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 15: February 2017
The Skewer 15 was on point beyond already sky-high expectations. Elizabeth Gomez broke our goddamn hearts with an exploration of America's deadly hypocrisy in its treatment of children. Shannon Noll saw the opening days of DJ Trump's administration through a queer lens. erica dreisbach gave a report on the historic Women's March in DC. Alisa Rosenthal took us on a walking tour of the gems of the 2017 Oscars. And Gwynn Fulcher took us on an erotic journey into the now forever-empty presidential pleasure domes of Barack Obama and Joe Biden. To cap it all off, Danette Chavez and Mason Johnson proved merciless verbal gladiators as they debated what the next pope-based HBO show should be, with a truly unexpected victor. Tom and erica also left some dope voicemails on our reps' phones. Guys, this is a spicy one. Skewer forever!
Tom Harrison - 1:10
VOICEMAIL OP-ED from erica dresibach - 15:35
Elizabeth Gomez - 19:20
Shannon Noll - 33:13
erica dreisbach - 42:37
Alisa Rosenthal - 49:50
Gwynn Fulcher - 1:00:51
VOICEMAIL OP-ED from Tom Harrison - 1:11:21
SKEWER DEBATE: Mason Johnson vs. Danette Chavez - 1:16:04
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