The News Junkie

The News Junkie

The News Junkie, Shawn Wasson, with Sabrina and C-Lane. The three best friends you never knew you had run through the most viral stories of the day.

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August 12, 2022 161 min
FRIDAY 8/12/22: Harry Caray is back in hologram form, and the internet wasn't quite ready for it. A woman in Florida is arrested for throwing a steak at her husband and missing. A listener seeks advice on how to kick out his daughter's boyfriend. Salman Rushdie is attacked during a lecture in New York.
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THURSDAY 8/11/22: A man delays a flight out of Orlando because he wanted his child on his lap. Google claims Apple is causing kids to get bullied. A man tries to infiltrate an FBI office with a long rifle and a nail gun.
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August 10, 2022 161 min
WEDNESDAY 8/10/22: A Detroit Lions rookie leads the team in a Michael Jackson chorus. Another childhood memory of Shawn's os going away. The show learns a bit about Florida's gun laws. More details emerge from the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.
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August 9, 2022 162 min
TUESDAY 8/9/22: People have strong reactions over the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago. More details emerge about the car crash involving Anne Heche and the events that led up to it. Shawn is perplexed by a situation with his son. Scientists are studying whether or not spiders sleep.
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August 8, 2022 165 min
MONDAY 8/8/22: A homeowner in LA gets a GoFundMe after actress Anne Heche crashes into her garage. A Vice reporter is harassed at CPAC. A patriotic t-shirt company is caught hiding the fact their shirts were made in China. Shawn ponders what residents of different parts of Florida call themselves.
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August 5, 2022 164 min
FRIDAY 8/5/22: A woman who sued her parents is back in the news. Former President Donald Trump gets heckled during a round of golf. Shawn ponders who has the hottest fan base. An astronomer delivers a hilarious troll.
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August 4, 2022 160 min
THURSDAY 8/4/22: Shawn thinks a certain' restaurant fans are assholes after the chain announced the coming of Impossible meats. There's a deeper financial reason the Batgirl movie may never be seen. The show speculates on whether or not Alex Jones perjured himself in court.
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August 3, 2022 166 min
WEDNESDAY 8/3/22: Shawn wakes up to a dreaded text message. Alex Jones appears in court. An upcoming movie is scrapped super late in the game. Speculation ensues after a pilot reportedly jumps to his death during a flight.
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August 2, 2022 163 min
TUESDAY 8/2/22: The US took down an al Qaeda leader with bomb that has a cool sounding name. Shawn is curious about living in sewers. The show talks to a guy whose work has had an effect on just about everybody.
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August 1, 2022 161 min
MONDAY 8/1/22: A man gets a salacious voicemail from a co-worker. C-Lane thinks the new Secret Shows magnet looks familiar. A bunch of people talking about the shooting in Orlando have their facts wrong. Shawn likes watching kids fall down.
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July 29, 2022 151 min
FRIDAY 7/29/22: Everybody is going crazy over the billion dollar lottery jackpot. An absolute asshole is arrested in Las Vegas for animal cruelty. Will Smith addresses the Oscars slap in an awkward video. This Week in Florida gets dark.
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July 28, 2022 160 min
THURSDAY 7/28/22: The Weather Channel apologizes for a huge misstep in graphics. British researchers have a formula for the “perfect” start to your day, and nobody on the show is on board. A study says that most people don’t know their neighbors.
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July 27, 2022 158 min
WEDNESDAY 7/27/22: Former President Trump plans his women’s basketball team. A news and local police precinct warn of a very serious national issue. Sabrina participates in some specific police training. A GOP rally adds words to the Pledge of Allegiance.
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July 26, 2022 157 min
TUESDAY 7/26/22: Shawn is fascinated by the world of Pay Pigs. An escalator technician chimes in on things getting sucked into the machinery. A classic dessert most known for being at Taco Bell is going away. Your dog may be smarter than you think it is.
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July 25, 2022 158 min
MONDAY 7/25/22: Chaos erupts at two places in Central Florida over the weekend. Portland residents are fed up with the overwhelming homeless problem. A listener is frustrated with a new policy allowing veterans to become teachers. Concert ticket prices go outrageous. A post-game interview gets awkward.
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July 22, 2022 159 min
FRIDAY 7/22/22: Pat Benatar refuses to play one of her most famous songs. A Walgreens employee won't sell a particular item. Cows invade Florida's Turnpike. Nobody on Jeopardy can identify Taylor Swift lyrics.
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July 21, 2022 164 min
THURSDAY 7/21/22: President Biden gets COVID-19. A venue cancels a performance by Dave Chappelle hours before the show. Mike Tyson tells a podcast he thinks he's going to die soon. Velveeta gets into the cocktail business. Shawn leaves nothing but crumbs for This Week in Florida.
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July 20, 2022 159 min
WEDNESDAY 7/20/22: A woman struggles to get a doctor to diagnose her with monkeypox. A beloved South Florida water park is "sunsetting" a classic ride. Netflix may be ripping off James Bond. After finally winning Shawn's interest, the James Webb telescope may already be damaged.
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July 19, 2022 156 min
TUESDAY 7/19/22: Shawn thinks people should get extra time off when it’s extremely hot outside. Amy Kaufeldt returns to the show. Sesame Place is accused of racism. A woman wakes up from a two year coma and accuses her brother of putting her there.
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July 15, 2022 161 min
FRIDAY 7/15/22: Actor Terrence Howard says he invented a new form of flight. A West Palm resident is being fined for replacing her grass with astroturf. Shawn wants to have an intervention with a dispatcher. An x-ray solves a man's bathroom troubles.
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