Modern Day Philosophers with Danny Lobell

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 Issue #2 now available!

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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!!


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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.

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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! 

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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. 

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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.


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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:19am PDT

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 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 and use promo code MDP30 to receive $30 off your first week of meals. It's also sponsored by Stand Up! Records. Visit 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 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.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:52am PDT