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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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Free With Ads

Emily Fleming, Jordan Morris

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Why pay for streaming services when movies like Timecop and Grease 2 can be watched for nothing more than the cost of enduring a few loud, unskippable ads? Join us every week for a dive into the internet’s bargain bin! Emily Fleming and Jordan Morris are real friends, real comedy writers and real cheapskates. They met working in comedy writing rooms and bonded over their love of “trashy” pop culture and saving a buck. They’re combining these loves for the podcast “Free With Ads,” a movie rev ...
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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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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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John-Luke Roberts, the CEO and Fun Captain of Sound Heap, Inc., welcomes you to the Sound Heap podcast – the podcast of podcasts. It will give you a taste of shows from across the Sound Heap network, which was set up in 2008, with a simple mission statement: “Make Too Many Podcasts,” and Lord knows we’ve been churning them out since then.
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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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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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The JV Club with Janet Varney

Janet Varney and Maximum Fun

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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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Science communicators Ella Hubber, Tom Lum, and Caroline Roper learn about anything and everything interesting! Each episode they teach each other about a science topic, and learn about a miscellaneous topic. Whether it's bugs on drugs, temporal illusions, or fanfiction, there's so much out there, so let's learn everything! Join our Discord, email us, and follow us everywhere at www.LetsLearnEverything.com
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Comedians and cooking show superfans Mike Cabellon, Sierra Katow, and Ify Nwadiwe use fantasy sports rules to argue about America's favorite reality cooking competition shows. We pick chefs, we earn points based on how those chefs perform, and at the end of the season, we crown a winner!
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Eurovangelists

Jeremy Bent, Oscar Montoya, Dimitry Pompée

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What has more pomp, spectacle, and sequins than the Olympics, Wrestlemania, and RuPaul's Drag Race combined? The Eurovision Song Contest, Europe’s yearly competition to determine which country has the best original song. It's an extraordinary live musical showdown in which Europe’s most dynamic singers put it all on the line in the name of national pride. And Eurovangelists, a hilarious podcast about all things Eurovision, is here to help you get in on the fun! Each week, we’ll guide you thr ...
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Dr. Gameshow

MaximumFun.Org

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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

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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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

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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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THE OUTER REACH: Stories from Beyond is an anthology series inspired by pulp science fiction of the mid-century. In this distant future, space travel is common and colonies span hundreds of different planets - but humans still struggle with small stuff: love, jealousy, ambition, failure and what it all means.
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Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert and Maximum Fun

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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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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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FANTI

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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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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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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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Rendered

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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It’s the finale! We’re now part of the Maximum Fun family of podcasts. This is our last episode as Top Chef Fantasy League. You can find the first episode of TV Chef Fantasy League – wherein we draft our MasterChef rosters – right after this episode. Head to maximumfun.org/join and select TV Chef Fantasy League to support the show, and follow us on…
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Trauma and comedy wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common but they do have one thing: Paul Scheer. You may know Paul from TV shows like the comedy The League or from his podcasts like How Did This Get Made. In this deeply personal, vulnerable, and - yes - funny interview and in his new memoir, Joyful Recollections of Trauma, Paul Scheer recounts tale…
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This episode of Sound Heap with John-Luke Roberts demonstrates perfectly why it's the best podcast network in the world - and certainly a better podcast nework than Guff Pit! We mean, does Guff Pit have shows like When I Met Myself I Said Hello Sci Why? Impressionists Talk Male Mental Health Hollywood And Hollydid! Footbath, the unofficial companio…
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Clash at the Castle was another abroad WWE event that once again upset the hometown crowd… but maybe it was for the right reasons? We’ll discuss why we’re totally okay with Drew McIntyre still not winning the World Heavyweight Championship. But who should be the champion next? Despite a great showing in this match, Damian Priest seems like he’s flo…
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Brea and Mallory pick their favorite books of the year… so far. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - EarthBreeze www.earthbreeze.com/GLASSES Miracle Made www.trymiracle.com/GLASSES Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter …
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It’s your Boy of Summer, comedian and pal Josh Gondelman! From high school halls in Massachusetts to comedy clubs in Boston at a fresh-faced nineteen, we defy you not to fall in love (or a little bit more in love) with this delightful human being! So grab your summery iced coffee and a great croissant, and dig in!…
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June Squibb was born an actor, and had a rich career on stage for years before becoming an on-screen performer in her sixties. It’s not your typical trajectory, sure, but then neither is being 94 and carrying your first feature film – which, by the way, is an action comedy. With her new movie THELMA new in theaters this weekend, the singular June S…
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It's Pride Month and what better ESC to revisit than the most Diva-licious year ever, 1998 in Birmingham, England? The trio is joined by Sara Rose Caplan of Riverdale: Season Six The Podcast to give out an A+ and failing grades to the competitors. Jeremy's stuck between Heaven and Earth, Sara comes alive for Jupiter, Dimitry demands some respect fo…
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What happens when a star collapses to a point of near infinite gravity? And just how hard could that be to actually... find? And why do we love tattoos so much, and how long have human beings across the world been loving them too? Check out Tom's first long form video that's finally out! Images we Talk About: The Crab Nebula First Image of a Black …
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Kirk, Jason, and Maddy unwind from this year's not-E3 by getting back into it. They talk about the big Xbox showcase, the big Nintendo showcase, and some of the embargoed games they saw at Summer Games Fest, such as Dragon Age: The Veilguard and Star Wars Outlaws. One More Thing: Kirk: Tactical Breach Wizards Maddy: Valorant (new Xbox port) Jason: …
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Your Song of the Summer 2024: Does it have to be from 2024? Or can it be a song from any year that you, personally, are digging during this summer? Suni says that the song should be from 2024. Her friend, Christian, disagrees. Who's right? Who's wrong? We are on TikTok and YouTube! Follow us on both @judgejohnhodgmanpod! Follow us on Instagram @jud…
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This week Jackie (@jackiekashian) is now selling merch out of her trunk, Laurie (@anylaurie16) insists you should NOT save it, plus, you're free to do it, I just don't like it... Comic of the Week: Kirsten Michelle Cills @kirstenmichellecills Watch Laurie Kilmartin – Cis, Woke, Grief, Slut https://bit.ly/4bOVFsv Places to get Jackie's album “Stay ”…
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What do standup comedy, golf, and skateboarding have in common beside high degrees of difficulty and opportunities to humiliate yourself in public? Well, they have veteran standup comedian Chris Fairbanks, who walks us through the experiences of all three ventures. Chris, one of the hosts of the podcast Do You Need a Ride?!, joins us from his homet…
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This week Emily and Jordan watched The Purge, a closed room horror movie where murder is legal! Make sure to join Maximum Fun so you can listen to our newest bonus episode about Street Fighter The Animated Series. Give us 5 stars and a review on the Apple Podcast Store! DO IT NOW! Visit Emily's ETSY store right now and buy some stuff!…
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Ross and Carrie learn all about their bodies from Steven Schwartz, aka “Dr. Vibe” – a former chiropractor turned bed salesman who can explain basic physics in a way you’ve never heard before. Did you know that your Living Connective Tissue Matrix must be cleansed in order not to contaminate your body with all of your past experiences? Or that such …
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This week our friends Christian Dueñas and Casey O'Brien join Dave Holmes for some made up lyrics, international cover song trivia, and pop city wordplay. Christian Dueñas would like to plug Primer and Troubled Waters here on Maximum Fun and recommends The People's Joker Casey O'Brien would like to plug 14 Stories in a Bathroom and recommends Pri…
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Liz Miele has headlined on comedy stages around the world and produced numerous stand-up specials. It’s an impressive career that began at Manhattan open mics when she was 16 years old. We have a wide-ranging conversation with Liz about her recent depressive episode, the panic attacks that have been going on for years including in the middle of her…
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NXT Battleground featured cameos aplenty from a number of unfamiliar faces from outside the usual confines of Performance Center. How did TNA Knockouts champion Jordynne Grace do in her first match in WWE? And who may be the next person to make an appearance in TNA to NXT pipeline? Plus a bit more about why a certain champion should stay in NXT a l…
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Brea and Mallory tick off a box on the 2024 Reading Glasses challenge: read a book set in a country you’ve never been to. Plus, talk about how to get strong enough to lift books, and recommendations for “one last job” novels. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - Pair Eyewear www.…
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There are so many reasons to listen to the delightful Ruth Gamble (Listen to her new podcast serial "Hobo Code"!), including stories of singing for non-singers, tackling people-pleasing, and the sublime person that is Bill Pullman (who happens to be featured in Ruth’s new project!). So lean into the perfect smell of rain and dig into that lasagna!…
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In honor of Juneteenth, we've prepared a celebration of the many great black musicians who've been a part of the Eurovision Song Contest over the decades, and who better to join the party than the host of Black People Love Paramore, Sequoia Holmes? Jeremy's clapping on the 1's and 3's, Dimitry has an interesting take on the Netherlands, Sequoia's n…
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The movie CLUE may not have been an instant hit, but it has an enduring legacy. And maybe everyone has a favorite character. But for Adam Goldman, creator and writer of The Outs and Hot White Heist, Mr. Green (Michael McKean) is more than just a fave. He's a first example of what it means to be a "gay dipshit" (his words, we promise). Then Jordan h…
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LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES... it's Maddy, Jason, and Kirk! The gang talks about what we all saw at Summer Game Fest, what they played, and how much they miss E3. Plus: audience Q&A! One More Thing: Kirk: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Maddy: Dune Part Two Jason: Holly (Stephen King) GAMES DISCUSSED Civilization VII Monster Hunter Wilds Heartworm Dragon …
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Is Christmas more goth than Halloween? Summer says yes. Charlotte says, "Of course it isn't." Who's right? Who's wrong? PASADENA GOTH CLUB tees are available at the MaxFunStore NOW! We have both the black and pastel version up for sale for a LIMITED TIME. Whichever shirt receives the most purchases will stay in the store indefinitely. The losing sh…
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This week Laurie (@anylaurie16) breaks down her upcoming Boston-European jaunt, Jackie (@jackiekashian) is less concerned about the steakhouse and more about the lodgings attached to it, and you'll never guess which one says “I'm the alpha”... Comic of the Week: Anisa Nandaula @anisa_nandaula Watch Laurie Kilmartin – Cis, Woke, Grief, Slut https://…
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Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers! Games played: I’ll Have The Special submitted by Chelsea Quilling from Boulder, Colorado, Hot Mess Monster submitted by Robert McDougall from Celbridge, Ireland, and Beetlejuice 2: Beetlejuicier submitted by JJ van der Put from Spokane, Washington Callers: Adrian from the …
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