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Daniel Lobell of Comical Radio and This American Life is back once again. This time, he's diving head first into philosophy (a subject he knows little about) with fellow comedians (Marc Maron, Artie Lange, Maria Bamford, Lewis Black, Greg Fitzsimmons, Larry Miller, Reggie Watts etc.) and attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really "modern day philosophers"?

Modern Day Philosophers with Daniel Lobell Daniel Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy

    • Comedy
    • 4.2 • 463 Ratings

Daniel Lobell of Comical Radio and This American Life is back once again. This time, he's diving head first into philosophy (a subject he knows little about) with fellow comedians (Marc Maron, Artie Lange, Maria Bamford, Lewis Black, Greg Fitzsimmons, Larry Miller, Reggie Watts etc.) and attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really "modern day philosophers"?

    Carl Gottleib interview

    Carl Gottleib interview

    Carl Gottleib best know for writing the Jaws screenplay and co writing the Jerk with Steve Martin sits down with Daniel Lobell to tell his story and discuss some philosophy quotes hand picked by Alex Fossella!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Seth Glass Interview

    Seth Glass Interview

    It's hard to describe Seth Glass and do him justice. He's a musician who's lyrics are incredible poetry. He's a spiritual man and a Jewish philosopher of sorts. He talks about his career as a musician playing Jewish themed music, he talks about his struggles with substance abuse, about touring with Reb Shlomo Carlebach and about getting older. He plays some songs shares some cool ideas and so much more! Enjoy.
     

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Art Bell interview on his new book Constant Comedy

    Art Bell interview on his new book Constant Comedy

    Daniel and Art Bell talk about the creation of Comedy Central, old comedy and making it in the TV exec biz!
    Check out Art's new book Constant Comedy: How I started Comedy Central and Lost my sense of Humor.  

    • 56 min
    Daniel, Kylie and guest Al Martin- Special Coronavirus Edition

    Daniel, Kylie and guest Al Martin- Special Coronavirus Edition

    Daniel and Kylie check in to talk about the riots happening on their block in Los Angeles. He also interviews Al Martin, owner of the Broadway Comedy Club and Greenwich Comedy Club, as well as the founder of New York Comedy Club, one of the places where Daniel started his career. They talk about how the club came to be and where comedy is at nowadays. Al is the author of the new book "Did It On a Dare."
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    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Daniel, Kylie and Matty Goldberg- Special Coronavirus Edition

    Daniel, Kylie and Matty Goldberg- Special Coronavirus Edition

    Host Daniel Lobell welcomes back his wife Kylie Ora Lobell to chat with Matty Goldberg about how they met. They remember good times in Brooklyn, talk about the new puppy, and update listeners on their quarantine status. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Go to betterhelp.com/mdp for 10 percent off your first month.   

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Daniel and brother Josh call Scottish cousin Marc Frame - Special Coronavirus Edition

    Daniel and brother Josh call Scottish cousin Marc Frame - Special Coronavirus Edition

    Daniel Lobell and his brother Josh Lobell decided in this episode that they just wanted to cheer people up and make them laugh in this tough time. Knowing that there is no one funnier than their cousin Marc Frame in Scotland, they decide to give a call to talk about everything from dating during quarantine to cooking to comedy to Ralphie May and so much more.
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    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
463 Ratings

463 Ratings

allTheTrophies ,

How Did I Only Just Find This?

I found this podcast not too long ago and have been ravenously going through the past episodes. Some are no longer available here but are purchasable, so what’d I do? I went to the iTunes Store and bought one of the albums. The host knows how to probe for further clarification from his guests and it’s enjoyable to hear he and the comics he’s interviewing discover these philosophers for the first time to discuss. I haven’t even finished going through the backlog yet and I’ve already gone back and listened to the Jackie Martling and Pat Cooper episodes multiple times!

Conkydong ,

Little discussion of topic & political bias

I just want to hear stimulating discussion about philosophy — not shallow comments. There are many podcasts that put on a comedic act and I wouldn’t mind it if it didn’t take away from the discussion so much. It can be tough to leave politics out of philosophy too but if I’m hearing of it in a podcast where I’m not looking to hear about it, I want objectivity, not personal bias.

Just not my cup of tea when I want to learn ab philosophy.

Wasm7 ,

Clueless

They want to talk about current affairsBut they keep repeating one line over and over “ I don’t know” ...The protest over George Floyd’s killing is demanding Just Swift police reform , but I don’t think they know that ..
fear mongering in disguise .. that’s what it sounds like

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