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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!

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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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