Breaking Bread with Tom Papa

Breaking Bread with Tom Papa

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.


April 16, 2024 78 mins

Tom Papa chats with comedian Dusty Slay about his comedic journey and personal life. They discuss Dusty's unique experiences and insights from performing across different states, the significance of personal connections, and his approach to comedy. Dusty also shares anecdotes from his tours, reflecting on the blend of humor and life lessons he's encountered along the way.
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Tom Papa talks with Barbara Corcoran about her extraordinary journey from a humble beginning to becoming a real estate mogul. They delve into Barbara's early life challenges, her transition into the real estate industry with just a $1,000 loan, and how she navigated her way through the ups and downs to build a successful business. Barbara shares insights into the importance of resilience, the power of believing in oneself, and the ...

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April 2, 2024 91 mins

Tom Papa sits down with Beth Stelling to explore the nuances of comedy, from early influences and defining moments in their careers to the intricate process of crafting a joke. They delve into Beth's journey in the comedy scene, her approach to stand-up, and her reflections on the evolution of her comedic voice. The conversation offers a deep dive into the challenges and triumphs of a life dedicated to making people laugh.



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March 26, 2024 76 mins

Dulcé shares insights into the complexities of navigating spaces as a black woman, her experiences with racism from a young age, and the importance of asserting oneself. She also discusses her creative process, her work on "The Daily Show," and the nuances of comedy and representation. Highlighting her new book, "Hello, Friends! – Stories of Dating, Destiny, and Day Jobs." -----------------------------------------------------------...

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March 19, 2024 73 mins

David Cross discusses making birria, David’s Podcast "Senses Working Overtime", the good, bad and the ugly of "Arrested Development," the possibility of David's kid being in showbusiness, David’s new special "Worst Daddy In The World", loving his NYC life, and his standup strategy going forward.


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March 12, 2024 83 mins

Tom reconnects with his old friend Mike, delving into their shared history in the comedy scene and how their careers have evolved over time. They reminisce about the early days, the camaraderie that supported their growth, and the pivotal moments that shaped their journey in comedy and show business. As they discuss Mike's venture into acting and content creation, the conversation reveals insights into the challenges and triumphs o...

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March 5, 2024 68 mins

Tom and Kira engage in a candid and humorous conversation with guest Donnell Rawlings. They kick off with playful banter about Tom's bread-baking endeavors, leading into discussions on a variety of topics including the intricacies of comedy, personal growth, and the nuances of navigating the entertainment industry. Donnell shares insights from his journey in stand-up comedy, touching upon his new special, the impact of historical c...

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February 27, 2024 83 mins

Tom Papa and Moshe Kasher discuss Moshe's poignant journey while writing about his daughter in his book.

Moshe then takes us through his time in AA, and he reflects on his unique upbringing in all-black Oakland, questioning the effectiveness of his therapy and his fascination with history's subjective truths. T

The conversation then shifts to Moshe's love for people, the energy of crowds, and his experiences at Burnin...

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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 conver...

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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 M...

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February 6, 2024 72 mins

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 sacrif...

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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...

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January 23, 2024 89 mins

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.

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January 16, 2024 76 mins

The hilarious Brad Williams joins the table as the first guest of the new year! 


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We talk Golden Globes, the Boeing plane, and break in the new studio.

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January 4, 2024 45 mins

Breaking Bread for the new year. 

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December 26, 2023 57 mins

Christmas is all about making memories. 


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December 19, 2023 58 mins

Tommy Papa - The Original Tommy DeVito. 

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December 12, 2023 62 mins

Hannukah Hack! 

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December 5, 2023 90 mins

Without Superstar Peloton Instructor Matt Wilpers Tom is Fat.

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