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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 ...
 
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.
 
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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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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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.
 
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The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn

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The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn

Maximum Fun and Columbia Journalism Review

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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, get back to yelling at each other, weird ways to throw your audience, and The New York Post... Comic of the Week: Cheri Hardman @cherimmhmm Places to get Jackie's album “Stay Kashian” https://800pgr.lnk.to/StayKashianTW Places to get Laurie's album “Corset” https://800pgr.lnk.to/CorsetTW Buy Laurie’s books: https://w…
 
Right now, in our society, there is so much to be anxious about. There are many factors that could lead one to feel depressed and defeated. If one already has a tendency toward anxiety and depression, that path can be even shorter. But as a member of that society, one must look for hope anyway. It’s that dynamic relationship between despair and hop…
 
Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week Elon Musk’s poop emoji Dark MAGA The Texas toddler that ordered 31 cheeseburgers with his mom’s phone Monkey pox This episode is sponsored by… Microdose Gummies Microdose Gummies deliver perfect, entry-level doses of THC that help you feel just the right amount of good. To get free shipping & 30% off …
 
It’s the 300th episode of Tights and Fights! And we had a chaotic week of wrestling news to celebrate! Stephanie McMahon has taken a leave of absence from WWE. While she hasn’t been on TV as much these, days her duties behind the scenes are extensive and important. We’ll explain what a big loss this is… and even speculate a little about what this c…
 
Ross and Carrie review a wonderful MaxFunDrive, share some developments, and recall some of their best times at the Conscious Life Expo this year, going from booth to booth and seeing what new wonders await. Ross sweats out toxins, Carrie becomes penpals with a guy selling vibration jewelry, and together they review supplements, books, pendants, ch…
 
Dave's back in the saddle at the Goodtime Hour along with Dez & Chris, and then just Chris due to Dez having a chicken/internet emergency, to discuss Lawnmower Man, getting snubbed by Suzanne Vega, The Kids in the Hall, getting recognized from TikTok, getting snubbed by Suzanne Vega (again), and then welcome comedian Stavros Batras to the program a…
 
Brea and Mallory discuss genre rules and interview Glory Edim, founder of Well Read Black Girl! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - BetterHelp Curiosity Stream CODE: GLASSES Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter Libro.…
 
*Content warning: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault and trauma* This week, jarrett and Tre’vell sit down with sexpert Jimanekia Eborn to answer listener questions about sex and sexuality. It was such a great conversation we couldn’t fit it into just one episode. There are questions about mismatched libidos, how to go through a “hoe…
 
Norwegian writer/director Eskil Vogt (on both solo projects and those co-written with frequent collaborator Joachim Trier) is intrigued by the idea of “coming of age”...regardless of what age that might be. So it makes sense that he “felt seen” at an early age by The Breakfast Club’s Brian Johnon (Anthony Michael Hall). More recently, Eskil saw him…
 
BOO! To celebrate Spooky Spring, Jason, Maddy, and Kirk dive into some of their favorite horror games and talk about what makes a video game scary. How does interactivity enhance horror? What's the difference between "dread" and "panic"? And are controls sometimes meant to be terrible? One More Thing: Kirk: Persona 4 Golden/Persona 5 Royal Maddy: E…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers! Games played: 20th Century Twitter submitted by Kyle Horning from Denver, Colorado, Taylor Swift submitted by Nick from Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Press Cowfrence submitted by Sarah Martin from Roeland Park, Kansas Callers: Josh from Brisbane, Australia; Aubrey (aka Material G…
 
This week on Jackie and Laurie, Auggie defends, baby killer slut, and four-walls... Comic of the Week: Rena Hundert @renahundert 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 “Corset” h…
 
The English language is constantly growing and evolving, and so is our usage of that language. We don’t refer to people with mental illness as “lunatics” anymore. At least we shouldn’t. But there was a time when that was a commonly accepted term. Even language that we think to be more enlightened can fall out of favor. Person-first terminology has …
 
Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week Short men getting surgery to make themselves taller Biblical typos Killing Eve’s unfortunate series finale The Alabama corrections officer who ran off with an inmate This episode is sponsored by… Dipsea There’s a lot that’s on your to do list, but what should be at the top? The answer is you. Put your…
 
This week’s show is brought to you in party by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. We’ve got so much wrestling news to catch up on this week on Tights and Fights! WWE had another PPV this weekend. While it was a tepid build, there’s no denying that the match quality exceeded expectations. AEW…
 
It's a goddamn miracle or something as Dez & Chris manage to pull off another episode of The Goodtime Hour without Dave Hill (but still with Dez & Chris) while Dave recovers from his latest botched cosmetic procedure as they discuss Nic Cage, The Chats, Dez's missing TV, Lord of the Rings, not watching Game of Thrones or Lost, Doctor Strange and th…
 
Brea and Mallory recommend books by AAPI authors, have a special guest on to review some book tech, and talk about what to do when you see a book in a store ahead of its pub date. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Asian American Pacific Islander Month https://asianpacificheritage.gov/ Sp…
 
Pass the Popcorn jarrett has an etiquette question related to sending text messaging. If someone bypasses his “Do Not Disturb” message by categorizing their message as “urgent”, is that a boundary violation? The Social Dilemma DIS/Honorable Mentions Tre’vell HM: Marry Me HM: The 355 Black History Is Happening Everyday Go Lay Down Our Sponsors This …
 
This week JV hangs with incredibly funny and cool comedian Amy Miller, who brings her light and humor to a wide range of subjects including, of course, one of JV’s own faves: being a teen in organized religion! And maybe even more enticing: Cool Rock Music Church! Plus: find out which M.A.S.H. alternate universe profession has Amy asking “…Was this…
 
Finnish director Hanna Bergholm put her creative spirit into her new body-horror coming-of-age film for IFCMidnight, Hatching. But she's hear today to tell us about feeling seen by another creative spirit: the titular Lucy Muir in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1947 classic The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Then, Jordan has one quick thing about Tron, obviously. Ha…
 
It's time for another episode of BURNING QUESTIONS!!! Jason, Kirk, and Maddy open up the mailbag and take some listener questions on all sorts of things. Why do video games leak? What are some one-of-a-kind video games we'd like to see more of? And what's the deal with video game strategy guides? One More Thing: Kirk: Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe (…
 
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