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Trumping to Conclusions

Trumping to Conclusions

In September 2009, after being fired by Air America for the third time, comedian Marc Maron began the WTF podcast. It was born of necessity. Maron was 45 years old with a mediocre comedy career behind him and nothing on the horizon. But he knew a bunch of other comedians, so he sat down with […]

Three Hard to Absorb Letters

Three Hard to Absorb Letters

Here’s one from our podcasting guru, Scott Jones: This week Charlie Sheen revealed to the world he is HIV positive. In an interview with Matt Lauer, Sheen describes the moment he received the diagnosis: … it started with what I thought based on a series of cluster headaches and insane migraines and sweating the bed, […]

The (Quasi-)Confessions of Charlie Sheen and John Mayer

The (Quasi-)Confessions of Charlie Sheen and John Mayer

A pair of notorious lotharios have been in the news recently: Charlie Sheen in anticipation of the launch of his new sitcom, the provocatively titled Anger Management, and John Mayer, to promote his new record, Born and Raised. Not surprisingly, both men are being asked to account for their past sins, Sheen for his bizarre […]

Another Week Ends: Death Row Forgiveness, Sheen on Addiction, Hemingway's Paranoia, Risky Professions, Nick Lowe, Tami Taylor & Werner's Where's Waldo

Another Week Ends: Death Row Forgiveness, Sheen on Addiction, Hemingway's Paranoia, Risky Professions, Nick Lowe, Tami Taylor & Werner's Where's Waldo

1. A supremely powerful story about the forgiveness of one’s enemies over on CNN. It concerns Mark Anthony Stroman, a white supremacist on death row in Texas for a slew of hate crimes, including murder, that he committed just after 9/11. One of the men that he shot during his spree, a Muslim named Rais […]

Give Up, Charlie Sheen!

Give Up, Charlie Sheen!

But alas, the exhortation to “give up” does not engender the ability, nor the desire, to “give up.” We’ve posted bits and pieces on Charlie Sheen’s very public, very unfortunate meltdown before, but one might argue that Thursday the “bottoming out process” began. CBS has halted production on Sheen’s successful TV show, Two-and-a-Half-Men, in response […]