Best chicago reader podcasts we could find (Updated September 2017)
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Ben Joravsky Interviews: Inside Chicago Government
 
Columnist Ben Joravsky writes on government and politics for the Chicago Reader. Each week, Ben and journalist Dave Glowacz rendezvous under a neighborhood el track to talk about Ben's latest article and reveal the rest of the story.
 
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Paper Machete WBEZ
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The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a Chicago bar. The show was created and hosted by writer Christopher Piatt (pronounced like hot apple PIE-it). In June 2011 The Chicago Reader named The Paper Machete “Best Comedy Variety Show of 2011.” The Paper Machete podc ...
 
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Sharp Darts Radio
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The audio companion to the Chicago Reader's Sharp Darts music column, including music from Chicago and beyond spanning a range of styles from garage rock to hip-hop to the latest global dance music, plus artist interviews, Chicago music news, and fits of sonic experimentation.
 
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Sharp Darts Radio
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The audio companion to the Chicago Reader's Sharp Darts music column, including music from Chicago and beyond spanning a range of styles from garage rock to hip-hop to the latest global dance music, plus artist interviews, Chicago music news, and fits of sonic experimentation.
 
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Post No Bills podcast
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A monthly radio hour in which Chicago Reader music journalist Peter Margasak plays selections from his favorite recent releases regardless of genre--whether jazz, international, folk, country, rock, or experimental music. Some basic commentary is provided, but Margasak prefers to, ahem, let the music speak for itself.
 
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Post No Bills podcast
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A monthly radio hour in which Chicago Reader music journalist Peter Margasak plays selections from his favorite recent releases regardless of genre--whether jazz, international, folk, country, rock, or experimental music. Some basic commentary is provided, but Margasak prefers to, ahem, let the music speak for itself.
 
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Full Disclosure with Eric Barry
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Named "Best Sex-Positive Podcast" by The Chicago Reader, writer and comedian Eric Barry takes both a comedic and heartfelt look into the world of sex and dating, examining everything from the lives of sex workers to kink, lgbt rights to pop culture.
 
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The Unexplained World
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Hosts Edward Shanahan, a Spiritual Observer & Psychic Reader given the award in 2012 of Best Chicago Psychic and certified in Law of Attraction and Pendulum programing. Annette who for over 20 years is a High Priestess of her own Coven and a Tarot Reader. A broadcast in it's 7th year of the Supernatural & Paranormal with the ' The Unexplained World ' co-hosts, guests and callers.
 
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LA Review of Books
Weekly
 
The LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, as its name suggests, looks out at the world of books from its perch on the Pacific Rim. Since the 19th century writers have bridled at New York’s seeming monopoly over publication. Bret Harte in The Overland Monthly, John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren in I’ll Take My Stand, and the other regionalists, along with other outsiders, people who felt excluded from the literary conversation, and writers and readers in a thousand places — including even New Yo ...
 
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Full Disclosure: Sex, Culture, and Comedy
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Named "Best Sex-Positive Podcast" by The Chicago Reader, writer and comedian Eric Barry takes both a comedic and heartfelt look into the world of sex and dating, examining everything from the lives of sex workers to kink, lgbt rights to pop culture.
 
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Arguments & Grievances
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Arguments & Grievances is a live comedy series and podcast featuring comics debating outlandish topics. Featuring hand-picked local comedians, the show pits opponents against each other on such topics as “McRib vs. MacBeth” and “Hugs vs. Drugs”—with audiences deciding the victor. Produced by Chicago comedians Kevin White, Zach Peterson, Goodrich Gevaart, and Kevin Brody, the Arguments & Grievances podcast is available on iTunes. Hailed by the Chicago Reader as “excellent” and featuring “some ...
 
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Revelations of a Wife by Adele Garrison
 
Adele Garrison was the nom de plume of Nana Springer White, an American writer. Her career included time as a schoolteacher in Milwaukee. She later worked as an editor for the Milwaukee Sentinel and then a reporter and writer for the Chicago Examiner and Chicago American. “Revelations of a Wife” ran as a serial story in her daily newspaper column in multiple American newspapers from 1915 until the Depression. It told the story of the marital ups and downs of Margaret “Madge” Graham, an indep ...
 
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King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford
 
Published in 1903, King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford is an easy to read version of the Arthurian legends, made simple and interesting for children. Maude Lavinia Radford Warren was a Canadian born American who taught literature and composition at the University of Chicago between 1893-1907. Following the success of some of her books, she left teaching to take up writing as a full time career. She also served as a war correspondent for the New York Times magazine during WWI and ...
 
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Prickly Pair Podcast
Weekly
 
Liberal Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn and conservative Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis chew on the week's news and respond to reader/listener feedback
 
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Popular History of the Art of Music, A by MATHEWS, W. S. B.
 
Preface by W.S.B. Mathews: I have here endeavored to provide a readable account of the entire history of the art of music, within the compass of a single small volume, and to treat the luxuriant and many-sided later development with the particularity proportionate to its importance, and the greater interest appertaining to it from its proximity to the times of the reader. The range of the work can be most easily estimated from the Table of Contents (pages 5-10). It will be seen that I have a ...
 
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Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
 
Published in 1900, Sister Carrie follows its protagonist, Carrie, as she resolutely makes her way through the bustling city of Chicago in the hope of achieving her ultimate goal of a securing a better and more glamorous life for herself. Effectively illustrating his reputation as one of America’s greatest naturalists, Dreiser deviates from the established norms and moral values present in the Victorian era, and instead focuses his attention on accurately portraying the basic instincts that i ...
 
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Shame That Tune
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Part-storytelling event, part-comedy, part-musical, 100% embarrassing for the contestants/storytellers. This monthly musical-comedy game show was devised by Chicago Reader contributor and Outer Minds drummer Brian Costello and former Baby Teeth front man Abraham Levitan. Each episode features three locally famous contestants telling embarrassing stories, being interviewed by Costello, and then standing helplessly by while Levitan turns their stories into warped covers of popular songs—and th ...
 
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Miss Civilization by DAVIS, Richard Harding
 
Miss Civilization, a one act comedy, tells the story of a young woman who matches wits with three burglars attempting to rob her house. This recording was made in Chicago at the LibriVox World Gathering in May 2007. Cast: Kristin Hughes Betsie Bush Julian Jamison
 
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Three Girls in a Flat by Various Authors
 
Enid Yandell (October 6, 1870 - June 13, 1934) was an American sculptor who studied with Auguste Rodin and Frederick William MacMonnies. She created numerous portraits, garden pieces and small works as well as public monuments. Ms. Yandell also studied in Paris and kept a studio there. This book, Three Girls in a Flat, is a semi-autobiographical account of her work as a sculptor for the Horticultural Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Co-written with two friends ...
 
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Paper Machete WBEZ
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The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a Chicago bar. The show was created and hosted by writer Christopher Piatt (pronounced like hot apple PIE-it). In June 2011 The Chicago Reader named The Paper Machete “Best Comedy Variety Show of 2011.” The Paper Machete podc ...
 
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TWIG Cast (This Week in Grain)
Weekly
 
This Week in Grain is a newsletter written by John Payne, senior market analyst with Daniels Trading in Chicago. The podcast accompanies the newsletter by giving subscribers bi-daily updates on the open and close of the grain trading day. No longer do you need to “tune in” to your local radio or TV station to see what is going on in the markets at that moment. Just click “subscribe” and you will have market updates delivered to you automatically on your phone, up to 10 times a week. This is ...
 
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Tom Sawyer Tuesday with Nathan Minnehan
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A weekly 5 minute thought-provoking insight designed to rekindle our adventurous spirits, and entice us to live our lives to the fullest. Written and read by Nathan Minnehan, produced and recorded by WalknTalk. www.walkntalk.com Nathan Minnehan is the founder of WalknTalk, and has been featured in articles in Study Abroad magazine, Time Out Chicago, DNAinfo.com, the Huffington Post, and named in the Chicago Reader as a man "dressed as if he just stepped off a ship carved from a tree trunk, b ...
 
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Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
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Two hundred and twelve residents of a small town tell their stories without fear of recrimination or ridicule. The only difference is that they're all dead! The two hundred and forty-four poems that form the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters is really a series of epitaphs about the citizens of a fictional town called Spoon River and deals with the “plain and simple annals” of small town America. Edgar Lee Masters grew up in a small town in Illinois. His father's financial problems f ...
 
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Sales Engine
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The Gabfest is a manifestation of recent conversations with several Chicago entrepreneurs. Just as we do on this blog, we aim to provide content that is related to sales, leadership, management, and entrepreneurship as a whole. We will be publishing at least one podcast per month and hope that you will occasionally take your 30-minute commute to listen to insight from leaders and entrepreneurs in Chicago and around the world. Entrepreneurship in Chicago has drastically changed in the past fe ...
 
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LA Review of Books
Weekly
 
The LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, as its name suggests, looks out at the world of books from its perch on the Pacific Rim. Since the 19th century writers have bridled at New York’s seeming monopoly over publication. Bret Harte in The Overland Monthly, John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren in I’ll Take My Stand, and the other regionalists, along with other outsiders, people who felt excluded from the literary conversation, and writers and readers in a thousand places — including even New Yo ...
 
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Double agents. Passing. Going undercover. There’s a lot of ways to be not what you seem, and this Wednesday Brooke Allen, Allie Wachowski, Kim Nelson, and Bea Cordelia get into these cases of Mistaken Identity with humor, grace, guts. Miss Spoken is lady live lit: a storytelling show from Chicago, Illinois featuring female-identified readers, h ...…
 
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The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast
 
So there’s a LOT of “BS” out there about how PT businesses should be run - most of which usually comes from people who don’t run successful businesses, (ironic!). This profession is RIFE with “headline readers” who will fuel hear-say about what works in business - or place limits on what can be done in business - and it gets said so many times ...…
 
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Steven Hoefer's Reader's Room Podcast
 
Reader's Room ponders the best speculative fiction and and science for the week. This week I visit some of the same craters that the Apollo astronauts walked on fifty years ago, and we talk about making up some history just so we can mess it up later. Show links: Cinder Lakes Training Field (PDF) where the Apollo astronauts trained. S. (aka Shi ...…
 
The Read bids farewell to the ultimate reader.Each Weekly Read is written and directed by The Weekly Read - who is a Black, middle-aged, female amalgamation of south side Chicago living, western Pennsylvania parenting, Catholic school education, and one too many racial, social, and economic disparities. This Weekly Read was produced by Sam Lars ...…
 
Erisa Apantaku visits a No Shots Fired community meeting. Sam Larsen spends the afternoon with authors and readers at the Soulful Chicago Book Fair. Visual artist Alexandra Antoine (http://www.alexandraantoine.com/) talks with Erisa Apantaku about her recent exhibition Diaspora/Dyaspora. A short clip of an interview between Erisa Apantaku and D ...…
 
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Drinks On Monday with The Strike Team
 
Today, we’ve got one from the vaults as Mike Vanderbilt talk with Chicago power pop luminary, John Pazdan. Pazdan was one of the founders of Oak Park’s premiere power pop act Pezband in 1971. Pazdan—primarily a bass player—played around town in numerous jazz, rock, and pop outfits including Chicago favorites Off Broadway. This interview was con ...…
 
A couple of days ago, I had a chat with a co worker who just received a promotion and is moving cross country to California. I let him know, as a member of my team I always admired how relentless he was about his own professional development. This guy is always reading up on our industry and practicing sales tips/techniques. He even learned a c ...…
 
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Doing the Work with Matthan Black
 
This week we have Yuri Lysoivanov on the podcast! Yuri is the the chair of the Recording Arts Department Tribeca Flashpoint College here in Chicago. In addition to his recording work, Yuri is also a composer and pianist. We talk about immigrating to the U.S., Third Coast Baroque, Russian music teachers, and being forever unsatisfied … Continue ...…
 
For May, we've got Chloe Riley, Elizabeth Gomez, and Julie Jurgens breakin' the law breakin' the law (guitar squeal). Get your legal ass to that play button to for stories of protest, poor choices, good choices, and more. Miss Spoken is lady live lit: a storytelling show from Chicago, Illinois featuring female-identified readers, hosted by Rosa ...…
 
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She Did It Her Way Podcast | Female Entrepreneurs | Business Women | Online Creatives - She Did It Her Way Podcast
 
This podcast episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh. If you guys have not given Hello Fresh a try, you MUST. I love how simple and easy it is, it takes the guess work out of "what's for dinner" and it makes me feel like a boss outsourcing that part of my life :) Click here to order and receive $30 off (first-time customers only) by using HERWAY30 ...…
 
Host: Rekaya Gibson Co-host: Angela Spears, Dream Living Coach Sponsored by: Cuisine Noir Magazine - a food, wine, and travel magazine for African Americans Competitive Eating Yes, competitive eating is a sport. Competitive eating is an activity in which participants compete against each other to consume large quantities of food in a short time ...…
 
Why You Should Listen: In this episode, you will learn the latest in the treatment of CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) resulting from water-damaged buildings. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Keith Berndtson, MD. Dr. Berndtson is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He practiced in Chicago for over 28 years and has c ...…
 
"Episode 20" Welcome back, and you're welcome for the all-new mind-blowing super-hyphenated new installment of thespeakpodcast. Special thanks to Jonesie of RJ's Bar in Greenwood. In this episode, Adam "Waffle Baby" Fultz has gained another nick-name that we think you'll all appreciate. Also a special thanks to his "special" lady for sharing th ...…
 
(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) Art of Mental Pictures – Magic of Believing Once when I was in the investment banking business. Bob, a young salesman, came into my office for advice. “I wish you would tell me how I can overcome my fear of Mr. Smith. I know I can sell him if I can just get in to see him an ...…
 
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David Feldman Show
 
Howie Klein, Professor Corey Brettschneider and Dr. Jay Sutay. Marc Maron stars in the new critically acclaimed Netflix series "Glow." Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce is running for Wisconsin's first congressional district intent on defeating Speaker Paul Ryan. Howie Klein on Randy Bryce and the fight for Medicare For All. Professor Corey Brettschnei ...…
 
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Town Hall Seattle Science Series
 
Eugenia Cheng is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sheffield. As one of few women in her field, Cheng aims to reach a wide audience about all things math and dispel the phobia that many people feel regarding the subject. Her popular Youtube videos explaining a variet ...…
 
Mike Stephen talks with Chicago Tribune reporter Josh Noel about local beers to take you through the summer, the best macro beers in America, and his upcoming book on Goose Island Brewery selling to Anheuser Busch; checks in with Localpalooza organizer Mike Vogus about a cool music festival benefiting The Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation for ...…
 
American writer Chantal Panozzo lived in Switzerland for almost ten years – long enough to fill a book with nearly 100 travel tips.In 99.9 Ways To Travel Switzerland Like a Local, Panozzo focuses on attractions and activities that might go unexplored by the average visitor.​​​​​​​Panozzo’s inspiration came partly from two bus tours that she too ...…
 
Former Chicago City Council member Edwin Eisendrath leads the investment group that purchased the Chicago Sun-Times along with a coalition of labor unions Thursday. Eisendrath spoke with Morning Shift host Jenn White about why he wanted to buy the newspaper and what readers and Sun-Times staff can expect in the coming months and years.…
 
An alumnus of the Chicago Public Schools, Concordia University Chicago, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyala University Chicago, Pete makes for a very unusual police officer. But his range and depth of perspectives from academia, the US Army, and the Chicago Police Department make him ...…
 
An alumnus of the Chicago Public Schools, Concordia University Chicago, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyala University Chicago, Pete makes for a very unusual police officer. But his range and depth of perspectives from academia, the US Army, and the Chicago Police Department make him ...…
 
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Butterflies of Wisdom
 
Butterflies of Wisdom is a podcast where we want to share your story. We want to share your knowledge if you have a small business if you are an author or a Doctor, or whatever you are. With a disability or not, we want to share your story to inspire others. To learn more about Butterflies of Wisdom visithttp://butterfliesofwisdom.weebly.com/ B ...…
 
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Ben Joravsky Interviews: Inside Chicago Government
 
The impact on Reader staff of Wrapports' proposed sale; the attrition of Chicago newspapers; and which newspapers have provided an independent voice. Length 10 minutes.By dave@chigov.com (Inside Chicago Government).
 
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes Gamut Magazine founder and publisher Richard Thomas, who is also an award-winning author. Richard Thomas is the award-winning author of seven books: three novels—Disintegration and Breaker (Random House Alibi), and Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications); three short story collections—Staring Into t ...…
 
In 1971 high school student Juliane Koepcke fell two miles into the Peruvian rain forest when her airliner broke up in a thunderstorm. Miraculously, she survived the fall, but her ordeal was just beginning. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe Juliane's arduous trek through the jungle in search of civilization an ...…
 
In 1971 high school student Juliane Koepcke fell two miles into the Peruvian rain forest when her airliner broke up in a thunderstorm. Miraculously, she survived the fall, but her ordeal was just beginning. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe Juliane's arduous trek through the jungle in search of civilization an ...…
 
Some of Chicago's outstanding restaurants throughout Chicago will be highlighted in a special promotional program initiated by Bean Soup Times Publisher Toure Muhammad called "Black Chicago Eats." Bean Soup Times is an online publication that informs, promotes and entertains readers with news and views of important people and events. Toure Muha ...…
 
Beauts, meet Linda Seabrook. Linda is a multitasking momma/grandmomma/stepmomma and blogger, writer, and builder. I met Linda through church and she is a pure delight! We chatted about her journey with writing, her love of ministry, and her upcoming trip to Israel (we recorded this a bit ago so maybe I need to have her on again to talk all abou ...…
 
RL Stephens is an organizer in Chicago, founding editor of Orchestrated Pulse, and the A. Philip Randolph Fellow at Jacobin. His essay The Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body was published in May at Viewpoint Magazine and is the topic for this week’s Zero Books podcast. It’s Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and I’m Douglas Lain ...…
 
“Things Happen Around Wells” (John 4) is a sermon preached by Rev. Dr. Shively Smith at Foundry United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A PDF version of the manuscript is available on Foundry's website here. The sermon explores the encounter between the Samaritan Woman and Jesus around the well as a moment that resets social convention ...…
 
Graphic Novels (4:05)Who would have thought it possible that reading simple comic books – Spiderman and Superman, you name it – could help a teenager become a better reader and develop a love for even more demanding literature! High School English teacher, Ronell Whitaker, has done this very thing in his classroom. He uses comics and graphic no ...…
 
My name is Matthew Broussard. I draw these drawings http://mondaypunday.com I also do stand up comedy. Check out my set on Conan or my Comedy Central Half Hour. "Derek Sheen is a goddamn delight. So smart and funny it makes me mad. Tiny Idiot? More like Giant Genius"-Brian Posehn "Derek Sheen has the uncanny ability to take mundane events and t ...…
 
My name is Matthew Broussard. I draw these drawings http://mondaypunday.com I also do stand up comedy. Check out my set on Conan or my Comedy Central Half Hour. "Derek Sheen is a goddamn delight. So smart and funny it makes me mad. Tiny Idiot? More like Giant Genius"-Brian Posehn "Derek Sheen has the uncanny ability to take mundane events and t ...…
 
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