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Favors and IOUs


Hello Internet! This week is all about FAVORS AND IOUS! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

CIPYD 134: Anne Wheaton and Dogs in Food

Anne Wheaton

Hello and welcome! We have a very exciting show for you today. Allegra tells us about a very enthusiastic pair of dogs she met. Renee has a Mutt Minute about the Caucasian Shepherd (spoiler: they're gigantic). Allegra introduces a new segment to tell us about Dogs in Food, the best Instagram ever. Plus, our friend Anne Wheaton is back to tell us about her adorable new children's book, Piggy and Pug.

Put your dog in some food and tune in!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 522: Top Daddy with John Roderick

John Roderick

The guys forego their usual topic this week to have a juicy chat with musician and podcaster John Roderick. They get into the bargain you make when you decide to start swimming at 6am, the history of John's missing front tooth, and the very real possibility that Jesse is a shark-man because he still has a baby tooth well into his 30's. Plus, John talks about his new war movie podcast, Friendly Fire.

Friendly Fire Bonus: 7 Days in Entebbe

Friendly Fire

7 Days in Entebbe: Is it a dramatic retelling of actual events or does this film further the conjecture involving the problems in the middle east? On today’s BONUS episode Adam, Ben, and John leave their chairs in the upright and locked position to review this 2018 thriller.

In theaters March 2018!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 128: The Day the Violence Died w/ Josh Weinstein

Josh Weinstein

This week, Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott discuss The Day the Violence Died with legendary Simpsons showrunner Josh Weinstein! Find out what gags were cut from the episode as Weinstein glances over the first draft of the script. He discusses the importance of meta-humor in Itchy and Scratchy themed episodes, and how they got the Schoolhouse Rock! parody just right. Plus, he gives us the scoop on his latest project -- Disenchantment a new Netflix series he's been working on with Matt Groening and Bill Oakley.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Rachel Bloom, and the co-creators of Netflix's 'One Day at a Time'

Rachel Bloom
Gloria Calderon Kellett
Mike Royce

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Rachel Bloom on her love of musical theater and gaining confidence in Hollywood.

Rachel Bloom is a comedian whose humor often involves her bursting into song. She embraces the classic tropes of the Hollywood musical comedy adding her own contemporary twist on her CW show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The show has earned her a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award.

A veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Bloom has also worked on television shows Allen Gregory and Robot Chicken. But it was her absurdist and hilarious musical videos that first brought her to the industry's attention. The video for her song, Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury went viral and earned Bloom a Hugo Award nomination. She has released two albums including Please Love Me andSuck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album).

Rachel Bloom sat down with Jesse to talk about her love for musical theater, gaining self-confidence in Hollywood and the logistics involved in being lifted in the air in a giant pretzel.

Episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can seen on Hulu and at

This interview originally aired in June of 2016.

Photo: Jesse Thorn

Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce on their new show One Day At A Time

Gloria Calderon Kellett has been in show business as a writer, producer, and actor for almost two decades. She began her career writing on Andy Richter’s show Quintuplets. She also worked on How I Met Your Mother and Rules of Engagement. When Norman Lear, the legendary TV producer approached her about doing a reboot of One Day at a Time - his 1970s hit sitcom - she jumped at the chance.

She was joined by Mike Royce, a veteran TV producer of shows like Everybody Love Raymond and Men of a Certain Age, and Gloria. The two tell Jesse about how they began to conceptualize the new show, how Gloria avoided being being labeled as the "latina writer" during her career, and how they approached writing about marginalized communities in a sitcom format.

You can watch the reboot of the Norman Lear classic One Day At A Time by streaming it on Netflix.

This interview originally aired in January of 2017.

The Outshot: Popstar

Jesse explains why he loves a movie that aspires to be nothing more than silly, goofy and funny.

This segment originally aired in June of 2016.

MBMBaM 397: Burnt Reynolds


Travis floats a new segment this week that DEFINITELY will not earn us a Cease and Desist from John Quiñones and the ABC News Corporation. Also: Some new live show announcements! Tickets go on sale this week!

Suggested talking points: What Would You Even Do?, Live Shows!, Cat Technical College, A New Dictionary, Sky Hiking, The Stinkfeet Man, Weed Delivery Driver

Stop Podcasting Yourself 521 - Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane

Comedian Kyle Kinane returns to talk RC cars, band photos, and donating organs.

Download episode 521 here. (right-click)

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The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 200: Limp Swagger (DS9 S2E3)


When the Bajorans seek to occupy Deep Space Nine, they arrive to find it nearly deserted. But when Sisko trusts the wrong messenger with the true nature of the coup, it’s up to his scrappy band of Jeffries tube rebels to fight off a legion of corduroy catbasket-clad soldiers before time runs out. What’s the first thing you should do after unboxing a RealSisko™? Who brings a guitar to a campout? Is Morn smart or dumb? It’s the episode that questions our own heroism!

Sawbones: Ambulances


Dr. Sydnee and Justin have talked about when you get sick at your house and when you're treated at the hospital, but isn't there a missing link? Isn't there something between those two things? What are Dr. Sydnee and Justin hiding? Well, nothing, they just have never talked about ambulances before. So here we go.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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