Quest: Sucka N****
  • Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie
  • Public Enemy: Raise the Roof
  • Wild Style Lesson
  • MC Battle at the Dixie
  • Down By Law
  • Grandmaster Flash: Flash it to the Beat (Live)
  • Lisa Lee Wild Style deleted scene
  • T's Limo Ride
  • Double Trouble at the Amphitheater
  • Basketball Throwdown
  • Gangbusters
  • South Bronx Subway Rap
  • Subway Theme

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there
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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 602: Meanie Babies with Kevin T. Porter

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Guests: 
Kevin T. Porter

Kevin T. Porter (Good Christian Fun podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of what happens when artists that Kevin talks about on his podcast get in touch, Jesse's attempt at making a new adult friend, and the anachronism from It Chapter Two that set Jordan off.

MBMBaM 477: Crash Bandicoot’s Wallet Chain

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If you open yourself up to it, love can find you in the strangest of places. In the meat aging attic. In Crash Bandicoot’s loaded back pocket. Or, in an unassuming serving of customizable, hastily baked authentic Italian pasta. Come, have a bowl. Reconnect.

Suggested talking points: Old Beef Jokes, Sporf, Damien Adultduck, The Raw Voice, Brown Sonic, Veggie Extravaganza, Tom Orrow, The Inside of Superman’s Mouth and Butt

Transcript available here

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