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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 • 462 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"?

    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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    • 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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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Daniel's wife Kylie Ora Lobell Returns - Special Coronavirus Edition

    Daniel's wife Kylie Ora Lobell Returns - Special Coronavirus Edition

    Daniel's wife Kylie Ora Lobell returns to the show to talk about the coronavirus and the impact it's having on their lives. They discuss an unexpected visitor in the backyard, Tiger King, Passover and Easter, and some things they found have made them happy during the quarantine. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. For 10% off, go to BetterHelp.com/MDP. 

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Daniel's Brother Josh Lobell Returns - Special Coronavirus Edition

    Daniel's Brother Josh Lobell Returns - Special Coronavirus Edition

    Josh Lobell returns to the show to teach Daniel and the listeners how to make a healthy mint chocolate chip smoothie that is both delicious and will hopefully boost your immune system. They also talk about bats, Muppets, and what they've been watching on TV during quarantine. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Daniel and his brother Josh Lobell - special Coronavirus edition

    Daniel and his brother Josh Lobell - special Coronavirus edition

    Daniel sits down with brother Josh Lobell to talk about raw food and talk to some of his friends about keeping busy during coronavirus.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
462 Ratings

462 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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