Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters

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Troubled Waters is the pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree. Twice a month, Dave will stoke pointless arguments between two teams of comedians and make them compete against each other in order to settle their meaningless debates once and for all. Winner takes home the right to be right.


Nameless vs Twenty Eight
Oct 15 • 61 min
This week, our contestants are given horror movie limericks, pitch some horror movie mashups, and tells us some truly scary stories from Halloween past.
Top to Bottom vs The Bureau
Oct 1 • 55 min
This week, our contestants are quizzed on movies turning 40, talk about Lovecraft monsters and villages in Wales, and try their best to figure out who “You Oughta Know” is about.
Kardashians vs Princess Bride
Sep 15 • 51 min
Josh Gondelman and Broti Gupta argue over the most pressing issues of the day. This time, it’s The End of the Kardashians vs The Princess Bride Table Read.
Adopting Cats vs Virtual Accessibility
Sep 1 • 48 min
Maggie Mae Fish and Melissa Darch argue over the most pressing issues of the day. This time, it’s Adopting Cats vs Virtual Accessibility This week, our contestants talk about some weird college memories, take a Dolly Parton quiz, and learn through…
TikTok vs Resigning Cat
Aug 17 • 54 min
Luke Null and Emily Duke argue over the week’s most pressing issues, this time, it’s TikTok vs Resigning Cat. This week, our contestants pitch some long-awaited sequels, learn about the history of the internet, and find out if it really is cake.
The Woman King vs Hobo Dogs
Aug 3 • 44 min
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Game Shows vs Aussie Man
Jul 15 • 58 min
This week, our contestants give some movie recommendations, learn about fake Netflix series, and pitch a few Quibi-esque at home movie remakes.
Houseplants vs Bees
Jul 1 • 52 min
This week, our guests talk about some wild celebrity encounters, improvise some lyrics to movie theme songs, and play a very special round, courtesy of Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s.
Smiles vs Nacho
Jun 16 • 37 min
Aminatou Sow and Steve Hernandez argue over the most important topics of the day. It’s @blackmensmiling vs Nacho Vidal.
Quarantine Bras vs Bisexual Goose
Jun 4 • 41 min
This week, Jasika Nicole and Addie Weyrich argue about the important issues of the day. It’s Wearing Bras vs The Bisexual Goose.
JOANN Fabrics vs Walks
May 15 • 58 min
This week, our contestants settle some celebrity feuds, come up with some Home Alone-esque traps, and talk about some of the weirdest arguments they’ve been a part of.
Landlord vs Chaos
May 1 • 58 min
This week, our teams play a couple of memory games, come up with post-apocalyptic blockbusters, and we mark the triumphant return of Who Is Dave’s Mom Talking About?
Fitness Marshall vs Peter Andre
Apr 16 • 49 min
Benjamin Partridge and Sarah Morgan join host Dave Holmes on this special remote episode of Troubled Waters to shine a light on their favorite stories of the past few weeks.
Troubled Waters At Home
Apr 1 • 23 min
Well hello there! Welcome to the first post-quarantine episode of Troubled Waters. We’re doing a special “Play At Home” edition of the show where YOU are playing along!
Pox vs Hanx
Mar 18 • 53 min
Jordan Morris, Alexis Preston, J Keith van Straaten, and Biz Ellis join Dave Holmes to defend the honor of the most hallowed institutions of our times; it’s The Hanks Family vs Chicken Pox.
Fast Food vs McMillions
Mar 2 • 55 min
Matt Apodaca, Ellington Wells, Mike Castle, and Casey O’Brien join host Dave Holmes to defend the most hallowed institutions of our times; it’s Fast Food vs. the McMillions guys
Kanye vs Jameela
Feb 17 • 56 min
Molly Ruben Long, Brian Fernandes. Venk Potula, and Aimée Lutkin join host Dave Holmes to throw a cultural life preserver to their favorite celebs currently in troubled waters; it’s Kanye vs Jameela Team Kanye Molly Ruben Long and Venk Potula Team Jameela…
Cats vs Sitting
Feb 3 • 60 min
This week, Lindsey Kelk, Chad Westbrook, Karen Strassman, and Kale Hills attempt to throw a cultural life preserver to someone or something that is currently in troubled waters; it’s Andrew Lloyd Webber vs Renaissance Paintings Team Cats Lindsey Kelk and…
Oscar Snubs vs Goop
Jan 15 • 57 min
Mike Castle, Steve Hernandez, Mary Anthony, and Ryan Barton join host Dave Holmes to settle once and for all: what should we be paying more attention to, the Goop candle or Oscar snubs? Team Goop Ryan Barton and Steve Hernandez Team Oscar Snubs Mike…
2011 vs 2012
Jan 2 • 67 min
Allie Goertz, Gwen Hollander, Joey Greer, and Melissa Darch join host Dave Holmes to settle once and for all: which was the best year of the past decade? Team 2011 Joey Greer and Allie Goertz Team 2012 Melissa Darch and Gwen Hollander This week, our teams…
The Troubled Waters 2019 Holiday Special
Dec 16, 2019 • 55 min
Alison Rosen, Danielle Perez, Joel Stein, and Drennon Davis join host Dave Holmes for the very first Troubled Waters holiday special! This week, our teams argue over holiday party etiquette, tell us about their worst holiday experiences, and pretend to…
Live Shows Rule vs Live Shows Suck
Dec 2, 2019 • 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? Team Pro-Live Shows Joe Kwaczala and Laci Mosley Team Anti-Live Shows Nick Kocher and…
Poutine vs Acorn Mush
Nov 15, 2019 • 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 Team Poutine Joey Greer and Christine Medrano Team Acorn Mush Shelby Fero and DC…
Netflix vs Disney+
Nov 1, 2019 • 45 min
Gabe Liedman, Jordan Kauwling, Katy Davis, and Daniel Zomparelli join host Dave Holmes to decide once and for all: Netflix or Disney+? Team Disney+ Daniel Zomparelli and Gabe Liedman Team Netflix Jordan Kauwling and Katy Davis This week, our teams argue…
Michael Myers vs Laurie Strode
Oct 15, 2019 • 64 min
Elliott Kalan, Addie Weyrich, Mano Agapion, and Lucé Tomlin-Brenner join host Dave Holmes on our first annual Troubled Waters Halloween Spooktacular. Team Michael Myers Elliott Kalan and Lucé Tomlin-Brenner Team Lauri Strode Addie Weyrich and Mano Agapion…
Pumpkin Pie vs Changing Leaves
Oct 1, 2019 • 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? Team Leaves Holly Walker and Amanda Brooke Perrin Team Pumpkin Maggie Maye…
Kids vs No Kids
Sep 16, 2019 • 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? Team No Kids Mike Hanford and Felicia Folkes Team Kids Kara Klenk and Ify Nwadiwe This week, our contestants argue about…
Tight vs Loose
Sep 2, 2019 • 51 min
Flula Borg, Blair Socci, Steph Tolev and Emily Duke join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, does middle school suck? Team Tight Flula Borg and Emily Duke Team Loose Blair Socci and Steph Tolev This week, it’s our back to school episode and our…
Window vs Aisle Seats
Aug 16, 2019 • 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? Team Window Seat J Keith van Straaten and Brodie Reed Team Aisle…
Linus vs Lucy
Aug 1, 2019 • 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, our…
Space Mountain vs The Library
Jul 15, 2019 • 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 and Humphrey…
The Jimmy Awards: Yea or Nay?
Jul 1, 2019 • 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? Team Jimmys Chris Schleicher and Sierra Katow Team…
Lance Bass vs Joey Fatone
Jun 17, 2019 • 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 Team Joey Fatone Caroline Bloom and Chris Sullivan Team Lance Bass Will Campos and Lisa…
Ruin Eurovision vs Don’t Ruin Eurovision
Jun 3, 2019 • 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? Team Ruin Eurovision Mary Sasson and Andew Ti Team Don’t Ruin Eurovision Susy Kane…
Pro-Taco Bell vs Anti-Taco Bell
May 15, 2019 • 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? Team Pro-Taco Bell Ellington Wells and Venk Potula Team Anti-Taco Bell Sharon Houston and Amanda Brooke…
Cake vs Pie
May 1, 2019 • 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? Team Cake Heather Anne Campbell and Amanda Troop Team Pie Chad Daniels and Andrew Michaan This week, our…
Vegetarianism: Worth It vs Not Worth It
Apr 15, 2019 • 59 min
Blaine Capatch, Lauren Ashley Bishop, Zach Reino and Matt Kirshen join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, is vegetarianism worth it? Team Worth It Zach Reino and Matt Kirshen Team Not Worth It Blaine Capatch and Lauren Ashley Bishop This week,…
Donuts vs Doughnuts
Mar 21, 2019 • 68 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”? Team D-O-N-U-T-S Adam Felber and Brea Grant Team D-O-U-G-H-N-U-T-S David Gborie and Siobhan Thompson This…
Green vs Not Green
Mar 15, 2019 • 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? Team Green Emily Heller and Greg Fitzsimmons Team Not Green Jake Weisman and Matt…
The Favourite vs Eighth Grade
Mar 1, 2019 • 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! Team The Favourite Eric Lampaert and Stephanie Escajeda Team Eighth Grade…
Black vs Creamy
Feb 14, 2019 • 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. Team Black: Billy Wayne Davis and Zabeth Russell Team…
Ep 139: The Very Best of IW
Feb 1, 2019 • 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. For now though, enjoy…
Ep 138: Think of the Snooker Players
Jan 15, 2019 • 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. Riley…
Ep 137: Just Don’t
Jan 1, 2019 • 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. Jon Gabrus wants to plug High and Mighty on HeadGum and recommends Killing Eve. Nate…
Ep 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 carols on International Waters’ Holiday Special!…
Ep 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. Jordan Morris wants to plug Bubble on Maximum Fun and…
Ep 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! Greg Behrendt wants to plug Lonely Ghost Attic Stay At Home Candy Reviews and Why Are…
Ep 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. Kristen Studard wants to plug Dance Dance Party Party and Who Cares About the Rock…
Ep 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. Tawny Newsome wants to plug Yo Is This Racist? on Earwolf and…
Ep 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. Sabrina Jalees wants to plug her comedy special on Netflix…
Ep 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 Emily Maya Mills wants to plug her album, By A Thread and Clean Freaks on WhoHaha and recommends The…
Ep 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 Freddie Wong wants to plug Story Break on MaxFun and Anime Crimes Division on…
Ep 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” Dan Van Kirk wants to plug his shows at the Pet-a-llama Comedy Festival and…
Ep 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. Bassem Youssef wants to plug Remade in America and recommends Westworld on HBO. Zabeth…
Ep 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. Jordan Morris wants to plug Bubble on Maximum Fun and recommends Love Rush by…
Ep 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 Jackie Tohn wants to plug GLOW on Netflix and recommends Kate Nash’s music…
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. Alison wants to plug Bubble and Best Worst Week Ever. She…
Ep. 123: America’s got Nihilism
Jun 1, 2018 • 52 min
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…
Ep. 122: Infested with Chihuahuas
May 15, 2018 • 50 min
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.…
Ep. 121: Resigned to Life as a Ghost
May 1, 2018 • 45 min
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…
Ep. 120: Riddled with Porn Viruses
Apr 16, 2018 • 50 min
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 Edinburgh and recommends the comedian Thanyia Moore.…
Ep. 119: Slightly More Handsome
Apr 2, 2018 • 45 min
Renee Colvert, Jonah Raydio, Brett Goldstein and Hanna Stanbridge join host, Dave Holmes, discuss being forgotten and erotic Clue/Chess crossover fan fiction. Hanna wants to plug the Chris Martin and Carl Donnelly podcast and recommends Pollyanna…
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.
Ep 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. Marcella Arguello wants to plug Women Crush Wednesdays at Nerdmelt and…
Ep 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 Kristina Wong wants to plug her eventual run for public office and recommends Landry Prep students’…
Ep 115: You’re in a Cult Now
Feb 1, 2018 • 41 min
Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Siobhan Thompson and Humphrey Ker join host, Dave Holmes to chat about embarrassing hobbies, make up TV show theme song lyrics, and workshop new sex puns. Karen Kilgariff wants to plug her Twitter @KarenKilgariff and…
Ep 114: Band Camp Tramp Stamp
Jan 16, 2018 • 50 min
Chip Pope, Valerie Tosi, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Benjamin Partridge join host, Dave Holmesfor clown murder discussions, performance art weirdos, and made up celebrity biographies Chip Pope wants to plug Lopez and recommends Luke48 on YouTube. Valerie…
Ep 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. Nick Rutherford wants to plug People You May Know and recommends Lady to…
Ep 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! Zach Reino wants to plug his Twitter, @ZachReino and Off Book and recommends The…
Ep 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. Jon Gabrus wants to plug High and Mighty and ActionBoyz and recommends American Vandal on Netflix and Cuplicated.…
Ep 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. Lauren Lapkus wants to plug With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus and recommends the Natch…
Ep 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. Dan Gill wants to plug Groomzillas and recommends Men on Super Deluxe. Daniel Weingarten…
Ep 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. Chris Fairbanks wants to plug One Mississippi and recommends Stewart…
Ep 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 Breeda Wool wants to plug Mr. Mercedes on Audience Network and Vice Principals on HBO and…
Ep 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 Ricky Carmona wants to plug his new movie podcast on Maximum Fun, Who Shot Ya? and…
Ep 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 Dave Made a Maze and recommends Ozark. Maggie Maye wants to plug…
Ep 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 Ify Nwadiwe wants to plug his Twitch channel and recommends up and coming actor John…
Ep 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 Sean Michael Boozer wants to plug The Color Collective and recommends the Undisclosed…
Ep 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. Michaela Watkins wants to plug Casual on Hulu and How to Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days and…
Ep 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 Nick Holmes wants to plug his Tumblr, Gilmore Girls and his book, Time Spent Falling and recommends…
Ep 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 Caitlin Gill wants to plug Crabapples with Bobcat Goldthwait and recommends Angie Tribeca. Billy…
Ep 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. Matt Braunger wants to plug Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger and…
Ep 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. Ophira Eisenberg wants to plug Ask Me Another on NPR and recommends Swing…
Ep 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. Graham Elwood wants to plug Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary and recommends The Mixed…
Ep 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. Amber Nash wants to plug Archer on FXX and recommends Man Seeking Woman on FXX. D’Arcy…
Ep 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. Andy Kindler wants to plug his very first Just for Laughs Speech from 1996 and…
Ep 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. Lisa Loeb wants to plug her album, Feel What U Feel and recommends…
Ep 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…
Ep 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 discussions. Jimmy Pardo would like to plug Never Not Funny’s annual Pardcastathon charity…
Ep 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…
Ep 90: Making Sounds Sound Like Real Sound
Jan 18, 2017 • 42 min
Brandon Johnson, Sharon Houston, Danielle Ward and Michael Legge join host Dave Holmes to talk about gross beach love, affairs on the set of Star Wars, and erotic slash fiction. Brandon Johnson is selling all the hottest screeners on 6th and Wilshire and…
Ep 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 haggis smuggling. Hal Lublin wants to plug Tights and Fights (on Maximum Fun!) and We Got This LIVE at SF Sketchfest…
Ep 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 to talk about catchy Christmas tunes, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s secret second verse, and (terrible) Christmas cracker jokes. Joe Starr would like to plug The Roast of…
Ep 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. Beth Stelling wants to plug Red Oaks on Amazon and recommends Insecure on HBO Kurt Long wants you…
Ep 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 to learn about the secret verse of the Cheers theme song, Toblerone controversies, and childhood animal traumas. Brandie Posey wants to plug Burn This Election and her…
Ep 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. Julia Prescott wants to plug her podcast Everything’s Coming Up Podcast and recommends The…
Ep 84: Sesh Gremlins
Oct 15, 2016 • 47 min
Bridgid Ryan, Hayes Davenport, Pippa Evans and Marc Haynes join host, Dave Holmes to learn about the differences between Autumn and Fall, inappropriate Halloween costumes and childhood penis incidents. Bridgid Ryan wants to plug her Life is Awesome (No…
Ep 83: Live at London Podcast Festival
Oct 11, 2016 • 55 min
John Hodgman, Maria Shehata, John Finnemore and Josie Long join host, Dave Holmes for an episode recorded at Kings Place as part of the 2016 London Podcast Festival. Written by Sarah Morgan and Riley Silverman. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin…
Ep 82: Christmas Future / Christmas Past
Sep 15, 2016 • 41 min
Janie Haddad Tompkins, Andrew Michaan, Fin Taylor and Luisa Omielan join host, Dave Holmes for talk of true crime, wrecking desserts and Star Trek / Wonka slash fic. Join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter. Written by Sarah Morgan and Riley…
Ep 81: Swaths Issues
Aug 30, 2016 • 46 min
Sara Shaefer, Will Weldon, Nat Luurtsema and David Reed join host, 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. Sara Shaefer wants to plug…
Ep 80: Hard Lions
Aug 16, 2016 • 40 min
Matt Gourley, Zabeth Russell, James Bachman and Nadia Kamil join host, Dave Holmes for questions about the Olympics, celebrity children’s books and #CorporateHigh-erarchy. Matt Gourley wants to plug his Pistol Shrimps Radio podcast and recommends the…
Ep 79: How Dare You, Mr Potter!
Aug 2, 2016 • 46 min
Tess Barker, Johnny Pemberton, Lou Sanders and Dan Tetsell join host, 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. Tess Barker wants to plug her…
Ep 78: Molly and Bugles
Jul 15, 2016 • 43 min
David Park, Danielle Radford, Hatty Ashdown and Toby Hadoke join host, Dave Holmes to answer questions about Star Trek, movie themes and Dame Judy Dench’s new tattoo. David Park wants to plug his improve groups Dr God and The Lusty Horde. Danielle Radford…
Ep 77: Boules on the Bed
Jun 30, 2016 • 39 min
Erin McGathy, John Butler, John Finnemore and Rachel Parris join host, Dave Holmes for an episode packed with Brexit, embarrassing stories of failed romance and Dave doing a Brummie accent. Erin McGathy is taking her show Love You Loudly to the Edinburgh…
Ep 76: Distant Father’s Day
Jun 15, 2016 • 42 min
Aparna Nancherla, Jonathan Van Ness, Phill Jupitus and Shappi Khorsandi join host, Dave Holmes to quiz about Daleks, soccer, “meatlegging” and musicals. Aparna Nancherla wants to plug her new comedy album, Just Putting It Out There and recommends…
Ep 75: #STOPCARING
Jun 2, 2016 • 51 min
Bryan Cook, Carrie Poppy, Matt Kirshen and Ella Smith join host, Dave Holmes for underage drinking stories, awful Prince and Bowie covers and universe-crossing slash fic. Bryan Cook wants to plug Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and recommends Welcome To…
Ep 74: Starving and Horny
May 16, 2016 • 47 min
Sara Benincasa, Hal Lublin, Paul Foxcroft and Gráinne Maguire join host, 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. Sara Benincasa wants to…
Ep 73: Not Nutkins!
May 4, 2016 • 41 min
Chris Fairbanks, Jackie Kashian, Gemma Whelan and Andy Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing about Shakespeare, scandals and corporations cack-handedly trying to memorialise Prince. Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his TV show Almost…
Ep 72: The Paltrow Treatment
Apr 19, 2016 • 44 min
Karen Kilgariff, Keith Powell, Katy Brand and Gareth Gwynn join host, Dave Holmes for a c-bomb littered riot of secret spilling and Gwyneth dissing, comedy quizzing. Note: The UK team weren’t able to take part in the secret spilling part – apparently…
Ep 71: Peas Is Problematic
Apr 1, 2016 • 57 min
Kulap Vilaysack, Janet Varney, Ben Partridge and Tiffany Stevenson join host, Dave Holmes for stories about dumb crimes, old timey musicians and chicken fights. Kulap Vilaysack wants to plug her SeeSo.com show Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and recommends FX…
Ep 70: MaxFunDrive 2016
Mar 15, 2016 • 47 min
Kyle Kinane, Zabeth Russell, Angela Barnes and Marek Larwood join host, Dave Holmes 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 with almost as…
Ep 69: Monkey Fight
Mar 1, 2016 • 49 min
Brandie Posey, Andy Wood, Andi Osho and Tom Bell join host, Dave Holmes to talk fast food menu changes, TV comedy re-boots and classic superheroes from each country’s past. Links: Brandie Posey wants to plug her new album Opinion Cave and our sister…
Ep 68: Suck It Brits!
Feb 16, 2016 • 37 min
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. Links: Jimmy Pardo wants to plug the Pardcast-a-thon 2016, his annual podcast marathonwhich benefits the…
Ep 67: Double High Five
Feb 1, 2016 • 51 min
Emily Maya Mills, Dave Ross, Lucy Montgomery and Barunka O’Shaughnessy join host, 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. Links: Emily…
Ep 66: Duck’s Mouth Mint
Jan 16, 2016 • 38 min
Josh Androsky, Mike McShane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and John Luke Roberts join host, Dave Holmes to talk about David Bowie, Monty Python and Bill Murray, with very different degrees of reverence. Links: Josh Androsky wants to plug his regular comedy show…
Ep 65: You Met Bobby?
Jan 5, 2016 • 38 min
Chris Fairbanks, Carrie Poppy, Nadia Kamil and Adrian Poynton join host, Dave Holmes for a New Year’s episode featuring horrific YouTube videos, a defence of eyebrows and celebrity encounters. Links: Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his new TruTV showAlmost…
Ep 64: Horny for the Holidays
Dec 18, 2015 • 46 min
Asterios Kokkinos, Renee Colvert, Carrie Quinlan and Jon Blyth join host, Dave Holmes for topical jokes, festive slash/fic and Christmas crackers. You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or…
Ep 63: American Hot
Dec 4, 2015 • 52 min
Brock Wilbur, Rye Silverman, Humphrey Ker and Ingrid Oliver join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing as well as chat about pizza eating, sex tech and fictional bands from Law and Order. Get in touch through our Facebook group or on Twitter. Written…
Ep 62: Aluminum Or Aluminium
Nov 15, 2015 • 44 min
Allegra Ringo, Kevin Dorff, Josie Long and Thomas Nelstrop join host, Dave Holmes for transatlantic pop culture quizzing and face-friendship. Allegra Ringo is on Twitter @AllegraRingo and wants to plug her own MaxFun podcast Can I Pet Your Dog and her…
Ep 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. Written by Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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 this week and is joined by New York-based comics Myka Foxx, Judah Friedlander, Dave Hill and Jenny Jaffe. Plugs and recommendations: Myka Foxx is on…
Ep 59: Bulbous Salutations
Oct 1, 2015 • 50 min
Matt Braunger, Brandie Posey, Carrie Quinlan and David Quantick join host, Dave Holmes to talk about slutty Halloween costumes and simian selfies. Plus #BaeOfPigs, #PizzaRat and #LammilyMenstruation. Links: Matt Braunger wants to plug his new special Big…
Ep 58: One Very Long Friend
Sep 17, 2015 • 52 min
Lauren Ashley Bishop, Julia Prescott, Stephen K Amos and Nadia Kamil join host, Dave Holmes royal celebrations, TV detectives and a debate over transatlantic pianist sex symbols. Lauren Ashley Bishop wants to plug her fall tour, you can find out more by…
Ep 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 Magazine takes on The Biggest Problem in the Universe, in a pop culture battle royal. Written by Asterios Kokkinos with Justine Barron. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Colin Anderson. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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.. Written by Sarah Morgan and…
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 48: Hitler, Robot Hitler & Werewolf Hitler
Apr 14, 2015 • 49 min
Biz Ellis, Humphrey Ker and Laura Solon join Dave Holmes for Biz Ellis, Humphrey Ker and Laura Solon join Dave Holmes for jentacular delights, transatlantic commercials and human centipedes. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 47: Visible Palpable Hopelessness
Mar 31, 2015 • 45 min
Emily Maya Mills, Brandon Barrick, Alice Lowe 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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…
Ep 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. Written by Asterios Kokkinos with help from Justine Barron. MaximumFun.org
Ep 44: Discourse is Dead
Feb 14, 2015 • 41 min
Jemaine Clement, Guy Branum and Megan Koester join Dave Holmes for Sleeping Tapes, Vampires and Antipodean #FirstWorldProblems. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 43: L for Lorenzo
Jan 31, 2015 • 66 min
Dave Ross, Zabeth Russell, Lynn Ferguson and Chris Martin join Dave Holmes to joke about bear tits, the coconut dog and why 30 years ago sucked. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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. 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…
Ep 40: Cue the Jingle Bells!
Dec 15, 2014 • 60 min
Erin McGathy, Chris Fairbanks, Cariad Lloyd and Paul Foxcroft join Dave Holmes for our Christmas special, sharing stories of grandmothers’ biscuits, the Danish word for squirrel and Santa’s washboard ass. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. A…
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.…
Ep 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. As our respective nations mark Veterans and Remembrance Day, Baskin Robins has released a really inappropriate…
Ep 37: Give the Parrot Some Dialogue
Nov 1, 2014 • 47 min
Craig Cackowski, Janie Haddad Tompkins Tompkins, Carrie Quinlan and David Quantick join Dave Holmes for crisp tasting, Dylan slating and gangster film translating. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. MaximumFun.org
Ep 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. We’ve got cameos from fellow Maximum Fun podcasts One Bad Mother, Judge John Hodgman, Lady to Lady, MBMBaM…
Ep 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. Canada takes on the USA. Can the teams distinguish their gay coming-of-age movies from their Yankee Candles? Who or what is Sleepytime Peach? And…
Ep 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. The teams brainstorm obsolete technology that Apple could revive, filthy British TV…
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson for…
Ep 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. Everyone’s together in the MaxFun LA studio and we bone-on for national anthems, learn about the now serving of camel milk in Third…
Ep 31: Stiff as a Varnished Eel
Aug 1, 2014 • 58 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…
Ep 30: Barf! No Points!
Jul 16, 2014 • 55 min
Dave Ross, David Reed, Gemma Whelan and JC Coccoli join host Dave Holmes for the comedy quiz where land laws do not apply. Find out what JC really thinks about Mussolini, what Gemma had to do in her Game of Thrones audition and which app is like Tinder,…
Ep 29: Furious at the World
Jul 1, 2014 • 52 min
Tara Ariano, Stephen K Amos, David T Cole and Kayleigh Llewellyn join hostDave Holmes for the comedy quiz where land laws do not apply. Find out what a Bagpuss is, what Dave Holmes thought of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and who all has rickets. Written…
Ep 28: Kenny G Lane
Jun 15, 2014 • 55 min
Alison Stevenson, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, Chris Fairbanks and Tom Meeten join host Dave Holmes for the comedy quiz where land laws do not apply, with talk of toilet contests, lyrics about streets and why you should never stir a baby. Written by Sarah…
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor…
Ep 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.
Ep 25: Because Murder
May 1, 2014 • 51 min
Brandie Posey, Matt Knudsen, Nick Doody and Susan Murray join host, Dave Holmes, for pop-culture quizzing, 90s nostalgia, junk food contemplation and how Spitty McGee managed to stutter that. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. Produced by…
Ep 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 pop-culture quizzing plus Game of Thrones chat, imperial apologies and the secrets of proper, Irish pizza. Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos. Produced by…
Ep 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.
Ep 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. Donate to support the production of International Waters here.
Ep 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…
Ep 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” via the medium of popculture comedy quiz. Talk of Cornish pasties, double-takes, bad accents and…
Ep 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.
Ep 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.
Ep 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.
Ep 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…
Ep 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.
Ep 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.
Ep 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. Written by Sarah Morgan and Jordan Morris, produced by Colin Anderson
Ep 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, to uncover the British equivalents to hay-riding and Kim Kardashian. Special guest Julie Klam tells us about her new book Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the…
Ep 11: Live at MaxFunCon East
Dec 12, 2012 • 62 min
Recorded live from the inaugural MaxFunConEast, International Waters 11 sees Canada and the USA finally face off against each other. Special guest Michael Ian Black dropped in, with Stop Podcasting Yourself’s Dave Shumka and Graham Clark squaring up…
Ep 10: Live in San Francisco
Nov 21, 2012 • 48 min
North vs. South (California). Representing SoCal: Jordan Morris and Barbara Gray, for NorCal: James Reichmuth and Natasha Muse. Plus special guest, San Francisco comedy legend Mal Sharpe! Written by Sarah Morgan with additional material from Jordan Morris…
Ep 9: This Time It Stays Took
Oct 12, 2012 • 71 min
Australian comedian Claudia O’Doherty combines forces with Robin Ince to create the Commonwealth mega-team needed to take on America’s Greg Proops and Robin Thede. There’s film geekery, a disco-ball crisis and the term PaparaPicazzo, plus special guest…
Ep 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. There’s a lot of harking back to the Olympics, talk of outside the beltway…
Ep 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!
Ep 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!
Ep 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.
Ep 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.
Ep 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 by Jesse Thorn, written by…
Ep 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 quotes…
Pilot
Mar 18, 2012 • 47 min
Special guest Rian Johnson and contestants Paul Scheer, Janet Varney, Josie Long and Tom Parry join host Jesse Thorn.