On The Gist, late-night writers Steve Waltien, Bryan Tucker, and Alison Leiby sit down with Mike to discuss what it’s like to write on a late-night show. How do they deal with the constant churn of topical humor? Why is it so difficult to continue laughing through Trump? And what is the Sean Penn test?Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tomblain Belaroth, the prince turned actor turned series of bats stops by to talk about his new book.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungTomblain Belaroth: Steve WaltienFoon Sponsor: Helen Zaltzman, host of the AllusionistMysterious Man: Tim SniffenTricia: Kate JamesProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Ryan DiGiorgi, Evan JacoverEditor: Chris RathjenTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett Schultz
Steve Waltien writes for the new 'Klepper Show' on Comedy Central. He's a member of the Improvised Shakespeare Company and an alum of The Second City Mainstage. He's appeared in movies like 'Don't Think Twice' and TV shows like 'Chicago PD' and 'The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.' Twitter handle is @waltien.
It’s Winter Solstice time again and music is in the air. And we’re visited by two Great Blue Tigers.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungCerulean: Jessica McKennaAzure: Zach ReinoLioncelot: Greg SmithTomblain Belaroth: Steve WaltienMysterious Man: Tim SniffenCraig: Ryan DiGiorgiProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Garrett SchultzTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSpecial Thanks: Josh Richmond