Though most people find it difficult to find anything funny about depression and anxiety, comedian Aparna Nancherla. has used her own struggles with mood disorders to inspire her comedy. A rising star in the comedy world, Nancherla bravely reveals her struggles with depression in a way that makes the experience both relatable and hilarious.
Named by Variety as one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2016, Nancherla has appeared as a performer on Conan and Inside Amy Schumer. She's also written for Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with Kamau Bell.
Nancherla sat down with Jesse to talk about about her experiences living with anxiety and depression, the ups and downs of writing comedy for television and how she deals with hecklers on Twitter.
As with any established musical genre, there is a quality of sameness that can pervade artists. It’s no less so in the world of hip-hop. But Clams Casino (born Michael Volpe) provides a unique and surprising voice in that world. As an electronic musician and music producer, he has created a distinctive body of work of his own as well through his collaborations with artists including ScHoolboy Q, FKA Twigs and Vince Staples.
Clams Casino joined Jesse to talk about the influences that lead to his unique sound, and some of the ways he paid his dues coming up in the world of hip-hop production. They also discuss his new album, 32 Levels, and how he developed his relationship with rapper Lil’ B. The two of them have long been collaborators, including on the new album, but didn’t really get to know each other until making of the new record.
Clams Casino’s new album is called 32 Levels.
Jesse checks in on the classic movie you should see before going swimming this summer.
Improviser Christine Bortolin returns to talk roommate rules, bugs, and the midnight sun.
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Welcome to the 311th episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me! We're going to celebrate this special occasion by talking about our favorite Reggae-Nu Metal fusion band, and also by chatting with LEGENDARY AUTHOR AND MASTER OF THE QUILL Patrick Rothfuss about dad stuff! It's quite a mish-mash of conversation topics.
Suggested talking points: 311, Sneaky Pics, Human Pets, McElroy Monikers, Baby Holding, Shitty Gandalf, Pee-Wee LARPing, Childhood Horror
Fan favorite Dave Holmes joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Dave's experience at Slimmins with Richard Simmons, Jesse's Summer Boi trip to the Berkshires for the Fourth of July, and the true meaning of James Taylor's song Fire and Rain. Plus, Jordan pitches a new name for Macklemore's friend Ryan Lewis and everyone weighs in on pool chilling vs a trip to the beach.
When the Enterprise breaks down while conducting a science mission, Wesley (the boy?) is at fault. Unfortunately, he observes the Chaotic Bro code of silence, which forces the dumpy professor in charge of the experiment to take matters into his own hands. What does it mean to get "The Frakes"? Do we or don't we want to be in the pocket of Big Rodd? How many pips does Jame Gumb have? It's the episode where we do ALL the impressions!
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We have a lot of fun on this episode regardless of how insanely sad this week has been. I promise! Lisa is back from her book tour (Go buy her new book Hot Dog Taste Test!) and she has some kooky tales from her adventures. On Chunch Chat, we talk about how difficult it is keeping up with celeb horse news. There has to be a better way! Will somebody please create a site that aggregates all the horsey hearsay on the web? In Wiki of the Week, we dive into the German children’s book/collection of cautionary tales Struwwelpeter. Baron Vaughn joins us to teach us how to properly use ayahuasca. Timeless style icon Gary Saint Garie stops by to educate us on his involvement in the creation of fashion.
We just can’t stop punishing ourselves with bizarre kids’ computer animated films. Will Norm of the North be another Guardian of the Highlands or Foodfight!? Meanwhile Stuart has strong feelings on Tyrion Lannister’s political positions, Elliott mangles Sinatra, and Dan is far too distracted by his loud cat.
Movies recommended in this episode
Sleeping with Other People
We're livin it up like Patti LaBelle, or at least trying to as Nnekay catches James up on two recent shootings of unarmed Black Men while James in Amsterdam, Nnekay is holding it down in the Bay Area. We find out how Nnekay spent Straight pride. We're giving some more side eye at Whoopi Goldberg. Nnekay educates us on 17 Black Olympians who competed in the 1936 Olympics other than Jesse Owens (who knew)? And James is laying it down on Feminism, so listen up straight dudes and gays, as it's time to unpack this patriarchal, misogynistic bullshit! Plus a Quizlit Korner which will let you know why you do NOT fuck with John Lewis!
Hello there and welcome! Pull up a blanket, an ear of corn and enjoy our new episode! We hope you brought a side dish or a desert to share? We're talking all about PICNICS and POTLUCKS! We know you have a lot of questions! Is home made better than store bought? Do you need to plan around everyone's dietary restrictions? Did people REALLY picnic during the Civil War? Do we ever age out of BYOB? What kind of stuff would one serve at a fancy and/or shmancy picnic? Well, we've got the answers to these questions and more! Enjoy and be sure to share!
Why do doctors wear that? What did they used to wear? Dr. Sydnee and Justin answer the big questions like that, including the big one: What's up with that little head mirror?
Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers