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International comedian Tom Rhodes travels the world in search of love and laughter. Join him as he meets up with his favorite people around the world to reflect, share, and laugh about life and comedy.






233 War & Peace

Ashna and I are fresh back from Europe and we are full of stories to share! Last week we were in Oslo, Norway and we have advice for all travelers who go there.In this episode we answer these pertinent questions: What are the most fascinating facts about the Nobel Peace Prize? Who gives out the Nobel prize? Where does the money come from that funds it? And why was Alfred Nobel so fond of dynamite? Why do people love blowing each other up so much? What are Norwegians like at hotel...

Duration: 02:16:39

232 Rembrandt with Nina Siegel

I kick off this visit to Amsterdam by celebrating my obsession with the artist Rembrandt! In this episode I talk with noted Rembrandt author Nina Siegel about all things Rembrandt. Why did Rembrandt paint so many self portraits? Why did he own so many turtle shells? What were the poor choices he made that led to his downfall? Why did he fall out of favor with the religious society of Amsterdam? Why was Rembrandts body dug up and where is he buried now? You will learn many details about the...

Duration: 01:43:00

231 Paris, C'est La Vie

Bonjour mon amis! In this episode Ashna and I come to Paris for me to do a show and we stretch it out into a week long visit with summer in full swing. We start the episode with the update on the crazy downstairs neighbors we have who got in Ashna's face and challenged me to a fight right before we left for Europe. If you arrive in Paris we are jet lagged and walking the streets until sunrise. Learn why the apartment we are staying in Ashna describes as the Horror Toilet. We have books...

Duration: 01:56:34

230 Kliph Nesteroff

For the comedy nerd in all of us I am proud to present to you this lengthy chat I had with Kliph Nesteroff about the history of stand up comedy. Last year Kliph published the excellent book 'The Comedians.' I loved this book tremendously and highly recommend it to anyone who loves comedy and is interested in all of its exciting and sordid history. From the earliest comedians in vaudeville to the mafia's grip on the development of stand up comedy as an art form there is fascinating facts...

Duration: 02:22:08

229 Woman Is The New Church

How should you act when a neighbor is harassing and trying to intimidate you? Learn the outcome of the ongoing saga we have had with our downstairs neighbors who keep making noise complaints against us. Listeners sent us legal advice, we were acting like civilized adults when everything came to a head when they came to our door accusing Ashna of stomping. I flew home the next day in a fury of anger and had to go talk to these people. This week's movie talk is about Wonder Woman, Gal...

Duration: 01:20:20

228 Cheer up!

What are the limits of freedom of speech? Who went to far with freedom of speech Kathy or Bill Maher? Take a ride out of the doldrums and depression by letting us show you how to look on the bright side. In this episode Ashna and I talk about out trip to New York where we hung out with Dave Attell and Michael Che. Learn how I dealt with following Amy Schumer and her story about paying someone to masturbate her father. Learn how to deal with your buzz kill neighbors the Seneca way and...

Duration: 01:36:34

T. Sean Shannon

Emmy winner T. Sean Shannon has written for Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show & In Living Color. He is one of my oldest & best friends in comedy since the day I met him at Yankee stadium when we smoked a joint together in the upper deck. He is the pride of Houston, Texas and will enrich your life with wisdom & laughter! Become a member and support us on Patreon.com/tomrhodesradiosmartcamp Use our Amazon link (banner on tomrhodes.net) when you shop! Please fill in the shortest survey...

Duration: 01:27:28

226 Viva Las Vegas

Our lives are are collection of stories and memories. I tell the story of smoking pot with Jack Nicholson at a Rolling Stones concert and how people watching in Las Vegas says more about you than the people you are watching. This episode is all about my own personal history with Las Vegas. The city I used to hate and avoid like the plague is now a place I come to several times a year full of entertainment friends, culinary delights and audiences of people from all around the globe. Shalom...

Duration: 01:33:13

225 Wanna Buy A Puppy?

In this episode we talk about how I surprised the squirrel on my balcony. Trump firing Comey, late night shows and if American satire works. How the 1937 book 'Invertebrate Spain' applies to what is happening in America today. How CNN is responsible for the puppy we just lost. How the Paul Newman movie 'Nobody's Fool' will teach you to make brave choices in your life. And I read you my thoughts on the Spanish conquest of Peru while standing in the main square of Cuzco. Big fresh slices...

Duration: 01:45:50

224 Yosemite Mom

My mom is visiting me this week and I took her to Yosemite National Park to recreate one of the best mother and son memories we have together. In this episode my mom Sara Rhodes sits in with us and tells the story of watching Bugs Bunny cartoons right before I was born. The best advice she has ever given me and how we were once chased by a bear. We review the Netflix original Cable Girls and for book time I talk about one of my all time favorites: Hagakure - The book of the Samurai and...

Duration: 01:43:56

223 Stylish Seneca

How should you react when hate is shot in your direction? In this episode we talk how Ashna received a hate filled Facebook from an old white coward telling her to move back to the Netherlands. My reaction was to start searching flights to Houston so that I could go punch this old fooling the face but Ashna reminds me that it is always best to remain stylish like Seneca. We talk about our wedding anniversary date that included popping into an open mic night in our neighborhood where an...

Duration: 02:17:07

222 Cosmic Vinyl

What kind of music does Tom like? On this episode a selection of his vinyl > My amazing wife Ashna has booked an acting job portraying the historic powerhouse and badass woman Sojourner Truth. She is in the next room running her lines and I am left alone with my vinyl record collection to play some of my favorite cosmic slices. Ashna is kind enough to share her speech in front of the microphone at one point for the scene she will film tomorrow. For anyone keeping track of what I played on...

Duration: 01:54:22


What's the most annoying sound to wake up to?

Duration: 01:21:54

220 Pepsi Will Kill You

Will hate and violence be the new marketing trend?

Duration: 00:48:49

219 A Better Drug

What drug can make you genuinely happy? Why does Tom have an unhealthy relation with AA? How does Ashna overcome her biggest fears? This episode is all about addiction. Learn how Tom gets a big insight not yet revealed to him. We end with a happy plane story with an interesting family from Australia. Exclusive photos and videos on Patreon.com/tomrhodesradiosmartcamp.

Duration: 01:20:35

218 Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen

Ashna and I talk about the Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen, interracial movies, Black Mirror episodes, Social Media, the book Shantaram & Chuck Berry.

Duration: 01:04:31

Episode 217 Springing Forward

Hear about the one time Tom swam naked where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood in Greece, Tom being called a racist in Calgary, Rotterdam riots, Kurt Vonnegut's speech that is still relevant today, childhood innocence in the movie Mustang and Tom trying to save the world with every punchline.

Duration: 01:56:28

Episode 216 Interracial Assumptions

Learn about the funny situations we get in being an interracial couple and we experience deep levels of fear after watching the movie Get Out.

Duration: 01:42:28

Manipulating the Masses

Should artist be defined by their personal mistakes? We talk Oscar blunders, Russia manipulating the masses, Tom continues talking about his book "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" & documentaries!

Duration: 01:21:13

Libtard Resistance

Ashna and I talk about me turning 50, Putin's chess match with the world, the gullibility of the masses, best movies, the upcoming Academy Awards and the happy news out of London.

Duration: 01:41:26

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