Where My Mom's At ? w/ Christina P. (comedy)
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

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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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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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. 

 

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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

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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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. 

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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. 

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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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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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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, 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