It's been... quite a week. It kinda seems like nothing happened in pop culture at all this week, doesn't it? Regardless, The Nose has a mandate to satisfy.
Slow Burn is Slate's scripted, narrative impeachment podcast. The first season covered Watergate and President Nixon. The second (and current) season is covering Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton. It has a strong, willful woman at its center. It has some sexual malfeasance. It has some questionable testimony.
Serial is This American Life's scripted, narrative true crime podcast. The first and second seasons covered Adnan Syed and Bowe Bergdahl. The third (and current) season covers the court system in Cleveland. It has some justice and plenty of injustice. It has some lawyerly delays and obfuscation. It has at least one questionable judge.
You can see why we chose these topics this week.
Some other stuff that happened while you weren't paying attention:
- Just Dunkin': Dunkin' Donuts to change its name
- Death of the comedy catchphrase: former BBC boss says TV no longer plays for laughs
- How a small company in Malden created the Greatest TV Commercial Ever Made
- 'Inside the Actors Studio' Is Losing James Lipton and Leaving Bravo
- 'NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN': Lifelong Dodgers Fan Asked To Cover Up Shirt Of Uterus Or Leave Game
- SiriusXM is buying Pandora in $3.5 billion deal
- No Sex Please, We're Apple: iPhone Giant Seeks TV Success on Its Own Terms
- Bradley Cooper Is Not Really Into This Profile
- Lucy Gellman - Editor of The Arts Paper, host of WNHH radio's Kitchen Sync
- Nicholas Quah - Writes about podcasts for Vulture, editor and publisher of Hot Pod
- Mercy Quaye - Host of WNHH radio's Werk It Out, principal consultant for The Narrative Project
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.