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#51 - Table or Booth?

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On average, people in the U.S. dine out 4 or 5 times a week! That means they're faced with one of restauranting's* greatest pickles: Sit at a booth or a table? Mark and Hal dive in and leave no stone unturned in their quest to find the best place for your butt.

*-We made this word up. COPYRIGHT

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.

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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.

MBMBaM 290: Kung Fu Panda 3 Watch

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Everybody said it would never happen -- that America hadn't done anything good enough to deserve a third installment in the Kung Fu Panda saga. And they're all right: We don' t deserve Kung Fu Panda 3, but we got it anyway. And because of this gift, we have something to talk about for the first ten minutes of our podcast.

Suggested talking points: Kung Fu Panda 3 Excitement, Ticket to Paradise, A Calm Response to Travis' Museum Nights Memories, Weightlifting Music, Three Dougs, Popeye's Eulogy, Three Serious Messages

CIPYD 30: Cora Wittekind and Fetch

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Guests: 
Cora Wittekind

Well, let's start off by saying: THIS IS RENEE'S FAVORITE VALENTINE'S EVER! Listen and find out why. When you listen, you'll find out about Renee's new friend Tyson in Dogs We Met This Week. Also, find out all about Afghan Hounds in this week's Mutt Minute. We're so excited to talk to our guest, the amazing dog trainer Cora Wittekind. Want to learn about Pistachio's DNA test? You will! Finally, learn about the new hit app Fetch in Cool Dog Tech! There sure is a lot of learnin' in in this episode!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Dwayne Kennedy & Noel Fielding

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Dwayne Kennedy
Guests: 
Noel Fielding

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Dwayne Kennedy on His Debut EP, Using Jokes About Race as a Barometer, and Playing Different Kinds of Crowds

Dwayne Kennedy has been in the stand up comedy game for about thirty years now, performing everywhere, from Showtime at the Apollo to the Late Show with David Letterman, but he's still a bit of a comic's comic.

He'll talk to Jesse about why he's recorded plenty of his sets, but is only releasing his debut stand up EP this month. Plus, he'll explain how he's adapted his comedy for different audiences and how he's used jokes about race as a barometer.

His debut record is called Oh No! It's Dwayne Kennedy and is available now on Bandcamp. You can also check out Dwayne Kennedy's site for a schedule of his upcoming shows. See if he's coming to a city near you!

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Photo by Jesse Thorn

British Cult Comic Noel Fielding on 'The Mighty Boosh' and Creating New Worlds

If audiences in the United States know Noel Fielding, it's for his cult comedy show The Mighty Boosh, a comedy double-act turned radio program and then TV show. It aired here on Cartoon Network's adult swim. But Fielding is much better known in his native UK for not only the Boosh (which has done arena tours) but his appearances on quiz shows and his specific sense of style.

Fielding is touring the United States this spring with a live show called An Evening with Noel Fielding, which features some of his beloved characters and frequent collaborators (like Rich Fulcher).

Fielding sits down with us to talk about his comedy "marriage" with his Mighty Boosh creative partner Julian Barratt, his personal aesthetic, and creating new worlds on the radio, on TV, and on the stage.

His show The Mighty Boosh is available now on Seeso.com. Find out if An Evening with Noel Fielding is coming to a city near you by checking out Fielding's site.

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The Outshot: Beyoncé's "Formation" and Taking Space

Jesse considers the backlash to Beyoncé's new single, and explains why he thinks it's worth your attention.

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EP. 161 "Parade Zone" ft. Steph Tolev

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Steph Tolev

Steph Tolev (@StephTolev) joins the ladies to discuss Canada, Florida, cursing, road trips, skank shaming, finding money, parades and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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EP. 160 "Mrs. Blood" ft. Lauren Brenner

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Lauren Brenner

Lauren Brenner (@ClassyLaurenB) joins the ladies to discuss DVD menus, pink velvet, Barbies, Joey Lawrence, Kanye, smoking and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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How to Memory

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Show: 
Still Buffering

Rileigh and Sydnee try to figure out the best way to record your teenage memories, assuming you want to, and then Rileigh confuses Sydnee with the rules of Instagram and Snapchat

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 415: Bone Xylophone with Dwayne Kennedy

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Guests: 
Dwayne Kennedy

Comedian and writer Dwayne Kennedy joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of what makes a good uncle, Dwayne's Donald Trump theory, and Jordan's new neighbor audio mystery.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 413 - Cynthia Hopkins

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Guests: 
Cynthia Hopkins

One-person show person Cynthia Hopkins joins us to talk wig fires, car washes, and sneaking into crime scenes.

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