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Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
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The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn

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The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn

Maximum Fun and Columbia Journalism Review

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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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Judge John Hodgman

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Judge John Hodgman

John Hodgman and Maximum Fun

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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.
 
The dark and brilliant sketch comedy of San Francisco's Kasper Hauser Comedy Group has dazzled audiences around the world, on stage and on Comedy Central. Hear audio comedy, watch videos, and read pages from the hilarious catalog parody "Skymaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From A Plane," which has already been acclaimed by Patton Oswalt, George Saunders, Fred Willard and John Hodgman.
 
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A Degree Absolute!

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A Degree Absolute!

Chris Klimek & Glen Weldon

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Critics Chris Klimek and Glen Weldon both loved the late-60s British sci-fi series "The Prisoner" in their formative years, but they haven't seen it in a long time and they're not at all sure how it will play in a 21st century rife with with "alternative facts" and militant individualism at the expense of social responsibility. One thing is certain: Run-DMC were clearly influenced by the vocal patterns of Patrick McGoohan, and that malicious weather balloon is still eerie as hell. Wait, that ...
 
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KPODD 101.3

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KPODD 101.3

Dan Kennedy and Benjamin Harrison

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A comedy fiction pod from Ben Harrison (The Greatest Generation) and Dan Kennedy (The Moth Podcast, McSweeney's). Two morning radio DJs return to the airwaves in 1997 after being suspended and sent to rehab. Machine Bolt and El Farto were previously total tools, but now are finally facing the fact that they're contractually obligated to become better people. And as a wise man once said: The problem with self improvement is knowing when to quit.
 
The Shift is a podcast that aims to tell the truth about being a woman post-40, created and hosted by journalist and author, Sam Baker. In this frank, funny, painfully honest new podcast series, Sam talks to a variety of women about the good, the bad and the ugly side of being a supposedly grown up woman in a world that would quite like to ignore us. Each week, guests including Marian Keyes, Sara Collins, Lindsey Hilsum, Philippa Perry, Tracey Thorn, Isabel Allende, Anita Rani and many more ...
 
Hear from leaders across all aspects of Fintech about what is fintech, how to get into it and how to make a mark in the fastest growing sector of finance. Work in Fintech Founder Matt Cheung teams up with Founder Members to interview Fintech Founders, CEOs and CTOs about what you can do to gain an edge in Fintech. Essential listening for any student or young professional looking to secure a role in Fintech, Banking or Finance. #fintech
 
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This week: a very spooky Bullseye Halloween spectacular! We've got Jamie Lee Curtis, Harvey Guillén and the one and only Elvira, Mistress of the Dark! Jamie Lee Curtis has had unforgettable roles in a bunch of the Halloween movies, as well as memorable roles in True Lies, A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday and Knives Out. Lately, Curtis has been re…
 
It’s 2/19/98 and Lynn has booked local TV greengrocer Jesse Thorn on the morning show. What seems like it would be an onion in the fruit basket ends up pairing with Machine Bolt and Él Farto like ice cold brew dogs and a morning commute. The interview touches on Mexican Chip Sauce, seasonal produce, building wealth, news, traffic and weather. Tensi…
 
It's March 5th 1998, once again Lynn has the mics on when the guys are discussing personal matters and that's not professional behavior. Super Caller Mike sheds light on sending weird drawings to the station, living with hundreds of animals, accidentally driving his Buick Electra onto a Little League field, and more. Plus listener calls, El Farto's…
 
Jessie files suit against her husband Carter. Carter says he grew up in a haunted house. But Jessie doesn’t believe him! Who's right? Who's wrong? Thank you to Steve Ciabattoni for naming this week’s case! To suggest a title for a future episode, follow us on Twitter for naming opportunities: @JesseThorn & @Hodgman. Or keep track using the Twitter …
 
Technology Futurist, Theo Priestley joins Matthew Cheung and Benjamin Ahmed to discuss the future of the world! Theo Priestley has worked within the technology industry for up to 20 years in both the client facing side and the vendor side. During his time in the industry, Theo study various trends that occurred, leading him to write "The Future Sta…
 
Sharon Thorne, Global Chair of Deloitte, joins Matthew Cheung and Josh Lavorini to discuss her experiences breaking glass ceilings in the business world. Sharon is the first-ever female to hold the role as Deloitte's Global Chair and was also the first-ever female partner in the Manchester office, the first of two women on the UK board in 2004, the…
 
Dubbed the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid has written 35 books (she thinks, but she’s stopped counting), sold over 17million copies and been translated into 40 languages. At the vanguard of female crimewriters, she’s created countless female sleuths but is probably best known for one of her male ones - Dr Tony Hill of the TV series Wire In The Blood.…
 
John Carpenter has made an impact on film in two different disciplines. As a director , there's so many memorable movies in his filmography: Halloween, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing, and They Live – to name a few. His work as a composer is just as iconic. Carpenter scored many of his early films – including Halloween.…
 
Here comes the future! It’s February 26, 1998 and technology is taking over more and more of our lives. Ophira Eisenberg, tech consultant extraordinaire, is in studio to tell the guys about how to adapt to a modern world where 41% of Americans are projected to use Internet. There’s news, station drama, Nostradamus-like predictions and more on today…
 
Mark and Hal host the Maximum Fun show WE GOT THIS, wherein they settle small debates. In 2018, they attempted to decide the Best Pretzel Shape but came to an impasse. Hal thinks that Mark was too unwilling to properly entertain a debate. Mark says that Hal betrayed the show’s core by removing the default pretzel shape from contention. Who’s right?…
 
Kene Ejikeme, ex-Professional Rugby Player and Goldman Sachs Managing Director, Head of Multi Asset Platform Sales EMEA, shares his thoughts on everything from finding your career, why athletes are a good fit in finance, the importance of diversity and much more! Kene's story is a fantastic insight into pursuing your passions and taking risks. Kene…
 
For nearly 5 decades, Sonia Manzano played the part of Maria on Sesame Street. The role came to be during her college years while she was studying acting. She had just gone back home to New York for her first gig, which was a role in an off-Broadway musical called Godspell. While she was there, she auditioned for a part on Sesame Street, and her li…
 
My guest this week has always been a self-starter. From flogging Blue Peter badges in the playground to earn a few extra quid to joining theaudience while she was still at school (famously telling her mum, ‘Sod school I’m going on a tour with NME’), Sophie Ellis Bextor has been doing it her own way for a very long time. Famous almost before she was…
 
In 1989, Mac McCaughan co-founded the band Superchunk. The band was abrasive and vulnerable; Guitars dominated their sound, with Mac's voice sitting low in the mix. The band caught on and became huge. So big, they helped coin the Gen X term "Slacker" with their 1990 hit "Slack Motherf--ker." To release Superchunk's albums, Mac and his bandmates sta…
 
Hossein Azari, CEO and Founder of Cmorq, is a former Chief Data Scientist at Goldman Sachs and Senior Data Scientist at Google. He successfully co-founded his own company called Clarity Money, a personal finance app for consumers, which was eventually bought out by Goldman Sachs for $100m. Hossein's impressive CV also includes being a Teaching Fell…
 
Kareena brings the case against her husband, Ian. The two of them would like to get a fish tank for their home. When they agreed on this, Kareena had a small tank in mind, with one or two fish. But, Ian says he will only accept a 35 gallon tank -- nothing less! Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Thank you to Nicole DuBow for naming this week’s case! To sugg…
 
It's Patty McG v. Lee Va C as Original Cast host Patrick Flynn joins Chris & Glen to discuss the existential 1980 thriller The Hard Way. Write to the Citizens Advice Bureau at adegreeabsolute dot gmail! Leave us a five-star review with your hottest Prisoner take on Apple Podcasts! Follow @NotaNumberPod! Our song: "A Degree Absolute!" Music and Lyri…
 
Jess Houlgrave, Chief of Staff at Checkout.com joins Matt Cheung and Helene Lipp in this episode to talk about the year of NFTs, blockchain, payments, valuable skills to succeed, stereotypes and women in tech. One of the key messages are to be brave, seek out challenges, stay curious and be willing to learn across everything you do. Chief of Staff …
 
The photography book Street Writers: A Guided Tour Of Chicano Graffiti was first published in 1975. To the extent that a photography book can be a cult classic, Street Writers is one. The book featured black and white photographs, mostly portraits, all shot in and around Los Angeles' East side. In Street Writers, you see a lot of young people – tee…
 
Mark Mothersbaugh doesn't need much of an introduction. He's a composer who's worked in TV and film for almost 40 years now. And, of course, he's also the co-founder and frontman of Devo, the beloved new wave/post-punk band. The band got its start in Ohio in the early 1970s, and had hits like 1980's Whip It. And they're touring again! So we figured…
 
The date is 2/12/98, the RockMobile is nearly dead, but the Raddest Morning Team in the Southland is keeping spirits high…on life! Are you choosing pain? Special guest Dr. Lauren Weedman (who for legal reasons we have to stress is not licensed as a doctor) is in the studio to promote her self-help book... but who knows which direction the self-help…
 
This week, we hear a dispute between two comedy writers: Andy Wood (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Probably Science podcast) and Chip Pope (LOPEZ, It Happened in Hollywood podcast)! Andy brings the case against his friend, Chip. Andy accidentally backed into Chip's car, causing damage to the door. Andy agreed to fully cover the cost of the repair. But…
 
Pavir Patel, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Bitpanda Pro, and former Digital Strategy and Fintech VP at JP Morgan, shares his experiences of the traditional finance world compared to fintech. Starting off as a graduate at JP Morgan, Pavir undertook rotations in EM Markets Hybrids Trade Support and Rates Derivatives Sales Support, foll…
 
G Perico is a gangster rapper from Los Angeles. That puts him firmly in a tradition stretching from Ice T and the DOC in the 80s through Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg in the 90s and on to hitmakers like The Game and YG in the 21st century. Listen to one of his tracks, and it's hard not to hear the echoes of thirty-some years of records about cruising, ba…
 
The Shift has so many new listeners that it seemed like time to say hello, welcome and thank you for your support. It's been SO gratifying to see how many of you agreed with my hunch that there was a big appetite to hear older women talking about their lives, loves, losses and learnings. This is a replay of the first episode I ever recorded. We wer…
 
Chris and Glen discuss Dean Motter & Mark Askwith's 1988 four-volume comic book sequel to the unclassifiable and unforgettable TV series. The A Place to Hang Your Cape interview with Dean Motter we discuss in this episode is here. Write to the Citizens Advice Bureau at adegreeabsolute dot gmail! Leave us a five-star review with your hottest Prisone…
 
The Song That Changed My Life is a segment that gives us the chance to talk with some of our favorite artists about the music that made them who they are today. This time around, we're joined by guitarist Buddy Guy. Buddy is one of the greatest blues guitarists alive today. From his home studio in Chicago, Buddy took us back to his childhood in Lou…
 
Dmitry Buterin, serial entrepreneur, blockchain mentor, investor and father of Vitalik Buterin (co-founder of Ethereum), shares his insights on everything from following your passions to dropping out of university, the blockchain and NFTs. From humble beginnings, Dmitry grew up in the Soviet Union and quickly found his passion with technology. At t…
 
It's 02-05-98 and Station Manager Gene is saying weird random stuff about time and space, El Farto complies with The California Prepackaged Meal Advisory Board, and in the news we've got "The Millionaire Next Door" and a story about a covey of Belgian performance artists throwing baked goods at Bill Gates. Plus! SeVan® Listener Complaints! Machine …
 
It's time to clear the docket! Beard stubble, shower hair, Friendsgiving, sleeping while listening to podcasts, the difference between SUVs and trucks, and much much more! Check out Ryan McDonough's (aka "Cuervo Man") film LAST NIGHT IN ROZZIE at lastnightinrozzie.com! And check out Election Profit Makers, available where you get your podcasts! For…
 
Alastair Clarke, Senior Equity Trader at Capital Group and FinTech Intrapreneur, joins Matthew Cheung and Josh Lavorini to discuss what makes a good trader, the future of careers in FinTech and the uncertainty that he faced upon graduating and going out into the world of work. Alastair began his career on the sell-side, working in corporate finance…
 
Jessica St. Clair is a comedy writer and actor. Alongside Lennon Parham, she created and starred in the comedy series Playing House, which aired for three seasons on USA. Dan O'Brien is her husband of 15 years and works as a poet and playwright. He is also a former Guggenheim fellow whose work has shown off-Broadway and in London. Jessica and Dan h…
 
This is the second episode I ever recorded and the most popular episode of The Shift bar none. Marian Keyes has a legion of fans and for good reason. I thought I'd replay it in preparation for the upcoming 25th anniversary of her greatest hit, Rachel's Holiday, and its long-awaited sequel, Again, Rachel, coming February 2022. * Ask any group of wom…
 
Artists, musicians, and filmmakers are often inspired by what they see or hear. Sometimes that thing is so great, they tell us they wish they made it themselves. It happens so often we made a segment about it called I Wish I'd Made That. The one and only Nick Offerman joins us this time around. Nick is probably best known as Ron Swanson on Parks an…
 
It's 1-29-98 and the DJs of the KPODD morning show are taking your calls, reading FM Listener Review Cards, and to getting in trouble with the fuzz. Plus! Workshopping new slogans for the Raddest Morning Team in the Southland! Machine Bolt had an in-person interaction with Art Alexakis! And El Farto delivers a heartfelt apology. Epic! The Double D!…
 
Summertime Funtime Guest Bailiff Monte Belmonte joins Judge John Hodgman in saying goodbye to his New England Summer. It's the Judge's last day in his Summertime chambers with Joel Mann the Mole Mann at WERU Community Radio in Orland, Maine. The J Squad and Lil Monte clear the docket of the New England located disputes waiting for justice. Table ma…
 
Actor Michael K. Williams died earlier this month. He was 54 years old. He was best known for playing Omar Little on The Wire. Michael began his career in entertainment first as a dancer in New York, then an actor with a handful of walk-on credits. By the time he auditioned for The Wire he was in his mid-30s. When Jesse Thorn talked with him in 201…
 
Alex Struc, Founder and CEO of GoalsFirst and former Head of ESG Portfolio Management at PIMCO, gives an introduction to impact investing, where Fixed Income is going with technology, and how students can begin their career in markets. Alex is the founder and CEO of GoalsFirst – a specialist fixed income firm with a disruptive investment approach a…
 
This is a replay of an episode from earlier this year. If I had to choose one episode as my favourite - tough call, like choosing a favourite child! - this would probably be it. If you've heard it before, give it another listen - Isabel Allende is iconic, truly. If you haven't, you are about to meet your old bird role model.... The main word I can …
 
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