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Lockdown Special - Zoom! (we wasted a whole daaaay)

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Oh zoom, you chased the day awaaaay... Hiiiigh noon, the moon and stars came out to play... Then my whole wide world went zoom! Yes, all of our worlds these past few months have gone to Zoom! And Whistle Stop Week is no different. We decided to (virtually) get the band back together to record a lockdown special episode courtesy of everyone's favorite security-flawed webinar app! Joining regular host Mark Turner, our irregular skippers Mark Barz and Carrie Simison, and joining them...well, you just need to listen. It's a circus! The gang cover COVID, murder hornets, virus stealing monkeys, Mount Everest, and blow the 'Hot Off The Press' round up SO spectacularly that it may never recover. ENJOY!

Oh zoom, you chased the day awaaaay... Hiiiigh noon, the moon and stars came out to play... Then my whole wide world went zoom! Yes, all of our worlds these past few months have gone to Zoom! And Whistle Stop Week is no different. We decided to (virtually) get the band back together to record a lockdown special episode courtesy of everyone's favorite security-flawed webinar app! Joining regular host Mark Turner, our irregular skippers Mark Barz and Carrie Simison, and joining them...well, you just need to listen. It's a circus! The gang cover COVID, murder hornets, virus stealing monkeys, Mount Everest, and blow the 'Hot Off The Press' round up SO spectacularly that it may never recover. ENJOY!

Location:

United States

Description:

Oh zoom, you chased the day awaaaay... Hiiiigh noon, the moon and stars came out to play... Then my whole wide world went zoom! Yes, all of our worlds these past few months have gone to Zoom! And Whistle Stop Week is no different. We decided to (virtually) get the band back together to record a lockdown special episode courtesy of everyone's favorite security-flawed webinar app! Joining regular host Mark Turner, our irregular skippers Mark Barz and Carrie Simison, and joining them...well, you just need to listen. It's a circus! The gang cover COVID, murder hornets, virus stealing monkeys, Mount Everest, and blow the 'Hot Off The Press' round up SO spectacularly that it may never recover. ENJOY!

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@wswshow

Language:

English


Episodes

Holiday Episode Revisited, 2018

12/16/2019
In 2018, we did it all again - this time with alcohol! Hic! Happy Holidays, indeed! The ever hilarious Melody Klema (Clam Corp) and zinger-queen Coba Hoban joined in the festivities, pairing up with our regulars skippers Carrie 'Cerebus' Simison and Mark 'Santa' Barz. Host Mark Turner was chief reindeer corral-er. There were jokes, there was laughter, there was drinking, and there was...singing, God help us. Enjoy?

Duration:00:57:47

Holiday Episode Revisited, 2017

12/6/2019
In the generous giving spirit of the season, we've decided to re-release our holiday episodes! First up, feast on this 2017 yule log of podcasting goodness washed down with a large mug of eggnoggy hilarity! Or something. It's been a while since we've written one of these. Our 2017 seasonal special featured host Mark Turner, team skippers Carrie Simison and Mark Barz, and guest panelists the lovely married pairing of Darcie and Ryan of Clan McHannigan! Enjoy!

Duration:01:01:17

EPISODEx - Thanks for the Mammaries!

9/23/2019
Whistle Stop Week signs off, after 37 chaotic episodes spanning 3 glorious seasons! Host Mark Turner, and captains Carrie Simison and Mark Barz recall their favorite and funniest moments, give each other a hard time as always, and play one more round of 'Hot Off The Press!' for your amusement! As we bring this labor of love to a close, our sincerest heartfelt thanks to all of our amazing panelists - even those who weren't so amazing. You know who you are. No, not you. Yes, you. Also, a...

Duration:00:29:28

S3, E10 (Finale) - When Barz Jr met Cola Cobra Coba!

3/30/2019
It's the end of season 3 already. Doesn't it feel like only yesterday when we started? Lucky for you. For those involved in the show, it feels like a bloody eternity. What we mean is, we're so excited to bring you our season 3 finale! Pairing up with cap'n Carrie Simison on this final go-around is show favorite Cola...I mean Cobra...COBA Hoban. And teaming up with skipper Mark Barz is DU founder (not that DU) and family member Andrew 'Barz Jr' Dwyer. It sucks getting old and forgetting...

Duration:01:04:47

S3, E9 - A lesson in rudimentary Math, Grammar, Science and Geography. And Comedy.

3/17/2019
Turner returns to the hosting hot-seat! Carrie regales us with her math and grammar skills! Barz is sarcastic. It's business as usual in the Whistle Stop Week household! Joining Skipper Simison is newbie to the show, stand-up comedian Andrew Ingram. And partnered up with Cap'n Barz, woman of wonder Michelle Asher. In our penultimate show of season 3, up is down, round 1 is round 3, round 3 is something entirely new, and Trump is...well, no, Trump is still Trump mores the pity. Thanks to...

Duration:01:02:08

S3, E8 - Fist to Palm!

3/1/2019
With our regular host still AWOL, it's Carrie's turn to affect a ridiculous English accent and cajole our panelists through the news of the day. Joining Carrie are regular team captain Mark Barz, stand-in skipper Coba 'My Grandmother was a Liar!' Hoban, Nick 'Why do you give your car a name?' Rothschild, and making her debut Chelsea 'HIC!' Berlingieri. In this animal-themed episode, the gang traverse Peppa Pig, zombie deer, and a dog named Trump... Thanks to our lovely local sponsors The...

Duration:00:56:23

S3, E7 - The one where Barz hosts, and Carrie bleeps!

2/14/2019
With our regular host on hiatus, Barz takes up the mantle and attempts to herds the cats that are our typically rowdy panellists. Joining Barz are regular team captain Carrie Simison and stand-in skipper Andrew 'chicken legs' Dwyer, and gyrating Jonathan Berry, and motor-mouth Lauren McKenzie. From Nelson Mandela to memory sticks in seal faeces, from Walt Disney to Waze and means, our panellists argue, fight, and yes, even cuss their way to points! Thanks to our lovely local sponsors The...

Duration:00:51:05

S3, E6 - News from the Past, Present, and even...the Future!

2/1/2019
Yes! It's finally happened! Not only do we put a comedic spin on the news of the past and present, but we, at last, make Barz's dreams come true as we launch headlong into the future! Joining regular host Mark Turner, and team captains Carrie Simison and Mark Barz, the forever upright Melody Klema, and the never uptight Michelle Asher. From Nazi Pelosi to angry mooses, we keep our panellists (and our listeners) on their toes and on the run! Thanks to our lovely local sponsors The British...

Duration:00:59:32

S3, E5 - Happy Holidays & Horrible Histories!

12/20/2018
The holiday season is upon on us and with it, generous sponsors ply us with beer, cider and whiskey. It's a Christmas miracle that we were able to get through this episode at all! Joining regular host Mark Turner, and team captains Carrie Simison and Mark Barz, the wonderfully witty Melody Klema, and the marvellously mad Coba Hoban. Like Santa himself we zig-zag the globe but in search of quiz-worthy news, with stops this episode including a chocolate covered Germany, a ball-boy-less...

Duration:00:58:47

S3, E4 - What Whiskey Does

12/6/2018
With the seasonal spirit firmly taking hold, a spirit for any season - whiskey, courtesy of local Colorado Springs 'Distillery 291' - makes an appearance, leading to an...interesting episode! Joining regular host Mark Turner, and team captains Carrie Simison and Mark Barz, the acerbic Andrew Dwyer, and deer-in-the-headlights debutant Casey Frase. The gamut is run once more, from ball-testing to bell-ringing, Chinese babies to Canadian curlers, myth-busting to MUUUUURDEEEEER - and much more...

Duration:00:54:22

S3, E3 - From bowel movements to moving sentiments

11/21/2018
Whistle Stop Week is dropping episode 3 a day early by way of a Thanksgiving gift to you all, the thing we're most thankful for...our dear listeners! Joining regular host Mark Turner, and team captains Carrie Simison and Mark Barz, the delightful Jill Gaebler, and the insightful Ryan Hannigan. This episode, stories that promise to bring both a tear to your eye and a lurch to your stomach, as we once more cover a fortnight of frightening, fantastical, and/or funny news headlines! Thanks to...

Duration:01:00:21

S3, E2 - Girls of Spice and Pigs in Space!

11/8/2018
Whistle Stop Week, part Deaux, now recording in our brand new home at R&D Studios in downtown Colorado Springs! Joining regular host Mark Turner, and team captains Carrie Simison and Mark Barz, professorial Laura Eurich, and debutant Jonathan Berry. The teams once more wrestle with news from across the globe, as well as headlines both magical and intergalatic! From Harry Potter to horrifying dog porn, from the London Metropolitan Police Force to terrifying Marsian invaders, we run the...

Duration:00:58:35

S3, E1 - Back with a sack...o'sounds!

10/25/2018
Whistle Stop Week returns for its 3rd season, now recording in our brand new home at R&D Studios in downtown Colorado Springs! Joining regular host Mark Turner, and team captains Carrie Simison and Mark Barz, grizzled veteran Andrew Dwyer and livewire Lauren McKenzie. Hold on as the team darts from Swaziland to Sweden, Cuba to Canada, stopping only momentarily to consider what one does with their time when YouTube is down...? Thanks to our lovely local sponsors The British Pantry & Tea...

Duration:00:54:07

SEASON 3 IS JUST ONE WEEK AWAY!!!

10/17/2018
Whistle Stop Week will return on October 24th, when Season 3 finally kicks-off in all it's beautiful, manic, deranged, hopefully entertaining glory! Join Mark, Carrie, Barz, old panelists and new for your favorite irreverent rattle through the news of the day...

Duration:00:00:22

S2 Summer Special REDUX

10/8/2018
Our final reheated episode of 2018, our Summer Special from July, when host Mark Turner and regular team captains Carrie Simison and Mark Barz, were joined by a professor and her pupil, Laura Eurich and Melody Klema. We laughed, we cried, we ugly laugh-cried. The usual. The next Whistle Stop Week episode you'll hear later this month will be EPISODE 1 OF SEASON 3!!! Yes, we're a little bit excited...

Duration:00:52:56

Like winter, Whistle Stop Week Season 3 is Coming!

10/3/2018
Have you missed us? Your favorite podcast people. Whistle Stop Week! Whistle...Stop...oh, nevermind. Whether you missed us or not, we will back with Season 3 before you know it...

Duration:00:00:52

S2 E10 FINALE REDUX! The One Where We Ask the Vital Question...Is it Eight?

9/19/2018
Wrapping our second season, another person who gets paid to make funny puts their career on the line to join us. A sports journalist whose career is beyond saving tags along, too. Whistle Stop Week wraps it's second season in something resembling style. Joining host Mark Turner, regular captain Carrie Simison and stand-in skipper Andrew Dwyer, is the only sports journalist who can't count past eight (must be why he covers soccer) Nick Rothschild, and debutant and stand-up comedian who...

Duration:01:00:15

S2 E9 REDUX! The One Where Carrie Hosts and Women ROAR!

9/5/2018
Yes, we've finally run out of ideas in Season 2, and so we give hosting duties to usually skipper Carrie Simison. And then we set up teams so that it's boys versus girls. Us...gimmicky? Whistle Stop Week basks in the glow of International Women's Day by unleashing our first ever female host! Joining host-for-the-day Carrie Simison, regular captain Mark Barz and sometime skipper Mark Turner, are shorts-eating April Compo and everyone's favourite 'can't' Coba Hoban!

Duration:00:57:54

S2 E8 REDUX! The One Where We Mix Comedy Red Bull and Amphetamines!

8/22/2018
This episode is more of a science/social experiment; what happens when you put two crazy people together on a team, give them beer, and then ask them to be both funny and coherent? Whistle Stop Week goes full-bore crazy! Joining host Mark Turner and regular skipper Mark Barz, are the human personification of amphetamines meets Red Bull, Lauren McKenzie and Jim Burke, and quietly sat in the corner preparing her next well placed, impeccably timed zinger, Laura Eurich!

Duration:01:03:00

S2 E7 REDUX! The One True Love...

8/8/2018
Why wait for Valentines? You can enjoy a comedic massacre any time of the year! Whistle Stop Week dives headlong into Valentines Day, showing it's love for the news of the day by taking the piss out of it! Joining host Mark Turner and regular skippers Carrie Simison and Mark Barz, are the professorial Laura Eurich, and the class-cutting Andrew Dwyer.

Duration:00:56:51