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

Duncan Trussell invited me up to his compound in the mountains to explain to me what existentialism means. It's a heady conversation that I barely remember thanks to marijuana, but it was really interesting at the time. And it starts with a rational breakdown of the story of the Jewish holiday, Purim, in the intro.

Direct download: Existence_is_Futile.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT

#258: Psychedelia (@ShaneComedy)

Shane Mauss met me on the patio of the Comedy Store and told me tons of tales about all sorts of psychedelic drugs. I had no idea Shane was this deep into psychedelia. He's been to so many different dimensions he should forward his mail there. And what I really liked is that he wasn't all hippy dippy about it. He's very scientific about the whole thing. It was a great discussion about amazing drugs.

Direct download: Psychedelia.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:44am EDT

#257: Money For Nothing (2 anonymous defense contractors)

Two US Army defense contractors met me in a secret location in America to discuss what it's like to go work for the government on foreign soils. They both work as contractors in stations all over the world and they gave a first hand account of how much waste goes into our imperialism. It was an interesting look into the life of a hired grunt in the middle of a war zone.

Direct download: Money_for_Nothing.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:33am EDT

#256: Take a Hike (@TheoVon)

Theo Von met me at a secret hike in LA to do a walking podcast about hiking. Theo's a hilarious comic but he's also hiked Mount Kilimanjaro. I climb hills, bro. Hills. He climbed a giant mountain. It was a fun talk and it really puts you in the place where we were. I love these "on-location" podcasts.

Direct download: Take_a_Hike.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:52pm EDT

#255: The 2016 Gay Super Bowl; The Oscars (@SchmoesKnow)

The Schmoes, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, invited me to their posh burbank studio to do our yearly roundup of the Oscars. We did it after the Oscars this year because Kristian actually got to go to it! Well, sort of. He did red carpet stuff outside. But great discussion about movies and as always, we get into really ridiculous, stupid stuff that has nothing do with the Oscars. 

Direct download: 2016_gay_oscars.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:56am EDT