Max & Ivan: Fugitives tells the story of two lowly tech developers who acquire a laptop full of contraband data, witness a murder, and then narrowly escape being assassinated. Suddenly, they find themselves sucked into a world of state-funded disinformation campaigns, bot farms, warring secret service factions, and terrifyingly powerful teenage hackers.

Inspired by the chaotic way global politics is currently unfolding, Max & Ivan: Fugitives is an on-the-run comedy thriller set across international date lines. The award-winning comedy duo have created their first ever podcast series for Storyglass, an eight-part, non-stop, explosive satire exploring what ancient democracy and high-tech algorithms don’t have in common.

Max & Ivan are a globally acclaimed comedy double-act, who have performed their intricate multi- character live shows at SXSW festival, the Adelaide Fringe, the Edinburgh Fringe (where their work has been nominated for Best Comedy), and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (nominated for Most Outstanding Show), as well as on tour throughout the UK.

Max & Ivan created, wrote and starred in BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Casebook of Max & Ivan, which has attracted guest stars including Matt Lucas, June Whitfield, Reece Shearsmith and Jessica Hynes. They also created a Comedy Blap for Channel 4 based on their hit live show The Reunion and appeared in BBC Two’s acclaimed comedy W1A as Ben and Jerry.

CAST INCLUDES: Ivan Gonzalez, Max Olesker, Stephen Mangan, Alice Lowe, Kyle Kinane, Adam Buxton, Gemma Whelan, Lazy Susan, Dan Tetsell and Jason Forbes. 

Released December 2019 through ACAST, APPLE and SPOTIFY


Laugh out loud

This podcast so good, so many moments I’ve been driving home and laughing uncontrollably and people in the next car looking at me like I’m crazy but hey I don’t care!!!!

In Apple Podcasts by Winston05/72 from Australia on December 25, 2019


The best podcast I have listened to in a while, with refreshing humour through and through.

In Apple Podcasts by nehanda 11111 from Australia on December 22, 2019

Love the story, instantly hooked!

Max and Ivan are a great team. Interesting storyline and storytelling is fantastic.

In Apple Podcasts by Jagerer from United States of America on December 16, 2019

So good!
Very fun and funny. Loved these guys on radio 4 and now that they’re let loose and uncensored its even better (if that’s possible) 

In Apple Podcasts by jingy85 from United Kingdom on December 12, 2019

Favourite comedy duo
Wow what a fantastic podcast. Max and Ivan are without a doubt my favourite comedy duo. I can’t wait to see what they have planned next. Greeets 

In Apple Podcasts by Yowser Police from United Kingdom on December 12, 2019

Love this podcast!! So so funny. Great for crime fans!

In Apple Podcasts by Cplested from United Kingdom on December 9, 2019

Must listen
An incredible series, love Max and Ivan

In Apple Podcasts by The ethos from United Kingdom on December 5, 2019

Funny, thrilling, exciting!
This show is so good! Funny, brilliant writing. Exciting action, and an intriguing storyline! Such a fun ride! Don’t miss this one!

In Apple Podcasts by Capt Dengar from United States of America on December 3, 2019

Amazing thriller
Love Max and Ivan in there normal guise, but this is an incredible vehicle for their wit, wordplay and talents. By playing it straight in a crazy situation they carve out a fantastic journey they makes you buy into their skills and ability to actually go on the run. The best thing is it’s more Max and Ivan which is never a bad thing. 

In Apple Podcasts by Jez l from United Kingdom on December 1, 2019


WRITER : Ivan Gonzalez, Max Olesker
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER(S) : Robert Delamere, Sarah Doole
PRODUCER : Ben Walker
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