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Pop culture comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply. Join host Dave Holmes and competing teams of world-famous comedians from the US and UK in a hilarious test of pop culture knowledge (and the ability to make up baloney when that knowledge fai...Show More

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Ep 88: Dog on Top, Baby on Bottom

1:07:39 | Dec 16th, 2016

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...Show More

The Favourite vs Eighth Grade

41:50 | Mar 1st

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 Gra...Show More

Black vs Creamy

50:57 | Feb 14th

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 Te...Show More

Ep 139: The Very Best of IW

41:28 | Feb 1st

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, enj...Show More

Ep 138: Think of the Snooker Players

54:37 | Jan 15th

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. ...Show More

Ep 137: Just Don't

54:01 | Jan 1st

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...Show More

Ep 136: Sponsored by Edible Arrangements

50:47 | Dec 17th, 2018

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 Spec...Show More

Ep 135: Sing with the Onion Man

52:45 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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...Show More

Ep 134: I Want A Dog Dog

49:17 | Nov 15th, 2018

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...Show More

Ep 133: The Bouncy Boy Conflict

57:21 | Nov 1st, 2018

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 Ro...Show More

Ep 132: Thank You, Brendan Fraser

41:04 | Oct 15th, 2018

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...Show More

Ep 131: Sperm Sitting

49:52 | Oct 1st, 2018

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 Net...Show More

Ep 130: All Babies Are Racist

55:02 | Sep 17th, 2018

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...Show More

Ep 129: Dennises the Menaces

1:04:03 | Sep 3rd, 2018

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 Cr...Show More

Ep 128: Uncle Beansy

46:19 | Aug 15th, 2018

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 an...Show More

Ep 127: Meth or Alligators

42:06 | Aug 1st, 2018

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. Zabet...Show More

Ep 126: Self-Care Level: Showtune

50:41 | Jul 16th, 2018

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 b...Show More

Ep 125: Old Wet Ham

48:59 | Jul 2nd, 2018

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 mus...Show More

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

48:24 | Jun 15th, 2018

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 Eve...Show More

Ep. 123: America's got Nihilism

52:31 | Jun 1st, 2018

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 Arrangem...Show More

Ep. 122: Infested with Chihuahuas

50:10 | May 15th, 2018

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 Fathe...Show More

Ep. 121: Resigned to Life as a Ghost

45:46 | May 1st, 2018

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 serv...Show More

Ep. 120: Riddled with Porn Viruses

50:44 | Apr 16th, 2018

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 M...Show More

Ep. 119: Slightly More Handsome

45:09 | Apr 2nd, 2018

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 McI...Show More

Ep. 118: Westworld for Ducks

48:40 | Mar 16th, 2018

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

41:04 | Mar 1st, 2018

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...Show More

Ep 116: Muppet, Please

45:35 | Feb 15th, 2018

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 stud...Show More

Ep 115: You're in a Cult Now

41:38 | Feb 1st, 2018

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 a...Show More

Ep 114: Band Camp Tramp Stamp

50:01 | Jan 16th, 2018

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. Vale...Show More

Ep 113: More Than an Uncle

1:03:24 | Jan 2nd, 2018

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...Show More

Ep 112: We're All in the Same TARDIS

55:36 | Dec 15th, 2017

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 recommend...Show More

Ep 111: Artisanal Dick Pics

0:00 | Dec 1st, 2017

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...Show More

Ep 110: Peanut Butter Possibilities

55:58 | Nov 15th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Ep 109: Have A Leeching

47:41 | Nov 1st, 2017

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 Weing...Show More

Ep 108: Allergic to Whale Dander

46:36 | Oct 13th, 2017

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 Stewa...Show More

Ep 107: Metal is for the Children

56:32 | Oct 2nd, 2017

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...Show More

Ep 106: Boys I Have Googled

57:38 | Sep 15th, 2017

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 reco...Show More

Ep 105: Don't Bring Chip Into This

46:37 | Sep 1st, 2017

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 pl...Show More

Ep 104: Sequin Guns

49:04 | Aug 15th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Ep 103: #Spexit

46:00 | Aug 1st, 2017

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 ...Show More

Ep 102: Legitimate Sandwiches

38:19 | Jul 14th, 2017

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 rec...Show More

Ep 101: Reverse Kate Bush

52:20 | Jul 3rd, 2017

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 recom...Show More

Ep 100: Oops We Did Oligarchy Again

43:17 | Jun 15th, 2017

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. B...Show More

Ep 99: NCIS: Liverpool

45:13 | Jun 1st, 2017

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...Show More

Ep 98: A Furious 69

1:00:44 | May 15th, 2017

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 Sw...Show More

Ep 97: A Very Floppy Muppet

40:40 | May 2nd, 2017

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 Fe...Show More

Ep 96: Daddy's Got A Deep Voice

51:08 | Apr 14th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Ep 95: Psychics and Brussels Sprouts

50:29 | Apr 3rd, 2017

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 199...Show More

Ep 94: Sex Pest Gremlin

51:43 | Mar 20th, 2017

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 recommen...Show More

Ep 93: Fairy Bread for the Masses

52:55 | Mar 3rd, 2017

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 hair...Show More

Ep 92: Nurse Whom

46:06 | Feb 14th, 2017

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 cha...Show More

Ep 91: LIVE at SF Sketchfest

46:00 | Feb 2nd, 2017

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 dollh...Show More

Ep 90: Making Sounds Sound Like Real Sound

42:21 | Jan 18th, 2017

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 Wilshir...Show More

Ep 89: Did Red Buttons Die?

56:58 | Jan 2nd, 2017

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 Sketch...Show More

Ep 87: Is "Blood on Your Hands" One Word?

48:48 | Dec 1st, 2016

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 want...Show More

Ep 86: Hey, Mind if I Turn On?

54:42 | Nov 23rd, 2016

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...Show More

Ep 85: Too Much Eye Contact

48:15 | Nov 4th, 2016

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 Dou...Show More

Ep 84: Sesh Gremlins

47:18 | Oct 15th, 2016

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 (...Show More

Ep 83: Live at London Podcast Festival

55:29 | Oct 12th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Ep 82: Christmas Future / Christmas Past

41:15 | Sep 16th, 2016

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 S...Show More

Ep 81: Swaths Issues

46:22 | Aug 30th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Ep 80: Hard Lions

40:02 | Aug 16th, 2016

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...Show More

Ep 79: How Dare You, Mr Potter!

46:12 | Aug 2nd, 2016

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 plu...Show More

Ep 78: Molly and Bugles

43:34 | Jul 15th, 2016

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 Ra...Show More

Ep 77: Boules on the Bed

39:33 | Jul 1st, 2016

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 Edin...Show More

Ep 76: Distant Father's Day

42:09 | Jun 15th, 2016

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 Ja...Show More

Ep 75: #STOPCARING

51:30 | Jun 3rd, 2016

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 ...Show More

Ep 74: Starving and Horny

47:12 | May 16th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Ep 73: Not Nutkins!

41:18 | May 4th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Ep 72: The Paltrow Treatment

44:38 | Apr 20th, 2016

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 – apparent...Show More

Ep 71: Peas Is Problematic

57:46 | Apr 1st, 2016

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 recomm...Show More

Ep 70: MaxFunDrive 2016

47:50 | Mar 15th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Ep 69: Monkey Fight

49:12 | Mar 2nd, 2016

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 siste...Show More

Ep 68: Suck It Brits!

37:56 | Feb 17th, 2016

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 benefit...Show More

Ep 67: Double High Five

51:45 | Feb 2nd, 2016

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: Em...Show More

Ep 66: Duck's Mouth Mint

38:34 | Jan 16th, 2016

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 comed...Show More

Ep 65: You Met Bobby?

38:05 | Jan 5th, 2016

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 show...Show More

Ep 64: Horny for the Holidays

46:53 | Dec 19th, 2015

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 gr...Show More

Ep 63: American Hot

52:35 | Dec 4th, 2015

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. ...Show More

Ep 62: Aluminum Or Aluminium

44:06 | Nov 16th, 2015

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 ...Show More

Ep 61: Not A Sexman

47:31 | Nov 1st, 2015

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

50:47 | Oct 15th, 2015

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 ...Show More

Ep 59: Bulbous Salutations

50:51 | Oct 1st, 2015

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 speci...Show More

Ep 58: One Very Long Friend

52:54 | Sep 18th, 2015

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 m...Show More

Ep 57: Vice Vs. The Biggest Problem in the Universe

45:23 | Sep 1st, 2015

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

43:46 | Aug 20th, 2015

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

56:11 | Jul 31st, 2015

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

49:23 | Jul 16th, 2015

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

57:45 | Jul 1st, 2015

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 Morga...Show More

Ep 52: Live at MaxFunCon

50:17 | Jun 17th, 2015

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. MaximumF...Show More

Ep 51: Let’s Acca-Do It!

58:59 | Jun 4th, 2015

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

45:05 | May 19th, 2015

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

54:47 | May 1st, 2015

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

49:01 | Apr 15th, 2015

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...Show More

Ep 47: Visible Palpable Hopelessness

45:00 | Apr 1st, 2015

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. Maximum...Show More

Ep 46: Come to Bottom End Are Ye?

1:01:10 | Mar 14th, 2015

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 ...Show More

Ep 45: Live in Los Angeles

1:02:29 | Mar 2nd, 2015

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

40:55 | Feb 15th, 2015

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

1:06:30 | Jan 31st, 2015

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

49:45 | Jan 15th, 2015

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

52:23 | Dec 30th, 2014

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 Sis...Show More

Ep 40: Cue the Jingle Bells!

1:00:04 | Dec 15th, 2014

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 Kokkin...Show More

Ep 39: Turner and Satan and Hooch

47:19 | Dec 1st, 2014

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. Maximu...Show More

Ep 38: Dressed as a Car

1:08:37 | Nov 16th, 2014

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 inappropr...Show More

Ep 37: Give the Parrot Some Dialogue

47:19 | Nov 2nd, 2014

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

49:27 | Oct 15th, 2014

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, M...Show More

Ep 35: Canada Runs on Tommy Ho’s

43:09 | Sep 30th, 2014

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? A...Show More

Ep 34: Scotch Egg Fight!

53:18 | Sep 15th, 2014

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...Show More

Ep 33: Edición Español

53:27 | Sep 1st, 2014

Brent Forrester, Danielle Ward, Nadia Kamil and Shawn Pearlman join Dave Holmes for pop-culture quizzing, seasonal coffee, buttsteaks and TV detectives. Normal 0 false false false EN-GB JA ...Show More

Ep 32: #Goofburn

58:08 | Aug 14th, 2014

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 T...Show More

Ep 31: Stiff as a Varnished Eel

1:03:34 | Aug 1st, 2014

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 wa...Show More

Ep 30: Barf! No Points!

55:52 | Jul 16th, 2014

<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align:none; text-autospace:none">Dave Ross, David Reed, Gemma Whelan and JC Coccoli join host Dave Holmes<span lang="EN-US" style="mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; m...Show More

Ep 29: Furious at the World

52:14 | Jul 1st, 2014

<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align:none; text-autospace:none">Tara Ariano, Stephen K Amos, David T Cole and Kayleigh Llewellyn join host<span lang="EN-US" style="color:#0000E9; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-...Show More

Ep 28: Kenny G Lane

55:06 | Jun 15th, 2014

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Ep 27: There Was Boy Ball

43:26 | Jun 1st, 2014

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Ep 26: A Cheeky Vimto

45:49 | May 15th, 2014

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Ep 25: Because Murder

51:09 | May 2nd, 2014

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Ep 24: Let the Nerds Run Wild

51:16 | Apr 15th, 2014

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Ep 23: Dragon Egg McGee

45:19 | Apr 2nd, 2014

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Ep 22: Why Choose the Battenberg?

48:12 | Mar 15th, 2014

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

38:11 | Mar 1st, 2014

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Ep 20: The Fire that Engulfs the Wood

37:33 | Feb 15th, 2014

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Ep 19: Haunted Butchers Hat

33:26 | Feb 1st, 2014

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Ep 18: The Dave Holmes Era

37:43 | Jan 15th, 2014

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International Waters: 2014 Announcement

01:01 | Jan 1st, 2014

Jesse Thorn has a big announcement about the future of International Waters.

Ep 17: Live in London

1:02:03 | Sep 8th, 2013

Guest host, Jordan Morris takes the helm with Josie Long & Matt Kirshen competing against Dave Hill & Jesse Thorn.

Ep 16: Made of Squashed Cow

54:10 | Jul 2nd, 2013

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...Show More

Ep 15: You're Welcome, Posterity

1:09:02 | May 13th, 2013

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

59:27 | Apr 6th, 2013

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?

48:33 | Feb 23rd, 2013

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Ep 12: A Season for Milk-Floating

1:03:01 | Jan 13th, 2013

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...Show More

Ep 11: Live at MaxFunCon East

1:02:34 | Dec 12th, 2012

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 ...Show More

Ep 10: Live in San Francisco

48:39 | Nov 21st, 2012

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 M...Show More

Ep 9: This Time It Stays Took

1:11:04 | Oct 12th, 2012

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 gu...Show More

Ep 8: Crocodile Dun-don't

57:50 | Sep 26th, 2012

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 beltwa...Show More

Ep 7: Live in London

1:16:36 | Sep 1st, 2012

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

1:09:29 | Aug 7th, 2012

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Ep 5: Branaghland

54:19 | Jul 12th, 2012

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?

1:05:21 | Jun 7th, 2012

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

1:07:03 | May 10th, 2012

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...Show More

Ep 2: And the Prince of Thieves

1:05:15 | Mar 30th, 2012

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 quot...Show More

Pilot

47:08 | Mar 18th, 2012

Special guest Rian Johnson and contestants Paul Scheer, Janet Varney, Josie Long and Tom Parry join host Jesse Thorn.