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

Monroe Martin came to my apartment to talk about his life as a foster kid. Monroe spent most of his childhood in and out of foster homes. He filled me in on what it was like in this fun conversation. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Direct download: Foster_the_Person.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:53am EDT

Tricia Donegan took me upstairs to the roof of her yoga studio on the Lower East Side to tell me all about how she got started in yoga. She ran the studio and the classes that I took most during Sober Octobert. Tricia is a really kind-hearted person who always made me feel warm before and after I got hot. It's an interested conversation with a non-comic about the stretchy arts.

Direct download: Hot_Yogi.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

Colin Wright met me in a park in New Orleans to tell me about the unique way he travels the world. Colin has been living in a different place every 4 months or so for years, while he writes books and keeps a great blog going, too. He really makes himself an expat over a tourist.

Direct download: Valuable_Friction.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Bert Kreischer joined me to talk about alcohol. He's an expert on the subject. For real. We split the podcast up, doing the first half while he was 25 days into his sobriety, and then we did the 2nd half a week later when he was 3 days into a booze cruise.

Direct download: sober_octobert.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:26am EDT

 
Jay Larson met me at Venice High to talk about our old school days. We sat on the lawn like creeps and talked about high school until we got asked to leave. Great conversation and memories about the most carefree times of our lives. Jay's new special, Me Being Me, is out now at www.JayLarsonComedy.com. Pick it up and get a great laugh while supporting independent artists who make amazing comedy.
 
Direct download: Skools_Out_FaEvah.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:24am EDT

Christina Pazsitzky met me in LA to talk about motherhood. She just became a mom a couple years ago. It's the first realistic version of motherhood that i've ever heard. Good into and outro, too.

Direct download: Mother_Fucker_old.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:18am EDT

Ari goes to Hot Yoga. This is the worst thing to happen to anyone in the world in all of history. I want to do druuuuuuuugs! This sober Octobert stuff is moronic.

Direct download: Hot_Yoga.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:03am EDT

Jessica Michelle Singleton met me in LA to talk about her suicide attempt. It's waaaaay funnier than that. I love hearing about suicide and we did this without any crazy gravity to the subject. Just a good fun talk about ending it all.

Direct download: My_Daughter_Sucks_at_Suicide.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:03am EDT

Dave Smith came to my apartment to have a chat about America. Dave is a really well read staunch libertarian. So he breaks it down from an intelligent place that's not biased towards any powerful political party. (*Libertarians are not powerful). It's a great, accessible way to hear about the state of the United States. 

Make sure to support Dave Smith by buying his debut special, "Libertas," at www.GasDigitalNetwork.com/DSL.

Direct download: 2018_SOTU.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

Andrew Santino, Ron Funches, Dan Soder join me in Montreal for live podcast from the Just For Laughs festival and talked about the topic of regret. I don't know. I choose topics. It was great, though. So much fun. Those guys kill. And Bert Kreischer joins me for the intro and adds some regret of his own.

Direct download: I_Regret_Nothing.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

Lynne Koplitz had me over to her apartment to talk about menopause. She's deep into it and she was open about all of it. The hot flashes, the crankiness, the inability to breed. It was such a fun conversation that was MAYBE 20% on topic and the other 80% was just fun meanderings. 

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

Danish and Oneill came over to my Los Angeles AirBnB to talk about when it's time to call it a career in show business. That was the topic. Obviously we tangented onto some ridiculous crap. And somehow we managed to end it around a fire pit making smores. I'm not quite sure how that happened. It's always a good time when Jeff Danis and Ryan Oneill come on and this one was no exception. Now hopefully Danis will come to his senses and release the episode of Danish and Oneill that I did over a year ago.

Direct download: Quittin_Time.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:06am EDT

Loyiso Gola met me in Montreal to give me a bit of an introduction to South Africa. Loyiso is one of the biggest comics in South Africa so he was the perfect guy to tell me about a country I knew very little about. It's an interesting discussion that diverted into American media, rules of cricket, and crime rates.

Direct download: But_Youre_Blek.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

Rolf Potts met me in Tompkins Square Park to talk to me about travel. Rolf wrote one of my favorite books of all time called Vagabonding. It's all about long term travel. It influenced the hell out of me. And I was so stoked to be able to talk about getting out there in the world with such a well worn traveler like him.

Also, my special "Double Negative" is on Netflix right now! Go watch it!

Direct download: Vagabonder.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:36am EDT

Robert Kelly met me on the stoop outside the Comedy Cellar. He's gotten way into cigars in the last few years. So we sat outside the club and he told me all about stogies as we smoked two possibly Cuban bats that I bought in Costa Rica two days before. Cameos galore from Mike Yard, Liz, Norton, and Keith Robinson. And a really embarrassing story at the end of the outro. I'm disgusting sometimes.

Direct download: Bob_and_Ari_Smoke_Cubans.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Aaron Berg came to my apartment to tell me about his days as a male stripper in Toronto. It was really fun and got kind of seriously dark in the middle there. And then back to more fun. Come on along.

Direct download: Brandon_Goldberg_Stripper_at_Law.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Adam Eget met me at the Comedy Store to talk about Cedu, the crazy bad kid school his parents shipped him off to because he was a spazz. It's amazing what people got away with 20+ years ago. The amount of mistreatment and abuse and murder would never fly now. Sorry for the echoey sound, I didn't realize how hollow that room we recorded in would sound. Listen for the intro and outro for interesting American killers stories.

Direct download: Low_School.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

William Childress (skip to 53:30) had me over to his homestay in Siem Reap, Cambodia to talk about Myanmar. He lived there for years. And it was the first place I went on my travels this year. So I finished seeing a temple near Angkor Wat and went to visit him so we could talk about one of my favorite countries in the world. Myanmar is amazing. See it before it gets ruined by globalism. Also, I went kind of nuts on the intro and outro. And then stay tuned after the outro because I also included a conversation I had with a 17 year old Burmese girl I met out there at a restaurant outside Inle Lake. This might be my fullest podcast ever.

Direct download: Je_zu_ba_de_2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT

Stavros Halkios came to my apartment to tell me all about the people bringing down the EU; Greeks. Stavvy is a really funny young comic in New York and he also grew up in Greek Town with Greek parents, so he's a real Greek Freak. Greeks are the least maligned group of people in America because nobody knows crap about them. Let's change that. Let's find a new group to hate. And with Stavros's help, maybe that group can be Greeks.

Direct download: Greek_Life.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

The entire Legion of Skanks came with me on an ogling walk around Manhattan during my 2nd favorite* holiday of the year, Cleavange Day. Dave Smith, Luis J Gomez, Big Jay Oakerson and I walked as a group around the city, enjoying the rewards of the first warm day of the year. It was such a fun day! So join us on a wonderful adventure.

 

*Shroomfest (this year it falls on July 8-10)

Direct download: Cleavage_Day_2017.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

Mark Normand, Sean Donnelly, and Kurt Metzger came to my apartment talk about the number 2 most important issue facing men today; balding. (boners are number 1). It was mostly fun meanderings but we still managed to talk all about hair loss from time to time in between making ourselves laugh. 

Direct download: Balding_Eagles.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:34am EDT

John Spies sat down with me on the deck of the Cave Lodge in Soppong to tell me all about cave exploration and the unique life that he's built in northern Thailand. The man has lived an amazing life. And this pit stop on his way from Australia to Europe has now lasted over a quarter century. 

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

#289: Tales of a Teenage Bedwetter (@MarkNorm)

Mark Normand invited me to his brand new apartment to do a podcast about bedwetting. Mark and I were both very late bedwetters. So we got together and talked about what it's like to be 14 and still pissing on yourself every night. All the plastic sheets, the fear of sleepovers, what our moms had to go through. God, it was embarrassing.

Direct download: Tales_of_a_Teenage_Bedwetter.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT