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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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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.
 
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 listener-created games with callers from all over the world! Listen as Jo, Manolo and the players struggle through these outrageous family-friendly games that are played regardless of quality!
 
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.
 
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!
 
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.
 
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!
 
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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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Tom Hanks is an actor that needs no introduction. He made his film debut in the 80’s and has since cemented himself as a cultural icon. Films like Castaway and Forrest Gump have earned Hanks many accolades. His two consecutive Academy Award wins and many nominations speak for themselves. But, his films have done so much more. They’ve transformed po…
 
It’s The JV Club’s 500th episode! We did it, everybody! And to celebrate this landmark, JV is joined by the Journos podcast’s Stephen Jackson and Brandon R. Reynolds to talk about some bigger picture teenage stuff. We get philosophical! We get scientific! We get silly! All this, PLUS some very special messages from some very special folks celebrati…
 
Brea and Mallory recommend vampire books, talk to author Mike Chen, and give advice on book tracking! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - Ever tried Microdosing? Visit Microdose.com and use GLASSES for 30% off + Free Shipping. Better Help www.betterhelp.com/GLASSES Links - Readi…
 
Comedian Gianmarco Soresi is brutally honest with us this weeks: he deeply relates to Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham!) in Milos Forman's 1984 classical classic, Amadeus. But while Gianmarco can own his Salieri-like insecurities, he can't let it keep him from pursuing virtuosity. Then, Jordan has one quick thing about... Gianmarco on James Corde…
 
And Because we love our listeners so much, we give you the exclusive on our next move and our plans for this upcoming new season. Mentioned in This Episode How to LA podcast Historically Black Phrases Queerty Awards (VOTE FANTI) DIS/Honorable Mentions jarrett: HM: got 2b real — patti Lahelle DM: Dr. Johnathan Paul Higgens’ wine gift… Tre'vell HM: D…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers! Games played: Best-er and Better-est submitted by Vivian Yamamoto from San Francisco, California, Nostra-manolo-damus submitted by Robin Applegate from Flagstaff, Arizona, and No Thank You submitted by Jacob McNutt from Nathrop, Colorado Callers: Chloe from San Jose, Calif…
 
The architect Sandra Youkhana takes readers on a tour of the structures of modern digital worlds in Videogame Atlas (co-authored with Luke Caspar Pearson). From Minecraft to Assassin’s Creed Unity she examines the real-world architectural theory that underpins these fantasy worlds, and their influence on concrete designs today.The journalist Louise…
 
The architect Sandra Youkhana takes readers on a tour of the structures of modern digital worlds in Videogame Atlas (co-authored with Luke Caspar Pearson). From Minecraft to Assassin’s Creed Unity she examines the real-world architectural theory that underpins these fantasy worlds, and their influence on concrete designs today.The journalist Louise…
 
This week on the Jackie and Laurie Show, hire me Duchess, professional handballer, and make it dirty... Comic of the Week: Ellen Harrold @ellenharrrold (instagram) (Yes, 3 rs) Check out blondemedicine.com/maxfun to browse a selection of standup LPs, and use code “jackielaurie” at check out to get 20% off your entire order. Places to get Jackie's al…
 
Veteran podcaster Lauren Ober suspected something was up and that it went beyond covid stress and professional stress and all the other reasons she had been going to therapy for so long. She had been a journalist for many years and her instinct for the story led her to start piecing together that the life she had been experiencing all this time fit…
 
Plus a listener’s email that gets Annabelle and Laura in their feelings. Mentioned in the Show The Hammer Museum’s exhibit on Joan Didion Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week Worries Banished words Boba tea robot Billionaire brain implants Pillows that breathe This episode is sponsored by… Microdose Gummies Microdose Gummies deliver perf…
 
Wooooooaaaa-OOOOH! Sing along with us on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights! Rhea Ripley is on fire. She may have saved Dominik Mysterio’s career and has proven to be the spice that makes Judgment Day work. But her greatest work now may be that she’s gotten us to cheer for a match between her and Solo Sikoa. Amid cheering for the final week b…
 
Tom Hanks is an actor that needs no introduction. He made his film debut in the 80’s and has since cemented himself as a cultural icon. Films like Castaway and Forrest Gump have earned Hanks many accolades. His two consecutive Academy Award wins and many nominations speak for themselves. But, his films have done so much more. They’ve transformed po…
 
Brea and Mallory tick off the first box on the 2023 Reading Glasses (Glasses Glasses) Challenge: read a novella! Plus they talk about what to do if you accidentally become a book thief, and recommend fantasy books for book clubs. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - GreenChef www…
 
Just because only one percent of the eleven-thousand wineries in the U.S. are Black-owned, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. To get proof, they left their homes and tracked down an expert–Leslie Jones, co-owner of Inglewood’s first and only wine bar, 1010 Wine. Thanks to their tireless reporting, jarrett and Tre’vell were able to get their hands–and m…
 
Before writer, producer, and director Roxanne Benjamin was making V/H/S shorts or directing shows like Nancy Drew and The New Adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, she was a disaffected youth who was so recognizable as a Daria that classmates called her by the famous MTV character's name. Now, she joins us fresh off the streaming release of her …
 
How can free-to-play games be fixed? What are the small details in games that annoy you? And is it censorship for a video game to have a gore filter? This week, Jason, Maddy, and Kirk crack open the mailbag and take some of YOUR questions on all sorts of things. Plus: the rise of the CASUAL WIFE. One More Thing: Kirk: Avatar: The Way of Water Maddy…
 
Haley brings the case against her partner, Jonathan. Haley and Jonathan have a non-existent child named Belinda. Belinda started as a joke, but has become a symbol for their future together. Now that Haley and Jonathan are thinking seriously about having an actual child, Jonathan thinks the name Belinda would be perfect. Haley disagrees! Who’s righ…
 
After a brief disembarkation, Ross and Carrie re-board the Ark Encounter as Ross leads Carrie through a tour of the Kentucky creationist landmark. They walk past animal topiaries and carved monuments to begin a thorough inspection of the first deck in this “historical” vessel. Exhibits are discussed in detail, from animal storage to the one thing e…
 
This week on The Jackie and Laurie Show, internally shy about money, it'll be quick, I'm almost done, and Blessedly Sullen... Comic of the Week: Sabrina Wu @asabrinawu Check out blondemedicine.com/maxfun to browse a selection of standup LPs, and use code “jackielaurie” at check out to get 20% off your entire order. Places to get Jackie's album “Sta…
 
Kate Beaton’s new book, Ducks, is not about ducks. At least not really. It’s about people, specifically Kate and the people she worked with during a two-year period after finishing university, working in the remote oil sands region of northern Alberta, Canada. The camps at the oil sands housed hundreds of employees and they were not an easy place t…
 
Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week The French mayor who’s fighting Mont Blanc hikers Why Megan Thee Stallion tweeted “Annabelle bitch you OVER” Spanish rave’s Why young people in China are injecting themselves with COVID on purpose. Mentioned in This Episode Ashley Sharp This episode is sponsored by… Dipsea Stories Discover stories abo…
 
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