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.

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 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. 

Direct download: DCTDBFINAL.mp3
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...

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

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...

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

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

Direct download: andyhaynesTDB.mp3
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?

 

Direct download: ElwoodTDBFinal.mp3
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.

Direct download: mattbraungerTDB_FINAL.mp3
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.

Direct download: paultdbFINAL.mp3
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?

Direct download: ALISONTDBFINAL.mp3
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...

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