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.


October 2, 2023 151 mins
MONDAY 10/2/23: Shawn was wrong about the Sphere in Las Vegas. Amy Kaufeldt gets an upgrade. The Titanic rover story is headed for the big screen. A woman on TikTok tries to tell companies how to be more fat-friendly. Dispatchers chime in about service animals at Halloween events.
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FRIDAY 9/29/23: Sabrina buys tickets for a big trip. Netflix sends out their final DVDs. A woman sues after a horrific waterslide accident. A $10k bill is sold at auction for a lot more than it was originally worth. The show ponders what other shows could be redone with an older cast after the premiere of The Golden Bachelor.
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September 28, 2023 152 mins
THURSDAY 9/28/23: Shawn is curious about a mysterious house in his neighborhood. The show has questions after an undertaker drops a body down a flight of stairs. Dispatchers fight over the availability of hard drugs in jail. A beloved actor dies, but C-Lane has never seen any of his movies.
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September 27, 2023 154 mins
WEDNESDAY 9/27/23: President Biden's dog logs another confirmed bite. The IRS wants to look deeper into your online transactions. C-Lane does the hard math after a question about drinking beers vs shots. Shawn offers up hot takes about lobsters and driving on drugs.
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September 26, 2023 148 mins
TUESDAY 9/26/23: The show wonders whether a man who lied his way into the World Series of Poker could be legally required to pay back donations. Activists hope Taylor Swift can fix football. Shawn mis-brands a classic car. Snack companies adjust their projections based on a new popular drug.
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September 25, 2023 151 mins
MONDAY 9/25/23: C-Lane has a baby shower. The Miami Dolphins deliver an large score over the weekend, but a Bills fan dispatcher isn't so impressed. Shawn doesn't think aging actors should play action heroes anymore. Sabrina has trouble finding affordable Drake tickets.
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September 22, 2023 148 mins
FRIDAY 9/22/23: Shawn has a very particular issue with his pairs of jeans. The whole show is surprised at a proposed change in rules for firefighters. Moses DeWitt sets the story straight on squatters.
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September 21, 2023 147 mins
THURSDAY 9/21/23: A kid on the news offers up a savage joke. One in six people said they gave up a pet in the last year. People sleep on Mexico City but maybe because airfare is outrageous. Shawn doesn't think there are any good looking Amish people.
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September 20, 2023 154 mins
WEDNESDAY 9/20/23: C-Lane has a rough morning technology-wise. Shawn has questions for Fritz after the Tampa Bay Rays say they want to replace the Tropicana Dome. The incident report is released from Lauren Boebert's Beetlejuice fiasco.
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September 19, 2023 149 mins
TUESDAY 9/16/23: People still have questions after America finds its missing jet. A Buffalo Bills fan has a most unfortunate football Sunday. An Australian journalist fails to get her baby's name designed by the government.
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September 18, 2023 144 mins
MONDAY 9/18/23: The United States military is having trouble locating an expensive aircraft after a pilot ejects from the cockpit. Shawn and C-Lane both make embarrassing mistakes over the weekend. Drew Barrymore stops the return of her show after strike-related backlash.
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September 15, 2023 151 mins
FRIDAY 9/15/23: A very drunk woman gets flirty during her arrest. The "Parkour Prisoner" details how he lived on the run. Drew Barrymore makes an apology video for bringing her show back. Shawn goes down Facebook memory lane after learning the show would be returning to Rochester. A study claims felines could benefit from a meatless diet.
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September 14, 2023 150 mins
THURSDAY 9/14/23: The writing and acting strikes are getting closer to canceling an entire season of television. C-Lane and Sabrina learn they've been wrong about tires for quite awhile. A dispatcher gets a bad deal just for being nice to their landlord.
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September 13, 2023 149 mins
WEDNESDAY 09/13/23: In one of the most explosive, most riveting, most shocking episodes of The News Junkie, C-Lane Slumdogs his way through Fritz on the Street, Sabrina takes heat from some Dispatchers and Shawn just stops talking.
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September 12, 2023 156 mins
TUESDAY 9/12/23: Sabrina has a not-so-great start to her day. A pair of the biggest Drew Barrymore fans ever are ejected from the studio audience. More signs point to a bad ending for the Parkour Prisoner. Facebook Marketplace is basically the world's largest black market.
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September 11, 2023 159 mins
MONDAY 9/11/23: C-Lane begins his birthday with tequila. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis make an awkward apology video. More young people aim to start decorating for Halloween early. A writer who wants attention comes after Martin Short.
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September 9, 2023 149 mins
FRIDAY 9/8/23: Shawn is not on board with a plan to clean up the Statue of Liberty. Nobody on the show has heard of a popular country singer who was arrested. Jimmy Fallon apologizes to his staff for a toxic work environment. Sabrina hints at a new development.
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September 7, 2023 143 mins
THURSDAY 9/7/23: Shawn is fed up with the trend happening to car sales. A new study tries to refute the "opposites attract" idea, but some dispatchers aren't so convinced. The mayor of NYC says the city is doomed as more immigrants are dropped off in buses.
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September 6, 2023 151 mins
WEDNESDAY 9/6/23: The show is back after a scary last minute extension to their long weekend. The Margaritaville empire begins looking at next steps. Shawn thinks some bands should have a shelf life after The Rolling Stones announce a new album. A teen dies after doing the One Chip Challenge.
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September 6, 2023 154 mins
FRIDAY 9/1/23: Shawn wishes he would've taken the day off. C-Lane posts the podcast super late.
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