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48 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
“The Craft of Writing Comedy” (with Diallo Riddle)
Just In News’ Corey Hill talks with co-Creator of South Side and Sherman’s Showcase, comedy writer Diallo Riddle. Diallo discusses the craft of comedy writing and being accountable to the audience. He also talks about what it’s like to write jokes in such a polarizing time and how every comedian has the right to make their joke. The post “The Craft of Writing Comedy” (with Diallo Riddle) appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
25 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
“Tweets From Deadbeats: Tomi Lahren Edition”
Justin plays Tweets From Deadbeats with Kristin Friis on the latest Just In News. Kristen quizzes Justin on the latest tweets from Fox News hosts and other terrible people and discusses her latest move to the Big Apple. The post “Tweets From Deadbeats: Tomi Lahren Edition” appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
61 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
“Protesting CPAC” (+Screenwriter Jackie Penn)
Justin talks with Just In News Executive Producer Corey Hill about what it was like to protest outside CPAC in Orlando. Corey talks about the wildest thing he saw and why activists and reasonable people should put efforts into pushing for solutions instead of arguing with Trump supporters. Corey also talks with author and screenwriter Jackie Penn. Jackie talks about the need for diversity in Hollywood, the impact of Covid on movies, and more. The post “Protesting CPAC” (+Screenwriter Jackie Penn) appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
82 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
“Shin Splints and Guitar Riffs” (with Mike Stocksdale)
Musician Mike Stocksdale joins the Just In News Podcast. Mike riffs with Justin about getting into running, teaching students during a pandemic, and his new album, “If You Ask Me I’ll Tell You.” Mike, who is also the audio engineer on the Just In News Podcast, shoots the shit about the need to make music no matter the size of the audience, as well as his enormously large quads. You’ll have to listen to learn more on that one. The post “Shin Splints and Guitar Riffs” (with Mike Stocksdale) appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
24 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
“Jamie Raskin vs. The Incoherent-Thoughts-Guy Representing Trump”
On this week’s Just In News Podcast, Justin talks about the sequel to Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial. He talks about Rep. Jamie Raskin’s moving opening argument in contrast to whatever the hell Trump’s guy, Bruce Castor Jr., was talking about. Justin also debuts the first ever “3 Luke Warm Takes,” where he talks about why Biden is bringing about real unity, Republican infighting, and the Administration’s sweeping list of executive actions. The post “Jamie Raskin vs. The Incoherent-Thoughts-Guy Representing Trump” appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
36 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
“Chuck Tingle Spreads the Love”
Chuck Tingle, the world’s greatest author, talks with Corey Hill about why love will ultimately win. The two talk about Chuck’s erotic romance shorts, including his most recent entitled, “Pounded In The Butt By The Handsome Physical Manifestation Of Tromp’s [sic] Twitter Ban That Should’ve Come Years Sooner But Fine Now That It’s Here High Five.” This is the greatest interview you’ll ever here with the world’s greatest author. The post “Chuck Tingle Spreads the Love” appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
41 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
“Laughing During a Crisis” (with TV Writer Nell Scovell)
Just In News’ Corey Hill talks with Writer Nell Scovell. Nell talks about the role of art and comedy during a societal crisis and what it’s like to behind the scenes at shows like The Simpsons, Murphy Brown, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and others. She also discusses the lack of female writers in Hollywood, jokes she held back on in her book, “Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club”, separating the artist from the art, where’s the line in joke telling, cancel culture, and much more. The post “Laughing During a Crisis” (with TV Writer Nell Scovell) appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
70 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
“Biden is President!” (with Director Matt Toronto)
On this week’s Just In News, Justin celebrates Joe Biden becoming the 46th U.S. President and offers up 5 observations from Inauguration Day. Also, Corey Hill talks with Writer and Director Matt Toronto about the state of the film industry, what goes into movie making, and Matt’s various projects including Face 2 Face. Oh, and one more time: Biden is president! The post “Biden is President!” (with Director Matt Toronto) appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
48 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
“A Skidmark on Democracy” (with Noel Casler)
Comedian and former Celebrity Apprentice staffer Noel Casler joins the Just In News Podcast to talk about Donald Trump’s second impeachment and gives his prediction on whether Trump will be convicted in the Senate. He also discusses what’s next for Trump and Trumpism, what will happen to the Republican Party, his optimism for the Biden Administration, and a very graphic memory of Trump in Depends on the set of Celebrity Apprentice. The post “A Skidmark on Democracy” (with Noel Casler) appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
81 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
“Impeaching Trump (the sequel)”
The Just In News team kicks off 2021 by recapping a week that may very well surpasses the insanity of 2020. Justin, Corey, Kristen, Jake, and Mike talk about Trump supporters violently storming the U.S. Capitol, why impeaching Trump (again) is the right move, and optimism from the Georgia Senate runoffs. They also play a round of Tweets from Deadbeats, where Eric Trump’s birthday makes an appearance. The post “Impeaching Trump (the sequel)” appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
61 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
“Republicans Love Socialism” (with Brent Simons)
Justin wraps up the election results and looks ahead to the Georgia runoffs with Just In News’s own Corey Hill. Justin and Corey talk about what went right and wrong for the Democrats, why Democrats should brand themselves with popular policies like raising the minimum wage (because Republicans secretly love socialism), the possibility that an out-of-shape high school classmate is leaving death threat notes at the Jacksonville DNC headquarters, and more. Plus, Corey talks with Screenwriter of Megamind and Penguins of Madagascar, Brent Simons. The post “Republicans Love Socialism” (with Brent Simons) appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
83 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
“Between the Buns” (with Erin Ryan)
Erin Ryan, host of the Crooked Media podcast Hysteria and writer for The Daily Beast and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, talks about everything from how Covid has impacted Hollywood and the comedy scene to walking down Sunset Boulevard when the election was called for Biden to her favorite drinking spots in her college town of South Bend, Indiana (including a bar called Between the Buns). Erin also plays a round of Tweets from Deadbeats and educates the audience on the art of stopping a karaoke night dead in its tracks. The post “Between the Buns” (with Erin Ryan) appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
35 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat on Strongmen and Trump’s Wannabe 6-Pack Abs
Historian and Author Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins the Just In News Podcast to talk about her new book, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present. She discusses why Donald Trump has the same traits as other strongman leaders throughout history, how he convinced 74 million people to vote for him, her collection of Trump memes, and what we could expect for the future of Trump, the Republican party, and our country. Finally, Ruth talks about the difficulty of writing a book about truly terrible men and how cheap wine and electronic music helped her make it through. The post Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat on Strongmen and Trump’s Wannabe 6-Pack Abs appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
37 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Twitter Star Kylie Brakeman on “Stress Shitting” the Election
Writer, actor, and improvisor Kylie Brakeman joins the Just In News Podcast to talk about “stress shitting” during the final few days of the election. Kylie also talks about the weird feeling of having her Twitter following explode during the age of Covid, growing up in LA, what she’s most excited for as the Biden Administration is set to take office, and when she thinks she’ll perform a live show again. The post Twitter Star Kylie Brakeman on “Stress Shitting” the Election appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
71 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Rudy Sweats Out the Lies
Justin recaps a week that included Rudy Giuliani holding another insane press conference, coronavirus gone wild, and a whole lot of Republican Senators who aren’t speaking out against Donald Trump’s refusal to concede. He also talks with transgender rights activist and fellow Nease High alum Andrew Adams, who sued (and won, twice!) his Florida school district over the right to use the boys bathroom. The post Rudy Sweats Out the Lies appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
66 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Celebrating the Biden Win + Coverfly’s Tom Dever on Writing
Justin talks about Joe Biden’s big win, why he believes Donald Trump could get dragged out of the White House like a guest on “Maury,” and his own election night temper tantrum. Plus, Corey talks with Coverfly’s Tom Dever about how to move up in the writing world. The post Celebrating the Biden Win + Coverfly’s Tom Dever on Writing appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
51 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Election Day Final Thoughts
Justin and Corey share their Election Day final thoughts. Corey talks about why Democrats should acknowledge reality: that Joe Biden and Democratic U.S. Senate challengers have a very good shot of winning. Corey makes the case for why this should propel us in the final few days and how donating, phone banking, and volunteering on Election Day can help assuage any last minute nerves. Corey also acknowledges that if Biden wins Texas he will be shooting off fireworks. The post Election Day Final Thoughts appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
83 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Town Hall Duels and Aisha Fukushima on Social Justice and the Power of Music
Corey Hill joins Justin Cross to talk about the dueling Biden-Trump town halls and the nomination process of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Corey also talks with social justice strategist, recording artist, and founder of Raptivism, Aisha Fukushima. They cover making music and finding connections during a pandemic, intersectionality in social justice movements, and the enduring power of Prince’s music. The post Town Hall Duels and Aisha Fukushima on Social Justice and the Power of Music appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
65 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
“Empathy for Assholes” with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, epidemiologist, prominent progressive voice, and author of “Healing Politics,” joins the Just In News Podcast. Dr. El-Sayed talks about how competent leadership under Joe Biden can get coronavirus under control and save lives, the role of public health professionals like himself in messaging science in the face of lies and mistruths, the opportunity for progressives under a Biden presidency, having empathy for assholes, favorite jams from his 90s mixtape, and his 2-year-old crawling into his bed. Kristen Friis also joins Justin to give her thoughts on how Trump getting Covid may or may not impact the election. The post “Empathy for Assholes” with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
43 minutes | Sep 26, 2020
Got Hope? Reasons for Election Optimism
Justin and Corey talk about why Democrats should be feeling some good old fashion hope and election optimism heading into October. With just under 40 days left until the election, a new conservative Supreme Court Justice most likely pick being rammed through the Senate, civil unrest across the country over racial injustice, and Trump threatening a coup, Corey calls out Trump’s stupidity, Biden’s strength in polling across the country, and other reasons why optimism should pull us through the final stretch of the most important election in our lives. The post Got Hope? Reasons for Election Optimism appeared first on Just In News Podcast.
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