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Video games: They’re serious business! Except when they’re not serious at all. Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together.
 
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Tiny Victories

Annabelle Gurwitch, Laura House, Maximum Fun

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Tiny Victories is the 15 minute podcast that pushes back on the notion that you have to "go big" or "go home". Sometimes just going is the victory. Each week, hosts Annabelle Gurwitch and Laura House invite listeners to adopt a TINY victory frame of mind, and share tales of fleeting joys and minor accomplishments in this majorly messed-up world.
 
Troubled Waters is the pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree. Twice a month, Dave will stoke pointless arguments between two teams of comedians and make them compete against each other in order to settle their meaningless debates once and for all. Winner takes home the right to be right.
 
Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life's biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to.
 
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Reading Glasses

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Reading Glasses

Brea Grant and Mallory O'Meara, Mallory O'Meara, Brea Grant

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Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better! Listeners will learn how to vanquish their To-Be-Read piles, get pointers on organizing their bookshelves and hear reviews on the newest reading gadgets. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on bookish problems. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the ...
 
Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven't really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with some of her favorite women as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence. Warning: This Podcast Contains Sincerity.
 
Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno play original game shows sent in by listeners with their comedian friends and listener call-ins. Listen as Jo and Manolo struggle through these outrageous games submitted by people all over the world, from New Jersey to Pakistan.
 
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Feeling Seen

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Feeling Seen

Jordan Crucchiola, Maximum Fun

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them "feel seen." It's about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, "That's me!" It's an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relatio ...
 
John Hodgman's Today in the Past podcast is now The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge. If you'd like John Hodgman to solve your pressing issue, simply email it, along with your phone number, to hodgman@maximumfun.org. THAT IS ALL.
 
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FANTI

Maximum Fun

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Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don't love us back. We're fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre'vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, f ...
 
Tights and Fights is the podcast that covers pro-wrestling with the sincerity and hilarity that it deserves. Every week, hosts Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk make sense of the chaos that is the world of sports-entertainment. Whether it's the latest headlines, a cultural analysis of an old angle or a debate about which wrestler has the best merch, Tights and Fights will examine every corner of the squared-circle for your enjoyment.
 
Join host John Moe (The Hilarious World of Depression) for honest, relatable, and, yes, sometimes funny conversations about mental health. Hear from comedians, musicians, authors, actors, and other top names in entertainment and the arts about living with depression, anxiety, and many other common disorders. Find out what they’ve done to address it, what worked, and what didn’t. Depresh Mode also features useful insights on mental health issues with experts in the field. It’s honest talk fro ...
 
Story Break is a weekly podcast from RocketJump where we (Will Campos, Matt Arnold, and Freddie Wong) sit down in the RocketJump writer's room and attempt to "break" a story for a ridiculous concept, property, or idea that we in NO way have any rights to. Join us every week as we attempt to tackle everything from beloved video games to billion dollar franchises!
 
Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority ...
 
Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert returns for the second season of her hit podcast MAGIC LESSONS, ready to help another batch of aspiring artists overcome their fears and create more joyfully. This year’s guest experts include Neil Gaiman, Gary Shteyngart, Amy Purdy, Michael Ian Black, Brandon Stanton, Martha Beck, and Glennon Doyle Melton. MAGIC LESSONS art courtesy of Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
 
The Dave Hill Goodtime Hour (formerly known as both Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident and The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU) features comedian/musician/writer/actor/artist/man-about-town/thinking man Dave Hill and sidekicks Dez and Chris Gersbeck sitting down to have a delightful conversation with various notable people, including but not limited to fellow comedians, musicians, actors, authors, supermodels, convicts and whoever else he can talk into it. Watch live every Monday at 8pm ET on Tw ...
 
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Bubble

MaximumFun.org

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Welcome to Fairhaven, a literal Bubble of corporate utopia set amid the wild, goblin-infested Brush. The first scripted comedy series from Maximum Fun, Bubble was created by Jordan Morris, and tells the tale of a small band of monster killers struggling to make ends meet and find love in a nightmarish version of the gig economy. Starring: Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation), Keith Powell (30 Rock), Cristela Alonzo (Cristela), Eliza Skinner (The Late Late Show) and Mike Mitchell (Love), with ...
 
I, Podius is a twelve episode weekly series in which hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap the BBC miniseries I, Claudius, an adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. John's watched the show before. Elliott's watching for the first time. The miniseries features an obscenely talented ensemble cast, and is – chock full of sex, backstabbing and murder. This ain't your daddy's I, Claudius. Well, actually it is as the series premiered in 1976. But this ain't your daddy' ...
 
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Julie Sabatier

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Rendered (formerly Destination DIY) finds stories about getting creative, making meaning, and breaking rules. We are an independent show from the public radio world carefully crafted for an audience of makers, doers, and curious minds. We are proud to be a part of Maximum Fun family of podcasts.
 
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The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn

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The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn

Maximum Fun and Columbia Journalism Review

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The Turnaround is a new series about our greatest living interviewers, hosted by Jesse Thorn and produced by Maximum Fun and The Columbia Journalism Review. Featuring conversations with prominent interviewers about their careers and their craft, the show is a perfect resource for a new generation of storytellers and journalists. You'll hear Jesse speak with Larry King, Terry Gross, Werner Herzog, Audie Cornish, and so many more!
 
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This week’s show is brought to you in party by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. We’ve got so much wrestling news to catch up on this week on Tights and Fights! WWE had another PPV this weekend. While it was a tepid build, there’s no denying that the match quality exceeded expectations. AEW…
 
Brea and Mallory recommend books by AAPI authors, have a special guest on to review some book tech, and talk about what to do when you see a book in a store ahead of its pub date. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Asian American Pacific Islander Month https://asianpacificheritage.gov/ Sp…
 
Pass the Popcorn jarrett has an etiquette question related to sending text messaging. If someone bypasses his “Do Not Disturb” message by categorizing their message as “urgent”, is that a boundary violation? The Social Dilemma DIS/Honorable Mentions Tre’vell HM: Marry Me HM: The 355 Black History Is Happening Everyday Go Lay Down Our Sponsors This …
 
This week JV hangs with incredibly funny and cool comedian Amy Miller, who brings her light and humor to a wide range of subjects including, of course, one of JV’s own faves: being a teen in organized religion! And maybe even more enticing: Cool Rock Music Church! Plus: find out which M.A.S.H. alternate universe profession has Amy asking “…Was this…
 
Finnish director Hanna Bergholm put her creative spirit into her new body-horror coming-of-age film for IFCMidnight, Hatching. But she's hear today to tell us about feeling seen by another creative spirit: the titular Lucy Muir in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1947 classic The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Then, Jordan has one quick thing about Tron, obviously. Ha…
 
It's time for another episode of BURNING QUESTIONS!!! Jason, Kirk, and Maddy open up the mailbag and take some listener questions on all sorts of things. Why do video games leak? What are some one-of-a-kind video games we'd like to see more of? And what's the deal with video game strategy guides? Links: Jason interviews a strategy guide writer: htt…
 
This week on the Jackie and Laurie Show, blackballed for neglect, the latest in knife technology, and cold beaches... Comic of the Week: Max Beasley @maxbeasleyyy Places to get Jackie's album “Stay Kashian” https://800pgr.lnk.to/StayKashianTW Places to get Laurie's album “Corset” https://800pgr.lnk.to/CorsetTW Buy Laurie’s books: https://www.amazon…
 
A lot of people listen to Shamir’s music, and have since he was 19 years old and his songs began circulating. People listen for the innovative arrangements, the poetic lyrics, and the artist’s unique singing voice. The music has been described as house-hop, disco, and indie-pop. Shamir pays a lot of attention to the music as well. He’s listening to…
 
Ross and Carrie return to the Conscious Life Expo to catch the final talk of the event: a question and answer session with Bashar, the multi-dimensional and extra-terrestrial being who floats in a craft thousands of miles above Sedona, Arizona… but comes to us via channeler Darryl Anka. Did Bashar predict COVID’s behavior? Can he provide wisdom for…
 
Janet Varney joins her best pals Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi in a special #MaxFunDrive fueled crossover of "The JV Club" and "We Got This!" podcasts! The reason for this amazing crossover? To officially determine the best high school movie. This podcast was a special stretch goal that was reached with new MaxFun Members who pledged their support …
 
This episode is part of the annual #MaxFunDrive! “Tights and Fights” is possible because of our beloved Maximum Fun Members whose generous contributions go directly to this show to help it continue. Go to maximumfun.org/join to become a MaxFun Member and support this show for as little as $5 a month. Plus you’ll earn great gifts including special b…
 
Shut the blinds and get ready for another action-packed #MaxFunDrive edition episode of The Dave Hill Goodtime Hour as Dave, Dez, and Chris encourage/beg you to become MaxFun members lest you face an increasingly enraged Dave, before welcoming Vanity Fair editor and author of the new book Everybody Thought We Were Crazy: Dennis Hopper, Brooke Haywa…
 
Brea and Mallory talk about weird reader quirks, debate voting in book awards, and recommend ghoul books. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Join the MaxFunDrive! Twitch Link for Tonight - twitch.tv/readingglassespodcast Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter Libro.fm Book…
 
Plus, Met Gala superfan and director Tiffany Johnson gives us her reactions to the best and worst fashions of the night. Episode Notes: Mentioned on the Show The Rise & Rupture of Campaign Zero DIS/Honorable Mentions JH: HM: black girl sunscreen HM: Women’s Rights (aka human rights) TA: HM: A Strange Loop on Broadway Black History is Happening Ever…
 
This podcast is made possible by the generous contributions of our MaxFun Members! As part of the #MaxFunDrive, you can join the community for as little as $5 a month to ensure that The JV Club with Janet Varney continues. Plus, you'll learn all sorts of great gifts, including special bonus episodes of this podcast and many more. For more informati…
 
When MaxFun’s own Janet Varney saw Peter Jackson’s HEAVENLY CREATURES as a teen, she didn’t let the movie’s whole matricide thing keep her from feeling seen. The daydreamy, obsessive devotion of a young Kate Winslet and a young Melanie Lynskey for one another was what really stood out. She and Jordan unpack all of that, plus talk about queer murder…
 
Jason, Kirk, and Maddy talk about the most important tool in any video game player's arsenal: the controller! From fight sticks to Wiimotes to the Steam Deck, controllers have a lot to offer. This week, the gang goes back in time to talk about the best, the worst, and the just plain weird. One More Thing: Kirk: Switch Sports Maddy: Better Call Saul…
 
Ann-Elizabeth files suit against her wife, Tiffany. Ann-Elizabeth says that she doesn’t cook because she finds it too overwhelming. Tiffany says that because Ann-Elizabeth is such a talented seamstress, it’s surprising that she would have trouble with cooking. To Tiffany, the skills should be transferable. But Ann-Elizabeth says that’s not how it w…
 
MaxFunDrive 2022! Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers! Games played: Dr. Press Cowfrence submitted by Sarah Martin from Roeland Park, Kansas, Dr. Kvetch-Phrase! submitted by Roxanne Harvey from Louisville, Kentucky, and Well Wishes submitted by JJ van der Put from Spokane, Washington Callers: Reyna from Santa…
 
This week, Dani Faith Leonard and Rebecca Lee join host Dave Holmes to learn about some lesser-known streaming services, multiverse music, and cast some live action cartoon adaptions Rebecca Lee would like to plug An Intervention and recommends Dani's show, Adult Sex Ed, and Minx on HBO Dani Faith Leonard would like to plug Adult Sex Ed and Coast a…
 
This week on Jackie and Laurie, that's how I found out, using covid to fill room, and busses have their own rules... Comic of the Week: Rhonda Hansome @RhondaHansome See Laurie on Rushtix on 5/7 at 6pm pst (https://rushtix.com/events/lauriekilmartin/) Places to get Jackie's album “Stay Kashian” https://800pgr.lnk.to/StayKashianTW Places to get Laur…
 
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