That's Deep Bro (comedy)
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.

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.

Direct download: kevin_christy_TDB.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

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?

 

Direct download: control_tdb.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

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.

Direct download: tdbpurpose.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:04pm PDT

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?

 

 

Direct download: feminismtdb.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

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. 

 

Direct download: leisuretime.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:12pm PDT

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.

Direct download: melissaredone.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:36am PDT

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. 

Direct download: DCTDBFINAL.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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?

Direct download: ALISONTDBFINAL.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT