The Hound Tall discussion series is a live podcast, hosted by Moshe Kasher, that takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. An hour long chat with an expert and a panel of comedians, they learn all there is to know about things. And also laugh at them.
After an extended hiatus- we are back to talk about the brain! Dr. Phillip Stenquist from UCLA's Neurocognitive Laboratory discuses brain damage, plasticity and more- with comic panelists: Mayim Bialik, Colton Dunn and Daniel Van Kirk.
Daniel Kucan is a lifetime martial artist. He’s fought around the world and wrote a book called full contact about his craziest fights. He joins us to tell a few of those tales and it’s insane. With comics Jon Daly, Louis Katz, and Lara Beitz.
Comedian Monty Franklin is a very lucky very Australian man. Abducted in Mexico, he barely escaped with his life. What could be funnier than that? Comic Panelists: Megan Gailey, Ron Funches, and the Sklar Bros.
Dr. Nicole Prause studies orgasms for a living she also studies a darker facet of orgasms which is sex addiction. Orgasms are real but is sex addiction? Certainly there is a compulsive sexual behavior but does it actually qualify as an addiction? It’s complicated but that’s what we’re discussing on this episode joining us are comedians Brian Huskey Joe Derosa and Sabrina Jalees.
Hawking is one of the oldest and oddest forms of hunting. It involves a live hawk, a gauntlet, and an abduction. How do you teach a hawk to hunt for you? How do you teach it to return? How do you ensure it doesn't claw your eyes out? Explaining all this is professional Hawker, Adam Baz (IG: @hawkonhand) along with comics, Emily Heller, Mike Lawrence, and Andrew Michaan. It's so much weirder than you think.
Pirates! Who were they? How and why did they exist? Did they actually say "Landlubber?" These questions and more are answered on this episode examining the history of Caribbean Piracy. With Pirate historian, Dr. Rebecca Simon and comics Rory Skovel, Jacqueline Novak and Langston Kerman.
How did it happen? What led us there and what are the factors that allowed one brother to turn on another brother and kill him with a very long gun? Professor Stuart Davenport joins us to discuss the Civil War, it’s history, how it started, how it ended and its aftermath in this country. Also joining are comedians Colton Dunn Caitlin Gill and Nick Thune.
Bonus Episode! Live from San Fransisco's Sketchfest, we break down how to have sex that is consensual, fun and filthy. A how-to on pegging may be included. With Allison Moon, author of “girl sex 101” and comics Michael Ian Black, Aparna Nancherla, Andy Kindler and Natasha muse.
Ventriloquism is polarizing. People think it's corny but it also sells more tickets than any other form of comedy. Professor Sarah Kessler from USC's Annenberg School of Communications has spent her life studying the art form and the philosophy behind it. Our conversation spans from the Oracle at Delphi to Jeff Dunham. With Comedic guests: Max Silvestri, Annie Lederman, and Kaseem Bentley.
The Corporation has fought the most successful fight for its own civil rights of any group in American history. So successful in fact that it has now taken over parts of the apparatus that granted those rights; The American government. Professor Adam Winkler from UCLA's Law School and author of "We the Corporations" joins us to explain how along with comics: Guy Brannum, Yassir Lester, and Mary Houlihan.
Every hospital in the country has a professional ethicist on staff to help with decision making so high stakes, it requires a philosopher to figure out the right thing to do. Andy Kondrat is one such philosopher and works at a major hospital that has requested it be left unnamed. We will discuss what the job is and the kind of life or death decisions he has to help make. With comics Natasha Leggero, Brent Weinbach and Joe Derosa
The Grateful Dead is one of the most iconic rock bands in history. We sit down to discuss their legacy, their infamy and what its like to be a Deadhead. With Taylor Swope, and comics Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman and Brendon Walsh.
Sorry for the delay folks. We are back with a talk about sex worker's labor rights and the war on sex work. With USC Professor Heather Berg, Conner Habib, Guy Brannum and Kara Klenk. It gets deep and sexy and kinda marxist too.
UFOS! Are they real? Have they visited us? Are we alone in the universe? By the end of this podcast you may believe! The truth is in here. Ufologist Ryan Sprague makes a case that UFOs have been here many times. Joining us are comic guests: Kumail Nanjiani, Emily Gordon and Aisling Bea.
In honor of 420 we are discussing weeeeeeed. Its been legal in California for three months so what is the lay of the land now? What is the future of pot to bring? What is the best tree in northern California to smoke a bong out of.... With Comic/Expert/Stoner Ngaio Bealum and Jon Daly, Emily Heller and Caitlin Gill Smoke up and download!
How hormones effect the choices women make. Do women date assholes because of evolution? Is the biological clock real? How much do strippers on the pill earn? What's a second dick? All these questions and more are answered. With Dr. Martie Haselton UCLA evolutionary physiologist and author of the book, “Hormonal” and comics: Jessi Klien (Inside Amy Schumer), Jamie Lee (Crashing) and Riley Silverman (Take My Wife).
Imagine moving to Syria to fight ISIS with a Kurdish militia. You can’t? Well Brace Belden did just that and explains what the fuck he was thinking. With comedic guests: Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry and Michelle Buteau. Recorded live at SF Sketchfest.