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.

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

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.

Direct download: depression.mp3
Category:general -- 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.

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

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

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.

Direct download: NietzscheFINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm PDT

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. 

 

Direct download: dhayaTDB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm 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