Comedian Jimmy Dore talks to Paul about growing up Catholic in a violent and segregated Chicago neighborhood with 11 siblings. Who knew that attending mass could lead to depression, panic attacks, fistfights, robbery and an empty feeling following success?
Comedian Wendy Liebman opens up to Paul about anorexia, pedophile teachers, exploitive therapists, the need to entertain and perfectionism. Oh, and some good old-fashioned fear! Wendy has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, HBO, The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and Comedy Central Presents.
Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately, Drunk History) and Paul have an epic “Fear Off” that leaves both of their souls emptied. Jen shares about her panic attacks and what it was like to be in New York on 9/11. Paul shares about the horror of being in an earthquake. They talk about the odd beauty that humans are capable of in horrible circumstances.
Greg talks about his roller coaster ride to fame and then losing it all. He and Paul have the first “Fear Off” where they swap fears until one of them comes up blank. Of course they talk about their penises. And girls. And comedy. And surgery. Bet you didn’t know as a child Greg had an eye patch and ate off a stool with his hands taped to his sides.
Stand-up Comedian, Skateboarder and co-host of Fuel T.V.’s The Daily Habit, Chris Fairbanks talks with Paul about his mother’s battle with alcoholism, Alzheimer’s and Dementia and its effect on him growing up and today. They talk about the link between pain and creativity, peer acceptance, dark voices in their heads and they both share chilling stories about dead people.
They talk about Annabelle’s chaotic upbringing and their seven years together as co-hosts on TBS’ Dinner and a Movie. They talk about how much they hated each other and how their depression and anxiety fueled it. Annabelle talks about the loneliness she felt when all she cared about what show business. She dishes on what a dick Paul can be to work with, and the pain she went through being fired by TBS and Woody Allen.
Paul talks with fellow comedian, long-time friend and alpha male Graham Elwood about depressing fall days from their childhoods in the midwest! They open up about divorce, unhappy moms, being too competitive and finding a way to be at peace.
Paul talks with avowed Christian and movie podcaster Tyler Smith about his recent diagnosis of depression. Paul questions his own prejudice towards organized religion. An inappropriate incest joke makes things nice and uncomfortable. Probably too much talk about God, but there it is so go fuck yourself.