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Thanks for a HUGE MaxFunDrive!

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The 2018 MaxFunDrive (and Weekend Amnesty) has officially come to an end, and at the time of writing we are at 28,630 new and upgrading members!!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! That means we not only surpassed our goal of 25,000, but hit our stretch goal of 28,000! This is absolutely amazing, and we are incredibly grateful and lucky to have kind, cool, generous members like you -- people who believe enough in what we do at MaxFun to voluntarily contribute money to keep it going. If you were able to join or upgrade this year, thank you so much! And if you are a sustaining supporter, thank you for your incredible support all this time! We couldn't do it without you!

Now that the drive is over have a couple of quick things for you:

Watch a replay of Friday's live show!

We had a true MaxFun extravaganza to celebrate the end of the drive on Friday night. We packed Angel City Brewery with hosts and MaxFun members for a two-hour ELEVEN-SHOW spectacle. It was a blast, and we know a lot of you weren't able to tune in live, so we decided to keep the video up on our YouTube channel just for you! Watch it here.

Our #MaxFunDreamDate Stretch Goal

Since we hit our stretch goal of 28,000 (thank you!), we are going to make this perfect work of graphic design a reality. More information is forthcoming -- we'll let you know when to start sitting by your Dream Phone waiting for our call.

Thank-you Gifts
If you became a monthly member at the $10 level or above for the first time during the 2018 MaxFunDrive, or if you were able to upgrade to the next membership level, we'll be sending you a gift to say thanks for taking the plunge. (Folks at the $5 level and up should already be able to dive into 100+ hours of bonus content!) We send the physical gifts to production after the drive is over, so we know how many to make, and in this case, we will be waiting until after the pin sale, as well. So, gifts probably won't go out until July, but we'll keep everyone posted on the production process. Please keep in mind that cancelling your membership or changing your membership level may affect your gift eligibility.

Pin Sale for Charity
Since we hit our goal of 25,000 new and upgrading members, we will be putting the pins on sale for all active members at the $10 level or above -- with proceeds going to charity. We are working on setting up the shop for you, but it will take a little bit of time. If you are eligible to buy a pin, we'll be sending you an email in the coming week(s), and once we're ready to go, we will be shouting it from the rooftops* so you won't miss it.
*everywhere MaxFun exists on the internet

Thank you again for a tremendous MaxFunDrive!

Episode 32: "Elevated Horror," Movie Etiquette, and A Quiet Place with Inkoo Kang

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Inkoo Kang

A Quiet Place

The return of Inkoo Kang! She joins the crew to discuss A Quiet Place. On this episode, April describes her irritation with the term 'Elevated Horror' and how it is an attempt to distance certain films from the genre itself. Inkoo discusses her physical reaction to the jump scares in scary movies. Ricky regails the gang with a tale of getting kicked out of the theater. April tells a story about sitting next to a breastfeeding mother while watching A Quiet Place. And Alonso hammers home the necessity for keeping your phone off in the movie theater. Plus, this is the last week of the MaxFunDrive, so the Who Shot Ya? friends detail the importance of donating. maximumfun.org/donate.

In news, Molly Ringwald has some issues with The Breakfast Club, Zoe Saldana is tired of 'elitists' putting down the Marvel movies, and Margaret Atwood says the 9/11 terrorists were inspired by Star Wars.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
Alonso - Lean on Pete
April - Sweet Country
Inkoo Kang - The Rider

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Rampage with Danielle Radford.

With Inkoo Kang, Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Minority Korner 124: Queenatude! (MaxFunDrive, Black Queens of History, Epsy Campbell Bell, Teenagers, Roseanne)

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Minority Korner

We are rounding out week two of the MaxFunDrive, and man are we pumped to cross that finish line!!! We are completely over joyed with the responses that we have been getting from listeners, new members, and upgrading members! what a fun ride it has been. But! It's not over! Keep and ear out because we have a few more surprise guest calling in this show. James tells Nnekay about his wild ride in parenthood this past week. He lit up New York with his 16 year old nephew, then called his parents to personally thank them. The wonder twins talk about the mind of a teenager. A little dabble in Ready Player One, then boom! Let's get into Roseanne... should we watch? Nnekay has OPINIONS. In James's korner he has a treat for us all with the break down of 4 fabulous Black Queens in history- just when you thought Beyonce was enough queenatude here's some more!!!! You might be surprised about what is left off the history books, these women are full of POWER. In Nnekay's Korner she continues the trend of black queendom by covering the newly elected Vice President of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell Barr- the first black woman Vice President in the Americas! Get Those earbuds ready because you are in for a treat!

Links!

http://maximumfun.org/donate

https://womenintheworld.com/2018/04/03/costa-rica-elects-latin-americas-...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/04/03/epsy-campbe...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epsy_Campbell_Barr

http://www.blackhistoryheroes.com/2010/05/queen-mother-nana-yaa-asantewa...

https://thenerdsofcolor.org/2016/02/10/xena-was-black/

https://urbanintellectuals.com/2016/03/14/empress-candace-ethiopia-332-b...

http://solarey.net/queen-nandi/

https://answersafrica.com/5-powerful-african-queens-history.html

https://blackliberationlovenunity.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/kings-queens-...

Minority Korner Store: https://teespring.com/minority-korner-t-shirt#pid=369&cid=6513&sid=front

Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com
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Switchblade Sisters Episode 23: The Heat with Tamra Davis

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Tamra Davis

The Heat

This week director Tamra Davis (Billy Madison, Half Baked, CB4) sits down with April to discuss Paul Feig's The Heat. Tamra takes April through what it's like directing comedies, how she worked with actors Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and collaborating with comedy writers during a shoot. She also discusses the wonderful experience of directing the uber famous Britney Spears during the filming of Crossroads. April and her dissect Melissa McCarthy's performance in The Heat and her ongoing work with director Paul Feig. Tamra also details what it's like directing action scenes and the collaborative process of making a movie. Plus Inkoo Kang stops by to discuss why people should donate to the MaxFunDrive and Switchblade Sisters.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Heat

With April Wolfe and Tamra Davis

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Show Notes for the 2018 MaxFunDrive Bonus Content!

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This is a special bonus episode where Mallory and Brea recommend books to go with your favorite MaxFun episode! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

Reading Glasses Tote Bags -
https://topatoco.com/collections/maximum-fun/products/maxf-rg-dnd-tote

Links -

Reading Glasses Transcriptions on Gretta
https://gretta.com/1246042223/

Reading Glasses Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/259287784548200/?ref=bookmarks

Reading Glasses Goodreads Group
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/224423-reading-glasses---fan-group

Apex Magazine Page Advice Article
https://www.apex-magazine.com/

Amazon Wish List
http://a.co/4kHx7t9

Books Mentioned -

Robots vs. Fairies edited by Navah Wolfe and Dominik Parisien
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781481462365

Lady Killers by Tori Telfer
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062433732

Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143128045

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062397348

Chain Saw Confidential by Gunnar Hansen
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781452114491

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780060741877

Death from the Skies! By Philip Plait
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143116042

Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812997576

Vacationland by John Hodgman
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780735224803

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062415837

Stiff by Mary Roach
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780393324822

The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781594634086

Two Brothers by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781616558567

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374537142

Rat Queens, vol 1 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781607069454

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780446675505

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 526: Sarcophagus Party with Elliott Kalan and Laura Swisher

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Guests: 
Elliott Kalan
Guests: 
Laura Swisher

Celebrated writer and podcaster Elliott Kalan joins Jordan and Jesse for this very special MaxFunDrive episode! They get into the magical celebrity graveyard trips Elliott and his son take, Jesse's favorite museum in London, and Elliott's dream Michael B Jordan role. Plus, Laura Swisher, MaxFun's Senior Producer joins in to take calls and talk about the amazing bonus content from across the network.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 31: 80s Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, and Ready Player One with Dave Schilling

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Dave Schilling

We got a great episode this week as Ricky, Alonso, and April welcome Birth.Movies.Death and Bleacher Report writer Dave Schilling to the program to discuss Ready Player One. The gang bemoans the overwhelming amount of 80s nostalgia that has taken over pop culture, and how this could be potentially dangerous. Dave stans for the underappreciated Karl Urban film Dredd. They also explore what pop culture world would populate their own personal Oasis. Hint: 'Murder, She Wrote' is a large part of April's virtual reality. Plus, Ricky, Alonso, and April take some time to discuss the MaxFunDrive, which is happening right now! If you'd like to donate to the network and support this show, please contribute at maximumfun.org/donate.

In news, Daniel Day Lewis and Lesley Manville have a food fight, Helen Mirren campaigns for a stunt performer Oscar, Bill & Ted 3 is probably happening, and Jared Leto is hitchhiking across America.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Coming to America
Alonso - My Life as a Zucchini
April - The Howling
Dave - Dredd and Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing A Quiet Place with Inkoo Kang.

With Dave Schilling, Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

MK123: Members, Members On The Wall (#MaxFunDrive, Asian American Authors, 90s R& B Girl Groups, Who Bit Beyonce?)

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Minority Korner

Hooray it's the MaxFun Drive!!!! Remember to become a member to get our extra bonus content: Jungle 2 Jungle double movie review, because we know you guys love our reviews! Not to mention many many many amazing other gifts with each level of membership! This week, the twins talk about Beyonce, but more specifically who bit her! They take a twist on the topic and talk about the joy of the mystery and probably solve it. In Nnekay's Korner she is continuing her quest to diversify your bookshelf by blessing you with some amazing Asian American authors to enrich your mind! James takes the korner baton and educates and reminds us all about the long lost art of Girl Groups, specifically R&B 90s Girl Groups- are you ready for a trip down memory lane? Well you better be... also for some possible off tune sing alongs. Since this is the MaxFun Drive... there might be some surprise guest during the breaks... you just never know, who might show up or call in.

Links!

http://maximumfun.org/donate

https://open.spotify.com/user/127745239/playlist/382sTEoG2fZz8StvPwP22T?...

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/zola-books-/great-asianpacific-americ_b_5...

https://kollaboration.org/6426/five-asian-american-sci-fi-authors-you-sh...

Minority Korner Store: https://teespring.com/minority-korner-t-shirt#pid=369&cid=6513&sid=front

Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com
Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner

Switchblade Sisters Episode 22: Fatal Attraction with Heather Graham

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Heather Graham

Fatal Attraction

We've got a huge episode this week. Actress, writer, director Heather Graham sits down with April to talk about the salacious Fatal Attraction. The two of them discuss relating to Glenn Close's character, even though she is technically the villain. Heather elaborates on her experience directing her debut feature, Half Magic. She discusses getting the movie made, the inspiration behind it, and how she decided to include a "vagina empowerment" class in the film. She also dives into her acting career; being directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and David Lynch, working with a ton of men who have been accused of sexual harassment, and finding her desire to direct. Plus, Drea Clark stops by to talk with April about the MaxFunDrive.

You can see Half Magic on all digital platforms.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch Fatal Attraction

With April Wolfe and Heather Graham

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Announcing MaxFunDrive 2017 Weekend Amnesty!

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Holy smokes! This has been, by far, our biggest, most successful MaxFunDrive ever, and it's all thanks to you, our wonderful listeners. Thank you so much for stepping up, joining, upgrading, and spreading the word. You rule.

If you're just now tuning in, don't fret -- we're going to continue to offer our amazing pledge gifts over the weekend. Simply join or upgrade your membership before Monday, get your gifts, and support your favorite MaxFun shows!

We'll get back to you soon with more information about how $10+ monthly members can purchase additional pins, but for now, enjoy the feeling of knowing you make all of our shows possible. Thank you so, so much!

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