Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives.
Scott Aukerman is a comedy writer, director, and producer who started out on HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob and David. He’s the creator of Comedy Bang Bang - the podcast and the long running IFC show, and he co-created and directs Between Two Ferns with Zach Galafanakis, for which he’s won two Emmys.
In this episode, Scott and Jason talk Michael Bolton, transgression in comedy, and a United States in cultural turmoil.
Surprise conversation starter interview clips:
Jelani Cobb on military vs. moral power and Chris Gethard on comedy and political correctness
Charley Grant joins Miriam Gottfried and Ken Brown to talk about the public scrutiny Mylan is facing over its pricing of EpiPen--and how a tweet from Hillary Clinton sent things into overdrive. Then, Anjani Trivedi joins the show to discuss why investors are turning to risky emerging-market bonds in the global quest for yield.
What's up with the explosion of borrowed money in America?