Win Tickets ($50): Paul Giamatti’s CHINWAG @ Revolution Hall | Award Winning Actor Joins Professor of Philosophy Stephen Asma for a Live Podcast Taping

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Paul Giamatti’s CHINWAG @ Revolution Hall on May 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 13.


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Paul Giamatti’s CHINWAG
May 16, 2024
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25-$35 | All Ages
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Award-winning actor Paul Giamatti and Professor of Philosophy Stephen Asma host a live taping of their hit new podcast CHINWAG. Paul and Stephen will sit down for a freewheeling conversation that may — or may not — dive really, really, really deep into the edge of the known… topics like aliens, science fiction, imagination…

Featuring prominent guests from diverse fields, Chinwag is esoteric in the best way possible, as Paul and Stephen delve into anything and everything: Are we living in a simulation? What’s the most perfect sentence in literature? Is Bigfoot interdimensional? Science, the occult, philosophy, magic mushrooms… it’s all fair game!

Unexpected, hilarious, and maybe even profound — Chinwag is all about having a really, really good chat.

VIP Meet & Greet tickets include a meet & greet with Paul Giamatti and Stephen Asma and a show poster!

Paul Giamatti is an Oscar-nominated actor who is best known for leading roles in films such as The Holdovers, Cinderella Man, American Splendor, Sideways, and Private Parts. He won an Emmy for his portrayal of John Adams in the HBO miniseries of the same name and recently finished up the long running Showtime series Billions. Other acclaimed roles includes 12 Years a Slave, Love & Mercy, Win Win and Too Big to Fail.

Stephen T. Asma is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, where he is a Senior Fellow of the Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture. He is the author of ten books and writes regularly for publications including The New York Times. He has been an invited lecturer at Harvard, Oxford, Brown University, the Field Museum, and many more. In 2018, Asma was awarded a three-year Henry Luce Foundation grant, The Public Theologies of Technology and Presence program. Stephen Asma was also a professional musician in Chicago for many years, playing with such legends as Bo Diddley and Buddy Guy.




  1. Joseph on May 7, 2024 at 5:17 am

    Would love to check this out. Huge fan of the podcast(and The Holdovers)!

  2. Jennifer on May 7, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    Oh this sounds fun!

  3. Jen on May 7, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    This would be great, thank you!

  4. Valerie Liptak on May 7, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    Big Paul Giamatti Fan!!

  5. Jennifer R on May 7, 2024 at 2:42 pm

    PAUL! Favorite actor of mine. Would love to see him and check out the podcast taping of CHINWAG!

  6. BA on May 7, 2024 at 3:22 pm

    I’m Not Drinking Any #@%!$ Merlot!

    Love these guys! Would love to see them live!

  7. Bob MacKay on May 7, 2024 at 3:25 pm

    Yeah sitting around watching people talk!

  8. Whitney Alexander on May 7, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    This sounds like an amazing event!

  9. Jessica B on May 7, 2024 at 3:53 pm

    I would love a chance to see this podcast live!

  10. Marco on May 7, 2024 at 4:37 pm

    My late cousin was pals with Paul Giamatti at Yale.
    I’d like to meet him; he’s a great talent — so was my cousin, Jack August.

  11. Hobie Anthony on May 7, 2024 at 8:31 pm

    As a former Phil major and someone with special interest in these topics, I gotta see how it goes!
    Plus, Rev Hall is always a fun venue, no matter the event.
    Cheers, Hobie

  12. James on May 9, 2024 at 2:08 pm

    Fascinating evening.

  13. Erin R on May 9, 2024 at 11:50 pm

    would love to win, Giamatti is the greatest

  14. Rebecca on May 10, 2024 at 9:14 am

    My fantastic 85 year old mother loves Paul Giamatti! I would love to surprise her by taking her to this live podcast. She raised 9 children and deserves the world!! Please help me make her year with this, certain to be, awesome and unique experience. Than you!! 😊

  15. Jennifer Hoofard on May 10, 2024 at 9:18 am

    Love Paul Giamatti! Count me in!

  16. Rebecca on May 10, 2024 at 10:27 am

    (I tried to post this earlier but it’s not showing). My mother is a huge Paul Giamatti fan! She’s a fabulous 85 year-old woman who raised 9 children. She would love this!! I would love it if you can help me surprise her with such an amazing experience. Thank you! Have a great day!

  17. Margaret H on May 10, 2024 at 7:39 pm

    How fun would this be?

  18. Josie on May 11, 2024 at 6:06 pm

    It’s my birthday!

  19. Eva on May 16, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Love a good conversation and, as we recently lost philosophy giant Daniel Dennett, I feel the need to hear some rational but fearless discourse.

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