Not a Huge Fan-logo

Not a Huge Fan

Comedy >

This is a show that mainly consists of arguments between writer/journalist/Trump-supporter Isaac Simpson and comedian/office drone/failure Charles Disney. Sometimes we argue with each other and sometimes with guests.

This is a show that mainly consists of arguments between writer/journalist/Trump-supporter Isaac Simpson and comedian/office drone/failure Charles Disney. Sometimes we argue with each other and sometimes with guests.
More Information

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

This is a show that mainly consists of arguments between writer/journalist/Trump-supporter Isaac Simpson and comedian/office drone/failure Charles Disney. Sometimes we argue with each other and sometimes with guests.

Twitter:

@funzaroni

Language:

English


Episodes

The Bad Blood of Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes

9/18/2018
More
On this week's episode, a mystery guest turns up to talk Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos, and the John Carreyrou book about it all: Bad Blood. Holmes's peculiarities are examined: her Steve Jobs emulation, her fake deep voice, and whether or not she believed in her own BS. Isaac wonders if she got as far as she did because of feminism, while Charles thinks it's standard tech industry goo-goo. Also discussed: terrible 9/11 social media posts, why companies behaving like cults is a good indication...

Duration:01:00:04

Everyone Should Do Drugs

9/11/2018
More
Frank Traynor is back! This week we're talking DRUGS, a subject on which Isaac and Frank are both self-styled experts. Everyone shares their best and worst drug stories, which include Charles's edible paranoia and Isaac accidentally doing meth in Mexico. Frank tells the story of doing drugs on a camping trip with panty-removing daddy Dan D'Aprile. Isaac thinks drug use should be a special occasion, Frank thinks everyone should do more drugs, and Charles describes the time his mom thought he...

Duration:01:00:57

The Homeless Episode

9/4/2018
More
Ask and ye shall receive! Time to talk homelessness with someone who knows something about it: Brad Robinson is the Director of Corporate Relations and Innovation for the Skid Row Housing Trust (skidrow.org), a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that builds housing for the homeless population. This is a long and in-depth conversation about homelessness, its causes, and the various ways the problem can be addressed. Brad describes the mission and methods of the Trust, provides theories...

Duration:01:18:33

Minisode: Horrible Bosses

8/30/2018
More
An episode all about working! The show will suffer when Isaac and Charles gain their podcast riches because they won't be able to share their awful office experiences. Isaac laments the power held by bosses and pines for the office culture of Bridgewater Associates and Principles author Ray Dalio. Charles advocates for buck-passing in interdepartmental corporate warfare. Some have complained the show is sometimes too negative! They are also addressed.

Duration:00:18:15

We Shouldn't Be Hurting People!

8/28/2018
More
Brad Robinson of the Skid Row Housing Trust is this week's guest in preparation for his appearance on next week's "very intense" homelessness episode. This week the show looks at the ongoing Asia Argento story (and was recorded before any super-recent developments) and Isaac ties it in to his pet theory about Anthony Bourdain. Then a quick examination of the bicyclists who were killed in Tajikistan and why certain parties where so quick to turn it into a narrative about their pet issues....

Duration:00:41:04

Destroy Hollywood

8/21/2018
More
Isaac and Charles read a listener-suggested Hollywood Reporter article titled "8 Reasons Hollywood is Stressed Out Right Now" and discuss some of the listed reasons, which include content bubbles, Harvey Weinstein, and the death of comedy feature films. Also discussed: Hannah Gadsby's Nanette, Sarah Jeong, whether Steve Bannon smells bad, and Isaac's conspiracy theory about Anthony Bourdain. Article: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/8-reasons-hollywood-is-stressed-right-now-1127869

Duration:00:50:50

The Unpopular Opinions of Isaac Simpson and the Implications of Charles Disney

8/14/2018
More
Media superstar Isaac Simpson went on two other podcasts and we have the clips to prove it! First up: comedian Josh Denny has Isaac on and tells tall tales about Charles! Charles responds. Then: Isaac goes on Unpopular Opinion to talk Russiagate and locks horns with the rest of the show, especially cohost Brett Rader whose behavior and argument style is closely examined. Also: reader email, was The Last Jedi leftist propaganda, and the joys of staying up late. The Implications of Josh...

Duration:01:03:55

Minisode: Obama Porn

8/9/2018
More
Time for a brief look at former Illinois State Representative Nick Sauer, who was caught doing some very weird catfishing using an ex-girlfriend's naked photos! Frank Traynor is back to help ask: what was Sauer's specific kink? Will sex scandals actually BE scandals in the future? When will we see a Presidential penis pic? (Hopefully soon!) More: Frank wants to see an Obama porn while Isaac is disgusted by Michelle Obama. For some reason soccer is also discussed. Article quoted:...

Duration:00:18:55

WeWork Meat Ban

8/7/2018
More
Frank Traynor joins the show for a look at the new "no meat meal" policy at WeWork. Is this employer overreach or is it the kind of corporate activism you can get behind? Isaac is in support, Charles has reservations, and Frank thinks it's all just a publicity stunt. Also discussed: annoying tech industry jargon, the irresistible temptation of Facebook trolling, and the very first instance of someone besides Isaac getting the "one of our attorneys" button! TechCrunch article:...

Duration:00:51:35

The Top 10 Best and Worst Episodes of Not a Huge Fan

7/31/2018
More
It is time! Not a Huge Fan has just passed the 100 episode mark and Isaac and Charles celebrate by compiling a list of the top 10 best and worst episodes of the show. What are your top 10 best and worst? Email us at notahugefanpodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:52:39

Minisode: We Hated Your Wedding

7/26/2018
More
If one's wedding is supposed to demonstrate one's unique personal qualities, why are they all so much the same? This is the issue explored on today's episode of "2 Grumpy Men Complain About Things." Isaac has just returned from yet another wedding and is exhausted by the standard wedding script it seemed to follow. Isaac pledges to have a different kind of wedding. Charles shares a horrifying story about the worst wedding he ever attended, and provides his own theories about why...

Duration:00:20:17

When Listeners Attack: Mailbag Edition

7/24/2018
More
The podcast has received lots of feedback lately and it is read! Listeners express mixed feelings on Josh Denny, criticize Isaac's movie opinions, and even attack other listeners! Isaac and Charles recap the Josh Denny megasodes and where they individually went wrong. Isaac describes the annoying circumstances afflicting "Under the Silver Lake," the followup to "It Follows" that is receiving some social justice criticism which has resulted in its release date being pushed back. Also in...

Duration:00:47:40

NYC Still Sucks

7/17/2018
More
A followup to last year's episode "NYC Sucks," which was about how New York City had seemingly lost some of its magic. Now there's a long piece in Harper's by Kevin Baker discussing how the city is being gutted by the ultra-wealthy (https://harpers.org/archive/2018/07/the-death-of-new-york-city-gentrification/). Baker's piece describes skyrocketing residential and commercial rents, the destruction of public spaces, and the ensconcement of the mega-rich in their own private castles. Isaac...

Duration:00:56:33

Plane Bae? More Like Plane Gay!

7/10/2018
More
An examination of Plane Bae is first on the list of this episode detailing popular Internet grievances. Charles thinks the woman documenting Plane Bae is in the wrong but Isaac surprisingly finds it harmless! Once again Isaac posits that women are hypergamous by nature and will always desire high status men. Then it's time for a look at Adam Bloom, a Winston-Salem man who called the police on a black woman at a swimming pool. Should he have lost his job? Also discussed: Sarah Huckabee...

Duration:01:05:26

A Very Stale Movie Episode

7/3/2018
More
In keeping with our policy of supplying you with only the hottest takes on the most current topics, NAHF brings you an episode about films that came out last year. Yes, it's July of 2018 but that won't stop us from talking about movies from 2017. Discussed: Ladybird! Isaac dislikes, Charles likes. The Disaster Artist! Isaac hasn't seen but dislikes, Charles has seen and dislikes. Call Me By Your Name! Isaac has seen 75% and is grossed out, Charles has seen 100% and loves! Also discussed:...

Duration:00:55:54

Awful Podcast Merch

6/26/2018
More
An episode dedicated to what really matters: looking at the awful merchandise ("merch") peddled by people who should know better, like Sam Harris, Dave Rubin, Sword and Scale, and more! Isaac and Charles run through some of the standards, like overly-pricey mugs, T-shirts with cringey stuff on them, and a general sense of disrespect for the fans who would be tempted to purchase these items. Also discussed: listener feedback from the incel episodes, the four stages of culture, and...

Duration:00:40:16

Megasode: Oh Hi Denny - Part 3

6/21/2018
More
The thrilling conclusion to NAHF's extended conversation with Twitter's BFF Josh Denny. Isaac, Charles, Josh, and Adi get to talking about the tweet that got Josh in so much hot water: what does it mean? What do people THINK it means? Does intent matter? Does using certain words definitively make you racist? Isaac and Charles criticize the wording of the tweet, and Josh chastises Charles for going after another comedian's jokes. Adi stresses the importance of context on Twitter, a concept...

Duration:00:56:07

Megasode: Oh Hi Denny - Part 2

6/20/2018
More
Continuing directly from Part 1, Josh and Isaac question why it's a problem to ask someone where they're from, which Adi and Charles attempt to answer. Josh suggests the media's focus on race is part of the reason it comes up so much. Isaac is accused of "getting wound up" by Charles, and later has an oppression-off with Adi. Also discussed: does everyone have racist thoughts? Is it always better to be white in America? Has Dave of Kentucky's view of Adi improved? Stay tuned for Part 3...

Duration:01:01:13

Megasode: Oh Hi Denny - Part 1

6/19/2018
More
Controversial comedian Josh Denny was displeased with "A Very Denny Episode" and so joins the show with comedian Adi Gordan. What transpired was an often-heated exchange that lasted 3 hours and has been broken into multiple parts for your listening pleasure. On this episode: Josh describes why he was unhappy with NAHF's episode about his situation while Isaac and Charles explain their reasoning. Twitter's terms and conditions are discussed, as well as the method by which they make you...

Duration:01:00:47

School Shootings Are the Blockbuster Movies of Murder

6/14/2018
More
Former educator Stephen Brock makes his first guest appearance on the show to lend his expertise to the topic of school shootings and their origins. Stephen thinks it's a symptom of a larger issue with boys and masculinity. Related issues: Why aren't inner city schools plagued with mass shootings? Why has the Virginia Tech shooter been ignored? Would a national draft provide a sense of purpose and help eradicate these occurrences? Also: whether serial killers are the indie films of murder,...

Duration:01:02:08