Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher

Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher

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The Hound Tall discussion series is a live podcast, hosted by Moshe Kasher, that takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. An hour long chat with an expert and a panel of comedians, they learn all there is to know about things. And also laugh at them.



This month is a bit of a scary talk about the future of drought and water. It's not looking good folks. Take away message? Buy land in Washington. Joining us to talk the thirsty future is Professor Jay Famiglietti, hydrologist, and the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Comics Paul Scheer and Jared Logan provide laughter. What else can you do but laugh?

Science Stories of the Week  

Hound Tall's first concept episode! The top 5 (or is it 6?) science stories of the week. The week which took place a month ago. Don't try to understand it, just enjoy it. Know that they discuss penis transplant surgery... With the Expert, Science Journalist Cara Santa Maria and comedians: Kate Berlant, Matt Braunger and Max Silvestri.


History of Baseball  

We go sports for the first time ever on Hound Tall but don't be scared, it's funny and fascinating. The history of the sport, steroids, and how Hispanics learned to love the Dodgers. With sports writer and podcaster, Jonah Keri and comics/baseball nuts Jacob Sirof, Sarah Tiana, Dave Anthony and Sean O'Connor. It's a fun night out at the ol' ball game!

Raves and the History of Electronic Music  

Raves and the History of Electronic Music featuring Sunshine Jones of Dubtribe Sound System and comics : Ari Shaffir (This is not Happening), Phoebe Robinson (Two Dope Queens) and Chris Cubas (@midnight) with special guests Drennon Davis and DJ Real. This one is really special. A magical talk about the history of dance music and rave culture along with the origin story of Moshe's name. They trace dance music's disco childhood and ecstasy addled adolescence all the way to it's current dubstep old age. Which Moshe invented. Wait for it, it will make sense later. PLUR to all listeners.

Black History Month  

Hound Tall is releasing a bit early this month to ensure that our Black History Month episode comes out during...Black History Month! This is a great, at time challenging conversation but they make just enough stupid jokes to diffuse all racial tension that has ever existed in america and to solve racism altogether! Seriously, it's over! Give to the United Negro College fund! This conversation on blackness is led by Professor Marne Campbell from Layola Marymount Unuversity and comics: David Alan Grier, Ian Edward and Naomi Ekperigen. Listen and learn. All power to the people.

Women in Politics  

In an example of perfect timing we're talking all about women in political elections. Can Hillary win? Why do we doubt her? Are we all sexist? Are cowboy boots feminine? Professor Meredith Conroy and comedians Jen Kirkman and Cameron Esposito join on a slightly inflammatory journey. It's an amazing talk.


The episode ends not with a bang but with a whimper. Or maybe a slur. Not racial but drunken. Basically people are funny as hell but also somewhat drunk on this episode. TehyWe discuss fringe religion and cults. Sort of. It's very funny. See if you can identify which audience member Al almost got into a fight with after the show. Comics this month: Joe Mande, Kurt Braunohler, Al Madrigal, Darcy Michael and our expert: professor Veronique Tomaszewski. They talk aliens, reincarnated Anne Frank and other weird shit.

The Gay Normal  

THE GAY NORMAL: What happens to a young gay person when they are born in the burbs? What happens to an old Gay person when they can't afford the big city anymore? What kind of TV do boring gay people watch? All this and even an almost emotional moment. Great conversation. With Expert : Professor Karen Tongson from USC and comedic guests: Guy Branum, Erin Foley and James Adomian.


DINOSAURS! Our great obsession with the great lizards. We discuss dinos, bone licking, and dino boning. With Brian Swietk author of "My Beloved Brontosaurus" and comedians: Ron Funches, Brendon Walsh and Dan Telfer.

Burning Man  

Burning Man! What is it? Why does it exist? Does it even matter? Why do people love it and hate it so much? We discuss it's history and it's mystery. With Brian Doherty, author of This Is Burning Man. And comedians, Natasha Leggero, Brent Weinbach and Matt Kirshen. It's a great episode. Also we find out how Moshe invented electronic dance music.


Fame! The obsession with the meaningless! We discuss the historical origins of fame and it's modern iterations. This discussion spans from Alexander the Great to Kim Kardashian. Comedian guests: Gabe Leidman, Joe Mande and Jenny Slate. Expert : USC Professor Leo Braudy author of The Frenzy Of Renown.

Pseudo Science and Snake Oil  

Dr. Joe Schwarcz, last years "Skeptic of the Year" and pseudo science debunker joins Moshe, Fortune Feimster, Jen Kirkman and Reggie Watts on a live from Montreal's Just For Laughs sold out recording. We discuss pseudo science, gluten intolerance, anti vaxxers and the weird sexual repression of the guy who invented Corn Flakes.

Magical History  

A jaunt through the history of performance magic! With legendary mentalist Max Maven, and comedians: Brent Weinbach, Sarah Schaefer and Derek Hughes. Fun, illusion, pork and secrets!

Buggin Out!- Extreme Entomology and the Amazon  

Extreme Entomology and the Amazon with Phil Torres, entomologist, host of TechKnow and science adventurer! Underneath your feet, in your bed, on your body live the creepy crawly things of nightmares. We are gonna talk about them, laugh at them and maybe eat them. With comedian guests Kyle Kinane and Nicole Byer.

History of Hip Hop  

THE HISTORY OF HIP HOP! Live from The Cynicave @ Lost Weekend Video in SF. Apologies for any audio wonkiness! This incredibly interesting and super duper funny ep. takes us through the history of the most important musical movement of the last 30 years. From its roots in Jamacian dub all the way to today's top 40 stuff. Expert Jeff Chang , author of Can't Stop Won't Stop guides us and comedians Natasha Leggero, W. Kamau Bell and Kaseem Bentley are very funny about it.

Dark History of San Francisco  

Live at this year's SF Sketchfest, it's a discussion on the dark history of San Francisco. From it's inception to the gold rush, to the hippies, to the gay movement, San Francisco has always been weird and at one point was so horrible, it's a wonder anyone lives there. They literally go from the founding of SF to modern gentrification in about an hour. It's so much fun. With San Francisco Historian, Chris Carlsson (foundsf.org) and comedians Emily Heller, Jay Chandrasekhar and Rory Scovel. Plus a live theme song performance along with an original song by Drennon Davis and Nick Stargu. ENJOY!

Black Holes, and The Arrow of Time with Dr. Sean Carroll  

Black Holes, and The Arrow of Time with renowned physicist Dr. Sean Carroll, and comedians Pete Holmes and Joe DeRosa!

That's Gay: Homosexuality with Dr Winston Wilde  

This month we talk about being gay, the history of Homosexuality, why and how it exists and why Gay people are so dang cool with Dr. Winston Wilde. Also we introduce the Hound Tall Giving Initiative. With Guy Branum, Rhea Butcher and Brent Sullivan.

Renegade History with Thaddeus Russell, Greg Proops and Matt Kirshen  

History professor Thaddeus Russell joins comedians Greg Proops and Matt Kirshen to discuss "Renegade History", the history of the united states as it has been shaped by the fringes of society. Gays, Blacks, Jews, Drunks, you know, the best kind of people...

Being Brown in America with Reza Aslan, Maz Jobrani and Ian Karmel  

Reknowned religuous studies scholar and author of the book Zealot, Reza Aslan joins Moshe, Maz Jobrani and Ian Karmel as we delve into Islamophobia, Jesus and pretending to be Mexican. It's almost important!

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