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International Waters Ep 104: Sequin Gun

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Dave, Ify Nwadiwe, and Kira Soltanovich
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Ify Nwadiwe
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Kira Soltanovich
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Alexis Dubus
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Lou Sanders
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Dave Holmes

Ify Nwadiwe, Kira Soltanovich, Lou Sanders and Alexis Dubus join host, Dave Holmes for truly terrible British accents, gender-swapped cover songs, and @Midnight spinoffs

Ify Nwadiwe wants to plug his Twitch channel and recommends up and coming actor John Boyega.

Kira Soltanovich wants to plug her comedy special, You Did This To Me and recommends Paranormal Karen.

Lou Sanders wants to plug An Apology to All the Guys I've Touched and recommends Rachel Stubbings and Luke McQueen's comedy and I Love Dick on Amazon.

Alexis Dubus wants to plug his Bandcamp albums and recommends Stranger than We Can Imagine by John Higgs.

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 anything by Robyn.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor, Christian Dueñas, and Laura Swisher.

Still Buffering: How to Teen Vogue

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Still Buffering

Out of all the crazy teen media that exists today, Teen Vogue has been getting a lot of attention, and we want to talk about why! Some moms have been hating on (and even burning) the magazine recently, so let's figure out why everyone on FaceBook is trying to get rid of this classic teen magazine.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

CIPYD 106: Renee's New Dog Tugboat and Border Collies

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BREAKING NEWS: THERE IS NO LONGER A DOG WANTER IN THE HOUSE. Renee adopted a dog! He's a 10 month old border collie/pitbull mix, and you guys hilariously named him Tugboat. Once Renee stops crying about how supportive and wonderful the listeners have been she dishes about her first 12 hours with Tug' (spoiler: her first dogsaster.) Allegra swoops in with helpful advice and antidotes, and we thematically have a mutt minute on border collies. Circle around a few times for a good spot and snuggle in as we begin this dog HAVER adventure!

Bullseye: Alfred Molina and Louie Anderson

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Bullseye
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Alfred Molina
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Louie Anderson

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Photo by Jesse Thorn

British actor Alfred Molina on portraying director Robert Aldrich in Feud: Bette and Joan and playing bad guys

This week Jesse sits down with British actor Alfred Molina to talk about his starring role in the FX series Feud, which tells the story of the rivalry between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the making of the film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? He plays legendary director Robert Aldrich, for which he's earned an Emmy nod.

Alfred Molina grew up in England, and as the son of immigrants from Spain and Italy, he didn't always feel fully at home there. He tells Jesse that he was even told to change his name when he got his start in acting.

Alfred has a particular knack for being able to capture your attention in whatever project he's in, even when he's playing unlikeable characters, including villains. He talks to Jesse about his approach to playing unsavory people, whether it's a backstabbing guide in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dr. Octopus in Spiderman 2, or a crazy drug dealer in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights.

Be sure to catch Alfred as Robert Aldrich in the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan. You can also find out what he's up to on Twitter.

Listen to Jesse's interview with Alfred Molina.

Photo by Jesse Thorn

Comedian Louie Anderson on playing Christine Baskets in the FX series Baskets, family, and standup

Also this week: a visit from comedian and actor Louie Anderson. Louie's been doing standup for close to thirty years. Outside standup, he's had a long career in film and television. He had his own cartoon on FOX in the mid-'90s, appeared in Coming to America and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and he even hosted Family Feud for a few years. Louie's also written three books, one of which is a collection of letters to his late father.

Lately, Louie's career has taken a slightly different turn. In the FX series Baskets, he plays Christine Baskets, the mother of a hapless rodeo clown named Chip Baskets, who's played by Zach Galiafianakis (Zach spoke to Bullseye about playing Chip Baskets in 2016). You could say he's performing in drag, but he plays the role completely sincere, injecting it with humor, sweetness, and vulnerability. The result is something that borders on magical.

Family looms large in Louie's comedy and work. Christine Baskets is loosely based on his late mother, Ora Anderson, whom he says was the glue that held his family together during his difficult childhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Louie talks with Jesse about the passing of his younger brother and the effect it had on him. They also talk about Louie's perceptions of his own career, including his comedy style and on-screen appearance.

Find out the latest with Louie, including his latest projects and standup dates, at LouieAnderson.com. You can also follow him on Twitter.

Listen to Jesse's full interview with Louie Anderson.

The Outshot: The Thomas Crown Affair

Faye Dunaway. Steve McQueen. Sex chess. These are a few of Jesse's favorite things in the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair.

Listen to Jesse's Outshot on the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 491 - Caitlin Howden

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Caitlin Howden

Actress and improviser Caitlin Howden returns to talk bad dinner guests, invisible facial hair, and veggie burgers.

Download episode 491 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 367: Shrimp! Heaven! Now!

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Shrimp! Heaven! Now!

Suggested talking points: DuckTales Returns, Nanner Team, Blank ATM Card, A Kitty's Gift, Car Courtesy, My Trademark, Not Again Daniel

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 493: Moby Dick Head with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

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Cameron Esposito
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Rhea Butcher

Comedians and writers and actors and married couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher join Jordan and Jesse to get deep into baseball uniform preferences, Jesse's mystery friend who knows where the grilled dogs are at Dodger stadium, and some high level NDA breaking. Plus, Jesse gets some solid advice from a spoiler on a car.

The Greatest Generation Ep 162: Friends of DeSoto (S7E11)

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When the Enterprise investigates a misaligned telescope on one of the great arrays, Worf begins experiencing some problems focusing. But when his issues at work spill over into his home life, his wife(!) helps him get back to where he belongs. Do amputees finish ahead of people who are bad at bat'leth? What kind of camping can you do in a shuttlecraft? Is there such thing as "the ultimate man-spread"? It's the episode that proves there's no floor drains in a shuttlebay.

Google Memo, North Korea, RAISE Act, Trump TV, Eric Bolling, Podcast Patent, Sarahah, Propaganda Folder, Paul Manafort Raid, Coca Cola Zero Sugar

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INTRO 0:23
-Travis Is Trying to Buy A House
-Plugs
-Bevs Like These
-CocaCola Zero Sugar

BEYOND THE HEADLINES 8:11
-Google Memo
-Eric Bolling
-Podcast Patent
-Sarahah

POLITICS ROUND-UP 54:15
-Propaganda Folder
-Trump TV
-Paul Manafort Raid
-RAISE Act
-North Korea

Wi-Five of the Week 1:36:52

Outro 1:38:54

Tights and Fights Bonus Ep. 4: The Lucha Underground Special

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Hal Lublin
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Danielle Radford
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Mike Eagle

It's time for another bonus episode of Tights and Fights!

This week, we're delving into the temple for our very first extended look at Lucha Underground.

What caught Hal and Mike's eyes as relative newcomers to the brand? Is there anything that they thought this promotion does BETTER than WWE? And do they plan to watch any more now that they've gotten a full taste?

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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