Modern Day Philosophers with Daniel Lobell

David Koechner and Danny Lobell talk about having kids, addiction, Improv, SNL, the Midwest and politics.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Jamie Kilstein came over and discussed his longtime friendship with Danny and how the two wound up on very different paths over the years. Jamie addresses the scandal that he found himself caught in and where he was at in that point in life. The two delve into how and why Jamie had gotten there. It's an episode packed with introspection and lots of vulnerability. It is full of laughs along the way. The philosopher that Alex Fossella picked for Jamie this episode is Thomas Jefferson and Danny and Jamie try and understand that he was a slave owner and preached about freedom. This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Visit HelloFresh.com and use promo code MDP30 to receive $30 off your first week of meals. It's also sponsored by Stand Up! Records. Visit Standuprecords.com and pick up Danny Lobell's latest album "The Nicest Boy in Barcelona." You can pick up Jamie Kilstein's albums there, too. 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:54pm PST

Phil Proctor (of the Firesign Theatre) has Danny Lobell over his house in the Canyon to talk about his long exciting and at times Mystical career in the counterculture surrealist comedy group "Firesign Theatre" which put out classic comedy records in the 1960s. They discuss his new book "Where's my fortune cookie", The Manson murders, aliens, self hypnosis, a gangland shooting, naked swimming parties in the 70's, politics and of course Karl Marx.

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Baron Vaughn comes by for a very in depth discussion about race, religion, his new album Blaxistential Crisis identity and of course our philosopher who in this case was Simone de Beauvoir. It's a great talk brought to you by the good folks over at The Fake Outrage Report podcast and GreenBlender.

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Jenny Zigrino comes by discuss philosophy from Hans-Georg Gadamer. The episode is full of laughs and very sincere moments and covers everything from food to Nazis. 

This episode is brought to you by: HelloFresh.com and Stand Up! Records 

Visit HelloFresh.com and use promo code MDP30 for $30 off your first week of meal deliveries.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:33am PST

Rob Bell comes over to discuss all things religion spirituality Christianity starting his own church and the philosophy of Richard Dawkins. It's a fascinating and enjoyable talk with a very insightful and different kind a guest then we normally have.

Thanks to our Sponsors Stand Up! Records, Centered Health and Hello Fresh for supporting our podcast. Go to HelloFresh.com and use the code MDP30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:10pm PST

The great Shelley Berman has passed away. Listen to my interview with him from season 2 and hear some stories of our friendship that transpired out of this interview.

R.I.P. Shelley

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Jimeoin and Danny record this episode from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Great talk about the philosophy of Edmund Burke, and Jimeoin talks about growing up in Ireland and leaving to make his own way in the world and about getting older.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:27pm PST

Steven Alan Green comes by to talk Franz Kafka, Jerry Lewis and the showbiz struggle.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:36am PST

Ophira Eisenberg (The Moth, NPR's "Ask Me Another") swings by the studio to talk about philosopher Martin Buber with Danny Lobell. They discuss NYC living, a tragedy that happened to her when she was a child and stayed with her throughout her life, and being a child of old parents and starting parenting at an older age in following with that tradition. She also tells a great story that involves her mom, World War Two, and a nun in a tree. To find out more, just listen. This episode is sponsored by Renovatio Enterprises, Stand Up! Records, and Bibi's Bakery and Cafe. Enjoy!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:20pm PST

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.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:04pm PST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:08am PST

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!

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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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:02pm PST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:58pm PST

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. 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:46pm PST

Mayim Bialik sits down withDanny Lobell, 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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:49pm PST

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