Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp
Ramy Youssef

Ramy Youssef is one of the bright young stars burning it up in the comedy world right now. I worked with him last year and he is one of my favorite young comedians right now. If you are looking for a lovable young Muslim to build a television show around you need look no further than today's guest and that is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Ramy Youssef!

Direct download: Ramy_Youssef_final.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 12:33pm PDT

Jimmy Tingle

Jimmy Tingle is a political comedy beast! One of the finest examples of the quality comedy that has come out of Boston and he is also a recent Harvard University graduate. I remember seeing Jimmy busting heads on comedy shows when I was a youngster studying all things comedy and that is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Jimmy Tingle!

Direct download: Jimmy_Tingle_final.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 6:33am PDT

James Thiep

James Thiep was a former child soldier in Sudan, Africa. Now he is a standup comedian in the United States. Learn about his epic journey.

Direct download: James_Thiep_final.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 2:09pm PDT

Steve Wozniak

Not since Gutenberg's printing press has one human being's inventions improved the quality of life for people as much as Apple co-founder and principle creator Steve Wozniak. 


I met Steve last month when he came to my show in Lake Tahoe. Fortunately for me the Woz loves jokes, humor and comedy in general so after sending him several heart felt e-mails requesting to chat with him he agreed, so last week while I was performing in San Francisco I drove down to Cupertino to record this conversation while him. This conversation was recorded at the Mandarin Oriental restaurant where Steve asked me to meet him. There is pleasant violin based classic music playing in the background because the owner politely delinked my request to turn off the music. 


Steve Wozniak is not only a creative genius who has improved human life more than any other human being in the last 300 years, he also loves and cherishes humor and the story tellers who create the jokes. 


He is exciting to talk to because he thinks so fast and can convey complicated information in a very simple way to be understood universally.

His genius is not exclusively bound to his inventions that will lead the world to higher plains of consciousness and communications but it is the basic fact that he is a good person who genuinely cares about helping dreamer people like me wherever he can. It is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Steve Wozniak!


Intro song: Cutting Room (Hot Pants) – Oceanliners

Movie clip from YouTube: Her TRAILER 1 (2013) - Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson Movie HD

Movie clip from YouTube: Klaatu's warning

Song from YouTube: Everybody's Free (inspirational speech of Baz Luhrmann)

Recorded in Cupertino, CA. January 2014. 


[Original broadcast date: Jan 28 2015]

Direct download: Steve_Wozniak.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 3:25pm PDT

Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom is a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, currently residing in New Zealand. He is the founder of Megaupload and its associated websites, as well as Megaupload's successor site, Mega. 

What makes Kim controversial is the fact that the American government is actively trying to extradite him from New Zealand to the US. 

American comedian Tom Rhodes wanted to meet this enigmatic maverick of modern technology and show the human side of this public figure who is so often demonized in the mass media. 

Recorded on the last day that Tom was in the country for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Kim & Tom are instantly united by their humor and a very honest open conversation about everything of relevance pertaining to Kim Dotcom is raised and discussed openly.

Sources of news clips can be found on YouTube. Steve Wozniak, co founder of Apple, gives an interview where he defends Kim's actions and ways of doing business.

Source of the interview clip with Tom Rhodes is from the program Nine to Noon hosted by Kathryn Ryan aired on Radio New Zealand . For full interview go to:

Podcast theme song: 'New Generation' by The Universals

End song: ' The Harder They Come'  by Jimmy Cliff


Direct download: Kim_Dotcom_2016.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 4:58pm PDT

Colleen Kruse

Colleen Kruse is a performance force of nature who has turn her life's stories into comedy art in more one person shows than you have fingers and toes. 

Her newest show's topic will blow your mind and how she gained the insight to tell this story will amaze you even more. I've known Colleen since 1995 and I have always been cheering for her. She can do it all and has approached all her life fearlessly wrenching out all truth and meaning from the details worth knowing. 
She went to High School with Mitch Helberg and remembers him skipping school to be in the film Purple Rain as an extra. I rejoice in my Prince experiences and the love I have for Minneapolis radiates throughout this episode.
That is why is is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Colleen Kruse!
Direct download: Colleen_Kruse_final.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 9:36pm PDT

Barry Crimmins

Truth seeking Freedom fighter comedy legend Barry Crimmins explains all you need to know about making the world a better place on TRRSC!

Direct download: Barry_Crimmins_final.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 11:01pm PDT

Joey Diaz

Joey Diaz & I bring head crunching thunder to this week's Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp!

Direct download: Joey_Diaz_final.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 4:32pm PDT

Ralphie May

Me and Ralphie May talk about the currents events of the day.

Direct download: Ralphie_May_final.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT

United We Stand

In this episode Ashna and I talk about the fan letters we have received from around the world recently, the improv class we have been taking at the Groundlings, the benefit that I put on for the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting victims which included my friends Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress and Anthony Jeselnik. The benefit also took place because Dave Chappelle encouraged me to do it.

We also talk about the murders of five police officers in Dallas this week and the state of crisis currently griping the United States at the moment. To end this episode I have included the recording I made last year as I drove along with my cousin Officer Ron Ryan as he patrolled the streets of Boynton Beach, Florida. If there was ever a good cop to remind you that not all cops are bad and that most of them are committed to doing good for the community it is my cousin Ron. United We Stand Indeed People!

Direct download: United_We_Stand_final.mp3
Category:TRR01 -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT