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Stop Podcasting Yourself 536 - Christine Bortolin

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Guests: 
Christine Bortolin

Christine Bortolin returns to talk high school parties, kids with colds, and New York City.

Download episode 536 here. (right-click)

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Boots Riley

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Boots Riley

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Boots Riley on the Transition from Music to Film and the Role of Art in Revolution

Boots Riley is the frontman and founder of the legendary hip-hop collective The Coup. The group produced simple music - the beats never had a lot of frills. When he rapped, Boots spoke plainly about stories from his real life. But it was in a really compelling, passionate way. He talked about social justice, poverty, racism and the stuff people do just to get by. A lot of hip-hop is about prosperity - overcoming a system that's been rigged against you for centuries. The Coup, however, wanted to throw the system out entirely.

Boots was born Raymond Lawrence Riley. He grew up in Oakland, California. His parents were political, working actively in the NAACP and the Progressive Labor Party and Boots wanted to carry on that tradition in art.

He went to film school at first, but eventually found his calling in hip-hop. Along with his friend E-Roc, he founded the hip-hop band The Coup in 1991.

About six years ago, Boots started working on a movie - something he'd never really done before. He started telling his friends about it, asking acquaintances in the industry for advice - sometimes he'd just corner a producer for 15 minutes. Thanks to a combination of audacity, determination, and luck, the finished product is hitting theaters next month.

The movie is called "Sorry to Bother You." It's set in Oakland, in kind of an alternate reality. Lakeith Stanfield stars in it. He plays Cassius Green, a black man who gets a gig doing telemarketing. It's in that job he finds the key to success: do a dead-on impression of a white dude and magically, people listen when you call. From there, it gets weirder. There's elements of science fiction, horror, and more and it's out in theaters July 6.

Boots tells Jesse about the recent passing of former Coup member and DJ Pam the Funkstress, The Coup's origin story, and why he doesn't think art alone can start a revolution.

Click here to listen to Boots Riley's interview on YouTube.


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Outshot: M'Boom

Jazz drummer Max Roach founded the percussion ensemble "M'Boom" in 1970. He wanted to explore the possibilities of percussion, but it was also a socio-political statement.

Roach saw the drum set as the quintessential American instrument, borrowing hand drums from Africa and the native people of North America, snares and bass drums from Europe, and cymbals from the middle east.

M'Boom embraced an international spirit - and particularly the African diaspora spirit. As an African American, Roach was aware of the way his people had been disconnected from their historical-cultural context by slavery. M'Boom was an act of reconnection.

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot on M'Boom on YouTube.

MBMBaM 412: Robocup

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Your body was destroyed in the attack -- but hey, don't sweat it! We've made it better with our inscrutable technologies. Faster. Stronger. Able to hold like, way, way more liquid. You're gonna LOVE it!

Suggested talking points: Jurassic World Watch, The Jenga Situation, How Does Food Do It, Mystery Jamba Juice, Da' Wine, Nasty Disney World

Joey Skaggs

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Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

New houses, same babies. Emily and Lisa are moving up in the world. Getting older has it's perks, like multiple rooms for pooping. On Chunch Chat, we learn that Martha has geese. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Joey Skaggs, an American prankster and creator of "culture jamming." 

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 215: The Sooner We End This Episode The Sooner I Can Stop Looking At You (DS9 S2E18)

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When their brand new ship takes a lot of body damage, some radical Cardassians put in at the station for a buff-out. But when the pilot turns out to be an old friend of Quark’s, his interest in her becomes more than academic. What does Quark get out of giving oral? Is ‘bloody dress’ a fashion statement or a metaphor? Could Odo ever safely impersonate a table at the Promenade’s Chili’s Too location? It’s the episode where we find out what’s in it for Adam.

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Sawbones: Ketogenic Diet

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Sawbones

You've likely heard a lot about the ketogenic diet lately, but have you heard it wasn't created for weight loss? Maybe you did, Justin didn't. Either way, we'll talk about it and so much more on this week's episode of Sawbones.

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Ross and Carrie Go Out Of Body (Part 1): International Academy of Consciousness

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Ross and Carrie want to learn astral projection, but first they have to get in a car and physically travel to the International Academy of Consciousness. On day one, their first instructor teaches the important concepts of Conscientiology and Projectiology: the intraphysical vs extraphysical, the connection of the frontochakra to the energosoma's nuchal chakra, the silver cord, evolution, phytoenergy, thosenes and holothosenes. Does it all make sense now

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The Flop House: Episode #260 - Brain Smasher... A Love Story

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The Flop House
Guests: 
April Wolfe

On this episode April Wolfe from Switchblade Sisters and Who Shot Ya? joins us to discuss a direct-to-video movie you’ve probably only heard about if you had HBO back in the early 90’s: Brain Smasher… A Love Story. Meanwhile Elliott reveals his pro-samurai agenda, Stuart reveals his imprisoning Garfield fantasies, and Dan impugns the Muppets’ ability as Broadway hitmakers.

Movies recommended in this episode

Upgrade
Revenge
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Journey Into Fear

Who Shot Ya? Episode 42: Incredibles 2, Pixar, and The State of Queer Cinema

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark

Incredibles 2

This week we have a truly INCREDIBLE episode. Drea returns to discuss Pixar's Incredibles 2. Once again, things get very SEXY when Alonso reads Anthony Lane's controversial review of the film from the New Yorker. The crew compares and contrasts Incredibles 2 with other Pixar films. Drea chastises the gang for quoting her on a previous episode and not giving a proper citation. PLUS, Alonso educates everyone on the current state of queer cinema; what's bad, what's good, and what's the future.

In news, Tiffany Haddish tries to get busy with Leonardo DiCaprio, something weird is going on with the Gotti audience reviews, and Natalie Portman wants to make a vegan cooking show.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Hulk
Drea - Sin Nombre
April - Eyes of Fire
Alonso - Tag

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 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with Jordan Morris

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Drea Clark and Ricky Carmona.

SEXY MUSIC BY: www.bensound.com

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Chris Hardwick, Trump’s Immigration Disaster, “The Last Jedi” Remake, Melania’s Jacket, California Might Become 3 States, Trump’s “Space Force,” World Cup, “Gaming Disorder” Classified as Disease, Millie Bobby Brown, Are Millennials Bad Tippers?

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TIMECODES:

INTRO - 0:26
Melons Salmonella PSA
Brent’s Correction Corner
Bevs Like These

“PREVIOUSLY ON AMERICA” 5:09
World Cup
Are Millennials Bad Tippers?
Space Force
Theresa May’s “Brexit Dividends” Lie
Three Californias?
Gaming Disorder Officially Classified
“The Last Jedi” Remake
Millie Bobby Brown Bullied off Twitter

CHRIS HARDWICK - 1:08:53
Content Warning: Sexual assault, Abusive Relationships

IMMIGRATION DISASTER - 1:29:34

WI-FIVE - 1:53:00

OUTRO - 1:54:30