International Waters: Episode 52 Live at MaxFunCon

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Guests: 
Paul F. Tompkins
Guests: 
Janie Haddad-Tompkins
Guests: 
Nadia Kamil
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman

Paul F. Tompkins, Janie Haddad-Tompkins , Nadia Kamil and Helen Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes up in Lake Arrowhead to face questions about Kate Moss, exploding creatures and classic summer movies.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunCon 2015 by Nick White, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 51 Let’s Acca-Do It!

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Thom and Wendy in London
Guests: 
Brian Unger
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell
Guests: 
Wendy Wason
Guests: 
Thom Tuck

Brian Unger, Zabeth Russell, Thom Tuck and Wendy Wason join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing and talk of dad bods, Usher and the smell of Benedict Cumberbatch

Useful links:

Brian Unger in on Twitter @IAmBrianUnger and wants to plug his new show Time Travelling with Brian Unger which is on the Travel Channel and coming to the internet soon.

Zabeth Russell is on Twitter @Zabsters and wants to plug The Armando Show that she plays in each Saturday night at iOWest, in LA. Zabeth recommends Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s new show on Netflix.

Thom Tuck wants to you to follow him on Twitter @TurlyGod and recommends comedian Kyle Kinane who Brits can see at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.

Wendy Wason wants to plug her Twitter, @Wendy_Wason and her My Body, My Rules “Alternative Porn” web series. Wendy recommends you see Irish comedian Aisling Bea at the Edinburgh Fringe or on the internet.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend the new Brandon Flowers album The Desired Effect.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 50 Trust the Process

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Bridgid, Dave and Paul
Guests: 
Bridgid Ryan
Guests: 
Paul Provenza
Guests: 
Arnab Chanda
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman

Paul Provenza, Bridgid Ryan, Helen Zaltzman and Arnab Chanda join host, Dave Holmes to answer questions about dad bods, viral videos and civet poop coffee.

Paul Provenza wants to plug his show Set List and recommends The Carson Podcast.

Bridgid Ryan wants to plug her Midsummer Nights Shakespeare Recitation Competition at the UCB Sunset on 13th June and recommends the book People Who Eat Darkness and the new Madonna album, Ghosttown.

Helen Zaltzman wants to plug her podcasts Andswer Me This and The Allusionist and recommends The Nocturne podcast.

Arnab Chanda wants to plug the BBC Radio series he just made with John Kearns and recommends Josh Weller’s Excitable Boy Podcast.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to Irish listeners to be sure and turn out for the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum on May 22nd.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 49 Goodbye England’s Rose

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Karen, Dave and Chris
Guests: 
Karen Kilgariff
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Holly Walsh
Guests: 
Tony Way

Chris Fairbanks, Karen Kilgariff, Holly Walsh and Tony Way join host, Dave Holmes for weird ice-cream tasting, 90s pop and Thomas the Tank engine slash fic.

Useful links this week:

Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his gigs at Bridgetown Comedy Festival next week.

Karen Kilgariff is also going to be at Bridgetown Comedy Festival and recommends the TV show A Crime to Remember.

Holly Walsh wants recently got an Invisalign brace and is hoping that if she talks about it enough they’ll retroactively sponsor her.

Tony Way wants to plug the TV show Inside No. 9 which he just appeared in and recommends that we all send money to Nepal. The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of trusted charities that are currently raising funds towards Nepal relief.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to plug his nephew’s new BBQ place in Missoula, it’s called The Notorious P.I.G..

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 48 Hitler, Robot Hitler & Werewolf Hitler

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Biz, Dave, Humphrey and Laura
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Humphrey Ker
Guests: 
Laura Solon

Biz Ellis, Humphrey Ker and Laura Solon join host, Dave Holmes for Biz Ellis, Humphrey Ker and Laura Solon join Dave Holmes for jentacular delights, transatlantic commercials and human centipedes.

Other useful links this week:

Biz Ellis wants to plug her own MaxFun podcast, One Bad Mother and recommends Marvel’s new Netflix adaptation of Daredevil.

Humphrey Ker wants to recommend MazeRooms.com.

Laura Solon recommends the book summarising app Blinkist.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Catch Dave in the latest Gay of Thrones video. Dave would like to recommend Frank Turner’s new song Get Better.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 47 Visible Palpable Hopelessness

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Andy and Alice in London
Guests: 
Alice Lowe
Guests: 
Andy Riley
Guests: 
Brandon Barrick
Guests: 
Emily Maya Mills

Emily Maya Mills, Brandon Barrick, Alice Lowe and Andy Riley join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing and a run down of some of the worst sitcom adaptations to ever try to cross the Atlantic.

Other useful links this week:

Emily Maya Mills wants to plug her album recording at the UCB Theatre on May 21st and recommends Olive Kittereidge.

Brandon Barrick wants to plug The Friday Forty. Brandon recommends and The Americans on FX.

Alice Lowe wants to plug her BBC radio sketch show, Alice’s Wunderland and recommends the Dangerous Minds blog.

Andy Riley wants to plug his episode of The Odditorium podcast and probably should have plugged the new series of Veep. Andy recommends Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 46 Come to Bottom End Are Ye?

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Robin, Beth, Dana, Dave & Susy
Guests: 
Robin Ince
Guests: 
Beth Stelling
Guests: 
Dana Gould
Guests: 
Susy Kane

Which birds of prey should you avoid including in your novel and which will give you a bitchy look? How do you ruin an Englishman’s day? And can Beth or Susy get a word in while Robin and Dana are talking about Hammer Horror films?

Dana Gould, Beth Stelling, Robin Ince and Susy Kane join host, Dave Holmes.

Other useful links this week:

Dana Gould wants to plug his podcast The Dana Gould Hour and recommends “the best television series of its kind since Twin Peaks”, the original French version of The Returned, Les Revenants, which is currently available through Netflix. Also, the Twitter feed @TVNetworkNotes.

Beth Stelling wants to plug her up-coming gigs atSouth By Southwest and at Zanies in Chicago. You should also check out her great, recent Conan appearance. Beth recommends The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Robin Ince wants to plug The Infinite Monkey Cage podcast and his own upcoming tour dates in the UK and Australia. Robin recommends John Ronson’s latest book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed and Josie Long’s current tour.

Susy Kane wants to plug The Missing Hancocks, a BBC radio series she did recently that’s now available on CD. Susy recommends the Casting Call Woe Tumblr, which posts real actual casting notices from the web - "Stunning actress needed to play a naked dead body. No pay" sort of thing.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and currently has a TV show running on Ovation, called American Canvas at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth’s new memoir, Girl In A Band.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 45 Live in Los Angeles

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Erin, Bryan, Jordan,Sarah, Dave and Matt
Guests: 
Erin Gibson
Guests: 
Bryan Safi
Guests: 
Sarah Morgan
Guests: 
Matt Kirshen
Guests: 
Jordan Morris

Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, Matt Kirshen and Sarah Morgan join host, Dave Holmes for a show taped live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA.

Written by Asterios Kokkinos with help from Justine Barron, recorded at UCB Franklin in Los Angeles, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 44 Discourse is Dead

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Guy, Megan, Dave and Jemaine
Guests: 
Jemaine Clement
Guests: 
Megan Koester
Guests: 
Guy Branum

Jemaine Clement, Guy Branum and Megan Koester join host, Dave Holmes to talk Sleeping Tapes, Vampires and Antipodean #FirstWorldProblems

Other useful links this week:

Guy Branum wants to plug his MaxFun culture podcast Pop Rocket and also his new album, Effable, which comes out on April 14th. Guy recommends the documentary When Freddie Mercury Met Kenny Everett which is available on YouTube.

Megan Koester writes for Vice and performs live all over the place. Megan recommends watching old VHS tapes of The Gong Show.

Jemaine Clement wants to plug his new movie, What We Do in the Shadows which is out now in LA and New York and across the US later in the year. Jemaine recommends the ABC (Australia) show Danger 5.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 43 L for Lorenzo

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Chris, Lynn, Dave, Zabeth and Dave
Guests: 
Dave Ross
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell
Guests: 
Lynn Ferguson
Guests: 
Chris Martin

Dave Ross, Zabeth Russell, Lynn Ferguson and Chris Martin join host, Dave Holmes for Bear tits, the coconut dog and why 30 years ago sucked.

Plugs and recommendations:

Dave Ross is on Twitter @DaveToTheRoss and wants to plug his podcast, Terrified. Dave recommends Megan Rosati’s webseries, 52 Ways to Break Up.

Zabeth Russell is on Twitter @Zabsters and would like to plug the film she’s just played a part in Blood Sucking Bastards. Zabeth recommends Black Mirror which is currently streaming in the US through Netflix.

Lynn Ferguson wants to plug her webseries, This Day Today and recommends Nambarrie Tea.

Chris Martin is on Twitter @ChrisMcomedy and wants to plug his podcast, Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast and his latest YouTube video. Chris recommends Craig David’s Instagram.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. This month’s guests are Dave Ross’ sketch group, Women. Dave would like to recommend the Tanya Roberts – Tahiti Village videos on YouTube.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

Ask your British / American questions on our reddit thread.

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International Waters: Episode 42 Flamingos, Plonkers and Dogging

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Brendan, Lou, Dave, Eliza and Kyle
Guests: 
Brendan Dodds
Guests: 
Lou Sanders
Guests: 
Eliza Skinner
Guests: 
Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane, Eliza Skinner, Brendan Dodds and Lou Sanders join host, Dave Holmes to learn about Teen drug trends and British sex things.

Plugs and recommendations:

Kyle Kinane wants to plug his new Comedy Central special, due to broadcast at the end of January. He recommends swimming with sea otters in Orange County, which he did through the group Nurtured by Nature.

Eliza Skinner is on Twitter @ElizaSkinner and will be appearing at SF Sketchfest Jan 30th and 31st. Eliza recommends TheOatmealArtist.com.

Brendan Dodds wants to plug his own Twitter, @BrendanDodds and his blog You Say You Want A Resolution, where he takes on a new challenge every week. Brendan recommends the Twitter account @AmznMoviewRewvws which curates the best/worst Amazon movie reviews.

Lou Sanders wants to plug her new DVD, Lou Sanders in Another Great Show Again which comes out later this month through GoFasterStripe. Lou recommends you support The A21 Campaign against human trafficking.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. February’s show will guest star sketch group Women. Dave would like to recommend the album Home, Like Noplace Is There by The Hotelier.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 41 The Right to Bear Arse

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Dave, Travis and Amelie
Guests: 
Amelie Gillette
Guests: 
Travis McElroy
Guests: 
James Acaster
Guests: 
Pippa Evans

Amelie Gillette, Travis McElroy, Pippa Evans and James Acaster join host, Dave Holmes for an end of 2014 special.

We discuss favourite falling down videos, argue over which nation has claim over Nicki Minaj’s butt, make a weird number of references to Sister Act and did we mention the paedos?

Other useful links this week:

Amelie Gillette wants to plug the remaining episodes of Selfie playing out every Tuesday on Hulu and recommends The Comeback, which may as well be the official HBO show of International Waters at this point we’ve recommended it so often.

Travis McElroy wants to plug My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone and Bunker Buddies and recommends Sawbones, his little brother’s comedy videogame videos on Polygon.com, Andie Bolt’s Warrior Lady web series Red Baroness and Bunker Buddies theme tune composer Brentalfloss. Travis would also like to recommend the new Walk the Moon album and promises that he has no vested interest in the band.

Pippa Evans is on Twitter @iampippaevans and wants to plug her Christmas single. Pippa recommends great London charity, Hackney Pirates.

James Acaster wants to plug his live dates and his web series, Sweet Home Ketteringa . He’s on Twitter @JamesAcaster and want’s to recommend the new Retro Spankees’ album Meagre Vengeance.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend The New Basement Tapes - Spotify users can the album here.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 40 Cue the Jingle Bells!

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Erin, Chris and Dave
Guests: 
Erin McGathy
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Cariad Lloyd
Guests: 
Paul Foxcroft

Erin McGathy, Chris Fairbanks, Cariad Lloyd and Paul Foxcroft join host, Dave Holmes and share stories of Grandmothers’ biscuits, the Danish word for squirrel and Santa’s washboard ass.

It’s our Christmas special, so we get into the differences in how our countries celebrate the holidays, talk about Santa in sexually explicit terms and break out the Christmas crackers.

Useful links this week:

Erin McGathy wants to plug the wedding special of her podcast and is currently enjoying series two of The Comeback.

Chris Fairbanks is on Twitter @ChrisFairbanks and is currently being “Forest Gumped” into some scenes from Cocktail. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to find the end result here. In the meantime, you can see the first film where they Forest Gumped Chris into an episode of Dragnet. Chris is currently enjoying the paintings of a guy who works on the Venice boardwalk. This guy doesn't have a website and Chris hasn't even seen him around recently, but guess who else paints and who does have a website? Chris' dad James Fairbanks!

Cariad Lloyd wants to plug her other improve group Austentatious, who do improvised Jane Austen novels and are touring in the new year. Cariad’s on Twitter as @LadyCariad. Cariad recommends Graham Linehan’s recent sitcom, The Walshes.

Paul Foxcroft is on Twitter as @MisterSpiderGod and recommends that we all spend Christmas re-watching The Kids in the Hall.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend an app called FrickBits, which uses the GPS info from your smartphone to make beautiful art.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 39 Turner and Satan and Hooch

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Brian, Jackie and Dave
Guests: 
Brian Fernandes
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Simon Kane
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman

Brian Fernandes, Jackie Kashian, Simon Kane and Helen Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes to call out the first un-funny Canadian, identify terrible Christmas songs and reminisce about a thing called Dido.

Other useful links this week:

Brian Fernandes wants to plug Jordan, Jesse Go!, which he produces and his award-winning iO sketch team Brute Squad. Brian recommends the USA TV show Benched and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler.

Jackie Kashian wants to plug her “Dork on Dork Dialogue” podcast The Dork Forrest and her latest album / DVD / download This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux. Jackie recommends that you identify and donate to your local foodbank.

Simon Kane wants to plug his blog, his Monster Hunters podcast and the BBC sketch show he’s a regular on, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme. Simon recommends supporting tragic conceptual art project / broken relationship Fred and Sharon’s Movies.

Helen Zaltzman doesn’t really want to plug anything, but if you haven’t subscribed already you can find her Answer Me This podcast here.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend the band Chumped, particularly their new album Teenage Retirement.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 38 Dressed as a Car

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Amanda, Asterios and Dave
Guests: 
Asterios Kokkinos
Guests: 
Amanda Meadows
Guests: 
Andy Zaltzman
Guests: 
Josie Long

Americans Asterios Kokkinos and Amanda Meadows take on Brits Andy Zaltzman and Josie Long for ice-cream tasting, extreme wildlife shows and slash/fic with Dave Holmes.

As our respective nations mark Veterans and Remembrance Day, Baskin Robins has released a really inappropriate tribute. Doc Brown and The Doctor get sensual and consensual and we ask: do sharks have taints?

Written by Sarah Morgan.

Other useful links this week:

Asterios Kokkinos wants to recommend KC Green and Anthony Clark’s webcomic Back and to plug his own book The Enemies of Twenty-Something Mega Man.

Amanda Meadows wants to plug Devastator Press and their new anime / Japanese popculture special, Otaku and recommends John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats) new novel, Wolf in White Van, which pretty much everyone else seems to be recommending too. Catch his Bullseye interview about the novel, here.

Andy Zaltzman wants to plug The Bugle Podcast and his own Satirist For Hire tour dates. Andy recommends cricket.

Josie Long sort of doesn’t want to recommend TV show, The Following, but is currently watching it anyway. She’s enthusiastic about UK comic book artists Tom Humberstone and Stephen Collins, both of whom have just released new collections. Josie’s going to be touring in 2015, find dates here.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month and recommends the band Gentlemen Rogues.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 37 Give the Parrot Some Dialogue

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Craig, Dave and Janie
Guests: 
Craig Cackowski
Guests: 
Janie Haddad Tompkins
Guests: 
Carrie Quinlan
Guests: 
David Quantick

Craig Cackowski, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Carrie Quinlan and David Quantick join host, Dave Holmes for crisp tasting, Dylan slating and gangster film translating.

Other useful links this week:

Craig Cackowski wants to plug the Drunk History Season 1&2 DVD Release and recommends the PBS show How We Got To Now, a science show that explains how we got to the present day’s scientific accomplishments.

Janie Haddad Tompkins thinks that since you like listening to this podcast, you might like listening to podcasts. She therefore wants to plug her own Janie and Aaron Does Hollywood podcast and wants to recommend Serial, the new podcast from This American Life - we love it too!

Carrie Quinlan wants to plug her own availability for writing and acting work and her current appearances in BBC radio show, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme. Carrie recommends author, Patrick Ness and his book A Monster Calls.

David Quantick is currently writing writing on series 4 of Veep and you can buy his book How To Write Everything and recommends prog rocker Robert Wyatt.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Amy Poeler’s book Yes Please.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 36 MaxFunWeek Special

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Dave, Emily and Lisa
Guests: 
Emily Heller
Guests: 
Lisa Hanawalt
Guests: 
Dave Shumka
Guests: 
Graham Clark

Baby Geniuses, Emily Heller and Lisa Hanawalt take on Stop Podcasting Yourself’s Dave Shumka and Graham Clark in our first ever MaxFunWeek special.

We’ve got cameos from fellow Maximum Fun podcasts One Bad Mother, Judge John Hodgman, Lady to Lady, MBMBaM and JJGo! Plus everyone’s sick from the recent Blood Moon and is that a luxury recording yacht we see out the window?

Other useful links this week:

Listen to Emily Heller and Lisa Hanawalt’s Baby Geniuses podcast here.
The Baby Geniuses will be doing a reddit IAmA on Monday October 20th at 6pm PDT.

Listen to Dave Shumka and Graham Clark’s Stop Podcasting Yourself podcast here.
The Stop Podcasting Yourself boys will be doing their reddit IAmA on Sunday October 19th at 1pm PDT.

For full information about MaxFunWeek just click here.

Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and will be doing his reddit IAmA on Thursday October 16th at 2pm.

International Waters is written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 35 Canada Runs on Tommy Ho's

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Jessica, Sean, Glenn, Dave and Starlee in MaxFunHQ
Guests: 
Sean Conroy
Guests: 
Starlee Kine
Guests: 
Glenn Wool
Guests: 
Jessica Young

Sean Conroy, Starlee Kine, Glenn Wool and Jessica Young join host, Dave Holmes for comedy quizzing and banter.

Can the teams distinguish tell their gay coming-of-age movies from their Yankee Candles? Who or what is Sleepytime Peach? And which country is more to blame for Justin Bieber?

Other useful links this week:

Sean Conroy is on Twitter @SeanConroy and wants to plug the new TV show he’s writing, Mr Pickles and his podcast, The Long Shot. Sean recommends you check out Eddie Pepiton’s latest special, In Ruins out on Netflix.

Starlee Kine is on Twitter @Starlee Kine and you can order the book she’s contributed to, The Thing The Book while you’re witing for her new podcast, Mystery Show to come out. Starlee recommends Man V. Nature, a new book of short stories by Diane Cook.

Glenn Wool wants to plug his new album No Lands Man and recommends that you check out the music of Corb Lund.

Jessica Young was on the latest episode of New Girl, on Fox, and is currently crushing on Charlie Hunnam in Sons of Anarchy.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend the new album by Wormburner.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 34 Scotch Egg Fight!

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Nate, Santina and Dave in LA
Guests: 
Nate Craig
Guests: 
Santina Muha
Guests: 
Sophie Black
Guests: 
Fergus Craig

Americans Nate Craig and Santina Muha take on Brits Sophie Black and Fergus Craig for Bud Light Chelada tasting, transcontinental sex party news and a sad farewell to summer.

The teams brainstorm obsolete technology that Apple could revive, filthy British TV adaptations and Nate explains how the LA comedy scene likes to celebrate Independence Day on the beach.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Other useful links this week:

Nate Craig wants to plug his up-coming live dates in Chicago and is a big fan of Senator Elizabeth Warren so thinks we should all pay some attention to her.

Santina Muha is on Twitter @SantinaMuha and will be performing her solo show, That Girl in The Wheelchair at the UCB (LA) at the end of September. Santina thinks you should check out TV show, The Fosters.

Sophie Black wants to plug The Actors School, a sitcom pilot she’s made with Fergus. Sophie thinks you should take a look at BBC sitcom The Walshes.

Fergus Craig has a comedy book coming out in a couple of weeks called Tips for Actors and recommends the music of Alice Ant.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes, hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month and recommends Boy George’s autobiography, Take it Like a Man, which is out now on paper.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 33 Edición Español

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Danielle, Nadia, Dave, Brent and Shawn
Guests: 
Brent Forrester
Guests: 
Danielle Ward
Guests: 
Nadia Kamil
Guests: 
Shawn Pearlman

American Office and Simpsons writing legend Brent Forrester and Shawn Pearlman take on Brits Danielle Ward and Nadia Kamil for pop-culture quizzing and Pumpkin Spiced Lattes with Dave Holmes.

Everyone’s together in the MaxFun LA studio again and we sample seasonal coffee, learn about buttsteaks and test our teams’ TV detective knowledge.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Other useful links this week:

Shawn Pearlman’s going to be at the New York Comedy Festival with and runs The Comedy Palace, every Thursday at the Palace restaurant in LA.

Brent Forrester thinks you should check out comedian, Paul Rust.

Danielle Ward has two of the musicals she took to the Edinburgh Fringe up on Soundcloud and recommends fellow British comedians Bridget Christie and Sara Pascoe.

Nadia Kamil will be touring the North Eastern United States in October as part of the International Grown-Up Lady Tour, and is currently enjoying the books of Margaret Attwood.

And finally, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on September 12th and recommends
Whit Stillman’s new show on Netflix.

Let us know what you think or suggest guests on the forum or Facebook page and please follow us on Twitter, ya goof!

A MaximumFun.org podcast.

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International Waters: Episode 32 #Goofburn

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Everyone's in LA!
Guests: 
Adrian Poynton
Guests: 
Bridgid Ryan
Guests: 
David Park
Guests: 
Humphrey Ker

Americans Bridgid Ryan and David Park take on Brits Adrian Poynton and Humphrey Ker for pop-culture quizzing and beers with Dave Holmes.

Everyone’s together in the MaxFun LA studio and we bone-on for national anthems, learn about them serving camel milk in Third Wave cafes and get nerdy with guessed etymology and a sci-fi round.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Other useful links this week:

Adrian Poynton is on Twitter and recommends the Probably Science podcast, with Matt Kirshen, and HBO’s The Comeback.

Bridgid Ryan is @BridgidRy on Twitter. She’s appearing in The Manson Family Singers at the UCB on August 30th. Bridgid recommends Rob Michael Hugel’s webseries I Hate Being Single and “any Third Wave coffee shop that sells camel milk.

David Park is on Twitter as @DavidPavid. He co-created the AdultSwim short FIST MAN: STRONGEST OF THE SLAB BODIED SLAB LORDS and exec produced up-coming Axs TV show Mockpocalypse (there’s a preview clip here). Catch David performing sci-fi fantasy sketch comedy with his troupe The Lusty Horde at the iO West and find his long-form team on Twitter @DrGodComedy.

Apart from all his own stuff, David recommends revisiting Twin Peaks and checking out the new albums by Jungle and RAC.

Humphrey Ker writes about Liverpool Football Club on Twitter and recommends you check out the WGN series Manhatten and Netflix Original The Battered Bastards of Baseball.

Finally, International Waters co-writer, Sarah Morgan was just on the latest episode of MaxFun showOne Bad Mother which is funny, informative, sweet and out now!

Let us know what you think or suggest guests on the forum or Facebook page and please follow us on Twitter, ya goof!

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International Waters: Episode 31 Stiff as a Varnished Eel

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Phill Jupitus and Sadie Hasler in London
Guests: 
Rhea Butcher
Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
Sadie Hasler
Guests: 
Phill Jupitus

Americans Rhea Butcher and Adam Conover take on Brits Sadie Hasler and Phill Jupitus for pop-culture quizzing with Dave Holmes.

Find out about the rude image currently branded on British Milkybars, whether Phill will finally make his sexual switch and why Back to the Future III was a truly ground-breaking film.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Useful links this week:

Sadie Hasler has two plays on a this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, you can see a promo film for The Bastard Children of Remington Steele and there's one for The Secret Wives of Andy Williams up here. Sadie also recommends the new novel Vulgar Things by Lee Rourke.

Phill Jupitus is taking two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe: Shirking Progress is on at The Stand (maybe the best comedy club in the UK) and he’s also doing a Free Fringe run as Porky the Poet. Phill recommends you catch Elvis Costello’s current tour.

Rhea Butcher has some upcoming tour dates, with more being announced soon on her Twitter,
@RheaButcher
. She’s good at Instagram and is co-host of brilliant MaxFun podcast Wham Bam Pow. Rhea recommends specifically Tilda Swinton’s performance in the movie Snowpiercer.

Adam Conover is @AdamConover on Twitter, hosts Fresh Out! LA: Stand-up Comedy at the UCB and recommends Last Week Tonite with John Oliver.

Dave thinks you should check out new Irish film The Stag (or The Bachelor Weekend as it is in the US), which is now available on VoD.

And International Waters co-writer, Sarah Morgan was just on the latest episode of MaxFun show One Bad Mother which is funny, informative, sweet and out now!

Let us know what you think or suggest guests on the forum or Facebook page and please follow us on Twitter!

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International Waters: Episode 30 Barf! No Points!

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JC, Dave and Dave in MaxFunHQ
Guests: 
Dave Ross
Guests: 
David Reed
Guests: 
Gemma Whelan
Guests: 
JC Coccoli

Americans Dave Ross and JC Coccoli take on Brits David Reed and Game of Thrones’ Gemma Whelan for pop-culture quizzing with Dave Holmes. Find out what JC really thinks about Mussolini, what Gemma had to do in her Game of Thrones audition and which app is like Tinder, but for Canadians.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Other useful links this week:

David Reed invites you to check out his podcast Film Fandango, follow his Twitter and recommends the BBC drama Line of Duty.

Dave Ross is on Twitter @DaveToTheRoss, has a podcast on Nerdist called Terrified and is in the sketch group Women. Dave recommends Ahamed Weinberg’s YouTube show Tech Lounge with Andrew.

Gemma Whelan is on Twitter @GemmaWhelan, plays Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones and will be performing the brilliant solo play Dark Vanilla Jungle again at the Soho Theatre later this year. Gemma thinks you should go and see Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire at London’s Young Vic.

JC Coccili is on Twitter and Instagram and will be hosting Miss Education on VH1 later this summer.

And Dave thinks you should see Katt Williams telling the story of when he did the Flavor Flav Comedy Central roast.

International Waters co-writer, Asterios Kokkinos’ new book The Enemies of Twenty-Something Megaman is out now!

Let us know what you think or suggest guests on the forum or Facebook page and please follow us on Twitter!

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International Waters: Episode 29 Furious at the World

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Stephen and Kayleigh in David Bowie's old London studio
Guests: 
Stephen K Amos
Guests: 
Tara Ariano
Guests: 
David T Cole
Guests: 
Kayleigh Llewellyn

Fake Americans Tara Ariano and David T Cole take on Brits Stephen K Amos and Kayleigh Llewellyn for pop-culture quizzing, plus Dave Holmes finds out what a Bagpuss is, tells us what he thought of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and dishes the dirt on Jon “Duckie” Cryer.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Other useful links this week:

Tara Ariano invites you to check out Previously.TV, @taraariano, and loves MaxFun show Throwing Shade.

Stephen K Amos is on Twitter @StephenKAmos, has UK tour dates here and recommends TV shows Grandma’s House & Friday Night Dinner.

David T Cole is on Twitter @Glark and Stephen Falk’s new FX show, You’re the Worst.

Kayleigh Llewellyn writes the blog My So Called Life in a Box, is currently writing for Ruth Jones’ UK TV series Stella and loves Comedy Central show Broad City.

Let us know what you think or suggest guests on the forum or Facebook page, or you can follow us on Twitter!

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International Waters: Episode 28 Kenny G Lane

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Tom and Barunka in David Bowie's studio

Alison Stevenson, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, Chris Fairbanks and Tom Meeten join host, Dave Holmes for pop-culture quizzing, competitive toilets and why you should never stir a baby.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Other useful links this week:
Alison Stevenson writes regularly for Vice, and blogs here. She’s doing The Business in San Francisco on June 18th.
Check our Barunka’s BBC TV show Up the Women.
Chris Fairbanks is playing in July and has his other live dates up here.
Catch Tom Meeten in Noel Fielding’s series Luxury Comedy.

We’re dedicating this episode to Rik Mayall who died suddenly last week. He was a massive influence on a lot of modern comedy, particularly for the parts he played in The Young Ones, Bottom and Blackadder. Here’s a nice bit of Rik being silly while doing the Bottom Live! Stage show. RIP.

Let us know what you think or suggest guests on the forum or Facebook page, or you can now follow us on Twitter!

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International Waters: Episode 27 There Was Boy Ball

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Dan and Helen in London
Guests: 
Dan Tetsell
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman
Guests: 
Judith Shelton
Guests: 
Sean O'Connor

Judith Shelton, Sean O’Connor, Helen Zaltzman and Dan Tetsell join host, Dave Holmes for pop-culture quizzing, so many puns, lost in translation TV transfers and further discussion of British soaps.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Other useful links this week:

Don’t miss Judith’s Relationsh!t Show. June 23rd at the Comedy Central Stage in LA.

Sean is head writer for Norm MacDonald Live on YouTube. You can catch his own Conan stand-up appearance here.

Helen’s main podcast is Answer Me This, but she also makes the Sound Women podcast.

Dan recommends listeners have a look at his series Mongrels on Hulu. But there’s also this ropey YouTube video of his character Jim McGinn being stabbed in Hollyoaks.

Let us know what you think or suggest guests on the forum or Facebook page, or you can now follow us on Twitter!

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International Waters: Episode 26 A Cheeky Vimto

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Jamie, Dave, Tess (and Bullseye producer, Julia's dog, Skipper)
Guests: 
Angela Barnes
Guests: 
Jamie Kaler
Guests: 
Justin Moorhouse
Guests: 
Tess Barker

Angela Barnes, Jamie Kaler, Justin Moorhouse and Tess Barker join host, Dave Holmes for pop-culture quizzing, blue jokes, chips vs. crisps and a cheeky Vimto.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. Produced by Colin Anderson and Jennifer Marmor.

Other useful links this week:
Buy tickets for Angela’s 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Show.
Watch season 2 of Jamie’s America: Facts Vs Fiction on American Heroes Channel.
Justin’s podcast is About 30 Minutes, Never More than 45.
Tess’s Lady to Lady is our current favourite other MaxFun podcast.
…and here’s Jeremy Irons presenting British kids’ TV.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page, or you can now follow us on Twitter!

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International Waters: Episode 25 Because Murder

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Nick and Susan in London
Guests: 
Brandie Posey
Guests: 
Matt Knudsen
Guests: 
Nick Doody
Guests: 
Susan Murray

Brandie Posey, Matt Knudsen, Nick Doody and Susan Murray join host, Dave Holmes for pop-culture quizzing, 90s nostalgia, junk food contemplation and how Spitty McGee managed to stutter that. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. Produced by Colin Anderson and Jennifer Marmor.

Other useful links this week:
Brandie’s Lady to Lady is our current favourite other MaxFun podcast.
Here are some YouTube clips of Nick’s Bigipedia BBC radio show.
Matt’s new comedy album is available NOW on iTunes.
Susan’s upcoming gigs can all be found here.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page, or you can now follow us on Twitter!

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International Waters: Episode 24 Let the Nerds Run Wild

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Dave, Erin and Jake
Guests: 
Erin Gibson
Guests: 
Jake Weisman
Guests: 
Michael Legge
Guests: 
Rachel Parris

Erin Gibson, Jake Weisman, Michael Legge, and Rachel Parris join host, Dave Holmes for transatlantic comedy quizzing, plus Game of Thrones chat, imperial apologies and the secrets of proper, Irish pizza.

Other useful links this week: Here’s Erin’s Gay of Thrones Channel on Funny or Die.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page, or you can now follow us on Twitter!

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. Produced by Colin Anderson and Jennifer Marmor.

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International Waters: Episode 23 Dragon Egg McGee

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Josie Long
Guests: 
April Richardson
Guests: 
Gabe Delahaye
Guests: 
Josie Long
Guests: 
Tom Bell

April Richardson, Gabe Delahaye, Josie Long and Tom Bell join host, Dave Holmes for the transatlantic comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply.

Other useful links this week: Here’s Josie’s YouTube stand-up special.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page.

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International Waters: Episode 22 Why Choose the Battenberg?

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Pippa and John Luke, in London
Guests: 
Barabara Gray
Guests: 
John-Luke Roberts
Guests: 
Pippa Evans
Guests: 
Zach Sherwin

Barbara Gray, John-Luke Roberts, Pippa Evans and Zach Sherwin join host, Dave Holmes for the transatlantic comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply.

Other useful links this week: Here’s what a Battenberg cake looks like. You can find more details about Pippa’s Sunday Assembly alternative to church here and I Googled “Crave” to see what Barbara was talking about and found this.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page.

This is our MaxFunDrive show. There’s only one of them so we really need you to donate to help support the show and when you do, please remember to lie and tell MaxFun you like International Waters more than other brilliant MaxFun podcasts like One Bad Mother, Lady to Lady, SPY, Jordan, Jesse Go!, Bullseye, The Memory Palace… Hey aren’t there a lot of really great MaxFun shows? Maybe you should donate?

And if you already donate, thank you. But you’ve probably been donating for a few years now and could afford to up your monthly donation. Please do! We’ll make sure you get the new pledge gifts.

That’s all. Thanks for supporting the show and MaxFun.

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International Waters Ep. 21: No Jokes

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Tony Way in Game of Thrones
Guests: 
Derek Miller
Guests: 
Lucy Montgomery
Guests: 
Tony Way
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell

Dave Holmes is joined by Lucy Montgomery & Tony Way for Team UK and Derek Miller & Zabeth Russell for Team USA.

Lucy mentions The Life of Rock with Brian Pern. You should be able to at least view clips here.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page!

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International Waters: Episode 20 The Fire that Engulfs the Woods

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Dave Holmes
Guests: 
Matt Braunger
Guests: 
Beth Stelling
Guests: 
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Guests: 
Thom Tuck

Dave Holmes is joined by Margaret Cabourn-Smith & Thom Tuck for Team UK and Beth Stelling & Matt Braunger for Team USA.

Matt’s podcast is Ding-Dinger with Matt Braunger.
Margaret’s podcast is Do the Right Thing
And the brilliant Patrick Stewart YouTube clip is here.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page!

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International Waters: Episode 19 Haunted Butchers Hat

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Danielle and Chris in London
Guests: 
Danielle Ward
Guests: 
Chris Neill
Guests: 
Kimberly Clark
Guests: 
Jasper Redd

Kimberly Clark, Jasper Redd, Danielle Ward and Chris Neill all join Dave Holmes for our stupid transatlantic pop-culture quiz.

There's lots of talk about Coronation Street, probably too much if we're honest... and some pretty graphic slash fiction. Fun!

You can hear Jesse guesting on the latest series of Danielle Ward’s podcast, Do The Right Thing.

And don’t forget to subscribe to Jasper and Kimberly’s new MaxFun podcast The Goose Down.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page!

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International Waters: Episode 18 The Dave Holmes Era

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Team USA with new host Dave Holmes
Guests: 
James Bachman
Guests: 
Katy Brand
Guests: 
Rhea Butcher
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona

International Waters is back with a new host for 2014!

Dave Holmes welcomes James Bachman (That Mitchell and Webb Look, Funny or Die’s Peeder Jigson) and Katy Brand (Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show) for Team GB and Wham Bam Pow's Ricky Carmona and Rhea Butcher for the USA.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page!

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International Waters Episode 17: Live in London

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International Waters at The Phoenix in London
Guests: 
Dave Hill
Guests: 
Jesse Thorn
Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Josie Long
Guests: 
Matt Kirshen

Guest host, Jordan Morris takes the helm, with Josie Long, Matt Kirshen, Dave Hill and Jesse Thorn competing for their respective national hono(u)r.

This is a particularly c-bomb littered episode, so we’ve used the bleep machine to make it a little more friendly to American ears. If you prefer a bit of blue, we’ve put an un-cut version up on Soundcloud.

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International Waters: Episode 16 Made of Squashed Cow

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Cariad and Joel enjoy some apres quiz
Guests: 
Cariad Lloyd
Guests: 
Joel Morris
Guests: 
Jonah Ray
Guests: 
Kulap Vilaysack

Guest host, Dave Holmes is joined by Cariad Lloyd, Joel Morris, Jonah Ray and Kulap Vilaysack in our 16th attempt to determine which country is better, Britain or the USA.

You can find Kulap's podcast here, Jonah's podcast is here, Joel's book is here, and Cariad's new BBC pilot can be seen here, as long as you're in Britain or can get into the BBC iPlayer some other way...

Please help spread the word about International Waters and "like us" on Facebook.

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International Waters: Episode 15 You're Welcome, Posterity

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Rob, Cameron and Jesse
Guests: 
Cameron Esposito
Guests: 
Rob Huebel
Guests: 
Humphrey Ker
Guests: 
Nat Luurtsema

Cameron Esposito, Rob Huebel, Humphrey Ker and Nat Luurtsema join host Jesse Thorn for a distinctly dirty episode of the comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply. You're welcome, posterity.

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International Waters: Episode 14 Pope Corey

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Team UK: Helen and Matthew
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman
Guests: 
Matthew Crosby
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona

Janet Varney , Ricky Carmona, Matthew Crosby and Helen Zaltzman join Jesse to answer pop-culture questions and joke around. Written by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan.

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International Waters: Episode 13 No to Killfist?

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Maeve & Howard in London
Guests: 
Dana Gould
Guests: 
Maeve Higgins
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Howard Read
Guests: 
Rebecca Dana

Dana Gould, Maeve Higgins, Jackie Kashian and Howard Read join host Jesse Thorn and special guest Rebecca Dana to talk gooches, rabbis and celebrity baby names.

Engineered by Lindsay Pavlas, Nick White and Chris Morris, written by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan, produced by Colin Anderson.

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International Waters Episode 12: A Season for Milk-Floating

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It's really cold in London.
Guests: 
Eliza Skinner
Guests: 
John Finnemore
Guests: 
Jonah Ray
Guests: 
Roisin Conaty
Guests: 
Julie Klam

Eliza Skinner, John Finnemore, Jonah Ray and Roisin Conaty join guest host Cameron Esposito, to uncover the British equivalents to hayriding and Kim Kardashian.

Special guest Julie Klam tells us about her new book Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate and Can’t Live Without and is incredibly tolerant of Eliza’s latest comic character.

Engineered by Lindsay Pavlas and Chris Morris, written by Jordan Morris and Tom Neenan and produced by Colin Anderson.

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International Waters Episode 11: Live at MaxFunCon East

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International Waters at MaxFunCon East. Photo by Zac Wolf zacxwolf.com + thedangerbooth.com
Guests: 
Michael Ian Black
Guests: 
Graham Clark
Guests: 
Dave Shumka
Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Carol Kolb

Recorded live from the inaugural MaxFunConEast, International Waters 11 sees Canada and the USA finally face off against each other.

Special guest Michael Ian Black dropped in, with Stop Podcasting Yourself’s Dave Shumka and Graham Clark squaring up against America’s Carol Kolb and Jordan Morris.

Thanks to Alex Adan, Brennan Bullock, Tina McElmoyl, Rebecca O’Malley Donna Vakalis and Kurt Andersen. Written by Sarah Morgan, Jordan Morris, Rob Lim and Colin Anderson. Hosted by Jesse Thorn.

Come and find us on Facebook for more photos and Alice's animated Gif.

And if you weren't at MaxFunCon East, register now for MaxFunCon West at Lake Arrowhead in May.

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International Waters Episode 10: Live in San Francisco

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The San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival
Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Barara Gray
Guests: 
Natasha Muse
Guests: 
James Reichmuth
Guests: 
Mal Sharpe

International Waters live at The San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival!

North and South California finally duke it out to find out which is the best.

Representing SoCal: Jordan Morris and Barbara Gray, for NorCal: James Reichmuth and Natasha Muse. Plus special guest, San Francisco comedy legend Mal Sharpe!

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International Waters: Episode 9 This Time It Stays Took

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Tom Weston-Jones in "Copper"
Guests: 
Claudia O'Doherty
Guests: 
Greg Proops
Guests: 
Robin Ince
Guests: 
Robin Thede
Guests: 
Tom Weston-Jones

Claudia O’Doherty combines forces with Robin Ince to create the British Commonwealth mega-team needed to take on America’s Greg Proops and Robin Thede.

There’s film geekery, a disco-ball crisis and the term PaparaPicazzo, plus special guest from new BBC America series “Copper”, Tom Weston-Jones. Written by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan.

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International Waters Episode 8: Crocodile Dun-don't

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F. Tompkins, Esposito, Thorn
Guests: 
Andy Zaltzman
Guests: 
Cameron Esposito
Guests: 
Craig Brown
Guests: 
Nadia Kamil
Guests: 
Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Zaltzman, Cameron Esposito and Nadia Kamil join host Jesse Thorn and special guest Craig Brown for the pop-culture quiz show where land laws do not apply.

There’s a lot of harking back to the Olympics, talk of various celeb's "outside the beltway" credentials and do you know which film features "Dennis Quaid as Steve Martin as Bill Clinton"?

Plus British Satirist Craig Brown calls in to talk about his new book which is either called One on One if you’re British or Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings if you’re American.

Our theme music is USA Vs. White Noise by Ladytron and we’ve used

"Haul on the Bowline" (dead parrot) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

under Creative Commons license. Thanks to both for letting us use their work.

For extra photos and occasional outtakes please sign-up to our Facebook page.

Engineered by Nick White, Lindsay Pavlas and Chris Morris, guests booked by Julia Smith, development by Theresa Thorn. Written by Sarah Morgan and Jordan Morris, produced by Colin Anderson. Special thanks to Rosanna Arbon for helping to mix this episode.

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International Waters Episode 7: Live in London

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Guests: 
Holly Walsh
Guests: 
Tom Allen
Guests: 
Ron Babcock
Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Jon Ronson

Strap-in for conspiracy theories, national delicacies and an argument over cheese as special guest, Jon Ronson, joins contestants Holly Walsh, Jordan Morris, Ron Babcock and Tom Allen at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.

With both teams on the same continent for the first time ever we learn about British “mine food”, Gentleman’s Relish and The Big Dog Theory.

We’ve got more photos on our Facebook page and if you missed out on this one, we’ll be taping live International Waters episodes at MaxFunCon East and at The San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival.

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International Waters: Episode 6 Half-Fictional Fluffy Cat-Rabbits

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Asterios, Eliza and Jesse
Guests: 
Asterios Kokkinos
Guests: 
Ava Vidal
Guests: 
Eliza Skinner
Guests: 
Neil Edmond

Get ready for half-fictional, fluffy cat-rabbits and Frankenstein drug-mule pigeons, as Team USA take on Team United Kingdom in another stupid battle of transatlantic pop-cultural knowledge.

Featuring Asterios Kokkinos, Ava Vidal, Eliza Skinner and Neil Edmond, plus special guest, author Joel Stein, who’s new book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity is available from the internet or old-timey “bookshops” right now.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook and if you’re in EUROPE don’t miss our MaxFun meet-up this Saturday, from about 7.30pm at The Phoenix Artist Club, just off Charing Cross Road. Non-members need to get there before 8pm to ensure entry.

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International Waters Episode 5: Branaghland

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Helen Zaltzman and Michael Smiley in London
Guests: 
Bryan Safi
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
Michael Smiley
Guests: 
A.J. Jacobs

Helen Zaltzman, Janet Varney, Michael Smiley and Bryan Safi join special guest A.J. Jacobs and host Jesse Thorn for the pop-culture quiz where land laws don’t apply and the only way to ensure silence in the home is an all-out war on squirrels.

We also discuss a fifty year old British Busta Rhymes, find out what an Omoplata Crossface might be and get to visualise Helen and Michael in a London studio lit only by vintage screensavers.

A.J. Jacobs' new book is Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.

Thanks to listener Steve Bernard Jr. for this episode’s Superfan questions - if you think you've got what it takes to write a round of International Waters then drop us a line: iw@maximumfun.org and don't be shy, you can like us on Facebook too!

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Episode 4: Whither Shaggy?

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Steve and Holly in London
Guests: 
Rob Huebel
Guests: 
Sarah Thyre
Guests: 
Holly Walsh
Guests: 
Steve Hall
Guests: 
Jonathan Coulton

Holly Walsh, Rob Huebel, Sarah Thyre and Steve Hall join special guest Jonathan Coulton and host Jesse Thorn to talk baby punk makeovers and Cockney rhyming slang in another bid to work out which country is best.

If you think you've got what it takes to write a round of International Waters then drop us a line: iw@maximumfun.org and don't be shy, you can like us on Facebook too!

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International Waters Episode 3: Exploding Draculas

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Margaret and Humphrey in London
Guests: 
Andy Daly
Guests: 
Erin Gibson
Guests: 
Humphrey Ker
Guests: 
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Guests: 
John Crace
Guests: 
Kurt Andersen

Andy Daly, Erin Gibson, Humphrey Ker and Margaret Cabourn-Smith compete for their nations’ honour in the pop-culture quiz show where land laws do not apply. With special guests Kurt “Explodo” Andersen and the Guardian’s John Crace. Hosted by Jesse Thorn, written by Jordan Morris and produced by Colin Anderson.

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International Waters Episode 2: And the Prince of Thieves

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Susan Orlean
Guests: 
Susan Orlean
Guests: 
Isy Suttie
Guests: 
Dan Antopolski
Guests: 
DC Pierson
Guests: 
Elizabeth Laime

Special guest Susan Orlean joins Isy Suttie, Elizabeth Laime, Dan Antopolski, DC Pierson and host, Jesse Thorn in the transatlantic comedy quiz where land laws do not apply. We learn what Katy Perry took Russell Brand under, compare Hunger Games quotes with 80s pop lyrics and chat about Alsatian-themed fashion. Plus, since it’s the Maxfun pledge drive, some bonus Jordan, Jesse Go!

Think you've got what it takes to write a round of International Waters? Pitch us your round – email it to iw@maximumfun.org. Give us the theme and some sample questions, and maybe it'll pop up on the next episode. Or donate to our pledge drive and we'll write it for you.

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