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Video games: They’re serious business! Except when they’re not serious at all. Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together.
 
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.
 
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FANTI

Maximum Fun

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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 ...
 
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Reading Glasses

Brea Grant and Mallory O'Meara, Mallory O'Meara, Brea Grant

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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 ...
 
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!
 
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.
 
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.
 
Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven't really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with some of her favorite women as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence. Warning: This Podcast Contains Sincerity.
 
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Tiny Victories

Annabelle Gurwitch, Laura House, Maximum Fun

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Tiny Victories is the 15 minute podcast that pushes back on the notion that you have to "go big" or "go home". Sometimes just going is the victory. Each week, hosts Annabelle Gurwitch and Laura House invite listeners to adopt a TINY victory frame of mind, and share tales of fleeting joys and minor accomplishments in this majorly messed-up world.
 
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 ...
 
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Jordan Crucchiola, Maximum Fun

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them "feel seen." It's about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, "That's me!" It's an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relatio ...
 
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 Lindsey Kelk 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.
 
Join host John Moe (The Hilarious World of Depression) for honest, relatable, and, yes, sometimes funny conversations about mental health. Hear from comedians, musicians, authors, actors, and other top names in entertainment and the arts about living with depression, anxiety, and many other common disorders. Find out what they’ve done to address it, what worked, and what didn’t. Depresh Mode also features useful insights on mental health issues with experts in the field. It’s honest talk fro ...
 
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 Dave Hill Goodtime Hour (formerly known as both Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident and The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU) features comedian/musician/writer/actor/artist/man-about-town/thinking man Dave Hill and sidekicks Dez and Chris Gersbeck sitting down to have a delightful conversation with various notable people, including but not limited to fellow comedians, musicians, actors, authors, supermodels, convicts and whoever else he can talk into it. Watch live every Monday at 8pm ET on Tw ...
 
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' ...
 
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Bubble

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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 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!
 
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Julie Sabatier

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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.
 
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Come join Maddy, Kirk, and Jason for a battle to the death staged by a foul-mouthed, adorable talking bear. That's right — it's time to talk Danganronpa. What's the deal with this popular series of killing games? Why is it so popular? And what do you have to know ahead of the Switch release this week? One More Thing: Kirk: Arcane Maddy: Last Podcas…
 
Myles files suit against his wife, Isabel. Myles says that Isabel’s graduate school work takes up too much space in the living room. But, Isabel says that her setup is the most comfortable way to do her work. The living room is her space too! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Twitter User @BenjaminWalkup for naming this week’s case! To suggest…
 
Hosts Jo Firestone & Manolo Moreno play listener-created games with callers! Games played: Heartwarming Hot Dog submitted by Spun & Jesse from indigenous Kizh land (aka Los Angeles, California), Dr. Game Shhhhh! submitted by Noah Levine from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Name That Movie submitted by Kassie Gale from Rogers, Arkansas Callers: Noah…
 
Boat Bat Tour in Austin Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week Assault in the air Scorpion swarms Arby’s Curly Fry-flavored vodka This week we’re sponsored by Lumi Labs Use code “TINY” for 30% off anything on MicrodoseGummies.com Do YOU have a tiny victory to share? Call the Tiny Victories Hotline: (323) 285-1675 We want folks to share the…
 
This week on the Jackie and Laurie Show, that guy is a tool belt, friday shows, and fine, we'll book a second woman... Comic of the Week: Tracy McDonald @traceymacdonaldlive Try Stitch Fix Freestyle today by filling out your style quiz at www.stitchfix.com/jackielaurie Places to get Jackie's album “Staycation” https://800pgr.lnk.to/StayKashianTW Pl…
 
It wasn’t supposed to be like this for Broti Gupta. This comedy thing. It wasn’t supposed to be happening at all. She grew up the daughter of a doctor and there was an expectation she’d follow the same path. But as a college student, she just couldn’t shake the strong interest in comedy that led her down a different path entirely, away from med sch…
 
So coming at you fresh off twitter its Dionne Warwick and she wants to know why did you name yourself that? And her various feuds with mayonnaise, Oreos and Burger King. Speaking of feuds we continue our obsession with the ongoing one of Vin Diesel VS The Rock, because regardless of gender we all fight! In the main Korner Lauren discusses CRT or Cr…
 
Happy Thanksgiving! We’re rejecting the pilgrim motif and instead focusing on what we’re thankful for after another year has gone by… after we talk about some of the food we’re eating first. But then we’ll get into it all from the great returns to all the amazing black wrestlers we got to see work this year to some of the things YOU told us you lov…
 
Brea and Mallory finally talk about novels with magical food, review some unusual bookmarks and solve a Little Free Library dilemma. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - Dipsea www.dipseastories.com/GLASSES GreenChef www.greenchef.com/GLASSES125 CODE: GLASSES125 Links - Reading G…
 
Breakdance your way through Episode 157 with one of the busiest and coolest guys around, Dante Basco (Hook, Avatar: The Last Airbender), who reminds us that family, curiosity, and the occasional all-night conversation with friends can yield rich rewards. And find out what it means to “know what you know” (then you’ll know)! This episode was origina…
 
This week’s show could be titled “A Very Special Episode.” We actually have the wonderful Susan Orlean on to talk about watching Meryl Streep her in the movie ‘Adaptation.’ She takes Jordan through the process of discovering that she was going to be a character in the movie. But she also reveals the realizations she made about her own ill-fated mar…
 
Dave, Dez and Chris couldn't get their shit together this week, so Dave decided to execute a Thanksgiving miracle and record a minisode along with some Northeast Ohio Crime Blotter to hold you over until we return guns blazing next week! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Buy tickets to Dave's upcoming show with Puddle Pity Party at Gramercy Theater on …
 
Happy Thanksgiving! If you're celebrating, grab yourself a turkey drumstick and listen to Kirk, Maddy, and Jason talk gaming news. From the ongoing Activision Blizzard crisis to the inexplicable rise of NFTs, it sure has been a weird fall in the video game world. This week, the gang talks about those and other big headlines, like the new consoles a…
 
Episode Summary: Happy Thanksgiving all you wonderful people. Chef Seth Brundle joins Tre’vell and Jarrett for a HEATED convo about the best and less-than-best Thanksgiving side dishes. Friendships are tested, trust is broken, but there is one thing they can all agree on: Thanksgiving is not the time to experiment with new recipes. Period! Don’t li…
 
Keil files suit against his brother, Aaron, over a bet they made during their childhood. The Jurassic Park tagline is, “An Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making.” Keil contends that the film took 65 million years to make, but Aaron disagrees. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Twitter User @kswizzle13 for naming this week’s case! To suggest …
 
This podcast is sponsored by Betabrand. Right now, our listeners can get 30% off their Betabrand orders when you go to Betabrand dot com slash TINY. Do YOU have a tiny victory to share? Call the Tiny Victories Hotline: (323) 285-1675 We want folks to share their tiny victories on our hotline because, frankly, we’ll assume we’re just talking into th…
 
Ross and Carrie follow up their rage room experience with a discussion on anger featuring social psychologist Dr. Carol Tavris, author of Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion. Is anger meant to be released, best to keep bottled up, or is the truth far more subtle and situation-dependent than what can fit on a bumper sticker? Dr. Tavris shares the resea…
 
This week on The Jackie and Laurie Show, people love their nipples, smart shopping in the next pandemic, and what did we just say yes to? Comic of the Week: Bobbie Oliver @thebobbieoliver Go to www.nativedeodorant.com and use code jackielaurie to get twenty percent off your first purchase at checkout! Places to get Jackie's album “Staycation” https…
 
(takes a moment to secure tongue firmly in cheek) It would be rude to make fun of Josh Gondelman just because he’s a little strange. Or not strange. Instead, we’re going to learn from Josh about his career, his life, and how, even though he’s very bad at dancing he does it anyway. Then our pal comedian Gary Gulman for a response to what we heard. G…
 
Grab your letterman’s jackets and dancing shoes, it’s a brand new episode of Tights and Fights! There was another late-breaking case of “budget cuts” from the WWE this week. This included the faction Hit Row just weeks after they made their debuts on Smackdown! We’ll lament the talent lost and try to make sense of it all. But it’s not all bad news,…
 
Lauren Carter is here with Breaking News from Twitter... about Adele. Britney is free (#FreedBritney) and we couldn't be happier but Jessica Simpson might need to read the room, with her announcement of her also being free. Drake and Travis Scott owe us answers as we discuss the tragedy that happened at Astroworld. Then we discuss Passing starring …
 
The Dave Hill Goodtime Hour is down a Dez for the second week in a row, so naturally Dave and Chris are freaking out about it, but all is well as comedian Andie Main joins them to discuss John Mayer & Taylor Swift fans, Hutch Harris, Denver, Dave's stains, Perry Farrell, wild masturbation, Richard Gere's gerbil story, how cops should be on pogo sti…
 
Brea and Mallory talk about books they love for Native American Heritage Month, review bookmarks for kids and solve an eReader problem. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Recommendations Store Sponsors - getAbstract Soylent Code: GLASSES Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Am…
 
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