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 raucous, vulgar and warm-hearted romp that will probably leave you a better person. And will certainly make you dumber.
Ep. 685: The Paninissance with Dave Shumka and Graham Clark
Dave Shumka and Graham Clark join Jordan and Jesse for the first week of MaxFunDrive 2021!! They get into all the old Los Angeles restaurants that advertise pastrami, but actually have a different specialty that everyone orders, the time Dave's family rented a video camera to tape him singing the Gilligan's Island theme song, and the sad sitcom intros that made you realize you were up too late when you were a kid. Plus, we get a call from one of Jordan's favorite guys!
It's the first week of MAXFUNDRIVE! You can support the show by going to MaximumFun.org/join!
Ep. 684: Horny Turing Test with Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's attempt to do the show on easy mode with sports bloopers, Jordan's quest to find something he likes at Dunkin Donuts, the most impressive shoe in Josh's sneaker collection. Plus, Jordan challenges Josh and Jesse to a game of guessing AI pickup lines!
Ep. 683: Hot Girl Bummer with Cristela Alonzo
Cristela Alonzo joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of her strong feelings about Pepe the King Prawn Muppet, the surprising tone that dominates the Pasadena subreddit, and Cristela's junior high school song lyric hustle.
Ep. 682: Breath Weapon with Charlie Jane Anders
Charlie Jane Anders joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the friendship potential of various kaiju, the shocking but serene photo Jesse stumbled upon on Twitter while he was searching for Ichiro Suzuki highlights, and Little Ceasar's cult status as the ultimate sex symbol. PLUS, Charlie Jane has an amazing new novel out called Victories Greater Than Death!
Ep. 681: Have a Ghost Summer with Kevin T. Porter
Kevin T. Porter (Good Christian Fun podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's big move to Pasadena and the recommendations Kevin has from living there for years, the themed parties Kevin has thrown to entice people to hang out on his side of town, and Jordan's newfound love for breakfast burritos.
Ep. 680: Reverse Simp with Kate Willett
Kate Willett joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the differences and similarities between right-wing and left-wing basement boys, the reply guys that Jesse attracted with a recent viral baseball tweet, the adorable kittens (Arthur and Pearl) Kate adopted during the pandemic, and what it was like for Kate to interview her father about masculinity for her new book.
Literally my favorite podcast
Can’t even put into words how much I love these guys and look forward to an hour of nonsense and laughs each week.
This is what podcasts are for
Are you concerned about the lack of conversation about Walton Higgins’ vodka? Are you sick of government mandated little walks? Do you gotta get a son? This pod is for you. 5/5 vulgar, 10/10 kind.
America’s Radio Sweetheart and the Boy Detective
What a Dynamic Duo!
My favorite new trend is the MULTIPLE choice quizzes. Always keeps me guessing!