Episode Number: 602
Episode Guest: Ari Shaffir and Duncan Trussell
Original Airdate: January 20, 2015
Episode Sponsors: Squarespace, SmartThings, Vegas.com, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Guest Bio: Ari Shaffir is a stand-up comedian and hosts his own podcast Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. He also has a new season of This is Not Happening premiering on Comedy Central on January 22, 2015 at 12:30 AM. Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian and host of his own podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour.
Topics Discussed: JRE theme song; Nick Diaz shoutout; Jewish religion says that masturbating is a demon having sex with you; Ari’s new special; new material; Jamie Kilstein; Daniel Tosh rape joke controversy; Indian comics; Bollywood movies; musicals; found footage musical; improvised musical reality show; “it’s not food, it’s violence” video; activists; Greenpeace damaging the Nazca Lines; reason for Nazca Lines; have aliens visited earth; proof of alien visitations; Magical Egypt by John Anthony West; The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus; meaning of life; subscribing to an ideology; ISIS child sex slave guide; religion dictating how to have sex; religion talk; majority of atheists are liberals; Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan; religion and drugs; translating religious texts; the burning bush; Ari living in Israel; yelling racist slurs; image of prophet Mohammed; American Sniper is propaganda; American Sniper Chris Kyle is a liar; Chris Kyle shooting looters after Hurricane Katrina; Jesse Ventura sued Chris Kyle and won; Boy Who Came Back From Heaven book is fake; Truth, Justice and the Curious Case of Chris Kyle article; Clint Eastwood; Mark Shultz angry about the Foxcatcher movie; Dustin Hoffman’s Lenny movie; military requires script approval for war movies; anti-war movies increase recruitment; War by Sebastian Junger; birth defects in Iraq; American Sniper speech; Oscar nominees are all white people; Comedy Central forcing diversity with This is Not Happening; being on TV vs. the internet; mushrooms are the new marijuana; changing your path in life; Anthony Robbins boat analogy; realizing you’re a bad person; Clint Eastwood talking to a stool; Mrs. Eastwood & Company reality show; only old people should fight in wars; kids not making rational decisions; Chris Kyle’s stories are horseshit; Chris Kyle Was a Murderous Liar Facebook page; Pat Tillman; drones; depleted uranium used in war; New York police shooter; New York police slowing down; New York racism; stop and frisk; comic sports leagues; comedy clubs.
My Thoughts: Two of my favorite guests together. Not sure if this has happened before, but wouldn’t surprise me if it has. A nice short two-hour run time, which was nice for a change.
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