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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Ellie Kemper & Flying Lotus

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Ellie Kemper
Guests: 
Flying Lotus

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Ellie Kemper on her career as a comedic actress, wrestling with privilege, and her Emmy-nominated role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

[r] Ellie Kemper first achieved breakout success as Erin Hannon on the NBC sitcom The Office. Her turn as the happy-go-lucky office receptionist was popular with fans and critics alike and showcased her gifts as a comedic actress. Those talents have since been leveraged on the big screen in box office hit films like Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street.

Now she plays the title character in the Netflix Original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a role for which she recently earned her second straight Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Actress. Despite the show’s dark premise -- Kimmy Schmidt was held captive by a cult leader for years in an underground bunker -- the show plays it all for laughs as she tries to rebuild her life in New York City. Her years of isolation have left her ignorant of many cultural touchstones, but she pushes through with an enthusiasm and tenacity that is both endearing and hilarious.

Ellie joined Jesse in 2016 to talk about her early experiences of living and working in New York, mining material from her time at Princeton and her self-consciousness about privilege.

Catch all the episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. The show was recently renewed for a fourth season.

Listen to Jesse's 2016 interview with Ellie Kemper.

Flying Lotus on his aunt Alice Coltrane, J Dilla, and more

Flying Lotus is a critically acclaimed music producer whose sound lies somewhere between progressive hip-hop and dance music. In 2010, Jesse spoke to him about his unique style and his remarkable musical lineage -- his aunt was the great jazz pianist Alice Coltrane. FlyLo also tells Jesse about how his mother convinced him to submit music to Cartoon Network's [adult swim], and the influence of the late hip-hop producer J Dilla on his music.

You can find out what Flying Lotus is up to next at Flying-Lotus.com. You can also watch his 2016 film Kuso on iTunes, or wherever else you rent your films.

Listen to Jesse's 2010 interview with Flying Lotus.

Photo: Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images

The Outshot: Remembering Phife Dawg

Jesse fondly remembers Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest as a "big brother" figure in hip-hop.

Listen to Jesse's Outshot on the late rapper Phife Dawg.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 492 - D.J. Demers

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D.J. Demers

Comedian and John Mayer fan D.J. Demers returns to talk organs, celebrity sightings, and aliens vs. dinosaurs.

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MBMBaM 368: The Sun Shines On Our Dark Planet!

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Justin, Travis and Dane are back again to talk about the few blissful minutes of sun our world received on this blessed rotation. Justin also pitches a very, VERY whimsical story about food that isn't rocks!!! Can you imagine!?!?

Suggested talking points: The Sun Day, Time Chunks, Personal Pan Immunity, Pizza Daniel, News Spoilers, Pancake Trap, Doober Dads, Kevin James' Height Correction, Principal Theft

Barber Shops and Salons

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Shmanners

Hello Internet! Before we start our description... there's something different about you, isn't there? Is that a new shirt? New shoes? OH! You got your hair cut! This episode is all about BARBER SHOPS AND SALONS! How much do you tip? Do you have to talk? Is it ok to say no to a shampoo? How do you find a new stylist? What's the historical significance of the barber? All these questions and MORE! Enjoy and be sure to share.

Demi Adejuyigbe / Brad Morris

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Demi Adejuyigbe
Guests: 
Brad Morris

Hello babies!

Emily is doing some shows in Texas this week! If you’re in the general vicinity of Texas make it a point to check her out and let her make you laugh! Is the brown noise real? On that note, when was the last time you laughed so hard you peed your pants? Was it this decade? Have you ever made someone pee their Levi’s? On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Margaret Howe Lovatt,” a volunteer naturalist from Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, who took part in a NASA-funded research project in which she attempted to teach a dolphin named Peter to understand and mimic human speech. She used some unconventional methods in attempt to achieve her goal. We welcome Demi Adejuyigbe, who tells us the tale of Lincoln’s grave robbers. On Expert Hour, we are joined by brand consultant James Courtneay-Breadwich. 

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Demi Adejuyigbe
Brad Morris

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 494: Live at Angel City Brewery with Elliott Kalan and Open Mike Eagle

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Guests: 
Elliott Kalan
Guests: 
Open Mike Eagle
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Riley Silverman

Jordan and Jesse are joined live on stage from the Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles by Elliot Kalan from The Flophouse podcast and Open Mike Eagle from the Tights and Fights podcast. Plus, bonus stand up sets from Riley Silverman and Danielle Radford.

The Greatest Generation Ep 164: Any Pixel in a Storm (S7E13)

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When Worf’s brother sends word of pending calamity at the Diet Mintakan planet he’s living on, the Enterprise is there to stand bravely and selflessly by as a young civilization is winked out of existence. But when Dr. Rozhenko sneaks some refugees aboard, the only way to prevent a full blown Prime Directive violation is for Worf to dress up as Carl Weathers. How are these holodeck outages going to affect the ship’s first officer? What’s the best window treatment on which to preserve a historical record? Why isn’t Worf respecting proper hugging etiquette? It’s the episode that is almost entirely dedicated to Paul Sorvino pasta sauce.

Beef And Dairy Network Podcast - Episode 26 - Michael Banyan In Exile

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Guests: 
Henry Paker
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn

Henry Paker and Theresa Thorn join in for this episode, an exclusive interview with Michael Banyan, the former bovine poet laureate who mysteriously disappeared earlier this year.

By Benjamin Partridge and Henry Paker. Thanks to Theresa Thorn.

Stock media provided by Setuniman/Pond5.com and Soundrangers/Pond5.com

Tickets for Beef And Dairy Live in London on 16 Sept 2017: http://bit.ly/beefanddairylive

Ross and Carrie Remember Sri Mrinalini Mata: SRF Memorial Edition

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We take a quick break from our UFO stakeout to head back to the Self-Realization Fellowship and report on the memorial for Sri Mrinalini Mata, the SRF's late president and devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda. Learn about her life and legacy, and find the answer to the one important question... two urgent questions... nine burning questions we had in our minds.

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The Flop House: Episode #238 - xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

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The Flop House

While Elliott’s making the transition into the relaxed SoCal lifestyle, we’re running some shows we have in the bank, like this live show from back in the winter, which may have been our best one yet. Meanwhile, Elliott reveals Hitchcock’s commercial work, Stuart wants us to know that he can do impressions too, and Dan accidentally says something untoward about his mom.

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