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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.
 
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!
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 Yo ...
 
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' ...
 
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 ...
 
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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The Dave Hill Goodtime Hour is back after a mysterious two-week absence as Dave, Dez and Chris fire from all cylinders and welcome hilarious comedian Brandon Collins to discuss growing up in Ann Arbor, life coaches, the Toronto Film Festival, Rutgers University crime, energy shots, Scarlett Johansen's LinkedIn page, Dear Evan Hansen, and much, much…
 
We are getting in style with Robin Allen Style- taking it back to her glory days of the T Zone with Tyra. Speaking of Tyra have you seen her hosting Dancing With The Stars which is pushing boundaries with their first same sex dancing duo?! We unpack The Emmy’s in an era of amazing diverse television, and nominees the winners seem to be lacking in m…
 
Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - Babbel Promo Code: GLASSES Soylent Promo Code: GLASSES Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter Libro.fm Ad Survey Anne Bogel's My Reading Life: A Book Journal Also buy it here! Pre Order Girly Drinks Books Mentioned - My Heart is a Chai…
 
One More Thing: Kirk: Golf Club Wasteland Maddy: Get In The Car, Loser! Jason: Eastward Jason’s Five Rules for a Good Video Game Villain: 1. They have a good motivation 2. They’re way stronger than the protagonist 3. They have a personal connectin to the protagonist 4. They have a striking look 5. They or their actions are present throughout the ga…
 
It's time to clear the docket! Beard stubble, shower hair, Friendsgiving, sleeping while listening to podcasts, the difference between SUVs and trucks, and much much more! Check out Ryan McDonough's (aka "Cuervo Man") film LAST NIGHT IN ROZZIE at lastnightinrozzie.com! And check out Election Profit Makers, available where you get your podcasts! For…
 
Ross and Carrie connect with Pyradyne proprietor Megan Bell. Megan is the daughter of the late Fred Bell, inventor of the famous “pyradome” and other creations. In this refreshing conversation, Megan honors her father’s memory, while facing head-on Ross and Carrie’s concerns about the Pyradyne product line, their marketing materials, and Fred Bell’…
 
This week on The Jackie and Laurie Show, compilation of slamming women, went along with it for sure, and all your period... Comic of the Week: Monique Moreau @bigbadbutt To to nativedeo.com/jackielaurie or use promo code jackielaurie at checkout to save 20% off your first purchase! Listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/jackielau…
 
We’ve all seen screen portrayals of people with mental illnesses and we’ve all seen ones that miss the mark pretty badly. Someone has a vague sense of “crazy” about them so they turn into an evil sadist. A motel manager in the rather broadly titled film “Psycho” dresses up as his dead mother and murders a guest in the shower. Or someone just hammin…
 
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9/11 20 Years later, and we unpack why it may be hard to reflect, or bear witness on the many documentaries surfacing right now on this look back of this traumatic event, amidst a current traumatic moment. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to the Met Gala, and like anytime she does anything, she and her dress has everyone talking on both sides. It’s Hi…
 
Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - Soylent Code: GLASSES Dipsea Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter Libro.fm Mallory in conversation with Brom https://www.copperdogbooks.com/bromslewfoot Cadwell Turnbull No Gods, No Monsters The Lesson Yoto Speaker Raz Kids Wonderboo…
 
What's the deal with Metroid? To answer that question, we must turn to series expert Maddy Myers, who explains to Kirk and Jason just what a Metroid is and why it matters. What's the lore behind Samus's baby? What's up with those Chozo? And what do we all need to know before heading into this October's much-anticipated new game Metroid Dread? One M…
 
Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte joins Judge John Hodgman in saying goodbye to his New England Summer. It's the Judge's last day in his Summertime chambers with Joel Mann the Mole Mann at WERU Community Radio in Orland, Maine. The J Squad and Lil Monte clear the docket of the New England located disputes waiting for justice. Table ma…
 
This week on Jackie and Laurie, elderly ghost comedy, mopped things up, and compartmentalizing grieving brain... Comic of the Week: Vannessa Jackson @NNessleigh Go to www.GreenChef.com/jackielaurie100 and use code jackielaurie100 to get $100 off including free shipping! Go to www.Betabrand.com/JACKIELAURIE for 30% off Laurie's Special “45 Jokes Abo…
 
This episode is sponsored by Better Help Tiny Victories listeners can get 10% off their first month. 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 hotline because, frankly, we’ll assume we’re just talking into the void every week and nothing matters. Prove us …
 
Therapy isn’t about hating your mother. It’s not about crying over something that happened when you were six and then dwelling on it for the rest of your life. And the difficulty or trauma you faced back then is not something you can simply “get over” or “move past”. Good therapy is much more like what Jackie Kashian did, as she describes in this e…
 
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