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International Waters Ep 128: Uncle Beansy

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Allison Raskin, Dan Van Kirk, and Dave
Guests: 
Daniel Van Kirk
Guests: 
Allison Raskin
Guests: 
Sarah Morgan
Guests: 
Tom Neenan

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 recommends the baby whale at the beach video.

Allison Raskin wants to plug her podcast, Gossip and recommends Lie to Me by JT Ellison.

Tom Neenan wants to plug his show at Edinburgh Fringe and recommends The Beef and Dairy Network podcast on Maximum Fun.

Sarah Morgan wants to plug Bubble on Maximum Fun and recommends Dear Joan and Jericha.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Laura Swisherr and Christian Dueñas.

International Waters Ep 127: Meth or Alligators

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Guests: 
Bassem Youssef
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell
Guests: 
Max Davis
Guests: 
Grainne Maguire

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 Russell wants to plug GLOW on Netflix and Too Old to Die Young on Amazon and recommends Molly Hawkey's Spermcast.

Grainne Maguire wants to plug her Edinburgh Fringe show and recommends Love Island.

Max Davis wants to plug Dead Ringers on BBC Radio 4 and Horrible Histories and recommends Barry on HBO.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Dave would like to recommend Eighth Grade.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

International Waters Ep 126: Self-Care Level: Showtune

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Jordan Morris, Irene White, and Dave
Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Irene White
Guests: 
Sian Docksey
Guests: 
Alexis Dubus

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 Rachel Cantu.

Irene White wants to plug Superstore on NBC and recommends The Bold Type on Freeform.

Alexis Dubus wants to plug his newborn child and recommends Ben Moor's comedy.

Sian Docksey wants to plug her show Interdependent Woman and recommends Succubus Magazine.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to recommend You Think It I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

International Waters Ep 125: Old Wet Ham

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Guests: 
Dave Nadelberg
Guests: 
Jackie Tohn
Guests: 
Athena Kugblenu
Guests: 
Howard Read

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 and Zumbo's Just Desserts.

Dave Nadelberg wants to plug The Mortified Guide on Netflix and The Mortified podcast and recommends the music of Tom Rosenthal.

Athena Kugblenu wants to plug her website and recommends Dear White People on Netflix.

Howard Read wants to plug Horrible Histories and Little Howard and recommends Wild Wild Country on Netflix.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

Pop Rocket Ep. 180: Dietland is Unapologetically Fat w/ Lindy West

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Lindy, Guy, Karen, Margaret
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Lindy West
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

This week, Guy Branun, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson are joined by Lindy West, New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author of the book Shrill to discuss the AMC show Dietland and one of TV’s best fat characters ever: Plum Kettle.

Lindy is all about is all about the UK show Grand Designs, which offers a respite of pleasantness in the current world of television. Margaret is all about Michelle Goldberg's NYT op-ed We Have a Crisis of Democracy, Not Manners, which takes a look at the morality behind Sarah Huckabee Sanders being kicked out of a restaurant. Karen is all about The World Cup, especially the Group that includes Mexico, Sweden, Germany and South Korea. Guy is all about the Netflix series Alex Strangelove a show with a lot of potential…but suffers from the unfortunate issue of being stuck in white suburbia.

The group will take an extensive look at Dietland and the history of fat characters on television. Why is it that even the “good” takes on this archetype often end up feeling incomplete? What would it take for people to get past the message of “body empowerment” when writing stories about fat bout fat people?

The Pop Rocket 2018 Summer Book Club is a go! We’re reading Crazy Rich Asians. Join the Facebook group and get in on the conversation.

With Lindy West, Karen Tongson, Guy Branum and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Margaret - The Carters - NICE.

Karen - Germans - Cruel

Lindy - Bobby McFerrin - Don’t Worry Be Happy.

Guy - Lizzo - Boys.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Julian Burrell.

Pop Rocket Ep. 179: What's in YOUR (pop culture) Bubble? w/ Jordan Morris and Sudi Green

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Sudi, Guy, Jordan, Karen
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Jordan Morris and Sudi Green
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Karen Tongson

This week, Guy Branun and Karen Tongson are joined by Jordan Morris, writer of the new Maximum Fun scripted series Bubble, and Sudi Green, former Totally Biased w/ Kumau Bell production assistant, current model and current writer for Saturday Night Live. In honor of Bubble the team will discuss which shows and films help create their safe bubble from the rest of the scary world.

Jordan is all about is all about Hearts Beat Loud, a summer film that offers the perfect respite from the deluge of CGI battles on the silver screen. Sudi is all about the book Educated, a memoir from Tara Westover that’s startlingly dark, but compulsively readable. Karen is all about The Showtime series The Affair, which just began its latest season and has all the hetero-disaster-kink that fans of the show have come to expect. Guy is all about the Netflix film Set it Up, a rom-com that’s getting a lot of love online… but he just couldn’t quite get into.

The group will take an extensive look at their personal pop culture bubbles; the things that help define their outlook on life in an unchallenged way. But as this country feels more and more divided, not just politically but in media tastes, what shows and films are there that transcend the borders of the Bubble and unite everyone in their consumption? They’ll provide the answers.

With Sudi Green, Karen Tongson, Guy Branum and Jordan Morris.

The Pop Rocket 2018 Summer Book Club is a go! We’re reading Crazy Rich Asians. Join the Facebook group and get in on the conversation.

That’s My Jam:

Sudi - Rachel Crow - Dime.

Karen Tongson - Huey Lewis and the News - Do You Believe in Love?

Jordan Morris - Rachel Cantu - Love Rush.

Guy Branum - Calvin Harris (with Dua Lipa) - One Kiss.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Julian Burrell.

International Waters Ep. 118: Westworld for Ducks

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Lisa, Dave, and Andrew
Guests: 
Dave Holmes
Guests: 
Andrew Ti
Guests: 
Lisa Linke
Guests: 
Kat Bond
Guests: 
Ben Targét

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.

Kat wants to plug her upcoming live gigs and recommends the Fact Up Podcast.

Ben wants to plug Battersea Arts Center and recommends The Arts Emergency charity.

Andrew wants to plug His podcast "Yo, is this racist?" and recommends The Chinese rap group Higher Brothers.

Lisa wants to plug keeping up with her on Twitter and recommends The book "The Power"

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor, Julian Burrell, and Laura Swisher.

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