By Toby Muresianu
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Comedians do standup on controversial political and social topics, followed by a panel discussion with experts and the audience. A variety of perspectives are represented, from liberal to conservative, centrist to libertarian. Produced by Toby Muresianu and Lou Perez in Los Angeles, California.
||CleanTrade War feat. Ramsay Badawi, Jimmy O. Yang, Jonathan Aronson, Ian Henderson and Brian Peck||We trade takes on a trade war with comedians Ramsay Badawi (KPCC), Jimmy O. Yang (HBO's Silicon Valley) and panelists Jonathan Aronson (USC International Relations), Ian Henderson (writer for American Greatness),||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConspiracies feat. Adam Tod Brown, Tom Goss, Gar Culbert, Richard Fox and Nigel Raab||We get to the bottom of what's *really* going on with Adam Tod Brown (host of Conspiracy! the show), Tom Goss (of the Mean Boys podcast), and professors Gar Culbert (Cal State LA professor of Political Science),||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCapitalism feat. Mitch Burrow, Helen Hong, Kevan Harris, Elham Saeidinezhad and Sameer Suri||Is capitalism the future, past its prime, or what? Our live episode on it features stand-up from favorites Helen Hong and Mitch Burrow, insight from experts Elham Saeidinezhad of the Milken Institute and Kevan Harris,||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGentrification feat. Joe Dosch, Chris Estrada, Paul Ong, Mott Smith and Faith Choyce||Comedians Joe Dosch and Chris Estrada join Paul Ong, Urban Planning professor at UCLA, and Mott Smith, founder of Civic Enterprise Development for stand-up and discussion on gentrification at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club!||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate Change feat. Jon Christensen, Willie Soon, Bryan Dey and Lori Weiss||We talk about climate change science and policy with panelists Dr. Willie Soon and Dr. Jon Christensen and comedians Bryan Dey and Lori Weiss. - Both panelists provided a few links and encouraged people to look into the science themselves. -||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSexual Harassment feat. Ashley Cullins, Casey Ley, Faith Choyce and Pamela Georgette||What needs to change? Who should resign? Is there another side to the story? We talk sexual harassment and the current cultural moment with The Hollywood Reporter's Ashley Cullins, therapist Pamela Georgette, and comedians Casey Ley and Faith Choyce!||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorth Korea with Joel Wit, Rorry Daniels, Benari Poulten and Sachi Ezura||Standup and discussion on North Korea featuring experts Rorry Daniels and Joel S. Wit and comedians Sachi Ezura and Benari Poulten.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio feat. Mike Schmidt and Johnny Mitchell!||Comedian + former convict Johnny Mitchell and comedian + former defense attorney Mike Schmidt join Toby and Lou to talk prison and criminal justice. See video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/UnsafeStudioIncarceration - Topics: -||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurveillance feat. Sammy Obeid, Bryan Vokey, James Harrigan and André Andrews||Our latest episode covers surveillance - from domestic surveillance of us to leaks about Trump - with a lively panel including standup comedian and former NSA worker Bryan Vokey, comedian and returning favorite Sammy Obeid,||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIncarceration feat. Heather Mac Donald, Thaddeus Russell, Petey DeAbreau and J-L Cauvin||We return to NYC to tackle incarceration with vocal advocate for police Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute, libertarian and founder of Renegade University Thaddeus Russell, former criminal and comedian Petey DeAbreau,||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRussia feat. Kira Soltanovich, Sofiya Alexandra, Peter Savodnik and Benjamin Graham||Standup and discussion on the original international bad boy: Russia. With journalist Peter Savodnik (journalist and founder of Stateless Media), Benjamin Graham (USC International Relations professor) and comedians Kira Soltanovich (Showtime) and Sofi||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Next 4 Years feat. Elahi Izadi, Caleb Brown, Chelsea Shorte, Jack Hunter and Matty Litwack||As we approach Trump's 100 day milestone, here's a show recorded right before the inauguration with people's predictions and outlook for the next four years. Recorded in Washington D.C., the show features comedian and Washington Post journalist||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex Work feat. Manisha Shah, Kasey Koop, Thai Rivera and Sammy Obeid||We discuss decriminalization, trafficking, personal experiences with sex work and more with UCLA professor Manisha Shah, Playboy writer and stripper Kasey Koop, Thai Rivera of the Unbothered podcast and Sammy Obeid of Conan and Last Comic Standing. -||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampus Free Speech and Silence U Part 2 Premiere feat. Rob Montz, Jenny Yang and Nathan Mosher||Is free speech is threatened on campus? We premiere mini-documentary Silence U Part 2: What Has Yale Become? and discuss it with filmmaker Rob Montz, comedian Jenny Yang of MTV's #BeyondTheWall, and UCLA undergrad comedian Nathan Mosher. -||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio: Environmentalism & Strip Mining Uteruses feat. Trey Lord||A special Unsafe Studio recorded with Trey Lord of the Bionic Planet podcast at Songbyrd in Washington DC. - Topic guide: 12:00: Ayahuasca 15:00: Private property in the developing world 18:30: What’s the best fuel for the developing world?||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNationalism vs. Globalism with Roy Germano, James Myers, David Marcus and Courtney Fearrington||We visit New York City with NYU professor and director of "The Other Side of Immigration" Roy Germano, Trump-supporting comedian James Myers, The Federalist senior contributor Dave Marcus, and comedian and former US Marine Courtney Fearrington.||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio feat. Jeremy McLellan and Eric Lampaert||Comedians Jeremy McLellan of South Carolina and Eric Lampaert of France and England join Lou and Toby to discuss Trump's cabinet, immigration, and how age of consent laws apply to jockeys. - Some highlights: -||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPost-Election Spectacular feat. Helen Hong, Thai Rivera, John L. Ray and Caroline Heldman||We discuss what's next after the election, why it happened and why they voted the way they did in often-heated, often-hilarious discussion with comedians Helen Hong (Inside Amy Schumer), Thai Rivera (Fusion's Roast of America),||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Media feat. Christina Bellantoni, Tamer Kattan, Chriss Street, Georgia Kernell and Julianne Simitz||We return to Los Angeles to cover the industry that covers everybody: The Media. The show was funny, insightful and contentious, particularly around the topic of covering white supremacist movements. You can find links to the articles discussed at http.||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Correctness feat. Baron Vaughn, Bri Pruett, Teela Foxworth, and Charlie Hinkle – live from Bridgetown Comedy Festival||We travel to Portland, Oregon to talk political correctness at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival! With a stellar lineup including Baron Vaughn (Netflix's Frankie and Grace), Bri Pruett (comedian and sex columnist for the Portland Mercury),||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio: Mike Schmidt and Sameer Suri||Lou calls in from covering the national conventions, former attorney and current comedian Mike Schmidt argues with guest Sameer Suri about NATO, and Toby Muresianu hosts a discussion about current politics.||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio: Riley Silverman and Joanna Castle Miller||Unsafe Studio: Riley Silverman and Joanna Castle Miller||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth Care feat. Josh Barro, Quincy Jones, Dave Mehreje, Daniel Bruggers||A lively discussion of why health care costs so much and how to fix the system, with perspectives from doctors, journalists, a comedian with cancer and a real live Canadian.||6/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModern Love feat. Casey Ley, Laura Crawford, Greg Edwards and Pamela Georgette, MFT||We talk sex, dating, and monogamy (or not) in the modern age with marriage and family therapist Pamela Georgette and comedians Casey Ley, Greg Edwards and Laura Crawford.||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio: Jeffrey Dinsmore and Joe Dosch||A fun discussion of Trump rallies, Cuba, modern parenting, clearing the name of Pee-Wee Herman, what animal Lou would be in the gay community, and other things. Featuring Jeffrey Dinsmore of the Dad Jeans podcast and Joe Dosch,||4/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio: Julianne Simitz and Carl Kozlowski||Unsafe Studio: Julianne Simitz and Carl Kozlowski||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio: Sameer Suri and Justice Wainwright!||Unsafe Studio: Sameer Suri and Justice Wainwright||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIncome Inequality feat. James McKeever, Betsy Salkind, Keith Carey, and Andrei Muresianu!||Comedians Keith Carey and Betsy Salkind talk income inequality with Pierce College sociology chair James McKeever and mutual fund manager Andrei Muresianu||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio: Brendan O’Neill, Laura Crawford, Marcella Arguello||Unsafe Studio: Brendan O'Neill, Laura Crawford, Marcella Arguello||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsafe Studio: The Primaries feat. Christian Grose and Laura Crawford||Our first in-studio episode features professor Christian Grose, Laura Crawford, and Lou and Toby talking about the primaries, what really happens at the Iowa caucuses, and whether what people say about college kids nowadays is true.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny and Smart
A good show if you want to learn something and appreciate smart comedy. Few shows have this much loyalty to honesty.
Clever, funny and relevant. Lou and Toby keep it fresh by bringing in new guests every show.
An Excellent Show
Great mix of perspectives on the show every episode. The standup portion also delivers some needed levity.