Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher

Is civilization worth it? Are the advances brought about by society offset by the misery it created? Are hunter/gatherers really happier? Would you give up hip hop and texting if you had a little more peace of mind? Would we be better off without civilization? Chris Ryan (Sex at Dawn) thinks so. Comic guests: Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Claudia O'Doherty (LOVE), and Natasha Leggero (Another Period, Moshe's wife) aren't so sure. This episode is as funny as things can be. Hunter/gather yourself some laughs.

Direct download: HT30__The_Case_for_Ending_Civilization.mp3
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It always hurts to get savaged by a force you don't understand. What the hell is the electoral college and why does it exist?  Is it an needed component of our complex republic or a relic from times gone by? Helping us muddle through this is Dr. David Henkin, History Professor at UC Berkeley and Author of several books including , "Becoming America" where he discusses the EC at length. Comedic guests are: James Adomian, Baron Vaughn, and Dave Anthony.

Direct download: HT29_The_Electoral_College.mp3
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Live at the SF outside lands festival- The sexist topic of all! Sex itself! Fillmore Slim is a legendary pimp who has been in the game for more than 50 years. Long enough for the game to have become kind of a weird topic to brag about. Predictably this episode is awesome and also problematic. With John Mulaney, Kaseem Bentley and Natasha Leggero.

Direct download: HT28_Pimpin.mp3
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Today everyone attempts to forget the animal in us all and focus on the animals beneath the floorboards! Who are rats? How do they think? Why do pigeons cuck their little heads when they walk? How do animals think? Also they talk Paleo! Please enjoy! With comics: Jon Daly, Nikki Glaser and out animal brain expert from UCLA's Cognative Psychology Dept, Dr. Aaron Blaisdell.

Direct download: HT27_Animal_Minds.mp3
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Join Hound Tall on a walk down the fractal path of psychedelic drugs. This episode is all about tripping. It gets, predictably, weird as fuck. Dr. Cole Marta discusses PTSD treatment using MDMA as a medicine. Comics include Shane Mauss (see his "good trip" tour in a city near you RIGHT NOW! www.shanemauss.com), Beth Stelling and Byron Bowers. Please donate to the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (www.maps.org) who are on the front line of stigmatizing psychedelics for PTSD treatment and other uses. As you will hear, it's important work.

Direct download: HT26_Psychedelics.mp3
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This month they discuss that most Hollywood of religious groups; Scientology! Recorded across the street from the Sci-ti celebrity center! They are brave. With expert, investigative journalist Mark Ebner and comics Howard Kremer, Colton Dunn and Emily Heller.

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Direct download: HT25_Scientology.mp3
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We discuss the force is the lead to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union we find some laughs along the way and we mostly make fun of Polish people. Joining us are Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael Hiltzick and Greg Proops, Lynn Ferguson and Matt Kirshen!

Direct download: HT24_Brexit.mp3
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This month is a bit of a scary talk about the future of drought and water. It's not looking good folks. Take away message? Buy land in Washington. Joining us to talk the thirsty future is Professor Jay Famiglietti, hydrologist, and the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Comics Paul Scheer and Jared Logan provide laughter. What else can you do but laugh?

Direct download: HT23_Drought.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Hound Tall's first concept episode! The top 5 (or is it 6?) science stories of the week. The week which took place a month ago. Don't try to understand it, just enjoy it. Know that they discuss penis transplant surgery... With the Expert, Science Journalist Cara Santa Maria and comedians: Kate Berlant, Matt Braunger and Max Silvestri.

 

Direct download: HT22_Science_Stories_of_the_Week.mp3
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We go sports for the first time ever on Hound Tall but don't be scared, it's funny and fascinating. The history of the sport, steroids, and how Hispanics learned to love the Dodgers. With sports writer and podcaster, Jonah Keri and comics/baseball nuts Jacob Sirof, Sarah Tiana, Dave Anthony and Sean O'Connor. It's a fun night out at the ol' ball game!

Direct download: HT21_History_of_Baseball.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm PST