Rank #1: UFOs
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.
May 11 2018
Rank #2: Scientology
This month they discuss that most Hollywood of religious groups; Scientology! Recorded across the street from the Sci-ti celebrity center! They are brave. With expert, investigative journalist Mark Ebner and comics Howard Kremer, Colton Dunn and Emily Heller.
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Sep 20 2016
Rank #3: Marijuana
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!
Apr 20 2018
Rank #4: Burning Man
Burning Man! What is it? Why does it exist? Does it even matter? Why do people love it and hate it so much? We discuss it's history and it's mystery. With Brian Doherty, author of This Is Burning Man. And comedians, Natasha Leggero, Brent Weinbach and Matt Kirshen. It's a great episode. Also we find out how Moshe invented electronic dance music.
Oct 01 2015
Rank #5: Time Travel
Jul 14 2017
Rank #6: Religion
The episode ends not with a bang but with a whimper. Or maybe a slur. Not racial but drunken. Basically people are funny as hell but also somewhat drunk on this episode. TehyWe discuss fringe religion and cults. Sort of. It's very funny. See if you can identify which audience member Al almost got into a fight with after the show. Comics this month: Joe Mande, Kurt Braunohler, Al Madrigal, Darcy Michael and our expert: professor Veronique Tomaszewski. They talk aliens, reincarnated Anne Frank and other weird shit.
Jan 08 2016
Rank #7: Death with Catlin Doughty, Kumail Nanjiani and Chelsea Peretti
This installment of the Hound Tall Discussion Series is brought to you by DEATH!! That scary specter clicking its bony fingers together, waiting for us all. This months expert is Catlin Doughty mortician, crematorium techincian and author of the new book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes a memoir about her experience in the crematory trenches and advocating for death acceptance. Comedian guests are Kumail Nanjiani (HBO's Silicon Valley) and Chelsea Peretti (Fox's Brooklyn 99). Its a hilarious and often disturbing look at our own mortality!
Nov 06 2014
Rank #8: Dinosaurs
DINOSAURS! Our great obsession with the great lizards. We discuss dinos, bone licking, and dino boning. With Brian Swietk author of "My Beloved Brontosaurus" and comedians: Ron Funches, Brendon Walsh and Dan Telfer.
Nov 07 2015
Rank #9: Comedy
Comedy! Kliph Nesteroff joins the show to discuss the history of comedy in a really amazing and hilarious chat. They discuss Don Rickles, Milton Beryl's dick and the Social Justice Warrior known as Groucho Marx. Jeff Ross, Al Madrigal and Natasha Leggero join the discussion!
May 09 2017
Rank #10: Sex and the Occult
SEX AND THE OCCULT! Porn,orgasm, god and mysticism. We discuss it all with Conner Habib (porn star, sex worker, college lecturer, check out his March 12th webinar on the occult at connerhabib.com) along with comedians Mike Lawrence, Sam Jay and Brent Weinbach.
Mar 02 2017
Rank #11: The Hormonal Woman
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).
Mar 16 2018
Rank #12: Black Holes, and The Arrow of Time with Dr. Sean Carroll
Black Holes, and The Arrow of Time with renowned physicist Dr. Sean Carroll, and comedians Pete Holmes and Joe DeRosa!
Mar 06 2015
Rank #13: Christian Atheism
This month Nick Thune, Sara Schafer and Kurt Metzger join Dr. Pete Rollins to discuss the oxymoron that is Christian Atheism? What is it? No idea. But its an intellectual spiritual acid trip. See if you can keep up. People cried in the audience perhaps you will too , you big baby.
Apr 17 2017
Rank #14: Psychedelics
Join Hound Tall on a walk down the fractal path of psychedelic drugs. This episode is all about tripping. It gets, predictably, weird as fuck. Dr. Cole Marta discusses PTSD treatment using MDMA as a medicine. Comics include Shane Mauss (see his "good trip" tour in a city near you RIGHT NOW! www.shanemauss.com), Beth Stelling and Byron Bowers. Please donate to the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (www.maps.org) who are on the front line of stigmatizing psychedelics for PTSD treatment and other uses. As you will hear, it's important work.
Oct 07 2016
Rank #15: The Case for Ending Civilization
Is civilization worth it? Are the advances brought about by society offset by the misery it created? Are hunter/gatherers really happier? Would you give up hip hop and texting if you had a little more peace of mind? Would we be better off without civilization? Chris Ryan (Sex at Dawn) thinks so. Comic guests: Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Claudia O'Doherty (LOVE), and Natasha Leggero (Another Period, Moshe's wife) aren't so sure. This episode is as funny as things can be. Hunter/gather yourself some laughs.
Feb 13 2017
Rank #16: The Gay Normal
THE GAY NORMAL: What happens to a young gay person when they are born in the burbs? What happens to an old Gay person when they can't afford the big city anymore? What kind of TV do boring gay people watch? All this and even an almost emotional moment. Great conversation. With Expert : Professor Karen Tongson from USC and comedic guests: Guy Branum, Erin Foley and James Adomian.
Dec 04 2015
Rank #17: Raves and the History of Electronic Music
Raves and the History of Electronic Music featuring Sunshine Jones of Dubtribe Sound System and comics : Ari Shaffir (This is not Happening), Phoebe Robinson (Two Dope Queens) and Chris Cubas (@midnight) with special guests Drennon Davis and DJ Real. This one is really special. A magical talk about the history of dance music and rave culture along with the origin story of Moshe's name. They trace dance music's disco childhood and ecstasy addled adolescence all the way to it's current dubstep old age. Which Moshe invented. Wait for it, it will make sense later. PLUR to all listeners.
Apr 07 2016
Rank #18: Dark History of San Francisco
Live at this year's SF Sketchfest, it's a discussion on the dark history of San Francisco. From it's inception to the gold rush, to the hippies, to the gay movement, San Francisco has always been weird and at one point was so horrible, it's a wonder anyone lives there. They literally go from the founding of SF to modern gentrification in about an hour. It's so much fun. With San Francisco Historian, Chris Carlsson (foundsf.org) and comedians Emily Heller, Jay Chandrasekhar and Rory Scovel. Plus a live theme song performance along with an original song by Drennon Davis and Nick Stargu. ENJOY!
Apr 02 2015
Rank #19: Fame
Fame! The obsession with the meaningless! We discuss the historical origins of fame and it's modern iterations. This discussion spans from Alexander the Great to Kim Kardashian. Comedian guests: Gabe Leidman, Joe Mande and Jenny Slate. Expert : USC Professor Leo Braudy author of The Frenzy Of Renown.
Sep 11 2015
Rank #20: The Grateful Dead
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.
Aug 05 2018