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Breaking Bread with Tom Papa

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Comedian and bread baker, Tom Papa, is the perfect host, inviting guests to join him for an hour of eating, drinking and enjoying life. Listeners are invited to take a seat at the table as Tom and his guests celebrate the true meaning of breaking bread with insightful, revealing and always funny conversations.

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Comedian and bread baker, Tom Papa, is the perfect host, inviting guests to join him for an hour of eating, drinking and enjoying life. Listeners are invited to take a seat at the table as Tom and his guests celebrate the true meaning of breaking bread with insightful, revealing and always funny conversations.

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Episode 203 - Dusty Slay

4/16/2024
Tom Papa chats with comedian Dusty Slay about his comedic journey and personal life. They discuss Dusty's unique experiences and insights from performing across different states, the significance of personal connections, and his approach to comedy. Dusty also shares anecdotes from his tours, reflecting on the blend of humor and life lessons he's encountered along the way. Thank you to our sponsors. Go nuts.com/papa for a free gift and free shipping for an order of $29 or more. Go to wildgrain.com/papa $30 off your first box and free croissants. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Dusty: Dusty Slay transformed from a community college dropout and blue-collar worker into a celebrated comedian with a distinctive flair for storytelling. His breakthrough came after a standout performance at the Just For Laughs Festival in 2018, leading to major success. Slay's comedy, honed through years of hard work and personal struggles, resonates with audiences for its authenticity and humor rooted in his early life experiences in Opelika, AL. Today, he captivates fans with his performances on major platforms like Netflix and maintains a strong connection to his Southern roots, living in Nashville with his family and embracing a comedy style that's clean yet relatable. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking. Get in touch with or go see Tom live on stage! Radio, Podcasts and more: https://linktr.ee/tompapa/Website - http://tompapa.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tompapaTwitter - https://www.twitter.com/tompapaFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/comediantompapa #TomPapa #breakingbreadwithTomPapaReplyForwardAdd reaction

Duration:01:18:41

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Episode 202 - Barbara Corcoran

4/9/2024
Tom Papa talks with Barbara Corcoran about her extraordinary journey from a humble beginning to becoming a real estate mogul. They delve into Barbara's early life challenges, her transition into the real estate industry with just a $1,000 loan, and how she navigated her way through the ups and downs to build a successful business. Barbara shares insights into the importance of resilience, the power of believing in oneself, and the significant role that luck and timing played in her career. This episode not only highlights Barbara's professional achievements but also her personal philosophy on life and success. Thank you to our pals at AURA.COM. Go to AURA.COM/PAPA to sign up for a 14-day trial and start protecting yourself and your loved ones today, Also, thank you to our pals at HELIXSLEEP.COM. Go to HELIXSLEEP.COM/PAPA to get up to 20% off your mattress and two free pillows. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Barbara: Barbara Corcoran, Founder of The Corcoran Group & Shark and Executive Producer on ABC’s "Shark Tank" Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. The Corcoran Group, the largest and best-known brand in the brokerage business, building the largest and best-known brand in the business. Corcoran is the author of the best seller “Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business!” and host of top business podcast “Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran.” Corcoran is a motivational and inspirational speaker. She is a frequent small business and real estate contributor on every major network. Corcoran has been an investor/Shark for the past eleven seasons on ABC’s four-time Emmy award winning show, Shark Tank, investing in over 100 businesses to date. Follow Barbara on Twitter, TikTok and Instagram @BarbaraCorcoran. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking. Get in touch with or go see Tom live on stage! Radio, Podcasts and more: https://linktr.ee/tompapa/ Website - http://tompapa.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tompapa Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/tompapa Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/comediantompapa #TomPapa #breakingbreadwithTomPapa

Duration:01:19:33

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Episode 201 - Beth Stelling

4/1/2024
Tom Papa sits down with Beth Stelling to explore the nuances of comedy, from early influences and defining moments in their careers to the intricate process of crafting a joke. They delve into Beth's journey in the comedy scene, her approach to stand-up, and her reflections on the evolution of her comedic voice. The conversation offers a deep dive into the challenges and triumphs of a life dedicated to making people laugh. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Beth: Beth Stelling is a trailblazing stand-up comedian and writer who kickstarted her career in Chicago, quickly becoming a local favorite and earning the title "Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago" by The Chicago Reader in 2010. Her journey in improv and stand-up led to her involvement in the acclaimed show Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche. After moving to Los Angeles, Beth made a name for herself with appearances on CONAN, Comedy Central’s @midnight, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, among others. She has released several critically acclaimed specials, including “Boner Appétit to You” and “Girl Daddy,” produced by Conan O’Brien and Team Coco, with her most recent Netflix special, "If You Didn’t Want Me Then," receiving high praise. Beyond stand-up, Beth’s diverse talents extend to writing for television and film, with credits on notable shows like I Love You America, The Last O.G., and Rick and Morty, as well as acting roles in series such as Rutherford Falls and Red Oaks. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking. Get in touch with or go see Tom live on stage! Radio, Podcasts and more: https://linktr.ee/tompapa/ Website - http://tompapa.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tompapa Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/tompapa Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/comediantompapa #TomPapa #breakingbreadwithTomPapa

Duration:01:31:59

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Episode 200 - Dulcé Sloan

3/26/2024
Dulcé shares insights into the complexities of navigating spaces as a black woman, her experiences with racism from a young age, and the importance of asserting oneself. She also discusses her creative process, her work on "The Daily Show," and the nuances of comedy and representation. Highlighting her new book, "Hello, Friends! – Stories of Dating, Destiny, and Day Jobs." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------About DulcéDulcé Sloan, known for her six-year stint as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" and her role as a guest host, has made a mark in comedy with her Netflix special praised by The New York Times for its impactful set in under 15 minutes. Apart from her success on television, including voicing "Honeybee" in FOX’s "The Great North," Sloan has ventured into authorship with her new book and remains a celebrated figure in comedy, recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the comedians to know. She has a new book called: "Hello, Friends: Stories of Dating, Destiny, and Day Jobs." About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking. Get in touch with or go see Tom live on stage! Radio, Podcasts and more: https://linktr.ee/tompapa/Website - http://tompapa.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tompapaTwitter - https://www.twitter.com/tompapaFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/comediantompapa #TomPapa #breakingbreadwithTomPapa

Duration:01:16:10

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Episode 199 - David Cross

3/19/2024
David Cross discusses making birria, David’s Podcast "Senses Working Overtime", the good, bad and the ugly of "Arrested Development," the possibility of David's kid being in showbusiness, David’s new special "Worst Daddy In The World", loving his NYC life, and his standup strategy going forward. ***Thanks to our sponsor FactorMeals.com! FactorMeals.com is offering 50% off with the code PAPA50. Go to FactorMeals.com/PAPA50*** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About David: David Cross’s new special "Worst Daddy In The World" is out now. David is an Emmy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award nominee, has established himself as a versatile talent in the entertainment industry, excelling as a performer, writer, and producer across stage and screen. Known for his inventive comedy, Cross has recently taped a comedy special for 2022 release, made guest appearances in HBO Max's "Station Eleven" and the film "8-Bit Christmas," and portrayed Jerry Wexler in "Genius: Aretha." His role as Dr. Tobias Fünke in the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning series "Arrested Development" further cemented his status as a comedic force, showcasing his unique ability to bring quirky, unforgettable characters to life. With a career that includes critical acclaim for roles in dramatic films like "The Dark Divide," leading comedy specials such as "Oh Come On," and significant contributions to television and film, Cross continues to be a prominent and influential figure in comedy and beyond. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking. About Kira Kira Soltanovich is a multifaceted talent in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning nearly a decade as a correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," where she became known for the Phony Photo Booth segment, the show’s longest-running comedy piece without Jay Leno. Her collaboration with Leno continued in the reboot of the "You Bet Your Life" game show, now syndicated on FOX. Soltanovich has also made her mark with stand-up specials on Showtime and Amazon, titled "Here Comes Trouble" and "You Did This To Me," respectively, and has served as the sidekick to Donald Faison on Netflix's game show "Winsanity." Her recurring roles on FOX's "Punchline" and "The Drama," regular appearances on TruTV’s "How To Be A Grownup," and her work on the Facebook series "The Turndown" highlight her versatility as a comedian and actress. Beyond her television work, Kira has been a staple in the comedy scene, from her early days on "Girls Behaving Badly" to being featured on Comedy Central and winning the Big Sky Comedy Festival. Her comedy has also been celebrated at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. A unique aspect of her career includes writing...

Duration:01:13:18

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Episode 198 - Mike O'Malley

3/12/2024
Tom reconnects with his old friend Mike, delving into their shared history in the comedy scene and how their careers have evolved over time. They reminisce about the early days, the camaraderie that supported their growth, and the pivotal moments that shaped their journey in comedy and show business. As they discuss Mike's venture into acting and content creation, the conversation reveals insights into the challenges and triumphs of adapting to the evolving landscape of entertainment, underscored by the importance of balancing it with their home, family lives. Mike also talks about his current NBC sitcom "Extended Family." ***Thanks to our sponsor Nuts.com! Right now, Nuts.com is offering new customers a free gift with purchase and free shipping on orders of $29 or more at Nuts.com/PAPA.*** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------About Mike:Mike O'Malley, a versatile talent in the entertainment industry, began his career hosting Nickelodeon's "GUTS" and gained fame with roles in "Yes, Dear," "My Name Is Earl," and "Glee," where he received an Emmy nomination. His filmography includes "Eat Pray Love" and "R.I.P.D.," and he's also recognized for his writing, notably for the Starz comedy "Survivor's Remorse." Residing in Los Angeles, O'Malley balances acting with writing and producing, currently creating "Extended Family" for NBC, showcasing his multifaceted contributions to theater, film, and television. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking. Get in touch with or go see Tom live on stage! Radio, Podcasts and more: https://linktr.ee/tompapa/Website - http://tompapa.com/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tompapaTwitter - https://www.twitter.com/tompapaFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/comediantompapa #TomPapa #breakingbreadwithTomPapaReplyForwardAdd reaction

Duration:01:23:28

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Episode 197 - Donnell Rawlings

3/5/2024
Tom and Kira engage in a candid and humorous conversation with guest Donnell Rawlings. They kick off with playful banter about Tom's bread-baking endeavors, leading into discussions on a variety of topics including the intricacies of comedy, personal growth, and the nuances of navigating the entertainment industry. Donnell shares insights from his journey in stand-up comedy, touching upon his new special, the impact of historical context on comedic content, and reflections on fatherhood and personal identity. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Donnell: Donnell Rawlings is a force both on and off the stage as a comedian, actor and podcaster and this year, Donnell is fire -- debuting his first stand-up special A NEW DAY on February 27th for Netflix produced by his long-time friend Dave Chappelle. This is one of four specials Dave is producing for Netflix who stated, “I’ve been doing this a long time and comedians like Donnell are not only friends but have inspired my own career. Anyone in the comedy community knows these names and knows their time to shine is long overdue. I am proud to be a part of this moment.” About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking. About Kira: Kira Soltanovich is a multifaceted talent in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning nearly a decade as a correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," where she became known for the Phony Photo Booth segment, the show’s longest-running comedy piece without Jay Leno. Her collaboration with Leno continued in the reboot of the "You Bet Your Life" game show, now syndicated on FOX. Soltanovich has also made her mark with stand-up specials on Showtime and Amazon, titled "Here Comes Trouble" and "You Did This To Me," respectively, and has served as the sidekick to Donald Faison on Netflix's game show "Winsanity." Her recurring roles on FOX's "Punchline" and "The Drama," regular appearances on TruTV’s "How To Be A Grownup," and her work on the Facebook series "The Turndown" highlight her versatility as a comedian and actress. Beyond her television work, Kira has been a staple in the comedy scene, from her early days on "Girls Behaving Badly" to being featured on Comedy Central and winning the Big Sky Comedy Festival. Her comedy has also been celebrated at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. A unique aspect of her career includes writing jokes for Joan Rivers and her origins from the former Soviet Union, adding depth to her comedic perspective. Currently, Kira is focusing on creating and producing her own talk show, "Let’s Get Sweat!," set in a sauna, and preparing to record a new comedy album. This journey from a Soviet emigrant to a celebrated figure in American comedy showcases her remarkable...

Duration:01:08:30

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Episode 196 - Moshe Kasher

2/27/2024
Tom Papa and Moshe Kasher discuss Moshe's poignant journey while writing about his daughter in his book. Moshe then takes us through his time in AA, and he reflects on his unique upbringing in all-black Oakland, questioning the effectiveness of his therapy and his fascination with history's subjective truths. T The conversation then shifts to Moshe's love for people, the energy of crowds, and his experiences at Burning Man. They explore the magical moments life offers, like surfing, and circle back to Burning Man's profound impact. The discussion weaves through Moshe's connection to Judaism, pandemic life with his wife Natasha, and his childhood experiences, touching on the theme of grieving within Jewish traditions after the death of his father. They ponder what unites comedians and delve into the process of creating Moshe's book and audiobook. The episode concludes with a look at Moshe's future aspirations and reflections on fatherhood.

Duration:01:23:39

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Death, Passwords, & Raising Kids | Breaking Bread with Tom Papa #195

2/20/2024
Thanks to our sponsor Nuts.com! Right now, Nuts.com is offering new customers a free gift with purchase and free shipping on orders of $29 or more at Nuts.com/PAPA. Tom and Kira kick off this week’s episode by discussing the nuances of saying people's names, spotlighting Kumail Nanjiani. Kira shares a poignant yet amusing story about a sad dream, weaving in her fantasy of faking a gig and the comfort found in coffees. The conversation takes a deeper turn into themes of death and the digital legacy of passwords, lightened by Kira's riff on Only Fans and Tom's ASMR ventures. Russian superstitions and Tom's wife's OCD quirks bring a cultural and personal flavor to the mix, segueing into heartwarming tales of Kira's kids in "Wizard of Oz" & "Oliver," and the ups and downs of raising kids, complemented by lighter notes on Mike’s nuts and Tom’s Led Zeppelin shirt when he was a boy. Clothing and jeans serve as a metaphor for life's fits and misfits, punctuated by Tom's hilarious Jiminy Glick story. Revisiting death and funeral arrangements, they candidly discuss the practicalities of wills, funeral costs, and organ donation, offering a grounded perspective on life's inevitable end. But really, how many dead bodies are there on planes?

Duration:01:06:09

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Is Kira Soltanovich a gypsy, a witch, or a sorcerer? | Breaking Bread with Tom Papa #194

2/13/2024
Tom and Kira chat about Kira’s vomiting from sublingual vitamins. Kira calls out Tom for witch-hating. Tom shares some hot fitness news and Kira tries wall sits. Kira talks about her new Krav Maga class. Tom explains how he never gets full. Tom and Kira talk about the Laugh Factory and comedians, and Kira tells a Keith Robinson story. Tom and Kira talk about comedians like Dave Chappelle aging and the popularity of comedians like Matt Rife. Tom discusses his hosting of the Pollstar Awards & Kira shares her hosting stories from an event in Cannes. Finally, they follow up on the previously posted dog people video. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking. About Kira Kira Soltanovich is a multifaceted talent in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning nearly a decade as a correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," where she became known for the Phony Photo Booth segment, the show’s longest-running comedy piece without Jay Leno. Her collaboration with Leno continued in the reboot of the "You Bet Your Life" game show, now syndicated on FOX. Soltanovich has also made her mark with stand-up specials on Showtime and Amazon, titled "Here Comes Trouble" and "You Did This To Me," respectively, and has served as the sidekick to Donald Faison on Netflix's game show "Winsanity." Her recurring roles on FOX's "Punchline" and "The Drama," regular appearances on TruTV’s "How To Be A Grownup," and her work on the Facebook series "The Turndown" highlight her versatility as a comedian and actress. Beyond her television work, Kira has been a staple in the comedy scene, from her early days on "Girls Behaving Badly" to being featured on Comedy Central and winning the Big Sky Comedy Festival. Her comedy has also been celebrated at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. A unique aspect of her career includes writing jokes for Joan Rivers and her origins from the former Soviet Union, adding depth to her comedic perspective. Currently, Kira is focusing on creating and producing her own talk show, "Let’s Get Sweat!," set in a sauna, and preparing to record a new comedy album. This journey from a Soviet emigrant to a celebrated figure in American comedy showcases her remarkable adaptability and creativity in the entertainment world.

Duration:01:07:09

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Episode 193 - Ryan Hamilton #2

2/6/2024
Tom and Ryan take a deep dive into the intricacies of a comedian's life, including the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle amidst the demands of touring. The conversation touches on dietary choices, the impact of certain foods on mood and performance, and the struggle to find balance in a constantly moving career.They also explore the peculiarities of travel and performance schedules, shedding light on the personal sacrifices and adjustments comedians make to deliver their best on stage. About Ryan: Ryan recently released his first stand-up special. The one-hour Netflix original Happy Face follows a wealth of television appearances and a non-stop headlining tour. Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, he’s one-of-a-kind. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch, and recent appearances include The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld as well as Gad Elmaleh at Carnegie Hall. Ryan is endearing stand-up lovers, and his future is bright. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking.

Duration:01:12:00

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Episode 192 - Should Dogs Be Using the Airplane Bathroom?

1/30/2024
Tom sat next to a farty French Bulldog on a bathroom and they witness the cranky owner take the dog to use the airplane bathroom. This leads to the debate of what makes a “dog person” and how many people are OK with getting kissed on the lips by a dog Tom and Kira also discuss their recent cooking endeavors, including making challah and gluten-free lasagna. Kira recounts the chaos of volunteering at her child's school and how being in charge of a 'rock star cart', where students exchange earned points for prizes, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. They they try to give Joey some health advice because they’re concerned about the impact of lifestyle choices.

Duration:01:14:44

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Episode 191 - Kyle Kinane

1/23/2024
Kyle Kinane On Leaving LA for the Oregon Woods and His Recent Return. Today’s guest is Kyle Kinane, who has a brand new special coming out soon called "Dirt Nap." But first, Tom recounts to Kira his recent travel experiences with Joey and Paul Morrissey, including the challenges of navigating bad weather and flight changes. Tom and Kira interview Kyle Kinane about his life, career, and his latest special, "Dirt Nap." Kinane shares insights into his creative process, personal anecdotes, and his unique perspective on standup. He also talks about his dietary choices and lifestyle, providing a glimpse into his daily routine and philosophies. The conversation further delves into Kinane's approach to dealing with life's irritations and challenges, highlighting his ability to find humor in everyday situations, but struggles most when it comes to home renovations and road rage. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking.

Duration:01:29:20

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Episode 190 - Brad Williams

1/16/2024
The hilarious Brad Williams joins the table as the first guest of the new year! Thank you to the good people at Factor Meals! Factor’s delicious ready to eat meal delivery takes the stress out of meal planning. Head to https://www.factormeals.com/papa50 and use code ‘Papa50’ to get 50% off.

Duration:01:16:55

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Episode 189 - Papa Trattoria is Coming to Life

1/9/2024
We talk Golden Globes, the Boeing plane, and break in the new studio.

Duration:00:55:48

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Episode 188 - New Year Same Us

1/4/2024
Breaking Bread for the new year.

Duration:00:45:45

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Episode 187 - Merry Christmas, One and All!

12/25/2023
Christmas is all about making memories. Thank you to our sponsor Wild Grain! Any combination of breads, pastas and pastries shipped to you, plus $30 off the first box and free croissants when you go to https://www/wildgrain.com/papa.

Duration:00:57:03

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Episode 186 - Tommy DeVito Fever

12/19/2023
Tommy Papa - The Original Tommy DeVito.

Duration:00:58:10

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Episode 185 - Extra Family at the Table

12/11/2023
Hannukah Hack! Thank you to our sponsor TodayTix! The best value on tickets to Broadway and beyond. Take $20 off your first purchase at https://www.todaytix.com/papa and use the code 'PAPA.' And thanks to our sponsor Nuts.com! Right now, Nuts.com is offering new customers a free gift with purchase and free shipping on orders of $29 or more at https://www.Nuts.com/PAPA.

Duration:01:02:21

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Episode 184 - Matt Wilpers

12/5/2023
Without Superstar Peloton Instructor Matt Wilpers Tom is Fat.

Duration:01:30:49