"The Facts, the Fury, the Funny."
Morning Sedition (how can you not love a show that gives the finger to NPR right in the title?), on the fledgeling Air America network, was the perfect rowdy morning cocktail of politics and humor. With the jittery, overcaffeinated hand of comedian Marc Maron on the tiller, the show veered from lefty political diatribes and indie-culture guests, to tightly-scripted comedy bits and wildly improvisational locker-room conversations. It was fast-paced and funny as hell, and they had as much fun at the expense of liberals (which is to say themselves) as of the conservative straw men of the day. It was the perfect show to graduate to when you grew out of Howard Stern, so naturally Air America cancelled it the same week that Stern abdicated his audience of 20 million listeners.
Recently Maron started a twice-a-week podcast, and I got instantly addicted. I miss the cast of characters of his old show, but an hour-long window straight into Maron's head turns out to be a f--king great thing.