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Bullseye: Alfred Molina and Louie Anderson

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Bullseye
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Alfred Molina
Guests: 
Louie Anderson

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British actor Alfred Molina on portraying director Robert Aldrich in Feud: Bette and Joan and playing bad guys

This week Jesse sits down with British actor Alfred Molina to talk about his starring role in the FX series Feud, which tells the story of the rivalry between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the making of the film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? He plays legendary director Robert Aldrich, for which he's earned an Emmy nod.

Alfred Molina grew up in England, and as the son of immigrants from Spain and Italy, he didn't always feel fully at home there. He tells Jesse that he was even told to change his name when he got his start in acting.

Alfred has a particular knack for being able to capture your attention in whatever project he's in, even when he's playing unlikeable characters, including villains. He talks to Jesse about his approach to playing unsavory people, whether it's a backstabbing guide in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dr. Octopus in Spiderman 2, or a crazy drug dealer in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights.

Be sure to catch Alfred as Robert Aldrich in the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan. You can also find out what he's up to on Twitter.

Listen to Jesse's interview with Alfred Molina.

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Comedian Louie Anderson on playing Christine Baskets in the FX series Baskets, family, and standup

Also this week: a visit from comedian and actor Louie Anderson. Louie's been doing standup for close to thirty years. Outside standup, he's had a long career in film and television. He had his own cartoon on FOX in the mid-'90s, appeared in Coming to America and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and he even hosted Family Feud for a few years. Louie's also written three books, one of which is a collection of letters to his late father.

Lately, Louie's career has taken a slightly different turn. In the FX series Baskets, he plays Christine Baskets, the mother of a hapless rodeo clown named Chip Baskets, who's played by Zach Galiafianakis (Zach spoke to Bullseye about playing Chip Baskets in 2016). You could say he's performing in drag, but he plays the role completely sincere, injecting it with humor, sweetness, and vulnerability. The result is something that borders on magical.

Family looms large in Louie's comedy and work. Christine Baskets is loosely based on his late mother, Ora Anderson, whom he says was the glue that held his family together during his difficult childhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Louie talks with Jesse about the passing of his younger brother and the effect it had on him. They also talk about Louie's perceptions of his own career, including his comedy style and on-screen appearance.

Find out the latest with Louie, including his latest projects and standup dates, at LouieAnderson.com. You can also follow him on Twitter.

Listen to Jesse's full interview with Louie Anderson.

The Outshot: The Thomas Crown Affair

Faye Dunaway. Steve McQueen. Sex chess. These are a few of Jesse's favorite things in the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair.

Listen to Jesse's Outshot on the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 491 - Caitlin Howden

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Caitlin Howden

Actress and improviser Caitlin Howden returns to talk bad dinner guests, invisible facial hair, and veggie burgers.

Download episode 491 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 367: Shrimp! Heaven! Now!

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Shrimp! Heaven! Now!

Suggested talking points: DuckTales Returns, Nanner Team, Blank ATM Card, A Kitty's Gift, Car Courtesy, My Trademark, Not Again Daniel

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 493: Moby Dick Head with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

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Cameron Esposito
Guests: 
Rhea Butcher

Comedians and writers and actors and married couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher join Jordan and Jesse to get deep into baseball uniform preferences, Jesse's mystery friend who knows where the grilled dogs are at Dodger stadium, and some high level NDA breaking. Plus, Jesse gets some solid advice from a spoiler on a car.

The Greatest Generation Ep 162: Friends of DeSoto (S7E11)

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When the Enterprise investigates a misaligned telescope on one of the great arrays, Worf begins experiencing some problems focusing. But when his issues at work spill over into his home life, his wife(!) helps him get back to where he belongs. Do amputees finish ahead of people who are bad at bat'leth? What kind of camping can you do in a shuttlecraft? Is there such thing as "the ultimate man-spread"? It's the episode that proves there's no floor drains in a shuttlebay.

Google Memo, North Korea, RAISE Act, Trump TV, Eric Bolling, Podcast Patent, Sarahah, Propaganda Folder, Paul Manafort Raid, Coca Cola Zero Sugar

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INTRO 0:23
-Travis Is Trying to Buy A House
-Plugs
-Bevs Like These
-CocaCola Zero Sugar

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 8:11
-Google Memo
-Eric Bolling
-Podcast Patent
-Sarahah

POLITICS ROUND-UP 54:15
-Propaganda Folder
-Trump TV
-Paul Manafort Raid
-RAISE Act
-North Korea

Wi-Five of the Week 1:36:52

Outro 1:38:54

Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 4: The Lucha Underground Special

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

It's time for another bonus episode of Tights and Fights!

This week, we're delving into the temple for our very first extended look at Lucha Underground.

What caught Hal and Mike's eyes as relative newcomers to the brand? Is there anything that they thought this promotion does BETTER than WWE? And do they plan to watch any more now that they've gotten a full taste?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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Sawbones: Opioid Addiction

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a sobering look at America's opioid crisis. The bad news: We're all still living in a Sawbones episode.

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Minority Korner 91: You Know You're In NY When You Cry: Black American GIs in WWII, Transgender Soldiers, Tom Ford, Confederate, HBO, Kidnap, Halle Berry

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Minority Korner

Nnekay is in NEW YORK!!! Any every street is her runway! Once Nnekay got off her jalopy of a plane (after being tortured by children and Tom Ford), James has shown her THE. TOWN. But before we get to that, we cover how the American AssClown sent out tweets banning the trans community from the military, Nnekay and James discuss. In Nnekay's Korner, she gives us the direct opposite of Dunkirk, and examines how American Black GIs were treated and existed in the UK during WWII. The results might be SURPRISING. In James' Korner he starts an open conversation regarding the proposed new HBO show, Confederates. What in the hell are Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss THINKING by making a show imagining a world where the South succeeded in secession. Closing out the show, Nnekay and James discuss the new movie obsession- KIDNAP starring our Hollywood QUEEN Halle Berry. You know they're gonna break down that trailer.

Links!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/12035018/Revealed-How-B...

Tights and Fights Ep. 54: The Chinforcer and Bray's baby boys

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Hal, Danielle and Mike
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

We’re getting closer and closer to SummerSlam weekend and boy will there be a lot of wrestling had; six hours worth that Sunday alone, in fact!

Luckily the Universal Title match is hitting all the right notes, especially Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman who have both helped create the feud of the year so far! That includes the great chair spot from this Monday that we’re totally going to gush about.

But there are a couple of other matches on the card that we’re not so sure about. Specifically John Cena vs. Baron Corbin and Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt. But there’s always hope as long as they work on it for the next two weeks.

Plus: When will WWE let Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins’s love run free? How great is it for the New Day to recapture their edge against the Usos? And can we survive 6 (!!!!) hours of SummerSlam?

Main Event

This week, Bayley was very audibly booed by the crowd as she announced her injury. It’s not the first time that a babyface has been abandoned by the audience that they were once loved by. We’ll take a look at how this happens and what can be done to rebuild her appeal.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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