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Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 8 Hydration and Hyponatremia with Tamara Hew-Butler

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Adam & Prof. Hew-Butler
Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
Tamara Hew-Butler

You've heard the phrase plenty of times in your life: "Drink more water!" But our guest on this week's podcast dispels that myth.

Professor Tamara Hew-Butler, who appears on the Adam Ruins Football episode of the TV show, studies how too much water while exercising can actually be dangerous. Her research at Oakland University specifically focuses on excess water and hyponatremia, a potentially fatal condition when your body holds too much water.

Adam and Tamara discuss the myth of drinking eight glasses of water a day, Adam's lessons from his very long, first marathon, and Tamara's hilariously unorthodox lab experiments.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket Episode 87: Searching for the Song of the Summer with Chris Molanphy

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Guy, Margaret, Oliver and Wynter
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

It’s finally going to happen, people. Many songs enter, but only one jam can be crowned the Song of the Summer. Guy, Oliver, Margaret, and Wynter bring their picks and some suggestions from the Facebook group and discuss what really makes a summer jam. Writer and analyst Chris Molanphy comes in with hard data to see what is objectively the Song of the Summer. Sia, Calvin Harris, DNCE, Lizzo, and so many more are brought into the fight. Who wins? The answer may shock you.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My [Podcast] Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Mother May I Sleep with Podcast?
Oliver Wang - Dear Prudence
Guy Branum - The Rex Factor
Margaret Wappler - 2 Dope Queens

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 7 Elections and Voting Rights with Ed Ayers

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Ed Ayers (Photo Courtesy of BackStory with the American History Guys)
Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
Ed Ayers

Adam is joined by historian Ed Ayers to talk about our forefathers' democratic vision for the United States, the historical implications of our current election, and misconceptions about the discipline of history.

Since we're experiencing one of the most interesting elections in modern history, we needed to know what it all means. So on this week's podcast we talk to historian Ed Ayers.

Ed, who appeared on the voting episode of Adam Ruins Everything, is the host of the brilliant podcast and public radio show BackStory with the American History Guys. He's also the President Emeritus of the University of Richmond, where he now serves as Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

International Waters: Episode 80 Hard Lions

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Nadia, Matt, Dave, James & Zabeth
Guests: 
Nadia Kamil
Guests: 
Matt Gourley
Guests: 
James Bachman
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell

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 Great British Baking Show.

Zabeth Russell wants to plug the Armando Show which she performs in Friday nights and her all-female improv group The Village Bicycle, both at iO West. Zabeth recommends Lindy West's book, Shrill and Chad Johnson's Snapchat: REALCHADJOHNSON.

James Bachman recommends the new Luna vinyl boxset and Will Hines' book, How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth.

Nadia Kamil wants to plug her audio drama, Hiraeth Moon, which is coming soon to Howl.fm. Nadia recommends the book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Aichie

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's new book Party of One is out now.
Dave would like to recommend Mike Birbiglia's new movie, Don't Think Twice.

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 Riley Silverman. Recorded at GuiltFreePost in London by John Purcell Shackleton and at MaxFunHQ in Los Angeles. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 6 The Malleability of Memory with Elizabeth Loftus

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Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
Elizabeth Loftus

Professor Elizabeth Loftus is a pioneering and legendary cognitive psychologist who first appeared on the forensic science episode of Adam Ruins Everything.

Her ground-breaking work studies how memories can be changed and altered. She's specifically focused on the weaknesses of eyewitness testimony.

What makes Elizabeth's work even more interesting is that she's ventured beyond academia to understand human memory, testifying and consulting in over 250 legal cases.

Adam and Elizabeth discuss collective memory, repressed memory, and even some of Adam's own memories.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover. You can find past episodes of Adam Ruins Everything and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

International Waters: Episode 79 How Dare You, Mr Potter!

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Johnny, Dave & Tess
Guests: 
Tess Barker
Guests: 
Johnny Pemberton
Guests: 
Lou Sanders
Guests: 
Dan Tetsell
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

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 plug her own MaxFun podcast Lady to Lady and recommends the classic novel Moby Dick.

Johnny Pemberton wants to plug his upcoming TV show Son of Zorn and recommends Mr Robot.

Lou Sanders wants to plug her Edinburgh Fringe show What's That Lady Doing? and recommends British comedian Patrick Turpin, the BBC show Mum, and Burning Love.

Dan Tetsell wants to plug The Wipers Times which he's performing in at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury during September and October. Dan recommendsThe Scotch Whisky Experience and Edinburgh Castle as alternatives to seeing live arts at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

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's new book Party of One is out now.
Dave would like to recommend After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey.

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 Riley Silverman. Recorded at GuiltFreePost in London by John Purcell Shackleton and at MaxFunHQ in Los Angeles. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 5 Science Journalism with John Bohannon

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Image courtesy of John Bohannon
Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
John Bohannon

Science journalist John Bohannon, who appeared on the nutrition episode of Adam Ruins Everything, joins us on this week's podcast!

John is fascinating - he's a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Oxford University. His experience in both academia and journalism has led to an inventive approach to exposing the flaws of science journalism and specifically nutrition journalism.

On the episode, John and Adam discuss John's fake chocolate study, his latest expose on Sci-Hub, and much more.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

International Waters: Episode 78 Molly and Bugles

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Danielle, David & Dave
Guests: 
David Park
Guests: 
Danielle Radford
Guests: 
Hatty Ashdown
Guests: 
Toby Hadoke
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

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 Radford wants to plug her own upcoming MaxFun wrestling podcast, Tights and Fights and recommends our sister MaxFun show Pop Rocket.

Hatty Ashdown wants to plug her Hatty's Running a Bath podcast and recommends Julia Davis' TV show Camping.

Toby Hadoke wants to plug his Dr Who podcast Who's Round and his weekly live comedy show XS Malarkey.

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's new book Party of One is available for pre-sale now. Dave would like to recommend the Oscar Hijuelos novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

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 Riley Silverman. Recorded at GuiltFreePost in London by John Purcell Shackleton and at MaxFunHQ in Los Angeles. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 4 Security and Big Data with Bruce Schneier

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Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
Bruce Schneier

Adam is joined by Bruce Schneier to talk about current problems facing the TSA, gun control, and how data and security intersect.

One of the topics that resonated deeply with last season's Adam Ruins Everything viewers was Bruce Schneier's take on security and "security theater". So we had to bring Bruce on the podcast. Bruce is a brilliant cryptographer and security expert, who's written countless articles and academic papers and published 13 books, including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris.

International Waters: Episode 77 Boules on the Bed

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John, Erin and Dave
Guests: 
John Butler
Guests: 
John Finnemore
Guests: 
Erin McGathy
Guests: 
Rachel Parris

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 Edinburgh Fringe in August and recommends Maria Bamford's Netflix show Lady Dynamite.

John Butler is the director of The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag in the UK) and the upcoming movie Handsome Devil. John recommends web series, The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo.

John Finnemore's BBC Radio show John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is currently in its fourth season. John recommends Mackenzie Crook's TV series The Detectorists.

Rachel Parris wants to plug her Jane Austen improv group Austentaceous, you can also catch her in the BBC show, Murder in Successville. Rachel recommends the new Radio 4 sketch show Expenses Only.

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's new book Party of One is out now.

We're doing a live International Waters taping at the London Podcast Festival in September. Buy tickets here.

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 Riley Silverman. Recorded at GuiltFreePost in London by John Purcell Shackleton and at MaxFunHQ in Los Angeles. Produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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