Tom Rhodes Radio

Tom Rhodes Radio

United States

I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I have no homebase and I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own Late Night Talkshow in the Netherlands. Whenever I can I will share my adventures with you on my RhodesTube, Twitter and FanPage. Oh yeah, I just got on Instagram. All the kids are doing it. I have this podcast Tom Rhodes Radio with more than 100 episodes. It's me talking with interesting people around the world. Sometimes I do a rant, book review or share my world wide adventures. Catch me on several other podcasts. Marc Maron's, Joe Rogan's or several pods on the ATC comedy network. London Real is a good interview. My latest TV appearances were Dave Attell's Comedy Underground, Comedy Bang Bang and you can catch me on episodes on @midnight. Coolest episode was with Eddie Izzard and Kevin Pollak. My latest one hour special is currently on Netflix. It's called Light Sweet Crude. Just hit that search button. If I got you interested go to my website tomrhodes.net where I laid it all out in Bio or see my Wikipedia page where things get more personal.

Episodes

Ramy Youssef  

Ramy Youssef is one of the bright young stars burning it up in the comedy world right now. I worked with him last year and he is one of my favorite young comedians right now. If you are looking for a lovable young Muslim to build a television show around you need look no further than today's guest and that is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Ramy Youssef!

Jimmy Tingle  

Jimmy Tingle is a political comedy beast! One of the finest examples of the quality comedy that has come out of Boston and he is also a recent Harvard University graduate. I remember seeing Jimmy busting heads on comedy shows when I was a youngster studying all things comedy and that is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Jimmy Tingle!

James Thiep  

James Thiep was a former child soldier in Sudan, Africa. Now he is a standup comedian in the United States. Learn about his epic journey.

Steve Wozniak  

Not since Gutenberg's printing press has one human being's inventions improved the quality of life for people as much as Apple co-founder and principle creator Steve Wozniak. 

 

I met Steve last month when he came to my show in Lake Tahoe. Fortunately for me the Woz loves jokes, humor and comedy in general so after sending him several heart felt e-mails requesting to chat with him he agreed, so last week while I was performing in San Francisco I drove down to Cupertino to record this conversation while him. This conversation was recorded at the Mandarin Oriental restaurant where Steve asked me to meet him. There is pleasant violin based classic music playing in the background because the owner politely delinked my request to turn off the music. 

 

Steve Wozniak is not only a creative genius who has improved human life more than any other human being in the last 300 years, he also loves and cherishes humor and the story tellers who create the jokes. 

 

He is exciting to talk to because he thinks so fast and can convey complicated information in a very simple way to be understood universally.

His genius is not exclusively bound to his inventions that will lead the world to higher plains of consciousness and communications but it is the basic fact that he is a good person who genuinely cares about helping dreamer people like me wherever he can. It is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Steve Wozniak!

 

Intro song: Cutting Room (Hot Pants) – Oceanliners

Movie clip from YouTube: Her TRAILER 1 (2013) - Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson Movie HD

Movie clip from YouTube: Klaatu's warning

Song from YouTube: Everybody's Free (inspirational speech of Baz Luhrmann)

Recorded in Cupertino, CA. January 2014. 

 

[Original broadcast date: Jan 28 2015]

Kim Dotcom  

Kim Dotcom is a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, currently residing in New Zealand. He is the founder of Megaupload and its associated websites, as well as Megaupload's successor site, Mega. 

What makes Kim controversial is the fact that the American government is actively trying to extradite him from New Zealand to the US. 

American comedian Tom Rhodes wanted to meet this enigmatic maverick of modern technology and show the human side of this public figure who is so often demonized in the mass media. 

Recorded on the last day that Tom was in the country for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Kim & Tom are instantly united by their humor and a very honest open conversation about everything of relevance pertaining to Kim Dotcom is raised and discussed openly.

Sources of news clips can be found on YouTube. Steve Wozniak, co founder of Apple, gives an interview where he defends Kim's actions and ways of doing business.

Source of the interview clip with Tom Rhodes is from the program Nine to Noon hosted by Kathryn Ryan aired on Radio New Zealand . For full interview go to:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2555002/tom-rhodes

Podcast theme song: 'New Generation' by The Universals

End song: ' The Harder They Come'  by Jimmy Cliff

(ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: 5/31/2013)

Colleen Kruse  

Colleen Kruse is a performance force of nature who has turn her life's stories into comedy art in more one person shows than you have fingers and toes. 

Her newest show's topic will blow your mind and how she gained the insight to tell this story will amaze you even more. I've known Colleen since 1995 and I have always been cheering for her. She can do it all and has approached all her life fearlessly wrenching out all truth and meaning from the details worth knowing.  She went to High School with Mitch Helberg and remembers him skipping school to be in the film Purple Rain as an extra. I rejoice in my Prince experiences and the love I have for Minneapolis radiates throughout this episode. That is why is is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Colleen Kruse!
Barry Crimmins  

Truth seeking Freedom fighter comedy legend Barry Crimmins explains all you need to know about making the world a better place on TRRSC!

Joey Diaz  

Joey Diaz & I bring head crunching thunder to this week's Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp!

Ralphie May  

Me and Ralphie May talk about the currents events of the day.

United We Stand  

In this episode Ashna and I talk about the fan letters we have received from around the world recently, the improv class we have been taking at the Groundlings, the benefit that I put on for the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting victims which included my friends Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress and Anthony Jeselnik. The benefit also took place because Dave Chappelle encouraged me to do it.

We also talk about the murders of five police officers in Dallas this week and the state of crisis currently griping the United States at the moment. To end this episode I have included the recording I made last year as I drove along with my cousin Officer Ron Ryan as he patrolled the streets of Boynton Beach, Florida. If there was ever a good cop to remind you that not all cops are bad and that most of them are committed to doing good for the community it is my cousin Ron. United We Stand Indeed People!

Geoff Tate  

"I've spent the past 20 years of my life trying to make old white men uncomfortable."

- Geoff Tate 

 

Greg Fitzsimmons  

Greg Fitzsimmons and I solve all of the worlds problems. Let your healing begin here and now. My apologies for any slight audio issues that occur in this episode.

Feraz Ozel  

Feraz Ozel is a superstar waiting to happen. He is the all American boy you would want quarterbacking your team, the pilot flying your plane or the star lead of your favorite movie or TV show. Get to know him now here first before the rest of the world finds out about him.

That is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Feraz Ozel.

Marc Maron  

Marc Maron and I have been friends since 1992 when we were both living in San Francisco in that city's golden era of comedy. In this conversation we talk about our history and the many ups and downs we have both experienced in the course of our friendship. Marc is the person who popularized the medium of podcasting and it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Marc Maron! 

"Spite has fueled my entire career." - Marc Maron
Bobby Lee  

Bobby Lee is one of the most honest and true to the bone human beings you will ever meet in show business. Just a taste of the valuable advice he has to give is this: 

"When you go to audition in front of the network show them how to make love to a woman for the first time. Show them everything that you can do." The only thing that is real is now and the present moment and that is why it is my pleasure to bring to you now the one and only Bobby Lee!
Mike Tyson!  

Mike Tyson does not appear in this episode. Special guest commentary by the one and only Ryan Hicks. 

John Fugelsang  

John Fugelsang combines intelligence and compassion in everything he does. 

His comedy is sharp with a world view awareness and as a human being he did me the greatest favor when anger was consuming my thoughts several years ago.  It is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only John Fugelsang!
Pete Dominick  

Pete Dominick is a comedian and political talk show host on Sirius XM satellite radio.

"The person who you disagree with politically might be the person who saves your life or changes it forever."

This episode was recorded in New York City!

 

Ronny Chieng  

I worked with Ronny Chieng in Sydney five years ago. Today he is a correspondent of The Daily Show. I sat down with him for a chat. Recorded in New York.

His Purple Majesty  

On April 21st Prince died which felt like losing a family member because he has been  such a profound influence in my life. I was lucky enough to have seen him in concert 4 times. The most special time I saw him was in 1995 when I was invited to a private party at Paisley Park. On April 22nd Ashna and I celebrated 5 years of being married. In this episode Ashna and I talk about our anniversary, the death of Prince, our recent trip to Montana and my Reno tweets. This episode is dedicated to His Purple Majesty, Prince Rogers Nelson, Peace Be Upon Him!

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