Episode Number: 605
Episode Guest: Barry Rothbart
Original Airdate: January 28, 2015
Episode Sponsors: Squarespace, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Ting, Onnit
Guest Bio: Barry Rothbart is a comedian, actor, and writer. Check him out soon when his story airs on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening hosted by Ari Shaffir on Thursday, February 12, 2015 (technically early Friday morning) at 12:30 AM.
Topics Discussed: Weed making things better; time going by faster as you get older; kids starting puberty earlier; shipping food; The Ice House; athletes now vs. then; food in the past; fishing; dolphins; pace of a city relates to its population; biking; mountain lions; frozen animals; global warming; HIV and AIDS; Magic Johnson; using cancer to fight AIDS; AIDS belly; dying of AIDS; AIDS deaths; alcohol deaths per year; pot deaths; driving while high; doing the same thing daily; the depressing life of a comic on the road; taking friends on the road; Fleshlight; Fleshlight in puddle mistaken for fish; picture of HIV; the flu; Israelis; flu shots; vaccines; diseases; Center for Disease Control; Ebola; chickens; prepping; water; running out of resources; zero waste; insects; WiFi; disconnecting from technology; hiking with a weapon; fat from butt implants going to ankles; butt lifts; Serena Williams’ butt; Kim Kardashian’s butt; butt implants on guys; pear-shaped man; fat guys; strange body shapes; physical attraction; average-looking strippers; hookers; legalizing prostitution; making tattoos and piercings illegal in Pennsylvania (edit: I couldn’t find anything about this); Lizard Man; stretched ear lobes; no dancing laws; strange laws; body dysmorphic disorder; massages; prostate massages; prostitution vs. porn; Barry’s dad the bookie; working for the mob; Barry’s dad was an FBI informant; crazy stories; Joe’s grandma was in jail for numbers; Barry’s time as a bookie in college; fixing horse races; black athletes; breeding slaves; racism in sports broadcasting; Eddie Murphy’s homophobia in Delirious; physical benefits of black people; viking genes; casual racism; Archie Bunker; North and South Korea; India and Pakistan; California stolen from Mexico; hot Russian spy; Vladimir Putin; Russian genes; Stalin killed 49 million people; Hitler; George Bush’s artwork; Bush’s Jay Leno painting; 911 conspiracies; Vincent “The Chin” Gigante; John F. Kennedy.
My Thoughts: I had no idea who this guy was but the conversation was entertaining, especially when he started talking about his old man and working for the mob.
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