The MaxFun Blog

Maximum Fun is your home on the internet for things that are awesome. Our blog will guide you and our family of podcasts will entertain and inform you. About

Ep. 61. The Stolen Century - Chapter Two

| 0 comments

Our heroes find themselves crossing between strange, deadly, beautiful worlds, pursued by a foe they cannot comprehend. Can they grow strong enough to defeat their cosmic enemy? Or will their journey take them down a road from which they can never return? Magnus leads an expedition. Taako is tempted. Merle leads his congregation.

Unicorn Frap, Jeff Goldblum, State Department Advertises Mar-A-Lago, Declaration Discovery, Confederate Memorial Removed, French Election, Muddy Jeans, Writer's Strike, Trumps First 100 Days

| 0 comments

Hey folks! Gonna try something new in the description! Let us know what you think!

Intro (0:24-10:50)

Bevs Like These

Unicorn Frap

Goldblum signs on to Jurassic World sequel

Beyond The Headlines (10:54-33:08)

State Department Promotes Mar-A-Lago

Parchment Copy of Declaration of Independence Discovered

New Orleans Removes Confederate Memorials

French Presidential Elections

Nordstrom Mud Jeans

Impending Writer’s Strike (34:40-46:57)

Trumps First 100 Days (47:02-1:03:39)

Wi-Five (1:03:52-1:07:36)

Outro (1:07:41)

TS284: Dog Songs, FGM, Trump and LGBTQ issues

| 0 comments
Show: 
Throwing Shade

This week Bryan attended a rock concert featuring music only whales would love, while Erin shares her favorite dog songs. Also, Female Genital Mutilation is much more prevalent in the US than people know, and it still isn’t considered illegal in most states, and an article recently in the New York Times has been tracking Trump and his record regarding LGBTQ issues which has been a consistent failure.

Pop Rocket Episode 121: Kendrick! Lorde! Gaga! The 2017 Music Special with Gerrick Kennedy

| 0 comments
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Gerrick Kennedy

This week, the gang (minus Guy) is joined by Gerrick Kennedy, music writer at the Los Angeles Times, to discuss the best album releases of 2017. For the first time in 33 years, there are no women in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100's chart. The gang discusses whether they think this is a fluke or a trend, how they think streaming services affect the numbers, and what this means for women musicians of color. They discuss the importance of the new Kendrick Lamar album Damn. and about early contestants for "The Song of the Summer" title. They talk about whether they think Ed Sheeran is creepy and why Harry Styles is a #HeForShe hero. Then, in lieu of jams and because Coachella just kicked off the start to the music festival season, the panel tells us about their dream music festivals-where they would be, who would be playing, and how much they would cost. All of this, plus each panelist tells us what they're all about.

Margaret Wappler, Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell, and Gerrick Kennedy

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.

Other Links:
Phil Elverum Pitchfork Piece by Jayson Greene
Here Lies Love
Ed Sheeran's Rolling Stone cover story
No Women in Hot 100's top 10 For The First Time in 33 years

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

The MaxFun enamel pin sale is LIVE!

| 0 comments

Hey all you lovely $10+ monthly members in good standing: we've started sending out emails with links to buy enamel pins, but we're doing it in batches!

When you check for your pin email, be sure to check your spam folder (and your Promotions tab if you use Gmail), as well as your regular email inbox!

Since these are going out in batches, we'll need to give it some time. If you do not receive an email by TOMORROW, Thursday, April 27, and you believe you are a current $10+ monthly member, please email lindsay@maximumfun.org, and we'll get it sorted out for you.

As a reminder, this is a limited-time sale -- you have until next Wednesday, May 3rd to get your hands on these, so don't lollygag!

Thank you again for your amazing support, and for making it possible for us to sell these awesome Megan Lynn Kott. creations! All profits from the sale will be going to the LA Regional Food Bank.

Please note: We are ordering the pins to be manufactured after the sale ends, so you do not have to worry about anything selling out. Also, this means it will be a while before anything ships -- we're looking at mid-June.

Adam Ruins Everything Episode 25: Bud Hammes on Why Talking About Death Is Life-Changing

| 0 comments

Bud Hammes joins us on today's episode to discuss his work with advanced care planning - the idea that as we get older, we should have discussions with our doctors and our loved ones on how we want to end our lives. Having such systems in place not only gives us control over our deaths but it also clarifies our final wishes for our family and friends. 
 
Bud is one of the foremost thought leaders on advanced care planning. In his hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin alone, some 96 percent of people who die there have some sort of advance directive. On the episode, Adam and Bud discuss what constitutes a 'good death', the potential misuses of these planning processes, and its success in La Crosse and cities across the country.
 
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

Lady to Lady EP. 223 "Is That a Chair?" ft. Alison Stevenson

| 0 comments
Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Alison Stevenson

Alison Stevenson (@justaboutglad) joins the ladies to discuss candy crush, bank fees, camping, whales, catfish, planet earth, the fast movies, Anne Hathaway, the sims pervs, eating meat and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

Email us your Lady Problem at ladytolady@maximumfun.org
Like us on Facebook for Upcoming Shows and News
Subscribe to us and leave us a review on iTunes

Judge John Hodgman Episode 310: In Flagrante Delicto

| 0 comments

Sarah brings the case against her husband, Eric. Eric likes wearing pants that are decorated to look like the American flag. But, Sarah thinks he wears the pants at inappropriate times. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY ERIC

Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is available for pre-order at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. If you're in the Western, MA area this summer, make sure to check out the Solid Sound Festival, where Judge Hodgman is hosting the Comedy Stage.

You can also check out Bailiff Jesse's other shows Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go! wherever you download podcasts!

Thank you to Dan Kane for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

--

SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST in ITUNES or the RSS FEED

It's Jedi! Not Jedis! W/ Ben Acker!

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Ben Acker

This week on Bunker Buddies! The AMAZING Ben Acker is on the show as our co host! Hang on to your hats for this one cause we go all over the place! Format can take a hike!
We find our if Ben learned anything that might help him in the apocalypse by writing a Star Wars book and that Ben is 100% a 6'6" Beta which seems like an oxymoron. Go check out Thriling Adventure Hour http://thrillingadventurehour.com a podcast/show Ben created and buy his new book on Amazon here! Email me some 'would you rather's or topics and gear you think we need to discuss TravisAndAndie@gmail.com Follow me on twitter @AndieBolt thanks for all your continued support! Stay Safe Out There, Hope and Cheesecake.

The Greatest Generation Ep 131: The Deep End of the Pool (S6E6)

| 0 comments

When the Entrepreneur’s new internship program is announced, the first participant is a brilliant orphan who fits right in. But when she starts showing off her I Dream of Jeannie impression, the crew’s most hated god-thing shows up to reprise his role as judge, jury and executioner. How did the costume department spin cloth out of cotton candy? What does being adopted have to do with fighting a warp explosion with your bare hands? Why does Gates get all the hair? It’s the episode we’ll be a little bit embarrassed to talk about at our high school reunions.

Syndicate content