A Kickback Show with Atsuko Okatsuka
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Andrew and Tawny get back into the news before throwing to a pre-quar interview with Atsuko Okatsuka! They talk about being done with coronavirus jokes, marching bands, not owing people an explanation of who you are, and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Go Fact Yourself
Go Fact Yourself
MaximumFun.org
Ep. 69: Eliza Skinner & Josh Gondelman
Turn up your favorite song and raise a glass, it's time for more _Go Fact Yourself_! Eliza Skinner is known for her comedy and musical improvisation, but she’s also got a TV show out now on Disney+! “Earth To Ned” is a talk show with a cast made up entirely of puppets from the Jim Henson company. She’ll explain why, despite all the aliens and spaceships, it’s still a lot like its contemporaries… just with more coordination to make the host talk. Eliza Skinner’s debut comedy album, “Regarding My Lovers,” is available now. Eliza’s opponent is her friend and fellow TV producer Josh Gondelman. He works behind the scenes on the show, “Desus and Mero,” which has gone through some creative changes since the quarantine started. He’ll explain. Plus, he’ll tell us all about his discovery that a good pep talk can make all the difference in a rough situation (even when that situation is 2020). Our contestants will answer questions about life behind the scenes and classic shows on the stage and screen What’s the difference: God complex What’s the difference between the gospel and the scripture? What’s the difference between “complex” and “complicated”? Areas of Expertise Eliza Skinner: Stephen Sondeim, the Jamestown colony and Beanie Babies Josh Gondelman: The NBA bubble in Florida, the first seven seasons of the TV show “Cheers” and celebrities from Massachusetts. Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Eliza Skinner Josh Gondelman With guest experts: Michel Cerveris, actor, singer and guitarist who’s won two Tony Awards. George Wendt and Bernadette Birkett, actors best known for their respective roles as Norm and Vera on the show “Cheers.” _Go Fact Yourself_ was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance. Theme Song by Jonathan Green Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher The show is edited by Julian Burrell. Mask-wearing by YOU.
1 hr 20 min
FANTI
FANTI
Maximum Fun
Hallelujaween Part Two: Black Horror (Feat. Professor Tananarive Due)
We're continuing the conversation with part two of our Hallelulujah-ween spectacular! This week, we’re talking Black horror movies with film historian Tananarive Due! She's a professor whose course, called “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and the Black Horror Aesthetic” has gained national attention! She teaches on Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA and is an executive producer of Shudder's documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She's also worked with Get Out's Jordan Peele on several projects including her work on the annotated screenplay of the film. Tre'vell and Jarrett chat with Professor Due about Black horror tropes, art imitating reality and what she'd like to see next from the Black horror genre. Plus, we'll discuss the real-world and imagined horrors of _Get Out_, _Lovecraft Country_ and more! You don't want to miss it. But first... Pass the Popcorn Tre'vell and Jarrett have opinions about this year's Halloween candy power rankings. DIS/Honorable Mentions This week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for a few films. First up is the documentary _Totally Under Control_ about the US government's response (or lack thereof) to COVID-19. You can watch it now on Hulu. Next is _Black Box_, with Phylicia Rashad and Uncorked's Mamoudou Athie. You can catch it on Amazon Prime. Also, Jarrett tries to convince Tre'vell to watch _The Lie_. You can watch it for yourself here. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for the new show "Sovereign" from Ava DuVernay & Bird Runningwater which will be the first network show to center an indigenous story. And finally, Tre'vell has an honorable mention for #fantifam member Rachel who shares her Halloween (or Hallelujahween) plans for 2020. Do you have a voting plan? Click here for more information on how you can make your voice heard by voting. Go ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org @FANTIpodcast @Jarrett Hill @rayzon (Tre’Vell) @FANTIpodcast @TreVellAnderson @JarrettHill @Swish (Producer Laura Swisher) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.org Laura Swisher is the senior producer. Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.
1 hr 2 min
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