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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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    • 4.4 • 101 Ratings

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.

    Nameless vs Twenty Eight

    Nameless vs Twenty Eight

    This week, our contestants are given horror movie limericks, pitch some horror movie mashups, and tells us some truly scary stories from Halloween past.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Top to Bottom vs The Bureau

    Top to Bottom vs The Bureau

    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.

    • 55 min
    Kardashians vs Princess Bride

    Kardashians vs Princess Bride

    Josh Gondelman and Broti Gupta argue over the most pressing issues of the day. This time, it's The End of the Kardashians vs The Princess Bride Table Read.

    • 51 min
    Adopting Cats vs Virtual Accessibility

    Adopting Cats vs Virtual Accessibility

    Maggie Mae Fish and Melissa Darch argue over the most pressing issues of the day. This time, it's Adopting Cats vs Virtual Accessibility

    This week, our contestants talk about some weird college memories, take a Dolly Parton quiz, and learn through limericks.

    • 48 min
    TikTok vs Resigning Cat

    TikTok vs Resigning Cat

    Luke Null and Emily Duke argue over the week's most pressing issues, this time, it's TikTok vs Resigning Cat.

    This week, our contestants pitch some long-awaited sequels, learn about the history of the internet, and find out if it really is cake.

    • 54 min
    The Woman King vs Hobo Dogs

    The Woman King vs Hobo Dogs

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Polianitsa ,

International Waters - worth a listen; Troubled Waters - worth a miss

The original “International Waters” podcast was stellar. The new incarnation, “Troubled Waters”, much less so, so the stars are all for the past episodes, with one dropped for the current state of the show, since I can’t rate them separately.

Definitely download and enjoy all the past IW episodes, there’s something like 7 years of fantastic US-UK humour to enjoy. In nearly every episode both sides play of each other well and the host carries things along admirably. But the current TW version is quite missable.

Curtis12345 ,

Those Terrible Ads...

As part of the MaxFun network this podcast does cross promotional ads with other podcasts on the network. The ad Troubled Waters plays is so sonically unpleasant I have developed a Pavlovian response to plug my ears and flee whenever I hear a pirate or an off board motor. Troubled Waters, your ad is torturously unpleasant to my ears; loud, grating, and poorly written. Please change it so you’re not putting a sour note in every podcast you advertise on.

Marleytexas ,

Not as good anymore.

I loved international waters, but troubled waters has lost most of the comedy. The show has become talking about current events and not about being funny. Also, it’s hella annoying to listen to in the car because Dave’s voice fluctuates so dramatically throughout even his sentences. Will still be listening in case it gets better when they’re back in their groove, but for now it will be passive listening.

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