Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

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

#318: The Queens Irish (@DesBishop) (3/2018)

Des Bishop came over to Skeptic Tank headquarters (my apartment) to tell me about Ireland. Des moved there from Queens when he was a teenager and managed to go from a Brooklyn problem child, to one of Ireland's most successful comedians. He tells me about his observations of the people and the land of Ireland, with some history and some stories. Have a happy and drunk St Patrick's Day everybody!


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#317: Ski Utah (Ryan "@DanishAndOneill" Oneill, @NickDiaz209, @BertKreischer (3/2018)

Ryan Oneill drove with me from Salt Lake City to Boise to talk about the gnar pow we got in Utah. We skied 6 out of 7 days, stayed at 3 different places, and did 5 shows. It was a tremendous week of skiing some of the best powder on earth. We talked about the skiing, the AirBnBs, the city of Salt Lake and much, much more.

#316: Girls Gone Mild (@RachelJSimmons (2/2018)

Rachel Simmons met me to talk about her research on female development and confidence. She just came out with a new book on the subject so we talked about that, about the pains of doing press, and she craps all over my water bottle. Rachel was my friend in high school and she's continued to be one of the most interesting people in my life.


This is Rachel's third book on the subject of female development and it was a great excuse to catch up with her. Buy her book wherever you buy books or at

#315: Fake News (@Chloe_Hilliard) (2/2018)

Chloe Hilliard came over to talk about her days as a journalist before she started standup. We go over all the problems with journalism today, including fake news. And we get into some nice stuff about race and white ladies.


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#314: Moving Day (@MikeRecine) (1/2018)

Mike Recine came over to my apartment to answer my question about what it's like being a mover. Not a mover and a shaker, but an actual mover. Of people's houses. 


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#313: Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Across The Fucking Atlantic Ocean (with Tim Crockett @RowAtlantic) (1/2018)

Tim Crockett met me in Athens, Georgia to tell me about the monumental feat he is undertaking. Tim is going to row, BY HIMSELF, across the Atlantic Ocean. He'll be miles from the nearest boat or assistance. He'll have limited supplies. The guy is absolutely crazy in the best way possible. Come along to hear how he's going to do it.

#312: Resolutionaries (with a crapload of comics) (1/2018)

New years resolutions with Rich Vos, Big Jay Oakerson, Chris Distefano, Sam Morril, Tracy Morgan, Des Bishop, Joe Machi, Bonnie McFarlane, Cipha Sounds, Yannis Pappas, and Jared Freid. 



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#311: Foster The Person (@MonroeMartinIII) (12/2017)

Monroe Martin came to my apartment to talk about his life as a foster kid. Monroe spent most of his childhood in and out of foster homes. He filled me in on what it was like in this fun conversation. Merry Christmas, everyone!

#310: Hot Yogi (Tricia Donegan (12/2017)

Tricia Donegan took me upstairs to the roof of her yoga studio on the Lower East Side to tell me all about how she got started in yoga. She ran the studio and the classes that I took most during Sober Octobert. Tricia is a really kind-hearted person who always made me feel warm before and after I got hot. It's an interested conversation with a non-comic about the stretchy arts.

#309: Valuable Friction (@ColinIsMyName (11/2017)

Colin Wright met me in a park in New Orleans to tell me about the unique way he travels the world. Colin has been living in a different place every 4 months or so for years, while he writes books and keeps a great blog going, too. He really makes himself an expat over a tourist.