Episode #912 – Pete Holmes

Episode #912

Pete Holmes


“Pete Holmes is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, podcaster, television host, and cartoonist. His podcast “You Made It Weird” is available on iTunes & his new show “Crashing” premieres on HBO February 19 at 10:30pm.”

Crashing can be found here on Wikipedia

Here is a video of Pete Holmes bombing out in his first 30 minute show in 2002 that he edited himself.

Books mentioned

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These books aren’t mentioned in the podcast but seem to be relative to a lot of the topics discussed.







Movies Mentioned

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Vanilla Sky

Famous People Mentioned:

Tom Brady – American NFL player
Terence Mckenna – Pete talks about how Mckenna says our dreams are far more interesting than we had ever remembered.
Kate Upton is a model.  Pete talks about lucid dreaming about her.

Milo Yiannopoulos – “a British journalist, author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and senior editor.”  He appears in Episode #820 and Episode #702

Rodney Dangerfield – A comedian who did his last shows in a bathrobe.

Tony Hinchcliffe who is also a comedian was mentioned

Joe talks about Louis C.K the comedian and says he has a quote about having children, “Let it change you”.
I could not find this quote on the net but here’s another one:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali – an author and former politician that gets labeled an ‘islamaphobe’ according to Joe who experienced genital mutilation.

Jon Stewart was mentioned talking about racism: “Like, there are guys in my neighborhood that I love, that I respect, that I think have incredible qualities who are not afraid of Mexicans, and not afraid of Muslims, and not afraid of blacks. They’re afraid of their insurance premiums.”

Edward Snowden was mentioned.

Foods Health and Animals

Foods and Health
David Letterman being a bit of an asshole to Shailene Woodley who eats clay.
If you would like to buy some edible clay, find it here.

Ryan talks about eating charcoal  and how it can be prescribed medically. In fact you can buy charcoal tablets.

Charcoal tablets help bring out the heavy metals in your body. Joe says Rhonda Patrick told him that garlic was good for deducing heavy metal toxins from the body too.

Joe brings up what he talked about with Gary Taubes in Episode #904 that in the 1950’s the sugar companies paid off newspapers to shift the blame of gaining weight to fats instead of sugars.

China study
The China Study “conclude that people who eat a whole-food, plant-based vegan diet—avoiding all animal products, including beef, pork, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, and milk, and reducing their intake of processed foods and refined carbohydrates—will escape, reduce, or reverse the development of numerous diseases.” – Wikipedia
This is the website Young Jamie brings up in the podcast

MCT oil
Joe mentions if you have too much kale or MCT oil it give you the runs.

Vegan topics
Cafe Gratitude – Owners of a vegan cafe go back to eating meat and get death threats from customers. “Return to meat by Cafe Gratitude owners sparks vegan uproar” – LA Daily News

Joe has chickens in his backyard and regularly eats eggs. He calls them dinosaurs due to how they attack rats.

Young Jamie brings up this article about how stress and the brain connect. This comes to light after Pete says if you are studying and put your arm in freezing cold water it might help you remember what you are studying.

Drugs dreaming and spirituality

Pete says he is a very big lucid dreamer. He mentions that Joe’s product Alpha Brain  helps Lucid Dreaming. Joe says if he takes this supplement close to bed time he has very weird dreams.

Joe tells the story of an old friend who gave up training and working so that he could meditate full time.  Some Guru’s ask philosophical questions that have no real answer and only by meditating can you find an answer to the question.
There are some philosophical questions that need answering:
One Hand Clapping.
The sound of a cricket.
Astral Projection – “A term used in  to describe a willful out-of-body experience esoteric-ism”

Sensory Deprivation Tanks
“The sensory deprivation chamber has been the most important tool that I’ve ever used for developing my mind, for thinking, for evolving.
These tanks are filled with salt and water and heated to your body temperature.
Sensory Deprivation Tanks are preached by Joe Often. He talks about breathing and how important these tanks are for him and his meditation.

Here is the video Pete played about Ram Dass talking about Donald Trump:


Bikram Yoga
The founder of Bikram Yoga has been found to be a tax fraud and owned lots of materialistic items such as cars. Joe and Pete find this disappointing due to the fact that Yogi’s are not meant to find pleasure in materialistic items.
Here is the trailer for the HBO interview on the founder of Bikram Yoga.

Other Topics:

Joe and Pete talk about TGT Studios who make clocks and furniture

Pete and Joe talk about the problem of having people enter the country with ideologies that don’t fit into Western societies. This is mostly discussed about the Muslim religion. Joe and Pete talk about trying to help these people in a way that doesn’t oppress their believes and without being racist or phobic towards them.

“Russia Moves to Soften Domestic Violence Law” – In Russia it is now almost fine to beat your wife as long as they don’t get severely hurt.

Bob Jones University is a fun-die school located in Greenville, South Carolina” that has blue sidewalks for boys and pink sidewalks for boys. This is a good example of extremism for social and spiritual beliefs.

Pete: “They are free and there is no ‘Mushrooms 3.0′”
Comparing psychedelic drugs to capitalistic values that people have about wanting more thing and the next thing that comes up.

Trump’s pick for attorney general: ‘Good people don’t smoke marijuana’

At the end of the show Joe gives Joe some CBD hemp oil

The last topic that Joe and Pete talk about is sex and pornography. They talk about how people think its taboo having sex and doing different things with a partner whether causal or not and accepting each other during that time.


The Streisand effect applied to Milo Yiannopoulos when he was banned from Twitter
Joe talks about CNN running a story about Milo titled “Milo Yiannopoulos is trying to convince colleges that hate speech is cool”. He rips into CNN telling them that the story is NOT news.

The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.”

Or check out the other link that Young Jamie pulls up about the Trump supporter being pepper sprayed

Jake Shields an MMA fighter saves a kid from being beaten just for being a Trump supporter. (Article)
Jake Shields link here.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson posted this on twitter:

Seth Myers talks about Trumps ban on his show:

Howard Stern takes a friendship approach to Donald Trump and thinks that the presidency is not good for his mental health.

Authors note:
In this episode I felt like Joe and Pete weren’t on the same level. Pete was ready to crack jokes and be silly but Joe wasn’t relaxed enough. There is a disconnect between Pete’s silly personality and Joe’s seriousness throughout the podcast that I couldn’t help noticing. After Pete would crack jokes or make funny statements, Joe would just wash it away with a sarcastic or shutdown comment and try and continue the conversation. Overall Pete’s breakup with his girlfriend is interesting to hear about and his new show is going to be a good watch.


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