Johnny Simmons, the radio gods’ gift to Morning Edition, is retiring today after over twenty years as local host at KUSP in Santa Cruz, CA. I was lucky enough to share an office with the man for a little under two years. It was like journalism school, except they were paying me. A little. Thanks for everything, Genial. Anyone who ever heard you on the air will miss you. Bow down, bitches.
Today is Johnny’s final day on the job and the end of an era. Do your ears a favor and listen from 5-9 Pacific!
Al Madrigal has been The Daily Show‘s “Senior Latino Correspondent” for years. In his funny new documentary, Half Like Me, he travels across the United States and Mexico to explore his ambivalence with that ethnic identity. Along the way, Madrigal discovers that he can’t really pronounce his own name. He also discovers that he doesn’t really care.
Hear Al’s discuss the documentary, The Daily Show, and the art of the satirical interview on the latest sideshow podcast:
Reddit is a lot of things, including a place to pitch movies, apparently. This week, a user named Satanslittlewizard pitched a far-fetched idea for an epic Batman movie. But knowing Warner Brothers’ reliance on Batty, it’s not actually all that far from the realm of possibility.
Whenever I see a dance scene in a movie, I know they’re playing with my emotions, but I usually give in anyway. This week we got a supercut to pay tribute to some of the more unforgettable such scenes from a YouTube user named MsTabularasa. It’s three minutes and 20 seconds from from the original Footloose, the re-make of Footloose, The Breakfast Club, Mary Poppins, Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder, Tom Hanks in Big, and about 100 more. It’s Friday. Dance.