It’s a very special Thanksgiving edition of HWX. Brian Ward and Paul Happe gather to discuss all the critical holiday issues of the day. Topics addressed include:

  • Al Franken’s roaming hands and his roaming apology as a liberal template for future instances.
  • Other random things we’ve learned about our culture from the recent deluge of harassment accounts.
  • Exclusive audio of MSNBC’s recent sexual harassment training seminar.
  • Our reading of what certain celebrities are thankful for.

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It’s a spooky, special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reincarnating to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include:

  • The Harvey Weinstein Horror, including suggestions for the new name of the Weinstein company.
  • Kevin Can’t Wait – our tribute to the Rob Long/Kevin James comedy classic. What really happened to Donna? Let’s find out.
  • Trump Twilight Zone – exclusive audio of the reinvigorated series of the macabre, and the story of a puppet who drove the conservative media insane.
  • Plus a special message from Pajama Boy.

What were they drinking during the show? 20 Pounds of Pumpkin from Sam Adams and New Belgium’s Voo Doo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin.

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It’s a very special book club HWX episode, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss Hillary Clinton’s latest masterpiece, What Happened.

Topics addressed include: Alternate title suggestions, analysis of what’s behind the Beatles like shrieking of her fans, suggestions on how to make Republican audiences shriek, and sound clips from Hillary’s recent interview on CSPAN.

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It’s a very special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include:

* The NFL season is about to kick off, but it wouldn’t be 2017 without a side dish of politics. The meaning of the Colin Kaepernick saga is investigated.

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It’s a very special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include:

  • Exit Steve Bannon. We recount our favorite memories of the Bannon era, and bring in Carly Simon for a fond farewell.
  • Fear Makes a Comeback. Pundits and politicians were all claiming another round of the vapors over President Trump’s recent press conference on Charlottesville. We have the audio, and another reason to bring back the Fear Update theme.
  • The death of punditry? Observations on the sad state of the news roundtables and Sunday morning shows. Is it time for something new?
  • Michael Moore launches new Broadway show. We review some of the reviews, and present some exclusive audio from his performance, Michael Moore Broadway Star!
  • Listener email. A review of recent comments and this week’s song requests.
  • What were we drinking during the show? Modelo Especial and All Day IPA from Founders Brewing.

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It’s a very special HWX with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include:

Our favorite memories of the Anthony Scaramucci era. Who was this clown and where did he come from? We have all the details. Plus a musical tribute to his departure, Nobody Does It Better than Scaramucci.

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HWX is back this week by popular demand, with a special broadcast of Brian Ward and Paul Happe breaking down the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include:

It’s the Summer of Fake News, we look back on how we got here, including a fond reminiscence of the father of Fake News, This Week in Gatekeeping. Also, since we don’t watch CNN anymore, we review exclusive audio of a recent Anderson Cooper 360 promo and ascertain its veracity.

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It’s a very special late July episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include:
After 63 successful votes to repeal Obamacare while there was a Democrat in the White House, the Republicans strike out in their first attempt while having a President who might sign something. How does this happen? We break it down. Plus, the latest installment of This Week in Alternative Never Trump History. What might have happened if Hillary won?

It’s been the summer of Russia in Washington and in the media. We discuss how we got here and what it all means. Plus exclusive, just leaked audio which may finally prove the connection between Donald Trump and Russian hackers.

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It’s a special summer extravaganza for HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe discussing the crucial issues of the season, including:

* The plight of urban America. What’s with the big cities doubling down on socialism this year? We analyze the issue in detail. Also, exclusive audio of a recent Minneapolis Traffic report, exposing the true state of the city.

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It’s a special new episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include:

* With Kathy Griffin and Shakespeare in the Park’s Juliuis Caesar, lots of new Trump bashing in the news. Are these new levels of depravity or just the same old vitriol? Also, exclusive preview audio of this summer’s next Broadway smash, Shakespeare in the Trump.

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It’s a very special episode of HWX, featuring commentary on the critical issues of our times.

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HWX returns with a Spring Spectacular episode, including discussion of:

* Graduation day at Notre Dame featuring VP Mike Pence and a snowflake student walk out protest. We go In the Bubble with the protestors to analyze the action, including exclusive audio of the speech that proves the students were wise to get out while they could!

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It’s a very special episode of HWX with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times.

The highlight is special guest Mike Nelson of Mystery Science 3000 fame, and now of Rifftrax. We discuss his path to comedy stardom and what the early days of MST3K were like. Also discussed are the latest hijinx in progress at Rifftrax, including their upcoming LIVE show on June 15, in a movie theater near you.

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From the retail apocalypse to ESPN to Fox News, lots of people in the news of late are getting wacked from their jobs. Brian Ward and Paul Happe return to try and make sense of it all. Specific topics addressed include:

  • What is the meaning of work in the modern age of constant creative destruction? Is the traditional notion of emotional investment in your employer and your co-workers outdated? We delve into the big issues.
  • Bill O’Reilly losing his job for cause, and what cause it was. We discuss the man’s long record of hints and allegations. Also, exclusive audio of the phone call Fox News legal made to fire Bill O’Reilly.
  • The House Republicans passed a bill ostensibly repealing and replacing Obamacare, and the Democrats celebrated the imminent electoral consequences for them by singing “Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye.” Are they right? Also, exclusive audio from C-SPAN of all the singing and chanting occurring on the House floor.
  • ESPN fired about a hundred prominent employees in their latest strategy to combat declining revenues and increasing costs. What is the real problem with ESPN?
  • What were we drinking during the show? Surly Fest from Surly Brewing and Mango Blonde from Lift Bridge Brewery.

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In this very special episode of HWX, Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvene to discuss the critical issues of the day. Show highlights include:

* We go “In the Bubble” with Trevor Noah and Van Jones as they try to imagine what an extreme Liberal might look like, and we try to imagine what an extreme Conservative might do.

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​Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvene for a very special HWX broadcast. Highlight include:

* Fear Update: It’s not just for Democrats, a look back at what terrified us in administrations past

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It’s another very special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe discussing the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include:

* Sean Spicer and Stephen Miller press relations – is it the end of the modern media as we know it?

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Paul Happe and Brian Ward return with a special edition of the HWX podcast, featuring:

– Separating the hysteria around President Trump’s immigration order from the reality of this temporary action

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It’s a jam packed special new episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of the day. Topics addressed include:

* Garrison Keillor’s latest love note to conservatives via a column the Washington Post. We analyze the history of Keillor’s withering rhetoric to his political enemies. Plus, our own attempts at writing a Garrison Keillor political insult, with Dueling Garrisons.

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