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With her irreverence, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin is always looking to answer the big questions of life. Whether she’s openly sharing her inner life, or conversing with artists, comedians, and thinkers to discover the truth behind all the white noise, she is just trying to help us all stay a little more sane in the 21st century. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about her art, world politics, and spirituality, Kelly, the daughter of George Carlin, remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life.

With her irreverence, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin is always looking to answer the big questions of life. Whether she’s openly sharing her inner life, or conversing with artists, comedians, and thinkers to discover the truth behind all the white noise, she is just trying to help us all stay a little more sane in the 21st century. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about her art, world politics, and spirituality, Kelly, the daughter of George Carlin, remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life.
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With her irreverence, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin is always looking to answer the big questions of life. Whether she’s openly sharing her inner life, or conversing with artists, comedians, and thinkers to discover the truth behind all the white noise, she is just trying to help us all stay a little more sane in the 21st century. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about her art, world politics, and spirituality, Kelly, the daughter of George Carlin, remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life.

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Episodes

WFAD 130 Octagon Table Discussion - Liberty

11/6/2017
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Kelly is joined by the rollicking Octagon Table regulars Chris Bonno, Dylan Brody, Erin Brown, and Rick Overton. They discuss the topic of Liberty from every imaginable angle and have a great time doing it. M

Duration: 01:23:21


WFAD 129 Kelly Gets Bored with This Dystopia

10/23/2017
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Kelly barely makes it back from the woods, enjoys Depeche Mode, she thinks, and contemplates, once again, the nature of existence. Music by Peggy Lee.

Duration: 00:40:10


Ep. 128 Kelly Finds Her Church

10/7/2017
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Kelly talks about Tom Petty and how to find the holiness in your work. And then gives everyone a chance to turn over the Great Ball of Merit. Music by Tom Petty

Duration: 00:28:35


WFAD 127 Kelly Gets Some Hope & Change

9/29/2017
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Kelly sits down with Hope Hall, the Presidential Videographer for the White House during the Obama years, to discuss self-care in this new presidency and what we as individual and a country are learning about life.

Duration: 00:59:22


126: KELLY UNPLUGS

9/22/2017
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Kelly returns to full time podcasting after a long hiatus. She talks about the fatigue of the current political atmosphere and the importance of self-care if you want to stay engaged.

Duration: 00:35:22


125: Kelly Gets a Grip

12/9/2016
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Kelly ponders post-election life and gives advice on how to live in Trumplandia. Music by Dan Bern.

Duration: 00:38:40


123: Kelly Feels the Silverman

7/31/2016
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Kelly briefly touches on the conventions, Sarah Silverman and a few important Garry’s in her life. She then plays part two of her interview with Steve McIntosh, the Integral Philosopher and founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution where they discuss the future of both the Left and the Right in American politics. Music is co-opted from the DNC.

Duration: 00:48:17


122: Kelly Holds the Tension

7/21/2016
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Kelly shares what it’s been like to be off of social media for a month, and then reaching back to the roots of what Waking from the American Dream really means for her, Kelly invites Integral philosopher and co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, Steve Macintosh, to drill down into the roots of the hyper partisanship of American Politics. This is part one or a two part conversation. Music is co-opted from the co-opted music of the RNC.

Duration: 01:01:07


121: Kelly Walks Away

6/18/2016
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On today’s show, Kelly shares her thoughts on mass shootings, talks about her decision to take a summer sabbatical from social media, and shares about her friendship with the late Garry Shandling. Music by Bo Burnham and George Harrison.

Duration: 01:18:18


120: Kelly Comes Home

6/9/2016
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After traveling near and far, Kelly is home for most of the summer. She is joined on the show by Ben Morrison, comic & actor, who has come to Kelly for clarity & support during a major life change.

Duration: 01:24:45


118: Kelly Finds Joy

2/24/2016
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Paul Holdengraber, curator and director of the NY Public Library’s highly respected and acclaimed interview series Live from the NYPL, and Kelly talk deeply about the art of conversation. Kelly also discusses with viewers the importance in finding one’s childlike joy in the adult tasks we find daily. Music: "Perfect World" and "Where You're At" by Allen Stone

Duration: 01:18:34


116: The Return of the Kelly

1/13/2016
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Kelly talks about reinvention, David Bowie's death, her book release and living your life as either a subject or an object.

Duration: 01:09:32


112: Kelly Returns

4/17/2015
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Kelly talks about Spring, Fleetwood Mac and the drought. She then chats with Rain Pryor about her first comedy album, "Black & White." Kelly then ends the show sharing about her experience doing a five week run of her solo show, "A Carlin Home Companion." Music by Natasha Agrama

Duration: 01:25:19


106: Kelly Finds a More Beautiful Question

8/18/2014
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Kelly and Warren Berger's (the author of A More Beautiful Question) discussion about the power of questions will inspire and blow your mind wide open. As we as individuals and a species face an era of increasing uncertainty, the skill of asking powerful questions about our lives, the world and challenges is more important than ever. Listen in as Warren and Kelly delve into the art of inquiry. Music by Alan Stone, the Jacob Jeffries Band, and Lisa Brigantino.

Duration: 01:32:32


103: Kelly Makes an Effort

8/18/2014
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Author, actress, and activist Annabelle Gurwitch joins Kelly to discuss her book, "I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT: Compliments, Indignities and Survival Stories From the Edge of 50." They discuss everything from fracking to chin hairs to Darwin to spice cake. Music by Adil Omar and Dan Bern.

Duration: 01:33:36


102: Octagon Table Discussion: Destiny

8/18/2014
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Kelly is joined by Dylan Brody, Beth Lapides, and Rick Overton in an exploration of the idea of destiny, fate, a conscious universe, free will, choice. As always they go deep while cracking each other up. Kelly then plays an excerpt from her 2009 interview with Sid Caesar, honoring his passing. Music by Tracy Newman.

Duration: 01:36:16


101: Kelly Walks Over the Divide

8/18/2014
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Kelly reads her newest essay, "Deadline," and then welcomes her guest Avi Tuschman, political anthropologist and author of "Our Poltiical Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us where they discuss the evolutionary underpinnings of the Right/Left political divide of humans. Music by Allen Stone.

Duration: 01:34:53


099: Kelly Writes a Book

8/18/2014
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Kelly reads her essay "I Don't Know How to Write," and then welcomes three calls from Darren Staley, Lee Camp and Troy Conrad. There is discussion about @TheGeorgeCarlin twitter feed, preventing activist burnout and the comedy improv show "Set List."

Duration: 01:36:53


098: Kelly Stares at the Glowing Screen

8/18/2014
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In this episode, Kelly reads her essay, "White Noise," and has comedian Ben Morrison as her guest. They discuss the effects of over saturation of media in our lives, how Ben got drunk and started a career in comedy, reptilian aliens and why being a Montessori kid and Gemini rocks. Music by Ben Morrison.

Duration: 01:37:51


097: Kelly Makes an Ode

8/18/2014
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Octagon Discussion Table: Gratitude After reading her beat poem, "Ode," Kelly and her guests Rick Overton, Dylan Brody, and Chris Bonno discuss Thanksgiving memories, how gratitude transforms one's life and how the Macy's Day Parade has always been a piece of shit. Logan Heftel spins some tunes by Rick Overton, John Elliott, and Dan Bern.

Duration: 01:34:33

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