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Heat Rocks, EP 1: Joi on Betty Davis' "They Say I'm Different"

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Betty Davis/Joi
Show: 
Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Joi Gilliam

The album: Betty Davis: They Say I'm Different (Just Sunshine, 1974)

This was one the pilot episodes we recorded in the spring and when we left the taping, we turned to one another and knew this show had potential.

The pairing of artist and album came from Morgan and it was inspired: the undersung Betty Davis, one of the most original and fascinating figures of the 1970s, being feted by future soul artist and Dungeon Family-affiliate Joi, an artist very much cut from Betty's cloth but a generation later. We had a fantastic conversation about the importance and uniqueness of Betty and what she's meant, especially, to waves of Black women artists who've followed in her path in the 40+ years since.

On a personal note, this also meant a lot to Oliver because he's written three sets of liner notes on Betty Davis albums (including They Say I'm Different) and interviewed her extensively as part of that. He forever holds a torch for her.

More on Betty Davis:

More on Joi:

Tracklisting:

  • Betty Davis: They Say I'm Different
  • Joi: Freedom (Pendulum Vibe, 1994)
  • Betty Davis: Git In There
  • Brides of Funkenstein: Party Up In Here (12", 1979)
  • Vicki Anderson: Message From the Soul Sisters (7", 1974)
  • Betty Davis: 70s Blues
  • Betty Davis: Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him
  • Ice Cube: Once Upon a Time in the Projects (AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, 1990)
  • Betty Davis: He Was a Big Freak
  • Joi: If I'm In Luck, I Might Get Picked Up (Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome, 1996)
  • Betty Davis: Don't Call Her No Tramp

The Greatest Discovery Ep: 3 Push Triangle to Talk to Captain Lorca

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When Michael Burnham unexpectedly finds herself on the USS Discovery, she's tasked by Captain Lorca to assist with a secret scientific assignment. But when an experiment on Discovery's sister ship the USS Glenn kills its entire crew, it's now up to Burnham and co. to investigate, and truly become a team. Will spores help calm the voices? How many Drunk Shimodas fit in one episode? Do space breathalyzers work? It's the episode that winks at you at the beginning but keeps you guessing at the end.

CIPYD 113: Pharaoh Hounds and Dogtober

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Oh h*ck! It’s Dogtober! The best month of the year! In Dogs We Met This Week, we’re raving over a perfectly behaved podcast pup (Hint, it’s NOT Tugboat.) Renee’s covers the controversial history of the Pharaoh Hound in today’s Mutt Minute. We gab about what YOUR dogs costume’s are going be this Halloween. (Oh boy they are cuuuuute!) And, Renee goes a bit off the rails complaining about her vet experience. Grab a pumpkin, grab a pup, boop the snoot and cuddle up!

Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Carl Reiner & Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Carl Reiner
Guests: 
Kate Mulleavy
Guests: 
Laura Mulleavy

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Carl Reiner on His Time in The Army, His Relationship with Mel Brooks, And on His Memoir

Comedy legend Carl Reiner has been doing comedy since World War II. He's the creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Carl also co-wrote and directed one of Steve Martin's most successful shows, The Jerk. And as expected, his best friend is no one other than Mel Brooks. Get this: they watch Wheel of Fortune when they hang out.

Carl is also a prolific writer with nearly 20 book titles to his name. Still writing at the age of 95, he recently released a memoir, Too Busy to Die, about his journey to who he is today.

Carl invited Jesse to his home to talk about his time in the army and his memoir.

You can find Carl Reiner's memoir on Random Content.

And you can check out Carl's screen credits on IMDb.

Click here to listen to Carl Reiner's interview on YouTube!

Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images

The Mulleavy Sisters on Their Fashion Company, Rodarte, and Their New Venture into Filmmaking

Kate and Laura Mulleavy are fashion designers who grew up in Northern California and graduated from UC Berkeley. Kate and Laura blew up after they designed just ten pieces in their parent's kitchen. They made the cover of Women's Wear Daily, and they got a face to face meeting with Anna Wintour.

In 2005 they founded Rodarte, their clothing brand. Acclaim has followed since. Kate and Laura won the CFDA award for womenswear designers of the year. And they even helped design costumes for the movie Black Swan.

Now, Kate and Laura have directed their first-ever movie, Woodshock, starring Kirsten Dunst.

The sisters join Jesse to talk about directing a movie and running a fashion company.

You can keep up with Kate and Laura's fashion company on their website.

Click here to listen to Kate and Laura Mulleavy's interview!


Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

The Outshot: Dead Prez's Hip-Hop

In this week's Outshot, Jesse talks about how Dead Prez created the most urgent sound hip-hop ever produced.

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot on Dead Prez's hit song, "Hip-Hop"/!

International Waters Ep 107: Metal is for the Children

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Dave, Dan Cerruti, and Breeda Wool
Guests: 
Breeda Wool
Guests: 
Josie Long
Guests: 
Dan Cerruti
Guests: 
Andrew O'Neill
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Breeda Wool, Dan Cerruti, Josie Long and Andrew O'Neill join host, Dave Holmes for TV show/weed mashups, embarrassing old projects, and fake spoiler discussions

Breeda Wool wants to plug Mr. Mercedes on Audience Network and Vice Principals on HBO and recommends Jeffrey B Chapman's upcoming podcast.

Dan Cerruti wants to plug his Twitter @yeah_dancerruti and Put This On and recommends Logan Lucky.

Josie Long wants to plug All The Planet's Wonders and recommends Elana Ferrante's novels.

Andrew O'Neill wants to plug A History of Heavy Metal and recommends Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Short Cuts.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Brigsby Bear.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor, Christian Dueñas, and Laura Swisher.

MBMBaM 374: Respect the Journey

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We're back after nearly a month of not recording new episodes, and boy, do we only kind of remember how this thing works. If memory serves, it's mostly just a fancast of Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis," right? Right?!

Suggested talking points: PJ Masks, Brush On The Go, Kissing Scenes, Boss Mugging, Standing Still in Memphis, Griffin's Occupation, Dipping Posters, Cereal from Heaven

Stop Podcasting Yourself 498 - Steph Tolev

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Guests: 
Steph Tolev

Comedian Steph Tolev returns to talk dog and dating nightmares, vegan pizza, and New Kids on the Block.

Download episode 498 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 500: Art Cuck with Nick Adams

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Guests: 
Nick Adams
Guests: 
Jim Real

Nick "Repeat" Adams joins Jordan and Jesse for this very momentous episode and a discussion of Jordan's trip to Paris, the sex rules on BoJack Horseman, and how everyone in Game of Thrones must reek. Plus, Jim Real, the Master of Would You Rather calls in from the carpool lane and we get a call with a grand romantic gesture. Let's go!

Dolley Madison

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Show: 
Shmanners

Hello Internet! You've joined us once again for another very special biography! This time, the first(maybe?) First Lady DOLLEY MADISON! Did she save a bunch of important documents and portraits? Probably! Did she help shape the office of First Lady? Definitely! Find our more and if you enjoy it, please tell a friend!

Patty Schemel / James Austin Johnson

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Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Patty Schemel
Guests: 
James Austin Johnson

Hello babies!

Lisa is finally getting around to watching The Sopranos in its entirety, so we’re finally getting around to discussing how James Gandolfini is actually kind of hunky. Well, specifically, when he was alive. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for “Republic of Molossia,” a micronation in the United States founded by Kevin Baugh (b. July 30, 1962) and headquartered at his home near Dayton, Nevada. Road trip, anyone? We welcome musician Patty Schemel, who had an interesting mole related experience recently. On Expert Hour, we are joined by actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr, who teaches us a few ways to help us lead greener lives.

Emily Heller
Lisa Hanawalt
Patty Schemel
James Austin Johnson

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