This week, Vanessa and Josh talk with award-winning journalist Michael de Yoanna about his latest project, and humor (or the lack of it) in politics on the heels of Stephen Colbert launching his presidential exploratory committee and the convening of the Colorado state legislature (#coleg).
Mike corrects our misinformation about his Denver past before sharing some of his adventures cycling 900-plus miles alongside Iraq and Afghanistan vets recovering from mental and physical injuries. The result of all that pedaling is taking shape in Recovering, the first production from Become Films.
Later, everyone wonders if tweeters @MC_GoldenDome and @YO! JBC Raps will make state politics more interesting, or do they risk turning political media coverage into Sports Center? As Slate’s John Dickerson recently noted, politics (especially on the right side of the aisle) is desperately in need of comedy, which has us looking for funny Republicans to invite on the show.