Episode Number: 1082
Episode Guest: Grapefruit Simmons
Original Airdate: February 21, 2018
Episode Sponsors: quip, Beachbody On Demand, Square Cash
Guest Bio: Greg Fitzsimmons is a writer and stand-up comedian. He also hosts his own podcast FitzDog Radio available on Apple Podcasts.
Topics Discussed: Richard Jeni‘s A Big Steaming Pile of Me comedy special; Platypus Man comedy special; more Richard Jeni talk; comics are weird people and stand-up comedy is a weird job; The Comedy Store talk; competition between comedians; Joe used to be competitive; Greg doesn’t like going on after Chris D’Elia or Joey Diaz; getting ready to shoot a special; Joe and Greg talk about going to Alaska; Haast’s eagle; Joe’s dog was eaten in Colorado; Greg saw a raven eating a possum; cotimundi; animals in Arizona; wildlife in South America; Joe talks about going to Costa Rica; massages; homeopathy; vitamins are beneficial; fruit juice isn’t good for you; Weight Watchers’ new zero-point foods includes eggs; Greg is doing the keto diet; concussions and sports; Greg talks about an old hockey injury to his neck; The Iron Neck; Joe talks about his neck issues; Anthony Bourdain started Jiu Jitsu at 58; Kitchen Confidential book; Joe talks about Anthony Bourdain; Greg says he’s always in pain when he’s jogging; Greg’s wrist issues; bread/carbs causes inflammation; eating on the road; Greg mistakenly ate a woman’s muffin at Starbucks; Katz’s Deli; Canter’s Deli; more deli talk; Greg lived in Little Italy in a mob-owned building; Lauren Dombrowski; talk about Boston comedians; Greg talks about having to drive around two fat comedians; Greg’s dad died at 51; Greg quit drinking in his 20s; Greg tried Alcoholics Anonymous; Joe talks about a construction worker he knew who was dealing with drug addiction; (1:00:00) cocaine is fun until you’re addicted; aging and the loss of innocence and dreams; Joe knew someone who saved up his money for eight years and blew it in Las Vegas during one weekend; blackjack; debate about drugs in sports; Herschel Walker talk; there’s no equality in body types; Greg wants to get high and go curling; Greg loves watching his son play soccer; kids need to learn how to compete and how to lose; Joe talks about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how you can never learn everything; Joe says yoga and strength and conditioning is important if you do BJJ; life today is filled with more transitions; no one gets through life perfectly; people need to learn how to be friendly and kind to each other; fakeness of office relationships; Joe said “hi” to a guy in a hotel and he just stared at him; it feels nice to be friendly and help people; religion and helping people; thou shalt not covet; it’s hard to enjoy things when you’re messing your life up; we can choose the narrative of our lives; Greg says he was raised with shame and guilt due to religion; Joe went to Catholic school for one year; Joe turned to religion after his parents divorced; the nuns they knew were miserable; what percentage of priests were molested and how many of them are molesters; Pope Benedict knew about abuse in the Catholic church; Deliver Us From Evil documentary; the priest at Greg’s childhood church was having sex with women; Paganism; Catholic women can’t say no to sex with their husbands; birth control is weird; birth control pills affect women’s taste in men; Smell Dating; Planet Earth documentary series; more talk about smell; how strongly humans smell the scent of a skunk is how a dog smells everything; Greg talks about living in a house with skunks and being squirted; Joe’s dog got squirted by a skunk; use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to get rid of the skunk smell; carnivorous jungle plant eats rats; plants are fascinating; 60,000 hidden Maya structures found in Guatemala; Radiolab “Smarty Plants” podcast episode; plants change defensively to the sound of caterpillars eating their leaves; plants use sound to find water and survive; South Korea serving dog meat during Olympic games; chickens and hormones; beef and antibiotics; Kobe beef; Joe talks about cuts of meat; (2:00:00) the taste of meat can change if the animal is scared before death; Kosher beef ritual; hot dog talk; Gray’s Papaya; more talk about the ritualistic slaughter of animals; Ezekiel’s wheel; Pompeii eruption of Vesuvius; Joe and Greg talk about visiting Italy; Joe talks again about heirloom wheat; Joe talks about squid ink pasta; Buca di Beppo; Trump wanted a pizza with mini pizzas as the topping; more pizza talk; drought in California; Montecito, CA real estate; Joe saw Carol Burnett at a restaurant; I Love Lucy TV show; Desi Arnaz; Elvis Presley doing karate video; Ed Parker; more talk about Elvis doing karate; there’s always been bullshit karate black belts, but few Jiu Jitsu frauds; aikido; Steven Seagal doing aikido video; 90-year-old judo master video; judo talk; Greg’s dad did judo; more aikido talk; Joe recommends Greg’s 14-year-old daughter take BJJ; world record for walking on hands; Greg used to take gymnastics and could walk on his hands; Russians are tough; Californians are soft.
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