Episode Number: 1011
Episode Guest: Tom Papa
Original Airdate: September 14, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Squarespace, LegalZoom, DraftKings
Guest Bio: Tom Papa is a comedian, actor, writer and television/radio host. His latest special Human Mule is available on Hulu now, and you can also listen to his podcast Come to Papa available on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
Topics Discussed: Justin Wren gave Joe a knife and Joe talks about him; rich people smoke cigars and poor people make them; rich people own comedy clubs and poor comedians do stand-up there; relationships with club owners; shitty gigs make you appreciate good ones; Joe can’t roll joints; Joe buys his joints pre-rolled; rolling joints; (Joe and Tom struggle to bite off the tips of their cigars); girls who smoke cigars; Tom talks about a crazy girl he dated; relationships and fighting; not thinking about yourself constantly; get good at something; nobody likes to see themselves in the past; act out of kindness; tribalism talk; you can be friends with people when you don’t have the same political/religious beliefs; Joe rants about the two-party political system; Hillary Clinton was once against same-sex marriage; news has become entertainment; Sean Hannity; Trump is concerned with public opinion; Trump and deporting immigrants; Joe’s brown friend was approached about his immigration status at Home Depot; racial profiling vs. racism; Japanese toilets; bidets; “fatberg” clogging London sewers; picture of a tree that clogged Joe’s toilet; visiting other countries to help people; accumulating things; Conor McGregor on a yacht; Joe does things to make him a better person; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is humbling; getting your ego out of the way; yoga is humbling; doing difficult things is important; people wallow in shit because it’s warm and comfortable; (1:00:00) doing things that make you happy; Happy People documentary; Citygreen; humans aren’t meant to live in cities; reward systems; Joe appreciates civilization after hunting in the woods; people who don’t leave the city; people who never exercise or walk places; it’s important to walk places; talk about Bert Kreischer walking on a treadmill; Joe talks about running and running up hills; Tom wants to start running up hills; Vibram trail running shoes; The Primal Blueprint book; plantar fasciitis; Joe’s feet feel stronger after wearing the Vibram shoes; Salomon trail running shoes; Joe gets high before he runs; endurance athletes and marijuana; weightlifters and marijuana; yoga and marijuana; Terence McKenna; yoga and hashish; Midnight Express movie; Joe felt forgiveness for someone he doesn’t like after getting high; stretching; more yoga talk; types of people you see in yoga class; sweating in yoga and taking your shirt off; what Joe wears when doing yoga; sweatshirts; bread; meat pot pies; Joe wishes they would engineer a cow that didn’t have a head; Musso and Frank; Joe bought a suit; pocket squares; Tom talks about working with Madonna; Guy Ritchie and pocket squares; choking someone with a tie or belt; Joe had to choke his dog out; being choked out is safer than being knocked out; getting choked out by a girl; getting high and doing Jiu Jitsu; BJJ vs. MMA; Muay Thai; Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.; Saenchai; Tom ordered two 50-pound bags of flour for his bread; 00 flour; heirloom wheat; the type of wheat used makes a big difference; heirloom tomatoes; corn; evolution of corn; waxy corn; more talk about Tom and his bread; writing; Tom has a book coming out next year; getting addicted to stand-up; dealing with the heat; Florida residents could go weeks without power; living without air conditioning; (2:00:00) writing is isolating and like a mental marathon; more talk about Tom writing his book; Stephen King on Writing book; Carrie book; The Shining book; The Shining movie; more talk about writing; the first draft of everything is shit; Stephen King and his drug/alcohol addiction; Stephen King doesn’t remember writing Cujo; drugs and creativity; comics and addiction; how singers create their songs; where does creativity or an idea come from; focusing on one thing; Joe gets jokes from writing blogs; great stand-up is like poetry; writing jokes for Twitter is a skill; more talk about writing; Joe killed a 1,000-pound elk recently; talk about hunting elk and killing one with his bow; a moose will try and kill you; Tom saw a baby moose; Joe’s friend was chased by a moose; elk aren’t as aggressive as a moose; elk antlers are for fighting each other; terrifying elk rutting/screaming video; bull elk bugling video; a moose is twice the size of an elk; wild game meat talk; 50% of elk get killed by grizzly bears; Tom messed up the elk steak that Joe gave him; not knowing where your meat came from; impossible burger; growing and harvesting grain results in animal deaths; preservatives are important but they fuck with our gut flora; vegans hate meat eaters and meat eaters hate vegans; people like to be on teams; factory farming is the problem; hunting your own food makes sense; Joe thought about going vegan but started hunting instead; hunting supports animal and environment conservation; Joe talks about how there are more animals in America now than when Christopher Columbus landed; animals in New Jersey; hunting controls animal populations; cities and wildlife management; Joe talks about cooking meat; the connection to meat he’s killed; it’s not easy to kill an animal; Tom saw a coyote; Coyote America book; Joe talks about coyotes and how all dogs came from wolves; coywolf; New Jersey bear fight video; bears have no predators except other bears; bear hit by car then runs into woods video; anthropomorphism of animals; animals have relationships with us; Joe’s dog kills his chickens; Tom talks about giving his dog meat; (3:00:00) Joe fed his dog elk; angry dogs; canine distemper; dogs like other dogs; Joe talks again about dogs coming from wolves; people look different but are the same; when light-skinned black people try really hard to be black; racism between black people based on the darkness of their skin; extremes are bad; being on teams is bad; saying “twat”; Australian accent; Adam Greentree’s Instagram; Adam found grizzly bears in Colorado; talk about Adam spending a long time in the woods by himself; Australian accent; there are too many people in California; Australia’s military is 81,000 people; the US military is 2.3 million people; population of America; the eclipse; in 1917 there was only 3 million people in all of California; today there are nearly 40 million people in California; grizzly bears used to be in California; Lebec, California; horrible shit happened in the past; Christopher Columbus was a piece of shit; Confederate statues built after the civil rights movement; Joe talks about slavery; there’s danger in wiping out history if we want to learn from it; more talk about their cigars.
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