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Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #290: Cave Man (with John Spies)

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John Spies sat down with me on the deck of the Cave Lodge in Soppong to tell me all about cave exploration and the unique life that he’s built in northern Thailand. The man has lived an amazing life. And this pit stop on his way from Australia to Europe has now lasted over a quarter century.

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Buy John’s book, Wild Times: 30 Years on the Thai Border.

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That great, social fire pit. I had some awesome nights sitting here with some cross country running forest rangers, two different couples from Brisbane, a couple American women, and Tom the Australian.


That’s John standing there in the middle. This is on the exit from I forgot which cave. You come out of this pitch black that you were in for hours, and then the light slowly starts to creep in as you wade through the water and then you turn a corner and this is what you see. It’s like you’re discovering the whole world for the first time.




The Music

Eminem – Without Me

Mumford and Sons – The Cave (You can think whatever you want about Mumford and Sons, but they were one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen in my life)

Tommy Steele – Rock With The CaveMan

Joanie Sommers – Johnny Get Angry

Alice In Chains – Down In A Hole


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Cave Lodge (Lots of pictures. Info on how to get there)


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This is John’s sort of Instagram (tons of great pictures he took himself)

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Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #289: Tales of a Teenage Bedwetter (with Mark Normand)

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Mark Normand invited me to his brand new apartment to do a podcast about bedwetting. Mark and I were both very late bedwetters. So we got together and talked about what it’s like to be 14 and still pissing on yourself every night. All the plastic sheets, the fear of sleepovers, what our moms had to go through. God, it was embarrassing.

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The Music

The Stooges – Wet My Bed

Chris Brown – Wet The Bed (feat Ludacris)

Harry Nillson – I’d Rather Be Dead

Carter Family – When I’m Gone


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Stay safe everybody. I’ll figure out how I’m gonna deal with all this bet madness and then I’ll be back.