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Pop Rocket: Episode 005 Super Bowl, Ghostbusters and #ThatCism

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Wynter and Guy
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Jesse Thorn
Guests: 
Guy Branum

The team unpack last weekend’s Super Bowl, argue the merits of original, animated and re-booted Ghostbusting and call out a sports themed batch of #ThatCism.

With Wynter Mitchell, Jesse Thorn and host Guy Branum.

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

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler will be back next week.

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.

Pop Rocket: Episode 004 Deflate-gate, The Boy Next Door and the death of the album

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Wynter, Guy, Margaret and Oliver
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

The New England Patriots “deflate-gate” scandal, privilege in the arts and whether the latest music sales stats signal the end of the album. Wynter’s been to see The Boy Next Door and guy’s jam is a podcast about Canadian politics.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Dots and Lines by Lupe Fiasco
Oliver Wang - Shake You Off by Charlie Belle
Margaret Wappler - Family by Bjork (Margaret also recommends this Pitchfork review)
Guy Branum - CBC’s Power and Politics podcast.
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams (unless they’re Canadian political podcasts) to this handy Spotify playlist.

Other useful links this week…
Oliver thought Derek Thompson’s music sales trends article in The Atlantic was worth talking about. Margaret referenced Ann Baer’s “Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from which appeared in Salon.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

Pop Rocket: Looking, American Sniper and #Cism

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Guy Branum
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Jesse Thorn

HBO’s Looking has been billed as the gay, male, Sex and the City or Girls. We ask why TV can’t do gay right. Plus MaxFun boss Jesse Thorn drops in for his new signature segment.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are by The Runaways.
Oliver Wang - You Are Luuh 2015 by Frank Ocean.
Margaret Wappler - Answer by Ghost Culture.
Guy Branum want you to follow the team on Twitter: @GuyBranum, Wynter’s @kweeneverything, @MargaretWappler and Oliver’s @SoulSidesCom.

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

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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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