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 24: Second Anniversary Extravaganza!
The Skewer's second birthday kicked ass and totally owned, folks. Melanie O'Brien took us into the horrors of the Values Voters Summit. Sarah Magnuson showed how much Harvey Weinstein can "change" in one week. Atra Asdou channeled Melanie Ornery, the beratement specialist who coached Donald Trump in expertly berating a grieving widow. And Skewer co-founder Eric Ruelle graced the stage once again, visiting from Detroit, and schooled us on the intersection of politics and sports. And in the Skewer debate Roxane West, unopposed due to her opponent's illness, fucking killed it and achored a SOLO DEBATE with a shockingly specific tale of the mundane hell we live in and will continue to. Guys, this show is the best. I can't believe it's been going for two years and has featured so many dope writers. It's been a goddamn honor. Here's to another year and beyond.
Kevin's fake news game (Round One) - 1:10
Tom Harrison - 7:52
Voicemail Op-Ed with erica dreisbach - 29:13
Melanie O'Brien - 32:28
Sarah Magnuson - 46:59
Kevin's fake news game (Round Two) - 55:36
Atra Asdou - 1:02:56
Eric Ruelle - 1:13:22
Kevin's fake news game (Round Three) - 1:23:55
THE SKEWER DEBATE: Roxane West vs. N/A - 1:30:42
Second Birthday Toast with erica, Eric, and Tom - 1:56:29
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