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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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Getting to sleep can be difficult sometimes. Now you can achieve that urgently needed rest by taking advantage of our most precious natural resource: celebrities. Each week on the slyly humorous and reassuring Sleeping with Celebrities, host John Moe talks with a different guest from the world of entertainment about something they know a lot about. The conversation is guaranteed to be just interesting enough to draw your attention away from your own swirling anxieties but never interesting e ...
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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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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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Reading Glasses
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Reading Glasses

Brea Grant and Mallory O'Meara

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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 ...
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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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FANTI
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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 ...
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Science communicators Ella Hubber, Tom Lum, and Caroline Roper share anything and everything interesting! Each episode they teach each other about a science topic, answer a question, and learn about a miscellaneous topic. Whether it's bugs on drugs, temporal illusions, or reality tv, there's so much out there, so let's learn everything! Join our Discord, email us, and follow us everywhere at https://www.LetsLearnEverythingPod.com
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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!
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Judge John Hodgman
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Judge John Hodgman

John Hodgman and Maximum Fun

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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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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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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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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.
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"We See Each Other: The Podcast" is a limited series that explores the histories and present realities of trans visibility. Hosted by journalists Tre'vell Anderson and Shar Jossell, this podcast aims to have a different kind of conversation about the images of trans folks on-screen, breathing new life into "the discourse." It's based on Tre'vell's debut book, "We See Each Other: A Black, Trans Journey Through TV and Film."
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Be Podding You is a limited release series in which hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan discuss the innovative late 1960s British series The Prisoner. Each episode, creator and star Patrick McGoohan, known only as "Number Six" attempts to escape a mysterious island staffed by a powerful force and a giant orb. Will our hero discover the secrets of the village? Will his captors eventually break Number Six down enough to learn why he resigned from his post? Will Number Six ever escape? John an ...
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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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Join us every two weeks as we discuss the latest episode of The Adventure Zone: a tabletop RPG podcast created by Justin, Travis, Griffin, and Clint McElroy and hosted on the Maximum Fun Network.
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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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Laura says that her older sister, Liz, is a NERD! Liz says that she simply doesn't fit the criteria! Who's right? who's wrong? We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! And follow us on Instagram @judgejohnhodgman. Thanks to reddit user u/GuitarJ1066 for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, k…
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This week on the Jackie (@jackiekashian) and Laurie (@anylaurie16) show, Jackie chose not to lie, sometimes you gotta wear a hat to bed, and the confused dream of a conservatorship in Las Vegas... Comic of the Week: @isabelhagen_ isabelhagen_ Places to get Laurie's special "Cis Woke Grief Slut" https://www.comedydynamics.com/catalog/laurie-kilmarti…
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Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers! Games played: Do You Know What My Roommate Is Talking About? submitted by Nicky Curtis [content generated by Lucien (they/them)] from Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Snug Bug submitted by Alex Perry from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and Call 1-800-JOMNOLO submitted by Tice Rust f…
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Technically, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor and Cecily Knobler are not and have never been part of the lineup of the band Barenaked Ladies. But in their own way they feel like the band is at least part of them. These best friends host the podcasts Rose Pricks and Bored A.F. and Stefanie is the author of a remarkable number of books, dealing with, among oth…
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The issue of money is packed with shame, anxiety, and a lot of psychological mess that you might have to unpack in order to get to a comfortable place. Fortunately, there’s therapy for that. Celia Roberts Hughes is a Nashville, Tennessee professional financial therapist, merging the overlapping world of personal psychology and money to try to strik…
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Ross and Carrie show up for a “live” chat with the dead, featuring none other than Thomas John, the Seatbelt Psychic medium made infamous by Operation Onion Ring. He tells everyone to lower their standards, then barely grazes the details of a few of their dearly departed. Then, he shares the details of the “thoughts, feelings and impressions” given…
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Rocky’s gone to the dark side! We’ll discuss it all on a brand new episode of the Tights and Fights podcast! LaToya Ferguson is a writer and podcaster who rejoins the show after an extended absence. We’re in the final days before Elimination Chamber, the last show before WrestleMania. We’ll discuss everything from the increased focus on tag teams i…
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Today's movie takes on the guise of a weird '80s teen comedy, then adds in some supernatural phenomena and some axes. So we consult THE JV CLUB's Janet Varney on the peculiarities of Lisa's high school experience, and then make up some Monster Mash-up movies of our own. What’s Good Alonso - RO-TEL Dip Janet - Mochi Muffins from Third Culture Bakery…
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Our friends from the new MaxFun podcast Sound Heap, John-Luke Roberts and Eleanor Morton join Dave Holmes for some garbled Elton John tunes, niche podcast pitches, and fake reality tv show. John-Luke Roberts would like to plug Sound Heap, now on Maximum Fun and recommends the podcast Poetry Unbound Eleanor Morton would like to plug her show Haunted…
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Brea and Mallory discuss the differences between book buying and book reading, interview Glasser favorite Mike Chen, and recommend underwater disaster books! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - Pair Eyewear www.paireyewear.com CODE: GLASSES Microdose Gummies www.microdose.com CO…
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It's a banner day for Feeling Seen! On the heels of her latest screenplay, LISA FRANKENSTEIN (in theaters now), Jordan is talking to none other than Diablo Cody. From the Oscar win for her first screenplay (JUNO) to her recent success in the realm of the Broadway musical (JAGGED LITTLE PILL), Diablo has made a career of writing from her unique voic…
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How have human beings evolved, and how could we evolve in the future? And what are some famous first messages, and what can we learn from looking at them? Images we Talk About: Telegram First Record Image Second Record Image Other Record Images Tom's Ingenuity Comic Support us with a Max Fun Membership! Join our Discord! Timestamps: (00:00:00) Intr…
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It's time to analyze roguelikes — the latest trend sweeping games from God of War to The Last of Us — as Kirk, Jason, and Maddy get ready to dive into a dungeon full of random levels, cool weapons, and permadeath. One More Thing: Kirk: Scavenger’s Reign (Max) Maddy: King of the Hill Jason: Super Bowl 58 LINKS: “Grounded II: The Making of The Last o…
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An unopened Christmas present from 1999 and a case about haunted houses with Expert Witness Travis McElroy! LIVE at the Lexington Opera House! First up is "Wrap Sheet!" Kathy gave her mom, Carol, a Christmas gift in 1999. Carol has still not opened it! Will she open it during this show? Then, "Working Pro Boo-No!" Adam wants his wife, Amanda, to co…
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This week Jackie (@jackiekashian) and Laurie (@anylaurie16) chat about unlikely people washing feet, the lengths one goes to get these jokes on vinyl, also, nothing is happening... Comic of the Week: Kim McVicar @kim.mcvicar Places to get Jackie's album “Stay ”Kashian https://800pgr.lnk.to/StayKashianTW Places to get Laurie's album “”Corset https:/…
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Dessa is many things but mostly she’s a cake decorator. For our purposes for this episode, at least. Oh sure, you may know her has a brilliant musician, rapper, poet, and occasional guest host on public radio. You may have heard her work on Welcome to Night Vale or heard her in action as part of the Doomtree collective or on The Hamilton Mix Tape. …
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During a decades long career in the United States Army, Gregg Martin just kept on succeeding. Star cadet at West Point, getting promoted up to two-start General, earning PhD degrees along the way, and receiving glowing evaluations all the while for his boundless energy and enthusiasm. He now knows that he was operating under a condition called hype…
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What a chaotic week for wrestling, and this time it was for reasons that are more fun to talk about–so let’s do just that on a brand new episode of the Tights and Fights podcast! There were some fun wrestling developments: The tag titles are getting a lot of love. Bayley will face Iyo Sky for the WWE women’s championship. But we know what everyone …
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Brea and Mallory discuss the state of reading today, plus give advice on talking about spicy reads and recommend translated books. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - Miracle Made www.trymiracle.com/GLASSES CODE: GLASSES Earth Breeze www.earthbreeze.com/GLASSES Links - Reading G…
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In this episode, Black People Love Paramore host, Sequoia Holmes, chats with author and authoress jarrett hill and Tre'vell Anderson about language, and why Black people love phrases, idioms and colloquialisms. If you've enjoyed the show, Subscribe to Black People Love Paramore Now! Plugs Historically Black Phrases Live! NAACP Image Awards…
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While MILLER'S GIRL, in theaters now, is Jade Halley Bartlett's debut feature, she's been a working screenwriter, playwright, and actor for many years. In this conversation, Jade and Jordan discuss the multi-faceted awakening that was Elizabeth Taylor as the witty-but-acerbic, strong-but-broken Martha in Mike Nichols' debut feature, WHO'S AFRAID OF…
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