The Skewer Podcast
About This Show
A live monthly news revue that satirizes the dumb month that was.
Featuring searing op-eds and hilarious debates from Chicago's best writers, The Skewer is a live lit comedy juggernaut that none can resist.
Most Recent Episode
The Skewer 16: March 2017
Oh good goddamn, The Skewer was on fire this month. Wall-to-wall dopeness. Host Tom Harrison's opening monologue on February/shock humor/Breitbart was one of the pieces of writing he's been proudest to present. Eric Lutz couldn't be at the show physically but his words on the nature of Kyrie Irving and truth made up for it. Mike Haverty showed us undeniable proof of Trump's lizardish ways. Chloe Riley put her goddamn FEET ON A COUCH for journalism. erica dreisbach taught us about our boy JC the political dissident. Ines Bellina told us how 45 is a despairingly boring rerun and gave tips how to survive his dumb-ass presidency. We capped it with a delightful debate with Erin Klabunde vs Bill Bullock to decide the next Trump spokesperson. Seriously every single person on this lineup tonight killed it. The Skewer is peerless.
Tom Harrison - 1:43
Eric Lutz - 17:15
Mike Haverty - 28:20
Chloe Riley - 37:34
erica dreisbach - 51:49
Ines Bellina - 1:00:00
THE SKEWER DEBATE: Bill Bullock vs. Erin Klabunde - 1:16:15
Rated 5 out of
Smart, hilarious review of the month's news
Eclectic mix of Chicago writers take on the month's news with witty and insightful op-eds. Enough Chicago specifics to give a sense of place but definitely still enjoyable for audiences from elsewhere. The crowning jewel is the debate at the end....with writers arguing over topics like if Kanye or Jeb Bush had the bigger Twitter meltdown, what's not to love? Can't wait to see what they do with the sure to be ridiculous remainder of 2016 elections....looking forward to the comic relief.
Date published: 2016-03-16