Hey everybody! I’m Danny Lobell. I was fortunate enough to have been asked by Mark to do an episode of PEL back in September, and now I am again honored to be involved with PEL, this time hosting the after show hang!
The idea is keeping the conversation going, and getting to meet some of you, and hopefully share some cool ideas and takes on the episode. If you are free Sunday 5/3 at 5pm Eastern/2pm Pacific time, please come hang out with me to talk about the most recent PEL episode. Just join the Not School group that says you'll be there, and wait for an email message just before the meeting with a link to join the Google Hangout.
Who am I? I host the Modern Day Philosophers Podcast: a show where I try to understand the philosophy of my comedian guest each week by having them discuss some quotes from a serious philosopher with whom they share something in common. In doing so I am also playing with the question of "Are comedians our Modern Day Philosophers?" Sometimes I think yes, and other times I think uhh maybe.
What I have learned so far is that more I learn, the less I know, and therefore I like to keep learning because ignorance is bliss and nothing makes you feel more ignorant than knowing how little you know. I'm saying I'm aiming for bliss here folks. Eventually if I keep learning I will realize that I know nothing at all, and then I will be done, pure bliss, but then again, isn't that how it ends for all of us? Maybe that's a good question to explore, does our consciousness end when we do? Is it bliss if/when it does? I'm sure there are a lot of ideas surrounding that one... as long as we're alive. Once we're dead I'm not sure if the ideas are still surrounding anything. In fact I take it back, I'm not sure of anything, and I'm not even sure that I'm sure of that. I'm positive of that much.
OK, sorry that was just me having a bit of fun (and probably no one else).
Here is what I am not: I'm not someone with great academic abilities, I'm not by any means someone who knows much about philosophy, and I'm not an expert. On anything. Probably.
What I am (in a not so profound or philosophical sense) is a stand up comic and a story teller who really digs thinking.
As a sample of my work, listen to this story I once told on This American Life.
I am someone who genuinely loves other people, loves meeting new people, loves talking about life, and loves hearing different takes on all the big questions.
So, what are you waiting for? Please sign up and join our discussion on Arthur Schopenhauer’s The World As Will and Representation, book 2. You don't have to have read it (I didn't), you just have to listen to the episode (I did). Oh, and Seth Paskin will be there too!
I hope to see you there!