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Episodes

Episode 40: Get Out There and Jam

4/29/2019
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A late episode. Updates from Max and Coco.

Duration:01:09:35

Episode 39: Hemp Life

3/3/2019
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Max and Coco throw themselves into the world of hemp supplements, which maybe works? And definitely makes them a little spacey? Plus: a new wardrobe for Max and trying to understand the Disney film Watcher in the Woods.

Duration:01:06:53

Episode 38: Ten Thousand Weird Lakes

2/18/2019
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Max and Coco try to get back on track after overpartying. They also discuss the strangest lake names in Minnesota and a 1973 movie called Arnold involving a corpse, a bride, and a series of strange deaths.

Duration:01:12:03

Episode 37: 108 Year Old

1/26/2019
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It's 2019, and Max and Coco have made some changes to the podcast -- unfortunately not included getting rid of the crackling noise, which they're working on (sorry!). Also in the episode: Hitting reset on brainstorming, a 1970s film about a satanic motorcycle gang, and a New Year's party with a 108-year-old woman.

Duration:01:24:54

Episode 36: Hoppin Juan

1/13/2019
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It's our end of 2018 wrap up, where Max and Coco discuss what they accomplished in their first year of writing creatively (a lot!), as well as do various New Year's traditions from around the world.

Duration:01:59:09

Episode 35: Cheeta and Paper

12/22/2018
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One quick tip from Max and Coco: Don't say no for other people. Max and Coco revisit their cheers moments, which really seems like an excuse for them to drink a lot more. Max talks about "Build Your Own Ladder," where he tries to figure out his art career by stealing other people's. Finally: Max helped a child write a play, and Coco tries to describe it.

Duration:01:29:05

Episode 34: The Condo that Sprayed Blood

11/29/2018
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Topics: The importance of just showing up; Max and Coco wrote a Christmas play (come see it!); foods invented in Minnesota; when doing something out of spite turns bad; The House that Dripped Blood.

Duration:01:28:44

Episode 33: Habideficit

11/22/2018
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Max and Coco discuss creativity as a habit, Minnesota Christmas movies, and the horror movie Slumber Party Massacre.

Episode 32: Call Us Peter MacNicol

11/8/2018
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Max and Coco dress their dog as a lumberjack, Max works on a theater project for children, and the two repeatedly get sidetracked discussing actor Pete MacNicol.

Episode 31: A Place by a River

10/25/2018
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Max and Coco have another retreat, in which they fantasize about living by the Mississippi. They also go to Octoberfest, discuss the German history of Minnesota, and talk about Monster Squad.

Episode 30: Frankenstein Party

9/27/2018
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Max and Coco explore local Frankensteins, of which there are a lot. They also discuss Minnesota's own monsters and revise their own horror screenplay.

Duration:00:53:25

Episode 29: The Triangle

9/13/2018
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Max and coco discuss the process of submitting work, Max proposes his "triangle theory" of getting work produced or published, and they struggle to describe an odd, marvelous slasher film from the 80s.

Duration:00:56:19

Episode 28: Deep Fried Spam Curds

9/3/2018
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Max and Coco discuss self-care for the artists, which, in their care, includes going to the Minnesota State Fair. Also, somehow they wrote an entire screenplay between the last episode and this one.

Duration:00:55:06

Episode 27: It's a Major Award

8/16/2018
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Max and Coco are delighted to discover they have won a major screenwriting award. They also introduce a couple of new games into the show: Four lies and a truth, in which Coco must determine which of four statements about Minnesota festivals is false; and Wild Loglines for Wild Movies, in which Coco must concoct a two-sentence summary of one of the strangest horror films ever made, 1979's Tourist Trap.

Duration:01:03:52

Episode 26: Anything Goes in Funkley

8/2/2018
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Max and Coco take a trip to Northern Minnesota and stumble into a closed biker bar; they also discuss Minnesota that has influenced them and new creative work inspired by Minnesota.

Duration:00:57:18

Episode 25: Spite is Jet Fuel

7/19/2018
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Max and Coco discuss whether or not there is Minnesota-style pizza and also discuss how they motivate, or fail to motivate, themselves to do creative work (mostly spite).

Duration:00:54:19

Episode 24: Our dog Loves Prince

7/4/2018
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Max and Coco attend a wild movie screening, discuss how they interrogate their own writing, talk about learning to love rejection, and discover their dog loves Prince.

Duration:00:59:59

Episode 23: 23 Screenplays

6/21/2018
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Max and Coco visit two iconic Minneapolis sites, Dave's Popcorn and Matt's, home of the Jucy Lucy. They also discuss the free and eye-opening education they received in Hollywood and the development of The Mill, their process for taking creative ideas and turning them into completed works.

Duration:01:30:09

Episode 22: Liz Brasher

6/11/2018
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Max and Coco interview R&B, soul, rock, and Americana recording artist Liz Brasher in a somewhat noisy Irish pub in Minneapolis.

Duration:00:58:39

Episode 21: A Secret Seed Art Picture

6/4/2018
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Max and Coco discuss a couple of Twin Cities secrets, what it is like to revisit old writing, and why it is important to be able to say no to bad projects and know that good ones are on their way.

Duration:00:53:59