J. R. Havlan is a former writer for The Daily Show, where he won eight Emmys for Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.
February 28, 2019
Negin is joined by comedian J.R. Havlan and rapper MC Frontalot to discuss Trump’s trip to North Korea and Warren’s campaign forgoing traditional fundraising methods. Then they examine the merits of quantifying women’s achievements, particularly in comedy writers’ rooms.
March 16, 2017
Sopan Deb (New York Times) and J.R. Havlan (The Daily Show) join Negin to talk about the future of the EPA, the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the GOP health care bill, and the Pope’s seeming openness to ordaining married men. Plus, Congress could make it easier to get gun silencers.
November 4, 2016
J. R. Havlan (SPY on Esquire, The Daily Show) and Jordan Carlos (Friends From College, The Nightly Show) join Negin to talk about the last throes of the presidential election and some down-ballot races, including measures to legalize recreational pot. Plus, they revisit the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
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August 12, 2016
Justin Krebs (Blue in a Red State, Moveon.org), J.R. Havlan (Daily Show, A&E’s Black and White) and the the founder of this podcast, Negin Farsad, dig into this week’s political gaffes, missteps and wins — including all of Trump’s latest headlines. In the immortal words of Weezer, “if you want to destroy my sweater, hold this thread as I walk away.”