Episode Number: 992
Episode Guest: Ian Edwards
Original Airdate: August 1, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Winc, ZipRecruiter, Dr. Katz: The Audio Files
Guest Bio: Ian Edwards is a stand-up comedian and also hosts his own podcast called Soccer Comic Rant on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
Topics Discussed: It’s difficult to get into Canada; Ian saw Rob Ford in California; he was born in England and has a British passport; Russian spies in New Jersey; selling a home where someone was murdered; Lyle and Erik Menendez; the house where OJ killed two people; Game of Thrones talk; Game of Thrones leaks after HBO was hacked; Putin kicks 755 American diplomats out of Russia; The Americans TV show was based on a true story; Montclair, New Jersey; Joe knows someone who had Ted Cruz speak at his house; Scaramucci fired from White House; Peter Schiff; Netflix has 20 billion dollars of debt; words you can read but not pronounce; memory getting worse as you age; talk about the bible; The Dead Sea Scrolls; translating languages; slavery and the bible; Trump talk; political talk; there needs to be more than two parties; Trump lies all the time; Obamacare talk; Trump fights people on Twitter; more Trump talk; Obama as president compared to Trump; CNN is going after Trump rather than reporting on the news; Ian doesn’t trust any news outlets; Australian woman in Minneapolis shot by police officer; news outlets aren’t telling us both sides of the story; politics today is like House of Cards; Putin locks people up or kills them; Ari Shaffir’s dad had to raise a kitten then kill it in the Israeli army; Jeff Bezos before Amazon and after; The Rock is huge; people wanting their pictures taken with celebrities; talk about how huge The Rock is; (1:00:00) The Rock’s Instagram videos motivate people; computer graphics (CGI) in movies and TV shows; The Sopranos is timeless; Joe thinks The Sopranos is better than The Godfather trilogy; more talk about The Americans TV show; Ian thinks The Americans is better than House of Cards; Ian calls soccer “football”; three-cushion billiards; The Hustler movie; more pool talk and they watch videos of it; Philippines and billiards/pool; snooker talk and videos; billiard/pool balls; you aren’t supposed to touch pool balls with your bare hands because of the oils on skin; appreciating pool; Joe knows someone who joined a country club that costs $250,000 per year to join; people who want to live in a gated community on a golf course; Lake Sherwood Country Club; comedians vs. civilians; comedians can say whatever they want compared to regular people; Trump is popular because he’s uncensored and doesn’t give a fuck; Dave Chappelle talk; Chappelle’s Show was the best sketch comedy show ever; Saturday Night Live is very competitive; a lot of people who are famous now were once nobodies on SNL; Darrell Hammond; Tim Meadows; The Ladies Man movie; more talk about people who were on SNL; In Living Color TV show; Mad TV TV show; The Simpsons TV show; you can do anything in cartoons; South Park TV show talk; Team America World Police movie; what keeps people working hard; Joe thinks eventually he will just do stand-up comedy; Joe has no goals for the next five years, he just doesn’t want to do anything that sucks; doing stand-up and having it not go well; writing material for stand-up; Joe thinks stand-up is like mass hypnosis; turning a bad show around; Kevin Hart’s LOL Network; Ian talks about a heckler in Montreal; Montreal, Quebec is like another world; comedy club talk; Aspen, Colorado; flying while sick; little things can change your day; being healthy is important; What the Health documentary; a real doctor’s reaction to What the Health; more talk about health/diet; vegans; (2:00:00) Ian is a healthy vegan; sodium; “It’s Time to End the War on Salt” article; Himalayan sea salt; “Are Eggs Really Nature’s Perfect Food?” article; Ian talks more about his doctor telling him he needs to reduce his salt intake; Ian wants to try Joe’s elk steak; free-range chickens and their eggs; you can be vegan and eat crap; more talk about vitamins and nutrients; not all doctors know what they’re talking about; “If You Have High Blood Pressure, Salt Still Matters” article; what Ian eats; MCT oil; diarrhea; narcolepsy; fainting; seizures; believing in the devil; people who say they hear voices; people who say they talk to God; people only believe old miracles; Joseph Smith; the future of fake news/voice manipulation technology talk; Rogue One movie; William Shatner is shitposting social justice warriors; old people like to argue; don’t argue with dorks; Gamergate; video games; virtual reality talk; South by Southwest (SXSW); Bumbershoot; festivals that don’t pay you; Joe thinks there should be a stand-up comedy festival in Los Angeles but he doesn’t want to organize it; people who try to invite themselves onto Joe’s podcast; promoting yourself; open mics; becoming a paid regular at The Comedy Store; more talk about The Comedy Store; Ian needs to shoot a special; Joe wants to do a special where he hosts and features upcoming comedians; food and New York talk; Ian is going to Australia.
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