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Beyond The Headlines, Pepsi Ad, Chechen Authorities Detain Gay Men, Politics Round Up

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Hello there Cool Kid! We have a jam packed ep for you this week! In Beyond The Headlines: America Chavez, Bill O'Reilly in trouble, Romo Retires, Manilow comes out, and giant pink diamond! This week, Pepsi both released their new ad and canceled that ad after MUCH backlash! A leading Russian opposition paper broke a story this week that gay men in Chechnya are being detained and, in some cases, murdered by local authorities. In Politics Round Up: Trump U Settlement, North Korea missiles (again), Flynn Seeks Immunity, Bannon Ousted From NSC and more. All this plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy!

Tights and Fights Ep. 36: The 2017 Wrestlemania 33 Special

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

Wrestlemania is the longest, most exciting and most exhausting WWE event every single year. The 33rd edition of the show was no different.

In fact, between Mania, the Hall of Fame, RAW, Smackdown, TakeOver: Orlando and the pre and post-shows for those events, there were over 24 hours (!!!!!) of WWE content on TV in the past seven days.

New champions were crowned, new stars debuted, old stars retired, and a lot more.

It’s can all be overwhelming, but luckily the Nation of Conversation is here to break down all of the things that happened… or at least the stuff that we cared about.

Hosted by , 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.

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts.

TS281: Baking, HB2, Male Contraception

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

This week Bryan gets revolutionary news from Derrick, while Erin shares her disastrous one day Palm Springs adventure. Also, North Caroline Governor Roy Cooper finally showed his true colors and instead of repealing HB2 like promised created a compromise bill instead, and a new male contraception technique called RISUG is getting ignored by every drug manufacturer in the US. 

Pop Rocket Episode 118: Game Shows

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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell

In honor of the premier of Guy Branum's new truTV show, the gang is talking about game shows this week! Karen reminisces about the implicit corniness of 70's and 80's game shows, Wynter talks about the accessibility differences between quiz shows like Jeopardy and Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader, and Margaret tells us about the time she was on The Price is Right. Plus, we learn about Wynter's new obsession with ASMR-adjacent Youtube click-holes, and Guy tells us why he was stunned by the latest episodes of Feud, Girls, and the gang discuss the series finale of Big Little Lies. Finally, the gang tell us which tracks they can't stop listening to.

**There are many plot revealing spoilers in this episode, particularly about the series finale of Big Little Lies**

Rocketeers, don't forget to tune into Guy Branum's NEW tv program called Talk Show The Game Show every Wednesdy at 10/9c on truTV, with a premier date of April 5th!

Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell, and Margaret Wappler

Jams:

Margaret Wappler - Sit Down - James
Wynter Mitchell - That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
Karen Tongson - Maggie Rogers - Alaska
Guy Branum - Conceptual Jam - Donate to Maximum Fun!

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Other Links:
Michael Larson on Press Your Luck
James - Laid
That Poppy

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

Judge John Hodgman Episode 307: Too Many Cooks Spoil the Borth

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Guests: 
Kurt Braunohler

Thank you to everyone who donated during MaxFunDrive 2017! We appreciate your support and truly cannot make this show without it.

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are back in chambers this week to clear the docket! Guest Kurt Braunohler joins them to discuss cases regarding tacos, culture recommendations, a dispute against the Judge himself and more!

Here are the photos Shalyn sent us of the demise of her very own Nightmare Gerbil.

Kurt Braunohler's new Comedy Central special Trust Me is available to stream now on Comedy Central's website with your cable login details and on Amazon. You can also get the album on iTunes.

Kurt's new podcast, Wedlock, which he co-hosts with his wife Lauren Cook, premiers on Audible on April 20. You can listen to the trailer here. His other podcast, Emotional Hangs, is available on Feral Audio, and wherever you download podcasts.

Sign up for Judge Hodgman's newsletter at bit.ly/hodgmail. If you're in the Western, MA area this summer, make sure to check out the Solid Sound Festival, where Judge Hodgman is hosting the Comedy Stage. Judge Hodgman's newest book Vacationland is also available for pre-order at bit.ly/painfulbeaches.

MaxFunCon tickets are still on sale for MaxFunCon West in Lake Arrowhead and MaxFunCon East in the Poconos! Visit MaxFunCon.com for more info!
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Lady to Lady EP. 220 "Pat's a Madam" ft. Peggy O'Leary

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Peggy O'Leary

Peggy O'Leary (@PeggyOLeary) joins the ladies to discuss the grand canyon, funeral directing, horseback riding, Costa Rica, time shares, slap the bag, sweet and low and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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EATING SNAILS w/ LEE BARATS

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Guests: 
Lee Barats

In this week's episode, we bring back solar engineer Lee Barats to talk about his recent survival trip to the keys in Florida where they had to forage for their own food and ended up eating a lot of questionable items. We open up our mail bag and read some emails that are lots of suggestions for cool content we should check out including hilarious robots, Snowpiercer the graphic novel and more! If you have suggestions of topics, feedback, fun anecdotes, hit us up on our Facebook page by searching Bunker Buddies or tweet at us @TravisandAndie This is an episode you won't wanna miss! Thanks for your continued support! Means nothing without you guys! Here are some links to this week's topics:

See photos of Lee's adventure here: here

Snowpiercer the graphic novel: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Transperceneige

Amazon

Robotics Ted Talk: Here

Lee Barats on Twitter @LeeBarats
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The Greatest Generation Ep 125: The Manure is the Only Thing That’s Missing (S5E26)

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When an overdramatic tour guide reveals a Data head at the end of some San Francisco sightseeing, the Entrepreneur crew is thrust into a tense temporal thriller. But before long, the tone shifts, and the show returns to its roots of daring viewers to come back after their summer break. Are we going to get the rest of our socks in the next episode? Why is Data a liar in this episode? It’s an episode that starts off in an Undiscovered Country, but gets lost in Back to the Future Part III.

Ross and Carrie Await the End Times (Part 4): Mark of the Beast Edition

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Join us as we round our twentieth lecture at Amazing Facts, learn about 19th-century prophetess Ellen White, get highly annoyed by a man in a gold suit, discover how Seventh Day Adventists live longer than everyone else, uncover the meaning of 666, and finally, FINALLY find out what the Mark of the Beast is. Plus, Ross is moved to convert... his diet.

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#110 - The Boat Files: Best Coen Brothers Film with Jeffrey Cranor

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Guests: 
Jeffrey Cranor

In the last 30+ years the Coen Brothers have left their mark on the filmmaking world, creating unforgettable characters and telling interesting stories. But which of their films reigns supreme? Mark and Hal call in their buddy Jeffrey Cranor (Welcome to Night Vale, Within the Wires) to help make the call.

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