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Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 158: A Star is Born Again w/ Joel Kim Booster

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Guests: 
Joel Kim Booster

We're doing something a little different this week. As you know each week we usually discuss our guests favorite episode. Joel Kim Booster is a casual Simpsons fan … he's more of a Futurama kind of guy if you ask him. Instead of discussing an episode he loves we're diving into an episode he's not the biggest fan of. This might be a first for @simpsonspod! Don't worry we still found plenty reasons to enjoy this episode. And maybe we even convinced Joel Kim Booster to give the Simpsons another chance. Find him @ihatejoelkim, and check out his work on "Billy on the Street" and the latest season of Netflix's "Big Mouth."

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Gethard

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Sarah Jessica Parker
Guests: 
Chris Gethard

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.


Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images

Sarah Jessica Parker on her HBO shows Divorce and Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker began her career on Broadway, then quickly moved on to acting in classic films throughout the 80's and 90's like Footloose and LA Story. She's probably best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on HBO's Sex And The City, which ended in 2004. Her latest role is also for HBO - a comedic drama called Divorce.

Sarah Jessica tells Jesse about the hardest part about acting in Sex And The City, how she finds distance between herself and the characters she plays on screen, and the glory of Thomas Haden Church's mustache.

Check out HBO's Divorce here.

Click here to listen to Sarah Jessica Parker's interview on YouTube.

This interview originally aired in 2016.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Chris Gethard on mental health and the importance of failure

Chris Gethard hosted the The Chris Gethard Show for 6 years. It aired first on New York City public access, then later on the Fusion network. You might've also seen him on Broad City or Don't Think Twice, the Mike Birbiglia movie that came out in 2016.

Chris is also a standup. His HBO special produced with Judd Apatow is called Career Suicide. It's kind of a one-man show where he covers difficult issues like alcoholism, depression, and death.

Chris tells Jesse why he's looking forward to taking a break from talking about mental health issues.

Check out Career Suicide here.

This interview originally aired in 2017.


The Outshot: Paul Simon's Graceland

Paul Simon's 1986 Graceland is the perfect record for middle age.

MBMBaM 428: Big Debbie

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Travis makes a big purchasing decision for all three of us this episode, and the repercussions for his hastiness will reverberate throughout the land. Today, we put our oats where our mouth is. Which -- wait! That's a great place to put oats.

Suggested talking points: We Bought a Horse Zoo, Aw Beans, Cursed Snacks, The Oatmeal Creme Pie Days, The New Horses?, Munch Squad Jr., Future Slingshot Fight, Dead Drops

Story Break #77: Bowsette

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Show: 
Story Break
Guests: 
Penny Parker
Guests: 
Beth May

Against our better judgment, we return to video games to tackle the story of the internet fan art sensation known as Bowsette! The trailer features the vocal talents of Penny Parker (https://twitter.com/snapscube) and Beth May (https://twitter.com/heybethmay)

Episode 13 Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone: Battling Shyness. And Monsters.

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Guests: 
Jorge Reyes

Paula and Adam take a week off - but not before preparing this Very Special Episode! First - your questions, asked and answered. We read some of the many dilemmas that have been on our listeners’ minds, and Paula does her level best to help out. Then, we reach back into the archives - way, way back to the spring of 2018 - to offer a never-before-heard prequel movie review! The long-awaited sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacfic RIm” was coming out, and we review the original to let you know whether the new one might be worth your time. SPOILER ALERT: Paula and Adam do not totally agree on the dramatic potential of monsters vs. giant robots.

House Band:

Jorge Reyes
Saxophone
FB: Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards
IG: @aileenquinnandtheleapinlizards
Website: AileenQuinnandtheLeapinLizards.com

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 230: Pubescent Combadge (DS9 S3E7)

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When Chief O’brien trips DS9’s security system, the station’s car alarm triggers a very hostile form of lockdown. But when the crew get covered in “buts,” they may have to collaborate with an unlikely ally. Are there ANY new poop euphemisms? Why would anyone wear their communicator in an anti-Hudson configuration? Is embarrassment lethal? It’s the episode recorded with back-turned confidence!

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Ross and Carrie, Urine Trouble (Part 2): Pee-Swap Edition

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Ross and Carrie have been fire cupped, acupunctured, colonically cleansed, detoxed, oil pulled, reiki'd, and exorcised. But once they had done urine therapy, they had reached the peak of their unusual (and in this case, disgusting) experiences. OR HAD THEY? Can Ross and Carrie find a way to one-up drinking your own pee? Find out as they review Ross' experience drinking his urine, and soaking his foot in days-old urine to cure his eczema. Then, they find a way to make the situation worse for no good reason.

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David Byrne: A Day Late and Dollar Short

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Show: 
Jonah Raydio

A live wire of an episode. Neils in NYC, Jonah has termites and Cash...well

Songs will be going up on @Jonahraydio on twitter.

Ep 21: Go Fact Yourself with Maria Bamford and Grant Imahara

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Gabriel Koerner, J. Keith Van Straaten, Grant Imahara, Helen Hong, Maria Bamford
Guests: 
Maria Bamford & Grant Imahara
Guests: 
Christine Dresser & Gabriel Koerner
Guests: 
J. Keith Van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong

Maria Bamford is a comedian, and star of the Netflix series Lady Dynamite. She’s normally not one for small talk, but this podcast has just the right amount of organized conversation to make her feel comfortable.

Grant Imahara is a former member of the B-Team on Mythbusters, and can currently be seen on Netflix’s White Rabbit Project. He’s a HUGE robotics fan. Why? Two words: Star Wars.

In this episode, we’ll get an answer to what happens when a bull is actually let loose in a china shop and learn about the robots Grant has created--including a BB-8 that he has at his shop.

What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between “magma” and a “lava”?

What’s the difference between “baking” and “roasting?”

Areas of Expertise

Maria Bamford: 12 step programs, self-help and pug aging.

Grant Imahara: Star Trek, X-Men comics and “La Di Da Di” by Doug E. Fresh.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Grant Imahara
Maria Bamford

With guest experts:

Dr. Christine Dresser, pug breeder and health liason for the Pug Dog Club of America.

Gabriel Koerner, digital effects artist who appeared in the documentaries Trekkies and Trekkies 2.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 57: We Go to 'Night School' w/ Alison Becker and Chat with Horror & Comedy Legend Lin Shaye

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alison Becker
Guests: 
Lin Shaye

Night School

There is TOO much going on in this episode. First off, our guest is the wonderful and hilarious Alison Becker. She's here to discuss the new Kevin Hart/ Tiffany Haddish vehicle, Night School. On this episode we learn very quickly that Alison has a deep sexual attraction to Eddie Redmayne. Ricky reveals the launch of his movie club. April talks about poetry, again. And Alonso is excited that he gets to use his oven. But that's not all because the crew also gets a call from film legend Lin Shaye. She is the ambassador for this year's Screamfest. She also discusses her career, work ethic, and newest projects. (And if you want hear more Lin you can listen to her on a past episode of Switchblade Sisters). She's a hoot. And last but not least, we have staff picks. Way too much for one episode.

In news, John Carpenter just wants to watch basketball and play video games, Alden Ehrenreich rides a rollercoaster, and Macaulay Culkin wants to be in Fantastic Beasts.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Mr. Soul!
Alonso - The Hate U Give
April - What Keeps You Alive
Alison - Eighth Grade

You can watch Alison's new show 'Are You Smarter Than A Drunk Person" now on The Brewdog Network.

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing A Star Is Born with Louis Virtel

With Alison Becker, April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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