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International Waters: Episode 73 Not Nutkins!

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Andy & Gemma in London
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Gemma Whelan
Guests: 
Andy Zaltzman

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 Genius and his podcast Do You Need A Ride. Chris also recommends the Ted Cruz Bad Lip Reading video.

Jackie Kashian wants to plug her podcasts The Dork Forrest and The Jackie and Laurie Show and recommends Maria Bamford's new Netflix show Lady Dynamite.

Gemma Whelan wants to plug her work in Game of Thrones, Upstart Crow and Horrible Histories. Gemma recommends Sara Pascoe's new book, Animal.

Andy Zaltzman wants to plug his up-coming Edinburgh Fringe show Plan Z. You can follow Andy on Twitter @ZaltzCricket for cricket-based tweets and @HelloBuglers for other stuff.

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 new MaxFun podcast The Beef and Dairy Network.

Thanks to Failbetter Games for sponsoring this week's episode. You can check out their new game Fallen Londonhere.

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

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

Getting Curious: Episode 12 What is it Like Living in China?

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Show: 
Getting Curious
Guests: 
Jonathan Van Ness
Guests: 
Scarlett Wang

Jonathan sits down with Scarlett Wang in NYC to talk about moving to America, why certain websites are blocked in China, and how their elections are similar to how America’s Next Top Model works.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Scarlett Wang.

Produced by Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org

EP. 173 "Praise" ft. Lindsay Adams

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Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Lindsay Adams

Lindsay Adams (@LindsaysFace) joins the ladies to discuss Subway, emojis, Kim Kardashian, slut shaming, wearing bras, AMPM, Convenience Cunts and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Bleeding!

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Hello Buddies! Unless you live in a protective bubble or have been supremely lucky, at some point the blood that was supposed to be inside your body has made its way outside your body! Normally, you'd just slap a bandage on there! But what if it's a real "gusher"? Lose enough blood and you're going to pass out or even die! We'll go over some exsanguination facts and what to do in an emergency! We'll even talk about the terrifying option of cauterization! WHAT FUN! As a warning, if the discussion of blood/bleeding upsets you then this is not the episode for you!

We Got This #62 - Captain America or Iron Man?

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In celebration of the release of Captain America: Civil War, Mark and Hal sift through the Marvel Cinematic Universe to decide once and for all which side you should choose! Should you stand beside Tony Stark, Black Panther, and Spider-Man, or should you throw in with Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, and Falcon? Grab your vibranium shield and your arc reactor, and get ready!

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 7): The Way to Happiness

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We've finally got what you've been looking for: the meaning of life. Yes, you've been thinking to yourself, "How can I be ultimately happy?" Well, the answer is in a 70-page booklet called "The Way to Happiness," that is IN NO WAY affiliated with the Church of Scientology, other than being written by its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. And the organization which distributes said booklet is IN NO WAY Scientologist, other than being run by members of the Church. Hear about Ross and Carrie's visit to the headquarters of The Way to Happiness, and learn why racism isn't a problem, and oxygenated water cures cancer. We hope you're never sad again!

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How to Family Vacation

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Still Buffering

This week, the Smirl sisters are joined by another guest star direct from Taiwan: Their cousin Kyle (or West Virginia Caveman) to talk about family vacations.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

CIPYD 41: Julie Klausner and Bull Terriers

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Guests: 
Julie Klausner

Hey there everyone! Welcome to another great episode! In Dogs We Met This Week, it's been a great big-dog week for the Colvert family! A big Noodle and a new Great Dane! In Mutt Minute, learn all about Bull Terriers and the "original party animal"! We'rejoined this week by the incredible Julie Klausner! She's an actor,show creator and most importantly: A Basset Hound fan! Also, we have some very exciting news regarding pet shop dogs! We're so glad you joined us for another good one! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Geena Davis & Louis C.K.

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Geena Davis
Guests: 
Louis C.K.

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Geena Davis on Gender Diversity, Archery and Quieting the Inner Critic

Geena Davis has made a lasting impression as an actress both on film and television in her roles in Beetlejuice, Thelma and Louise, A League of Their Own, The Accidental Tourist and Commander in Chief. Her performances have resulted in acclaim and a lengthy career both in front and behind the camera. It’s also garnered her a Golden Globe and an Oscar.

Davis is just as committed to her work for gender awareness and diversity in film and television. To turn a light on gender disparity in Hollywood, she created the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a research-based organization that was created to educate and influence change in the entertainment industry. Davis also founded the Bentonville Film Festival, which showcases films featuring minorities and women in both cast and crew and which guarantees distribution to the festival’s winners.

Geena Davis joined Jesse on Bullseye to talk about gaining confidence in voicing her opinions on set, how she feels about being recognized in public and how quieting her inner-critic helped her to almost qualify as an archer for the Summer Olympic games.

The Bentonville Film Festival takes place in Bentonville, Arkansas this week. Tickets are available to the public.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Louis C.K. on Producing a Show in Secret and Paying for It Out of His Own Pocket

Louis C.K. may be known to most as a stand-up comedian, but he's also a writer, an actor, an editor and a producer who thrives when he is creating on his own terms. And that’s what he has been doing with his comedy specials and television shows, including his Emmy-award-winning FX series, Louie.

Louis C.K. has succeeded not only by becoming one the world’s funniest comedians, but by reinventing how an artist succeeds creatively and financially. His direct-to-fan sales of his concerts and videos via his website have proven incredibly successful and have inspired other comedians and artists to offer their content directly to consumers.

He used this model of distribution to release his latest television show, Horace and Pete which features an ensemble cast including Steve Buscemi, Alan Alda, Jessica Lange and Edie Falco. The show, set in a run-down Brooklyn bar, borrows elements from both film and stage plays, to create a unique experience for both the audience and the actors. CK produced the show in complete secrecy, and didn’t leverage pre-press marketing and press junkets to promote the show.

Louis C.K. sat down with Jesse to talk about why he chose to pay for Horace and Pete using his own money, challenging himself as an actor and what inspired him to come up with the family name for the title characters.

All ten episodes of Horace and Pete are available now from Louis C.K.’s website.

The Outshot: Zombo.com

Jesse on the lingering amusement provided by the absurd and simple website, Zombo.com.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 424 - Lori Gibbs

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Guests: 
Lori Gibbs

Comedian Lori Gibbs returns to talk crafting, Paul McCartney, and Crocs.

Download episode 424 here. (right-click)

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