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.

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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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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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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This episode I talk to the love of my life, comedian and husband Tom Segura. We usually talk about farts while podcasting, so this is a little bit weird. We discuss the idea of the Other and whether or not you can really know another person. I mean, I think I know Tom, but he really enjoys shows about murder...We explore Martin Buber's idea of I-Thou vs I-It relationships. What does it mean to really love someone? Does it mean you love them even when you don't feel like it? Sometimes...You'll just have to listen to find out. 

Direct download: TOMTDB.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:02pm PDT

I don't know anyone who openly admits to loving the Kardashians. If everyone hates them, who in the hell is watching all their shows? In this episode we discuss fame and celebrity. Who deserves to be celebrated? Why do we hate certain celebrities? Is it possible that famous people serve a function in society other than just annoying the hell out of us? Why can't I stop watching (and being on) reality shows? My buddy Nick Youssef and I get into all of it. 

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

Love is the driving force of the universe and its also a foul demon who will ruin your life and leave you penniless, crazy and angry. With my beloved friend Sarah Tiana, we cover the different forms of love but ultimately the one that messes up people's lives - romantic love. If you've ever had your heart broken this episode is for you. Grab some tissues and watch "Under the Tuscan Sun", we are getting deep on love, bro.

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This episode didn't need a topic, it just needed Duncan Trussell. Professional mind-blower and joke teller, Duncan and I discuss everything. Is God a loving, benevolent force or an evil deceiver? Does evil even exist? Are there boundaries between people or are we essentially the same being? Do we have a soul? What about a self and a Self? Who the hell is Neem Karoli Baba and is how is he related to Adam Corrolla? Strap yourself into your spaceship, because we are about to blast off into the outer limits of space and time! 

Direct download: DUNCANTDB.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:11pm PDT

What is consciousness and can we access parts of our minds that we normally can't with the use of psychedelics? This episode we discuss the 1960's Harvard Psychologists Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) and their use of LSD to explore the mind. What is thought in the first place? Can we even know how we know? If I drop too much acid will I go insane and be convinced I'm an orange? My guest has done LSD about 50 times and can provide us some insight into the psychedelic world. She prefers to remain nameless and thus gainfully employed.

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