Asterios Kokkinos

Tights and Fights Ep. 15: Nero watched wrestling as Rome burned

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Danielle Radford, Mike Eagle and Hal Lublin (AKA the Vaud-villains and Ol' Blue Pants)
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Mike Eagle

As the world turns, we may as well keep enjoying wrestling.

This week, the team discusses live-audiences “hijacking” WWE TV. When is it acceptable? And when does it just get in the way of how good the product can be?

Plus: Tons of stories are being built towards Survivor Series. We’ll take a look at Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, the cruiserweight division and anyone else who will be involved in WWE’s only Sunday show in November.

And comedian and newly minted author Asterios Kokkinos joins the show to tell us about his special wrestler: Daniel Bryan.

Asterios has a new book out: Toys 4 Cheap Catalog: The Magic of Toys Will Shut Up Your Child.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford and Mike Eagle

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

The three count:

Danielle put over Sasha Banks and Bayley as her OTP.

Mike put over Kurt Angle on The Steve Austin Show podcast.

Hal put over The magic that is the big bad booty daddy, Scott Steiner.

If you wanna talk about more wrestling throughout the week be sure to join us on Facebook or @TightsFights on Twitter.

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International Waters: Episode 77 Boules on the Bed

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John, Erin and Dave
Guests: 
John Butler
Guests: 
John Finnemore
Guests: 
Erin McGathy
Guests: 
Rachel Parris

Erin McGathy, John Butler, John Finnemore and Rachel Parris join host, Dave Holmes for an episode packed with Brexit, embarrassing stories of failed romance and Dave doing a Brummie accent.

Erin McGathy is taking her show Love You Loudly to the Edinburgh Fringe in August and recommends Maria Bamford's Netflix show Lady Dynamite.

John Butler is the director of The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag in the UK) and the upcoming movie Handsome Devil. John recommends web series, The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo.

John Finnemore's BBC Radio show John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is currently in its fourth season. John recommends Mackenzie Crook's TV series The Detectorists.

Rachel Parris wants to plug her Jane Austen improv group Austentaceous, you can also catch her in the BBC show, Murder in Successville. Rachel recommends the new Radio 4 sketch show Expenses Only.

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's new book Party of One is out now.

We're doing a live International Waters taping at the London Podcast Festival in September. Buy tickets here.

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

Written by Sarah Morgan and Riley Silverman. Recorded at GuiltFreePost in London by John Purcell Shackleton and at MaxFunHQ in Los Angeles. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

International Waters: Episode 74 Starving and Horny

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Hal, Sara & Dave
Guests: 
Sara Benincasa
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Paul Foxcroft
Guests: 
Gráinne Maguire

Sara Benincasa, Hal Lublin, Paul Foxcroft and Gráinne Maguire join host, Dave Holmes for some sexually charged comedy quizzing with bonus hating on Burning Man and a ranking of which fast food chains have the smartest customers.

Sara Benincasa wants to plug Real Artists Have Day Jobs and recommends WNYC's new stand-up podcast 2 Dope Queens.

Hal Lublin wants to plug We Got This with Mark and Hal and recommends his wife's country music star comedy character Carter Parton Rodgers.

Paul Foxcroft wants to plug his live Cariad and Paul shows and upcoming appearance at Improvaganza in Edmonton, Alberta. Paul recommends Otis Taylor's Recapturing the Banjo.

Gráinne Maguire wants to plug her upcoming Edinburgh Fringe show Great People Making Great Choices and recommends Beyonce's Lemonade.

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 wants to plug his new book Party of One.

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

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

International Waters: Episode 73 Not Nutkins!

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Andy & Gemma in London
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Gemma Whelan
Guests: 
Andy Zaltzman

Chris Fairbanks, Jackie Kashian, Gemma Whelan and Andy Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing about Shakespeare, scandals and corporations cack-handedly trying to memorialise Prince.

Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his TV show Almost Genius and his podcast Do You Need A Ride. Chris also recommends the Ted Cruz Bad Lip Reading video.

Jackie Kashian wants to plug her podcasts The Dork Forrest and The Jackie and Laurie Show and recommends Maria Bamford's new Netflix show Lady Dynamite.

Gemma Whelan wants to plug her work in Game of Thrones, Upstart Crow and Horrible Histories. Gemma recommends Sara Pascoe's new book, Animal.

Andy Zaltzman wants to plug his up-coming Edinburgh Fringe show Plan Z. You can follow Andy on Twitter @ZaltzCricket for cricket-based tweets and @HelloBuglers for other stuff.

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 new MaxFun podcast The Beef and Dairy Network.

Thanks to Failbetter Games for sponsoring this week's episode. You can check out their new game Fallen Londonhere.

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

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

International Waters: Episode 72 The Paltrow Treatment

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Guests: 
Katy Brand
Guests: 
Gareth Gwynn
Guests: 
Karen Kilgariff
Guests: 
Keith Powell

Karen Kilgariff, Keith Powell, Katy Brand and Gareth Gwynn join host, Dave Holmes for a c-bomb littered riot of secret spilling and Gwyneth dissing, comedy quizzing.

Note: The UK team weren't able to take part in the secret spilling part – apparently calling the show International Waters doesn't offer the level of protection from English laws that one might have hoped.

Karen Kilgariff wants to plug her podcasts Do You Need A Ride and My Favorite Murder as well as her recent appearance in Zach Galifianakis' new show, Baskets and recommends Julia Davies' TV show Hunderby.

Keith Powell wants to plug his web series Keith Broke His Leg and recommends Jeff Nichol's new movie Midnight Special.

Katy Brand wants to plug her novel, Brenda Monk is Funny and her up-coming Edinburgh Fringe show, I Was A Teenage Christian. Katy recommends Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's TV show, Catastrophe.

Gareth Gwynn wants to plug his TV show Bull and recommends former IW guest, Ben Partridge's new MaxFun podcast, Beef and Dairy Network.

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 Chris Gethard's new podcast Beautiful Anonymous.

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

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

International Waters: Episode 71 Peas Is Problematic

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Janet, Dave and Kulap
Guests: 
Kulap Vilaysack
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
Ben Partridge
Guests: 
Tiffany Stevenson
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Kulap Vilaysack, Janet Varney, Ben Partridge and Tiffany Stevenson join host, Dave Holmes for stories about dumb crimes, old timey musicians and chicken fights.

Links:
Kulap Vilaysack wants to plug her SeeSo.com show Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and recommends FX Network comedyYou're The Worst.

Janet Varney wants to plug her podcast The JV Club and is on Twitter Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.

Ben Partridge wants to plug his podcast The Beef and Dairy Network and his BBC sketch show Small Scenes and recommends mid-aughts era of US reality show Celebrity Apprentice.

Tiffany Stevenson wants to plug her BBC show People Just Do Nothing and is on Twitter @TiffStevenson and recommends Salt-N-Pepa, the new Netflix showLove and New York comedian Jenna Friedman.

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. His book Party Of One comes out June 28th and is available for pre-order now. Dave would like to recommend Super Ex Girlfriend.

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

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

International Waters: Episode 70 MaxFunDrive 2016

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Kyle, Zabeth & Dave
Guests: 
Kyle Kinane
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell
Guests: 
Marek Larwood
Guests: 
Angela Barnes

Kyle Kinane, Zabeth Russell, Angela Barnes and Marek Larwood join host, Dave Holmes topical quizzing, guessing whether a list of things are a new "Uber For..." or Summer Festival Indie Band and tearing down The Queen and Meryl Streep with almost as horrendous consequences.

Links:
Kyle Kinane wants to plug his up-coming gigs and recommends (MaxFunster) Bucky Sinister's new book Black Hole.

Zabeth Russell wants to plug her show Middle Seat at Hollywood's Pack Theatre on March 15th and recommends Molly Hawkey's Bachelor Videos.

Angela Barnes wants to plug her live show Come As You Are at London's Soho Theatre in April.

Marek Larwood wants to plug the sport he made up and has lost almost £2000 on, Volfsball and his Dad's online hanging basket business BestHangingBaskets.com.

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 new memoir Party of One is out soon.

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

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

International Waters: Episode 69 Monkey Fight

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Tom, Andi, Dave, Brandie & Andy
Guests: 
Tom Bell
Guests: 
Andi Osho
Guests: 
Brandie Posey
Guests: 
Andy Wood

Brandie Posey, Andy Wood, Andi Osho and Tom Bell join host, Dave Holmes to talk fast food menu changes, TV comedy re-boots and classic superheroes from each country's past.

Links:
Brandie Posey wants to plug her new album Opinion Cave and our sister MaxFun podcast Lady to Lady and recommends The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.

Andy Wood wants to plug his podcast Probably Science and recommends Jesse Case's other podcast Jesse Vs. Cancer.

Andi Osho wants to plug her Instagram, @TheAndiOShow and is currently appearing on the British TV show Supershoppers.

Tom Bell is in the forthcoming TV show Doctor Thorne and recommends Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series of books.

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

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

International Waters: Episode 68 Suck It Brits!

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Dave, Eden & Jimmy
Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Eden Dranger
Guests: 
Jimmy Pardo
Guests: 
Matthew Crosby
Guests: 
Tom Parry

Jimmy Pardo, Eden Dranger, Tom Parry and Matthew Crosby join host, Dave Holmes for Superbowl talk, sexy breakfast foods and a Dame Helen Mirren-off.

Links:
Jimmy Pardo wants to plug the Pardcast-a-thon 2016, his annual podcast marathonwhich benefits the charity Smile Train.

Eden Dranger wants to plug her podcasts Snacks and Hacks and Failing Up and is touring the US in March raising breast cancer awareness. You can find dates at EdenDranger.com.

Tom Parry wants to plug Pappy's Bangers and Mash podcast and recommends The Spook School's new album, Try to be Hopeful.

Matthew Crosby wants to plug Pappy's and Secret Dudes Society night at London's Soho Theatre and recommends the British sketch group Lazy Susan.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre every month. You can pre-order Dave's new memoir Party of One now.

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

The music we played under the final round was JS Bach's Prelude in C from:

Classical Sampler (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0

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

Pop Rocket: Episode 58 Super Bowl 50 with Asterios Kokkinos

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Wynter, Asterios, Oliver & Margaret
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Asterios Kokkinos

Margaret guest hosts, steering discussion around the commercials and half time show of last weekend's Super Bowl.

With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang, Margaret Wappler and special guest, comedian and former copywriter Asterios Kokkinos.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - The Gift of Life by Teddy Prendergrass
Oliver Wang - Sun Godess by Ramsey Lewis featuring Earth, Wind & Fire
Margaret Wappler - Reichpop by Wild Nothing
Asterios Kokkinos - Goon Squad by Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

Other useful links this week…
Check out Beyonce's Formation video for yourself here.
You can buy Asterios' books here.

Join in the conversation and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitte

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