- Jan 7, 202100:00:0001:17:37
As I was getting ready for today's show - which usually starts at 5pm ET- I was watching our country under attack from Donald Trump's cult-like followers, incited by him. I was so angry and yelling at the TV, so I figured I should just go on the air earlier than usual. So I did. This is the pre-show. The previous episode posted is the 5-6pm hour.
- Jan 6, 202100:00:0001:00:29
As I was watching the insurrection unfold in DC today, I decided to hit the air earlier than usual today. The podcast of the pre-show show will be posted next. We had an office re-start at our usual showtime, so this is part 2 of an extended show today during which I watched the storming of the Capitol live as it happened. Harvey J. Kaye was my guest.
- Jan 5, 202100:00:0001:00:22
It's Election Day in Georgia, and this election will determine which party controls the US Senate. Literally everything in on the line today. And tomorrow, the outgoing president will attempt a coup to overturn the will of the people who voted him out of office in the last election. And it's the first Tuesday of 2021, so @GottaLaff will be here as usual to join me as we try to make sense of it all... or make fun of it all...
- Jan 4, 202100:0059:54
We did it! We survived 2020. There are no assurances that 2021 will be any better, except for the fact that in 16 days, Donald Trump will be evicted from the White House and we can start the journey back to sanity. But he's not leaving quietly! Over the holidays, Trump escalated his gaslighting and attempts at upending Democracy to levels not seen before, certainly not in modern history. And this week-- the first week of the new year, promise to be at least very challenging. David Dayen, Executive Editor of The American Prospect joins me right at the top of the show to try to explain what transpired over the last two weeks, and what we can expect this week and up through inauguration day. Dramamine or something much stronger will likely be necessary.
- Jan 1, 202100:00:0001:01:29
The last year was a giant shit show. But there were a few pandemic silver linings too. I found one in connecting with people around the world at the height of the lockdown. It turned into a regular segment for a few months that I called Quarantine Calling. I share a few of those calls today- our first one to Denmark, one to Australia and one to one of our favorite YouTube Parody artists, Shirley Serban in New Zealand!
I'll be back to take on the new year on Monday. Until then, stay safe, and Happy New Year!
- Dec 31, 202000:00:0001:00:02
I couldn't bring myself to researching, writing, producing, and hosting a 2020 Year in Review. So I bucked my usual tradition and didn't. But I always look forward to Dave Barry's year-end missive, and this year's didn't disappoint. So, to end the year, I read Dave Barry's brilliant words, which allows us to listen back to the most absurd highlights of the year that felt like a decade. Happy New Year!