Penn Jillette and Dr. Bruce


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Show Summary

Adam opens the show by discussing a weekend visit from his mom and step-dad. He also talks with the gang about having to hear people’s personal drama whenever you buy things used. Adam then rants about trying to relax in the house with the maids running around, and Kevin Hench’s dog walking con man. Later, Penn Jillette calls in to talk about why his partnership with Teller is so great, and what he felt about the final results of Celebrity Apprentice.

Dr. Bruce enters the studio next, and Adam talks with him about his continued attempts at self-surgery. Dr. Bruce then talks about a horrible day at the hospital, and discusses the dangers of leaving your kids in the car when it’s too hot outside. Adam also rants about passion-fruit iced tea, and the guys discuss why it’s bad to use Google to self-diagnose.

Alison begins the news discussing the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Later they discuss some controversial jokes that Jeff Ross made at the Roseanne Barr roast, and a disturbing call from the Aurora shooter. As the show wraps up, Adam rants about a trailer business that won’t take his check, and why we’ve created a society where everyone is treated like a criminal.


Visit http://PennAndTeller.com, and follow Penn on Twitter @PennJillette. You can also follow Dr. Spaz on Twitter @DrBruceH.

Show Credits

Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Newsgirl: Alison Rosen
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop
Associate Producer: Gary Smith
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. SmarterThanYou

    Another show and long winded rant from Adam about how everything is going to shit because of the blacks and mexicans and how he is so oppressed by society because of it.

    By the way when is Adam going to have his new best friend Rush Limbaugh on the show? Maybe Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin too since its obvious Adam has become a repuklicon mouthpiece.

    • ben

      yeah adam separate yourself from bill oreilly man whata douche…watch the interview he had w/ the kid whos dad died in the world trade center…

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle08-06-2012

      Trollin’, trollin’, trollin’…keep them posts a rollin’…trollin’

    • Ryan

      Wow, you do realize you don’t have to listen to him, right? And nothing he said referenced politics or race. You seem to hear what you want to hear through all that hate you seem to have.

      Nice moniker by the way, douchebag…

    • ian

      first, youre not smarter than anyone. I thought you limp wristed lefties were supposed to be tolerant of other people’s thoughts and feelings? I guess only on things that you agree with. hmm…

      • ChicagoCarrollaFan

        I agree the lefties are self centered and smug, but righties are simple minded fools angry at the world.

        That’s why most Americans in the middle can’t stand either one.

      • chuckie gorman
        chuckie gorman08-07-2012

        great, more homophobia.

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee08-06-2012

      Glad you found spell check Viva La Raza…

    • Keenwhiz

      stop complaining .If you don’t like it move on

      • BW

        you’re complaining about the complainers

    • Susie-Q

      Good Lord, when are you haters going to realized that this is who Adam is and these are HIS opinions!!! You don’t have to agree with him!!! He actually is in the middle, he’s conservative on financial issues and taxes and liberal on social issues. Just because he’s concerned about where his tax money is going automatically makes him Rush Limbaugh’s best friend? I don’t think so. And if he were, who cares? Stop listening if you don’t like what you hear!!!!! And quit complaining about it!!

    • matt

      foo real

  2. yuk yuks
    yuk yuks08-05-2012

    Because we never, ever get to hear Adam’s opinion on passion fruit iced tea…

    • bobo from hoboken
      bobo from hoboken08-06-2012

      What? no pop warner football talk.

    • chuckie gorman
      chuckie gorman08-06-2012

      i have never in my life seen passion fruit iced tea. i don’t know anyone who’s ever had any.
      i think it just gets served at rich people restaurants. the kind ace goes to all the time.

      • sean

        just had it at panda express. yuck! no regular iced tea btw.

  3. Tim Monk
    Tim Monk08-05-2012

    Is that adsorbent material in the background?

  4. BEATnick

    he’ll put a finger in your ass!

  5. John Henry
    John Henry08-05-2012

    lived in japan 7 years. japan is CASH ONLY society. checks are virtually unheard of . technically, checks exist in japan. but NO ONE uses them. however, it’s a SAFE society. people walk down the street with $1000 no sweat. but NO CHECKS. period. hope i cleared this up. of course, maybe i took adam’s example too literally….

    truth be told, were ajapanese person to run into the same sort of trouble in japan, they’d probably also have to wait. however, I’m not deaf to adam’s complaint. while “honor” is kind of an outdated notion in a few parts of japan, there’s definitely the sense that the opinions of other japanese always hover over the heads of japanese people–in other words, “what would everyone (japanese) think, if you….” a feeling that’s been lost in america.

    • Silent Running
      Silent Running08-06-2012

      Then you know that Japan is 98% ethnic Japanese, and that Japan’s immigration laws are incredibly strict. So when a Japanese person makes a reference to “us” or “we,” it means something. In America there is no “we,” so it’s an apples/oranges comparison (as is judging American education by the standards of monochromatic Scandinavia, and so many other things).

      Isn’t it funny that no one ever talks about Japan’s “race problem” or its horrifying lack of diversity?

      • Sean

        No one ever complains about race relations in Japan? Are you kidding? Have you ever been to Japan, or are you just peddling some racial purity bullshit?

        • Silent Running
          Silent Running08-07-2012

          Not what I said, professor. Since Japan doesn’t value diversity, it’s pretty obvious to anyone with an IQ above room temp that I was referring to those people over here who insist we MUST have diversity at all costs. I was referring to the fact that there are many countries around the world where a single group is in the overwhelming majority, yet pious liberals like yourself do not complain that those countries are not diverse.

          Adam complained that people don’t value honor like they do in Japan, and I highlighted a difference between that country and ours that is at once hugely important and almost never spoken of. Adam might be surprised to learn that Robert Putnam, a Harvard professor, published a study that showed that diversity actually damages civic life. People stay inside more, visit with neighbors less, and stop volunteering far more often when their neighborhoods have been enriched.

          Now that we’ve set your embarassing little tantrum aside, is there anything else I can do for you?

          • Sean

            Now that you’ve treated me to your biting, witty sarcasm and super impressive preening, let’s circle back.

            If a society is not diverse because it’s intentionally marginalizing or excluding people on the basis of race, even if subtly, then yes, “pious liberals” object frequently and often. I enjoyed visiting Japan, but the societal message that foreigners are not worthy to mix with Japanese, seen in establishments that overtly exclude non-Japanese, is offensive. Thankfully, that attitude seems to be slowly fading out among the younger generation.

            Second, you said that “no one ever complains about Japan’s race problem or diversity.” It should be obvious to anyone with an IQ over room temperature (derp!) that I was responding to the race problem quip, not making some retarded argument about how Japan needs more quotas for blondes or something.

      • zdiggler

        They barely got any room from their own people,

    • StuInTokyo

      John Henry I could not agree with you more, I’ve lived in Tokyo and run a small business for 22 years.
      Adam I’m very sorry to say that the days of “Honor” are long gone, at least in Tokyo. In fact I would say that the “Sticking to a rule that is stupid and outdated” rises to a level not seen anywhere else on the planet here, I could tell you stories for hours and hour on this subject.
      Love the show.


  6. Holy shit
    Holy shit08-06-2012

    My god Adam LET YOUR GUEST TALK, ONE FULL SENTENCE GEEEZUS! Lol wow. I’ll try again tomorrow my blood pressure rose too much to finish this episode. Get it on!

  7. Matt

    Adam was def drunk today. More interruptions than normal, still love ya ace just drive careful!

  8. Wha happened?
    Wha happened?08-06-2012

    When did Jeff Ross start looking like a retired Jewish woman?

    • david

      Some time around birth

      • Silent Running
        Silent Running08-07-2012


  9. Rrrrr

    Love the Spaz!

  10. Sluggh

    So, Bryan’s never heard of Sikhs. Wow.

    • Keenwhiz

      Brian doesn’t read the news, obviously.

      • Sluggh

        A sneak preview from Bryan:

        “This may be a stupid question, but what’s a Buddhist temple?”

  11. Al Dorman
    Al Dorman08-06-2012

    Adam, Adam, Adam. Slow clap for that rant at the end, about how our society has lost all sense of honor. And I’m a liberal who agrees with increasingly less and less of your societal rants. If we can agree on that, maybe we can work together on fixing it.

    • Keenwhiz

      Libs can never just keep quiet

      • Andy90

        Idiots can never hold their tongues.

  12. dave

    Can Dr. Bruce get his own show?

    That way I can hear ALL the interesting things he has to say… instead of Adam the fuck-tard talking over top of him.

    Let him speak Adam…. I know it’s your “bit” to humiliate him, but it certainly gets old…. especially when he is in the middle of something I really really want to know more about.


    • Dustin

      Really? Dr. Bruce actually has a fan?

  13. Devbo

    Jff Ross as Paterno?? He looks an awful lot like sandusky…

  14. GeorgeWKush

    “Does that involve recasting?”


    • eddie

      YEah. That was the line of the day. Go Allison!!!

  15. Les

    Ace man,
    How about installing a remote start on your ride so you can crank the AC while you’re in the checkout line at Costco?
    Yea baby.

  16. The Hoss
    The Hoss08-06-2012

    The Spaz can be on every day as far as I care. Love him.

  17. thedecade

    who is this bubba booey person – he he

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle08-07-2012

      Ma ma monkey.

      • May (Bike Shop Loyal) Kadoodee
        May (Bike Shop Loyal) Kadoodee08-07-2012

        Fa Fa Fooey

    no GUNS FOR RIGHT WINGERS08-06-2012

    Let’s make a law, right wingers should not own guns!

  19. Shannon

    Sorry, but Adam does not respect pretty much anybody and that is so toxic to relationships. He seems to respect Penn Jillette but not his own wife, not his parents, not Dr. Drew and not Dr. Bruce. Jesus Christ, the guy is almost 50 and he still has the angst of a teenage boy against his parents. I can’t believe he went to a therapist. I imagine the therapist was either some crap therapist who takes a check and nods their head or, anything they suggested went in one ear and out the other. I don’t think I’m going to listen to this podcast anymore, not that it will matter to anyone anyway. I used to listen to him because he had something insightful and interesting to say. Also, I wonder if Adam really is a racist. I wonder if he truly believes some groups of people are “superior” to others, and if he really does believe that notion, I don’t think I would feel right supporting someone like that in any way.

    • Common sense
      Common sense08-06-2012

      Some groups just are. Simple fact.

    • Silent Running
      Silent Running08-07-2012

      Right. Because if I told you blacks were better sprinters, you’d belt me for being racist. You definitely wouldn’t nod so fast that it made your head blur.

    • matt


    • matt

      check out the “joe rogan experience” he is not a meathead. he is smart, interesting, funny, and has interesting guests, and lets them talk. check it out.

  20. UnBald Brian
    UnBald Brian08-06-2012

    This episode is too long..

  21. May Kadoodee
    May Kadoodee08-06-2012

    Jeff Ross Roseane Barr Roast and Comedy Special this week???? on Comedy Central, need to have him on the show soon, he did Howard today, was really good guest.

  22. lookiepoo

    Um glad to see it wasnt just me. I get that dr bruce is kinda taking donny’s old role as punching bag but i really want to hear what he’s talking about. why have him on if you won’t let him speak. Other people are saying the same thing. don’t tell bruce to come in with topics if you don’t want to hear them. I want to hear bruce. Does anyone know where i can go to hear or read stuff from him?

  23. Shawn

    Hey Adam, just went to Amazon and finished an order for a new motorcycle helmet and face shield. Hopefully, Amazon will be sending some wind towards the ship soon. 🙂 BTW, when you gonna sail that beast over here to Oahu? Get those punks of yours into surfing. If you want, seeing as I now have a new helmet on the way, you can crash my fz8 if you’d like… GET IT ON!

    • May (Bike Shop Loyal) Kadoodee
      May (Bike Shop Loyal) Kadoodee08-07-2012

      Hope the helmet doesn’t fit…

      • Shawn

        If it doesn’t I’ll have an extra passenger helmet. My old helmet is the same type so it shouldn’t be a problem though. Unfortunately I’m not loyal any particular bike shops out here, because on Oahu quality technicians are hard to come by. :-/

  24. Dick Smalls
    Dick Smalls08-06-2012

    Aceman needs to reign himself in a tad. His ego is off the charts lately and the rants are moving from humorous into boorish nonsense…….

  25. donewithit

    Brilliant! After listening for over a year and hearing the crazy turn The Adam Carolla Show Podcast has taken these last few months I’ve finally figured it out. Adam’s taking a page from Breaking Bad! He started out as a funny curmudgeon with great takes on day to day life who is now a man with total contempt towards his own mother because she didn’t offer to BUY his book! Its like watching Walter White finally go full on Heisenberg this season. I can’t wait to see how Adam grounds his pirate ship on a reef of disdain for people who aren’t exactly like him. It’ll be a first in podcast history! BTW, I think he’s got an amazing crew working for him. The production values are really first rate. I hope they’re getting their highlight reels together for when Adam eventually implodes. Good luck Ace! lol, what kinda douchebag calls them self Ace? I’m going to start calling myself Maverick. “Oh yeah, my friends always called me Maverick in high school…” WTF?

  26. Jake Carleson
    Jake Carleson08-06-2012

    Even Alison has no mercy for Dr. Bruce now.

  27. 7hardway

    Dr. Spaz got 2 or 3 words in edgewise. I like to hear the medical tips, but no can do for the ACE man. Adam, shut the FUCK up about how you were raised poor. WE GET IT. I’d rather listen to a 45 minute kick ass funny broadcast than hear an additional 30 minute rant about your parents.

    This podcast is getting to be a broken record with splashes of funny in between. Formula nowadays:

    1. Complain about wife and kids.
    2. Complain about L.A.
    3. Complain about poor parents.

    Start WRITING comedy again Ace and quit riding the I’m a rich guy, listen to my woes about my $80,000 Audi braking for me on the way to my show rants. It’s boring for us average schmucks. And we are your fan base.

  28. sloozen1

    Another good show —– Penn G. is a genius, go do a show at his house, like you did with Bill Maher —- Adam, sports are too “moral majority” for some people…—- Dr. Spaz is a nice little fellow…—- I read where passion fruit ice teas can cause liver damage in some people and you should consult a doctor before drinking Restaurants should warn consumers….—- See you later….

  29. paddym

    Piss Christ is Serrano. Mapplethorpe did gross fag stuff.

  30. SMH

    I love how Adam describes all the changes in his life as “where we’re at as a society now.” Newsflash: rich housewives have always had maids! Those sitcom families where the wife did the housework, those were middle-class homes, in an era when a single middle-class income could support a home.

    I have never heard someone generalize so completely from his own unique experience, as if it tells him everything he needs to know about history, economics, society, etc. It’s fascinating to listen to a narcissistic mind mimicking intellectual analysis. Is this a brilliant dramatic creation, or his real self? Either way, it’s entertaining, in the Al Bundy/Homer Simpson vein.

    • Ric

      “it’s entertaining, in the Al Bundy/Homer Simpson vein.”

      I think you hit the nail on the head.

  31. chuckie gorman
    chuckie gorman08-06-2012

    living off of welfare is just another version of “having your career handed to you by jimmy kimmel.” it doesn’t pay as well, but it’s the same principle.
    oh, that’s right. adam did it all by himself.

  32. Chet

    I Have a grudging respect for penn but hes super boring every time he’s on.

    Otherwise yes, Adam increasingly repetetive and out of touch.

  33. Phil

    Officially sell all my Adam books. On Craigslist. So Atlanta Adam drones . . . Search for it.

    Cash only.

  34. FFM


    Audi started offering a system that would cool the car even while turned off back in the 1990s with its Audi A8 in combination with the solar sunroof, whenever the car gets over 104°F the system would start ventilating and cooling within its available electric power.

    • AJ

      They started doing this to the 2012 Toyota Prius’ as well. Solar panel sunroof power the vents to keep inside of car cool.

  35. Jason Belmonti
    Jason Belmonti08-07-2012

    adam carolla

  36. TonyMonterey

    Thank god for Adam and Penn, love both guys work and if it wasn’t for them I would think every one was a far lefty or far rightly and that everyone believed the party line for each side. Add South Park and Ron Paul into the mix and this would be all I needed to visit on the Internet… well the Redlettermedia guys too.

    Awesome show, keep it up!

  37. Just Me
    Just Me08-07-2012

    Great run of pods past few days! And haven’t gotten to AOTH yet — it’s always the best. Dunno what I’d do without the Ace gang.

  38. LouE

    He’s had his head at the track. I’m telling ya, my brother raced at local tracks and he wasn’t his full self weeks heading to the race. It’s as if you’re on autopilot.

  39. RobK

    Hi, I’m Adam Carolla. I’m LITERALLY a millionaire, hehe. Did you know that some people aren’t millionaires? And that these sad people buy things that have already been used by another person, on a website called Craig’s List? That is so fucking pathetic, right!! Not me though! As I said, I am literally a millionaire. I haven’t always been, but you’d think I have by the way I talk about regular working people who have to spend the few dollars they have wisely.

  40. George Clooney
    George Clooney08-08-2012

    “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.”
    ? Just looking out for ya Adam – GC

  41. bb

    Carolla spends so much time whining about the Mexicans living in LA. But the dude can’t put 2 and 2 together and see that they are all here because you and many of your fellow Californians are too freakin cheap to hire people at a real wage and instead you seek out illegals that are willing to work for slave wages. Look at the housing in California they are renovated to a level that is a cut above what you would get in places like the north east because they have the luxury of hiring people at slave wages to do that work.

    Basically Carolla, if you don’t want Mexicans and south and central Americans leaf blowing up the joint stop freakin hiring them for every.single.thing.to.save.a.buck.

  42. Dustin

    I am officially confused. How can you possibly download a podcast, go to the comedian’s website, and rant about how much you hate the podcast and the host? Am i missing something here?

    I have an idea. How about you STOP LISTENING to someone you hate, you morons. NOBODY cares what you have to think. NOBODY.

    Do you expect to agree with Adam on every topic? if so… You are insane and need to be hospitalized. If you hate it so much, listen to something else. These message boards used to be funny and interesting to read. It has officially turned into only negative comments. Its too bad.

  43. Suits of Woe
    Suits of Woe08-11-2012

    What is Dr. Bruce saying on the VoiceOver they always play? It sounds like “eresvertrol”? What exactly is he saying?

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