30 episodes

“Former comedian, failed actor, stay-at-home dad/shut-in” Dan Klass mines the victories and failures of his life in Los Angeles to bring you true stories of the joys of being a parent, and the soul crushing realities of feeling like a neurotic loser in modern America. Did Dan really have to pee into a Snapple bottle parked outside the Brentwood Country Club on his way to lunch with a celebrity priest? Yes. Did Dan screw up his lines on The X-Files over and over and over while having a hypoglycemic melt down? Yes. Did Dan’s family end up on the news after a San Francisco mass murder? Yes…



Always funny, often poignant, sometimes heartbreaking, The Bitterest Pill is a work of self revelatory bravery that shouldn’t be missed.

The Bitterest Pill: The Dan Klass Monologues Dan Klass

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 52 Ratings

“Former comedian, failed actor, stay-at-home dad/shut-in” Dan Klass mines the victories and failures of his life in Los Angeles to bring you true stories of the joys of being a parent, and the soul crushing realities of feeling like a neurotic loser in modern America. Did Dan really have to pee into a Snapple bottle parked outside the Brentwood Country Club on his way to lunch with a celebrity priest? Yes. Did Dan screw up his lines on The X-Files over and over and over while having a hypoglycemic melt down? Yes. Did Dan’s family end up on the news after a San Francisco mass murder? Yes…



Always funny, often poignant, sometimes heartbreaking, The Bitterest Pill is a work of self revelatory bravery that shouldn’t be missed.

    #386: The 90045

    #386: The 90045

    I complain about Westchester and take a shower…

    • 57 min
    #385: This Episode Has No Title

    #385: This Episode Has No Title

    I recorded this episode a week and a half ago, and I don’t remember what I said…

    • 49 min
    #384: Good Night, Nurse

    #384: Good Night, Nurse

    My dad had an operation.

    • 30 min
    #383: Artificial Intelligence & Real Stupidity

    #383: Artificial Intelligence & Real Stupidity

    I made an AI version of my voice, I am a horrible friend, and Cousin Ronny (River) is a cowboy…

     

    Cousin River’s new show is Ranch America on the Outdoor Channel, starting next month.

    • 38 min
    #382: If It’s Fixed Don’t Break It

    #382: If It’s Fixed Don’t Break It

    I switched to “less expensive” health insurance, tried to get AI to make me a Me, and finally fixed the washer and dryer…I think.

     

    • 48 min
    381: Cyanide & Hot Water

    381: Cyanide & Hot Water

    I bought a Koke Zeero laced with cyanide, got new glasses that are useless, called in “sick,” and tried to fix the leaking shower…

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

cerealrat ,

A Self-Deprecating Classic

I’ve been listening to The Bitterest Pill since the beginning, and while Dan's wry style may not appeal to everyone, I’ve found it be very enjoyable. Through the daily toils of raising kids, keeping your house from falling into disrepair and dealing with customer “service” reps, it helps me realize that I’m not alone in my struggles with modern life in America. I actually visited the “crazy chicken” place he’s mentioned while I was visiting California this summer, and enjoyed that too.

Keep up the great work!

Tdok64 ,

Yawn

I thought I would give this a try. Listening to someone talk about turning their phone off and complain about dad stuff. I just didn't think he was funny. I had hopes of liking it, but alas, I didn't.

Dajiu ,

Bald, middle aged, Mr. Mom, that keeps it real

Dan has a great style, keeping the stories, mostly about nothing special, interesting and entertaining. The quality of the podcast is top notch; he puts a lot of effort into making it a great show.

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