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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Zach Galifianakis and Michael K. Williams

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Zach Galifianakis
Guests: 
Michael K. Williams

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Zach Galifianakis on Unlikeable Characters, Sudden Fame and Facing “Heartbreaking” Criticism on Public Radio

[r] Zach Galifianakis is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian whose humor isn’t for everyone. His comedic observations and characterizations in television and film have made him a unique voice that some people love and others love to hate.

Galifianakis is probably best known for his roles in The Hangover films and in the Between Two Ferns web series. But he's also been in a lot more, from Up in the Air, to Birdman to Bored to Death. He's now the star and co-creator of the FX series, Baskets, currently in its second season. In the show, he plays a clown who can't keep up with the tuition or his classmates at his French clowning school, and returns to his hometown of Bakersfield, California to work in a rodeo.

Galifianakis sat down with Jesse to talk about creating a show that revolves around a mean and unlikeable character, how he contended with the sudden fame that came with The Hangover and what it’s like be dissed on public radio.

Baskets airs on Thursday nights at 10 pm on FX.


Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Michael K. Williams on His Club Kid Days, Breaking Ground with The Wire and Why a Pop Song Touches Him So Deeply

Michael K. Williams is an actor and dancer who broke out in the role of Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire. His characterization of a criminal “with a code” made the show a favorite among critics and viewers, one of whom was President Obama.

He was a club kid turned professional dancer, and later turned to acting. His resume includes everything from Boardwalk Empire to Twelve Years a Slave to Inherent Vice. He currently co-stars in the new Sundance TV series, Hap and Leonard, which begins its second season in March.

Williams sat down with us to talk about his memories of being a New York club kid, the difference that playing Omar made in his life and others and the opportunity that led him to realize that being a performer could be a career, rather than just a job.

The second season of Hap and Leonard begins airing on March 15.

The Outshot: Gravediggaz’s Poetic

Jesse remembers the poignancy of the late rapper Poetic, who detailed his harrowing fight with cancer in one of his final songs.

The Greatest Generation Ep 112: Alt Biosphere (S5E13)

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When the Enterprise crew tracks the path of some interstellar star trash, they discover a biosphere built inside an outlet mall. But when their genetically engineered population thinks about hitching a ride out of the way, Captain Picard has to decide how long to delay their decision. Why is everyone okay with eugenics all of a sudden? Who is at the top of the Moab IV food chain? Could we talk about John Hurt for a minute? It's the episode that's really a "Ron Canada Drinking Game."

One Bad Mother Episode 192: Speaking Two Languages At Home with guest host Stefan Lawrence

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Stefan Lawrence

This week on One Bad Mother, while Theresa is out on family leave, Biz is joined by her husband Stefan Lawrence to talk about the language of love. Or maybe its the language of Swedish and the love part comes from staying married while one parent speaks only English and the other only Swedish to the kids. Does it get frustrating? Does it take patience? Does it take commitment? Yes…and Stefan finds it challenging too. Plus Stefan Hotdogs the intro and Biz wants to was on down the road that takes her away from the school talent show.

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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

TS274: Ross Cameron, Unchained At Last, Guest Audrey Gibson

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Throwing Shade

This week Bryan shares his love of gifs and clips from awards shows, while Erin discusses her emotional highs and lows from finally viewing La La Land. Also, former Australian MP Ross Cameron made many explicit homophobic comments during a speech at a conservative fundraiser but now claims it was taken out of context, and a non-profit called Unchained At Last started by Fraidy Reiss has been helping countless women get out of forced or arranged relationships. Plus Erin’s sister, guest Audrey Gibson, is here to discuss Tinder profiles, political yard signage, and the horrors of teaching children.

Find Audrey on Instagram @audible80

Pop Rocket Episode 110: The Grammys with Chris Molanphy

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Chris Molanphy

This week, Guy is in New York but not to fear! Margaret Wappler fills in as host with Wynter Mitchell and Karen Tongson to talk about music's biggest night, The Grammys. They talk about everything, from the production to the performances to the winners and almost more importantly, the losers. Music critic for outlets like Slate, NPR, and Pitchfork Chris Molanphy pops in to provide context about The Grammys and to deliver his opinion on the results. Plus the panelists share what they're all about this week, and what they can't stop listening to.

Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell, and Margaret Wappler

Jams:

Margaret Wappler - Kourosh Yaghmaei - Leila
Wynter Mitchell - Bambaata - Unconditional
Karen Tongson - Prince - Starfish and Coffee

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:
Buffalo Bill's Dance Scene
Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Vic Berger- Donald Trump's Huge Announcement

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

Judge John Hodgman Episode 300: Robe Hate Court

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Snowflake brings the case against her husband, Oge. Oge has worn the same bathrobe for the last 25 years and Snowflake would like him to get rid of it. Oge says it’s a perfectly good robe and he wants to keep it. Who's right? Who's wrong?

EVIDENCE

You can find Oge's Star Wars figures on Instagram @starrwarrsphotography.

Thank you to Andrew McNair & Brick Sprickly for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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The Greatest Generation Ep 111: Hundred Proof Star Trek (S5E12)

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When some aliens with very upsetting temple loaf hitch a ride, Troi wakes up in a coma after one of them forces himself inside her mind. Unaware of the crime or its gravity, the crew tries to figure out what’s causing senior staff to slip into comas one by one. Is Riker really a horrible person? Did Marina Sirtis really punch that guy? It’s the episode that is almost impossible to make jokes about.

International Waters: Episode 92 Nurse Whom

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John Butler, Stephanie Escajeda, Ingrid Oliver, Jimmy Pardo, and Dave Holmes
Guests: 
Jimmy Pardo
Guests: 
Stephanie Escajeda
Guests: 
John Butler
Guests: 
Ingrid Oliver
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Jimmy Pardo, Stephanie Escajeda, John Butler and Ingrid Oliver join host, Dave Holmes for some controversial pop song talk, Steve Bannon sex dreams, and terrible present discussions.

Jimmy Pardo wants to plug Never Not Funny's Annual Pardcastathon charity livestream and recommends you check out comediansGary Petersen , Sean White , and Barbara Gray.

Stephanie Escajeda wants to plug her daughter's Instagram account @kidfluencer and Making History on Fox and recommends Search Party on TBS and Gleason.

John Butler wants to plug Handsome Devil and recommends Other People.

Ingrid Oliver wants to plug You, Me and Him and recommends What's Left by Nick Cohen.

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.

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

Written by Sarah Morgan and Riley Silverman, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor , Christian Duenas and Laura Swisher.

Ep. 58: Thirty-Eight Quarter-Jobs

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Rose Buddies

It's Go-Homes week on the Bachelor as Nick narrows down the roster to this season's Final Four. Which, of course, means this episode was kind of lame -- BUT -- we got a big surprise announcement in the form of confirmation of the next Bachelorette! Join us as we just freak the hell out about it.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 467: Live at Very Very Fun Day with Dave Shumka and Tricia Bobeda

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Guests: 
Dave Shumka
Guests: 
Tricia Bobeda

Dave Shumka from Stop Podcasting Yourself joins Jordan as co-host and Tricia Bobeda from the Nerdette podcast joins as our guest live on stage at Thalia Hall in Chicago as part of the first ever Very Very Fun Day.

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