Cover image of Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
(4001)

Rank #121 in Comedy category

Comedy
Education

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #121 in Comedy category

Comedy
Education
Read more

A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

Read more

A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

iTunes Ratings

4001 Ratings
Average Ratings
3664
125
71
38
103

First

By Fallen Sky Stone - May 22 2019
Read more
No agenda other than promoting comedy and Jews are #1. Effortless.

Fantastic!

By MixedMediaForest - Mar 04 2019
Read more
One of my favorite podcasts, always a first listen!

iTunes Ratings

4001 Ratings
Average Ratings
3664
125
71
38
103

First

By Fallen Sky Stone - May 22 2019
Read more
No agenda other than promoting comedy and Jews are #1. Effortless.

Fantastic!

By MixedMediaForest - Mar 04 2019
Read more
One of my favorite podcasts, always a first listen!
Cover image of Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #121 in Comedy category

Read more

A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

Rank #1: #193: Shiny Happy Jihad (@JoeRogan)

Podcast cover
Read more

Joe Rogan had me over to Freak Party studios to do an album commentary of his 2007 album, Shiny Happy Jihad. This is the first time I'm doing this where it's not the comic's first album. But I was there when Rogan was developing this material and I was there for the recording in San Francisco at Cobbs and I thought that added insight would make it way better to talk about this CD rather than his first CD. This is the longest podcast I've ever done. Hopefully iTunes won't have a problem with it. Emjoy your lives.

Nov 17 2014
5 hours 4 mins
Play

Rank #2: #88: Er Ah, Sports (Bill Burr)

Podcast cover
Read more

Bill Burr and I sat out on the patio of the Comedy Store one day and talked about Boston Sports. Bill grew up a homer in the homerist city in America. Sports, comedy, and conspiracy theories are all I want to talk to him about. It was a fun discussion and a good hour before we even got to the sports talk.

Nov 19 2012
2 hours 18 mins
Play

Rank #3: #277: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost (@HenryRollins)

Podcast cover
Read more

Henry Rollins met me in a hotel cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland to talk about travel. Henry goes all over the globe. He really likes to get off the beaten path and explore new places. I thought I liked seeing things, but Rollins takes it to a whole new level. He goes places I've never even heard of, met people I didn't know existed, done things I'd be too scared to do. It was such a fun conversation and it filled me with wanderlust. 

Sep 13 2016
3 hours
Play

Rank #4: #203: Prison Rules (@Ali_Speaks)

Podcast cover
Read more

Ali Siddiq met me at the Comedy Store to talk about prison. I always knew prison life was hard, but damn. I didn't know about all of this. Ali spent 6 years locked away with some of the most violent criminals in Texas. This is a great episode and really fun and interesting. 

Jan 26 2015
3 hours 20 mins
Play

Rank #5: #159: Thrilled (@TomSegura)

Podcast cover
Read more

Tom Segura had me over to his palatial beach house to do an in depth analysis of his first album, Thrilled. It was a hilarious album and I'm glad he was able to give an inside look at how the bits came to be, his delivery style, and the problems he has looking back at the album. We treat it kind of academically. It's something I'd like to see a lot more comics do in the future and I'm so happy Tom was willing to do it here. The standup will be hilarious and the analysis will be instructive.

Mar 24 2014
2 hours 36 mins
Play

Rank #6: #128: Boozer (@BertKreischer, @JoeRogan, @AriShaffir, @RickyLundell)

Podcast cover
Read more

Bert Kreischer met me on the patio of the Comedy Store to talk about his history with alcohol. We covered how he got started, when it became a major part of his life, and where he stand with it now. It was a fun talk that got a little dark in a couple places when we discussed his ex and again when another comedian walked by. And Joe Rogan makes an appearance on the intro.

Aug 19 2013
2 hours 30 mins
Play

Rank #7: #336: Fun is a Four Letter Word (@BertKreischer)

Podcast cover
Read more

Brant Krislop came to my apartment to talk about fun. We sat in my backyard, smoked cigars, and thought about what fun has meant to us over the years. Fun in childhood. Fun in adulthood. Fun with friends. Fun alone. The conversation itself was actually fun. 

Brett has a new special out on Netflix right now called Secret Time. 

My Road Dates

Austin - September 19-22

Phoenix - October 27

New York Storyteller Show - October 30

Shooter Table Read in New York with Danish&Oneill- November 11

European Tour - November 16-December 9

Sep 18 2018
4 hours 6 mins
Play

Rank #8: #323: Mitzi

Podcast cover
Read more

Mitzi Shore came into my life in my first 3 months of standup. I spent the next 10 years getting close with the owner of the Comedy Store. She passed away earlier this month. And I took the opportunity to share, but really to relive all the things I learned from her and all the times we had, good and terrible. She was a massive part of my development as a comedian. The most important part, really. So it's really unsettling having her gone for good. Join me as I come to terms with what Mitzi meant to me.

Apr 25 2018
3 hours 38 mins
Play

Rank #9: #213: 2 Years a Slave (@MadFlavor)

Podcast cover
Read more

Joey Diaz and I sat in his North Hollywood yard and talked about being two years into being a parent. It got way deeper than I expected. Diaz manages to bridge the worlds he was in between this 2 year old child of his, and his estranged daughter from his former life. And we got into his own 2nd year of life, his comedy life. And how he got started. Jesus. This one had a lot of stuff to it. 

Apr 06 2015
2 hours 17 mins
Play

Rank #10: #105: Going Blind (@TomSegura)

Podcast cover
Read more

Tom Segura invited me to go to his new Barbie Malibu Beach House so we could talk about masturbating. Just two best bro dudes intimately talking about making their penises shoot out loads of semen. And then somewhere at the end we talked about drunk driving. I don't think we ever talked about masturbating while drunk driving but we should have at least brought it up, huh?

Mar 04 2013
2 hours 13 mins
Play

Rank #11: #168: Bert Bert Bert (@BertKreischer)

Podcast cover
Read more

Bert Kreischer had me over to his house to talk about his first CD, Bert Bert Bert. This is the third one of these album analysis episodes I've done and it might end up as the most interesting. Bert recorded this years before he was ready. Years. It was super fun picking this apart with him. We get to mock a 5 year comic for being so foolhardy. Let it be a lesson to all of you. Slow down or you'll crash.

May 27 2014
3 hours 7 mins
Play

Rank #12: #121: Big Babies (@BigJayOakerson)

Podcast cover
Read more

Big Jay Oakerson and I recorded a podcast upstairs from The Stand comedy club about how little we resemble grown men. Neither one of us know how to pay a bill on time. We had to break halfway through and picked the rest up near my apartment in the East Village. This was the first podcast I've done where I watched sex during the interview.

Jul 01 2013
2 hours 24 mins
Play

Rank #13: #76: Ego (Bert Kreischer)

Podcast cover
Read more

Bert Kreischer invited me over to his Man Cave and we talked about our egos. For real. We talked about how we're hoping to keep it in check and what we're afraid of becoming. And we talk about when it's already gotten out of control. And we talked about Will Smith.

Sep 10 2012
2 hours 26 mins
Play

Rank #14: #353: Modern Hippie (@TFerriss)

Podcast cover
Read more

Tim Ferriss met me in Austin to talk about travel and art and nature and love. He's a hippie. He's what the new version of a hippie is. He makes time to see interesting places around the world. He limits the amount of work work in his life. He's waaaaay into mushrooms. This is what we are now. This is what hippies have become. I'm one, too. It ain't tye-dye hemp shirts and ponytails any more.

Road Dates

Portland - The Alladin - April 26

Seattle - The Neptune - April 27

Calgary - Yuk Yuks - May 2-4

Cleveland - Hilarities - May 9-11

Omaha - Funny Bone - May 17-18

Columbus - Funny Bone - June 14-15

Brooklyn - Shaffirfest - June 21-23

Indianapolis - Helium - July 31

Milwaukee - Turner Hall - August 4

Atlantic City - The Borgata - September 7

Madison - Comedy on State - September 19-21

Apr 12 2019
3 hours 51 mins
Play

Rank #15: #347: Hot Tub Time Machine (@BertKreischer, @SteveRannazzisi, @DanishAndOneill, @MarkNorm)

Podcast cover
Read more

Bert Kreischer, Steve Rannazzisi, Ryan O'Neill and I sat in a hot tub in Park City and talked about the past. It was the first night of a week of skiing and storytelling shows and oh what fun it was. Mark Normand joined us a couple days later and after we all got home, he and I did the intro from the Comedy Cellar in NY. It was a fun podcast and probably the least clothed 4 way podcast I've ever done. Just sitting in a jacuzzi in Utah, talking shit. 

Feb 06 2019
3 hours
Play

Rank #16: Podcast on a Plane (Joe Rogan, Ari Shaffir)

Podcast cover
Read more

Joe Rogan and I got rowdy on the plane from Los Angeles to Edmonton. This podcast is a coproduction of the Joe Rogan Experience and the Skeptic Tank. We talked about marijuana edibles, coming out of the closet (neither of us had the guts to do it ourselves on this podcast), the caveman diet, Bobcat Goldthwait, and our stewardess. Pretend like you're the oil refinery guy sitting next to me and listen in on our whole conversation. It's like you're there with us in coach.

Jun 04 2012
1 hour 54 mins
Play

Rank #17: #308: Sober Octobert; A November to Rebender (@BertKreischer)

Podcast cover
Read more

Bert Kreischer joined me to talk about alcohol. He's an expert on the subject. For real. We split the podcast up, doing the first half while he was 25 days into his sobriety, and then we did the 2nd half a week later when he was 3 days into a booze cruise.

Nov 06 2017
3 hours 44 mins
Play

Rank #18: #220: Gift of Garble (@BigJayOakerson

Podcast cover
Read more

Big Jay Oakerson had me over to his apartment to talk about the worst interviews we've been a part of. We both sat through the same horrendous interviewer at SXSW and that's what gave us the idea. Some people are really good at bringing stuff out of you. Other people, not so much. 

May 26 2015
1 hour 41 mins
Play

Rank #19: #287: Big Buck Hunter (@JoeRogan)

Podcast cover
Read more

Joe Rogan met me at the Improv in LA to tell me all about his obsession with hunting. He's been a hardcore hunter for about 4 years now. And he broke down why he does it, what it's like out there, the backlash, the weaponry, all of it. It made me want to go out and kill something. Animals, probably, but people will do.

Dec 14 2016
1 hour 48 mins
Play

Rank #20: #150: Door Guy 3 (@DanishAndOneill)

Podcast cover
Read more

Jeff Danis and Ryan Oneill met me at the Comedy Store on a beautiful January day. We talked about working as an employee at the Store. It's a job a lot of us had and each era of door guy was different. This is about all the different positions we all worked in while we started comedy.

Jan 21 2014
2 hours 58 mins
Play

Similar Podcasts