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Tom Rhodes Smart Camp

Tom Rhodes Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures. 

I have been a comedian for more than 39 years. I travel the world doing comedy. 
Whenever I can I will share my adventures with you on this Tom Rhodes Smart Camp podcast.

My amazing creative partner and ex-wife Ashna is my best friend. We are a mom & pop business and with her help I will putting out these episodes with all the wisdom I have gained in my life and telling you all of my greatest adventures while traveling the world. 

Thank you for your generosity and for joining the Rhodesies club. You are in my heart forever!

Jul 19, 2024

In this Smart Bestie episode, it's just me and my smart best friend Ashna Rodjan. Seriously, what a week—there was an attempted assassination on Donald Trump and we lost the comedy legend, Bob Newhart. I grew up listening to Bob Newhart's records. His long-form storytelling was pure genius. I still laugh...


Jun 27, 2024

In this Smart Talk episode, I sit down with the hilarious Shanti Charan. We dive into her comedy journey, starting out at The Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco. We also chat about the unique vibes of Florida versus California audiences and how the world's chaos sneaks into our jokes.

Shanti's got some wild stories...


Jun 21, 2024

Welcome to Tom Rhodes Smart Camp! Hooray, it's the first day of summer, my favorite season! I’m in my apartment with a massive, seeded watermelon from Sprouts. What’s with the obsession with seedless watermelons?

I’ve been home for a few days between gigs in Minneapolis and San Jose. My suitcase is open, laundry...


Jun 13, 2024

Tom chats with comedian Ben Gonzalez, known for his sharp and insightful material. They dive into Ben's unique journey from being a paramedic to becoming a comedian, discussing how his background influences his comedy.

Ben shares how becoming a father motivated him to pursue stand-up and how he balances his career with...


Jun 6, 2024

Tom sits down with comedian Ric Diez. Ric, originally from Spain but now living in Brussels, recently performed at the Netflix is a Joke festival at the Kia Forum in LA, a venue that has hosted legends like Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin. Despite initial nerves, Ric managed to win over a tough crowd that had been...