Episode Number: 1129
Episode Guest: Tom Papa
Original Airdate: June 11, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Cash App, Squarespace
Guest Bio: Tom Papa is a comedian, actor, writer, and television/radio host. His new book Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas is available now.
Topics Discussed: Writing his new book Your Dad Stole My Rake; writing a book vs. writing stand-up material; Scrivener app; more writing talk; he’s going to write another book; a chapter of his book is about bread; he has a show coming out on the Food Network about bread and bakeries because of his appearances on Joe’s podcast; shooting the show; Anthony Bourdain’s death; Joe talks about Bourdain and drinking/smoking weed with him; Bourdain was addicted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; medications and suicidal thoughts; depression after heart surgery; talk about depression; Joe talks again about exercise and depression; running; runner’s high; Joe thinks people have physical requirements; Joe talks about working out; Chicago; Bourdain made Joe think of food as art; Joe talks about going with his grandfather to buy bread at a bakery; food changes communities; Joe’s grandparents came over from Italy and he talks about them; hard times make hard men; Tom saw the second plane hit the tower on 9/11; Nazis; Operation Paperclip; Wernher von Braun; Volkswagen Beetle; car manufacturing in the past; (they look at pictures of old cars); Tom and his friends had CB radios in their cars when he was younger; why didn’t everyone have CB radios in the past; Convoy movie; Smokey and the Bandit movie; blocking highways during protests; (1:00:00) Chris Christie bridge scandal; Chris Christie using public beach that was closed to the public for just his family; sandals; Bert Kreischer skateboarding in sandals; Yeezy shoes; Kardashians on Family Feud; Elon Musk’s flamethrowers; Elon Musk’s Los Angeles tunnels; Hyperloop; talk about 3D printing; armpit hair; girls with butt hair; grooming standards for women compared to men; more talk about grooming; Lisa Lampanelli meltdown on stage; how long until you can’t say “cunt” anymore; more talk about words you can’t say; Kendrick Lamar got mad at a white girl for saying the “N” word while rapping his song after he invited her on stage; Joe talks about an old bit where he said “faggot” and a gay guy approached him about it; all racism is disgusting; cultural appropriation and white people singing music by black people; Bruno Mars accused of cultural appropriation; Garrison Keillor allegations; steroids in baseball; Juiced book; Twitter mob mentality and looking for things to get angry at; Joe talks again about the Roseanne controversy; Roseanne’s tweet about Susan Rice; Don Imus controversy; not much time has passed since slavery and the civil rights movement; comics sometimes say controversial things in the name of humor; signs saying “it’s okay to be white” found at Maryland school; “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” article; anti-gay people who turn out to be gay themselves; we just need to be nice to each other; Trump G7 photo; Father’s Day talk; being a father is the greatest thing ever; Joe rants about a bow being misidentified as a compound bow at the King Tut Exhibition; Egyptian inbreeding; King Tut’s skull was misshapen; (2:00:00) Joe talks more about the King Tut Exhibition; Robert Schoch podcast talk; Gobekli Tepe; more talk about past civilizations and what might have happened to them; Cleopatra lived closer to the creation of the iPhone than the construction of the Great Pyramid; a solar storm could cost the world trillions of dollars; more of Joe explaining ancient Egypt and past civilizations to Tom; 200 years ago there wasn’t anything in America; how the United States changed in 200 years; Native Americans; Wild West shows; western movies; Once Upon a Time in America movie; Mark Twain; Huckleberry Finn‘s censorship history; Splash Mountain ride; Song of the South movie; are we learning from our missteps; Joe likes variety in races; Seal; artists who don’t get mainstream attention; Joe doesn’t listen to the radio; more talk about Seal; moody music; talk about the old music they listen to; discovering new music; you can’t listen to all the music released or watch all the movies made; Hereditary movie trailer; talk about watching movies and going to the theater; American Made movie; Tom Cruise talk; Live, Die, Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow movie; Tom talks about doing Letterman for the first time when Tom Cruise was a guest; War of the Worlds movie; Tom Cruise calling Matt Lauer “glib” during interview video; Adderall; Ritalin; will we colonize Mars in the future; growing a headless person to harvest the organs; states with no motorcycle helmet laws; splitting lanes; (3:00:00) talk about riding motorcycles; what Tom listens to on satellite radio; Tom’s not a hip dad; making your kids laugh; Joe says his daughter is hilarious; Joe’s daughters make fun of him being bald; young brains learn things quickly; Tom is going to work until he dies and won’t retire; Joe says find something you love to do and turn it into a career; Tom read for the audio book version of his new book Your Dad Stole My Rake.
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