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Release Date: 01/21/2022

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Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Hello and welcome to today's episode. I think you will love my conversation with Matt Welch and all the rest. So I am gonna keep it brief.  Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out  to learn more Matt Welch is an editor at large at Reason, the libertarian magazine of "free minds and free markets." He served as Reason's editor in chief from 2008-2016. He is co-author, along...

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Hey Friends! I have a great show today with 2 great guests and a 15 minute news recap. I really appreciate you checking out today's show. Let me know what you think! [email protected] Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out  to learn more With the mind of a comedian and the soul of a musician, Rob Paravonian seamlessly fuses sharp comedy performances with top notch musicianship. This perfect...

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Hello Show Noter ! Thank you for reading this ! I wont take up much of your time because the show today is my interview with a really cool guy who has had a really cool job for the past 14 years.  I think you will love it!  Stand Up is a daily podcast that I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out  to learn more Cody has written with President Barack Obama since 2007, working his way up from  to chief...

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Hello and happy October! I have two great guests on today’s show Eric Segall and Maura Quint. I also have some things about hurricanes and manhood. Press play to listen now or keep scrolling to learn more about my guests me and how you can support the show. Thanks for reading the show notes. It makes you a better person than the other people. Stand Up is a daily podcast that I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out  to learn...

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Hi! Thanks for checking the show notes. Sorry the show has been inconsistent this week. Maybe you didn't notice but my excuse this week was the beautiful weather and birthday week. Both Val and Julia celebrated 47 and 15!  HOWEVER today I have a very special conversation with the ladies from "The Hue" and I think you will love our at times ridiculous and hilarious conversation as well as the serious and important stuff.  Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  and gain access to a community of over 800...

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Dear reader of the show notes! Today I interview Dahlia Lithwick whose new book is as important as almost any I have read in my years of interviewing non-fiction authors. Dahlia is one of the coolest, smartest human beings I’ve ever met and I felt very privileged to have the opportunity to talk to her about this amazing new book which is already a New York Times bestseller in its first week! I didnt add much else to todays show because we talked for almost an hour.  Here is more on Dahlia and her amazing and important new book... Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and...

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Hello there a reader of show notes! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to read this. I know your time is important and I am grateful to have you spending some with me! A longtime listener named Ronnie Gonzales told me I needed more Latinos on the show so I immediately took his advice and reached out to one of the all-time great journalists of his generation Ray Suarez. We had a really great talk while he is teaching for NYU in China!  I also cover a few new stories at the top and have a little fun. OK on to the show !  Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and...

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Hello to the small group of people who actually read the show notes! You are the chosen ones no matter what anyone tells you! I hope these show notes find you in good health and humor. I hope if you are reading them at the end of September that you are as excited about autumn as I am and I hope you will enjoy today’s episode so much that you will consider becoming a subscriber if you aren’t already! Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny,...

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Ok so apparently there are more than 5 of you who read the show notes so I am quite motivated to really put something in to this! I hope you had a great weekend. Shana Tova to my Jewish friends and listeners who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah 2022. Happy New Year!  Ok here is a quote from Marcus Aurelius. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”  Does that make reading the show notes worth it?  Today's show has a quick update and request for advice then I play some fun clips and get to my guests. I hope you like it as I...

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Hello to Kim,Melanie and Dr. Jen who HAVE to be the only 3 people who read the show notes! You 3 are the greatest and should receive many rewards in life! I thank you for supporting the show notes and you are now "The Show Notes 3" or the SN3. I hope you will agree to work on a public service project together 😜 Today's show is the Friday episode so I was up late because I was having too much fun with like 30-50 of you who hung out late on the zoom party. We love it!  Lots of gossip about SUPD guests last night. I loved hearing from so many listeners. Guest Bios and show links below....

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Virginia Heffernan is a journalist, critic and author, most recently, of MAGIC AND LOSS: The Internet as Art (Simon & Schuster, 2016). She is a contributing editor at WIRED, a cohost of Slate's Trumpcast podcast, and a columnist at the Los Angeles Times.

Heffernan has been called "America's preeminent cultural critic," "a public intellectual for the 21st century," and among the "finest living writers of English prose." Edward Mendelson in The New York Review of Books called MAGIC AND LOSS, "surprisingly moving...an ecstatic narrative of submission." Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of WIRED, writes, "Heffernan is a new species of wizard. It is a joy and a revelation to be under her spell."

Check out her amazing new show This Is Critical

Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosted NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another (airing on 400+ stations) where she interviewed, joked, and played silly games with some of the biggest and funniest folks in the world. 

Lauded as “hilarious, high risk, and an inspiration,” Ophira filmed her comedy special Inside Joke, when she was 8½ months pregnant. The show’s material revolves around how she told everyone that she was never going to have kids, and then unexpectedly found herself expecting at “an advanced maternal age.” Inside Joke can be found on Amazon and iTunes, along with her two other comedy albums, Bangs!and As Is.

She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s GirlsGotham LiveThe Late Late ShowThe Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine’s “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” and hailed by Forbes.com as one of the most engaging comics working today.

Ophira is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in two of The Moth’s best-selling books, including the most recent New York Times Bestseller Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible.

Ophira’s first book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamyi s a comedic memoir about her experiments in the field as a single woman, traveling from futon to futon and flask-to-flask, gathering data, hoping to put it all together and build her own perfect mate.

She is also sought after as a brilliant interviewer and moderator, and has interviewed dozens of celebrities, writers, and actors.

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ophira graduated with a Cultural Anthropology and Theater degree from McGill University. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY where she is a fixture at New York City’s comedy clubs

Christian Finnegan  is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City.
 
Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in the “Mad Real World” sketch on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. Additional television appearances as himself or performing stand up have included “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, "Would You Rather...with Graham Norton", “Good Afternoon America” and multiple times on The Today Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and on History's I Love the 1880s. He hosted TV Land's game show "Game Time". As an actor, Finnegan portrayed the supporting role of "Carl" in the film Eden Court, a ticket agent in "Knight and Day" and several guest roles including a talk show host on "The Good Wife". In October 2006, Finnegan's debut stand up comedy CD titled Two For Flinching was released by Comedy Central Records, with a follow-up national tour of college campuses from January to April 2007. “Au Contraire!” was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009. His third special "The Fun Part" was filmed at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on April 4, 2013 and debuted on Netflix on April 15, 2014.