Streams

 

 

Parody

Soundcheck

Celebrating 50 Years Of Musical Incompetence

Monday, April 20, 2015

As PDQ Bach celebrates his 50th anniversary, creator and composer Peter Schickele talks about how to make serious music funny, and how to take funny music seriously.

Comment

The Sporkful

True Crime: Investigating An Office Fridge Food Theft

Monday, March 09, 2015

It’s Elkhart, Indiana, 2001. Two inches of Heather Coleman's turkey club disappear from her office fridge. The thief is nowhere to be found. And Heather’s life will never be the same.

Studio 360

Who's Afraid of On the Media?

Friday, July 25, 2014

We asked On the Media's Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone to duke it out in this parody of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? from our American Icons episode on Mad Magazine.

Read More

Comments [1]

Selected Shorts

Re-Brand a Super Hero

Friday, May 30, 2014

This reading by Chip Kidd of Larry Doyle’s “ReBoot Me” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Heroes and Villains,” hosted by Hope Davis.

Comment

On The Media

How Can You Parody Buzzfeed?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yesterday, the Onion told the New York Business Journal that it would be producing a parody of sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy called "Clickhole." Sure, those sites are ripe for a takedown, but how do you parody sites that are already basically self-parody? Here are 20 ways that will astound you.

Read More

Comment

Selected Shorts

99% Rejected

Friday, April 18, 2014

This reading by Wyatt Cenac of Simon Rich’s “Occupy Jen Street,” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Romantic Calamities,” hosted by Parker Posey.

Comment

On The Media

Why We Should Ban All Parody Twitter Accounts (And Why They're Never Going Away)

Friday, February 28, 2014

If it exists, there will eventually be a parody Twitter account for it.

Read More

Comments [2]

Soundcheck

Comedian Bo Burnham Picks Three; Parodist Allan Sherman; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Plays Live

Friday, January 03, 2014

In this episode: Soundcheck revisits a few favorite segments of 2013.

First: Comedian, songwriter and actor Bo Burnham discusses his latest endeavor, a book of poetry, Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive On Ideas Alone and shares three of his favorite songs for Soundcheck's series Pick Three.

Then: Songwriter Allan Sherman rocketed to fame in 1963 with his unlikely hit “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” — and then just as suddenly, he disappeared. We delve into the pioneering parodist with Mark Cohen, the author of Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman.

Plus: Detroit-based indie rock band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. -- named for the NASCAR hero -- performs songs from its new record, The Speed Of Things, in the Soundcheck studio.

Comment

Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Ruth Bourdain's Gastrohilarity

Friday, September 20, 2013

"A good wine should dance across the tongue, never twerk against the uvula," according to Ruth Bourdain. Learn more about the satirical mash-up of Ruth Riechl and Anthony Bourdain, and hear from the man behind the tweets.

Comment

Soundcheck

The Pioneering Parody Pop Of Allan Sherman

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Writer Mark Cohen details the swift rise and fall of America's first popular musical parodist, Allan Sherman. 

Comments [1]

New Tech City

6 Best of the Best Google Glass Parodies

Thursday, June 06, 2013

We thought about doing a round up of all the awesome Google Glass memes that are out there. Turns out, it’s been done. A lot. So we decided to go meta with a round up of the round ups. That’s right, it’s New Tech City’s Best of the Best Google Glass Parodies.

Read More

Comment

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wishing You the Best

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Praying to God, playing God, and mysterious ways in four tales comic and strange

Comments [2]

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wishing You the Best

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Praying to God, playing God, and mysterious ways in four tales comic and strange.

Comments [3]

The New Yorker: Out Loud

Louis Menand on the pleasure of parody

Monday, September 13, 2010

Louis Menand on the pleasure of parody.

Comment