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Podcasting icons Julie Klausner (Difficult People) and Tom Scharpling (The Best Show) team up for a fun show where they have fun and you have fun and everybody has fun. Each week, Tom and Julie careen through the best and worst of pop culture, giving the business to blockhead celebrities, rescuing shoddy podcasts, watching clips from the classics (The Munsters, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, etc), and hanging out with amazing guests, all in the name of keeping each other sane and making each other ...
 
Make My Day is a pop culture and politics game show where comedians compete to put a positive spin on the news and cheer up host Josh Gondelman. Josh is an optimist at heart, but even he needs some help from his friends to stay upbeat. If you want to know what's going on in the world without actually reading the news or wading through the cesspool of social media, Make My Day is the show for you. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
When we brought comedian and laundry enthusiast Brett Davis to "talk suds with his buds" on our network, we could never have expected the seemingly affable host and innocuous topic (laundry) to result in this. Regrettably, we are contractually obligated to present The Podcast For Laundry, and apologize to the many guests dragged into Brett's endless downward spiral. Listener discretion is advised.
 
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Broadcasting legend Tom Scharpling (The Best Show, Double Threat ) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jordan has developed a taste for three dollar pear, Tom's targeted ads on Instagram for donut shops and Halloween masks, and Tom's piping hot take of how C-3PO is a worse Star Wars character than even Jar Jar Binks.…
 
In lieu of Thanksgiving with your family this year, celebrate Threatsgiving with Tom and Julie, where they talk about McDonald’s for two hours! It's the audio equivalent of eating fast food in your car! Featuring interviews with McDonald’s scholars Connor Ratliff, Ian Abramson, and Justin Strong AND a roundtable expose with former McDonald's employ…
 
Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?, Black Monday) competes to cheer Josh up. During a game of Thank Again, Paul reimagines a Thanksgiving full of new wonderful traditions. He then donates his $100 grand prize to SELAH. Plus, pep talks for people who can't be with their families during this Thanksgiving as well as people who have to spend time with…
 
Cody Ziglar (She-Hulk on D+, The Dark Weeb podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the lesser-known sodas from the south like Cheer Wine, the titillating hashtag Jordan saw being used on the Antiques Roadshow, and the jarring ebb and flow of action in Attack on Titan, an anime that features naked crank-less giants eating people. Plus, w…
 
Tom Scharpling VERSUS Steely Dan! The battle you’ve been waiting for! Phones ring as listeners try to convince Tom to like Steely Dan. JON DALY stops by to talk about his fantastic new record! GREGG TURKINGTON calls in to defend “The Dan!” KURT VILE weighs in on #TomVSDan! SHEP IN GREAT NEWBRIDGE SHOALS talks the blues AND MUCH MUCH MORE! Does Tom …
 
Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino (Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast) compete to cheer Josh up. Zach and Jessica create the dream slate of Broadway shows for when theaters reopen during a game of The Show Must (Eventually) Go On. They then donate their $100 grand prizes to SELAH and the Armenia Fund. Plus, pep talks for standing ovations and th…
 
COME AND GET IT! IT'S A CLIP BONANZA ON DOUBLE THREAT! Tom and Julie watch The Raccoon Whisperer, Leta Powell Drake, adult fast food mascot Mr. Delicious, and more! Plus Double Threat makes headlines... Did Tom and Julie get Alec Baldwin booted off WNYC? You be the judge! Also David Bowie improv, Judy Tenuta, fake candy teeth, John Kruk, Tommy Laso…
 
Randy and Jason Sklar, The Sklar Brothers (Cheap Seats, Dumb People Town) compete to cheer Josh up. The Sklars set a new all-time Make My Day high score by outlining the perfect small town crime during a game of Crime is a Flat Circle. They then donate their $100 grand prize to Young Storytellers. Plus, pep talks for pickpockets and children who ha…
 
HAPPY NEW PRESIDENT!!! Tom and Julie say goodbye to the Trumps! The hilarious Joe Mande (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation) stops by for another round of Schlub Rescue... with listener Colette! Julie gets drunk on champagne! Tom is aghast to find a Led Zeppelin track on The Skippables! PLUS the rest of The Skippables - Leonard Cohen, Reservoir D…
 
Brea Grant (12 Hour Shift movie, Mary graphic novel) and Mallory O'Meara (The Lady From the Black Lagoon book) join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how everyone spent the most powerful Halloween of all time, how Elvira will not sign autographs unless she is in character, and the drive-in porno theater in Brea's hometown. Plus, Jesse helps ever…
 
Mike Drucker (co-head writer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) competes to cheer Josh up. Mike sets a new all-time Make My Day high score by describing how we'd beat a video game version of 2020 in a round of Game of the Year. He then donates his $100 grand prize to Child's Play Charity. Plus, pep talks for people who are worried their vote doesn'…
 
Tom and Julie and Producer Brett eat chili and Halloween candy to deal with their pre-election anxiety and then they write another email to Hecker's Flour. This time with some VERY useful tips about dealing with The Invisible Man. Plus MORE monster talk - Pennywise, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mask. AND the…
 
Blaire Erskine (Twitter / Video / Superstar ) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's exhilarating run through the resurrected Target Husk, the lawless Christian nightclub for teens Blaire used to go to growing up, and the genderbending papal protest organization called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence that one of Jesse's childhood m…
 
Julie Klausner (Difficult People) and Tom Scharpling (The Best Show), hosts of the hilarious podcast Double Threat, compete to cheer Josh up. As a team, they set the all-time Make My Day high score by playing a game of Worst Things First. Julie and Tom respectively donate their $100 grand prize winnings to God's Love We Deliver and the Community Fo…
 
EDDIE MUNSTER ON DOUBLE THREAT! Tom and Julie celebrate Halloween with Butch Patrick (The Munsters, Lidsville) in the 1st Annual Double Threat Spookoween Spooktacular! And in a SHOCKING twist, there is LESS Halloween stuff in this episode than in a normal Double Threat episode! SPOOKY! Tom and Julie talk podcast pornography, Porno Brett, The Pornax…
 
Alicia Tobin (Retail Nightmares podcast, "So You're A Little Sad, So What?" book) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the intolerable soundtracks at retail jobs that play on a loop and haunt you for decades, the notoriously awful customer that spawned Alicia's Retail Nightmares podcast, and the Scandinavian gummy store by Jordan's house that…
 
Larry Owens (A Strange Loop, High Maintenance) competes to cheer Josh up. Larry sets the all-time Make My Day high score with his performance playing a game of The First Annual Larry Awards aka The Larrys. He then donates his $100 grand prize winnings to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition. Finally, Josh and Larry give pep talks to karaoke microphones …
 
Garrison Keillor, Keith Raniere, The Cryptkeeper, and more on this episode of Double Threat! Tom and Julie give The Business to disgraced radio host Garrison Keillor, who wants all his Facebook followers to know that he's sick and tired of the culture war! Plus a reading from The Lake Wobegon Virus and some new developments in the Prairie Home Comp…
 
David Rees and Jon Kimball (Election Profit Makers podcast) join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the tamest political scandal of all time, Jesse's big missed opportunity on LinkedIn, and the Big League Chew swallow club that David and John had in 8th grade. Plus, Jordan makes his long-awaited debut on Instagram and only has eyes for John Dicke…
 
Grace Spelman (writer, comedian) competes to cheer Josh up. Grace sets the all-time Make My Day high score with her performance playing The Will Smith Challenge. She then donates her $100 grand prize winnings to G.L.I.T.S. Finally, Josh and Grace give pep talks to people with songs they hate stuck in their heads and people with insomnia. Follow Gra…
 
Tom and Julie give The Business to Fatman and Rifkin's Festival and they honor the latest scientific discovery in the field of funny voices - this time, a BBC scientist and her assistant reveal what Neanderthals REALLY sounded like - and it's NOTHING like Tim Allen! Plus Tom and Julie have a few bones to pick with the flour industry and dictate thr…
 
Freddie Wong (Story Break podcast, RocketJump) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the government-sanctioned glory holes in Vancouver, James Cameron's deal with the devil at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, and Freddie's run as a professional Guitar Hero champion.By Freddie Wong, Jordan Morris, Brian Fernandes, Jesse Thorn
 
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Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny, Pardcastathon) competes to cheer Josh up and chat about his upcoming podcast marathon (10/10) to benefit Smile Train. Jimmy's breathtaking performance in a game of No One Ballad Should Have All That Power sets a new all-time Make My Day high score. He then donates his $100 grand prize winnings to the aforementioned Smi…
 
The great Patton Oswalt joins Tom & Julie to discuss the best director cameos and director acting performances of all time - including Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, Frank Oz, and other white guys! Patton also brings his own clip - the 1967 MLB All-Stars vs Celebrities baseball game - watch along with us as baseball legends Willie …
 
Maddy Myers (Triple Click podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the backlash to Peter Dinklage's voiceover work in the Destiny video game, the obstacles in the way of Jesse doing cosplay, brick trading, and how hard it is to play a video game and be engaging on a live stream. Check out Triple Click, MaximumFun's own video game podcast…
 
Mike Birbiglia (The New One, This American Life, Billions) competes to cheer Josh up. Mike sets the all-time Make My Day high score with his incredible performance during a game of What They Should Have Said...Was Something Else. He then donates his $100 grand prize winnings to the Food Bank For New York City. Finally, Josh and Mike give pep talks …
 
Tom and Julie plan their escape to Popeye Village (an actual theme park in Malta!) and give The Business to Dennis Quaid (again), Drew Barrymore, and Vin Diesel! Plus a pitch for a new daytime talk show hosted by six dogs and a chef called THE MUTTS! Julie starts prepping for what's sure to be a memorable Halloween 2020 - Costume ideas! Are plastic…
 
Steve Agee (The Suicide Squad 2, Superstore) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of what it was like being King Shark in the new Suicide Squad movie, Jesse's disappointing experience at a Harlem Globetrotters game in the past, and Jordan's brief run-in with Joan Osborne in his youth. The Bubble graphic novel is available for pre-order! Check wi…
 
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