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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!
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Round Springfield is a Simpsons-adjacent podcast hosted by Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott where they interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to Springfield, failed pilots, other projects, and beyond. In this 20-episode limited series, you'll hear David X. Cohen talk Futurama, Josh Weinstein talk Mission Hill, and Yeardley Smith dig deep into her diverse path of becoming Lisa Simpson.
 
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 sitting down and having 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 9pm ET on YouTube. Call in (347) 474-0260.
 
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.
 
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' ...
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
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This week on the Jackie and Laurie Show, I'm not you, we only met 5 years ago, and feel my D&D pain... Comic of the Week: Erica Rhodes @ericarhodes Buy Laurie’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Laurie-Kilmartin/e/B0096S2CLM%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Buy anything from Jackie: http://jackiekashian.com/store Follow @jackiekashian and @anylaurie16 on…
 
Ross and Carrie return to the Red Pill Expo to hear the TRUTH about COVID-19, the gender revolution, socialism, and more. Learn what COVID actually is (or at least what it isn’t), hear why the powers-that-be are pushing masks and disregarding the gender binary, and finally -- FINALLY! -- find out who “they” are. For pics and videos, follow us on Fa…
 
Last week, I interview Matthew Dicks who is the author of the book Storyworthy. I am a HUGE fan of Matthew and was very excited when he agreed to come on the show. After the episode was published I get email after email. I saw comments on Facebook all stating, "WOW, That was a great interview." There will be times when you get feedback, and no matt…
 
Get on your dancin’ shoes and warm up those vocal chords! Hal and Danielle are back to talk about a whole lot of wrestling. AEW had what may have been our favorite segment from them ever: Le Dinner Debonair with MJF and Chris Jericho. They still aren’t doing right by their women’s division (as evidenced by Kenny Omega’s “Babes and Brooms” entrance)…
 
Re-Released with the Full Episode Content, the Previous release was missing the back half. Sitting in the guest co-host chair it’s writer, actor, Emmy winner Ashley Nicole Black (she/her) we talk TV that is like a warm blanket like Apple TV's Ted Lasso (which Ashley is working on season 2), and since James and Ashley met in college, they discuss wh…
 
It's Friday. Drop everything and listen to the latest episode of The Dave Hill Goodtime Hour as Dave, Dez, and Chris welcome the hilarious Gareth Reynolds from the popular Dollop podcast to the program as they bring on confused Zoom attendees, take phone calls, discuss Jeffrey Toobin, and try to find out what we're doing wrong. Recorded live on Oct…
 
Brea and Mallory discuss bookmarks. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsor - Kitty Poo Club 20% Off First Order Promo Code - GLASSES Green Chef Promo Code - $80 Off - GLASSES80 Links - Reading Glasses Facebook…
 
This week, in part one of our two-part Halloween special, Tre’vell and Jarrett talk about their childhood experiences with Halloween, what candy will get you cussed out and answer the question: Do Black people celebrate Halloween? Plus, a sneak-peak of Jarrett's chat with "Bad Hair" director Justin Simien and more! Is Hallalujah-ween just as satisf…
 
Lauren files suit against her mother, Cheri. When Cheri dies, she says she would like her ashes flushed down a toilet at Disney World, so her remains are recycled with the water used for the flowers in the parks. Lauren is opposed! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Chris Nuber for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episod…
 
This week on the Jackie and Laurie show, shirts older than you, we're all talking about one guy, and Laurie would like to do your shows please... Comic of the Week: Urzila Carlson @UrzilaCarlson Buy Laurie’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Laurie-Kilmartin/e/B0096S2CLM%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Buy anything from Jackie: http://jackiekashian.com/…
 
Ross and Carrie tune in safely from their computers while a group of self-proclaimed patriots meet on Jekyll Island, Georgia, to discuss what they see as the greatest coverup of our time: a contrived pandemic used to destroy American liberties, like carrying guns into Starbucks and breathing in the spittle of the person next to you. It’s the Red Pi…
 
I have had the voice of Matthew Dicks in my head more than any other person this year. I heard him on a podcast, bought his audiobook Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling, and listened to it. When I was done with the book I wanted more and found his Speak Up Story Telling podcast. Unlike other…
 
It's another groin-grabbingly fantastic episode of The Dave Hill Goodtime Hour as Dave, Dez, and Chris welcome filmmaker & author Shaina Feinberg to the program to discuss her new book, Every Body: An Honest and Open Look at Sex from Every Angle, and also the disturbing euphemism known as "pink sock." You have been warned. Recorded live on October …
 
Today is like therapy cause sometimes in the middle of a pandemic with so much happening- you’re just not okay. With returning guest co-host Samantha Nzessi, we talk “why are we trying to confirm Amy Comey Beheret and her questionable originalist self when folks still waiting for more stimulus checks?" Beware of the Republicans latest tactic to ste…
 
This week, our contestants are given horror movie limericks, pitch some horror movie mashups, and tells us some truly scary stories from Halloween past. Halle Kiefer would like to plug her podcast Ruined and recommends Scary Stories to tell on the Pod Brian Fernandes would like to plug Jordan, Jesse Go and recommends This Sounds Serious And Finally…
 
Brea and Mallory discuss virtual book events. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter Libro.fm Mallory’s Disney Talk Po…
 
This week, Tre’vell and Jarrett are joined by BuzzFeed culture reporter Micheal Blackmon who shares his thoughts on The Shade Room—the insanely popular Instagram-based gossip platform that even Barack Obama knows of! But with the platform trafficking in anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment a lot more folks have been asking, “Is The Shade Room Too Toxic To Functio…
 
Jason, Kirk, and Maddy open up the mailbag and answer some of YOUR great questions. How do we Maximize our Fun when playing video games? Is it possible to be a successful journalist while staying totally anonymous? And does Xbox Game Pass cause more anxiety than it cures? One more thing: Kirk: Facebook Maddy: Animal Crossing Halloween update Jason:…
 
Cory Doctorow joins Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse as they clear the docket! They discuss splitting the internet bill, operating system updates, pajamas on planes, playing acapella gospel music, GPS navigation, and spoilers! Cory's new book Attack Surface is OUT NOW! It's available wherever you get your books! Check out Cory's website craphound.co…
 
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