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Still Buffering: How to Future Teens (Featuring Charlie Gail!)

Still Buffering

IT'S THE MAXFUNDRIVE! To celebrate this most wonderful time of year, we brought on our favorite teen of the future, Charlie Gail McElroy! We wanted to find out what the teens of tomorrow are going to be listening to, watching, and doing, so we went straight to the source. Come join all four of us, and don't forget to become a member of the MaxFun family this MaxFunDrive!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: John Turturro

John Turturro

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

Photo: Robin Marchant / Getty Images

John Turturro on 'Do the Right Thing,' 'The Big Lebowski,' his new film 'Gloria Bell' and more

Acting legend John Turturro joins us to chat about his latest project Gloria Bell. It's a movie about a relationship between two people who've both already been through a lot. Turturro plays Arnold, a retired Navy officer. He stars opposite Julianne Moore, who plays Gloria.

It's filled with both the highs and lows that come with new relationships. They're both divorced. And things are especially complicated for Arnold. His adult children still turn to him for money. Gloria, on the other hand, is more free-spirited and for the most part is independent from her family. She's never really had a reason to settle down. She's works a regular nine to five, and spends her nights at clubs around Los Angeles dancing to Earth, Wind and Fire and Anita Ward.

It's a love story that's messy and nuanced. The performances from both Turturro and Moore are touching, emotional and engrossing. Turturro will tell us how he nailed down the subtleties and complexities of playing a character that might seem like an average joe. Plus, he'll share stories from his time working on some true classics – Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing and the Coen Brothers The Big Lebowski.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 575: False Grandma with Riley Silverman

Riley Silverman
Lindsay Pavlas

Riley Silverman (Troubled Waters, SYFY Fangrrls) joins Jordan and Jesse for our first MaxFunDrive episode of 2019! They get into Jordan's most recent attempt to retain his status as a fun guy, the bloodsport that is shopping at the Super King grocery store in Jesse's neighborhood, and whether or not the drug rug demographic is enough to best the people who own fezes.

Plus, we unveil the amazing Jordan, Jesse, Go! pin that you can get during the Max Fun Drive and all the other cool stuff up for grabs this year. Go to right now to support the show!

And let us know if you've ever worn bowling shoes in your everyday life -- 206-984-4FUN or!

#212 - Best Hanna-Barbera Cartoon with Clint McElroy

Clint McElroy

Happy #MaxFunDrive! We're kicking things off by talking toons with the patriarch of the McElroy clan, Clint McElroy, who is predictably knowledgeable and a wonderful human being.

Like what you hear? Please consider becoming a Maximum Fun member or upgrading your existing membership and supporting our show by clicking the box for it. Your monthly contributions help the show keep going!

The Greatest Discover Ep 44: Star Trek Canasta


When Discovery pays a visit to Section 31, we find out there's more than 31 flavors and definitely more than 31 mines. But when Airiam tags along on an away team it's time for the space suits to really kick into gear. Will Spock and Michael come to an agreement? Have we lost Stamets' quips? Don't forget to save your memories.

It's the episode that gives you a god shot, but saves you the Rod shot!


CIPYD 182: MaxFun Drive and Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian

Happy Max Fun Drive!

That's right! Now is the time for you to show your support for the shows you LOVE! We can't thank you enough! If you want to donate please visit

On top of the drive we have the BEST guest this week! Jackie Kashian, brilliant stand up and co-host of The Jackie and Laurie show is here to tell us all about her pups and some fantastic dog-movie reviews. We also have a hilarious Facebook thread and a My Mutt Minute!

Donate! Listen! Enjoy!

It's the MaxFunDrive!


The best two weeks of the year are finally here! If you aren't familiar with the MaxFunDrive, it's two jam-packed weeks full of our greatest episodes, fantastic Drive-exclusive gifts, in-person meetups, tons of fun on social media, and a big celebration of our community (including YOU!)

THE 2019 MAXFUNDRIVE STARTS TODAY, MONDAY, MARCH 18, and ends on Friday, March 29 with a livestreamed finale show! It is officially THE BEST time to become a member or upgrade your existing membership. We've added a bunch of spectacular new shows since last year's drive (Dr. Gameshow, Mission to Zyxx, The Jackie and Laurie Show, The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, The JV Club, and Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone), and they need your support, along with the rest of the terrific shows on Maximum Fun! If you're able to become a monthly member or upgrade your membership level this year, we've got some really beautiful MaxFunDrive-exclusive thank-you gifts. Plus, isn't it just kind of cool to know you're helping make the shows you love?

OUR GOAL IS 25,000 NEW AND UPGRADING MEMBERS. You helped us hit our ambitious and fairly nervewracking goal last year, and we're hoping you can help us get there again this year! Don't be fooled by the fact that it's the same number as last year; this is still a very big, scary number for us. Speaking of goals, remember last year's stretch goal - The MaxFun DreamDate? Well, we have a really fun, silly video of that date to share with you later this week, so stay tuned to our social media channels.

So. TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND. Think we can do it? I do, but I know we'll need your help.

Here's how you can help:

  • Tune in to all your favorite shows! Maybe try some new ones, too! Even if you're behind on episodes, you should really listen to the ones that come out between March 18 - March 29. We put in an extra effort to make sure these are some of the best episodes of the year. Your favorite hosts will tell you all the exciting stuff about MaxFunDrive, and then you can chat about these amazing episodes with all your MaxFun pals!
  • Go to and become a new monthly member or upgrade your current monthly membership! If you're in a position to do this now, you should do this right now. If you're like, 'but Stacey, there's so much more to read and I feel rude leaving right now...' don't feel bad. If you go become a new or upgrading member right now, that's the opposite of rude. You can come back to the rest of this post at a leisurely pace. (But do come back at some point, I still have lots to tell you!)
  • Spread the word! After you've started your membership, let everyone know with #MaxFunDrive, tag the hosts and shows, tell your friends that you joined or upgraded your membership and why they should consider doing the same. And if this year's not a year that you can support with your wallet, we totally understand! It would mean a lot to us if you could spread the word about the drive on social media and to your MaxFun pals. Thank you so much!

Those Gifts!

This is my favorite part of this email. I'm SO excited to tell you about these gifts we've had to keep secret for so long! If you're already a member THANK YOU SO MUCH! We love you, and I hope you're enjoying all the bonus content right now. If you're thinking of upgrading your membership, or if you considering becoming a member, here's the cool stuff you could get:

  • $5 a month: Super special bonus episodes and videos (over TWO HUNDRED hours of content!) from all of your favorite shows!!
  • $10 a month: Some of you have already guessed it - a whole new round of enamel pins designed by Megan Lynn Kott! Pick your favorite one*, and proudly wear your love for that show.
  • $20 a month: A 550 piece 18" x 24" jigsaw puzzle, featuring a stunning illustration by Geoffrey Tice of a person listening to a podcast while looking out at the iconic view from MaxFunHQ!
  • AND MORE! Check out to see all of the gifts at all the levels!

*You know the deal: If we hit our goal of 25,000 new and upgrading members, all monthly members at the $10 level or higher will have the opportunity to buy extra pins for a limited period of time. Please keep in mind that the money made from the sale of these pins will be donated to charity, and that the single best way to support your favorite MaxFun shows is to join as a sustaining monthly member or upgrade your membership to the next tier. So, be sure to encourage all your friends who listen to MaxFun shows to pledge a $5 monthly membership if they're able to!

Mark your calendars!

  • Tuesday, March 26: #MaxFunMeetupDay! Meetups are happening all across the globe on this day! Make sure to go to yours, or if you don't see your town, get one started!
  • Friday, March 29: MaxFunDrive Live Show Finale from 4-6pm PT! We are starting earlier this year, to make it a bit easier for our friends in later time zones to watch. Set up your viewing parties and count down the exciting end of the drive with us! If you'd like be in the audience in-person, ticket info will be sent out to all active monthly members on Wednesday, March 20.

Ok, I think that's everything for now! If you have any questions along the way, please email so we can help! Thanks! AND HAPPY MAXFUNDRIVE TO ONE AND ALL!

Go Fact Yourself with Dunn, Sterling, Brody and Perkins!

03/24/2019 - 17:00 - 21:00
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

RSVP for free.

Join us for a double header live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a game show podcast from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun. Go Fact Yourself features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!

This is two shows in one night! Only one RSVP is needed.

Host: J. Keith van Straaten!

Co-host: Helen Hong!


5:00pm: Mindy Sterling and Dylan Brody!

7:00pm: Gaby Dunn and Dwayne Perkins!

Please note, lineup is subject to change.

Age policy:
Children who are 13 or under are allowed in until 8pm with a parent. People ages 14-20 are not allowed into the venue at all. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Story Break #100: Second Chances

Story Break

We tackle breaks from the first ONE HUNDRED EPISODES we feel deserve a second chance...

Matt Arnold is @mattlarnold Will Campos is @willbcampos Freddie Wong is @fwong because he got on Twitter way before those two

Stop Podcasting Yourself 574 - Erica Sigurdson

Erica Sigurdson

It’s week 1 of MaxFunDrive 2019 so we’ve invited one of our favourite guests. Comedian Erica Sigurdson returns to talk inventions, toast, and open mics.

Please support the show by going to

Download episode 574 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org"
Phone us at (844)779-7631 (or UGH-SPY-POD1)
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