written by Jason Steele and Kyle Adamski
Chug some ayahuasca, start chanting your favorite mantra, and prepare to blast through the multiverse with comedian Duncan Trussell. Like Alan Watts & Bill Hicks before him, Duncan Trussell combines philosophies both ancient and contemporary with subversive comedy to create one of the most unusual podcasts anywhere on the internet. You will find yourself laughing out loud while pondering the nature of reality all at the same time. Spirituality, both dark and light, combined with comedy and a thorough examination of craft are all reasons why The Duncan Trussell Family Hour is The Podcast You Absolutely Have To Listen To.
It’s tough to explain what to expect from a typical episode of the DTFH, because Trussell’s background and interests are so diverse. The show begins with a choir of innocent children singing (from the Jim Jones’ People’s Temple Choir), followed by a demonic voice, which sets the tone for this dark, and light cosmic tour. Fans agree that one of the most easily satisfying parts of the podcast is the show opener. Each episode has a unique improvised monologue from Duncan that interlaces brilliantly placed advertisement live reads. Trussell’s knack for stream of conscience improvisation alone — evidenced beautifully in each opener– makes the podcast worth your time.
You will find yourself laughing out loud while pondering the nature of reality all at the same time.
Another element that sets the Duncan Trussell Family Hour apart from other podcasts is the vibrant community that has sprung up around the show. The forum on duncantrussell.com doesn’t only discuss each episode, but often branches off into a variety of discussions and debates, and has even spawned their own podcasts.
Feed your head and step into another realm of altered universes and psychedelic cleansing. Duncan Trussell sheds his skin weekly on The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. So open your third eye, send out your psychic love tendrils and add the Duncan Trussell Family Hour to your podcast playlist today. Do you feel the pull of the universe directing you towards your new Family yet?