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Bulleye With Jesse Thorn: Guy Branum

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Emily Lordi

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Photo:Jesse Thorn

Guy Branum on his new tv show and the importance of being charming

Guy Branum is a comedian, writer, actor, podcaster, and now host of his own new TV show, Talk Show The Game Show. Before his career in media, he had his sights set on being a lawyer, completing a law degree and passing the bar exam before leaving that life behind. He realized he had an overwhelming passion for pop culture, and he began his career in stand-up. Eventually, he landed a writing and commentator position on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and is now a writer on The Mindy Project. He is the host of Bullseye's sister show and Maximum Fun's own Pop Rocket podcast.

In this extended interview, Guy tells Jesse about his new show and some of the challenges that came with creating it. He shares what it was like growing up gay in a farming town outside of Sacramento, his journey of coming out to his family and friends, and why he uses the word "charming" so often.

You can watch Guys show every Wednesday at 10/9c on truTV.


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Canonball: Donny Hathaway's Live

Academic and writer Emily Lordi makes the case for why Donny Hathaway's live album deserves to be added to the canon of classic music. She tells us why this 1972 record, largely made up of covers of other people's songs, is so essential to understanding the black artistic experience at the time.

If you want to know more about this album, Emily's 33 ⅓ book on the album is out now.

The Outshot: It's Not Crazy, It's Sports

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Jesse tells us why there is no better person to capture the crazy things athletes and fans do than the documentarian Errol Morris.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 473 - Stacey McLachlan

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Guests: 
Stacey McLachlan

Performer and podcaster Stacey McLachlan joins us to talk MasterChef Junior, shopping sprees, and Irish stuff.

Download episode 473 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 475: Johnny Guac and Cheese with Chris Fairbanks

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Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks

Fan favorite Chris Fairbanks joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the most popular monster trucks, half jingles from commercials you can't quite remember, and Chris's upcoming hip replacement surgery.

MBMBaM 350: The 2018 Olympic Laser Tag Team

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We've got over 350 hours of podcasts under our belt, which, according to Malcolm Gladwell, means we've fully mastered the craft. We're turning our attention to loftier endeavors, now: Namely, training up the greatest laser tag outfit this world has ever known.

Suggested talking points: Before Transformers and the Furious, Hidden Gold, Laser CQC, Downton Bluejeans, Video Game Talent Show, Riding a Bike, The True Island Time King

The Greatest Generation Ep 126: Mad Pleating (S6E1)

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When the Enterprise crew is hot on the trail of some inter-dimensional murderers, they can't help but dress for the occasion. But when the second in a two part episode (which could really have been three, or only one) devolves into an incoherent mess, we decide to rewrite it ourselves. What is the one impression we refuse to do? What do Data snitches get, if not stitches? How much less is less, and how much more is more? It's the episode that does not lack conviction!

Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 1: Tales from Wrestlemania

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Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Julian Burrell
Guests: 
Lindsey Kelk
Guests: 
Charlotte Wilder
Guests: 
Seth Rollins
Guests: 
Alexa Bliss
Guests: 
Kalisto
Guests: 
Titus O'Neil
Guests: 
Cesaro
Guests: 
Shaemus

As a thank you for making our first Max Fun Drive such a great success, we're happy to provide you with this special BONUS episode of Tights and Fights.

Julian Burrell, producer of the show, chats with Charlotte Wilder. She recently wrote an article for SB Nation detailing her experience of watching Wrestlemania as a complete wrestling outsider. She tells Julian all about which matches caught her eye, whether she'll keep watching wrestling... and how she feels about Roman Reigns.

Next, author Lindsey Kelk was at Wrestlemania in Orlando! Before the show got started, she spoke with some wrestlers from WWE's current roster and asked them some of YOUR Facebook questions! Those interviewed include Seth Rollins, Alex Bliss, Cesaro, Shaemus and more.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Julian Burrell and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Social Media (Twitter and Facebook) Part Two

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Shmanners

Hello Internet! Last week, we did a whole episode all about Twitter and Facebook! When it came right down to it, we just had WAY too many questions for just one episode! So we decided to follow it up with an episode jam packed with YOUR questions! When to unfriend? How to end a Facebook fight? What's the deal with spoilers? Is it ok to post political opinions? When to add someone you just met on Facebook? All these questions and MORE! Enjoy and be sure to share!

Sawbones: The Papanicolaou Test

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Show: 
Sawbones

This week, Justin and Dr. Sydnee bring you the thrilling story of how a former department store clerk from Greece saved countless lives with the invention of a single test.

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

One Bad Mother Episode 199: Do You Like Me?, plus Kiera Butler, Senior Editor at Mother Jones

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Kiera Butler

This week on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa wonder why stepping foot into elementary school can churn up our own personal anxiety about making friends as adults with other parents. Is it all in our minds or should we just hang out behind the cafeteria and start smoking? Plus Biz gives up the bottle, Theresa takes up the bottle and Kiera Butler, a senior editor at Mother Jones joins to talk about the silence surrounding birth related injuries.

The Mother Jones Piece: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/childbirth-injuries-prolapse...

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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

Stop Podcasting Yourself Bonus Episode - LIVE from Very Very Fun Day in Chicago

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Recorded live at Thalia Hall in Chicago as a part of Maximum Fun's Very Very Fun Day, February 11th, 2017.

Download the episode here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org"
Phone us at (844)779-7631 (or UGH-SPY-POD1)
Mailing address: Suite 144 - 6362 Fraser St., Vancouver, BC V5W 0A1

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