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They Mock The Govt's War on Boobs and Read Hillary's Book So You Don't Have To!: Podcast

Andrew Heaton and Sarah Rose Siskind are the creators of Reason TV's Mostly Weekly, a libertarian answer to The Daily Show and Last Week with John Oliver.

Reason, YouTubeReason, YouTubeMostly Weekly is a Reason TV web series that is a libertarian answer to Last Week with John Oliver, The Daily Show, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Created by Sarah Rose Siskind and Andrew Heaton (he also hosts), Mostly Weekly episodes have offered funny, info-rich takes on everything from "medically assisted sex" (in which surrogates help disabled people rediscover their sexuality) to stopping patent trolls to how sugar subsidies screw up Halloween candy to the government's unwinnable "war on boobs."

The series' most-popular episode was one that offered a fast-yet-comprehensive take on Hillary Clinton's campaign memoir, What Happened, which also serves as a primer in the psychological malady of what Heaton and Siskind identify as "I.D.D. or introspection-deficit disorder." Go here for a full archive.

In the latest Reason Podcast, Nick Gillespie talks with Siskind and Heaton about what it's like to loiter at the lonely crossroad of libertarianism and comedy; how they came to their beliefs in small, small government and big, big laughs; and what's in store for viewers of Mostly Weekly.

Audio production by Ian Keyser.

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  • Libertarian||

    "Libertarian comedy" is not an oxymoron. These videos are laugh out loud funny.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They are indeed. Although they're missing the trained seal audiences.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ^This guy gets what I'm saying.

  • Eric Bana||

    I'm also surprised at how funny they actually are.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Heaton is the best thing to happen to this site in several years.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    And Siskin. It's wrong of me not to include her.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Agreed.

    Don't sell yourself short though, beefcake.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Chipper Morning is more candle, or maybe BBQ lighter, though. So at least he has that going for him, which is nice.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    And don't forget me, dutifully piloting the Grammar Stuka through the flak no one else is willing to brave.

    Oh, BTW, it's "Siskin*d*", not "Siskin".

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    It might be more rude to remember her and get her name wrong than to just forget her entirely. For Shame, BUCS.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    DIRECT HIT

    {pulls out of dive, zooms off into the night}

  • SIV||

    The Koch-bots are drowning the "r".

  • Sevo||

    "The Koch-bots are drowning the "r"."

    SIV made a comment which I guess is understandable to others who fantasize about women's underwear (isn't that where you get your rocks off SIV?)
    Anyone else have any other idea what this is supposed to mean?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I'm fairly certain that it portends death, but for whom?

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    "SIV made a comment which I guess is understandable to others who fantasize about women's underwear"

    You rang?

    Perhaps he is referring to the load bar on Reason's donation page, which I believe, from having heard another commenter describe it, is the Reason.com symbol, but slowly filling up with orange as they get closer to their funding goal? (Thus making his comment a snide assertion that they are only making as much progress as they are because the Kochtopus is secretly playing sugar daddy, or else simply that those donating are mindless "Koch-bots", in line with his subconscious compulsion to imitate the rhetoric of the Left-Statists that are in truth his closest ideological relatives?)

    Alternatively, perhaps he is suggesting that the Kochs' supporters are attempting to stifle the free speech of littoral brigands (elsewise known as corsairs, buccaneers, privateers, etc.), in line with their mission of driving all joy from the world and/or protecting the interests of affiliated merchants whose ships brave the adjacent sea lanes?

    That's all I got.

  • Sevo||

    "they are only making as much progress as they are because the Kochtopus is secretly playing sugar daddy, or else simply that those donating are mindless "Koch-bots", in line with his subconscious compulsion to imitate the rhetoric of the Left-Statists that are in truth his closest ideological relatives?)
    Alternatively, perhaps he is suggesting that the Kochs' supporters are attempting to stifle the free speech of littoral brigands (elsewise known as corsairs, buccaneers, privateers, etc.), in line with their mission of driving all joy from the world and/or protecting the interests of affiliated merchants whose ships brave the adjacent sea lanes?"

    Well, you have done a far better job of divining what SIV is 'suggesting' ('hinting at', 'proposing', 'lying about', 'whining about', 'making an ass of himself about', 'does not understand at all') than I have done.
    Props to you, and perhaps SIV might read that and realize what a fucking idiot he seems to be from his comments which seem to originate from the Neanderthal portions of his ancestry.
    Right SIV? RIGHT SIV?

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    "perhaps SIV might read that and realize what a fucking idiot he seems to be from his comments"

    {Heath-Ledger-Joker voice}:

    "And I thought *my* jokes were bad."

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I just learned that the LP of the county over (Kitsap) has their monthly meet-ups at a Dennys.

    I love us.

  • JeremyR||

    Guns are not toys

  • Brandybuck||

    Does anyone older than 30 find the Daily Show funny? I don't get it. It would be one thing to point out the absurdity int he daily news, but this is a show, along with its spinoffs, that essentially mocks people for not being young and progressive. What'f frightening is the number of people who get their entire news cycle diet from this show. Or used tw before everyone shifted en masse over to John Oliver.

  • The Last American Hero||

    It was funny in the early years (pre-Stewart) and even in the beginning of the Stewart era. They used to just poke fun of people that were rich and/or powerful. But Stewart couldn't poke fun at the powerful once Obama was in power, so then it just became DailyKos TV, which isn't funny. And each of his spin-off comics are less funny than Stewart, and less funny than the previous one.

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