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.

This holiday season, I'm most thankful for my therapist. I have a breakthrough regarding my neurotic need to stop being like my parents. I explore the idea of "creating what we defend against" from the Course in Miracles. Also, what does it mean to live small and how do we not do that in 2017? I saw Star Wars and love the Orphan Mythology - how powerful the theme is and how it can be applied to our lives. Also, more on drinking the Motherhood Kool-Aid. I drank more of that shit and found myself deep down a rabbit hole of maternal insecurity. There's so much to get deep on, you may wanna just put on a black turtleneck and beret to listen. Light a cigarette, hide from your boss, LET'S GET DEEP for the last time in 2016!

Direct download: tdb102final.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

As my in-laws are here, I sneak into the studio and record this episode. I'm reading about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - just the first half of the book - but I feel like I know where it's heading. No more negative thoughts! Also, let's talk about aging. Why is it perceived as the worst thing imaginable in our culture? Also, is marriage for everyone? And what do you do with a partner/loved one who is addicted to drugs? Do you let them come over for the holidays and make everyone uncomfortable as F*ck? Let's get deep on it and celebrate, yo!

Direct download: tdbfinal101.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Holy shit! Episode 100. I've been doing this show for over two years now and what have I learned? This episode lays it all out. Top lessons from doing 100 episodes of That's Deep Bro. Let's get so deep we get our lives! 

Direct download: 100thTDB.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Every time I put an ornament on my tree, I hear my mother's voice "You're doing it wrong! You can't mix gold with silver!" I have a radical thought about liking myself...An emailer asks if she should quit her dream of being a social worker because of a failed first gig. I discuss failure and why it's such a loaded word. Speaking of words, do we have to be ultra sensitive about what words we choose? Did the PC movement of the 90's work? This European-American has some thoughts on that...let's get our lives and get DEEEEEEEP on it. 

Direct download: dec5finaltdb.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The holidays are upon us and how can we make it enjoyable? I goddamn refuse to do anything out of obligation anymore. Find out how that went... We moved and what I know is I control nothing and workers love taking dumps in my house. I answer some emails about making important decisions. So much going on I can't wait to get deep on all of this! Life = gotten, bros!

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

What. The. Fuck. Yup, it happened. Trump is president. Now what? Let's process this then answer some emails. A gay man just came out to his family and has regrets. Also, do you have to be a sociopath to succeed in life? Let's get deep on ALLLLLL of this, bros. 

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

The secret wisdom of the Stone Roses. I answer an email from a woman who has achieved so much, but still feels like shit. How is this possible?!?! Everyone has heard of self esteem, but who really has it?  How do you get it when most of us have had shit turds as parents? Also a 27 year-old bro wonders whether or not to quit his day job and if the grass is truly greener? Let's get 90's deep on it all, bros. 

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

After a transformative trip to the Midwest, I have a deep revelation about my mom. But it applies to all people who disappoint us or make us angry. What's the key to a good relationship? I'm not 100% sure but it has to do with having someone to lift weights with. Let's get our lives and get super deep on it all, bros! 

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

This week I discuss a freak out I had over my kid getting his first fever. How do we know when we are overreacting to a situation? And why are we attracted to people who aren't good for us? This episode explores these issues and why losing a pet is super devastating. Let's get extra deep on this, bros!!

 

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

About a year ago, Kevin Christy came on the show (Episode 42) and we talked about grief. He lost his father and I had just lost my mother. My grief was fresh and he had a few years under his belt. So one year has passed and how have things changed? The odd thing is, grief has made both of us happier - but how?!?! Kevin and I get deep on the lessons of grief and how to hold it together when shit falls apart. In this episode you will get your entire life after a death! 

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

My whole life, I've wanted to violently beat anyone who chalks up shitty behavior to the phrase "but what IS normal?" Despite the psychological community's insistence that there is no norm, I think there is. If you've grown up in a dysfunctional home, you know for a fact there IS a "normal" and it probably involves not getting hammered and throwing plates of food at each other. In this episode I discuss the traits of adult children of Alcoholics - but I have a feeling you don't need a drunk Mommy or Daddy to relate to a lot of this stuff. Let's get deeeeeeep as fuck on it, bros. 

 

Direct download: ep92.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Why do people hate being 40? Usually because their life sucks. You don't have to hate your age just because society expects you to. Also, why are we so afraid of change and what can be done to take the leap into doing something you really want to do? This week I saw some friends I hadn't seen in over 20 years! What I learned is that going for the dreams is terrifying but you have to otherwise you will hate yourself when you're 40. My friends and I took our leaps and here's some stuff I learned along the way. 

 

Direct download: 20-40final.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

People bringing bed pillows and blankets to meditation class? I uncover some disturbing social realities at my Mommy and Me class. My mid-life crisis has manifested in some troubling ways. I answer emails and we discover how to be in the moment while pursuing our goals. Also, a lady wants to find better friends, but how and where? I discuss why exactly Bert Kreischer is so fat. Also, should a young man go to Europe and have life experiences or start his life as a struggling comedian in NY? This life is so complicated, so let's untangle all of it! LIFE = Gotten. 

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

Deeper than ever, this episode goes waaay down the rabbit hole. So get ready to get your entire life. Does Madonna change diapers? What is the secret to not hulking out in a rage around your parents? Also, I get deep on some listener emails. A young man with a gang member family writes in about haunting memories. A couple is pregnant and terrified! Also, why do women feel pressured to look hot all the time? You’re gonna find out in this week’s episode, bros! 

Direct download: deepasfuck.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:27am PST

This episode is a spiritual enema! I finally tried Reiki. Should I do it on my baby now? My lost weekend with John Lennon and why does Yoko Ono seem so horrible? My revelation post-Reiki and why I've been a selfish, loveless turd most of my life up until now. I answer some emails - should a lady with 3 kids move in with her boyfriend? How should you deal with people who put down your job? Do you have cripplingly fearful thoughts every night before bed?   Then this is the podcast for you! 

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

It's been 8 months since I started my journey as a mom and what has changed since I recorded "Bitches Be Lyin'"?  My penpal Beth and I discuss the unspoken stuff about parenthood. All the taboo things "good moms" aren't supposed to feel - let alone say! Now that I'm a mom do I have to make my facebook profile pic a pic of my son? Have I lost who I used to be now that I'm a member of the most sacred institution there is? Find out in this week's episode. Let's get deep and get our goddamn mommy lives back (somewhat).

Direct download: bitchesbelyin2final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

After an angry meditation session, I decided that happiness is a horrible goal. How do you know what your passion is in life? Do you have a sense of intuition? I answer an email about a mom who feels like she's losing her identity after having kids. Also, a 19 year old gay man wants to know where the dudes at? So much in this episode, if you haven't gotten your life yet you WILL!!

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

I watched the Tony Robbins doc on Netflix. Wow am I inspired to stop being such a chicken shit! More truths about motherhood that bitches be lyin about. Also, "Wanna know why you're all fucked up?" I answer your emails. Should a man let his Fundamentalist Baptist father marry him, even though they haven't been cool for years? What should a guy do to get over being dumped? Can new exes be friends? You're about to find out. Let's get super deep on allllllllll of this bros. 

 

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

This episode I delve into the scary realm of Emotional Vampires. These demons in human form rob you of your time and energy. All you wanna do after hanging with one is sleep. Also, I went to a Mommy and Me class and survived! What to do if your girlfriend's kid is a pussy. Does your spouse wear a hideous denim skirt? Then this episode is for YOU.

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

In this episode I answer an email from a guy who says coworkers disrespect him and annoy the hell out of him. He bottles it up and then rages on strangers. If you're wondering what's going on, I can tell you. A lovely 25 year old girl has live-in boyfriend troubles and a young man with a foot fetish doesn't know how to find a girlfriend! Can you guess what the common thread is to all these problems? After this episode, life = gotten. 

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

I answer an email from a sweet 25 year-old girl who asks how she can stop attracting douchebags, losers, jerks, abusers and assholes. With my patented 10 step program, you will deflect any douchebag that approaches you and find the man of your dreams! My 10 steps are proven to work - I learned them from my MOM. Also, is the world as dangerous as Trump says? And should you try and repair a relationship with a shitheel parent? All this and more in this episode. Let's get super deep on it, bros! 

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

I cry about twice a year. It's all I can stomach. Today I discuss allowing feelings (as terrifying as they are) and avoiding conflict with turds. Do you hate mommy blogs as much as I do? And what about the magic of break dancing movies from the 80's? Let's dig in and leave the prozac at home. You can feel feelings! Just don't talk about it!

Direct download: breakin2.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Is your dad a Reese Bobby from Talladega Nights or a John Goodman from Roseanne? It doesn't actually matter bc you're gonna have to accept whoever is biologically related to you. Also what kind of bra should you buy? I answer it all and take a listener email. 

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

As someone who is not a licensed therapist, or qualified in any way to give advice, in this episode I DO!

You asked for it! Love you

 

Direct download: igiveadvice.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:43am PST

Have you heard of Dan Pena, the 50 Billion Dollar Man and Motivational Speaker? He tells it like it is and this week I explore the world of Pena. Do you work 20 hours a day, 7 days a week? Do you not have friends that are LOSERS? Then you may become a billionaire too! Is it possible to be successful and still hang out? Let's get deep on it, bros. 

Direct download: dan_pena.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:25am PST

I'm baaaack! After a short hiatus, I'm back and getting deep on all sorts of stuff. Turned 40, had a revelation while watching OITNB and answer an emailer who wonders whether or not she should have a baby. So much deep stuff, bros. 

Direct download: the_returntdb.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:03pm PST

This episode gets waaaaay deep. An emailer asks a HUGE question and I discuss living a reactionary life. What in the fuck are we doing here? I have the answer! At last, it all comes together...

Direct download: thewholeenchiladafinal.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:39pm PST

My mind is a horrible jerk who only wants me to be miserable. This week I put the Surrender Experiment to the test with a visit from my dad. How did it go? Also, a listener asks about how I decided to have a kid. Believe it or not, I remember the exact moment I decided to and it involves llamas. Let's get super deep on it all, bros.

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

I reveal the secrets of enlightenment and how I had a spiritual experience at Nieman Marcus. I'm half way thru super hippie Michael Singer's book "The Surrender Experiment" and I fucking loooooove it. Also, how disappointing your parents is part of the fun of adulthood! In addition to that, what are some essentials necessary for adult life? And just a splash of David Hume. Big episode. Maximum deeeeepnessssss.

Direct download: whereeveryugomp3.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Do you have regrets? Of course you do! Stop flogging yourself. Here's how. Also, what are the top regrets of the dying? Is it that they wish they had worked more? Probably Not. Let's get deep on it, bros. 

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

The hilarious Eleanor Kerrigan joins me and we discuss her childhood growing up among 10 siblings, her life at the Comedy Store, depression and the fear of becoming your parents. She's hilarious and honest and I know you will love her as much as I do. Enjoy!

Direct download: eleanorkerrigan.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:05am PST

Remember when people looked like people? I got into Patti Smith on my hiatus from That's Deep Bro and went on a freedom odyssey that lead me to the big, black dongs of Robert Mapplethorpe. What can we learn from big dongs, crooked teeth and the 70's? That maybe you can invent who are you are and stop worrying so much about conforming. Freedom! 

Direct download: pattismithtdb.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:37am PST

Coachella is my personal Hellgarden. This week I answer your emails! A girl is jealous of the porn stars her BF watches, a dancer wants to know who she is and I hate outdoor festivals of any kind. Enjoy! Set this shit on fire.

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

This episode I explore selfishness and how it can be a great thing. Why are women so bad at being selfish? Also, everyone hates Ayn Rand and  I tell you why (she doesn't believe in helping the handicapped). Zoinks! Doing stuff motivated by guilt sucks and what age is appropriate to take your child to a bar?

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

Inertia. Wearing cement shoes while taking a walk. Dostoyevsky goes deep on it, so does Christina P. Getting unstuck and getting it all done.  Also are you moving to LA? Here's some tips. 

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

In this episode I explore the idea of creativity - when is the best time to be creative and can you do it with kids? How about sickness? During a life crisis? They myth of genius and how to do things in addition to dealing with life's shit sandwiches. 

 

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

During labor, women are told to relax in between contractions. To take a rest in the space between them. I get deep on this idea and the book "The Untethered Soul" and break down the key to happiness. Maybe the key to happiness isn't in happiness at all? Also, the Beastie Boys, Allen Iverson and what we can learn from Revenge of the Nerds. A short list of some of my favorite things. 

 

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

What does it take to live off the grid? And why do so many off the gridders choose Alaska? My friend Joe tells me all about the off the grid lifestyle - the pros and cons and we get super deep on life. Is living away from society really the answer to all my problems?

 

 

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

 "People changes" to quote Steve the great Philosopher. What to do when you're going thru a major life change? Panic? Yes. Have anxiety? Yes. Drink wine? YES. All of the above. Peep this episode as I talk about what to do about the necessity of transitions. 

Direct download: Transition_TDB.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:57pm PST

I was surprised at how many people resonated with last week's podcast so this week is a continuation and a little perfectionism thrown in! I read some emails and further explore self loathing's kissing cousin. 

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

"Love yourself" is the mantra of plus-sized models and drag queens, but what does that really mean? Does anybody really love themselves? The book "Self Compassion" by Kristin Neff argues that most people don't and the self esteem movement doesn't really solve the problem of self loathing. But is it possible that self-loathing could be a good thing in small doses? Take a listen, bros.

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

My guest Psychotherapist Mark Barone joins to explain therapy and how it works. Also we get into Carl Jung's theory of the collective unconscious, archetypes and synchronicity. Sound fancy? Kinda, but Mark breaks it down for you, bro style. 

http://www.catalystpsychotherapy.com/ to find Mark

 

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

In this episode my friend Cat (varsity level mom) and I discuss why bitches be lyin about having kids. YES we love our children but are we all afraid of being seen as horrible people if we admit to having unattractive feelings around parenthood? Cat and I get realer than a bitch on this episode.

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

My friend Shauna just came back from spending 3 weeks alone - ALL ALONE - on an artist retreat in Ireland. Did she wild out? I sure as hell would. Why are we so afraid of being alone and why do we often choose isolation? What are the benefits of being alone?

 

 

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

Yeah the Jedis are cool, but do they have it all figured out? Maybe the Sith know how to party, too. In this episode of That's Deep Bro I examine what the dark side of the force is and how it can be used to your benefit. I discuss Deborah Ford's book "Dark Side of the Light Chasers".

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

I've used hypnotherapy for childbirth, weight management and stopping smoking. It's a tool I really believe in and wanted to share with you guys. In this episode I interview my hypnotherapist Rita Black and she explains how this magic works!

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

They're loud, smelly and expensive. They pee and puke on you and turn into grumpy adolescents. Why on earth would anyone give up their freedom and happiness to have a child? My guest Greg Fitzsimmons and I explore this topic. He's got kids and he seems to like it - but why???? I'm about to have a baby and I'm terrified. Let's see where this crazy train goes.

 

 

Direct download: whyhavekids2.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

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