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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"?

    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
    Bonus Episode: Remembering Howard Lapides

    Bonus Episode: Remembering Howard Lapides

    Some years ago Daniel Lobell sat down for an interview with the now late Howard Lapides. In this episode Daniel also reflects on the tragic loss of his friend and former manager David Kimowitz. Please Zelle donations to help the Kimowitz family to thedavidkimowitzmemorialfund@gmail.com (if you are able to help his family. He is survived by a widow and two small Children) Thank you.

    • 1 hr 24 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. :)

Destini57 ,

Very entertaining

I was looking for a podcast that would entertain me at work. I work alone most of the time so it can become pretty boring. I came across this podcast and I love it! I love the deep conversations and the imagination of comedians to make me laugh at the same time. I also like how it’s long episode cause when your at work long episode make a short day! Wonderful job!
P.S Congrats on the baby

Reediddy ,

Lobell for President

Danny, you and Alex and all of your fantastic guests have miraculously turned what was a scary, terrible subject for me into something that is wonderful, fun and, dare I say, jam packed with insights into so many things, not only the guests and the philosopher and their philosophy all wrapped up in comedy, but your own journey through life with all the ups and downs. I so look forward to each new episode. Can’t wait to hear all about the new baby and how that affects your philosophy. Love you guys!

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