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The Hound Tall discussion series is a live podcast, hosted by Moshe Kasher, that takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. An hour long chat with an expert and a panel of comedians, they learn all there is to know about thin...Show More
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1:18:59 | Sep 10th

Dr. Nicole Prause studies orgasms for a living she also studies a darker facet of orgasms which is sex addiction. Orgasms are real but is sex addiction? Certainly there is a compulsive sexual behavior but does it actually qualify as an addiction? It’...Show More

1:17:28 | Jun 27th

Hawking is one of the oldest and oddest forms of hunting. It involves a live hawk, a gauntlet, and an abduction. How do you teach a hawk to hunt for you? How do you teach it to return? How do you ensure it doesn't claw your eyes out? Explaining all t...Show More
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1:11:00 | May 22nd

Pirates! Who were they? How and why did they exist? Did they actually say "Landlubber?" These questions and more are answered on this episode examining the history of Caribbean Piracy. With Pirate historian, Dr. Rebecca Simon and comics Rory Skovel, ...Show More

55:38 | Apr 17th

Time and decisions with UCLA Professor Hal Hershfield and comics Riki Lindhome, Natasha Leggero, and Amy Miller!

1:15:02 | Mar 18th

How did it happen? What led us there and what are the factors that allowed one brother to turn on another brother and kill him with a very long gun? Professor Stuart Davenport joins us to discuss the Civil War, it’s history, how it started, how it en...Show More

1:29:42 | Feb 6th

Bonus Episode! Live from San Fransisco's Sketchfest, we break down how to have sex that is consensual, fun and filthy.¬† A how-to on pegging may be included. With Allison Moon, author of ‚Äúgirl sex 101‚ÄĚ and comics Michael Ian Black, Aparna Nancherla, A...Show More

1:10:05 | Jan 16th

The history of the happiest place on earth. It's secrets and it's magic.  with LA Magazine's Chris Nichols and comics Steve Agee, Kurt Brounholer and Bridey Elliott

1:06:22 | Dec 6th, 2018

Ventriloquism is polarizing. People think it's corny but it also sells more tickets than any other form of comedy. Professor Sarah Kessler from USC's Annenberg School of Communications has spent her life studying the art form and the philosophy behin...Show More

1:05:27 | Nov 9th, 2018

The Corporation has fought the most successful fight for its own civil rights of any group in American history. So successful in fact that it has now taken over parts of the apparatus that granted those rights; The American government. Professor Adam...Show More

1:14:42 | Sep 12th, 2018

Every hospital in the country has a professional ethicist on staff to help with decision making so high stakes, it requires a philosopher to figure out the right thing to do. Andy Kondrat is one such philosopher and works at a major hospital that has...Show More

1:20:00 | Aug 5th, 2018

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.

1:16:19 | Jul 13th, 2018

Sorry for the delay folks. We are back with a talk about sex worker's labor rights and the war on sex work. With USC Professor Heather Berg, Conner Habib, Guy Brannum and Kara Klenk. It gets deep and sexy and kinda marxist too.

1:17:53 | May 11th, 2018

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 Na...Show More

1:13:19 | Apr 20th, 2018

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/Expe...Show More

1:23:18 | Mar 16th, 2018

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 U...Show More

1:29:31 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Imagine moving to Syria to fight ISIS with a Kurdish militia. You can’t? Well Brace Belden did just that and explains what the fuck he was thinking. With comedic guests: Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry and Michelle Buteau. Recorded live at SF Sketchfest...Show More

1:16:19 | Dec 28th, 2017

The top science stories of 2017. Crspr! Artificial Wombs! Eclipses! Wild Fires! The seven words you can't say at the EPA! With returning guest expert Cara Santa Maria and comics Natasha Leggero, Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel enjoy and pray that 2018 i...Show More

1:12:07 | Nov 15th, 2017

Comedians Felipe Esparza, Brent Weinbach and Nikki Glaser join Moshe to talk to Los Angeles Magazine's Chris Nichols about the fleeting beauty of Los Angeles, it's history and the invention of fast food.

1:12:20 | Oct 13th, 2017

Moshe is joined by Big Herc from the "Fresh Out" series on youtube to discuss what life in prison is like. Herc spent more than a decate in prison for bank robbery and now makes a show where he answers peoples questions about the realities of life on...Show More

1:09:59 | Sep 10th, 2017

The history and origin of comic books. How disempowered jewish immigrant kids changed the realms of fantasy forever. With comic book writer Adam Beechen from DC Comics and comedians Mike Lawrence and Jay Larson.

59:24 | Aug 12th, 2017

This month we talk asteroids and how to prevent them from destroying human life! Joining us is Farah Alibay, and comics Brent Weinbach, Matt Kirshen and Eliza Skinner. All the mysteries of the Jet Propulsion Lab revealed!

1:40:50 | Jul 14th, 2017

Time Travel! Or the philisophical theoretics of it. UCLA Philosophy professor Katie Elliott joins the show to discuss, if a time machine did actually exist- would it even be possible to travel through time? Comedians Kurt Braunohler and Nate Bargatze...Show More

1:29:45 | Jun 28th, 2017

Is non-violence the solution to oppression? Did MLK own guns? Does violence accomplish anything? WHAT DO WE DO?!? Paul Engler (center for the working poor, author: This is an Uprising) joins us along with comedians Eddie Pepitone, Nato Green, Solomon...Show More

1:15:06 | May 9th, 2017

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 Leg...Show More

1:08:01 | Apr 17th, 2017

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 perha...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 17th, 2017

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 perha...Show More

1:10:08 | Mar 2nd, 2017

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...Show More

1:13:21 | Feb 13th, 2017

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 civ...Show More

1:05:43 | Jan 9th, 2017

It always hurts to get savaged by a force you don't understand. What the hell is the electoral college and why does it exist?  Is it an needed component of our complex republic or a relic from times gone by? Helping us muddle through this is Dr. Davi...Show More

51:53 | Dec 9th, 2016

Live at the SF outside lands festival- The sexist topic of all! Sex itself! Fillmore Slim is a legendary pimp who has been in the game for more than 50 years. Long enough for the game to have become kind of a weird topic to brag about. Predictably th...Show More

1:10:45 | Nov 11th, 2016

Today everyone attempts to forget the animal in us all and focus on the animals beneath the floorboards! Who are rats? How do they think? Why do pigeons cuck their little heads when they walk? How do animals think? Also they talk Paleo! Please enjoy!...Show More

1:00:44 | Oct 7th, 2016

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...Show More

1:12:44 | Sep 20th, 2016

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 Emil...Show More

55:36 | Aug 15th, 2016

We discuss the force is the lead to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union we find some laughs along the way and we mostly make fun of Polish people. Joining us are Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael Hiltzick and Greg Proops, Lynn Fergu...Show More

1:05:10 | Jul 8th, 2016

This month is a bit of a scary talk about the future of drought and water. It's not looking good folks. Take away message? Buy land in Washington. Joining us to talk the thirsty future is Professor Jay Famiglietti, hydrologist, and the Senior Water S...Show More

1:12:54 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Hound Tall's first concept episode! The top 5 (or is it 6?) science stories of the week. The week which took place a month ago. Don't try to understand it, just enjoy it. Know that they discuss penis transplant surgery... With the Expert, Science Jou...Show More

1:16:52 | May 6th, 2016

We go sports for the first time ever on Hound Tall but don't be scared, it's funny and fascinating. The history of the sport, steroids, and how Hispanics learned to love the Dodgers. With sports writer and podcaster, Jonah Keri and comics/baseball nu...Show More

1:36:24 | Apr 7th, 2016

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....Show More

1:10:31 | Feb 25th, 2016

Hound Tall is releasing a bit early this month to ensure that our Black History Month episode comes out during...Black History Month! This is a great, at time challenging conversation but they make just enough stupid jokes to diffuse all racial tensi...Show More

1:13:19 | Feb 5th, 2016

In an example of perfect timing we're talking all about women in political elections. Can Hillary win? Why do we doubt her? Are we all sexist? Are cowboy boots feminine? Professor Meredith Conroy and comedians Jen Kirkman and Cameron Esposito join on...Show More

1:16:58 | Jan 8th, 2016

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 c...Show More

1:02:47 | Dec 4th, 2015

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 momen...Show More

1:07:29 | Nov 7th, 2015

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.

1:14:01 | Oct 1st, 2015

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 an...Show More

1:07:11 | Sep 11th, 2015

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 P...Show More

57:50 | Aug 7th, 2015

Dr. Joe Schwarcz, last years "Skeptic of the Year" and pseudo science debunker joins Moshe, Fortune Feimster, Jen Kirkman and Reggie Watts on a live from Montreal's Just For Laughs sold out recording. We discuss pseudo science, gluten intolerance, an...Show More

1:40:49 | Jul 9th, 2015

A jaunt through the history of performance magic! With legendary mentalist Max Maven, and comedians: Brent Weinbach, Sarah Schaefer and Derek Hughes. Fun, illusion, pork and secrets!

1:11:33 | Jun 4th, 2015

Extreme Entomology and the Amazon with Phil Torres, entomologist, host of TechKnow and science adventurer! Underneath your feet, in your bed, on your body live the creepy crawly things of nightmares. We are gonna talk about them, laugh at them and ma...Show More

1:40:52 | May 7th, 2015

THE HISTORY OF HIP HOP! Live from The Cynicave @ Lost Weekend Video in SF. Apologies for any audio wonkiness! This incredibly interesting and super duper funny ep. takes us through the history of the most important musical movement of the last 30 yea...Show More

1:06:14 | Apr 2nd, 2015

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 ...Show More

1:09:25 | Mar 6th, 2015

Black Holes, and The Arrow of Time with renowned physicist Dr. Sean Carroll, and comedians Pete Holmes and Joe DeRosa!

1:07:00 | Feb 6th, 2015

This month we talk about being gay, the history of Homosexuality, why and how it exists and why Gay people are so dang cool with Dr. Winston Wilde. Also we introduce the Hound Tall Giving Initiative. With Guy Branum, Rhea Butcher and Brent Sullivan.

1:01:05 | Jan 8th, 2015

History professor Thaddeus Russell joins comedians Greg Proops and Matt Kirshen to discuss "Renegade History", the history of the united states as it has been shaped by the fringes of society. Gays, Blacks, Jews, Drunks, you know, the best kind of pe...Show More

1:11:10 | Dec 4th, 2014

Reknowned religuous studies scholar and author of the book Zealot, Reza Aslan joins Moshe, Maz Jobrani and Ian Karmel as we delve into Islamophobia, Jesus and pretending to be Mexican. It's almost important!

1:20:15 | Nov 6th, 2014

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 ...Show More

1:17:38 | Oct 16th, 2014

You guys did so good at listening and subscribing and stuff that we decided to drop another episode TWO WEEKS EARLY!! Expert Christopher Ryan (author of the best seller Sex At Dawn) joins us to discuss Polyamory, its roots in our primate ancestors an...Show More

1:10:15 | Oct 2nd, 2014

For the inaugural episode of Hound Tall, Moshe and guests Pete Holmes and Beth Stelling discuss life in the harmen of the Sultan of Brunei with expert,  Jillian Lauren (Author of Some Girls, My Life In A Harem). It get creepy and sexy.