It’s a newsy podcast by John Oliver (the Brit from the Daily Show, for anyone out of touch with humanity) and Andy Zaltzman, another Brits the presumably has a second job somewhere, and it is hysterical.
I used to listen to the Bugle quite often while walking around at college, when 25 minute walks around campus to get from dorm room to class were common. More than a few times I had burst out laughing while listening in dining halls. Fun times.
Haven’t been listening for a the last few months, but the guy are still going strong each week, and were just featured today in a NYT article, about how despite the fact that their podcast is owned by a company owned by Murdoch, the two still tackled the issue with gusto.
You heard that right.
Pretty much the only two “Murdoch employees” to be sensibly and publicly outraged about the phone hacking scandal were…a few comedians.
In a way, it is like a British Daily Show. Both go off on long self-satirizing Python-esque rants, inject the type of wit that doesn’t have an American equivalent, and have absolutely no shame. It’s amazing. Check it out.