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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank Ari Shaffir

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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

    388: Free Hong Kong (@IAmGarron)

    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.

    • 2 hrs 38 min
    #387: Mark Normand's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again (@MarkNormand)

    #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
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    The Music
    Counting Crows - Round Here
    Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
    Missing Persons - Walking in L.A.
    Sex Pistols- Pretty Vacant

    • 2 hrs 1 min
    #386: The Revenge Robber (@MadFlavor)

    #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. 
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    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
     

    • 3 hrs 8 min
    #385: Bobby Kelly's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again

    #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)
     

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #384: 10 Days of Silence; Vipassana Meditation (with Jessica Michelle Singleton)

    #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

    • 3 hrs 9 min
    #383: Silent But Deadly; The @JoeListComedy Story

    #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

    • 2 hrs 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
743 Ratings

743 Ratings

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I’m really enjoying #378 where Ari does a deep dive with Robert Kelly dissecting each bit from an early career album. I know it must feel so cringy for Robert, but I truly appreciate it.

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