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Still Buffering: How to Flirt

Still Buffering

As requested by a listener, Emma, this week, the sisters are talking about flirting! Sydnee is a self-proclaimed "expert" in flirting, Rileigh believes she is somewhere in the middle, and Teylor is very open about how bad she thinks she is at flirting. From the ~look~ to the mixtapes, flirting spans the ages, just like our sisters, so let's talk about it!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Switchblade Sisters Episode 19: Code 46 with Lynn Shelton

April Wolfe
Lynn Shelton

Code 46

This week we've got the amazing director Lynn Shelton (Humpday, Your Sister's Sister, Laggies) talking about the mostly ignored Michael Winterbottom film, Code 46. Lynn describes the film as the "one of the most romantic films" she's ever seen. April and her dissect the "light futurism" and lack of CGI used in the movie. They discuss the amazing work of Samantha Morton and how her face really carries the emotion of the film. Lynn also talks about her new film Outside In and working with Edie Falco and Jay Duplass. She describes how she went from being an indie filmmaker living in Seattle to working constantly as a TV director for such shows as Mad Men, Fresh Off the Boat, Love, and The New Girl.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Code 46.

Also check out Lynn's newest film Outside In which will be in NY/LA on March 30th and all digital platforms on April 3rd.

With April Wolfe and Lynn Shelton

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

Story Break #48: E.T. 2 - The Extra Tworestrial

Story Break

The team starts with Steven Spielberg's scrapped E.T. 2 pitch and try to make a sequel out of everyone's favorite bicycle-flying alien.

EP25: Denaun "Mr." Porter on A Tribe Called Quest's "Low End Theory" (1991)

Heat Rocks
Denaun Porter

The album: A Tribe Called Quest: Low End Theory (1991)

Producer/MC Denaun Porter aka Mr. Porter has been in the hip-hop scene for over two decades. He has some impressive credits under his belt, producing songs that combined have sold almost 100 million records. He has worked with some of the industries top-talent including Eminem, 50 Cent, SnoopDog, Shakira, Bad Meets Evil, and many more. He is also one of the founding members of the chart-topping Detroit hip-hop group D12. It was none other than ATCQ's "Bonita Applebaum" that inspired Mr. Porter to get into hip-hop and not surprisingly, when we invited him to the show, he wanted to talk about one of the all-time great hip-hop albums: ATCQ's sophomore effort, Low End Theory. 

During our convo, we discussed the production techniques and sample choices, how good the album's sequencing was, and why Q-Tip and the late Phife Dawg went together like peanut butter and jelly. We also got into the fight-provoking question of: Low End Theory or Midnight Marauders?

More on A Tribe Called Quest and Low End Theory

More on Denaun Porter

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Low End Theory unless indicated otherwise):

  • “Scenario”
  • “Denaun Porter: Porter Shops Glasper “jUsT 4 dA hAwAiI eVeNiNg
  • “D12: Devil’s Night: “Purple Hills”
  • “Excursions”
  • “Cannonball Adderley: The Black Messiah “The Steam Drill”
  • “Jackie Jackson: Jackie Jackson “Is it Him or Me”
  • “Queen Latifah: Nature of a Sister “Latifah’s Had It Up to Here”
  • “MC Lyte: Act Like You Know “Act Like You Know”
  • “Skypager”
  • “Check The Rhime”
  • “The Infamous Date Rape”
  • “What?”
  • “Jazz (We’ve Got This)”
  • ““Buggin Out”
  • “Migos: Culture II “Motorsport Feat. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj”
  • “Weather Report: Mr. Gone “Young and Fine”
  • “A Tribe Called Quest: Midnight Marauders “Lyrics to Go”
  • “Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Buhaina“A Chant for Bu”
  • “Everything is Fair”
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    One Bad Mother Episode 246: On Hold, Plus Children's Book Author Airlie Anderson

    One Bad Mother
    Airlie Anderson

    Don’t hang up yet, you’re just on hold! Biz and Theresa wonder if putting things on hold until [fill in the blank] is a good thing, and if perhaps it's better to just let some things go so that we can return to them when we're ready. Let's hold off on answering that. Plus, Biz is in the moment but not in the zone, Theresa says, "I’ll do it myself!" and we talk to award-winning children's book author and illustrator Airlie Anderson about her new book, Neither, which is a beautiful celebration of diversity and inclusion.

    To learn more about Airlie Anderson find her on twitter @airliebird visit her website, or check out her latest book Neither.

    Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

    Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

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

    Pop Rocket Ep. 166: An Excellent Adventure in Time Travel

    Pop Rocket

    This week, Guy, Karen, Wynter and Margaret tackle A Wrinkle in Time and time travel tropes in TV and film.

    Margaret Wappler is all about the New York Times publishing the obituaries they overlooked going back to 1851, people like Ida B. Wells and countless others. Karen is all about defending her Pinoy brother Bruno Mars from YouTuber and activist Seren Sensei, who thinks Mars appropriates black culture. Guy Branum comes late to the Insecure party, but he’s seen the light and apologizes to everyone who insisted he should watch the show. Wynter is all about Hypothetical, the OJ Simpson special that, for whatever reason, recently aired.

    Margaret and Karen both saw A Wrinkle in Time and share their thoughts on the film. Then the gang delve into time travel, and make some profound realizations. If you want to hear about Outlander or Doctor Who, sorry. But if you want to hear their thoughts on Time Traveler’s Wife, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Back to the Future, Quantum Leap, The Arrival and lots of other titles, you’ll be in luck!

    With Karen Tongson, Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Wynter Mitchell.

    That’s My Jam:

    Margaret Wappler - Teena Marie - Deja Vu
    Karen Tongson - Tracey Thorn - Dancefloor
    Wynter Mitchell - James Bay - Pink Lemonade
    Guy Branum - The 5th Dimension - Aquarius

    Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to our Spotify playlists.

    You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

    Produced by Laura Swisher for

    Judge John Hodgman Episode 355: Judge's Court, Judge's Rules


    Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are clearing the docket this week! They talk about how to deal with merchandise one receives by mistake, whistling, naming babies, going out post-cardio exercise, and much more!

    Huge thanks to Matt for bringing Caleb from Duplo Jeopardy Judge Hodgman's LEGO!

    Here they are during the tradeoff!

    If you have LEGO pieces you'd like to send Caleb's way, send them to:

    Lego For Caleb
    PO Box 45044 Brentwood PO
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    T2L 1Y4

    Make sure to check out Hamish the cat's Instagram account at for photos of the cat discussed in this week's episode.



    Lady to Lady EP. 269 "Happy International Women's Day... " ft. Carlie and Doni

    Carlie and Doni

    Carlie and Doni (@CarlieandDoni) join the ladies to talk about seasonal and odd jobs, Barbara and Brandie apply to be the easter bunny at the mall, the best songs to drive to, groupons for musicals, and more ways to incorporate weed into Tess's wedding. Produced by Kailynn West, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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    Announcing MaxFunDrive 2018: April 2 - 13!


    The 2018 MaxFunDrive is April 2 - April 13!

    The best two weeks of the year are almost here! The MaxFunDrive is the perfect time to support your favorite shows by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one. It's also THE MOST podcasting fun you can have. Shows will release their biggest episodes yet. You'll hear from plenty of fantastic guests on extra intriguing topics. Our thank-you gifts for new and upgrading members this year are potentially our most exciting gifts yet (we've been SO PUMPED about them for months). And we'll have MaxFun meetups around the world.

    But most of all, the MaxFunDrive is a huge celebration of all things Maximum Fun, including the spectacular community that's formed around these wonderful shows. Make sure you tune into all of your favorite shows during April 2 to April 13 for more details about the MaxFunDrive and for the best episodes of the year! And if you want to follow everything happening on social media, follow MaxFunHQ on Twitter and Instagram and share using the #MaxFunDrive hashtag.

    MaxFun Meetup Day is Tuesday, April 10, 2018!

    One MaxFunDrive tradition we really, really love is MaxFun Meetup Day. These listener-hosted gatherings happen all around the world on the same night, and it's a splendid way to meet MaxFunsters in person. This year's meetup day is Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00pm.

    If you'd like to host a meetup, simply pick a place (we recommend a bar or cafe that can accommodate a group), and email with your city, state, venue, and name, and we'll get it listed on our meetup page. Once the meetup locations start rolling in, you can see the list at If your area isn't represented yet, don't fret, just make one! It doesn't have to be anything fancy - just a place where people can get together and say hello. The people will bring the fun.

    As always, thank you for your incredible support of Maximum Fun, and we'll see you in a few weeks for THE 2018 MAXFUNDRIVE! Airhorn noise, airhorn noise, airhorn noise / high fives all around!

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