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Writers Peter Baynham (Borat, I’m Alan Partridge, Brass Eye, The Day Today, Arthur Christmas) and Jeremy (Jez) Simmonds (Number One in Heaven, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Up Late, Crash!) discuss world events, TV shows, movies, music, books and products that they remember very clearly, even if you don’t. All this whilst caring for deceased Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie and unwillingly broadcasting John ‘Throat’ Church’s autobiography The Architecture of Bacon. Please try to understand ...
 
Some of the world's greatest musicians and researchers showcase the power and science of music onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
TV personality Anish Ramakrishna is currently making her dreams come true and cringing along the way. She left her life in New York City and long-term relationship of 12 years to move back home with her parents and start her business. Known for her unfiltered authenticity and hilariously sharp wit, Anish unapologetically spills the chai on her own cringeworthy personal life experiences, dating, sex, pop culture, living with her parents in her mid-thirties, and owning a small business. At 36, ...
 
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Star of the League, shoplifter, and standup comedian Steve Rannazzisi talks to tagged stealer of Netflix passwords, and standup comedian Ari Shaffir about breaking the law. These two friends of 20 years riff on Patreon submitted stories of run-ins with the police. There’s a great story about eluding military police. It’s part of a series called “Ar…
 
Former fatty and current standup comedian Ari Shaffir talks to world-renowned weight fluctuator and comedian Maddy Smith about her massive weight gains and losses and then gains again and then losses and then pass outs and then weight gains and then anorexia and then back to normal. Nobody gives better weight loss tips than anorexics and Maddy has …
 
In this final podcast of the series, Pete recounts his wife's visit to a Romanian theme park dedicated to the delights of TV sitcom Birds of a Feather, while a vengeful Welsh funeral critic uses the slot to hurl abuse at his former lover. The return of Jez's Audience-Heat-Seeking Robot spells trouble for Pete and his Irish terrier Chara... Featurin…
 
Comedian and homosexual child predator Luis Gomez talks to pot-stirrer and comedian Ari Shaffir about his old days selling comedy tickets to classless tourists in Times Square. The stories were WILD. Stories of sex and violence and an early Kurt Metzger. The podcast starts inside and then moves outdoors to Times Square to try and find some of these…
 
Peter and Jez pay respectful tribute on this most traumatic of days while remembering a BBC cartoon series starring Slash from Guns n' Roses as a dog. A brash New York funeral reviewer rubs Peter up the wrong way. Jez tells the freakish tale of how Naturally-Occurring Music entered our lives and nearly killed an airline passenger… Featuring Julia D…
 
Space Cakes, Gummies, Brownies, chocolates, and the legendarily deadly Banana Bread. Comedian Brendan’s Sagalow and standup comedian Mile Cannon talk to standup comedian and creator of This is Not Happening Ari Shaffir about the dark arts of the baking world. It was a fun podcast about edible marijuana. You’ll be laughing the whole time. Ari has be…
 
Money, money, money ... in the music business, there seems to be little left for the songwriters that fuel it. ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus calls for the industry to support its most valuable asset, breaking down how the streaming revolution impacts creator royalties, careers and craft -- and outlines what can be done to truly thank artists for th…
 
The boys are back with episode 98! As they get closer to the conclusion of Throat Culture in its current format, they lament Bill Cosby's prison exit, discuss pee stream killings, and debate the cocksure-ness of Nick Cannon, DMX, and Ray-J. Later they break down the Movie of the Week (Wet Hot American Summer). They gush over this movie being a huge…
 
Jez tells the harrowing tale of when Jack Nicholson called Action Man “a little bitch” on live children’s TV; a guest reveals that she’s pledged to pay for cripplingly expensive treatment of her sister’s eye disorder with money raised from ‘new inventions’ such as contactless payment and an automated cat feeder; Peter and Jez discuss their shared b…
 
Jez gets terrible news about the first six Brain Cigar episodes; a restaurateur offers discounts to anyone he's poisoned - if this can be proven via his horrifying in-kitchen laboratory; and Peter is appalled at Reverend Audrey’s long-forgotten ‘Thomas’ medical manual, detailing the lovable locomotive’s digestive organs and a cross-section of his u…
 
Host of the Cumtown podcast Stavros Halkias joins standup comedian Ari Shaffir for a relationship and sex advice episode of Skeptic Tank. This is a “Dear Ari” relationship advice episode that’s usually available on Patreon only but in honor of Juneteenth, we’re making this one available to the public. Standup comedian Stavros Halkias and former fri…
 
The gang reels after Chef Derek Suarez bails on the podcast. This leads them to rant about what it feels like when friends let you down. The boys rally with a heated discussion on who the most unlikable person is in the United States. Jake Paul? Aaron Carter? Jeffrey Epstein? You decide! Later, Team Big Brains tries to hold off Bad Brains (aka Jame…
 
Peter speaks movingly of his two young daughters’ trauma after being left alone overnight thanks to supposedly ‘caring’ U2 singer Bono’s failure to babysit. Jez unveils a device for assessing podcast audience size by tracking heat sources – an innovation that seems to include animals, radiators and pans of soup in its demographic. Plus an exclusive…
 
Standup comedian and host of The Bonfire and Legion of Skanks (in that order) Big Jay Oakerson talks about his struggle with anxiety disorder with comedian and host of nothing Ari Shaffir. Jay really went through it, man. He was fine and then one afternoon, he wasn’t. He couldn’t breathe, he couldn’t think straight, and the walls started crashing i…
 
The boys are back with a brand new media heavy episode - episode 96! To start they recap the perils of a bachelor party, multi-day VSS sessions, and more. Later, JT attempts to defeat Blake in a game of general knowledge trivia. Can he get his first win?! Finally the gang reviews the Movie of the Week (True Romance) in great detail. They talk favor…
 
A guest fighting loneliness in the elderly behaves appallingly, Peter takes a pill that renders dog-walking a thing of the past, and Jez reminisces about David Bowie’s early nineties range of microwaveable frozen meals. Meanwhile, resentment grows at having to include excerpts from John ‘Throat’ Church’s autobiography The Architecture of Bacon... F…
 
Comedian Kim Congdon is fucking nuts. Standup comedian and your host Ari Shaffir sits down with this crazy Chonga to discuss the origins of the stereotype of the fiery Latin woman and how wild and fun it can be to observe her in action. She has always frightened me with her crazy Puerto Rican-style rage. The intro is live from the Mexico City Centr…
 
On the 95th episode of Throat Culture, the gang gets an update on Jack's health and talks through hat options for weddings. Fedora? Kangol? Fez? Later, James takes on the evil empire of Blake in another trivia match. This time: American History. To close, they review the Movie of the Week (Woman in the Window), provide song recommendations, and eve…
 
Comedian Graham Kay has been fired more than anyone on Earth. Stand-up comedian Ari Shaffir, fresh off not appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast for two years and before that losing his own show 'This Is Not Happening,' now sits down with Graham to discuss the many times he’s been fired. The intro covers some of Ari’s own firings even thoug…
 
Standup comedian Robert Kelly and standup comedian Ari Shaffir share their plan for world domination in a public Patreon episode. This is the kind of thing I do all the time on Patreon behind the paywall but I didn’t have a podcast for this week. So my lack of responsibility is your win! Congrats for following a degenerate. Join the Patreon for mor…
 
The gang is back with a very special (returning) guest, Alana Kelly! Together they talk birthdays, Pittsburg lefts, House Milk, and much more! Later, Alana and James take on the evil empire of Jack Blake in a re-invention of the movie character game. This time it's The Front Man Name Game. Who will win? To close they provide Song of the Week recs, …
 
On the 93rd episode of the podcast, Chef Derek Suarez returns! The boys chat about online surveys, Kev's new boating obsession, the looming bachelor party, and pitch a new version of Netflix's The Circle (with drugs). Later, Jack and Kev break down the Movie of the Week (Sideways, 2004). To close the gang provides Songs of the Week and break down t…
 
Comedians Kevin Ryan and H. Foley from the @AreYouGarbage? Comedy Podcast joins standup comedian and your host Ari Shaffir in Kevin’s mom’s basement to talk about what makes someone human trash. The intro was recorded in front of a White Castle because obviously. No podcast has better locations than Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. Kippy and Herbert are…
 
The 92nd episode of Throat Culture starts off with the boys recapping a trip to wonderful ole New England. Then they spend a huge chunk of time answering a listener email. Part advice column, part bird watching/masterbation saga! After the Songs of the Week, the boys briefly review Nicholas' Cage's new film, Jiu Jitsu. To close, the gang rattles of…
 
Mark Normand and I take a drivecast down to Pennsylvania for a show at SoulJoel’s Comedy Amphitheater. And we shot the shit the whole drive. I’ve always heard podcasts described as two friends talking in the front seat while you’re listening from the backseat. Well, here we are. An actual conversation from two of your best comedy buddies from the f…
 
On the 91st episode of Throat Culture, the gang hacks the mainframe! Blake discovers the ultimate promo code and remembers the time he found a screw in his tuna. Later they discuss the dumpster fire that was Balloonfest '86. In 1986 Cleveland they attempted to break a Guinness World Record for most balloons released at once. 1.5 million. It was a d…
 
On this week's episode Anisha continues the discussion about her dating experience so far. She comes to grips with the fact that maybe the rules and deal breakers she has set for herself aren't really relevant. She has come to the conclusion that the rules should be applied on a case by case basis, especially in today's modern dating world. There i…
 
On the 90th episode of Throat Culture the boys break down the summer smash, White Boy Summer, and put Chet in the context of best/worst Hanks family members. Later they discuss the new White Claw Surge, product reviews, and play the second edition of the Movie Character Game! They provide songs of the week and briefly review Chris Farley's 1997 com…
 
Lead singer of Pinc Louds, Claudi, sat down with standup comedian @Ari Shaffir in Tompkins Square Park NYC to talk about busking and street performing in general. The summer could have gone in two directions. We could have shut ourselves in, and given into the gloom and doom of the news, or we could've gotten out there and taken back our city. And …
 
On this week's episode Anisha has Lindsey Metselaar from the We Met At Acme podcast. Lindsey, a dating expert, turns into Anisha's therapist as the two discuss opening up about feelings, TMTS, sexual freedom, and how soon is too soon? Are you in a situationship? Then this episode is just for you - Let me know on IG @anishramakrishna Produced by Dea…
 
After a brief spring hiatus the gang is back to record some daylight sessions! They discuss Chris Lilley's return to comedy, Paul Pierce's firing, refillable soaps, baseball, and more. After the Songs of the Week, the boys dive deep into a review of the film, Promising Young Woman. Later they provide a slew of streaming recs and finish as always wi…
 
Comedian and Political Scientist Andrea Jones-Rooy came over to talk to standup comedian @Ari Shaffir about her time being a circus performer in Shanghai, China. That is correct. It’s one of the more interesting episodes of Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank you’re ever going to hear. Andrea made me miss Shanghai. Even though I’m traveling right now, this …
 
Ian Fidance and I took a drive down to New Jersey and talked and laughed about his weird level of sexuality. He’s got some unique views on sex and love and whether or not he’s gay. I assumed he was at least bi but he doesn’t agree. It’s a fun driving episode that I’m gonna do more of. I think the last one I did like this was with Duncan Trussell ta…
 
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