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FEAR NOT! A weekly info-comedy podcast debunking all the fear mongering we hear every day. Hosts Dr. Barry Glassner (bestselling author of The Culture of Fear) and comedian Alonzo Bodden (Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!) use research and an abundance of humor to debunk the overstated headlines that bombard us in social media and the news. Then Barry drops one truly dangerous thing on us that could actually kill us.
 
Mental Reps isn’t just a podcast, it's a state of mind: Our mission is to provide you with funny, authentic, truthful content - along with interviews from both established and rising stars who will provide insight in how they succeed in the game of life. We’re living in strange times, so keep your head on a swivel... and join us for another set of Mental Reps. - Hosted by Brian Wright.
 
Motorcycles are our passion, and we are here to support this passion in our fellow riders. It does not matter what you ride, it does not even matter if you do not have a two-wheeled machine of your own (yet), the only thing that matters is that you have passion for motorcycles and separating from the masses. We are more than a repair shop, more than a custom shop and more than a place to get gear. We are a cultural center for motorcyclists.
 
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1- Things so bad, killer cop is out of the news 2- Another mass shooting... Seems they’re illegal. 3- Even Pat Robertson is tired of it. 4- Hands up, ah hell, I’ll shoot anyway. 5- Back off, cop. I’m white. 6- Support which troops? 7- Where’s my beachfront property? 8- Black Lives work hard too. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
No guest this week.. Just vibes, but we're still rockin' out here. What's Up Fool?! Support us by supporting our sponsor, MeUndies! You can get 15% off and FREE shipping on your first-time purchase! Go to MeUndies.com/FOOL for 15% and free shipping on your first purchase. LINKS Felipe Esparza: INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian Rodrigo Torres: INSTA…
 
Our guest is Christian Dutcher, Director of Americade, the Touratech DirtDaze Adventure Bike Rally and Rolling Thru America, a motorcycle tour company focusing on the Eastern U.S. Americade is the World’s Largest Touring Rally and takes place each year in Lake George, New York. Due to the pandemic, Americade was cancelled in 2020 and will move from…
 
Scintillating comic, podcaster, and co-host of “Gigless”, one of the online success stories of the last year, Catherine Bohart knows herself inside out and has a powerful mental toolkit for comedy. We dig into her past life as a former university debate superstar, and find out how it helped her stand-up as well her understanding of herself as a que…
 
Gloriously disgusting double-act The Delightful Sausage is comprised of jointly and severally brilliant Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill, for whom every line is a rug-pull, every image a rat being sick. We talk about world-building, and the bible that holds the secret geography and population of “Icklewick”; how they aim for mainstream success in ot…
 
Our guest is Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of “The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles,” widely considered one of the best motorcycle books ever written. Pierson is also the author of “The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing: Long-Distance Motorcycling’s Endless Road,” and she recently published an edited anthology, “Motorcycles Are Magic.” …
 
South Florida Radio Legend and Host of “The Paul Castronovo Show” on BIG 105.9 (iHeart Radio), Paul Castronovo joins the podcast to talk about the old days of 94.9 ZETA, staying on the air for over 3 decades, the life-long friends he’s made (Where’s Ron?) and the tough seas he’s had to navigate along the way. We get into his love of food, fishing, …
 
1- Hello, Florida. Joker... Governor... same thing. 2- Welcome to Texas. Wait-- Where ya goin'? 3- Lyin' Ted tells the truth. 4- Republican constitution is pro gun and anti vote. 5- She’s not supposed to salute, Stupid. 6- Sorry, Jay, I’m not apologizing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
“Come for the musical theatre, stay for the trauma!” That was the manifesto of the “Asda Kate Bush” Sooz Kempner, on her debut hour, an extraordinary verbatim performance of the real email her father sent to her mother, that led to divorce. We talk about upbringing as the only girl that didn’t do ballet, and how that inspired her self-belief; learn…
 
Writer, singer/song-writer, voice-over artist and overall mensch of a man, Travis Roig joins the podcast to talk about the latest episode of his audio horror show, “Terror On The Air”! We talk about how fortunate we are to work and play with such talented people, one of which is his wife, Pauley McPaulerson. We also delve into the mental obstacles …
 
On the eve of his first solo Netflix special, one of South Africa’s finest comedy exports returns to the show to discuss the challenges of filming a show in Covid times, and the influence of his movie-grown director in planning the shoot. We talk with double Emmy-nominated Loyiso about compromising decisions on and off TV; his aim to improve rather…
 
We got comedian Carlos Ballarta from Mexico, talking to us about how he got started as a comedian, what the comedy scene is like in Mexico, and some of his upcoming projects he's got for the future. Check out America's #1 Meal Kit today. Go to HelloFresh.com/Fool12. Use code FOOL12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! LINKS Carlos Ballarta: …
 
Our guest is Rainer Buck, Managing Director of Edelweiss Bike Travel, a global motorcycle tour operator based in Mieming, Austria. We discuss what organized motorcycle tours are all about, from destinations to motorcycle selection to preparation to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. Rider magazine has partnered with Edelweiss for a special “Be…
 
No guest on the podcast this week, but join us for a good time. SPONSOR: MeUndies MeUndies.com/FOOL - for 15% off your first order AND free shipping! LINKS Felipe Esparza: INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian Rodrigo Torres: INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr Martin Rizo: INSTAGRAM: @ComicMartinRizo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Comedian and go-getter Ramon Rivas lives in abundance as an artist, despite his lack of financial privilege. Interviewed in his hometown of Lorain, Ohio, we talk about his realisation that audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 were perceiving him as white, and explore what that culture shock meant for how he views himself. We discuss how hustle…
 
Russian-born and raised in Surrey at an American school, Olga Koch is a fiercely funny act with unique perspectives that aren’t simply confined to her unusual backstory. We talk about her background in computer science and find some parallels between jokes and code; talk about the difference in-between her comic voice onstage and on Twitter; and le…
 
Our guest this week is comedian, Alonzo Bodden; he's one of the first comedians I met when I started out in LA's comedy clubs. He was on a few seasons of Last Comic Standing and has appeared on multiple shows & movies. Hopefully we'll see him on the road again soon! LINKS Alonzo Bodden: INSTAGRAM: @ZoFunny TWITTER: @alonzobodden Felipe Esparza: INS…
 
Our guest is Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing, which includes Progressive American Flat Track as well as national hillclimb, motocross and ATV race series. Flat track racing is America’s original extreme sport, with more than a century of adrenaline-fueled history. We discuss manufacturer rivalries, legendary motorcycles and racers, and iconic t…
 
Bethany Black makes a powerfully funny connection with her fanbase, and has been wielding it to great effect over the course of her heavily-shielded pandemic experience. We explore the effect on her work of her concurrent diagnoses with autism, ADHD and agoraphobia, and discuss how her fanbase consists of people just like her, rather than the cool …
 
This week our new guest on the show is Eder Rivera, an up-and-coming Mexican comedian currently based in New Zealand. Check out his podcast "The Edd Rivera Podcast" on available streaming platforms. LINKS Eder Rivera: INSTAGRAM: @EddRiveraComedy Felipe Esparza: INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian Rodrigo Torres: INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr Martin Riz…
 
Energetic, elastic and totally committed to being “the toughest kid on the estate” when it comes to his ability to get laughs, Russell Kane has firm ideas about his precise place in the comedy firmament. We talk about the creative power of his exceptional on-stage energy; his surprising reaction to Stewart Lee’s material about him; his unerring abi…
 
Join the editors of Rider magazine for Episode 6 of our podcast. Our guest is Alonzo Bodden, who has been a comedian for more than 20 years and rode his first motorcycle at age 7. Bodden’s stand-up special “Heavy Lightweight” is available on Amazon Prime Video, and he’s a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” He has done stand-up at…
 
1- Grandpa Simpson rambling defense 2- We’re impartial so let us help you before we vote not guilty 3- You cost me $2 billion. You’re fired! 4- Cheney as a voice of Reason???? 5- The GOAT was out there GOATing. It was Super. 6- Pranks gone wild 7- Who needs cards when you have a cannon? 8- R.I.P., Chick Corea See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy…
 
Bay Area comedian and friend of the show Butch Escobar, returns to What's Up Fool podcast and has a story that gets a little heavy. LINKS Butch Escobar: INSTAGRAM: @ButchEscobar Felipe Esparza: INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian Rodrigo Torres: INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr Martin Rizo: INSTAGRAM: @ComicMartinRizo See omnystudio.com/listener for priva…
 
Head writer for “The Mash Report”, show-runner for “Hello America” on Quibi, and profoundly nice man, Tom Neenan has a practised ease with pulling jokes out of thin air. He’s also a comcompletist and one of the nicest people in the industry. We talk about his entry into the business as a recipient of the BBC writer’s bursary, how a position as staf…
 
Join the editors of Rider magazine for Episode 5 of our podcast. Our guest is Paul D’Orléans, a globally recognized expert on the history of motorcycles and motorcycle culture. He curated “Silver Shotgun: Italian Motorcycle Design of the 1960s and 1970s,” an exhibit currently on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum, and Paul’s feature about th…
 
Winner and still holder of the 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award, Jordan Brookes’ marriage of stand-up and clowning is an absolutely extraordinary experience. He deftly walks a tightrope between frankness and insincerity, observing the observers, and mining material from the problem of self-reflection. And if you think that sounds pretentious you’re goin…
 
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