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Latest podcast episodes about julian burrell

Tights and Fights
Ep. 315: NXT re-reboot

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 62:53


After such a chaotic week, it's nice to get back to the part of wrestling we love: the wrestling! That's the love we share with you on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Solo Sikoa is the newest Uce with the Bloodline. And it turns out he's cool with his adopted family Sami Zayn as much as he is with his brothers. But when does it all implode?Between Shayna Baszler and Sonya Deville, we actually love a little bit of MMA in our wrestling! And we also enjoy a bit of friendship between fwiends of all colors.Plus: AEW looks to recover from a chaotic time by crowning a new World Champion next week. Can Bryan Danielson and MJF give the brand the stability that it needs?And hey, if you need to smile, just remember that Chad Gable and Alpha Academy exists and Johnny Gargano had his first match in months!The Main Event: NXT 2.0It's been one year since NXT was moved to Tuesday nights and rebooted with a new look and a new direction as NXT 2.0. And after this week, it looks like they'll once again be tweaking the presentation of WWE's developmental show. The Three CountDanielle put over Roman Reigns on imPaulsive.Lindsey put over reviews for Mindy's Bakery in Chicago.Julian put over a spine-buster that would make Arn Anderson proud.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 112: James Holzhauer & Victoria Groce

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 66:12


Viva Las Vegas! Live from the Game Show Boot Camp in Las Vegas, Nevada, it's a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!James Holzhauer is one of the all-time great “Jeopardy!” champions, racking up a 32-game win streak. It helped that he approached the game with his skills as a professional gambler. He'll explain more about that and tell us about how he's now banned from most casinos on the Las Vegas strip. You'll also hear more about James' charity work with Project 150 to help unhoused students in Las Vegas.Victoria Groce is also a “Jeopardy!” champion and one of the only people whose trivia knowledge intimidates James. She'll tell us about how her first day on “Jeopardy!” was part of a whirlwind of life changes that could only be fueled by tea and energy drinks. Plus we finally find where the worlds of trivia and knitting overlapOur guests will compete to answer trivia about baseball, bargaining, and boys with violins.What's the Difference: Dealer's ChoiceWhat's the difference between haggling and bargaining?What's the difference between a choice and a decision?Areas of Expertise:James: 1990s Major League Baseball, the NES game “Tecmo Super Bowl” and “The Simpsons” seasons one through eight.Yesika: The movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the musician Kishi Bashi, and celiac disease.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongJames HolzhauerVictoria GroceWith guest experts:Kishi Bashi, musician and subject of the film Omoiyari.Greg Maddux, Hall-of-Fame baseball player, who led the MLB in wins and Cy Young Awards in the 1990s.Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Live show engineer is Dave McKeever.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our upcoming live shows in LA by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 314: Clash at the Castle + CM Punk

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 79:54


This podcast is sponsored by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% off your first order. What an emotional rollercoaster of a week! Let's talk about it all on a jumbo-sized brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Clash at the Castle was everything we could have hoped for and so much more. Some of the best matches of the year from WWE along with intriguing new directions for a bunch of the major characters. Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns! Gunther vs. Sheamus! Bianca Belair's first loss in forever!The good vibes continued the next day on NXT: Worlds Collide. Are we finally excited about NXT again?AEW's All Out show was a bit more uneven, but still delivered some matches that were at least worth a watch… but that was almost forgotten just a few hours after the show.The Main Event: CM Punk's Gripe BombAfter regaining his AEW championship, CM Punk  joined Tony Khan for a press conference that will live in infamy. He launched into a tirade that bad-mouthed Colt Cabana, MJF, Adam Page, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.As if that wasn't enough, Punk said, "If you have a problem, come find me." And find him the Bucks and Kenny did, starting a fight that would get the Bucks, Pat Buck, Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa suspended. Ace Steel and Punk's status with the company has not been determined yet.The Three CountDanielle put over Black wrestling twitter amid the chaos.Lindsey put over Damien Priest with a happy Welsh family.Julian put over a column on the facade of CM Punk crumbling.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 313: Sami Zayn - Friend Forever

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 59:17


Do a little dance! Get ready for a massive wrestling weekend with a brand new Tights and Fights!The stage is set for Clash at the Castle. RAW and Smackdown have been a lot of fun the last few weeks. But in one of the most controversial moves of the show Triple H era, Aliyah and Raquel Rodriguez are the new women's tag team champions. We'll explain why the surprise move isn't that concerning yet.Because they can't go a week without drama, Tony Khan shared his reasoning for why Thunder Rosa's injury didn't get the same treatment as CM Punk. Some of the reasoning was understandable and some of it was very disappointing to hear.But let's not let it get in the way of a good time for the next few days!The Main Event: Sami ZaynSami has been with the WWE for almost 10 years now. He's won titles, had great matches and he's now involved with the most high profile stable in the company.The Three CountDanielle put over young Undertaker.Lindsey put over Seth Rollins going for the jugular.Hal put over the Attitude Era end credits.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 111: Drew Carey & Yesika Salgado

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 71:18


It's time to have the time of your life on a brand new live-audience episode of Go Fact Yourself!Drew Carey is no stranger to the world of game shows. In 2007 he became Bob Barkers' successor as host of “The Price is Right.” He'll tell us the special advice Bob gave him when he took over, and explain why he doesn't expect to match the 50-year tenure of his predecessor. You can also hear Drew's “Friday Night Freakout” weekly on Stevie Van Zandt's Sirius XM channel “Little Steven's Underground Garage.”Yesika Salgado is a poet and activist, whose work has been featured in many publications. She also has a strong presence on social media. She'll explain why she refers to her fans as “mangos” instead of “followers.” Plus, she'll tell us about the secret science (and lack thereof) behind slam poetry.This episode was produced in conjunction with KPCC and recorded live at the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena.Our guests will compete to answer trivia about dirty dancing to garage rock.What's the Difference: Home plateWhat's the difference between ceramic plates and porcelain plates?What's the difference between a “plate appearance” and an “at-bat” in baseball?Areas of Expertise:Drew: The movie The Producers, garage band rock, and Cleveland.Yesika: The movie Dirty Dancing, the show “Sex in the City,” and Catholocism.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongDrew CareyYesika SalgadoWith guest experts:Miranda Garrison, starred as Mrs. Pressman and worked as an assistant choreographer on Dirty Dancing.Don Caverhill, rock musician, composer and producer – and original member of The Kingsmen.Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our upcoming live show in LA by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 312: Bayley the Role Model

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 44:27


DING DONG! Backstage drama and title controversy abound! Time to talk about it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights.As more and more reports come out about AEW's messy life behind the scenes of fights and talent meetings, the most public discussion is Jon Moxley squashing CM Punk in the “biggest match in AEW's history.” What's a work? What's real? Who can even say?But there's so much to love this week too! Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell's love story continues and Johnny Gargano has at last debuted in WWE.Between all that let's give a big hearty “A-thank yewwwwwwww” for all the things to enjoy in wrestling!The Main Event: BayleyIt took a little over a year, but Bayley has finally returned to WWE bringing new friends for the next step of her career. The Three CountDanielle put over Eddie Kingston being her best friend.Julian put over his favorite wrestling x Chargers x video games x backyard games crossover.Hal put over Baby Gargano.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 311: WrestleMania preview

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 65:45


So much great wrestling, so little time! We're getting tons of shows to look forward to almost every day of the week. Something for everyone, you could even say!And while there were tons of great matches no matter your preference, the show that we have the most questions about is Dynamite. With CM Punk back, speculation abounds about his behavior behind the scenes. How much of that is part of a planned story? And how much is Punk being his usual cranky self?But we'll have more to say about all of the great promos and title defenses we've seen so far. What a great time to be a fan!The Main Event: WrestleMania at SoFiIn case you hadn't heard, WrestleMania is coming to SoFi stadium in Los Angeles this April. WWE had a fun preview event at the show that was free for fans and media to attend– and that included us! We got see the depths of SoFi and speak with Nikki ASH, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins and Dominik Mysterio!The Three CountDanielle put over Becky Lynch C-walking.Lindsey put over Seth Rollins' and the Rock's memories and Liv Morgan's book recommendations.Julian put over Triple H making dreams come true.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 110: Alex Goldman & Liz Miele

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 73:21


**Come see us LIVE in Las Vegas on August 21! Go to gofactyourpod.com/vegas for tickets!**Prepare to run from the undead on this episode of Go Fact Yourself!Alex Goldman just wrapped up eight years of hosting the podcast “Reply All.” Even though he's naturally curious as a storyteller, he says he's happy to finally have a break from the grind of his old show. Alex also has a lot of thoughts about how the culture of the internet has changed in the near-decade that he's been podcasting and what his next project might be.Liz Miele has been a comedian since she was 16. She says that the secret to going for the job at such an early age is not having friends. But she still had to deal with performing in a lot of venues that she wasn't legally allowed to spend too much time in, like bars and strip clubs. Liz's new special “The Ghost of Academic Future” will be available on September 6th, and her book Why Cats are A**holes is available now.Our guests will compete to answer trivia about medicine, marathons and monsters.What's the Difference: Doctor Doctor!What's the difference between a doctor and a physician?What's the difference between a PhD student and PhD candidate?Areas of Expertise:Alex: The Evil Dead movie franchise, 90s indie rock in Southeastern Michigan, and early hip-hop.Liz: Rom-coms with Meg Ryan, marathon running and training, and taking care of curly hair.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongAlex GoldmanLiz MieleWith guest experts:Des Linden, two-time US Olympian, world-record holder in the 50k, and winner of the Boston Marathon.Bruce Campbell, prolific actor, author and producer who played Ash in the Evil Dead franchise.Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Sending friends to see us in Las Vegas by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 310: These are YOUR Main Events

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 43:36


Blood is disgusting! We watched half of AEW through clenched eyes! But there's also plenty of things we DID love on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!CM Punk, Dexter Lumis and Karrion Kross all returned to wrestling. And sure we don't really know how the latter two are going to do, but the possibility sure is exciting.Between that and Kevin Owens returning to being the prize fighter, the US title getting a lot of love and so much more, the good times continue to roll!The Main Event: Giving you the book!As part of the special Max Fun Drive stretch goals, we've given the book to our listeners to tell us all the corners of the wrestling world deserve some extra attention. These are your Main Events!The Three CountHal put over Ciampa's big US title push.Danielle put over Becky Lynch C-walking.Lindsey over Asuka (nuff said).Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 309: Summerslam 2022

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 43:33


It was the biggest party of the Summer and Vince McMahon wasn't invited! Let's talk about Summerslam and RAW on a brand new Tights and Fights.Triple H made his presence felt in the first night on RAW, allowing Becky Lynch to turn face and bringing back Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai to shake up the women's roster on WWE. The other book end of the night featured Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns for what may be the last time. And I think we can all agree that TRACTORS!!!!!Between all the great matches and the United States Championship getting a ton of love there's a change in the air that's infectious. Hell, we even loved seeing Logan Paul in our wrestling show! What a time!The Three CountHal put over Bayley recalling her injury.Danielle put over SRS calling knuck if you buck.Julian over NXT (can you believe it?).Hosted by Hal Lublin and  Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 109: Audie Cornish & Christian Finnegan

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 72:07


**Come see us LIVE in Pasadena and Las Vegas! Go to gofactyourpod.com for tickets!**We're playing the hits this week on Go Fact Yourself! Audie Cornish made a name for herself as a longtime host on NPR. In January, she decided she was ready for a new challenge: producing audio and television content for CNN. She'll tell us about some of the bumps in the road of her new journey and tell us the secret to conducting a good interview. Audie's upcoming podcast will appear on CNN Audio.Chrisitan Finnegan is a comedian who made his mark by making fun of celebrities on TV – an industry that he says has completely tanked thanks to Twitter. Christian has a new special out now called “Show Your Work.” He explains that it's one part stand-up special and one part documentary about keeping an independent venue alive in the middle of a pandemicOur contestants will have a trivia battle about classic comedy and masters of music.What's the Difference: Broken Down!What's the difference between “biodegradable” and “compostable”?What's the difference between “fix” and “repair”?Areas of Expertise:Audie: ‘60s-'70s Vintage Stax Records, Ethan Hawke movies, and Dystopias.Christian: 1980s MTV, the 1993-2022 New York Knicks basketball teams, and the movie Better Off Dead.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongAudie CornishChrisitan FinneganWith guest experts:Diane Franklin, actor, who's appeared in several iconic movies, including The Last American Virgin and Better Off Dead.Sam Moore, the legendary “Soul Man,” and one part of Sam & Dave, whose long career includes several enormous hits with Stax RecordsGo Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Continuing to be vigilant about COVID by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 308: Life after Vince

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 46:35


This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. This is it. The big one. The story we never thought we'd cover so soon: Vince McMahon is officially OUT from WWE and Stephanie McMahon and Triple H are in!Now that Hunter has full control of the book, we'll talk about our hopes for his creative regime and why we're more optimistic about WWE than we have been in years. Plus: The IWGP women's title is real and it's coming soon!The Main Event: Stephanie McMahonWe have seen Stephanie McMahon graduate from the damsel in distress to Triple H's fake wife to Triple H's real wife to the chief brand officer all the way to the top business person of WWE.The Three CountHal put over Baby Gargano tuning up the band and Paul Heyman's career advice.Danielle put over Ricky Starks and his future.Lindsey put over Matt Gaetz being mocked by the marks of Gen Z.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 307: Larry Steve (and Alexa Bliss)

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 58:00


This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. VINCE MCMAHON HAS RETIRED FROM ALL OF HIS ACTIVE WWE RESPONSIBILITIES. And even though the announcement happened after we recorded, Hal and producer Julian still have time to discuss their early reactions.But other than that, the wrestling world feels like it's in a bit of a slump at the moment. But while things don't feel as exciting as they should, let's find some positives before SummerSlam starts and wrestlers continue fighting sharks or whateverThe Main Event: Larry Steve (and Alexa Bliss)Alexa Bliss has been back for a few months now. And instead of competing for the world championships, she's working to find her footing and messing around with the 24/7 title in the meantime. But before we get to her, let's talk about her pet pig who touched the hearts of millions before he left us too soon: Larry Steve. The Three CountHal put over Werewolf World Wrestling.Danielle put over the insanity of this week.Lindsey put over the Sami on Broken Skull Sessions.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 308: Just one ball

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 66:45


This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. It's time to speculate about the end of TV ratings on a brand new Tights and Fights!Yup, it looks like the WWE is officially going back to TV-14 after decades of PG television. What does that mean for the show itself? Probably none of the things that we suggest.Sasha Banks is in the news again with her first public appearance at C2E2 since leaving WWE. Why does it matter how much money she's charging to work with the convention? That's the best part- it doesn't!Plus we'll talk about why we miss Rhea Ripley, why we can't wait for Ronda to head out and where Liv Morgan should go nextThe Main Event: Paul HeymanPaul Heyman has been the peak of promos as an advocate, manager and special council for WWE's biggest stars. Now that he's once again caught between his two biggest collaborators in the latest Lesnar/Reigns match, we're going to take a look at Heyman's career and legacy in wrestling so far. The Three CountHal put over Shinsuke Corbin.Danielle put over Keith Lee's “why”.Lindsey put over the G1 tournament announcement.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 108: Larry Wilmore & Denise Crosby

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 76:00 Very Popular


It's the return of in-person live audiences on Go Fact Yourself! Larry Wilmore has been seen in everything from “The Office,” “Black-ish,” “The Nightly Show,” and so much more. He'll tell us how his illustrious career as an actor started on “The Facts of Life,” where he played a Greek cop. As he's built up his body of work, he's developed a passion for conversations and (well-intentioned) disagreements. You can hear some of those on his podcast “Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air.”Denise Crosby is best known for her portrayal of Security Chief Tasha Yar on “Star Trek.” She's also known for her role on “The Walking Dead” where she played a mother… who happened to be a cannibal. She'll tell us about that and what it was like to pose for “Playboy” magazine in the 80s.Our contestants will have a trivia battle about music from across the pond and swimming down the pool!What's the Difference: CoaxWhat's the difference between “convince” and “persuade”?What's the difference between “Diet Coke” and “Coke Zero Sugar”?Areas of Expertise:Larry: Beatles lyrics, the original Star Wars trilogy, and the Showtime era of the Los Angeles Lakers.Denise: Pitbulls, the movie Airport, and how to make the perfect flip-turn at the wall while swimming.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongLarry WilmoreDenise CrosbyWith guest experts:Peter Asher, multiple Grammy-winning producer, guitarist and singer.Kimberly Vandenberg, Olympic medalist swimmer with team USA.Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Continuing to be vigilant about COVID by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 307: Money in the Bank 2022

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 61:20


This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Money in the Bank brought with it some great matches and moments that we can't wait to discuss on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!But that's almost secondary to all the real-life Vince McMahon news that's been delivered this week. Why is all this coming out now? We'll speculate and explain why it's similar to the ousting of a certain Prime Minister.And not only that, but we've gotta talk about Christian's promo on Matt Hardy, Wardlow's big title win and so much.The Main Event: PaigePaige has had one of the most revolutionary and tumultuous WWE careers in recent memory. Now she's officially run through her last contract and is parting ways with the company. So we're going to look back on everything she accomplished.The Three CountHal put over Paul Heyman's lecture.Danielle put over an amazing thread about WWE.Lindsey put over George Carlin and wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin,  Danielle Radford and Lindsey KelkProduced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 306: Halfway through 2022

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 44:28


This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Can you believe we're a full six months into the year? We're finally ready to discuss the halfway point on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!One of the biggest news items from WWE this week is that they signed Logan Paul to a contract to wrestle for the company. Don't count any of us as Paul supporters, but we'll explain why he has the carney energy to do good things in WWE.AEW just had their “Forbidden Door” PPV. And what else could get us more excited than the debut of Claudio Castignoli (formerly known as WWE's Cesaro). Between his showcase and AEW wrestlers appearing on RAW to thank John Cena, it's been a wild and crazy The Main Event: 2022 so farWe're already halfway through 2022 and have already experienced plenty of highs and lows in the world of wrestling. This week, we're talking all about what's stood out to us in the year so far, from stars, to moments behind the scenes or anything else.The Three CountHal put over John Cena granting wishes.Danielle put over the wrestling world showering Claudio with love.Julian put over Montez Ford's future.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 107: Richard Kind & Julia Longoria

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 67:43 Very Popular


It's OCD vs. DVD on a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Richard Kind is an award-winning actor who's appeared in movies, television and even on Broadway – but for a long time, he thought acting would be his extracurricular activity. He decided to try his hand at becoming a lawyer before a family friend finally convinced him to dip his toe into show business. That's led to an extensive and memorable career – including an appearance on “Celebrity Jeopardy” that he's still not over. Julia Longoria is a reporter and an expert on audio storytelling. As host of the podcasts “The Experiment” and “More Perfect,” she's produced tons of stories about the culture and politics of the United States. That includes what she considers one of the most significant parts of the country's backstory: Spam. The next season of “More Perfect” will launch in 2023.What's the Difference: FriendshipWhat's the difference between “amicable” and “amiable”?What's the difference between “aboard” and “onboard”?Areas of Expertise:Richard: “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” Michael Connelly books, and the Second City comedy theater.Julia: The TV show “Monk,” Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal life, and outside missteps in Miami.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongRichard KindJulia LongoriaWith guest experts:Jason Gray-Stanford, actor and podcaster who appeared in all eight seasons of “Monk.”Larry Mathews, actor whose decades-long career includes playing Richard Petrie on “The Dick Van Dyke Show”Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Continuing to be vigilant about COVID by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 305: No Chance

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 58:50


This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. It's the most cursed Summer of wrestling, but let's try to brave it together on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Injuries continue to plague both AEW and WWE. Daniel Bryan is out for the foreseeable future and has promised a surprise competitor to replace him in his upcoming matches at “Forbidden Door” and “Blood & Guts.” Rhea Ripley is not medically cleared to compete at “Money in the Bank.” So Bianca Belair will face Carmella instead.But there's thankfully still some things to be happy about and a bold explanation about which pop culture franchises best explain the purpose of AEW.The Main Event: Vince McMahonVincent Kennedy McMahon has been the chief creative and business mind behind WWE for decades. Every single decision and expansion has been made with him at the center of it. With the latest scandal and investigation, he faces what may be the most significant disruption to his power yet.Full disclosure: the main event segment has been rumored to be cursed the last few weeks, with anyone who we discuss getting disappeared from TV. So we figured why not aim high?The Three CountHal put over Kevin Owens understanding movies.Danielle put overJohnny Hardy.Lindsey put over Paul Heyman and Terry Funk video games!Hosted by Hal Lublin and Danielle Radford.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 304: Tea, trauma and tragedy

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 54:26


This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. What a massive week of news. And we'll do our best to sift through it all on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Vince McMahon has stepped away from WWE, at least on a temporary basis. This comes after a Wall Street Journal report that he paid off a former employee after what the story called “an affair.” As the WWE board looks into whether he used WWE money to cover for his transgressions, Stephanie McMahon has been announced as the interim chairwoman and CEO.There's a lot to sift through and the only way we know how is with jokes speculation!Plus, the hits just keep coming: Jeff Hardy was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. He's now been suspended from AEW as he seeks rehabilitation. So we make an impassioned plea for him to get the help he needs. The Main Event: Rhea RipleyRhea Ripley has a new look and a new faction on her side with The Judgment Day. And the group's first order of business is to support Rhea in her match against Bianca Belair so that she can earn her second RAW women's title.The Three CountHal put over Big E's big accomplishment.Danielle put over MJF's celebrity encounter.Lindsey put over comedy and Wrestling.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 106: Mo Rocca & Karama Horne

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 74:21 Very Popular


TV & film genres abound on a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Karama Horne is a writer and geek influencer. She's also the host of “The Blerd Gurl Podcast” and the weekly “Blerd Gurl Live” on Twitch. A “Blerd” is a black nerd, and it's not just a self-identification; Karama has spent a lot of time looking for other black people who are fans of the things she loves. Karama's upcoming book Black Panther: Protectors of Wakanda is available for pre-order now. Mo Rocca is an Emmy-winning correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning.” He's known for being well-versed in a variety of very specific subjects (“obscure presidential history,” anyone?). He also has a lifelong fascination with obituaries. You can learn more about that in his podcast and book on the subject, both titled “Mobituaries.” Oh, and he met the Pope!Our guests will answer trivia on stories of dystopian futures and oil-rich pasts. What's the Difference: Sleeping pillsWhat's the difference between being tired and feeling fatigued?What's the difference between a dose and dosage?Areas of Expertise:Mo: TV shows of 1982, Barbara Streisand before 1985, and Chanel's best selling fragrances of 1992.Karama: The anime “Ghost in the Shell,” the K-Pop group Shinee, and mason jars.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongMo RoccaKarama HorneWith guest experts:Richard Epcar and Crispin Freeman: prolific voice actors whose roles include the lead roles in the anime “Ghost in the Shell.”Charlene Tilton and Joan Van Ark: actors whose many accomplishments include playing mother and daughter on the TV show “Dallas,” its reboot, and its spin-off.Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Continuing to be vigilant about COVID by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 303: Injury Season

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 45:49


There's so much that's happened across every wrestling show. We're happy to guide you along on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Hell in a Cell was a generally well received PPV, and not just for the banger of a main event. Asuka, Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch turned in a great triple threat for the RAW women's title and all three women have a lot of options in the aftermath.Somehow Kevin Owens has kept the game with Ezekiel going for months now. How much longer until it's a wrap?And all signs point to Jon Moxley standing tall as the AEW Champion for the first time in several years. But will he be able to bring a title prominence that's in danger of getting lost in a crowded field of belts on AEW?The Main Event: Injuries Injuries are a constant part of wrestling. But this past week, we've had a bunch of wrestlers get hurt and disrupt the best laid plans of marks and bookersThe Three CountHal put over Danhausen's fun time band.Julian put over Ms. Marvel/Mustafa fan art.Lindsey put over Adam Page being brave.Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 302: Better than You

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 55:11


This week's show is brought to you in part by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Maxwell Jacob Friedman and his contract drama has taken the world by storm. Is it a work? Is it a shoot? Who cares! Let's just bask in it on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights.But first: Hal's finally back! And that means we can catch him up on all the wrestling he's missed.AEW had their Double or Nothing PPV where CM Punk at last won the AEW World Championship. What do we hope for as he cements himself as the face of the company and prepares to fight Hiroshi Tanahashi?Plus, we'll look ahead to Hell in a Cell and lament that the women don't get a cell this year. Boooooo!The Main Event: MJFMaxwell Jacob Friedman has been one of the most consistent acts on AEW since the brand premiered. Now there's more drama around him and his future in the company than ever before.The Three CountHal put over Sami Zan, honorary UCE.Danielle put over Nikita Lyons' heel turnLindsey put over wrestling's presence on pride month.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 105: Jeff Hiller & Krystina Arielle

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 76:49 Very Popular


Go Fact Yourself returns to a live audience! Join us on Saturday June 18th at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena. Tickets are free!It's a wickedly good morphin' time on a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Jeff Hiller is an actor and comedian who's latest work is on HBO's “Somebody Somewhere.” He considers the role a special one; in addition to his character sharing a lot of his interests and personality traits, it's the first time that he's gotten to portray a person who's likable! Plus we'll learn more about his work with Shakespeare in the Park… and his cat's instagram page.Krystina Arielle made a name for herself by cosplaying as some of her favorite franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek. She knew eventually that her fandom would lead her to working in these universes as a professional– which she does now! You can hear her latest webseries about the Star Wars: The High Republic book series on StarWars.com.Our guests will answer trivia about teenage superheroes and misunderstood villains.What's the Difference: Bed BugsWhat's the difference between the standard sizes of a King bed and a California King bed?What's the difference between an insect and a bug?Areas of Expertise:Jeff: The musical Wicked, the movie Soapdish, and public health response to HIV prevention in traditionally high risk groups, but only in the 80s and 90s.Krystina: The TV show “One Tree Hill,” the film Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie, and the feud between Pumas and Adidas sneakers. Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongJeff HillerKrystina ArielleWith guest experts:Steve Cardenas, martial artist, musician and actor whose body of work includes playing the red Power Ranger in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie.Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz, award-winning writers of the book, music, lyrics, and screenplay of the musical Wicked.Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Continuing to be vigilant about COVID by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 301: Butts and Cats Club

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 50:50


This week's show is brought to you in party by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. We're just a few days away from AEW's Double or Nothing show, but there are tons of stories developing outside the fictional world of wrestling television too.Kota Abushi's troubles with New Japan have only just begun. And the latest press conference did not reflect favorably on the federation.Roman Reigns is still expected to scale back his presence in WWE for a little while; so what does that mean now that the Bloodline has all the gold?But all that aside… how about MJF's Burberry ref shirt?The Main EventHe's the AEW world champion that the company spent the most time building up and now Hangman Adam Page has a date with CM Punk in the biggest match of his career.The Three CountLindsey put over YOU!Julian put over Sasha Banks and the Mountain GoatsDanielle put over Jade Cargill's life.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 300: Spotlight on the Boss

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 57:15


It's the 300th episode of Tights and Fights! And we had a chaotic week of wrestling news to celebrate!Stephanie McMahon has taken a leave of absence from WWE. While she hasn't been on TV as much these, days her duties behind the scenes are extensive and important. We'll explain what a big loss this is… and even speculate a little about what this could mean for the company.But there's a lot of things to celebrate from the regular TV shows too like the amazing fun that is Kevin Owens and Ezekiel, some fun stunt casting on AEW and Toxic Attraction having fun on TikTok.. The Main EventSasha Banks has been a fixture of WWE's women's for years now. She was part of the first crop of women call-ups from NXT as the company signaled it would focus on the division more. And from wigs, weaves, championships and everything in between, she's become one of the biggest stars in WWE… including when she makes headlines.The Three CountLindsey put over Kota Ibushi (the birthday boy).Julian put over Roman Reigns on AEWDanielle put over BaddieHausenHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 104: Nancy Cartwright & Al Jean

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 72:56 Very Popular


Go Fact Yourself is returning to a live audience! Join us on Saturday June 18th at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena. Tickets are free!Get your Krusty Burgers and Duff beer ready– it's an accidental "Simpsons" theme episode of Go Fact Yourself!Nancy Cartwright has been the voice of Bart Simpson for more than 30 years. It's the highlight of her extensive career as a voice actor that includes characters on shows like “Kim Possible,” “Rugrats,” and so many more. She'll tell us about her career and her beloved backyard chicken coop. An updated version of Nancy's book “I'm Still a 10-Year-Old Boy” is available now as an audiobook on Audible.Al Jean worked on “The Simpsons” as a writer and executive producer for more than three decades. He became the showrunner during the third season, a position he still holds today. He'll tell us about how the show has evolved over the years, from the Disney purchase of Fox to recording with actors over Zoom. Our guests will answer trivia about the fine art of glass painting and baseball.What's the Difference: Family Jewels!What's the difference between a second cousin and a first cousin, once removed?What's the difference between a jewel and a gem?Areas of Expertise:Nancy: Fellini's movie La Strada, reverse painting technique, and punctuation & grammar.Al: Emmy-winning sitcoms since 1970, Detroit Tigers baseball statistics, and American presidents.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongNancy CartwrightAl JeanWith guest experts:Dr. Karli Wurzelbacher, Curator of the Heckscher Museum of Art, and the author of several papers and articles about reverse painting, including one in the Journal of Glass Studies.Darrell Evans, two-time All-Star, a home run champion and World Series champion with the Detroit Tigers!Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Continuing to be vigilant about COVID by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 299: Pizza and Buffet

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 56:21


This week's show is brought to you in party by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. We've got so much wrestling news to catch up on this week on Tights and Fights!WWE had another PPV this weekend. While it was a tepid build, there's no denying that the match quality exceeded expectations.AEW is building to a major show of their own as well. With the Owen Hart Memorial Tournaments in full swing and CM Punk set to challenge for the AEW World Championship, what is going right on Wednesday Nights?All of this and we think it's time for a nice food analogy to explain what you get form the various wrestling shows on TV.The Main EventCharlotte Flair and Roman Reigns have run roughshod over Smackdown for a while. Now they're both set to take a sabbatical with more wrestlers stepping up to carry the burden.The Three CountLindsey put over CM Punk yelling at people about women's rights.Julian put over SoFi StadiumDanielle put over Fightful's twitter dramaHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 298: Tights and Dice - A TTRPG adventure

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 67:28


This episode is part of the annual #MaxFunDrive! “Tights and Fights” is possible because of our beloved Maximum Fun Members whose generous contributions go directly to this show to help it continue. Go to maximumfun.org/join to become a MaxFun Member and support this show for as little as $5 a month. Plus you'll earn great gifts including special bonus episodes of every single show on the MaxFun Network, a special patch and more.Tights and Fights listeners also get their own wrestling nickname that will be read on the show- just let us know about it @tightsfights on Twitter.Thank you for the support!As part of the #MaxFunDriveFinale, we're setting aside the news and events in the week in wrestling to play the Worldwide Wrestling Tabletop Role Playing Game.Hal Danielle and Lindsey are led on their journey by creative force, Julian Burrell to take on the personas of wrestlers and live out their dreams of superstardom!And speaking of those wrestling personas:Meet Pony Girl, Bob (Short for Kate) and Roger Cornelius Vanderbilt Esquire III M.D.- Three wrestlers who have scratched and clawed their from developmental for a chance at the main roster of the Maximum Fights Wrestling Federation.But between an audience that they need to impress, moves that they need to get right and the cruel hand of fate, do they have what it takes to achieve their goals?Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 103: Travis McElroy & Teresa McElroy

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 75:05 Very Popular


It's #MaxFunDrive time!Support this show for as little as $5 a month and earn great gifts! Go to Maximumfun.org/join. You can also boost your membership for as little as $1/month!Plus… YOU could be a guest on the show!All new, upgrading, and boosting members can opt in to play in our tournament, whose winners get to record a mini-episode of Go Fact Yourself!And listen for details on our stretch goals for even more opportunities. THANK YOU for supporting our show. We literally couldn't do it without members of MaxFun. Hopefully that includes YOU.Will you please join, upgrade, or boost at maximumfun.org/join?Grab the burger of the day and switch on the cable TV – it's a new episode of Go Fact Yourself! In honor of week two of the #MaxFunDrive, we're joined by two more hosts from the Maximum Fun Network! Travis McElroy is part of the brotherly trio behind the hit shows “My Brother, My Brother and Me” and “The Adventure Zone.” In fact, he and his brothers were so successful that they eventually decided to write the book on podcasting: Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You).Travis also co-hosts the podcast “Shmanners” with his wife, Teresa McElroy. Together they explore the history and applications of etiquette. That includes finding the origins of idioms like “letting the cat out of the bag” which they're happy to share with us today.What's the Difference: Couples Therapy!What's the difference between a couple and a pair?What's the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?Areas of Expertise:Travis: The songs of Dave Matthews Band, 1990s Nickelodeon TV shows, and job interviews.Teresa: The TV Show “Bob's Burgers,” the movie Ratatouille, and loading the dishwasher.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongTravis McElroyTeresa McElroyWith guest experts:Wendy & Lizzie Molyneux, Emmy-winning writers/producers on “Bob's Burgers”Dan Mintz, voice of Tina Belcher on “Bob's Burgers”Marc Summers, Emmy-nominated producer and host of several classic shows, including Nickelodeon's “Double Dare”Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Supporting MaxFunDrive by YOU!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 102: John Hodgman & Danielle Radford

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 82:30 Very Popular


Sit your booty on the floor or in a chair for a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself! In honor of #MaxFunDrive, we're joined by two hosts from the Maximum Fun Network! If you'd like to support this show for as little as $5 a month and earn great gifts in the process, go to Maximumfun.org/join.John Hodgman is the namesake of the “Judge John Hodgman” podcast. On the show, he plays the role of a judge who hears litigants' disputes and decides who's right and who's wrong. John will tell us about what it's like being a fake judge on the internet and about his role on the animated FXX series “Dicktown.”Danielle Radford is one of the hosts on MaxFun's pro wrestling podcast “Tights and Fights.” Professional wrestling doesn't have the best reputation for… much of anything really. But Danielle and her fellow hosts have tried to create a space for everyone who's ever loved the art form, but rarely felt like it loved them back. Plus: find out about Danielle's life as a paralegal!Our guests will go deep with trivia on comics, kids and comedy.What's the Difference: Ice Ice Baby!What's the difference between icing and frosting?What's the difference between a baby and an infant?Areas of Expertise:John: Cryptozoology, The Legion of Super-Heroes comic series, and Maine.Danielle: Early 1990s Nickelodeon sitcoms and sketch shows, the video game Mortal Kombat, and Seattle.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongJohn HodgmanDanielle RadfordWith guest experts:Paul Levitz, Eisner and Inkpot Award-winning writer and editor, who was president of DC Comics and wrote The Legion of Super-Heroes for over a decade.Lori Beth Denberg, actor, comedian, wedding officiant, and podcaster... who was an original cast member on the Nickelodeon sketch show “All That!”Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Supporting MaxFunDrive by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 297: Wrestling Celebrities ft. RJ City

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 68:21


This episode is part of the annual #MaxFunDrive! To support this show for as little as $5 a month AND earn great gifts as a MaxFun Member, go to Maximumfun.org/join.It's the #MaxFunDrive and that means inviting on special Wrestle Fwiends on brand new episode of Tights and Fights.RJ City has made a name for himself as a truly unique show across the independent wrestling scene. In the past year though, he's gone more mainstream than ever.He was scene regularly on WWE's YouTube channel and now he's got a new talk show on AEW called “Hey(EW).” According to him, his new show isn't all that different from what he used to be known for… just with a massive budget. He'll tell us all about his latest project, his new wrestling persona and what the difference is between making web content for WWE vs. AEW.The Main EventWe just got done with WrestleMania which had a surprising amount of celebrities in major matches on the card. This continues a proud tradition in wrestling of bringing famous people on to have a good time and hopefully bring new eyes on the shows.The Three CountRJ put over FTR somehow getting over as faces.Danielle put over MJF on the Acafellas.Lindsey put over Danhausen cursing William Regal.Hal put over one of his best friends.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 296: Charlotte Flair

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 49:28


Whether you're a tall blonde queen or a short and pissy brunette, this episode of Tights and Fights is for you!AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling have at last confirmed their upcoming joint show “Forbidden Door.” There's still a lot of questions about what the card will look like, but we know that there won't be any women's crossover matches. How excited are we despite that?Plus, there were some fun surprises across all the shows: Cody Rhodes is really over as a face in WWE! Naomi and Sasha Banks have gotten a lot of chances to show off the women's tag titles! And Britt Baker got the major ovation that we've come to expect from her in Brittsburgh.The Main EventIt's time for another edition of our segment "My Special Wrestler" where we invite you to share your personal stories about why a wrestler means so much to you. This time we've got an email from listener Maggie Rose who tells us about why she loves Charlotte Flair.If you want to share a story about your special wrestler email it to us at julian@maximumfun.orgThe Three CountDanielle put over good guy Roman Reigns.Lindsey put over KENTA vs. CM Punk(?).Julian put over Najee Harris on Dynamite and Hook vs. Danhausen getting the treatment that it deserves.Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 295: The Debut Review

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 51:52


This week's episode is brought to you by Soylent! Go to Soylent.com/tights to and use promo code TIGHTS get 20% OFF your first order. Turn out the lights and get your spotlight ready, it's time for your debut on a brand new Tights and Fights!It looks like the bloodline is coming after all the tag team titles in the next phase of their conquest. Does this mean the end of the brand split as we know it? And if so, would this be a good thing or a bad thing for WWE programming?Plus: Sonya Deville snuck her way into a title match with Bianca Belair. We'll talk about how far Sonya has come since the her debut several years ago.While AEW had a massive show on Wednesday night, the thing that drew the ire of most fans was the first appearance of Satnam Singh. What went wrong with his first showcase and was the outrage justified?The Main EventDebuts are premium content in wrestling. It's a chance for wrestlers to introduce themselves to a brand new audience for the first time. We're gonna talk about some of our favorites from over the years; whether they were switching companies, called up to the WWE main roster or were introduced to us for the first time. The Three CountDanielle put over Montez Ford's tope shimmy.Lindsey put over the OTHER CYN.Hal put over Mojo Rawley's wedding attire.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 101.5: Some #MaxFunDrive News and Live Show Announcements

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 2:51


No full episode this week, but there are exciting things coming up in the world of Go Fact Yourself!MaxFun Drive is from April 25th to May 6th. On April 29th and May 6th there will be back-to-back episodes of GFY featuring contestants from other MaxFun shows – plus all the great special experts that you would expect.Not only that, but MaxFun Members can look forward to an exclusive bonus episode of Go Fact Yourself featuring the hosts of “Dr. Gameshow!”Finally, Go Fact Yourself is returning to a live audience! It's happening at the Los Angeles area public radio station KPCC's Crawford Family Forum. For free tickets go to KPCC.org/gofactyourselflive.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenGo Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Becoming a Max Fun Member by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 294: WrestleMania 38

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 70:58


It's our annual retrospective on Night 1 and Night 2 of Ice Cream Christmas (or WrestleMania for the uninitiated) a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!There were a lot of really good title matches, but none greater than Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair. While we definitely should have had more women's matches, we can point to this one as an early contender for Match of the year. Plus: talk about a great showcase for why celebrities belong in wrestling! The Jackass team, Pat McAfee and (ugh) Logan Paul all brought the goods. We'll explain why the involvement of celebrities will always be a net good at a wrestling show.There's tons of matches to get to so let's not waste another moment!The Three CountDanielle put over Samoa Joe doing the shmoney danceLindsey put over Little Rip Rip.Hal put over Paul Heyman encouraging the Tribal Chief.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 293: King of Kings, Show of Shows

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 48:53


Can you feel it? It's the final hours before WrestleMania weekend and we're ready to celebrate on a brand new episode of Tights and Fights!Even as we get closer to the biggest show of the year, matches continue to be added. What looks like it could make for a fun encounter? And most importantly: What food preparations have been made within our households?While WWE has the spotlight for now, AEW is laying to groundwork for their interactions with the Ring of Honor roster and the early days of the Owen Hart Cup. Grab a seat at the table, we're eatin' good this week!The Main Event:Triple H has officially retired from in-ring action after an extended battle with viral pneumonia that nearly killed him. That closes the book on a storied career that includes some of the most elaborate wrestlemania matches and entrances in history.The Three CountDanielle put over Naomi to Becky on twitter.Lindsey put over Seth Rollins' many potential opponentsJulian put over the upcoming game WrestleQuestHosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 101: Rabia Chaudry & Adam Richman

Go Fact Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 67:58 Very Popular


Hold your loved ones close because it's a wonderful trivia life on a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Rabia Chaudry is a really accomplished journalist, author and attorney. But she may be best known for her advocacy for incarcerated individuals to receive better assistance in the justice system – topics covered on her popular podcast “Undisclosed” and book, Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice after Serial. She'll tell us what it's been like to help out so many people… and some of the other less serious projects that she's also been a part of. Rabia's upcoming book is entitled Fatty Fatty Boom Boom.Adam Richman is a TV host whose work has famously centeredl around food. He'll tell us about how he got his start on the show “Man v. Food.” where he tackled monstrous meals and described the experience for the audience. That opened the door for him to host the shows “Modern Marvels” and “Adam Eats the 80s” where he helps tell the human stories behind meals.Our guests will answer questions about family corporate dramas and family Christmas classics.What's the Difference: Pay Your TaxesWhat's the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance?What's the difference between a tax credit and a tax rebate?Areas of ExpertiseRabia: The West Memphis Three, The TV Show “Succession,” and Punjabi Food.Adam: The 1998 France World Cup Soccer Team, The movie It's a Wonderful Life, and Traditional Jewish food.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongRabia ChaudryAdam RichmanWith guest experts:David Rasche, award-winning actor, with a long career on Broadway, film and TV... including playing Karl on “Succession.”Karolyn Grimes, actor and author, whose many credits include playing Jimmy Stewart's younger daughter Zuzu in It's a Wonderful Life.Go Fact Yourself was devised and is produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Supporting hangmanfilm.com by YOU!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 292: Baddest of the bad

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 49:41


The beacon of WrestleMania is within sight on a brand new Tights and Fights!Where do we even begin with the biggest show of the year? Against all odds it looks like a very solid two nights of wrestling that have been set up to feel as massive as they should. Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch have added a lot of grit to the final leg of their story and Seth Rollins continues to carry a feud with the specter of Cody Rhodes right up to the final RAW of the build.How hopefully are we that WWE will deliver? Well… we'll see.Plus, NXT TakeOver Stand & Deliver will be airing the morning of the first day of WrestleMania. Things are much more optimistic in the colorful world of 2.0, but who's due to finally be called up to the main roster?All of that… plus discussing some of the grossest AEW stories of the week and reminding the world that “Blackpool” is one word.The Main Event:WWE has a new series out called WWE Evil where they take a look at some of the biggest heels from their history. So we figured why not talk about some of our favorite baddest of the bad guys. The Three CountDanielle put over Keith Lee trending on twitter.Lindsey put over Toni Storm's OnlyFans accountHal put over the film “Body Slam”Bonus: All Star Rock n' Wrestling Saturday SpectacularHosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!

Tights and Fights
Ep. 291: Don't call it a comeback

Tights and Fights

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 46:30


Don't call it a comeback, but we're back with a brand new Tights and Fights!But first we have to acknowledge a major loss in wrestling: Whether you knew him as Scott Hall or Razor Ramon, he was a fixture of wrestling from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Tributes and testimonials have come from his friends and colleagues over the years. We'll add our voices to the mix.Despite that dark cloud, there was a lot ot enjoy from the week in wrestling as companies paid tribute to Hall. RAW is putting the pieces in place for WrestleMania in just a few weeks with stories involving Kevin Owens, Steve Austin, Roman Reigns and more going strong.Plus: Edge has some new music! The first good episode of NXT 2.0 in ages! Thunder Rosa is the new AEW Women's champion!The Main Event:There was a very scary moment on Smackdown where Ridge Holland botched a belly-to-belly suplex and broke Big E's neck. Thankfully, E will be okay. And if there's one silver lining when it comes to getting injured in wrestling: it's the opportunity for a big comeback!The Three CountDanielle put over The Young Bucks' new Twitter bio.Lindsey put over Britt Baker's time as women's champion.Hal put over Robert Roode's work as a manager on NXT 2.0.Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.The music for our new promo is provided by Incompetech.comIf you want to talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook and @TightsFights on Twitter and Instagram. PLUS! Check out our Tights and Fights Discord!If you liked the show, please share it with your friends and be sure to leave us a quick review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts.Plus our T-Shirt is available now!