"There's a lot of people out there whose job it is to be offended for other people," says Adam Carolla, comedian and host of the Adam Carolla Show podcast. "They're like, 'Hey, these are opinions people disagree with!' It's like, 'Hey, United States there, buddy. It's just one big pile of opinions that people disagree with.'"
Reason TV sat down with Carolla in his Glendale warehouse/podcast studio to discuss a lawsuit he's facing from a so-called "patent troll" who claims intellectual ownership over the idea of "a system for disseminating media content representing episodes in a serialized sequence." In other words, the company claims to own the very idea of podcasting, despite never having produced a podcast itself.
Watch the video above to hear Carolla's take on patent trolls, Los Angeles (7:08), comedians being pressured to issue fake apologies (10:25), and media outlets NPR and Salon, whom he accuses of engaging in ambush interview techniques (11:45). Or, click below for the full text and downloadable versions of this video.