Some people demand that their news, like glossolia, come with interpretation (subtle and not-so-subtle). So they watch Fox News. Or The Daily Show. The problem with this is that one must take in news daily, which anymore I find kind of hard to do. (Last night the top three local stories here were about case of animal hoarding, another GM plant closing and a double-homocide. And the jaw ready to tell us all about it seemed just this side of too pleased. “She can tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her, it’s interesting when people die, give us dirty laundry.” I got that 45 for my 10th birthday.)
But, if you like your news weekly (here in southwest Michigan Saturday’s at 11 AM), and you’re more Daily Show than Fox News, I highly recommend NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! It’s taped live in downtown Chicago and even features a former Daily Show correspondent, Mo Rocce. Host Peter Sagal is a comedic delight. It’s a great way to get the weekly news in a gameshow fashion, with worldly and sarcastic humor laced in and out: “Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what’s real news and what’s made up.”
Winners get Carl Kasell’s voice on their outgoing voice message systems.