PLAGUE PALS is a weekly podcast where writer and comedian Bill Corbett (MST3K / RiffTrax) chats with writer and activist Maura Quint (McSweeney's; The Onion; the Tax March; the popular @behindback account on Twitter) about the state of things in pandemic times and beyond. Mix of humor, news, culture, personal, political, and whatever comes up that week!
Our last episode, at least for a bit. Brief dog conversation: Maura's horrible dogsitting experience + Bill's L.A. movie star pup. COVID rampant everywhere, idiocy and greed also. Trump won't leave. Democrats won't change. Is there any hope? Spoiler: we do not know! But we will keep trying to find it. Until we meet again...…
Biden officially POTUSed. Trump goes full Führerbunker. The war against AOC. Forgiveness, inclusion, nihilistic bullshit. The United States of Celebrity. Random psychological insights. Who is we, anyway? Healthcare plz.
The day after the voting. Biden, maybe? Everything else, kinda not so good. Nuanced discussion regarding what the hell happened. Is this shit all worth it? Special guest star: pot legalization. Maura and Bill continue to go through it, only more tiredly.
Well, here it is. Anxiety, fear, hope, plans, despair, dreams, alcohol. Actual human guest: pollster who knows a lot about what to expect. Bullshit in Pennsylvania. Triumph in Minnesota. Nobody knows anything. Maura and Bill go THROUGH IT.
Our ignore-the-election-'til-next-week show. More Plague. SCOTUS scum. America's li'l Nazi sweetheart. Scott Baio. Hot gossip. BORAT. Is nice!
Vote. Vote! Vote? “Voting” is all the rage. Also: volunteers of America; sudden boner news.
Supreme Court follies. Court packing. Catholic bashing. Racists have feelings too. That brand-new hot comedy show, "Saturday Night Live."
A week of madness. Dumb debate. Trump’s personal plague. Liberal civility junkies. Death?
Our first show! Featuring: Trump's shady taxes. Police reform fail. The Comey show. Condoms.
Bill Corbett of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax is joined by writer and activist Maura Quint to discuss the stories that caught their attention each week. News, jokes, anger, fun, the normal plague stuff!