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The News Junkie, Shawn Wasson, with Sabrina and C-Lane. The three best friends you never knew you had run through the most viral stories of the day.

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    • Jun 8, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 995 EPISODES

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    Handmade Texas Pawdka

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2023 148:38

    THURSDAY 6/8/23: Shawn is stressed about a financial issue. C-Lane's vacation chances are in question as New Yorkers respond to the thick orange cloud of smoke over the city. Miami's soccer team grabs a HUGE player. The show is confused over a Supreme Court decision about dog toys.

    Tale as Old as Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2023 152:54

    WEDNESDAY 6/8/23: The show takes a practice driving test after Shawn learns another new rule of the road. The show's future on the Twitch platform may be in jeopardy.

    Yeah, No. For Sure.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2023 155:58

    TUESDAY 6/6/23: A CEO is under fire after one of his store's fired an employee who yelled at a thief. A TikTok user pays a huge vet bill for their hamster. A fully-costumed furry gives a cringe interview on Fox News. Shawn is shocked at how seldom everyone else got bloody noses growing up.

    Bring your Money!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2023 156:17

    MONDAY 6/5/23: Many are confused by a sonic boom over the weekend as pilots rush to intercept an unresponsive plane. A bear in Lake Eola park is capturing Orlando's attention. Shawn apologizes for an awful movie recommendation. Apple announces a brand new device.

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    Down the Rabbit Hole

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2023 149:08

    FRIDAY 6/2/23: A shopping app claims they're losing lots of money expanding into the US. A new helmet may be changing the way people play football. Meta tries to beat Apple to the punch with a new headset announcement. A furry convention goes 18+ after a new law is passed in Florida.

    Live at Red Rocks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2023 184:10

    THURSDAY 6/1/23: Shawn discovers a brand new show to watch. An e-mailer reaches out in defense of foreign television shows. A super-fan of Casa Bonita camps out in his car to see the renovations. C-Lane has an idea for where to hold the 10-year anniversary show.

    With Apologies to Tom Holland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2023 133:13

    WEDNESDAY 5/31/23: Al Pacino becomes the latest old Italian actor to have a baby with a much younger girlfriend. Shawn tries to see what jobs cannot be replaced by AI, after even some of ChatGPT's creators say it could ruin the world.

    Welcome to Shawn's Silo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2023 153:19

    TUESDAY 5/30/23: The show returns from a three day weekend and Shawn is fully immersed in a new Apple TV+ show. CNN checks out when they learn people are kissing the exhumed nun. Blink 182 are the next band to come under fire for expensive concert tickets.

    Presents in the Presence

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2023 154:03

    FRIDAY 5/26/23: A prank from Austin and C-Lane sends Shawn spiraling out of control on his 42nd birthday. Sabrina preps herself for some gift-giving tough love.

    Poke the Nun

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 156:29

    THURSDAY 5/25/23: DeSantis' campaign announcement on Twitter is a huge disaster. A weird letter to Brian Laundrie from his mother is released. A new possible side effect for Ozempic is concerning, despite all the positive results. An exhumed body causes an exodus to Missouri.

    Just Asking Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2023 159:11

    WEDNESDAY 5/24/23: A chilling attack from a crazy roommate with a pickaxe is caught on camera. A spokesman goes on an apology tour after the Miami Zoo pisses off an entire country. A guy at Target wants to annoy customers over pride shirts. Shawn instigates an etiquette argument.

    La Sombrito es Crapo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 152:40

    TUESDAY 5/23/23: Tim Scott wants to be your nice guy president. A man doesn't seem upset enough to have lost his arm to an alligator in Port Charlotte. Shawn isn't sure if he wants to watch the Michael J Fox documentary. Los Angeles unveils a new bus stop innovation.

    A Potty Politician

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 149:45

    MONDAY 5/22/23: Shawn's new tattoo could create an inconvenience for the rest of the show. Even robots want tips now. A recent lawsuit may be interesting to Doordash users with iPhones. C-Lane isn't sure why no one likes the Preakness as much as the Kentucky Derby.

    A Jumbo Genital

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 155:14

    FRIDAY 5/19/23: Heinz has a new way for people to enjoy some of their classic sauces. Shawn has some revelations during a segment about the origins of kissing. A woman sues her employer claiming a perfectly normal e-mail was a sexual advance.

    Stroking Guys

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 154:41

    THURSDAY 5/18/23: Brooks Koepka has a suggestion on how to speed up golf play. Parents file a police report over a banned book. Target says they lose over $1 billion a year from theft. California bans gas stoves for all but one chef.

    A Food and a Day

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 154:30

    WEDNESDAY 5/17/23: Taco Bell fights for the release of a common phrase. Strippers in California unionize. A naked man is caught on video going crazy at a gym in Miami. Shawn tries to break down the intricacies of intercourse after a survey says teenage sex is on the decline.

    FREE TV!!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 156:38

    TUESDAY 5/16/23: The show tries to figure out "the catch" after a NetZero-style company announces it will be giving away half a million televisions. Some think C-Lane is mispronouncing a childhood cafeteria classic. A person in South Korea thinks restaurants banning children is discrimination, but an e-mailer says it's the perfect rule.

    A Cat Named Vagina

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2023 157:11

    THURSDAY 5/11/23: Shawn loses sleep over a noise in his bathroom. CNN's town hall with Donald Trump provides some great soundbites. A man loses a leg on a plane. Mexico combats controversial counterfeit cola.

    Vegans at Coachella, Literally

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 167:29

    WEDNESDAY 5/10/23: A student pepper sprays a teach when he won't give her phone back. A popular actor is having a baby at 79. MTV News is no more. British people are asked to mimic Americans on TikTok.

    One Mile to Empty

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2023 156:26

    TUESDAY 5/9/23: Sabrina is running behind after Carl has a tough walk. A couple is in trouble after trying to smuggle Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel. Shawn hopes his car is lying to him as he almost runs out of gas sending out t-shirts. A company that mines phosphate wants to help make roads.

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    A Leg Up

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 159:50

    MONDAY 5/8/23: Sporting events have some pricey offerings over the weekend. C-Lane thinks nothing interesting will happen if he gets a dash cam. Shawn rails agains a classic sandwich.

    License to Ilgenfritz

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 157:49

    FRIDAY 5/5/23: Fritz joins in for some Cinco de Mayo shenanigans, but Shawn isn't sure if he wants to participate. Alex Jones goes nuts over some prank phone calls. Moses DeWitt unveils his newest earworm commercial to rave reviews.

    Weiner Moisture?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2023 150:48

    THURSDAY 5/4/23: Shawn and Courtney have a three dog night. A man is called out at a Florida casino for entering into a poker tournament meant for ladies. A new feature means The Pixies may be causing Android users to miss work. Commissioner Patty Sheehan joins the show to talk about the recent news surrounding the Pulse memorial.

    Smartphone on Wheels

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2023 157:43

    WEDNESDAY 5/3/23: C-Lane runs into a hiccup taking an important video. Shawn is skeptical after veterinarians warn of dogs picking up discarded joints in NYC. An AI creates a bizarre beer commercial. A website is telling people how much their car spies on them.

    Headed to Ojai

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 160:05

    TUESDAY 5/2/23: A school principal gets quite a surprise while unlocking the dumpster for the day. Residents of Utah may have a hard time accessing their favorite porn site. Another writer's strike could be messing up late night TV for a while.

    The Bare Minimum

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 159:00

    MONDAY 5/1/23: Shawn is on board with a new plan for Mondays. A Playstation controller plays a role in a robot-guided fertilization. A recipe on NYT Cooking gives pregnancy craving vibes. A bunch of old politicians talking about marijuana are painfully misinformed.

    Party in the Back(yard)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2023 156:49

    FRIDAY 4/28/23: Sabrina returns to a long-awaited upgrade. Shawn is horrified that a fast food staple will be sold in stores. A housing development in England aims to cater only to women. Late night TV is in trouble. Dispatchers have songs for C-Lane.

    A Peacetime C Word

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2023 158:56

    THURSDAY 4/27/23: The president of South Korea sings a song to Joe Biden. Reports say Tucker Carlson's language may have contributed to his firing. Jerry Springer dies. Shawn dives further down the rabbit hole of the lives of conjoined twins.

    I'm Being Bold

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2023 151:25

    WEDNESDAY 4/26/23: The Grills owner tells Fox News how difficult the Bud Light fiasco has been for him. Shawn gets worried about dime-sized hail. Older people claim they're under-represented in the gaming world. 22-year-old conjoined twins open up about dating, but the show only has more questions.

    Cigarettes and Whiskey

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2023 160:58

    TUESDAY 4/25/23: Shawn and C-Lane exercise maximum creativity while picking out presents for Sabrina's birthday. Some brands are reaching out to see if you want to avoid Mother's Day specials. A new video game's graphics are frighteningly realistic.

    Lemon Party w/ Tucker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2023 158:02

    MONDAY 4/24/23: Shawn finds his favorite news coverage from last week's weed holiday. A flight attendant holds a trip up when no one confesses to spilled rice. Major players are ousted from two prominent news outlets. C-Lane has a revelation.

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    The Pot So Black

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2023 155:15

    FRIDAY 4/21/23: The owner of a restaurant that got rid of Bud Light isn't done talking. A runner in the Boston Marathon needs an emergency bathroom break. Shawn wonders how hard it would be to slash a tire, after reports of more activists attacking cars.

    (Not So) EMERGENCY!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023 157:17

    THURSDAY 4/20/23: Much of Florida gets a rude awakening. A new SpaceX rocket launch is called successful, despite it exploding in midair. Shawn is curious if certain parts of his body could tan or become sunburnt. Sabrina's interest is piqued at the mention of a new laser bong.

    JOSE 2024

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2023 155:05

    WEDNESDAY 4/19/23: A hockey player needs 75 stitches after taking a skate to the face. A customer at a Toyota dealership gets a new name, while an employee gets ALL the Facebook praise. An airline passenger rages against a baby.

    A Few McChanges

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2023 157:04

    TUESDAY 4/18/23: A Central Florida restaurant owner responds to reports he ousted Bud Light from his menu. Shawn has questions after a video of a dog mowing a lawn goes viral. A baseball player shames an airline for making his wife clean up after their kids. A beloved fast food restaurants makes changes to their classic burgers.

    Who Cheated?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2023 150:36

    MONDAY 4/17/23: A new t-shirt design drops! A trucker shows off video of his young son driving his big rig. A new movie gets some instant harsh reviews from people at a screening. A man literally throws his life savings out the window. Shawn doesn't trust people with joint e-mail addresses.

    Pudding Fingers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2023 158:33

    FRIDAY 4/14/23: The first political attack ad is out, and boy is it a weird one. A whole segment focuses on incidents in caves. Shawn has a hot take about eagles during a wild tangent. Moses DeWitt attends the first of three Taylor Swift concerts in Tampa.

    Condoms for Brooke

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2023 154:32

    THURSDAY 4/13/23: Fort Lauderdale deals with some intense flooding. Shawn examines some good deeds gone wrong. A British company seeks to revolutionize the prophylactic industry. Lawmakers once again take a look at the option of year-round schooling.

    Dollar Ammo Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 157:06

    WEDNESDAY 4/12/23: A hot dog promotion in Philly gets a bit out of hand. The price of weddings is on the rise. A poll attempts to reveal people's elevator etiquette. Sabrina asks for advice.

    Lube Up Your Coffee

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2023 159:26

    TUESDAY 4/11/23: A man changes his tone while being removed from an airplane. A man arrested for DWI is suing the cops who arrested him after he passed his breathalyzer. Ozempic may have a new interesting side effect. A new Starbucks offering is seeing some weird results.

    They're Called Custodians!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2023 156:11

    FRIDAY 4/7/23: Details finally emerge about why Coolio died. A man in Texas says a glitch in Apple's software is leading people to his door looking for their iPhones. The C-Lane vs Janitors battle heats up.

    Not Addicted to the Shindig

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2023 154:18

    THURSDAY 4/6/23: Many are fooled by a Kanye West audio deepfake. Parents get their yearly reminder not to buy their kids bunnies for Easter. Sabrina contemplates singing the National Anthem for the Ultimate Pinewood Derby.

    The Ranch Asshole

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2023 156:27

    WEDNESDAY 4/5/23: Fmr President Trump gives a speech at Mar a Lago after returning from his arraignment in New York. C-Lane has a new toy. A woman on Reddit can't seem to understand why her third date went so bad.

    “The Thing”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2023 154:27

    TUESDAY 4/4/23: All eyes are on Manhattan as Donald Trump prepares to be arraigned and Shawn is confident the judge will issue a gag order. The First Lady invites the winning AND losing teams of the NCAA women's championship to the White House. A California senator proposes a new missing persons alert.

    Rib City

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2023 161:35

    MONDAY 4/3/23: A couple films themselves in the middle of one of the weekend's tornadoes. Fmr President Trump's plane takes off to head to New York for his arraignment. Shawn has a hot take on steak. The show attempts to identify the ugliest rock star.

    Baddest Man in the Whoooole Town

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2023 163:09

    FRIDAY 3/31/23: Gwyneth Paltrow wins her civil suit and whispers to her opponent on her way out. Protesters show up near Mar a Lago after the announcement that Donald Trump will be indicted in New York. A familiar name is arrested in West Palm Beach.

    Free Lolita?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2023 161:27

    THURSDAY 3/30/23: The owner of Starbucks doesn't like being called a billionaire. OJ Simpson chimes in on the Gwyneth Paltrow trial. A controversial porn actor dies. Disney pulls one over on Governor DeSantis.

    The Great Sun Tornado

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2023 159:34

    WEDNESDAY 3/29/23: Shawn is looking forward to Fritz on the Street as a palate cleanser for his week. A principal resigns after writing a large check from her school to (a fake) Elon Musk. A giant solar plasma grows to the size of 14 Earths.

    They Call Me Green Shirt

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2023 167:23

    TUESDAY 3/28/23: Some guest dogs invade the Wasson household, and one of them is a bit humpy. Crazy dash cam footage shows a Kia going airborne after a nearby truck loses a wheel. Sabrina is unimpressed by the fire starting kit Shawn bought her.

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    Oh Say.....

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2023 162:22

    MONDAY 3/27/23: Shawn has a troublesome encounter with police officers over the weekend. A friend of the show passes away unexpectedly. Sabrina wants to sing the national anthem at a sporting event.

    Fo Shizzle

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2023 156:20

    FRIDAY 3/23/23: A Florida legislative meeting gets trolled with fake names. Shawn disagrees with a news anchor's firing. A woman's cringe song to advertise her house on the market goes on WAY too long. Jon Busdecker joins to show in place of Moses.

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