Best Maximumfun podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.
 
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One Bad Mother
Weekly
 
One Bad Mother is a comedy podcast hosted by Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn. Join us every week as we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging and more laughing.
 
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Shmanners
Weekly
 
Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy every Friday and they'll improve your etiquette week by week! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners has your answers! Tune in every Friday on MaximumFun.org!
 
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Jordan, Jesse GO!
Weekly
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
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Judge John Hodgman
Weekly
 
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.
 
The number one podcast for those involved or just interested in the production of beef animals and dairy herds. A comedy podcast by Benjamin Partridge.
 
A Star Trek podcast by two guys who are a bit embarrassed to have a Star Trek podcast. After reviewing all of Star Trek: The Next Generation, we're reviewing Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from beginning to end! New episodes on Mondays. Also check out The Greatest Discovery!
 
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The Flop House
Monthly+
 
A comedy podcast examining the worst in recent film. With your hosts Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington.
 
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Troubled Waters
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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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Bubble
Monthly
 
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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Dr. Gameshow
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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.
 
First, on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show, Adam Conover broke down widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. Now, join Adam as he sits down with the experts and stars from the show to go into even more detail.
 
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When a familiar face brings Kira news from the scrap yard, she’s back on a cold case from before the end of the occupation. But when the Cardassians catch wind of the news, she’ll have to team up with Dukat to beat up some Storm Troopers. Should you give musical instruments to your friend’s children? How do you tell the difference between guts ...…
 
We continue to exploit our vault of unreleased live shows, with this discussion of The Dark Tower, with special additional guest co-host, Hallie Haglund, the star of the show. And for those who don't dig live shows, good news! Since next week is Max Fun Drive, we'll be releasing an EXTRA EPISODE during a week we'd normally be dark. Everyone win ...…
 
Greg Fitzsimmons, Jake Weisman, Emily Heller and Matt Ingebretson join host, Dave Holmes to decide once and for all, do you have to wear green on St. Patrick's Day? Team Green Emily Heller and Greg Fitzsimmons Team Not Green Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson This week, our contestants argue over whether or not a mummy's head should be returned ...…
 
Did you know that Alabama has been the home of some huge medical milestones? It's true! Join us as we share the inspirational, hilarious and terrifying medical legends of The Yellowhammer State. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
 
Biz and Theresa discuss family scheduling. Once all of the basics are set, like school/daycare drop offs and pick ups, work, doctor appointments and groceries, adding extra activities like classes and play dates is enough to make us want to go out for milk and never come home. Whether our kids thrive on doing many activities or we subscribe to ...…
 
Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are in chambers this week to clear the docket, with special guest Aimee Mann! They talk about dating after a divorce, splitting a container of Tic Tacs, long computer passwords, sharing internet with neighbors, and foot peels. Plus, we have an update from Tom of Episode 329: He Bed, She Bed!…
 
Hello Internet! This week's episode is all about some extremely LAVISH PARTIES! We recorded it LIVE in New Orleans! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!
 
The series premiere of Dr. Gameshow on Maximum Fun! Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno are joined by comedian Sandy Honig (Viceland's Vice Live, Three Busy Debras) to play listener-created games with callers! Games played: Lost In Translation, Euphemize This, and One Word Impersonations
 
Jon Daly (Jon Daly Kills It) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jesse has become famous to a some people at the flea market recently, Jordan has a new nickname he got from a dancing guy at a bar, and Jon's new music project which features him playing the saxophone. Plus, we reveal how many people in our audience have fezes! This wee ...…
 
When Worf notices a bootleg Morn, he begins to slip into his bad security habits. But when O’Brien and Bashir get taken prisoner by some Jem’Hadars, finding a cure for bad habits might be the only way the Doctor can save them. What are the steps in Ketracel Anonymous? What’s the downside for Chief O’Brien of being able to skip all those banquet ...…
 
Today, we're honoring the memory of Luke Perry who passed away this week after a stroke. We'll be talking about the history of strokes, but more importantly teach you how to help prevent them and how to spot them when they happen. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
 
Biz and Theresa wonder how spiritually corrupt we are what with all the lying to our kids in order to get them to eat. Probably not very corrupt. Plus Biz and Theresa are live from Portland with special guest and all around rad dad, Chris Routly! Follow Chris Routly on Twitter @ChrisRoutly or on his website at Routly.com. His book Sometimes You ...…
 
It's time again for Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn to clear the docket! This week, Emily Heller joins them! They discuss cases about paper bills, ballpoint pens, younger siblings copying usernames, living #ZeroWaste, and drinking water from public bathroom taps. Plus we hear from Laura from Episode 161: Cold Case. She weighs in on t ...…
 
Hello Internet! This week's episode is all about MAKE-UP! Enjoy and be sure to tell your friends!
 
Moujan Zolfaghari (Mission to Zyxx) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the cats, Pancake and Zen,who she is cat-sitting for at the moment and their complex family situation, the new genre of fanfiction where you just write stories where you are friends with the people in pop culture you want to hang out with, and the improv or sketch sh ...…
 
When Ben Sisko vanishes in a freak workplace accident, his son Jake is left without anyone to hug. But when a much older Jake jumps at the chance to change the past, he must be willing to o destroy his present, and with it the writing career he’s always wished for. Are costumes clothes? What rhymes with “gardener”? Does a television set need a ...…
 
By popular demand, we talk about all the glitz and glamor that is... OSCAR! Movies recommended in this episode: Black Coal, Thin Ice Piercing Minding the Gap
 
This week on Sawbones we complete our three-part series on the MMR vaccine as we make you an honorary Rubella Fighter. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
 
Eric Lampaert, Drew Droege, Moujan Zolfaghari, and Stephanie Escajeda join Dave Holmes to decide once and for all what was the best film of 2018: The Favourite or Eighth Grade! Team The Favourite Eric Lampaert and Stephanie Escajeda Team Eighth Grade Moujan Zolfaghari and Drew Droege This week, our teams try to guess what celebrities our listen ...…
 
Hello Internet! This week's episode is all about PURSES AND WALLETS! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!
 
Biz and Theresa wonder if answering honestly is the right thing to do when our kids ask questions like, “Do I overreact?” Or should we lie, lie, lie so as not to shatter their confidence? Plus Biz and Theresa are excited about our trip, and we welcome back Janet Stickmon to talk about her new book, To Black Parents Visiting Earth: Raising Black ...…
 
This week's episode was recorded LIVE IN PORTLAND, OREGON! The first case is "Brown vs. Hoard of Vegetation." Then, Carrie Poppy and Ross Blocher of OH NO, ROSS AND CARRIE join the stage for Swift Justice! They help the judge rule on cases regarding card game rules, taking photos of a sleeping friend, and being called by the wrong name. Plus mu ...…
 
Matt Braunger (Finally Live in Portland) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Matt's character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the possible sexual darkness during the active years of the Beatles, and the results of the poll from last week pitting Jeopardy contestants against people named Dabney. Plus, Matt has new comedy special which h ...…
 
Dr. Gameshow is back starting March 13 on Maximum Fun! Follow Dr. Gameshow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more updates!
 
When the Klingons’ plan of “Stop, Frisk, and Blood Test” raises the tensions near the wormhole, Worf must find out their true motivations before it’s too late. But with Gowron personally leading the armada, Sisko must depend on guile (as well as a DS9’s newly installed torpedo launchers) to repel their attack. What’s the one thing NOT worth wai ...…
 
Everybody loves harnessing the power of reflexology, but what if you want all the great, totally real, not at all fabricated benefits of reflexology, but don't wanna touch people's feet? Friends, auriculotherapy is here for you. ... You're OK with touching ears, right? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers…
 
Biz and Theresa discuss being emotional sponges. Even if totally stationary, we are somehow able to reach maximum absorption. So how does one go about getting a good squeezing? How can a parent tell when to step back and when to step in when our kids are riding an emotional roller coaster? Plus Biz was reminded parents exist and Theresa won’t c ...…
 
Hello Internet! This week is all about what life was like in ANCIENT EGYPT! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!
 
This week's episode was recorded LIVE IN SEATTLE! There's the case, "May It Placebo the Court," and Swift Justice cases about making new friends, having tiles shipped to a friend's house, and smart lights. Plus music from Shabazz Palaces! Please note, the music segment of the show contains some strong language. Thank you to Sasha Zucker for nam ...…
 
Greg Fitzsimmons (Childish Podcast, Fitzdog Radio) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jordan may be in a relationship with his weed store after a special text on Valentine's Day, the sonnet Jesse wrote about this relationship with Theresa in college, and Greg's new parenting podcast with Alison Rosen, Childish. Plus, we ask a VERY i ...…
 
When the Little D is deployed to the frontier of the federation, nobody is initially suspicious that Jake Sisko seems to now be a Starlfleet Admiral. But when aliens we’ve never heard of threaten war with the Federation, it’s the diplomats you really have to be worried about. Is the Defiant on its way to Vertiform City? Why does Eddington want ...…
 
Henry Paker, Lucy Farrett and Mike Wozniak join in for this episode, in which we speak to Michael Banyan, who has returned to the UK after his period of exile in Spain. By Benjamin Partridge and Henry Paker Stock media provided by Setuniman/Pond5.com and Soundrangers/Pond5.com
 
We reached into our archives, all the way back to 2017, to bring you this performance taped at the Now Hear This podcast festival. Elliott's not here (something about it being "too far to fly across the whole country for an unpaid gig, waaah waaah waaaah), but we've replaced him with guest host Ronny Chieng of Crazy Rich Asians and The Daily Sh ...…
 
This week on Sawbones we return to the MMR vaccine, specifically the "mumps" part. We'll also meet the brilliant mind behind the vaccine and the tragic reason he never gets the credit he's due. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
 
The stakes could not be higher on our inaugural episode of Troubled Waters! Two teams will face off for the right to be right about: The best way to drink coffee. It’s Team Black versus Team Creamy. Team Black: Billy Wayne Davis and Zabeth Russell Team Creamy: Hal Lublin and Lisa Linke This week, our teams give a listener advice on friendships ...…
 
Biz and Theresa try to answer the question posed by many kids looking to have more freedom, “What’s a kid gotta do to get mature around here?” We often tell our kids that when they are “more mature” they will get more responsibility, but what does that mean exactly? Plus Biz was there, Theresa leans into Netflix and everyone gets rilled up abou ...…
 
Hello Internet! This week is all about RAINY DAY manners! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!
 
Britton files suit against her boyfriend, Jackson. Britton is allergic to cats and avocados, but she won’t cut them out of her life! Jackson is worried about her health and would like her to stay out of contact with allergens. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Matt Crocker for naming this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episod ...…
 
Laurie Kilmartin and Jackie Kashian (The Jackie and Laurie Show) join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jesse recently went to his first old person concert, but Jackie has been going to see old people concerts her entire life, Laurie's brief dalliance with Tony Robbins tapes, and the lie that teens have been telling for centuries. Plus, ...…
 
When Jadzia Dax assembles her friends for a symbiote bar mitzvah, everyone is invited. But when some guests overstay their welcome, it’s up to Dax to convince Kerzon that the party’s over. What’s the most boring video game? Which actor may be “too scary for tv”? Does Darien Wallace fuck? It’s the episode where we did it on the first take!…
 
Hello Internet! This week, our Birmingham LIVE SHOW all about the origins of SIR AND MA'AM!
 
Biz and Theresa explore the idea that the more things change the more they stay the same. What we discover is, that just means that parenting is still happening…always. Plus Biz got a little something, time keeps marching on for Theresa and we talk to social activist and author Jodie Patterson about gender, identity and her new memoir, The Bold ...…
 
Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn stay in chambers this week because the docket needs clearing. They talk about the NYT Crossword, pasta, bathroom related chores, curling, coffee shop tipping and more!
 
Besides being a king of football and all around touchdown master, did you know Tom Brady endorses a training and nutrition regimen co-created by a guy who got in trouble with the FTC for selling fake cancer pills? Let's talk about TB12. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
 
Jenny Jaffe (Rugrats, Project UROK) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's cape phase in high school, the difference between comedy nerds and musical theater nerds, and the insane new movie Serenity. Plus, everyone spends a few fun minutes coming up with video game butt puns and the guys stumble upon a potentially lucrative use of ...…
 
When Kira is confronted with the prospect of the most awful person possible becoming the head of her planet’s government, that news comes with a mission from that same awful person. But when she tries to repo some farm equipment from her old terror cell, it’s more than just pizza ovens in peril. What character in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure was mos ...…
 
We don't usually editorialize on our own show, but... this is a good one, guys. The gang got together in a hotel room after our Madison, Wisconsin live show to discuss Life Itself, one of the most baffling, and most pleased with itself movies ever made, about nothing less than THE HUMAN CONDITION. Meanwhile, Stuart explains the secret history o ...…
 
We don't usually editorialize on our own show, but... this is a good one, guys. The gang got together in a hotel room after our Madison, Wisconsin live show to discuss Life Itself, one of the most baffling, and most pleased with itself movies ever made, about nothing less than THE HUMAN CONDITION. Meanwhile, Stuart explains the secret history o ...…
 
We don't usually editorialize on our own show, but... this is a good one, guys. The gang got together in a hotel room after our Madison, Wisconsin live show to discuss Life Itself, one of the most baffling, and most pleased with itself movies ever made, about nothing less than THE HUMAN CONDITION. Meanwhile, Stuart explains the secret history o ...…
 
We don't usually editorialize on our own show, but... this is a good one, guys. The gang got together in a hotel room after our Madison, Wisconsin live show to discuss Life Itself, one of the most baffling, and most pleased with itself movies ever made, about nothing less than THE HUMAN CONDITION. Meanwhile, Stuart explains the secret history o ...…
 
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