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Troubled Waters is the pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree. Twice a month, Dave 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.
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Tammy vs Yosemite

Tammy vs Yosemite

2021-06-1556:17

Adam Bozarth and Anna Rubanova of Left Handed Radio join Dave for some "The Last..." trivia, Home Alone sequel pitching, and some movie/theatre mashups.Anna Rubanova would like to plug Left Handed Radio and recommends ‎Ruined w/ Alison Leiby and Halle KieferAdam Bozarth would also like to plug Left Handed Radio and recommends Bitch Ass by Bill PosleyAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.Join the Maximum Fun fam:maximumfun.org/join
Wonka vs Rancho

Wonka vs Rancho

2021-06-0145:56

This week, Alison Rosen and Daniel Van Kirk join host Dave Holmes for some very slooooow trivia,  learn about real and fake movie prequels, and give the class of 2021 some practical advice set to lo-fi beats.Alison Rosen would like to plug  her podcasts Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend and Childish and recommends Sara Schaefer's book, "Grand"Dan Van Kirk would like to plug his  podcasts, his upcoming live shows and recommends Physical on Apple TV+And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Dave would like to plug The Museum of Home VideoFind us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.Join the Maximum Fun fam:maximumfun.org/join
Friends vs Broadway

Friends vs Broadway

2021-05-1846:26

This week, our contestants Josh Gondelman and Mary Chieffo join host Dave Holmes for some good old fashioned pep talks, a couple of competitive anecdotes, and pitch a few new product tie-ins for their favorite sports.Josh Gondelman would like to plug Make My Day and Desus & Mero and recommends Ziwe on Showtime and Flatbush Misdemeanors  Mary Chieffo would like to plug Ripley Improv's SLAY, Star Trek: Discovery, and recommends JuVee ProductionsAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Catch him hosting The Friday Forty at Dynasty Typewriter this Friday! Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.Join the MaxFun fam:maximumfun.org/join
Tugboat vs Pigslop

Tugboat vs Pigslop

2021-05-0457:29

If you like Troubled Waters and want to support the show, please consider becoming a member of Maximum Fun for as low as $5/month!  We have new bonus content and it's your chance to get some awesome pledge gifts! This week, our contestants and fellow MaxFun hosts Renee Colvert and Manolo Moreno join us for a special #MaxFunDrive episode and learn about celebrities' Wikipedia profiles, listen to a lot of Wham! and NSYNC, and learn about new summer blockbusters.Renee Colvert would like to plug Can I Pet Your Dog? and My Pandemic Makeover Spectacular!  and recommends Chop Wood Carry Water with Jessica CravenManolo Moreno would like to plug Dr. Gameshow and recommends joining MaxFun at the $20/month level and getting the specialty MaxFun tea. And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes.Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.Join the Maximum Fun fam:maximumfun.org/join 
This week, our contestants Mia Vicino and Dominick Nero, learn some Oscars trivia, pitch some plots to long lost movies, and solve some audio puzzles. Mia Vicino would like to plug her iconic Letterboxd  reviews and her film criticism on Willamette Week  and recommends Smooth Talk on The Criterion ChannelDom Nero would like to plug his podcast Eye of the Duck and  his work with Esquire recommends The Sporkful with Dan Pashman And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Dave would like to plug The Museum of Home VideoFind us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded  remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
Becky vs RBG

Becky vs RBG

2021-04-0156:25

This week our contestants Gastor Almonte and Shalewa Sharpe of The War Report podcast learn about Godzilla and King Kong, punch up a few Springtime traditions, and argue over what the most complicated thing in the world is.Shalewa Sharpe would like to plug Stay Eating Cookies and So, You Just Out Here? and recommends Janelle James' Black and MildGastor Almonte would like to plug Immigrant Made and recommends the podcast Asian Not Asian And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
This week, our contestants (and former International Waters writers) Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan learn about famous monsters, AVN nominees, and we celebrate the return of Erotic Fan Fiction.The Bubble graphic novel is up for pre-order so get it now! Jordan Morris would like to recommend No One Is Talking About This by Patricia LockwoodSarah Morgan would like to recommend Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts' workAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes. Dave would like to recommend Matt Sucich's upcoming albumFind us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
Janney vs Day-Lewis

Janney vs Day-Lewis

2021-03-0248:59

This week, our contestants Gianmarco Soresi and Jenn Welch learn about The Muppets, celebrate our 50th episode anniversary, and think up of new ways to leave your lover.Jenn Welch would like to plug LadyHD and her Animal Crossing shot-for-shot remakes and recommends @creepyamericangirlsGianmarco Soresi would like to plug his album Shelf Life and his upcoming podcast The Downside and recommends Promising Young WomanAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmesFind us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodCall 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
Claudia vs Priyanka

Claudia vs Priyanka

2021-02-1451:30

This week, our contestants Ellington Wells and David Koechner learn about bizarre Valentine's Day promos, give some grand romantic speechers, and pitch a few replacements for Samantha on the Sex and the City reboot.David Koechner would like to plug The Right One and Hey Good Meeting and recommends Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.Ellington Wells would like to plug Sixteen Thousand Dollars and Lazor Wulf and recommends Celebrity Book ClubAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and recommends our friend Renee Colvert's My Pandemic Makeover SpectacularFind us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodCall 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comMusic used:Keys of Moon: White PetalsTwisterium: Eternal LoveWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
Noonie vs Face

Noonie vs Face

2021-02-0254:35

This week, our contestants Orlando Leyba and Holly Burn are quizzed on classic TV theme songs, listen to some sea shanties, and play a game with our very special guest, the one and only Ernie Hudson! Holly Burn would like to plug  her upcoming projects and her live comedy special and recommends Dina MartinaOrlando Leyba would like to plug his comedy special Adorable and recommends checking out Ernie HudsonSpecial thanks to Ernie Hudson! Check him out in Redemption Day, out now on digital and demand.And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and recommends Coronation StreetFind us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodCall 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comMusic used:Loopster by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopsterLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
This week, our contestants Aisha Alfa and Michael Balazo give our listeners motivational speeches, learn about the Karate Kid Cinematic Universe, and back out of their new years resolutions.Aisha Alfa would like to plug her podcast Shout Out Show and her standup album All The Parts recommends  checking out The Dynasty Typewriter.Michael Balazo would like to plug The Landlord and Tenant Podmess and his album The Complete Discography and recommends Stath Lets FlatsAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmesFind us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodCall 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
Comfort vs Trek

Comfort vs Trek

2021-01-0153:57

Ring in the new year with Tom DeTrinis and Megan Sass in a special GOOD VIBES ONLY episode. Megan and Tom are quizzed on upcoming Disney projects, musicals, and pitch some new calendar photoshoot ideas.Tom DeTrinis would like to plug Making Friends and recommends Jack Plotnick's Disney videosMegan Sass would like to plug her music and recommends Mary Neely's Twitter musicalsAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and recommends Ben Smith's InstagramFind us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodCall 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
This week, our contestants Mike Castle and Joey Greer argue about underrated Christmas songs, learn about Rankin Bass films, and come up with snappy PSAs we can all use.Mike Castle would like to plug Brew Brothers and Chess.com and recommends Syd Steinberg's  Instagram Joey Greer would like to plug his new Instagram @godblesschimchum his album Good Night and recommends you get involved in the Georgia runoff race.And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and recommends beabadoobee’s album  Fake It FlowersFind us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPodCall 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
Dolly vs Cinnabon

Dolly vs Cinnabon

2020-12-0142:20

This week, our contestants Laura House and Logan Guntzelman argue about why they actually won in terrible situations, learn about Star Trek and Star Wars theme tunes, and pitch a few new Pixar movies.Logan Guntzelman would like to plug her album Today's Top Hits and recommends Paige Weldon's cartoonsLaura House would like to plug Tiny Victories here on MaxFun and her album Mouth Punch and recommends reading Annabelle Gurwitch's article on Safe Place for Youth And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and recommends A Face in the CrowdFind 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher."Wholesome" "Lost Time" "Call to Adventure" "Cheery Monday" and "Night Vigil" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 
Chick vs Dog

Chick vs Dog

2020-11-1751:11

This week, our contestants create their own Thanksgiving carols, talk about times when they got themselves into a terrible situation, and listen to some songs about giving thanks.Brian Parise would like to plug his album Last Wishes and recommends Chanel Ali's album Chanel No. 1Negin Farsad would like to plug Fake the Nation and recommends shopping local during the holiday seasonAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and recommends beabadoobee's album  Fake It FlowersFind 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by C
Timothée vs AOC

Timothée vs AOC

2020-11-0251:30

This week, our contestants are quizzed on some Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trivia, learn about some Ryan Reynolds fake movies, and play a game with our very special guest, the one and only Joe Pantoliano!Josh Ruben would like to plug Scare Me and recommends the African dance duo @ebinumbrothersKyle Ayers would like to plug Happiness and recommends Open Mike Eagle's new album Anime, Trauma & DivorceSpecial thanks to Joe Pantoliano! Check out From The Vine, available now on VOD.And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and recommends Bright Light Bright Light's album Fun CityFind 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
Nameless vs Twenty Eight

Nameless vs Twenty Eight

2020-10-1501:01:01

This week, our contestants are given horror movie limericks,  pitch some horror movie mashups, and  tells us some truly scary stories from Halloween past.Halle Kiefer would like to plug  her podcast Ruined and recommends Scary Stories to tell on the PodBrian Fernandes would like to plug Jordan, Jesse Go and recommends This Sounds SeriousAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and wants you to VOTE! 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
This week, our contestants are quizzed on movies turning 40, talk about Lovecraft monsters and villages in Wales, and try their best to figure out who "You Oughta Know" is about.Chanel Ali would like to plug her album Chanel No. 1 and Apocalypse Untreated and recommends (safely) watching live comedy.David Rees would like to plug Election Profit Makers and Dicktown on FXX and recommends watching the Nardwuar interview with Big K.R.I.TAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and recommends you read Shuggie BainFind 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
This week, our contestants are quizzed on autumnal traditions around the world, learn about upbeat songs that are secretly bummers, and listen to some iconic sound effects.Broti Gupta would like to plug her newsletter and recommends the MasterChef Jr. clip where the kid says "rusticity"Josh Gondelman would like to plug Desus & Mero and his podcast Make My Day and recommends  friend of the show Jamie Loftus' podcast My Year In MensaAnd Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to plug Josh Gondelman's book Nice Try and Broti's substackFind 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Zoom and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
Maggie Mae Fish and Melissa Darch argue over the most pressing issues of the day. This time, it's Adopting Cats vs Virtual AccessibilityThis week, our contestants talk about some weird college memories, take a Dolly Parton quiz, and learn through limericks. Melissa Darch would like to plug Minute 24 and recommends donating to give our unhoused neighbors food and water.Maggie Mae Fish would like to plug her comedic film analyses and recommends Princess Weeke's YouTube channel.And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to plug Pacific Ocean Blues by Dennis WilsonFind 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 showDon’t want to pay those international calling fees? Email us a voice memo! troubledwaterspod@gmail.comWritten by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded remotely over Google Hangouts and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.
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Brian Walczak

Unfortunately, the sound quality on this recording was irregular. Couldn't understand Dave Holmes most of the time under yet didn't even know Alicia Silverstone was the theme for the questions in the 1st quiz till the 3rd question. S voice ranged from loud to inaudible.

Aug 4th
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wendigo

2 years later and brexit is still a descriptor Jesus

Jun 20th
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Echo Finn

only one complaint. Your best of didn't include the great Josie Long.

Feb 5th
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Björn Rosengren

95 och framåt lyssnat.

Mar 10th
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