Day: May 20, 2019

Episode #260: “My Dad Wrote a Porno”

Jamie Morton was working behind the scenes of British television when his father emailed him a link under the name Rocky Flintstone, a link that revealed an erotic novel actually written by Morton’s father. A horribly written novel at that. And more where that came from. Morton and his good friends James Cooper and Alice Levine decided to read and gab about this book, chapter by chapter, in a podcast called My Dad Wrote A Porno. The podcast has spawned more than 160 million downloads, global tours, celebrity fans the likes of Elijah Wood, Dame Emma Thompson, Daisy Ridley...

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Hasan Minhaj will host a TV special for the Peabody Awards on FX

Fresh off of his second Peabody Award, comedian Hasan Minhaj now will preside over a TV special for the prestigious organization on FX later this summer. Stories of the Year will bring together other Peabody-winning writers and producers to talk about today’s vital social issues. It will “showcase award-winning content at a critical time in public discourse and further social conversation in meaningful ways,” according to Peabody Awards executive director Jeffrey Jones, who announced the special during the awards ceremony on...

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Review: Brendan Schaub, “You’d Be Surprised” on Showtime

Brendan Schaub, a former UFC fighter who has turned to podcasting and now stand-up comedy, released his first comedy special over the weekend on Showtime. All of this talking has presumably softened the rough edges of this heavyweight fighter.Although You’d Be Surprised aims to let audiences know he’s always been a bit of a softy.In the first half-hour, Schaub accomplishes this through self-deprecation, mocking his own fashion sense and his weekly haircut habit. He wears tight jeans and prefers renting a convertible Mini Cooper to a monster truck. He doesn’t see himself joining pals Callen and Rogan on their hunting trips....

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