An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Laughing Over Bacon with Daren Streblow


[display_podcast] From world-renown comedian Jeff Allen: Comedian Daren Streblow joins the show this week and his love affair with bacon is thrust into the spotlight.  This stems from a recent headline that read, “If You Read This Story About Bacon, You Will Never Eat Bacon Again!” So, like any bacon lover would do, I immediately yanked the plug from my computer right out of the wall before it was contaminated by such nonsense filth! I mean, really, what kind of monster is the writer who woul … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 73: Twitter Makes You Psychotic, Jinny Henson & Kenn Kington


[display_podcast] From CBS Sacramento:Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’. A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients. (by the way, you can find our twitter link here: @darenstreblow)Five doctors examined the real-life case of a 31-year-old woman the authors called ‟Mrs. C,” who was admitted to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Berlin.Medica … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Jeffrey Jena


[display_podcast] Comedian Jeffrey Jena, one of my closest friends on the planet, joins the show as we reminisce about our hazy early days in stand up comedy – which leads directly to memory loss due to getting older and frying brain cells when we were younger. You see, where some people have problems remembering things and simply blame it on a “senior moment”, Jeffrey and I know that there are entire sections of our cranium that were burned out at a Led Zeppelin concert in the mid-70’s. But h … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 72: Footsie, Greg Hahn & Jim Hope


[display_podcast] Before we begin this week’s show, I need to share a story so that perhaps you can learn from my embarrassment: A number of years ago, when my wife and I were newly married, I took my lovely bride out to dinner.  It was a double date with my wife’s sister and her husband.  Now, typically, my wife and I are very careful to mind our P’s and Q’s around her sister, as we know that she has very modest sensibilities.  Public displays of affection make her very uncomfortable - as if p … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 71: Halloween, Brother Preacher & Kristin Weber


[display_podcast] Halloween is right around the corner. Now, remember when we were kids and the costumes consisted of cheap plastic masks with a stapled on rubber band to secure it to your face? The mask often didn’t even resemble the character your were dressed as – more like a mummified version of Superman or the Bionic Man. Plus, the mask had a tiny little slit at the mouth-ish area, which was too small to effectively breathe through, and MUCH too small to get any candy through. So, you ine … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 70: Rat Emotions, Kristin Weber & Andy Beningo


[display_podcast] From the UK Independent: Rats are capable of feeling regret about their own actions, an emotion that has never previously been found in any other mammals apart from humans. (“Regret” as in, “ I wish that I hadn’t stepped into that trap because now these guys in lab coats keep sticking electrodes into my each and every orifice!”) Researchers set up a test called Restaurant Row in which the rats had to decide how long to wait for food. “It's like waiting in line at the restaur … [Read more...]