This Is Going Well, I Think with David Cooper

This Is Going Well, I Think with David Cooper

Descend on chaos and uncertainty. Wonderful. Terrible. Irreverent. Irrelevant. Whatever it turns into, it’ll turn into something. This Is Going Well, I Think. The show oscillates between frenzied comedy and confession-booth sincerity, blurring the lines between his personal relationships and on-air ones in a way both intimate and (arguably) intrusive. Think Car Talk, but not helpful at all. New episodes five days a week. No promises. This show is a nightmare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

May 24, 2024 69 mins
Science communicator Dan Riskin warns us of cyborg cockroaches, and tells us what cheating at Wordle says about you. Dr. Lee Kuhnle, conspiracy theory expert and host of The Uncover Up Conspiracy Cast, hashes out a theory on the cycle of conspiracy culture influencing fiction, and fiction influencing conspiracies back again. Then, it's the tale of the heroic man who chased down a Canadian postal carrier after no attempt to deliver ...

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Sexual health and consent educator Samantha Bitty and David go over the things people are listing as deal breakers on dating apps. Foreign correspondent Tony Five discuss the helicopter crash the killed the president of Iran and ChatGPT "ripping off" Scarlett Johansson's voice.

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May 22, 2024 70 mins
David extolls the power of lists, and then talks to Australian model and sex worker Katija Cortez who says when men sleep with escorts that she doesn't consider it cheating, and most of the time – neither do they. Therapist and social worker Gary Direnfeld joins the show for Therapy Thursdays on a Wednesday and discusses guerilla love. Foreign correspondent Tony Five reports from Lake District and David breaks some news about Plane...

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May 17, 2024 68 mins

David interviews science communicator and media personality Dan Riskin about "hearing" the temperature of water, and the science (or lack thereof) of whether stand-up comedians are a psychological mess. Then, sexual health and consent educator Samantha Bitty discusses dating (read: horrible dating) and ghosting. Finally, UK-based foreign correspondent Tony Five listens to David's half-baked theory on how being pooped on birds came ...

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May 16, 2024 47 mins
David has a surprise guest advise him on New York City real estate. Tony Five asks David what he'd do if he had a day to live, and tells us the story of The Somerton Man. Toronto-based comedian Natalie Norman and David go over dating app Hinge's new feature: an attempt to ban ghosting.

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May 15, 2024 63 mins
David shares a couple stories of the day. Technology expert Carmi Levy discusses the US military evaluating robot war dogs, Chat GPT-4o, TikTok being the first social network to label AI generated content, and more. Then, psychology professor Dr. Stephen Hupp on debunking the harmful policies still used in American schools today. And finally, foreign correspondent Tony Five and David discuss tea – you know, with Tony being British ...

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May 14, 2024 45 mins
This Is Going Well, I Think is getting a new staff member: an intern! After going over a story of the day, David calls the show's producer Dani to share the excitement and check in on the health of the show. Then, David speaks with epidemiologist Zoey Laskaris who lead a study that revealed a staggering one in five app delivery drivers in NYC have been assaulted. After that, an interview with foreign correspondent Tony Five on the ...

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May 13, 2024 36 mins
This Is Going Well, I Think begins just as David runs out of nicotine gum. Then, it's Therapy Thursdays on a Monday with Gary Direnfeld. Gary discusses kids and video game addictions – David spiritedly weighs in on the topic and draws from personal experience. After that, comedy class instructor Melody Johnson answers the question: Can You Teach Funny?

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It's another installment of This Is Going Well, I Think. (But honestly, what else would this be?) David goes through some stories of the day. Science educator and media personality Dan Riskin talks about strange Viking body modifications and speedy frog evolution – but David turns the conversation to super fungus and personal shower routines. Technology expert Carmi Levy and David get into a spirited debate on how Gen Z's don't car...

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May 9, 2024 47 mins
David packs this episode of This Is Going Well, I Think with four riveting interviews. First it's Chris Bustamante, a nurse practitioner and owner of Lushful Aesthetics, who trademarked HoleToxyes, that's botox for your butthole!!! Then, associate professor of psychology at York University Amy Muise walks us through research that dispels the notion of the five "love languages." After that, another professor of psychology, this t...

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May 7, 2024 40 mins
Tony Five gives a final Seaman's Alive with Tony Five update. Then, it's all things space with astrobiologist Sarah Rugheimer, who tells us about a laser that hit earth from 140 million miles away, moon seeds taking root around the US, and more. Social worker Gary Direnfeld partakes in Therapy Thursdays and a Tuesday with David and the two discuss labels.

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Tony Five gives us the seaman's update. David walks us through a Florida Man's snakes in underpants story. Science educator Dan Riskin tells us how words of self-affirmation are a good thing, and about an AI with an intentionally twisted mind. Associate psychology professor at York College of Pennsylvania, Dr. Samantha Deffler talks about what goes on when you mix up your children's names. David calls his mother with the results of...

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David rushes through show so he can prepare clams. Tony Five provides a sea-worthy update. Carmi Levy discusses tech stories including a state-sponsored security breach, and problems with Tesla's autopilot. Environmental auditor Donnachadh McCarthy tells us why you don't need to shower so much. (Check out his book, The Prostitute State – How Britain's Democracy was Hijacked.)

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Tony Five gives an Florentine update. David recounts a couple of offbeat stories. Prompted by reading how the man who set himself on fire outside the Trump trial courthouse came to his beliefs, conspiracy theory expert Nathan Radke and David discuss the dangers of conspiratorial thinking. (Check out Nathan's podcast: The Uncover Up Conspiracy Cast.) Finally, a study says people who like loud cars are likely young, male and score hi...

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April 30, 2024 43 mins
David gets an update at sea from Tony Five and goes over some offbeat stories of the day. Then, veterinarian Dr. Cliff Redford discusses the time he circumcised a raccoon – for its health, get your mind out of the gutter! Dr. Cliff shares other vet stories, and tells us about his documentary. Finally, couples therapist and relationship expert Tracy Ross on why scrolling on phones next to your partner might not be a great idea.

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April 29, 2024 30 mins
Hypochondriac David powers through (what he thinks is) COVID to give you more The Seaman's Alive with Tony Five. After that, Therapy Thursdays on a Monday with social worker Gary Direnfeld to discuss the secrets of healthy, long-lasting relationships.

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It's the first installment of The Seaman's Alive with Tony Five on This Is Going Well, I Think. David shares a story of a man guessing a woman's age gone terribly wrong. Science man Dan Riskin tells us why cat pee smells worse at different angles. Tech expert Carmi Levy talks about the Tik-Tok ban and more. Finally, it's Ghost Guide Daniel to answer the question: Can ghosts make us sick?

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April 19, 2024 49 mins
David starts the show with Tony Five's triumphant return – and phone call with Tony's mother. Then, it's science expert Dan Riskin who follows up on how he enjoyed viewing the eclipse in its path of totality. (Even though David definitely interviewed Dan after the eclipse last week.) Finally, it's psychology PhD candidate at University of Toronto Elaine Hoan on the study the shows how personality type can help predict who's single ...

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April 18, 2024 71 mins
After talking about a shrimp-based financial disaster, David is joined by comedian Natasha Vinik and the two go over how difficult the tech job market is. (Bonus: she'll be playing in the Netflix is a Joke festival in May.) Then, it's everything to do with Sasquatch and Big Foot – and whether they're the same thing – with expert in the field, and host of the show Sasquatch University, Ryan Willis.

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It's therapy time with therapist and social worker Gary Direnfeld, or more affectionately it's: Gar-apy! Today's topic is funks – how to help friends who are in them, and how to deal with them yourselves.

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