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None Taken with Chris Paul

Writer and nightlife impresario Chris Paul dissects politics, philosophy and the entertainment industry with the help of some opinionated friends. No offense...
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Aug 14, 2017

David Smalley is the host of Dogma Debate Podcast. They discuss atheism, morality, free will, and the existence of objective truth.

Aug 7, 2017
Sheldon Candis is a director and producer. His latest project, the documentary “Baltimore Boys” premieres August 8th as the newest installment in ESPN’s ’30 for 30’ series. The film tells the story of the undefeated Dunbar High School basketball teams of 1981-1983 and their place in history, producing four NBA players from one legendary lineup. We go in depth about the film, its subjects, and how the story fits into a much larger cultural picture of a city in turmoil.
Aug 3, 2017

Paul Wesley is an actor, director, and producer who starred for eight seasons in the CW smash hit “The Vampire Diaries”. We discuss his experience on the show, finding inspiration, understanding perspectives that aren’t your own, and how to find genuine validation in the entertainment industry.

Jul 27, 2017

Rob Weiss is a writer, producer, and director, who’s been a big part of the HBO hit shows, “Entourage,” “How to Make it in America,” and now “Ballers,” which premiered its third season on July 23rd. We discuss his ups and downs in his introduction to Hollywood, how he got on the Entourage team and what the show meant culturally, and his role in making the new show. This is part one of a two-part, or maybe many-part, conversation...

Jul 20, 2017
Nick Goosen is a writer, director, and producer. Simon Rex is an entertainer, known for his acting, his social media, and his rapping alter-ego, Dirt Nasty. They are two of the main forces behind in Comedy Central’s digital series “Typical Rick” which premieres its second season on Monday 7/24. We talk about the show, creating content in the digital world, and addiction to social media. Around 50 minutes in, Nick leaves for a meeting and Chris and Simon go DEEP on the relationship landscape in Hollywood for single guys in their late 30s and beyond.
Jun 2, 2017

Dr. Michael Aaron, sex therapist and writer, joins None Taken via Skype from New York to talk about sex addiction, fetishes, dating, social justice warriors, and rape culture among other topics.

May 30, 2017

Chris returns from a long absence to discuss why he took so much time off, call-out culture, hot take culture, Rebecca Tuvel, the “Conceptual Penis” hoax, and what all these things means in the poisoning of the public conversation.

Mar 27, 2017

Dexter Tortoriello is a musician, song writer, and producer on Diplo's 'Mad Decent' record label. He achieved prominence initially with his project 'Houses,' for which he has a new album in the works, and his other project 'Dawn Golden' with the album 'Still Life.' We talk about the point of real art, darkness as a source of inspiration, making music that can be happy and sad simultaneously, and the hazards of social media and our modern information age.

Mar 15, 2017

Fahim Anwar is a stand up comedian whose new special "No Business Like Show Business" is out TODAY on NBC's comedy app Seeso (which you can try free for a month with the code ANWAR). We discuss the special, how he went from Boeing engineer to professional comic, road trips with our dads, living for the 'likes,' and much more.

Mar 13, 2017

Mike Jackson is a producer and partner at Get Lifted Film Company alongside Ty Stiklorius and John Legend. Topics include La La Land and race in Hollywood, their show on WGN, "Underground," whose season 2 premiere is 3/8, and the value of having tough conversations in our current political landscape.

Mar 8, 2017

Chris D'Elia is a standup comedian, actor, and podcast host, who just recorded his latest Netflix special "Man On Fire," coming out late this spring. He's also started a brand new podcast called "Congratulations," so subscribe on iTunes. Chris and Chris discuss the new special and the new podcast at length with a whole bunch of funny tangents in the meantime.

Feb 24, 2017

Matt D'Elia is a writer, director, and actor, whose film 'American Animal' appeared in film festivals across the country. Chris and Matt sit down for their annual Oscar talk, discussing all the Best Picture nominees, as well as the actors, the writing, the cinematography, the year in movies, and our dismay over the best film of the year, Martin Scorcese's 'Silence,' gets no respect.

Feb 13, 2017
Ryon Baxter is a writer, actor, and director whose film 'Green is Gold' won the audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. We discuss filmmaking guerrilla style on a shoestring budget, the cannabis business, drug use, and governmental control. 
Feb 9, 2017

Chris talks about why the left is going to lose every single battle it fights in the near future, why its outrage is so misguided and ineffective, and why there's no point in coddling it, while referencing the #deleteuber boycott, the riots over Milo Yiannopoulos' Berkeley speech, and the pathetic Audi commercial during the Super Bowl.

Feb 8, 2017

Adam DeVine is a writer, actor, and comedian who stars in Comedy Central's huge hit 'Workaholics,' which is currently airing its final season. They talk about wrapping up the show, how he got into comedy, the work ethic and commitment it takes to make it in a creative field, and the role comedians play in the public discourse.

Jan 31, 2017

Thaddeus Russell is a history professor and historian, and author of "A Renegade History of the United States." He has appeared numerous times on 'The Joe Rogan Experience' and returns for his third visit to None Taken. We talk about the rise of Trump, the relative value of information and how it's used, fake news, the concept of human rights, and what Hollywood and college have in common that make both so unrelentingly liberal.

Jan 30, 2017

Chris discussed hypocrisy on the left, the Women's March, abortion and equal pay, rational action, being consistently pro science, and paranoia, outrage, and mass hysteria over Donald Trump.

Jan 23, 2017

Nick is a writer and musician and just a hell of an interesting guy. We talk about an interview he did with a scientist who discovered he's a sociopath, pop culture and social media, and the nature of mob authority online.

Jan 22, 2017

This episode's guest is Board Certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Galanis. The discussion includes getting into medicine, the Affordable Care Act, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, and gender reassignment.

Nov 18, 2016

Jamie Hyder is an actress who's the female star of the new game, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Chris and Jamie talk about the massive process of making a video game on that scale, her interactions with gamers, soldiers, and designers, victimhood culture, and whether or not you should be mad about how long it takes to text back.

Nov 15, 2016

Wally Pfister is a director and cinematographer. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography with his work on Inception. He was Christopher Nolan's cinematographer for many years, before changing paths with his directorial debut on 2014's Transcendence. Chris and Wally discuss how he got into the entertainment industry, the roots of his personal style, taking risks, developing an aesthetic, art vs. content, and the future of film.

Nov 10, 2016

Chris responds to the election of Donald Trump, discusses outcomes and impacts, lists a few things he's wrong about, apologizes to Michael Moore, and takes questions from people on Facebook Live. 

Nov 8, 2016

Chris sits down on election eve to discuss the necessity of voting, the immorality of a protest vote, James Comey and the FBI, the descent into irrelevance of Michael Moore, why Republicans hate the far left, and the dangers of ideological extremism.

Oct 27, 2016

In this solo episode, Chris returns from his politics-obsessed hiatus to discuss the state of the presidential race, Trump’s chat with Bill Bush, “womanizing” vs sexual predation, information source, conspiracy theories, and identity politics.

Sep 30, 2016

Chris Zylka is an actor and artist. The Chris's sat down in Austin, Texas to talk about politics, a post-privacy society, hacking, his new film, and his work on the wonderful HBO series 'The Leftovers.'

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