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Nick Thune / Becky Robinson

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Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Nick Thune
Guests: 
Becky Robinson

Hello babies!

Have you seen Emily on tour this summer? Go do it if you live near a city! Have you bought a Ban Chunch shirt yet? Go buy one, unless you live somewhere that doesn’t have a post office. In that case, you probably have other things to worry about. On today’s episode, we struggle with impulse control. Also, we answer a difficult question from a listener. On Wiki of the Week, we read the section from the Wikipedia page for “Squatting Position,” titled, “Hunkerin’.” It was so popular it was suggested to world leaders to solve their problems! We welcome Nick Thune, who just got off tour with Emily. He has a really fun early career story about working in reality TV. On Expert Hour, we are joined by fast food refrigeration expert Tony Jacaloni-Stein.

MBMBaM 366: Sorry, Todd

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In today's episode, we're pretty sure we meet the God-King of Yahoo Answers. Do not look directly into the Todd; his splendor is not intended to be witnessed with human eyes.

Suggested talking points: Dog Days of Summer, Smooth, Return to Sender, Goose vs. Dog, Hashtag Hell, Stealth Tacos, Cruel Idioms

The Greatest Generation Ep 160: A Very Pronounced Headmouth (S7E9)

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When the Entrepreneur goes on a search an rescue mission in a part of space with strange properties w/r/t fields, the situation gets hot in a global sort of way. A strangely loafed pair of siblings have gone Greenpeace on all local spaceships, and it’s up to Picard to deal with their inconvenient truth. When are the Ferengi going to get back to their Vegas residency? Can you Jake your own ship? Does Leonard Maltin review adult films? It’s the episode that’s a hyperbaric chamber preparing us for our trip to rock bottom.

The Flop House: Episode #237 - Ishtar

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The Flop House

It’s an emotional moment. This is the last regular episode where all three peaches will be in Dan’s apartment recording together, in the same space. It’s also the ten year anniversary of this dumb podcast’s existence. So how did we celebrate it? By taking a look at what was supposedly the worst movie back when we were growing up, Ishtar. Elliott vastly improves “Meet Dave,” Dan somehow misses some nudity, and Stuart talks about a “tug in his butt,” whatever that means. We’re gonna miss this, guys.

Robin Hood
John Wick: Chapter 2
Winter Kills

LIVE SHOWS

Sept. 9 – No Elliott, but with (hopefully) Ronny Chieng in New York at the Now Hear This Festival

Oct. 10 – The whole gang in Los Angeles, at the Regent Theater

Dec. 9 – The whole gang in San Francisco, at the Marines Memorial Theater

#NoConfederate, Phone Transcripts, Netflix Debt, Vagina High Lighter, Tomi Lahren, Gene Editing, Planetary Protection Officer, Scaramucci Update, Russian Sanctions, Booker Marijuana Bill, Trump Cover Up, Fake Phone Calls, Seth Rich, Miller vs. Acosta

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Guests: 
Michael R. Jackson

INTRO 0:24
National Watermelon Day
Bevs Like These
Headline of the Week

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 5:26
Netflix In Debt
Vagina Hi-Lighter
Tomi Lahren
Gene Editing
Planetary Protection Officer

#NoConfederate w/ Michael R. Jackson: 33:47

POLITICS ROUND UP: 53:03
Scaramucci Update
Russian Sanctions
Cory Booker Marijuana Bill
Trump Sr. Assisted in Jr.’s Cover-Up
Fake Phone Calls
Leaked Phone Transcripts
Seth Rich
Miller vs. Acosta
Trump Jokes About Police Brutality

Wi-Five of the Week 1:56:02

Outro 1:57:19

Ross and Carrie Make Contact (Part 2): Smoking That Wilcock Joint

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It's the second day at Contact in the Desert, and the first talk of the day does not disappoint. Our esteemed panelists tell us about cattle mutilation, the Catholic church's E.T. conversion plan, and why CNN didn't have the good sense to cast Linda Moulton Howe. Then, star speaker David Wilcock defends Pizzagate, explains what the "Cabal" really is, and teaches us all how to be beamed directly to Heaven in thirteen years. And those are just the talks before lunch! Join us as we make contact in part two.

Oh and hey! Be sure to check out our photos and videos, by liking us on Facebook!

Minority Korner 90: MKEP90: Queen Califa Part Deux w/ Amelia AND Badelia! (Spider-Man, Beauty & The Beast, A Wrinkle In Time, Queen Califia & The California Blacks, Social Justice & Activism Books for Kids, Lil Kim's Face, Who's The Best Chris?)

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Minority Korner

The Wonder Twins of Podcasting have transformed into Amelia & Badelia, and one of them... we'll say Badelia (James) explains the entire plot of Beauty & The Beast- the live action version to Nnekay... or rather Amelia (no spoilers because it's pretty much the same as the animated version- but James- we mean Badelia is in to it)! Let's go over the chronological timeline of Lil Kim's face. What happened? She was so cute! We must talk about A Wrinkle in Time and how amazeballs it's going to be! Speaking of Amazing things: Spider-Man! But not The Amazing Spider-Man with angst Andrew Garfield (who Badelia ((James) was a big a fan of)) but Spider-Man Homecoming is swinging into our hearts (see what we did there)? James/Badelia continues the exploration of Queen Califia and the California Blacks from last episode. If they did exist, what happened, and where did they go? If you got a kid in your life Amelia (AKA Nnekay) has just the thing for their summer reading with another booklisticle: Social Justice & Activism Books for the younger folks. Yay!

Tights and Fights Ep. 53: Non-binary butts

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

The Summerslam card is filling up fast!

By beating John Cena, Shinsuke Nakamura, secured a date with Jinder Mahal for the WWE Title! And in, the most dad match of the Summer, AJ Styles will defend his US Title against Kevin Owens with Shane McMahon as the guest ref!

But has WWE managed to maximize the draw power of its stars or is there more it could be doing to get its wrestlers over?

Plus: would Brock Lesnar really leave if he loses the Universal Title? And why did so many people change their entrance music this week?

Fashion Corner

From the luscious, the thinning, to the bald… hair is an important part of a pro wrestler. We’ll take a deep dive on the hair of superstars throughout the ages.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

If you wanna talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook or @TightsFights on Twitter.

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The Turnaround: Ray Suarez

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The Turnaround
Guests: 
Jesse Thorn
Guests: 
Ray Suarez

New to The Turnaround? Subscribe in Apple Podcasts or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get two new interviews a week through August 11. Also, Jesse will be hosting a Reddit AMA talking about what he's learned from creating The Turnaround on Friday, August 11 at noon PST.

Ray Suarez is a broadcast journalist and news anchor who has done just about everything under the wider "journalism" umbrella. He began his career working for WMAQ in Chicago, covering local and national news. He was a senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, hosted NPR's Talk of the Nation for almost seven years, and most recently, he hosted a show on Al Jazeera America called Inside Story. He is a published author, and is currently a visiting professor at Amherst College in Massachusetts.


Photo: Courtesy of Ray Suarez

Ray is the kind of journalist that you would want to talk to as a private citizen. He's kind, morally adept, and does not try to take advantage in any way. He's still a super fair guy when he's interviewing public figures, but he tries to get them off script -- which he's become really good at in his more than three decades-long career.

Ray tells Jesse about his childhood ambition to be a professional journalist. They talk about his time reporting local news, and what he learned about talking to private versus public people. They also talk about the moral choices that comes with interviewing non-professionals. We also find out what it's like to interview politicians, and how to get the better, less rehearsed interview.

Ray has written three books, the most recent of which is called Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation. You can also hear Ray interviewing Desus Nice, the Kid Mero, and Walter Murch on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn this past February here.

The Turnaround is a production of Maximum Fun in partnership with the Columbia Journalism Review. Visit their website to learn more about their "mission to encourage excellence in journalism in the service of a free society," and to read edited transcripts of our other Turnaround episodes.

Hosted and created by Jesse Thorn
Produced by Kara Hart and Nick Liao
Senior Producer: Laura Swisher
Managing Director: Bikram Chatterji

Music for The Turnaround provided by Mobius Van ChocStraw.

Special thanks to Kyle Pope and his team at CJR, Darrel Frost, and Emilie Erskine.

One Bad Mother Episode 215: Why Am I Supposed To Like That?

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn

Biz and Theresa talk about all the little things we hate that we hadn't thought about in years....till our kids did them to us! Pool splashing, sparklers, being surprised...these aren't phobias or life-threatening but they still bug the crap out of us! So, do we ban them or toughen up? What if we just try to explain rationally to a three-year-old that we'd like them to stop? Yep! That will work! Plus, Biz sees herself in Katy Belle and Theresa returns from the woods!

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

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

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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