Why Comedian/Podcaster Marc Maron is a Priest and Prophet

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You may not know Marc Maron, but you should. Originally known as a crass, nihilistic comedian, he’s found a remarkable second life for himself in podcasting. And before you stop reading right there, consider that Marc’s “WTF” podcast is the first-ever podcast to be catalogued by the Library of Congress. This modest show that he [Read More...]

Charlie Hebdo: Comedy as an Act of Courage

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I love Jon Stewart. I mean, like “maybe jump the fence” love him. His presence on The Daily Show has spoken to and with my generation through some of our most formative years. And yes, he tells fart jokes (which I also love). And yes, he editorializes, (which is nearly ubiquitous in “legitimate news” streams [Read More...]

Is Immortality Talk Just “Fear of the Dark?”

Renowned scientist and author of such books as “A Brief History of Time” Stephen Hawking suggested recently that it is conceivable in the future that we may be able to upload the contents of the human brain onto a computer so that the information may, in a sense, become immortalized. He readily conceded, however, that [Read More...]

Science vs. Religion: A Race to Destruction?

First things first: with all due respect to interim host John Oliver, I for one am thrilled to have Jon Stewart back on The Daily Show.  I know it is sad to say, but I actually missed him while he was on summer hiatus.  Welcome back, little buddy! Last night, Stewart interviewed Richard Dawkins, author [Read More...]

The NRA, ATF, Insider Trading and Politics At Its Worst

Sometimes it takes a comedy show to connect the political dots in a way that makes the ugliness of Washington DC chillingly clear. On a recent episode of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart laid out the train-wreck that is our governmental policy toward guns in America. Here’s a brief breakdown: A few years back, Rep. [Read More...]

Christianity: Philosophy or Religion?

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Short answer: Yes. It’s both. Now, if you’d consider a little more detail… Conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly (AKA “Papa Bear” if you’re Stephen Colbert) really stepped in the rhetorical poop pile recently when, in an effort to defend the claim that there is a war in our culture on Christmas, took some bait from his [Read More...]

Guns Don’t Kill People; Hoodies Kill People

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It’s not that often that anyone accuses Geraldo Rivera of being a reporter. More often than not, he’s good for audacious soundbytes and a campy mug at the camera while sporting his trademark “look at me” mustache. He’s more circus performer than analyst, but in as much, he’s a sign (or symptom) of the state [Read More...]

Is George Lucas Revealing Hollywood’s Systemic Racism?

I was a Star Wars kid. I was almost six years old when the first movie hit theaters and it blew my mind, as it did the minds of all my friends. We all wanted to grow up either to be Darth Vader or Obiwan Kenobi, depending on your particular bent. Not for nothing, but [Read More...]


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