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May 11, 2010

Adam welcomes Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young of ‘NSFW’ to the show. You can check out their podcast every Tuesday at 7pm, or just subscribe in the iTunes store. Brian and Justin are friends with tech-wiz and former Carolla guest Leo Laporte, who helped them take elements from the successful video series Scam School, and convert the material into a podcast. Brian is also the author of ‘Cheats, Cons, Swindles & Tricks: 57 Ways to Scam a Free Drink.’ Adam asks what’s the easiest way to get a free drink. Brian’s response: ‘Have tits.’ Since Brian is also an experienced magician, Adam asks him if people just laugh at David Copperfield, or if he’s really a good magician. Brian says he’s very good, and it reminds Adam of a Japanese magician he saw in Vegas who never said a word during his act. He just performed his tricks, and after each one he’d have a grin on his face which Adam compares to whipping out the biggest cock in the world. ‘Magicians are not a smug breed, so when you see them being smug, it really throws you.’ Brian and Justin start talking about Copperfield’s recent sexual assault case. He owns a private island called Musha Cay Island, and basically the claims were that he lured Lacey Carrol to the island with promises of modeling and acting, but instead sexually assaulted her and wouldn’t let her leave the island for three days. Later the case was dropped after she was brought in on charges of prostitution and false accusations of rape for a separate case. To this, Adam has a message for all hot girls: ‘Whether your plan is to head back to Phil Specter’s place or Copperfield’s island […] if you’re hot, it’s understood that we want to fuck you. We didn’t ask your fat friend if she wanted a first class ticket.’ Continuing the discussion of sexual predators, Adam talks about his favorite parts of watching the television series ‘To Catch a Predator.’ Mostly he loves when they read the internet transcripts back, or when they tell the predator he’s allowed to go only before he gets tackled by local police. Adam says if he was ever in this situation, he would send a pizza guy in 5 minutes earlier, just so he can see the door open and check for camera crews. He says, ‘worst case scenario, you have a pizza waiting for you.’ Talking more about law enforcement and what makes people conform and obey, Brian describes the Milgrim Experiment, where people were told to administer electric shocks to a patient answering questions. Even though they weren’t actually shocking the person, they found that over 90% of people would continue ‘shocking’ the patient, even when the actor playing him was screaming for them to stop. This sets Adam off on a humungous rant against anyone who’s been deputized and acts like a dick under the guise of power. As Adam wraps up the show, he asks guest Justin Robert Young if he’s ever been referred to as Robert Young, aka television character Marcus Welby M.D. Justin has never once in his entire life heard this reference, and Adam jokes ‘Why do I have to point this out to you? This is your name! Don’t you have an uncle who recognizes the name? […] Maybe this is your grandfather!’ Adam reminds everyone to check out the NSFW podcast, and also check out Adam’s upcoming live shows in San Francisco (May 20th), and Seattle (May 21st & 22nd). To reach Brian and Justin together: http://www.TwiT.tv/NSFW For Brian: http://www.ScamSchool.tv For Justin: http://www.WeirdThings.com

May 10, 2010

Documentarian/Writer/Director Alex Gibney, known for projects like Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room and Taxi to the Darkside, sits with Adam to discuss his upcoming episode of the ESPN series 30 for 30. The episode will be titled ‘Catching Hell,’ and focuses on the fury of sports fans in two infamous moments. During the World Series, Cubs fan Steve Bartman caught a foul ball just as left fielder Moises Alou was reaching to grab it. Moments later the whole stadium started calling him an asshole, and eventually he had to be escorted out of the stadium. When Bill Buckner let a ball run under his glove and between his legs in the 1986 World Series, the fans were equally distraught. Adam says ‘This is your celebrity, you’re the Octomom of professional baseball.’ Alex jokes that after losing the 86 series, he needed psychiatric help. Adam wonders, ‘What is it about baseball that fosters that [type of reaction]? Football fans aren’t that way […] they don’t have the memory and lament.’ Alex surmises that perhaps it’s because baseball is a ‘game of the imagination’. Adam says he was a big Rams fan growing up, but ‘so what if they lost to the Pats in the Superbowl? Why should I let that ruin my weekend?’ Alex’s current documentary deals with the Jack Abramoff scandal, who Alex describes as a ‘super lobbyist’. He explains that as long as Congressmen are dialing for dollars and hosting fund raisers, they are vulnerable to the people who have money. The film shows some of the outrageous stunts Abramoff used to move money around. By the end, ‘you should be pissed off because you realize that our country is being taken away from us.’ Adam wants to know why Obama hasn’t called bullshit on this. He figured you wouldn’t hear either of the Bush’s saying anything about it, ‘but I thought Obama was one of us.’ Alex points out that Obama took a small amount of money but Adam says anyone that gives you money is going to eventually want something, and we gotta have limits on the spending. Adam wants a system where there is no political advertising. If you want to learn about the candidates, go to the library. That way only the initiated will vote. Alex says there are 20 countries that already do this in Europe, and Adam says we should go around and steal other countries’ best ideas. Like the waterless toilets in Japanese subways, ‘why don’t we do that!?’ Bringing the discussion back to Abramoff, Alex says that he made $30 million just from one Indian casino client alone. Adam and Alex agree that vices like gambling should be legalized and taxed instead of spending money to put them out of business. Adam says the lottery is the ‘most retarded form of gambling on the planet,’ and thinks it’s insane that it’s legal to play but you can’t bet on a football game. Regarding the current financial crisis, Adam asks ‘Can we really blame financial companies for trying to make money any way they can?’ Alex says, ‘If you have a system where the government is being bought off, then you have a serious problem because they’re not paying attention.’ Adam suggests ‘instead of focusing our ire on those people, how bout we use this opportunity to say ‘what happened here?’’ To learn more, be sure to check out Alex’s documentary, Casino Jack and the United States of Money. Now playing in a theater near you.

May 7, 2010

Adam welcomes Shawn Hatosy to the show, also known as Detective Sammy Bryant from the hit TV show Southland. Just hearing the name of the show, Adam is reminded of a recent "Diversity Conference Call" he had to sit through pertaining to his new NBC pilot. Adam referred to the woman on the call as Cinco de Maya Angelou, and she was yelling at everyone to be more respectful of Hispanic culture. At one point she recalled that every Mexican on the show Southland was a Mexican gangbanger. Adam points out to Shawn, "You had a Hispanic partner [on the show], but you named him Nate instead of Jaime, and you fuckin’ dropped the ball. You fucked up royally." Shawn asks Adam if he also had to deal with a sexual harassment meeting, and Adam said he refused to attend one. He doesn’t understand why you have to go to this type of meeting if you have no previous offenses. It’s like sending someone to rehab even though they’ve never taken a sip of alcohol. If he decided to hire someone like NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has a reputation for being inappropriate with women, then he could understand. Continuing the rant against corporate BS, Adam recalls how he just got done doing a special for Dancing with the Stars. He had a joke about Niecy Nash, the full figured dancer on the show who constantly ends each dance with "I’m doin’ it for all the thick ladies!" Adam was forced to do two versions of the joke: "Listen I did Dancing with the Stars, and every time I finished a dance I didn’t announce that I was doin’ it for all the Italians that were mistaken for Jews." Surprisingly, the network chose that version instead of his alternative punch line "Chad Ochocinco doesn’t say, ‘I’m doing it for all the crazy people who’ve named themselves after Mexican numbers." Adam realizes he’s been ranting for half an hour, and wants to know Shawn’s story. Shawn says that he was into sports, but became interested in performing in musicals and other community theater. He grew up in Maryland, and Adam recalls the time he and Dr. Drew drove through town on their way to DC and came across the city Chevy Chase, Maryland. Adam has no idea what the connection is to the actor, and neither does Shawn. Shawn explains that he got cast in a few productions locally, and he was able to create a reel and head to NY. By the time he was 19, he was already working pretty much full time. The guys immediately begin discussing the art of auditioning, and how it’s very different than actually performing. There are great auditioners out there like Jeremy Piven or David Koechner, and they don’t get why those people even need to audition anymore. It reminds Adam of the difficulties in casting Amy Landecker for two scenes as his ex-wife in his new pilot. She had previously been in A Serious Man, so Adam said "good enough for The Coen Brothers, good enough to play a bit part in my sitcom." Networks still said not so fast, though eventually she got the part. He compares the audition process to a pyramid, where you have to go through many layers to get to the top. The on-screen camera tests are particularly nightmarish, and even if you make it to the network table read, you can still get fired. Adam says, "If you wanted to know when you were playing high school ball how many people actually make it to the NFL, you’d never put your cleats on." Adam says we’re plum out of time, but be sure to check out Southland on TNT. Shawn also tells people to visit the show’s Facebook page and sign the petition to get a third season ordered.

May 6, 2010

Adam welcomes Jukka and Jarppi from the new MTV television series, The Dudesons in America. The show is essentially Finland’s version of Jackass and the show is even produced by Jackass star Johnny Knoxville. Adam can’t help but notice that Jarppi is wearing a back brace. In fact, he broke his back doing one of the series first stunts and has been in the brace ever since. In discussing the type of stunts The Dudesons do, they all conclude that it’s really about coming up with more creative ideas, and not so much bigger is better. Adam wants to know more about Finnish culture, specifically their laws on censorship and various customs. It seems that it is more or less anything goes in Finland, and the signature dish is Reindeer meat. Adam asks, You drink Rudolph’s blood!? The guys also say that Bear meat is a common dish, often served with mashed potatoes and blood for gravy. Adam loves the stunts that are diabolically simple, but also wants to know if they have any major stunts planned the way that Evel Kenevil said he would jump over the Grand Canyon. Jukka and Jarppi say the one stunt they really want to pull off is having a guy wear a condom on his head and stick it up an elephant’s ass. They have yet to find the elephant willing to sign the release form. Off the air, Adam was discussing how rally car racing is extremely popular in Europe but has yet to catch on here in the States. Adam thinks it’s crazy how people line the paths of the raceway, and cars are flying everywhere while people are just sitting around drinking beers. Adam also mentions Travis Pastrana, who jumps out of airplanes without parachutes. He says someone is going to get killed eventually when that happens, will someone finally put their foot down? Jarppi says that even though they’ve had 5 hospital visits after only 8 episodes, their show is a balance of the big stunts, and also the smaller, more creative ones that they really love. Adam is reminded of the pranks he and Jimmy Kimmel had to come up with for their Wheel of Destiny bit on The Man Show. The idea was that an audience member would spin the wheel, and they needed cruel things to inflict on people that could also be television friendly. His personal favorite was Adam pees on your wallet. Sure enough, someone landed on that space, and they immediately took his wallet out and placed it in a urinal onstage. Adam peed all over it, grabbed it by tongs and returned it. Adam is also curious about Finland’s relationship with Russia and other surrounding countries. They talk about languages and piracy, most notably how before their DVDs are released in Finland, they are already available for download in some countries. Adam remarks that it’s scary you can buy just about anything from Russia, including military supplies. All the military talk reminds Adam of a great stunt accessory that anyone has yet to use: the air cannons that are used to shoot birds into jet engines. Adam shows them videos of how these cannons work, and as they wrap up the show, Adam has the ultimate Jackass prank: build a time machine and bang your friend’s mom. Jukka says he would love to do that with Jarppi’s hot mom, and Adam says The Dudesons have been nothing less than a delight. Be sure to check out their new series, The Dudesons in America, premiering tonight (Thursday) at 10 on MTV.

May 5, 2010

Teresa Strasser and Bald Bryan join the show to give an update on Bryan’s condition, and also for some News. Bald Bryan announces he’s just celebrated his one-year anniversary of his official diagnosis. The doctor is extremely pleased with the results, the brain tumor has shown no growth. Teresa jumps into the news, but Adam is wearing glasses!? Adam explains the first time he realized he needed them was when he was sitting in a dark restaurant with Eric Stromer of Top Gear. "Whenever I read I need to put on glasses, but the jokes on my eyes. I don’t read! Haha, take that brain!" Adam also recalls later that same night, Eric began choking on food. Adam basically did nothing but watch. Even Eric remarked "wow, you just stared at me while I was choking." The first major news story is Seth MacFarlane comparing the new Arizona immigration law to Nazi Germany. Adam says [summarized]: We have a rule, if you want to come into this country, there are the hurdles you need to hop over if you decide to hop the fence instead of the hurdles, then we have a right to ask you if you have the paperwork. We’re not gonna put you in an oven, we’re not gonna beat the shit out of you, we’re just gonna transport you back. What’s the problem with that? Teresa also talks about Sandra Bullock adopting a baby, surprised that she was able to keep it a secret for so long during the Oscars and the Jessie James scandal. They also talk about the hot-button topic of interracial adoption, but Adam says, "let’s leave the race alone for a while. She’s donated a lot, she wants to adopt a child, shut the fuck up. Don’t we have bigger problems than this?" After a round of Totally Topical TiVo Trivia, the gang discusses the David Boreanaz cheating scandal. Ultimately Adam concludes that a woman will never forgive you for it, you just have to move on. Evan and Gregg Spiridellis of JibJab.com enter the studio. Adam finds out how they went from their beginnings making viral videos like This Land is Your Land to becoming an internet sensation. They say they got their beginnings sending videos to friends, and ultimately benefitted by expanding their business to items like eCards. The whole group gets into a discussion about Twitter, and how perhaps Tweeting too much can take the sheen off your rock star status. Adam says that he doesn’t need to know that Nikki Sixx is having the same problems killing moths as he does. Another news story involves Lindsay Lohan playing porn star Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic. Adam jokes that Geraldo Rivera will be playing Harry Reems. Teresa also mentions the recent drug troubles that Michael Douglas’ son has been going through, and a final news story about obese children being teased by their peers. To wrap up, Evan and Gregg explain a brand new series of JibJab e-cards related to Star Wars, where you can upload photos and cast yourself as a character for two-minute funny retellings of the movie. Adam thanks our sponsor again, and signs off.

May 5, 2010

Teresa Strasser and Bald Bryan join the show to give an update on Bryan’s condition, and also for some News. Bald Bryan announces he’s just celebrated his one-year anniversary of his official diagnosis. The doctor is extremely pleased with the results, the brain tumor has shown no growth. Teresa jumps into the news, but Adam is wearing glasses!? Adam explains the first time he realized he needed them was when he was sitting in a dark restaurant with Eric Stromer of Top Gear. "Whenever I read I need to put on glasses, but the jokes on my eyes. I don’t read! Haha, take that brain!" Adam also recalls later that same night, Eric began choking on food. Adam basically did nothing but watch. Even Eric remarked "wow, you just stared at me while I was choking." The first major news story is Seth MacFarlane comparing the new Arizona immigration law to Nazi Germany. Adam says [summarized]: We have a rule, if you want to come into this country, there are the hurdles you need to hop over if you decide to hop the fence instead of the hurdles, then we have a right to ask you if you have the paperwork. We’re not gonna put you in an oven, we’re not gonna beat the shit out of you, we’re just gonna transport you back. What’s the problem with that? Teresa also talks about Sandra Bullock adopting a baby, surprised that she was able to keep it a secret for so long during the Oscars and the Jessie James scandal. They also talk about the hot-button topic of interracial adoption, but Adam says, "let’s leave the race alone for a while. She’s donated a lot, she wants to adopt a child, shut the fuck up. Don’t we have bigger problems than this?" After a round of Totally Topical TiVo Trivia, the gang discusses the David Boreanaz cheating scandal. Ultimately Adam concludes that a woman will never forgive you for it, you just have to move on. Evan and Gregg Spiridellis of JibJab.com enter the studio. Adam finds out how they went from their beginnings making viral videos like This Land is Your Land to becoming an internet sensation. They say they got their beginnings sending videos to friends, and ultimately benefitted by expanding their business to items like eCards. The whole group gets into a discussion about Twitter, and how perhaps Tweeting too much can take the sheen off your rock star status. Adam says that he doesn’t need to know that Nikki Sixx is having the same problems killing moths as he does. Another news story involves Lindsay Lohan playing porn star Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic. Adam jokes that Geraldo Rivera will be playing Harry Reems. Teresa also mentions the recent drug troubles that Michael Douglas’ son has been going through, and a final news story about obese children being teased by their peers. To wrap up, Evan and Gregg explain a brand new series of JibJab e-cards related to Star Wars, where you can upload photos and cast yourself as a character for two-minute funny retellings of the movie. Adam thanks our sponsor again, and signs off.

May 4, 2010

On today's podcast Adam and director Darren Bousman discuss film ratings, Tara Reid, the special effects used in his movies and his upcoming remake of the 80's horror film Mothers Day.

May 3, 2010

The stars of the AMC's Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris, stop into the podcast studio to talk with Adam about their show, food poisoning, and Adam's appearance on The Marriage Ref.

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