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International Waters Ep. 124: H.P. Lovecraft: Monster Racist

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Guests: 
Alison Becker
Guests: 
Keith Powell
Guests: 
Dan Tetsell
Guests: 
Sophie Duker
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Alison Becker, Keith Powell, Dan Tetsell and Sophie Duker join host, Dave Holmes, to Discuss monsters, defend (and attack) their home countries and decide what the best way to say certain words is.

Alison wants to plug Bubble and Best Worst Week Ever. She recommends the Amazon Prime Show The Patriot.

Keith wants to plug Bubble and an upcoming episode of Superstore that he directed. He recommends The Great British Baking Show.

Sophie wants to plug her stand up show Diet Woke and recommends the newest Janelle Monáe album Dirty Computer.

Dan wants to plug his wife’s upcoming show at the Edinburgh Film Festival and recommends the Netflix comedy series The Letdown.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and his book, Party of One is available now in paperback.

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 Laura Swisher and Julian Burrell.

International Waters 123: America's Got Nihilism

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Auggie, Dave and Cecily
Guests: 
Paul Foxcroft
Guests: 
Sarah Bennetto
Guests: 
Cecily Knobler
Guests: 
Auggie Smith
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Paul Foxcroft, Sarah Bennetto, Cecily Knobler and Auggie Smith join host, Dave Holmes, to discuss Coolio, international cuisine and illness that’s powerful enough to transcend the Atlantic.

Cecily wants to plug her website and recommends The Arrangement on the E! Network.

Auggie wants to plug his upcoming tour dates on his website and recommends the Henry Phillips film Punching the Clown.

Paul wants to plug Questing Time where he makes comedians play Dungeons and Dragons and recommends The Max Fun podcast The Adventure Zone.

Sarah wants to plug her upcoming quest for the Forrest Fenn Treasure and recommends the comedy of Bec Hill.

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.

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 Laura Swisher and Julian Burrell.

Ep. 13: Go Fact Yourself with Andrea Savage & Fred Willard

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Alison Arngrim, J. Keith van Straaten, Andrea Savage, Helen Hong, Fred Willard, Dr. Joe Price
Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Alison Arngrim
Guests: 
Andrea Savage
Guests: 
Fred Willard
Guests: 
Dr. Joe Price

In this episode, J. Keith van Straaten is reunited on stage with fellow thespian Andrea Savage. You may recognize Savage from her starring role on TruTV’s I’m Sorry, but dozens of Angelenos will recognize her from a junior high production of a pirate musical, which also starred J. Keith himself. Alas, Fred Willard did not appear in that seminal musical. He was probably off filming This Is Spinal Tap or SCTV at that time. In any event, fate brought Andrea Savage and Fred Willard together to compete for trivia supremacy.

Do YOU Know the Difference?
What is the difference between a bagel and a bialy?
What is the difference between theater that is off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway?

Areas of Expertise
Fred: WWII-era Baseball, '50s Rock & Roll, Silent film history
Andrea: Little House on the Prairie, Playing Poker, Talking to your kids about beginning puberty

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Andrea Savage
Fred Willard

With guest experts:
Alison Arngrim, the New York Times bestselling author and actress known for playing Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie

Dr. Joe Price, Co-Director for The Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell

International Waters Ep. 122: Infested With Chihuahuas

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Guests: 
Mawaan Rizwan, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Louis Virtel, Inkoo Kang
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Mawaan Rizwan, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Inkoo Kang and Louis Virtel join host, Dave Holmes, to the Princess Bride, Elvis’s career and THE ROYAL WEDDING!

Emily wants to plug her appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and recommends the band Young Fathers.

Mawaan wants to plug his and Emily’s radio show on BBC Asian Network.

Inkoo wants to plug her writing and recommends the Netflix documentary “Wild Wild Country.”

Louis wants to plug his podcast Keep It and recommends Kylie Minogue’s newest album "Golden."

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.

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 Laura Swisher and Julian Burrell.

Ep. 11: Go Fact Yourself with Edi Patterson and Wayne Federman.

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(l-r) J. Keith Van Straaten, Helen Hong, Karie Bible, Wayne Federman, Edi Patterson
Guests: 
Edi Patterson & Wayne Federman
Guests: 
Edi Patterson
Guests: 
Wayne Federman

This week, actress Edi Patterson and comedian Wayne Federman will go head-to-head, answering such biting trivia as the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard, the politics of Beverly Hills and the finer points of childbirth. It’s a competition as funny as it is eclectic!

But first, Edi will explain how her time at the Impro theatre primarily leads to the creation of full-length, fully improvised plays (yeah with an intermission and everything). And Wayne will explain what it’s like teaching stand-up comedy… as an actual class at a University.

Edi’s areas of expertise include The Lost Boys, Midsouth Championship Wrestling from the 1980’s and Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show. Wayne’s area of expertise includes films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture, drummers who sing while drumming and fast-food.

As always, listen to find out if your trivia knowledge surpasses those of our guests.

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Edi Patterson
Wayne Federman

With guest experts:
Podcaster and pro-wrestling historian Jim Cornette.

Box-office analyst and author of several books on movies Karie Bible.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

International Waters Ep. 121: Resigned to Life as a Ghost

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Guests: 
Dave Holmes
Guests: 
Eleanor Morton
Guests: 
Garrett Millerick
Guests: 
Amy Spalding
Guests: 
Jacob Sirof

Eleanor Morton, Garrett Millerick, Amy Spalding and Jacob Sirof join host, Dave Holmes, to discuss delayed messages (which may or may not be in a bottle), LA rain, pot brownies and more.

Eleanor wants to plug her new show on the comedy streaming service “Next Up,” and recommends The comedy of Maria Bamford.

Garrett wants to plug his show The Devil’s Advocate and recommendsthe stand-up comedy of Eleanor Morton.

Amy wants to plug her new book The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles and recommends the comic The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang.

Jacob wants to plug his upcoming shows and recommends The original Star Trek film series.

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.

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, Julian Burrell, and Laura Swisher.

International Waters Ep. 120: Riddled with Porn Viruses

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Guests: 
Dave Holmes
Guests: 
Tom Cowell
Guests: 
Michelle de Swarte
Guests: 
Bowen Yang
Guests: 
Matt Rogers

Bowen Yang, Michelle de Swarte, Tom Cowell and Matt Rogers join host, Dave Holmes, to discuss computer problems, tax write-offs and more.

Michelle wants to plug her upcoming one-woman show in August in Ediburgh and recommends the comedian Thanyia Moore.

Tom wants to plug his podcast A Great Listening Experience and recommends The FX Show Trust.

Matt and Bowen want to plug their podcast Las Colturistas and recommends Catherine Cohen at Club Cumming and Pat Regan’s show Unsuccessful by Choice.

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.

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, Julian Burrell, and Laura Swisher.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 106: Trivial Peer Suit

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Steve brings the case to court. He says he's served as the de-facto leader of a trivia team for years now, and wants to make it official. His teammate Claire says that the team thrives under unofficial leadership. Who is right? Who is wrong? Only Judge John Hodgman can decide.

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Special thanks to listener Frank McGeough for suggesting this episode's title!

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