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Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
A comedy chat show for less-than-perfect parents. Hosted by comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn and featuring guest parenting experts, comedians and authors. The podcast covers the big issues affecting modern parents - from fish fingers to farting, to play-dates and pelvic floors. Expect frank and funny chat as well as wine, laughter and sophisticated boob jokes. Check out our Scummy Mummies Blog and dates for our Live Comedy Shows - www.scummymummies.com
 
Step right up! Step right up! It’s time for Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre, where you’ll discover demented delights, unearth terrifying treasures, and explore your most frightful fantasies. Come one! Come all! You’ll hear of horrors old and new, of things that none dare mention, and bear witness to the dark side of the arts! ... And now, here are your hosts, the Demonic Duo, the Diva of Darkness, Tamara Thorne, and the Nordic Nightmare himself, Alistair Cross.
 
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.
 
Random b.s. With jerry/Thorn a podcast about random bullshit we find funny! Celebrity news, sports, headlines of the day and anything that pops into our heads. Give us a listen will ya! Cover art photo provided by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@impatrickt
 
We share stories about craft beer and the people behind it. On this podcast, you'll hear interviews with brewers, brewery owners and other craft beer industry folks telling it like it is in their own words. Born out of a genuine passion for craft beer, BAOS Podcast are Canadian-born with a worldwide perspective. Focused on the beer scenes in North America, Australia and across the globe, we’re a team who travels for the love of craft beer, showcasing the best brews we find and interviewing t ...
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
Lagging Balls is your Blizzard Games Community-Focused Podcast. For the people, by some people. Covering World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and Diablo III weekly. Podcast RSS URL: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:154654241/sounds.rss
 
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In this episode, we talk about three different fan cultures. We discuss how K-pop and C-pop fans organize online to support their idols. Then, we talk about Tollywood fans (that is, fans of the Telugu film industry in India) who are much smaller in number but equally fanatical in their support, and finally the tension between the local and global s…
 
For the better part of a decade, the video game industry has made more in revenue than Hollywood. Year after year, it's not even close. Some of the biggest blockbuster games can pull down a billion dollars within a week of being released, and they can continue making money for years afterwards. But video games can take enormous amounts of work to p…
 
SEASON 2 commences with a special event, LIVE at the PROVIDENCE CAFE! (42 Newdegate St, North Hobart, special thanks to Danning and all the wonderful staff! MMMmmmmthat pulled pork sandwich!) We kick off with a live audience whose heckling is now preserved on the internet FOREVER. Songs include: The Opera Reel, Miss Officer's Waltz, Eileen McCoy's …
 
I'm amazed at the creativity of so many crafters, needleworkers, and artists. Some of these talented individuals have taken to offering their how-to information to others, sometimes for money, sometimes for free on social media. If you're one of these crafters interested in sharing and selling your project ideas, and you want to do a self published…
 
Horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross spent five nights documenting the phenomena inside - and outside - of an allegedly haunted cabin tucked deep in the woods in Gold Country. By turns intrigued and terrorized, Thorne & Cross not only came away with great story ideas, they left the cabin with a new definition of horror. This is the fifth…
 
Though over 10bn doses of covid-19 vaccine may be produced this year, much of the poor world will see little of them. The supply of vaccines is much tighter than it ought to be. Our correspondent in New Delhi offers a personal reflection on India’s spiraling epidemic. And even as British museums re-open today, their future is looking shaky. For ful…
 
Jimmy and Joe jump back into the Baptist Catechism to discuss sin and whether or not some sins are more heinous than other sins. Plus, we talk Nickleback and Creed. And Joe's horrible piercings. Ok, this one is mostly banter. Baptist Catechism Q. 88 Q. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? A. Some sins in themselves, and by reason of s…
 
Josh Malerman makes his second appearance on the show to talk about writing his new novella collection, Goblin. With this format, he’s been able to focus on exploring multiple tones and characterizing the setting itself through different characters while sticking to a central theme throughout the novellas. Malerman is a bestselling author who won i…
 
While we typically focus on the breweries themselves on the pod, it's always fascinating to chat with the people who help drive the industry forward. Specialty beer stores are the primary way that craft beer drinkers in Quebec obtain their sweet, sweet liquid, and they have a holistic understanding of the consumer that even the breweries may not ha…
 
The guys get some advice and spirited stories from seasoned dad veteran, Vince Herman. They talk about what has changed and what hasn't changed in the last 30 years...main thing, pay phones! Andy & Ross also talk about what it's been like getting back into playing shows after becoming new dads.By Ross James & Andy Thorn
 
F*ck. Sh*t. C*nt. These are some of the most profane words in the English language, but what exactly makes them profane? Is there something about profanities that makes them different from ordinary vanilla words? In this interview, I speak with John McWhorter, preeminent linguist and author of Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and…
 
The Road So Far: One Bad Mother hits its second Max Fun Drive membership goal! As promised, Biz pulls up to What If World in the Impala. There, standing tall, deep in thought, but ready to join the fight against evil is her brother in arms: Eric O'Keeffe. It's One Bad Supernatural! Biz and Eric discuss the CW action adventure show starring world cl…
 
As Israel's war with Hamas has intensified, mob violence between Arabs and Jews within the country has made a tricky situation even more difficult. Is the rising price of everything from airline tickets to used cars in America a transitory phenomenon or a sign of overheating? And is pineapple and ham on pizza an inspired combination—or a culinary w…
 
"Alvina! I'd like to keep listening to my new favorite podcast!” Hello dear Amelia listeners, we’re popping up here in between episodes to promote another show we think you might enjoy: Orphan Black: The Next Chapter. We’ll be playing you an episode of Orphan Black: The Next Chapter, book-ended with some Amelia sketches! You can get hooked on seaso…
 
This week we discuss Joe's podcast guests as always. Guest list: Comedy legend Dave Chappelle, Actor Ethan Suplee and UFO government guy Chris Mellon 5% of ALL SPONSORSHIP proceeds goes to Justin Wren and his Fight for the Forgotten charity!! This commitment is for now and forever. They will ALWAYS get money as long as we run ads so we appreciate y…
 
Liz Cheney had been a rising Republican star. Now the staunch conservative has been purged by her own party. Her removal shows that, even in defeat, Donald Trump retains an iron grip on the Republicans. Denmark has taken in thousands of Syrian refugees over the past decade, but its welcome has waned. The Danish government says that Damascus is safe…
 
Joe and Jimmy open up the mailbag to talk through the church’s obsession with “masculinity,” time management in ministry, COVID conflict in churches, critiquing conservatives, and regional conferences. In a hurry? Skip the banter by jumping to the 12:20 mark. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-content Ad…
 
Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, Shmanners ) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how we can take the Summer Boy ethos to the next level this year, Travis's new blacksmith hobby inspired by Forged in Fire, and what the Rocky franchise would look like if it took the path of The Fast and the Furious. ACTION ITEM: What have you fou…
 
Casey files suit against his friend, Sean. They go to baseball games together a lot. Casey says that Sean’s antics at the games cause great stress. One of the more appalling antics, says Casey, is the time Sean brought his own hot dogs into the stadium. Sean says that he is well within his rights to do this. Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to M…
 
China just unveiled the results of its first census in over a decade. The results are striking, if not surprising: the world’s largest country will soon stop growing. Yet if a greying population causes economic headwinds, Chinese officials also have reason for cheer. With digital currencies in vogue, central banks want to get in on the action. The …
 
Cottage country is an unassuming place for craft beer. Muskoka is a region where city folk go to relax and unwind, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery Canada has to offer, and the last thing you'd expect is to find fire craft beer. Opening their doors to the public only a couple of years ago, Canvas Brewing has been knocking out qualit…
 
It's the return of One Bad Guncle! James Arthur M. of the Minority Korner podcast is back to put the sugar on your broccoli, truth-wise! Plus, it's the last week of Max Fun Drive! Listen to James' podcast Minority Korner wherever podcasts are found. Follow James on Twitter @JamesArthur_M and on Instagram @jamesarthurm. Be sure to watch the MaxFunDr…
 
Tension in the holy city of Jerusalem has been rising for weeks, amid the attempted eviction of Palestinians and a march by Jewish nationalists. Yesterday it erupted into the worst violence in years, as Hamas rockets fired at Israel from Gaza prompted retaliatory air strikes. A cyber-attack that shut down one of America’s largest fuel pipelines ref…
 
This week J. Thorn and Crys Cain take a question directly from The Author Success Mastermind community: "where should writers, new to advanced, be focusing time and creative energy?" They define and discuss the focus of the three "levels" of authorhood and what challenges and priorities each level faces. To read the full transcript or comment on th…
 
Our guest for this episode is the wonderful Elle Wright! She tells us all about her brilliant new book, A Bump in the Road: A Story of Fertility, Hope and Trying Again. We talk about Elle's experience of IVF after baby loss. She tells us about dealing with well-meaning but painful comments, and how the online community of women living with infertil…
 
Rob Huebel (Medical Police, FriendZone Twitch show) joins Jordan and Jesse for an extra special MaxFunDrive episode! They talk about his role as the white guy Gary on Black-ish, his recent upgrade to his streaming setup that has him ready for the purge, and his recent sighting of Scott Bakula running through Griffith Park shirtless. It's MAXFUNDRIV…
 
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