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.


February 3, 2023 159 min
FRIDAY 2/3/23: A balloon from China is causing more questions than answers as it floats across the United States. Shawn is concerned with the level of questioning aimed at a Tennessee police officer. Sabrina resurrects a classic college party game.
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THURSDAY 2/2/23: The folks in Punxsutawny drag things out as the rest of the country waits to hear if Winter will be longer. Shawn has a moral dilemma about a way to use the AI voice generator. Shawn and C-Lane may be too fat to get on an upcoming ride.
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February 1, 2023 160 min
WEDNESDAY 2/1/23: Tom Brady retires (again) from football. A janitor is stuck at work for days after being locked in a holding cell on a Friday. Netflix reveals the steps they will be taking to crack down on password sharing.
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January 31, 2023 158 min
TUESDAY 1/31/23: Shawn, Sabrina, and C-Lane figure out whether or not they should be scared for their jobs, after a new audio AI only needs a minute of their voices to generate new speech.
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January 30, 2023 163 min
MONDAY 1/30/23: Shawn forgets what sport is played at the Super Bowl. The AI craze hits the music AND porn world over the weekend. The show talks to a doctor who teamed up with Mr Beast on YouTube to perform surgery on 1,000 blind people.
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January 27, 2023 160 min
FRIDAY 1/27/23: A proposal for a new law leads Shawn to a revelation about the way he drives on the highway. A gas station attendant falls for a fake phone call, costing his job over two thousand dollars. Sabrina and C-Lane think a video of a robot turning to liquid (and back) is fake. A Texas woman is fed up with unwanted visitors.
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January 26, 2023 160 min
THURSDAY 1/26/23: An UberEats driver interrupts a college basketball game. Fireball finds itself in the middle of a lawsuit, but C-Lane thinks it's a stretch. A new, very expensive SUV has extra features to deter theft, while Seattle sues car makers whose vehicles lack them. Shawn gets a jingle stuck in his head.
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January 25, 2023 159 min
WEDNESDAY 1/35/23: Shawn navigates unknown territory when he asks if it’s okay to give advice to people working out. Justin Bieber sells his music catalog. Geraldo pulls out a rifle on TV. A&W hops on the M&M bandwagon for S&G.
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January 24, 2023 163 min
TUESDAY 1/24/23: Disney fans sing together as they mourn the "loss" of Splash Mountain. Sabrina's AirBNB experience comes with a laundry list of rules and a missed yacht opportunity. A listener e-mails in with a rant about traffic rules.
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January 23, 2023 160 min
MONDAY 1/23/23: A Canadian man reacts to the country’s new drinking guidelines. Shawn is the only person on the show without a certain clothing item. More details emerge about Jeremy Renner’s injuries. Pam Anderson drops a bomb on Tim Allen.
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January 20, 2023 157 min
FRIDAY 1/20/23: An accused murderer's incriminating Google searches are read off in court. Netflix (once again) threatens to crack down on account sharing. C-Lane has questions about a DoorDash company policy. Josh rewards himself for a quality Next Episode.
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January 19, 2023 152 min
THURSDAY 1/19/23: Alec Baldwin and the 'Rust' armorer are to be charged in the death of Halyna Hutchins. Less young adults are drinking wine. Netflix suggests big bucks for its latest job opening. The ad for a themed party in Albany has the internet intrigued.
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January 18, 2023 156 min
WEDNESDAY 1/18/23: Someone pranks the BBC with porn sounds. Todd Chrisley checks into one America’s “cushiest” prisons. A lot of people think they have the answer on Mount Dora's smell problem. Our neighbors to the north have some new recommendations regarding alcohol.
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January 17, 2023 156 min
TUESDAY 1/17/23: Dispatchers who have visited a nude beach chime in. A new insult targeting people who are famous because of their family members is gaining popularity. Shawn has a theory about a new HBO show that everyone seems to hate.
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January 16, 2023 165 min
MONDAY 1/16/23: Shawn asks for some advice after an incident on the road over the weekend. A miscommunication at JFK airport ends in the best possible way. A pilot killed in the plane crash in Nepal had a dark history with the airline.
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January 13, 2023 156 min
FRIDAY 1/13/23: The NY Post has a spicy take on the death of Lisa Marie Presley. Shawn is hesitant to tell Sabrina about a Boy Scout who is touting an accomplishment on the news. The internet engages in an argument over Humpty Dumpty. C-Lane goes to fancy dinners and shows.
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January 12, 2023 160 min
THURSDAY 1/12/23: A funeral includes a surprise dance number. Your VHS tapes may be worth more than you thought. The debate over gas stoves reaches peak stupidity. Famed guitarist Jeff Beck dies. A story about a football coach leads to a marching band revelation for Shawn.
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January 11, 2023 156 min
WEDNESDAY 1/11/23: In-N-Out Burger looks to expand their horizons. A website seeks to determine which animal milk people would most want to try. Stranded Amtrak passengers call the police after an extended delay. A personal story leads to a bunch of parenting advice for Shawn.
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January 10, 2023 155 min
TUESDAY 1/10/23: Mattress Mack loses big on the College Football Championship. A police department in Tennessee finds itself in the middle of a large sex scandal. The government wants to go after your gas stoves. Dispatchers guess which member of the show would be involved in a violent crime.
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January 9, 2023 159 min
MONDAY 1/9/23: Fritz and SlabbaDabba join the show while Sabrina takes the day off. The Buffalo Bills play impressively after last week's game-stopping injury. Shawn has questions about a stroller with AI. Police in Texas want to talk to a man who saved the day at a taqueria.
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