Jordan, Jesse GO! (general)
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.

Open Mike Eagle (Tights and Fights, What Happens When I Try to Relax album) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Mike's popularity on the Hip Hop Heads Reddit despite his lack of face tattoos, why Jesse went big and bought a signature Ricky Henderson batting glove on eBay, and how Mike found himself in an actual professional wrestling match after a Twitter feud with a rapping wrestler.

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Glen Weldon (Pop Culture Happy Hour, The Caped Crusade Book) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the specific pain of Glen felt taking phycology for his marine biology degree as someone who is color blind, the time Jordan had a fancy afternoon of expensive olive oil tasting but ended up feeling really greasy, and the detailed back stories of the porn actors who work out at Glen's gym. Plus, Jordan gets Glen to weigh in on his new signature segment, "Which Avatar sequel are you most excited about?"

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Helen Zaltzman (Answer Me This!, The Allusionistjoins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the overpriced poo museum (poo-seum) that Helen visited in New Zealand that didn't live up to it's theme, the Sega Genesis games that Jesse has trouble resisting at thrift stores, the lack of bedside manner in Helen's British healthcare providers, and Jordan's karaoke strategy for someone who is bad at karaoke.

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Freddie Wong (RocketJump YouTube, Storybreak podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the food porn that imprinted on them as children like The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, the Halloween wealth gap that has changed the way children in 2018 trick or treat, Jordan’s misguided attempt to learn about CBD oil at his local weed shop and Freddie's persistent but unsuccessful attempts to get a Dairy Queen to to make him a discontinued Crunch Bar Blizzard with Crunch Bars he brings in from another establishment. Plus, Jordan unveils a new signature pop culture segment. We love this stuff!

  

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Travis McElroy joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Travis's new fancy (and possibly deadly) slippers he got for his trip to the Magic Castle and how it adds to his fall aesthetic of "Rogue Wizard," the time Travis's dad was frozen into a block of ice as a promotion for a car dealership, and a new memory that Jordan recently unearthed about his dad. Plus, everyone nominates someone they'd like to see as a non-canonical Doctor Who and then pinpoints the most prestigious or historic place they've taken a dump.

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Chris Gethard joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the crazy magazine Chris used to write for hunting down supernatural stories in New Jersey, the recent commercial Jordan saw that sold him on cooking up some Spam, the emotional conversations Chris has had with his father about his career through the years, and the time Chris frustrated a dominatrix with his notoriously small and inverted nipples.

Chris's new book, Lose Well, is out now!

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Virginia Jones joins Jordan and Jesse on this special sporktacular episode to talk about the horrifying audition notices she gets that are very specific about their pubic hair requirements, the truly terrifying crime-robbing that Jordan experienced this week and how it would be dramatically different if it happened last week, and the kaiju-centric museum exhibit that saved Jesse's weekend outing with his daughter.  Plus, Virginia dazzles everyone with her mathematical Dracula facts and a trick to foil vampires with a handful of rice.

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David Malki!, creator of the webcomic Wondermark, joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of his dramatic mid-business foot injury, the phantom kim chee fried rice stink cloud following Jordan around, and the gorgeous note that a mail carrier found in a mailbox on the job. Plus, Jesse attempts some home repairs with juicy results.

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Actor, writer, and podcaster Janet Varney joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the unusual middle ground that Werther's Original hard candy occupies, Jordan's true fear around visiting the Warner Brother's Halloween haunt this year, the opulent mcmansion Janet visited to consult a psychic medium, and the bodily fluid challenge Jordan faced on his recent whirlwind podcast promotional tour. Plus, Janet has a new show called Fortune Rookie on IFC!

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Comedian David Gborie joins Jordan and Jesse for an exploration of songs that car horns can honk out, a detailed character rendering of David's garage grandpa neighbor Kyle, and a debate over whether or not Jordan should realize his childhood dream by buying a full-sized Ms. Pac Man arcade cabinet. 

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Writer and podcaster Elizabeth Laime joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the special Daddy's Day Out when Jesse took his kids to the roller rink, the magical Catherine Keener-esque teacher who somehow manages to get Jesse's son to clean up, and the obnoxious toy robot that is ruining Jesse's life. Plus, Elizabeth busts out her dynamic pterodactyl impression and Jordan creates a new Ernest movie.

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Dan McCoy and Elliott Kalan from the Max Fun podcast The Flop House join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of graham crackers and other naughty breakfasts, Dan's identity as a baker in Jon Stewart's eyes, and the best songs written specifically for a movie.  Plus, Jesse has some complicated questions about gray beard hairs, Elliott runs down a list of funny things his son has said recently, and Jordan describes his visit to a restaurant owned by a cult. 
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Kevin Porter and Caroline Ely from the podcast Good Christian Fun join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how many cigarettes everyone has smoked, Caroline's top breads, and the catchiness of a Christian pop punk anthem about abstinence. Plus, a cool ass baby shows up to spit on the Hippocratic Oath, and everyone does their best to punch up an orgy.

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Writer and podcaster Ben Blacker joins Jordan and Jesse for a debate over what should be included in the holy trinity of dippin' sauces, a rundown of Ben's ambitious weekend including a birthday party talent show, and a new mystery from Jordan concerning his jocular swimming coach, and the discovery of a very important note from Jesse's wife that could change his life forever.  Plus, Ben has a new comic book coming out called Hex Wives!

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Comedian, writer, and host Guy Branum joins Jordan and Jesse for some fruit talk including the riskiness of stone fruits and the appeal of jazz apples, a warning concerning the dangers of a recreational Ricola cough drop as a gateway to more powerful cough drops, and a meditation on the anachronistic popularity of the song Stacey's Mom. Plus, Guy has a new memoir out called My Life as a Goddess.

Get Guy's new book here!

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Esteemed screenwriters and podcasters John August and Craig Mazin join Jordan and Jesse for a deep dive on the nuances of eating pancakes, a dissection of John's recent experience taking his daughter to see Panic! At The Disco for her first concert, and the revelation that Craig has worked with the monkey from Friends and she gets paid in yogurt. Plus, we take a few calls from couples celebrating the most wonderful time of the year -- Anal August!

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Writers and podcasters Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport from The Hollywood Handbook podcast join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Sean's dog Bosch has figured out the ocean, Jordan's co-working space mystery, and the time Jesse locked himself out of his cabin.

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Comedians and writers Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the childhood movies that everyone would be disappointed to hear are problematic now, the ominous tagline for the movie Christopher Robin, and the trauma of panicking during an altercation with authority.  Plus, Jordan tries to make up for the cumulative damage he's done to Guy Fieri's reputation over the years with some nice compliments. 


Check out Naomi and Andy's podcast Couples Therapy here!

And if you haven't finished BUBBLE, the whole show is available for your binging pleasure!

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Culture critic and podcaster Linda Holmes joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the fact that Playboys can make up a large part of a barbershop's magazine repertoire, Peter Krause's offhand comment   about Sports Night during a TCA panel, and how great the Popstar deleted scenes are. Plus, the momentous occasion calls this week are particularly high stakes, involving a thrilling car chase and a very special butt. 

In case you've been waiting to binge the whole series, the BUBBLE finale is here!  Finish out the series!

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Jordan takes the reigns this week and is joined by actress and writer Mara Wilson and comedian and writer Marina Shifrin for a discussion of how Marina's father reacted to the sex stories in her new book, Mara's love of the Magnolia Park neighborhood in Burbank, and the powerful nostalgia of Empire Records. Plus, Jordan brings in some malt beverages for the beloved summer drink taste test segment.  

Check out Mara's Substack newsletter, "Shant We Tell the Vicar?" here!

Check out Marina's new book, "30 Before 30: How I Made a Mess of My 20s, and You Can Too" here!

And, of course, BUBBLE is still going strong -- episode seven is out and the big finale is coming this week!

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MC Paul Barman joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about the gargantuan rainstick Jesse nearly purchased at the Eagle Rock Goodwill, the highs and the lows of the La Brea Tar Pits, and Paul's new album (((echo chamber))). Plus, the guys get a momentous occasion call so exciting they consider ending the segment.

Check out Paul's album here!

And don't forget, BUBBLE is still going strong - listen to episode SIX now!

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Actress and bon vivant Janie Haddad Tompkins joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jordan's happy place is tubing on a river even though he's never been, Jesse's daddy-daughter trip to Daiso, the Japanese Dollar Fifty Store, and Janie's plan to use speed bumps and a ghost story as a marketing technique.  Plus, they get into Janie's great work on BUBBLE. Episode five is out now and they're going to be doing a panel at San Diego Comic Con this week!

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Comedian, TV writer, and BUBBLE writer Janine Brito joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of everyone's go-to sleepover movie rentals, the tale of how Janine used the Nextdoor app to keep a surprisingly valuable tortoise from being sold on the black market, and Jesse's need for Janine's (and listeners') boat expertise.  Plus, Jordan coins a new summer mindset!
 
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Actor, comedian, and photographer Steve Agee joins Jordan and Jesse to discuss Jesse's ultimate businessman power move of flying to San Francisco for lunch, Jordan's arsenal of activities that keep his fear of being bored on a plane at bay, and Jesse's experience finding the power within himself after learning how to take a nap. Also: Steve is in an upcoming episode of BUBBLE!

Listen to BUBBLE today! Episode Three is out now!

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Comedian, voice actress, and one of the stars of BUBBLE Cristela Alonzo joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Cristela's Disneyland rider when she does voice over for Disney, the streaming commercials that viscerally upset Jordan and Jesse, and the role that the United States Post Office played in Jesse cementing his manhood. Plus, Jordan debuts a new nickname he got from a chill dude friend of a friend named Rich.

LISTEN TO BUBBLE! Episode Two is out now!

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Nick "Repeat" Adams joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about what memes and gifs they can create to push their new scripted sci-fi comedy podcast BUBBLE to the top of the iTunes charts, Nick's advocacy for putting a large statue or totem pole in or around your house to mark your territory, and Jesse's incredible Lyft miscommunication that left him criss-crossing Los Angeles for hours. 

Listen to the first episode of BUBBLE now!

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Fan favorite Eliza Skinner joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of not only the abundance of confederate monuments in Eliza's hometown of Richmond, but also the thriving art community; the evocative fish dick hand motion from The Shape of Water; Annette Bening's power move during a film Q&A; and Eliza's key role in MaxFun's new scripted sci-fi comedy podcast BUBBLE. 

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And if you are in Los Angeles, come to the Bubble launch party on June 12th at Dynasty Typewriter!  Get tickets here!

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Comedian and podcaster Helen Hong joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Helen's recent trip to Adana, Turkey for a USO tour, the buttwashing toilet that Jesse has in his very own home, and the generous gift Helen recently received consisting of a bag of high tech dildos.  Plus, we discuss the newly-announced sci-fi comedy podcast BUBBLE created by Jordan and produced by Maximum Fun!!  

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And if you are in Los Angeles, come to the Bubble launch party on June 12th at Dynasty Typewriter!  Get tickets here!

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Comedian and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu is our guest on the program this week and they get into Jesse's journey on the road to loving mangoes, the power of Hari's Twitter feed to make history, and Jordan's involvement in a playlist battle between a Weezer fan and a Dave Matthews Band fan. Plus, Hari talks about his new Netflix special, Warn Your Relatives and his very public struggle with The Simpsons.

SAVE THE DATE: The MaxFun Super Secret Project is dropping June 13th!  There will be a STAR-STUDDED Super Secret Release Show on June 12th at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles.  Mark your calendars!

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Podcaster, musician, and writer Allie Goertz joins Jordan and Jesse and they get into Allie's recent visit to an Austin Powers themed bar called Electric Pussycat, the new song Jordan sang to his cat Bug, what it takes to be Jesse's favorite comic book store, and the abundance of superhero statues at the MAD Magazine headquarters. 
 
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Alison Rosen joins Jordan and Jesse as they "candy up" and get into a discussion of Alison's son's media diet, the similarities of Jesse's baby Curtis to an afro-haitian dancer, and how the title of Alison's new book (Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)) was inspired by a party thrown by Maria Menounos. Plus, Jordan has both a new dresser and a pet dilemma and a momentous occasion call helps remind everyone that there is still some magic in the world.

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Bill Corbett joins the guys as Jordan recovers from shrimp overload after eating a delicious and giant shrimp po' boy sandwich for lunch and they get into the positive effect of Guy Fieri, the non-Halloween recreational usage of dry ice, and a Jesse explains how his family is handling "holiday monsters" like the Tooth Fairy and Santa.  Plus, everyone goes deep on a shrimp hypothetical and Dr. Anus comes around to put a camera up everyone's butt. 

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Actress and comedian Aparna Nancherla joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's big birthday lunch with potentially too much pie, Jordan's desire to live in another city for a short time for a showbiz job, and whether or not The Rock's ability to make a prestige film is hampered by the fact that he looks like a cartoon strong man.  

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Writer Ben Gruber joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the instant brotherhood that men with beards share, the intricacies of Ben's job as an omnipresent PA on Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?, and the various television dancers who helped awaken each guy's burgeoning sexuality. Plus, Jordan poses a mystery concerning an encounter with a man in a track suit at a Del Taco and Ben talks about his new animated Amazon show Little Big Awesome.

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Director and actor Kimmy Gatewood joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of her wrestling injuries from her time on Netflix's G.L.O.W., Jordan's childhood friends who had a secret Sega Genesis they hid from their strict parents, and Jesse's complicated feelings about indie wrestling and minor league basketball.

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Celebrated writer and podcaster Elliott Kalan joins Jordan and Jesse for this very special MaxFunDrive episode!  They get into the magical celebrity graveyard trips Elliott and his son take, Jesse's favorite museum in London, and Elliott's dream Michael B Jordan role.  Plus, Laura Swisher, MaxFun's Senior Producer joins in to take calls and talk about the amazing bonus content from across the network.

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Griffin McElroy joins Jordan and Jesse for a very special MaxFunDrive episode!  They get deep into adolescent confusions like when you should start shaving and the undiscussed phenomena of bumps under your nipples, the majesty and the fear that the Grand Canyon inspires, and the mystery behind the vampiric existence of Count from Sesame Street.  

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual topic to chat with fellow MaxFun podcaster Renée Colvert from Can I Pet Your Dog?. They get into Jesse's recent trip to Legoland, Jordan's Santa bar crawl jaunt, and the many jobs Renée has worked throughout her life, including singing at a Macaroni Grill and getting bitten by a monkey on stage at a theme park.  

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Jordan and Jesse as they set aside their usual topic to have a nice chat with cabaret performer Mat Ricardo.  They get into the fog of horniness permeating The Magic Castle at Mat's performance the night before, the fact that Jordan can present as any type of nerd, and the time a woman used a bodily function to critique Mat's street performance.  Plus, they take calls from people who have gotten foreign objects stuck in their bodies!  

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The guys forego their usual topic this week to have a juicy chat with musician and podcaster John Roderick.  They get into the bargain you make when you decide to start swimming at 6am, the history of John's missing front tooth, and the very real possibility that Jesse is a shark-man because he still has a baby tooth well into his 30's.  Plus, John talks about his new war movie podcast, Friendly Fire.

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual topic to welcome beloved return guest, comedy writer Sarah Morgan, for a discussion about Jordan's recent unlikely patriotic moment, Sarah's quest for a video game system for her daughter, the british condiment Gentlemen's Relish, and Jesse's new era of life as a dank daddy.

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual uninformed Paleo diet talk to chat with friend and podcaster from MaxFun shows The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Discovery, and now Friendly Fire.  They get into the surprisingly good Bloodhound Gang cover Jesse heard at a college basketball game, Jordan's fear of getting hit in the neck by a paintball, and the reason you should consider hanging in there with a cult. 

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Comedian, actress, and host of MaximumFun.org's comedy quiz show Go Fact Yourself joins Jordan and Jesse as they take a break from their usual topic and have a nice chat about Helen's experience working with Sir Patrick Stewart, the creative peaks and valleys of Seth MacFarland's career, and Jordan's controversial opinion of a canonical sci-fi movie.  Plus, musician Rachael Cantu joins in for Momentous Occasions and plays a song from her new album.

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Nick Wiger, comedy writer and podcaster, joins Jordan and Jesse as they take a break from their usual topic for a discussion of the wedding Nick and Jordan attended at the Madonna Inn, Jesse's recent call to 9-1-1, and the perils of living in Santa Monica.  

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual studio recording for a live episode from the Gateway Theater in San Francisco as part of the 2018 SF Sketchfest with special guests Andy Richter, Alison Rosen, and Bayonics.

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual topic to have a lively chat with comedian and podcaster Ricky Carmona.  They get into the weaponizing of cold brew coffee, the different cultures who may or may not pronounce the "l" in salmonand the terrifying film set outside the office.  

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual deep dive on weather to shoot the breeze with writer and voice-over celebrity Haley Mancini. They get into the time Haley and Jordan judged a raucous cat poetry contest; Haley's obese kitty, BB-8; and Jesse's daughter's magical new holiday.

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual topic of floor covering to do an extra special Q&A episode with comedian and writer Kevin Avery.  From everyone's top chip to the possibility that psychics are the real deal, the guys take on a myriad of important topics.  

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Eliza Skinner joins Jordan and Jesse as they forego their usual topic and instead have a nice chat about this year's motivational slogan, Eliza's Girl Scout gold award, and Jordan's harrowing experience getting an earbud stuck in his ear on an airplane.

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Live from the London Podcast Festival in London, Jordan and Jesse are joined by celebrity podcaster Helen Zaltzman and author and screenwriter Nick Hornby for a discussion of their AirBnB in London, Jordan's trip to Paris, and Nick's history of naming things on the show.

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Jordan and Jesse set aside their longstanding topic of Colonial California for a lovely chat with celebrity podcaster Elizabeth Laime about the sexuality of a cat puppet singing "Santa Baby," the variable pricing of christmas trees depending on your Christmas spirit, and Elizabeth's son's terrifying brush with ant poison.  Plus, Jordan pitches a new target for corrections.

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Comedian and writer Josh Gondelman joins Jordan and Jesse as they set aside their usual topic and get into Jordan's idea to push Anal August, Jesse's glamorous Star Wars premiere experience, and Josh's AirBnB bait and switch.

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Comedian and podcaster David Gborie joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's new nickname as coined by his son Oscar, Jordan's holiday party outfit, and David's foray into spam and other potted meats.  Plus, Holiday Patrick Warburton makes an appearance and Jesse gets invited to fancy movie premiere. 

Action item: what's the best way to cook Spam?

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Fan favorite Chris Fairbanks joins Jordan and Jesse as they take a break from their usual electricity talk for a discussion of Chris's recent hip replacement, Jordan's new swim team, and the new video game taking up space in Jesse's brain.

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International Waters writer and comedian John-Luke Roberts joins Jordan and Jesse for a deep dive on what everyone remembers about Married: With Children, the amount of interest British people have in American things versus the other way around, and John-Luke's upcoming first Thanksgiving.  

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual discussion of American handicrafts to have a fun chat with podcast host and food critic Katherine Spiers about Jordan's food adventures in Paris, Jesse's recent vasectomy operation, and Katherine's podcast about food history, Smart Mouth.  Plus, Jordan takes a brief detour into first wave viral videos.

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Writer Liz Sczudlo and comedian/writer Scott Gairdner joins Jordan for a non-canonical romp through the unique highlights of both Liz's and Scott's wedding playlists, a taste test of three new malt beverages to that takes everyone back to their college days, and an exploration of Canadian fucking.  Plus, Liz drops some fun facts about Kevin Bacon.

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Comedian Virginia Jones joins Jordan and Jesse as they forgo their usual topic of HAM Radios to gab about the tiers of fake vampire teeth, what it's like to drive a Lyft on Halloween party night, and the Halloween party at Jesse's kids' school: the Carnival of the Howling Wolves.  Plus, the call is coming from inside Patrick Warburton's house.

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Musician Lisa Loeb joins Jordan and Jesse as they set aside their usual muscle car discussion to talk about Lisa's ideal animatronic band to sing her music on the road, her love for microwaved burritos, and her new album of cover songs that are also lullabies.  Plus, Jordan describes a surprisingly romantic Friday the 13th sighting.

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Jordan and Jesse take a break from their deep dive on Ghengis Khan and his murdering, cannibalistic horde to talk to writer and podcast host Dan Kennedy about Dan's new chill persona, crazy stunts that people have done they pitch to network executives, and Jesse's recent breakfast crisis.

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Tig Notaro joins Jordan and Jesse for a nice chat about the Tig's newfound affinity for casual chit chat on neighborhood walks, the nonsense terms that families use to describe farts, and Tig's search to find the woman who played her mother on her show One Mississippi. Plus, a momentous occasion call adds a pile of intrigue to the show.

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Nick "Repeat" Adams joins Jordan and Jesse for this very momentous episode and a discussion of Jordan's trip to Paris, the sex rules on BoJack Horseman, and how everyone in Game of Thrones must reek.  Plus, Jim Real, the Master of Would You Rather calls in from the carpool lane and we get a call with a grand romantic gesture. Let's go!

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Jordan and Jesse forego their usual botany discussion to have a delightful chat with Danish comedian and host Anders Breinholdt about Jordan's excursion to an all-day punk rock event headlined by the Dropkick Murphys and Rancid, the Danish music festival that features a nail hammering competition and car smashing activities, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's appearances on Ander's talk show, The Late Shift.  

Direct download: jjgo170925_ep499.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm PST

Recorded live at MaxFunCon East with special guests Cristela Alonzo and Stuart Wellington with music from Annie Hart.  

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Direct download: jjgo170918_ep498.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31am PST

Rob Huebel joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's new romantic comedy serial killer movie idea, Rob's recent Keanu Reeves sighting, and his new star-studded show on YouTube Red, "Do You Want to See a Dead Body?"

Direct download: jjgo170911_ep497.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Jordan and Jesse get weary of the sea and take a break from nautical talk this week and sit down for a chat with Conan writer Rob Kutner about whether or not you should use the cleaning fluid squirter on your windshield, Jordan's experience swimming at the West Hollywood public pool, Vin Diesel's first acting job, and Rob's new graphic novel, "Shrinkage."

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Direct download: jjgo170904_ep496.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The guys take a break from talking about the splendor of our country's magnificent national parks to talk with professional entertainer Jonathan Coulton about the exclusivity of the restaurant inside the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland, Jordan's decision to finally ask Twitter to verify him, and the legitimacy of services like Adult Friend Finder.

Direct download: jjgo170828_ep495.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Jordan and Jesse are joined live on stage from the Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles by Elliot Kalan from The Flophouse podcast and Open Mike Eagle from the Tights and Fights podcast.  Plus, bonus stand up sets from Riley Silverman and Danielle Radford.

Direct download: jjgo170821_ep494.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38am PST

Comedians and writers and actors and married couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher join Jordan and Jesse to get deep into baseball uniform preferences, Jesse's mystery friend who knows where the grilled dogs are at Dodger stadium, and some high level NDA breaking. Plus, Jesse gets some solid advice from a spoiler on a car.

 

Direct download: jjgo170814_ep493.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Kevin McDonald from The Kids in the Hall joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's son, Oscar's new character Robot Monkey, Kevin's run in with The Black Crows, the greatness of the Police Squad TV show, and Kevin's story about being in the Outkast music video for the song Roses.

Direct download: jjgo170806_ep492.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am PST

Writer Linda Holmes and comedian Danielle Radford join Jordan while Jesse’s on vacation for a discussion of Linda’s time at the Television Critics Association press tour, Danielle’s story about getting hit by a bus and what Jordan is going to do with his time now that the show Jordan works on is ending.

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Direct download: jjgo170731_ep491.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Writer and host Kliph Nesteroff joins Jordan and Jesse as they take a break from their usual deep dive on philosophy to just have a fun chat.  They get into Kliph's interview with Michael Winslow, the bizarre world of Christian comedy, and Jordan delights everyone with the story of Teetsio, the world's smallest DJ. 

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Direct download: jjgo170724_ep490.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Jordan and Jesse take a break from their usual deep dive on shipping logistics and the history of Federal Express to relax and have a good time with actor and comedian Hal Rudnick. Jesse is agitated because he has ants in his car, Hal recalls the first grown up movie he saw in the theater and everyone agrees that their standards for glibness in superhero movies is pretty high.  
 
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Direct download: jjgo170717_ep489.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Actor and podcaster Jon Gabrus joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jon's   Chicken Nugget power hour where he ate a chicken nugget every minute for an hour, Jesse's run in with a real live bear at his cabin, and the phenomenon of everyone deciding to use the same movie as a punchline.

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Direct download: jjgo170710_ep488.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am PST

Jesse's family is in San Francisco for the week, so Daddy's loose!  He's seeing movies and having dinner with Jordan!  Plus, he recorded this episode where podcast host Andrea Silenzi joins in for a discussion of how Jordan and Jesse talking about balls helped her decide to do a podcast, her Why Oh Why live show where two strangers french kissed each other on stage, and how doggy summer camp is totally a real thing.
Direct download: jjgo170703_ep487.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Jordan and Jesse take a break from talking about the toothsome new Mitsubishi hybrids we all love to have some fun with glamorous actress turned podcaster Brea Grant. They get into Brea’s fiancé’s decision to wear baseball pants to bed, the intricacies of Jordan’s new fidget cube, and the time Brea played a character who killed people with her giant breasts.  Plus, Jordan pitches a new SyFy movie called Shadow Shark.

Direct download: jjgo170626_ep486.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Brent Weinbach joins Jordan and Jesse as they take a break from talking about hummel figurines this week to take a deep dive into the Captain EO revival at Disneyland.  Plus, Brent shares some insight into Michael Jackson's role in the Sonic 3 soundtrack and Jordan reacts to another one of Brent's visceral videos.  

Direct download: jjgo170619_ep485.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Comedian and author Greg Behrendt joins Jordan and Jesse as they take a break from analyzing the polls to have a fun week, you know, just for them. They get into Greg's early morning bike rides, Jesse's mom's new potential roommate who is both a bouncer and an EMT, and the important question of how much you should spend on eunuchs for a media empire.

Direct download: jjgo170612_ep484.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Comedian and podcaster Danielle Radford joins Jordan and Jesse and they finally give it a rest from talking about those clowns in Washington to make room for a discussion about everyone's favorite Reddit subculture, movies that are better to watch on VHS than Blu-ray and the mystery of those fried baby squid that come with calamari. 

Direct download: jjgo170605_ep483.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm PST

Jason and Randy Sklar join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of a recent correction Jesse has to issue, the power a taekwondo sensei can has over your children, and Jesse's experience in vasectomy class.  Plus, everyone tries some Swedish candy and Jordan finally tells his cuck tale.

Direct download: jjgo170527_ep482.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Comedian and actor Steve Agee joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Steve's video game hiatus, Peter Dinklage sightings, and the Max Fun team's run-in with an unsavory character on the streets of Los Angeles.

Direct download: jjgo170522_ep481.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Throwing Shade's Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the proliferation of the word "discotheque" in foreign language textbooks, the nightmare of having a pig as a pet, and the astonishing existence of Guy Fieri's Trashcan Nachos.

Direct download: jjgo170516_ep480.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Actress and director Kimmy Gatewood joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Kimmy's sweet new minivan, Kimmy's new Netflix show about women's wrestling in the 80's - G.L.O.W., and the genius of Norm MacDonald. 

Direct download: jjgo170508_ep479.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

NPR host and comedian Ophira Eisenberg joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the Tasmanian Devil's hometown, the proliferation of cool teens wearing Led Zeppelin shirts, and the comfort a fun local news story like goats being used to clear brush on a hillside can be.

Direct download: jjgo170501_ep478.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Morgan and her friends live in Fairhaven, a Brooklyn-esque Silverlake-y hipster paradise where trust fund kids go to be lightly employed and follow their dreams, or whatever. PROS: Great coffee, burgeoning art scene, artisanal vape shops. CONS: Separated from the outside world by a man-made bubble, murderous beasts from the outside are slowly invading, long waits for brunch.

Cast:
Alison Becker
Eliza Skinner
Mike Mitchell
Robin Thede
Ian Wolterstorff
Taylor Orci

Direct download: jjgo170428_bubble.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm PST

Writer Doree Shafrir joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse’s interview with Terry Gross, Doree’s recent trauma getting bit by a dog, and Jordan’s trip to New Orleans.  Plus, the guys finally call it quits for a very important reason.

Action Item: Should Jordan take shrooms and go to the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland?

 

Direct download: jjgo170424_ep477.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In a rare guest-less episode, Jesse tries to sell Jordan on the virtues of flannel-lined chinos, Jordan brings another NSFW question to the table from Reddit, and the guys get real about buffets.  

Direct download: jjgo170417_ep476.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Fan favorite Chris Fairbanks joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the most popular monster trucks, half jingles from commercials you can't quite remember, and Chris's upcoming hip replacement surgery. 

Direct download: jjgo170410_ep475.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Writer and actress Emily Fleming joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the sincerity in the Fast and Furious franchise, home decorating in porno, and a deep dive into an obscure NSFW subreddit.

Direct download: jjgo170403_ep474.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Guy Branum joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Guy's new TruTV show Talk Show the Game Show, parenting while taking marijuana, and Jesse's trip to see a World Baseball Classic Championship game.  Plus, Guy explains the scandal at the gay softball world series. 

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Direct download: jjgo170327_ep473.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm PST

Actress Amber Nash, Pam from Archer, joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of her experience working on a cruise ship and drinking at the crew bar below deck, Jesse's crush on Pam from Archer, and Jesse's daughter's book called Grace Knows Everything.  Plus, Sarah Morgan joins in for Momentous Occasions!
 
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Direct download: jjgo170320_ep472.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm PST

Stand up comic and filmmaker Paul Provenza joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the spectrum of pet adoption difficulty, stand ups you like to see sputter a bit on stage, and Jesse's daughter Grace's very important upcoming social engagement. 

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And check out the new stand up documentary that Paul is featured in alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, and Sarah Silverman, Dying Laughing.

Direct download: jjgo170313_ep471.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Writer and host Dan Kennedy joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of what happened when Dan's AirBnB hosts asked him to dinner, the increased deployment of the clapping emoji between words online, and how great Laurence Fishburne is in John Wick 2. Plus, Jesse announces the Blue Ribbon Commission who will be judging the finalists of the $1000 #JJGoBigHat Scholarship for Lifelong Learning.

Direct download: jjgo170306_ep470.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Actor and writer Seth Morris joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of inexplicable hangover commands Jordan's body gives him, the official name for Jordan, Jesse, Go! listeners and the new, very real, $1000 scholarship award Jesse is offering to encourage and support lifelong learning.

Direct download: jjgo170227_ep469.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Nick Adams joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the paradox of local radio personalities, the subtle differences between David Puddy and Patrick Warburton impressions and the magic of character actors who do one thing really really well. 

Direct download: jjgo170220_ep468.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04am PST

Dave Shumka from Stop Podcasting Yourself joins Jordan as co-host and Tricia Bobeda from the Nerdette podcast joins as our guest live on stage at Thalia Hall in Chicago as part of the first ever Very Very Fun Day.

Direct download: jjgo170213_ep467.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26am PST

Venture Brothers' co-creator, Jackson Publick joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of sounds that Patrick Warburton can't make, Jordan's new slang for Tupperware, and Jesse's love for Icees. 

Direct download: jjgo170206_ep466.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm PST

Comedian Mike Schmidt joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of everyone's hairstyle history, Mike's mom's criminal past, and Jordan's run in with Ru Paul at work.

Direct download: jjgo170130_ep465.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Riley Silverman joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of new developments in Jesse's family, the etymology of Super Mario villain names, and a round of comic book giveaways.
Direct download: jjgo170123_ep464new.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Jordan and Jesse are joined by Travis McElroy and Donwill live on stage at the Swedish American Music Hall as part of San Francisco Sketchfest 2017.

Direct download: jjgo170116_ep463.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12am PST