This week, Crowder performs songs from his new album “American Prodigal” live from the studio. We also talk with Matthew Soerens, the US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief and the co-author of “Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis,” about how you can help some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The gang also talks about the evolution of late-night comedy and the war on drugs. They discuss Andy Mineo’s beef with “Esquire” magazine, learn about a dental industry conspiracy and a lot more! Read More
Got 300 hours to spare? The cable network FXX has announced that it will air all 600 episodes of The Simpsons starting on Thanksgiving Day. The 300-hour marathon will run through Dec. 4. Back in 2014, the network set a new world record for the longest TV marathon, airing 552 episodes over the course of 12 days. The series 600th episode airs on Oct. 19 on Fox. Discuss
One of Saturday Night Live’s newest cast members has found herself in a controversy over some of her old tweets.
Earlier this month, the show announced that Melissa Villaseñor would be joining the show, making her the first Latina cast member. Just before the announcement though, Villaseñor changed her Twitter account to private and deleted about 2,000 tweets dating back six years. It turns out, she’s said some pretty offensive and racist stuff. (If you want to read them, Buzzed has collected some with the help of writer Aura Bogado.)
As Bogado explained in an interview with Buzzfeed, some of the tweets aren’t even really jokes, just racist statements. As of now, neither Villaseñor or SNL have issued any sort of statement about the tweets. Discuss
Hip-hop artist Andy Mineo wanted to figure out a way for deaf fans to enjoy his music videos. Mineo wrote “Hear My Heart” as a tribute to his deaf older sister, and wanted to make a video where viewers could “see sounds.”
The family of Keith Scott has released disturbing cell phone footage of his deadly encounter with police.
The footage, which you can see here (warning, it is graphic), shows police officers pointing guns at a pick up truck, repeatedly yelling for Scott to “drop the gun!” His wife, who is holding the camera, is heard yelling, “He has no weapon … He doesn't have a gun, he has a TBI [traumatic brain injury], he’s not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine.” She repeatedly tells officer, “Don’t shoot him.”
At point, a voice in the background yells, “I’m about to get f***ing shot over here!”
The video is frantic, and it’s not clear what is happening inside the vehicle or around it when Scott exits.
Mrs. Scott yells “Keith, don’t you do it!” several times before several gunshots are heard.
The moments after are jarring, with Mrs. Scott saying, “He better not be dead. … He better live!”
The Charlotte Police department also has footage of the encounter, but has refused to release it, citing an investigation into the shooting. They have said that Scott was shot because he posed an “imminent, deadly threat” to the officers on the scene, and have said he had a gun. Discuss