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The Kira Soltanovich Show is a weekly podcast about being a professional comedian as well as a parent. Each week, Kira interviews another professional comedian and discovers how they individually raise their own children.

The Kira Soltanovich Show is a weekly podcast about being a professional comedian as well as a parent. Each week, Kira interviews another professional comedian and discovers how they individually raise their own children.
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The Kira Soltanovich Show is a weekly podcast about being a professional comedian as well as a parent. Each week, Kira interviews another professional comedian and discovers how they individually raise their own children.




Ep222 - Jeff Kreisler

Jeff Kreisler is an author, a writer, a comic, and a dad. He has a new book out called "Dollars and Sense" to go along with his previous book "Get Rich Cheating." We talk about other peoples' privates, his smart upbringing, SF vs LA, 4 heart surgeries and 5 stents, retail therapy, getting political, and tough love. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:10:59

Ep221 - Adam Gropman Returns

Adam is a writer, an actor, a comic, and a dad. We talk about Donald Trump, Adam's podcast 5 Chords And The Truth, Harvey Weinstein, Peachheads, minding your temper, minding your glass, and Korean spas. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:01:35

Ep220 - Paul Virzi, Murray Valeriano, & Doug Stanhope

All Things Comedy hosts Paul Virzi (the Virzi Effect) and Murray Valeriano (Road Stories) join Kira from the 1st ever All Things Comedy Comedy Festival in Phoenix. Oh, and Doug Stanhope (Doug Stanhope Podcast) crashes the podcast. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:54:54

Ep219 - Michele Dahl

Michele is a writer and a mom. We talk about speedballs, moving to LA while pregnant, The Micheles, PTAing, safety first, sibling rivalry, domestic partnership, 7th Heaven, and the worst people. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:00:28

Ep218 - Yoursie Thomas

Yoursie is a comic and a dad. Yoursie has a unique name and has lived an incredible life. We talk about sports, the one time Kira was mean to Yoursie, drugs, his mom being a heroin addict, his 7 siblings fending for themselves, Kira's hip hop grandma, his son's acting career, trying to raise kids that live in other states, and nature vs nurture. @iyoursie

Duration: 01:16:28

Ep217 - Nicole Blaine Returns!

Nicole is a comic, a writer, producer, and a mom. You should definitely listen back to her 1st episode to hear about her mom and crack (Ep102) but it is not required for this one. We talk about catching your kids in lies, Christian preschools, trying to be positive parents, breaking up with a therapist via podcast, joke writing, and Hugh Hefner. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:10:57

Ep216 - Adam Cozens

Adam is a comic, a writer, and a dad. We talk about personal branding, starting comedy, losing track of your kids' age, watching birth, picking up slack, high school wrestling, bird watching, and testicles. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:13:38

Ep215 - Burt Teplitzky

Burt is an author, a producer, a comic, and a dad. Burt has written several books including: Sell It With Humor, Stand Up For Your Success, and his latest It's Not Going To Be Okay... But That's Okay. We talk about meeting his wife in an interesting way, politics, comedy business, having "the talk," small donations, and using last names.

Duration: 01:16:00

Ep214 - Jon Schabl

Jon is a comic, a writer, and a dad. We discuss teaching comedy to underprivileged teens, being mistaken for Jewish, comedy in Canada, positive parenting, and we remember Vahco. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:18:32

Ep213 - Jordan Brady Returns

Jordan is a director, a comic, and a dad. He has his latest film in the I Am Comic series, I Am Battle Comic, available at We talk about the film, raising teenage daughters and grown sons, Spanglish (not the movie), comedy specials, and a movie heckle turning into a sale.

Duration: 01:05:19

Ep212 - Lynn Stein

Lynn is a comic, a former psychologist, and a mom. We talk about hockey, kids talking like adults, running a theater, trying to steal therapy, fake crying, and being the boss as a parent. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:02:45

Ep211 - Betsy Salkind

Betsy is a comic, writer, actor, and a foster mom. Sort of. She'll explain. We talk about her work at group home for teen girls, connecting with her foster daughter, her work in SAG, writing on Roseanne, and getting involved. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:04:35

Ep210 - Allan Murray

Allan is a comic, an actor, writer, director, and a dad. We talk about our psychic abilities, diffusing public situations, audience warmup, placenta hijinks, and rice pudding. It's all over the place in the best way. Enjoy our chat! @murraytweets

Duration: 01:17:35

Ep209 - Dennis Hemphill Jr.

Dennis is an actor, a writer, a comic, and a dad. Dennis airs some grievances, makes a confession, Tinders a baby, Brings It On Again, and talks about his dad. It's a fun one. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:08:57

Ep208 - Bobby Tessel

Bobby is a comic and a dad. He is a huge proponent of Echo parenting (echo and he brought a rundown of things to talk about. He brought notes! We talk about maintaining your anger, talking positively to kids, being consistent, spanking, vaccines, and his cancer survival story. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:09:43

Ep207 - Ify Nwadiwe

Ify is a comic and a dad. He tells us about what it's like to be a black nerd, having a home birth, twitching for money, and trading me time with his wife. Enjoy our chat! @thatblacknerd

Duration: 01:11:42

Ep206 - Anea Bogue

Anea is a teacher, life coach, author, speaker, podcaster, and a mom. She founded Realgirl, an empowerment program for girls 9-16. She wrote the book "9 Ways We’re Screwing Up Our Girls and How We Can Stop: A Guide to Helping Girls Reach Their Highest Potential" and is the cohost of the Rad Parenting podcast with previous guest Joe Sibb. We will have her back for an extended chat but enjoy this little taste!

Duration: 00:30:18

Ep205 - Tiffany and E.L. Smith

E.L. is a comic and a dad. Tiffany is an entrepreneur and a mom. They are parents to 3 girls. We talk about how they met, the sacrifices they've made for their marriage and careers, and their big move to L.A. They are the sweetest couple you'll ever meet at a comedy show in a synagogue. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:10:44

Ep204 - Debi Gutierrez Returns

Debi is a comic, motivational speaker, and a mom. She is back to discuss what it's like to have a child that has transitioned, the ripple effects on the family, learning all the terms, and continuing to grow and move forward. Her youngest daughter Pilar joins us as well and becomes a big part of the conversation. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:09:47

Ep203 - John Wing

John is a comic, an author, and a dad. He was a semifinalist on America's Got Talent in 2013. We talk about being Canadian, raising young women, battling anger and addiction, and trying to be good at the business. Enjoy our chat!

Duration: 01:15:29

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