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 23: October 2017
Another month of horror means another Skewer of glory. erica dreisbach hosted the whole affair like a champion as she summarized the month's news both good and bad. Kevin Johnson hosted the Skewer's delightful and extremely hard fake news quiz. Onicia Muller told the harrowing story of Sint Maarten, her home now devastated by Hurricane Irma. Joe Anderson showed us how the bumbling dopes of Equifax gathered power by being weird shitty creeps. Gwynn Fulcher showed us the path to a better world made of metal: Unicron, God of Chaos. And Tom Harrison and Cody Melcher squared off in the Skewer debate, deciding once and for all the best way for athletes to disrespect the flag: wear flag underpants on the outside or squat and grimace during the National Anthem. The Skewer is like an ever-fixed star of satirical excellence and this edition was no different. PLUS, we raised over $250 dollars for Puerto Rico, so that rules.
Kevin Johnson (Fake News Quiz round 1) - 1:00
erica dreisbach - 8:32
Onicia Muller - 17:13
Kevin Johnson (Fake News Quiz round 2) - 27:27
Joe Anderson - 32:34
Gwynn Fulcher - 43:52
Kevin Johnson (Fake News Quiz round 3)- 54:30
Skewer Debate: Cody Melcher vs. Tom Harrison - 1:00:50
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