Where My Mom's At ? w/ Christina P.
Christina P. is a comedian and exhausted mother of two young boys. WMMA explores all thing parenting - from colossal mom fails to the quiet rage you feel when your toddler won't nap. Emails, voicemails and video submissions are welcome! wheremymomsat.com WhereMyMomsAt@gmail.com (213) 375-5184

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).

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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!!

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

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. 

 

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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.

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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. 

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

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! 

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

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!

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

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. 

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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

 

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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. 

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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. 

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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...

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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.

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

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.

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

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. 

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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!

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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! 

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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.

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

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?

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

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. 

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

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. 

 

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

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. 

 

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

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?

 

 

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 "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. 

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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. 

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

"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.

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

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

 

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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.

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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?

 

 

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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".

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

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!

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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.

 

 

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CP gets deep on anxiety. Of all the emails that get submitted to TDB, the most common theme among them is depression and anxiety. Why do we have this and does it serve any sort of purpose in our lives? How the fuck do we just calm down? 

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

In the era of Tinder and feminism, why bother getting married? It seems like such an antiquated idea, but why do people still do it? This episode explores marriage and debunks all the annoying things you've heard about it. I heard so many dumb things from dumb people about how marriage "really is". Well, here's what I think the truth is. 

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

Jealousy and Envy - did you know they're different? Well they are and I explain it all. I also admit to being a horribly jealous 20 year old - so embarrassing...Jealousy and envy are two feelings that are so shameful and dark and that's why we are gonna get deep on them, bros!

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It seems these days people make being offended a social media avocation. But really, what does it mean to be offended and what utility does it have in society?

 

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Self Commodification.  It's all around us now. Does the idea of "branding yourself" give you the dry heaves? It should! When did having millions of likes become more important than having a handful of awesome, real life friends? I explore the devolution of human kind thru the abuse of social media and even interview an actual, live Millenial named Erik who gives insight into this phenomenon. Let's get (anti) social!

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At last, my beloved friend returns to That's Deep Bro. She skypes in from Hawaii and we discuss soulmates amongst many other totally deep topics. It's a cosmic ride you will love.

 

 

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This episode I asked you the listeners to write in with your biggest fears in life. I read your emails and discuss some of mine as well. What can we do to not be reduced to terrified little guppies by our fears? Also, why the Misfits are awesome and ridiculous at the same time.

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

In this episode I explore humility - from it's roots in religion to the apparent lack of it today in popular culture. Why do people hate Anne Hathaway? And why does Tyler Oakley make me sad inside? See for yourself https://www.youtube.com/user/tyleroakley

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This week I have a special guest. Jessica was brought into a cult by her parents at the age of 8. After suffering years of abuse, she got out and is now a happy, thriving woman. How do you get sucked into a cult, how do you get out and how do you go on after being one? All these questions and more! 

"Life is fucked, but we're here for some reason." - Jessica

 

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The power of NO. Why are we so afraid of saying no to shit we don't want to do? If you're new to saying no how do you get started? Also, Claire Danes' ugly cry face. 

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You'd better watch out or that inner gremlin will get you. Who is that self loathing turd inside of all of us and how do we stop it from ruining our lives?  Woody Allen's obsession with young girls. Also, we do some positive affirmations. 

 

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Do you have enough crap!??! NO you don't. Get a job, get to working. Make money and buy more stuff. That's what consumerism tells us. CP explores this phenomena and explains why the Smurfs are EVIL.

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This week I swam in my gym pool asking myself this question. And while I don't have the answer yet, I hope I'm moving in the right direction. Also, why was Grease the worst movie to show little girls? Does Socrates have the answers with "Know Thyself?" or was he just really good in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure?

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We lose people, things and situations every day. Grief is an ongoing part of life (Yay!)  My guest Kevin Christy lost his father in a hiking accident 7 years ago. How is he doing now and how does one deal with loss? Also, do you have any happy songs on your ipod? Does Kevin belong to the Bones Brigade? You bet. 

@kevingchristy @christinap on twitter

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

In light of the recent Josh Duggar Ashley Madison scandal and Kanye West being a complete douschebag on the VMA's, I find myself asking "why bother being a good person when some people seem to opt out?" I explore this question using the philosophy of Oprah Magazine, Philosophy Now Magazine and the late great Wayne Dyer. Enjoy!

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My mother died and I talk about it. Also, what is Borderline Personality Disorder and Schizophrenia? What happens to us when we die? Do you believe in reincarnation?

 

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My friend Dave Reinitz and I discuss optimism and why bother trying to be an optimist? I mean wasn't Pollyana the most annoying person ever? Should we even want to have expectations and what is the value of having a positive attitude? Also, why does Dave hate Dick Cheney so much? 

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

In this episode, Pat Keane and I discuss self sabotage and motivation. Why do we fail ourselves at crucial moments? What is the payoff? Who knows more sports analogies than Pat Keane?

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Who are these emotional vampires that suck our souls and leave us confused and sad? Or just that person who seems to post the same picture of themselves over and over on social media? They are called narcissists. My friend Leslie joins me to discuss the fun of dealing with these personality types.

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Who the hell are you? What is this thing we call the self? Philosophy has some answers, but so does Sam Harris. Also, in all the books on self improvement I've read, they say you must get over yourself to be successful and happy. So which is it? Do I find myself or get over it to be happy?

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In this episode my beloved, Tom Segura and I discuss what makes people successful and what seems to lead to failure. In all the books written about success, there seems to be a prevailing formula on how to get it. Bunz and I get deep on what these formulas are. Get your success jeans on, bros!

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Ressentiment (French pronunciation: ​[rəsɑ̃timɑ̃]) Nietzsche used this term as the underlying principle to the Geneology of Morals. When one group considers themselves victims of another and justifies their weakness or inactivity because of ressentiment. Amber Tozer and I discuss this idea in it's applications to every day life. 

 

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In this episode I reveal a secret I've been holding onto for too long. Also, revelations about my mother and Jacques Derrida on words and deconstruction.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm PDT

I read a very touching email from a recovering heroin addict and the dicussion on shame begins! Andy Haynes is back to share his stories and his refreshing honesty. We discuss ideas from Dr. Brene Brown's book "I Thought It Was Just Me.' You'll be surprised at how many things you think are bizarre and shameful are totally normal.

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

We've explored the idea of happiness on this show before, but not with a super happy person like Steve Simone. Steve is probably THE happiest guy I know and from what I can tell - it's real. But HOW? What are his secrets? He's here to tell you all about the secrets to happiness. 

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

One of my favorite Joy Division songs and also a part of human existence. The Duggars are a result of isolation and I want to take credit for hating them way before anyone else did. In this episode I discuss social and emotional isolation.

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Expect the unexpected and whenever possible BE the unexpected. I read that in a Kurt Vonnegut book once, and it has stuck with me for years. What does that mean and how can it help us? 

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

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.

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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?

 

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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.

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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?

 

 

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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.

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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. 

 

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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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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.

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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. 

 

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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. 

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

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...

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

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...

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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

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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

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am 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?

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

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. 

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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. 

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

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! 

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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.

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

Greg Fitzsimmons and I explore the topic of happiness. Is happiness the best goal to have all the time? Probably not. What about money? Will that make you happy? I say yes, Greg says no. Are poor people happier than rich people? Do accomplishments make you happy? What’s up with the Germans? Why are they such philosophical bummers? All this and more on this episode of That’s Deep Bro.

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:58am PDT

By far one of my favorite topics in philosophy, the absurd. You know that whole "What's the point? What the f$%k am I doing all this for?" feeling. I'm sure Camus wouldn't define it that way, but that's absurdity. Matt Fulchiron and I get deep on feelings of the absurd, with some sprinkling of Existentialism. Where does one find meaning in a seemingly meaningless world? Ahhhh the French get deep like no other.

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Find Matt Fulchiron on Twitter: @theFullcharge

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:39am PDT

In this episode Ryan Sickler and I discuss the topic of change. What is it and why does it suck so bad? How does one best deal with change? Ryan was in the midst of some major life events at the time of this recording - his first marriage and expecting his first child. Staring down the barrel of some major life changes, Ryan and I figure out the best way to deal with it all. It may involve smoking a lot of weed and drinking copious amounts of wine. Why white knuckle life? Let's get deep on it, bro. 

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In this episode, my mystery guest and I discuss the topic of pornography. My guest, who prefers to remain anonymous, edited porn for 5 years and now that he’s out of the biz has some great stories to tell. From the smells to the squirts, he shares it all. We discuss the philosophical aspects of porn, namely degradation vs. liberation, the rise and acceptance of raunch culture and why we secretly hate porn stars. Now that porn is more accessible than ever, is it necessarily a good thing and why do I feel profound shame after watching it? Maybe that’s just my problem…enjoy this episode. 

 

Books referenced are : Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy, He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut by Jessica Valente

 

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

This isn't your mother's podcast. The first episode of That's Deep, Bro covers some ideas found in Buddhism like non-attachment, suffering and what it means to be happy. With my guest Jenny Pentland, we explore the idea of why as humans we are never really happy from external things and how we can achieve a sense of well being in a world that is always changing. And Jenny knows a little sumpin' sumpin' about change. The daughter of legendary comedian Roseanne Barr, Jenny has lived thru many changes and bizarro experiences that would break anyone's spirit. Thankfully, Jenny has a fantastic perspective on life and graciously shares it with us. Have you ever found out your parents were getting a divorce from reading the tabloids? Ever had Tom Arnold as a stepdad or spent 5 years in various mental institutions? Jenny has and surprisingly has hilarious stories about all of it. You'll laugh, you'll cry (we did a few times, no really) and at the end you'll say "woah, that's deep, bro."

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT