31
October

Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #29: Suicide

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Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank #29: Suicide (with Jenn Cole)

Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #29: Suicide (with Jenn Cole)

 

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For Halloween, I talk to my friend, Jenn Cole, about grief. Her friend killed himself about a week before we recorded this. I really wanted to get into the feeling of grief that comes with loss but I’m so intrigued by suicide that I just ended up wanted to know all the details leading up to her friend, Chris, taking his own life. This is a serious subject but I treat it with the same lighthearted inquisitiveness that I treat any other subject. I hate getting caught up feeling the same emotions as the subject. So, while I have a general respect for suicide, I don’t let the idea of it make me sad. So with that in mind, please enjoy this really interesting conversation with someone who just lost a friend.

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24
October

Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #28: Persistence

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Skeptic Tank #28: Persistence (with Steve Simeone)

Skeptic Tank #28: Persistence (with Steve Simeone)

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Steve Simeone came to the apartment and we got in a nice long conversation about our struggles in Hollywood over the years. I’ve known him for nearly as long as I’ve been in Los Angeles. I didn’t quite realize how long it had been until we started talking. Man, there were some great times had while we were coming up. Steve is one of the funniest guys I know and he’s also one of the nicest. The fact that he’s not a household name is a sign that there is no justice in the world. But at least it led to some good stories about life on the lower end of the standup totem pole. I hope you enjoy it. I think too often there’s talk of how a particular entertainer made it in Hollywood and there’s never enough attention called to the survival years where you’re just trying to get by while you’re chasing your dreams. We got a lot of those stories in here. Enjoy.

 

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