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 20- July 2017
This is, like, one of the best Skewers ever. Anchored by the excellent hosting of erica dreisbach, we got Skewer co-founder #1 Tom Harrison on the ephemeral nature of Chicago's weird neighborhoods, Skewer co-founder #2 Eric Ruelle shared an essay about Bill Cosby/the fallibility of heroes that blew us away, Prateek Srivastava gave us the lowdown on the cricket world, Arish Singh shared the kinky, sexy human rights abuses committed by our bae James Comey's FBI, and Jillian Ebanks showed our white-ass Logan Square selves how to be an ally without also being extremely annoying. Top it off with a good-ass debate between the hilarious Roxane West and Death (as played by the incomparable Ian Rigg) and you got yrself one GOOD ASS SHOW. Enjoy!
0:55- erica dreisbach
7:07- Tom Harrison (voicemail op-ed)
12:04- Tom Harrison
28:00- Eric Ruelle
36:36- Prateek Srivastava
46:48- Arish Singh
1:02:35- Jillian Ebanks
1:14:34- THE SKEWER DEBATE: Roxane West v Ian Rigg
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