Category: News & Politics
What It Is
Journalist Alison Kilkenny & comedian Jamie Kilstein discuss the news of the day in a typically angry, but hilarious style.
What About It
The show is a real winner in my book, though the extreme release schedule coupled with the episode lengths means I simply cannot come anywhere close to keeping up with it. The show is extremely progressive and so the news coverage is liberally (lol) supplemented with angry commentary. That works for me and should for you too, frankly. Because these guys are hilarious. I have to tell you that like the biggest draw for me, since one can get progressive to moderately progressive podcasts all over the place on the internet, is the rapport and chemistry between Alison & Jamie. They’re apt to go from angrily talking about a news story to Jamie throwing down an improv bit: “Okay, I’m Ted Cruz and you’re a, um, a some kind of . . . a voter.” And then they’re off on a real tear. Jamie is often hilarious simply because his bits misfire and turn out rather dumb and because he is constantly sniggering at his own jokes. Seriously though, this show is a masterpiece and a great example of why independent media is the future. Bottom line: you need to be listening to it.
You prefer for your political commentary to be interspersed with incredibly sloppy improv.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You know, he’s not perfect, but Ben Carson makes a lot of sense sometimes.
Best Entry Point
Obviously, subscribe and listen to the newest one. It’s a news show. Listening to older ones can be a blast as well, if you spot an episode about a subject you’re interested in. But start with the most recent one. Oh, the most recent one with both Alison and Jamey; occasionally one of them is gone and a guest will fill in. These fill-in shows are also worth listening to; they certainly aren’t bad. But for the full experience, you’ve got to have both Alison & Jamie.