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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.
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Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

Twitter:

@AriShaffir

Language:

English


Episodes

#332: 9/11 Killed JFK (@DSGermain & @TimJDillon)

8/13/2018
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Tim Dillon and Dan St Germain came over to talk about conspiracy theories. Both those guys are way into that stuff so that's all they talk about anyway. Get Dan's brand new comedy album, No Real Winners Here at DanStGermain.net or wherever you buy albums. I think I said 500 times that it was called Bad At The Good Times but that was his old album. I messed up. Get No Real Winners Here. I mean, get both if you want. He's been funny for a long time. But definitely get No Real Winners Here....

Duration:02:43:09

#331: White China (@AndyCurtain)

8/1/2018
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Andy Curtain made his way from Shanghai to Montreal to tell me about the darkest sides of life in China. He's lived in Shanghai for a decade now and he REALLY knows what it's all about. Fun discussion with an intro appearance from my Edinburgh Fringe roommates. I'm in Edinburgh from August 2-26 every day at 6pm at the Hive. Go to AriShaffir.com or AriShaffir.com/tour for tickets to see me in Austin, Phoenix, England, Iceland, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Copenhagen, Belgium, Switzerland,...

Duration:02:43:25

#330: Shroob (Shroom Noob) (@KevinIso

7/9/2018
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Kevin Iso came over to my apartment to talk about shrooms. I know I've lost site of what it's like to be new to magic mushrooms, so I had Kevin come in to tell that side of it. He just started taking psychedelics so he was the perfect guest for this.

Duration:02:49:21

#329: Where To Next (@RolfPotts)

7/2/2018
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Rolf Potts brought over an old paper atlas to my apartment and we leafed through it and imagined all the places we want to go. Every page bringing new ideas for adventure. Rolf is a traveler. He's seen things and done things and been to places that make me envious and fill me with wonder. This is Rolf's second time on the podcast. He's a travel writer who wrote the book "Vagabonding" that I carried around with me to 3 countries, finally read on an island off Cambodia, and then carried to...

Duration:03:51:33

#328: Free Base (@RichVos)

6/21/2018
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Rich Vos and I sat in my backyard and talked about his days as a drug addict. Man, I love talking to addicts about their old days. He got DOWN! Tons of good stories. He's been sober for a while now so he really comes at it almost like he's observing another person that he knows really well. It's a fun talk. Rich Vos has a roast out that's available right now at VosRoast.com. I was at this roast. It was awesome. Norton, Quinn, Oakerson, Bonnie, Judy Gold, Florentine, even Luis J. Pick it...

Duration:03:28:03

#327: Cappereira (Nick Capper)

6/4/2018
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@CapperFlapper had me over to his apartment in Melbourne to talk about travel, farming, his deep sexual love affair with aboriginal history, and shitting. It was an all over the place conversation on one of the most sacred and drunk holidays in Australia, ANZAC Day.

Duration:02:53:51

#326: Bushcraft Party Boys (Robert Kelly & Joe List)

5/29/2018
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@JoeListComedy, @RobertKelly, and I packed our camping gear and went to the woods to do some camping and definitely not to chow down on each other's knobs like we need it to live. No. Just camping. We're bush crafters. And we're party boys. We're the Bushcraft Party Boys. Make sure to watch Michelle Wolf's new show, "The Break," on netflix now and every week each Sunday. And Adrienne Iapalluci is recording her CD at New York Comedy Club on June 3. Get tickets on their website.

Duration:02:10:37

#325: Festival Fun Uncle (Ryan Mirvis)

5/21/2018
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Ryan Mirvis (@RyanMirvis) is the festival queen. There's nobody who personifies good times at music festivals like Mirv. He met me at the Comedy Store the day after Mitzi's memorial to break down all his theories about having a blast at festivals. That means drugs. That means sex. That means music music music. And that means drugs. Also drugs. If you're on the fence about going to a festival near you this year, this podcast should throw you over the top.

Duration:03:02:06

#324: Last of the Bogicans (@BlokeFranklin

5/2/2018
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Chris Franklin met me in my AirBnB in Melbourne to talk about the bogan life. Franklin is a true bogan. The last of a non-dying breed. There are still plenty of bogans in the wild, although very few of them live in big cities. You can see them, though, if you look carefully. The mullet is always the giveaway. Join us as we learn about the national animal of Australia: The Bogan.

Duration:02:09:39

#323: Mitzi

4/25/2018
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Mitzi Shore came into my life in my first year of standup. I spent 10 years getting close with the owner of the Comedy Store. She passed away this month. And I took the opportunity to share, but really to relive all the things I learned from her and all the times we had, good and terrible. She was a massive part of my development as a comedian. The most important part, really. So it's really unsettling having her gone for good. Join me as I come to terms with what Mitzi meant to me.

Duration:03:38:48

#322: Road Trip (@Aiapalucci)

4/9/2018
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Adrienne Iapalucci and I were driving back to Manhattan from a road gig in Syracuse and we decided to do a podcast about road trips. Well, it barely centered on road trips because I'm a terrible host, but it was a really funny podcast nonetheless. Had me cracking up a bunch! Check out Adrienne's podcast, Vadge.

Duration:02:36:33

#321: Let My People Go (@AriShaffir)

4/2/2018
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Ari Shaffir comes to my apartment to tell you about Passover. All of it. Not just what you're supposed to do, but also where the holiday comes from, all the laws, the seder, what matzah tastes like. Everything. It's probably the best I've ever been in terms of not interrupting the guest. I still managed to do it a few times, but way less than normal. This episode is brought to you by the Australian leg of my wandering Jew tour: Perth April 13-14 Melbourne April 17-21 Adelaide April...

Duration:01:56:59

#320: Take My Wife, Please (@AubreyMarcus)

3/27/2018
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Aubrey Marcus came over to my apartment and we had a really in depth discussion about open relationships. Aubrey is the most honest person I've ever met on the subject. He has truly looked inwards and examined all the angles. It's a really great discussion on the topic. Aubrey has a new book out now called "Own The Day, Own Your Life." It's all about optimizing your life. Pick it up at AubreyMarcus.com or wherever you buy books. He's also got a podcast called the Aubrey Marcus podcast....

Duration:02:43:04

#319: Boston Tea Farty (@JoeList)

3/20/2018
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Joe List kept me awake on the drive back from Boston by telling me all about Boston. Meta as balls, huh? He grew up out there and we talked about all the casual violence, the racism, the women, the drinking, the sports. Everything we could think of. And while we were driving, we past by where Joe picked up herpes. So it's like a tour of his diseased shaft at the same time. Joe List is in this season of The Standups on Netflix. Definitely check it out. He's one of the best comedians in...

Duration:02:34:43

#318: The Queens Irish (@DesBishop)

3/13/2018
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Des Bishop came over to Skeptic Tank headquarters (my apartment) to tell me about Ireland. Des moved there from Queens when he was a teenager and managed to go from a Brooklyn problem child, to one of Ireland's most successful comedians. He tells me about his observations of the people and the land of Ireland, with some history and some stories. Have a happy and drunk St Patrick's Day everybody! This episode is brought to you by Spotify, where you can find every episode of my podcast....

Duration:02:12:52

#317: Ski Utah (Ryan "@DanishAndOneill" Oneill, @NickDiaz209, @BertKreischer

3/6/2018
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Ryan Oneill drove with me from Salt Lake City to Boise to talk about the gnar pow we got in Utah. We skied 6 out of 7 days, stayed at 3 different places, and did 5 shows. It was a tremendous week of skiing some of the best powder on earth. We talked about the skiing, the AirBnBs, the city of Salt Lake and much, much more.

Duration:02:25:43

#316: Girls Gone Mild (@RachelJSimmons

2/27/2018
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Rachel Simmons met me to talk about her research on female development and confidence. She just came out with a new book on the subject so we talked about that, about the pains of doing press, and she craps all over my water bottle. Rachel was my friend in high school and she's continued to be one of the most interesting people in my life. This is Rachel's third book on the subject of female development and it was a great excuse to catch up with her. Buy her book wherever you buy books...

Duration:01:55:55

#315: Fake News (@Chloe_Hilliard)

2/16/2018
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Chloe Hilliard came over to talk about her days as a journalist before she started standup. We go over all the problems with journalism today, including fake news. And we get into some nice stuff about race and white ladies. This episode is brought to you by Ziprecruiter.com. At Ziprecruiter.com you can find quality candidates to fill your job openings usually within one day. Support the Skeptic Tank by using www.ziprecruiter.com/skeptic for a free listing today.

Duration:03:14:01

#314: Moving Day (@MikeRecine)

1/27/2018
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Mike Recine came over to my apartment to answer my question about what it's like being a mover. Not a mover and a shaker, but an actual mover. Of people's houses. This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic. Go to ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic to list your job opening and find a qualified candidate usually within a day. ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic.

Duration:02:06:12

#313: Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Across The Fucking Atlantic Ocean (with Tim Crockett @RowAtlantic)

1/16/2018
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Tim Crockett met me in Athens, Georgia to tell me about the monumental feat he is undertaking. Tim is going to row, BY HIMSELF, across the Atlantic Ocean. He'll be miles from the nearest boat or assistance. He'll have limited supplies. The guy is absolutely crazy in the best way possible. Come along to hear how he's going to do it.

Duration:02:32:33