THE MAXFUNDRIVE STARTS TODAY, Monday, March 20th, and ends on March 31st. It’s the best time of year to become a member (or upgrade your existing membership), and we've put together some incredible, MaxFunDrive-exclusive thank-you gifts to show our appreciation. Plus, isn't it just fun to be a part of a thing?
We think so. And we hope you think so, too because we need your help. We've set our highest goal yet: 10,000 new or upgrading members. 10,000! That's exactly DOUBLE our goal from last year! But we know we can do it. Well, we know YOU can do it.
HOW CAN I HELP?
1. Tune in to all your favorite shows (and some new ones!) during the next two weeks. Your favorite hosts will tell you all the exciting stuff about MaxFunDrive!
2. Head over to maximumfun.org/donate and become a new member or upgrade your current membership! You can do that now. Like, right now. Open that link in a new tab, so you won't even lose your place. Go ahead. Here, I'll put a big note saying THIS IS WHERE YOU START READING AGAIN WHEN YOU'RE DONE. Back? Excellent. Now that you've done that, you're free to spend the rest of the MaxFunDrive tweeting about how great everyone at MaxFun thinks you are (because we really do).
WHAT WAS THAT YOU SAID ABOUT INCREDIBLE GIFTS?
Well, we’ve been working hard to figure out the best way to show our massive appreciation, and we've come up with some tremendous thank-you gifts that you simply can't get anywhere else. If you become a member for the first time, or if you upgrade your existing membership to the next tier, you'll get some seriously cool stuff.
- For $5 a month you’ll get continuous access to 100+ hours of bonus content from all of your favorite shows.
- $10 a month will get you your choice of THE COOLEST enamel pins. Megan Lynn Kott designed a unique pin for each of your favorite shows, and, frankly, they're spectacular.
- If you sign up at $20 a month, you'll get our Keep in Touch Kit. Everyone needs a little extra love and support now and then, and our KIT Kit provides everything you need to KIT the old-school way: amazing notecards designed by Brian Fernandes; a 4-color MaxFun rocket pen; a custom rocket-shaped, pencil shavings-scented candle crafted by Erica Huff, and pretty much the greatest self-inking stamp there is to help spread love and friendship the MaxFun way!
- AND MORE! Check out the blog post for the complete line-up!
I CAN'T PICK ONE PIN. I JUST CAN'T!!
We have seen the sentiment A LOT, and we feel you. Megan did an almost unbelievable job on these, and they're so dang collectible, it doesn't seem right to make you choose. So here's the deal: if you are eligible for a pin (you join at or upgrade to a $10+ per month membership during the drive), we'll give you the chance to buy more pins after the drive ends. And we're not lining our pockets with that money -- we'll donate the profits to charity. The single best way to support your favorite MaxFun shows remains joining as a monthly member or upgrading your membership. We just realized we can't choose our favorite, and we didn't want you to have to, either.
THAT'S AMAZING. BUT I'M ALREADY A MAXFUN MEMBER, AND I CAN'T AFFORD TO UPGRADE.
First off: thank you! We so appreciate your support and membership. You literally keep the lights on around here. And we don't want to leave you out. If we reach our goal of 10,000 new and upgrading members, we'll give every $10+ monthly member the chance to buy pins after the drive ends. As with purchases from new and upgrading members, all profits will go to charity. This is sort of unheard of, but our goal is sort of unheard of, too. So help us get there by urging your friends who are loyal listeners to join at just $5 per month.
I NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE GIFTS.
That's fair. Check out maximumfun.org/donate to find out more about the donation levels and MaxFunDrive-exclusive thank-you gifts.
Finally, over the past few weeks, we had the awesome privilege of being able to thank some of our members in person. We wish we could do the same for all of you. But for now, please check out the first of this series, and know that we feel truly honored and humbled that you believe so much in what we do. The first day isn't over and we're already at over 2,500 new and upgrading members, and that wouldn't be possible without you! Thank you!
Ed Gamble, Mike Bubbins and John Rutledge join in for this episode which features an interview with Phillip Seastram, formerly of the Food Standards Agency, and Eli Roberts, who has started a new venture.
By Benjamin Partridge, Ed Gamble, Mike Bubbins and John Rutledge.
It’s the MaxFunDrive pledge drive! To support to the podcast, visit www.maximumfun.org/donate.
“Waves Of Intensity” “Light Touch” “Pink Gradient”
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Comedian and actor Ryan Belleville returns to talk YouTube families, chomps, bites, chews, and dumb movie trailers.
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Happy MaxFunDrive, everybody! We recorded this one in a hotel room rigth before our recent live show in Portland. The audio isn't as tight as we like it -- Travis in particular sounds like he's recording from inside of a well -- but we hope you enjoy it, nevertheless!
Suggested talking points: Together Again, BSKT, Kicking Some Butt, Numa Numa Revelations, Austin Powers: Sins of the Father, Kid Star School, Pancakes DIY, Breaking DDR Boys News
It’s MaxFunDrive 2017- go to Maximumfun.org and help support the Babies and all your other favorite shows! Check out the Baby Geniuses themed gifts! I want a Baby Geniuses butt pin really badly!!
We’re traveling a lot this month which has us wondering - how do you pronounce this dang place? Do you make an effort to do as the locals do? When in Rome, say Roma? Or does “Paris” rhyme with “heiress” to you? Emily finally got around to seeing A Dog’s Purpose. On the subject of gut wrenchingly bad movies, we respond to feedback we received about our La La Land opinions. On Chunch Chat, Martha adds some colorfully named fowl to the coop. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Concealed Shoes,” or shoes that are hidden inside buildings while they are being constructed. We welcome Jackie Kashian, who is not ashamed to tell us about her love of Romance Novels. On Expert Hour, dessert medium Roy Lips joins us to share how he uses sweets to connect us with the deceased.
When the Entrepreneur makes an unscheduled stop on the way to a passenger's destination, the diversion puts more than the ship's 5-star rating in jeopardy. But when a giant Glassybaby in the cargo bay falls over, its contents prove to be irresistible to just about everyone on board (except those with a special conscience). Who's working the bag check on the Enterprise? Is the marimba the most romantic instrument? What qualifies as a tragedy? It's the episode that will force you to take a cold shower, afterwards!
When you're trying to select the best song by one of the most influential sketch groups of all time, you need a heavy hitter to help. Thankfully, "Weird" Al Yankovic was available to help Mark and Hal wade through the Pythons' impressive catalogue and come away with a winner!
IT'S OUR PLEDGE DRIVE EPISODE!! In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, One Day at a Time) and Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town, Scrubs) regarding their dead pilot, Big, an adaptation of the 1988 motion picture starring Tom Hanks. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Big performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.
Don't forget to become a member of Maximum Fun to listen to our bonus content Weekend Dracula written by Steve Agee and the ATX Festival recording of Big written by Mike Royce & Kevin Biegel. Becoming a Max Fun member gives you access to bonus content from all Maximum Fun podcasts. Become a member at Maximum Fun
Actress Amber Nash, Pam from Archer, joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of her experience working on a cruise ship and drinking at the crew bar below deck, Jesse's crush on Pam from Archer, and Jesse's daughter's book called Grace Knows Everything. Plus, Sarah Morgan joins in for Momentous Occasions!
It's MaxFunDrive time! Go to www.Maximumfun.Org/Donate to be a part of it all!
Hello Internet! Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all! This week's episode is all about THE GUINNESS FAMILY! From there humble beginnings to their amazing successes, the Guinness family is fascinating! They have strange habits, strange friends and they made a strange book! But, their beer is delicious and their story is interesting, so gather round, pull yourself a pint of the black stuff and enjoy!