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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S8: Ep.86: Dana Gould and Thomas Sowell

Jun 7, 2017 - 01:22:31

Dana Gould talks with Danny from his hotel room in Phoenix Arizona while the two are there for the Bird City Comedy Festival. The two discuss philosophy from Thomas Sowell. The conversation also covers Dana's religious experiences as a kid, his marriage to a high powered executive, Dana's divorce and what his life is like now.   This episode is brought to you by Stand Up! Records, Renevatio Enterprises and Centered Health.   Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
Season 8: Ep.85: Fred Armisen and Marshall McLuhan

May 4, 2017 - 01:29:17

Fred Armisen comes by to discuss the philosophy of Marshall McLuhan as well as his upbringing in Long Island and how he failed as a drummer. Conversation also covers Fred's rise to fame after getting hired for Saturday Night Live and Danny's struggles with trying to become successful. Fred gives Danny great tips on how to do impressions. This episode is sponsored by Stand Up! Records and Number 1 Auto Transport. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
Special Episode: Patrice O'Neal and Al Lubel

Apr 25, 2017 - 01:08:18

Patrice O'Neal, the late GREAT comedian calls in to a now "Famous" recording of Danny's old show recorded in 2007.  In this special episode Danny reflects on this talk in Season 7 with Al Lubel and now you can hear it for the first time in 10 years! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
SEASON SEVEN WRAP UP SHOW with Danny and Alex Fossella

Apr 20, 2017 - 01:00:01

Alex Fossella and Danny Lobell meet up at the Washington Square Diner in New York City to discuss highlights from the past season and hopes and for the show going into Season Eight.

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
Danny reads fan mail and plays clips from The Mostly Bull Market Podcast

Mar 31, 2017 - 00:27:55

Danny reads some fan mail and plugs some upcoming shows. Then plays some segments from The Mostly Bull Market podcast featuring comedians Jason Webb, Emmy Blotnick and Thomas Dale.

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.84: Bobcat Goldthwait and Jorge Luis Borges

Mar 23, 2017 - 01:16:59

Bobcat Goldthwait comes by the Modern Day Philosophers studio to talk with Danny Lobell about the philosophy Jorge Luis Borges. The conversation ranges on topics from the death of Robin Williams and Bobcat's unique friendship with him, why he set The Tonight Show on fire, how he went from an atheist to an agnostic, and why he thinks the worst thing he can be called is a professional. 

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.83: Ryan Conner and John Donne

Feb 21, 2017 - 01:15:28

Ryan Conner comes by to tell Danny about his very unique upbringing in Virginia proper, his love for Mozart and how he works himself to the bone writing comedy. We discuss philosophy from John Donne about isolation.  Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.82: Mayim Bialik and Karl Popper

Jan 23, 2017 - 01:06:49

Danny Lobell sits down with Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and Blossom, was trained as a neuroscience. That's why Alex picked philosopher Karl Popper to discuss with her. They talk medical school, religion, faith and science and whether or not they agree with Popper's writings. 

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.81: Al Lubel and Thomas Szasz

Dec 27, 2016 - 02:01:46

Al Lubel comes over to discuss philosophy from Thomas Szasz but what happens is an incident from 17 years ago resurfaces that has kept the two apart all these years without Danny even remembering it happened. It's a great talk with one of the all time great comedy minds.  Happy Holidays & Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.80: Kurt Braunohler and Harry Frankfurt

Oct 21, 2016 - 00:57:57

Kurt Braunohler comes by to discuss Harry Frankfurt in this "Lost" and now found episode. We are so lost on this one that we even call Alex for clues.   Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.79: Gad Elmaleh and Roland Barthes

Sep 23, 2016 - 01:29:22

Gad Elmaleh, the great Moroccan French comedian joins Danny this episode in the Chateau Marmont Hotel to discuss everything from Yom Kippur in Moroccan Synagogue to the philosophy of Roland Barthes and so much more. Special thanks to WTF and Marc Maron for plugging this episode! Sponsored by Stand Up! Records.   Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.78: Cash Peters and Albert Schweitzer

Aug 30, 2016 - 01:25:15

Cash Peters is an author a journalist and an avid listener of this show. He came by to talk Albert Schweitzer with Danny and about his life and relationship to spirituality and his family. Great talk with an interesting guy. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.77: Tom Rhodes and Seneca the Younger

Jul 25, 2016 - 01:17:55

Tom Rhodes comes by to talk with Danny Lobell about travel, Seneca, Florida and family. Great episode, great talk with a very funny guy.     Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.76: Pat Cooper and Marcus Aurelius

Jun 29, 2016 - 01:16:53

Pat Cooper and I sat down and caught up after years of not seeing each other. Pat told stories of his childhood and as always spoke his mind about everyone in Show biz. He told old show biz stories about the mob, roasting Richard Pryor and Martin Scorsese. They also discuss getting old. Enjoy the show.

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.75: Dan Schlissel and E.H. Carr

Jun 4, 2016 - 01:18:38

Dan Schlissel and Danny Lobell sit and talk outside in the Palm trees in Akumal Mexico at the Akumal Comedy Festival. They discuss topics ranging from the Holocaust to how history is written and how Dan picks who he wants on his comedy record label.     Enjoy!  

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S7: Ep.74: Christian Finnegan and William of Champeaux

May 18, 2016 - 01:08:58

Christian Finnegan has Danny over his Queens apartment to discuss William of Champeaux. The conversation covers religion, early childhood development and dealing with jerks. It's a great talk.     Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
Season 7: Ep.73: Doug Stanhope and Plotinus

Apr 28, 2016 - 01:31:47

Doug Stanhope has Danny over his place in Bisbee Arizona to talk about everything from his childhood, to his mom, to drinking, drugs the dessert vs LA, old times in New York and the meaning of life. The two also try to understand something from Plotinus but mostly can't.  It's a fun one and its brought to you by Stand Up! Records and Comic Bento.     Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
SEASON SIX WRAP UP SHOW with Danny and Alex Fossella

Apr 26, 2016 - 00:35:25

Alex Fossella and Danny discuss the season highlights for season six, what thoughts really stuck with them and some dream guests for upcoming shows.     Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.72: Brian Regan and Paul Feyerabend

Apr 20, 2016 - 01:53:34

Brian Regan and Danny Lobell sit down and discuss philosophy from Paul Feyerabend. Because Brian has a history of going against the grain of the world. He is clean in an industry that is known for being dirty. He dropped out of college and completed it later. He released a special completely live. All things not many people can do, Alex picked a philosopher who talked about thinking outside the box in science. The conversation also covers comedy talk and Brian's life outside of showbiz. This episode is brought to you by Stand Up! Records.

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.71: Darryl Lenox and Thomas More

Apr 19, 2016 - 01:24:08

Darryl Lenox and Danny Lobell sit down at the Stand Up! Records Akumal Comedy Festival to discuss philosophy from Tomas More. Darryl also tells stories of being a con man, growing up with a pimp for a father and working with Chris Rock!  This episode is brought to you by Stand Up! Records.     Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.70: "Professor" Irwin Corey and Mahatma Gandhi

Mar 30, 2016 - 01:10:47

"Professor" Irwin Corey is 102 years old. He welcomes Danny into his House in Manhattan - Yes HOUSE in Manhattan! They talk about everything from the Professor's childhood, to Nazis to the early days of stand up comedy with Lord Buckley, George Carlin and Lenny Bruce. They also discuss some philosophy from Mahatma Gandhi.     Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.69: Liz Miele and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Feb 24, 2016 - 01:08:43

Liz Miele visits Danny this week to discuss everything from her parents to relationships, holding on to your inner child, managing your inner crazy and Magic!  It's a great talk and in it Danny and Liz go from longtime co-workers to legit friends! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.68: Jason Zumwalt and Augustine of Hippo

Feb 16, 2016 - 01:01:24

Jason Zumwalt visits Danny Lobell to discuss Augustine of Hippo. They talk about why Jason left Stand up, grand theft auto, and having jokes stolen. It's a great talk and filled with impressions and some really great moments. This episode is brought to you by Stand Up! Records.      

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.67: Henry Phillips and Marquis de Sade

Jan 26, 2016 - 01:12:05

Henry Phillips came by Danny Lobell's studio and discusses everything from Metal bands to nipple clamps and the Marquis de Sade in this hilarious episode of Modern Day Philosophers. Brought to you by Stand Up! Records. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.66: JT Habersaat and William of Ockham

Dec 15, 2015 - 01:21:10

JT Habersaat and Danny meet for the first time on this epsiode of Modern Day Philosophers. The two really hit it off and figure out while discussing William of Ockham and his famous razor that they really have a lot in common. This episode is sponsored by Stand Up! Records.  

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.65: Jessie Beth Kahnweiler and Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Oct 3, 2015 - 01:10:59

Jessie Beth Kahnweiler joins Danny at his house to discuss Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The two talk about everything from rape to bulimia to Mel Brooks, more Mel Brooks, and how Jessie's mom will feel about the episode when she inevitably listens to it. Jessie is a very talented comedian and filmmaker and this episode is hilarious. It's sponsored by Stand Up! Records. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.64: Owen Benjamin and Agrippa The Skeptic

Sep 9, 2015 - 01:24:27

Owen Benjamin comes over the house and we talk skepicism, Big and Tall, REM Sleep and the Sky. It's a good one folks, Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.63: Dante Nero and Georg Simmel

Jul 30, 2015 - 01:26:49

Dante Nero, Danny's long time comedy friend, invites him to his Brooklyn studio "the Pimp cup" to talk Georg Simmel and social and physical relationships. Dante being an ex-pimp and ex-stripper has some interesting ideas on women that he shares.   Also, Danny is getting married in a few hours! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S6: Ep.62: Dave Anthony and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Jul 4, 2015 - 01:10:27

Dave Anthony stops by to discuss Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz with Danny. The talk flys, monards and parenting. They also uncover one of the greatest controvercies in Math History! Enjoy! 

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
Season 6: Ep.61: Jackie Mason and Martin Luther

Jun 15, 2015 - 00:59:19

Jackie Mason and Danny meet up in a diner in midtown to talk as they used to for so many years when Danny was in his twenties. They discuss in depth Jackie's childhood and his early days in comedy. They also talk a bit about religion and Martin Luther.  Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
SEASON FIVE WRAP UP SHOW with Danny and Alex Fossella

Jun 8, 2015 - 00:56:46

Danny and Alex Fossella meet at Danny's old college radio station to discuss the past season. They talk about Danny reconnecting with Jackie Mason and getting turned down by Jerry Lewis. Mostly they just talk about their highlights from the season. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.60: Gilbert Gottfried and Søren Kierkegaard

May 19, 2015 - 01:20:22

Gilbert Gottfried has Danny over his NYC apartment to discuss Søren Aabye Kierkegaard's writings on anxiety. They talk about everything from Monster movies, antisemitism, fear, Jewish identity, twitter hate, cyber bullying and dealing with twisted public perception. It's a great finale for a great fifth season. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.59: Dawn Luebbe and Chrysippus

May 4, 2015 - 01:18:50

Dawn Luebbe comes over to discuss Chrysippus and how our past affects our present and future. The discuss Dawn's new book "My 1992 Diary" and what it was like growing up on Grandma's farm in Nebraska. Spoiler alert, there where a lot of Jello salads. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.58: Jordon Ferber and C.S. Lewis

Apr 17, 2015 - 01:38:40

Jordon Ferber invites Danny to his Brooklyn apartment to discuss greif and the writings on it by C.S. Lewis. The two talk about kosher delis, cartoons and recount stroires from their long time friendship. The conversation eventually gets very personal as Jordon talks about the loss of his brother Russell Ferber (may he rest in peace) and what he has done to handle loosing someone who is so a part of who he is. They discuss the great work Jordon has done in his brothers memory and how he has ensure that Russell's legacy lives on.   At the top is a quick talk with Stand Up! Records creator and CEO Dan Schlissel who also talks about the greif he has had in loosing his close friend Gus Lynch (may he rest in peace) with whom he co-founded the Akumal Comedy festival.   Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.58: Jordon Ferber and C.S. Lewis

Apr 17, 2015 - 01:38:40

Jordon Ferber invites Danny to his Brooklyn apartment to discuss greif and the writings on it by C.S. Lewis. The two talk about kosher delis, cartoons and recount stroires from their long time friendship. The conversation eventually gets very personal as Jordon talks about the loss of his brother Russell Ferber (may he rest in peace) and what he has done to handle loosing someone who is so a part of who he is. They discuss the great work Jordon has done in his brothers memory and how he has ensure that Russell's legacy lives on.   At the top is a quick talk with Stand Up! Records creator and CEO Dan Schlissel who also talks about the greif he has had in loosing his close friend Gus Lynch (may he rest in peace) with whom he co-founded the Akumal Comedy festival.   Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.57: Marty Allen and John Stuart Mill

Mar 23, 2015 - 01:09:50

Marty Allen has Danny over his house in Vegas to talk John Stuart Mill, fighting in WW2 and hanging with Elvis. Great talk with a show biz legend! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.56: Todd Barry and Francis Bacon

Mar 10, 2015 - 01:08:11

Todd Barry has Danny over his "New" New York Apartment to talk high/low energy, anger, living alone, favorite citys, Houses vs. apartments, and the ideas of Francis Bacon the philosopher, not the artist. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.55: Jared Logan and Leo Tolstoy

Feb 6, 2015 - 01:35:07

Jared Logan comes by Lobell House productions studios to discuss philosophy from Leo Tolstoy. The talk includes everything from growing up in West Virginia to Pentecostal Christianity to Michael Keaton and Billy Joel to the significance how giving and taking affect our lives.  It's a great show very worth the download.   Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.54: Joe Franklin and Henri Bergson

Jan 28, 2015 - 01:02:18

Joe Franklin, in what may be his last interview, has Danny over his famous Times Square office to talk about everything from Show biz greats he interviewed to getting old to stories from his childhood and memory in general. The two discuss Philosopher Henri Bergson in between his many phone calls for which he was well known to recieve.  Rest in Peace Joe Franklin.

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.53: Phil Rosenthal and Peter Kropotkin

Jan 8, 2015 - 01:12:55

Phil Rosenthal creator and writer of Everybody Loves Raymond one of Danny's favorite TV shows guests on this episode to discuss Peter Kropotkin, Religion, Anarchy, Televison, his film Exporting Raymond, how to deal with people as "the boss", the Holocasut, his book "You're lucky you're funny, John Lennon, Oprah and just about everything in between.

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.52: Carlos Alazraqui and Ludwig Wittgenstein

Jan 1, 2015 - 01:01:13

Carlos Alazraqui has Danny over his home for a lovely backyard talk. The philosopher chosen is Ludwig Wittgenstein and the conversation ranges on everything from his character work in Reno 911 and Rocco's Modern life to parenthood, escapism and genital artwork..The show is sponsored by Stand Up! Records. Happy 2015 everyone. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.51: Susie Essman and Niccolo Machiavelli

Dec 24, 2014 - 01:02:22

Susie Essman invites Danny to her apartment in New York where they discuss philosophy from Niccolo Machiavelli. The conversation covers Judasim and Women's rights, Susie's method of acting, dealing with internal voices and dealing with fear. Happy Holidays! Enjoy!  

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S5: Ep.50: Wyatt Cenac and Boethius

Dec 8, 2014 - 00:58:54

Wyatt Cenac is on the show this week and...we hit 50 episodes!!! Great talk, done in Wyatt's apartment in NYC. We talk fame and faith. We also discuss how to do a robot voice. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
Season 5: Ep.49: Colin Quinn and Dante Alighieri

Nov 18, 2014 - 01:00:48

Colin Quinn invites Danny over to his apartment for a lovely afternoon of football and comedy talk. Dante Alighieri is the philosopher this week and we discuss mortality, immortality, fame, Heven, Hell, Rats and Rice. It's a good one folks! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
SEASON FOUR WRAP UP SHOW with Danny and Alex Fossella

Nov 11, 2014 - 00:38:45

Alex Fossella joins Danny in a rental Jeep at two in the morning in Brooklyn NY to discuss the past season highlights and answer some questions written in by a listener. Get ready for season Five and Enjoy the wrap up show! 

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.48: Robert Klein and Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Oct 24, 2014 - 01:08:32

Robert Klein invites Danny over his apartment in NYC and they discuss everything from Robert's writing and performing to his divorse and they even get in some nice pieces of philosophy from Jean-Jacques Rousseau on education. Robert sings a little, talk Rodney Dangerfeild, Lenny Brice and Joan Rivers. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.47: Mark Schiff and Hillel

Oct 16, 2014 - 01:07:25

Mark Schiff visits the Lobell House Productions studio to discuss the Philosophy of Hillel the Elder. The converstaion covers everything from how to avoid bitterness to marrage and selflessness. The also discuss comedy greats Rodney Dangerfeild, Don Rickles and Jerry Seinfeld. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.46: Roy Wood Jr. and Benjamin Franklin

Oct 4, 2014 - 01:11:33

Roy Wood Jr. comes by Lobell House Productions to talk to Danny Lobell about the philosophy of Benjamin Franklin. The conversation ranges from discussions on how Roy climbed to fame and how he tries to draw after his sitcom "Sullivan and Sons" comes to an end some day. They discuss Birmingham, Alabama and what it was like growing up there as a black man in a place with a history of racism. They also talk about why people like to go visit spots from their favorite TV shows. Roy suggests amongst other things that the Capital of New Mexico be changed to Walter White's house. It's a fun one folks. Enjoy. 

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.45: Paul Provenza and Saul Kripke

Sep 19, 2014 - 01:14:41

Paul Provenza stops by to talk to Danny about the works of Saul Kripke, and explore the idea of where our knowledge come from. The conversation ranges from topics of love to giving and taking to appreciating what you to preception of reality and even Illuminati! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.44: Adam Lustick and Aristotle

Sep 10, 2014 - 01:03:25

Adam Lustick, one of Danny's good friends in comedy, comes by to discuss one of the most famous and influential bald men of all time: Aristotle. The two talk about everything from hair loss to weight gain and dogs, shopping centers, and gasoline and just about everything in between. It's a fun one folks. So enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.43: Shecky Greene and Blaise Pascal

Aug 25, 2014 - 01:27:40

Shecky Greene is a legend in the world of Stand Up Comedy and was kind enough to host Danny Lobell to record an episode with him at his vacation home near San Diego. The two discuss philosophy from Pascal which also leads to discussions on Shecky's life long gambling habit. The two comics also discuss how they both have horses named after them. Other topic covered include Lenny Bruce, filth in comedy and Vegas and the mob. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.42: Aisha Tyler and Roger Scruton

Aug 11, 2014 - 01:31:43

Aisha Tyler visits Lobell House Productions studios (the upstairs) to talk Roger Scruton, Animal Rights, Being Controlling/OCD, partying hard, not wanting kids, Nerds, Poverty, Fame, Intorvertion vs. extrovetion and a whole lot more. It's a good one folks. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.41: Shaun Latham and Thomas Reid

Jul 30, 2014 - 01:09:38

Shaun Latham comes by the show to talk about Thomas Reid and his views on moral perception. Shaun tells Danny how his lazy eye has affected his view of the world and about how Shaun didn't know who his father was for the first 15 years of his life. They discuss Shuan's days working in a prison and why he is always on the move. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.40: Reggie Watts and John Cage

Jul 20, 2014 - 01:07:39

Reggie Watts comes by the studio to discuss John Cage, music theory, smog, nothingness, food, France, personal freedom and the forces of the universe with Danny. At some point there is even some free style music the two do together and Danny learn a bit about Reggie’s childhood.   Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.39: Carl Reiner and Maimonides

Jul 11, 2014 - 01:20:53

Carl Reiner is this weeks guest. Carl is a master comedian and writer who’s works include the Dick Van Dyke show and writing for Your show of shows as well as directing the Jerk and many other great films. Carl and Danny discuss his new book “I just remembered” as well as discussing the works of Moses Ben Maimon aka Maimonides. The conversation ranges from topics of religion, prayer and memory to directing, writing and noticing things. It’s a great one folks so enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S4: Ep.38: Kliph Nesteroff and Bertrand Russell

Jul 7, 2014 - 01:10:46

Kliph Nesteroff comes by Danny’s place to talk word origins, comic origins, podcast origins and why he writes about history but should not be thought of as a historian. Kliph requested that his philosopher be Bertand Russell and the two discuss Russell’s views on “First cause”, Religion and race. Also Kliph does a pretty pretty pretty decent Larry David impression at some point in the show that he credits Danny for originally conjuring up in him. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
Season 4: Ep.37: Larry Miller and Albert Camus

Jun 27, 2014 - 01:16:59

Larry Miller joins Danny to discuss Albert Camus. The discussion ranges from topics like travel and attire to Larry's near death experience and how it's changed his perspective on life, death, family, work and spirituality. It's a great talk with a great comedian! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
SEASON THREE WRAP UP SHOW with Danny, Alex Fossella and Logan Heftel

Jun 24, 2014 - 00:52:50

Danny, Alex and Logan go over what’s been new in their lives, highlights of Season 3 and plans and dreams for Season 4. Also there is some speculations as to how the Queen of England goes wild if in fact she ever does.  Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.36: Greg Fitzsimmons and David Hume

Jun 10, 2014 - 00:59:53

Greg Fitzsimmons and Danny discuss the philosophy of David Hume. The conversation covers morality, language, religion, anger management, anxiety, guilt and shame. All and all a great talk. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.35: Mike Tsirklin and Plutarch

May 30, 2014 - 00:59:45

Mike Tsirklin, one of Danny’s oldest friends in comedy stops by to talk about Plutarch, his time teaching math in the South Bronx, education, school shootings and what will happen when the aliens attack!   Enjoy!  

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.34: Helen Hong and Confucius

May 22, 2014 - 01:09:45

Helen Hong comes by Lobell House Productions (my room upstairs) to talk about Confucius and why he’s responsible for messing up her childhood. They talk morality, the treatment of women in Korea (and also all Asian women), treatment of the elderly and how they are portrayed in American entertainment, race, Buddhism, family relations and the Coen brothers. It’s a great talk, Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.33: Dylan Brody and Voltaire

May 14, 2014 - 00:45:19

Dylan Brody, Comedian, Writer and Storyteller comes by the apartment to discuss the works of Voltaire and to play with the dogs! The conversation ranges from subjects such as the difference between art and entertainment to whether evil is necessary to make the world good.A great talk with a great guy. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.32: Eddie Brill and Peter Singer

May 4, 2014 - 00:44:22

Eddie Brill comes by to discuss philosophy from Peter Singer. The conversation ranges from healthy eating to peace of mind, deflecting negativity and living in the positive, caring for others and caring for yourself. Danny and Eddie have been friendly for years and it shows in this very entertaining and in depth discussion.

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.31: Andy Kindler and Michel Foucault

Apr 18, 2014 - 01:24:55

Andy Kindler comes by to discuss philosophy from Michel Foulcault. The conversation covers critics, reality vs history, imagination vs truth, self sabotage, fear and power. Andy is always hilarious and a treat to listen to. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.30: Melissa Villasenor and Wassily Kandinsky

Apr 2, 2014 - 01:00:23

Melissa Villasenor visits the show this week to talk Wassily Kandinsky, Art, Music, Comedy, Life, Death, Religion, G-d, Praying, Loving and tattooing. Melissa is one of the most fun acts to watching LA and she shows us why in this episode. She is both very honest and vulnerable as well as funny and talented in so many ways from impressions to singing to just being Melissa. Enjoy.

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.29: Mike Lawrence and Cicero

Mar 19, 2014 - 00:48:11

Mike Lawrence and Danny Lobell discuss Thor, Superman, Batman, Moonnight, Spiderman, Clover (Danny’s Super hero he made up as a kid) Breaking Bad, The Flintstones, Cicero, The Flintstone’s again and Les Miserables in this weeks show. We find out why Mike still loves comics and we figure out how government should be running. Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.28: Todd Glass and John Locke

Mar 5, 2014 - 01:07:51

Todd Glass and Danny Lobell discuss the works of John Locke this week. The conversation ranges from Todd disscussing his "sheding the shed" (coming out as homosexual) to social justice, identity, religion, chilld abuse and even eggplant parmisan! Todd has great things to say and there are some fantastic funny and touching moments in the whole thing. All in all a great talk! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.27: Maz Jobrani and Al-Farabi

Feb 18, 2014 - 01:00:31

Maz Jobrani joins Danny this week to discuss the Muppets, Peace in the Middle East, Identity, Iran, Education and the philosophy of Al-Farabi the shows first Persian Philosopher. It's a great show so go ahead and listen!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
S3: Ep.26: Kelly Carlin and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feb 11, 2014 - 01:14:25

Kelly Carlin and Danny have become close friends over the past few years so this episode aside from being interesting is also full of laughs. The two discuss the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and get into ideas on Nature, Spirituality, Banter, and even revisit an old Carlin family theme; Plastic. This is one you don’t want to miss folks! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
Season 3: Ep.25: Marc Maron and Baruch Spinoza

Feb 3, 2014 - 01:06:29

Marc Maron invites Danny into his legendary garage for this week’s episode and even lets him sit in his chair which may or may not possess magical comedy powers. The two discuss Baruch Spinoza and the idea of God and Nature vs. the more traditional idea of an interpersonal creator. Other topics covered are faith, being comfortable with yourself and figuring out how to best contribute to the world. It’s Maron folks so…yea! go listen! Enjoy!

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Danny Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
How to get Season One of Modern Day Philosophers

Oct 29, 2013 - 00:01:24

Hear how it all began and enjoy talks with Janeane Garofalo on Tom Regan, Wayne Federman on Neitzsche , Zach Sherwin on Martin Heidegger, Ari Shaffir on Immanuel Kant, Yakov Smirnoff on Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Dwayne Perkins on Epictetus, Rick Shapiro on Mencius, Matt Kirshon on George Barklay, Rick Overton, Katy Olson on Aldous Huxley, Fred Stoller on Maria Bamford on Jean-Paul Sartre. It's Season One of Modern Day Philosophers available exclusively on www.Connectpal.com/moderndayphilosophers

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