82 episodes

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🗳️ Chinwag was nominated for a 2024 Webby as BEST SERIES, please vote here https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2024/podcasts/features/best-series (until April 18th)!


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Boston on Friday April 19th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/boston


Los Angeles on Tuesday May 14th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/losangeles


Portland on Thursday May 16th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/portland


Seattle on Friday April 17th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/seattle



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=== ABOUT THE SHOW ======

chin-wag: to have a chat, a friendly conversation.

Actor Paul Giamatti and Stephen Asma, author and philosopher, join forces for a freewheeling series of conversations that dive deep (like, really, really deep) into the wilderness of the mind.

Featuring prominent guests from diverse fields, Chinwag is esoteric in the best way possible, as Paul and Stephen delve into anything and everything: Are we living in a simulation? What’s the most perfect sentence in literature? Is Bigfoot interdimensional? Science, the occult, philosophy, magic mushrooms… it’s all fair game!

Unexpected, hilarious, and maybe even profound — Chinwag is all about having a really, really good chat.


New episodes drop Wednesdays for free here:

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Paul Giamatti’s CHINWAG with Stephen Asma Treefort Media

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    • 4.9 • 1.6K Ratings

🚨🚨🚨 ANNOUNCEMENTS 🚨🚨🚨

🗳️ Chinwag was nominated for a 2024 Webby as BEST SERIES, please vote here https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2024/podcasts/features/best-series (until April 18th)!


🎟️ New live tapings added -- CHINWAG is coming to a city near you!



Boston on Friday April 19th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/boston


Los Angeles on Tuesday May 14th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/losangeles


Portland on Thursday May 16th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/portland


Seattle on Friday April 17th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/seattle



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=== ABOUT THE SHOW ======

chin-wag: to have a chat, a friendly conversation.

Actor Paul Giamatti and Stephen Asma, author and philosopher, join forces for a freewheeling series of conversations that dive deep (like, really, really deep) into the wilderness of the mind.

Featuring prominent guests from diverse fields, Chinwag is esoteric in the best way possible, as Paul and Stephen delve into anything and everything: Are we living in a simulation? What’s the most perfect sentence in literature? Is Bigfoot interdimensional? Science, the occult, philosophy, magic mushrooms… it’s all fair game!

Unexpected, hilarious, and maybe even profound — Chinwag is all about having a really, really good chat.


New episodes drop Wednesdays for free here:

Apple: http://apple.co/chinwag


Spotify: https://spoti.fi/49ja5iJ



Make sure to follow us @chinwagpod 👉🏼

YT: https://www.youtube.com/@chinwagpod


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Website: http://chinwagpod.fm



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    Mailwag: Paleocontact and Our Fave Sci-Fi Books

    Mailwag: Paleocontact and Our Fave Sci-Fi Books

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    We’re diving into the Chinwag Mailbag!

    Paul in Australia writes to Paul and Stephen with a topic of biblical proportion! He brings to Chinwag the theory known as Paleocontact, which states that our ancient ancestors experienced contact with other non-terrestrial civilizations. Do ancient texts support the idea that paleocontact goes back to the Bible?

    Then, Chinwag listeners have asked, so behold, a peak at Paul and Stephen’s favorite sci-fi novelists. Piers Anthony, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, and so many more! Get waggin’ Waggers!

    Chin-word of the week: HERMENEUTICS

    Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor and producer. Stephen Asma is a professor and author specializing in the philosophy of science, religion, and art. 

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    🚨🚨🚨 ANNOUNCEMENTS 🚨🚨🚨

    🗳️ Chinwag was nominated for a 2024 Webby as BEST SERIES, please vote here https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2024/podcasts/features/best-series (until April 18th)!


    🎟️ New live tapings added -- CHINWAG is coming to a city near you!



    Boston on Friday April 19th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/boston


    Los Angeles on Tuesday May 14th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/losangeles


    Portland on Thursday May 16th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/portland


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    • 26 min
    Introducing the Jordan Harbinger Show

    Introducing the Jordan Harbinger Show

    🔊🎙️🎧 Paul and Stephen recommend the Jordan Harbinger Show. We think you're going to love it.

    • 2 min
    Why Bigfoot Matters (to Jesse Eisenberg)

    Why Bigfoot Matters (to Jesse Eisenberg)

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    Paul and Stephen are thrilled to talk Bigfoot with acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg who stars in the fantastic new movie Sasquatch Sunset.

    Sasquatch Sunset is an unprecedented look at a year in the life of a family of Sasquatches, as they forage, mate, and hope to find others like them in the forest. What do Sasquatches do in private, and how do our stories and beliefs about Bigfoot relate to the thoughts of our ancestors?

    Then, Jesse details the day he spent with the smartest animal in the world, a 43-year-old Bonobo monkey named Kanzi who lives in an ape initiative in Des Moines, Iowa. Evidently, there was plenty of incredible Bonobo behavior on display, including a lot of explicit, quick sex. Then, the physical achievement of capturing the Bigfoot strut, going to Sasquatch boot camp, and learning the “language” (OK, just 10 words). What’s the purpose of wondering about Sasquatch, what does its myth represent to our species, and how does Sasquatch relate to the definition and function of monsters in our society?

    Wag on Waggers - there’s prime Chinwag material afoot! 

    Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor and producer. Stephen Asma is a professor and author specializing in the philosophy of science, religion, and art. 

    Jesse Eisenberg is a talented actor and writer who’s appeared in such films as The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, Zombieland, The Social Network, Now You See Me, and Batman V. Superman. His latest movie is the Sundance hit Sasquatch Sunset - go see it!

    Note: Headshot for this week's cover art is courtesy of Wikipedia under the (CC) license.

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    🚨🚨🚨 ANNOUNCEMENTS 🚨🚨🚨

    🗳️ Chinwag was nominated for a 2024 Webby as BEST SERIES, please vote here https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2024/podcasts/features/best-series (until April 18th)!


    🎟️ New live tapings added -- CHINWAG is coming to a city near you!



    Boston on Friday April 19th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/boston


    Los Angeles on Tuesday May 14th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/losangeles


    Portland on Thursday May 16th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/portland


    Seattle on Friday April 17th ➡ https://chinwagpod.fm/seattle



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bonus-wag: The Ghost in the Theatre (with Theroux)

    Bonus-wag: The Ghost in the Theatre (with Theroux)

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    The origin story of Paul and Justin Theroux’s friendship, formed 30 years ago while messing around backstage and onstage in a depressing Chekhov play.

    Justin’s memory is razor sharp and deep, and he shares the moment Paul first experienced fame after his breakout appearance as Pig Vomit in Howard Stern’s Private Parts. Also, theaters are spooky places and Justin reminds Paul of the eerie ghost (with a woman’s enormous bloody head!) that may or may not have found a home in that Chekhov theater.

    Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor and producer. Stephen Asma is a professor and author specializing in the philosophy of science, religion, and art. 

    Justin Theroux is an actor, producer, director and screenwriter who’ll next be appearing in Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, the long-awaited sequel to Beetlejuice.

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    • 23 min
    Justin Theroux Hits Peak Chinwag

    Justin Theroux Hits Peak Chinwag

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    Paul and Stephen are joined by Paul’s old friend, perpetually youthful actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux.

    Learn all you ever wanted to know about the Oakwoods temporary housing in LA from former inhabitants Paul and Justin. Then rattlesnakes in Runyon Canyon, coyotes in Central Park, and how the Lindbergh kidnapping made pitbulls popular and led to Petey the dog on The Little Rascals.

    Stephen and Justin reveal a few delicacies they’ve enjoyed overseas, like coffee made from civet cat poop and bird’s nest soup. Then, Justin on living in China, Buddhism, his experience learning meditation from David Lynch, dyslexia, and how breathwork can help prevent forward-thinking anxiety. All that and the question of preserving isolated cultures or introducing them to life-changing medicine and say, Ranch dressing. Dive in! This one reaches peak Chinwaggin’.

    Chin-word of the week: PERSEVERATION

    Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor and producer. Stephen Asma is a professor and author specializing in the philosophy of science, religion, and art. 

    Justin Theroux is an actor, producer, director and screenwriter who’ll next be appearing in Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, the long-awaited sequel to Beetlejuice.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bonus-wag: Errol Morris and The Interrotron

    Bonus-wag: Errol Morris and The Interrotron

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    On this Bonus-Wag, Paul and Stephen ask Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris about his ground-breaking invention of the Interrotron camera and how it takes the viewer closer to a documentary subject.

    Also, what John le Carré says in Errol Morris’s film The Pigeon Tunnel that makes Stephen wonder if being a spy is similar to being an actor. And what separates a good actor from a bad one? All this and the Errol Morris STFU school of directing!?

    Enjoy this week’s Bonus-Wag!

    Paul Giamatti is a Golden Globe Award-winning actor and producer. Stephen Asma is a professor and author specializing in the philosophy of science, religion, and art. 

    Errol Morris is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker whose films include Gates of Heaven, The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line, A Brief History of Time, American Dharma, and many more. He’s also authored two New York Times bestsellers, Believing is Seeing and A Wilderness of Error and his latest documentary, The Pigeon Tunnel about the storied life and career of spy novelist John le Carré is streaming on Apple TV+.

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

jps in austin ,

Addictive

I heard Paul say in an interview that he was involved in a podcast. He is one of my favorite actors, and it was not surprising to hear him speak of so many interesting topics. Along with Stephen, the duo provide a wonderful atmosphere of exploration, interest and nerdy fun.
Because I enjoy listening to history based podcasts, I wish P and S would discuss a historical subject sometime. But for now, thank you gentlemen.

Bzsamsp ,

Interesting

Love the Chinwag. These two are a great combination. Goofy, yet super interesting. Great topics. And really enjoy the bonus of paul reading the classics stories.
And a great drinking game…
- 1 drink when paul says “interesting “
- 2 drinks when paul says “fascinating “

GoldenGraham77 ,

Better with each episode

Didn’t know what to expect in episode one but was hooked by number two. This is one of my favorite pods - Paul and Steven keep getting better. These last two in particular were so much fun and interesting.

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