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 29: May 2018
Another triumph from your Skewer friends. erica dreisbach opens the show by proxy. Sandy Lee shares a personal take on the news of the Korean peninsula. Tom Harrison talks about newspaper comics. Nora Regis takes us on a sightseeing tour of Facebook's heinous history. Lily Be calls out the hypocrisy and laziness in white America's response to endemic racism and the particular racism of this month's Starbucks arrests. And Allie Reid and Roxane West face off to decide how best to react to the pee tape's certain release: Huge viewing party, or somber trudge into the sea? Guys the Skewer owns, why deny it? Check it out!
Episodes of This Show
Dec 6, 2017
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