Episode Number: 1018
Episode Guest: Alonzo Bodden
Original Airdate: October 3, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Squarespace, Stamps.com, Onnit
Guest Bio: Alonzo Bodden is a stand-up comedian and winner of the third season of Last Comic Standing. He also hosts his own podcast called Who’s Paying Attention available on Apple Podcasts.
Topics Discussed: Talk about the Las Vegas shooting; gun control discussion; it’s scary how random this attack was; shooter is not being labeled as a terrorist; hotel security is a concern; hotel privacy vs. security; Joe talks again about how this is a mental health issue; father of Vegas shooter was a bank robber; more talk about gun control; it’s harder to own/drive a car than own/use a gun; Joe talks again about how lots of mass shooters take antidepressants; toddlers are shooting people on a weekly basis; not all gun owners are crazy; what Alonzo would do to stop these attacks; talk about gun owners; John Wick movies; gun laws vary between states; a politician needs to stand up to the NRA; we need to update gun laws; Joe thinks the problem is that people eat bad food; Super Size Me documentary; Joe corrects Alonzo and explains that salt and red meat isn’t bad, sugar, refined carbohydrates, and what you eat along with red meat is bad; Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! documentary; 30 Days TV show episode about anti-aging; people react to things differently; Twinkie diet helped professor lose 27 lbs.; “everything in moderation, including moderation”; it’s fun to eat junk food once in a while; talk about fast food franchises; peanut allergies; Tom Petty’s death; old guys in movies who are badasses; George Foreman challenges Steven Seagal to a fight; (1:00:00) Giannis Antetokounmpo’s hands; Aaron Judge’s size; 99% of dead NFL players have CTE; OJ Simpson and CTE; If I Did It book; American Crime Story TV show; OJ Simpson released from prison; what will OJ Simpson do now and where will he go; Alonzo thinks everyone breaks the law; talk about Alonzo’s motorcycles, the Triumph Rocket 3 and Honda Valkyrie Rune motorcycle; he rides an Indian Chieftain now; talk about riding his motorcycle; Alonzo loves jazz music; Miles Davis “So What” song; old comedy is bad but old music is still good; would old comedians be good if they started today; comedians from today wouldn’t go over well in the past; comedy reflects its era; feeling boxed in as a comedian; being honest; Tommy Davidson; Alonzo was once addicted to cocaine and crack; pain pill addiction turning into heroin addiction; Joe was prescribed pain pills and ended up selling them; Vicodin; people need to be comfortable being uncomfortable; Joe’s doctor was pushing pain pills on him after his nose surgery; Alonzo suffered an eye injury and the doctors put liquid cocaine in his eye; lidocaine; Joe says you’re always in pain when doing Jiu Jitsu; baseball isn’t good for the body; basketball; shoes; Russell Westbrook $205 million contract; talk about NBA salaries; athletes and child support; Antonio Cromartie’s child support; NFL and the national anthem; talk about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest; 2017 Berkeley protests; speakers vs. provocateurs; Obama’s tan suit; Michelle Obama’s bare arms; Alex Jones thinks Michelle Obama is a man; more NFL anthem protest talk; NBA says players must stand for anthem; high school football players kicked off team for kneeling; Colin Kaepernick can’t get signed to a team; more anthem in sports talk; NFL data breach exposes player information; more Kaepernick talk; people have no attention span; CBS vice president fired after saying she didn’t sympathize with victims of the Vegas shooting because they were likely republicans because they liked country music; there are consequences to freedom of speech; people want to be on teams; what if the Las Vegas shooter was a Muslim; musican changes mind on gun control after shooting; (2:00:00) country music is a whole different world; “The White Privilege of the ‘Lone Wolf’ Shooter” article; we’re not surprised by mass shootings anymore; people saying “thoughts and prayers”; what happened to Cuba Gooding, Jr.; Men of Honor movie; Jerry Maguire movie; Django Unchained movie; Baby Driver movie; Jamie Foxx; Jamie Foxx could play Mike Tyson in Scorsese biopic; Ali movie; boxing fights that are like something from a movie; the night Marvin Hagler was knocked down; fighters who come back after retiring; Chuck Liddell might return to fighting; Disney bought Lucasfilm (Star Wars), etc.; upcoming Star Wars Land at Disney theme park; talk about Star Wars movies; Darth Vader’s voice before the voiceover; voiceover artists talk; Invasion of the Body Snatchers movie; Major League movie; Wesley Snipes’ first commercial; how much technology has evolved; Alonzo talks about his mom and her Cricket phone; long distance phone calls and roaming data charges; Samsung Galaxy Note 8; paying more for a phone if it was made by people who made a living wage; Joe gushes about the strength of hemp again; Henry Ford’s hemp car video; Lotus Elise hemp car; Joe talks again about hemp being illegal in the United States and William Randolph Hearst; more hemp/marijuana talk; Las Vegas’ marijuana shortage; Jeff Sessions wants to bring back “just say no”; Cuba talk; Gilligan’s Island TV show; Cuba sonic attacks hit US spy network; the musical “brown note” that makes people shit their pants; hearing deep sounds; more talk about the sonic attacks in Cuba; solar flares; 1989 Quebec solar storm; we’re at the mercy of nature; the ocean is a dark monster; snow; keep cash in your disaster kit; Hurricane Harvey price gouging; elevator etiquette.
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