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 21: August 2017
As ever, The Skewer owns. Who could ever doubt? Hosted by Tom Harrison, this edition features Kevin Johnson debuting a new fake-news-identifying game. Carrie Cook explained why today's hell world has poisoned the sweet relief of escapist TV. Tom Wisdom shared the arcane, eldritch horrors Jared Kushner left off his disclosure forms. Archy Arch J showed us that the GOP can give the devil head without making a deal with him. And Megan Kirby showed us how we can cope with the incipient apocalypse with today's pop hits. In the Skewer debate Jane Harrison squared off against Elaine Phillips to decide what pop culture property needs to be rebooted to infuriate dumb online men: Infinite Jest or Game of Thrones? I mean, the answer is both, but we have to debate anyway.
Kevin Johnson (round 1) - 0:56
Tom Harrison - 6:24
erica dreisbach (voicemail op-ed) - 20:08
Carrie Cook - 22:50
Tom Wisdom - 30:45
Kevin Johnson (round 2) - 37:35
Archy Arch J - 41:13
Megan Kirby -48:32
Kevin Johnson (round 3) - 1:00:48
THE SKEWER DEBATE: Jane Harrison vs. Elaine Phillips - 1:05:21
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