Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters is the pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree. Twice a month, Dave Holmes will stoke pointless arguments between two teams of comedians and make them compete against each other in order to settle their meaningless debates once and for all. Winner takes home the right to be right.

Troubled Waters Episode 7: Pro-Taco Bell vs Anti-Taco Bell

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Show: 
Troubled Waters
Guests: 
Sharon Houston
Guests: 
Venk Potula
Guests: 
Amanda Brooke Perrin
Guests: 
Ellington Wells

Ellington Wells, Venk Potula, Amanda Brooke Perrin and Sharon Houston join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, are we pro- or anti-Taco Bell?

Team Pro-Taco Bell
Ellington Wells and Venk Potula

Team Anti-Taco Bell
Sharon Houston and Amanda Brooke Perrin

This week, our contestants debate over Scrabble's controversial new dictionary, give a listener car advice, and clean up filthy song lyrics.

Ellington Wells wants to plug her monthly comedy show, Blackberry Jam, at the Cha Cha Lounge and recommends PEN15 on Hulu.

Venk Potula wants to plug Masala Jones and recommends Blinded by the Light.

Amanda Brooke Perrin wants to plug Who Invited Me? and recommends Ramy on Hulu and Josh Gondelman.

Sharon Houston wants to plug her web series, Bob and Donna and recommends Persianality.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to recommend Fleabag.

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. 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.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

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

Troubled Waters Episode 6: Pies vs Cakes

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Show: 
Troubled Waters
Guests: 
Chad Daniels
Guests: 
Heather Anne Campbell
Guests: 
Andrew Michaan
Guests: 
Amanda Troop

Heather Anne Campbell, Chad Daniels, Amanda Troop and Andrew Michaan join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, which is better, cake or pie?

Team Cake
Heather Anne Campbell and Amanda Troop

Team Pie
Chad Daniels and Andrew Michaan

This week, our contestants share gross pie stories, celebrate May the Fourth, and talk about how cool/terrible sweat bees are.

Heather Anne Campbell wants to plug The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access and recommends Succession on HBO.

Chad Daniels wants to plug Dad Chaniels on Amazon Prime and recommends Tennessee Kid on Netflix.

Amanda Troop wants to plug Ripley Improv and recommends Box Peek.

Andrew Michaan wants to plug Podcast but Outside and recommends Succession on HBO.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. 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.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

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

Troubled Waters Episode 5: Vegetarianism: Worth It vs. Not Worth It

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Show: 
Troubled Waters
Guests: 
Blaine Capatch
Guests: 
Zach Reino
Guests: 
Lauren Ashley Bishop
Guests: 
Matt Kirshen

Blaine Capatch, Lauren Ashley Bishop, Zach Reino and Matt Kirshen join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, is vegetarianism worth it?

Team Worth It
Zach Reino and Matt Kirshen

Team Not Worth It
Blaine Capatch and Lauren Ashley Bishop

This week, our contestants argue over vegetarianism, defend unpopular opinions from listeners, and try to make St Louis style bagels a thing. Plus, our old friend Florida Man makes an appearance in a special segment.

Blaine Capatch wants to plug The Cinco De Mayo Lucha VaVOOM shows and Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

Lauren Ashley Bishop wants to plug her social media presence, she's @sbellelauren and recommends Ice Thickeners by Emily Heller.

Zach Reino wants to plug The Calendar Album and recommends The Doubleclicks' new album.

Matt Kirshen wants to plug Probably Science and recommends Dear Joan and Jericha .

Special thanks to Theo Love and be sure to check out The Legend of Cocaine Island, available now on Netflix!

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. 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.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

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

Troubled Waters Episode 4: Donuts vs Doughnuts

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Show: 
Troubled Waters
Guests: 
Adam Felber
Guests: 
Brea Grant
Guests: 
Siobhan Thompson
Guests: 
David Gborie

Adam Felber, Brea Grant, David Gborie and Siobhan Thompson join host, Dave Holmes to decide once and for all, is it spelled "Donuts" or "Doughnuts"?

Team D-O-N-U-T-S
Adam Felber and Brea Grant

Team D-O-U-G-H-N-U-T-S
David Gborie and Siobhan Thompson

This week, our contestants argue over the correct spelling of everyone's favorite fried confection, pitch products based on various titles of MaxFun podcasts, and defend terrible Tinder dates.

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Adam Felber wants to plug Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone on MaxFun and Schrodinger's Ball and recommends Billions on Showtime.

Brea Grant wants to plug Something Else premiering at Tribeca and Reading Glasses on MaxFun and recommends The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O'Meara.

David Gborie wants to plug his upcoming tour dates and recommends Tobe Nwigwe.

Siobhan Thompson wants to plug her social media presence @vornietom and recommends Hoopla and Libby

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes Dave would like to plug his appearance on the upcoming Lou Pearlman documentary and recommends Illiterate Light

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. 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.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

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

Troubled Waters Episode 3: Green vs Not Green

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Show: 
Troubled Waters
Guests: 
Greg Fitzsimmons
Guests: 
Emily Heller
Guests: 
Matt Ingebretson
Guests: 
Jake Weisman

Greg Fitzsimmons, Jake Weisman, Emily Heller and Matt Ingebretson join host, Dave Holmes to decide once and for all, do you have to wear green on St. Patrick's Day?

Team Green
Emily Heller and Greg Fitzsimmons

Team Not Green
Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson

This week, our contestants argue over whether or not a mummy's head should be returned to its original body, decipher Irish accents on film, and take listener drunk story phone calls. Plus, Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami from the Netflix movie The Breaker Upperers come by to talk to us about New Zealander slang.

Greg Fitzsimmons wants to plug his upcoming tour dates and the Childish podcast and recommends Sklarbro Country West Cork and Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Jake Weisman wants to plug Corporate on Comedy Central and recommends The Dress Up Gang and Dominic on The Real World.

Emily Heller wants to plug her new special Ice Thickeners on Comedy Central and recommends Derry Girls and Bog Bodies.

Matt Ingebretson wants to plug Corporate on Comedy Central and recommends Pen15 and the guy from Project Runway's food store, Wild.

Special thanks to Jackie and Madeleine and be sure to catch The Breaker Upperers on Netflix!

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. 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.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

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

Troubled Waters Episode 2: The Favourite vs Eighth Grade

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Show: 
Troubled Waters
Guests: 
Drew Droege
Guests: 
Moujan Zolfaghari
Guests: 
Eric Lampaert
Guests: 
Stephanie Escajeda

Eric Lampaert, Drew Droege, Moujan Zolfaghari, and Stephanie Escajeda join Dave Holmes to decide once and for all what was the best film of 2018: The Favourite or Eighth Grade.

Team The Favourite
Eric Lampaert and Stephanie Escajeda

Team Eighth Grade
Moujan Zolfaghari and Drew Droege

This week, our teams try to guess what celebrities our listeners have met, tell us their run-ins with Los Angeles parking enforcement, and argue over what town should have the world's tallest moose statue.

Eric Lampaert wants to plug his album, Alien of Extraordinary Ability, Comedians Cinema Club and his upcoming film roles and recommends No Such Thing As A Fish.

Drew Droege wants to plug Born to Win at the Celebration Theatre and his appearance on Drunk History.

Moujan Zolfaghari wants to plug Mission to Zyxx, now on Maximum Fun and Human Kind Of and recommends Schitt's Creek.

Stephanie Escajeda wants to plug her appearance on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and recommends So You're Going Bald!.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. 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.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

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

Troubled Waters Episode 1: Black vs Creamy

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Show: 
Troubled Waters
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Lisa Linke
Guests: 
Billy Wayne Davis
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell

The stakes could not be higher on the inaugural episode of Troubled Waters! Two teams will face off for the right to be right about: The best way to drink coffee. It’s Team Black versus Team Creamy.

Team Black
Billy Wayne Davis and Zabeth Russell

Team Creamy
Hal Lublin and Lisa Linke

This week, our teams give a listener advice on friendships and pizza dough, tell embarrassing stories from college, and Dave's mom makes a special appearance for a game we're calling "What Celebrity is Dave's Mom Talking About?"

Hal Lublin wants to plug We Got This, Tights and Fights and Good Morning Night Vale.

Lisa Linke wants to plug Go Help Yourself.

Billy Wayne Davis wants to plug his upcoming appearance on Squidbillies.

Zabeth Russell wants to plug her upcoming appearances on You're The Worst and Fresh Off The Boat.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. 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.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!
troubledwaterspod@gmail.com

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