163 episodes

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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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.

    Oscar Snubs vs Goop

    Oscar Snubs vs Goop

    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 Hernandez would like to plug Chatterbox Comedy Night, The Male Gaze, Who's Your God, Views from the Vista, and recommends The Beautiful Ones.
    Mike Castle would like to plug Brews Brothers and recommends Jimmy Fowlie's So Long Boulder City.
    Mary Anthony would like to plug her shows at SF Sketchfest and recommends Ryan Barton's YouTube series and Scam Goddess.
    And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to plug the Friday Forty at Dynasty Typewriter and recommends watching BUZZR 
    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 show
    Don't want to pay those 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.

    • 57 min
    2011 vs 2012

    2011 vs 2012

    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 Good Night and Alchemy This and recommends the Ocean Cleanup effort
    Allie Goertz would like to plug Round Springfield coming here on Maximum Fun and recommends Bobby Bliatout
    Gwen Hollander would like to plug Kidding season 2 and Marriage Material and recommends Magic Bar in Encino, CA
    And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to recommend Charo's Instagram 
    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 show
    Don't want to pay those 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.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Troubled Waters 2019 Holiday Special

    The Troubled Waters 2019 Holiday Special

    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 You're Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book.
    Joel Stein would like to plug his book and recommends the Beetlejuice musical on Broadway
    Drennon Davis would like to plug The Long Legs series and Bandtastic and recommends American Utopia and Rory Scovel's upcoming documentary.
    Danielle Perez would like to plug her upcoming tour dates and recommends Madison Shepard's album Goodnight Silverlake Lounge
    And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes
    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 show
    Don't want to pay those 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.

    • 55 min
    Live Shows Rule vs Live Shows Suck

    Live Shows Rule vs Live Shows Suck

    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 Florida Girls and recommends Astronomy Club on Netflix
    Nick Kocher wants to plug Everything's Great at Dynasty Typewriter and BriTANick and recommends Big Time in Hollywood, FL
    Joe Kwaczala wants plug his Comedy Central half hour and Who Cares About the Rock Hall and recommends the documentary Behind the Curve.
    Lisa Gilroy wants to plug her upcoming appearances on Drunk History and Brooklyn 99 and her UCB teams Bitchin' and Hail Mary and recommends Jenny Slate's Netflix special 
    And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes
    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 show
    Don't want to pay those 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.

    • 44 min
    Poutine vs Acorn Mush

    Poutine vs Acorn Mush

    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 Kirby, @reweki
    DC Pierson wants to plug his Winter Soldier comic and Crap Kingdom and recommends the album Skulls Example by Dear Nora
    Christine Medrano wants to plug her short film I Think She Likes You and recommends Dua Lipa's new single Don't Start Now
    Joey Greer wants to plug his sketch comedy album Good Night and recommends that viral video of the teacher that hugs her kids after class.
    And Finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and recommends Queen Pillow's 
    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 show
    Don't want to pay those 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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Netflix vs Disney+

    Netflix vs Disney+

    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
    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 show
    Don't want to pay those 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.

    • 45 min

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