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On this week’s episode of Le Show we have What the Frack?, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, It’s a Smart World, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, great music and more.

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer presents News of the Godly, News of the Warm, News of the Atom, The Apresidentice, Apologies of the Week, political commentary, original music selections, and more.

Illustration by Jasper Means

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco: a carpet cleaner’s daughter from New Iberia turned school teacher turned stay-at-home mom turned…Louisiana's first female governor. In 2003, her focus was on education reform, juvenile justice, and economic development. And halfway into her first and only term, it looked like she had a good chance at re-election. But that all changed, with Hurricane Katrina. 

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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us the second part of his 2018 Year in Rebuke. We’ll look back at the year that was with The Appresidentice, The Law Firm of Cohen & Cohen, Karzai Talk, Keeping Up With the Murdocks, an apology from Facebook, recordings from Omarosa Manigault’s stint at The White House, a new edition of The Apologies of the Week and original music by Harry.

Illustration by Jasper Means

In 1979, Ernest "Dutch" Morial became the first black mayor of New Orleans. He won the election with 95% of the black vote, and just 20% of the white vote. He campaigned on a platform of police reform, but it wasn’t just Dutch who wanted to re-organize the NOPD – they were organizing themselves. They wanted a union, pay increases, and better working conditions. Soon after Dutch took office, the police wasted no time. They staged their first strike, in history. Their bargaining tool? Mardi Gras.

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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us the first part of his 2018 Year in Rebuke. We’ll look back at big headlines and overlooked news stories with The Appresidentice, Entrepod, News of the Warm, Nixon in Heaven, Bad Days at Black Rock, Donald Trump’s Mar a Lago Diet, Clintonsomething, and original music about the environment and Stormy Daniels.

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Harry celebrates the 35th anniversary of Le Show with reflections on former President George H.W. Bush, What the Frack?, News of Microplastics, Let Us Try, News of the Godly, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, a peek into Michael Cohen’s answering machine, and great music.

Illustration by Jasper Means

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963, people around the country quickly rejected their government's conclusion that a sole assassin committed the crime. A slew of conspiracy theories took hold, but only one conspiracy theorist transferred his theories into actual arrests. Jim Garrison, District Attorney of New Orleans, was media savvy, and skillfully attracted TV cameras, reporters, and supporters with his giant claims. In 1967, the world watched Garrison insist that he had “solved the assassination.” But who was at fault?

Harry Shearer
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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us We’re Not #1, News of the Atom, News of NiceCorps, News of Microplastics, It’s a Smart World After All, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, a peek into Melania Trump’s Voice Mail, original music and more. 

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This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings us The Apologies of the Week, The Appresidentice, and an interview with Bruce Schneier, author of Click Here to Kill Everybody.

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