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Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures. I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own Late Night Talkshow in the Netherlands. Whenever I can I will share my adventures & knowledge nuggets with you on this Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp podcast. Become a patron of the podcast and get exclusive goodies! https://www.patreon.com/tomrhodesradiosmartcamp

Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures. I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own Late Night Talkshow in the Netherlands. Whenever I can I will share my adventures & knowledge nuggets with you on this Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp podcast. Become a patron of the podcast and get exclusive goodies! https://www.patreon.com/tomrhodesradiosmartcamp

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Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures. I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own Late Night Talkshow in the Netherlands. Whenever I can I will share my adventures & knowledge nuggets with you on this Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp podcast. Become a patron of the podcast and get exclusive goodies! https://www.patreon.com/tomrhodesradiosmartcamp

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Episodes

337 Experiencing Trauma

12/1/2020
The best thing that you can do with bad memories is to pave over them with good ones. Have you ever had your brain completely fucked by something that you witnessed? It happened to me last week and I now see that I have been misusing the word traumatized my whole life because I was truly traumatized by what I saw. If you have a weak stomach for harsh stories then this episode might not be for you. These are very hard times for a lot of people so I tried to pack a lot of sunshine in this...

Duration:01:17:21

336 Reasons to be cheerful

10/5/2020
Not being dead is the number one reason to remain cheerful. My girlfriend and I fled Portland last month because of the fires and unbreathable air. For the past month we have been in Los Angeles finding the simple things in life like miniature golf, the zoo and the beach to combat the fear, confusion and uncertainty that dominates life at this moment. There are still many reasons to be cheerful and in this episode my girlfriend and I take you on a stroll through some of the recent joys we...

Duration:01:14:21

335 Oregon Is My France

9/8/2020
Let me tell you all about Oregon & why you should be listening to Bootsy Collins & Curtis Mayfield right now. Praise be to the plum wine man! I was playing the Rick James song 'Busting Out' when I crossed the border from California into Oregon. My girlfriend lives in Portland and for the past month we have been going on driving adventures all over Oregon. I had planned on exploring France this year but that got canceled so instead I am enjoying all of the best that there is to see in...

Duration:01:02:39

334 Peach Mango Peru

7/29/2020
Grab some fruit and let me take you to Peru. Have you eaten a peach lately? Try eating slices of one while alternating bites with slices of mango. If you can do it while sitting in your underwear in the sun like I did then you are a true champion of summer in my book. In this episode I talk about Willie Nelson's new record 'First Rose Of Spring', George Carlin, The Wrong Missy, Eurovison Song Contest, Mean Girls, Booksmart, John Muir and his use of the word "Sambo", The Portland Riots...

Duration:01:04:34

333 Mom's California Adventure

7/6/2020
The best thing you can do with bad memories is to pave over them with good ones. This was my mom's last week in California so after four months of not leaving my neighborhood I rented a car and we blazed up the highway to Sequoia national park. During a life threatening virus outbreak it is good to look at 3,000 year old Sequoia trees and be reminded that the earth survives and life goes on. We learned what not to do if you are attacked by a bear, cougar or struck by lightning. Our next...

Duration:01:23:33

332 Yay Us!

6/29/2020
In this bleak and anxious world there is still so much joy and beauty to discover. My mom and I have successfully completed watching every art and educational program that I have and here and now we will delight you with all of the knowledge that we have just learned. In this episode we talk about Matisse, Picasso, Eugene Delacriox, Toulouse Lautrec, Antonio Guadi, Mother hummingbirds, Birds of Paradise and big cats. Our conversation reaches its crescendo of excitement when we talk about...

Duration:01:30:08

331 Champion Mom

6/19/2020
With helicopters circling overhead, I wish you a happy end of slavery day! My mom is a true champion and the current reigning champion of our Scrabble competition. Mother and child is one of the eternal themes of art and that is the theme of my podcast right now as my mother and I search the history of world art to bring you the happiest and most interesting stories we could find for you this week. In this episode we talk about how art made the world, Stonehenge, Persepolis, Alexander the...

Duration:01:22:24

330 Pampered Suffering

6/12/2020
During the rut the males exhibit tough guy behavior in order to attract a mate, me myself I always preferred dancing. In these frightening uncertain times it is always good to be reminded of the good that humans have done while working together. That is why my mom and I have been watching the PBS docu series 'Great Museums of America'. In this episode we talk about and celebrate the best stories and information we learned from: The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Colorado History...

Duration:01:42:04

329 8 minutes & 46 seconds that shook America

6/5/2020
In times of tragedy is when human beings show their best sides and their most compassionate sides. Now is the time to speak out and demand that everyone shows a better side of themselves.

Duration:00:51:22

328 Yodeling For Great Museums

5/29/2020
When was the last time you let out a good yodel? You can yodel as my mom and I take you on an audio tour of the best museums in America... while wearing face masks of course. Join me now for a few happy yodels and a celebration of knowledge as my mother and I take you on a tour of the best museums in America according to PBS. First you will learn how yodeling became a part of country music and how I got my oldest most authentic country music albums from a deceased black woman from...

Duration:01:52:44

327 The Mommy & Tommy Arts Hour

5/22/2020
"There is nobody I'd rather have with me in a beer hall brawl than my mother standing beside me with a broken beer bottle in her hand." On our daily walks around my neighborhood my mother and I have been amazed by the exotic plant life and my mom wondered how it was possible that desert plants can survive and thrive next to plants that are predominantly in the North East of the United States. We stopped into the plant store on Beverly Blvd. to ask and the man who worked there said,...

Duration:01:27:50

326 Mommy Movie talk

5/14/2020
If my mom ran Hollywood every movie would end with the family all going to church more often. The great virus lockdown film festival continues! In this batch of films that my mother and I have watched we discovered that we both love any movie with Jeff Bridges or Clint Eastwood in it. We also discover that my mom won't stomach certain things and is not afraid to ask me to stop a film if she really doesn't like it. You can say what you want about Woody Allen but in not one of his films...

Duration:01:33:45

325 Corona University

5/7/2020
The thing I love most about England is that they still put ugly people on television. It has been a great week to learn some shit and my mother and I stuffed our heads with beautiful art knowledge and thanks to the BBC, we took a quest around the world for humankind's greatest achievements. First we talk about this past week in captivity as I undertook the task of sorting out and categorizing my boxes full of old paper photographs. For the longest time I had wanted to categorize my...

Duration:01:52:54

324 Mom of Arc!

4/29/2020
When I was a kid my mom would ask "Are you ready for the best feeling in the world?" Right before dumping a warm basket of clothes over my head fresh out of the dryer. "No one volunteers to fight in a war who is happy at home." It is from my mom that I get my love of books and since she arrived here on March 9th she has crushed five books here at the Rhodes library: Joan of Arc by Mark Twain Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin Picasso by Gertrude Stein The Success And...

Duration:01:17:12

323 Bunker Birthday Party

4/21/2020
Hooray for moms! What good is money if you can't spend it on your mom? On April 15, 2020 my mother turned 81 years old and we recorded this conversation together under virus quarantine lockdown. My mother and I have had a beautiful relationship through the years and she has shared all of my triumphs and sorrows as I have shared hers. I love taking trips with her and we have been fortunate to experience together, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Rome, Zurich, Buenos Aires and...

Duration:01:24:02

322 Applauding The Sunset

4/14/2020
Is the threat of our possible human extinction bringing you down? This is a big shot of love and sunshine from the Rhodes library. When this stink ball of shit virus shut down the world my dearly loved 80 year old mother was visiting me and I got lucky to be riding out this storm with her. Had she not been visiting me at this moment we both would have been alone for this and probably each of us would have been more casual in our attitude because of the virus. Because getting her through...

Duration:00:56:30

321 Life Lessons With Lynn Ruth Miller

2/18/2020
"You can be whoever you want to be in America, in your gated community, away from all those dirty poor people who might cast judgement on you." My own personal golden girl, Lynn Ruth Miller stops by the Rhodes library to share the best lessons she has learned in life and to tell me about her new life living in London and performing all over the world. After getting fucked by #wellsfargo bank on a refinancing scam she lost her house and disgusted with the ruthless nature of American...

Duration:01:17:59

320 Under the circus tent of knowledge with Dan Cummins

2/11/2020
"If you tried to govern people by the rules of the bible it would be a bloody mess and women would be treated like property." TRR # 320 Under the circus tent of knowledge with Dan Cummins! Listen here > https://bit.ly/37hmW4C Dan Cummins is a comedian that I love, respect and admire. He is the rare human that I can blaze any trail with mentality on any topic and we both dazzle each other with valuable knowledge nuggets. Dan left Los Angeles and moved back home to Idaho,...

Duration:01:37:40

319 Henry Miller Book Roulette with Eddie Pepitone

2/4/2020
Rejoice in the glory that is the words and thoughts of Henry Miller! One of the greatest American writers all time. Your zest for life begins here! Eddie Pepitone and I celebrate the author Henry Miller, one of the best human examples to follow the path of the artist and smile in the face of struggle. “The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy is basically about being crucified on the cross of love”. Learn how the act of creativity is the way to pull out of your darkest moments in life and return to...

Duration:01:24:41

318 Funk Is Universal! with Alex Thomas

1/28/2020
"How you are on the golf course is how you are in real life, if you cheat on the golf course you will cheat in real life." Alex Thomas and I met when we toured Israel together. I brought my mother on that tour and Alex brought his family because we both wanted to share the experience with the people we loved most. This conversation was recorded last week before the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. In this episode we talk about how the Republicans now are the 1919 Chicago Black Sox because...

Duration:01:46:32