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Breaking Bread with Tom Papa

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Comedian and bread baker, Tom Papa, is the perfect host, inviting guests to join him for an hour of eating, drinking and enjoying life. Listeners are invited to take a seat at the table as Tom and his guests celebrate the true meaning of breaking bread with insightful, revealing and always funny conversations.

Location:

United States

Description:

Comedian and bread baker, Tom Papa, is the perfect host, inviting guests to join him for an hour of eating, drinking and enjoying life. Listeners are invited to take a seat at the table as Tom and his guests celebrate the true meaning of breaking bread with insightful, revealing and always funny conversations.

Twitter:

@tompapa

Language:

English


Episodes

Death, Passwords, & Raising Kids | Breaking Bread with Tom Papa #195

2/20/2024
Thanks to our sponsor Nuts.com! Right now, Nuts.com is offering new customers a free gift with purchase and free shipping on orders of $29 or more at Nuts.com/PAPA. Tom and Kira kick off this week’s episode by discussing the nuances of saying people's names, spotlighting Kumail Nanjiani. Kira shares a poignant yet amusing story about a sad dream, weaving in her fantasy of faking a gig and the comfort found in coffees. The conversation takes a deeper turn into themes of death and the digital legacy of passwords, lightened by Kira's riff on Only Fans and Tom's ASMR ventures. Russian superstitions and Tom's wife's OCD quirks bring a cultural and personal flavor to the mix, segueing into heartwarming tales of Kira's kids in "Wizard of Oz" & "Oliver," and the ups and downs of raising kids, complemented by lighter notes on Mike’s nuts and Tom’s Led Zeppelin shirt when he was a boy. Clothing and jeans serve as a metaphor for life's fits and misfits, punctuated by Tom's hilarious Jiminy Glick story. Revisiting death and funeral arrangements, they candidly discuss the practicalities of wills, funeral costs, and organ donation, offering a grounded perspective on life's inevitable end. But really, how many dead bodies are there on planes?

Duration:01:06:09

Is Kira Soltanovich a gypsy, a witch, or a sorcerer? | Breaking Bread with Tom Papa #194

2/13/2024
Tom and Kira chat about Kira’s vomiting from sublingual vitamins. Kira calls out Tom for witch-hating. Tom shares some hot fitness news and Kira tries wall sits. Kira talks about her new Krav Maga class. Tom explains how he never gets full. Tom and Kira talk about the Laugh Factory and comedians, and Kira tells a Keith Robinson story. Tom and Kira talk about comedians like Dave Chappelle aging and the popularity of comedians like Matt Rife. Tom discusses his hosting of the Pollstar Awards & Kira shares her hosting stories from an event in Cannes. Finally, they follow up on the previously posted dog people video. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking. About Kira Kira Soltanovich is a multifaceted talent in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning nearly a decade as a correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," where she became known for the Phony Photo Booth segment, the show’s longest-running comedy piece without Jay Leno. Her collaboration with Leno continued in the reboot of the "You Bet Your Life" game show, now syndicated on FOX. Soltanovich has also made her mark with stand-up specials on Showtime and Amazon, titled "Here Comes Trouble" and "You Did This To Me," respectively, and has served as the sidekick to Donald Faison on Netflix's game show "Winsanity." Her recurring roles on FOX's "Punchline" and "The Drama," regular appearances on TruTV’s "How To Be A Grownup," and her work on the Facebook series "The Turndown" highlight her versatility as a comedian and actress. Beyond her television work, Kira has been a staple in the comedy scene, from her early days on "Girls Behaving Badly" to being featured on Comedy Central and winning the Big Sky Comedy Festival. Her comedy has also been celebrated at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. A unique aspect of her career includes writing jokes for Joan Rivers and her origins from the former Soviet Union, adding depth to her comedic perspective. Currently, Kira is focusing on creating and producing her own talk show, "Let’s Get Sweat!," set in a sauna, and preparing to record a new comedy album. This journey from a Soviet emigrant to a celebrated figure in American comedy showcases her remarkable adaptability and creativity in the entertainment world.

Duration:01:07:09

Ryan Hamilton Avoids Sugar & Finds Happiness On the Lonely Road | Breaking Bread with Tom Papa #193

2/6/2024
Tom and Ryan take a deep dive into the intricacies of a comedian's life, including the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle amidst the demands of touring. The conversation touches on dietary choices, the impact of certain foods on mood and performance, and the struggle to find balance in a constantly moving career.They also explore the peculiarities of travel and performance schedules, shedding light on the personal sacrifices and adjustments comedians make to deliver their best on stage. About Ryan: Ryan recently released his first stand-up special. The one-hour Netflix original Happy Face follows a wealth of television appearances and a non-stop headlining tour. Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, he’s one-of-a-kind. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch, and recent appearances include The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld as well as Gad Elmaleh at Carnegie Hall. Ryan is endearing stand-up lovers, and his future is bright. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking.

Duration:01:12:00

Episode 192 - Should Dogs Be Using the Airplane Bathroom?

1/30/2024
Tom sat next to a farty French Bulldog on a bathroom and they witness the cranky owner take the dog to use the airplane bathroom. This leads to the debate of what makes a “dog person” and how many people are OK with getting kissed on the lips by a dog Tom and Kira also discuss their recent cooking endeavors, including making challah and gluten-free lasagna. Kira recounts the chaos of volunteering at her child's school and how being in charge of a 'rock star cart', where students exchange earned points for prizes, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. They they try to give Joey some health advice because they’re concerned about the impact of lifestyle choices.

Duration:01:14:44

Episode 191 - Kyle Kinane

1/23/2024
Kyle Kinane On Leaving LA for the Oregon Woods and His Recent Return. Today’s guest is Kyle Kinane, who has a brand new special coming out soon called "Dirt Nap." But first, Tom recounts to Kira his recent travel experiences with Joey and Paul Morrissey, including the challenges of navigating bad weather and flight changes. Tom and Kira interview Kyle Kinane about his life, career, and his latest special, "Dirt Nap." Kinane shares insights into his creative process, personal anecdotes, and his unique perspective on standup. He also talks about his dietary choices and lifestyle, providing a glimpse into his daily routine and philosophies. The conversation further delves into Kinane's approach to dealing with life's irritations and challenges, highlighting his ability to find humor in everyday situations, but struggles most when it comes to home renovations and road rage. About Tom: Tom Papa, a celebrated stand-up comedian with over 20 years in the industry, has made significant strides in film, television, radio, podcasts, and live performances. Notably, he's a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and various late-night TV shows. Papa's literary skills are evident in his books “We’re All In This Together” and "You’re Doing Great!: And Other Reasons To Stay Alive," a collection of essays, and "Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas," a comedic look at family life. His latest stand-up specials are “Tom Papa: What A Day!” and "Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!" on Netflix. Beyond comedy, Papa's engagements extend to hosting "What A Joke With Papa And Fortune" on SiriusXM and appearing on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me." His love for baking led to hosting the Food Network series "Baked." As an actor, he's worked with notable figures like Rob Zombie and Steven Soderbergh and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra." Additionally, Papa has contributed as a writer to projects like "Bee Movie" and various TV series. Residing in Los Angeles with his family, Papa continues to balance his professional life with personal interests like baking.

Duration:01:29:20

Episode 190 - Brad Williams

1/16/2024
The hilarious Brad Williams joins the table as the first guest of the new year! Thank you to the good people at Factor Meals! Factor’s delicious ready to eat meal delivery takes the stress out of meal planning. Head to https://www.factormeals.com/papa50 and use code ‘Papa50’ to get 50% off.

Duration:01:16:55

Episode 189 - Papa Trattoria is Coming to Life

1/9/2024
We talk Golden Globes, the Boeing plane, and break in the new studio.

Duration:00:55:48

Episode 188 - New Year Same Us

1/4/2024
Breaking Bread for the new year.

Duration:00:45:45

Episode 187 - Merry Christmas, One and All!

12/25/2023
Christmas is all about making memories. Thank you to our sponsor Wild Grain! Any combination of breads, pastas and pastries shipped to you, plus $30 off the first box and free croissants when you go to https://www/wildgrain.com/papa.

Duration:00:57:03

Episode 186 - Tommy DeVito Fever

12/19/2023
Tommy Papa - The Original Tommy DeVito.

Duration:00:58:10

Episode 185 - Extra Family at the Table

12/11/2023
Hannukah Hack! Thank you to our sponsor TodayTix! The best value on tickets to Broadway and beyond. Take $20 off your first purchase at https://www.todaytix.com/papa and use the code 'PAPA.' And thanks to our sponsor Nuts.com! Right now, Nuts.com is offering new customers a free gift with purchase and free shipping on orders of $29 or more at https://www.Nuts.com/PAPA.

Duration:01:02:21

Episode 184 - Matt Wilpers

12/5/2023
Without Superstar Peloton Instructor Matt Wilpers Tom is Fat.

Duration:01:30:49

Episode 183 - It's Family Time!

11/28/2023
Home for the sleepless holidays. Thank you to our sponsor Wild Grain! Get $30 off the first box plus free croissants in every box at https://www.wildgrain.com/papa or use the promo code 'PAPA' at checkout.

Duration:01:06:29

Episode 182 - Thanksgiving Vibes!

11/21/2023
We love you all. Thanks to our sponsor Nuts.com! Right now, Nuts.com is offering new customers a free gift with purchase and free shipping on orders of $29 or more at https://www.Nuts.com/PAPA.

Duration:00:49:31

Episode 181 - Mike Finoia

11/14/2023
Hide your butts. Mike Finoia is here and he has a new special! Watch it here: (13) Mike Finoia | Don't Let Me Down (Full Comedy Special) - YouTube Thank you to our sponsor TodayTix! The best value on tickets to Broadway and beyond. Take $20 off your first purchase at https://www.todaytix.com/papa and use the code 'PAPA.'

Duration:01:20:20

Episode 180 - Breaking More than Bread

11/7/2023
The opinions of Kira are her own, and not endorsed by Breaking Bread. Thank you to our sponsor Wild Grain! Any combination of breads, pastas and pastries shipped to you, plus $30 off the first box and free croissants when you go to https://www/wildgrain.com/papa.

Duration:01:04:42

Episode 179 - the new Dave Hill Book Is Here! And he brought it to the pod

10/31/2023
For the love of grown up things! Thanks to our sponsor Nuts.com! Right now, Nuts.com is offering new customers a free gift with purchase and free shipping on orders of $29 or more at Nuts.com/PAPA.

Duration:01:09:07

Episode 178 - "Can I Papa?"

10/24/2023
Next round is on me. Formerly titled 'Colorado.' Thank you to our sponsor Caldera + Lab! Get 20% off top tier skin products at https://www.calderalab.com/papa

Duration:00:48:28

Episode 177 - Scary Mom

10/17/2023
How to scare the children. Thank you to our sponsor TodayTix! TodayTix is the place for you to discover, explore and engage with the best shows, arts and cultural entertainment your city has to offer. Go to https://www.tix.com/papa and use the promo code 'PAPA' to get $20 off your first purchase.

Duration:00:57:05

Episode 176 - Anthony Giglio #3

10/9/2023
Two husky Italians sit down for a podcast. Thanks to our sponsor Nuts.com! Right now, Nuts.com is offering new customers a free gift with purchase and free shipping on orders of $29 or more at Nuts.com/PAPA.

Duration:01:08:17