Mystery Surprise Monday Theater 3000 (Ep. 2)

Nov 4, 2013

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This is one of our new Monday shows where right up to show time, I'm not 100% sure what we're talking about. I know for sure we'll discuss the time change you experienced over the weekend and the ever-swelling choir of voices suggesting that its harms outweigh its advantages, assuming there are any real advantages.

I'm also dying to discuss the attempt by Saturday Night Live to address on this weekend's episode another ever-swelling choir, the voices of people who say the show is not diverse enough. It's not, and the show pretty successfully made a joke out of that this weekend without really committing to doing anything about it. 

We'll also talk about yet another awards show, this one staged this weekend by YouTube. It was an attempt to do something really different but to some critics it felt like more of the same old thing. All that and a lot more.

We want you to weigh in, too! Comment below, email Colin@wnpr.org, or tweet us @wnprcolin.


  • Mike Pesca is a sports reporter for NPR and a panelists on Slate's weekly podcast, Hang Up and Listen.
  • Michael Downing teaches creative writing at Tufts University and is the author of several books including Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time.
  • Eric Danton is a contributor to Rolling Stone. He also writes about music and pop culture for The Wall Street Journal and Salon, and used to be the rock critic for The Hartford Courant.