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Holiday Stories #2

Elna Baker, Michele Carlo, Scott Whitehair, Christine and Steve Spatucci share true tales of the Yuletide.
Elna Baker
Michele Carlo
Steve Spatucci
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International Waters: Episode 40 Cue the Jingle Bells!

Erin, Chris and Dave
Erin McGathy
Chris Fairbanks
Cariad Lloyd
Paul Foxcroft

Erin McGathy, Chris Fairbanks, Cariad Lloyd and Paul Foxcroft join host, Dave Holmes and share stories of Grandmothers’ biscuits, the Danish word for squirrel and Santa’s washboard ass.

It’s our Christmas special, so we get into the differences in how our countries celebrate the holidays, talk about Santa in sexually explicit terms and break out the Christmas crackers.

Useful links this week:

Erin McGathy wants to plug the wedding special of her podcast and is currently enjoying series two of The Comeback.

Chris Fairbanks is on Twitter @ChrisFairbanks and is currently being “Forest Gumped” into some scenes from Cocktail. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to find the end result here. In the meantime, you can see the first film where they Forest Gumped Chris into an episode of Dragnet. Chris is currently enjoying the paintings of a guy who works on the Venice boardwalk. This guy doesn't have a website and Chris hasn't even seen him around recently, but guess who else paints and who does have a website? Chris' dad James Fairbanks!

Cariad Lloyd wants to plug her other improve group Austentatious, who do improvised Jane Austen novels and are touring in the new year. Cariad’s on Twitter as @LadyCariad. Cariad recommends Graham Linehan’s recent sitcom, The Walshes.

Paul Foxcroft is on Twitter as @MisterSpiderGod and recommends that we all spend Christmas re-watching The Kids in the Hall.

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. Dave would like to recommend an app called FrickBits, which uses the GPS info from your smartphone to make beautiful art.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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MaxFun Philly Holiday Meet Up

12/20/2014 - 17:00
Venue Name: 
Waterfront Winterfest at Penn's Landing

Philadelphia MaxFunsters -- join some pals for a holiday get together at Waterfront Winterfest at Penn's Landing on Saturday, December 20th at 5:00 PM EST. You can RSVP on the Facebook event here.

The Flop House: Episode #167 - From Justin to Kelly

The Flop House

Song of the autumn contest winner Jason MacIssac decreed that we should be subjected to legendary season-one-of-American-Idol ancillary flop From Justin to Kelly. Did he take it easy on us, or is there now a bounty on his head? Meanwhile Stuart introduces his innovative new restaurant concept, and Elliott murders Dan on air.

Movies and TV recommended in this episode:

Inherent Vice
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
Nine Days of One Year

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 79 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Wham Bam Pow

In observance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Week on Wham Bam Pow, this episode features no fewer than two unintentional pizza puns. Plus, Ricky dishes about one of the early movies that made him, and we decide when a reboot just isn't right.

Next week, we will be watching The Grandmaster, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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One Bad Mother Episode 84: Holiday Survival Guide, plus guest Jenny Williams

One Bad Mother
Jenny Williams

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate that brings feelings of cheer and MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF STRESS! Biz and Theresa discuss why the holidays can make even the most innocent of comments about your kids or your parenting style sound like you are the worst parent on the planet. Plus helpful tips on how to survive, Biz confirms a new mother’s worst fears that it actually is hard, and Theresa proves to be more fun than a Disney movie. Brooklyn artist Jenny Williams joins us to talk about her new book What My Daughter Wore and about keeping our creativity going after having kids.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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RISK! Live in San Francisco

01/24/2015 - 20:00 - 21:30
San Francisco
Venue Name: 
Verdi Club ; 2424 Mariposa Street

RISK! is excited to return to San Francisco and the Verdi Club on January 24th. This month our theme is "Intense," and we are excited to present stories from:

Kevin Allison
James Adomian
Leo Allen
Janine Brito
Dominic Dierkes
DC Pierson


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RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

TS163: Miami, Anne Geddes, UPS vs. Moms, Rev. Steven Anderson w/ Guest John August

Throwing Shade
John August

Erin and Bryan came back from a trip to Miami, and it really changed Erin for the worse. Plus, the Supreme Court discusses rights for pregnant workers and a preached named Steven Anderson called for the execution of gays. Also, is "dim sum" a euphemism for "penis"? And we talk about the movie "Threesome" with screenwriter and fellow podcaster, John August. 

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EP. 103 "I'll Eat It" ft. Clare O'Kane

Lady to Lady
Clare O'Kane

Clare O'Kane (@babysfirstgun) joins the ladies to discuss Plan B, Thanksgiving, Pitch Perfect 2, Annie, singing from your pussy and more! Produced by David Janove, intern Kailey Godoy, theme song by Zach Ames.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 188: I Pledge a Grievance


Christian brings the case against his wife, Corrin. They're both big fans of a university sports team, and aren't afraid to show their spirit. Christian wants to fly their team's flag outside their house on game days, but Corrin says that's one step too far. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to Lisa Minogue-White for this week's case name! And thanks to Julian Burrell for engineering this week.

You can see John Hodgman live at his remaining 2014 tourdates in Alexandria, Virginia on December 15 & 16. You can also visit for a Secret Society event that will be open to the public.


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