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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

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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"?

    Tommy Tiernan and Albert Einstein

    Tommy Tiernan and Albert Einstein

    Tommy Tiernan and Daniel Lobell get together at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland to talk about everything from Jonathan Winters to growing up in Africa, England, and Ireland to having and raising kids to the philosophy of Albert Einstein. This conversation is a rare and intimate look into the mind of one of the world's greatest comedians. 

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Nick Vatterott and Miguel de Cervantes

    Nick Vatterott and Miguel de Cervantes

    Nick Vatterott visits Daniel Lobell to talk everything from sketch comedy to living in NYC and seeing Elephants walk through the Queens tunnel to Don Coyote. Great talk from to you by Better Help. Visit BetterHelp.com/MDP for 10% off your first month.

    Enjoy!

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Skyler Stone and Sylvia Plath

    Skyler Stone and Sylvia Plath

    Skyler Stone visited Daniel Lobell at his home studio. The discussion ranges from topics of addiction to acting to reminiscing about their mutual lost friend comedian Ralphie May. They also discuss some of the work of Sylvia Plath, who Alex Fossella picked out. It's a great episode to kick off the new decade. This episode is brought to you by Skillshare. Go to skillshare.com/mdp for two free months. Happy 2020! Enjoy!

    • 2 hr 31 min
    Dan Soder and Robert Louis Stevenson

    Dan Soder and Robert Louis Stevenson

    Dan Soder and Daniel Lobell meet up for this podcast in Lobell's Edinburgh "Flat" this past August. It's a great talk ranging from topics of addiction to Dan's vulnerable thoughts on doing comedy about his since passed father. We talk about Dan getting ready to do his new HBO special "Son of a Gary" and so much more! We even get into Robert Louis Stevenson and impressionist comedians. 
    Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    SEASON 9 WRAP UP SHOW with Daniel, Alex Fossella and Jordon Ferber

    SEASON 9 WRAP UP SHOW with Daniel, Alex Fossella and Jordon Ferber

    Daniel Lobell, Alex Fossella, and Jordon Ferber sit down at Stand Up NY Labs to record the season 9 wrap up show. They talk about episodes with AJ Jacobs, Colt Cabana, Barry Katz, Lola Blanc, George Wallace and many more. Tune in to hear the memories, stories behind the scenes, and who got it right and who got it wrong with the philosophies. This episode is brought to you by Skillshare. Go to Skillshare.com/MDP for your free two month trial for a limited time only. Try it today!

    • 2 hr 12 min
    A.J. Jacobs and JL Schellenberg

    A.J. Jacobs and JL Schellenberg

    AJ Jacobs hosts Daniel Lobell to talk about philosophy, religion, what is involved in being an author, and a recap of the global family reunion that AJ threw and Daniel participated in a few years back.

    It’s a great talk and they also discuss the ideas of JL Schellenberg.
    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

littlebeere ,

Bentham episode

I am leaving a review so you make more episodes! I am teaching ethics and came across this one during the week I am teaching utilitarianism. So fun to listen to you guys talk and analyze the quotes. I will be telling my class about this podcast this week. :)

Duhuhhhh ,

Fantastic

Daniel Lobell is fantastic. He is an excellent interviewer and a remarkable, honest communicator. Thank you, Danny, for bringing me joy. I love listening in on these conversations.

Maxcraft430 ,

Listened to your show for first time.

Entertaining and humorous. I was sent here by Community News with Paul and Sasha podcast. Both your podcasts are really great. Would love to hear you do one together. That would be a trip!!!

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