Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

Jeff Dye and Geoff Keith stopped by Skeptic Tank Studios to talk about their experiences as super attractive men. The hard part of this episode was convincing these two guys that they were way more attractive than average men. Most of our discussion was spent talking about the women we've managed to finagle into our beds. They had a much easier time finagling than I did. It's not like I think I'm ugly, definitely not by semitic standards, but these guys are in a different category.  Enjoy

Direct download: Hot_Guy.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:50am EDT

Steven Brody Stevens stopped by Skeptic Tank Studios (my apartment) to share the details of his 17 day stay in the psyche ward at UCLA. It took us, like, 30 minutes to get into the topic, but eventually we did. We diverged a lot into a really cool discussion about perspective on life and how you can fall into a negative and self sabotaging way of thinking about things.

Direct download: NutHouse.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:35am EDT

Jeremy Horwitz talked to David Taylor and I about his experiences as a college professor at Santa Clara. Obviously, I asked if he's ever had sex with a student. There's actually a lot more to the job than waiting for signals from sorority chicks.

Direct download: Edumacation.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Moshe Kasher opened up his home to me and just like on a typical Shabbos afternoon, we talked until it got dark.

Direct download: The_Jew_the_Witch_and_the_Wardrobe.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:48am EDT

Paul Morrissey finishes off our epic 4 hour conversation with him pretty much interviewing me about my desire to move to New York and then a one sided argument about the problems with continuing membership in the Catholic Church. I didn't really go into this part wanting to find anything out specific, so I'm not going to give it a specific Skeptic Tank number, but it was interesting enough for me to want to air. Enjoy.

Direct download: Bonus_Morrissey.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:45am EDT

#34: Sports Machine (Paul Morrissey)

Paul Morrissey and I continue with our conversation, this time centering on his short lived career doing sports for local news stations.

Direct download: Sports_Machine.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:11am EDT

Paul Morrissey gets to revisit the glory of his college basketball days. This was an almost 4 hour discussion that I've separated into 2 podcasts and an extra features episode. I'm only going to break up conversations like this if it has 2 or more really different and unattached topics of discussion.

Direct download: Playin_Bas-ket-baaaall.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

#32: Hollywood Director (Neal Brennan)

Neal Brennaninvited me over to his place to talk about his experiences being a film director. He's the only guy I know, know who's gotten to direct an actual Hollywood movie. It's pretty cool. We covered that and our meanderings (that's a word now) took us to standup, Occupy Wall Street, and a bunch of other places. There was a little chunk in the middle that I had to cut out because I ended up mentioning some private information about one of my buddies that I realized I shouldn't have mentioned. It wasn't even anything funny or interesting so I didn't mind dropping it out anyway

Direct download: Hollywood_Director_loud.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:25am EDT

Tony Hinchcliffe, Mat Edgar and I met back up the day after we did part one and we finished off this discussion about the great clean of 2011 and about hoarding in general. Most of the time, we ended up listening to Sanford and Son clips. We're very organized. Thanks for listening.

Direct download: The_Cleanup_2loud.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

Mat Edgar and Tony Hinchcliffe were hired to help clean my apartment. While it wasn't an American horror story, it was pretty close. I'm a damn hoarder and I had built up quite the trash castle in my place. We had a great time talking about how hellish it was and what I can do to keep out of clutter trouble from here on out. And obviously, we talked a bunch about wrestling and Sanford and Son, too.

Direct download: The_Cleanup_loud.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:37am EDT