That's Deep Bro
Christina P. is a comedian with a BA in Philosophy who loves getting deep on all sorts of subjects - cults, buddhism, the meaning of life, music, relationships, parenting, pop culture and farts. TDB covers all the topics you never talk about in every day life - but should. Quit your job, turn off the TV, join an ashram. Let's get weird. It's time for That's Deep Bro.

CP gets deep on anxiety. Of all the emails that get submitted to TDB, the most common theme among them is depression and anxiety. Why do we have this and does it serve any sort of purpose in our lives? How the fuck do we just calm down? 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In the era of Tinder and feminism, why bother getting married? It seems like such an antiquated idea, but why do people still do it? This episode explores marriage and debunks all the annoying things you've heard about it. I heard so many dumb things from dumb people about how marriage "really is". Well, here's what I think the truth is. 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Jealousy and Envy - did you know they're different? Well they are and I explain it all. I also admit to being a horribly jealous 20 year old - so embarrassing...Jealousy and envy are two feelings that are so shameful and dark and that's why we are gonna get deep on them, bros!

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

It seems these days people make being offended a social media avocation. But really, what does it mean to be offended and what utility does it have in society?

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Self Commodification.  It's all around us now. Does the idea of "branding yourself" give you the dry heaves? It should! When did having millions of likes become more important than having a handful of awesome, real life friends? I explore the devolution of human kind thru the abuse of social media and even interview an actual, live Millenial named Erik who gives insight into this phenomenon. Let's get (anti) social!

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

At last, my beloved friend returns to That's Deep Bro. She skypes in from Hawaii and we discuss soulmates amongst many other totally deep topics. It's a cosmic ride you will love.

 

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

This episode I asked you the listeners to write in with your biggest fears in life. I read your emails and discuss some of mine as well. What can we do to not be reduced to terrified little guppies by our fears? Also, why the Misfits are awesome and ridiculous at the same time.

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this episode I explore humility - from it's roots in religion to the apparent lack of it today in popular culture. Why do people hate Anne Hathaway? And why does Tyler Oakley make me sad inside? See for yourself https://www.youtube.com/user/tyleroakley

Direct download: humilitty.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

This week I have a special guest. Jessica was brought into a cult by her parents at the age of 8. After suffering years of abuse, she got out and is now a happy, thriving woman. How do you get sucked into a cult, how do you get out and how do you go on after being one? All these questions and more! 

"Life is fucked, but we're here for some reason." - Jessica

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The power of NO. Why are we so afraid of saying no to shit we don't want to do? If you're new to saying no how do you get started? Also, Claire Danes' ugly cry face. 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

You'd better watch out or that inner gremlin will get you. Who is that self loathing turd inside of all of us and how do we stop it from ruining our lives?  Woody Allen's obsession with young girls. Also, we do some positive affirmations. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Do you have enough crap!??! NO you don't. Get a job, get to working. Make money and buy more stuff. That's what consumerism tells us. CP explores this phenomena and explains why the Smurfs are EVIL.

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:24pm PST

This week I swam in my gym pool asking myself this question. And while I don't have the answer yet, I hope I'm moving in the right direction. Also, why was Grease the worst movie to show little girls? Does Socrates have the answers with "Know Thyself?" or was he just really good in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure?

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

We lose people, things and situations every day. Grief is an ongoing part of life (Yay!)  My guest Kevin Christy lost his father in a hiking accident 7 years ago. How is he doing now and how does one deal with loss? Also, do you have any happy songs on your ipod? Does Kevin belong to the Bones Brigade? You bet. 

@kevingchristy @christinap on twitter

Direct download: grief.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In light of the recent Josh Duggar Ashley Madison scandal and Kanye West being a complete douschebag on the VMA's, I find myself asking "why bother being a good person when some people seem to opt out?" I explore this question using the philosophy of Oprah Magazine, Philosophy Now Magazine and the late great Wayne Dyer. Enjoy!

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:25pm PST

My mother died and I talk about it. Also, what is Borderline Personality Disorder and Schizophrenia? What happens to us when we die? Do you believe in reincarnation?

 

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My friend Dave Reinitz and I discuss optimism and why bother trying to be an optimist? I mean wasn't Pollyana the most annoying person ever? Should we even want to have expectations and what is the value of having a positive attitude? Also, why does Dave hate Dick Cheney so much? 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this episode, Pat Keane and I discuss self sabotage and motivation. Why do we fail ourselves at crucial moments? What is the payoff? Who knows more sports analogies than Pat Keane?

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Who are these emotional vampires that suck our souls and leave us confused and sad? Or just that person who seems to post the same picture of themselves over and over on social media? They are called narcissists. My friend Leslie joins me to discuss the fun of dealing with these personality types.

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Who the hell are you? What is this thing we call the self? Philosophy has some answers, but so does Sam Harris. Also, in all the books on self improvement I've read, they say you must get over yourself to be successful and happy. So which is it? Do I find myself or get over it to be happy?

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In this episode my beloved, Tom Segura and I discuss what makes people successful and what seems to lead to failure. In all the books written about success, there seems to be a prevailing formula on how to get it. Bunz and I get deep on what these formulas are. Get your success jeans on, bros!

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Ressentiment (French pronunciation: ​[rəsɑ̃timɑ̃]) Nietzsche used this term as the underlying principle to the Geneology of Morals. When one group considers themselves victims of another and justifies their weakness or inactivity because of ressentiment. Amber Tozer and I discuss this idea in it's applications to every day life. 

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this episode I reveal a secret I've been holding onto for too long. Also, revelations about my mother and Jacques Derrida on words and deconstruction.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm PST

I read a very touching email from a recovering heroin addict and the dicussion on shame begins! Andy Haynes is back to share his stories and his refreshing honesty. We discuss ideas from Dr. Brene Brown's book "I Thought It Was Just Me.' You'll be surprised at how many things you think are bizarre and shameful are totally normal.

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

We've explored the idea of happiness on this show before, but not with a super happy person like Steve Simone. Steve is probably THE happiest guy I know and from what I can tell - it's real. But HOW? What are his secrets? He's here to tell you all about the secrets to happiness. 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

One of my favorite Joy Division songs and also a part of human existence. The Duggars are a result of isolation and I want to take credit for hating them way before anyone else did. In this episode I discuss social and emotional isolation.

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Expect the unexpected and whenever possible BE the unexpected. I read that in a Kurt Vonnegut book once, and it has stuck with me for years. What does that mean and how can it help us? 

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How does your memory affect your behavior in the present? Kevin Christy and I discuss how trauma can rewire your brain and cause you massive unhappiness in the present. Also, are some memories helpful in every day functioning? How do we "rewire" the mind to deal with new experiences? Are we neuroscientists? No, just a couple of comedians getting deep on it, bro.

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Why do we think we can control anything? How much of life do we even control really? Why do I feel the need to make sure my dog eats and poops regularly or it will be the end of the world? Also, wouldn't Blythe Danner make a great mom for me?

 

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In this episode I address a listener email asking if we can ever truly know our purpose in life. That's a deep question but luckily, this bro has some ideas.

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:04pm PST

Feminism. It's complicated being a lady these days. I try to sort it all out. When in doubt, ask what would Shirley Manson do?

 

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

A topic very near and dear to comics and philosophers - depression. Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Hume, John Stuart Mill all had nervous breakdowns. Tom and I discuss the types of depression one goes thru and what you can do to make it suck less.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

In this episode I discuss what it means to take a break and just be a person. I took 4 days off and realized that leisure time is something Americans hate. Why is that? Jean Baudrillard has some answers, as does Max Weber. Also, I read Dan Harris' book "10% Happier" about his journey into finding meditation. A great book for anyone deeply skeptical about the self-help guru world. 

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:12pm PST

Mellisa Villasenor and I discuss self and how to find it. Also, why it's AWFUL to compare yourself to others. Melissa is an amazing impressionist and comic and I know you'll adore her as I do.

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:36am PST

Mellisa Villasenor and I discuss self and how to find it. Also, why it's AWFUL to compare yourself to others. Melissa is an amazing impressionist and comic and I know you'll adore her as I do.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

This episode covers the Madonna of the philosophy world - Frederich Nietzsche. He's popular, but often misunderstood and one of my absolute favorites. I cover the Genealogy of Morals and the idea of slave and master morality, the will to power and maybe a little ubermensch, too.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm PST

In this episode Dhaya and I go deep on compassion, anger and relinquishing control - the holy trinity of human drama. She's hot off a meditation retreat and I have so many questions for her - like how annoying was everyone else on the retreat? How do you deal with your own thoughts for days on end with no interruption?  Dhaya is a gracious and enlightening guest. I know you'll love her. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm PST

Stranded in a snow storm in a hotel room in DC, I cover Phenomenology, Husserl and Merleau-Ponty. Phenomenology is the study of subjective perception and Merleau-Ponty grounds perception in the body and in the "flesh of the world". How French is that? I also look at what it means to "stay present". It's the buzz phrase of the time, but how in the hell does anybody really do that? Also, what does this have to do with Pippi Longstocking? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...listen to my lunatic snowed-in ramblings. 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The Full Charge and I discuss the documentary "All this Mayhem" about the skateboarding champs Ben and Tas Pappas. Their descent into drugs, prison and chaos make one wonder if you can truly change your fate. They were born into a rough life and tried as hard as they could to escape it. But can you really change your destiny? Maybe, but shit ain't easy...

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This episode I ride solo, dawg. We cover 50 Shades of Grey and why my cousin loves it so much. Also, what does it have to do with Michel Foucault? TONS! Why was I going to S&M clubs as a teenager in LA? You'll have to listen to find out...

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What are the 12 steps and how can they help you? My guest Andy Haynes shares his stories about recovery and going thru the 12 steps himself. He's wonderful and candid and you will love him. @imandyhaynes

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am PST

What is so damn spiritual about surfing? Graham Elwood and I discuss how a traumatic trip to Afghanistan changed his life. Also, would you get back in the water after a shark took your arm?

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:20am PST

Believe it or not, there is a Philosophy of Humor. It starts with Plato and guess what? He didn't like it very much...why? Because you'll have to listen to find out, silly goose! My guest is Matt Braunger, a very funny human and together we get deep on comedy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am PST

Nietzsche thought forgetfulness was essential to human existence, without it "there could be no happiness, cheerfulness, hope, pride, immediacy..." Forgetfulness is similar to forgiveness in that it requires we let go of negative emotions that harm us. But how does one forgive the unforgivable? Nazis? Child molesters? Do they deserve forgiveness? My guest Paul Gilmartin of the Mental Illness Happy Hour discusses how he forgave his abusive mother. Brutally honest and touching, you will love this episode.

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

As the great Philosopher/Poet Morrissey said "Rejection is one thing, but rejection from a fool is cruel". Rejection sucks all around - from romantic ones to professional ones. Alison Rosen and I discuss the ins and outs of rejection. Why does is suck so bad and what to do about it?

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Back from the holiday and ready to start small - does God exist? Pat Keane and I discuss one of the biggest questions in philosophy. We cover a few of the Five Ways to prove the existence of God by Thomas Aquinas. Never heard of St. Thomas Aquinas? Well, he's known as the "Party Philosopher". Not really, but he wrote some important stuff and we go over it. Also, why is God so scary sometimes in the bible? He sure has a temper...

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

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