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Author: Ari Shaffir

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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.
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In honor of me announcing the date of my long awaited standup special recording for "Ari Shaffir: Jew," I brought on some friends to talk about Jews. Sam Tripoli, Michael Rappaport (just walking by and joined in), Ryan O'Neill, Steve Rannazzisi, Tony Hinchcliffe, Boon Shaka Laka, and Steve Simeone. With a bonus set from Jeremiah Watkins's show "Standup On The Spot" where I riff off what people in the audience throw out. Ari Shaffir: Jew records February 8 in New York City. https://tickets.nyu.edu/overview/arishaffir?psn=arishaffir
Mike Cannon met me at Gas Digital to tell me about his old days as a total meathead who legit took steroids. I'm not even kidding. You can't believe how much of an idiot this guy was. He's normal now, but he was a juice head moron back in the day. We also talked a lot about our mutual love for underground back room poker games. And go see Mike record his first comedy special this Monday, November 4, at the Village Underground in Manhattan. Tickets at http://www.MikeCannonComedy.com Tour Schedule (tix at http://arishaffir.com/tour: San Jose - November 7, 8, 9 Detroit (sold out) - Nov. 14 Chicago - November 16 Cincinnati - November 17
I am so freaking DONE with this month. It's the worst. It's not even difficult being sober. It's just boring. Really really boring. In years past I could occupy myself with a contest against my friends but there's not even a contest this year. It's just a play along. God, I hate it. I'm bored as hell and I'm over it. I am over Sober October.
Milo Yiannopoulos came over to my apartment to have one of my favorite talks ever on this podcast. It's a talk about trolling. Milo is one of the best in the world at it. This is gonna take you a week to listen to. The intro goes for 57 minutes alone. You can skip it if you want, but it's 53 minutes of content that you'll be missing about my own start in trolling. Trolls are the most maligned and misunderstood of all the world's artist. And I don't use the term "artist" lightly. Trolling is an art form. I've been looking forward to this episode for months now. And you're going to love it or ABSOLUTELY HATE IT. I hope you're the former. But if you're the latter, then we got you. You've been trolled. pWn3d. Tour Dates Nashville - Oct 17-19 San Jose - Nov 7-9 Chicago - Nov 16 tix at www.arithegreat.com
#369: The Podfather (@Redban)

#369: The Podfather (@Redban)

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Brian Redban took me into his new podcast studio to talk about the early days of the podcast scene in Los Angeles. When everything was guerrilla. When it was fresh and new and nobody knew what it was gonna turn into. It was such a crazy time and Redban was right there helping form the scene. From the Joe Rogan podcast, to mine, to Segura's, and lots more, he helped build the scene from the ground up. We talked about what it was like, what podcasts have turned into, and where it's going now. I'm telling you, this episode got me so hyped up to put out the coolest content I can. You're all gonna benefit over the next few years because of this conversation.    Tour Dates Nashville - October 17/18/19 - Zanies San Jose - November 7/8/9 - Improv Detroit - November 14 - The Magic Bag Chicago - November 16 - The Vic Cincinnati - November 17 - Funny Bone   The Music NOFX - The Marxist Bros. The Godfather Theme Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio Monty Python - Brian Song
Dave Smith joins me for our annual look at how things are going in America. We talk about politics, climate, drugs, economics, and everything else we can think of. Dave is really well read and neither democrat nor republican so he never falls into the trap of having to defend the views of any one party. This is also the first video podcast in Skeptic Tank history. Go to my youtube page or http://arishaffir.com to watch it. Upcoming Tour Dates: (http://www.arithegreat.com for tickets) San Antonio - October 2 Dallas - October 3 Houston - October 4/5 Nashville - October 17/18/19 San Jose - November 7/8/9 Detroit - November 14 Chicago - November 16 Cincinatti - November 17   The Music Chuck Berry - Back In The USA NOFX - We Called It America Night Ranger - You Can Still Rock In America Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom James Brown - Living In America
Big Jay Oakerson (43:45) and I went up to the roof to talk about smoking. How he started, how he tries to quit, how cool it is, what it does to you, the smell. Really all of it. As we did it, he smoked a cigarette and I smoked a cigar.    Tour Dates Brea - September 26-28 San Antonio - Oct 2 Dallas - October 3 Houston - October 4-5 Nashville - Oct 17-19 San Jose - November 7-9 Detroit - November 14 Cincinatti - November 17 Chicago - November 16   The Music Tex Williams - Smoke Smoke Smoke (the Cigarette) Motley Crue - Smoking In The Boys Room Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees - Nicotine Stains UGK (feat Too Short) - Cigarette
Sal Vulcano and I both went to WWE's Smackdown on September 10, 2019. It was Sal's 80th WWE event. It was my first. I had SO many question. So Sal came over to my apartment 6 days later to tell me all the ins and outs of that world so I could make sense of what I had seen. Road Dates (tix at arishaffir.com) Madison (Sep 19-21) Winnipeg (Sep 22) Brea, CA (Sep 26-28) San Antonio (Oct 2) Dallas (October 3) Houston (October 4&5) Chicago (November 16)   The Music Weezer - El Scorcho The Novas - The Crusher Motorhead - The Game Beth Orton - Stolen Car  
Adbusters Editor in Chief, Kalle Lasn met me in his office at the magazine to talk to me about the revolution. I see it going down only with violence but he is far more hopeful about the ways in which we're going to change the systems in place. He's a brilliant man and it was such a treat to get to sit down with him and hear him say out loud some of the ideas he's been putting forth in Adbusters.   Tour Dates: Madison - September 19-21 Winnipeg - September 22 Brea - September 26-28 San Antonio - October 2 Dallas - October 3 Houston - October 4-5 Nashville - October 19-21 San Jose - November 7-9 Detroit - November 14 Chicago - November 16 Cincinatti - November 17   The Music: Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised T. Rex - Children Of The Revolution Black Sabbath - War Pigs H.A.L. - Daisy, Daisy Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome
Let me tell you about the month I took off from screens. All July. No texting, no computer. Only a land line. It was weird for sure, but it was also kind of glorious.  Check out my patreon page at arishaffir@com
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Comments (239)

Steven Hunt

16:29 for intro

Nov 14th
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dwid1984

Would Ari be a serial killer if it weren't for his strong religious upbringing?

Oct 30th
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Bingo

straight to the point: 22:58

Oct 28th
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TurtleToast

Sending Love 🐢💙✌

Oct 24th
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Mhmm

what was the song

Oct 24th
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Larry Calabrese

don't stop dosin

Oct 24th
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Samuel Mollen-Dupuis

Just dose everybody standing in your way

Oct 24th
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Harrison Turner

Love you Ari. Bert’s such a puss.

Oct 24th
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Tom Roberts

My favourite cynical bastard at his finest. Never change, Ari.

Oct 24th
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Justin Frey

wonder what they cut at the end lol

Oct 22nd
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Jay Pocket

"Not my best work, but it's the best Ji that I Had back then." - Joe Rogan, 2017

Oct 21st
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anonymous

Fantastic podcast. A must listen. Hilarious and informational

Oct 21st
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Marilyn MonGrow

anyone else unable to find the Milo and Legion of Skanks episode he talks about? did it get pulled from all platforms?

Oct 20th
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Trevor Trevor

The irony of milo telling anyone about being nice and what's morally reprehensible was enough for me to stop his patronizing hypocrisy rant half way through. Ari, you let this guy walk all over you and tell you how you should feel. The antithesis of comedy. Next!

Oct 18th
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kps3

Trolling is not like bullying. The point of trolling is it make yourself the target. Good podcast though

Oct 17th
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Billy Craft

54:39 to skip intro

Oct 17th
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Sami Takala

All most as good as Most gayest podgast forever part 2.

Oct 17th
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Sami Takala

Ari, this is great.

Oct 17th
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Rusty Shackleford

Burt would have done this interview way better

Oct 17th
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Jldubz

you lying ass shit fuck ari... you are definitely not shadow band... pussy 😆🧐

Oct 17th
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