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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.
 
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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Tiny Victories

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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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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.
 
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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 ...
 
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.
 
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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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 ...
 
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.
 
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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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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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' ...
 
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 ...
 
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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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Kate and Richard bought their house a few years ago and have been spending a lot of time fixing it up. Kate believes that a paint sprayer will solve a lot of her problems. But Richard is concerned about adding that tool to their collection. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae! Thank you to Twitter User @nyc_marmar for naming this…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers! Games played: Buckle My Shoe submitted by Sean Buddle from Chicago, Illinois, White Broccoli submitted by Dawn Nordquist from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Snake or Chicken submitted by Noah Levine from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Callers: Rob & Celia from Royal Oak, Michiga…
 
This week on the Jackie and Laurie Show, porn at a daycare, hot goss, and Ohio exposure... Comic of the Week: Alison Leiby @AlisonLeiby Go to FunctionofBeauty.com/jackielaurie to let them know you heard about it from our show, and to get 25% off your first order. Places to get Jackie's album “Stay Kashian” https://800pgr.lnk.to/StayKashianTW Places…
 
The CBS News Sunday Morning commentator, Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me panelist, and veteran actor had all the approval and validation one could want early in her life. She was a pageant winner, Harvard grad, and Rhodes Scholar by the time she went to Los Angeles to make it in film and television. But the vagaries of the entertainment industry, the de…
 
Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week The wife of an ex-senator who got paid over two million for a government history book, that she plagiarized Interstellar Travel…without spaceships The 75,000 Tampa residents that were just added to their evacuation zone map The government’s cheese stash Mormon mom tik tok This episode is sponsored by……
 
Carrie tells Ross what she learned from watching and studying Buddha Maitreya, a peculiar fellow in Northern California who uses his small online platform to share his divine views on sacred geometry, the problem of evil, the unexpected structure of human personality, and the greatest of all sins: sex. And why should you listen to him? Because he i…
 
This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. It’s the most cursed Summer of wrestling, but let’s try to brave it together on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights! Injuries continue to plague both AEW and WWE. Daniel Bryan is out for the foreseeable fut…
 
Brea and Mallory test out a ton of book apps and tell you the best ones! Also, they recommend books with autistic protagonists. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - BetterHelp www.betterhelp.com/GLASSES Ever tried Microdosing? Visit Microdose.com and use GLASSES for 30% off + Fre…
 
Mentioned in the show (Solo) ho Jeff commented on the episode Shine Bright (ft. Danyel Smith) Dr. Ksera Dyette, PsyD, BCB had thoughts about jarrett’s issues with people who don’t respect the “Do Not Disturb” notification on his phone, from the episode Social Media Is Work Too (ft. Jonta’ Harris and Denver Sean) Kim (she/her) had a song recommendat…
 
We’re pressing “pause” on our Boys of Summer series for this week so that we can bring you the brilliant Michaela Jill Murphy! If you’re an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan, you might know her also as “Jessie Flowers,” the professional acting name she gave herself as a kiddo. Which might be the most delightful thing ever. This conversation is the per…
 
Growing up, writer/producer Ali Schouten-Seeks saw herself as a total Kathleen Kelly (that is, Meg Ryan’s quirky character from YOU’VE GOT MAIL). But as she got older, she began to learn the value of owning even those quirks that some would have women tamp down…much like Sally Albright in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (also Meg Ryan, of course). Only on FEE…
 
Story or gameplay... WHO WINS? This week, the Triple Click gang dives into an age-old debate and discusses the tension between action and narrative in video games. What does a "video game story" actually mean? What's more important, story or gameplay? And does it even really matter? One More Thing: Kirk: Vampire Survivors Maddy: First Kill Jason: A…
 
Linda Holmes (NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour), The Court's expert on Little Weirdsies, returns to help clear the weirdsiest docket we could pull together! Pajama pants, athletic shirts, feeling "sloshy" and having "minty eye," brushing teeth before coffee, and superstitions. Plus Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn talk to Linda about her new book …
 
Ross and Carrie welcome back friend of the pod(cast) Jennings Brown, who has been pretty busy since we last healed his body and mind (PERMANENTLY) at a faith healing ministry in Boston. Jennings recently released a six-episode podcast series about a hedonistic doomsday group in Northern California. Jennings also served as development executive prod…
 
This week on the Jackie and Laurie Show deprogramming teenagers, outside baseball, and Stanhope compass... Comic of the Week: Jasmine Ellis @JasmineCEllis Go to Coterie.com and enter promo code JACKIELAURIE at checkout to get 20% off your first order plus free shipping. Places to get Jackie's album “Stay Kashian” https://800pgr.lnk.to/StayKashianTW…
 
It’s not actually all that hard to tell when Tim Heidecker is kidding and when he’s not, but it does take a little bit of practice. When he’s performing on shows like Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! or Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, it’s comedy. When he acts in comedic movies, sure, that’s comedy as well. But on albums such as his new one, Hig…
 
Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week Space travel without space ships Walmart having to discontinue a brand of coconut milk because it was harvested by enslaved monkeys Caviar left behind in Ubers Truck Nuts for Crocs This episode is sponsored by… Microdose Gummies Microdose Gummies deliver perfect, entry-level doses of THC that help you…
 
This week’s show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. What a massive week of news. And we’ll do our best to sift through it all on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights! Vince McMahon has stepped away from WWE, at least on a temporary basis. This comes after a W…
 
It's another Dave-less episode of The Goodtime Hour but luckily Dez & Chris are still up for hanging out to discuss haircuts, Dez's possible rooster acquisition, Mel Gibson, Chris's trip to Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter, why Chris should be a Mets fan, and more before welcoming back comedian Matt Reiser to discuss an odd video he discovered of Garth …
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers! Games played: Snake or Chicken submitted by Noah Levine from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, We Don’t Talk To Manolo, No No submitted by DB Laman from Louisville, Colorado (pronounced Lewisville), and Dr. Manolo's Dad with rules by Koda Small from Seattle, Washington Callers: …
 
Brea and Mallory talk about how to preserve your print books and eReaders, review some cute bookmarks, and recommend books with bisexual protagonists. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - GreenChef www.greenchef.com/GLASSES130 Code: GLASSES130 Dipsea www.dipseastories.com/GLASSES…
 
Pass the Popcorn Bianca started her relationship with RuPaul’s Drag Race during COVID, so Tre’vell thought it fitting to talk Season 7, All Stars starring: Raja, Yvie Oddly, Shea Couleé, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Trinity The Tuck, Jaida Essence Hall and The Vivienne. They share who they’re rooting for right now, about 4-5 episodes into the sea…
 
It’s time for the simply terrific Boy of Summer Matt Walsh (VEEP) and the many laughs that his delightful brain supplies… as JV goes DEEPLY PSYCHOLOGICALLY ANALYTICAL in this hard-hitting (not that hard-hitting) episode. So dip some crab legs in butter, uncork or unscrew some red wine, and check out Matt’s indie film Unplugging!…
 
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