International Waters

International Waters: Episode 13 No to Killfist?

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Maeve & Howard in London
Guests: 
Dana Gould
Guests: 
Maeve Higgins
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Howard Read
Guests: 
Rebecca Dana

Dana Gould, Maeve Higgins, Jackie Kashian and Howard Read join host Jesse Thorn and special guest Rebecca Dana to talk gooches, rabbis and celebrity baby names.

Engineered by Lindsay Pavlas, Nick White and Chris Morris, written by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan, produced by Colin Anderson.

International Waters Episode 12: A Season for Milk-Floating

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It's really cold in London.
Guests: 
Eliza Skinner
Guests: 
John Finnemore
Guests: 
Jonah Ray
Guests: 
Roisin Conaty
Guests: 
Julie Klam

Eliza Skinner, John Finnemore, Jonah Ray and Roisin Conaty join guest host Cameron Esposito, to uncover the British equivalents to hayriding and Kim Kardashian.

Special guest Julie Klam tells us about her new book Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate and Can’t Live Without and is incredibly tolerant of Eliza’s latest comic character.

Engineered by Lindsay Pavlas and Chris Morris, written by Jordan Morris and Tom Neenan and produced by Colin Anderson.

International Waters Episode 11: Live at MaxFunCon East

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International Waters at MaxFunCon East. Photo by Zac Wolf zacxwolf.com + thedangerbooth.com
Guests: 
Michael Ian Black
Guests: 
Graham Clark
Guests: 
Dave Shumka
Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Carol Kolb

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 against America’s Carol Kolb and Jordan Morris.

Thanks to Alex Adan, Brennan Bullock, Tina McElmoyl, Rebecca O’Malley Donna Vakalis and Kurt Andersen. Written by Sarah Morgan, Jordan Morris, Rob Lim and Colin Anderson. Hosted by Jesse Thorn.

Come and find us on Facebook for more photos and Alice's animated Gif.

And if you weren't at MaxFunCon East, register now for MaxFunCon West at Lake Arrowhead in May.

International Waters Episode 10: Live in San Francisco

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The San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival
Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Barara Gray
Guests: 
Natasha Muse
Guests: 
James Reichmuth
Guests: 
Mal Sharpe

International Waters live at The San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival!

North and South California finally duke it out to find out which is the best.

Representing SoCal: Jordan Morris and Barbara Gray, for NorCal: James Reichmuth and Natasha Muse. Plus special guest, San Francisco comedy legend Mal Sharpe!

Alumni Newsletter: Week of November 12, 2012

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  • Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein announced the release date of the new season of Portlandia via this delightful video, Meditation Crush. The show will return to IFC for its third season on January 4th. As a holiday treat, the show will release a special on Dec. 14th called Winter in Portlandia.
  • Here’s a bright start to the holiday season: on November 28th, Maria Bamford will self-release a new comedy special entitled Maria Bamford: The special special special! True to her unique style, the show was taped in her living room and the only audience members are her parents, Joel and Marilyn. Best of all, you’ll be able to download it from Chill.com for the fan-friendly price of only $4.99!
  • Bored with your current collection of holiday music? We have wonderful news: Our MaxFun pals Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick are releasing a new CD of original Christmas songs! (And one Hanukkah tune!) For a taste, you can stream two of the songs here; but if you want the full holiday experience, you can order the complete collection - plus other related treats - here.
  • Chris Hardwick premiered his first one-hour Comedy Central special this weekend. Entitled Mandroid, it is chock-full of the usual nerdy goodness you’ve come to expect from Chris and will be available on CD, DVD and as a digital download on January 22, 2013 (but a real friend would pre-order it , don’t you think?)
  • And, of course, you’ve totally read Jon Ronson’s terrific new book, right? It’s an amazing set of stories entitled Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries- and it features the same unique blend of humor, adventure and thoughtful journalism that have made his previous works so memorable. Ronson visited The Daily Show recently to discuss it. You should also check out Ronson's recent appearance as our special guest on International Waters.

International Waters: Episode 9 This Time It Stays Took

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Tom Weston-Jones in "Copper"
Guests: 
Claudia O'Doherty
Guests: 
Greg Proops
Guests: 
Robin Ince
Guests: 
Robin Thede
Guests: 
Tom Weston-Jones

Claudia O’Doherty combines forces with Robin Ince to create the British 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 guest from new BBC America series “Copper”, Tom Weston-Jones. Written by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan.

International Waters Episode 8: Crocodile Dun-don't

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F. Tompkins, Esposito, Thorn
Guests: 
Andy Zaltzman
Guests: 
Cameron Esposito
Guests: 
Craig Brown
Guests: 
Nadia Kamil
Guests: 
Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Zaltzman, Cameron Esposito and Nadia Kamil join host Jesse Thorn and special guest Craig Brown for the pop-culture quiz show where land laws do not apply.

There’s a lot of harking back to the Olympics, talk of various celeb's "outside the beltway" credentials and do you know which film features "Dennis Quaid as Steve Martin as Bill Clinton"?

Plus British Satirist Craig Brown calls in to talk about his new book which is either called One on One if you’re British or Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings if you’re American.

Our theme music is USA Vs. White Noise by Ladytron and we’ve used

"Haul on the Bowline" (dead parrot) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

under Creative Commons license. Thanks to both for letting us use their work.

For extra photos and occasional outtakes please sign-up to our Facebook page.

Engineered by Nick White, Lindsay Pavlas and Chris Morris, guests booked by Julia Smith, development by Theresa Thorn. Written by Sarah Morgan and Jordan Morris, produced by Colin Anderson. Special thanks to Rosanna Arbon for helping to mix this episode.

International Waters Episode 7: Live in London

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Guests: 
Holly Walsh
Guests: 
Tom Allen
Guests: 
Ron Babcock
Guests: 
Jordan Morris
Guests: 
Jon Ronson

Strap-in for conspiracy theories, national delicacies and an argument over cheese as special guest, Jon Ronson, joins contestants Holly Walsh, Jordan Morris, Ron Babcock and Tom Allen at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.

With both teams on the same continent for the first time ever we learn about British “mine food”, Gentleman’s Relish and The Big Dog Theory.

We’ve got more photos on our Facebook page and if you missed out on this one, we’ll be taping live International Waters episodes at MaxFunCon East and at The San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival.

International Waters: Episode 6 Half-Fictional Fluffy Cat-Rabbits

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Asterios, Eliza and Jesse
Guests: 
Asterios Kokkinos
Guests: 
Ava Vidal
Guests: 
Eliza Skinner
Guests: 
Neil Edmond

Get ready for half-fictional, fluffy cat-rabbits and Frankenstein drug-mule pigeons, as Team USA take on Team United Kingdom in another stupid battle of transatlantic pop-cultural knowledge.

Featuring Asterios Kokkinos, Ava Vidal, Eliza Skinner and Neil Edmond, plus special guest, author Joel Stein, who’s new book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity is available from the internet or old-timey “bookshops” right now.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook and if you’re in EUROPE don’t miss our MaxFun meet-up this Saturday, from about 7.30pm at The Phoenix Artist Club, just off Charing Cross Road. Non-members need to get there before 8pm to ensure entry.

International Waters Episode 5: Branaghland

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Helen Zaltzman and Michael Smiley in London
Guests: 
Bryan Safi
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
Michael Smiley
Guests: 
A.J. Jacobs

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.

We also discuss a fifty year old British Busta Rhymes, find out what an Omoplata Crossface might be and get to visualise Helen and Michael in a London studio lit only by vintage screensavers.

A.J. Jacobs' new book is Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.

Thanks to listener Steve Bernard Jr. for this episode’s Superfan questions - if you think you've got what it takes to write a round of International Waters then drop us a line: iw@maximumfun.org and don't be shy, you can like us on Facebook too!

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