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#225 - What Do You Call That Toilet Room (with Annie Savage and Janet Varney)

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Annie Savage
Guests: 
Janet Varney

Recorded in a back room during MaxFunCon, Mark and Hal are joined by fellow TAH-alums Annie Savage and Janet Varney to settle what may be the oddest topic we've received.

Story Break #113: The Big Guy

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Story Break

Whats the story behind the big guys in all those action movies? You know the ones. They're 7 feet tall. Don't talk. Often bald. The hero always hurts their fist trying to punch them. The villains talk down to them and disrespect them. But they must have their own wants and dreams, right?

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 589: Live at MaxFunCon with Lynda Barry and Ken Jennings

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Lynda Barry
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Ken Jennings
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Dan Deacon

Lynda Barry (Making Comics) and Ken Jennings (Omnibus podcast) join Jordan and Jesse live on stage at MaxFunCon 2019 for a discussion of Lynda's farmhouse homestead, Jordan's recent experience seeing the new Godzilla movie, and the different types of Jeopardy champions. Plus, Lynda and Ken go head to head in a ridiculous game with some help from Dan Deacon.

You can also watch this episode on YouTube!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: H. Jon Benjamin

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Bullseye
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H. Jon Benjamin

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Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

H. Jon Benjamin on writing a book about failure and the beauty of fatherhood.

The magic of H. Jon Benjamin is kind of a 1-2 punch. First, there's his voice: a deep baritone that's unmistakable when you hear it. Then, his timing: stilted and deadpan, usually - it catches you off guard and it makes him one of the funniest voice actors alive today.

He can play lovable slackers like Ben from Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist or Bob from Bob's Burgers. Jon can also play macho windbags who are imbued with the kind of flawed humanity that also makes you root for them. His Coach McGuirk on Home Movies was a beloved Adult Swim character right up there with the likes of Space Ghost, Master Shake, and Dr. Rockso.

Perhaps Jon's most iconic voice role is that of Sterling Archer, from the TV show Archer. Sterling's a spy, but he's also a narcissist with a pretty terrible drinking problem. A guy who has gone from being extremely self-serving to slightly less selfish over ten seasons. It is to Jon's credit as a voice actor that the audience can see past this deeply flawed man's exterior and laugh along with him and at him.

With lead roles in some of the most popular comedies of all time, it's hard to call H. Jon Benjamin a failure. But he doesn't really mind the label. In 2018, Jon wrote a book called Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir.

In it, he recounts his shortcomings in excruciating detail and how, wouldn't you know it, a lot of those failures opened the door to success: failures in family, in work, in serving fajitas. It's a very self-deprecating, self-aware memoir. And since it's written by H. Jon Benjamin, it's also really, really funny.

Season ten of Archer is out now.

This interview originally aired in May of 2018

MBMBaM 464: Face 2 Face: Peace with the Ground-Children

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We bumped the Grand Ole Opry from the Ryman lineup to present our own twisted, skewed comedy to the fine folks of Nashville, Tennessee. It was a momentous show, if only for the fact that we finally struck an accord with the Sky-Warriors, and put a climactic end to our centuries-long, unbelievably costly battle.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 53: Arching Piece of Wood (A Tale of Two Cities - TNG Fan Edit)

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When the crew of the Entrepreneur find a hidden casket containing what seems to Tasha Yar, everyone immediately puts their guard up. But when it's discovered that this may not be the Yar-iginal, it's time to make the bed and figure out why this porno makes so much TNG sense! Are the beds that big on the original D? Have these actors continued to hone their craft? Will we ever get a sequel?

It's the episode that is way better than you'd expect!

Watch A Tale of Two Cities

CIPYD 192: Dog Scanning and Jordan Duffy Returns

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Jordan Duffy

Hello everyone!

We did it! We have another episode for you! This week Jordan Duffy RETURNS to give us an update on her life as Tug's roommate and her current thoughts on owning her own dog. We also have some COOL dog scanning Dog Tech! Crumb went to the dog park for the first time AND we have an update from Allegra!

Lay with a Labrador and tune in!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 587 - Jayden Pfeifer

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Jayden Pfeifer

Jayden Pfeifer returns to talk higher education, more boring dreams, and Beetlejuice the musical.

Download episode 587 here. (right-click)

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Troubled Waters Ep 9: Lance Bass vs Joey Fatone

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Troubled Waters
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Caroline Bloom
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Will Campos
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Chris Sullivan
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Lisa Best

Will Campos, Lisa Best, Caroline Bloom and Chris Sullivan join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all who is the best NSYNC member, Lance Bass or Joey Fatone

Team Joey Fatone
Caroline Bloom and Chris Sullivan

Team Lance Bass
Will Campos and Lisa Best

This week, our contestants argue over karaoke etiquette, improvise movie theme song lyrics, and decipher terrible movie accents.

Will Campos wants to plug Story Break on Maximum Fun and recommends Champions of the Earth podcast.

Lisa Best wants to plug her comedy album, Brain Bank and recommends Guess I'm A Ghost.

Caroline Bloom wants to plug her short film, Da Capo and recommends Jazz Nights at LACMA.

Chris Sullivan wants to plug Guess I'm A Ghost and recommends Echo Park's Farmer Market.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes.

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. You can also find us on Facebook .

Call us on the official Troubled Waters hotline! Our number is 323-300-4984. Our producers will have a new prompt for you to answer and we may just use your call on the show.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

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

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Ep. 192 The Simpsons Sing the Blues

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We're doing something a little different this week. You've heard us discuss this topic in the past before, but we're dedicating the entire episode to The Simpsons first album released – "The Simpsons Sing the Blues." Julia breaks down a bunch of tunes on the album for us, and Allie listens to the album for the first time!

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