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Thought Spiral

Andy Kindler & J. Elvis Weinstein

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Comedians Andy Kindler (Bob’s Burgers, Maron) and J. Elvis Weinstein (MST3K, Freaks and Geeks) convene weekly to solve the problems of the world but usually end up talking about comedy and various forms of anxiety. Produced by Alex Brizel (ShowBriz S...Show More
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1:45:56 | Sep 16th

Andy’s new character: Defeated Guy, Josh defends diners, hiding from hobbies, homeworking “Don’t Look Back”, "Orson Wells Podcast Theatre", listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:49:30 | Sep 9th

Andy grills Josh about their new buymeacoffee.com account, the guys reflect on their telethon obsessions, Josh goes to the produce cabaret, Andy holds back in therapy, The Jury Chunk, listener questions, and much more spiraling.
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1:36:36 | Sep 2nd

Andy has a celebrity shoe sighting, the tyranny of faint flavors, debating The Dead, Josh’s imaginary acid trip, Andy live in Bloomington, Listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:47:10 | Aug 26th

Panic hitches a ride on Andy and Josh’s outing, Andy’s comedy “influences”, the guys debate the lasting importance of Woodstock, Josh gets rugged, The Violence Chunk, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:52:52 | Aug 19th

The misunderstood legacy of “Network", Andy turns Indiana into ANDYana, Josh does a lefty benefit, dissecting anxiety patterns, “It’ll Only End in Tears”. listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:52:12 | Aug 12th

We have a GUEST! Dateline NBC’s JOSH MANKIEWICZ joins Josh and Andy for a wide ranging spiral. Plus, listener questions and much more spiraling.

1:48:25 | Aug 5th

A full debriefing of Andy’s State of the Industry Address experience, from pre-show panic to Josh’s post-show review, a SOTI audio chunk, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:42:17 | Jul 29th

It’s zero hour for the SOTI speech, Andy reviews “Chunks” to Josh, the new season of “Comedians in Cars...” shockingly angers Josh more than Andy, Andy fantasizes about he and Josh’s golden years, an SOTI preview set, listener questions, and much mor...Show More

2:00:36 | Jul 22nd

Andy has a traumatic pizza experience, Old Jewish Dog Medical Corner, SOTI prep ramps up, Josh homeworks Kurosawa’s “Yojimbo", Josh’s album “Chunks” debut, a chunk from “Chunks”, listener questions and much more spiraling.

1:59:12 | Jul 15th

Andy gets his pipes checked out, Josh deals with dog issues, writing for the SOTI is in full swing, the earthquake foreshock/aftershock debate, fresh Andy stand-up, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:51:15 | Jul 8th

Andy is back from a week with his family, Josh has an episode of comedy dread, will Thought Spiral finally have a guest?, homeworking “To Be or Not To Be," Allison MacLeod’s “His Side of the Story,” listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:54:13 | Jul 1st

J. Elvis Weinstein’s album “Chunks” is now available for pre-sale, Andy gets tricked into a Lyft concert, Andy gets White Hatted in Calgary, Josh does Nilsson, fresh Andy stand-up, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:54:26 | Jun 24th

Iron-enriched Andy shows up peppy, SOTI prep ramping up, archival spiciness inquiries, Homeworking “His Girl Friday”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

2:02:53 | Jun 17th

Andy makes it to the show but it was touch and go, imagining Andy as a Chernobyl resident, Josh has a nostalgic and productive week, homeworking “Judgement at Nuremberg” AND “Arsenic and Old Lace”, flashback stand-up from a 20-year-old Josh, listener...Show More

1:52:21 | Jun 10th

Josh is anxious...Andy doesn’t help, Andy ponders the future of his mouth, laying ground for the State of the Industry address, a rare political full spiral, homeworking “Adam’s Rib”, some Andy stand-up, impression packed listener questions, and much...Show More

1:59:16 | Jun 3rd

Andy makes himself at home, Josh has a release date for his album, Blowhardy: on drugs, Josh gets his scan results, homeworking “Bringing Up Baby”, Andy’s “The Grudge Song”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

2:09:16 | May 27th

Confronty the Great, Josh does his annual tube time, official negotiations for this year’s SOTI writing, homeworking “It Happened One Night”, Andy’s “In the USA”, listener questions, and so much more spiraling.

1:57:40 | May 20th

Andy’s very excited about his new phone, another edition of Old Jew Medical Corner, Josh sees “Long Shot”, Josh hits a musical nerve with Andy, homeworking “Mikey and Nicky”, “WADD”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:50:11 | May 13th

A minor Josh/Andy spat rehashed, dementia or stoned - how can you tell?, processing Louis CK at Acme, homeworking “Spartacus”, “7 Steps Down”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:41:51 | May 6th

Andy is back from his personal FestivalFest, Josh sees “Avengers: Endgame” and quickly sees the futility of talking about it with Andy, the guys debate coincidences and their bigger meaning, some fresh Andy stand-up, listener questions, and much more...Show More

1:54:14 | Apr 29th

Andy gives his notes on Josh’s appearance on Gilbert Gottfried’s show, Andy’s promotional blockage, Josh’s Passover tradition, homeworking “Singing in the Rain”, some fresh Andy Stand-up, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:35:54 | Apr 22nd

Andy is flippant with death, Josh records his album…in a blizzard, figuring out your parents, Josh dodges an embarrassing injury, “Private Benjamin” gets homeworked, “That’s the Kind of Love”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:44:28 | Apr 15th

Andy laments being late to the L.A. party in the 70s, Josh does album prep, Josh brings the hammer down on Blowhardy, some fresh Andy Stand-up, bonus “break” talk, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:47:25 | Apr 8th

They said it shouldn’t be done - our 100th Test show! Andy and Josh look back at TS #1, Josh hits the road (and sky) to prep for his album, Alex the producer’s favorite moments, Top 3 Spiraler-submitted music tracks, listener questions, and much more...Show More

1:57:47 | Apr 1st

Josh scores points with Andy’s therapist, dread management, the dark side of having a legacy, homeworking “Shampoo”, a little “spicy” stand-up clip, listener EMAILS, and much more spiraling.

2:01:24 | Mar 25th

Back at the table this week, Andy self-assesses his podcast performance, Josh gets to be a blowhard in the Windy City, should comedy people get offended? Listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:56:24 | Mar 18th

Improv is fun, but for who? Andy attends the Brody Stevens memorial at the Comedy Store, Josh and Allison strike up the band, Andy’s “OCD update", “Don’t Follow Me”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:58:22 | Mar 11th

Josh gets deep into album prep, Andy struggles to get into task mode, ADHD coping skills, homeworking “The Boys From Brazil”, re-spinning Allison’s “Hidden by Years”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:51:21 | Mar 4th

Andy works through his struggles with eye contact and mic stands, the guys discuss the loss of Brody Stevens, Oscar spiral, Did Someone Say ‘Murder?’, homeworking “The Anderson Tapes”,a little more Andy stand-up, listener questions, and much more spi...Show More

2:06:52 | Feb 25th

Another fireside spiral this week as the guys hunker down for the National Emergency, who will get their album out first?, discussing the Democrats, Andy takes on dread, Josh ponders the next move with his back, an Andy stand-up chunk, listener quest...Show More

1:54:24 | Feb 18th

Josh is a first hand witness to an Andy flare-up, Andy’s spot-on impression of nobody, Josh gets more info on his shocking, uncovered family story, a snippet from The Particular Show, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:59:38 | Feb 11th

Andy lives large in Vegas, Josh shoots his last scenes for “The Fiddling Horse”, anatomy of a Josh and Andy fight, homeworking “The Conversation”, “Teach Me About Love”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

2:07:59 | Feb 4th

The guys prep for their “Getting Doug with High” appearance, Virtual Andy, Josh defends the acting profession from Andy, homeworking “The Swimmer” Allison MacLeod’s “Living in Poverty”, listener questions, and so much more spiraling.

1:24:24 | Jan 28th

Another on location spiral from Baton Rouge, LA. On the night before the last day of shooting “The Fiddling Horse”, Andy and Josh talk about their week as movie actors. Exhausted spiraling ensues!

2:04:16 | Jan 21st

The guys prep to return to the set of “The Fiddling Horse”, Andy faces scrutiny for his crimes against Lou-manity, exploring the topic of personal bravery, Allison MacLeod’s “Not Until the Wind Changes”, listener question, and much more spiraling.

1:59:02 | Jan 14th

Josh reviews Andy’s condo, “Old Jew Medical Corner”, Andy’s new year’s angst, Allison MacLeod’s “Get Out of Town”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:55:38 | Jan 7th

Andy kicks off the new year with a new self-sabotage strategy, a Louis CK "hot take" served cold, Josh gets the NYE invitation he’s been waiting years for, homework “A Touch of Evil” Josh’s “Cancer Chunk” listener questions, and much more spiraling.

2:07:38 | Dec 31st, 2018

The final spiral of 2018! ’Tis the season for anxiety, the power of “I’ll handle it,” Josh tries to kill off holiday cards, homework: “The Third Man,” Allison MacLeod’s “Glory Road,” listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:36:53 | Dec 24th, 2018

Andy had a dental emergency at a bad time, Josh is fresh off his back surgery, Andy joins a star-studded holiday show, “The Nutty Professor” assigns homework. Allison Macleod’s “Ghosts Never Die”, Listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:20:40 | Dec 17th, 2018

A special on location test show! Andy and Josh are in Baton Rouge for the first week of shooting on “The Fiddling Horse”, but they still made time to spiral. Tales from their first day shooting scenes together and plenty of other down home Cajun styl...Show More

2:06:45 | Dec 10th, 2018

Recapping Thanksgiving, big things are happening with the big movie, homeworking Adam Sandler’s new special, Allison MacLeod’s “How Do You See Me?”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:44:03 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Andy helps mark the 25th anniversary of the L.A. alt comedy scene, Josh reflects on the 30th anniversary of MST3K, homeworking “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” and “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.” Allison MacLeod’s “Must’ve Done Something Right”, liste...Show More

1:41:55 | Nov 26th, 2018

Andy edits the mail in hopes of cheating death, anatomy of a bombed set, Josh takes in fire refugees, homework: “The Last Picture Show” and “The Manchurian Candidate”, Allison MacLeod’s “Hidden By Years”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:50:02 | Nov 19th, 2018

Andy fails at his homework but gets an A+ from Josh in partnership, a brief reflection on the midterms, Josh defends high quality potty humor, the history of rap condescension, “Temple of the Loaded Gun”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

2:10:34 | Nov 12th, 2018

Andy’s organizational skills almost cost him a gig, Josh dives into a side project, this week’s homework: “Harry and Tonto and “Life of Brian”, “Indecision”, Listener questions, and a great deal more spiraling.

2:07:06 | Nov 5th, 2018

Andy adjusts his meds and other drug spirals, Josh makes a date with the knife, this week’s homework: “Skidoo” and “Nashville”, “Crazy Dance”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:52:24 | Oct 29th, 2018

Andy comes to terms with his new age, Josh had a busy week, Andy battles to finish one project while Josh does a 180 on doing another.  This week's Homework: “The Big Lebowski” and “Lovely and Amazing.” Gruber sings “Nobody Laughs at a Clown”, listen...Show More

1:45:45 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Andy goes country, recapping another Thought Spiral team meeting, this week’s homework: “The Blues Brothers” and Mitch Hedberg’s “All Together”, how long is a full life? “Somebody Loves Me”, listener questions, and so much more spiraling.

1:48:07 | Oct 15th, 2018

Andy’s on a deadline and Josh has questions, kicking off our new “Homework” test segment, questioning Larry King’s late life choices, Ultimate Fighting brings out ultimate fear in Andy, The Jelvis Jingles, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

2:13:47 | Oct 8th, 2018

Andy’s Thought Spiral cocktail, Josh takes to the tube, musical child abuse, Andy pushes Josh to make a stand-up album, big fish in small ponds, “Try”, listener questions, and MUCH more spiraling.

1:36:59 | Oct 1st, 2018

After the biggest threat to the new show streak yet, the guys rally for the first international edition of the podcast. Andy Skypes in from Toronto JFL with tales of panic attacks and other festivities, The ultimate “Superball Theme”, listener questi...Show More

1:30:32 | Sep 24th, 2018

Andy’s back from England just in time for the Emmy after-party, Josh is back from…Utah, the line between social responsibility and grandstanding, “I Was a Fool”, listener questions, and so much more spiraling.

1:48:15 | Sep 17th, 2018

Andy and his candy, Josh can’t kill a day like he used to, lowering the bar for being recognized, First Thought Theater, “Superball 7 (You Are Here)”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:55:21 | Sep 10th, 2018

The worst audience compliment, revisiting Rodney, Andy’s pre-London angst, Miller on the 6’s takes to the air, “Ticket to Roswell”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:51:44 | Sep 3rd, 2018

A monster tweet turns on its creator, Andy’s at the Soho Theatre in London Sept. 6-15, Josh recounts a cool Richard Pryor moment, “Neighbors”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:53:59 | Aug 27th, 2018

The questionable virtue of clean comedy, How durable was Lenny Bruce? Stand-up body language, Andy Brought music! "Nice Like Me”, Listener questions, an Oxford comma, and much more spiraling.

1:45:25 | Aug 20th, 2018

Andy has a cold, Josh saw a squirrel, Andy has a different adjective for Mrs. Maisel, Josh’s YouTube deep diving, New shirts at Zazzle.com/thought_spiral,  “Ordinary Shore”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

2:06:36 | Aug 13th, 2018

Andy recaps his whirlwind tour, the guys get ready for the big movie shoot, Josh pulls the classic front door switch gag on Andy, "Love and Understanding”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

2:00:41 | Aug 6th, 2018

The full 2018 State of the Industry post-game report including Andy’s spiritual breakthrough, Josh extracting gratitude, and the process behind some of the highlight jokes. Plus: “A Long Way to Happy”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:13:03 | Jul 30th, 2018

Andy and Josh spiral in front of a live audience at the Improv Lab in Hollywood as they work on the first batch of jokes for Andy’s 2018 State of the Industry Address in Montreal, plus audience questions and additional spiraling.

1:51:39 | Jul 23rd, 2018

A SOTI address "writing session” goes awry, debriefing the live show,  compulsive 1-downing, the lost Naked Trucker Theme, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:45:16 | Jul 16th, 2018

Reviewing the Thought Spiral’s WTF appearance, Josh is home alone, the Pre-Montreal stress starts kicking in, “It’ll Only End In Tears” Listener questions, and much more spiraling.

2:02:08 | Jul 9th, 2018

Andy embraces "23 Skidoo" as a life strategy, hurting Australians’ ears, the guys go on “WTF”,  recalling Andy’s HBO Young Comedians Special, “I Hope the World is Gentle”, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:51:11 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Josh’s half-hearted attempt at censorship, Andy emotionally invests in Thought Spiral, thinking the darkest thoughts, Josh joins the horse movie, “Piece of Eights”, listener questions and much more spiraling.

1:55:43 | Jun 25th, 2018

Andy’s mall skills haven’t improved, jellyfish scorn, a loss in the family, Narcissismo pays a visit, “Just For Me”, viewer questions, and much more spiraling.

2:06:39 | Jun 18th, 2018

Andy survives a family wedding, Old comic syndrome, Anthony Bourdain shock, Mr. Rogers scorn, “Seven Steps Down”, Listener questions and much more spiraling.

1:53:17 | Jun 11th, 2018

Plenty of "radio theater" this week, Andy’s self-serving science, Josh goes into a Rat Pack wormhole, “Roseanne” post mortem, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:53:51 | Jun 4th, 2018

Andy tries to make trying less trying, confronting quicksand fears, the multi-level pizza universe, people in showbiz versus "showbiz creatures," listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:53:41 | May 28th, 2018

It’s Josh’s birthday and Andy is ready to party, stuck in a true crime rut, Andy’s Royal Wedding enthusiasm meets Josh’s royal indifference, going out: the pros and cons, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:48:32 | May 21st, 2018

Andy goes full metal Kramden, “I Need You To Kill” hits Amazon Prime, The Encino Death March, Andy grows as an actor, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:44:46 | May 14th, 2018

Decoding Dennis, disrupters vs influencers, Andy’s “I’m Dying Up Here” debut,  the do not come to my funeral list, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:47:44 | May 7th, 2018

It’s been a year of Spiraling! The WHCA dinner, Andy loses an award but still has a win, an interview with “Dennis Miller,”  a listener geography quiz, some music from the vaults, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:58:01 | Apr 30th, 2018

Recapping the Thought Spiral staff meeting, Andy jockeying for a movie role, does showbiz justice exist?, The first bird to ever leave Josh’s kitchen alive, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:43:08 | Apr 23rd, 2018

It’s a Catch-Twenty-Jew, Josh makes an unwanted suggestion to Andy, Remembering Mitzi Shore and Harry Anderson, From the vaults: Andy meets Dumpster Diver Dan, listener questions and much more spiraling.

1:35:49 | Apr 16th, 2018

“Karen” unleashed, Andy gets bumped in true Kindler style, Josh works his new 20, My Pillow guy goes to Mar-A-Lago, Foster Brooks climbs a mountain, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:44:13 | Apr 9th, 2018

All bets are off for a rare Saturday night taping, the spiral passes though Roseanne, “The Ten Commandments,” Vinnie Barbarino, Passing over Passover, an “altered” edition of listener questions and much more.

1:49:25 | Apr 2nd, 2018

The late Andy Kindler, psychedelic Bo Diddley, Hate-watching ‘Humanity', Miller on the 6’s, Josh meets a sea captain, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:31:37 | Mar 26th, 2018

Andy makes a radio sketch to prove a point, dissecting Andy’s gift for hatred, Josh takes his social anxiety out for a spin. Andy and Bob Saget have a neurotic interlude, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:55:10 | Mar 19th, 2018

It’s a long and whining road this week: figuring out the perfect situation for a Kindler set, Andy’s apnea, Josh tries to quell Andy’s fear of abandonment, a perfectly healthy Twitter feud, listener questions and much more spiraling.

1:36:23 | Mar 12th, 2018

Josh tries to protect the podcast from Oscar recapping, Andy discovers not all of Texas is Kindler Country, the Nunberg fun berg, RIP Barry Crimmins, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:44:44 | Mar 5th, 2018

Josh gets his MRI results back, Andy ups his game for other podcasts, is it hip to be a Hollywood Square?  Listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:40:30 | Feb 26th, 2018

Andy needs the bump? Josh breaks down a Foster Brooks appearance, dropping acid and names, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:44:16 | Feb 19th, 2018

Andy comes out of the gate flustered, Classic Carson, Josh ponders “the next thing," listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:32:35 | Feb 12th, 2018

Andy’s trip to Iowa had its downs and ups, Super Bowl reactions, a cavalcade of characters shows up out of nowhere, this week’s therapy card, listener questions and much more spiraling.

1:53:40 | Feb 5th, 2018

Andy takes another crack at the sleep study, the “Woody Allen Discussion”, Josh talks about MST3K nostalgia, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:26:03 | Jan 29th, 2018

The Thought Spiral gift shop opens for Brizness, fake sport glory, Andy plays his therapy card, the inner voice of doom versus the inner voice of reason, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:27:13 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Andy gives his review of the "Best of” show, Josh’s moment of sports excitement, don’t cross Richard Simmons, "desert island” picks, listener questions and much more spiraling.

1:37:26 | Jan 15th, 2018

Easing in to 2018, Andy gets a gig during the show, Josh hates a stranger from afar, Andy would rather slice up his face than admit he’s wrong, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:28:30 | Jan 8th, 2018

Andy is on fire (or something), the warm sh*tty place, entering the legal weed era in CA, New Year’s Coughin’ Eve, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:46:55 | Jan 1st, 2018

Happy New Year! Andy and Josh try to figure out what they figured out last year, Andy drops his keys down an elevator shaft, looking ahead to 2018, listener resolutions, and much more spiraling.

2:12:00 | Dec 25th, 2017

Andy and Josh host a look back at the most requested and discussed chunks of Thought Spiral from 2017.

1:26:26 | Dec 18th, 2017

Andy gets serenaded, Roy Moore’s Jewish friends, “Meal of the Week”, Andy’s breakthroughs continue, listener Twitter questions, and much more spiraling.

1:32:13 | Dec 11th, 2017

Andy does a sleep study, “I Need You To Kill” is released, Comedy banter with Heidi Klum, listener questions, and much more spiraling.

1:40:30 | Dec 4th, 2017

A boy named Droopy, a weekend of big gigs, Kindler Thanksgiving, the joke that won’t go away, that time Josh got lectured by Louis C.K., listener requests and much more spiraling.

1:31:17 | Nov 27th, 2017

Andy goes to Texas, paging Bernie Bernstein, Andy fears the darkness, Franken depression, a lesson in zoology and much more spiraling.

1:16:49 | Nov 20th, 2017

Crosby, Stills, and gnash, Louis C.K. issues, Thanksgiving plans, and much more spiraling.

1:25:14 | Nov 13th, 2017

Andy’s got a new laugh, the psychology of showbiz success, Vin Scully in the scornfield, Andy accuses Josh of attempted sabotage, and much more spiraling.

1:17:02 | Nov 6th, 2017

Andy feels like he’s got it going this week as he and J. Elvis spiral through Tavis Smiley, Kevin Spacey, Kathy Griffin, Fraggles, Eddie and the Cruisers, Bobby Fischer, Jose Feliciano, Carter Page and so much more.

1:15:58 | Oct 30th, 2017

Bad radio drama, "MyPillow Guy" hits the road, deconstructing "The Six Million Dollar Man," bitter tigers, and much more spiraling.

1:29:33 | Oct 23rd, 2017

The Case of the Missing Camry, Andy Goes to MSNBC, Josh goes to the “doctor,” Foster Brooks in “It’s a Wonderful Life” and much more spiraling.

1:15:21 | Oct 16th, 2017

Andy goes to the L.A. Podfest, Josh hates Halloween, Andy’s early TV crushes and more spirals aplenty.

1:16:56 | Oct 9th, 2017

This week’s spirals include: Re-scoring “The Graduate,” dealing with tragedy Twitter, Andy as pitchman, the delicate art of dark jokes, and much more.

1:20:41 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Andy's love of musicals, celebrity gifting, Josh's breakout tweet, dental nightmares, and much more spiraling.

1:16:59 | Sep 25th, 2017

Andy gets a pin in him, a tense debate over a Twitter joke, prepping for a hurricane, Vin Scully, Mr. Jaws, and much more spiraling.

1:23:30 | Sep 18th, 2017

Josh rebels against his own authority, Andy’s Cloris Leachman grudge, the dark side of positive thinking, never adopt a chimp and plenty more spiraling.

1:30:47 | Sep 11th, 2017

Debriefing the live show, Andy pushes the lateness envelope, a bad investment idea, Josh bristles at Andy’s advice, Josh bribes his way out of a math class, and other spirals.

1:17:20 | Sep 4th, 2017

It’s Live Test Show #1! Recorded live at Acme Comedy Co. in Mpls. Minnesota August 24th.

1:32:56 | Aug 28th, 2017

What do old Jewish comics on the road do after a night of stand-up? Go back to the hotel and record a podcast, of course. An "after hours edition" of Thought Spiral from Minneapolis.

1:11:59 | Aug 21st, 2017

A very spirally episode: Talking “The History of Comedy,” packing the OCD suitcase, J. Elvis walks down self-loathing lane, and getting ready for the first live Thought Spiral in Mpls.

1:17:42 | Aug 14th, 2017

Andy gets some bad news at the doctor’s office. Free speech on campus. Andy visits Long Island. Backstage at Conan. Getting the first BIG laugh as a kid. Chanukah bushes, and as always, way more topics.

1:33:31 | Aug 7th, 2017

A jumbo episode! Andy breaks down his harrowing path to the Montreal speech. Things get heated over some Twitter tough love. J. Elvis meets a legendary director. Announcing the 1st Thought Spiral live taping at Acme Comedy Co. in Mpls.

1:09:20 | Jul 31st, 2017

Andy crams for Montreal, the pointlessness of Jewish genealogy tests, fine dining, and old TV.

1:08:26 | Jul 24th, 2017

Andy’s Twitter battles, the problem with stand-up dramas, the clock is ticking on Andy’s speech prep.

1:05:36 | Jul 17th, 2017

Failed pilots, a Michael Jackson story, and Andy is prepping for Montreal.

1:05:12 | Jul 10th, 2017

4th of July memories, a Comedy Store confession, and Andy is getting warmed up about “I’m Dying Up Here."

1:08:09 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Andy is back from his guest spot on “Portlandia.”  J. Elvis does unintentional slapstick home repairs.

1:04:26 | Jun 26th, 2017

Andy’s Mom has a bone to pick with him. J. Elvis unleashes the baby within.

1:04:15 | Jun 19th, 2017

J. Elvis wrote a comedy bit that required a haz-mat team to clean up. Andy can relate to Cary Grant.

1:08:53 | Jun 12th, 2017

Andy wonders if he has supernatural powers to cause people trouble while J. Elvis worries he may have killed a character actor with his writing.

1:05:08 | Jun 5th, 2017

The guys compare notes on opening for Bill Hicks back in the day and continue to negotiate who the host of the show will be.

1:03:26 | May 29th, 2017

Andy and J. Elvis rehash “The Seth Rogen incident” and J. Elvis talks about stand-up birthdays past.

1:11:19 | May 22nd, 2017

Andy and J. Elvis talk about their dads’ brushes with fame while Andy worries about making the transition from podcast guest to host.

54:19 | May 16th, 2017

This week, Andy’s OCD is in the spotlight and J. Elvis is on a dumb diet.

1:06:48 | May 12th, 2017

Andy discusses the emotional roller coaster he rides each day on social media. J. Elvis tells the tale of his involuntary street fight on the mean streets of Minnesota.