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Tony Hawk and Daniel Lobell sit down and discuss skateboarding, music, following your dreams, Hollywood and philosophy from Marcel Proust.

Enjoy!

Direct download: MDP_TonyHawk_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:51pm PDT

Celebration of 100 episodes of Modern Day Philosophers with Daniel Lobell.

Featuring:

Matt Kirshen, Maria Bamford, Bill Burr, Lewis Black, Marc Maron, Carl Reiner, Jackie Mason, Doug Stanhope, Fred Armisen, Brian Regan, Mellisa Villasenior, George Wallace and Shelley Berman. Special appearance from Marc Frame.

Direct download: MDP_100.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:28pm PDT

Salvador Litvak the great writer, director and host of the Accidental Talmudist sits down with Danny to tell his story of immigrating from Chile, Umbrella Stabbings, Harvard rowing, bad performance art and Mexican weed. They also talk Judaim, the holocaust and of course about the philosopher Alex Fossella picked for them Adam Ferguson.

Brought to you by FairEnoughComic.com Issue #2 now available!

Direct download: MDP_Sal_NR_Edited_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:06am PDT

George Wallace and Danny Lobell sit down in an airport lounge near LAX and talk everything from politics to Seinfeld to being at Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral.

Its the first episode of SEASON NINE!!

Enjoy!

Direct download: MDP_George_Wallace1.1_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:56am PDT

Ralphie May; a journey. In this episode I look back at my friendship with my comedy mentor, brother, boss and friend Ralphie May. You will hear old episodes of my various podcasts featuring me (Danny Lobell), David Kasten, Chris Iacono, Myka Fox, Andrew Schulz, Joe Materese, Justy Dodge, Lahna Turner, Dan Naturman, and of course the late and very great Ralphie May. I also make some calls to Skyler Stone, The Smash Brothers (Corey and Chad), Steve Lee, Billy Wayne Davis and my cousin Marc. 

May Mr. May be with us all in some way always. Long live the memory of the great Ralphie May.

Direct download: MDP_RalphieTribute_1.8_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:08am PDT

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.

Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:14pm PDT

Alex Fossella and Danny Lobell recount their favorite highlights from the season! 

Direct download: MDP_S8WrapUp_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:03pm PDT

Tape Face joins Danny Lobell, host of Modern Day Philosophers. America's Got Talent's Tape Face guests on this episode of the show to discuss philosophy from philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville. They talked about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, protecting your inner child, and the frustrations of social media. Tape Face went to clowning school, where he learned street performing, magic, and juggling, and failed at sword swallowing. Tune in to find out more. 

Direct download: MDP_Tapeface1.1_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:56pm PDT

Erica Rhodes comes by and she and Danny names, Prairie Home Companion, comedy, philosophy of John Rawls (with a surprise cameo from Alex Fossella), music and Tanglewood and so much more.

Enjoy!

Direct download: MDP_Erica_Rhodes_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:19am PDT

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

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: MDP_David_Koechner_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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. 

Direct download: jamie_K_FIN_-_121117_1.41_PM.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:54pm PDT

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.

Brought to you by Stand Up! Records

Enjoy!

Direct download: MDP_Phil_Proctor1.2_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:52am PDT

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.

Enjoy!

Direct download: MDP_Baron_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:53pm PDT

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

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.

pick up JZ’s new album at Standuprecords.com

Direct download: MDPJennyZigrino_EDIT_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:33am PDT

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.

Direct download: rob_bell_final.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:10pm PDT

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

Direct download: remembering_shelley_berman.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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.

Brought to you by Stand Up! Records and Renevatio Credit Enterprises. 

Direct download: MDP_Jimoin_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

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

Enjoy!

Direct download: MDP_StevenAlanGreen_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:36am PDT

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!

Direct download: MDP_Ophira_Mixed_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:20pm PDT

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!

Direct download: DanaGouldMDP_MASTERED.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:04pm PDT

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!

Direct download: 01_MDP_Fred_Final_MixedMastered_2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:08am PDT

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!

Direct download: patrice_and_al.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:24am PDT

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.

Direct download: Dannys_between_seasons_plugs.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT

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. 

Direct download: Bobcat_Goldthwait_FIN.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:58pm PDT

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!

Direct download: ryan_conner_fin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:46pm PDT

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. 

Direct download: mayin_fin_final.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:49pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Al_Lubel_fin_.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:54pm PDT

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!

Direct download: kurt_branholer_fin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT

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!

Direct download: gad_elmaleh_fin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:21pm PDT

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!

Direct download: cash_peters_FIN.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:11pm PDT

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!

Direct download: tom_rhodes_fin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:29pm PDT

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.

 

Direct download: pat_cooper_mastered.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:10pm PDT

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!

 

Direct download: Dan_schlissel-_final_MDP.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT

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!

Direct download: christian_finn_fin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:47am PDT

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!

Direct download: Doug_Stanhope.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:08pm PDT

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!

Direct download: new_alex_season_6.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:38pm PDT

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.

Direct download: Brian_Regan_FIN.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:04pm PDT

Darryl Lenox and Thomas More

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!

Direct download: darryl_lenox_fin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

"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!

Direct download: Irwin_new_fin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:12pm PDT

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!

Direct download: liz_meile-FIN.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

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.

 

 

 

Direct download: jason_zumwalt_fin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:55am PDT

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!

Direct download: Henry_Philips_FIN.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:48pm PDT

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.

 

Direct download: jt_remastered_NEW.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:46pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Jessie_FIN.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:21pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Owen_Final_done.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:10am PDT

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!

Direct download: Dante_done.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:09am PDT

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! 

Direct download: Dave_Anthony_FIN2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:59pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Jackie_FINI.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:51pm PDT

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.

Direct download: how_to_get_1-5_-_8818_2.09_AM.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT