The Gary Hour

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James Altucher is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, venture capitalist, podcaster and now, a standup comedian. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies. He has published 20 books, and is a contributor to publications including The
Effective Altruism ( https://www.effectivealtruism.org ) is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? I talk to Chris Corliss about the philosophy and movement that it is. See acast.com/privacy f
Ever spent days, weeks, months or most of the year on the road traveling gig to gig? Comedian Paul Hooper has been doing that for years. He performs at places and towns I wouldn't even wanna visit, let alone try to entertain. Good chat about ro
Ever wonder what it's like being a public defender in one of the roughest areas of the USA? I talk to Kristin Bruan who's been one in the Bronx NY for 13 years. It's a gruesome job, so if you have thin skin beware this episode may not be for yo
She was a former sex worker who started qt the age of 17. Now she has a job as the Director of Communications at Decriminalize Sex Work. She's also a comedian and performer. Check her out at: http://kaytlinbailey.com/.or Twitter at https://twit
Gary talks to Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone. Social outreach organizer @Chabad. Founder @myTechTribe. and TED Resident about Judaism, religion, the future and more! Visit Mordechai at https://twitter.com/Mottel——-Leave a Reviewhttps://itun.es/us/c
I talk to comedian and writer Boris Khaykin about emigrating to the US from Ukraine when he was 7 and how his parents managed coming here with no jobs or money to build a better life for their family. We also talk standup comedy and writing of
As an independent artist you end up learning a lot of skills you never thought you'd need to know. I talked to musician and RISK! podcast producer JC Cassis about her music and how as an independent artist she learned some of those skills and u
Carolyn Castiglia is a stand-up comedian known for her hilarious riffing, crowd work and wild storytelling. Carolyn has appeared on VH1, MTV2, Comedy Central, NBC, We TV, Lifetime, as a talking head on HLN, and more.She's dealt with tragedy, ha
He graduated Cornell University with a degree in architecture, only to give it up to pursue a career in standup comedy. Hear me talk with Aaron Kominos-Smith about that and other crazy decisions. Check him out at: http://funnyaaron.com——-Leave
Daniel J Perafan is a hilarious standup comedian. Hear him open up about depression, a suicide attempt, and his dedication to the art and process of comedy Check him out on Twitter https://twitter.com/DanielJPerafan/——-Leave a ReviewEmail the s
Savannah Rodgers is a narrative and documentary filmmaker based out of NYC and Kansas City. She is currently a TED Resident, an Adobe Project 1324 award recipient, a Narrative Shorts Programmer at the Slamdance Film Festival, and serves on the
A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He's written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. We have a fun and enlightening conversation about radical honesty, gr
Australian comedian Sam Kissajukian sold out 26 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has toured all over the place, I caught up with him for lovely conversation about comedy, Australians, The hard living of NYC, self improvement and psych
On 9/11 PJ Landers was in NYC, but instead of running from the danger, he ran into the rubble to help rescue people. After that he got a police scanner and a camera to became a photojournalist eager to be the first on the scene of a crime or fi
Reem Edan is a first-generation Iraqi-American comedian, writer and actor. We talk about vision boards, growing up in the Middle East and Colorado, Islam, religion and a slew of other taboo topics you're not supposed to talk about. Check her ou
Hear wild stories from Dominic Leonelli's bad boy past in Ohio, from being a boxer, getting shot at, to dead girlfriends and more. Here his wild journey into comedy..Check out Dominic here: https://www.facebook.com/dominic.leonelli——-Leave a Re
This week I talked to psychotherapist and photographer Herb Bardavid about his project Getting Old and Getting Out where he photographs the elderly of NYC and gets them to tell their stories. We also get into the psychology of marriage, relatio
It's a re-post of one of my favorite episodes,(recorded 11/17/15), with Nick Vatterott! (Conan, Fallon, Comedy Central) There’s so much comedy in this episode. A joyful and fun one. We do take on some serious topics like how do we solve all the
I think you’ll learn from this conversation. I know I did. Julie Kottakis is a comedian, writer, former lawyer, single mom, and character actor. Her popular Madge the Vag character has more than a half of a million subscribers. Hear about her s
Matthew Kaplan ESQ is a music attorney for several indie artists and labels including Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst, Ted Leo, Barsuk Records, Team Love Records, Polyvinyl Records, and many, many more. We get into it and Matthew shares some stories
Meet Amy Hood. See her art and hear us follow the darkness in search of where it comes from. Check her out on Instagram or http://www.viscousltd.com——-Leave a ReviewEmail the showHosted by Gary LevittSponsored by Future MomentsIntro music by Ga
Have you ever been in the Navy during 9/11? Derek Humphrey and I have some laughs while he tells his intense story of growing up in Ohio, to serving in the Navy during 9/11, to his journey into comedy in NYC, Check him out: http://derekhumphrey
You may have seen him on HBO's Crashing, or perhaps at a bar in NYC, Who is Todd Montesi? Hear about his wild upbringing and his journey in the NYC comedy scene for 20 years. Check him out: https://www.facebook.com/todd.montesi——-Leave a Review
Gary talks to writer, poet and comedian Matt Nagin about writing in its many forms, self destruction, comedy, creativity and insanity. Check him out at http://www.mattnagin.com/——-Leave a ReviewEmail the showHosted by Gary LevittSponsored by Fu
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