A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.
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In this episode you’ll hear highlights from a May 2018 panel discussion which we titled Comedy + Journalism = ?? We’re all familiar with satirical magazines, websites and TV shows like Private Eye, The Daily Mash and Have I Got News For You that deal with national and global news, but what are the opportunities for mixing comedy with local journalism – particularly in these times when many people are as likely to “consume” news from satirical websites as a newspaper? Our panellists: • Paul Stokes, co-founder and publisher of The Daily Mash website, and executive producer of TV's The Mash Report • John Scott, professional stand-up comedian with a monthly political satire show at The Stand • Damon Green, ITN's north of England correspondent • Steve Drayton, BBC Newcastle radio producer and vinylophile who brought his comedy variety show Mr Steve Drayton's Record Player to The Great Exhibition of the North