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.


May 30, 2023 153 mins
TUESDAY 5/30/23: The show returns from a three day weekend and Shawn is fully immersed in a new Apple TV+ show. CNN checks out when they learn people are kissing the exhumed nun. Blink 182 are the next band to come under fire for expensive concert tickets.
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FRIDAY 5/26/23: A prank from Austin and C-Lane sends Shawn spiraling out of control on his 42nd birthday. Sabrina preps herself for some gift-giving tough love.
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May 25, 2023 156 mins
THURSDAY 5/25/23: DeSantis' campaign announcement on Twitter is a huge disaster. A weird letter to Brian Laundrie from his mother is released. A new possible side effect for Ozempic is concerning, despite all the positive results. An exhumed body causes an exodus to Missouri.
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May 24, 2023 159 mins
WEDNESDAY 5/24/23: A chilling attack from a crazy roommate with a pickaxe is caught on camera. A spokesman goes on an apology tour after the Miami Zoo pisses off an entire country. A guy at Target wants to annoy customers over pride shirts. Shawn instigates an etiquette argument.
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May 23, 2023 152 mins
TUESDAY 5/23/23: Tim Scott wants to be your nice guy president. A man doesn't seem upset enough to have lost his arm to an alligator in Port Charlotte. Shawn isn't sure if he wants to watch the Michael J Fox documentary. Los Angeles unveils a new bus stop innovation.
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May 22, 2023 149 mins
MONDAY 5/22/23: Shawn's new tattoo could create an inconvenience for the rest of the show. Even robots want tips now. A recent lawsuit may be interesting to Doordash users with iPhones. C-Lane isn't sure why no one likes the Preakness as much as the Kentucky Derby.
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May 19, 2023 155 mins
FRIDAY 5/19/23: Heinz has a new way for people to enjoy some of their classic sauces. Shawn has some revelations during a segment about the origins of kissing. A woman sues her employer claiming a perfectly normal e-mail was a sexual advance.
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May 18, 2023 154 mins
THURSDAY 5/18/23: Brooks Koepka has a suggestion on how to speed up golf play. Parents file a police report over a banned book. Target says they lose over $1 billion a year from theft. California bans gas stoves for all but one chef.
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May 17, 2023 154 mins
WEDNESDAY 5/17/23: Taco Bell fights for the release of a common phrase. Strippers in California unionize. A naked man is caught on video going crazy at a gym in Miami. Shawn tries to break down the intricacies of intercourse after a survey says teenage sex is on the decline.
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May 16, 2023 156 mins
TUESDAY 5/16/23: The show tries to figure out "the catch" after a NetZero-style company announces it will be giving away half a million televisions. Some think C-Lane is mispronouncing a childhood cafeteria classic. A person in South Korea thinks restaurants banning children is discrimination, but an e-mailer says it's the perfect rule.
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May 11, 2023 157 mins
THURSDAY 5/11/23: Shawn loses sleep over a noise in his bathroom. CNN's town hall with Donald Trump provides some great soundbites. A man loses a leg on a plane. Mexico combats controversial counterfeit cola.
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May 10, 2023 167 mins
WEDNESDAY 5/10/23: A student pepper sprays a teach when he won’t give her phone back. A popular actor is having a baby at 79. MTV News is no more. British people are asked to mimic Americans on TikTok.
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May 9, 2023 156 mins
TUESDAY 5/9/23: Sabrina is running behind after Carl has a tough walk. A couple is in trouble after trying to smuggle Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel. Shawn hopes his car is lying to him as he almost runs out of gas sending out t-shirts. A company that mines phosphate wants to help make roads.
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May 8, 2023 159 mins
MONDAY 5/8/23: Sporting events have some pricey offerings over the weekend. C-Lane thinks nothing interesting will happen if he gets a dash cam. Shawn rails agains a classic sandwich.
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May 5, 2023 157 mins
FRIDAY 5/5/23: Fritz joins in for some Cinco de Mayo shenanigans, but Shawn isn’t sure if he wants to participate. Alex Jones goes nuts over some prank phone calls. Moses DeWitt unveils his newest earworm commercial to rave reviews.
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May 4, 2023 150 mins
THURSDAY 5/4/23: Shawn and Courtney have a three dog night. A man is called out at a Florida casino for entering into a poker tournament meant for ladies. A new feature means The Pixies may be causing Android users to miss work. Commissioner Patty Sheehan joins the show to talk about the recent news surrounding the Pulse memorial.
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May 3, 2023 157 mins
WEDNESDAY 5/3/23: C-Lane runs into a hiccup taking an important video. Shawn is skeptical after veterinarians warn of dogs picking up discarded joints in NYC. An AI creates a bizarre beer commercial. A website is telling people how much their car spies on them.
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May 2, 2023 160 mins
TUESDAY 5/2/23: A school principal gets quite a surprise while unlocking the dumpster for the day. Residents of Utah may have a hard time accessing their favorite porn site. Another writer’s strike could be messing up late night TV for a while.
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May 1, 2023 159 mins
MONDAY 5/1/23: Shawn is on board with a new plan for Mondays. A Playstation controller plays a role in a robot-guided fertilization. A recipe on NYT Cooking gives pregnancy craving vibes. A bunch of old politicians talking about marijuana are painfully misinformed.
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April 28, 2023 156 mins
FRIDAY 4/28/23: Sabrina returns to a long-awaited upgrade. Shawn is horrified that a fast food staple will be sold in stores. A housing development in England aims to cater only to women. Late night TV is in trouble. Dispatchers have songs for C-Lane.
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