International Waters Ep 113: More Than an Uncle

Jameela Jamil
Nick Rutherford
Helen Hong
Romesh Ranganathan
Dave Holmes

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 Lady.

Helen Hong wants to plug Go Fact Yourself and recommends The Good Place and Tony Baker's comedy.

Jameela Jamil wants to plug The Good Place and recommends Asian Provocateur .

Romesh Ranganathan wants to plug his website and recommends People Just Do Nothing.

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, Christian Dueñas, and Laura Swisher.

Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Terry Crews, Jessica St. Clair & Lennon Parham

Terry Crews
Jessica St. Clair
Lennon Parham

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Terry Crews on addiction, physical fitness, and why he works so much

[R] Terry Crews is the kind of performer that has his hand in all different facets of the entertainment industry. He starred alongside Ice Cube in the Friday After Next, played Chris Rock's Dad on Everybody Hates Chris, and he played the president in Idiocracy. Now he's Andy Samberg's co-star on Brooklyn Nine Nine as Sergeant Jeffords. He was also the screaming muscle man in all those Old Spice ads. But, before all that, Terry was a football player from Flint, Michigan - like not just high school and college - he played on four NFL teams over 5 years. He was picked by the LA Rams in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft, and in 1996 he played his last season ever for the Eagles.

Terry and Jesse discuss football, and the culture that surrounds the player in training and on the field. They discuss what life was like for Terry after leaving the NFL, and how that time shaped his relationship to fitness. They also discuss his childhood, his relationship to success, and why he works so much.

Listen to Terry Crews' interview on YouTube!

This segment originally aired in May of 2017.

Canonball with Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell: King Crimson’s 'In The Court of the Crimson King'

Every so often we like to take a closer look at albums that should be considered classics, to find out what makes them great. It's Canonball.

No one says The Rolling Stones don’t belong in the pop music canon. But what about Genesis? Or Yes? What about the prog rockers? The music wasn’t down and dirty, and the songs weren’t pop-radio short. Sometimes they were downright long. But prog has always had its loyalists.

This week Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell, the editors of the prog rock anthology Yes Is The Answer: (And Other Prog Rock Tales), explain why the King Crimson album In The Court of the Crimson King is a classic, and how it laid the foundation for a whole genre. They’ll explain how these classically trained musicians mixed flutes, horns, blues riffs, and synthesizers to create this face melting album.

Listen to this segment on YouTube!

This segment originally aired in June of 2014.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham of 'Playing House': Improv in the writers' room, and showing realistic friendships on television.

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham play best friends on TV, and if their on-screen chemistry seems real, it is. They met doing improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and have been writing partners ever since. They co-created and star in Playing House, a sitcom about female friendship that's more reminiscent of Lucy and Ethel than it is Carrie Bradshaw's gang.

Playing House follows Emma and Maggie, two women who have been friends forever. Maggie stayed in their hometown, got married, and is expecting a baby. Emma has been professionally ambitious, closing business deals in Shanghai, and hasn't been back to visit for what must be years.

Parham and St. Clair join us to talk about the marathon improv sessions that produce the show's jokes, and their real-life friendship.

You can watch *every episode* of Playing House on USA's website.

Listen to this interview on YouTube!

This interview originally aired April of 2014.

The Outshot: The Gap Band

Finally, for this week's Outshot: The Gap Band. Jesse tells us about a chart-topping album with a lot of funk and soul, The Gap Band IV.

Listen to Jesse's Outshot on YouTube!

This segment originally aired in May of 2017.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 512: Live in London with Nick Hornby and Helen Zaltzman

Nick Hornby
Helen Zaltzman

Live from the London Podcast Festival in London, Jordan and Jesse are joined by celebrity podcaster Helen Zaltzman and author and screenwriter Nick Hornby for a discussion of their AirBnB in London, Jordan's trip to Paris, and Nick's history of naming things on the show.



That's not what we ended up calling the year, by the way. Though, following our grand tradition, we did end up spending about 20 minutes trying to figure out the definitive them for 2018. So ... enjoy that?

Suggested talking points: The Naming of 2018, FacePics, Twice at the Denny's, Fresh Butt Dead Drop, Mail vs. Garbage, Locked Cold Room Mystery

The Greatest Generation Ep 190: A Box that Does the Work (DS9S1E12)


When Kai Opaka makes an unscheduled visit to DS9, Commander Sisko, Major Kira and Dr. Bashir take her off the station as soon as possible. But when their Winnebago crashes onto “Planet War,” one of them will be unable to leave. Do humans in the 24th century have super eyesight? Does the promenade have a Claire’s? What’s the greatest amount of emotion depicted in Star Trek? It’s the episode that’s grandfathered into immortality.

Story Break: Star Wars Episode IX: A New Rebellion

Story Break

After watching The Last Jedi, the team tries to break the next movie in the Star Wars universe!

Judge John Hodgman Episode 344: Coq Au Ban


Gideon brings the case against his wife, Cynthia. He wants their family's chickens to be free range, but Cynthia says they have destroyed her garden. Who's right? Who's wrong?

If you want to check out Judge Hodgman's neighbor's blog about his pigs, visit


Click here to check out Gustavo's business plan!


Tickets are still available for Judge John Hodgman at SF Sketchfest! LIVE Bay Area justice will be dispensed on Thursday January 11, 2018 at the Castro Theatre. More info can be found on the right side of this page or at!

If you are or will be in the Bay Area on January 11 and have a dispute for the show, submit it at! And be sure to check out Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn throughout the weekend at the Fest!


Thank you to Jesse Madsen for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



The Greatest Generation Ep 189: Hesher Emeritus (DS9 S1E11)


When a pair of twins use their prominently placed keisters to smuggle an egg onboard the station, a deal brokered by Quark goes sideways and a man is killed. But when the prisoner shows Odo his necklace, the shape-shifter has a chain reaction. Is Lieutenant Toast a character that exists to save work doe the payroll department? Is this episode meant to be a stirring tribute to the makeup designer’s deceased father? Are these guys gum commercial twins or beer commercial twins? It’s the episode where we open ALL the presents and do ALL the ass jokes.

MK 109: You Got Kwanzaa'd... AGAIN! Part Deux! (Kwanzaa, Omarosa, Peanut Allergies, TheWhole 30, Oprah & Gayle, Ashanti)

Minority Korner

Happy Halle Days! We are bringing back Kwanzaa, straight out of the vaults. Why? Because it's some of our best segments, and... we kind of forgot how to do Kwanzaa so we figured you did too for our longtime listeners, and new and fresh info for our newer listeners. But first! James talks about his near death peanut allergy attack through the streets of New York, where his survival instincts kicked in. Kwanzaa came early, Omarosa got the boot! Maybe she'll have a Scrooge like awakening? Get ready to revisit a magical journey as we rediscover and explore Kwanzaa. How well do you know Kwanzaa? We'll take a quiz sponsored by PBS, (that gets really competitive... by James) before diving into it's origins. James talks about it's history, importance, and meanings, and Nnekay will walk you through how you can celebrate this beautiful holiday celebrating African American Awesomeness. Also join Nnekay and James as they plan their Kwanzaa Albums, and future Kwanzaa movies and TV projects. Will they beat out Oprah and Gayle for King and Queen of Kwanzaa? Stay tuned to the very end for James' special announcement! 

Happy Kwanzaa!

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Story Break, Episode 36: Sleighrunner

Story Break

The team rolls the story cubes and must develop a story based on Christmas! Get ready for Sleighrunner (Bourne meets Jingle All The Way)!

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