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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.

Episode 46: After Party

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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!

Episode 4: Whither Shaggy?

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Steve and Holly in London
Guests: 
Rob Huebel
Guests: 
Sarah Thyre
Guests: 
Holly Walsh
Guests: 
Steve Hall
Guests: 
Jonathan Coulton

Holly Walsh, Rob Huebel, Sarah Thyre and Steve Hall join special guest Jonathan Coulton and host Jesse Thorn to talk baby punk makeovers and Cockney rhyming slang in another bid to work out which country is best.

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!

International Waters Episode 3: Exploding Draculas

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Margaret and Humphrey in London
Guests: 
Andy Daly
Guests: 
Erin Gibson
Guests: 
Humphrey Ker
Guests: 
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Guests: 
John Crace
Guests: 
Kurt Andersen

Andy Daly, Erin Gibson, Humphrey Ker and Margaret Cabourn-Smith compete for their nations’ honour in the pop-culture quiz show where land laws do not apply. With special guests Kurt “Explodo” Andersen and the Guardian’s John Crace. Hosted by Jesse Thorn, written by Jordan Morris and produced by Colin Anderson.

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, why not like us on Facebook too!

International Waters Episode 2: And the Prince of Thieves

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Susan Orlean
Guests: 
Susan Orlean
Guests: 
Isy Suttie
Guests: 
Dan Antopolski
Guests: 
DC Pierson
Guests: 
Elizabeth Laime

Special guest Susan Orlean joins Isy Suttie, Elizabeth Laime, Dan Antopolski, DC Pierson and host, Jesse Thorn in the transatlantic comedy quiz where land laws do not apply. We learn what Katy Perry took Russell Brand under, compare Hunger Games quotes with 80s pop lyrics and chat about Alsatian-themed fashion. Plus, since it’s the Maxfun pledge drive, some bonus Jordan, Jesse Go!

Think you've got what it takes to write a round of International Waters? Pitch us your round – email it to iw@maximumfun.org. Give us the theme and some sample questions, and maybe it'll pop up on the next episode. Or donate to our pledge drive and we'll write it for you.

And please go and "like" us on Facebook!

Jesse on Sklarbro Country

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Jesse recently visited Sklarbro Country (the podcast of Jason and Randy Sklar) to deliver a very funny fantasy report that does not discuss any aspect of the upcoming NFL season. You can find the episode, "Twitter King Me", here.


Jordan Morris on "The Anytime Show"

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Jordan will be this week's guest on the "The Anytime Show". Keep an eye out for the episode and, if you're in Los Angeles, come out and watch Morris record the show live with host Dominic Dierkes.

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