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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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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.
 
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.
 
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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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 ...
 
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.
 
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

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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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Feeling Seen

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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 ...
 
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.
 
Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority ...
 
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!
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
The Dave Hill Goodtime Hour (formerly known as both Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident and The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU) features comedian/musician/writer/actor/artist/man-about-town/thinking man Dave Hill and sidekicks Dez and Chris Gersbeck sitting down to have a delightful conversation with various notable people, including but not limited to fellow comedians, musicians, actors, authors, supermodels, convicts and whoever else he can talk into it. Watch live every Monday at 8pm ET on Tw ...
 
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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Bubble

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Bubble

MaximumFun.org

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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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I, Podius

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I, Podius

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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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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.
 
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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This week on Jackie and Laurie, reply all, Jackie's Corden set, and talking to gatekeepers... Comic of the Week: Aisha Alfa @aishaalfa Go to GreenChef.com/jackielaurie130 and use code jackielaurie130 to get $130 off, plus free shipping! Places to get Jackie's album “Stay Kashian” https://800pgr.lnk.to/StayKashianTW Places to get Laurie's album “Cor…
 
Mentioned in the Show Wordle NPR’s Sunday Puzzle w/ Will Shortz This podcast is sponsored by Betabrand. Right now, our listeners can get 30% off their Betabrand orders when you go to Betabrand dot com slash TINY. Do YOU have a tiny victory to share? Call the Tiny Victories Hotline: (323) 285-1675 We want folks to share their tiny victories on our h…
 
NOTE: Not a great episode to listen to with your kids in the room. Everyone would be uncomfortable. Sexual health is part of health. Mental health is also part of health. This week, we talk about the relationship between the two and some ideas to take care of both. This is a topic that emerged from our Preshies listener discussion group on Facebook…
 
Ross and Carrie enter the Chromasonic, an “immersive sound and light experience” in which pulsing light and sound disconnect them from their usual sense of time and space, while they lie staring at the inside of an oversized egg. Thus, for $35, they close the loop between the immateriality of the environment and the immateriality of themselves. Lik…
 
We’re a week out from the Royal Rumble! Time to break it all down on NEW episode of Tights and Fights! There were a couple of big stories that involved real life difficulties: 1) Mustafa Ali has asked for his release, but WWE is reportedly not going to provide him with it. 2) Jon Moxley is back in a wrestling ring looking as healthy as ever after h…
 
Lady spies + Jessica Chastain = has James written all over it as Nnekay already knew, James would LOVE the new action film The 355! Why didn't this move get any hype? Why are we still dealing with the double standard in hollywood? Is Rotten tomatoes irrelevant now? Can't we just enjoy movies for ourselves? Next up is Yellow Jackets, the Showtime se…
 
Brea and Mallory discuss what to get out of a self help book, talk about what to do when your wheelhouse intersects your doghouse, and review the greatest reading-snacking tool of all time. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - Soylent Code: GLASSES Links - Reading Glasses Faceboo…
 
ASK FANTI Listener Michael wants advice about an uncomfortable assignment a professor has given him and fellow students in a college class on the history of imperialism and nationalism in Africa. Listener Feedback Jo wrote it with a request for Tre’vell & Jarrett to share their thoughts on the “I don’t see color” argument made by white people like …
 
It’s Jennie Kwan (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”)! This week, Jennie and JV dig into Jennie’s teenage years in the LA area (& their mutual obsession with the history of LA overall), the “runner’s high,” and the Titanic... without so much of the sinking part. If you’re an ATLA fan and you loved hearing from Jennie Kwan (“Suki”) on the Braving the Elem…
 
It's showtime! This week's co-host is Chelsea Stardust, director of the horror comedy Satanic Panic, along with All That We Destroy, which was part of Blumhouse's Into the Dark series on Hulu. The character that made her feel seen? Fellow goth only-child Lydia Deetz of Beetlejuice, of course. Long before she was a rising star in horror cinema, Chel…
 
Will the metaverse of Ready Player One ever exist in our world? Has a bad ending ever ruined a video game? And just how does one get into Monster Hunter? This week, Jason, Kirk, and Maddy open up the listener mailbag and answer some of YOUR questions on all sorts of things. (Note: We recorded this episode BEFORE Tuesday's bombshell news that Micros…
 
This week on Jackie and Laurie, flashes at the bike racks, a triangle sandwich, and I forgot about open mics... Comic of the Week: Bec Charlwood @beclovesfood To start building your wealth, and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go towww.wealthfront.com/jackielaurie Right now, get 30% off your Betabrand order when you go to www.Betab…
 
Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week Turkmenistan’s “Fiery Gates of Hell” Why there’s an “assertive” mode and “chill” mode in self-driving Teslas Leonardo DiCaprio’s Tree Species Glitter attacks This Week’s Episode Sponsor Ritual’s Essential for Women 18+ Multivitamin Right now Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off your first three mon…
 
You can find plenty of articles online about Amanda Knox and her Italian court case, some from more reputable publications than others. Amanda was convicted twice and cleared twice of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, while the two were studying abroad in the Italian city of Perugia. She spent four years incarcerated in Italy before her nam…
 
Hello, 2022! Ross and Carrie enlist the help of various future-seers, from psychics to astrologers to dead people to Cosmopolitan Magazine… to see how 2022 will pan out for them and for the world. Then, they make their own predictions about nanotechnologies, U.S. politics, electric vehicles, and Bob Newhart. PLUS, an Etsy psychic tells Carrie what …
 
We’re on the road to the road to WrestleMania! Danielle and Lindsey return to speculate about the women’s Royal Rumble. Tons of returns were immediately revealed to get people to tune in, but will there still be room for a few surprises? Plus, we’re all a little down on the state of NXT 2.0 and New Japan Pro Wrestling. But we have faith that one of…
 
We’re officially back, there's no one else in the world we would rather start the year off with than the queen of minority Korner herself Nnekay Fitzclarke! If 30 Rock has taught us anything it’s that the rule of 3 in celebrity deaths is real as we have lost Betty White, Sidney Poitier, and Bob Saget. The Golden Globes.. Happened? But does it count…
 
Brea and Mallory discuss what to do with the books you got for Christmas that you don’t want, recommend books for husbands, and offer help for dyslexic e-readers. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - Curology Dipsea Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads…
 
Episode Summary: Jarrett and Tre’vell are reflecting on some of the controversial topics they have dropped over the last 100 episodes, wondering if they still feel the same way about topics cancel culture and boycotting, Wendy Williams, and mediocre Black art. Plus Jarrett and Tre’vell want to know your thoughts, so they are announcing some of the …
 
This week JV is joined by Dani Green, a member of the fantastic Nashville-based band, Birdtalker! Among many things, Dani chats about the communal, emotional benefits of live music in a time when that’s been challenging. And she and JV celebrate certain of life’s delights, including the mighty avocado, the movie Willow, and the marvelous Dev Patel!…
 
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