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 27: March 2018
The Skewer owns. Was there ever doubt? Kevin Johnson's fake news quiz and host Tom Harrison open the show. Behnam Riahi explores what makes a terrorist in response to Nicholas Cruz. Adam Homer Lawson shares an actual teacher's take on the epidemic of school violence. Ines Bellina breaks down what people are missing about the Latinx-focused message of The Shape of Water. And Alisa Rosenthal brings joy to our blighted lives via the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye. Finally, Ray Goldberg and Noah Heinrich engage in vicious verbal combat to decide the next Winter Olympic event: Threatening to Move or Cancelling Plans. Guys, this show owns! We got top to bottom winners here. Enjoy!
Fake News Quiz with Kevin Johnson (round 1) - 0:33
Tom Harrison - 6:28
Voicemail Op-Ed from erica dreisbach - 20:34
Behnam Riahi - 24:24
Adam Homer Lawson - 38:30
Fake News Quiz with Kevin Johnson (round 2) - 51:34
Ines Bellina - 57:00
Alisa Rosenthal -1:08:49
Fake News Quiz with Kevin Johnson (round 3) - 1:19:23
THE SKEWER DEBATE: Ray Goldberg vs. Noah Heinrich - 1:25:16
Episodes of This Show
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Nov 1, 2017
Oct 4, 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