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Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #295: Low School (with Adam Eget)

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Adam Eget met me at the Comedy Store to talk about Cedu, the crazy bad kid school his parents shipped him off to because he was a spazz. It’s amazing what people got away with 20+ years ago. The amount of mistreatment and abuse and murder would never fly now. Sorry for the echoey sound, I didn’t realize how hollow that room we recorded in would sound. Listen for the intro and outro for interesting American killers stories.

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The Music

The Replacements – Fuck School

The Smiths – The Headmaster Ritual

Nirvana – School

Alice Cooper – School’s Out


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Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #89: Shocking (with Claire Brosseau)

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 ASST #89: Shocking with Claire Brosseau (photoshop by @MooseChad)

ASST #89: Shocking with Claire Brosseau (photoshop by @MooseChad)

Claire Brosseau had me over to her apartment to talk about her experience with electro-shock therapy. She was suffering from depression and her parents checked her in to a clinic that recommended shock therapy. Of course, we didn’t just stick to talking about that. We covered sex, Canada, and baseball. It gets really fun.

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U2 was this really cool band from the 1980s. Totally different band from the feel good pop situation that’s making music now. They were done for me right about in that Zooropa album. They were still fine then, but something started to be amiss. And by the time they came out with such hard hitting songs as “Beautiful Day” I had already lost interest. Rattle and Hum, Joshua Tree (of course), and Boy were all really good albums, though.


Ramones. Man it must have been cool to see them in some giant venue like this one.


This is the entire movie this song came from. I think it’s by the people who did Rocky Horror. If you’ve ever wanted to know what camp is, this is it.


Peter Gabriel was always cooler than anyone I knew. I’m not just talking about him as a person. As a musician. People who listened to him were cool. And when I listen to him, I feel like I’m hip. Like there’s some fashion rule that only I know about.

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