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Watch the MaxFunDrive Live Show Livestream at 4pm PT!

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Every year we close out the MaxFunDrive with a spectacular show full of your favorite hosts, streamed live from Los Angeles. This year's live show will take place Friday, March 29 from 4pm to 6pm PT (7pm to 9pm ET).

An Announcement Regarding Transcripts

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Over the past few years, our listeners have pointed out a lack of accessibility for hard-of-hearing fans, due to a lack of transcribed podcast episodes available through our website. We have been open in the past about the cost-prohibitive nature of transcription, while remaining committed to finding a solution. We have at last found one.

We will be providing transcriptions for 18 of the shows on the network, with the McElroys providing and paying for their shows' transcripts, including their back catalog, to support the effort. Beginning this summer, transcriptions of new episodes will be made available for the following shows:

  • The Adventure Zone
  • Bubble
  • Bullseye
  • The Flop House
  • Friendly Fire
  • The Greatest Generation
  • Heat Rocks
  • Judge John Hodgman
  • My Brother, My Brother and Me
  • Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone
  • Oh No, Ross and Carrie!
  • One Bad Mother
  • Sawbones
  • Shmanners
  • Still Buffering
  • Switchblade Sisters
  • Trends Like These
  • Wonderful!

In order to provide transcripts for our shows, we will be hiring a staff member whose job will be transcribing these episodes. They will be part of the MaxFun family, understanding and relaying the tone of the shows you love into text. We will continue to add shows to our list of transcribed programs as we are able.

This would not be possible without the support of our listeners -- in the form of their monthly contributions as well as their voices, letting us know where we can do better and best serve everyone. We are endlessly grateful.

Sawbones: Modern Day Snake Oil Salespeople

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Show: 
Sawbones

Often on Sawbones, we talk about pushers of false cures as if snake oil is a relic of a bygone era. This week on a special MaxFunDrive episode of Sawbones, a reminder that snake oil salespeople are just a present as ever.

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

Mueller Report Finished–What Now?, Jussie Smollet Charges Dropped?!, #Bagelgate, The Thanus of Thanos, Special Olympics Budget Cuts, Avenatti Arrested for Extortion, PrEP Users Contracting HIV, 2020 Minute

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Hey folks! Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to go to maximum fun dot org slash donate!

*TIMECODES*

INTRO

#MaxFunDrive Week 2
Bevs Like These
Eating Healthy on Work Trips

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 6:06

#Bagelgate
Jussie Smollet Off The Hook?!
Special Olympics Budget Cuts

MUELLER REPORT 37:04

TIDBITS 51:00

Meghan McCain “You Were At My Wedding” Tweet
Michael Avenatti Arrested for Extortion
2020 Minute
Thanos’s Thanus
PrEP Users Contracting HIV

WI-FIVE 1:01:13

OUTRO 1:02:32

Don’t forget to go to Maximum Fun dot org slash donate!
We mean you, Douglas.

MK172: In Bed W/ Steven LeMay (Maximum Fun Drive, Marriage Equality Under Attack, Female Illusionist, Drag Queens, Ru Paul, Project Runway, Ageism, The Cockettes)

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Show: 
Minority Korner
Guests: 
Steven LeMay

It’s the last week of the Maximum Fun Drive - ya’ll have been rocking it, and Nnekay is back to ring in all the Maximum Fun Drive fun! We also have a special Guest Cohost Bay Area Legend Steven LeMay, star of the SF drag stage production of of Sex & the City, he’s been on Project Runway and he shares so many great insights especially into the evolution of drag, history of drag, ageism in the gay, and performance community, his thoughts on current Drag Queens and the popularity of mainstream Ru Paul’s drag race, along with his journey into finding himself as a “female illusionist”. James is taking you to court with 5 cases across the country that are dismantling marriage equality, and could get pushed up to the Supreme Court... or is it 6? James and Steven will debate about that. Plus politics, the election, and lots of fun, and Nnekay will be back to chime in to tell you how you can get involved in this year’s Maximum Fun Drive! Let’s do it!

LINKS:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/these-five-court-cases-could-change-the-fu...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michigan-lgbtq-adoptions-deal_n_5c9565aae...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-high-school-at-the-center-of-pennsylva...

Get involved with Maximum Fun Drive! Become a member or upgrade your membership: https://maximumfun.org/donate

Follow Steven LeMay:

IG: @chezlemay

Shop at Steven's Store Retrofit vintage clothing:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/retrofityourworld?ref=l2-shop-info-avatar&list...

http://www.retrofityourworld.com/

Twitter: @minoritykorner
Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com
Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner

Friendly Fire Ep 64: Predator (1987)

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Show: 
Friendly Fire

When one spaceman faces off against a bunch of humans who on earth would think that a terminator could win? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John ask "What is this fucking tie business?" while reviewing this 1987 thriller!
#PORKCHOPCHALLENGE

This film is available on:
Amazon, Apple, Google Play, YouTube, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library.

Next Film:
Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016)
Available on:
Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google Play, and your local library.

Ross and Carrie and Jennings Visit Healing Rooms Ministries: Boston Live Show Sexpert Edition

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Ross and Carrie visit the Healing Rooms Ministries of Boston on a quest to heal eczema, migraines, allergies, and myopia, and then share the tale with a live Boston public radio audience... and also all the people walking by who overhear their buttfisting references. The great Jennings Brown (Gizmodo, The Gateway) also shares his recent exposé of a fake sex expert, and comes along to the healing rooms to cure his thanatophobist malady. Plus, Carrie tests her new allergy cure in front of a horrified crowd, and Ross shares his dad photos (mostly graves). It's the greatest MaxFunDrive episode of the century! Buttfisting.

See the pics by liking us on Facebook at facebook.com/onrac!

Who Shot Ya? Episode 82: I Got 4 on It! The Gang Discusses Jordan Peele's 'Us' and Their Favorite Big, Dumb Action Movies

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?

Us

It's a Max Fun Drive miracle! An episode released on a Thursday, Ricky's back at the helm, AND the gang's talking about one of the most hyped movies of the year - Us. There are gonna be SOME spoilers in this episode, but remember what April says "It's not what happens but how it happens that makes a movie worth watching." The crew also discusses their favorite big, dumb action films. And as always, staff picks.

In news, R.I.P. Larry Cohen, Disney gets rid of the Fox 2000 division, and a high school in New Jersey puts on a theatrical production of Alien.

Staff Picks:

April - The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Drea - The Invitation
Ricky - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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

If you'd like to support this show and the network during the Max Fun Drive, click right HERE!

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? on Twitter or Facebook. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org

Call us on the "Who Shotline" - WSY-803-1664

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

Tights and Fights Ep. 136: ‘S’ is for "Smile" w/ Matthew Gaydos

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Guests: 
Matthew Gaydos

Happy #MaxFunDrive! For our second episode of the week, Hal, Danielle and Lindsey are joined by Matthew Gaydos. He’s the host of the "I Love It" podcast. One thing that he loves is wrestling. Growing up his family was not very well off, financially; but they still managed to watch a number of wrestling PPV’s (he’s not sure if those two facts are at all related).

The panel will get into everything from the week in wrestling. That includes the highs like Kofi Kingston finally getting his WWE Title against Daniel Bryan; and the confirmation that Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch will be the closing match at WrestleMania!

Unfortunately, it also means looking at the worst things that happened this week. Like Asuka losing her Smackdown Women’s title to Charlotte. Does that inherently devalue the title? Or does having both brand’s championships in the main event help raise the stakes?

This show is dedicated to our Max Fun Members! If you’d like to join them, sign up at maximumfun.org/donate as part of the #MaxFunDrive to support this and other Maximum Fun shows you listen to for as little as $5 a month. Your membership gets you all sorts of gifts like bonus episodes of every Max Fun show, including Tights and Fights!

The Three Count

Matthew put over Dean Ambrose on the "Major Wrestling Figure" Podcast.

Danielle put over Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon discussing their WrestleMania ladder match.

Lindsey put over Nikki Bella’s retirement announcement.

Hal put over Elias and Finn Balor rendition fo ‘Shallows.’

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Matthew Gaydos

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

If you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram.

If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 73: 'Dead Ringers' with The Soska Sisters! PLUS an Interview with Michele Meek

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Guests: 
Jen and Sylvia Soska

Dead Ringers

Identical twins Sylvia and Jen Soska, known as The Soska Sisters, are an unstoppable force. You may know them best from their films Dead Hooker in a Trunk and American Mary. You may also know them as the hosts of the Blumhouse game show, 'Hellevator.' Or even as the writers for the most recent installment of the Black Widow comics. They are on the program this week for a very special Max Fun Drive episode talking about David Cronenberg's masterpiece, Dead Ringers. The sisters are avid Cronenberg devotees and, not to mention, this film centers around identical twins Beverly and Elliot Mantle. The pairing of guest and movie is truly a match made in heaven. The sisters also discuss what went into making their body modification horror, American Mary, and why agents and managers warn actors about working with them.

And in celebration of the Max Fun Drive, we have an additional segment this week. April talks to writer and filmmaker Michele Meek about her new book, Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle Through Interviews, Profiles, and Manifestos. They discuss the travesty that not one film made by a woman is on the AFI Top 100 Films list. And how movies actually influence society's concept of consent.

This episode has a little bit of everything. And it's all in celebration of our annual Max Fun Drive. If you would like to support this show, please become a monthly member at:

maximumfun.org/donate

You should check out American Mary by The Soska Sisters.

And if you haven't seen it yet, go watch Dead Ringers.

ALSO, go and buy Michele's book - Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle Through Interviews, Profiles, and Manifestos

With April Wolfe, The Soska Sisters, and Michele Meek.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters on Twitter or Facebook.

Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

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

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