Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters
The pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree.

Live Shows Rule vs Live Shows Suck
Dec 2 • 44 min
Laci Mosley, Nick Kocher, Lisa Gilroy, and Joe Kwaczala join host Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, are live shows for suckers or are they actually pretty cool?
Poutine vs Acorn Mush
Nov 15 • 66 min
Joey Greer, Shelby Fero, DC Pierson, and Christine Medrano join Dave Holmes to decide once and for all, what new side dish must be present at every American Thanksgiving
Netflix vs Disney+
Nov 1 • 45 min
This week, our teams argue about stealing from Disneyland, reboot Netflix tv shows, and tell us about some of the most embarrassing things they’ve stolen.
Michael Myers vs Laurie Strode
Oct 15 • 64 min
Elliott Kalan, Addie Weyrich, Mano Agapion, and Lucé Tomlin-Brenner join host Dave Holmes on our first annual Troubled Waters Halloween Spooktacular.
Pumpkin Pie vs Changing Leaves
Oct 1 • 66 min
Holly Walker, Jesse Neil, Amanda Brooke-Perrin, and Maggie Maye join host Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, which is the best part of fall, changing leaves or pumpkin spice?
Kids vs No Kids
Sep 16 • 48 min
Ify Nwadiwe, Mike Hanford, Felicia Folkes and Kara Klenk join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all should you be having kids?
Tight vs Loose
Sep 2 • 51 min
This week, it’s our back to school episode and our contestants share some truly insane school stories, tackle some punny questions, and argue over a childhood prank story sent in by a listener.
Window vs Aisle Seats
Aug 16 • 57 min
Atsuko Okatsuka, Brodie Reed, Benjamin Harrison and J Keith van Straaten join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, should you go for the aisle seat or window seat on an airplane?
Linus vs Lucy
Aug 1 • 43 min
Sara June, Luke Null, Bri Pruett and Riley Silverman join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, who is the better Peanuts character, Lucy or Linus? Team Linus Riley Silverman and Bri Pruett Team Lucy Sara June and Luke Null This week
Space Mountain vs The Library
Jul 15 • 56 min
Jamie Loftus, Humphrey Ker, Mallory O’Meara and Josh Briggs join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all: is Disneyland an acceptable thing to do as an adult? Team Space Mountain Jamie Loftus and Josh Briggs Team Library Mallory O’Meara a
The Jimmy Awards: Yea or Nay?
Jul 1 • 59 min
Lauren Lapkus, Sierra Katow, Chris Schleicher and Brendan Hay join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all should we keep the National High School Musical Theatre Awards or burn it to the ground?
Lance Bass vs Joey Fatone
Jun 17 • 44 min
Will Campos, Lisa Best, Caroline Bloom and Chris Sullivan join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all who is the best NSYNC member, Lance Bass or Joey Fatone
Ruin Eurovision vs Don’t Ruin Eurovision
Jun 3 • 49 min
Andrew Ti, Mary Sasson, and Susy Kane join host, Dave Holmesto settle once and for all, should we ruin Eurovision with an American version or should we keep it in Europe?
Pro-Taco Bell vs Anti-Taco Bell
May 15 • 55 min
Ellington Wells, Venk Potula, Amanda Brooke Perrin and Sharon Houston join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, are we pro- or anti-Taco Bell?
Cake vs Pie
May 1 • 37 min
Heather Anne Campbell, Chad Daniels, Amanda Troop and Andrew Michaan join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, which is better, cake or pie?
Vegetarianism: Worth It vs Not Worth It
Apr 15 • 59 min
This week, our contestants argue over vegetarianism, defend unpopular opinions from listeners, and try to make St Louis style bagels a thing. Plus, our old friend Florida Man makes an appearance in a special segment.
Donuts vs Doughnuts
Mar 21 • 69 min
Adam Felber, Brea Grant, David Gborie and Siobhan Thompson join host, Dave Holmes to decide once and for all, is it spelled “Donuts” or “Doughnuts”?
Green vs Not Green
Mar 15 • 54 min
Greg Fitzsimmons, Jake Weisman, Emily Heller and Matt Ingebretson join host, Dave Holmes to decide once and for all, do you have to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?
The Favourite vs Eighth Grade
Mar 1 • 41 min
Eric Lampaert, Drew Droege, Moujan Zolfaghari and Stephanie Escajeda join Dave Holmes to decide once and for all what was the best film of 2018: The Favourite or Eighth Grade!
Black vs Creamy
Feb 14 • 50 min
The stakes could not be higher on our inaugural episode of Troubled Waters! Two teams will face off for the right to be right about: The best way to drink coffee. It’s Team Black versus Team Creamy.
139: The Very Best of IW
Feb 1 • 41 min
Dave Holmes is flying solo this week and going over his favorite segments from IW’s run. This is the FINAL episode of International Waters, but fear not! We will return in a few weeks with a new logo, a new title and a new format.
138: Think of the Snooker Players
Jan 15 • 54 min
Riley Silverman, Valerie Tosi, Sarah Morgan and Thom Tuck join host, Dave Holmes for embarrassing bodily function anecdotes, erotic fast food fan fiction, maritime movie puns, and a very special announcement about the future of International Waters
137: Just Don’t
Jan 1 • 54 min
Jon Gabrus, Nate Craig, Caroline Mabey and Thomas Parry join host, Dave Holmes for toasty puns, questionable new year’s resolutions, and embarrassing animal stories.
136: Sponsored by Edible Arrangements
Dec 17, 2018 • 50 min
Gaby Dunn, Dan Cerruti, Laura Lexx and Alexis Dubus join host, Dave Holmes to learn about the UK tradition of opening Christmas crackers, tell embarrassing gift-giving stories, and sing impromptu Christmas caroling on International Waters’ Holiday
135: Sing with the Onion Man
Dec 3, 2018 • 52 min
Jordan Morris, Ryan Singer, Josh Glanc and Alice Fraser join host, Dave Holmes for embarrassing high school protest stories, a round of Florida man vs Australia man, and made up celebrity biographies.
134: I Want A Dog Dog
Nov 15, 2018 • 49 min
Greg Behrendt, Billy Wayne Davis, Rachel Watkeys Dowie and Ruby Clyde join host, Dave Holmesfor ancient sword finds, Black Friday pickup lines, and a whole lotta Queen!
133: The Bouncy Boy Conflict
Nov 1, 2018 • 57 min
Kristen Studard, Stephanie Escajeda, Paul Foxcroft and Helen Duff join host, Dave Holmes for lost whale antics, terrible sexy costumes, and made up holiday festivities.
132: Thank You, Brendan Fraser
Oct 15, 2018 • 41 min
Tawny Newsome, Maria Shehata, Laura Davis and William Andrews join host, Dave Holmes for theories on Fergie’s “London Bridge,” first world problem-solving, and exclusive Santa Claus photo ops.
131: Sperm Sitting
Oct 1, 2018 • 49 min
Sabrina Jalees, Klee Wiggins, Naz Osmanoglu and Nadia Kamil join host, Dave Holmes for bartender life advice, celebrity drinking puns, and stories about waking up with weird things in your mouth.
130: All Babies Are Racist
Sep 17, 2018 • 55 min
Emily Maya Mills, Molly Hawkey, Holly Burn and Simon Kane join host, Dave Holmes for shark heists, transatlantic newlywed games, and Smash Mouth musicals
129: Dennises the Menaces
Sep 3, 2018 • 64 min
Freddie Wong, Julia Prescott, Katie Storey and Gareth Gwynn join host, Dave Holmes for lengthy chats on what O Levels are, embarrassing prom stories, and creepy teachers
128: Uncle Beansy
Aug 15, 2018 • 46 min
Dan Van Kirk, Allison Raskin, Tom Neenan and Sarah Morgan join host, Dave Holmes for Summer blockbuster-themed pickup lines, KFC performance art, and too many covers of “Hurt
127: Meth or Alligators
Aug 1, 2018 • 42 min
Bassem Youssef, Zabeth Russell, Grainne Maguire and Max Davis join host, Dave Holmes for first world problem-solving, terrible gnome puns, and rockumentary pitches.
126: Self-Care Level: Showtune
Jul 16, 2018 • 50 min
Jordan Morris, Irene White, Alexis Dubus and Sian Docksey join host, Dave Holmes for embarrassing school dance stories, emoji-to-audio transformations, and terrible selfies.
125: Old Wet Ham
Jul 2, 2018 • 48 min
Jackie Tohn, Dave Nadelberg, Athena Kugblenu and Howard Read join host, Dave Holmes for embarrassing childhood memories, certified karaoke bangers, and gritty Paddington reboots
Ep. 124: H.P. Lovecraft: Monster Racist
Jun 15, 2018 • 48 min
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.
Ep. 123: America’s got Nihilism
Jun 1, 2018 • 52 min
Dave Holmes is joined by U.K. guests Sarah Bennett and Paul Foxcroft who will take on U.S. guests Auggie Smith and Cecily Knobler to determine national supremacy!
Ep. 122: Infested with Chihuahuas
May 15, 2018 • 50 min
Mawaan Rizwan, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Louis Virtel and Inkoo Kang join host Dave Holmes to talk about The Princess Bride, Elvis’s career and THE ROYAL WEDDING!
Ep. 121: Resigned to Life as a Ghost
May 1, 2018 • 45 min
Dave Holmes is joined by Eleanor Morton, Garrett Millerick, Jacob Sirof, and Amy Spalding to discuss delayed messages (which may or may not be in a bottle), LA rain, pot brownies and more.
Ep. 120: Riddled with Porn Viruses
Apr 16, 2018 • 50 min
Dave Holmes travels to New York to join Tom Cowell, Michelle de Swart, Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers for a look at computer problems, tax write-offs and more.
Ep. 119: Slightly More Handsome
Apr 2, 2018 • 45 min
This week Dave Holmes is joined by Hanna Stanbridge, Brett Goldstein, Jonah Ray and Renee Colvert to discuss Clue/ Chess fan fiction and being forgotten.
Ep. 118: Westworld for Ducks
Mar 15, 2018 • 48 min
Kat Bond, Ben Targét, Andrew Ti and Lisa Linke join host, Dave Holmes, stupid behavior fueled by love, cat crime dramas, numbers in music and international musical adaptations.
117: Look Like Cher, Move Like Tina Turner
Mar 1, 2018 • 41 min
Marcella Arguello, Adam McArthur, Thom Tuck and Danielle Ward join host, Dave Holmes for terrible celebrity interviews, sad song makeovers, and some good ol cultural spring cleaning.
116: Muppet, Please
Feb 15, 2018 • 45 min
Kristina Wong, J Keith Van Straaten, Glenn Moore and Harriet Kemsley join host, Dave Holmes for embarrassing drunk stories, romcom ruining, and Ugandan rap
115: You’re in a Cult Now
Feb 1, 2018 • 41 min
Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Siobhan Thompson and Humphrey Ker join host, Dave Holmesfor embarrassing hobby stories, made up TV show theme song lyrics, and romantic debating
114: Band Camp Tramp Stamp
Jan 16, 2018 • 50 min
Chip Pope, Valerie Tosi, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Benjamin Partridge join host, Dave Holmes for clown murder discussions, performance art weirdos, and made up celebrity biographies
113: More Than an Uncle
Jan 2, 2018 • 63 min
Nick Rutherford, Helen Hong, Jameela Jamil and Romesh Ranganathan join host, Dave Holmes for bird crime chats, first world problem solving, and funeral playlist recommendations
112: We’re All in the Same TARDIS
Dec 15, 2017 • 55 min
Zach Reino, Amanda Troop, Avery Edison and Natt Tapley join host, Dave Holmes for terrible Christmas cracker jokes, unlawful swaying, and toy selling on IW’s holiday special!
111: Artisanal Dick Pics
Dec 1, 2017 • 56 min
Jon Gabrus, Elizabeth Laime, Elf Lyons and Joe Hart join Dave Holmes for Tinder discussions, app idea inventions, and Home Alone reboots.
110: Peanut Butter Possibilities
Nov 15, 2017 • 55 min
Lauren Lapkus, Kurt Long, Lucy Porter and Sunil Patel join host, Dave Holmes for discussions on dog marriage, holiday themed pickup lines, and truly bizarre movie names.
109: Have A Leeching
Nov 1, 2017 • 47 min
Dan Gill, Daniel Weingarten, Tom Neenan and Helen Duff join host, Dave Holmes for flat Earth conspiracy theories, a dissertation on conkers, and clickbait headlining.
108: Allergic to Whale Dander
Oct 13, 2017 • 46 min
Chris Fairbanks, Michelle Biloon, Jessica Fostekew and Joe Sutherland join host, Dave Holmes for terrible dating experiences, spooky celebrity names, and improvised theme song lyrics.
107: Metal is for the Children
Oct 2, 2017 • 56 min
Breeda Wool, Dan Cerruti, Josie Long and Andrew O’Neill join host, Dave Holmes for TV show/weed mashups, embarrassing old projects, and fake spoiler discussions
106: Boys I Have Googled
Sep 15, 2017 • 57 min
Ricky Carmona, Klee Wiggins, David Morgan and Felicity Ward join host, Dave Holmes for vampire boobs, Australia man v. Florida man debates, and sexy nerd boy chat
105: Don’t Bring Chip Into This
Sep 1, 2017 • 46 min
Scott Krinsky, Maggie Maye, Simon Kane and Andrea Hubert join host, Dave Holmes for some erotic fan fiction, festival pick up lines, and millennial rebranding. Scott Krinsky wants to plug
104: Sequin Guns
Aug 15, 2017 • 49 min
Ify Nwadiwe, Kira Soltanovich, Lou Sanders and Alexis Dubus join host, Dave Holmes for truly terrible British accents, gender-swapped cover songs, and @Midnight spinoffs
103: #Spexit
Aug 1, 2017 • 46 min
Sean Michael Boozer, Brie Eley, Ruth Bratt and Kieran Hodgson join host, Dave Holmes for summer movie discussion, hairy food stories, and first world problem fixes
102: Legitimate Sandwiches
Jul 14, 2017 • 38 min
Michaela Watkins, Sam Jay, Tom Crowley and Jenny Bede join host, Dave Holmes for movie musical questioning, space chicken puns, and gross beach activities.
101: Reverse Kate Bush
Jul 3, 2017 • 52 min
Nick Holmes, Molly Hawkey, Frog Stone and Spencer Jones join host, Dave Holmes for embarrassing childhood stories, dirty Google searches, and Duckula chats
100: Oops We Did Oligarchy Again
Jun 15, 2017 • 43 min
Caitlin Gill, Billy Wayne Davis, Joz Norris and Rachel Parris join host, Dave Holmes for clip show goodness, spicy food adventures, and Beatle-Pirate mashups
99: NCIS: Liverpool
Jun 1, 2017 • 45 min
Matt Braunger, Jessica McKenna, Sophie Duker and Andrew Hunter Murray join host, Dave Holmes for health fad stories, local celebrities biographies, and good old fashioned alligator fighting.
98: A Furious 69
May 15, 2017 • 60 min
Ophira Eisenberg, Bil Dwyer, Tom Bell and Holly Burn join host, Dave Holmes for vigilante justice stories, truly awful Doctor Who-inspired music, and first world problem-solving.
97: A Very Floppy Muppet
May 2, 2017 • 40 min
Graham Elwood, Guy Branum, Lucy Pearman and Caroline Mabey join host, Dave Holmes for World War 3 talk, Barry Manilow duets, and good ol’ meat pile state fairs.
96: Daddy’s Got A Deep Voice
Apr 14, 2017 • 51 min
Amber Nash, D’Arcy Carden, Susy Kane and Humphrey Ker join Dave Holmes for Archer rule 34 discussions, Bigfoot fan fiction, and Ducktales/Hall & Oates singalongs.
95: Psychics and Brussels Sprouts
Apr 3, 2017 • 50 min
Andy Kindler, Scott Thompson, Sarah Morgan and Chris Martin join host, Dave Holmes for swinger party talks, vampire leprechauns debates, and the wonders of US drinking culture.
94: Sex Pest Gremlin
Mar 20, 2017 • 51 min
Lisa Loeb, Chris Schleicher, Jon Blyth and Steve Hogarty join Dave Holmes to talk about awful Doctor Who reboots, puma cares vs human cares, and why Friends is the worst show on Earth.
93: Fairy Bread for the Masses
Mar 2, 2017 • 52 min
April Richardson, Greg Behrendt, Darren Hayes and David Smithyman join Dave Holmes for a very special Aussie vs American episode of International Waters. They talk sexy sci-fi songs, the wacky antics of Florida/Australia Man, and relive terrible haircut m
92: Nurse Whom
Feb 14, 2017 • 46 min
Jimmy Pardo, Stephanie Escajeda, John Butler and Ingrid Oliver join Dave Holmes for some controversial pop song talk, Steve Bannon sex dreams, and terrible present arguments.
91: LIVE at SF Sketchfest
Feb 1, 2017 • 46 min
Mike Phirman, Erica Rhodes, James Acaster and Aisling Bea join Dave Holmes for an episode recorded LIVE at the Eureka Theatre for SF Sketchfest. They try their best pick up lines, eat truly awful Bay area delicacies, and accidentally order some dollhouses
90: Making Sounds Sound Like Real Sound
Jan 18, 2017 • 42 min
Brandon Johnson, Sharon Houston, Danielle Ward and Michael Legge join Dave Holmes to talk about gross beach love, affairs on the set of Star Wars, and erotic slash fiction.
89: Did Red Buttons Die?
Jan 2, 2017 • 56 min
Hal Lublin, Josh Briggs, Richard Herring and Iszi Lawrence join Dave Holmes to argue about weird British slang, mannequin robberies, and haggie smuggling.
88: Dog on Top, Baby on Bottom
Dec 16, 2016 • 67 min
Joe Starr, Lauren Ashley Bishop, Carrie Quinlan and Nick Doody join Dave Holmes for to talk about catchy Christmas tunes, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s secret second verse, and (terrible) Christmas cracker jokes.
87: Is “Blood on Your Hands” One Word?
Dec 1, 2016 • 48 min
Beth Stelling, Kurt Long, Brennan Reece, and Margaret Cabourn-Smith join Dave Holmes to talk about Home Alone remakes, why Batman smells, and gross biscuits.
86: Hey, Mind if I Turn On?
Nov 23, 2016 • 54 min
Brandie Posey, Emily Maya Mills, Kayleigh Llewellyn and Tom Allen join Dave Holmes for Brandie Posey, Emily Maya Mills, Kayleigh Llewellyn and Tom Allen join Dave Holmes learn about the secret verse of the Cheers theme song, Toblerone controversies, and c
85: Too Much Eye Contact
Nov 3, 2016 • 48 min
Julia Prescott, Rob Fee, Thom Tuck and Sofie Hagen join host, Dave Holmes to talk about The Spice Girls, #firstworldproblems, and proper blowjob etiquette.
84: Sesh Gremlins
Oct 15, 2016 • 47 min
Bridgid Ryan, Hayes Davenport, Pippa Evans and Marc Haynes join Dave Holmes to learn about the differences between Autumn and Fall, inappropriate Halloween costumes and childhood penis incidents.
83: Live at London Podcast Festival
Oct 11, 2016 • 55 min
John Hodgman, Maria Shehata, John Finnemore and Josie Long join Dave Holmes for an episode recorded live at the London Podcast Festival.
82: Christmas Future / Christmas Past
Sep 15, 2016 • 41 min
Janie Haddad Tompkins, Andrew Michaan, Fin Taylor and Luisa Omielan join Dave Holmes for talk of true crime, wrecking desserts and Star Trek / Wonka slash fic.
81: Swaths Issues
Aug 30, 2016 • 46 min
Sara Shaefer, Will Weldon, Nat Luurtsema and David Reed join Dave Holmes for post-Olympic pop culture quizzing, back to school records from either side of the Atlantic and re-boot pitches for Mad Max and Call the Midwife.
80: Hard Lions
Aug 16, 2016 • 40 min
Matt Gourley, Zabeth Russell, James Bachman and Nadia Kamil join Dave Holmes for questions about the Olympics, celebrity children’s books and #CorporateHigh-erarchy.Matt Gourley,
79: How Dare You, Mr Potter!
Aug 2, 2016 • 46 min
Tess Barker, Johnny Pemberton, Lou Sanders and Dan Tetsell join Dave Holmes to talk heat waves, Pokémon and summer jams. Plus the teams are challenged to take down beloved children’s characters from the opposing nation.
78: Molly and Bugles
Jul 15, 2016 • 43 min
David Park, Danielle Radford, Hatty Ashdown and Toby Hadoke join Dave Holmes to answer questions about Star Trek, movie themes and Dame Judy Dench’s new tattoo.
77: Boules on the Bed
Jun 30, 2016 • 39 min
Erin McGathy, John Butler, John Finnemore and Rachel Parris join Dave Holmes for an episode packed with Brexit, embarrassing stories of failed romance and Dave doing a Brummie accent.
76: Distant Father’s Day
Jun 15, 2016 • 42 min
Aparna Nancherla, Jonathan Van Ness, Phill Jupitus and Shappi Khorsandi join Dave Holmes to quiz about Daleks, soccer, “meatlegging” and musicals.
Jun 2, 2016 • 51 min
Bryan Cook, Carrie Poppy, Matt Kirshen and Ella Smith join Dave Holmes for underage drinking stories, awful Prince and Bowie covers and universe-crossing slash fic.
74: Starving and Horny
May 16, 2016 • 47 min
Sara Benincasa, Hal Lublin, Paul Foxcroftand Gráinne Maguire join 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.
73: Not Nutkins!
May 4, 2016 • 41 min
Chris Fairbanks, Jackie Kashian, Gemma Whelan and Andy Zaltzman join Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing about Shakespeare, scandals and corporations cack-handedly trying to memorialise Prince.
72: The Paltrow Treatment
Apr 19, 2016 • 44 min
Karen Kilgariff, Keith Powell, Katy Brand and Gareth Gwynn join Dave Holmes for a c-bomb littered riot of secret spilling and Gwyneth dissing comedy quizzing.
71: Peas Is Problematic
Apr 1, 2016 • 57 min
Kulap Vilaysack, Janet Varney, Ben Partridge and Tiffany Stevenson join Dave Holmes for stories about dumb crimes, old timey musicians and chicken fights.
70: MaxFunDrive 2016
Mar 15, 2016 • 47 min
Kyle Kinane, Zabeth Russell, Angela Barnes and Marek Larwood join Dave Holmes for 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.
69: Monkey Fight
Mar 1, 2016 • 49 min
Brandie Posey, Andy Wood, Andi Osho and Tom Bell join Dave Holmes to talk fast food menu changes, TV comedy re-boots and classic superheroes from each country’s past.
68: Suck It Brits!
Feb 16, 2016 • 37 min
Jimmy Pardo, Eden Dranger, Tom Parry and Matthew Crosby join Dave Holmes for Superbowl talk, sexy breakfast foods and a Dame Helen Mirren-off.
67: Double High Five
Feb 1, 2016 • 51 min
Emily Maya Mills, Dave Ross, Lucy Montgomery and Barunka O’Shaughnessy join Dave Holmes for probably our rudest episode ever. Graphic sex talk, bad transatlantic accents and lots of shouting, plus we make up some fast food villains.
66: Duck’s Mouth Mint
Jan 16, 2016 • 38 min
Josh Androsky, Mike McShane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and John Luke Roberts join Dave Holmes to talk about David Bowie, Monty Python and Bill Murray, with very different degrees of reverence.
65: You Met Bobby?
Jan 5, 2016 • 38 min
Chris Fairbanks, Carrie Poppy, Nadia Kamil and Adrian Poynton join Dave Holmes for a New Year’s episode featuring horrific YouTube videos, a defence of eyebrows and celebrity encounters.
64: Horny for the Holidays
Dec 18, 2015 • 46 min
Asterios Kokkinos, Renee Colvert, Carrie Quinlan and Jon Blyth join Dave Holmes for topical jokes, festive slash/fic and Christmas crackers.
63: American Hot
Dec 4, 2015 • 52 min
Brock Wilbur, Rye Silverman, Humphrey Ker and Ingrid Oliver join Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing as well as chat about pizza eating, sex tech and fictional bands from Law and Order.
62: Aluminum Or Aluminium
Nov 15, 2015 • 44 min
Allegra Ringo, Kevin Dorff, Josie Long and Thomas Nelstrop join Dave Holmes for transatlantic pop culture quizzing and face-friendship.
61: Not A Sexman
Nov 1, 2015 • 47 min
Amber Tozer, Nate Craig, James Bachman and Sarah Morgan join Dave Holmes for trending hashtags, Nazi references and a charm contest.
60: Risk! Switcheroo
Oct 15, 2015 • 50 min
It’s Maximum Fun’s #GreatSwitcheroo, so Kevin Allison from the RISK! podcast takes over hosting duties and is joined by New York-based comics Myka Foxx, Judah Friedlander, Dave Hill and Jenny Jaffe.
59: Bulbous Salutations
Oct 1, 2015 • 50 min
Matt Braunger, Brandie Posey, Carrie Quinlan and Emmy Award winner David Quantick join Dave Holmes to talk about slutty Halloween costumes and simian selfies. Plus #BaeOfPigs, #PizzaRat and #LammilyMenstruation.
58: One Very Long Friend
Sep 17, 2015 • 52 min
Lauren Ashley Bishop, Julia Prescott, Stephen K Amos and Nadia Kamil join Dave Holmes royal celebrations, TV detectives and a debate over transatlantic pianist sex symbols.
57: Vice Vs. The Biggest Problem in the Universe
Sep 1, 2015 • 45 min
Maddox, Robin Higgins, Megan Koester and Josh Androsky join Dave Holmes as Vice takes on The Biggest Problem in the Universe, in a pop culture battle royal.
56: CIPYD? Vs. Bunker Buddies
Aug 19, 2015 • 43 min
Allegra Ringo, Renee Colvert, Andie Bolt and Travis McElroy join Dave Holmes to determine which podcast is better, Can I Pet Your Dog? or Bunker Buddies.
55: Duck Butter and Snozzberries
Jul 31, 2015 • 56 min
Amanda Meadows, Keith Powell, Ingrid Oliver and James Bachman join Dave Holmes for tea drinking, hipster food trends and weird beauty treatments.
54: Living the Blap Blap Blap
Jul 15, 2015 • 49 min
Zabeth Russell, Solomon Georgio, Matt Kirshen and Susy Kane join Dave Holmes for Noughties nostalgia, superheroes and a which country’s the worst throwdown.
53: Ghost of a Forearm
Jul 1, 2015 • 57 min
Chris Fairbanks, Eliza Skinner, Lynn Ferguson and Tom Bell join Dave Holmes in studio for comedy quiz questions about the news, TripAdvisor reviews of transatlantic tourist attractions and some steamy collaborative slash-fic.
52: Live at MaxFunCon
Jun 17, 2015 • 50 min
Paul F. Tompkins, Janie Haddad-Tompkins, Nadia Kamil and Helen Zaltzman join Dave Holmes up in Lake Arrowhead to face questions about Kate Moss, exploding creatures and classic summer movies.
51: Let’s Acca-Do It!
Jun 3, 2015 • 58 min
Brian Unger, Zabeth Russell, Thom Tuck and Wendy Wason join Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing and talk of dad bods, Usher and the smell of Benedict Cumberbatch.
50: Trust the Process
May 19, 2015 • 45 min
Paul Provenza, Bridgid Ryan, Helen Zaltzman and Arnab Chanda join Dave Holmes to answer questions about dad bods, viral videos and civet poop coffee.
49: Goodbye England’s Rose
Apr 30, 2015 • 54 min
Chris Fairbanks, Karen Kilgariff, Holly Walsh and Tony Way join Dave Holmes for weird ice-cream tasting, 90s pop and Thomas the Tank engine slash fic.
48: Hitler, Robot Hitler & Werewolf Hitler
Apr 14, 2015 • 49 min
Biz Ellis, Humphrey Ker and Laura Solon join Dave Holmes for jentacular delights, transatlantic commercials and human centipedes.
47: Visible Palpable Hopelessness
Mar 31, 2015 • 45 min
Alice Lowe, Emily Maya Mills, Brandon Barrick and Andy Riley join Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing and a run down of some of the worst sitcom adaptations to ever try to cross the Atlantic.
46: Come to Bottom End Are Ye?
Mar 14, 2015 • 61 min
Dana Gould, Beth Stelling, Robin Ince and Susy Kane join Dave Holmes. Which birds of prey should you avoid including in your novel and which will give you a bitchy look? How do you ruin an Englishman’s day? And can Beth or Susy get a word in while Robin
45: Live in Los Angeles
Mar 1, 2015 • 62 min
Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, Matt Kirshen and Sarah Morgan join Dave Holmes for a show taped live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA.
44: Discourse is Dead
Feb 14, 2015 • 40 min
Jemaine Clement, Guy Branum and Megan Koester join Dave Holmes for Sleeping Tapes, Vampires and Antipodean #FirstWorldProblems.
43: L for Lorenzo
Jan 31, 2015 • 66 min
Dave Ross, Zabeth Russell, Lynn Ferguson and Chris Martin join Dave Holmes to talk about Bear tits, the coconut dog and why 30 years ago sucked.
42: Flamingos, Plonkers and Dogging
Jan 15, 2015 • 49 min
Kyle Kinane, Eliza Skinner, Brendan Dodds and Lou Sanders join Dave Holmes to learn about Teen drug trends and British sex things.
41: The Right to Bear Arse
Dec 29, 2014 • 52 min
Amelie Gillette, Travis McElroy, Pippa Evans and James Acaster join Dave Holmes for an end of 2014 special.
40: Cue the Jingle Bells!
Dec 15, 2014 • 60 min
Erin McGathy, Chris Fairbanks, Cariad Lloyd and Paul Foxcroft join Dave Holmes, sharing stories of grandmothers’ biscuits, the Danish word for squirrels and Santa’s washboard ass.
39: Turner and Satan and Hooch
Dec 1, 2014 • 47 min
Brian Fernandes, Jackie Kashian, Simon Kane and Helen Zaltzman join Dave Holmes to call out the first un-funny Canadian, identify terrible Christmas songs and reminisce about a thing called Dido.
38: Dressed as a Car
Nov 16, 2014 • 68 min
Asterios Kokkinos, Amanda Meadows, Andy Zaltzman and Josie Long join Dave Holmes for ice-cream tasting, extreme wildlife shows and slash/fic.
37: Give the Parrot Some Dialogue
Nov 1, 2014 • 47 min
Craig Cackowski, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Carrie Quinlan and David Quantick join Dave Holmes for crisp tasting, Dylan slating and gangster film translating.
36: MaxFunWeek Special
Oct 14, 2014 • 49 min
Baby Geniuses Emily Heller and Lisa Hanawalt take on Stop Podcasting Yourself’s Dave Shumka and Graham Clark, in our first ever MaxFunWeek special.
35: Canada Runs on Tommy Ho’s
Sep 30, 2014 • 43 min
Sean Conroy, Starlee Kine, Glenn Wool and Jessica Young join Dave Holmes for comedy quizzing and banter.
34: Scotch Egg Fight!
Sep 15, 2014 • 53 min
Nate Craig, Santina Muha, Sophie Black and Fergus Craig join Dave Holmes for Bud Light Chelada tasting, transcontinental sex party news and a sad farewell to summer.
33: Edición Español
Sep 1, 2014 • 53 min
Brent Forrester, Danielle Ward, Nadia Kamil and Shawn Pearlman join Dave Holmes for pop-culture quizzing, seasonal coffee, buttsteaks and TV detectives.
32: #Goofburn
Aug 14, 2014 • 58 min
Adrian Poynton, Bridgid Ryan, David Park and Humphrey Ker join host, Dave Holmes for comedy quizzing and daytime drinking.
31: Stiff as a Varnished Eel
Aug 1, 2014 • 63 min
Phill Jupitus, Sadie Hasler, Rhea Butcher and Adam Conover join host Dave Holmes to joke about the rude image currently branded on British Milkybars, whether this is the right time for Phill to make his sexual switch and why Back to the Future III was suc
30: Barf! No Points!
Jul 16, 2014 • 55 min
Dave Ross, David Reed, Gemma Whelan and JC Coccoli join host Dave Holmes to make puns, play “Sex App or Disney character?” and find out what you might have to do in a Game of Thrones audition.
29: Furious at the World
Jul 1, 2014 • 52 min
Tara Ariano, Stephen K Amos, David T Cole and Kayleigh Llewellyn join host Dave Holmes to find out what a Bagpuss is, how Dave felt about Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and who all has rickets.
28: Kenny G Lane
Jun 15, 2014 • 55 min
Alison Stevenson, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, Chris Fairbanks and Tom Meeten join host Dave Holmes to talk toilet contests, lyrics about streets and why you should never stir a baby.
27: There Was Boy Ball
Jun 1, 2014 • 43 min
Judith Shelton, Sean O’Connor, Helen Zaltzman & Dan Tetsell join host Dave Holmes for puns, lost in translation TV transfers and more discussion of British soap Coronation Street.
26: A Cheeky Vimto
May 15, 2014 • 45 min
Angela Barnes, Jamie Kaler, Justin Moorhouse and Tess Barker join host Dave Holmes for blue jokes, chips vs. crisps and a cheeky Vimto.
25: Because Murder
May 1, 2014 • 51 min
Brandie Posey, Matt Knudsen, Nick Doody and Susan Murray join host, Dave Holmes, for the transatlantic comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply.
24: Let the Nerds Run Wild
Apr 15, 2014 • 51 min
Erin Gibson, Jake Weisman, Michael Legge and Rachel Parris join host, Dave Holmes, for the transatlantic comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply.
23: Dragon Egg McGee
Apr 1, 2014 • 45 min
April Richardson, Gabe Delahaye, Josie Long & Tom Bell join host, Dave Holmes for the transatlantic comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply.
22: Why Choose the Battenberg?
Mar 15, 2014 • 48 min
Barbara Gray, John-Luke Roberts, Pippa Evans and Zach Sherwin join host, Dave Holmes for the transatlantic comedy quiz where land laws do not apply.
21: No Jokes
Mar 1, 2014 • 38 min
Derek Miller, Lucy Montgomery, Tony Way and Zabeth Russell join host Dave Holmes to talk Game of Thrones dong, try to identify some songs about cities and solve a bunch of first world problems. Written by Sarah Morgan and Jordan Morris. Produced by Jennif
20: The Fire that Engulfs the Wood
Feb 15, 2014 • 37 min
Beth Stelling, Matt Braunger, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Thom Tuck join host Dave Holmes to fight for the title of “Greatest country in the world, this week”. Talk of Cornish pasties, double-takes, bad accents and Super Bowl commercials. Written by Sa
19: Haunted Butchers Hat
Feb 1, 2014 • 33 min
Kimberly Clark, Jasper Redd, Danielle Ward and Chris Neill all join Dave Holmes for our stupid transatlantic pop-culture quiz.
18: The Dave Holmes Era
Jan 15, 2014 • 37 min
James Bachman, Katy Brand, Ricky Carmona and Rhea Butcher join new host Dave Holmes to decide which nation is better out of the UK and US, through the medium of comedy quiz.
International Waters: 2014 Announcement
Jan 1, 2014 • 1 min
Jesse Thorn has a big announcement about the future of International Waters.
17: Live in London
Sep 8, 2013 • 62 min
Guest host, Jordan Morris takes the helm with Josie Long & Matt Kirshen competing against Dave Hill & Jesse Thorn.
16: Made of Squashed Cow
Jul 2, 2013 • 54 min
Guest host, Dave Holmes is joined by Cariad Lloyd, Joel Morris, Jonah Ray and Kulap Vilaysack in our 16th attempt to determine which country is better, Britain or the USA. Engineered by Jennifer Marmor and Stewart Barnes, written by Jordan Morris and Sara
15: You’re Welcome, Posterity
May 12, 2013 • 69 min
Cameron Esposito, Rob Huebel, Humphrey Ker and Nat Luurtsema join host Jesse Thorn for a distinctly dirty episode of the comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply. You’re welcome, posterity.
14: Pope Corey
Apr 6, 2013 • 59 min
Janet Varney, Ricky Carmona, Matthew Crosby & Helen Zaltzman join host Jesse Thorn to answer pop-culture questions and joke around. Written by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan. Produced by Colin Anderson.
13: No to Killfist?
Feb 23, 2013 • 48 min
Dana Gould, Maeve Higgins, Jackie Kashian and Howard Read join host Jesse Thorn and special guest Rebecca Dana to talk gooches, rabbis and celebrity baby names. Produced by Colin Anderson
12: A Season for Milk-Floating
Jan 13, 2013 • 63 min
Eliza Skinner, John Finnemore, Jonah Ray and Roisin Conaty join guest host Cameron Esposito and special guest Julie Klam to uncover the British equivalents to hay-riding and Kim Kardashian.
11: Live at MaxFunCon East
Dec 12, 2012 • 62 min
Michael Ian Black, Dave Shumka, Graham Clark, Carol Kolb, Jordan Morris & Jesse Thorn live from MaxFunCon East, as Canada and the USA finally face off against each other.
10: Live in San Francisco
Nov 21, 2012 • 48 min
Jordan Morris, Barbara Gray, James Reichmuth and Natasha Muse join host Jesse Thorn for a battle between North and South California, with special guest, Mal Sharpe.
9: This Time It Stays Took
Oct 12, 2012 • 71 min
Greg Proops, Robin Thede, Claudia O’Doherty and Robin Ince join host Jesse Thorn and special guest, star of BBC America’s “Copper”, Tom Weston-Jones.
8: Crocodile Dun-don’t
Sep 26, 2012 • 57 min
Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Zaltzman, Cameron Esposito and Nadia Kamil join host Jesse Thorn and special guest Craig Brown in the pop-culture quiz show where land laws do not apply. Written by Sarah Morgan and Jordan Morris, produced by Colin Anderson
7: Live in London
Sep 1, 2012 • 76 min
Holly Walsh, Jordan Morris, Ron Babcock and Tom Allen join special guest Jon Ronson and host Jesse Thorn for a live taping of the pop-culture quiz show where land laws do not apply!
6: Half-Fictional Fluffy Cat-Rabbits
Aug 6, 2012 • 69 min
Asterios Kokkinos, Ava Vidal, Eliza Skinner and Neil Edmond join special guest Joel Stein and host Jesse Thorn for the pop-culture quiz show where land laws do not apply!
5: Branaghland
Jul 12, 2012 • 54 min
Helen Zaltzman, Janet Varney, Michael Smiley and Bryan Safi join special guest A.J. Jacobs and host Jesse Thorn for the pop-culture quiz where land laws don’t apply and the only way to ensure silence in the home is an all-out war on squirrels.
4: Whither Shaggy?
Jun 7, 2012 • 65 min
Holly Walsh, Rob Huebel, Sarah Thyre and Steve Hall join special guest Jonathan Coulton and host Jesse Thorn for the pop-culture quiz where land laws do not apply. Hosted by Jesse Thorn, written by Jordan Morris and produced by Colin Anderson.
3: Exploding Draculas
May 10, 2012 • 67 min
Andy Daly, Erin Gibson, Humphrey Ker and Margaret Cabourn-Smith compete for their nations’ honour in the quiz show where land laws do not apply. With special guests Kurt “Explodo” Andersen and the Guardian’s John Crace. Hosted…
2: And the Prince of Thieves
Mar 29, 2012 • 65 min
Special guest Susan Orlean joins Isy Suttie, Elizabeth Laime, Dan Antopolski, DC Pierson and host, Jesse Thorn in the transatlantic comedy quiz where land laws do not apply. We learn what Katy Perry took Russell Brand under, compare Hunger Games…
Mar 18, 2012 • 47 min
Special guest Rian Johnson and contestants Paul Scheer, Janet Varney, Josie Long and Tom Parry join host Jesse Thorn.