Modern Day Philosophers with Daniel Lobell
Modern Day Philosophers with Daniel Lobell
Daniel Lobell (of WTF and This American Life) talks Comedy & Philosophy
Daniel Lobell of Comical Radio and This American Life is back once again. This time, he's diving head first into philosophy (a subject he knows little about) with fellow comedians (Marc Maron, Artie Lange, Maria Bamford, Lewis Black, Greg Fitzsimmons, Larry Miller, Reggie Watts etc.) and attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really "modern day philosophers"?
Throwback: Carl Reiner
Origionally recorded in 2014. Enjoy.
Jan 17
1 hr 6 min
Remembering Shecky Greene
Origially posted in season 4. Rest in Peace Shecky.
Jan 9
1 hr 16 min
SEASON 10 WRAP UP SHOW with Daniel Lobell & Alex Fossella
Daniel and Alex discuss the highlights of season 10 and Alex bids farewell to the show.
Apr 26, 2023
53 min
Elon Gold and Jack Kerouac
In the season 10 finale, Daniel Lobell sits down with comedian and impressionist Elon Gold to discuss everything from Jewish life to his feud with Jimmy Fallon and they study some Jack Kerouac as well. 
Mar 14, 2023
1 hr 33 min
Carl Gottleib interview
Carl Gottleib best know for writing the Jaws screenplay and co writing the Jerk with Steve Martin sits down with Daniel Lobell to tell his story and discuss some philosophy quotes hand picked by Alex Fossella!
May 18, 2022
1 hr 32 min
Seth Glass Interview
It's hard to describe Seth Glass and do him justice. He's a musician who's lyrics are incredible poetry. He's a spiritual man and a Jewish philosopher of sorts. He talks about his career as a musician playing Jewish themed music, he talks about his struggles with substance abuse, about touring with Reb Shlomo Carlebach and about getting older. He plays some songs shares some cool ideas and so much more! Enjoy.  
Nov 30, 2021
1 hr 52 min
Art Bell interview on his new book Constant Comedy
Daniel and Art Bell talk about the creation of Comedy Central, old comedy and making it in the TV exec biz! Check out Art's new book Constant Comedy: How I started Comedy Central and Lost my sense of Humor.  
Feb 24, 2021
56 min
Ashley Blaker and Leo Strauss
Ashley Blaker join Daniel Lobell in his Edinburgh "Flat" to discuss philosophy from Leo Strauss, UK comedy, Little Britain, working with Joan Rivers, producing for the BBC and being an obsessive Orthodox Jew and UK football fan.  Brought to you by Better Help Visit for 10% off your first month (for a limited time only).
Feb 23, 2020
1 hr 46 min
Tommy Tiernan and Albert Einstein
Tommy Tiernan and Daniel Lobell get together at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland to talk about everything from Jonathan Winters to growing up in Africa, England, and Ireland to having and raising kids to the philosophy of Albert Einstein. This conversation is a rare and intimate look into the mind of one of the world's greatest comedians.  This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Go to to enjoy 10% off your first month. 
Jan 30, 2020
1 hr 51 min
Nick Vatterott and Miguel de Cervantes
Nick Vatterott visits Daniel Lobell to talk everything from sketch comedy to living in NYC and seeing Elephants walk through the Queens tunnel to Don Coyote. Great talk from to you by Better Help. Visit for 10% off your first month. Enjoy!
Jan 17, 2020
2 hr 4 min
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