Jesse and Jordan Head Back to the Adam Carolla Show

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Jordan and I are the guests on today's Adam Carolla Show. You can check out the show here. We had a blast as usual. It's a pleasure to share a set of mics with a guy as hilarious as Carolla is.

We talked on the show about childbirth, about Adam's conviction that movie stars should not have to prostrate themselves before children and geeks, and more.

If you want to hear Adam on The Sound, you can check that out here.

(By the way - there's been some controversy around Carolla that cropped up since we recorded this. I didn't hear the show in question, but I've heard many Carolla shows. He says plenty of stuff I don't agree with, and sometimes things that genuinely bother me, but I think he's a decent guy and not hateful. Saying stupid and outrageous stuff sometimes is his job as a talk radio guy and comedy guy. I think he's really smart, funny and interesting, and in my personal experience, a nice, considerate man. So that's my position on that.)

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And then, a year later.

Having listened to the "controversial" episode of Carolla's podcast at the time and then listening again after hearing the controversy, I find it bizarre and disturbing that many of the offended parties don't really know what they're talking about. Most of this seems to be based around a preconceived idea of who Carolla is and what his stances are, or at least people who are willing to assume he is a homophobe, bigot etc, because some article said so.

Carolla is a supporter of gay marriage, for example, and the entire rant I'm speaking of relates to a desire for people to STFU and go about their lives. You may disagree with how he says it, but he's a comedian, and he's on stage, so he gets to say whatever he wants.

As an aide, Carolla and Chastity (Chaz) Bono are probably close to the same age- for an entire generation of people it has to be rather strange that they grew up watching this little girl on the Sonny and Cher Show etc, and she's relatively recently declared herself a transgendered male, and looks very much the part. It is a radical change in the identity of a famous person, and commenting on that doesn't make you some sort of trans-homophobe any more than saying the same about Michael Jackson means you're a racist.

My 2 cents, give or take a year of inflation.

I wouldn't call an attack on

I wouldn't call an attack on a minority group is his job in any capacity. I can tolerate Stanhope using the word faggot, but Adam Carolla went on an attack. "When did we start giving a shit about these people?" in reference to trans people is clearly a hilarious comment. "When did we start giving a shit about these niggers, spics, japs, kykes, faggots, dykes, sandniggers, etc." It's hilarious to use words like that Jesse and you obviously shouldn't have an opinion on something important like treating minority groups well.

Tough to listen to your show now if you aren't even going to post an opinion about homophobia on your fucking website where it can actually make a positive/negative impact on other people. Jesus fucking Christ, you could at least refer to the "controversy" as homophobia or an attack on trans people instead of cowering behind vague terms, a link, and the common allegation that it's just comedy and hurr it's gotta be controversial sumtimes lol.

Jesse, please

Really Jesse? For years you've talked about being called gay as a kid, about your support for the queer community (as a proud SF native, as you often remind us), and have offered often touching support for gay youth, and yet you're brushing away Carollas hate filled comments because you "think hes a decent guy"? Let me remind you what he said:

"When did everybody get fucking lumped in with the gays? Really? What percentage is transgendered? When did we start giving a shit about these people?

"Every time I see Chaz Bono, my cock looks at me and says, 'Wha?''

As if that's not enough, he also says that LGBT people need to "shut up" about equal rights.

(http://www.towleroad.com/2011/08/glaad-condemns-adam-carollas-anti-gay-a...)

I don't listen to or respect Carolla, so while his comments anger me, they don't hurt personally. As a queer person who has long loved your work, and listened to every episode of JJGo ever, I'm (somewhat surprisingly even to myself) hurt by your support. You really feel comfortable saying it's just his JOB to spew this stuff? What if your adorable son turns out to be gay? Will you be proud to tell him you are friends with people who say he should just "shut up" about his rights? I don't presume to know you personally, but from what I've learned about you over these years of radio and podcasting, I don't think you would - I think you would feel hurt and angry and like someone needs to speak out - just like I do.