Adam is joined by Mike Birbiglia today, who talks to Adam about writing his new book, ‘Sleepwalk with Me, and Other Painfully True Stories.’ Adam goes on a rant about his dog Molly costing him money with all the different procedures, yet still runs away when he gives her a treat. The guys also talk about people who obsess over their cats the way their do children, and Adam talks about his relationship with Sonny.
The conversation turns to adopted kids, and eventually to Hispanic and gay cultures. Mike talks about being lost in an LA neighborhood where nobody spoke English, and he was surprised to find the gas station attendant couldn’t even direct him. Adam complains about shitty gas station food, and the people who can’t determine how to spend their money on a decent meal.
Mike knocks the Carolla message boards for picking on him last time he was on the show, and also talks a bit about his sleeping disorder. In addition to mild sleep apnea, he has a dopamine deficiency that causes him to physically act out his dreams while he sleeps. Adam talks about how dangerous this medical condition is, and talks to Mike about how he parents supported him.
Adam asks Mike to give us a good sleepwalking story, and Mike talks about a nightmare he acted out while traveling. They also take a couple listener calls for Mike who ask him about his recent film work, and a work situation Mike got involved in. He and Adam discuss the hierarchy of the blue collar world, and Adam complains about the dicks who take delight in people that know nothing. Bringing the show full circle, Adam talks about a $50,000 mattress, and suggests Mike’s sleeping disorder could get him a discount.
Grab a copy of Mike’s new book, ‘Sleepwalk with Me, and Other Painfully True Stories,’ and find out live show dates at http://www.birbigs.com
Also pre-order Adam’s book, ‘In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks,” and listen to today’s Stitcher extra content, where Adam talks football picks with Nick Swardson.
Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producers: Mike Dawson & Mike Lynch
Audio: Mike Dawson
Writer: Mike Lynch
Build and Edit: Katie Levine
Phones: Brian Meyer
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler