Troubled Waters Ep 18: Netflix vs Disney+

Troubled Waters
Gabe Liedman
Daniel Zomparelli
Katy Davis
Jordan Kauwling

Gabe Liedman, Jordan Kauwling, Katy Davis, and Daniel Zomparelli join host Dave Holmes to decide once and for all: Netflix or Disney+?


Team Disney+

Daniel Zomparelli and Gabe Liedman

Team Netflix

Jordan Kauwling and Katy Davis


This week, our teams argue about stealing from Disneyland, reboot Netflix tv shows, and tell us about some of the most embarrassing things they've stolen.

Gabe Liedman wants to plug I'm Afraid That and recommends Scandinavian Swimmers from Trader Joe's

Daniel Zomparelli also wants to plug I'm Afraid That and recommends Dina del Bucchia's Don't Tell Me What To Do

Katy Davis wants to plug Motherless Brooklyn and recommends Satanic Panic

Jordan Kauwling wants to plug the MaxFun family of podcasts and recommends upcoming podcast I, PODIVS

And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes

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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.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 113: 'Jojo Rabbit' and the Return of the Christmas Zaddy

Who Shot Ya?

Jojo Rabbit

This one's packed, you guys. The gang discusses the "anti-hate satire" Jojo Rabbit. They answer a question from the Who Shotline about dealing with problematic characters. Plus, it's the official return of the Christmas Zaddy himself, Alonso Duralde, in this year's inaugural entry of the 'Christmas Zaddy Christmas Movie Minute.' And, as always, staff picks.

In news, the Game of Thrones showrunners are OUT at Lucasfilm, a sex scene gets cut from Booksmart, and Netflix is testing out variable playback speeds.

Staff Picks:

Ify - The Shabbos Goy and Doctor Sleep
Drea - House on Haunted Hill
Alonso - A Bread Factory

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, and Alonso Duralde.

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Ep. 46: Go Fact Yourself with Quinn Cummings & Greg Behrendt

Dean Torrence, J. Keith van Straaten, Greg Behrendt, Helen Hong, Quinn Cummings, Mike Hollingsworth
Quinn Cummings & Greg Behrendt
Mike Hollingsworth & Dean Torrence

Whether you’re in the mood to surf some waves or binge some TV, this episode of Go Fact Yourself is for you!

As an actor, Quinn Cummings saw success at an early age. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the film The Goodbye Girl. It was a great experience, but one that put a bit of a strain on her relationship with her mother… and her hair. She’ll explain. Quinn can be heard on the podcast "Quinn Cummings Gives Bad Advice".

Like Quinn, Greg Behrendt also has experience giving others advice, especially with relationships. He’s written several books about love, including He’s Just Not That Into You and serves as a private life coach. What exactly are his qualifications? Just a 30-year comedy career, multiple books on the New York Times bestseller list and the fact that he survived cancer (twice).

The guests will compete to answer trivia questions about surf music, animated Netflix shows and their respective expertise on cats and dogs.

This episode is sponsored by Spencer Marks’ new science-fiction novel Living History. Go to and enter the promo code "HELEN" to purchase the book for a discount and to have it personally autographed.

What’s the Difference: wasted

What’s the difference between liquor and liqueur?

What’s the difference between trash and garbage?

Areas of Expertise

Quinn Cummings: High fashion, the Netflix series "Bojack Horseman" and domestic cats.

Greg Behrendt: Surf music, dog shows and Dots candy

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Quinn Cummings
Greg Behrendt

With guest experts:

Quinn Cummings and Mike Hollingsworth

Mike Hollingsworth, Emmy-nominated producer and supervising director of "Bojack Horseman."

Dean Torrence and Greg Behrendt

Dean Torrence, one half of the surf-music duo Jan and Dean.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan theater at The Center For Inquiry in Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.
Go to for information and tickets to the next recording of Go Fact Yourself!

The JV Club Ep. 345: Rebecca Knox

The JV Club
Rebecca Knox

From ballet slippers to leather studs, this week’s guest Rebecca Knox (“Orange is the New Black”) has deep teenage roots in music… in part thanks to crying when she couldn’t get into a concert. So treat mouth to a crunchy salad and your ears to this episode!

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Shake Dat 4 Me! (Call Out Culture, Shane Gillis, SNL, Chelsea Hendler, Ancient Queer History Facts, Knives Out Trailer, Shadow Force)


James is coming in singing, once again, to another... nasty song! Before the Wonder Twins could even jump into this story, it had already been processed, we're talking about SNL's latest hired (now fired) cast member: Shane Gillis. Can racist jokes be funny? Did SNL make the right move? Why did they hire him? Chelsea Handler's new documentary "Hello, It's Me Privilege," is out on Netflix, and according to James it is mandatory viewing for white folks. Nnekay is still on the fence about Hendler, but is she showing how we can people can evolve, and how we must give space for that? Did the new 'Knives Out Trailer' give out too much of it's plot? Who creates these trailers anyways? James has the scoop on old Hollywood. Hold onto your butts because Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown are joining forces in a Mr. & Mrs. Smith esque movie: SHADOW FORCE, and the Wonder Twins can't wait! In the main event Nnekay has found a new website that is singing to her heart and walks us through an article by Maisha Z. Johnson, about call out culture: 6 Signs that Your Callout is About Ego and not Accountability- a great check for all of us navigating our activism spaces, and trying our best to make the world a better place. James is still riding high off his last weeks corner about the Moor's and is keeping his Quizlet Korner in the past with some Queer History facts! Did archeologist find a pair of gay lovers buried next to each other from the 6th century? Did Shakespeare coin the term 'Drag'? When was the first porn created? Is Batman older than you think? All this and more on this week's Minority Korner! 


6 Signs that Your Callout Is About Ego not Accountability


Lovers of Modona-,

Ancient Batman-

Oldest Porn, DRAG - 

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 107: 'Hustlers' and Our Favorite Wedding Movies with Writer Joelle Monique

Who Shot Ya?
Joelle Monique


This week the crew is joined by freelance writer and complete delight, Joelle Monique, to discuss Hustlers. Ify tries to convince everyone that he and Jennifer Lopez could and should be dating. Plus, the gang answers the question from the Who Shotline - "What are your favorite wedding movies?" And, as always, staff picks.

In news, Andy Serkis has some concerns with motion capture, The Goldfinch bombs, and Adam Sandler gets revitalized.

Staff Picks:

Ify - Funny People
Drea - Cargo
Alonso - Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
Joelle - Radioactive

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Joelle Monique.

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster

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Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for New York Magazine

Joel Kim Booster on comedy and acting

Joel Kim Booster is an actor, comedian and writer who has risen in the comedy scene in the last decade. His humor is satirical with a bold confidence that knows when vulnerability is preferred. Joel draws a lot of that vulnerability from his own upbringing. He's Korean-American. He was adopted and raised by a white family in suburban Illinois. His upbringing was conservative and very, very religious.

Growing up home-schooled until the age of 16, Booster would say he lead a pretty sheltered life until young adulthood. It helped, at times, to shield him from some of the more insidious forms of bigotry that could befall a Korean-American gay kid living in a predominately white and abundantly evangelical Christian Midwestern town.

Joel's written for Billy on the Street, Problematic with Moshe Kasher and Netflix's Big Mouth. And as a standup, he's appeared on Conan, Comedy Central's @Midnight and more. These days he's starring alongside Kal Penn in the brand new upcoming NBC sitcom Sunnyside.

Joel talks to Bullseye about his experience growing up in an evangelical household, life lessons through the lens of The Backstreet Boys and how doing stand-up allowed him to find his own lane in comedy. And then challenge it! Plus, he talks about how a changing comedy scene is making room at the table for Asian comics like new Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang.

Put the kids to bed and pick up Joel's album Model Minority here. It's really good.

You can catch him on Sunnyside later this month on NBC.

This interview originally aired in September of 2018.

Voicemail Conversations Part 1 (Gay European Adventures, Black Chefs, Circuit Festival, Amsterdam Pride, #boycottmulan?, New on Netflix)

Minority Korner

The Wonder Twins are stretched across the world, as James is still over in Europe, and Nnekay is holding it down in the Bay, and they're trying to get a hold of each other for this weeks episode! What ensues are two very lengthy voicemails for each other catching up on their lives and the state of the world. Nnekay gets James up to speed on her life, and black chefs who are changing the course of dining in America- YUM! James gives Nnekay a very long ramble about his misadventures in Amsterdam and Barcelona. From Circuit Festival- the largest gay circuit dance festival (why did he pay the circuit past), to navigating micro aggressions in Amsterdam (no place is perfect), Amsterdam Pride (they have actual floats), and how the Google Pixel can save your life while traveling abroad with cute pictures and internet everywhere! James has mostly been away from current events but has peaked his head in to see #boycottmulan, and the racist in chief and his usual shenanigans. Also sadly two Pulse shooting survivors have become loud, outspoken, ex-gay activist. Also he's somehow managed to squeeze in quite a few Netflix series and they're is some good stuff floating around out there! So get caught up with the Wonder Twins of Podcasting through some voicemail conversations!


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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Justin Simien

Justin Simien

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Justin Simien on his hit show "Dear White People"

Director Justin Simien is the creator of the controversially-titled film Dear White People. It was later developed into a Netflix television program, now in its third season. The film, as well as the series, follows the lives of a group of black college students attending a predominantly white and fictionalized Ivy League institution named Winchester University.

Both the movie and series tackle issues of racial tensions, identity, gender, sexuality and class in the modern era. Justin leaned heavily on his own experiences attending the predominantly white institution, Chapman University, to help shape his story. Dear White People puts a talented cast and diverse group of students in the spotlight. Students who share a similar experience in the black diaspora while remaining vividly individual characters with oft-sidelined points of view. It's a story Justin knows well.

Justin grew up in Houston, Texas where he attended a performing arts program in high school. The love for film became a part of his life early on. From there, Justin attended college, a part of the first generation of "Facebook adults." There he grew even more passionate about his craft and steadfast in his vision of centering the voices of black and brown young people of color. That vision began to materialize in the late-aughts with a concept trailer he bankrolled with his own tax return. Momentum and interest grew from there and in 2014 Dear White People was released independently but not before taking home the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent. Not bad for a feature film debut!

Jesse talks with Justin Simien about the intersections of the black experience, having a majority black-femme writers room and the value in meeting people where they are. Plus, Jesse and Justin discuss the impact French new wave had on the film Do The Right Thing, giving a voice to queer black experiences, late 90s cinema and why calling white people "White People" makes folks uncomfortable.

Dear White People is streaming now on Netflix.

Tights and Fights Ep. 157: GLOW season 3 w/ Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

This week Hal and Danielle are joined by Travis McElroy! He’s one-third of podcasting’s most famous brotherhood as the middlest brother on My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone.

Travis joins us to talk about his experience as a lapsed fan of wrestling and as a fan of the Netflix series GLOW. With season 3 now available to stream, what did everyone think? Was it as strong as the previous seasons? And how much longer should the show continue?

Plus, Lindsey joins us to discuss the news of NXT officially moving to primetime on Wednesdays at the same time as AEW. With the news of Vince McMahon supposedly taking on a larger role in producing the show, how hopeful are we that the brand will maintain the same level of quality that it’s had for the past five years?

All of that… and we’ll even have some fun about the team names of the XFL.

Hosted by Hal Lublin, Danielle Radford, Lindsey Kelk and Travis McElroy.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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