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52. Jim Gaffigan (Comedian) – You're Attacking My Grandpa?

“It’s funny or it’s not funny. In the end, people are not coming 
to my show because I’m not cursing” – Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated stand-up comedian and the New York Times best-selling author of “Dad is Fat” and other books, and he’s about to launch the second season of  his semi-fictitious TV show, The Jim Gaffigan Show

On this week's episode of Think Again - a Big Think Podcast, Jim and host Jason Gots talk about the gift of loving what you do for a living, "othering" people we disagree with, and how bigotry is a bipartisan phenomenon. Trump comes up, as do The Simpsons, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, New Yorkers' weird ideas about the Midwest and vice versa, and Jim's Grandpa (sort of).  

Surprise discussion clips in this episode: Princeton historian Sean Wilentz on the Trump phenomenonDan Pontefract on working with purpose

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