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Danny Lobell tries to learn Philosophy despite his ADD and poor academic skills. Each week Lobell is joined by comedians and friends as they attempt to tackle and understand life, perception of reality and the existence, or lack there of, of the world and its inhabitants.

Danny Lobell tries to learn Philosophy despite his ADD and poor academic skills. Each week Lobell is joined by comedians and friends as they attempt to tackle and understand life, perception of reality and the existence, or lack there of, of the world and its inhabitants.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Danny Lobell tries to learn Philosophy despite his ADD and poor academic skills. Each week Lobell is joined by comedians and friends as they attempt to tackle and understand life, perception of reality and the existence, or lack there of, of the world and its inhabitants.

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@dannylobell

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English


Episodes

Luz Pazos and Giacomo Leopardi

11/8/2018
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Luz Pazos is the only Peruvian comedian working in the U.S. currently. She comes by the show to talk with Daniel about Giacomo Leopardi as well as her story of international travel that led her to Los Angeles and to becoming a comedian. She also happens to be a huge Giacomo Leopardi fan! Enjoy!

Duration:01:37:35

Manis Friedman and Thomas Nagel

10/17/2018
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Rabbi Manis Friedman comes over Daniel's house to discuss his new book "The Joy of Intimacy" and some philosophy from Thomas Nagel. The conversation covers his growing up in the Chabad movement and meeting with the esteemed Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory, having Bob Dylan as a congregant of his synagogue and of course the subject of Intimacy.

Duration:01:18:12

Mendy Pellin and Carl Jung

9/21/2018
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Mendy Pellin talks with Daniel Lobell about what it's like to be one of the only Hassidic stand up comedians. They discuss performing for religious crowds, a funny story involving a holocaust survivor and philosophy from Carl Jung! Enjoy!

Duration:02:17:27

Tony Hawk and Marcel Proust

9/8/2018
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Tony Hawk and Daniel Lobell sit down and discuss skateboarding, music, following your dreams, Hollywood and philosophy from Marcel Proust. Enjoy!

Duration:01:15:24

EPISODE 100! A LOOK BACK. (Featuring Maron, Burr, Bamford, Lewis Black and more)

8/14/2018
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Celebration of 100 episodes of Modern Day Philosophers with Daniel Lobell. Featuring: Matt Kirshen, Maria Bamford, Bill Burr, Lewis Black, Marc Maron, Carl Reiner, Jackie Mason, Doug Stanhope, Fred Armisen, Brian Regan, Mellisa Villasenior, George Wallace and Shelley Berman. Special appearance from Marc Frame.

Duration:01:14:08

Salvador Litvak and Adam Ferguson

6/27/2018
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Salvador Litvak the great writer, director and host of the Accidental Talmudist sits down with Danny to tell his story of immigrating from Chile, Umbrella Stabbings, Harvard rowing, bad performance art and Mexican weed. They also talk Judaim, the holocaust and of course about the philosopher Alex Fossella picked for them Adam Ferguson. Brought to you by FairEnoughComic.com Issue #2 now available!

Duration:02:05:31

George Wallace and Montesquieu

5/24/2018
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George Wallace and Danny Lobell sit down in an airport lounge near LAX and talk everything from politics to Seinfeld to being at Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral. Its the first episode of SEASON NINE!! Enjoy!

Duration:01:23:49

Special Episode: Ralphie May; a journey through podcasts, stand up and life.

4/12/2018
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Ralphie May; a journey. In this episode I look back at my friendship with my comedy mentor, brother, boss and friend Ralphie May. You will hear old episodes of my various podcasts featuring me (Danny Lobell), David Kasten, Chris Iacono, Myka Fox, Andrew Schulz, Joe Materese, Justy Dodge, Lahna Turner, Dan Naturman, and of course the late and very great Ralphie May. I also make some calls to Skyler Stone, The Smash Brothers (Corey and Chad), Steve Lee, Billy Wayne Davis and my cousin...

Duration:02:45:57

SEASON 8 WRAP UP SHOW with Danny and Alex Fossella

3/30/2018
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Alex Fossella and Danny Lobell recount their favorite highlights from the season!

Duration:01:46:02

Tape Face aka Sam Wills and Alexis de Tocqueville

3/5/2018
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Tape Face joins Danny Lobell, host of Modern Day Philosophers. America's Got Talent's Tape Face guests on this episode of the show to discuss philosophy from philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville. They talked about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, protecting your inner child, and the frustrations of social media. Tape Face went to clowning school, where he learned street performing, magic, and juggling, and failed at sword swallowing. Tune in to find out more.

Duration:01:37:32

Erica Rhodes and John Rawls

2/1/2018
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Erica Rhodes comes by and she and Danny names, Prairie Home Companion, comedy, philosophy of John Rawls (with a surprise cameo from Alex Fossella), music and Tanglewood and so much more. Enjoy!

Duration:01:37:11

David Koechner and Alexander Hamilton

12/29/2017
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David Koechner and Danny Lobell talk about having kids, addiction, Improv, SNL, the Midwest and politics. Enjoy!

Duration:01:27:16

Jamie Kilstein and Thomas Jefferson

12/11/2017
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Jamie Kilstein came over and discussed his longtime friendship with Danny and how the two wound up on very different paths over the years. Jamie addresses the scandal that he found himself caught in and where he was at in that point in life. The two delve into how and why Jamie had gotten there. It's an episode packed with introspection and lots of vulnerability. It is full of laughs along the way. The philosopher that Alex Fossella picked for Jamie this episode is Thomas Jefferson and...

Duration:01:34:50

Phil Proctor and Karl Marx

11/27/2017
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Phil Proctor (of the Firesign Theatre) has Danny Lobell over his house in the Canyon to talk about his long exciting and at times Mystical career in the counterculture surrealist comedy group "Firesign Theatre" which put out classic comedy records in the 1960s. They discuss his new book "Where's my fortune cookie", The Manson murders, aliens, self hypnosis, a gangland shooting, naked swimming parties in the 70's, politics and of course Karl Marx. Brought to you by Stand Up! Records Enjoy!

Duration:01:18:08

Baron Vaughn and Simone de Beauvoir

11/10/2017
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Baron Vaughn comes by for a very in depth discussion about race, religion, his new album Blaxistential Crisis identity and of course our philosopher who in this case was Simone de Beauvoir. It's a great talk brought to you by the good folks over at The Fake Outrage Report podcast and GreenBlender. Enjoy!

Duration:01:47:49

Jenny Zigrino and Hans-Georg Gadamer

10/15/2017
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Jenny Zigrino comes by discuss philosophy from Hans-Georg Gadamer. The episode is full of laughs and very sincere moments and covers everything from food to Nazis. This episode is brought to you by: HelloFresh.com and Stand Up! Records Visit HelloFresh.com and use promo code MDP30 for $30 off your first week of meal deliveries. pick up JZ’s new album at Standuprecords.com

Duration:01:23:37

Rob Bell and Richard Dawkins

9/15/2017
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Rob Bell comes over to discuss all things religion spirituality Christianity starting his own church and the philosophy of Richard Dawkins. It's a fascinating and enjoyable talk with a very insightful and different kind a guest then we normally have. Thanks to our Sponsors Stand Up! Records, Centered Health and Hello Fresh for supporting our podcast. Go to HelloFresh.com and use the code MDP30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries.

Duration:02:04:56

Remembering Shelley Berman

9/7/2017
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The great Shelley Berman has passed away. Listen to my interview with him from season 2 and hear some stories of our friendship that transpired out of this interview. R.I.P. Shelley

Duration:01:07:46

Jimeoin and Edmund Burke

9/3/2017
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Jimeoin and Danny record this episode from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Great talk about the philosophy of Edmund Burke, and Jimeoin talks about growing up in Ireland and leaving to make his own way in the world and about getting older. Brought to you by Stand Up! Records and Renevatio Credit Enterprises.

Duration:01:27:18

Steven Alan Green and Franz Kafka

8/24/2017
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Steven Alan Green comes by to talk Franz Kafka, Jerry Lewis and the showbiz struggle. Enjoy!

Duration:01:11:16