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Troubled Waters

Comedy

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.

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.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@JesseThorn

Language:

English


Episodes

The Woman King vs Hobo Dogs

8/3/2020
We are in the middle of our annual #MaxFunDrive! If you like what we do, and are in a good financial spot, please consider becoming a member of the network and supporting our show. maximumfun.org/join It's a MaxFun Crossover with Dave Shumka of Stop Podcasting Yourself and James Arthur of Minority Korner arguing over the important issues of the day. It's The Woman King vs Hobo Dogs. This week, our contestants renovate Disneyland attractions, learn about a few fake podcasts, and give old...

Duration:00:44:34

Game Shows vs Aussie Man

7/15/2020
We are kicking off #MaxFunDrive this week so if you like what we do, please consider supporting our show! Just head on over to maximumfun.org/join/ and become a member. And if you aren't in a position to support financially, we still love ya! Doug Benson and Doug Mellard of the new podcast Wide World of Dougs argue over the most important issues of the day. It's Music Week on The Price is Right vs Aussie Man fighting off a snake going 70mph. This week, our contestants give some movie...

Duration:00:58:56

Houseplants vs Bees

7/1/2020
Keith Kingbay and Vanessa Gritton argue over the important issues of the day, it's the Barcelona Orchestra playing for an audience of houseplants vs the return of the bee! This week, our guests talk about some wild celebrity encounters, improvise some lyrics to movie theme songs, and play a very special round, courtesy of Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go's. Keith Kingbay would like to plug New Player Has Joined and recommends donating to Black Girl Hockey Club Vanessa Gritton would like...

Duration:00:52:46

Smiles vs Nacho

6/16/2020
Aminatou Sow and Steve Hernandez argue over the most important topics of the day. It's @blackmensmiling vs Nacho Vidal. This week, our contestants talk about their favorite comfort foods, listen to a few protest songs, and punch up our favorite dad jokes. Steve Hernandez would like to plug Views from the Vista, Who's Your God, and The Male Gaze and would like to plug @inthistogether_la on Instagram Aminatou Sow would like to plug her upcoming book, Big Friendship and would like to plug...

Duration:00:37:32

Quarantine Bras vs Bisexual Goose

6/4/2020
Jasika Nicole and Addie Weyrich argue over the important issues, it's Quarantine Bras vs. Bisexual Goose. Team Quarantine Bras Jasika Nicole Team Bisexual Goose Addie Weyrich This week, our guests try and guess fake Disney characters, give some motivational speeches and tell us some embarrassing high school stories Jasika Nicole would like to plug her Instagram @Jasikaistrycurious and recommends Project Q. Addie Weyrich would like to plug reading and writing and recommends...

Duration:00:41:55

JOANN Fabrics vs Walks

5/15/2020
Maddy Myers and Kirk Hamilton of the new MaxFun podcast Triple Click argue over the most pressing issues of the day. It's JOANN Fabrics vs Walking! Team JOANN Maddy Myers Team Walks Kirk Hamilton This week, our contestants settle some celebrity feuds, come up with some Home Alone-esque traps, and talk about some of the weirdest arguments they've been a part of. Kirk Hamilton would like to plug Triple Click, Strong Songs, and recommends the Cowboy Bebop music video...

Duration:00:58:13

Landlord vs Chaos

5/1/2020
Myq Kaplan and Zach Zimmerman join host Dave Holmes on this special remote episode of Troubled Waters to shine a light on a few things that need some more attention. Team Zach's Landlord Zach Zimmerman Team Chaos Myq Kaplan This week, our teams play a couple of memory games, come up with post-apocalyptic blockbusters, and we mark the triumphant return of Who Is Dave's Mom Talking About? Myq Kaplan would like to plug his album A.K.A. and his podcast Broccoli and Ice Cream and...

Duration:00:58:10

Fitness Marshall vs Peter Andre

4/16/2020
Editor's note: We accidentally recorded from the wrong source on this remote recording. Please forgive the audio issues on Dave's mic! Benjamin Partridge and Sarah Morgan join host Dave Holmes on this special remote episode of Troubled Waters to shine a light on their favorite stories of the past few weeks. Team Peter Andre Benjamin Partridge Team Fitness Marshall Sarah Morgan This week, our comics give some quarantine friendly pop culture recommendations, give rousing speeches to...

Duration:00:49:57

Troubled Waters At Home

4/1/2020
Well hello there! Welcome to the first post-quarantine episode of Troubled Waters. We're doing a special "Play At Home" edition of the show where YOU are playing along! If you’re self-quarantining with other people, play along with them too. We’d love it if you recorded yourselves playing along with our games and sent them to us at our Twitter account, @TroubledPod, or email them to us at troubledwaterspod@gmail.com. We’ll try our best to share as many of them as we can! Remember to tweet...

Duration:00:23:40

Pox vs Hanx

3/18/2020
Editor's note: This episode was originally meant to run during the MaxFunDrive, but due to, well, you know, we had to postpone the pledge drive. Jordan Morris, Alexis Preston, J Keith van Straaten, and Biz Ellis join Dave Holmes to defend the honor of the most hallowed institutions of our times; it's The Hanks Family vs Chicken Pox. Team Hanx Biz Ellis and J Keith van Straaten Team Pox Jordan Morris and Alexis Preston This week, our teams are quizzed on covers of songs originally...

Duration:00:55:14

Fast Food vs McMillions

3/2/2020
Matt Apodaca, Ellington Wells, Mike Castle, and Casey O'Brien join host Dave Holmes to defend the most hallowed institutions of our times; it's Fast Food vs. the McMillions guys Team Fast Food Casey O'Brien and Ellington Wells Team McMillions Mike Castle and Matt Apodaca This week, our teams come up with new protest slogans, talk about the angriest they've ever been (or seen others at their angriest), and argue about when celebrities truly became famous. Ellington Wells would like...

Duration:00:55:30

Kanye vs Jameela

2/17/2020
Molly Ruben Long, Brian Fernandes. Venk Potula, and Aimée Lutkin join host Dave Holmes to throw a cultural life preserver to their favorite celebs currently in troubled waters; it's Kanye vs Jameela Team Kanye Molly Ruben Long and Venk Potula Team Jameela Brian Fernandes and Aimeé Lutkin This week, our teams help Dave decide over his Valentine's Day plans, talk about terrible dates they've been on, and create their very own national holidays. Molly Ruben Long would like to plug Big...

Duration:00:56:37

Cats vs Sitting

2/3/2020
This week, Lindsey Kelk, Chad Westbrook, Karen Strassman, and Kale Hills attempt to throw a cultural life preserver to someone or something that is currently in troubled waters; it's Andrew Lloyd Webber vs Renaissance Paintings Team Cats Lindsey Kelk and Kale Hills Team Sitting Chad Westbrook and Karen Strassman This week, our teams argue over new Oscar categories, talk about a day they would gladly live over and over again, and give inspiring speeches to our listeners. Chad...

Duration:01:00:20

Oscar Snubs vs Goop

1/15/2020
Mike Castle, Steve Hernandez, Mary Anthony, and Ryan Barton join host Dave Holmes to settle once and for all: what should we be paying more attention to, the Goop candle or Oscar snubs? Team Goop Ryan Barton and Steve Hernandez Team Oscar Snubs Mike Castle and Mary Anthony This week, our teams argue about Oscar nominations, fake mutant powers, and make up candle scents for celebrities. Ryan Barton would like to plug his webseries, Man Eater and recommends the UCB Drag Race. Steve...

Duration:00:57:30

2011 vs 2012

1/2/2020
Allie Goertz, Gwen Hollander, Joey Greer, and Melissa Darch join host Dave Holmes to settle once and for all: which was the best year of the past decade? Team 2011 Joey Greer and Allie Goertz Team 2012 Melissa Darch and Gwen Hollander This week, our teams argue over 2020 resolutions, make movies more Jumanji, and try adding more verses into We Didn't Start the Fire. Melissa Darch would like to plug Minute 24 and recommends The Pack Theater Joey Greer would like to plug his album...

Duration:01:07:36

The Troubled Waters 2019 Holiday Special

12/16/2019
Alison Rosen, Danielle Perez, Joel Stein, and Drennon Davis join host Dave Holmes for the very first Troubled Waters holiday special! This week, our teams argue over holiday party etiquette, tell us about their worst holiday experiences, and pretend to love their terrible Christmas presents. Alison Rosen would like to plug the Childish and Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend live shows at SF Sketchfest and recommends Joel Stein's book, In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and...

Duration:00:55:20

Live Shows Rule vs Live Shows Suck

12/2/2019
Laci Mosley, Nick Kocher, Lisa Gilroy, and Joe Kwaczala join host Dave Holmes to settle once and for all, are live shows for suckers or are they actually pretty cool? Team Pro-Live Shows Joe Kwaczala and Laci Mosley Team Anti-Live Shows Nick Kocher and Lisa Gilroy This week, our teams argue about Coldplay's recent decision to quit touring, talk about the worst stories about life on the road, and come up with personalized merch to sell. Laci Mosley wants to plug Scam Goddess and...

Duration:00:44:13

Poutine vs Acorn Mush

11/15/2019
Joey Greer, Shelby Fero, DC Pierson, and Christine Medrano join Dave Holmes to decide once and for all, what new side dish must be present at every American Thanksgiving Team Poutine Joey Greer and Christine Medrano Team Acorn Mush Shelby Fero and DC Pierson This week, our teams argue about various Thanksgiving faux pas, make up Thanksgiving carols, and special guest Benjamin Partridge comes by for a special trivia segment! Shelby Fero wants to plug I'm 25 Now and recommends Rebecca...

Duration:01:06:03

Netflix vs Disney+

11/1/2019
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...

Duration:00:45:51

Michael Myers vs Laurie Strode

10/15/2019
Elliott Kalan, Addie Weyrich, Mano Agapion, and Lucé Tomlin-Brenner join host Dave Holmes on our first annual Troubled Waters Halloween Spooktacular. Team Michael Myers Elliott Kalan and Lucé Tomlin-Brenner Team Lauri Strode Addie Weyrich and Mano Agapion This week, our teams argue about haunted houses, tell some truly terrifying tales, and learn about strange foreign candies. Mano Agapion wants to plug We Love Trash, Drag Her, and his upcoming UCB shows, and recommends Jawline...

Duration:01:04:46