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  • -I want to talk about your podcast.

  • Is that okay? -I'd love it.

  • So, it's a podcast called "Working It Out,"

  • and it's -- Because I can't tour,

  • I'm, like, working out my new hour material

  • on a podcast every week for a year.

  • Like, my tour's rescheduled for a year from now.

  • -Really? -So every week --

  • So I had John Mulaney, Hannah Gadsby, David Sedaris,

  • like, all these people, and, like, we work out material.

  • And then I sometimes do these prompts,

  • which are kind of like writing prompts that I do for myself,

  • and then I ask the guest. So, like, I'll ask you --

  • Can I ask you one? -Yeah, sure.

  • -Do you remember a smell from your childhood?

  • -Oh, so many.

  • Play-Doh I think is a big smell for a lot of --

  • -Play-Doh's huge. That's a good one.

  • -That's a popular one, right?

  • -No, but no one's said that yet.

  • But I think about Play-Doh, the smell, all the time.

  • -Oh, and it makes you want to eat it.

  • Smells so good. -You just want to eat it.

  • -Yeah. -Jimmy, why wouldn't you eat it?

  • -Yeah. I don't know.

  • You should -- -I still eat it!

  • I'm a grown man! I eat Play-Doh!

  • -No, you don't eat Play-- You shouldn't eat Play-Doh at all.

  • -You know what I have is, when I was growing up,

  • my parents had air conditioning in their bedroom.

  • And it was the only one in the house.

  • And it was Massachusetts. And whenever it would get

  • really, really hot in the summer,

  • me and my brother would knock on their door,

  • like 1:00, 2:00 in the morning. We're boiling hot.

  • We have, like, our blankets and pillows,

  • and we're like, "Let us in!"

  • And when your children show up at your bedroom door

  • with blankets and pillows, nothing you can do about it.

  • And so they'd let us in, and we'd lie on the floor.

  • And this is the smell memory --

  • the smell of carpet

  • and combined with the smell of air conditioning,

  • which, I don't even know what it is,

  • but I don't think it's that healthy.

  • And -- But it's a very fond memory,

  • because it just makes me think of, like --

  • I think all I wanted in life was just to be around my parents

  • but for them not to talk.

  • -[ Laughs ]

  • -And I think that's what they wanted from me, too.

  • And I think in some ways, that's what we all want.

  • We just want to be around the people we love,

  • but nobody talks.

  • -I like that. Dude, this --

  • But what -- This is called, like, "The Slow Round?"

  • -This is "The Slow Round."

  • Another Slow Round question is called, "On a Loop."

  • And it's like, do you have a memory from your childhood

  • where it's on a loop, but it's not even a story.

  • It's just, like, a thing that you keep remembering.

  • -Oh, gosh.

  • -So, I had one that was, like, first day of kindergarten,

  • at Paton School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

  • The older kids, which was second graders,

  • which, it seemed like they were 10 feet tall.

  • These two second graders took us to the bathroom

  • to show us where it was.

  • And we walked in,

  • and then I didn't have to use the restroom,

  • and so I just walked out. But I was the only person.

  • And this one second grader,

  • he goes, "Get in there!"

  • And then I just, like, scurried back into the bathroom.

  • And I remember it to this day, just, like, "Get in there!"

  • I can't forget it.

  • -Wow! That -- No, I know what you're kind of talking about,

  • like, that weird thing where you're like,

  • it's not a real memory. It's nothing.

  • It just happened in your life.

  • -Yeah, it's just a random thing that I can't get out of my head.

  • -I just thought of another smell.

  • -What's that?

  • -Do you remember when someone vomited in your school?

  • -Oh, my God. They bring in the thing?

  • [ Laughs ] -Like sawdust or something?

  • [ Both laugh ]

  • [ Laughing ] The combination of throw-up smell and sawdust?

  • -[ Cackles ]

  • Yes! What was that? I just thought of it now.

  • I've never heard of -- What -- Is the company out of business?

  • Are they okay? We don't know.

  • -We don't know.

  • -Oh, we got to find out who makes that stuff.

  • But this is fantastic.

  • -Isn't it great?

  • -I love that idea. That's a great idea.

  • Dude, I need stuff to listen to,

  • so I'm so psyched about this podcast.

  • -I'm so proud of it.

  • You know, like, I've always wanted to do a show

  • where I can invite people on, but, like, I'm always on tour.

  • And this has been an opportunity to try this totally new thing.

  • -As soon as we're done talking,

  • I want to listen to you talk more.

  • -That makes me so happy.

  • -[ Laughs ] And I'm going to --

  • I'm going to Kindle your book.

  • -Paperwhite the book.

  • Kindle the book.

  • -Be the book. Look at that. That's it.

  • That's the next cover.

  • Mike Birbiglia, you're one of my faves, bud.

  • Stay safe, pal, okay?

  • -You, too. You, too. -Thank you, buddy.

-I want to talk about your podcast.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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