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.


March 27, 2023 162 min
MONDAY 3/27/23: Shawn has a troublesome encounter with police officers over the weekend. A friend of the show passes away unexpectedly. Sabrina wants to sing the national anthem at a sporting event.
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FRIDAY 3/23/23: A Florida legislative meeting gets trolled with fake names. Shawn disagrees with a news anchor's firing. A woman's cringe song to advertise her house on the market goes on WAY too long. Jon Busdecker joins to show in place of Moses.
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March 23, 2023 162 min
THURSDAY 3/23/23: The Trump indictment is looking like it may fizzle out. A report suggests the AirBnB use is dropping and some are blaming hosts’ excessive rules. Shawn gets his bloodwork back and watches a life-changing movie.
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March 22, 2023 158 min
WEDNESDAY 3/22/23: The grand jury in New York City takes the day off, as reports indicate Fmr President Trump wants his arrest to be a spectacle. The security staff at Mons Venus save the day from what looks to have been a potential mass shooting. Nick Lachey has words with the paparazzi.
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March 21, 2023 156 min
TUESDAY 3/21/23: The show takes an unexpected day off. Ticketmaster has a listing for a job to run their social media. New York City braces for chaos as everyone waits to hear whether or not Fmr President Donald Trump will be indicted by a grand jury. C-Lane's big days comes and goes.
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March 17, 2023 160 min
FRIDAY 3/17/23: The show celebrates St Patrick's Day with Fritz and Moses DeWitt. Things get weird.
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March 16, 2023 161 min
THURSDAY 3/16/23: A scientist’s presentation is interrupted by her dog. A storm coming to Chicago sounds more fun than scary. An expensive diamond is found in an Arkansas forest. Shawn wants all planes to have parachutes after a group of people survive an emergency landing in Brazil.
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March 15, 2023 157 min
WEDNESDAY 3/15/23: A woman in an interview is at a loss for words when she is asked what "woke" means. Shawn isn't so sure the released Michael Irvin hotel lobby footage is vindicating. The large blob of seaweed gets closer to ruining spring breakers' beach plans. A popular restaurant brand announces a VERY limited deal.
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March 14, 2023 160 min
TUESDAY 3/14/23: More companies are trying to trick their employees with fake phishing e-mails. A man in Ohio is attacked by a zebra. A NASCAR commentator takes on keyboard warriors. Shawn tries to identify how many people out of 100 would be swingers. Scientist do a study on growers vs show-ers.
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March 13, 2023 159 min
MONDAY 3/13/23: Shawn considers playing hooky. Hugh Grant gets awkward on the Oscars' red carpet. NASA discovers an asteroid that may actually hit Earth on Valentine's Day. The crew gears up for a Friday St Patrick's Day.
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March 10, 2023 159 min
FRIDAY 3/10/23: A cowboy on TikTok has a message for his haters. A man survives a huge fall out of a hotel window after using salvia. A strip club in Ft Myers reopens in a tent after being damaged by Hurricane Ian. Shawn has post office issues.
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March 9, 2023 156 min
THURSDAY 3/9/23: Shawn is done donating to things at checkout counters. Sabrina and C-Lane are tested to see if they could rescue themselves from a forest. The WWE wants to legalize betting on scripted wrestling. Shawn has a theory on the Americans kidnapped in Mexico.
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March 8, 2023 156 min
WEDNESDAY 3/8/23: A podcast seems unfazed by a dangerous interruption. Shawn is disturbed by a new community he discovered on Reddit. Shawn explores the prices of luxury cabanas at the country's swankiest resorts.
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March 7, 2023 164 min
TUESDAY 3/7/23: Joe Rogan gets called out by his Steelers-loving father. A woman's plea to officially honor sugar daddies falls on the wrong ears. C-Lane doesn't trust the reviews for Cocaine Bear. An AI-generated Spongebob gets into adult topics.
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March 6, 2023 159 min
MONDAY 3/6/23: Netflix's first big live event seems to be successful as Chris Rock finally delivers the material everyone's been waiting for. The show has questions after a woman on a plane in an emergency "puts herself to sleep" to avoid being scared. Shawn has a strange encounter at a bar.
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March 3, 2023 149 min
FRIDAY 3/3/23: Shawn has a challenge for the show, but C-Lane isn't on board. Alex Murdaugh is found guilty on all charges. Changes are announced to the Ultimate Pinewood Derby.
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March 2, 2023 164 min
THURSDAY 3/2/23: Car kits go on sale for the Ultimate Pinewood Derby. The manual transmission may be making a surprising comeback. Shawn is concerned about an issue with Junkie Cat. Closing arguments continue in the Alex Murdaugh trial after a juror is dismissed.
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March 1, 2023 164 min
WEDNESDAY 3/1/23: Shawn gets much desired news about a high school that was shut down for an infestation.
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February 28, 2023 164 min
TUESDAY 2/28/23: People are surprised to see Shawn at iHeart HQ for a meeting. Ford announces new car features that don't really seem like consumer selling points. Nobody wants to play at King Charles' coronation. A TikToker covers his parents' kitchen in peanut butter.
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February 24, 2023 160 min
FRIDAY 2/24/23: Shawn is surprised at the amount of people who say they regularly watch TV with subtitles. Floridians are starting to revolt against a proposed law about dogs. The show talks to a woman who is a member of a group of fans of the alleged Idaho murders suspect.
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