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#240 - Best Hand Gesture


Some people talk with their hands, and some people let their hands do the talking. In this episode, Mark and Hal use their brains and mouths to figure out the best things their hands can do.

Troubled Waters Ep. 16: Pumpkin Pie vs. Changing Leaves

Troubled Waters
Holly Walker
Jesse Neil
Maggie Maye
Amanda Brooke Perrin

Holly WalkerJesse NeilAmanda Brooke-Perrin, and Maggie Maye join host Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, which is the best part of fall, changing leaves or pumpkin spice?

Team Leaves

Holly Walker and Amanda Brooke Perrin

Team Pumpkin

Maggie Maye and Jesse Neil

This week, our teams argue over overly competitive coffee drinkers, learn about the weirdest Saturday morning cartoons, and find out if Holly was the murderer all along.

Holly Walker wants to plug A Black Lady Sketch Show on HBO and recommends Amber Ruffin  and her upcoming late night show on Peacock

Jesse Neil wants to plug New Player Has Joined and recommends 8-Bit Jazz Heroes

Amanda Brooke-Perrin wants to plug her Twitter @brookeperrin and recommends Josh Gondelman's new book and Matt O'Brien.

Maggie Maye wants to plug her stand up showcase, Plan C, at The York and recommends Vanessa Gonzalez and Daniel Webb

And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to recommends Hypersonic Missiles by Sam Fender

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod and you can also find us on Facebook.

Call us on the official Troubled Waters hotline! Our number is 323-300-4984. Our producers will have a new prompt for you to answer and we may just use your call on the show

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Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard

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Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Peter Sarsgaard on his love for soccer and his new film 'The Sound of Silence'

We're joined by Peter Sarsgaard. Peter is an enigmatic actor who has appeared in over 60 different roles in films like An Education, The Magnificent Seven and Green Lantern. He got his start in film back in 1995 when he appeared in Dead Man Walking. From there he has obtained critical acclaim for his roles in films such as Boys Don't Cry as well as Kinsey. In 2004 he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Shattered Glass as real-life journalist Charles Lane.

Peter's new film is called The Sound of Silence. In it, Peter plays Peter Lucian. He stars opposite Rashida Jones. Peter's a NYC house tuner, meaning he is a sort of scientific guy who goes around studying ambient sound. He lives in New York, one of the loudest, busiest cities in the world. And he's made a business out of creating harmony by finding ways to match the ambient sounds in everyone's apartments. Say you're feeling tired, and down. And the hum of traffic outside your apparent sounds like an A on the piano, why not buy a microwave that cooks in a C Sharp? And a toaster that hums a E?

It's a beautiful, quiet, kind of strange movie. Peter's really captivating in it.

Peter talks to Bullseye about his career, his approach to acting and his love of the game of soccer. No kidding around, here. Peter is really into the sport. Plus, Jesse and Peter dig deeper into the film's study of sound and its impact on human emotion.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 604: Raccoon Eviction with Alison Rosen


Alison Rosen (Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's run-in with a chatty squirrel in his yard and what squirrels at large may do to extract their revenge on his life, the complicated process Alison had to go through to evict a family of raccoons from her house, and how Jordan's meditative potato chip eating practice might kill him.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 61: Stepping on a Ketchup Packet (TOS S2E13)


When Kirk & co. are headed to Deep Space K-7 to help with a disputed planet, the calm crew don't have a care in the universe. But when the politics get a little dirty, they must break bread—and fists—with Klingons. Is Arne Darvin who he claims to be? Will the Tribbles continue to thrive? Do creature prices vary by size?

It's the episode that fluxes temporally while battling internally.

CIPYD 207: Alie Ward Got a Dog!

Alie Ward

It's the one you've all been waiting for! Your favorite person and ours! Alie Ward is BACK and this time she has a dog! We get the full scoop on Gremlynn (aka Gremmie) and how this perfect duo came together! Plus, Crumboat updates, accidental training, and a great My Mutt Minute!

Grab a Gremlin and tune in!

So... You're Canadian with Dave Hill Episode 6: Duane Andrews

Duane Andrews

Drop everything and get ready for yet another exciting and seriously Canadian episode of So... You're Canadian with Dave Hill. This week, Dave chats with Juno award-winning gypsy jazz guitarist Duane Andrews, who provides plenty of tales from his hometown which just so happens to be the Canadian province of Newfoundland. Dave also considers launching a cod-based podcast.  Visit Duane Andrews' website and go see him live. Listen to Duane Andrews on Spotify.
New episodes of So... You're Canadian are released every Tuesday on the Maximum Fun Network! Follow Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident on Facebook for updates. Follow Dave Hill on Instagram. Join our incredible weekly newsletterChat with listeners at Dave Hill's Facebooking Incident. Visit Dave Hill's website.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 602 - Alicia Tobin

Alicia Tobin

Comedian and writer Alicia Tobin returns to talk about her new book, So You're a Little Sad, So What?: Nice Things to Say to Yourself on Bad Days and Other Essays. And also kindergarten and fast food windows.

Download episode 602 here. (right-click)

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MBMBaM 479: Face 2 Face: A Spectral, Horny Build-A-Bear


This live show, from our recent tour stop in Pittsburgh, will probably go down in history as “the one where we unknowingly distributed 100 KFC Doughnut Chicken Sandwiches to our audience, who, for some reason did not instantly turn against us.” We like to think of it … well, we don’t like to think of it. We did an unconscionable thing to you, our dear, dear listeners.

Transcript available here

Serge Voronoff

Baby Geniuses

Hello babies!

On today's episode, Lisa and Emily respond to an email from a listener who wanted some life advice. Emily gives more tips on how to get rebates from the city for removing your lawn! On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Serge Voronoff,"  a French surgeon of Russian extraction who, while working in France in the 1920s and 1930s, gained fame for his technique of grafting monkey testicle tissue on to the testicles of men for purportedly therapeutic purposes.

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