In this week's issue of Tell Your Friends! The Only Podcast That Matters!, Liam McEneaney talks to NY Times-bestselling author Baratunde Thurston about his tenure as Political Editor at The Onion, about how he worked his way through Harvard at every end of the social spectrum, and about how everything that could go wrong with an interview was currently going wrong live on mic.
And 18-time Moth slam champion Adam Wade tells us a story about his salad days as a page for Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
All this, and Liam talks about the transformative power of seeing Jonathan Richman live, headlining an open mic contest at a gay bar, and performing at the surprise 40th birthday party of an ex-Navy SEAL.
Also, a sneak preview of the first TYF! bonus episode, "Novelization: The Reading Show Based On The Major Motion Picture." The episode is a live recording of a reading show in Brooklyn with "TV's Frank" Conniff, Todd Hanson, Joe Garden, Maggie Serota, rap group Hand Job Academy, and hosted by Heidi Vanderlee, Marlow Riley, and Liam McEneaney. It will drop Wednesday, February 27th.
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You can buy Baratunde's book How To Be Black on paperback and Kindle at this link.
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This week's music:
Baratunde's interview theme was Cissy Strut by The Meters.