Today is MaxFunDay, the first ever one-day pledge drive for Jesse Thorn’s podcast network, Maximum Fun, which hosts a ton of amazing shows like Bullseye, Judge John Hodgman, Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Risk!, and more. Jesse Thorn and friends are participating in a Google Plus video chat all day and engaging in Reddit AMAs, with plenty of giveaways and other festivities planned. It's for a good cause too, as Max Fun is donating meals to the LA Food Bank for every new member they get. Check out a rundown of the day’s events on the official site. The schedule is also embedded below, along with the best moments from MaxFun host John Hodgman’s Reddit AMA today:
How did you land your spot on the Daily Show? How did the transition from publishing to minor celebritihood work? I'll take my answer off-air.
I went to promote my first book, THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE. We talked about hoboes, had a good time. I was asked back and said "sure." I thought they were being polite.
Do you have a favorite Maximum Fun podcast (other than your own)? How about a favorite non-MaxFun podcast?
Bullseye. SYSK. The Best Show. Pod F Tompkast. How Was Your Week.
Does it reflect well or poorly on a person to use coupons on a first date?
Why ask questions you know the answer to?
I know, i know, THAT IS ALL, but isn't there more? I mean, i'd like some more please.
I am currently holding to my prediction that the world will end on 12/21/12. If it doesn't, I will be really mad. Because I will have to think of something else to do. And so will you.
Just between you and me, for real… Mac or PC?
Apart from a period in the wilderness from 1997-2004, I have been a mac user since 1984.
Did you study comedy stylings anywhere, or did this come naturally to you?
Like most comedy people, I was profoundly influenced by a few practitioners (Peter Cook, Fry and Laurie, Cosby, Don Novello, Kaufman), and then learned by doing.
(asked by Jesse Thorn) If you had an amazing catchphrase like "Shut Your Piehole," on whom would you use it? (Note that this does not constitute permission to use said catchphrase.)
I do have such a catchphrase.
That is all.
MaxFunDay Schedule: October 15, 2012
All Day — Enter to Win a Tour of MaxFun HQ and Lunch with the MaxFun Crew
Simply tweet a link to our MaxFunDay page using this URL: bit.ly/maxfunday, and throw in the MaxFunDay hashtag (#MaxFunDay) so our Twitter robots can find it.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT — Twitter Giveaways
We will tweet a trivia question every hour on the hour on the @MaxFunHQ Twitter account. First person who replies with the correct answer wins a prize pack!
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT — Reddit AMA with John Hodgman
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT — Google+ Hangout with John Hodgman
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PDT — Reddit AMA with The Memory Palace's Nate DiMeo
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT — Google+ Hangout with RISK!'s Kevin Allison
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT — Google+ Hangout with Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT — Google+ Hangout with SPY's Graham Clark
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT — Reddit AMA with Jesse Thorn
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT — Google+ Hangout with MBMBaM's Justin and Griffin McElroy
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT — Reddit AMA with MBMBaM's Justin and Griffin McElroy
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT — Google+ Hangout with Jesse Thorn
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT — Google+ Hangout with SPY's Dave Shumka