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English, Comedy, 1 season, 523 episodes, 10 hours, 44 minutes
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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.
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#519 Talk Talk with Ron Bennington

Ron Bennington joins me on today's episode to talk about interview style and his series Unmasked. Ron is someone whose style of interviewing I've always admired, it seemed fitting to have him on this episode.   All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/ • Oct 21: Bensalem, PA • Nov 02: Minneapolis, MN • Nov 01: Omaha, NE • Nov 03: Madison, WIi • Nov 04: Chicago, IL • Nov 05: Iowa City, IA • Nov 09: Kansas City, MO • Nov 07: Tulsa, OK • Nov 09: Kansas City, MO • Nov 10: Louisville, KY • Nov 11: Indianapolis, IN • Nov 12: St. Louis, MO • Nov 13: Ft. Wayne, IN • Feb 02: Boston, MA • Feb 03: Foxwoods, CT For more Ron Bennington: https://benningtonshow.com/#Links   The Music: Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star Talk Talk- Talk Talk The Doors - The End Simple Minds - Don’t You Forget About Me  
6/7/20232 hours, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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#518 Jew Special Commentary Part Two The Cheapening

Continuing the Jew Special Commentary now in Romania! We dive into the last few bits of my special Jew on my Youtube now. If you're listening stick around till the end and you can hear all the songs on my Edinburough playlist while I was running this hour of material there!   All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/   The Music: Go Down Moses- Louis Armstrong  Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen Losing My Religion - REM Kleinkunst - Fiva One of Us - Joan Osborne Hava Nagila - Dick Dale Mordecai - Josh Williams Common People - William Shatner
5/23/20233 hours, 34 minutes, 1 second
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#517 Jew Special Commentary with Ari Shaffir

I've done a lot of these commentaries over the years and I've found them to be incredibly interesting as a fan of comedy and useful as a comedian. Today I'm gonna break down the first half of my latest masterpiece Jew. This one might be one you wanna watch cause I actually have the rights to play the special on youtube!   All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/   The Music: Kleinkunst-Fiva Mordecai- Josh Williams
5/16/20233 hours, 52 minutes, 13 seconds
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#516 2023 State of the Union with Dave Smith

Dave Smith came over for the State of the Union! This will be the last one in Skeptic Tank history and it was bittersweet. Dave has done maybe eight or nine of these since I started the podcast and it's been a great way to talk about this stuff and for me to stay informed.  For more Ari: All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/ For more Dave: Dave Smith Official Website  @theproblemdavesmith - Instagram  @ComicDaveSmith - Twitter  YouTube  The Music: Chuck Berry - Living in the USA Sex Pistols - Holiday in the Sun NOFX - The Idiots are Taking Over Lana Del Rey - National Anthem   Thanks to our sponsor Sheath Underwear! use code "Ari" for 20% off your order at sheathunderwear.com 
5/9/20235 hours, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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#515 War Is Heaven with Geoffrey Asmus

Geoffrey Asmus or The Only Funny White Guy (Keep an eye out for his new special on Youtube) joins me to talk about war and the military. He's never been in the military and he's never been to war but he is truly fascinated by it and knows a lot of shit.   For More Ari: All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/   For more Geoffrey: Instagram See him on tour You're An Idiot Podcast https://youreanidiot.libsyn.com/website    The Music: War Pigs by Black Sabbath, Cake, Sarah King, and T- Pain   Thanks to our sponsor YoKratom home of the $60 Kilo!
5/2/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 4 seconds
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#514 Moving Day with Andy Haynes

Andy Haynes came in to talk to me about his job as a mover. He became a mover the day he moved to New York and was doing it throughout the pandemic. It turns out lots of comics do it because of the flexibility and cash under the table. Plus you get a pretty good workout. For more Ari: The Wrong Side of History Tour pre-sale starts this Wednesday April 26! Use code EVIL.  All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/ Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   For more Andy: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imandyhaynes/  Upcoming shows & more: ​​https://linktr.ee/imandyhaynes  Twitter: https://twitter.com/imandyhaynes  The Music: Movin Out- Billy Joel Move it Move it- The Mad Stuntman Movin' On Up- The Jefferson's Theme Song Gonna Move- Paul Pena
4/25/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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#513 The Curious Case of Peter Schickele with Danny Polishchuk

Five-time Grammy winner Pete Schickele is unknown to many but if you were a comic in the 90s you may know him as the guy who beat you out for a Grammy. Danny Polishchk brought this story to my attention and it is just wild. We go on a deep dive into who the fuck this Peter Schickele guy even is.   For more Ari:   All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/ Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   For more Danny: Danny Polishchuk - @dannyjokes  Danny Polishchuk - Linktree  The boyscast - @theboyscastwithryanlong  The Boyscast with Ryan Long | Patreon    The Music: PDQ Bach: Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion- Peter Schickele  Dice- Andrew Dice Clay Wild Thing- Sam Kinison   
4/18/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 21 seconds
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#512 Ryan Sickler, MD with Ryan Sickler

Fellow Maryland-er Ryan Sickler and I were able to fill up a whole podcast episode just about Maryland. It's the state where we both grew up and have two very different versions of it. Ryan also has a brand new special out called "Lefty's Son" now on youtube! Go check it out and support unfiltered standup comedy.    For more Ari: All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/ Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Watch Ryan’s new special available now! Lefty's Son - Full Special: https://bit.ly/leftys_son    Instagram: @ryansickler  Twitter: @ryansickler  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@rsickler  Upcoming shows & more: https://www.ryansickler.com/    Listen and Subscribe: The HoneyDew Podcast  Check out more on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheHoneyDew  The Music: Turnstile- Holiday Maryland, My Maryland Wye Oak- Watching the Waiting Joan Jett & The Blackhearts- I Hate Myself for Loving You   Thanks to our sponsor Sheath Underwear! Head to SheathUnderwear.com and use code "Ari" for 20% off!
4/11/20232 hours, 50 seconds
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#511 Big Jay From LGA with Big Jay Oakerson

Big Jay Oakerson made me pick him up at the airport as my last responsibility as producer (Jewish term) of his new standup special, Dog Belly. I’m so proud of him. The special is amazing. I still find his fashion and musical tastes to be problematic but his standup is among the best in the world.    For more Ari: All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/ Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   For more Jay: Upcoming shows: https://www.bigjaycomedy.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigjayoakerson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigjayoakerson  Subscribe & watch DOG BELLY! https://www.youtube.com/@bigjayoakerson  The Music: Hound Dog- Elvis Presley  Drive My Car- The Beatles  LaGuardia Drivin- The Kinks    Thanks to YoKratom for sponsoring this episode! Head to YoKratom.com home fo the $60 Kilo!
4/5/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 36 seconds
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#510 Professor Pain with Mike Vecchione

Mike Vecchione has a new special out now called "The Attractives" but before he did standup, Mike was a teacher for some rough and tough kids in Philly. He molded and shaped America's wild youth and he's here to tell me all about it.   For more Ari: All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   For more Mike: Watch The Attractives Follow Mike   The Music: Coolio- Gangsters Paradise  Big Sean- I don't Fuck With You Blue Oyster Bar theme Pink Floyd- Another Brinck in the Wall   Thanks to our sponsor https://www.microdose.com/ use code "Ari" for FREE shipping and 30% off your order
3/28/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 44 seconds
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#509 Filthy Strip Club Stories with Joe List & Henry Phillips

Joe and Henry came over to kill some time with me before we all headed to the Whit Reaper concert. A natural way to kill time is by talking about all the weird times you've had in strip clubs across the country. Enjoy.   For more Ari: Appearing Live: New York City – March 24 @ The Beacon! https://bit.ly/ari-beacon All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   For more Joe List: Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/joelistcomedy/ Upcoming shows and more: https://www.comedianjoelist.com/  For more Henry Phillips: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/henlips/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/henryphillips    The Music: 2 Chainz- I Love Them Strippers Motley Crue- Girls Girls Girls White Reaper- Daisies  Mason Jennings- Duluth   Thanks to our sponsor Sheath Underwear! Become a legend and use code "Ari" to save 20% off at SheathUnderwear.com   
3/21/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 17 seconds
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#508 DeadHead with Phil Hanley

Phil Hanley is an expert on the Grateful Dead. Deadheads they call themselves, and he came over to clue me in on why this band is so awesome. They've got drugs, good music, and cool fans. What else could you want?   For more Ari: Appearing Live: New York City – March 24 @ The Beacon! https://bit.ly/ari-beacon All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   See Phil live: https://bit.ly/philhanley  Watch Ooh La La: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzJ245Q4mGk  Stay up to date on upcoming shows & more: https://www.philhanley.com/email-list  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PhilMHanley/    The music: The Grateful Dead- Truckin' The Grateful Dead- Ripple The Grateful Dead- Terrapin Station The Grateful Dead- Touch of Grey   Thank you to our sponsor YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo!
3/14/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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#507 Hotboxing In A Rental with Dan Soder

Dan Soder drove with me to Vancouver after our show in Seattle and we had a great time doing some not-so-legal things! Can I get more dangerous than podcasting and driving? Listen to find out!   For more Ari: Appearing Live: New York City – March 24 @ The Beacon! https://bit.ly/ari-beacon All upcoming shows & tickets: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/ For more Dan:  https://www.dansoder.com/tour  https://www.instagram.com/dansoder/  https://twitter.com/DanSoder    The Music: Big Yavo- Hot Box Sl2mm- Until Next Time Bryan Adams- So Happy It Hurts Arcade Fire- Keep The Car Running   Thanks to our sponsor! Head to AthleticGreens.com/Ari for a free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 Free travel packs with your order!
3/7/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
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#506 Liftie with Ryan O'Neill and Brent

Ryan O'Neill and I spent some time in Salt Lake City with Brent the Liftie! Brent is a lift operator in Salt Lak City and he gave us the scoop on what it's like and showed us a good time on the mountain.   For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/ Ari Shaffir - JEW (2022) FULL SPECIAL For more Ryan: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanoneillcomedy/  Danish & O’Neill:  Check out Beach Cops on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/beachcops  The Music: Lift Me Up- Rihanna Lift Me Up- Five Finger Death Punch Lift Me Up- Yes Take Me to the Mountaintop- Malaco Into The Night- Royal Bliss
2/21/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 19 seconds
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#505 High Society Golf Scum with Kevin Ryan & H. Foley

Kevin Ryan and H. Foley came over to talk about some of the first jobs they ever had, which led to a great conversation with the garbage guys about working at country club golf courses. Who do you think would be better at golf?   For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Ari Shaffir - JEW (2022) FULL SPECIAL    Follow Are You Garbage: https://www.instagram.com/areyougarbage/  Live Shows: https://linktr.ee/AreYouGarbage  Subscribe & Watch: https://www.youtube.com/@AreYouGarbage  Thank you to our new sponsor Athletic Greens! Visit Athleticgreens.com/Ari and get 1 month free of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your purchase   The Music: Kenny Loggins- I'm Alright The Yardbirds- Stealing Stealing Uriah Heep- Stealin Jimmy Buffett- Peanut Butter Conspiracy 
2/14/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 53 seconds
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#504 Israstine with Andy Haynes

The Coward of Gramercy and Israel Palestine expert Andy Haynes came over to talk with me about the conflict even though I had no logical points on the matter.   For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Ari Shaffir - JEW (2022) FULL SPECIAL    For More Andy: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imandyhaynes/  Upcoming shows & more: ​​https://linktr.ee/imandyhaynes  Twitter: https://twitter.com/imandyhaynes    The Music: MC Abdul- Palestine T Bone Burnett- Palestine, Texas Woody Guthrie- The Many and the Few Tricky- My Palestine Girl   Thank you to Yokratom! Home of the $60 Kilo and loyal sponsor for 3 years!  
2/8/20232 hours, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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#503 Toilet Humor with Colum Tyrrell and Nate Marshall

Colum Tyrrell and Nate Marshall joined me in Pittsburgh where we talked about our bathroom fails and favorites in between shows.. in the bathroom.    For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Ari Shaffir - JEW (2022) FULL SPECIAL    Nate Marshall: Twitter: https://twitter.com/IsThatNateM  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isthatnatemarshall/    For more Colum Tyrrell: https://www.instagram.com/columtyrrell/  https://twitter.com/columtyrrell  https://www.youtube.com/c/ColumTyrrell  https://www.patreon.com/columtyrrell      The Music: Meet me in the Bathroom- The Strokes Just Do It- The James Malik She Came in Through The Bathroom Window- The Beatles Mirror in the Bathroom- The English Beat Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart- Johnny Cash
1/31/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 17 seconds
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#502 Magic the Dungeoning with Rick Glassman

Rick Glassman is pure magic. Not only is he the most interesting man in podcasting, he’s also a recovering dork who played Magic the Gathering for as many as 87 hours a week. Rick came over to Skeptic Tank Studios to boss my editor around and tell me all about the game that made Dungeons and Dragons quake in their elven boots. For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/ Ari Shaffir - JEW (2022) FULL SPECIAL  Follow Rick for more: Instagram Twitter Watch Take Your Shoes Off Podcast!  https://www.rickglassman.com/  https://www.youtube.com/rickglassman  The Music: It's Magic- Pilot Revenge of the Nerds Do You Believe in Magic- The Lovin' Spoonful Sea Change- Beck
1/24/20232 hours, 41 minutes, 23 seconds
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#501 Guido Adjacent with Paul Virzi

Paul Virzi is a great comic but he's also kind of a Guido. Paying for meals is a guido thing. Saying "The Joshua Tree" is a Guido thing. Keeping your car SUPER clean...That's a Guido thing.   For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Ari Shaffir - JEW (2022) FULL SPECIAL    Upcoming shows & tickers: https://paulvirzi.com/  Watch Nocturnal Admissions on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81605956    The Music: Mambo Italiano- Bete Midler Zooma Zooma Baca La- Louis Prima That's Amore- Dean Martin Be Italian- Fergie   Thanks to our sponsor YoKratom home of the $60 Kilo!
1/17/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 45 seconds
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#500 Frijole Diver with Tim Brown

Tim Brown is a Free Diving instructor I met during my time in Guatemala over the holidays. He's a 21-year-old kid from Australia who decided one day that he wanted to try free diving and now he's teaching tourists how to do it in Lake Atitlan, a gorgeous lake in Guatemala.  For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Ari Shaffir - JEW (2022) FULL SPECIAL    Tim Brown Freedive Atitlan - Lake Atitlan, Guatemala https://www.instagram.com/freediveatitlan/    The Music: Beyond the Sea- Bobby Darin Lake of Fire- Nirvana Holy Diver- Pat Boone Black Water-  The Doobie Brothers
1/10/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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#499 Semper Fi with Brian Simpson

I apologize for the terrible audio on this episode. The battery on my Tascam ran out so there are only 15 mins of good audio. Brian Simpson does not deserve bad audio so be sure to check out his stand-up and his podcast where you can hear him a lot better!    For more Brian: https://www.briansimpsoncomedy.com/  https://www.instagram.com/bscomedian/ https://linktr.ee/bscomedian  For More Ari: For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Ari Shaffir - JEW (2022) FULL SPECIAL    The Music: I Wish I Was Back In The Army- Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye Stop Children What's That Sound- Buffalo Springfield Orange Crush- R.E.M Living on a Thin Line- The Kinks
1/3/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 33 seconds
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#498 Christ-Hanuk-Mas with Andrew Youngblood and Shahyan Jahani

Shahyan Jahani and Andrew Youngblood were with me for my shows in Dallas and they joined me for a podcast in the green room before it was time for the show. We talked about Christmas mostly and Chanukah and why the holidays are depressing but also great. Enjoy your holiday! Whatever you celebrate. Tickets on sale now for Ari Shaffir live at The Beacon Theatre in NYC March 24! Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/ari-beacon For all upcoming shows and tickets visit: https://www.arishaffir.com/  For more Andrew Youngblood: https://www.instagram.com/noyoungblood/ For more Shahyan Jahani: https://www.shahyanjahani.com/  Thank you to our sponsors!  Visit https://bit.ly/ari-betterhelp for 10% off your first month! Code "Ari" will be automatically applied.  Visit https://www.3chi.com/ and use code "Ari" for 5% off Delta 8 products! -- The Music: Please Come Home For Christmas - The Eagles 8 Days - Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Christmas Vacation - Mavis Staples The Chanukah Song - Adam Sandler
12/20/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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#497 Freebies with Hans Kim and David Lucas

Hans Kim, David Lucas, and I talk about free stuff! As a young comic, the generosities of others are what really keep you going. Netflix passwords, drugs, and free meals are all great to give a struggling young comic, and I've gotten a lot fo that over the years, and so have these guys! -- Tickets on sale now for Ari Shaffir live at The Beacon Theatre in NYC March 24! Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/ari-beacon For all upcoming shows and tickets visit: https://www.arishaffir.com/  -- For more David Lucas: https://www.davidlucascomedy.com/ For more Hans Kim: https://linktr.ee/DJHansKim  -- The music: Put Your Money on Me- Arcade Fire Freelancer- Toro Y Moi For Free?- Kendrick Lamar Free in the Knowledge- The Smile Thanks to our sponsors! Head to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off and 3Chi.com for 5% off with code "Ari"!
12/13/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 21 seconds
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#496 The Oregonian with Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger came to talk with me while I was in LA and he told me all about his new special Doug and what it was like growing up in Oregon. Lot's of interesting Oregon facts and a story about us in a strip club in Oregon back in the day.   For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   For More Matt: Matt Braunger | Doug (Full Comedy Special)  Official Website  Instagram: @braunger    The Music: Louie, Louie- John Belushi Portlandia Theme- Washed Out Eugene Oregon- Dolly Parton Portland Oregon- Loretta Lynn and Jack White
12/6/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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#495 DIY with Fahim Anwar

Fahim Anwar and I talk about how satisfying it is that we both put our specials out on our own. There's nothing quit like doing something yourself. However, we realized there isn't much else we do ourselves...   For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/ For More Fahim: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fahimanwar/  Upcoming shows & more: https://www.fahimanwar.com/    The Music: D.I.Y- Gabriel Peter Jack of all Trades- Bruce Springsteen Handy Man- James Taylor Man in a Shed- Nick Drake    Thanks to our sponsors! Had to 3Chi.com for 5% off Delta 8 products with code "Ari" and Get 10% off your first month of counseling at BetterHelp.com/Ari 
11/22/20221 hour, 31 minutes
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#494 Girls Gotta Beat with Ashley Hesseltine & Rayna Greenberg

Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltine came over and brought me a vibrator from their new line Vibes Only. They talked to me about how chicks use vibrators and let me try out their app that tells you a sexy story while you beat it with their vibrator. Stay tuned for The Jew, coming to a vibrator near you! For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/     Ashley Hesseltine: https://www.instagram.com/ashhess/ Rayna Greenberg: https://www.instagram.com/rayna.greenberg/   Girls Gotta Eat Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/girlsgottaeatpodcast/ Girlsgottaeatpodcast.com Vibesonly.com   The Music: Vibrator- Electric Six Electric Boogie- Bunny Wailer Je'Taim Moi Non Plus- Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg Good Vibrations - Beach Boys Good Vibrations- Marky Mark   Thanks to our sponsors! Head to 3Chi.com for 5% off delta 8 products and head over to Sheathunderwear.com for 20% off your order! Promo code ARI on both sites!
11/16/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 7 seconds
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#493 Wawa and Other Local Shit with Nate Marshall, Geoffrey Asmus & Brian Six

Nate Marshall, Geoffrey Asmus, and Brian Six joined me in the green room at Helium Comedy club in Philly to talk about why Wawa is so treasured among the people of Philly and what might be the equivalent in other parts of the country.   For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Nate Marshall: Twitter: https://twitter.com/IsThatNateM  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isthatnatemarshall/    Geoffrey Asmus: https://linktr.ee/Geoffreyatm11    Brian Six Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian6ix/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brian6ix    See Brian at Helium Comedy Club in Philly on Nov 22: https://philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com/shows/192474    The Music: Bashezy - Old Bay Little Wawa - Tom Conners Benny Jamz- Wawa George Harrison - Wa Wa   Thanks to our sponsors! Check out YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo! And head over to 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off Delta 8 products!
11/9/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 25 seconds
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#492 The Jews with Joe List, Jim Norton, Robert Kelly, Ryan Long and Joe DeRosa

Live from Skankfest Vegas Ryan Long, Jim Norton, Joe List, Robert Kelly, and Joe DeRosa join me as we berate the crowd for telling awful stories about Jews. ARI SHAFFIR: JEW OUT NOV. 2ND--TOMORROW For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Joe List For more Joe List:  Instagram: @joelistcomedy  Upcoming shows and more: Joe List      Ryan Long:  Instagram - @ryanlongcomedy  Ryan Long - YouTube Ryan Long: White Immigrant - Full Special  For more Joe DeRosa: https://www.instagram.com/joederosacomedy/  https://linktr.ee/joederosacomedy    For more Jim Norton: https://www.instagram.com/jimnorton/  https://linktr.ee/JimNorton    For more Robert Kelly: Watch Bobby’s new special Kill Box available now:  For more: https://robertkellylive.com/    https://bit.ly/bk-kb    The Music: Lil Dicky- Jewish Flow Kanye West- Black Skinhead Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies- Hava Nagila Leonard Cohen- Halleluja   Thanks to our sponsors! BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month and 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order!
11/1/20220
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#492 The Jews with Joe List, Jim Norton, Robert Kelly, Ryan Long and Joe DeRosa

Live from Skankfest Vegas Ryan Long, Jim Norton, Joe List, Robert Kelly, and Joe DeRosa join me as we berate the crowd for telling awful stories about Jews. ARI SHAFFIR: JEW OUT NOV. 2ND--TOMORROW For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   Joe List For more Joe List:  Instagram: @joelistcomedy  Upcoming shows and more: Joe List      Ryan Long:  Instagram - @ryanlongcomedy  Ryan Long - YouTube Ryan Long: White Immigrant - Full Special  For more Joe DeRosa: https://www.instagram.com/joederosacomedy/  https://linktr.ee/joederosacomedy    For more Jim Norton: https://www.instagram.com/jimnorton/  https://linktr.ee/JimNorton    For more Robert Kelly: Watch Bobby’s new special Kill Box available now:  For more: https://robertkellylive.com/    https://bit.ly/bk-kb    The Music: Lil Dicky- Jewish Flow Kanye West- Black Skinhead Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies- Hava Nagila Leonard Cohen- Halleluja   Thanks to our sponsors! BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month and 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order!
11/1/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 35 seconds
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#491 Scammersutra with Mike Feeney

Mike Feeney came to talk to me about scams! how to play it off and which are his favorites and his mom, the ultimate scam artist!    For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   For more Mike: https://www.mikefeeneycomedy.com/  Check out his special Rage Against The Routine: https://youtu.be/YG2MgJiTu3o    The Music: Goog Dolls- Sweetest Lie Steve Miller Band- Take The Money and Run Paul McCartney- Band on the Run Jamiroquai- Scam   Thank you 3chi.com for sponsoring this episode! Use code "Ari" for 5% off on 3Chi.com.
10/26/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 34 seconds
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#490 Hardcore Punks with Ian Fidance and Jordan Jensen

Ian Fidance and Jordan Jensen schooled me on all things Punk, hardcore, Ska, and straightedge. These two are in the punk scene hardcore and truly enjoy the camaraderie that comes with it.   For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Cool merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/   For more Ian Fidance: For more Ian Fidance: https://www.instagram.com/ianimal69/?hl=en  https://linktr.ee/ianfidance    For more Jordan Jensen:  https://www.jordanjensencomedy.com/upcoming-shows  https://www.jordanjensencomedy.com/    The Music: Converge- The saddest day Homicidal- Bad Luck 13 Don't Call Me White- NOFX The Product is You- Incediary    Thanks to our sponsors! Use code "Ari" at 3Chi.com for 5% off and use code "Ari" at Sheathunderwear.com for 20% off your order. 
10/20/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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#489 Poop with Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly's got a new special out now! Kill Box is available on LouisCK.com for purchase. But if you want to listen to us talk about poop for an hour first, I highly recommend it. We've got some call in's from a few special guests as well.   For more Ari:  Get tickets to see Ari on the road: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour Merch & more: https://www.arishaffir.com/    For more Bobby: Watch Bobby’s new special Kill Box available now: https://louisck.com/products/robert-kelly-kill-box  For more: https://robertkellylive.com/    The Music: Salt n Pepa - Push It Kate Nash - Shit Song Pharoah Monch - The Next Shit Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here Thank you to our sponsors! 3chi.com use code "Ari" for 5% off and BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month!    
10/11/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 30 seconds
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#488 The Vagabond's Way with Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts and I got together in Paris, France when I took his travel writing course over the summer. He gave me an advance copy of his new book The Vagabond's Way and we talked about his reasons behind the book while we Flanuered around Paris. This is probably better to watch but do what you want.    For more Ari: https://www.arishaffir.com/tour  Subscribe to Yout Be Trippin' For More Rolf: Don’t miss Rolf’s new book, THE VAGABOND’S WAY, available now!  Order here: https://rolfpotts.com/books/the-vagabonds-way/  Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rolfpotts/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/rolfpotts  Check out Rolf’s podcast, Deviate: https://rolfpotts.com/deviate/   For events, classes, and more visit https://rolfpotts.com/  The Music: Roam - The B52s Joni Mitchell - Free Man in Paris Ertha Kitt - Under the Bridges of Paris Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen NOFX - Champs Elyses Iggy - Fancy   Thanks to our sponsors! use code "Ari" at 3Chi.com for 5% off your order and head over to YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo!
10/4/20223 hours, 55 minutes, 25 seconds
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Local World News with Shane Torres and Graham Kay

Shane Torres and Graham Kay came over and we sifted through some local news together. In the attempt to steer away from the doom that is world news, we stumbled upon a triumphant story about Rocky the Raccoon and his handler. All I have to say is, don't be afraid of the raccoon in the bar! For More Ari: https://www.arishaffir.com/ For More Shane: https://www.shaneisacomedian.com/ For More Graham: https://grahamkay.com/ And subscribe to his youtube to be the first to know when his special drops! The Music: ELO - Here Is The News Stone Roses - Elizabeth my Dear Yardbirds - Please Don’t Tell Me About The News The Beatles - Rocky Racoon Ringo Starr - Elizabeth Reigns   Thanks to our sponsors! Of course head to 3Chi.com for 5% off delta 8 products and head over to Zippixtoothpicks.com and use code "Ari" for 10% off your order of Zippix Toothpicks!   
9/27/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 47 seconds
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#486 I'm Here to Tell You About Mushrooms with Mat Edgar

How was your Shroomfets? Mat Edgar came over to talk about his Shroomfest and also all the others we've spent together! It's a good one. Subscribe to You Be Trippin'!  Get tickets to see Ari & Big Jay in Las Vegas September 21st - one night only!   For more Ari: https://www.arishaffir.com/ For more Mat: https://linktr.ee/matedgar1    The Music: Woody Smalls - Planet Shrooms Dave Matthews Band - I did it Missing Persons - Walking in LA Stargazer - Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees   Thanks to our sponsors!  Heach to 3chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off Use code "Ari" at Sheathunderwear.com for 20% off Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month!
9/20/20222 hours, 10 minutes, 16 seconds
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#486 I'm Here to Tell You About Mushrooms with Mat Edgar

How was your Shroomfets? Mat Edgar came over to talk about his Shroomfest and also all the others we've spent together! It's a good one. Subscribe to You Be Trippin'!  Get tickets to see Ari & Big Jay in Las Vegas September 21st - one night only!   For more Ari: https://www.arishaffir.com/ For more Mat: https://linktr.ee/matedgar1    The Music: Woody Smalls - Planet Shrooms Dave Matthews Band - I did it Missing Persons - Walking in LA Stargazer - Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees   Thanks to our sponsors!  Heach to 3chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off Use code "Ari" at Sheathunderwear.com for 20% off Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month!
9/20/20220
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#485 Escape Tapes with Big Jay Oakerson

Out on the fire escape with Big Jay Oakerson on a New York summer night. This is an interesting one everybody. Big Jay Oakerson came to sit with me on the fire escape of my old studio and we talked mostly about how we feel about people looking into our windows from the street. I say if you leave your blinds open it's fair game.    Get tickets to see Ari & Big Jay in Las Vegas September 21st - one night only!   For more Ari: https://www.arishaffir.com/ For more Big Jay: https://linktr.ee/bigjayoakerson    The Music: Andrew McMahon - Fire Escape Miranda Lambert - Fire Escape OK, Go - No Sign Of Life Presidents of the USA - Meanwhile Back in the City   Thanks to our sponsors! Use code "Ari" for 5% off at 3Chi.com Head to YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo! Check out the COOLEST pipes out there at TheFreezePipe.com and use code "Ari" for 10% off your entire order!
9/7/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 37 seconds
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#484 Cookies Crumble But They Don't Fall Down with Mike Cannon & Brendan Sagalow

Mike Cannon and Brendan Sagalow are on the pod this week talking about Cannon's new crowd work special "Huge Mistake." He took 150mg of edibles and then went on stage and talked to the crowd at New York Comedy Club. The only reason Brendan is on was because I forgot he was on not that long ago... Stay tuned at the end of the episode to hear our new stand-up catchphrases.  For More Ari: YouTube Instagram  Patreon  Merch  For more Mike Cannon: Upcoming Shows  Instagram Twitter  For more Brendan Sagalow: Upcoming Shows  Instagram  Twitch  Check out Mike and Brendan’s podcast with Mike Feeny: Here's The Scenario and on Patreon Thanks to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling, and hit up 3Chi.com for 5% off delta 8 products with code "Ari" The Music: Sherryl Crow - My Favorite Mistake Lily Allen - Everything is Wonderful Green Day - Time of Your Life The Donnas - It Takes One To Know One
8/30/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 8 seconds
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#483 Tuesdays with Ari's with Mark Normand and Joe List

Mark Normand, Joe List, Chuck, Schiavone, and I all piled in a questionable SUV (It wasn't an SUV) to drive to the new Soul Jole's to do a show. As you know Mark Normand and Joe List have a popular podcast called Tuesdays with Stories! I wanted to insert myself in their podcast so I made them talk to me all the way to Soul Joel's about sexual terms, bad smells and slang. It's a fun one. For more Ari: Subscribe on YouTube  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   For more Joe List:  Watch ‘Fourth of July’!  Instagram: @joelistcomedy  Upcoming shows and more: Joe List    For more Mark:  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/marknormand/  Twitter - https://twitter.com/marknorm Check out Mark’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MarkNormand    Listen to ‘Tuesdays With Stories’!    Chuck Staton:  https://www.instagram.com/discountchuck/    Andrew Schiavone: https://www.instagram.com/andrewschiavone/    The Music: Aretha Franklin - Freeway of Love Sherryl Crow - Every Day Is A Winding Road At the Rest Stop - The Very Nice Interesting Singer Man Oasis - Shakermaker   Thank you to our sponsors, head to 3Chi.com for 5% off Delta * products with code "Ari" and check out the new super fast website at http://sheathunderwear.com/ and use code "Ari" there for 20% off!
8/23/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 21 seconds
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#482 Backyard Blues with Steve Rannazzisi and Nick Youssef

Nick Youssef and I went over to Steve Rannazzisi's new house to hang out by the pool and eat our weight in BBQ. We were going to talk about tough breakups in the pool but the day was so nice it got away from us, so we decided to shoot the shit at sunset and talk about Nick's upcoming special instead. Man how nice it would be to have a backyard like Steve's. Check it out on youtube.com/AriShaffir. For More Ari: Subscribe on YouTube  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   For more Nick Youssef: Nick is recording his first comedy special!  Help make it happen here: https://bit.ly/nick_special  Get tickets to the live taping on 9/27 in NYC: https://bit.ly/nickyoussef-taping    Nick’s podcast: According to Nick Youssef Instagram: @nickyoussef  Twitter: @NickYoussef  Patreon    For more Steve Rannazzisi:  Get tickets to see Steve October 13-15 at PunchLine San Francisco: https://bit.ly/rannazzisi-tix  Check out Steve’s podcast: ‘What's the Odds?’ Follow on Instagram: @steverannazzisi & @whatstheoddspod   The Music: Sopranos Theme Backyard Party - R. Kelly Steve- I Am Steve Our House - Crosby Stills and Nash Thank you to our sponsors, 3Chi.com use code "Ari" for 5% off your order and check out YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo!
8/16/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 15 seconds
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#481 Fame Whores with Kyle Dunnigan and Juston McKinney

The hilarious Kyle Dunnigan came over to do a podcast and brought his equally funny friend Juston McKinney. We pretty much just shot the shit and talked about anything and everything, from New movies to celebrities, close calls, and the infamous slap.  For More Ari: Subscribe on YouTube  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   For more Kyle Dunnigan:  Instagram: @kyledunnigan1  Twitter: @kyledunnigan  YouTube  Patreon Official Website    For more Juston McKinney:  Instagram: @justonmckinneycomedy  Twitter: @justonmckinney  YouTube  Official Website  The Music: SuperOrganism - Everybody Wants To Be Famous Fuck You Kyle - Pennsylvania Tidal Wave David Bowie - Fame Stars - Janis Ian   Thank you to our sponsors! head to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling and visit 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order of Delta 8 products. 
8/9/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 36 seconds
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#480 Nomad with Xylia Buros

Xylia Buros is a nomad. For the last 6 years, she has been a citizen of the world, traveling from country to country at her own whim. I’m really jealous. I met her in Rolf Potts’s writing class in Paris. So we sat in her Montmartre apartment rental and talked about the nomad lifestyle. She has some great tips on how to make it happen, and some insights into the hurdles she’s had to deal with, and the fun at the end of any of the troubles that make it totally worth it. She really made me want to sell all my stuff and go somewhere exciting and new.  Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast on audio and/or youtube. And tell some friends about it. Leave a comment, why dontcha? Tell me the places you’d go if you had nowhere to get back to.  And get ready for 2Comics2Cigars, the new youtube series! It’s 2 comedians smoking a cigar and talking. Nothing mind-blowing. But it should be fun. I’ll be in most of the first few but pretty soon it’s just gonna be any 2 comics. Sometimes me, sometimes Bobby Kelly, occasionally other people. Gonna be a cool youtube series I think. Skip the people you hate, watch the ones you love. Who cares? Life is short. Let’s go to Cuba.   For more Ari: Subscribe on YouTube  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   Follow Xylia: Instagram: @xylista  Twitter: @xylista Website: Xylia Buros   The Music: Eddie Vedder - Guaranteed Metallica - Wherever I May Roam Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al Dixie Chicks - The Long Way Around Audra Mae - Here I Go Again   Thanks to our #1 sponsor! Head to 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order!
8/2/20222 hours, 44 minutes, 16 seconds
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#479 Bitches Be Trippin with Brendan Sagalow

Brendan came over to be on my patreon but we were having way too much fun to keep this content from the public. Smoking weed and talking about bitches, what more could you ask for? Head to Patreon.com/AriShaffir to watch the rest of the episode if you don't already subscribe. If you do, thanks for being a Patron and allowing me to push the limits!   For More Ari: Subscribe on YouTube  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more For More Brendan: Upcoming Shows: Calendar - Brendan Sagalow  Brendan’s podcast: Here's The Scenario  Instagram: @brendansagalow Twitch: sags2riches  -- The Music: Fuckin Problems- ASAP Rocky Heartless- Kanye West Just Lose it- Eminem Gimmie Little Sign- Brenton Wood   Thanks to 3chi.com the number one sponsor of this podcast! Head to 3chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order. 
7/26/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 57 seconds
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#478 Stabbing at a Bodega with Ryan Long and Chris O'Connor

Ryan Long and Chris O'Connor came over to talk about this crazy story about a bodega owner stabbing a guy to death. Was it self-defense? That's what his lawyers are saying, but apparently, you're not allowed to stab someone if they attack you at your own bodega. Video of the stabbing from the New York Post is on youtube.com/AriShaffir For More Ari: Subscribe on YouTube  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   For More Chris O’Connor: Get tickets to see Chris July 22-23 in Austin: The Red Room At Cap City: Chris O'Connor  Instagram - @achrisoconnor  Stuff Island - YouTube  Stuff Island - Patreon  For More Ryan Long:  Instagram - @ryanlongcomedy  Ryan Long - YouTube Ryan Long: White Immigrant - Full Special    THE BOYSCAST: THE BOYSCAST - YouTube  Patreon   The Music: Cyprus Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man Fugees - Killing Me Softly 3rd Eye Blind - Doop Doo doo doo song about crack (semi-charmed life) El Boguedero - Nat King Cole   Thanks to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling, and head to 3Chi.com for 5% off with code "Ari"
7/19/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 13 seconds
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#477 Trading Louis for Luis with Louis C.K., Joe List, and Kerryn Feehan

This is a spite-cast! We did this exact podcast about a month ago but the only difference this time, we swapped out Luis Gomez and swapped Louis C.K in. Louis, Joe List, Kerryn Feehan, and I talk about Joe and Louis' new movie, out now! Called 4th of July. I saw it and man, it's a good one. Head to LouisCK.com and find it in a theater in your town, it's gonna be all over but for a limited time only so go check it out.   Subscribe on YouTube  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   For more info about ‘Fourth Of July;:  Fourth Of July – Louis CK  Fourth of July Screenings    For more Louis CK: Louis CK    For more Joe List:  Instagram: @joelistcomedy  Upcoming shows and more: Joe List    For more Kerryn Feehan: Instagram: @kerrynfeehan   YouTube: Kerryn Feehan   The Music: Iggy Pop- Louie Louie Fuck you Luis Deep Purple - Evil Louie Groovy Movies - The Kinks Bad Company - Bad Company   Thanks to our sponsors, YoKratom home of the $60 Kilo! and 3Chi.com! Use code "Ari" for 5% off your order!  
7/5/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 51 seconds
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#476 Influenzer with Noel Leon

Hot Girl Noel Leon came to the studio to talk to me about what it was like working as an "Influencer." When she told me that was what she did for a living I was appalled, however now Noel is focused more on comedy and less on influencing people, so we were able to have a really good conversation about how awful it is.    For More Ari: Subscribe on YouTube  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   For More Noel: Follow Noel on Instagram: @noelleoninsta Check out A Very Inappropriate Short Story Book  The Music: Elle King - Under the Influence Kid Rock - Don’t Tell Me How To Live Audioslave - Show Me How To Live Alemán x Mr. Pimp x Talia - Bad Influencers   Thanks to our sponsor! Head to 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order of Delta8 Products!   
6/28/20222 hours, 38 minutes, 46 seconds
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#475 Swingers on a Plane with Anthony Devito

Comedian Anthony Devito who once attended a swingers party and I sat on a plane and talked about Kansas City’s least known underbelly of fat people hook ups. KC is known for their third rate barbecue and second rate jazz but they’re actually number one in multiple sex partners among people who should have no sex partners. This is not the first podcast I’ve done on a plane. There was one a long time ago I did with Joe Rogan. But this is the first one I did with video. It’s wild what you can do when you don’t care about people looking at you weird. You guys can act like the people sitting in front of us looking back at two losers publicly making fun of people getting some nasty.   For more Ari Shaffir: For all upcoming shows & tickets: Tour — Ari Shaffir  Subscribe on YouTube  Tour Dates  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   For more Anthony Devito: Watch Anthony’s new special: Brain Noise Get tickets to upcomings shows here: Shows — Anthony DeVito  Instagram: @comediananthonydevito  @comediananthonydevito | Linktree  Official Website    The Music: Yellowman- Night Flight Eddie Floyd - Big Bird Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - I Believe I can Fly Pink Floyd - Goodbye Blue Sky Mos Def - Leaving on a Jet Plane   Thank you to our sponsors! YoKratom home of the $60 Kilo and 3chi.com! use code "Ari" for 5% off Delta 8 products at 3Chi.com
6/14/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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#474 Tip Your Bartender with Caitlin Peluffo & Colum Tyrrell

Immigrant bartender comedian Colum Tyrrell and former bartender turned current gullible comic Caitlin Peluffo met me in the studio and had some fun talking about the ins and outs of being behind the bar. The bartender is the most important front-line worker in the nation and the backbone of our society. And these two were some of the worst in this important field of work. Please, tip your bartender For more Ari Shaffir: Special Taping June 11-12 in New York: Ari Shaffir: Jew  For all upcoming shows & tickets: Tour — Ari Shaffir  Subscribe on YouTube  Tour Dates  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   For more Colum Tyrrell: Instagram: @columtyrrell  Twitter: @columtyrrell YouTube  Patreon    For more Caitlin Peluffo:  Instagram: @caitlinpeluffo  Twitter: @caitlinpeluffo Good Time Gal with Caitlin Peluffo - Apple Podcasts  Caitlin Peluffo | Linktree    The Music: John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon One Scotch and One Beer Gretchen Wilson - Not Bad For A Bartender Hey Bartender Semisonic - Closing Time   Thanks to our sponsors! Head to 3chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order and at BetterHelp.com/Ari you'll get 10% off your first month of counseling! 
6/7/20222 hours, 13 minutes, 29 seconds
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#473 Festival of Hustlers with Ali Siddiq

Former hustler and current standup Ali Siddiq talks with a man who rarely hustles but still does tons of standup Ari Shaffir to talk about all the lessons life gives you. One guy slung dope, the other is one. It's a great conversation from Austin, Texas that brought two cultures together. That taught two peoples about each other. It's a lesson in communication. The boyz realized that words mean different things to different people. But they also realize how similar they were in their upbringing. Even though one dealt drugs, they both remember the space shuttle Challenger explosion. They just kind of had different reactions to it. I'll let you guess which one joked about it as a child and which one thought it was really sad. Ali is one of the best storyteller comedians in the world and he's got a new special out called The Domino Effect which goes a long way towards proving that claim. Check it out now on YouTube.com/AliSiddiq or on his website, AliSiddiq.com.      For more Ari Shaffir: Special Taping June 11-12 in New York: Ari Shaffir: Jew  For all upcoming shows & tickets: Tour — Ari Shaffir  Subscribe on YouTube  Tour Dates  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more For more Ali Siddiq: The Domino Effect [One Hour Stand Up Special] | Ali Siddiq https://www.instagram.com/alisiddiq/  https://twitter.com/Ali_Speaks https://www.alisiddiq.com/    The Music: Ali Bombaye Rick Ross - Everyday I’m Hustlin’ John Denver - Flying For Me Michael Jackson - Bad   Thank you 3Chi for sponsoring this episode! Head to 3chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order.
6/1/20223 hours
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#472 Malcolm Xtra Large with Reggie Conquest

Comedian Reggie Conquest converted to Islam over the pandemic. He talks to no religion former Jew current jerk comedian Ari Shaffir about how it happened. Reggie read the autobiography of Malcolm X (who would have turned 97 last week) and gained an interest in religion because of what he read in the book. Reggie knows very little about Islam but he does know what he’s going through as a new convert and that’s what we got into here. Also, Reggie is a big boy so that’s where the title comes from. Get it? I think you get it.   For more Ari Shaffir: Special Taping June 11-12 in New York: Ari Shaffir: Jew  For all upcoming shows & tickets: Tour — Ari Shaffir  Subscribe on YouTube  Tour Dates  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more   For More Reggie: Instagram ReggieConquest.com Watch Reggie on Insecure and That Damn Michael Che   The Music: Hotboii Feat. Pooh Shiesty -Malcolm X Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up A is for Allah - Yusuf Omar Souleyman - Warni Warni Omar Souleyman - Ya Bnayya   Thanks to our sponsors! Head to 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order, and check out MasterWorks at MasterWorks.Art/ARI
5/24/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 46 seconds
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#471 2022 State Of The Union with Dave Smith

Dave Smith joins me to have our annual (except last year) what’s up with America. We covered everything. From the new baby exterminator laws to the current President, to the media’s attack on Joe Rogan, to the crime wave (of which I’m responsible for some) to homelessness, to Elon Musk, to the war in Ukraine. Dave gives an honest and non-biased rundown of all the topics facing America and Americans today. Dave Smith is on a constant quest for freedom and Ari Shaffir is giving him a platform. It’s a long one, but listen to it in installments if you have to because there’s not a single part of this you want to miss. Also, the queen of England has been dead for quite some time.  For more Ari Shaffir: Special Taping June 11 and June 12 in New York! Ari Shaffir: Jew YouTube  Tour Dates  Instagram  Patreon  For more Dave Smith: Listen and watch Dave's podcasts:  Part Of The Problem Yo! MMA Wrap  Legion of Skanks Instagram: @theproblemdavesmith  Twitter: @comicdavesmith Thank you to our sponsors! Visit BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling. Head to 3Chi.com and use promo code "Ari" for 5% off Delta 8 products! -- The Music: Rage Against The Machine - Freedom Night Ranger - You Can Still Rock In America Mojogoddai - Statement The Rascals - People got to be free Lupe Fiasco - Bitch Bad
5/17/20224 hours, 53 minutes, 6 seconds
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#470 Stealing from Bobby Kelly with Joe List, Luis J. Gomez, and Kerryn Feehan

Joe List, Luis Gomez, and Keryn Feehan join me on my rooftop for a wild all-over-the-place conversation that started with friendship and ended in a love child for which 23 states wouldn’t allow early termination. These are 4 of the dumbest people you know . For real. List is probably the smartest because he knows how to spell the word Movie. Luis is obviously the dumbest. And all joking aside Ari is the smartest because of the heritage and also those people value education so even though I was a bad student, I was a bad student compared to them. But it’s still like super-intelligence compared to Luis and Kerryn. Joe is smart sort of. But obviously it’s Ari. For more Ari Shaffir:  Special Taping June 11-12 in New York: Ari Shaffir: Jew Upcoming Shows Subscribe on YouTube Instagram Patreon Website For more Joe List:  Watch Joe’s new special: This Year's Material Instagram: @joelistcomedy Upcoming shows and more: Joe List  For more Luis J. Gomez:  Instagram: @gomezcomedy  Twitter: @gomezcomedy  Website: Luis J. Gomez For more Kerryn Feehan:  Instagram: @kerrynfeehan  Subscribe & watch Kerryn's podcast, Only Feehans: YouTube  @Kerrynfeehan | Linktree  Thanks to our sponsors! Go to 3Chi.com for 5% off Delta 8 products using code "Ari" and check out YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo! The Music: Sleepy Joe - Smog YKWD Theme Pozytywnie albo Wcale - Szukam Beatki Tony Bennet - Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe Hey Joe - Billy Roberts
5/10/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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#469 Father Figure with Chris Distefano

Serial inside blaster and now father and comedian Chris Distefano talks to me about what it’s like to be a father. Chris was about as honest (and funny) as anyone I’ve ever talked to about this stuff. He admitted to the negatives and told me about the positives. Very funny and interesting conversation!  Chris is for real a hilarious standup comedian and he’s got a new Netflix special out today called Speshy Weshy. He named it that because he’s less mature than his daughter. Check him out killing on this special or bombing on a jumbotron in stadiums all over New York.    For more Ari: Special Taping June 11-12 in New York: Ari Shaffir: Jew  Tour — Ari Shaffir Subscribe on YouTube  Instagram - @arishaffir Patreon Cool merch & more For more Chris: Speshy Weshy | Netflix Official Site  Show Tickets for Chris Distefano chrisdcomedy - YouTube  Patreon  Instagram - @chrisdcomedy  Twitter - @chrisdcomedy    Thank you 3Chi.com for sponsoring this episode! Use promo code "Ari" at checkout for 5% off your order! The Music: Paul Simon- Father and Daughter George Michael- Father Figure Tobe Nwigwe- Father Figure Stevie Wonder- Isn't She Lovely
5/3/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 31 seconds
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#468 In Plane Sight with Mike Cannon

Delta Clear applicant and standup comedian Mike Cannon met up with me at the St Louis Lambert International airport to discuss today’s hot button topic in a discussion you could only be at if you passed a rigorous screening process handled by top industry professionals. Now, I’m not really sure if the St Louis Airport is international. Actually, it would surprise me if any country has a direct flight to St Louis. What if St Louis had a ton of Cambodians on the QT. And there was one 18 hour flight directly from Phnom Peng to Lambert. Still, a whole airport for that? No way. Just go straight to a hidden airfield to unload all your “poppy.” Anyway, here’s the podcast. For more Ari Shaffir:  Special Taping June 11-12 in New York: Ari Shaffir: Jew Upcoming Shows Subscribe on YouTube Instagram Patreon Website For More Mike Cannon: Tour Dates Instagram Twitter Here’s The Scenario Podcast Patreon Thanks to our sponsors! Head to 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off your order. Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling.  The Music: Sly and The Family Stone - Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be) White Stripes - Cannon Baader Meinhof - Meet Me At The Airport Alison Kraus and Gilian Welch - I’ll Fly Away
4/26/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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#467 Nelson Muntz with Dan Soder

Dan Soder came over to talk about his special that came out nearly three years ago. "Son Of A Gary" on HBOMax. This podcast is three years in the making. I've been wanting to get Dan on to talk about his dad Gary since the release of his special, but then something happened and we never got around to it.  After we finished the episode, I had one last question to ask Dan but I forgot, so I drove all the way to his place just to ask him this one question, because I care so much about you, the listener.  Watch "Son Of A Gary" on HBOMax right now! For more Ari Shaffir:  Ari is recording his 4th comedy special this June in New York! Get tickets now: Ari Shaffir: Jew Upcoming Shows Instagram Patreon Website For more Dan Soder: Watch Dan's special! Son Of A Gary Tour Dates Instagram Twitter Official Website The Music: Everclear - Father of mine Jane’s Addiction - Had a Dad Draco and the Malfoys - My Dad Is Rich Andrew Jackson Jihad - Who Are You Hurray for the Riff Raff - Living in the City Soder’s This IS Not Happening story Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone   Thank you to our sponsors! Check out MasterWorks.Art/ARI get cultured and invest in a famous piece of art! Also, check out 3chi.com for all your Delta 8 needs. Use promo code "Ari" at checkout for 5% off.
4/19/20222 hours, 55 minutes, 7 seconds
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#466 Guide Me To Hell with Katie Hannigan

Katie Hannigan sits down with me to tell me about her time as a NYC tour guide. It was a tawdry world of autistic tourist nerds and their dumb families.  Make sure to check out Katie’s new standup comedy album, “Feeling of Emptiness” and listen to her podcast, “Lady Journey” that she does with Sarah Tollemache every week. For more Ari:  Subscribe on YouTube Listen to Skeptic Tank Tour Dates  Instagram - @arishaffir  Patreon  Cool merch & more For more Katie Hannigan:  Listen to Katie’s new album: Feeling of Emptiness Check out Lady Journey Podcast: @LadyJourneyPodcast Instagram - @katiehanniganforever Twitter - @katiehannigan  The Music: Caitlin Rose - Tour Guide Peter Fenn - Tour Guide The Libertines - What Katie Did  The Band - Katie’s Been Gone   Thanks to our sponsors! Go to YoKratom.com the home of the $60 kilo! And visit 3Chi.com for 5% off with code "Ari".
4/12/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 49 seconds
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#465 Michigan Militia Lottery Losers with Big Jay Oakerson & Robert Kelly

Big Jay Oakerson and Robert Kelly joined me on the road to Michigan for a weekend of shows. Come with us on the drive to Fort Wayne and watch us test our luck with a $20 scratch off ticket. Stay tuned for the outro to find out what happened with our winnings.  Ari Shaffir:  Upcoming Shows /  Patreon  / Instagram / Website  Big Jay Oakerson: Upcoming Shows & more /  Instagarm / Twitter   Robert Kelly: Patreon  / Instagram / Twitter   Thank you to our sponsors! Head to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling. And for all your Delta 8 needs, head to 3chi.com and use code "Ari" at checkout for 5% off your order.  The Music:  Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack Song for Bob Harry Nillson - The Lottery Song Bowie - Panic in Detroit
4/5/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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#464 Ernest with Kerryn Feehan

Ernest was a good dog. The best.  Standup comedian Kerryn Feehan talks to dog owner and comedian Ari Shaffir about her special little guy Ernest. This is a really sad episode. But I felt like it was a proper eulogy to one of the pure souls on this earth. He really was amazing.  Subscribe on YouTube  Listen to Skeptic Tank   Instagram - @arishaffir  Join Ari's Patreon  Cool merch & more For more Kerryn Feehan: Instagram - @kerrynfeehan   Twitter - @KFreehams  YouTube - Kerryn Feehan   The Music: Dierks Bentley - Can’t Be Replaced Florence and the Machine - Dog Days Are Over Chris Stapleton - Maggie’s Song Red Foley - Old Shep Thank you to our sponsors! Head to AllFido.com and use code "Ari15" for 15% off your order for your pups health and wellness! And for your own health and wellness head to 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off Delta 8 products.
3/22/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 23 seconds
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#463 Raaaaage with Robert Kelly

Standup comedian Robert Kelly is not in control of his emotions. He sat down with me, who is known to be emotionless, and told me about his problems controlling his anger. Generally Bobby is one of the sweetest guys in comedy. But sometimes he hulks out and it’s one of the wildest things you’ll ever witness. He completely rages and can’t get it under control for a while. But he always tries to make things right afterwards.  We discussed all that and our upcoming tour dates together in Michigan at the end of March all while smoking one of Robert’s favorite cigars, the Long Live The King from the Caldwell Collection. This might be the beginning of a great new video series but let us know what you think of the idea in the comments and if you have any thoughts on how to make it work and how to tweak it. Get tickets now - Michigan Tour with Ari Shaffir, Big Jay Oakerson & Robert Kelly March 24: Ft. Wayne - Summit City Comedy Club March 25: Grand Rapids - GLC Live at 20 Monroe March 26: Detroit -The Fillmore For More Ari: Upcoming Shows & Tickets Subscribe on YouTube Follow on Instagram Join Ari's Patreon Merch & More For more Bobby Kelly:  Instagram - @robertkellylive Twitter - @robertkelly You Know What Dude - YouTube Bobby's Patreon   The Music: Angry again - Megadeath Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger SAY ANYTHING- I Hate Everyone Theme from Incredible Hulk   Thanks to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month and head to 3Chi.com for 5% off your order with promo code "Ari."
3/16/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 21 seconds
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#462 The Warped Tour with Ryan Long

Ryan Long came to the studio to tell me about his days touring with his band The Johnstone's and what it was like playing Warped Tour.  He's also got a special out now! It's called White Immigrant, cause that's what he is, and you can watch it here! For More Ari Shaffir:  Upcoming Shows & Tickets For More Ryan Long: Listen to The Boyscast with Ryan Long Watch Ryan's new special, "White Immigrant" on YouTube! The Music: Creedence Clearwater - Travelin Band The Johnstones - Gone for a Long Time Rolling Stones - Torn and Frayed Ramones - Touring Thanks to 3Chi for sponsoring this episode! Head to 3Chi.com and use promo code "Ari" for 5% off your order. 
3/8/20222 hours, 33 minutes, 45 seconds
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#461 The Denver Chronicles with Ryan O'Neill and Brandt Tobler

Standup comedian Brandt Tobler who once tried to kill his dad, and son of a falconer and comic Ryan O’Neill met me for a throwback podcast in the tradition of the old Ice House Chronicles on the Death Squad network. They talked about hookers in between doing comedy sets at the amazing Comedy Works in downtown Denver, Colorado.  Listen to the intro for a detailed breakdown of the entire Ukraine situation as meticulously researched and analyzed by former CIA operative turned standup comedian Ari “Kissinger of Death” Shaffir. And stay tuned for the outro to hear a cancelled comic totally backtrack on his stance after finding out new information.  For more Ari:  Subscribe on YouTube  Join Ari's Patreon Follow Ari on Instagram - @arishaffir Shop Merch  Ari Shaffir | Linktree   2022 Tour Dates & Tickets    3/05 | West Jordan, UT  3/24 | Ft. Wayne 3/25 | Grand Rapids 3/26 | Detroit 3/31 | Appleton, WI 4/21 | St. Louis 4/28 | Buffalo 5/05 | Louisville 6/17 | Minneapolis 6/18 | Chicago  Chicago and Minneapolis presale at 10 AM March 7th, use code "JEW" for tickets! For more Brandt:  Instagram - @brandttobler  Twitter - @brandttobler    Check out The 31 Podcast with Brandt Tobler Brandt’s book is available on Amazon: Free Roll    For more Ryan:  Instagram - @ryanoneillcomedy  Listen to Danish and O'Neill on Apple Podcasts  Check out Beach Cops on Patreon!   The Music: Hank Williams - OD’d In Denver John Denver - Guess He’d Rather Be in Colorado Bob Seger - Get Out of Denver English version by Comrade Dylan   Thank you to our sponsors! Go to 3Chi.com and use code "Ari" for 5% off Delta 8 products and head over to YoKratom.com home of the $60 kilo!
3/1/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 16 seconds
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#460 Teacher's Pet with Amy Shanker

Comedian and former Chicago inner-city school teacher Amy Shanker talks to me a 2.2 GPA high school graduate about what it was like being a teacher. Spoiler alert: She did not love it. Still spent 10 years doing it so that’s gotta tell you something about our chances at a good education when our educators are too stupid to quit a job they hate.  For more Ari:  Subscribe on YouTube  Join Ari's Patreon Follow Ari on Instagram - @arishaffir Shop Merch  Ari Shaffir | Linktree 2022 Tour Dates & Tickets  03/25 | Grand Rapids 03/26 | Detroit 03/31 | Appleton, WI 04/21 | St. Louis 04/28 | Buffalo Follow Amy! Instagram - @amyshanker  Twitter - @amyshanker   The Music: Abba - When I kissed the Teacher Alice Cooper - School’s Out Police - Don’t Stand So Coolio - Gangsta’s Paradise   Thank you to our sponsors! Head to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling, and go to 3chi.com and use promo code "Ari" for 5% off your order!
2/22/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 10 seconds
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#459 When Radio Was King with Cipha Sounds

Or as I wanted to call it *Airhorn Sound* Cipha Sounds came over to the studio to talk about his days as a DJ on Hot97 in New York. He explained to me, the whitest Jew boy in the world, what hip hop is, and how he embraces it as his culture. He also told me how he broke artists to the public such as Rick Ross and Rihanna... Oh and that he basically invented the airhorn sound.   For more Ari:  Subscribe on YouTube  Join Ari's Patreon Follow Ari on Instagram - @arishaffir Shop Merch  Ari Shaffir | Linktree   2022 Tour Dates & Tickets  02/17 | Denver - Shows Added!  03/25 | Grand Rapids 03/26 | Detroit 03/31 | Appleton, WI 04/21 | St. Louis 04/28 | Buffalo   For more Cipha: Instagram - @ciphasounds Twitter - @ciphasounds http://ciphasounds.com/  Catch The Chemistry Set with Cipha Sounds and Wil Sylvince at the Comedy Cellar every Wednesday night! The Chemistry Set with Wil & Cipha Listen to Cipha’s podcast with Wil Sylvince Talk Clearlyer on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more: Talk Clearlyer with Cipha Sounds & Wil Sylvince    The Music: Sports - Who Listens To The Radio Nas- Hate Me Now Nina Sky- Move Ya Body Aesop Rock - Daylight Thanks to our sponsors! YoKratom, home of the $60 Kilo! and 3Chi.com use promo code "Ari" for 5% off Delta 8 products. 
2/15/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 56 seconds
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#458. City of Compton with Jamar Neighbors

Jamar Neighbors joined me on tour in Phoenix and told me all about growing up in Compton. Told me how he threw rocks at crack heads, beat people up, and almost got recruited to be in a gang but we both decided it's too much of a commitment. You gotta dress the same and they never give you time off.  Make sure to listen till the end for Jamar's full album on Soundcloud. For more Ari:  Subscribe on YouTube  Join Ari's Patreon  Shop Merch  Follow Ari on Instagram - @arishaffir  Ari Shaffir - Linktree   2022 Tour Dates & Tickets  02/08 | NYC: Ari Shaffir’s Renamed Storyteller Show  02/11 | Tampa  02/17 | Denver  03/25 | Grand Rapids 03/26 | Detroit 03/31 | Appleton, WI  For more Jamar:  Instagram - @jamar_neighbors  Twitter - @JamarMalachi  Jamar NFTs - Collection | OpenSea      The Music: Tupac - California Love NWA - Straight Outta Compton Compton’s Most Wanted - This is Compton Jamar's Album Thank you to 3Chi.com for sponsoring this episode! Use promo code "Ari" for 5% off your order of Delta 8 products.
2/8/20222 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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#457 The Godfathers with Mark Normand and Sam Morril

Mark Normand and Sam Morril came over to the Skeptic Tank studios to have a nice sober conversation with me about why they’re all better off without alcohol. And then somebody found the whisky. This was a 2 hour long progressively drunker and drunker podcast about alcohol itself. How we started, where we first barfed, puke and rally theories, hangovers, favorite drinks, and on and on and on until blackouts were had by all.  For more Ari:  Subscribe on YouTube  Join Ari's Patreon  Shop Merch  Follow Ari on Instagram - @arishaffir  Ari Shaffir - Linktree 2022 Tour Dates & Tickets  02/11 | Tampa  02/17 | Denver  03/25 | Grand Rapids 03/26 | Detroit 03/31 | Appleton, WI  Follow We Might Be Drunk!  Watch We Might Be Drunk on YouTube Listen on Apple Podcasts  We Might Be Drunk on Patreon  Instagram - @wemightbedrunk  For more Mark: Instagram - @marknormand  Twitter - @marknorm  Watch Mark on the new season of The Standups - Netflix Official Site  Upcoming Shows  For more Sam: Instagram - @sammorril Twitter - @sammorril Upcoming Shows  Watch Sam’s comedy specials:  Sam Morril: I Got This - Full Special  Sam Morril: Up on the Roof- Full Special    The Music: The Kinks - Alcohol Slash - Godfather Muddy Waters - Sittin’ Here Drinking Janis Joplin - What good Can Drinking Do Merle Haggard - I think I’ll just stay here and drink   Thanks to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling and head over to 3chi.com and use promo code "ARI" for 5% off delta 8 products!   
2/1/20222 hours, 23 minutes, 7 seconds
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#456 Cold Hearts Warm Farts with Steve Rannazzisi

Steve Rannazzisi came over to the new studio to talk about how much we hate winter and a bunch of other random things like the new Jackass and what podcast would have the dumbest listeners. It's a fun one.  Don't forget to get your tickets to Ari Shaffir's Renamed Storyteller Show at the Gramercy Theatre on February 8th. Crazy surprise lineup you're not gonna want to miss. Oh yeah, and my Instagram is back... Follow @AriShaffir before they take it down again because they definitely will.  And get tickets to the taping of Sean Patton's Comedy Special in New Orleans on February 3rd: https://tipitinas.com/e/sean-patton-live-special-taping-pm--194663763557/   For more Ari:  Subscribe on YouTube  Join Ari's Patreon  Shop Merch  Follow Ari on Instagram - @arishaffir  Ari Shaffir - Linktree   2022 Tour Dates & Tickets  02/08 | NYC: Ari Shaffir’s Renamed Storyteller Show  02/11 | Tampa  02/17 | Denver  02/27 | Vancouver 03/25 | Grand Rapids 03/26 | Detroit 03/31 | Appleton, WI    For more Steve: Steve Rannazzisi - Tour Dates   Instagram - @steverannazzisi    What's the Odds? with Steve Rannazzisi on Apple Podcasts  What's the Odds? with Steve Rannazzisi | Podcast on Spotify    The Music: The Winter is Cold - Wende and Bonnie Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter Foreigner - Cold As Ice Love Unlimited - It May Be Winter Outside   Thank you to our sponsors! Yokratom home of the $60 Kilo and head over to 3Chi.com and use promo code "Ari" for 5% off your order.
1/25/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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#455 The Most Texas Podcast Of All Time with Joe Rogan and Tony Hinchcliffe

Liberal mouthpiece Joe Rogan, and I guess heterosexual comedian Tony Hinchcliffe met me at a gun range in Texas to shoot the poop and tell stories about the past while Tony caressed his new girlfriend. We took some questions from my Patreon to keep us going while listening to the manly sounds of murder tools going off in the distance. Both Tony and Joe are about to get that Skeptic Tank bump! So look for them to breakthrough on the scene in the near future. This was actually supposed to be just me and Tony on this one but Joe showed up and we figured it’d be nice to at least have one gram of testosterone on the pod.  For more Ari:  Subscribe on YouTube  Listen to Skeptic Tank Join Ari's Patreon  Shop Merch  Follow Ari on Instagram - @arishaffir  Ari Shaffir - Linktree   2022 Tour Dates & Tickets  01/21 | Phoenix 02/08 | NYC: Ari Shaffir’s Renamed Storyteller Show  02/11 | Tampa  02/17 | Denver  02/27 | Vancouver 03/25 | Grand Rapids 03/26 | Detroit 03/31 | Appleton, WI    For more Joe: The Joe Rogan Experience | Podcast on Spotify PowerfulJRE - YouTube Twitter - @joerogan Instagram - @joerogan   For more Tony: Tony Hinchcliffe - Tour Dates Kill Tony - YouTube Instagram - @tonyhinchcliffe Twitter - @TonyHinchcliffe   The Music: Ray Wylie Hubbard - Screw You We’re From Texas Gene Autrey - Deep in the Heart of Texas Nina Simone - Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood Nico Vega - The Beast Nikki Glaser - Bob    Thank you to our sponsor! Head to 3Chi.com and use new promo code "Ari" at checkout for 5% off your order!
1/18/20222 hours, 24 minutes, 34 seconds
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#454 Do Better: An Unattainable New Years Resolution Podcast with Sarah Tollemache

Sarah Tollemache and ever-fatter former non-steroid winner of Sober October Ari Shaffir sit on a treadmill in a gym they’ll never use to go over ways they’re going to no way change about themselves this year. Sarah is on the phone like 160 hours a day. And I haven't come up with a decent new resolution in a decade. They’re two losers who are fine with it, shooting the poop about what you guys need to do better in the coming year. This one is best listened to in a church confessional booth. Subscribe: Ari Shaffir - YouTube  Listen to Skeptic Tank  Skeptic Tank RSS    For more Ari:  Upcoming Shows & Tickets  Instagram - @arishaffir Patreon  Merch  Ari Shaffir | Linktree    For more Sarah: Instagram - @stollemache  Twitter - @stollemache  Voluptuous Boy Comedy Special  @stollemache | Linktree    The music: Beyoncé - Flawless The Three Degrees - Year of Decision Ok Go - Here it goes again Skid Row - 18 and Life   Thank you to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling, and head to 3chi.com and use NEW promo code "Ari" for 5% off your order!
1/11/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 27 seconds
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#453 White People Want Me Dead with Nate Marshall

Nate Marshall and I talk about how we both kind of feel the media is turning everybody on each other. We kept it funny, relaxed. Nate watched so much TV and read so much social media during the BLM protests that he could feel his worldview changing toward the negative. We were both thinking about these ideas when we met last summer and we immediately traded stories and ideas on it. Now we’re both kind of feeling that our thoughts are no longer our own. But for real, we kept it light. It’s a great fun conversation. I wish I could talk to more people like this about far-out ideas and subjects without any worry about emotions flaring up. Almost everyone I know is just about on the same side of most issues. So it’s wild that we’re at each other's throats so much. Even comedians! We’re a tiny group of fringe entertainers and we’ve somehow invented divisions among ourselves that have standup comedians hating other standup comedians! Nobody even fucked anybody’s girlfriend! It’s just people in a tiny group, hating other people in this tiny group because we’re being rewarded for turning on each other or they’re mostly showing us views we don’t share by people we’re not friends with. We’re doomed! For more Ari: YouTube: https://bit.ly/ShaffirYT  Listen to Skeptic Tank: https://bit.ly/libsyn-skeptic  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir  Upcoming shows & tickets: http://www.arishaffir.com/tour/  Merch: https://bit.ly/arimerch  For more content & info: https://linktr.ee/arishaffir Website: https://www.arishaffir.com/  01/14 | Cleveland  01/21 | Phoenix 02/11 | Tampa  02/17 | Denver  02/27 | Vancouver 03/06 | Salt Lake City    For more Nate: Panites In The Mouth: Nate Marshall, Andy Malafarina, and LeMaire Lee https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/panties-in-the-mouth/id1489046721  Instagram  Twitter    The Music: Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown The Chi-Lites - We Are Neighbors Metallica - One Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push   Thank you to our sponsors! Go to YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo! and head to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order of Delta 8 products! 
12/28/20212 hours, 44 minutes, 44 seconds
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#452 Chicks Suck with Emma Willmann

Emma Willman and I talk about women. What they like. And a loooooot about what they don’t like. It was a funny conversation that I really could only have with a chick who dates chicks. Emma’s standup is hilarious and she’s constantly ranting about how much girls annoy her. I’m sure you guys have your own gripes. Feel free to let me know about them. FOR MORE ARI:  Upcoming shows & tickets Check out Ari's Patreon for exclusive extra content from this episode with Emma Willmann: Patreon with Emma Willmann Instagram Merch FOR MORE EMMA: Instagram Twitter Upcoming shows & more Listen to Inside The Closet with Emma and Matteo Lane: Inside the Closet on Apple Podcasts The Music: I hate Women - Marco Paloma 99 Problems - Jay-Z Girls - Beastie Boys James Brown - Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year Thank you to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling, and head to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order of Delta 8 products.
12/21/20212 hours, 37 seconds
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#451 Nirvana Is My Pearl Jam with Joe List

Joe List came over to argue with me about music. For real Joe is top 3 or 4 comics into music. He’s got great taste and he loves going to live shows even more than I do. And I really really love going to live shows. He does it sober all the time which is crazy to me, but that goes to show you how much he likes music. Legit though, all we really disagree on is whether Pearl Jam and Nirvana are great or just really good.  The intro is a manic recounting of the last two concerts I went to. If you’re listening to this on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, put your phone on speaker and don’t look at it again till the music is done.  Follow Joe: Instagram Twitter Tuesdays With Stories Tuesdays With Stories on Patreon For more Ari:  YouTube  Patreon  Merch  Instagram  Website  Upcoming Shows  01/21 | Phoenix 02/11 | Tampa  02/17 | Denver  02/27 | Vancouver 03/06 | Salt Lake City  The Music: Pearl Jam - Last Kiss Nirvana - Lake of Fire John Mellencamp - Pink Houses Billy Idol - White Wedding LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yourself Clean Thanks to our sponsors! Go to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" at checkout for 5% off your order, and use code "Skeptic" at LiquidIV.com for 25% off your order!
12/14/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 5 seconds
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#450 Unicycling In A Homeless Toilet with Jeff Danis and Ryan O'Neill

Comedians and Beach Cops Ryan Oneill and Jeff Danis join me at a park in Los Angeles right outside an area where all the homeless people of Los Angeles take their malnourished dumps. It stunk so bad. The flies were not as unbearable as the stench that brought them. It’s always a great time with the D&O! We saw vapid LA morons unicycle by looking for attention any way they can get it, as is the way in Los Angeles. It’s a horrible town. And we’ve seen it turn our friends into soulless mental patients with enough money to somehow avoid being committed.  I think we also saw the beginning of a guerilla porn shoot in the woods. That and a tremendous moment where it was all O'neill could do to stop from trying to kill a deer with the blade he keeps tucked between his balls.  The title is a metaphor for how tenuous it is to navigate life in Hollywood without losing your humanity. Fun pod!  For more Danish & O’Neill:  Listen to the Danish & O’Neill Podcast! Apple Podcasts:  Spotify Twitter Instagram Follow Ryan on Instagram: Check out Beach Cops on Patreon   YouTube: https://bit.ly/ShaffirYT  Listen to Skeptic Tank: https://bit.ly/libsyn-skeptic  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir  Upcoming shows & tickets: http://www.arishaffir.com/tour/  Merch: https://bit.ly/arimerch  Instagram For more content & info: https://linktr.ee/arishaffir https://www.arishaffir.com/  12/09 | Boston 12/16​ | San Antonio 01/14 | Cleveland  01/21 | Phoenix 02/11 | Tampa  02/17 | Denver  02/27 | Vancouver 03/06 | Salt Lake City  Thank you to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling, and head to 3chi.com and use code "Skeptic" at checkout for 5% off delta 8 products.   The music: Distillers - City Of Angels Goldfinger - The City With Two Faces Bad Religion - Los Angeles Is Burning Death Cab For Cutie - I Can’t See Why You’d Want To Live Here Silver Spoons Theme Song
12/7/20212 hours, 46 minutes, 7 seconds
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#449 That Chappelle Movie (Solocast)

I attended skateboarder and standup comedian Dave Chappelle’s screening of his movie at Madison Square Garden. And MAN! What a show. I really thought it was just going to be a movie screening. But why would I expect that for $100+ per ticket? No, Chappelle put on a show. Comedians, musicians, Jeff Ross. Folks! I wish you all could’ve been there. It was a really fun night. Please make sure to watch Dave Chappelle on Netflix today. He needs the views. And also watch my special on Netflix, Double Negative. It’s not 2 specials like Dave’s, it’s a double special.  For more Ari: Tour Dates  Patreon Merch Instagram The Music: Tobe Nwigwe- I'M DOPE H.E.R ft. Daniel Caesar- Best Part Thank you to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month and head to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" for 5% off Delt 8 products!  
11/30/202158 minutes, 59 seconds
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#448 Mother Of The Year with Ms. Pat, Bob Saget, Rich Vos and Robert Kelly

We got a whopper! Comedian and mom Ms Pat join comedian and America’s dad Bob Saget, comedian and dad Rich Vos, comedian and father of a son who loves me more than him Robert Kelly, and fatherless multi-time abortionist, me, as they talk about what it’s like to have and raise a child. We cover such important topics as when to beat your children (Pat and I agree on this one but I probably say to do it more than she says), the hemorrhoids women get during childbirth (I am a mother in this way), and what it’s like at Ms. Pat’s house with all her lesbo and hetero kids running around. Saget and I had both been over there. I got crushed at spades by her daughter and Bob had narrowly escaped getting beaten up after being mistaken for a banker.  This was recorded live at Skankfest South, the greatest comedy festival on the earthly planet. It is a pure expression of the joy of live comedy. Get tickets to next year’s event. I won’t be there. Big announcement of how I beat covid during the intro. And stay tuned for the outro where I break down what a jerk Dumbledore was to Harry Potter and how much I wanted to beat on the fans at Universal Studios.  I think this episode finally helped me figure out how to properly do a live episode of Skeptic Tank. It’s gonna be a fun, lighthearted topic, and I have to get out of the way of the other comics and just let them go off. My job on these is as a producer and I’ll just snipe away a little ala Mark Normand.  Watch on YouTube Ari Shaffir - Upcoming Shows Patreon Follow our guests! Ms. Pat: Instagram Twitter Ms. Pat - LinkTree Bob Saget: Instagram Bob Saget: Website Rich Vos: Instagram Rich Vos: Website Robert Kelly: Instagram Twitter Robert Kelly: Website Thanks to our sponsor! Go to 3chi.com and use code "Skeptic" at checkout for 5% off your order! The Music: Tracy Bonham - Mother Mother 2Pac - Dear Mama Li’l Wayne - That’s All I Have Power Source - Dear Mr Jesus
11/16/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 18 seconds
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#447 From Rogan to La Grange with Shane Gillis and Mark Normand

Comedian Shane Gillis and Comedian Mark Normand take a ride with me, known child abductor, further and further away from the liberal safety of Austin and closer and closer to the sexy dangers of La Grange.  We talk about our appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast the day before as well as above ground pools, the Drake burn rap, Shane’s disgust that he’s even doing this, my terrible driving, Shane’s horrible fat fat fat body, my excellent shape for such a young man, and Mark just sits in the back and fires shots and butt trumpet songs at the front seat like a true American sniper.  Follow Shane: Instagram Twitter More! Follow Mark: Instagram Twitter More! For more Ari: Tour Dates Ari's Patreon Instagram More Info The Music: Tom Petty - Running Down A Dream Foghat - Slow Ride ZZ Top - La Grange Pusha T - The Story of Adidon   Thanks to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling and head to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order of Delta 8 products!  
11/9/20212 hours, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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#446 Swipe Right If You're Horny with Jared Freid

Modern love guru Jared Freid talks to me, a renowned late pull outer, about the dating scene, what can be improved on the apps, his successes, and failures with romance, and his hatred of charcuterie boards. I go off during the intro about my own sexual mishaps with Tinder and why these dating apps are worse for society than a billion nose jobs.  Second show added in Salt Lake City. The first one sold out in 3 days. So if you wanted to go, you better get tickets now. Boston at the Wilbur Theater on December 9.  Tampa and Orlando in November OKC, Boston, and San Antonio in December Cleveland and Phoenix in January Denver in February Get tickets at AriShaffir.com Follow Jared: Instagram Twitter TikTok Listen to his podcasts, U Up? and J Train Podcast, and more! The Music: The Ronettes - Be My Baby HIPPO - Swipe Daft Punk - Get Lucky The Raveonettes - That Great Love Sound Charlie Robison - My Hometown Thank you to our sponsors! Go to LiquidIV.com for 25% off your order using code "Skeptic" Go to 3chi.com and use code "Skeptic" and you'll get 5% off Delta 8 products!  And head to YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo! Thanks for sponsoring this episode and making me put out content each week.
11/2/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 21 seconds
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#445 My Daddy Was A Mobster with Anthony DeVito

I talked to Comedian Anthony Devito about finding out his dad was a made guy in the mob before they found him shot many times in the trunk of a car. Also about coming to terms with his dad's violent lifestyle and how to articulate it on stage at his solo show this November 13th and Union Hall. Follow Anthony! instagram Twitter See his Solo show and more!   Ari's Upcoming Tour Dates: 11/12 | Orlando 11/19 | Tampa 12/02​ | OKC 12/09 | Boston 12/16​ | San Antonio 01/14 | Cleveland And now 03/06 Salt Lake City! Tickets on sale Wednesday Full schedule and tickets to upcoming shows: http://www.arishaffir.com/tour/ Join Ari's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir Cool Merch: https://bit.ly/arimerch Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/ Thanks to our sponsor! Go to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" at checkout for 5% off.  
10/25/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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#444 Rehab with Chloe LaBranche

Recovering coke enthusiast and comedian Chloe LaBranche tells me about all her many trips to rehab. This one was WILD. So many great stories from Chloe about a world that’s waaaay interesting and for some reason never really gets talked about too much. At 16 Chloe lived cooler than I do right now. I'm a dork. Your podcast host is a dork compared to this lady. It was a really fun episode by someone who’s willing to share everything without worried about being judged, which is everybody’s favorite type of podcast host. I go over the Chappelle/Netflix situation in the intro. Finally, a network executive has put into words that standup comedy is an art form and shouldn’t be regulated by anyone. Let’s hope this creates a new standard and allows all network execs to follow the amazing lead of Ted Sorandos and just leaves us alone to agitate some while entertaining the people who sign up to be entertained. Everybody else can take your anti-art stance and move into your place alongside the Taliban as they blow up antiquities. Because that’s the side they’re on. They’re on the side of getting rid of art and we’re on the side of enjoying art. Which side do you want to be on?  Follow Chloe! Instagram Youtube More from Ari: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arishaffir/ Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir Merch: https://bit.ly/arimerch Upcoming shows & tickets: http://www.arishaffir.com/tour/ 11/12 | Orlando 11/19 | Tampa 12/02​ | OKC 12/09 | Boston 12/16​ | San Antonio 01/14 | Cleveland The Music: Amy Winehouse - Rehab Andrew WK - Party Hard Rihana - Rehab The Weeknd - I Can’t Feel My Face   Thanks to our sponsors! Go to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" at checkout for 5% off your order. Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling. 
10/18/20212 hours, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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#443 Can I Get A Witness with Doug Smith

Former Jehovah’s Witness Doug Smith and I talk about the Jehovahs. They. Are. Weird. Doug got raised in it when his mom decided some guy at her front door had great points. Parents never run it by their kids when they decide to join some cult. They always just sign everybody up for it without even a chance to weigh in. Anyway, it was a funny discussion of one of the world’s most interesting sects of Christianity. I guess those snake handlers might have them beat. And the Shakers. Did you know the Shakers let their prepubescent boys practice pulling out on post-menopausal women? Also, they made great furniture. So I guess top 5 of weird Christians would be Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Shakers, Snake handlers, and the Amish. Damn. That gives me 4 ideas for new podcasts. More from Doug! Instagram Twitter For more Ari:  Instagram  Upcoming Shows The Music: Marvin Gaye - Can I Get A Witness Eels - Jehova’s Witness Loretta Lynn - Happy Birthday Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Doug Smith - Stopping A Rape The Raconteurs - Don’t Bother Me Thanks to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month of counseling.  Head over to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" at checkout for 5% off your order!
10/11/20212 hours, 36 minutes, 21 seconds
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#442 Summers End with Mat Edgar and Ryan O'Neill

Mat Edgar, Ryan O'Neill, and I talked about our adventure in the woods for the final day of the greatest summer of my life. We found one of the coolest, most remote, wildernessy, beautiful, amazing, relaxing places I’ve ever stayed at. I wish I could’ve taken you all with me. But it’d be weird if I did. Mostly because there wouldn’t have been enough Raniers to go around. But also the smell of poop would’ve been overwhelming. Counterpoint, though. Maybe I could’ve pooped on someone’s poop. Either way, I’m taking you there if you close your eyes and use your imagination. This is the way I share my experiences with you. And this was an amazing one. I already want to go back. This summer lasted about 19 months for me this year. So I was sad to see it go. But it also made me remember all the great times I had. The beautiful sunsets I witnessed. The intro was actually kind of emotional for me. It really makes me want to get lost again. Just go live out my days on a beach. But… I got jokes about child death to tell to midwestern drunks. See you next week!  See Ari on the road! http://www.arishaffir.com/tour/ 11/12 | Orlando 11/19 | Tampa 12/02​ | OKC 12/09 | Boston 12/16​ | San Antonio 01/14 | Cleveland For more Mat: Instagram Twitter Take The L - Comedy Album (2020) For more Ryan: Instagram Twitter The Music: Doors - Summer’s Almost Gone Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summer Time and The Living Is Easy White Stripes - We Are Going To Be Friends The Cure - Last Day Of Summer Beach Boys - All Summer Long Thank you to our sponsors! Use code "Skeptic" at 3Chi.com for 5% off your Delta 8 products. Be sure to visit YoKratom.com home of the $60 Kilo!
10/4/20212 hours, 35 minutes, 45 seconds
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#441 Korea Was Hell with Chris Alan

Comedian and Air Force vet Chris Alan came over to tell me, famous draft dodger, about his time in the armed forces. It’s waaaay different than what you see in movies. It was a funny and super interesting podcast about the gruntwork side of war.  Follow Chris: Instagram  Twitter  Listen to his new album, "Off Script" For more Ari: Upcoming tour dates: Follow on Instagram Patreon More   Thank you to our sponsors!  Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month. Order your liquid IV at LiquidIV.com and be sure to use code "Skeptic" for 25% off! Check out 3Chi.com and use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off Delta 8 products. The Music: Jimmie Osborne - Thank God For Victory In Korea Cake - I Bombed Korea The Air Force Song Black Sabbath - War Pigs  
9/27/20212 hours, 42 minutes, 24 seconds
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#440 Avoiding The Conversation with Yannis Pappas

Yannis Pappas came over to my house to talk about the greatest baseball game ever attended. But it turns out I'm a terrible podcast host and as much as Yannis tried to get to the topic we agreed on, I just kept missing the hints. So this ended up just being two friends joking around for 3 hours. I mean, you’d think after 10 years this guy would have learned how not to do this. Just real rookie stuff dude. Totally unprofessional. Follow Yannis! Instagram  Twitter  LongDays with Yannis Pappas: Listen on Spotify  Listen on Apple Podcasts  Subscribe on YouTube  Yannis Pappas - Website  More from Ari! Subscribe on YouTube  Upcoming Shows  Patreon Merch  Linktree  The Music: Run DMC - Shut Up. You Talk too Much John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat - You Talk Too Much The Strokes - You Talk Way Too Much Creed - With Arms Wide Open Thank you to our sponsors! YoKratom Home of the $60 Kilo! and head to 3Chi.com to use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order!
9/13/20212 hours, 30 minutes, 3 seconds
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#439 Wrecks In Effects with John Hastings

John Hastings and I talk about car accidents on a fun episode of Skeptic Tank. John has been in a dozen accidents so he’s got a lot of experience. And I have hit and run over 34 people in my life, many of those resulted in fatalities. So I can’t quite fully join in because of an antiquated statute of limitations rule in the state many of these “crimes” took place, but I've still got some stories left over.    Follow John! Instagram: @TheJohnHastings Twitter: @TheJohnHastings Download his new album: "Float Like A Butterfly John Hastings Like A Bee"  For more Ari: Subscribe for new episodes & more: https://bit.ly/ShaffirYT Instagram: @arishaffir - https://bit.ly/arishaffirIG Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir Merch & more: https://linktr.ee/RIPAriShaffir Upcoming shows & tickets: http://www.arishaffir.com/tour/ The Music: The Primitives - Crash Jan and Dean - Dead Man’s Curve Wrecks in Effect- Rumpshaker Island of Misfit Toys Pearl Jam - Last Kiss   Thank you to our sponsors! Go to 3Chi.com and use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order, and visit BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month!
9/6/20213 hours, 15 minutes, 9 seconds
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#438 Six Months Of Hating Men with Annie Lederman

Annie Lederman tells me about her time as a man-hater. Annie has come out of it since then but she recounts the way she got caught up in a world of despising an entire gender and how she was able to extricate herself from that way of thinking.  For more Annie: Instagram Twitter Watch or listen to Trash Tuesday with Annie Lederman, Esther Povistky, and Khalyla Khun: YouTube - Trash Tuesday Apple Podcasts For more Ari:  Upcoming Shows Patreon Merch & More Thank you to our sponsor! Go to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order!   The Music Kiss Me Kate- I Hate Men Darryl Hall and John Oates - Maneater BB King - Heartbreaker Puddle of Mudd - She Hates Me I hate boys - Christina Aguilera  
8/30/20212 hours, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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#437 When The Store Had Balls with Eleanor Kerrigan

Eleanor Kerrigan comes over to talk about the glory days of the Comedy Store. Eleanor and Ari were employees of the Store together at the turn of the century. That sounds weird but it’s true. Are we old? Am I old? Is the only thing keeping me young a steady flow of mind-altering substances and laughs from live audiences? Or is it just the general utter lack of responsibility? My friends from high school look like you should call them sir. I look like a guy you’d find sleeping on your lawn on a weekday. Anyway, Eleanor and Ari talk about our favorite time at the Comedy Store. Back in between when it was famous in the ’80s and when it was famous again in the 2010s. It was dark in those tweener years. Dark and vicious. That’s when I got to the Store. When nobody in LA gave a fuck about that place. Literally, agents and managers were told by their companies to not go there. Crowds were sparse. Really really sparse. Sometimes we couldn't even get enough customers to start the show. And it was a breeding ground for fun. For wild nights. For mayhem. So come along with Ari and Eleanor. Two paid regulars who started as non-comedy employees. And listen to some amazing tales of a time and a place long gone. Back when the Store was the place that made me. When the Store had its balls. Thanks to our sponsor! Go to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order!    The Music Turtles - Elenore Tennessee Ernie Ford - 16 Tons Carly Rae Jepson - Store Dean Martin and Nat King Cole -Long Long Ago 
8/23/20212 hours, 57 minutes, 6 seconds
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#436 Breastfeeding For Adults with Greg Fitzsimmons

Greg Fitzsimmons and Ari Shaffir go on a deep dive into forbidden acts of love in this public Patreon episode of Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. The boys, victims of generational inbreeding of different styles, take Patreon submitted stories and questions about trouble with the law which leads them down the taboo road of adult breastfeeding. It’s a very special episode of Ari’s podcast and one which will go down in history as the reason neither of these overgrown children will be allowed into heaven. Listen to Greg Fitzsimmons: Fitz Dog Radio Sunday Papers Pod    Childish Pod  Follow Greg! Instagram  Twitter   The Music: Peaches - Fuck the Pain Away Hermin’s Hermits - No Milk Today G-Boy - Jail Cell Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers - Juvenile Delinquent Thank you to our sponsors! Go to 3Chi.com and use code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order! And BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month! 
8/16/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 5 seconds
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#435 Cockfighter with Rojo Perez

Standup comedian and retired rooster fighter Rojo Perez sits down with Standup comedian and rooster fight enthusiast Ari Shaffir to talk about cockfighting. Futu Manu in Tetum. Pelea De Gallos in Spanish. Probably some other names in other languages. Rojo entered his pet into one when he was a small boy in Puerto Rico. Too young to be doing stuff like that. Ari went to his when he was 43 in Timor Leste. Rojo Perez is now a small man so he has distance and age to help him look back on his cockfighting experience. And Ari Shaffir is about the same age but far more bald. You guys should see it. They're siiiiiiick. So much fun. And beautiful. And it really brings the community together.  Support Rojo: Check out Rojo's album 'Words' here: https://800pgr.lnk.to/RojoFA See Rojo in Austin, TX at The Creek & Cave September 18-19! Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2VHKkb3 Ari's Tour Dates - http://AriShaffir.com/Tour The Music: Waka Flaka Flame - Rooster in My Rari Alice In Chains - The Rooster Archie Campbell - The Cockfight Joe Ely - Gallo Del Cielo   Thank you to our sponsors, YoKratom, home of the $60 Kilo! And visit 3Chi.com to use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off all Delta 8 products!  
8/9/20212 hours, 27 minutes, 45 seconds
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#434 Just A Little Bit More Than The Law Will Allow with Steve Rannazzisi

Star of the League, shoplifter, and standup comedian Steve Rannazzisi talks to tagged stealer of Netflix passwords, and standup comedian Ari Shaffir about breaking the law. These two friends of 20 years riff on Patreon submitted stories of run-ins with the police. There’s a great story about eluding military police. It’s part of a series called “Arresting Content” that Ari usually does as one of his selections on patreon.com/AriShaffir. Once every month or two the Skeptic Tank is having one of these Patreon-style podcasts for free for the general listener. It’s an excuse to have some stupid fun instead of getting caught up all the time with a theme. You gotta let loose sometimes! Make sure to submit your own stories or your friend’s stories of run-ins with the law to patreon.com/AriShaffir. There’s also a “General Mail Bag" where you can submit topics, ridiculous would you rathers, stories, and news stories for Ari and sometimes guests to riff on, and a “Dear Ari” section where you can submit sex and dating advice questions or stories of sexual woes. Break the law whenever you can get away with it, young students. The law is not for you to follow. The law is for them to enforce. Make them work for their money.   Check out "What's the Odds" Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-the-odds-with-steve-rannazzisi/id1201633295 And on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/3745651? Follow Steve! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steverannazzisi/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/steverannazzisi?lang=en The Music: Waylon Jennings - Dukes of Hazzard The Vernon’s- White Wine Stripes Theme Song Summer Wine - Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood   Thank you to our sponsors! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month! And use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order at 3Chi.com
7/26/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 30 seconds
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#433 Anorexics Have Sick Diet Tips with Maddy Smith

Former fatty and current standup comedian Ari Shaffir talks to world-renowned weight fluctuator and comedian Maddy Smith about her massive weight gains and losses and then gains again and then losses and then pass outs and then weight gains and then anorexia and then back to normal.  Nobody gives better weight loss tips than anorexics and Maddy has some great advice if you’re trying to shed a few pounds. I mean, don’t be anorexic, but also definitely do listen to their ideas on weight loss because obviously.  Ari is of Semitic heritage so his reaction to the sun in this video is massively more comfortable than the Irish and melting Maddy.  Don’t forget to order your 2021 Shroomfest shirts now as well as the Alice in Wonderland shirt and the Aricat shirt. All are available at podcastmerch.com/Ari Follow Maddy! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/somaddysmith/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/maddysmithcomedy Listen to her podcast "That Time of the Week"  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/that-time-of-the-week-with-maddy-smith/id1543315588 Check her out on Wild N Out on Mtv!   The Music Fiona Apple - Paper Bag Pulp - Anorexic Beauty Mazzy Star - Fade Into You Seven Mary Three - Cumbersome  Thank you to our sponsor! Go to 3chi.com and use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order!
7/19/20212 hours, 22 minutes, 32 seconds
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#432 Bark Like A Doggie With Luis J. Gomez

Comedian and homosexual child predator Luis Gomez talks to pot-stirrer and comedian Ari Shaffir about his old days selling comedy tickets to classless tourists in Times Square. The stories were WILD. Stories of sex and violence and an early Kurt Metzger. The podcast starts inside and then moves outdoors to Times Square to try and find some of these hustlers still working the beat. Plus Luis tries to make some sales himself to these idiots and even makes one. If this doesn’t want to make you go to Skankfest November 4-7 (that’s right, they’re announcing more programming for the 4th) I don’t know what will. Maybe you suck and you don’t like great comedy. Or good comedy at least. The point is, Luis is homosexual. The whole comedy scene knows it and they just go on as if it’s nothing and we shouldn’t warn the gays that he’s coming for their butts.  SKANKFEST SOUTH - NOVEMBER 5-7, 2021 | HOUSTON, TX: TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! https://skankfest.net/ Follow Luis on Twitter: https://bit.ly/twittergomez Watch Legion of Skanks! For the latest video & audio episodes: https://gasdigitalnetwork.com/gdn-show-channels/legion-of-skanks/ Thank you to our sponsors! YoKratom home of the $60 kilo! and be sure to visit 3Chi.com and use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order! The Music: Started from the bottom now we’re here - Drake Fountains of Wayne - Bright Future in Sales. Lightenin’ Hopkins - Houston Bound Wyclef Jean - Gone Till November
7/12/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 42 seconds
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#431 Edibles: This Is How Those Stories Start with Mike Cannon and Brendan Sagalow

Space Cakes, Gummies, Brownies, chocolates, and the legendarily deadly Banana Bread. Comedian Brendan’s Sagalow and standup comedian Mile Cannon talk to standup comedian and creator of This is Not Happening Ari Shaffir about the dark arts of the baking world. It was a fun podcast about edible marijuana. You’ll be laughing the whole time. Ari has been friends with the true dose king Joey Díaz for over 20 years so you know Ari has accidentally gotten bonked on edibles far more than the average person has ever even taken them. The intro is full of a couple of good UFC on edibles stories. And the outro has a good story about acid at a UFC in one of the very few moments where Joe Rogan was jealous of us. Here's The Scenario Podcast hosted by Mike, Brendan, & Mike Feeney: Listen & Watch: https://bit.ly/scenariopod | https://www.patreon.com/ScenarioPod Follow on social media: https://bit.ly/scenarioIG | https://bit.ly/scenariotwitter Stay in touch with Mike & Brendan: Follow Mike! Instagram: https://bit.ly/cannonIG | Twitter: https://bit.ly/cannontwitter Follow Brendan! Instagram: https://bit.ly/sagalowIG | Twitter: https://bit.ly/sagalowtwitter   Thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp! Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Go to https://www.betterhelp.com/ari for 10% off your first month. Discount code “ARI" will be automatically applied. Go to 3Chi.com and use promo code "Skeptic" at check out for 5% off Delta 8 products. The Music Beastie Boys- Car Thief Snoop Dog - Edibles Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven  
7/5/20211 hour, 58 minutes, 56 seconds
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#430 Stav Cums On My Tits and Pours Cum Down My Throat: A Relationship Advice Episode with Stavros Halkias

Host of the Cumtown podcast Stavros Halkias joins standup comedian Ari Shaffir for a relationship and sex advice episode of Skeptic Tank. This is a “Dear Ari” relationship advice episode that’s usually available on Patreon only but in honor of Juneteenth, we’re making this one available to the public. Standup comedian Stavros Halkias and former friend of Bert Kreischer’s wife Ari Shaffir answer Patron submitted questions about wild sex, lame friends, and partners who pork out. This is the most important thing to happen to the country since Joe Biden reverse rammed Donald Trump and the drippings got imported by a viral lab on Wuhan and the rest was history. Please sign up for Ari’s Patreon for more fun content like this and to keep hot loads all over his chest. https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir SUPPORT STAV! For Stav’s upcoming tour: https://stavvy.biz/pages/tour-dates Check out 'Stavvy Solves Your Problems' & more: https://bit.ly/3gIsNrB Watch Pod Don't Lie with Sam & Stav: https://www.drpshp.co/pod-dont-lie   The Music: Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You I’m gonna cum on your tits - Beaver Shoot Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody Boyz 2 Men - I’ll Make Love To You Thank you to our sponsor! Go to 3chi.com and use promo code "Skeptic" for 5% off Delta 8 products!
6/22/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 51 seconds
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#429 Anxiety Ridden Time Bomb of Self Loathing with Big Jay Oakerson

Standup comedian and host of The Bonfire and Legion of Skanks (in that order) Big Jay Oakerson talks about his struggle with anxiety disorder with comedian and host of nothing Ari Shaffir. Jay really went through it, man. He was fine and then one afternoon, he wasn’t. He couldn’t breathe, he couldn’t think straight, and the walls started crashing in. Ari has always been intrigued by mental disorders and this is the first time he has been able to really take a deep dive into anxiety. It was a very revealing and interesting discussion. Check out Big Jay Oakerson every week on the Legion of Skanks podcast. Ari Shaffir is the President of that podcast. Shane Gillis is the Vice President. Big Jay holds no office. Check out Ari’s Patreon. This week he & Chris O’Connor riff on the topics and questions you submitted in a really fun mailbag episode. https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir The sick new Ari Shaffir tour shirt is available here: https://bit.ly/arishirts - Get one & wear it to a show or wear it out. The tie-dye version is only available until June 30 so hurry up and get yours now. Please tell people about this episode. And click subscribe to be notified of upcoming episodes. Thanks to our sponsor BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month The Music: Green Day - Basket Case (live) Bad Religion - Anxiety Queen and Bowie - Under Pressure Ramones - Anxiety
6/15/20212 hours, 14 minutes, 57 seconds
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#428 Crazy Latin Chick with Kim Congdon

Comedian Kim Congdon is fucking nuts. Standup comedian and your host Ari Shaffir sits down with this crazy Chonga to discuss the origins of the stereotype of the fiery Latin woman and how wild and fun it can be to observe her in action. She has always frightened me with her crazy Puerto Rican-style rage. The intro is live from the Mexico City Central Parque de Perros. Viva Puerto Ricas! Make sure to listen to Kim’s podcast,  @Broad Topix because if her numbers don’t increase by 17% or more she’s going to slash my front left tire. And subscribe to Ari’s Patreon so he can afford witness relocation after Congdon decides she’s gotta deal with this puta judeo. https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir Connect with Kim! Watch Kim's podcast 'Broad Topix' on Gas Digital Network Thursday’s at 9PM/ET: https://gasdigitalnetwork.com/gdn-show-channels/broad-topix/ Follow Kim on social media, & more: https://linktr.ee/broadtopix Subscribe to Broad Topix on YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/BroadTopix The Music: Gnarles Barkely - Crazy Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats Bad Bahbie feat Lil Yachty - Gucci Flip Flops N.O.R.E., Nina Sky, Daddy Yanke - Oye Mi Canto Patsy Cline - Crazy   Thank you to our sponsors: YoKratom, Home of the $60 Kilo! and be sure to use Promo Code "Ari" for 15% off at RugietMen.com
6/8/20212 hours, 44 minutes, 1 second
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#427 You're Fired with Graham Kay

Comedian Graham Kay has been fired more than anyone on Earth. Stand-up comedian Ari Shaffir, fresh off not appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast for two years and before that losing his own show 'This Is Not Happening,' now sits down with Graham to discuss the many times he’s been fired. The intro covers some of Ari’s own firings even though he left off getting fired from his own stupid show that he’s just realizing now would’ve been a solid thing to talk about instead of the same Domino’s story he’s told like 80 times already. Although, to be fair, he wasn't exactly fired from that show as much as blackmailed and forced to step aside. Plus stay tuned for the outro where Ari also profits off another comedian’s hard work. "Chinese Democracy" by Bill Burr (Official Blog of Comedian, Bill Burr: Tuesday, March 4, 2008): https://bit.ly/3i1GRgR  Connect with Graham! Watch Graham's special 'Graham Kay: Stupid Jokes': https://bit.ly/3vDmMkY Check out  @The Edge Lords  podcast: https://bit.ly/3fBdTTt I nstagram: https://bit.ly/3yP9VxT | Twitter: https://bit.ly/3i5yhgV Ari is back on the road, get your tour merch now! http://bit.ly/cattourshirt With Mark Normand, Dina Hashem, Mike Vecchione and Gary Vider at SoulJoel's Comedy Club - June 6 🎟 http://bit.ly/souljoels The Music- Anti Flag - You’re Fired Cyaneed - Paintjob Mungo Jerry  Take This Job And Shove It - Johnny Paycheck   Thank you to BetterHelp and 3Chi.com for sponsoring this episode! Go to BetterHelp.com/Ari for 10% off your first month, and use promo code "Skeptic" at 3chi.com for 5% off!
6/1/20212 hours, 34 minutes, 20 seconds
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#426 Beaten By Hecklers: A Patreon Mailbag Episode With Robert Kelly

Standup comedian Robert Kelly and standup comedian Ari Shaffir share their plan for world domination in a public Patreon episode. This is the kind of thing I do all the time on Patreon behind the paywall but I didn’t have a podcast for this week. So my lack of responsibility is your win! Congrats for following a degenerate. Join the Patreon for more content like this!: https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir #arishaffir #skeptictankpodcast #bobbykelly  Check out Robert Kelly's Podcast: https://bit.ly/3uifSQG  Join his Patreon: Patreon.com/RobertKelly for "Live From The Shed" and more!  Check Dates, Get Merch and More at https://robertkellylive.com/
5/25/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 26 seconds
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#425 Garbage People with Kevin Ryan and H. Foley

Comedians Kevin Ryan and H. Foley from the  @AreYouGarbage? Comedy Podcast  joins standup comedian and your host Ari Shaffir in Kevin’s mom’s basement to talk about what makes someone human trash. The intro was recorded in front of a White Castle because obviously. No podcast has better locations than Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. Kippy and Herbert are experts on garbage people. H. Foley has been at the forefront of the Flaming Hot Cheetos revolution for years and Kevin Ryan is well known in the comedy community for clipping his toenails on the subway. Please start telling friends about this show. Make sure to hit subscribe so you’re notified of new episodes and videos but also really really tell everybody on your social media about Skeptic Tank and the  @Ari Shaffir  YouTube channel so people discover this thing & we can all help annoy the squares who hate weird, dirty, offensive, drug-related, and/or outsider material that bothers non-fans so much. I’m Ari Shaffir, and I thank you for your support. #AYG #arishaffir #comedy #areyougarbage Connect with Are You Garbage? Podcast! Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3hiA9mp Social Media: Instagram: https://bit.ly/3uryuyt | Twitter: https://is.gd/3jMXFF See AYG live! For tickets: https://linktr.ee/AYGLiveShows Join Ari's Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir Subscribe for full episodes: https://bit.ly/2SxX7LL AND check out the new  @Skeptic Tank Clips  YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3f39cQS   The Music: Ike Turner and the Family Vibe - Garbage Man G-Love and Special Sauce - Garbage Man Kid Rock - Bawitaba Garbage - Not your kind of people (video game version) Cracker - Eurotrash Girl
5/11/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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#424 Road Trip with Mark Normand

Mark Normand and I take a drivecast down to Pennsylvania for a show at SoulJoel’s Comedy Amphitheater. And we shot the shit the whole drive. I’ve always heard podcasts described as two friends talking in the front seat while you’re listening from the backseat. Well, here we are. An actual conversation from two of your best comedy buddies from the front seat. Mark &  @Sam Morril together have a new podcast, "We Might Be Drunk With Mark Normand and Sam Morril"! Watch it here: https://bit.ly/3vu8FxF Watch Mark's special, 'Out To Lunch' on  @YouTube  if you haven't already: https://youtu.be/tDolNU89SXI Support Ari & become a patron! Check out jungle soundscape playlists, exclusive content & more: https://www.patreon.com/arishaffir Buy tickets for June 6th at SoulJoel's Comedy Club in Royersford, PA here: https://nightout.com/events/arijune6/6-6-2021/154356/tickets Use code "Skeptic" for 5% off your order at 3chi.com! The Music: Willie Nelson - On The Road Again Talking Heads - Road to Nowhere U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name John Denver - Country Roads
5/3/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 16 seconds
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#423 Pinc Louds Saved Our Summer

Lead singer of Pinc Louds, Claudi, sat down with standup comedian  @Ari Shaffir in Tompkins Square Park NYC to talk about busking and street performing in general. The summer could have gone in two directions. We could have shut ourselves in, and given into the gloom and doom of the news, or we could've gotten out there and taken back our city. And Pinc Louds were among the many outsider artists who took charge and said "We're not going down without a fight." That fight involved socially distanced mosh pits and meetups in the park to watch some actual live music. We could've lost this summer, but at least in the East Village of New York City, Pinc Louds saved it. Pinc Louds saved our summer. Podcaster Ari Shaffir interviews Claudi of Pinc Louds about one of the most interesting summers in New York City's history. ▻ Check out music videos & clips on  @Pinc Louds YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2OVpSAJ ▻ Follow Pinc Louds on Spotify! https://spoti.fi/3gn4gZg ▻ Learn more about Pinc Louds & tell them how much you liked this podcast! https://linktr.ee/pinclouds The Music by Pinc Louds -Dream Catcher -Babies -Shaking -Spellbound -Soul In My Body
4/20/20212 hours, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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#422 Chinese Circus Freak with Andrea Jones-Rooy

Comedian and Political Scientist Andrea Jones-Rooy came over to talk to standup comedian  @Ari Shaffir about her time being a circus performer in Shanghai, China. That is correct. It’s one of the more interesting episodes of Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank you’re ever going to hear. Andrea made me miss Shanghai. Even though I’m traveling right now, this podcast made me have wanderlust. She made me homesick for being away from home. And what a story! Andrea Jones-Rooy got into circus performing in one of the wildest cities in the world, Shanghai. I did the intro in a river tributary in South America. It’s a podcast that’s gonna make you want to leave. Wherever you are, you’re going to want to leave. Check out Andrea's podcast @AskaPoliticalScientist https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSk4eWAHQYnG4CgyGjXnxHw Follow Andrea on Twitter and Instagram @JonesRooy http://www.jonesrooy.com/ Join Ari’s Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/skeptictank   The Music: Brittney Spears - Circus Shigeru Umebayashi - Take Me To Shanghai Akinyele - Just Put It In My Mouth Three Dog Night - The Show Must Go On
4/12/20213 hours, 43 minutes, 47 seconds
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#421 There's No Glory Holes For Women with Ian Fidance

Ian Fidance and I took a drive down to New Jersey and talked and laughed about his weird level of sexuality. He’s got some unique views on sex and love and whether or not he’s gay. I assumed he was at least bi but he doesn’t agree.  It’s a fun driving episode that I’m gonna do more of. I think the last one I did like this was with Duncan Trussell talking about Buddhism. Solid way to multitask while putting other drivers and pedestrians in grave danger.    ▻ Watch  @Bi Guys Podcast  on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/2Pvk01l ▻ Listen to Ian’s Infinite Playlist Live Fridays, 1PM on  @SiriusXM  Channel 99 or on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3dmDKw0    The Music- Living Colour - Bi Glory Hallelujah at Dallas Police Memorial  Joan Jett - I Hate Myself For Loving You Book of Love - Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls Go to KushyDreams.com and enter promo code “Ari” for 15% off your order! 
4/5/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 9 seconds
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#420: "A Pot of Weed" w/ Dan Soder, Tony Hinchcliffe, Adrienne Iapalucci, Duncan Trussell, Sal Vulcano, Steve Rannazzisi, Mark Normand

A celebration of marijuana in honor of the 420th episode of Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank Podcast. I got my friends and comedians Duncan Trussell, Dan Soder, Tony Hinchcliffe, Steve Rannazzisi, Sal Vulcano, Adrienne Iapalucci, and Mark Normand to all tell me their favorite weed stories. We got into how we started smoking, the munchies, gettting TOO high, and so much more. I forgot about almost all of this as soon as I finished recording it because of weed. So watch or listen to this today and then again on April 20th once you’ve forgotten everything. Light one up and join us! ▻ Watch The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson & Dan Soder! Live Monday through Thursday, 5-7PM/ET on Faction Talk 103 on Sirius XM ▻ Watch Kill Tony every Monday from Austin, Texas: https://bit.ly/3dcMXXC ▻ Watch Adrienne Iapalucci's special 'Baby Skeletons' on Ari Shaffir's YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/ca07ZBPbtXY ▻ Watch Mark Normand's special 'Out to Lunch' on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tDolNU89SXI & check out his new podcast with Sam Morril 'We Might Be Drunk': https://bit.ly/3deji0i ▻ Watch 'The Midnight Gospel' on Netflix: https://bit.ly/3ftb4Ep ▻ Listen to 'What's the Odds? with Steve Rannazzis‪i‬': https://apple.co/3u3NOko ▻ Listen & Watch Sal Vulcano on 'Sal Vulcano & Chris Distefano Present: Hey Babe! Podcast, and on Taste Buds with Joe DeRosa on No Presh Network Join Ari's Patreon! Sign up here: http://patreon.com/arishaffir For more content & exclusive merch: https://linktr.ee/RIPAriShaffir Music: Rick James - Mary Jane Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf John Prine - Illegal Smile Willie Nelson - Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die Cyprus Hill - Hits from the Bong Manu Chao - Clandestino Neil Young - Roll Another Number Brewer & Shipley - One Toke Over The Line ________________________ Thanks to our Artists: Becky Rodriguez - @humanplac3s - Production Marisa Pellegrino - @marisa_pellegrino - Editing Patrick Holbert - @theholbertreport - Editing Music: Raelyn Nelson @raelynnelsonband covering "Ari Shaffir Owns This Song" by Pepper Goins - Rushmore Podcast #skeptictankpodcast #arishaffir #comedy #skeptictank420 #standup
3/29/20212 hours, 36 minutes, 3 seconds
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#419: "Stay in Your Lane" w/ Nate Bargatze

My guest today Nate Bargatze and I are talking about Hollywood, and its pontifical actors who can’t seem to stop gabbing. They give us their opinions constantly, all day long, and most of the time without doing any research or taking the time to educate themselves beforehand. Or it's the self-important cause that they’re shoving in your face. But a lot of people are struggling, and Hollywood just keeps talking down to you. It’s infuriating, and we can’t stand it or them. Us comics, on the other hand, like to stay in our lane. We try to tell jokes, make you laugh. Not telling you how to live or what the deal is with this or that. And Nate does just that. His output & the level that he’s hitting on stage is amazing. He crushes it every time.  An interesting thing about his stand-up, which has nothing to do with his success — is that he’s incredibly clean. But you wouldn’t necessarily notice it unless it’s pointed out. You can’t go wrong with his stuff. You will go wrong with my stuff. You don’t have to pause his specials when your dad walks in. That's 3 specials you can watch with your family, including his new one that is available now!  His brand new special "The Greatest Average American" is available and streaming on Netflix today. He literally is the greatest average American. You won’t hear any thoughts on social justice, how to live your life, who to vote for, or what church to go to. You will, however, laugh the entire time.  Watch 'The Greatest Average American' on Netflix is a Joke TODAY! ▸ Watch the trailer for Nate's new special! Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American | Official Trailer | Netflix: https://youtu.be/VPJcztktXSw ▸ The Nateland Podcast - Check it out here: https://tinyurl.com/ydcjv6ad ▸ Get social with Nate! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natebargatze/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/natebargatze Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natebargatze/ ▸ Listen to Skeptic Tank Podcast: https://apple.co/2PYTYmU ▸ Check out Ari Shaffir's Patreon, exclusive merch, & more here: https://linktr.ee/RIPAriShaffir The Music: Burn Hollywood Burn - Public Enemy Ricky Gervais - Golden Globes Speech 2019 Shut up - BEP Mind Your Own Business - Lots of people Imagine - A bunch of assholes Thanks to our Artists: Marisa Pellegrino - Editing - @marisa_pellegrino Patrick Holbert - Editing - @theholbertreport Becky Rodriguez - Production - @humanplac3s #skeptictankpodcast #arishaffir #natebargatze #comedy #standup #netflixisajoke #thegreatestaverageamerican
3/18/20212 hours, 58 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Spiritual Healer w/ Bonnie Willow

Bonnie Willow is a super interesting woman I met in a hostel in the Andes. She is a Reiki Master and Inter-Faith Minister. Bonnie also runs a school, The School of Peace. I don’t even know how to describe it. It's about spirituality. And about energy healing, cleaning your insides. We sat in the setting sun and talked about meditation, consciousness, and a lot of other really heady stuff that I, standup comedian  @Ari Shaffir, have tons of trouble wrapping my head around. I know a lot of this is going to sound like hocus pocus to much of my audience. But for those of you who get a spark out of what we were talking about, I encourage you to reach out to Bonnie to ask her whatever you want or just to tell her you enjoyed the conversation. It was a fascinating talk and I’m lucky that my travels put me in contact with such unique people. Learn more about Bonnie Willow here: http://bonniewillow.com/ Buy Bonnie's book "Love, Light & Business: Business Anatomy For Holistic Healers" here: https://amzn.to/37YqMCJ Join Ari's Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/skeptictank To stay up to date with Ari, exclusive merch, and more: https://linktr.ee/RIPAriShaffir The Music: Govinda Jaya Jaya - Kula Shaker KRS One - Ocean Within Duke Ellington - Lost In Meditation Porter Wagoner - Moments of Meditation Lost In My Mind - The Head and the Heart Thanks to our Artists: Becky Rodriguez - @humanplac3s - Production Patrick Holbert - @theholbertreport - Editing Marisa Pellegrino - @marisa_pellegrino - Editing #arishaffir #skeptictankpodcast #comedy #bonniewillow #schoolofpeace #energyhealer #reiki #christaspiritualhealing 
3/1/20212 hours, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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#417: "You're Gay" w/ Matteo Lane

Standup Comedian Matteo Lane comes on Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank this week to tell me all about gay culture. It’s FASCINATING. And it’s changed so much since I first discovered gays back in college. Matteo Lane is one of the most interesting and rational people to talk to at the back table of the Comedy Cellar and I’m glad to finally get him on the podcast. We talked about Prep, blasting loads into butts, Grinder, cheating, and anything else I could think of to ask him about what it’s like being gay these days. Such a fun one. ◆ Check out Matteo's podcast "Inside The Closet with Matteo Lane & Emma Willmann"! Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/46jawyr2 ◆ Find 'Inside The Closet with Matteo Lane & Emma Willmann on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/ITC ◆ Follow Matteo on Instagram: @matteolane ◆ Learn more about Matteo: https://www.matteolanecomedy.com/ The Music Lady Gaga - Born This Way Billie Eilish - I Wish You Were Gay Ain’t Nobody Straight in LA - The Miracles You Make Me Feel - Sylvester In The Navy - Village People Thanks to our Artists: Patrick Holbert - @theholbertreport - Editing Marisa Pellegrino - @marisa_pellegrino - Editing Becky Rodriguez - @humanplac3s - Production #arishaffir #skeptictankpodcast #matteolane #lgbtcomedy
2/22/20212 hours, 18 minutes, 21 seconds
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#416: "Serious as a Heart Attack" w/ Keith Robinson

Standup comedian Keith Robinson joins standup comedian Ari Shaffir this week to tell me about his stroke. I had a lot of questions. And Keith was forthcoming and hilarious. My favorite kind of guest. Keith is one of the most giving comedians on the planet. You can trace tons of great comics who point to him as one of the biggest influences on their careers and their lives. He looks out for young comedians, especially the ones from Philadelphia. It really makes me want to work harder to help younger comics. And I already do plenty. But Keith Robinson makes me want to do even more. ✦ Follow Keith on Twitter: https://twitter.com/1keithrobinson ✦ For all of Ari's projects and accounts: https://linktr.ee/RIPAriShaffir Music: Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart The Strokes - Is This It? Billie Joel - Movin’ Out Marvin Gaye - Don’t Do it Thanks to our Artists: Patrick Holbert - @theholbertreport - Editing Marisa Pellegrino - @marisa_pellegrino - Editing Becky Rodriguez - @humanplac3s - Production Raelyn Nelson - @raelynnelsonband covering "Ari Shaffir Owns This Song" By Pepper Goins - The Rushmore Podcast
2/15/20212 hours, 24 minutes, 8 seconds
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#415: Baby Skeletons w/ Adrienne Iapalucci

Donate to Adrienne on Paypal Donate to Adrienne on Venmo We’re trying something different this week. I, Ari Shaffir, am bringing you an entire album of one of my favorite comedians in the world. For free. Adrienne Iapalucci has been opening for me for the last couple years. Anyone who saw my Jew hour and thought, “Fuck, that lady was dark” knows what I’m talking about. You know why I refer to her as “The Dark Queen.” And that’s what she is. Standup comedian Adrienne Iapalucci is a cold-blooded dark joke writer. Following her every night forced me to improve my punchlines. I’m not exaggerating. She’s that good. If you saw her open for me, you know I’m right. This pandemic has hit her really hard, though. She was about to start headlining so much that she wasn’t going to be available to me and my crowds any more. And then this virus changed everything. It took away our ability to perform. There’s no more income. She’s seriously looking for day jobs and wondering how she’s going to pay her rent. And now she’s got a new album out called “Baby Skeletons” that she recorded before the pandemic. So here’s what we’re going to try. I’m letting you hear it for free. And I want you to give Adrienne what you think that was worth to you. If I were you, I’d start with $1 before you even listen to it. Because any album is worth that much. But then once you’ve heard it, I think you’ll agree it’s worth a lot more. And I understand that not everybody is in the same financial position as everybody else. So maybe you can only spare $7.00. Or maybe you’re doing great and you can spare a 20 or a 50. You gotta decide for yourself how much you laughed at what took her years to make and how much you want to support comics like this putting out their own material. Show this podcast to your friends and tell them to support her, too. I do this kind of thing for the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. The richer people end up paying more. The poorer people end up paying less. And overall I make enough money to justify me going out there to Scotland for a month. Enough that I can justify going out there. More than I made in a month of road gigs 10 years ago. And more than Adrienne makes now on the road. But the coolest part of it for me was how the poor college kids and the adults with real jobs could all come together to enjoy something they all liked; my degenerate comedy. After the shows, I would stand in the back with a bucket. And people would toss in whatever they had. When I was off, I definitely felt that in the bucket. But no matter what people gave me, it was cool to have them say thank you as they passed, and know that no matter what they put in there, they were putting it in because they wanted to AFTER knowing what they had gotten in terms of the show I put on. So that’s what we’re doing with Adrienne. All the money you Venmo her or Paypal her will go directly to her. If she makes enough, she can use the money to film her next special. Adrienne is an introverted joke writer. And the standup she does end up doing on big platforms gets censored to hell. That Parkland joke was the number one joke of 2018. Most NY comics agreed with that. And they wouldn’t even let her do it on a dirty comedy on Netflix. That’s the state we’re in for standup. If she was as big as Dave Chappelle or Bill Burr it wouldn’t have been a problem. So you guys get to hear it here instead. You gotta make the world into what you want it to be by supporting that vision with your dollars. The Music The Misfits - Last Caress
2/4/202158 minutes, 55 seconds
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#414: Friend Zone w/ Brendan Sagalow

Brendan Sagalow is a master at getting turned down by women. “I just don’t see you like that,” they tell him. It’s called being put in the friend zone. And it happens to Brendan A LOT. Join us as we discuss this horrible phenomenon. Ari Shaffir and Brendan Sagalow have been turned down by over 200 women. 1 by Ari and then Brendan picked up the slack. Don’t forget to buy or download Sagalow's new album, “Not Now More Than Ever.” Brendan Sagalow is one of the best up and coming comics in New York. When he’s not eating 6 meals a day, he’s busy doing spot after spot to work on his craft. And his hard work has paid off. Grab his album today! https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/BrendanTW And listen to his podcast, Garbage Days: https://brendansagalow.squarespace.com/garbage-days-podcast Patreon: Please help support me by joining my Patreon. For $5 a month, it pays part of the salaries of the people who made this video. The other part comes from selling blood on weekends. New merch just went up this week. Exclusive to Patreon members and nobody else. http://patreon.com/arishaffir   The Music Chris Isaak - Wicked Games Ben E. King - I Who Have Nothing    - (You gotta listen to that whole song. The pain in this dude's voice is amazing) The Who - Who Are You Pulp - Like A Friend     - (I've been getting way into Pulp lately) The Avalanches - If She Don't Love Me    - (The song is great but the video is AWESOME) Sam Smith - Not In That Way          - (This ain't my kind of music but it's so on point to the topic of this podcast I felt obligated to put it in)
1/25/20214 hours, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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#413: My 2020 Year In Review Part 7 of 7 - Resolutions and Goals for 2021 - Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank podcast -

I try to do these public resolutions every year. That way I'm more likely to stand by them. Everybody should make resolutions. They're not lame. They're goals. It's important to verbalize where you want to go this year and what you want to do. These are the goals of me, Ari Shaffir. Please leave in the comments your own goals. Maybe we can steal some of each other's.    Here are mine in no order: Read two books Finish writing my book Make a standup special for someone Go to 2 new countries (maybe 3) 100,000 YouTube subscribers 3,000 Patreon subscribers Reach out to comics going through public trouble Remember the great parts of 2020 Please sign up for My Patreon. Not many more till I start my follow up on there to each Skeptic Tank and answer any questions the patrons have about the episode. I get how frustrating I can be with my half finished stories and questions I forgot to ask. This'll be your chance to hold me accountable. And starting today, there's exclusive merch on there available on to the Patrons and nobody else.  Patreon.com/AriShaffir   Thank you to our sponsor, hammocks. Hammocks are like sleeping on air. They're the most comfortable place to take a nap and they make you look like a boss. Hammocks: for when you want to read only 2 pages of your book before you fall asleep.   The Music Reginald Omas Mamode IV - In Search of Balance I really love this song. Nothing more to say about it. I don't know much about the artist. But at very minimum the guy nailed it at least one time, which most artists never get to. 
1/24/202118 minutes, 31 seconds
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#413: Year In Review (6 of 7) - Leaving America - Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank podcast

With the winter approaching, and the threat of lockdowns looming, I decided to leave the country to do some exploring. Ari Shaffir loves to travel. And what a better time than now. It's scary to do, but once I made the decision it became a lot easier. This episode of My 2020 Year In Review podcast breaks down why I decided to hit the road, how I chose where I would go, and what things are like where I went. My first week was scary, just like every time I travel. But then I settled in and figured out all the best places to get food poisoning, how to properly wrap up pooped-on toilet paper for the garbage since you're not allowed to flush it here, and the process of finding weed. This runs all the way through December 31 and the most unique New Year's celebration I've ever taken part in.   Please sign up for my patreon! Bonus content all the time. Plus access to exclusive merch. And early access to some of the podcasts. And the main thing is it helps keep me sane to know that even if I lose all my sponsors, I'll still be ok to keep making the content I find interesting instead of being forced to make things that'll pay my rent.  Patreon.com/AriShaffir   Thank you to our sponsor, $3 meals. At $3 meals you won't believe how much food they give you for $3. A soup, main course with side and tiny salad, sensible sized desert, and a big fresh fruit juice. It's nuts. You expect it to be like $15-$20 but then when you ask for la cuenta and they hit you with that $6 para dos people you're like, "whaaaaaaaat?" And they're available all over the country. Pretty much any time you get a lunch by the side of the road, that's what you're getting. I love it here.    And our other sponsor, Terrible Internet. With terrible internet, it becomes nearly impossible to plan podcasts. Terrible internet is available all over this country. You don't even have to seek it out. It'll find you. And remember, when your AirBnB host says the internet is "really good." they mean it's really good in relation to the rest of the country, which means it's terrible. And if you get terrible internet, make sure to use promo code: "bang on the desk in anger till your hand breaks every time you lose the signal in the middle of a damn 6th and Jump podcast" for nothing off your order. Terrible Internet; it'll make you appreciate America.   The Music James Brown  - Let’s Make This Christmas Mean Something This Year (Parts 1 and 2) I listened to James Brown's Christmas album on Christmas day in Cuenca. Super underrated album. I had a tree for only the second time in my life. With a mask I burnt on New Year's Eve on top of the tree like it was a star. Stockings behind it. And I was playing cards, drinking a hot cinnamon drink called canelazo, my dog there, hanging out in a town in the Andes. And when that chorus came on talking about "Let's... Make Christmas... Mean something... This year," I just felt so happy. Like, yeah man. I am making it mean something this year. And let's all make it mean something next year, too. How about it?  
1/23/202153 minutes, 28 seconds
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#413 My 2020 Year In Review 5/7 - The Skanks Election - Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank Legion of Skanks Luis Gomez Big Jay Oakerson Dave Smith Shane Gillis Zac Amico Joe Derosa No More Weeks

I almost forgot about the election that saved comedy. Not the presidential election. No, that doesn't really matter. We're still gonna be at war with 7 countries and watch the rich get richer and the poor get poorer regardless of who won that. I'm talking about the Legion of Skanks election. I decided to run for the president of someone else's podcast.   I'm Ari Shaffir, and I stand for Mayhem.   Every week, I would offer a different sacrifice at the alter of comedy. And in return, the gods of laughs rewarded me with the highest office in the land. During this recap, I didn't even remember some of the best stuff that happened. There was way more about this than I remembered while avoiding sheep poop. I forgot making Derosa wait downstairs in the sweaty basement just to get betrayed like a chump when he came upstairs. I forgot getting the best celebrity endorsements and then getting Big Jay's family and Luis's son to endorse me. Dave Smith's jerk of a daughter refused to betray him. I forgot the lie detector. I forgot hosting the debates and my announcement that I'd be running. I think I even forgot that I wore a different suit all 8 times I came on. If you want to watch the recap of the Skanks election, there's a 2 hour video about it here that I'll link to on the YouTube video of this podcast. I'll put a box link to it at the end of the video.   Thank you to our sponsor: Dan Soder. Because of the generous contributions made by the Soder Superpac, I, Ari Shaffir, was able to win the most important election of our lifetime. The Soder Superpac; sponsoring winners in NY and beating up losers in PA since before Jesus.   Please sign up for my Patreon. I'm about 3 days away from having exclusive Tee shirts and other merch up there that will only be available to patrons and nobody else. That's in addition to bonus solo podcasts, occasional riffs with other comics on the topics the patrons submit, and early releases of podcasts. Patreon.com/AriShaffir.   I'm Ari Shaffir. And I stand, for mayhem.   The Music Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen - No One Tells The President What To Do
1/22/202113 minutes, 16 seconds
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#413: My 2020 Year In Review 4/7 - Best Summer Ever

In part 4 of My 2020 Year in Review podcast, I talk about returning to New York City. I am standup comedian Ari Shaffir. And I'm only a standup comedian while I'm doing standup comedy. Otherwise, I'm just the internet's greatest yogi. Things in New York were starting to open up again. So I made my return. And what a great decision that was. New York was ALIVE. People were drinking in the streets. All our comedian friends were hanging out. They say crime was up, and if crime includes drug use, then yeah, my crime was WAAAAY up. Molly flowed. Booze flowed. Weed flowed. The cokeheads and the potheads came to terms with each other and met in the middle at the bar. Everybody was happy. And standup was the coolest it's been in decades. Comics were responding to things. Not just doing well written jokes about nothing. Now we had BLM, Covid, the elections, Ellen, and so much more to talk about. It felt important. I loved it! We all gotta figure out a way to hold onto the good parts of this summer when next summer rolls around.   Please subscribe to my Patreon. If you were a member, you could've heard this podcast over a week ago. Plus at patreon.com/arishaffir there's exclusive merch and bonus podcasts for patreon members only.   Thank you to our sponsor, walktails. It's like a capri sun pouch full of booze. Imagine a pouch of margarita to go. Yeah. And they were available at just about every bar in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Walktails. I didn't invent the word, but I love the word. Eventually they made the bars serve food with them so bars would give you chips or a half a bologna sandwich or even a single tortilla. I barfed outside so many times!   The Music   Pinc Louds - Shake It The Pinc Louds are the spirit of creativity in New York. They are a fake band and they are at the forefront of a movement to steal the city back from the rich and make New York cool again. You should see them live. You can listen online until you get that chance, but once you get that chance, take it. Claudi is a busker. And busker's play. And the Pinc Louds play well. And they play loud. And they bring the party. Get a tall boy and come hang. Check the Pinc Louds instagram to see when they're playing next and then get on a bike and make your way over.    
1/21/202152 minutes, 15 seconds
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#413 My Year In Review 3/7 - Moving Into My Parents' Basement

Covid changed a lot for a lot of people. Bezos is killing it more than ever. And whoever owns Purell. But for the rest of us things went off the rails. With the March lockdown looming, standup comedian and yoga guru Ari Shaffir decided to take his dog and go live with his parents out in the suburbs.   In part 3 of my 2020 Year in Review podcast, I talk about living with my parents. My NYC apartment didn't seem like the best place to be forced to stay inside all day. So I left the city I love to have a unique and lovely time with my mom and dad. To get to hang out with your mother and father for that amount of time, as an adult, is an experience I'll never get to have again and I'm eternally thankful to that bat dude in China for making it happen.   My dog loved it, too. All she did all day was figure out ways to escape the yard and run into the woods to chase deer. While my friends were busy signing hundred million dollar deals, I was busy nailing mesh fencing to trees. Wouldn't trade places. And I pondered that every afternoon, drinking wine on the deck while watching the sunset with my mom.   Please sign up for my Patreon.com/AriShaffir for bonus content. You coulda heard this episode a week ago if you were on there. Plus exlusive merch offers and patreon-only podcasts.   Thank you to our sponsor, rosay. Rosay. For when you're too old to party but you still want to catch a buzz in the burbs, think rosay. It's the wine you're afraid to admit you love.   And our other sponsor, Outfield Fencing. When you want to keep your dog in the yard until the moment you go inside for 2 freaking minutes to go pee, think outfield fencing. It's strong, totally destructible if your dog chews on it a little bit or a deer runs into it, and easy to run under. Outfield fencing. It's really just for baseball.   The Music Big Freedia - Rona Rona   If you don't know Big Freedia, you're missing out. You can pretty much play any 10 of her songs in a row and you've got an instant dance party. She's the queen of bounce, the diva of dance, the shake it up shaman, and the party princess. Go look her up. Tell her to come on the podcast to talk about the history of New Orleans Bounce.    
1/20/202153 minutes, 2 seconds
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#413: My 2020 Year In Review 2/7 - Troll of the Year

Troll of the Year. On part 2 of My 2020 Year in Review podcast I talk about how I brought a city to its knees. With a few expertly timed and crafted words I made Los Angeles crumble. It was hilarious. Even the comedy world wasn’t immune from my power. While most standups laughed and were tremendously supportive, a few comedians fell to my power. Some who had previously held that jokes were always just jokes, for the first time in their lives took the side of the censors. They had never been so expertly triggered before and they lost their minds. And we all laughed at them. It was one my greatest trolls, if not my greatest. It made hypocrites out of the mighty and showed the world how much they overvalued the lives of celebrities. Their anger was my applause. Their threats of violence were my standing ovation. I am God. The Music Distillers - City of Angels   Please subscribe to my Patreon.com/AriShaffir so that I can keep making jokes I find funny without having to worry too much about the massive amounts of money that it keeps costing me. You also get bonus stuff. Like you could've listened to this podcast a week earlier than everybody else. And there's bonus podcasts available only to the patrons. Like travel stories, Q&A's, sex advice, and arrest stories. Plus exclusive merch. And if I get to 5000 subscribers, I don't think I'm gonna do ads any more. So do me a favor and sign up!
1/19/20211 hour, 16 seconds
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#413: My Year In Review - Part 1 of 7 (New Orleans, Hawaii, and Planning The Special)

It's time for my annual Year In Review podcast. This ain't about what happened in the world. This is about what happened in the world of the greatest living athlete, Ari Shaffir. It was a wild one. Full of ups and downs syndromes. 2019 had more twists than a, than a, I don't know. Than a really twisty thing. It was such a long one I decided to cut it up into 7 parts. This is part one, New Orleans, Hawaii, and Preparing For My Next Standup Special." I'll release a new one every day this week, so make sure to subscribe and check back here every day for a new episode. Thank you to my sponsor, 3Chi.com. Use promo code "Skeptic" at checkout for 5% off your order of Delta 8 and THC products.  The Music Ben Folds - 2019 Travelling Wilburies - Tweeter and the Monkey   Please subscribe to my Patreon at Patreon.com/AriShaffir for bonus content and just to insure that I never back down.
1/19/202141 minutes, 58 seconds
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#413: My Year In Review - Part 1 of 7 (New Orleans, Hawaii, and Planning The Special)

It's time for my annual Year In Review podcast. This ain't about what happened in the world. This is about what happened in the world of the greatest living athlete, Ari Shaffir. It was a wild one. Full of ups and downs syndromes. 2019 had more twists than a, than a, I don't know. Than a really twisty thing. It was such a long one I decided to cut it up into 7 parts. This is part one, New Orleans, Hawaii, and Preparing For My Next Standup Special." I'll release a new one every day this week, so make sure to subscribe and check back here every day for a new episode. Thank you to my sponsor, 3Chi.com. Use promo code "Skeptic" at checkout for 5% off your order of Delta 8 and THC products.  The Music Ben Folds - 2019 Travelling Wilburies - Tweeter and the Monkey   Please subscribe to my Patreon at Patreon.com/AriShaffir for bonus content and just to insure that I never back down.
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#412: The Peoples Revolution with John Dennehy

John Dennehy came over to talk to me about Ecuador. Specifically about the 2005 People's Revolution that toppled their government. John was there for all of it. He even helped set up road blocks during the protests. Really interesting stuff that seems kind of extra relevant this week, huh? He also told me hella stuff about Ecuador. From the food, to the roads, to the customs, to the crazy obsession with 2 dollar bills. It was a crash course in a country that I desperately needed a crash course on. It's useful and interesting stuff about an amazing paisa.  John wrote a book that I just finished reading called "Illegal." It's about being deported, about illegally crossing back over that border again and again, about love, about my balls, about standing up for what you believe in, and it's about following your heart. There's a ton of ideology hidden inside the plot that had me thinking about stuff all week after reading what he wrote.  Pick up "Illegal" by John Dennehy at Good Reads or at Amazon. And if you read it, tell him you read it because of this podcast and he'll tell all his friends at the UN what a powerful interviewer I am.    The Music Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - This Land Is Your Land Simon and Garfunkle - The Only Living Boy in New York Gil Scott Herron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised RoCola Bacalao - Guayaquil City Outkast - Bombs over Baghdad 
1/11/20214 hours, 37 minutes, 4 seconds
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#411: Tim Dillon - "Eat The Rich, Gas The Poor" (Intro/outro with Joe List and Ari Shaffir

Tim Dillon got together with me to help me understand wealthy people. They're not like you and I. Sometimes I hate them and sometimes I am in awe of them. Tim broke down all the reasons they suck, and also all the reasons the poor aren't much better. Tim Dillon always has great insights into stuff like this. And he's been obsessed with the super wealthy since I've met him. Joe List joined me for the introduction and outro to speak a little on the same subject and then we took some calls from people who left messages about what it means to be rich or to be poor. 
12/22/20202 hours, 38 minutes, 44 seconds
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#410: Auto joErotic A Fixation with Joe Rogan (plus Ryan Oneill joins for the intro)

Joe Rogan loves two things. Fast cars and dank weed. And he's owned plenty of both. Joe and I talked about where his automobile obsession came from, the coolest cars he's ever driven, road handies, and much more. Joe smoked a fat cigar as I was watched with jealous eyes as I was stuck inside what looked like a Chechnyan prison where they had a no-smoking policy. We talked about the old days vs new days of the Store and how cool it is that comedy is dangerous again. Rogan and I were both sitting behind tables the whole time so there's no way to know what our pants situation was for this. You'll learn a ton about cars in this one and it was legit a hella great time laughing and talking to my buddy. Valpo's finest, Ryan "Dr Dingus" O'neill, joined me for the intro and outro. I amazed Ryan with stories of real-life freak show, Dog Boy. Talked about cars a little with him too, and then we took some callers at the end of the outro to get the best road sex stories among some other fun topics. You will learn absolutely nothing during the intro and outro. It was a legit hella great time laughing and talking to my buddy but for real, your life will be in no way enriched by the intro and outro to this podcast. You might actually become worse as a person for listening to me and O'neill. Again, quite funny. But zero social merit. Thank you to the Stereo App for sponsoring today's podcast. If you were on Stereo, you could've left messages for me and Ryan to comment on while we were recording. Get on there before I record the next one.      The Music Gary Numan - Cars Janis Joplin - Mercedez Benz Heart - Barracuda Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love Bitchin Camaro - Dead Milkmen Queen - I’m in Love With My Car   Patreon: Please help support me by joining my Patreon. You could've watched this one days before anybody else and there's plenty of Patreon exclusive content on there. For $5 a month, it really helps keep me in business. www.patreon.com/arishaffir
12/14/20204 hours, 30 minutes, 45 seconds
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#409: Shane and Shaffir Shit on Shit

Shane Gillis and I love to get drunk and talk trash. Pretty much everything sucks if you look into it. So I came up with some shit to talk shit about and then Shane and I shit on that shit while getting drunk on Karen juice.  This episode is brought to you by the Stereo App. You could've listened to me recording this live and left me messages if you were on Stereo Check out Shane's podcast, Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast To hear more of our conversation, head over to my patreon, www.patreon.com/arishaffir where we read a great arrest story and had a drunken blast making fun of it. The Music Lily Allen - Fuck You Ugly Kid Joe - Everything About You Chip Taylor - Fuck All The Perfect People Erasure - I Love To Hate You
12/7/20203 hours, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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#408: The Lady With A Giant Hog (Margo Reiss @Margo_A_GoGo)

Margo Reiss came over and let me ask her all about transsexuality. I mean, super cool about it. Let me just ask anything I didn't understand and she explained what it was like to me. We got into why to chop it off or not, the bar scene, Katelyn Jenner, how hard we like to fuck, some history, and a bunch more. God, I wish you could talk to people in real life this way. We'd be so much better off as a society.    Margo's Only Fans: OnlyFans.com/SexyGiantess   Margo's Instagram: @Margo_A_GoGo   Thank you to my sponsor Sheath Underwear   Go to SheathUnderwear.com and use the promo code "Ari" to get 30% off your first order until the end of the year.   For additional content, the hear travel stories from Ari, occasional early access to Skeptic Tank, extra solo podcasts, and more, go to patreon.com/AriShaffir The Music The Kinks - Lola Shania Twain - Man, I Feel Like A Woman Suzanne Vega - As Girls Go Lou Reed - Take a Walk On The Wild Side My Body Was Made - Ezra Furma
11/30/20202 hours, 51 minutes, 20 seconds
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#407: Obsessive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Obsessive Obsessive Compulsive Obsessive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Obsessive (with @EliSairs)

Eli Sairs came over to talk to me about his OCD. He's got it bad. And it's all wrapped up with Jesus, too, which makes it even harder to deal with. The levels this guy has to go through just to make through basic life stuff is astounding. I bet he eats box really thoroughly, though. Didn't ask him about that. I wish I had. Follow Eli Sairs @EliSairs on Instagram Click here for Eli's podcast, The Roast Ghost. Follow me @AriShaffir on Instagram Sign up for my patreon. Patreon.com/AriShaffir   The Music Alt J - Interlude Bill Withers - Lovely Day Brand New Heavies - Dream On Dreamers Kid Cudi - Trapped In My Mind Daniel Johnston - Devil Town   Thank you to my sponsors: DHM Detox. Go to NoDaysWasted.Co/Skeptic30 and use promo Skeptic30 for 30% off your order THIS WEEK ONLY. Manscaped. Trim your pubes or your gross nose hairs, you animal. Manscaped.com and use code "skeptic" for 20% off your order and free shipping!
11/23/20202 hours, 54 minutes, 13 seconds
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#406: Oh, The Horror! (Zac Amico)

Zac Amico told me some amazing stories about producing low budget horror movies. Zac is a hilarious comic and podcaster and he's also a producer of films for Troma, one of the greatest pulp horror makers of all time. We talked about the history of this kind of campy, low budget horror. Why they always seem to have ditzy bimbos. Where the ridiculous titles come from. All of it. Plus I did the intro from an abandoned cemetery for maximum effect. Watch Zac's horror podcast, Zac Amico's Midnight Spookshow,. catch him hosting Catalyst Wrestling or follow him on instagram at @ZacIsNotFunny. I'd tell you to go watch his movie that he made, Shakespeare's Shitstorm, but the last screening happened on Friday so unless it becomes a cult classic, you're gonna have trouble watching it. But I heard it was really good. You can watch the entire podcast at YouTube.com/AriShaffir if you want to see what monsters Zac and I actually look like.  And please subscribe to my Patreon.com/AriShaffir for bonus content, a way longer introduction to this episode, and really just o support me so I can keep doing the outsider stuff I like doing sometimes without having to worry about the financial impact it'll have on my life every time I lose all my sponsors just because I love crossing the line 3 times a year or so. Thank you to my sponsor, KushyDreams.com. They make great CBD smokeables that I actually love smoking myself. It gets you re-laaaaaaaaxed for real. Use promo code "Ari" for 20% off your first order. I tried talking them down to 15% but they were pretty adamant they were gonna do 20. And they thought it was weird that I asked them to change it.  The Music DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Nightmare on My Street Ramones - Pet Semetery The J Geils Band - Fright Night Rudy Ray Moore - The Player
11/17/20202 hours, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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#405: War Stories (Jake Hanrahan)

Jake Hanrahan talked to me about conflict reporting. He goes to war zones and tries to bring back word of what's actually going on in these areas. It's crazy. He brings back tons of footage. Look at PopularFront.co and you'll see what I'm talking about. He's not even welcome in a lot of these places. Once they put him in a Turkish prison! Really interesting stuff in this one. You gotta excuse the sound a little. I recorded in the wrong button on my audio recorder so I had to end up using the laptop mic and it's not as good as the regular Sennheiser mic. You'll get used to it but the first 2 minutes you're gonna get annoyed. I'm telling you, this one is worth the trouble. Jake Hanrahan has some crazy stories! Go support Jake in his quest to bring the truth about wars. Become patron. You can do $1, $5, 0r $10 and no matter what you're going to be helping a real independent guy do his thing. Patreon.com/PopularFront The Music Eric Bogle - The War Correspondent Death Grips - I've Seen Footage Falco - Kamikaze Cappa The Original Caste - One Tin Soldier   Thank you to our sponsors: Get DHM Detox at NoDaysWasted.co/Skeptic. Use promo code "Skeptic" for 20% off your first order. I actually used this last night when I got exceptionally bombed and I felt good this morning. Go to KushyDreams.com for all your CBD products. Using promo code "Ari" for 20% off your first order. Do it! They got that smokeable CBD. It gets me high in a really relaxed way. And it's good for aches and stuff.     
10/26/20203 hours, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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404: Talkin' Baseball (Lip Reading) with Jimmy O'Brien of Jomboy Media

Jimmy O'Brien from Jomboy Media came over and we had a great talk about baseball. Jimmy is crazy about the sport. And we share favorite teams! The greatest sports franchise of all time, The New York Yankees. Jomboy has these amazing videos on Instagram that you should all check out. He l it’s how to read lips so he somehow gives insight into what is actually being screamed at opposing players during fights and stuff. It’s awesome. Check it out at https://www.instagram.com/jomboymedia/ The live table read for Legion of Skanks has been moved to a live FREE YouTube event. 8pm EST/5pm PST Sunday October 18. Tune in at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENotTCaaOOE&feature=youtu.be Thank you KushyDreams.com for sponsoring this week’s episode. Enter promo code “Skeptic” at KushyDreams.com for 20% off your first order. Sign up for Ari’s Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/skeptictank The Music Jon Fogerty - Center Field Mrs Robinson - Paul Simon (live at Yankee Stadium) The Intruders - Love Is Like A Baseball Game Kenny Rogers - Baseball Song
10/14/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 46 seconds
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#403: Mailbag (with Joe Derosa and Louis Katz in the park)

Joe Deros and Louis Katz met me in a park on the outskirts of Chinatown just to shoot the crap. Derosa and I drank Natty Lights. Katz kept his mask on the whole time. We got stared at by old Chinese people. A black dude named Freedom talked to us for far too long. It was a fun episode in the record-anywhere spirit of the Skeptic Tank. The mailbag part of it is something I do on my patreon. Patreon.com/SkepticTank. The Skanks table read live Pay Per View is Sunday, October 18 at 8pm Eastern time. You can get tickets here. The Sunday show at Stress Factory is What's Your F**king Deal. Big Jay hosts it. I'm either doing audience mic or doing the last set. The Friday and Saturday shows are just regular standup headline sets by me. Sunday is the only weird one. Come to both if you want, they'll be completely different. Get tickets here.  On my patreon, I do solo versions of mailbag questions from fans, sex/dating advice, arrest stories, and travel tales that I call Plogs. Also, I often put out ahead-of-time releases of podcasts before they go out to the public. Please join up to support me at patreon.com/arishaffir This episode is literally brought to manscaped.com. Use promo code "Skeptic" to get 20% off your first order and FREE shipping. For real, I would not have done this episode if they weren't paying me. I would have just taken the week off. So thank them for making it happen. If you're gonna trim your balls anyway, why not let Manscaped.com trim them for you?  
10/5/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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#402: 2020 State of the Union Part 2 w/ Dave Smith

Dave Smith and I finish the last 4 hours of the craziest year of our state of the union podcasts we've ever done. There was just so much going on. We got into politics, the press, war, the way everybody's turning on each other, and the role of government. Dave was giving me eyes the whole time like he wanted more than just talk, if you get my drift. I  Check out Dave's podcast "Part of the Problem" if you want more political talk. Check out Dave's other podcast "Legion of Skanks" if you want to hear a guy who knows how to shut up about what happened after this podcast that we can never take back if he doesn't want to get muted.  The Music Public Enemy - State of the Union John Lennon - All I Want is Some Truth Grimskunk - America Bruce Springsteen - This Land Is Your Land Joe Rogan - Hugh Hefner Please help support me at patreon.com/SkepticTank so I don't have to cry every time I lose a sponsor because I can't help but bring bestiality into an ad read if I think it's funny.
10/1/20204 hours, 29 minutes, 1 second
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#401: The 2020 State of the Union part 1 (w/ Dave Smith)

Dave Smith came over to start our yearly talk on what's going on with America. Dave is a libertarian. So he's one of the more unbiased voices you'll get on politics because he has no political team. I mean, I guess Libertarian is a team, but it's not a team that ever wins so he's unbiased about the main two parties.  This year, a bunch of stuff happened so we ended up having to stop ourselves after 3 hours and we're gonna come back and do a part 2 next week.  The Music Rammstein - Amerika All American Me and You (chorus) Duran Duran - 911 Is A Joke Animaniacs - 50 States Subscribe to Dave Smith's podcast called "Part Of The Problem"  Thank you to our sponsor YoKratom.com. Home of the $60 Kilo. Please use them for your Kratom needs, you junkies.
9/25/20203 hours, 17 minutes, 52 seconds
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#400: Shoot To Kill (@DanishAndOneill) Ryan Oneill and Jeff Danis of Beach Cops and Boner City USA fame join Skeptic Tank to talk about getting shot at from 5 feet away and living to tell about it.

Ryan Oneill and Jeff Danis come on to talk about some criminal mastermind shooting 3-5 gunshots at Oneill from about 4 feet away. Unfortunately the guy missed. But something good will come from it. And the good is that D&O, The Danish and O'Neill, The Beach Cops boys are able to come on Skeptic Tank to talk over the harrowing experience. Harrowing for Ryan. Jeff was changing his kid's diaper or something, which I guess is also harrowing. Probably more harrowing when you think about it.  Check out Beach Cops on Patreon. It's the best way to support them. $5 a month can keep these lunatics making crazy stuff. Patreon.com/BeachCops   The Music Bruce Springsteen - Point Blank Pat Benetar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot TLC - Survivor Cat Stevens - I’m Gonna Get Me A Gun   Thank you Kushy Dreams for sponsoring this week's podcast. Enter promo code "Ari" for 20% off your first order at KushyDreams.com   Join the Skeptic Tank Patreon at Patreon.com/SkepticTank New secret content every week. 4 different podcasts at the same place. Or the 6th and Jump Patreon at Patreon.com/6thAndJump New full video episodes ever Friday! It's here now because it kept getting taken down. It's still available on your podcast player for the audio only version. But this is where the video will live. Meet us at the chapel!  
9/14/20204 hours, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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#399: e-Rage: (@SteveRannazzisi, @ShaneMGillis, & @PhilanthropyGal) (backlash, death threat, bomb scare, rape threat, cancel culture, 9/11, SNL, online anger, backlash, mob, corinne fisher, shane gillis, steve rannazzisi, twitter)

I'm playing Royersford, PA on Sunday. Mark Normand is opening (probably). 6pm show is sold out, 9pm show just added. https://nightout.com/events/arishaffir9pm/tickets or arishaffir.com for tickets.  Steve Rannazzisi, Shane Gillis and Corinne Fisher came over to the Skeptic Tank Studio to talk about what it's like going through a mass internet backlash. It has many names, online mobs, cancel culture, outrage, but I like to call it e-rage. We talked about the similarities in all their situations while we detailed each of their experiences in more depth. I've been trying to get this podcast done for literally years and it did not disappoint. One of the most interesting conversations I've ever hosted on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank Please subscribe to Patreon.com/AriShaffir to help me survive the next e-rage that hits me so I can go on making the content that interests me without having to worry or edit myself based on the financial implications of that decision. And there are also bonus podcasts each week. So, win-win. Each of today's guests have their own podcast. Give them each a chance by listening to at least one episode and seeing if maybe they'll make it into your rotation. Steve Rannazzisi has a podcast called "What's The Odds" Shane Gillis has a podcast called "Matt And Shane's Secret Podcast" Corinne Fisher has a podcast called "Without A Country" The Music Hole - Violet The Bee Gees - I Started A Joke Shirley and Company - Shame, Shame, Shame The Beatles - Revolution
9/2/20204 hours, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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#398: Simps Up, Ho's 'Round (@KerrynFeehan)

Kerryn Feehan came over to tell me about this wild world of getting dudes to just send you money. For nothing. I mean, legitimately for nothing. And then we started talking and she started telling me about how to get them to send you way more money for doing at least a little something. It's a crazy world we live in and it's full of simps. Also, we will tell you what a "simp" is while you listen to the episode. I honestly loved this one. I found it so interesting and entertaining and I hope you guys like it as much as I did. This episode is brought to you by my subscribers at Patreon. Go to Patreon.com/AriShaffir to support this podcast and to listen to bonus episodes, travel stories, and early releases The Music Flying Lizards - Money, That's What I Want Cardi B - Money Danny P - Simp Song Kanye West - Gold Digger
8/24/20203 hours, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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#397: Loss Prevention Officer with Joe List

Joe List came over to tell me about his years working theft prevention at a Sears outside Boston. These are great stories about being exactly my enemy at one of my passions, shoplifting.  Put this podcast down and go right now to watch Joe's new standup special, "I Hate Myself" on YouTube now.  And check out his podcasts, "Tuesdays With Stories" and "Mindful Metal Jacket" This episode is brought to you by Kushy Dreams. Go to KushyDreams.com and enter promo code "Ari" to get 15% off your first order. It was their life's mission to sponsor a podcast where a comic talks about ways around paying for things from stores that went out of business due to too much loss from shoplifting. I've done right by my guidance counselor, Mrs Rabinowitz. She said she believed in me despite what my efforts showed and now she's right. RIP.  Boston is home to the Super Beef Threeway.
8/11/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 1 second
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#396: Music is for Drugs (@AriShaffir)

I took too many whatevers and went on a deep dive into the way music is a response to social events and drug use. It's a solecast originally on my patreon. Join, if you want, at patreon.com/arishaffir This episode is proudly brought to you by YoKratom.com. Yo Kratom: The home of the $60 Kilo.  The Music Betty Blowtorch - Big Hair, Broken Heart LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge Peter Frampton - Do You Feel (Like I Do) New Order - Blue Monday
8/3/20202 hours, 9 minutes, 27 seconds
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#395: New Dog Old Tricks (Justin Silver) (....... Dog, Training, puppy, trainer, the, language, of, dogs, skeptic, tank, bandit)

Justin Silver, heralded dog trainer from the @TheLanguageOfDogs instagram page and the book by the same title, comes in to tell me how he got started training dogs, the methods he uses to get dogs listening, and how he's probably going to vote for me for president of Legion of Skanks.  He explains all this stuff so clearly. As a dog owner, this one was really really helpful in addition to being funny as heck (sorry for the cuss). Make sure to check out Justin's page @TheLanguageOfDogs for tons of helpful video tips you can use on your own pup. The Music Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog Jerry Reed - Bandit Band on the Run - Band on the Run Geggy Tah - Gina Nick Cannon - Stand Up For What
7/27/20202 hours, 40 minutes, 31 seconds
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394: Doing Rails (w/ Nick Cody) (nick cody virus train o&a portland australia myanmar shah shan state food poisoning toilet quarantine hotel bill burr 7 more minutes philly rant mid-flight brawl heggie luke

Nick Cody joined me from Melbourne, Australia to tell me about his epic trip he took across America at 19 years old. Went from Portland to NY by train to save like $90. Idiot. But also very cool. The entire trip was just so he could go see the O&A show where Bill Burr would end up doing his Philly rant that I always refer to as "7 more minutes" and that still makes me laugh. Nick was in the audience for that amazing comic/crowd fight and I'm so jealous of that and this whole trip. Listen to Nick's podcast, "Mid-flight Brawl" on Apple podcasts or anywhere else (this link is just for Apple I guess) Follow Us on Instagram @TheNickCody @AriShaffir   The Music Sister Rosetta Tharpe - This Train (great song that made me cry) The O'Jays - Love Train Soul Asylum - Runaway Train Bill Burr - Philly Rant (still made me laugh 15 years later)  
7/14/20203 hours, 44 minutes, 46 seconds
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#393: Shaped Like a Human Question Mark (@CarmenComedian)

Carmen Lynch was a scoliosis nerdburger in hight school. She wore a back brace and couldn't make friends. She came on the podcast this week to tell me about it. How she dealt with having scoliosis at such an important age and how it's helped shape who she's become now. Get it? Shape? Anyway, she's a very well respected comic in NY. Ask any comedian in the city about her and they'll tell you she's really funny. Her new album, Vertically Challenged is available today! Purchase Vertically Obese to help support Carmen Lynch and keep her doing what she should be doing, telling jokes to drunk fools. https://music.apple.com/us/album/vertically-obese/1518498893 Follow Carmen on Instagram! Follow me on Instagram! Join my Patreon for bonus episodes, a forum for the podcast, and to help support me through my bi-yearly cancellations. The Music HiM - Scoliosis The Dickies - She's a Hunchback 8 Ball & MJG [feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Project Pat] - Relax and Take Notes Tito Lopez - The Blues  
7/7/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 44 seconds
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#392: NYC Street Fair (@JoeDerosaComedy & @PhilanthropyGal) tags: Corrine Fisher Joe Derosa NYC Drink Street Drinking outdoors guys we f*cked 3 more weeks cocktails to go

Corrine Fisher and Joe Derosa came to the studio to talk about the awesome and unique state NYC boozers find themselves in. It's summertime and none of the bars allow indoor seating. So many of them have gone to window service. You can get cocktails, beers, wine, and frozen drinks TO GO! It has turned the entire city into a giant street fair. It's amazing and people are really turning into their alcoholic butterflies.
6/30/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 58 seconds
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#391: Cops (@BigJayOakerson)

Big Jay Oakerson came to the studio to talk to me about Cops. His favorite show in the history of television just got BLMed so he's in a bit of a state of mourning. And when I say favorite, I mean of the 150 times I've stopped by his apartment, he's been watching Cops 80 of those times. I honestly don't know what else he does with his time. Big Jay is a hilarious comic. Check out his instagram and twitter at @BigJayOakerson and all his tour dates at Bigjaycomedy.com The Music A$AP Rocky - Dreams Inner Circle - Bad Boys KRS One - Sound of the Police The Strokes - NY City Cops
6/22/20202 hours, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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#391: Cops (@BigJayOakerson)

Big Jay Oakerson came to the studio to talk to me about Cops. His favorite show in the history of television just got BLMed so he's in a bit of a state of mourning. And when I say favorite, I mean of the 150 times I've stopped by his apartment, he's been watching Cops 80 of those times. I honestly don't know what else he does with his time. Big Jay is a hilarious comic. Check out his instagram and twitter at @BigJayOakerson and all his tour dates at Bigjaycomedy.com The Music A$AP Rocky - Dreams Inner Circle - Bad Boys KRS One - Sound of the Police The Strokes - NY City Cops
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390: Gingie Whisker (@CheetoSantino)

Andrew Santino met me for the last podcast in my quarantine to talk about the wet brown devil, whisky. Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, you know what I'm talking about. It's my favorite alcohol. For when I want to smoke cigars, for when I want to be surly, for when I want to relax, for when I'm drinking. Andrew is a hilarious comic and you should DEFINITELY go see him if he's in your town. But since that looks like it might never happen again, watch his show "Dave" on FX. It's as funny as you can get for not being standup. If you want to order the shroomfest shirt, you have till Thursday to get it in time for the holiday. Wear it with pride. https://podcastmerch.com/products/shroomfest-2020-presale-shirt?utm_source=shortlink&utm_lkey=i7h0e The Music Willie Nelson - Whisky River Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whisky Flamin Groovies - Whisky Woman The Dubliners - Whiskey In The Jar Muddy Waters - Whisky You Ain't No Good  
6/16/20203 hours, 38 minutes, 58 seconds
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#389: Sam Morril's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again

Sam Morril hung out with me in my backyard to tell me what he's been missing lately. He's so damn funny. Please everybody watch his new special, "I Got This" on YouTube now. I guarantee he'll be a household name to anybody who like standup at all in the next two years. He's too funny not to be known. And we just talked about stuff he's been missing. A lot of it made me realize that I miss the same thing. Watch Sam's Special here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xo3Fq7GGWk&t=334s 1) Sports 2) Movies 3) Comedy 4) Social Anxiety 5) Smell of Pizza The Music Lou Monte - Pizza Boy USA Lil Bow Wow - Basketball The Drifters - Saturday Night At The Movies Chris Rock - How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Cops   This episode is brought to you by Patreon. Join my Patreon to get an extra episode every week (pretty much but also sometimes you get two episodes so whatever, it works out for you. Lately I've been doing these travel stories that go along with a picture I took from my travels but then I also do mailbag episodes) at http://www.patreon.com/SkepticTank
6/9/20202 hours, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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388: Free Hong Kong (@IAmGarron)

Garron Kertnen Chiu met me at a Hong Kong comedy club to tell me about the protests for autonomy that have been going on there over the past year or so. All the important details, like how do you get tear gas out of your eyes, protesting on shrooms, and much more! It's a real Skeptic Tank classic. And this episode almost definitely inspired similar protests all over America. Am I a hero? Yes.
6/1/20202 hours, 38 minutes, 51 seconds
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#387: Mark Normand's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again (@MarkNormand)

Mark Normand, fresh off the success of his new special "Out To Lunch" (available now on YouTube), met me on the deserted streets of New York to play the 5 things we miss game. We probably got to like 2. Maaaaaaaybe 3. But who cares really? Mark is hilarious and this episode was funny as crap with broccoli. I should legitimately have this guy on once a month.  Make sure to watch Mark's special, "Out To Lunch" now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDolNU89SXI&t=170s This episode is brought to you by http://sheathunderwear.com. Use promo code "Ari" to get 20% off your first order! The Music Counting Crows - Round Here Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner Missing Persons - Walking in L.A. Sex Pistols- Pretty Vacant
5/25/20202 hours, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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#386: The Revenge Robber (@MadFlavor)

Joey Diaz is one of my all time stealing heroes. He is an inspiration to shoplifters everywhere. Even though he's semi-retired since having a child, his legend lives on. This episode is all about stealing. From one of the former greats to a current title contender. Please steal this episode.  This episode is brought to you by sheathunderwear.com. Use promo code "Ari" to get 20% off your first order. The Music The Smiths - Shoplifters of the World Unite Temple of the Dog - Hunger Strike Max Romeo - Stealing in the Name of Jah Etta James - Steal Away  
5/18/20203 hours, 8 minutes, 52 seconds
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#385: Bobby Kelly's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again

Robert Kelly joins me for the first in a series of podcasts where I'm just gonna do some wishful thinking. Fun podcast with a good friend. It's nothing serious. It's all about the stuff we've been thinking about doing. For now, it's because we can't really do anything. A year from now, it'll probably be about the things in life we've been procrastinating. But this is now. And Bobby goes over all the stuff he's been itching to do. These don't have to be the most important things. These are just some activities that have been bouncing around in his head. 1) Walking Around The Mall 2) Cigar Bars 3) Staring at Girls 4) Hanging Out At Comedy Clubs with Comics 5) Hotel Room on a Saturday Night when the Week is Over   The Music Sam Cooke - Another Saturday Night Biz Marquee - Albee Square Mall Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends Mika - Big Girls (You Are Beautiful)  
5/11/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 6 seconds
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#384: 10 Days of Silence; Vipassana Meditation (with Jessica Michelle Singleton)

Jessica Michelle Singleton came on to talk to me about taking a 10 day vow of silence for Vipassana meditation. I tried it a few years ago and failed. Still got a ton out of it. But she made it all the way through. And this conversation really reminded me of everything I got out of it even though I didn't make it. It's so good for you!    Jessica Michelle Singleton has two podcasts. "Ignorance is #Blessed" and "Two Filthy Nerds." She's also related to the most prolific standup comedians of the last decade.   The Music Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet No Doubt - Don't Speak Macklemore - Vipassana Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence Mazzy Star - Sweet Mary of Silence
5/4/20203 hours, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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#383: Silent But Deadly; The @JoeListComedy Story

Joe List has a bad attitude and a worse stomach. He ate nothing but chicken parm sandwiches and Chipotle for the last 14 years and then for some reason, one day last year his stomach just stopped working. He has silent reflux. And it's a bigger problem than heart disease, Covid, comedy bloggers, and emotional support peacocks. There's a lot of talk about male ejaculate in a podcast about glorified heartburn.  Listen to Joe on one of his two podcasts, the new Mindful Metal Jacket (I was on episode 11) or the ever popular Tuesdays with Stories that he does with Mark Normand. The Music The White Coffin Terror - Silent Night Deadly Night Future (feat Andre 3000) - Benz Friendz Duran Duran - The Reflex Simon and Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence
4/28/20202 hours, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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#382: Psychedelic Christmas (@DuncanTrussell)

Duncan Trussell and I talked about LSD for about 2 hours. Nobody in my life is more of an acidhead than Duncan. He knows the history, the risks, the joys, all of it. We did this in honor of Bicycle Day, which is April 19. The day LSD was first ingested intentionally by Albert Hofmann. Also, the excuse for having this conversation at all was so I could help tell the world about Duncan's new Netflix show, "The Midnight Gospel." It's starts 4/20 on Netflix. All the episodes available at once. He did it with Pendleton Ward, the guy who made Adventure Time. I haven't been this excited for a new show in maybe forever! I'm not even exaggerating. Duncan's mind works on another level and this is so clearly a product of all the weird creativity he's been developing over the last 20 years that I've known him.    For sure set a reminder in your Netflix settings to watch The Midnight Gospel as soon as it comes out! https://www.netflix.com/title/80987903   You can also listen to Duncan't podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour here
4/19/20203 hours, 4 minutes
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#381: Hurricane Katrina; The Good Old Days (@MrSeanPatton)

Sean Patton becomes the first Skeptic Tank guest to ever appear via webcam to tell me about what New Orleans was like for him in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Pretty much Skeptic Tank is the only podcast where you'll hear about stuff like this in a funny podcast. Anyway, that time seemed to me to have a lot of parallels to what's going on right now. So he told me about some of the stuff that went down out there. Really great, funny conversation that helped me deal with quarantine zero percent better so don't expect any answers.   Check out Sean's podcast, "5 Words." I'll be on in a couple weeks. And please help support him if you can, by downloading his new standup album, Scuttlebutt.
4/12/20202 hours, 49 minutes, 21 seconds
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#380: Have A Corona (@MarkNormand)

Mark Normand became the first (and only) guest in the newly built Skeptic Tank Studio! This was recorded March 17, the first day bars and restaurants were closed in New York. We talked about what it was doing to standup, our fears, made jokes about everything, and drank some ice cold Coronas while we did it. This podcast is also the first on the new Skeptic Tank youtube channel. (youtube.com/SkepticTank) Check that out for full episodes, episode clips, brand new podcasts, and lots of new content. And subscribe! That's where all the live episodes will live from now on as opposed to the other YouTube channel that was just a still picture with the audio over it.  Nobody knew how far Covid 19 would go and nobody was yet saying even not to meet up with friends. But in between recording this podcast, and before my interview the next day, it started to seem more like a health risk to have a guest and my producer come to the studio. So we called it off until we learned more. But before we did, Mark and I talked about all that was happening with the Swine AIDS. I spent half of February looking for a place and half of March building it. We'll be back. Probably. Who knows? Check out Mark's podcast, Tuesdays with Stories, that he does every Tuesday with Joe List. It's a great podcast and their back catalog should eat up tons of your free time.  This episode was brought to you by Sheath Underwear. If you go to SheathUnderwear.com and use the promo code "Ari" you save 20% off your order! That's a fifth!
4/1/20202 hours, 56 minutes, 19 seconds
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#379: Aloha Oe Vey (@ChinoBrah)

Chino LaForge met me before one of our shows to tell me about the history of the country of Hawaii. I think it ain't even really part of America. Honestly. I know it is, but I don't agree. Chino broke down all the history and then we moved on to what it's like there now. Really interested conversation.
2/7/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 5 seconds
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#378: Robert Kelly Live (an album commentary with @RobertKelly)

Roberty "Bobby" Kelly had me over to the YKWD studios to record an album commentary episode of Skeptic Tank on his first comedy album, Robert Kelly Live. On these episodes I break down a comic's (usually) first album and we discuss all the things that went into making all the jokes, recording the album, how their styles have changed, what inspired the bits, and all sorts of stuff from an academic point of view on comedy.  We did this to help promote Robert's set on season 2 of The Degenerates on Netflix. So make sure to open up Netflix and watch Bobby's set on there.   My final dates for Ari Shaffir: Jew  are: Oahu - Jan 15 Maui - Jan 17 Kauai - Jan 19 Portland - Jan 23 Pittsburgh - Jan 25 Charlotte - Jan 26 New York - Feb 7 and 8 Tickets are at http://www.arishaffir.com/tour
1/12/20204 hours, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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#377: Dog Day Afternoon (@Iapalucci)

Adrienne Iapalucci came over to my hotel room in Spokane and we sat and talked about dogs for almost 2 hours. She's been a long time dog freak and so have I. And I just recently got my first dog ever so now I can finally join in the conversation from the point of view of an owner. Adrienne is hilarious and you gotta watch her Netflix set on season 2 of The Degenerates. She's also been opening for me for the last year or two so if you've ever wanted to know who that Dark Queen was that went on before me, now you know. 
1/7/20202 hours, 26 minutes, 17 seconds
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#376: My 2019 Year in Review (a solocast)

2019 was a great year for me. They're all great years, to be honest. But 2019 was no different. Come along as I go over all my favorite podcasts, standup shows, travels, and details of another year where I'm lucky to be doing something I love. 
12/31/20191 hour, 55 minutes, 8 seconds
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#375: Kid With A Cow Heart (@JessicaKirson)

Jessica Kirson met me at Gas Digital studios to tell me about what her daughter has been going through with heart surgeries. Her kid was born with major heart problems so she's been through multiple surgeries before she was 4 years old. So she's spent tons of times at Children's Hospital. It's crazy what Children's Hospital does for some of these kids. Jessica has seen it all while she's been there. Both with her own daughter and with other people's kids as well.  Make sure to watch her debut special on http://www.comedycentral.com that's out right now! She fucking kills! The Music: I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack Jessica - Rick Springfield Hospital Food - Eels I Will Survive - Cake
12/6/20192 hours, 34 minutes
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#374: Truth Be Told (@Jimmy_Dore)

Jimmy Dore met me at All Things Comedy studios to explain to me exactly what a progressive is. I've found more and more that I relate to his views on politics more than most people. The distrust in journalism, the desire to get out of war, the feeling that the government is neither left nor right but rather serving the people or serving themselves. He's a passionate man and you can find lots of his stuff on youtube on The Jimmy Dore Show. By the way, this took me fucking 4 days to edit and export in iMovie. I have GOT to get a producer to do this stuff for me. I just don't think anyone will get the music stuff down the way I'd like it done. But right now this is not worth the time I'm spending on it.   Road Dates I will be off the road in December but in January I'm in: Spokane - January 2-4 Hawaii - January 16-19 (tickets on sale next week Atlanta, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Maine (all on sale next week) New York - February 7-8 (the taping of my new standup special, Ari Shaffir: Jew) Tickets at http://arishaffir.com/tour   The Music: For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield Stop The War - Edwin Starr We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
12/1/20192 hours, 50 minutes, 46 seconds
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#373: Jew (@SamTripoli @SteveRannazzisi @SteveSimeone @MichaelRappaport @BoonShakaLaka @DanishAndOneill @TonyHinchcliffe

In honor of me announcing the date of my long awaited standup special recording for "Ari Shaffir: Jew," I brought on some friends to talk about Jews. Sam Tripoli, Michael Rappaport (just walking by and joined in), Ryan O'Neill, Steve Rannazzisi, Tony Hinchcliffe, Boon Shaka Laka, and Steve Simeone. With a bonus set from Jeremiah Watkins's show "Standup On The Spot" where I riff off what people in the audience throw out. Ari Shaffir: Jew records February 8 in New York City. https://tickets.nyu.edu/overview/arishaffir?psn=arishaffir
11/16/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 17 seconds
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#372: 'Roid Rage with Mike Cannon

Mike Cannon met me at Gas Digital to tell me about his old days as a total meathead who legit took steroids. I'm not even kidding. You can't believe how much of an idiot this guy was. He's normal now, but he was a juice head moron back in the day. We also talked a lot about our mutual love for underground back room poker games. And go see Mike record his first comedy special this Monday, November 4, at the Village Underground in Manhattan. Tickets at http://www.MikeCannonComedy.com Tour Schedule (tix at http://arishaffir.com/tour: San Jose - November 7, 8, 9 Detroit (sold out) - Nov. 14 Chicago - November 16 Cincinnati - November 17
10/28/20192 hours, 25 minutes, 1 second
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#371: So Over October (a solocast)

I am so freaking DONE with this month. It's the worst. It's not even difficult being sober. It's just boring. Really really boring. In years past I could occupy myself with a contest against my friends but there's not even a contest this year. It's just a play along. God, I hate it. I'm bored as hell and I'm over it. I am over Sober October.
10/24/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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#370: Troll (Milo Yiannopoulos)

Milo Yiannopoulos came over to my apartment to have one of my favorite talks ever on this podcast. It's a talk about trolling. Milo is one of the best in the world at it. This is gonna take you a week to listen to. The intro goes for 57 minutes alone. You can skip it if you want, but it's 53 minutes of content that you'll be missing about my own start in trolling. Trolls are the most maligned and misunderstood of all the world's artist. And I don't use the term "artist" lightly. Trolling is an art form. I've been looking forward to this episode for months now. And you're going to love it or ABSOLUTELY HATE IT. I hope you're the former. But if you're the latter, then we got you. You've been trolled. pWn3d. Tour Dates Nashville - Oct 17-19 San Jose - Nov 7-9 Chicago - Nov 16 tix at www.arithegreat.com
10/16/20194 hours, 34 minutes, 19 seconds
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#369: The Podfather (@Redban)

Brian Redban took me into his new podcast studio to talk about the early days of the podcast scene in Los Angeles. When everything was guerrilla. When it was fresh and new and nobody knew what it was gonna turn into. It was such a crazy time and Redban was right there helping form the scene. From the Joe Rogan podcast, to mine, to Segura's, and lots more, he helped build the scene from the ground up. We talked about what it was like, what podcasts have turned into, and where it's going now. I'm telling you, this episode got me so hyped up to put out the coolest content I can. You're all gonna benefit over the next few years because of this conversation.    Tour Dates Nashville - October 17/18/19 - Zanies San Jose - November 7/8/9 - Improv Detroit - November 14 - The Magic Bag Chicago - November 16 - The Vic Cincinnati - November 17 - Funny Bone   The Music NOFX - The Marxist Bros. The Godfather Theme Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio Monty Python - Brian Song
10/8/20193 hours, 51 minutes, 46 seconds
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#368: The 2019 State Of The Union (@ComicDaveSmith)

Dave Smith joins me for our annual look at how things are going in America. We talk about politics, climate, drugs, economics, and everything else we can think of. Dave is really well read and neither democrat nor republican so he never falls into the trap of having to defend the views of any one party. This is also the first video podcast in Skeptic Tank history. Go to my youtube page or http://arishaffir.com to watch it. Upcoming Tour Dates: (http://www.arithegreat.com for tickets) San Antonio - October 2 Dallas - October 3 Houston - October 4/5 Nashville - October 17/18/19 San Jose - November 7/8/9 Detroit - November 14 Chicago - November 16 Cincinatti - November 17   The Music Chuck Berry - Back In The USA NOFX - We Called It America Night Ranger - You Can Still Rock In America Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom James Brown - Living In America
9/30/20194 hours, 1 second
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# 367: Dragon Lady (@BigJayOakerson)

Big Jay Oakerson (43:45) and I went up to the roof to talk about smoking. How he started, how he tries to quit, how cool it is, what it does to you, the smell. Really all of it. As we did it, he smoked a cigarette and I smoked a cigar.    Tour Dates Brea - September 26-28 San Antonio - Oct 2 Dallas - October 3 Houston - October 4-5 Nashville - Oct 17-19 San Jose - November 7-9 Detroit - November 14 Cincinatti - November 17 Chicago - November 16   The Music Tex Williams - Smoke Smoke Smoke (the Cigarette) Motley Crue - Smoking In The Boys Room Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees - Nicotine Stains UGK (feat Too Short) - Cigarette
9/23/20193 hours, 31 minutes, 33 seconds
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#366: Smackdown (@SalVulcano)

Sal Vulcano and I both went to WWE's Smackdown on September 10, 2019. It was Sal's 80th WWE event. It was my first. I had SO many question. So Sal came over to my apartment 6 days later to tell me all the ins and outs of that world so I could make sense of what I had seen. Road Dates (tix at arishaffir.com) Madison (Sep 19-21) Winnipeg (Sep 22) Brea, CA (Sep 26-28) San Antonio (Oct 2) Dallas (October 3) Houston (October 4&5) Chicago (November 16)   The Music Weezer - El Scorcho The Novas - The Crusher Motorhead - The Game Beth Orton - Stolen Car  
9/17/20193 hours, 21 minutes, 53 seconds
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#365: The Revolution (Kalle Lasn, Adbusters Editor in Chief)

Adbusters Editor in Chief, Kalle Lasn met me in his office at the magazine to talk to me about the revolution. I see it going down only with violence but he is far more hopeful about the ways in which we're going to change the systems in place. He's a brilliant man and it was such a treat to get to sit down with him and hear him say out loud some of the ideas he's been putting forth in Adbusters.   Tour Dates: Madison - September 19-21 Winnipeg - September 22 Brea - September 26-28 San Antonio - October 2 Dallas - October 3 Houston - October 4-5 Nashville - October 19-21 San Jose - November 7-9 Detroit - November 14 Chicago - November 16 Cincinatti - November 17   The Music: Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised T. Rex - Children Of The Revolution Black Sabbath - War Pigs H.A.L. - Daisy, Daisy Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome
9/9/20191 hour, 56 minutes, 39 seconds
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#364: Matrix Vacation (a solocast)

Let me tell you about the month I took off from screens. All July. No texting, no computer. Only a land line. It was weird for sure, but it was also kind of glorious.  Check out my patreon page at arishaffir@com
8/27/20193 hours, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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#363: On A Steel Horse I Ride (Xavier Himma)

Xavier Himma met me on the roof of my apartment to tell me about his amazing bike ride from Ottawa to Argentina. I've never even heard of such a thing. Be aware that the first 3 minutes of the interview the sound goes a little down and up but then it evens out for the remainder. Regardless, it was such an interesting conversation and an amazing adventure to hear about. It makes me want to get out into the world again. Check out Xavier's Vlog on YouTube at YouTube.com/HumOfTheEarth where he shows video of all the crazy places he's been on that damn bike. The new Skeptic Tank Patreon is up at: https://www.patreon.com/skeptictank
8/20/20192 hours, 25 minutes, 15 seconds
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#362: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (A Spoiler Alert Episode) with @SamMorril)

Sam Morril and I went to see Tarantino's new movie "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" and then came back to my place, got drunk off scotch and talked about what we saw. There are spoilers in this. They start at 51:00. So only listen to this if you already watched the movie, if you're never going to see it, or if you don't give a crap about spoilers.  We definitely also meandered a ton so it's probably about 42% about the movie.  Check out @SamMorril on twitter and instagram. And listen to his podcasts, "Keeping Joe" and "Pod Don't Lie."   Ari's Road Dates Atlantic City - 9/7 Madison WI - 9/19-21 Brea CA      - 9/26-28 Dallas TX     - 10/3 Houston TX - 10/4-5 Nashville TN - 10/17-19 San Jose CA - 11/7-9 Detroit MI    - 11/14 Chicago, IL   - 11/16 Cincinatti OH - 11/17
8/9/20193 hours, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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#361: Spange (Tall Boy)

A homeless non-binary person let me sit with her and talk about what it's like to live on the street and beg for change. Spange is a homeless term that means spare change. I think it's a verb. Anyway, that's what Tall Boy does. Spange for food money. It was interesting to hear some actual humanity from people we often see as invisible. 
7/22/20191 hour, 58 minutes, 17 seconds
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#360: The Cacophony Society (@chuckpalahniuk)

Chuck Palahniuk had me over to his Portland writing office to tell me about the heyday of the Portland Cacophony Society. It's this crazy group that pulled large scale pranks on the minds of normal people. I mean I am full on in love with these guys! You gotta hear the great stuff they pulled. 
7/8/20191 hour, 42 minutes, 31 seconds
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#359: Digital Vacation (@AriShaffir)

I am going offline for a while. I want to clear my head of all the noise and clutter that the internet has been throwing at me. It's become a net negative in my life and I want to find myself and my own thoughts again. So I'm taking a digital vacation. A detox, if you will, from all the noise. I'll be back in August but I scheduled two podcasts to go up that month so you're not completely without content. Subscribe and you'll be notified when those go live. See you around.
6/23/20191 hour, 54 minutes, 33 seconds
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#358: Jabba (album commentary w/ @SteveSimeone

Steve Simeone and I sat on the balcony of his new apartment and broke down his new album, Jabba. We talked about the origins of the bits, the messages he had in them, what his theories are on the delivery styles, and much more. You should all go buy a copy of Jabba from iTunes or ApplePlay. It's a really funny album that would make a GREAT Fathers Day present. Buy it today and send it to your dad. This really was made for him. Unless your dad is dead. Then I guess SUCKS TO BE YOU!!! https://music.apple.com/us/album/jabba/1465387916
6/10/20193 hours, 38 minutes, 19 seconds
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#357: Fun Bucks (Bill Ottman)

Bill Ottman came over to my apartment to try his best to get the idea of crypto currency through my fat skull. For a Jew, it's almost shocking how little I understand about monetary things like this. 
6/4/20192 hours, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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#356: Down By The River (@ComedianRonT @SteveSimeone)

Ron Taylor had a long talk with myself and Steve Simeone about his time living in a van. He used to park it outside the Comedy Store. He'd take chicks there. He'd do horrible bowelly things in there. He'd even cook there. Jesus. What comics will do to survive. This was a really fun one!
5/20/20192 hours, 18 minutes, 5 seconds
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#355: Methistopheles (@JessaReedComedy)

Jessa Reed came over to my old apartment (I think this is the last one from the old place) to tell me about her junkie past. She was a serious meth head. I mean for real. Like, drink your own piss meth. Like, lose your daughter meth. I love hearing about drugs and Jessa did a lot of meth so this one was perfect.
5/8/20192 hours, 51 minutes, 21 seconds
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#354: Fear of Flying (@BigJayOakerson

Big Jay Oakerson was my surprise opener for my shows in Toronto. This was the most amount of people I had ever played for in a night when I was headlining and Toronto has always been cool to me so I wanted to make it special. So I got a headliner to come open as a surprise treat to the city. We did a podcast about air travel on the way to the airport, in the plane, and at YYZ airport on the way home. Fun episode, funner weekend. And it's kind of like you were there with us.    Don't forget to watch Big Jay's set on the Degenerates on Netflix. He's the first comic so just cue it up and press play and you'll see it.
4/25/20192 hours, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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#353: Modern Hippie (@TFerriss)

Tim Ferriss met me in Austin to talk about travel and art and nature and love. He's a hippie. He's what the new version of a hippie is. He makes time to see interesting places around the world. He limits the amount of work work in his life. He's waaaaay into mushrooms. This is what we are now. This is what hippies have become. I'm one, too. It ain't tye-dye hemp shirts and ponytails any more. Road Dates Portland - The Alladin - April 26 Seattle - The Neptune - April 27 Calgary - Yuk Yuks - May 2-4 Cleveland - Hilarities - May 9-11 Omaha - Funny Bone - May 17-18 Columbus - Funny Bone - June 14-15 Brooklyn - Shaffirfest - June 21-23 Indianapolis - Helium - July 31 Milwaukee - Turner Hall - August 4 Atlantic City - The Borgata - September 7 Madison - Comedy on State - September 19-21  
4/12/20193 hours, 51 minutes, 46 seconds
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#352: Water World (@RowAtlantic)

Tim Crockett came back to talk about his EPIC journey rowing solo across the Atlantic ocean. He said he'd do it and he did it. Jesus. 63 days on the water. Rowing. Alone. Just rowing and rowing. For over 2 months.  Road Dates Toronto - Danforth Music Hall - April 6 Portland - Alladin Theater - April 26 Seattle - Neptune - April 27 Calgary - May 2 Cleveland - May 9 Omaha - May 17 Columbus - June 14    
4/5/20192 hours, 33 minutes, 33 seconds
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#350: Shooter (Dan Soder, Michelle Wolf, Dave Attell, Jeff Danis, Ryan Oneill Yannis Pappas, Tim Dillon, Stavros Halkias)

The epic live table read of my horrible screenplay I wrote in college. I got a group of the funniest comedians around to help me bring this piece of garbage to life. And MAN were they funny. Danish & Oneill provided commentary. Dan Soder played Shooter. Michelle Wolf played the love interest, Jenny. Attell was the bad guy. Tim Dillon was the best friend. And Stavros Halkias and Yannis Pappas played the coach and professor and lots of other roles. Even the audience got involved!   This was one of my funnest nights ever and probably my favorite live show from all of 2018. It was such a blast!   There's also a drinking game attached to this if you want play. Just have some beers and friends ready to go and I'll explain how to play when the episode starts. 
3/25/20192 hours, 41 minutes, 53 seconds
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#351: Around The World with Tom Rhodes (@_TomRhodes)

Tom Rhodes had me over to his pad to tell me about his unique new album, Around the World. It's a standup look at over 20 cities. So we took the opportunity to get Tom to answer some of my questions about these cities. He's been everywhere. Everywhere! Come along with me and be prepared to get the travel bug. I got it bad for one city from this conversation. Tom Rhodes is gonna take us on a trip around the world!
3/12/20193 hours, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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#349: So You Wanna Be An Ultimate Fighter (@MickeyGall)

Mickey Gall came over to apartment and backyard to talk about what it's like day-to-day to be a professional MMA fighter. It was a real solid look at what it's like to be a typical guy making his living fighting. We got drunk of alcoholic root beers while we did this like real Jersey trash. 
2/25/20193 hours, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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#348: This Is An Emergency (@GregStone_)

Greg Stone came over to my apartment to tell me about his time working at an ER. He saw lots of drug addicts and deaths. All pretty interesting stuff. It actually made me consider volunteering at one but then I remembered how lazy I am.   Greg's new album, The Amazing Greg Stone, is out now on iTunes and Spotify. Give it a listen today.
2/15/20193 hours, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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#347: Hot Tub Time Machine (@BertKreischer, @SteveRannazzisi, @DanishAndOneill, @MarkNorm)

Bert Kreischer, Steve Rannazzisi, Ryan O'Neill and I sat in a hot tub in Park City and talked about the past. It was the first night of a week of skiing and storytelling shows and oh what fun it was. Mark Normand joined us a couple days later and after we all got home, he and I did the intro from the Comedy Cellar in NY. It was a fun podcast and probably the least clothed 4 way podcast I've ever done. Just sitting in a jacuzzi in Utah, talking shit. 
2/6/20193 hours, 1 second
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#346: My 2018 Year in Review

Come with me on a trip down memory lane. To a simpler time. A time when people were different. A time of life, of laughs, and of love. Back. Way back. Back to like 3 weeks ago. Back to 2018.  Join me as I relive the year that was. In podcast, travel, drugs, music, and comedy. I go over all that 2018 brought me.   Upcoming Road Dates DC - Jan 15 (storyteller show) 6th and I Denver - Jan 24-27 - Comedy Works SLC - Feb 1&2 (storyteller shows) Wiseguys San Diego - Feb 15-17 - La Jolla Comedy Store Los Angeles Feb 19 - Comedy Store Phoenix - March 7 - Standup Live Tempe - March 8&9 - Tempe Improv Miami - March 14 - Miami Improv West Palm - March 15&16 - West Palm Beach Improv Las Vegas - March 21-24 (short sets) - Comedy Cellar Vegas Toronto - April 6 - Danforth Music Hall  
1/12/20192 hours, 38 minutes, 37 seconds
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#345: The Conspirator (@SamTripoli)

Sam Tripoli met me in LA to talk all the lies, all the deceit, all the coverups, all what they refuse to report on, all the oh you don't even know about that?, all the wake up sheeple, all the conspiracies, all the subversion of the truth that you wanna know about. Sam is the best at this in the comedy world. His podcast, Tin Foil Hat, is Art Bell for the internet generation. It's entertaining, informative, and hilarious every episode. So come join me for some eye opening talk from the guy who's vetted more documents than WikiLeaks, Sam Tripoli Sam has a new special out today!!! "Sam Tripoli's Christmas Extravaganza" AKA "Armogeddon." Rent it for 2 bucks, buy it for 3. Sam Tripoli has been a straight up killer for 2 decades. That special is going to be GREAT!! And that goes with the other part of these two specials filmed on the same night, "Sam Tripoli: Zero Fucks" that he released a couple months ago. It's also available now at a bargain for $2 or $3.
12/14/20182 hours, 6 minutes, 35 seconds
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#344: The 2018 State of the Union podcast (@ComicDaveSmith)

Dave Smith came over to my apartment in NY to record our annual "State of America" podcast. This year, we ended up focusing waaaay more on social issues than political ones. But of course, since it's Dave, we still hit on plenty of politics, too.  Check out Dave Smith's own podcast, "Part of the Problem." He also has a special out now on GasDigitalNetwork.com as well as Amazon.com and clips are up on YouTube.   The wandering Jew will be returning to America to tour the "Ari Shaffir: Jew" show. Oakland     -    December 30 - New Parrish Sacaramento - January 3-5   - Punchline Wash, DC    -   January 15  -   Sixth and I (storyteller show)  Denver      -     Jan 24-27  -    Comedy Works Salt Lake  -      Feb 1-2      -   Wiseguys (storyteller shows)
12/6/20183 hours, 48 minutes, 52 seconds
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#343: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (@CarlDonnelly, @RyanSickler)

Carl Donnelly met me in his Edinburgh flat to talk about his divorce. And really about breaking up in general. Ryan Sickler joined me briefly on the interview to add in a little about his breakup with his fiancé. This podcast was recorded in Los Angeles, edited in London, the outro was recorded in Dublin, and it was uploaded in Brussels.    I'm on a European tour right now. Amsterdam 27/11 Stockholm 29/11 Stavanger 30/11 Berlin 2/12 Copenhagen 4/12 Oslo 5/12 Zurich 9/12 Tel Aviv (storyteller show) 15/12 Jerusalem 18/12 Oakland (New Parrish) 12/30/2019 Sacramento - 1/3-1/5 Washington DC (storyteller show) 1/15 Denver 1/24-1/27 SLC (storyteller shows) 2/1-2/2 San Diego 2/15-2/17 Los Angeles 2/19  
11/26/20182 hours, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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#342: A Pirate's Life For Me (@FahimAnwar

Fahim Anwar met me at the Comedy Store to talk about the glory days of illegal downloads. We talk about Napster, about CD burners, threatening letters from cable providers, and mods for gaming systems. It was a great discussion between two colleagues. Not colleagues in comedy, which we are, but colleagues in piracy. Because at our hearts, that's what we really are. We are pirates. Make sure to watch Fahim on Comedy Central in the Goatface special November 27 at 11pm and watch his special now streaming on cc.com.    My European tour goes in this order Iceland UK (sold out) Dublin (sold out) Brussels Amsterdam Stockholm Stavanger Berlin Copenhagen Oslo Zurich Tel Aviv (storyteller show) Jerusalem   Then back to America at the end of the year and beginning of 2019 with: Oakland Sacramento Washington DC (storyteller show) Denver San Diego Phoenix/Tempe Miami/West Palm
11/16/20182 hours, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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#341: The Knickerbocker (@SamMorril)

Sam Morril came over to my apartment to talk about the Knicks. He's just about the biggest Knicks fan I know. It's just him and Michael Che at the top for comedians. So we sat down and talked about a lifetime of Knicks memories from a New York boy. Sam has a new special out now called Positive Influence. You can watch it for free with no ads from now till the end of November at ComedyCentral.com/SamMorril.   My Tour Dates: Shooter Live Table Read - November 11 Reykjavik - November 16 Brighton - November 19 (Sold Out) London - November 21&22 (Sold Out) Manchester - November 23 (Sold Out) Dublin - November 25 (Early Show Added) Brussels - November 26 Amsterdam - November 27 Stockholm - November 29 Stavanger - November 30 Berlin - December 2 Copenhagen - December 4 Oslo - December 5 Zurich - December 9 Jerusalem (December date coming soon)
11/6/20182 hours, 18 minutes, 7 seconds
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#340: The Simpsons (@GlitterCheese)

Liza Treyger had me over to her new apartment to talk Simpsons. It was my favorite show in high school and college and I was put to shame by the love Liza had towards it. We talked about episodes, toys, memories of watching it, and even fought a little bit about stuff we have no control over. Make sure to watch Liza RIGHT NOW on Netflix's newest standup series, "The Degenerates."
10/30/20183 hours, 18 minutes, 11 seconds
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#339: If These Balls Could Talk (an album commentary with @LouisKatz)

Louis Katz joins me for an album commentary episode where we break down his first album, If These Balls could talk. We did this over a 4 month period for some reason so there are these giant cuts in time. But it all comes together. As the Killers would say, "Praise God." Louis Katz has a new album out TODAY called Katzkills. If you liked this episode go buy Katzkills on iTunes. Help support him in return for putting out this episode for you guys.
10/24/20184 hours, 42 minutes, 49 seconds
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#338: Where's Your Red? (The Shocking Truth Behind Sober October)

Come with me on a casual walk around the East Village of Manhattan as I match Brad's workout output in a revealing expose on the nature of his points during the workout challenge.  Based on this new information, we can all forget the points, we know who's REALLY winning the challenge to see who puts in the most work. Well, actually, according to that, it's clearly Rogan. But we know who's really LOSING the challenge to see who puts in the most work.
10/16/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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#337: The Other Kind of Jew Camp (@SteveBugeja)

Steve Bugeja had me over to his flat in Edinburgh to talk about Jewish summer camp. Steve was a counselor one year at a camp right around the corner from where I spent 6 summers as a camper. It was a fun conversation about sleep away camp in general and about the Jewish kind in particular. ROAD DATES Phoenix - Storyteller show - October 27 Los Angeles - Ari Shaffir: Jew - November 6 Brooklyn - Shooter: A Live Table Read (with Danish & Oneill) - November 11 European Tour - Ari Shaffir: Jew - Iceland, Brighton, London, Manchester, Dublin, Brussels, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Stavanger, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, Zurich - November 16 thru December 9  
10/2/20182 hours, 39 minutes, 44 seconds
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#336: Fun is a Four Letter Word (@BertKreischer)

Brant Krislop came to my apartment to talk about fun. We sat in my backyard, smoked cigars, and thought about what fun has meant to us over the years. Fun in childhood. Fun in adulthood. Fun with friends. Fun alone. The conversation itself was actually fun.    Brett has a new special out on Netflix right now called Secret Time.    My Road Dates Austin - September 19-22 Phoenix - October 27 New York Storyteller Show - October 30 Shooter Table Read in New York with Danish&Oneill- November 11 European Tour - November 16-December 9  
9/18/20184 hours, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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#335: Pranks for the Memories (@Daniel_Sloss)

Daniel Sloss came over to my flat in Edinburgh to tell stories about all the pranks he and his friends have played on each other. They get down. And Sloss is not someone who takes it well so be careful. Sam Morril joined me on the intro, too.   Daniel Sloss has TWO Netflix specials out today. Dark and Jigsaw. Check them out now. He's a great comic.   Road Schedule I'll be in Austin at Cap City Sep 19-22.  Phoenix for a storyteller show Oct 27 And my European tour goes Nov 16-Dec 9.
9/11/20182 hours, 22 minutes, 19 seconds
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#334: Gas The Jews (@CountDankulaTV)

Count Dankula met me in Edinburgh, Scotland to tell me about his crazy ordeal being arrested AND CONVICTED of a crime for making a funny video on YouTube. It's a crazy state of things right now, all over the world. So come listen in to the Glaswegian (if you can understand the accent) tell about what he went through. The video will be posted on my site, arithegreat.com. Now, whether you find the video funny or not is of no consequence to the point. I personally found it quite funny. It made me legitimately laugh. But that's also got nothing to do with it. The point is whether a government should be mandating what types of humor people should be allowed to put out. My next tour stop is in Austin on the 19th-22nd of September where I will be performing Ari Shaffir: Jew, followed by one night of shows and a storyteller show in Phoenix at the end of October. Then my European tour goes from mid-November till the end of December.
9/3/20183 hours, 57 minutes, 21 seconds
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#333: Great Ball of China (@ComicMikeV

Mike Vecchione had me over to the apartment he shares with his partner Dan Soder to talk about his first trip to the Orient. He went to China for two weeks. What happens when you make your first trip to Asia is your mind just about explodes with new stimuli. So I was lucky to get Mike on mic as soon as he got home.    Mike is an amazing comic and his new album, The Worst Kind Of Thoughtful, is out now.    I'm going to be in Austin September 19-22 with Adrienne Iapalucci and in Phoenix October 27 with Big Jay, Schaub, Callen, and Theo Von. Go to AriShaffir.com for tickets to either show and my November/December European tour.   This episode is brought to you by nobody. Enjoy, you worthless commies. 
8/28/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 32 seconds
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#332: 9/11 Killed JFK (@DSGermain & @TimJDillon)

Tim Dillon and Dan St Germain came over to talk about conspiracy theories. Both those guys are way into that stuff so that's all they talk about anyway.    Get Dan's brand new comedy album, No Real Winners Here at DanStGermain.net or wherever you buy albums. I think I said 500 times that it was called Bad At The Good Times but that was his old album. I messed up. Get No Real Winners Here. I mean, get both if you want. He's been funny for a long time. But definitely get No Real Winners Here. At Danstgermain.net. Jesus. The whole reason we even got the idea to do the podcast in the first place was to use the opportunity to hype his album. And then I didn't even get that part right. I mean, come on. So please help me make up for that by making No Real Winners Here the top album on iTunes. Get it. It'll be a good purchase regardless of my mess-up. But now it'll also help get me out of a mistake. Please. Or if you don't buy albums, at least go listen to it on Spotify and tell Dan how you like it. No Real Winners Here.    And Watch Tim Dillon on the Netflix 15 minutes sets. Streaming now.    I'm in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival every day at 6pm at the Hive. It smells like vomit and there's no cell phone reception. I love it there. You can get tickets ahead of time before they sell out and then pay what you want after the show. Or, I save as many seats as I can for walkups for no charge. But get there EARLY! In September I'll be in Austin at Cap City Comedy Club. October in Phoenix, November through Europe. Tickets on sale at arishaffir.com/tour   Oh! And I forgot to remind you. Shroomfest is August 25-27 this year. Last minute efforts right now to get supplies. See you on the other siiiiide.
8/14/20182 hours, 43 minutes, 11 seconds
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#331: White China (@AndyCurtain)

Andy Curtain made his way from Shanghai to Montreal to tell me about the darkest sides of life in China. He's lived in Shanghai for a decade now and he REALLY knows what it's all about. Fun discussion with an intro appearance from my Edinburgh Fringe roommates. I'm in Edinburgh from August 2-26 every day at 6pm at the Hive. Go to AriShaffir.com or AriShaffir.com/tour for tickets to see me in Austin, Phoenix, England, Iceland, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Copenhagen, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Sweden.   Go to ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic to find a qualified candidate to fill your job openings. Zip Recruiter was the sponsor today and if you're looking to hire somebody, support them as a thanks for supporting the podcast.  
8/1/20182 hours, 43 minutes, 26 seconds
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#330: Shroob (Shroom Noob) (@KevinIso)

Kevin Iso came over to my apartment to talk about shrooms. I know I've lost site of what it's like to be new to magic mushrooms, so I had Kevin come in to tell that side of it. He just started taking psychedelics so he was the perfect guest for this.    Thank you ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic for sponsoring this episode of Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank. visit ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic next time you need a job filled. It's way easier than doing it yourself.   My upcoming road schedule: Tickets at arithegreat.com Montreal - July 25-28 Edinburgh - Aug 2-26 Shroomfest - Aug 25-27 Austin - Sept 19-22 Phoenix ATC Fest - Oct 25-28 Iceland - Nov 16 Brighton - Nov 19 London - Nov 21 & 22 Manchester Nov 23 Dublin - Nov 25 Brussels - Nov 26 Amsterdam - Nov 27 Stockholm -  Nov 29 Stavanger - Nov 30 Berlin - December 2 Copenhagen - Dec 4 Oslo - December 5    
7/9/20182 hours, 49 minutes, 23 seconds
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#329: Where To Next (@RolfPotts)

Rolf Potts brought over an old paper atlas to my apartment and we leafed through it and imagined all the places we want to go. Every page bringing new ideas for adventure. Rolf is a traveler. He's seen things and done things and been to places that make me envious and fill me with wonder. This is Rolf's second time on the podcast. He's a travel writer who wrote the book "Vagabonding" that I carried around with me to 3 countries, finally read on an island off Cambodia, and then carried to two more countries until I gifted it to another traveler in Indonesia. Check out his podcast, Deviate with Rolf Potts.   My upcoming road schedule: Tickets at arithegreat.com Montreal - July 25-28 Edinburgh - Aug 2-26 Austin - Sept 19-22 Phoenix ATC Fest - Oct 25-28 Iceland - Nov 16 Brighton - Nov 19 London - Nov 21 & 22 Manchester Nov 23 Dublin - Nov 25 Brussels - Nov 26 Amsterdam - Nov 27 Stockholm -  Nov 29 Stavanger - Nov 30 Berlin - December 2 Copenhagen - Dec 4 Oslo - December 5  
7/2/20183 hours, 51 minutes, 35 seconds
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#328: Free Base (@RichVos)

Rich Vos and I sat in my backyard and talked about his days as a drug addict. Man, I love talking to addicts about their old days. He got DOWN! Tons of good stories. He's been sober for a while now so he really comes at it almost like he's observing another person that he knows really well. It's a fun talk.   Rich Vos has a roast out that's available right now at VosRoast.com. I was at this roast. It was awesome. Norton, Quinn, Oakerson, Bonnie, Judy Gold, Florentine, even Luis J. Pick it up at VosRoast.com   My next road dates are: San Fran June 21-23 LA (storyteller show) July 11 Montreal (standup and storytellers) July 26-29 Edinburgh August 2-26 Austin September 19-22 Phoenix (ATC Fest) October 25-27 Europe November 16-December 9   Tickets at arithegreat.com
6/21/20183 hours, 28 minutes, 5 seconds
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#327: Cappereira (Nick Capper)

@CapperFlapper had me over to his apartment in Melbourne to talk about travel, farming, his deep sexual love affair with aboriginal history, and shitting. It was an all over the place conversation on one of the most sacred and drunk holidays in Australia, ANZAC Day.
6/4/20182 hours, 53 minutes, 53 seconds
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#326: Bushcraft Party Boys (Robert Kelly & Joe List)

@JoeListComedy, @RobertKelly, and I packed our camping gear and went to the woods to do some camping and definitely not to chow down on each other's knobs like we need it to live. No. Just camping. We're bush crafters. And we're party boys. We're the Bushcraft Party Boys.   Make sure to watch Michelle Wolf's new show, "The Break," on netflix now and every week each Sunday.   And Adrienne Iapalluci is recording her CD at New York Comedy Club on June 3. Get tickets on their website.
5/29/20182 hours, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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#325: Festival Fun Uncle (Ryan Mirvis)

Ryan Mirvis (@RyanMirvis) is the festival queen. There's nobody who personifies good times at music festivals like Mirv. He met me at the Comedy Store the day after Mitzi's memorial to break down all his theories about having a blast at festivals. That means drugs. That means sex. That means music music music. And that means drugs. Also drugs. If you're on the fence about going to a festival near you this year, this podcast should throw you over the top.
5/21/20183 hours, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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#324: Last of the Bogicans (@BlokeFranklin

Chris Franklin met me in my AirBnB in Melbourne to talk about the bogan life. Franklin is a true bogan. The last of a non-dying breed. There are still plenty of bogans in the wild, although very few of them live in big cities. You can see them, though, if you look carefully. The mullet is always the giveaway. Join us as we learn about the national animal of Australia: The Bogan.
5/2/20182 hours, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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#323: Mitzi

Mitzi Shore came into my life in my first 3 months of standup. I spent the next 10 years getting close with the owner of the Comedy Store. She passed away earlier this month. And I took the opportunity to share, but really to relive all the things I learned from her and all the times we had, good and terrible. She was a massive part of my development as a comedian. The most important part, really. So it's really unsettling having her gone for good. Join me as I come to terms with what Mitzi meant to me.
4/25/20183 hours, 38 minutes, 49 seconds
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#322: Road Trip (@Aiapalucci)

Adrienne Iapalucci and I were driving back to Manhattan from a road gig in Syracuse and we decided to do a podcast about road trips. Well, it barely centered on road trips because I'm a terrible host, but it was a really funny podcast nonetheless. Had me cracking up a bunch!   Check out Adrienne's podcast, Vadge.
4/9/20182 hours, 36 minutes, 34 seconds
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#321: Let My People Go (@AriShaffir)

Ari Shaffir comes to my apartment to tell you about Passover. All of it. Not just what you're supposed to do, but also where the holiday comes from, all the laws, the seder, what matzah tastes like. Everything. It's probably the best I've ever been in terms of not interrupting the guest. I still managed to do it a few times, but way less than normal.   This episode is brought to you by the Australian leg of my wandering Jew tour: Perth April 13-14 Melbourne April 17-21 Adelaide April 26 Sydney April 28-29 Brisbane May 1 Get tickets at arithegreat.com/tour
4/2/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 1 second
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#320: Take My Wife, Please (@AubreyMarcus)

Aubrey Marcus came over to my apartment and we had a really in depth discussion about open relationships. Aubrey is the most honest person I've ever met on the subject. He has truly looked inwards and examined all the angles. It's a really great discussion on the topic.   Aubrey has a new book out now called "Own The Day, Own Your Life." It's all about optimizing your life. Pick it up at AubreyMarcus.com or wherever you buy books. He's also got a podcast called the Aubrey Marcus podcast. Check that out if you're into his vibe.
3/27/20182 hours, 43 minutes, 5 seconds
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#319: Boston Tea Farty (@JoeList)

Joe List kept me awake on the drive back from Boston by telling me all about Boston. Meta as balls, huh? He grew up out there and we talked about all the casual violence, the racism, the women, the drinking, the sports. Everything we could think of. And while we were driving, we past by where Joe picked up herpes. So it's like a tour of his diseased shaft at the same time.   Joe List is in this season of The Standups on Netflix. Definitely check it out. He's one of the best comedians in New York. Do yourself a favor and watch it. Add it right now to your watch list, and then watch it first chance you get. The Standups Season 2. Enjoy.
3/20/20182 hours, 34 minutes, 45 seconds
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#318: The Queens Irish (@DesBishop)

Des Bishop came over to Skeptic Tank headquarters (my apartment) to tell me about Ireland. Des moved there from Queens when he was a teenager and managed to go from a Brooklyn problem child, to one of Ireland's most successful comedians. He tells me about his observations of the people and the land of Ireland, with some history and some stories. Have a happy and drunk St Patrick's Day everybody!   This episode is brought to you by Spotify, where you can find every episode of my podcast. Just open the app on mobile or desktop, click on the "browse" channel, and then click on the "podcast" section. Take the Skeptic Tank wherever you want to go thanks to Spotify.
3/13/20182 hours, 12 minutes, 53 seconds
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#317: Ski Utah (Ryan "@DanishAndOneill" Oneill, @NickDiaz209, @BertKreischer

Ryan Oneill drove with me from Salt Lake City to Boise to talk about the gnar pow we got in Utah. We skied 6 out of 7 days, stayed at 3 different places, and did 5 shows. It was a tremendous week of skiing some of the best powder on earth. We talked about the skiing, the AirBnBs, the city of Salt Lake and much, much more.
3/6/20182 hours, 25 minutes, 45 seconds
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#316: Girls Gone Mild (@RachelJSimmons

Rachel Simmons met me to talk about her research on female development and confidence. She just came out with a new book on the subject so we talked about that, about the pains of doing press, and she craps all over my water bottle. Rachel was my friend in high school and she's continued to be one of the most interesting people in my life.   This is Rachel's third book on the subject of female development and it was a great excuse to catch up with her. Buy her book wherever you buy books or at https://www.amazon.com/Enough-She-Impossible-Standards-Fulfilling/dp/0062438395/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519717143&sr=1-1&keywords=enough+as+she+is.
2/27/20181 hour, 55 minutes, 56 seconds
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#315: Fake News (@Chloe_Hilliard)

Chloe Hilliard came over to talk about her days as a journalist before she started standup. We go over all the problems with journalism today, including fake news. And we get into some nice stuff about race and white ladies.   This episode is brought to you by Ziprecruiter.com. At Ziprecruiter.com you can find quality candidates to fill your job openings usually within one day. Support the Skeptic Tank by using www.ziprecruiter.com/skeptic for a free listing today.
2/16/20183 hours, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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#314: Moving Day (@MikeRecine)

Mike Recine came over to my apartment to answer my question about what it's like being a mover. Not a mover and a shaker, but an actual mover. Of people's houses.    This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic. Go to ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic to list your job opening and find a qualified candidate usually within a day. ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic.
1/27/20182 hours, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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#313: Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Across The Fucking Atlantic Ocean (with Tim Crockett @RowAtlantic)

Tim Crockett met me in Athens, Georgia to tell me about the monumental feat he is undertaking. Tim is going to row, BY HIMSELF, across the Atlantic Ocean. He'll be miles from the nearest boat or assistance. He'll have limited supplies. The guy is absolutely crazy in the best way possible. Come along to hear how he's going to do it.
1/16/20182 hours, 32 minutes, 35 seconds
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#312: Resolutionaries (with a crapload of comics)

New years resolutions with Rich Vos, Big Jay Oakerson, Chris Distefano, Sam Morril, Tracy Morgan, Des Bishop, Joe Machi, Bonnie McFarlane, Cipha Sounds, Yannis Pappas, and Jared Freid.      This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic. At ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic you can find quality candidates to fill your job openings. Just one click and it instantly posts to hundreds of websites. And right now, if you use ZipRecruiter.com/Skeptic you can post your job listing for FREE!
1/1/20181 hour, 47 minutes, 59 seconds
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#311: Foster The Person (@MonroeMartinIII)

Monroe Martin came to my apartment to talk about his life as a foster kid. Monroe spent most of his childhood in and out of foster homes. He filled me in on what it was like in this fun conversation. Merry Christmas, everyone!
12/25/20172 hours, 31 minutes, 25 seconds
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#310: Hot Yogi (Tricia Donegan

Tricia Donegan took me upstairs to the roof of her yoga studio on the Lower East Side to tell me all about how she got started in yoga. She ran the studio and the classes that I took most during Sober Octobert. Tricia is a really kind-hearted person who always made me feel warm before and after I got hot. It's an interested conversation with a non-comic about the stretchy arts.
12/18/20171 hour, 34 minutes, 41 seconds
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#309: Valuable Friction (@ColinIsMyName

Colin Wright met me in a park in New Orleans to tell me about the unique way he travels the world. Colin has been living in a different place every 4 months or so for years, while he writes books and keeps a great blog going, too. He really makes himself an expat over a tourist.
11/27/20172 hours, 44 minutes, 27 seconds
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#308: Sober Octobert; A November to Rebender (@BertKreischer)

Bert Kreischer joined me to talk about alcohol. He's an expert on the subject. For real. We split the podcast up, doing the first half while he was 25 days into his sobriety, and then we did the 2nd half a week later when he was 3 days into a booze cruise.
11/6/20173 hours, 44 minutes, 57 seconds
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#307: Skool's Out Fa'Evah (@JayLarsonComedy)

  Jay Larson met me at Venice High to talk about our old school days. We sat on the lawn like creeps and talked about high school until we got asked to leave. Great conversation and memories about the most carefree times of our lives. Jay's new special, Me Being Me, is out now at www.JayLarsonComedy.com. Pick it up and get a great laugh while supporting independent artists who make amazing comedy.  
10/23/20172 hours, 42 minutes, 46 seconds
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#306: Mother Fucker (@ChristinaP)

Christina Pazsitzky met me in LA to talk about motherhood. She just became a mom a couple years ago. It's the first realistic version of motherhood that i've ever heard. Good into and outro, too.
10/10/20173 hours, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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#305: Hot Yoga Sucks And I Never Intended To Fucking Do It And I have No Interest In It Whatsoever But I'll Do It Anyway Because It's A Fucking Bet But This Is Ridiculous And I Don't Want To Do It (@AriShaffir)

Ari goes to Hot Yoga. This is the worst thing to happen to anyone in the world in all of history. I want to do druuuuuuuugs! This sober Octobert stuff is moronic.
10/2/201733 minutes, 33 seconds
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#304: My Daughter Sucks At Suicide (JMScomedy))

Jessica Michelle Singleton met me in LA to talk about her suicide attempt. It's waaaaay funnier than that. I love hearing about suicide and we did this without any crazy gravity to the subject. Just a good fun talk about ending it all.
9/19/20172 hours, 30 minutes, 1 second
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#303: The 2018 State Of The Union (@ComicDaveSmith)

Dave Smith came to my apartment to have a chat about America. Dave is a really well read staunch libertarian. So he breaks it down from an intelligent place that's not biased towards any powerful political party. (*Libertarians are not powerful). It's a great, accessible way to hear about the state of the United States.  Make sure to support Dave Smith by buying his debut special, "Libertas," at www.GasDigitalNetwork.com/DSL.
9/12/20174 hours, 31 minutes, 39 seconds
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#302: I Regret Nothing (@RonFunches, @DanSoder, @CheetoSantino, @BertKreischer)

Andrew Santino, Ron Funches, Dan Soder join me in Montreal for live podcast from the Just For Laughs festival and talked about the topic of regret. I don't know. I choose topics. It was great, though. So much fun. Those guys kill. And Bert Kreischer joins me for the intro and adds some regret of his own.
9/4/20171 hour, 50 minutes, 28 seconds
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#301 The Barreness (@FunnyLynne)

Lynne Koplitz had me over to her apartment to talk about menopause. She's deep into it and she was open about all of it. The hot flashes, the crankiness, the inability to breed. It was such a fun conversation that was MAYBE 20% on topic and the other 80% was just fun meanderings. 
8/23/20172 hours, 55 minutes, 45 seconds
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#300 Quittin' Time (@DanishAndOneill)

Danish and Oneill came over to my Los Angeles AirBnB to talk about when it's time to call it a career in show business. That was the topic. Obviously we tangented onto some ridiculous crap. And somehow we managed to end it around a fire pit making smores. I'm not quite sure how that happened. It's always a good time when Jeff Danis and Ryan Oneill come on and this one was no exception. Now hopefully Danis will come to his senses and release the episode of Danish and Oneill that I did over a year ago.
8/14/20173 hours, 47 minutes, 21 seconds
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#299: But... But You're Blek (@LoyisoGola)

Loyiso Gola met me in Montreal to give me a bit of an introduction to South Africa. Loyiso is one of the biggest comics in South Africa so he was the perfect guy to tell me about a country I knew very little about. It's an interesting discussion that diverted into American media, rules of cricket, and crime rates.
8/1/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 49 seconds
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#298: Vagabonder (@RolfPotts)

Rolf Potts met me in Tompkins Square Park to talk to me about travel. Rolf wrote one of my favorite books of all time called Vagabonding. It's all about long term travel. It influenced the hell out of me. And I was so stoked to be able to talk about getting out there in the world with such a well worn traveler like him. Also, my special "Double Negative" is on Netflix right now! Go watch it!
7/18/20174 hours, 38 minutes, 45 seconds
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#297: Bob and Ari Smoke Cubans (@RobertKelly)

Robert Kelly met me on the stoop outside the Comedy Cellar. He's gotten way into cigars in the last few years. So we sat outside the club and he told me all about stogies as we smoked two possibly Cuban bats that I bought in Costa Rica two days before. Cameos galore from Mike Yard, Liz, Norton, and Keith Robinson. And a really embarrassing story at the end of the outro. I'm disgusting sometimes.
7/12/20171 hour, 33 minutes, 8 seconds
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#296: Brandon Goldberg, Stripper At Law (@AaronBergComedy)

Aaron Berg came to my apartment to tell me about his days as a male stripper in Toronto. It was really fun and got kind of seriously dark in the middle there. And then back to more fun. Come on along.
7/3/20171 hour, 54 minutes, 45 seconds
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#295: Low School (@AdamEget)

Adam Eget met me at the Comedy Store to talk about Cedu, the crazy bad kid school his parents shipped him off to because he was a spazz. It's amazing what people got away with 20+ years ago. The amount of mistreatment and abuse and murder would never fly now. Sorry for the echoey sound, I didn't realize how hollow that room we recorded in would sound. Listen for the intro and outro for interesting American killers stories.
6/21/20172 hours, 20 minutes, 41 seconds
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#294: Je Zu Tin Ba De (@HeyItsChili, Nedi)

William Childress (skip to 53:30) had me over to his homestay in Siem Reap, Cambodia to talk about Myanmar. He lived there for years. And it was the first place I went on my travels this year. So I finished seeing a temple near Angkor Wat and went to visit him so we could talk about one of my favorite countries in the world. Myanmar is amazing. See it before it gets ruined by globalism. Also, I went kind of nuts on the intro and outro. And then stay tuned after the outro because I also included a conversation I had with a 17 year old Burmese girl I met out there at a restaurant outside Inle Lake. This might be my fullest podcast ever.
6/13/20174 hours, 47 minutes, 3 seconds
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#293: Greek Life (@StavComedy)

Stavros Halkios came to my apartment to tell me all about the people bringing down the EU; Greeks. Stavvy is a really funny young comic in New York and he also grew up in Greek Town with Greek parents, so he's a real Greek Freak. Greeks are the least maligned group of people in America because nobody knows crap about them. Let's change that. Let's find a new group to hate. And with Stavros's help, maybe that group can be Greeks.
6/1/20172 hours, 33 minutes, 9 seconds
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#292: Cleavage Day 2017 with Legion of Skanks (@BigJayOakerson, @ComicDaveSmith, @LuisJGomez)

The entire Legion of Skanks came with me on an ogling walk around Manhattan during my 2nd favorite* holiday of the year, Cleavange Day. Dave Smith, Luis J Gomez, Big Jay Oakerson and I walked as a group around the city, enjoying the rewards of the first warm day of the year. It was such a fun day! So join us on a wonderful adventure.   *Shroomfest (this year it falls on July 8-10)
5/19/20171 hour, 49 minutes, 22 seconds
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#291: Balding Eagles (@KurtMetzger, @Seanytime, @MarkNorm)

Mark Normand, Sean Donnelly, and Kurt Metzger came to my apartment talk about the number 2 most important issue facing men today; balding. (boners are number 1). It was mostly fun meanderings but we still managed to talk all about hair loss from time to time in between making ourselves laugh. 
5/11/20172 hours, 23 seconds
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#290: Cave Man (John Spies)

John Spies sat down with me on the deck of the Cave Lodge in Soppong to tell me all about cave exploration and the unique life that he's built in northern Thailand. The man has lived an amazing life. And this pit stop on his way from Australia to Europe has now lasted over a quarter century. 
5/4/20171 hour, 58 minutes, 37 seconds
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#289: Tales of a Teenage Bedwetter (@MarkNorm)

Mark Normand invited me to his brand new apartment to do a podcast about bedwetting. Mark and I were both very late bedwetters. So we got together and talked about what it's like to be 14 and still pissing on yourself every night. All the plastic sheets, the fear of sleepovers, what our moms had to go through. God, it was embarrassing.
1/3/20172 hours, 44 minutes, 53 seconds
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#288: Death of a Salesman (@TimJDillon)

Tim Dillon came to my apartment to tell me about his former life in sales. He's sold everything. From mortgages to office equipment to a history of New York. Tim has hilarious stories about all of it. Fun, fun, fun podcast.
12/21/20162 hours, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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#287: Big Buck Hunter (@JoeRogan)

Joe Rogan met me at the Improv in LA to tell me all about his obsession with hunting. He's been a hardcore hunter for about 4 years now. And he broke down why he does it, what it's like out there, the backlash, the weaponry, all of it. It made me want to go out and kill something. Animals, probably, but people will do.
12/14/20161 hour, 48 minutes, 9 seconds
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#286: Shreddin' The Gnar (@MooseFucker)

Craig Campbell returns to the Skeptic Tank to talk about snowboarding. He's a crazy back country snowboarder on top of being a comic. He's that guy who's skiing next to you on a path and then all of a sudden he just jumps off the side of the mountain into the woods. What is wrong with you? We did this in Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe and I saved it till now because it's mother Fing ski season, you guys! Fresh pow in all your futures!
12/6/20162 hours, 10 minutes, 33 seconds
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#285: Allergic to Life (@ShaneComedy)

Shane Mauss came over to my apartment in New York to try to explain to me what he's learned about human anxiety and how it's no longer relevant in a safe, modern world. I say try because I'm an idiot and most of it went over my head. But it was still really interesting. So maybe you'll be able to wrap your brain around more of it than I could. Either way, it's still enlightening. 
11/17/20162 hours, 18 minutes, 9 seconds
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#284: #BertIsFat (@BertKreischer)

Bert Kreischer came to my apartment while he was in New York and we talked about who was fatter; him or Tom Segura. Bert made some solid cases for his side of things but most of those cases were made with a full chicken wing in between his two front teeth, so grain of salt I guess. 
11/9/20162 hours, 7 minutes, 42 seconds
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#283: Take This Job And Shove It (@TomSegura)

Tom Segura took me up to his hotel room in the East Village of New York and we sat and talked about all the jobs we've had over the years. Pretty much every comic you've ever heard of has had to do lots of different things to make some money over the years. And we've each had a bunch. So it was a fun conversation about our least favorite thing.
11/2/20162 hours, 16 minutes, 45 seconds
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#282: Aunt Flo (@Aiapalucci, @Stollemcache, @AmberSmelson)

Amber Nelson, Sarah Tollemache, and Adrian Iapalucci came to my apartment to tell me about periods. And I mean all about it. About the blood flow, about PMS, about cramps, about period diarrhea, all of it. It's for sure gonna make some dudes feel uncomfortable, but it was really interesting to me. But I eat my own boogers, so maybe I'm not the best judge of what's too much. Either way, it was a really funny conversation with three comics on the subject of menses. 
10/27/20163 hours, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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#281: The Reyk (@AriEldjarn)

Ari Eldjarn and I drove around in Iceland and did a podcast about that beautiful country while we did. Ari is a comedian in Reykjavik. One of the first comedians, to be more precise. He and I hung out for 3 days while I was there and so we got on the mics in his car and I just asked him questions about his country for a while. It's one of those road trip episodes I do sometimes. So, come sit in the back, don't interrupt us, and eavesdrop  on our conversation. Don't forget to watch a new This Is Not Happening this Thursday night at 12am eastern, 11pm Central on Comedy Central.
10/18/20162 hours, 23 minutes, 7 seconds
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#280: I Hate Myself (@JoeListComedy)

Joe List invited me over to his apartment to talk about self loathing. I've always noticed that Joe has a bit of a deal with hating himself. I guess I kind of have the same thing once in a while. But List takes it to another level sometimes. We talked about that, cigars making us sick, and confidence in general.
10/11/20162 hours, 27 seconds
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#279: Garbage Dump, USA (@SalVulcano)

Sal Vulcano came to my apartment to enlighten me on why Staten Island isn't the worst place in America. He's a native of the land of high bangs, Italian garbage, and trash dumps. And then, I don't know how, but we got into a solid mushroom discussion in the middle of this.
10/5/20162 hours, 35 minutes, 2 seconds
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#278: Pigeons (@KurtMetzger, @KerenMargolis)

Kurt Metzger caught the cold. He was the latest comic to get the e-rage. It happened while I was in Scotland and he wanted to talk about it on my podcast, so as soon as I got home, we made it happen. He was called a "rape apologist." They threatened to rape his girlfriend. He was misquoted and sold out as much as possible to prove a point they didn't know how to make. So he came to my apartment and we talked about it for a while. I interrupted way to much, but I just could not keep up with him. We're also joined by his still unraped girlfriend who tells me how frustrating it was to sit on the jury of an actual botched rape case. It's a weird episode. The left will probably learn nothing from it. But at least Kurt can tell his side of the story to an audience who actually listens. 
9/27/20162 hours, 23 minutes, 56 seconds
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#277: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost (@HenryRollins)

Henry Rollins met me in a hotel cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland to talk about travel. Henry goes all over the globe. He really likes to get off the beaten path and explore new places. I thought I liked seeing things, but Rollins takes it to a whole new level. He goes places I've never even heard of, met people I didn't know existed, done things I'd be too scared to do. It was such a fun conversation and it filled me with wanderlust. 
9/13/20163 hours, 19 seconds
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#276: "Running" Of The Bulls (@KaiHumphries, @MiloComedy, @Daniel_Sloss)

Kai Humphries, Milo McCabe, and Daniel Sloss met me at the Abattoir comedian's bar in Edinburgh, Scotland to tell me their harrowing tale of cheating death at the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. This was a super fun story! You gotta go to arithegreat.com for this one to look at the pictures. They're CRAZY. Guest appearances by random comedy people trying to distract us with booze. 
9/8/20161 hour, 32 minutes, 11 seconds
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#275: Open (@PhilNWang)

Phil Wang came to my room at my Edinburgh flat to talk about open relationships. Phil has been in a non monogamous situation for the last three years. So we met up to talk about cheating without cheating. I'm always interested in alternative lifestyles and Phil was great to talk to about it. Way open and very honest and funny while he did it.
8/31/20162 hours, 13 minutes, 52 seconds
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#274: The Fringe (@JoeDerosaComedy, @AlexKealy, @AhirShah, @AlexSmithComic)

My Edinburgh roommates Joe Derosa, Alex Kealy, Ahir Shah, Alex Smith, and I all got together to talk to about the world's largest comedy festival, The Edinburgh Fringe. And since it's the Fringe, we decided to get drunk while we did it. So here goes. It's a crazy festival and these guys will help me explain it. The British ones have been here many times. I've been here once before. And Derosa was 4 days into his first time. 
8/14/20162 hours, 28 minutes, 18 seconds
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#273: 2016 State of the Union Address (@ComicDaveSmith)

Dave Smith met me in my apartment to give me the rundown on what's happened in America over the last year. He pays way more attention to all sides of the news than anyone I know, and he's a libertarian, so he can see both parties with equal disgust. Plus we talk about police racial violence. And top it off with some healthy discussion of my butthole. We're going to do this every year, so hopefully you like it.
8/3/20164 hours, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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#272: Lunch Meat (@RealJeffreyRoss)

Jeff Ross met me in Washington Square Park to talk about delis. We're both Ashkenazi Jews so it's a no brainer that we each have our opinions on the matter. But we also got other people in on the fun and went around interviewing people in the street about their favorite delis. Jeff was really busy planning the Comedy Central shoot of the Roast Battle, so we didn't get that much time to talk. So I made up for it a little with a long intro about the beach and a long outro about Shroomfest 2016. Make sure to set your DVRs to record the Roast Battle July 28-31 at 10/9c on Comedy Central. A new round every night until the live final round on Sunday, July 31.
7/25/20161 hour, 33 minutes, 59 seconds
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#271: Losing My Religion (@RobbieTheFire)

Rob Bernstein came over to my apartment to discuss his exit strategy from religion. Robbie was raised as a devout Jew. Only now has he begun to see the true stupidity of religion. But he's still got one foot in and one foot out. It's infuriation. So we talked about that as I try not to lose my temper.
7/12/20162 hours, 49 minutes, 21 seconds
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#270: NY Pizza Party (@NotAlexis)

Alexis Guerreros took me on a pizza tour of New York. He's a standup comic but he runs these tours for extra cash and he took me on one, showing me his favorite of 3 different styles of pizza. Pizza and New York have a storied connection and Alexis explained how that all came up, the deal with 1 dollar slices, and even where pizza originated. It's an on location style podcast through the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Join us for a delicious slice. 
7/6/20163 hours, 50 minutes, 57 seconds
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#269: The Middle East (@NotHormones)

Hormoz Rashidi met me at the LA bungalow I was staying in while I was recording the next season of This Is Not Happening and he tried explaining to me all the histories of the middle east and our current involvement there. I don't know what Hormoz's background is, but he's real knowledgable about the whole region and this conversation really opened my eyes up to a way of thinking really plainly about the individuals involved in getting the US to go over there. It's the way I like thinking about almost every subject and I'm glad I finally got to do it about the middle east.
6/20/20162 hours, 20 minutes, 39 seconds
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#268: Live Sony Hack (@BigJayOakerson)

Big Jay Oakerson and I went up to a buddy's rooftop in New York and talked about garbage music while we looked into people's windows hoping to find some action. Jay has the worst taste in music. He likes all my least favorite bands. So we talked about that a little. But we also got majorly sidetracked as we started seeing a bunch of interesting stuff in the windows. I also talk a lot about Bonnaroo in the intro and outro.
6/15/20162 hours, 18 minutes, 53 seconds
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#267: Door Guys 2 (@BobbyLeeLive)

Bobby Lee invited me over to his house to do this podcast about the second generation of Comedy Store door guys. We recorded this at Tiger Belly studios, which is just his living room, I guess. Bobby was a door guy at the Store before I got there. He worked way closer with Mitzi and I'm in the middle of a 4 part series on the door guys at the Comedy Store. I already had done #3. #1 will come at some point down the road and then #4. It's a crazy job and I want to hear about how it's changed through the years.
6/6/20162 hours, 27 minutes, 35 seconds
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#266: Abstinicks (@NickYoussef)

Nick Youssef met me at my Echo Park AirBnB cabin to talk about going celibate. Nick swore off sex about 5 months ago and now he's talking about keeping it in his pants. We get into a little fight with a gopher during the talk, but don't worry about that. And pick up Nick's new standup album, 1982, on iTunes now.
5/30/20162 hours, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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#265: Knife Hits in Alaska (@DanSoder)

Dan Soder came over to my place to tell me all about the summer he spent working in a cannery in Alaska. The people he worked with were straight deigns without even realizing it. This might be the best summer job of all time. 
5/19/20162 hours, 11 seconds
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#264: Narcos (@LuisaDiezNuts)

Luisa Diez came over to talk about her father's involvement in the Escobar drug cartel in Colombia. She grew up in the middle of it all with her father who was pretty much CFO of Escobar's cartel. It was a really interesting discussion about her family and about the state of the drug trade in the 1980s.
5/9/20162 hours, 18 minutes, 50 seconds
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#263: Foos Fighter (@KelseyCook)

Kelsey Cook met me over at the Full Charge's place to talkaboutfoosball. I've always had a fond spot in my heart for thesport,and Kelsey is THE BEST comedian foosball player in theworld.She's amazing. We talked about the sport a little and how shewasborn into it. And then we went to a bar to play a little, sostaytuned till the end for the match of the century.
5/2/20162 hours, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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#262: Cleavage Day (@GaryVider)

Gary Vider met me in Central Park to walk around and gawk at women for Cleavage Day. Cleavage Day is the first weekend day over 70 degrees in New York. It takes place in every city that has a real winter. It's that magical day when all the skin comes out of hiding. Women are showing cleavage and legs and stomach left and right. It's just a magical time to be a heterosexual man or a homosexual woman. So come join us on our bosomy adventure in New York.
4/19/20161 hour, 32 minutes, 21 seconds
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#261: You're A Man Now (with my nephew on his Bar Mitzvah)

My nephew had his bar mitzvah last weekend. I hadn't been to one in too long. They're so much fun! It made me remember my own bar mitzvah. How important it was to me, how fun it was. They're great, you guys. Just dumb and great. 
4/11/20161 hour, 51 minutes, 28 seconds
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#260: The Michael Jackson of Helping Sick Children (@SteveSimeone)

Steve Simeone and I had some dinner, watched a college basketball game, and talked about all the time he spends over at Children's Hospital. He's been going over there all the time for over a year now. He hangs out with the sick kids and just kind of plays with them. And he does it all the time. It's a really nice story.
4/5/20163 hours, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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#259: Existence is Futile (@DuncanTrussell)

Duncan Trussell invited me up to his compound in the mountains to explain to me what existentialism means. It's a heady conversation that I barely remember thanks to marijuana, but it was really interesting at the time. And it starts with a rational breakdown of the story of the Jewish holiday, Purim, in the intro.
3/30/20162 hours, 45 minutes, 19 seconds
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#258: Psychedelia (@ShaneComedy)

Shane Mauss met me on the patio of the Comedy Store and told me tons of tales about all sorts of psychedelic drugs. I had no idea Shane was this deep into psychedelia. He's been to so many different dimensions he should forward his mail there. And what I really liked is that he wasn't all hippy dippy about it. He's very scientific about the whole thing. It was a great discussion about amazing drugs.
3/21/20161 hour, 55 minutes, 47 seconds
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#257: Money For Nothing (2 anonymous defense contractors)

Two US Army defense contractors met me in a secret location in America to discuss what it's like to go work for the government on foreign soils. They both work as contractors in stations all over the world and they gave a first hand account of how much waste goes into our imperialism. It was an interesting look into the life of a hired grunt in the middle of a war zone.
3/14/20162 hours, 1 minute, 9 seconds
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#256: Take a Hike (@TheoVon)

Theo Von met me at a secret hike in LA to do a walking podcast about hiking. Theo's a hilarious comic but he's also hiked Mount Kilimanjaro. I climb hills, bro. Hills. He climbed a giant mountain. It was a fun talk and it really puts you in the place where we were. I love these "on-location" podcasts.
3/7/20162 hours, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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#255: The 2016 Gay Super Bowl; The Oscars (@SchmoesKnow)

The Schmoes, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, invited me to their posh burbank studio to do our yearly roundup of the Oscars. We did it after the Oscars this year because Kristian actually got to go to it! Well, sort of. He did red carpet stuff outside. But great discussion about movies and as always, we get into really ridiculous, stupid stuff that has nothing do with the Oscars. 
3/1/20161 hour, 43 minutes, 7 seconds
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#254: Spoiler Alert 5 - Zoolander No. 2 (@Kathleen_McGee)

Kathleen McGee and I went to see Zoolander no. 2 in Vancouver and we did a spoiler alert podcast about it. Its the 2nd year in a road we did this. And both times with sequels. It's a fun discussion about the movie and also a drug and injury fueled trip to Whistler.
2/26/20162 hours, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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#253: Give Me A Lyft (@JMScomedy)

Jessica Michelle Singleton came over to talk about what it's like to drive for a ride-share company. She's ridden for Uber and Lyft so she's got first hand knowledge on the subject. And we even drove around a little and picked up a passenger during the podcast. Fun times. The conversation naturally went from driving to rape so expect some really stupid discussion on the subject from the both of us.
2/16/20162 hours, 51 minutes, 23 seconds
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#252: The Big C (Kelsey)

My friend Kelsey sat down on a beach on the island of Maui to talk about her experience with cancer. Kelsey got it, beat it, and got it again all in her 20s. It was a very open and honest interview all about what it actually means to have cancer, deal with remission, the feel of chemo... all of it.
2/8/20162 hours, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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#251: The Ari Shaffir Interview Part 2: The Early Years (@DanishAndOneill, @AriShaffir)

Danish and Oneill met me at my AirBnB in Echo Park while I was in town to shoot This Is Not Happening season 2 (new episodes February 24 at 12:30am) to do an interview about Ari Shaffir. Ari Shaffir is the host of a semi popular comedy podcast called Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank. This is the first interview we did and I'm airing it second because so many people wanted me to release it. It takes us from the birth of Ari until his birth as a comedian. It leaves off where episode 250 picks up. So enjoy this interview with the guy on this podcast who never gets asked any questions. It's the first time I don't have to butt in to get my point across. 
1/31/20162 hours, 29 minutes, 1 second
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Rant in the Car

I've been editing This Is Not Happening stories for 50 hours a week for the last 2 weeks so I didn't have time to do a full interview. I was going to just skip the week, but then I thought, you know people would like better than no episode? That's right, they want the host to drive dangerously while barely covering a variety of unlinked topics. So enjoy, everybody. A new numbered Skeptic Tank should be back next week.
1/18/201633 minutes, 11 seconds
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#250: The Ari Shaffir Interview - Later Years (@DanishAndOneill)

Jeff Danis and Ryan Oneill met me at Full Charge's place in LA to interview the host of Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Ari Shaffir. I turned the reins over to two of the least capable men on the west coast and they interviewed me about anything they wanted. Danish and Oneill episodes are always a blast and this one was no different. I had some HARD laughs while we were making this one. So if you've ever wanted to know about me, here's your chance to find out.
1/12/20163 hours, 29 minutes
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#249: Boozapalooza (@GlitterCheese)

Liza Treyger had me over to talk about alcohol. It wasn't one of those cry-about-it podcasts. This was a celebration of booze. Liza is good at drinking. Really good. Better than me for sure. So we talked about alcohol and how fun it is, and we talked about how awful Jews are, and probably a bunch more stuff that pot won't let me remember. 
1/4/20162 hours, 52 minutes, 35 seconds
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#248: Spoiler Alert 4: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (@MikeBlackAttack, @SteveSimeone)

Mike Black and Steve Simeone met me at the Comedy Store and we talked about the new Star Wars. There's tons of spoilers in here so stay away if you want everything to be fresh. But it's really not that important. The movie was just fun anyway. It ain't like getting a spoiler for 6th Sense or the movie where the guy was a girl. This is the 4th in my series of spoiler alert podcasts. Check out the others if you can find them.
12/30/20152 hours, 19 minutes, 29 seconds
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#247: Mickey D's (@TheMikeLawrence)

Mike Lawrence worked at McDonalds. For, like, a long time. I mean years. I know, right? So this episode is all about that. He came over to my apartment on his way home from his new writing job on Inside Amy Schumer (out in April) and we talked about all things Mickey D's. I know it's the cliched restaurant for a terrible job, but after you hear this episode you'll realize that cliches are around for a reason. It sounds awful. 
12/16/20152 hours, 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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#246: Phish Heads (@MikeFinoia)

Mike Finoia came to my apartment to talk about being a dirty hippie who followed Phish on the road from gig to gig. We also got into his trip to the "final" Grateful Dead concert ever in Chicago last year. I accidentally recorded it on ambient mode so it sounds kind of like a radio station from the '90s. But it's a fun episode full of drugs, music, and smelly vans. Oh, and I take my fertility test in the intro and outro.
12/7/20152 hours, 17 minutes, 23 seconds
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#245: Loose Lips Sink Ships (@MarkNorm)

Mark Normand came over to my apartment to have a discussion about keeping one’s mouth shut. Mark gets into trouble all the time for sharing too much and I wanted to talk about what that means, and the repercussions therein, and if it’s even possible for a comedian to share too much. And we meandered a crudload so it’s not entirely about having a big mouth.
11/30/20152 hours, 53 minutes, 57 seconds
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#244: Butterflather (@PatCoppolino)

Patrick Coppolino met me in my hotel room in Calgary to do a catch-up session on how he now feels about fatherhood. You might remember Patrick as a new father in episode 61. Well, it's been a few years, and I thought it'd be cool to see how he feels about things now. We meander A BUNCH in this episode so don't worry if you don't care about fatherhood. 
11/11/20152 hours, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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#243: Hostel Territory (@HebertComedy)

Sean Hebert met me in a hotel room in Toronto to talk to me about hostels. I met Sean on my travels a few times. I've smoked dirt weed with him in his comically tiny apartment in Hong Kong and I've snorted Ritalin with him in his hostel in Thailand. He's stayed in hostels all over the world and he's been in all different kinds. So it's a lot of talk about life and travels in other countries. And Sean is a traveler for sure. 
11/3/20152 hours, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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#242: A Thousand Whys to Doi (Happy Halloween)

Happy Halloween! To celebrate the holiday, I talked to a bunch of people about the different ways they fear dying. Everybody has their little irrational fears about dying in some normal situation. Here are some of those fears. Short and sweet so you can have more time to trick or treat for razor blades.
10/26/201543 minutes, 26 seconds
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#241: DMT (@CarlDonnelly)

Carl Donnelly invited me over to his flat in Edinburgh to talk about DMT. Carl has done it more than just about anybody I know. He's had a wide range of different experiences with the drug and we talked about all of it. Make sure to check out Carl's podcast, The Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast on iTunes and All Things Comedy. And stay tuned for the outro for another episode of Dope Meals (that's the new name for Eats Village)
10/20/20151 hour, 55 minutes, 49 seconds
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#240: Death Wish (@ChrisGethard, @NikkiGlaser, & @AllisonDore)

Chris Gethard, Nikki Glaser, and Allison Dore were my guests on a live podcast at the JFL42 comedy festival in Toronto, Canada last month. I never feel comfortable doing these live podcasts because the audience forces the discussion into a more laughs oriented direction. So I decided to test this theory by doing a podcast about suicide at a live show in front of a comedy festival crowd. The results were mixed. But I found it way more interesting than doing a surface podcast just so I could say I did it. So, here's an interesting discussion on suicidal thoughts in an audience that thought they were here for laughs.
10/15/20151 hour, 23 minutes, 15 seconds
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#239: Bogans (@TheNickCody)

Nick Cody met me in my flat in Edinburgh to explain to me what the hell a bogan is. I knew I didn't like them, but I couldn't properly express why. So Nick broke it down to me. If you don't know, a bogan is an Australian undesirable. Very specifically undesirable. And, yeah, I said flat instead of apartment. I'm UK to the mug now. 
10/5/20151 hour, 53 minutes, 39 seconds
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#238: Hot Cosby (@MatEdgar) Spoiler Alert #3 South Park S19.E01&02

Mat Edgar and I sat in our condo in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and watched South Park Season 19 episodes 1 and 2 and then did a spoiler alert podcast about what we saw. It's the third SA episode. We just talked all about the episodes. They were amazing episodes of perhaps the best sitcom of all time.  If you want to attend the taping of This Is Not Happening this year, go to www.TheBlacklistNYC.com/TINH and put Ari Shaffir in the "referred by" line. The shows are next week in Hollywood.
9/28/20151 hour, 54 minutes, 49 seconds
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#237: Nun Of The Above (@KelliDunham)

Kelli Dunham met me in a park in Brooklyn to talk about her days as a nun. She, for real, lived in a nunnery and did all that garbage. Can you imagine living like that? Join us for a beautiful day in the park.
9/22/20152 hours, 20 minutes, 3 seconds
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#236: Who's Walking Whom (@GaryVider)

Gary Vider came over to my apartment to do a podcast about dog walking. He's a comedian who's been pretty much making a living walking dogs for the last 5 years. It was a fun talk and of course we meandered a bunch. Also, I've got a new Eats Village (pending better name) in the outro. And the sound was kind of tinny on the intro and outro, sorry. 
9/14/20153 hours, 29 minutes, 47 seconds
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#235: First Responder; A 9/11 Story (Cris Italia)

9/11 was a terrible day in American history. This is one story of the many stories of that day. Cris Italia was a volunteer EMT and was around the corner when the first plane hit. By the time the second plane hit, he was already at ground zero, helping. It's a heartbreaking story of what happened to one man the day America stopped being invincible.
9/7/20154 hours, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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#234: Shroomfest 2015; Craig Campbell is F**king Crazy (@Moosefu*ker)

Craig Campbell came over to my flat in Edinburgh to talk all about mushrooms. Craig is f*cking nuts. He's done more sh-t in his life than 5 of us will. And he loves mushrooms. Because they're part of a healthy breakfast. So what better way to celebrate this year's shroomfest than to talk to a wild man about the magic fungus. It was a really fun episode. I hope you all have a wonderful shroomfest. I'll see you on the other side of the galaxy.
8/30/20154 hours, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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#233: Death of the Party (@KyleKinane)

Kyle Kinane had me over to his flat in Edinburgh, Scotland to do an album commentary on his first album, Death of the Party. This is the 6th of these comedy album breakdowns I do with the comedians. Kyle is legit one of the best comics in America and this was a real treat to get to do with him. We talked all about his first release. Where the bits came from, style, technique, all of it. By the way, Shroomfest starts Saturday and goes till the end of Monday!
8/24/20154 hours, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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#232: The Wrestler (@ColtCabana)

Colt Cabana had me over to his flat in Edinburgh, Scotland for a talk about indy wrestling. Colt is a looper. He's made a living as a wrestler for almost two decades. We talked about the travel, the money, the trials and tribulations. Everything about what it's like to be an independant wrestler. He's a super positive guy and he taught me a thing or two about appreciating what you've got.
8/17/20153 hours, 38 minutes, 21 seconds
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#231: State of the Union Address (@ComicDaveSmith, @AhirShah, @AlexKealy, @AlexSmithComic)

Dave Smith came over to my apartment to catch me up on the state of America over the last year or so. We've gone through a lot of change as a country. Gay marriage was legalized, racial tension with the police came to a head, government spending reached new heights and much more. Dave broke down all the important American stories and we analyzed them together. Ahir Shah, Alex Kealy, and Alex Smith are my roommates for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and they weighed in on the intro as outside observers of what's going on in the good old US of A.
8/10/20155 hours, 13 minutes, 9 seconds
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#230: Unconservative and Incorrect (@NickDipaolo)

Nick Dipaolo met me at my apartment to talk about how he's not a conservative and how Libertarians feel about conservativism and political correctness. Fun podcast and I finished it only minutes before I leave for Scotland for all of August. So long, America.
8/3/20151 hour, 21 minutes, 33 seconds
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#229: Lisa Lisa (@Wayne Rada)

Wayne Rada met me in NoLita, Manhattan to take me on a tour of the murals down there. It's a history of graffiti and a run-down of the giant, builiding sized paintings that are all over lower Manhattan.
7/27/20151 hour, 49 minutes, 3 seconds
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#228: That's Clearly A Travel (@JosephVecsey)

Joe Vecsey met me at the basketball courts in Stuytown for a talk about the And 1 Mixtape years of streetball. Joe grew up playing with all of them as a kid in New York. We talk all about Rucker Park, and the great rivalries in the big tournaments, what life was like on those courts, the smoothest players, everything. Meet us at the playground.
7/21/20152 hours, 23 minutes, 19 seconds
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#227: The Herp (@JoeListComedy)

Joe List met me in Central Park on a beautiful summer day to have a wonderful talk about herpes. Joe's got it. He's open about it. And he answered everything you wanted to know abou tit. If you already have it, you'll relate. If you are going to get it soon, this will help you when you get unlucky. If you never get it. Congrats. Let's bone. 
7/13/20152 hours, 16 minutes, 9 seconds
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#226: Bonnaroo; The Opposite of Charleston (@MarkNorm, @BigJayOakerson, @DanSoder, @MichelleIsAWolf, and @IanEdwardsComic, Tristan, Hannah, Anonymous, Hannah, & Jordan)

Mark Normand, Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, and Michelle Wolf came to my apartment to talk about our amazing trip to Bonnaroo. Man, we had such a good time. I was riding high on it for weeks afterwards, and I'm so glad I got the whole group back together to talk about it. It was a wild four days of drugs, music, drugs, hot 19 year olds in jean shorts and bikini tops, drugs, good vibes, booze, and drugs. I want to go every year.
7/6/20153 hours, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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#225: Vagina Turkey Baster (@RachelJSimmons)

Rachel Simmons and I had a high school reunion for two last week. And while we were doing that, we recorded a podcast about artificial insemination. A few years ago, Rachel got knocked up the modern way, by paying for sperm to be stuffed inside her by a medical professional. I had some questions. This was a fun talk with two people who have known each other for almost 25 years. 
6/29/20152 hours, 24 minutes, 55 seconds
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#224: Take Me Out To The Ball Game (@PaulMorrissey)

Paul Morrissey and I went to a Yankee game to talk about baseball. We got seats right behind the visitor's bullpen and we did a podcast from right there. We started on the walk to the subway, continued on the train a little, got lost some, got inside, met some Jews, had a dog, met some more people, and watched some more baseball. It was a great day.
6/23/20152 hours, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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#223: Palsy (@DaveyWester1, @IanEdwardsComic, @TheZaraMizrahi)

Davey Wester trekked his way across Manhattan to my apartment to talk to me about his cerebral palsy. Davey is a Comedy Store comic from way back. We've had a couple CP comics there over the years and this is actually the first time I really talked to any of them about the condition. Surprisingly fun discussion based on the topic. And some good Gallagher stuff. Ian Edwards and Zara Mizrahi join me from Bonnaroo for the introduction.
6/16/20152 hours, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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#222: Mop This Way (@Derek1Gaines)

Derek Gaines met me at my apartment to talk about his former life as a janitor. It's one of the dirtiest jobs most people will ever come in contact with. The thing I learned from this above all else was this: Use bleach.
6/8/20151 hour, 53 minutes, 31 seconds
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#221: Mistu Softu (@TurnerBSparks)

Turner Sparks met me at my new New York apartment during his visit from Shanghai. We talked about the unique challenge he's faced opening up a Mister Softee franchise in China. It's kind of crazy how much different business is there than here. 
6/2/20151 hour, 31 minutes, 41 seconds
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#220: Gift of Garble (@BigJayOakerson

Big Jay Oakerson had me over to his apartment to talk about the worst interviews we've been a part of. We both sat through the same horrendous interviewer at SXSW and that's what gave us the idea. Some people are really good at bringing stuff out of you. Other people, not so much. 
5/26/20151 hour, 41 minutes, 41 seconds
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#219: Khob Khun Krap (@PeteeC)

Pete Cornacchione and I sat down outside the airport in Chiang Mai, Thailand to talk about all the things we saw out there. We did so much that we couldn't even fit it into one episode. So we just talked about mainland Thailand. Phuket, Bangkok, and Chiang Mai. Man, did we do a crapload of stuff. Join us on our podcast version of vacation pictures from a place where (probably) no podcast has recorded from before. 
5/18/20152 hours, 55 minutes, 53 seconds
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#218: Spoiler Alert 2 - Whiplash (@SamMorril)

Sam Morril and I went to go see Whiplash before it was out of theaters. And we barely made it. There were, like, 6 people in the theater. As soon as it was done, we went back to my aparment and recorded this Spoiler Alert episode. Don't listen if you're planning on seeing Whiplash this week. Do listen if you've already seen it or have no current plans to see it.
5/11/20152 hours, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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#217: Rocket Man (@FahimAnwar)

Fahim Anwar met me at Benji's place while I was in LA and we talked about his career as an aerospace engineer. It's a long way from that to Guy Code. Man. Join us as we sat outside and brough Arab and Jew together. (Fahim insists he's not an Arab)
5/3/20151 hour, 35 minutes, 33 seconds
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#216: Tenement (Nick Mullen)

Nick Mullen met me at my in New York to talk about his illegal living situation. Nick is a funny young comic who literally lives in tenement housing. We talked all about it and got into some existential stuff about comedy. And we took a fun walk around the Bowery to see his garbage neighborhood full of chuds.
4/27/20152 hours, 36 minutes, 19 seconds
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#215: Thicker Than Water (@SteveSimeone)

Steve Simeone had me over to his apartment to talk about family. I was there to get a ride to the airport to leave LA back to New York. It's a great discussion on blood with the guy who's probably closer to his family than any other comic I know. Check out Simeone's podcast, Good Times. 
4/20/20151 hour, 58 minutes, 31 seconds
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#214: No J No Way (@RickIngraham

Rick Ingraham met me at Benjy's apartment in LA to talk about quitting pot. Rick was a longtime smoker. He was always with us at the Comedy Store when we found places to get high. A real, multiple time every day smoker. And then he stopped. So we talked about that. Cort McCown joins me for the intro.
4/13/20152 hours, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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#213: 2 Years a Slave (@MadFlavor)

Joey Diaz and I sat in his North Hollywood yard and talked about being two years into being a parent. It got way deeper than I expected. Diaz manages to bridge the worlds he was in between this 2 year old child of his, and his estranged daughter from his former life. And we got into his own 2nd year of life, his comedy life. And how he got started. Jesus. This one had a lot of stuff to it. 
4/6/20152 hours, 17 minutes, 23 seconds
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#212: Unpopular (@ThisDavidTaylor)

David Taylor came over to Benji's place in LA and we talked about him being unpopular. He's an unpopular person. Has been for years. And I've wanted to talk to him about it for years. And now I got the chance. So join us for a conversation about unpopularity and the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
3/31/20153 hours, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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#211: NASCArmo (@SamTripoli)

Sam Tripoli and I got the hookup to the Brickyard 400 in Fontana. It's a NASCAR event. Neither one of us are fans of the sport, but since we have a sports podcast (Punch Drunk Sports) we figured we should give it a chance. And it was craploads of fun. Join us on our trip to an actual NASCAR event.
3/23/20152 hours, 13 minutes, 17 seconds
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#210: Weirdo (@BrentWeinbach)

Brent Weinbach met me at the place I'm staying in LA to talk about how weird he is. Brent is, to put it mildly, a strange person. He sniffs chairs before sitting down, doesn't have a cell phone, eats baby food, and loves 8 bit music. He's "unique." So we had a fun conversation about it and then I tried walking in his shoes for a moment.
3/16/20153 hours, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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#209 Tennis, Anyone? (@MichaelKosta)

Michael Kosta came over to my Los Angeles boarding house to have a nice talk with me about tennis. Kosta played since he was little and was even a professional for a few years before turning to standup. It was a fun conversation with two comics about a sport. And of course, there's some talk about anal, too.
3/10/20151 hour, 50 minutes, 33 seconds
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#208: Pad Thai (@GeoffKeith)

Geoff Keith met me at the Comedy Store to talk about all his amazing trips to Southeast Asia. He's been there a few times. To the Phillipines, to Thailand, and somewhere else that I'm forgetting. There's some pretty cool adventures in there and it really makes me want to go see those places for myself. 
3/3/20152 hours, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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#207: Cup o' Joe (@NickYoussef)

Nick Youssef came to my hotel room in Seattle to talk about coffee. Nick has nothing of value in his life, so he fills his void by shopping for old records, thrift store clothes, and coffee. He's become kind of an afficianado. So we did a podcast all about the black art. We also talked about this sick fight we saw the night before on the streets.
2/24/20152 hours, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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@206: The 2015 Gay Super Bowl; The Oscars (@SchmoesKnow)

Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis met me at the Comedy Store for the 3rd straight year to talk about the Oscars. I love these podcasts. We get to shit on movies for 2 hours, it's great. Kristian and Mark are the team that makes up Schmoes Know. They've got an awesome movie podcast and they always teach me about the movies I didn't get a chance to see. I also come up with a sweet plan for fun so listen before Wednesday and listen all the way through.
2/16/20152 hours, 10 minutes, 54 seconds
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#205: Bound (@GwenMedia)

Mistress Isabella Sinclaire came over to the apartment I'm unwillingly sharing in LA to tell me about BDSM. She's pretty much a professinal torturer, which is way different than that job would be in Game of Thrones. This is all about domination, usually sexually. It was a great long discussion and if you're wondering if she was going to put electrodes on my balls to shock them, the answer is of course she did. Benji Aflalo joins me for the outro.
2/9/20153 hours, 35 minutes, 47 seconds
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#204: Rasslin' (@TheMikeLawrence, @SteveSimeone)

Mike Lawrence met me at the Creek and the Cave in Long Island City so we could record a podcast about wrestling. Mike has always been one of the comics who loves wrestling on a non-ironic level and he's always been good at explaining things to me that I don't agree with. So I'm glad he was able to explain to me what I'm missing with wrestling. It always seemed like garbage entertainment for garbage people. But Mike made me see how cool is it to follow the action of the squared circle. And plus I think we did this on, like, Christmas day or Christmas eve. So thank you, Jews. Steve Simeone helps with the intro and outro. 
2/2/20152 hours, 45 minutes, 1 second
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#203: Prison Rules (@Ali_Speaks)

Ali Siddiq met me at the Comedy Store to talk about prison. I always knew prison life was hard, but damn. I didn't know about all of this. Ali spent 6 years locked away with some of the most violent criminals in Texas. This is a great episode and really fun and interesting. 
1/26/20153 hours, 20 minutes, 6 seconds
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#202: On Race (@GodfreyComedian)

Godfrey came over to my apartment in New York and we had a long non-judgemental talk about race. It was really interesting to me and I think talks like this can really help us grow as a society. Not listening to Godfrey and me, but having these kinds of talks with the people in your own life. So listen to the way we're not attacking each other, and then try to do the same in your own discussions.
1/19/20152 hours, 25 minutes, 13 seconds
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#201: Paid Regular (@AriShaffir)

The story of how I became a paid regular at the Comedy Store. From when I started comedy to when I got passed to when I made the announcement that I'll be filming my special in the Original Room. This was originally the intro to episode 180: Haole 5-0 but I thought I'd upload it on it's own the day my special comes out. It airs tonight (Friday night) at midnight/11pm central on Comedy Central. It's called Paid Regular and it's available at www.AriShaffir.com or at Comedy Central On Demand.
1/16/20151 hour, 9 minutes, 3 seconds
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#200: Potluck (@DanishAndOneill, @FahimAnwar, @AriShaffir)

Jeff Danis and Ryan O'Neill came over to my AirBnB in LA while I was in town to film my special, Paid Regular. We talked about the open mic at the Comedy Store known as potluck. It was a parade of lunatics. In its prime, potluck was one part freak show, one part standup show, and two parts club soda. Seriously, you had to see it. And I talked to Danish & O'Neill about what it was like hosting that mother week after week. Always great when these guys are on and this one is no exception. And don't forget to watch my special on Comedy Central Friday night January 16 or get the extended version at www.arishaffir.com
1/12/20154 hours, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
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#199: Noma (@RobertKelly)

Robert Kelly invited me down to the Riotcast studio to act as my producer for a podcast about our amazing experience eating at Noma. Noma was named the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant Magazine 3 of the last 4 years. Chef Rene Redzepi has created an amazing culinary experience in Copenhagen, Denmark. And Robert and I were there for the Copenhagen Comedy Festival in September and I got on the wait list for Noma. And wouldn't you know it, our name got called. So here's two comedians talking about our 2 1/2 hour lunch at Noma. David Taylor joins me for the intro from the apartment I'm staying in in LA until April.
1/6/20152 hours, 24 minutes, 51 seconds
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SA #1: Happy New Year (@Kathleen_McGee)

Kathleen McGee and I got SUPER high and went to see Dumb and Dumber To and then we did a podcast and talked all about it when it was over. Recorded in my hotel room in Vancouver, this was supposed to be the first Spoiler Alert podcast from me but now it's just an extra gift for New Years. Enjoy. And don't worry about it spoiling any jokes for you. If you were gonna see the movie, you would've seen it by now. Be honest with yourself for once.
12/30/201455 minutes, 9 seconds
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#198: A Very Jewish Christmas (@DanNaturman)

Dan Naturman stopped by my apartment to talk about what Christmas is like as a Jew. It was a surprisingly upbeat and pro-Christmas talk from two people who would have been used as the star on a Christmas tree only 30 years ago. Is that a thing? Anyway, happy holidays, everyone.
12/22/20141 hour, 47 minutes, 1 second
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#197: Injection Protection (Morgan Black)

Morgan Black met me in my hotel room in Vancouver to talk about his job at Insite. Insite is the safe injection place on Hastings Street in Vancouver. It's a place in heroin alley where junkies can go to get clean needles and they can use those needls to shoot up in a place that's supervised by people like Morgan. He watches over them to make sure they don't overdose. If they begin to, it's up to him to try and save them. He's seen a lot since he's been there and he shares it here.
12/16/20142 hours, 44 minutes, 47 seconds
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#196: Far and Away (@NickDipaolo)

Nick DiPaolo met me in the damn soundbooth at The Stand (I've really started doing these just about everywhere, huh?) to talk about life in the sticks of Westchester. Nick is from Boston, lived in New York for probably almost 2 decades, and now he lives up there. He's a guy I always looked up to as a comic so it was nice to get him on.
12/8/20141 hour, 7 minutes, 49 seconds
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#195: BackWords (@LizMiele)

Liz Miele came over to my apartment to talk about dyslexia. Well, she came over to talk about running marathons but the damn recorder screwed its mother right at the end of a 2 hour podcast so then we did another one about dyslexia. We probably should've done that one first because it's a way more interesting subject. She tells me all about her dyslexia, what it means to her, how she copes with it, and how other people react to it. It's a really interesting episode all brought to you by my stupid recorder not auto saving.
12/1/20141 hour, 35 minutes, 39 seconds
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#194 Tits_McGee (@Kathleen_McGee)

Kathleen McGee came to my hotel room in Vancouver to update me on all the new adventures she's been on. I had her on to talk about some new sexcapades but then we also got into depression and giving up.
11/24/20141 hour, 50 minutes
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#193: Shiny Happy Jihad (@JoeRogan)

Joe Rogan had me over to Freak Party studios to do an album commentary of his 2007 album, Shiny Happy Jihad. This is the first time I'm doing this where it's not the comic's first album. But I was there when Rogan was developing this material and I was there for the recording in San Francisco at Cobbs and I thought that added insight would make it way better to talk about this CD rather than his first CD. This is the longest podcast I've ever done. Hopefully iTunes won't have a problem with it. Emjoy your lives.
11/17/20145 hours, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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#192: The Unicorn Whisperer (Christine Marie Evans)

Christine Evans made the block and a half trek to my aparment to talk about sex some. And more importantly, about the threesomes here and Big Jay have been having for the last 6 months. You see, Christine is one of those cool girlfriends. She's into doing fun stuff with her boyfriend and what could be more fun than boning a third person. And then another third person. And then another. It's an informative and boner inducing episode that's sure to be a Christmas classic for years to come.
11/11/20142 hours, 34 minutes, 59 seconds
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#191: Remember This (@SteveSimeone)

Steve Simeone is my guest for the 4th of these album commentary podcasts. The cool thing about this one is that Steve's album doesn't come out till tomorrow. I begged him to do this with me and he was cool enough to say yes. So everyone go out and buy Remember This by Steve Simeone and tell 8 to 10 friends about it as soon as you can.
11/4/20143 hours, 37 minutes, 13 seconds
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#190: Candyman Candyman Candyman (@DeanDelray)

Dean Delray came over to my Los Angeles AirBnB to discuss a great love we both share. Candy. It's our muse. Seriously, we're both highly addicted to candy and we can't stop eating it but this is more a celebration of the thing we love. From how we got started on the sugar highway, to how it makes us feel, to our all time favorites. This is all about that sweet sweet. 
10/27/20141 hour, 32 minutes, 35 seconds
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#189: Catastrophic Alcoholic (@TheTeeb)

Jayson Thibault came to my AirBnB to talk about alcholism. Jayson is a drunk. He's addicted to alcohol. He was sober for almost 3 years and then he relapsed and now he can't stop drinking. So we talked about what it means to be an alcoholic. From how it started, to what it means on a day to day level, to why it continues. It's an educational experience through the eyes of an addict.
10/20/20142 hours, 32 minutes, 55 seconds
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#188: KMOQ: (@DanSoder)

Dan Soder met me at my apartment to talk about growing up in a single parent household. Dan's dad was like me, so he was gone pretty early in Dan's life. From then on it was just him and his mother. So we talked about that and some of the usual meanderings and that's how you make a podcast.
10/13/20141 hour, 47 minutes, 17 seconds
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#187: American Werehoser in London (@Escariot)

Pete Johannson met me at my flat in London to talk about the city. He moved here from Canada 5 years ago and he loves it. We talked all about London. The food, the healthcare, the girls, the drugs, and the comedy. It's been a while since I've seen him and it's always a good time. Intro with Katharine Ferns who's another Canadian comic in London.
10/7/20142 hours, 53 minutes, 53 seconds
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#186: Das Juden (@LouisKatz

Louis Katz met me at Union Square to have whole foods salad bar lunch on steps like champions. We talked about being Jewish. I only really have my own perspective on it, so it was nice to hear what another version of a nonaffiliated Jew is. You'll have to excuse the music coming from the live Dance Dance Revolution going on behind us. New York, man. There's no space. And I do the intro from the most fitting place I could think of for a podcast about Jews. Live from Munich, Germany at Oktoberfest.
9/29/20142 hours, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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#185: Kiss the Cook (@ThisDavidTaylor)

David Taylor met me at my LA AirBnb to talk about chefing. Chefing? Sure. David has been cooking for a few years now and he's gotten kind of into it. So we just talked about that. And of course, we meandered a crudload. 
9/22/20142 hours, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
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#184: Yellowman (@ShengWangTime, @BigJayOakerson)

Sheng Wang came to my apartment to talk about the Asian American experience. Well, he came over to do a podcast, and then I asked him all about Chinatown, and then it just becomes a whole podcast about Asianness. 
9/15/20142 hours, 32 minutes, 31 seconds
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#183: Popo (@MarkDemayo)

Mark Demayo came over to my apartment this week. We drank some beers and talked about his 20 years as a policeman in New York. It was a fun, open conversation. I asked him a ton of questions about what being a cop is like and Mark answered everything. Fun podcast.
9/8/20142 hours, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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#182: Are You Concert Experienced (@NickYoussef)

Nick Youssef and I were in Chicago to watch Arcade Fire and to do a show at Zanies to pay for it. So we decided to do a podcast all about concerts. Nick's been to a million concerts and I've been to a bunch of the ones he's been to. So it's a fun conversation about live music. Direct from Chitown.
9/1/20142 hours, 22 minutes, 1 second
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#181: It's A Match (@Walkinsauce)

Christina Walkinshaw met me in Montreal to talk all about Tinder. She's an expert of sorts and she and I discussed all things Tinder, her tumultuous past with Sam Tripoli, deportation and we pretty much just had a fun couple hours. Join us on a Tinderganza!
8/25/20142 hours, 13 minutes, 1 second
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#180: Haole 5-0 (@JonahRay)

Jonah Ray invited me into his converted garage studio to tell me all about Hawaii. Hawaiians have always been the biggest homers of any state in the US. And the daily life in Hawaii has always intrigued me. Jonah grew up there. So he was more than equipped to handle all the questions I had. Jonah Ray is one of the nicest, coolest guys you'll ever meet. I'm glad to get a chance to talk to him every time. I also have some good news about the Comedy Store I share in the intro.
8/18/20143 hours, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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#179: A Fun Guy (@DuncanTrussell)

Duncan Trussell invited me over to his sweet ass apartment to talk about magic mushrooms. I needed someone for a shroomfest episode this year and as soon as I realized I was gonna be in LA, I thought, "Oh! Duncan!" He's like a spirit guide for this stuff. So knowledgeable on the subject and so smart in his analysis. I hope everybody has a great #shroomfest. Be safe. Start looking for mushrooms for next year now. They stay good in a ziplock in the freezer. Happy Shroomfest!