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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!

Mar 14, 2024

Step into an episode that's like a well-traveled suitcase—packed with stories, laughter, and a dash of the philosophical, all stamped with the unique humor and wisdom of Tom Rhodes. In this episode, the spotlight shines on Jen Kober, whose incredible resilience and humor light up the conversation.

Together, they explore Jen's inspiring rise from facing homelessness to becoming a comedy sensation, sharing anecdotes that range from cleverly resourceful to deeply meaningful.

Jen recounts her early days in Louisiana's comedy scene, revealing how unconventional choices like gym memberships for showers became stepping stones in her career. 

These stories, woven with the support of mentors and unexpected life turns, highlight the essence of perseverance and creativity.

The episode delves into themes of personal development, the complexities of substance use, and the importance of connections, making for a heartwarming exchange that's more than just comedy. 

It's an invitation to reflect on the beauty of life's journey, underscored by Tom Rhodes' philosophical humor and Jen Kober's indomitable spirit.

Tune in for an unforgettable conversation that merges comedy, life's ups and downs, and the wisdom found in between. 

It's not just entertainment; it's a masterclass in embracing life with laughter and authenticity, brought to you by Tom Rhodes and Jen Kober; it's a lesson in living boldly, laughing at the bumps along the way, and always, always keeping it real. Join us for a chat that's as full of soul as it is of humor.


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** About the Podcast **

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

We share a joke premise weekly, along with stories or what's on our radar, the book of the week, the movie/doc of the week, song of the week, and Good News. Or we have a guest!



I have been a comedian for more than 39 years. I travel the world, performing comedy. Exploring diverse cultures and connecting with people from all walks of life while doing comedy is at the heart of my journey. I've had my share of experiences, from almost drowning in Thailand to getting maced in Paris, and I had my own sitcom on Comedy Central and a Late Night Talkshow in the Netherlands. Whenever I can, I'll share my adventures and a global perspective with you on this podcast.


Ashna, Dutch artist, photographer, and my ex-wife, isn't just my best friend; she's an essential part of the Rhodesies team. We've traveled the world together for 8 years. With her background in cognitive psychology, and her passion for philosophy and all things art, Ashna enriches our conversations, all while bringing a unique psychological perspective.