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#WeThePeople LIVE

In an era of thought bubbles, of talking points, of fake news and phony debate, #WeThePeople LIVE is a refreshing bar-room conversation about the biggest issues of our time. A place to reach across the conversational chasm. Pull up a stool, grab a cocktail, and help make debate healthy again. It's the discussion show for planet earth.

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EP. 104 SCOTT ADAMS OF “DILBERT”

#WeThePeople LIVE

Scott is among Donald Trump’s most intriguing fans. He’s one of the world’s most successful cartoonists as the creator of “Dilbert”, the comic strip that appears in 2,000 newspapers in 65 countries and 25 languages.

103 Min

Sep 5, 2017

EP. 103 LOUIS THEROUX & JON RONSON

#WeThePeople LIVE

It’s a special summer spectacular, “The Best of the Brits”, in which Josh brings you highlights from two of his favorite observers of human behavior.

48 Min

Aug 31, 2017

EP. 102 IS "WHITESPLAINING" BULLSHIT?

#WeThePeople LIVE

Do you “mansplain”? Do you “whitesplain”? Josh gets into a robust argument about identity politics, free speech and political correctness with proud left-winger Thomas Smith of the podcast Serious Inquiries Only.

95 Min

Aug 29, 2017

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104 min
Aug 15, 2017
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Left-wing conversational bomb-thrower Michael Brooks is launching his own online talk show. But can he save the world?

70 min
Aug 5, 2017
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In turbulent times, we can lose sight of the little things—such as, for example, the meaning of life. Oliver Burkeman hasn’t. Why should you be happy when everything’s going screwy? Listen in and find out.

100 min
Jul 14, 2017
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Josh and Bret sit down, not to discuss what happened—you can hear that elsewhere—but to discuss how his ideas led him here: Ideas about equality, learning, justice, and Ritalin.

56 min
Jun 28, 2017
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Rachel Corbett sits down with Josh to hammer out her thoughts about feminism, equality, and and the unfairer sex.

46 min
Jun 21, 2017
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“America’s War on Drugs” is a new History Channel show that uncovers how the C.I.A. and the mafia stoked America’s appetite for illegal drugs.

74 min
Jun 15, 2017
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In the wake of the Manchester concert attack and two London terrorist attacks, Ali and Josh dig into the thorny topic of how to reform Islam without tarnishing Muslims.

43 min
Jun 12, 2017
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Joining Josh to wrestle through the moral mayhem of meat is Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society and the founder of Compassion Over Killing. Grab a burger and settle in.

70 min
Jun 7, 2017
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Josh sits down with comic Mike Coscarelli and libertarian journalist Anthony Fisher to ask: How much free speech is too much free speech?

49 min
Jun 5, 2017
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Dig deep into your brain juice, humans, and geek out about morality and the limits of reason. It’s Part Two of Josh’s sit-down with the Very Bad Wizards: philosopher Tamler Sommers and psychologist David Pizarro.

78 min
Jun 1, 2017
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Behold! The wizards speaketh! Tamler Sommers is a philosopher and David Pizarro is a psychologist who ponder human morality on their podcast, Very Bad Wizards.

61 min
May 29, 2017
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Put your history hats on, humans. It’s time for everyone's favorite charismatically-rumpled Professor of Democracy & Justice to make the case for, well… Democracy! And Justice!

53 min
May 25, 2017
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What is impeachment? How does it work? Has President Trump done anything impeachable? And if he has, would impeachment be politically wise? Would it be just?

56 min
May 23, 2017
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Kmele Foster of FreeThink Media is our guest this week. He doesn’t like Jake Tapper. Because Jake Tapper believes in objectivity. But doesn’t Kmele? Doesn’t Josh? Wait, what?

66 min
May 15, 2017
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Sam Harris and Josh wrestle with such mind-expanding questions as what it means to be self-aware, whether computers will ever feel, and whether consciousness might be woven into the very fabric of the universe.

74 min
May 10, 2017
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James West and Ben Dreyfus are young renegade reporters who work as Senior Editors at the non-profit investigative news magazine Mother Jones

39 min
May 1, 2017
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At a live Brooklyn lollapalooza, three commanding comics join Josh to discuss being black,female and/or just weird in the first 100 days of Trump's America.

45 min
Apr 26, 2017
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#WeThePeople LIVE has been picked up by Slate's Panoply network and we're celebrating with a return to our roots: Bantering live in a Brooklyn bar.

61 min
Mar 7, 2017
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Amid all the chatter about Muslim bans, refugees and anti-discrimination, it can be tricky to know how to tread on the topic of Islam. Join Josh and Eiynah, the renowned ex-Muslim pro-sex feminist, as they dig into the thorny issues of Trumpism, Islami...

55 min
Mar 2, 2017
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What does a sharp New York gal from a Trump-voting Wisconsin county think about the President's first speech to Congress? And about Syrians? And about identity politics? And about end-of-life health care for greedy baby boomers? Why, Josh digs int...

48 min
Feb 21, 2017
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Who cares about Australia? Well, Trump does, a bit. And Josh does, a lot. And so does Aussie journalist and all-round clever funny guy James West, of Mother Jones magazine in New York. Together, they explain Australia's refugee policy, the kerfuff...

42 min
Nov 7, 2016
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Welcome back humans! This week Josh broke out of his elitist high tower and went deep into the heartland of a swing state! Well, he went to Philly and talked to a bunch of smug comics, but it's a great show, that made debate lighthearted and hea...

54 min
Nov 3, 2016
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Welcome back humans! The countdown is on and Josh was able to wax and worry with our friends at the Majority Report. As always, Sam Seder and Michael Brooks help keep things healthy. Enjoy! @WTP_LIVE @JOSHZEPPS #MakeDebateHealthy

67 min
Oct 27, 2016
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We are back with a live and HEATED debate humans! Josh was joined by three fan favorites, Akilah Hughes, Chris Hamilton and James Myers and debate got extra healthy. Strap yourself in for an intense hour. #MakeDebateHealthyAgain @JOSHZEPPS @WTP_LIVE

30 min
Oct 18, 2016
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Welcome back humans! This is a bonus complain-fest with our crew from Ep. 57, Roger Sachar, Giluia Rozzi and Michael Moynihan. They stuck around for a bit to talk about the hellhole we all love...twitter. Will be back with a topical episode about th...

47 min
Oct 10, 2016
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The day after one of the most fiery presidential debates in a generation -- after a week of Trumpian cataclysms and defections -- Josh dials in from an undisclosed location in Bangkok to riff with the one and only Mike Pesca, host of The Gist, about th...

59 min
Oct 6, 2016
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Trump! Islam! Syria! Multiculturalism! Transgender words! Danish hot dogs! Devour it all as Josh pulls no punches with Gad Saad, the firebrand behavioral scientist who makes regressive leftists quake in their sustainably-farmed hemp booties. Saad is a ...

56 min
Sep 25, 2016
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Welcome back humans. Josh jumped on the Skype to talk to the wise Nick Gillespie about voices and topics that need to be a part of our debate...but won't be. #MakeDebateHealthyAgain @JOSHZEPPS @WTP_LIVE

75 min
Sep 20, 2016
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Donald and Hillary are now neck-and-neck in key battleground states. Is this a temporary blip, or is Clinton floundering? What is it about Hillary that makes her such a hard sell? HuffPost political guru Jason Linkins dissects the Foibles of the Clinto...

37 min
Sep 16, 2016
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Welcome back humans! Josh sat down with "Wrecked" star Zach Cregger before the show became a hit. The two talk about the creative drive and the risks they take. Enjoy! @WTP_LIVE @JOSHZEPPS

52 min
Sep 1, 2016
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Welcome back humans! This week Josh is joined by Myq Kaplan, Corinne Fisher, and James Myers live at Over the Eight Bar in Brooklyn. But, this episode isn't about hipster bars, it's about the about the border, sports stadiums, college campu...

41 min
Aug 26, 2016
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Welcome back humans! This week Josh has an in-depth conversation with Negin Farsad and Kmele Foster about racial profiling and personal identity. They laugh, they provoke one another, they sweat, they #MakeDebateHealthyAgain. @JoshZepps @WTP_LIVE

48 min
Aug 20, 2016
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Welcome back humans! We are damn near live at Majority Fm with great guests Kmele Foster, Negin Farsad, and Krystyna Hutchinson! On this ep we discuss the horse race, take a brief reprieve in chatting about the Olympics, and then we dive into calling...

38 min
Aug 12, 2016
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Welcome back humans! This country is very good at many things, for instance prescribing medications or labeling people. We are not so good at discussing mental illness in a personal and complicated way. That's why this week Josh is joined by Al...

47 min
Jul 28, 2016
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Welcome back to another genuinely live show humans! This week Josh is joined by Kmele Foster, Kyle Ayers, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay. The four examine the DNC convention from top to bottom, from left to right... and other ways! Then, they take a close...

33 min
Jul 23, 2016
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Welcome to a post GOP convention show! Frequent guest Michael "Socialist" Brooks and Roger "Republican" Sachar sat down last month to talk the future the Republicans. We figured this is the perfect week to bring it to you. @JoshZ...

55 min
Jul 15, 2016
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Welcome back to a heated three person panel WTPL. This episode was recorded last night as the attacks in France were unfolding, so Josh and guests had time to reflect on the current shit show that was developing and look back at last week's trage...

56 min
Jul 13, 2016
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You spoke, humans, and we listened. After much clamouring from their mutual fans, Josh finally caught up with Dave Rubin: comic, TV host, anti-regressive-leftist and Islamophobia-phobe. Tune in as they discuss politics, culture, terrorism, liberalism p...

27 min
Jul 7, 2016
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AUSTRALIAN ELECTION #1: Wil Anderson

35 min
Jul 7, 2016
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Guess what? There was an election in Australia! A big one! A weird one! In part #1 of our two-part AustralianElectionPalooza Special, Josh sits down with the wildly popular Aussie comic and TV host Wil Anderson to help Americans feel better about thei...

22 min
Jun 24, 2016
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Josh jumped on the phone with Felix Salmon to discuss BREXIT. @WTP_LIVE @JOSHZEPPS #MakeDebateHealthyAgain

38 min
Jun 24, 2016
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Welcome back to a very not live but very we-the-people-ie conversation. Josh sat down with frequent smart-ass Anthony Lappé and WTPL rookie Sarah Aziza. Sarah is an up and coming journalist, Anthony is a grizzled veteran and they serve up a fascinati...

48 min
Jun 20, 2016
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Welcome to another odd WeThePeople LIVE! Due to a last minute emergency Josh handed the reigns to beloved WTPL vet Michael Brooks. Joining Michael were three delightful guest: Kevin Allison, Roger Sarchar, and Aparna Nancherla. The four make debate...

19 min
Jun 17, 2016
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Welcome to something totally different! This is a one on one with WTPL producer Grant Irving. Grant is releasing an intense story on the CBC's LOVEME podcast on Monday the 20th. Josh sat down with Grant to discuss everything that went into ma...

8 min
Jun 12, 2016
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PODCAST’S PRESCIENT DEBATE ON ISLAMISM, HOMOPHOBIA & TERRORISM In a conversation that now feels tragically relevant, the most recent episode of #WeThePeople LIVE—released the day before the Orlando attack—featured a heated disagreement about Islam...

52 min
Jun 10, 2016
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Welcome back to a new and classic #WTPL episode! Josh is joined at Majority FM studios by Anthony Lappé, June Thomas, and Adullah Saeed. It's a new episode because it's new. It's a classic episode because we have reasoned and clever i...

42 min
May 31, 2016
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Hello humans! Welcome back to another exciting live WTPL. Warning, this week is low on the funny, high on the murder, and fascinating as always! Our guest were Michele Lhooq and Michael Alig. I'm not going to say much more but if you don'...

45 min
Mar 25, 2016
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Welcome to a special WTPL! Josh was sitting down with veteran LIVE guest Myq Kaplan, and thought, "wait we are hanging out in a studio, lets give the fans something..." And, because Josh only hangs out with people with microphones around, we...

52 min
Mar 18, 2016
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Welcome back humans! The long running theme of comparing America to Josh's native land finally becomes it's own episode! Josh sits down in a bar with Aussie Ed Kavalee, and the two men cover it all. From policy to sitcoms! @JoshZepps @W...

44 min
Mar 11, 2016
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Hello Humans! Welcome back! Welcome to the most intense debate we've ever hosted! The most extreme discussion on ideology, and social structures-- nope! Felix Salmon and Anthony Fisher have a fascinating and all too healthy conversation on lib...

68 min
Mar 5, 2016
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A very special hour long episode of #WTP LIVE! Host, Josh Zepps, sits down with the comic philosopher Joe Rogan. The two compare their world views on Bernie Sanders, inequality, extremism, and just about everything else you'd expect. But, th...

54 min
Feb 26, 2016
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Welcome back humans! This week we continue our election coverage at Majority Fm Studios. Josh sits down with, Mr. Majority, Sam Seder, and Michael Brooks to discuss if one sided coverage is good for anyone.

48 min
Feb 19, 2016
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Hello Humans! Welcome back to another election special. This weekJosh took it upon himself to make debate healthy while sitting down, one on one, with Harvey Kaye. Harvey is a bonafide Bernie supporter and Josh puts his feet to the fire (while they ...

31 min
Feb 12, 2016
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Welcome back to a genuinely live #WeThePeople LIVE, and it is damn lively! Pine Box Rockshop was packed with a fantastic crowd and panel, dedicated to making debate healthy. Josh was joined by returning greats, Felix Salmon, Anthony Fisher, Abbi Crut...

59 min
Feb 5, 2016
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Welcome back humans! This is an Unlive, and not even an Unlive at the bar-- wait don't feel betrayed.... We felt that with this ongoing election cycle that it'd be fun to examine the whole process from floor to ceiling, or from whatever poi...

43 min
Jan 29, 2016
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Welcome back to #WeThePeople LIVE, where once again we were live, and boozy, from the wonderful Pine Box Rock Shop! Josh Zepps was well supported this week with wonderful guests, Akilah Hughes, Christine Nangle, Zhubin Parang, and Natasha Lennard. Fo...

38 min
Jan 22, 2016
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Live from the Pine Box Rock Shop, Josh Zepps sits down with Artie Lange, and Chris Hamilton to bullshit about comedy. It's just three guys talking about what used to be funny, what is funny, what is okay to say, what isn't, and it's hil...

40 min
Jan 15, 2016
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Welcome to a brand new #WeThePeople LIVE! Before I tell you about the episode, here's a quick note: We are now proud members of the Acast Platform! What's that mean for you? Well, it means we have adds now, and it means we can keep doing t...

39 min
Jan 8, 2016
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Welcome to a WeThePeople doubleheader! Today, Josh had two seperate conversations about what America does best... incarerate people... (sigh). But as always, both of these serious conversations come with snark, and more laughs than should be appro...

24 min
Dec 31, 2015
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Happy New Years! We at #WTPL know that you like nothing more than hearing foreigners take shots at America. So, for this end of year wrap up, that's exactly what we give you! Josh hangs out with Felix Salmon, and the shade goes everywhere......

14 min
Dec 24, 2015
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What happens when Josh is joining by a Jew from California, a Catholic from Maryland, and an atheist from Australia? Well, Ben Teitelbaum, Kate Balch, and Gemma Sapwell, have a totally pleasant and interesting conversation about Christmas, is what h...

34 min
Dec 19, 2015
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This episode is worth the wait! I know you all have been anxiously staring at your feeds, but the time has come. Josh is joined by three brilliant guest at Pine Box Rock Shop. This week Josh welcomed Lindsay Goldwert, Dan McCoy, and John Opdyck...

41 min
Dec 11, 2015
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Hello humans! Thank you for joining Josh again for another forty minutes of political mayhem. This week Josh had the pleasure of welcoming an all new, and super talented group of panelist to Pine Box Rock Shop. Remember, just the other day, yo...

27 min
Dec 3, 2015
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Warning: this episode contains less than perfect audio quality (the joys and pitfalls of being live) but soon you'll forget you're hearing a hum, because this episode is intense! Josh welcomes back the always lovely and argumentative De...

35 min
Nov 13, 2015
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Hellllllooooo! We are back live at Pine Box Rock Shop with some ideal guest for this week's lunacy. Josh was joined by Anthony Lappé and the hosts of Guys We Fucked, Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher. What's wrestled with this epi...

32 min
Nov 4, 2015
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Welcome to WTPL-Unlive! Our pre-taped series where we tackle one issue for the full half hour! Our first subject up- Political Correctness. What is it? Is it ever good? What's the line between being PC and being a dick? Luckily, Josh is ...

36 min
Oct 30, 2015
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Warning: this episode contains less than perfect audio quality because of a technical difficulty, but shut up and listen anyways cause it's free and hilarious. Over the hiss of the mixing board you'll hear Josh hang out with guest James ...

36 min
Oct 23, 2015
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We are back! And Josh Zepps kicks it off with some wonderful guests, Michael Brooks, Kerryn Feehan, and Mark Gagliardi let loose at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn. This episode goes everywhere, from personal stories with Bill Clinton, to all the...

37 min
Sep 7, 2015
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Happy end of summer! Happy last episode of #WTP LIVE Season 1!!!! What a journey of Trump jokes, robots, and drunk-ness it has been. And this episode sends us out on a high note. Chill. We are back in October. (Just enough time for you to tell all...

34 min
Aug 30, 2015
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Yeah, we know 'live' is in the title, but these pre-recorded episodes are really kicking ass. Joining Josh at Pine Box Rock Shop was Michael Brooks, Jeff Kreisler, and Derrick Clifton, and what good chemistry these smart people had. Fro...

38 min
Aug 24, 2015
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Welcome to the double digits of #WTPL! Thank you for joining the people who listen to the people who bicker at Pine Box Rock Shop in front of the live people. You are them. Mr. Zepps welcomes the multitalented Joanna Rothkopf, Akilah Hughes, and...

30 min
Aug 17, 2015
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Surprise, this episode was taped in LA. You didn't think we'd fly out to LA just to do one show did you? We are sorry that this is not live, but, paradoxically, we are not sorry because it's great. Josh was lucky to be joined by t...

38 min
Aug 10, 2015
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Back to Brooklyn! LA was great, but there's nothing like doing a live show back at Pine Box Rock Shop! What a week in news Josh had to discuss with Jena Friedman, Myq Kaplan, and Scott Rogowsky. Big thank you for our three lovely panelist an...

36 min
Aug 3, 2015
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#WeThePeople LIVE went live to LA! And, what a worthwhile trip it was. Josh was joined by three very funny men. Greg Fitzsimmons, Fred Stoller, and Zach Cregger jumped on the panel at the wonderful Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Big thank you to the ...

34 min
Jul 27, 2015
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Welcome back, thank you for stopping what you're doing, listening to this show and reading this description, you're the best. This episode is not quite 'live', it was recorded a week previous, but it is quite the exceptional episod...

34 min
Jul 20, 2015
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Welcome back to a genuinely live #WeThePeople LIVE! Very proud and excited to bring you this great conversation. Josh was honored to quip with Dave Hill, Negin Farad, and Andrew Kirell in front of the hospitable crowd at Pine Box Rock Shop. ...

4 min
Jul 14, 2015
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Bonus Short! Josh was in Greece so he took sometime, literally between eating and drinking, to talk to some people. Enjoy accents, food analogies, insightfulness, and opinions that may be right...if you deem them popular. Thank you all for liste...

34 min
Jul 13, 2015
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Welcome back to #WeThePeople LIVE! As Josh is about to tell you, this is a prerecorded episode, so we took the opportunity to discuss some issues so constant that they get overlooked. Don't worry, things get just as impassioned as our previous e...

36 min
Jul 6, 2015
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Hello humans! Thanks for listening to the first pre-recorded episode of #WeThePeople LIVE! Yes, pre-recorded and a show with live in the title is a bit of a contradiction, but press play and Josh will explain. This episode is delightful, we promise....

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