News. Pop Culture. Politics. Weird stories. EVERYTHING that happened during the last week. Comedian Ben Gleib catches you up on it all, while making fun of basically everything. Some people tell him this podcast is the way they prefer to get the news. He thinks these people are geniuses. Sometimes he's joined by celebrity guests like comedians, actors, politicians, Four-Star Generals, and his parents. But mostly he talks to himself. If you've been in a coma for the last 7 days, this podcast should not be high on your list of things to tackle.
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#252: The New Season Starts Now!
The pod is back! Gleib catches us up on everything since last season. Including his new hour special "THE MAD KING" dropping on Youtube Aug 14! His engagement! FBI raids Trump. Dad jokes. Beyonce changes her lyrics. Russia invades Ukraine. Demi Lovato is a she again. Gun reform passes. Some Kardashian BS. Inflation Reduction Act Passes. Jan 6 hearings close in on the Orange Monster. McDonalds against McWar Crimes. Gleib starts therapy and quits adderall. Vegas gives money away. A homophobic principal. A sexually inappropriate teacher. The Big Burqa Bounce Back. Liam Neeson loves guns. And Los Lobos Reinvents Itself. Please share the new hour special THE MAD KING, on Helium Comedy Studios YouTube and leave comments on it! And you can support Gleib and the pod at Patreon.com/bengleib
#250: Virtually Live with Maz Jobrani & Katrina Davis
Gleib is joined by Katrina Davis & Maz Jobrani recorded in front of a live virtual audience on the new app Fireside. They discuss pranking David Beckham. Gleib’s hidden camera video at an Anti-Vax restaurant. U.S. botched pullout from Afghanistan. Britney. J Lo & Affleck back together. The Bachelorette. A dangerous roller coaster. Only Fans. And better PR for bats. Follow @mazjobrani @katrinasivad, download Fireside Chat, and support the podcast with great perks at Patreon.com/BenGleib
#249: Iliza Shlesinger is Good on Audio
After 10 years, Gleib's dear friend Iliza Shlesinger joins him to talk about her new movie "Good on Paper" and how Gleib new her lying ex the film is based on, changing priorities as you get older, jealousy and whether it can be healthy, how past trauma can effect us, what the biggest problems facing us are, her work ethic, and what we are most excited about and annoyed by now that life is back post-pandemic. Plus Gleib asks her for a part in her next movie, and then he tells us about maybe the weirdest thing to ever happen at a swingers club. Follow @iliza and support the pod at Patreon.com/BenGleib
#248: Godfrey: Street Love
Godfrey joins Gleib to discuss street love. Anger & Black oppression. Why he won’t get a vaccine yet and thinks Bill Gates is shady. Billionaires not returning calls. Reflections on the Chauvin trial and verdicts. Are police trained to hate Black and Latino folks? Auditioning via zoom. Virtual comedy shows. Why he hates improv. Joe Rogan. Dimming the sun. Are things getting better? Listen and find out. Follow @godfreycomedian and support the pod at Patreon.com/bengleib
#247: Blair Imani joins Gleib
Gleib summarizes the absurdity, then is joined by Blair Imani, the critically-acclaimed historian, social activist, and public speaker to discuss if Harriet Tubman should be on the $20, if any progress was made in the Black Lives Matter protests last summer, the acceptance of other races, gender identities and religions, and why she is semi-retired from organizing. Plus Gleib covers Nicholas Cage's fifth marriage, anal COVID tests, CPAC and the fake outrage over Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head being "cancelled" but not cancelled, Biden somehow getting in trouble for saying Neanderthal Thinking, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the smuggling of 68 pounds of cocaine and 200 pounds of bologna, weird things said on dates, and Gleib shares some good personal news. Support the pod at Patreon.com/BenGleib
#246: Ben Morrison Returns!
Ben Morrison returns to the podcast after a couple years, now that he and Gleib have reconciled their falling out. They discuss a year quarantined, Trump's second Impeachment trial, a man who gets paid for nothing, guilty pleasure TV shows, craziness at baby showers and gener reveals, a woman with Gorilla Glue in her hair, and a Benjamin Button planet. Follow @BentheMorrison and support the pod at Patreon.com/BenGleib
Ben is absolutely hilarious, intelligent, and possesses the human quality of empathy. Definitely check out this show!
Hilarious, Intelligent, Insightful
Great blend of humor, serious topics, and pop culture. My favorite dose of info!
Episode 249 Last week on Earth
It’s been a while since the last episode. I was starting to think there would not be any more. I enjoyed hearing the perspective of a female comedian. She is very interesting and talented.