Guest Bio: Pete Holmes is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, podcaster, television host, and cartoonist. His podcast You Made It Weird is available on iTunes and his new show Crashing premieres on HBO on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10:30 PM.
Topics Discussed: Eating clay; MCT oil; healthy fats; Forks Over Knives documentary; China study debunked; eating vegan occasionally; drinking smoothies; animals that we eat; Joe talks about his chickens again; coyotes; Cafe Gratitude and meat; vegans should eat eggs; the sugar industry shifted the blame to fat; That Sugar Film documentary; The Case Against Sugar book; Super Bowl talk; gratitude and appreciation; aging and death; The War of Art book; Big Magic book; writing and creating; dreams and lucid dreams; looking at your hands in your dreams; Kate Upton talk; beds; what type of women Joe is attracted to; yoga talk; sensory deprivation tanks; breathing; monks; Joe knows someone who became a monk; meditation; more yoga talk; Bluetooth ear pieces; Black Gold Stranglehold book; isolation tank talk; assholes ruin everything; more Cafe Gratitude and meat talk; protests against Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley; Milo fan pepper sprayed video; punching Nazis; the left is becoming the right; hate is a lack of imagination; David Foster Wallace “This is Water” graduation speech; we’re all in this together; people want to be on teams; mob mentality; more talk about Milo Yiannopoulos; (1:00:00) humanity is one big super organism; rioting isn’t communicating; appeal to the higher side of human consciousness; Milo banned from Twitter; Milo is trying to convince people that hate speech is cool article; Obama was an amazing leader; there should be a “none of the above” option when voting; Hillary Clinton has many flaws; a large group of people should run the country; there needs to be better ways for people to vote; how immigrants become American citizens; learning things; adrenaline is linked to memory; cryotherapy; effects of stress on memory; Googling things; Tom Petty and other cool people from Florida; Disneyland; Pete talks about sneaking into Disneyworld when the park was closed; why rich people are dicks; Trump needs to do drugs; old iPhones don’t work as well when a new one is released; Pete plays a clip of Ram Dass talking about Donald Trump; Bikram Choudhury says he has million-dollar sperm; bad people who do charity work to look good; Rodney Dangerfield would perform in a bathrobe with his dick hanging out; Joe tells his story about working security at a Neil Young concert when a riot broke out; people come together after a disaster; genetic memories of war; podcasting talk; boredom; balancing a busy life and family; Pete talks about his divorce; hard times make you a funnier comedian; Artie Lange talk; Pete talks about his ex-wife cheating on him and his bad marriage; getting angry at your parents; Pete’s mom told him to get married; how Pete found out his wife was cheating on him; doing stand-up with his fiance in the audience; relationships and comedians; finding inspiration for material; being obsessed with something while in a relationship; corporate comedy gigs; bombing on stage; a heckler called Pete gay for wearing a Lululemon hoodie on stage; homophobia and calling someone gay; (2:00:00) saying something is “the worst”; keeping your shoes untied; sarcasm isn’t always funny; knowing when to let a bit die; performing for people who aren’t fans; Sinbad talked to Pete about astral projection; Journeys Out of the Body book; Far Journeys book; dreams; Joe talks about someone hitting his car and not getting mad; being grateful; America was founded by immigrants; talk about the Trump immigrant ban; how Muslims view women and gay people; Muslims stone people to death; how to make Muslim immigrants evolve their views on women and gay people; Russia decriminalized domestic violence; honor killings; female genital mutilation; Sling Blade movie; complicated issues attract simple responses; the appeal of a strong leader; simplifying your speech–like Donald Trump does–appeals to blockheads; bad things that Obama has done; all politicians are bought and paid for; working is soul-sucking; kids today are buried in debt because of school; humans will be unrecognizable in 1,000 years; it feels good to be creative; consumerism and capitalism; television and advertising; Pete talks about his new show again; talking to exes; you don’t have to hate someone to break up with them; Pete kept a list of reasons to break up with his ex; intimate attachments; Joe suggests holding off on sex for as long as possible; married sex vs. single sex; more talk about sex; maintenance sex; Vanilla Sky movie; there’s a bond between people even with casual sex; rejection from women; aggression in pornography; feeling like sex is owed to you; being horny is like being a werewolf; threeways; shame about sex; Pornified book; ejaculation shame; keeping your consciousness still; The Power of Now book; CBD oil.
My Thoughts: Talk about life, sex, relationships, and comedy. Surprisingly, they don’t discuss religion much at all, which is rare for Pete.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #912 available for streaming via YouTube.
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