November 8, 2014 - Madison, WI - Monona Terrace

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11.08.2014

A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI - The New Yorker's Patricia Marx calls up to chat humor, animals on planes and more with Michael. Plus your weekly dose of All the News That Isn'tThanks For the Memos and two hilarious rounds of the Whad'Ya Know? Quiz!

All the News That Isn't - November 8, 2014

The news and newsmakers alike are targeted in Michael's reframed headlines. This election week's targets are:

Joe Biden, Guandong, John Boehner, Mary Burke, A-Rod, Hunger Games and more!

Patricia Marx

Patricia Marx has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1989. She is a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats, and is the author of several books, including the novels Starting from Happy and Him Her Him Again the End of Him (both of which were finalists for the Thurber Prize) and numerous children’s books. Marx was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. She has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton, New York University, and Stonybrook University, but mainly she does errands and looks things up on Wikipedia. 

Marx calls in to the show to talk about the law of service animals and pushing the boundaries and limits of service and emotional support animals in public places. While dining with a piglet at The Four seasons in New York a woman is startled that her baby is oinking and then flying with the same pig. She's next plotting to bring a skunk with her to get out of jury duty.

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Sara looks through the town's history and shares current attractions in College Station, Texas the town anchored by Texas A&M University. Then Michael connects with Kristy Petty at the Village Cafe a local who gives us the inside scoop on life in the twin cities of College Station and Bryan.