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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.)
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Are you a fan of books but don’t have time for the commitments of a book club? Do you wish you could get an honest review of popular releases to know if they are worth your time? If you answered "yes" to any one of those questions then this podcast is for you. Whether you are an active book reader or prefer watching that hot new drama on Netflix, this podcast has something to offer. Join your hosts and IRL friends, Louisville Jess and PNW Jess, as they get together from opposite ends of the ...
 
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Influencer, mum and curator of the Mother of All Lists blog Clemmie Telford attempts to get to the bottom of some of life's trickiest questions by having honest conversations with an array of guests from all walks of life. Series one featured Matt Haig, Caitlin Moran, Bryony Gordon, the Holistic Psychologist Dr Nicole LePera, and many more. Series two includes, among others, Jess Ennis-Hill, Helen Thorn, Giovanna Fletcher, Vex King and Gemma Styles. Find Clemmie on social media @clemmie_telf ...
 
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!
 
The dark and brilliant sketch comedy of San Francisco's Kasper Hauser Comedy Group has dazzled audiences around the world, on stage and on Comedy Central. Hear audio comedy, watch videos, and read pages from the hilarious catalog parody "Skymaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From A Plane," which has already been acclaimed by Patton Oswalt, George Saunders, Fred Willard and John Hodgman.
 
Award-winning comedy panel show hosted by Danielle Ward, with team captains Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Michael Legge and amazing special guests. In it, two teams work out the right thing to do in strange scenarios and scary situations which range from the everyday to the weird and extreme. Don't feel you have to start at the beginning - we'd suggest you start with the most recent series then work backwards! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
OMG Books brings you into the brains behind your favorite books. Covering fiction and non-fiction, we invite each author into an informal discussion of what makes them tick and what makes their stories talk to readers. Digging into the facts as much as the fiction, you’ll connect with each guest on a whole new level. Yes, each interview is packed with more juice and chutzpah than can safely be consumed in one sitting. And yet, we do it anyway. A new show will arrive each Tuesday bringing you ...
 
Football and feminism are both huge parts of our culture and everyday lives, but rarely have they been brought together and forced to get along.In this podcast, comedian and feminist activist Grace Campbell, and her father, that well-known guy from politics, Alastair Campbell, bring Grace’s obsession of feminism, and Alastair’s obsession of football together to create what they hope is a fun and thought provoking podcast.Each week they’ll be joined by people from varying industries to chat f ...
 
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Alfred Molina started his acting career almost 40 years ago. First on British TV and a couple of movies later on. Since then he's gotten over 150 roles. He's responsible for a bunch of other unforgettable scenes, in films like Boogie Nights, Chocolat and Magnolia. He played Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man 2 and has now reprised the role for Spider-Man: N…
 
Just before Christmas this past year, the writer Joan Didion died. She was 87. Didion rose to fame for her journalism – she immersed herself in stories. In the late 60s, she broke through with Slouching Towards Bethlehem. In her career she covered a bunch of different topics – counter culture, war, immigration. She also wrote a handful of novels, a…
 
Mary Roach (Author of Grunt, Gulp, and now Fuzz) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's magical sweatshirt, the time Mary got mugged by some monkeys, and what it's like chasing bears through the back allies of Aspen. Plus, Mary has a new book out called Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law! GET MARY'S NEW BOOK "FUZZ: WHEN NATURE BREAKS THE…
 
Welcome back to another episode of the podcast, today we are talking about the memoir Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford. Both Jess's talk about how much of this book resonated with each of them and why they think that mom's get the short end of the stick. Thanks for tuning in!We would love for you to subscribe and leave us a review.Find us at w…
 
Glynn Turman is a brilliant actor who's lived an extraordinary life. His first big role was at 12, in the original Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun alongside Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett Jr. He's played mayor Clarence Royce on The Wire and Doctor Senator on the most recent season of Fargo. Just the other week he portrayed Mo…
 
Eliza Skinner (Earth to Ned, Regarding My Lovers album) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of some hot new Star Wars info that's been leaked to the podcast about Boba Fett's past, Eliza's fraught but rewarding journey watching Ink Master, and of course the new JJGo mantra for 2022. Which 2022 slogan speaks to you? Call us with some examples! 2…
 
Winston Duke was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to Brooklyn when he was nine. He studied acting at Yale and went on to work mainly in TV during his early twenties. He did not break into movies until he was thirty. That first movie role was M'Baku in 2018's Black Panther. He followed that up with an appearance in Avengers Infinity War, then w…
 
This week, we are revising RASHOMOM! A Judge John Hodgman Classic that originally ran nearly ten years ago! Rebekah, her mother Denise and grandmother Gloria bring to the court a generational clash of memory — specifically, whose memory is more reliable, an adult’s or a child’s? Denise is positive she lived next door to a grey house as a child, whi…
 
Welcome back to our first episode of the new year. This month we are covering memoirs and we are starting it off with one of PNW Jess's favorite artists, Brandi Carlile. PNW Jess found many similarities between her like and that of Brandi, want to know which ones? Hit that play button! Thanks for tuning in! We would love for you to subscribe and le…
 
Living legend John Cameron Mitchell joins us on the latest episode. He's directed the movies Shortbus and Rabbit Hole, acted on shows like Shrill and Girls. But he's probably best known for his iconic work is the cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It's a story about queerness, about identity, about the threads rock and punk music shares with other…
 
Chad Quandt (Star Trek: Prodigy, Goosebuds Pod) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of important data about every state's unique pornography preferences, what it would mean if the president was fem-dommed, and the separate house that Guillermo del Toro has for incredible stuff he has collected. Check out Chad's new show Star Trek: Prodigy on Pa…
 
Odds are, you know Sarah Snook for her role on Succession, the latest Zeitgeist-y TV drama on HBO. Sarah plays Siobhan Roy. But to her friends and family, it's just "Shiv." Succession follows the Roy family. They own a giant conservative media conglomerate called Waystar Royco; the family's patriarch, Shiv's father Logan Roy, is aging and can't run…
 
Content Warning: This episode is entirely about eating and drinking various foods. There is live consumption of an alcoholic cocktail, and accompanying discussion, from 06:00-11:04. There is also a brief description of cooking live lobsters between 01:12:25-01:12:46. It's the last episode of 2021 and we are celebrating with a Judge John Hodgman Off…
 
Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty much one of the biggest actors around. In 2010, he got the title part on the BBC's modern day Sherlock Holmes reboot, just called Sherlock. He plays Dr. Strange in the Marvel movies, including the brand new Spider Man: No Way Home. He is also in the brand new western called The Power of the Dog, which is playing in th…
 
Dave Schilling (Galaxy Brains podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the unreal answer Dan Aykroyd gave when Dave asked about the ghost blowjob scene in Ghostbusters, the inflatable takeover of Christmas yard decor, and how much it would cost to build a monkey cage. Plus, Jesse has a SHORT quiz about the names of places in the English …
 
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