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Best Maximum Fun podcasts we could find (updated March 2020)
Best Maximum Fun podcasts we could find
Updated March 2020
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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.
 
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 ...
 
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 Mike Eagle 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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' ...
 
Round Springfield is a Simpsons-adjacent podcast hosted by Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott where they interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to Springfield, failed pilots, other projects, and beyond. In this 20-episode limited series, you'll hear David X. Cohen talk Futurama, Josh Weinstein talk Mission Hill, and Yeardley Smith dig deep into her diverse path of becoming Lisa Simpson.
 
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 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!
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo is the newest artistic collaboration from legendary singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Every other week, Aimee and Ted talk to friends across the creative spectrum to find out how they work. And sure, they're friends with a lot of musicians, but weirdly not as many as you'd expect. So you'll hear from comedians, directors, novelists, show creators - ok, yes, some musicians - writers, producers and more, as they discuss the process of tur ...
 
The Dirty White Belt Radio show focuses on jiu-jitsu life and culture. Listen every Sunday on iTunes, Stitcher & Soundcloud for interviews with prominent BJJ figures, experts on fitness & nutrition, outstanding MMA practitioners and much more. www.dirtywhitebelt.com Twitter: @dwbbjj, @jeffshaw Insta: dirtywhitebelt #dwbbjj (We used to be the Cageside ConcussionCast) Our guests include top-tier fighters, teachers and trainers. We’ll let these experts explain how North Carolina became a jiu-ji ...
 
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We close out Smalltember with one of our “favorite” genres: the ill-conceived, micro-budgeted computer animated film. And Dwegons and Leprechauns is a horrific, fever dream of a doozy. Meanwhile, Dan remains the master of the unintended double entendre, Stuart ponders what “dweg” means, and Elliott insists we kill a Muppet. Movies recommended in th…
 
Carrie follows up with Conscious Life Expo presenter Kimberly Meredith, a self-taught medical intuitive and trance channeler. After an accident and near-death experiences, Meredith claims that with channeled energy and eye blinks she can diagnose conditions with the accuracy of an X-ray and even cure cancer and Coronavirus. Carrie asks Meredith dir…
 
Carrie follows up with Conscious Life Expo presenter Kimberly Meredith, a self-taught medical intuitive and trance channeler. After an accident and near-death experiences, Meredith claims that with channeled energy and eye blinks she can diagnose conditions with the accuracy of an X-ray and even cure cancer and Coronavirus. Carrie asks Meredith dir…
 
Hal, Lindsey and Danielle are back together… remotely! But the hits just keep coming for WrestleMania. Roman Reigns has formally dropped out of his match against Goldberg for the Universal Title for the sake of his health. And he has reason to be concerned; a number of wrestlers have come down with symptoms, including the Miz. Despite, that it stil…
 
Click your heels three times and remember there’s no place like home: "Go Fact Yourself" is officially the greatest trivia show on ice! Jamie Loftus is a comedian and a host of "The Bechdel Cast" podcast. Her show is all about analyzing film from a feminist perspective. One movie that holds up surprisingly well under such scrutiny? Alien! She’ll ex…
 
You’ll have to forgive us, as we might be experiencing cabin fever, but this is our first pandemic ya’ll, and we’re coming to you LIVE - whatever that means in podcast world. We do a Coronavirus/Self Quarantine check-in. Fox News finally joins reality that this pandemic is real, but they’re blaming ... millennials... but wait who do they think mill…
 
Brothers Adam and Noah share a home bought out of foreclosure. They are slowly fixing up the house together and the rent is cheap, but it comes at a cost: bats! The webbed-winged creatures seem to be entering the house through the cracks in the unfinished roof of the bathroom. Animal-lover Noah is spooked by their presence, but would rather keep th…
 
Brea and Mallory recommend apocalypse books! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter Isolation Book Club - https://youtu.be/BoMwWeiomwQ Books…
 
This episode, Brea and Mallory discuss the fine points of book etiquette and interview author Gail Carriger. Participate in online discussion with the use of this week’s hashtag #Readtiquette! Emily Post Gail Carriger Gail’s Twitter Books Mentioned- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh The Eyre Affair by Jasper Ffor…
 
Tough Question - Jarrett wants to hire a black or brown housekeeper, and has all kinds of feelings about it. DIS/Honorable Mentions Rapper Chika: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Oprah won't let Stedman in her bed DJ D-Nice's Club Quarantine Instagram Dance Party Go ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org Instagram: @FANTIpodcast @Jarrett Hill @rayzo…
 
Jennifer Kent is probably best known for directing her 2014 film, The Babadook. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014 to critical and audience acclaim, and has won over 50 international and domestic awards, including the Australian Director’s Guild award for Best Director, the Australian Academy Award (AACTA) for Best Dire…
 
Cariad Lloyd, Mike Wozniak and Elis James join in for this episode which looks at a success story arising from Beef Encounters, our beef and dairy industry focused dating app. By Benjamin Partridge, Cariad Lloyd, Mike Wozniak and Elis James. Thanks to Mark Turetsky. Stock media provided by Setuniman/Pond5.com, Audioline/Pond5.com and Soundrangers/P…
 
Starring: Jeremy Bent as C-53 Alden Ford as Pleck Decksetter Allie Kokesh as Dar Seth Lind as Nermut Bundaloy Winston Noel as AJ Moujan Zolfaghari as Bargie With special guest Becky Chicoine as Melinda Jr. Recording, sound design and mix by Shane O’Connell Edited by Seth Lind Music composed by Brendan Ryan and performed by FAMES Macedonian Symphoni…
 
To talk about Kendrick Lamar's studio LP debut, we wanted to find someone of K-Dot's generation, another L.A. young gun, and who better than pianist and composer, Kris Bowers? Like Kendrick, Kris grew up in L.A. and just as Kendrick has ascended the hip-hop ladder, so has Kris in jazz, as he won the prestigious Theolonious . But more than that, the…
 
From ballet slippers to leather studs, this week’s guest Rebecca Knox (“Orange is the New Black”) has deep teenage roots in music… in part thanks to crying when she couldn’t get into a concert. So treat mouth to a crunchy salad and your ears to this episode! Hosted by Janet Varney. Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.…
 
Everybody, this episode is pure joy. Alicia Tobin returns to talk about her new podcast and book, Seal, communicating through music, and street fights. Download episode 389 here. (right-click) Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328. Brought to you by: (click here for the full recap) Down Under Retail Nightmares Ot…
 
Sejanus gonna Sejanus on Episode 6 of I, Podius! On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode six of I, Claudius, “Queen of Heaven.” A young adult Caligula, played by the talented late John Hurt brings Tiberius a gift of perverted scrolls and super producer Jordan Kauwling joins hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan to discuss…
 
It's a time of upheaval and uncertainty in the jiujitsu community. We talked to four academy owners (five including Jeff) from both coasts and a wide range of experiences about how they're responding to the crisis -- by serving students in new ways and thinking about supporting the BJJ community at large. Our panel included James Foster (Foster Bra…
 
While Ross and Carrie take all the recommended safety precautions during this major Coronavirus outbreak, they circle back to some of their favorite investigations, to see what folks like Bob Larson, Teal Swan, Mary Baker Eddy, Sylvia Browne, Dylan Louis Monroe and others are saying about the very deadly virus. Plus, they encounter some new public …
 
While Ross and Carrie take all the recommended safety precautions during this major Coronavirus outbreak, they circle back to some of their favorite investigations, to see what folks like Bob Larson, Teal Swan, Mary Baker Eddy, Sylvia Browne, Dylan Louis Monroe and others are saying about the very deadly virus. Plus, they encounter some new public …
 
Disclaimer: this episode was recorded last Saturday, so 6 days ago so when it comes to talking about COVID-19... so much has changed so bare with, me in particular. It’s sort of like looking at a time capsule. Guest co-host Michelle Peralta is here to help us navigate the beginnings of our lockdown. We talk about The Rona (the Coronavirus), James h…
 
Brea and Mallory suggest some reads for socially isolating! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter #IsolationBookClub Masque of Red Death fo…
 
It’s an Arizona-thon! Sedona-native Alexis Preston (from the "Can I Pet Your Dog?" podcast on the Max Fun Network) and Tucson-native JV swap tales of two cities and a few others besides, each from the quarantined safety of their couches, complete with occasional dog-terruptions. Sending love in these strange times and hoping this episode makes you …
 
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