Unsafe 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.

Unsafe Studio: Riley Silverman and Joanna Castle Miller

Joanna Castle Miller discusses documenting her father’s run for President on the Constitution Party ticket as part of her comedic series Red White and Dad; Riley Silverman sheds light on the trans bathroom issue, and they both discuss the current state of political satire with hosts Lou and Toby.

Health Care feat. Josh Barro, Quincy Jones, Dave Mehreje, Daniel Bruggers

A super fun discussion of why health care costs so much and how to fix the system, featuring Josh Barro (editor of Business Insider and host of KCRW’s Left, Right and Center) Daniel Bruggers (Otolaryngologist and fellow at the Reason Institute), Quincy Jones (star of the new HBO special Burning the Light), and Dave Merheje (winner of the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival’s Best Homegrown Comic award and NOW Magazine’s Best Male Standup in Toronto).

Modern Love feat. Casey Ley, Laura Crawford, Greg Edwards and Pamela Georgette, MFT

We’re back with an episode on sex, dating, and monogamy (or not) in the modern age. Joining us are marriage and family therapist Pamela Georgette and comedians Casey Ley, Greg Edwards and Laura Crawford.

Unsafe 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, of the Mean Boys scripted podcast.

Unsafe Studio: Julianne Simitz and Carl Kozlowski

We return to the studio to talk to Julianne Simitz, producer of Bad News Live, and Carl Kozlowski of the Koz Effect podcast about whether Trump is like Hitler, squatty potties, and everything in between!

Unsafe Studio: Sameer Suri and Justice Wainwright!

Lou and Toby sit down with comedians Sameer Suri, a gay Indian Trump supporter, and Justice Wainwright, whose viral tweets you may have seen. Sameer argues why Scalia was a fantastic judge, Justice recounts being stabbed over a Nintendo 64, and much more.

Income Inequality feat. James McKeever, Betsy Salkind, Keith Carey, and Andrei Muresianu!

A funny and informative discussion on income inequality, featuring comedians Betsy Salkind (the Tonight Show, Comedy Central) and Keith Carey (The Comedy Store), plus experts James McKeever (Pierce College sociology and philosophy department chair) and Andrei Muresianu (mutual fund manager, board member of the Para Los Niños educational nonprofit, and brother of one of the hosts).

Two charts are referenced in this episode, posted here for your convenience:

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Unsafe Studio: Brendan O’Neill, Laura Crawford, Marcella Arguello

Our latest episode of Unsafe Studio, the version of the show recorded in Lou’s apartment as opposed to in front of a live audience, features Brendan O’Neill, editor of spiked magazine and columnist for the Australian and the Big Issue, as well as the hilarious Marcella Arguello and Laura Crawford.

We talk about universities, free speech, whether New York is better or worse now, and a few hundred other things.

Unsafe Studio: The Primaries feat. Christian Grose and Laura Crawford

Our first in-studio (or in-apartment) podcast features USC Professor Christian Grose (author of Congress in Black and White), regular guest Laura Crawford (Buzzfeed) and Toby & Lou talking about the primaries, what really goes on at the Iowa Caucuses, and discuss whether what people say about college kids nowadays is true.