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  • The best podcast please let my dad be on the show

    The best podcast please let my dad be on the show his number is 1 630 349 9097 please please please

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    let my dad be on the show
    United States23 days ago
  • Why Butler and no Helen Joyce?

    “Wait, wait” pretends to be “fair and balanced” and make equal fun of both Right and Left. They never make fun of men wearing womanface or mansplaining women. They invited they/them Judith Butler on the show but are too misogynistic to invite an apologetically female PhD in Mathematics Helen Joyce.

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    United States25 days ago
  • Goodbye NPR

    It hasn’t been a secret with this show for a while that conservative thoughts are mocked at NPR. But it was tolerated for the sake of Peter’s wit and Maeve Higgins’ charm, not to mention the interesting stories. After the hire of their new CEO and everything surrounding Uri Berliner's exposé, I’m not sure I can stomach any of it. NPR does not trust its listeners to use their brains concerning the news. It is a propaganda machine that receives tax dollar funding. I think that should bother anyone... more

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    United Statesa month ago
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    Awsome I love it

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    United Statesa month ago
  • Maeve

    Maeve is almost single handedly keeping this ship afloat at this point. (Dulce also a welcome presence). Otherwise the humor feels increasingly stale, and the politics and worldviews increasingly dated and shortsighted. Longtime and semi-loyal listener with much love for the show, but think it is in need of some growing pains.

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    these mortals
    United Statesa month ago

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