EP 188: Nuns! Nuns! Nuns! w/ Kate Micucci

Kate Micucci discusses her hilarious new movie The Little Hours and the origins of her comedy folk duo that became a Youtube sensation Garfunkel and Oates. She talks about how The Little Hours satisfied her lifelong obsession with nuns that even includes a "nun collection." She reveals why no one in the film does an accent, we talk about the funniest nude scene ever, and she shares how she became a professional sandcastle builder. The Little Hours opens in theatres tomorrow Friday June 30. Keep up with Kate at www.KateMicucci.com and follow her on Twitter at @KateMicucci. Check out some of the best Garfunkel and Oates at www.garfunkelandoates.com. Today's podcast is sponsored by Outside th

EP 187: Senator Mike Lee on America's Forgotten Founding Fathers

Senator Mike Lee returns to the podcast to talk about his new book Written Our of History and some of America's founding fathers you've never heard of. He discusses the Iriquo chief who had a profound impact on Benjamin Franklin, the slave woman who won her own freedom and paved the way for emancipation, the founding father's who refused to sign the Constitution, and why they may have been vindicated by history. Plus Senator Lee explains why he thinks it’s time to wrap up the Russia investigation, what the Broadway musical Hamilton gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and whether or not the founding fathers intended for the U.S. Constitution to be a "living breathing documen

EP 186: GMOs - Fact vs. Fiction w/ filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Scott Hamilton Kennedy is the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind a new documentary narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson called Food Evolution which explores the controvery over GMO foods and the science of genetically modified crops. Today, he explains exactly what GMO’s are, and whether there’s any scientific evidence that GMOs harm humans or the environment. He discusses how Hawaii became ground zero for the debate over GMOs and a misguided GMO ban in Uganda that threatened to starve 1/3 of the country’s population. We talk about who is fueling alarmism over GMOs, what motivates them, and the problems facing scientist who are trying to combat the anti-GMO hysteria with facts and data. He debu

EP 185: The Great Communicator Alan Alda Returns!

As an award-winning actor, director, writer, and science communicator, Alan Alda has become something of an expert in empathy, relating to others, and facilitating greater communication and understanding. Today he returns to the podcast to share some of what he's learned. He recalls how an unfortunate experience with his dentist set him on a path to teaching better communication between doctors and their patients, and how he became a much better interviewer on Scientific American Frontiers when he stopped trying to be a know-it-all and just indulged his own curiosity. He talks about theory of mind, how he experimented in his daily life to develop greater empathy for others, how to heal th

EP 184: The Art of Manliness w/ Brett McKay

Brett McKay is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Art of Manliness, the largest independent men’s lifestyle magazine on the web, and the host of The Art of Manliness podcast. We discuss the changing definitions of manliness, what many are calling a modern crisis of manhood, and why men don’t fix things anymore. Brett shares his tips on things like how to be an awesome uncle, how to use your baby as exercise equipment, how to get the perfect shoe shine, survive a bear attack, and how to use your smart phone to start a fire. Plus Teddy Roosevelt, the Eisenhower decision matrix, and a crash course in situational awareness. Order Brett McKay's new book The Illustrated Art of Manliness: Th

EP 183: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Remembers Coach John Wooden

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about his 50 year friendship with the "Wizard of Westwood" UCLA Coach John Wooden. He says Coach Wooden was more concerned with his players’ grades than with winning basketball games, he shares some of the wisdom that Coach Wooden imparted, and talks about the time Coach helped Abdul-Jabbar forgive another one of his early mentors who used a racial slur. He talks about how he felt when the NCAA banned dunking and how Coach Wooden helped him overcome that setback by showing him how use his signature "skyhook" to maximum effect on the court. Plus, Kareem shares some of Wooden’s favorite inspirational quotes, the Coach's essential advice on how to put you

EP 182: The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper Solves Guns

The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper talks about his new Comedy Central special Jordan Klepper Solves Guns. He reveals what or who is enflaming the passions on both sides of the gun debate, and he says Americans really aren’t so far apart on the issue of gun safety. In fact, he shares some surprising data on where rank and file NRA members stand on things like background checks. Plus he talks about brining his gun-owning cousin Pete on the program, embedding with the Georgia militiamen, and covering Trump Rallies for The Daily Show during the 2016 election. Don’t miss Jordan Klepper Solves Guns on Sunday, June 11 at 10PM Eastern on Comedy Central. For information visit www.comedycentral.com a

EP 181: Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Returns!

Comedy legend Carl Reiner returns to talk about his first break in showbiz, confronting a racist army sergeant during WW II, his friendship with Mel Brooks, Your Show of Shows, and the 2000 Year Old Man. He also discusses his new HBO documentary about thriving in your 90's called If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast and his book Too Busy to Die. Plus, Carl Reiner says he's figured out the meaning of "cowfefe." Order Carl Reiner’s newest book Too Busy to Die at www.randomcontent.com and don’t miss his HBO documentary If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast tonight Monday, June 5 at 8PM Eastern on HBO. For information visit www.hbo.com. Follow Carl Reiner on Twitter at @CarlReiner.

EP 180: Comedian Demetri Martin on Directing, Drawing, and Death

Comedian Demetri Martin discusses his directorial debut on his new movie DEAN. He talks about how writing and directing a film about coping with grief helped him deal with his own loss and required him to rely more heavily on his own creative instincts. He also talks about lovingly lampooning LA in DEAN, working with Kevin Kline, giving up law school for comedy, and how he came to incorporate his drawings into his standup act. Plus Demetri Martin on fatherhood, seeing the world through his children's eyes and how to make binoculars out of toilet paper rolls. DEAN opens in theaters Friday, June 2. Check your local listings for theaters and show times or visit www.cbsfilms.com/dean for mor

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