Former Daily Show reporter John Oliver’s fake news show on HBO is bucking the odds: diving deep into stories that aren’t in the headlines, and climbing in the ratings. On today’s show, what happens when comedy meets investigative journalism ?
Then, A-list DJs appear to live in the top tier of fabulousness. Jet-setting to giant clubs and VIP parties. We’ll get the inside view from Juan Maclean, an international star living quietly in Dover, NH.
Plus, we continue our series “Good Gig” with the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, to find out what goes into determining color trends for a living.
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John Oliver: The Journalist?
- What happens when comedy meets investigative journalism? Asawin Suebsaeng, deputy social media editor at The Daily Beast pondered that question in an article: “Last Week Tonight’ Does Real Journalism, No Matter What John Oliver Says”. Andrew Beaujon, media reporter for Poynter online, joined the conversation.
Here's John Oliver talking about the Miss America Pageant.
The Juan Maclean
- John Maclean is a DJ, producer, electronic musician and the creative force behind The Juan Maclean with Nancy Whang. Their third album, In A Dream, has just been released and is getting a lot of love from music critics.
- You can see videos and read more at this link.
Good Gig: Color Expert
- Lee Eiseman is executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® and co-author, of Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Color in Design.
- We have more about Lee Eiseman at this link.
Colors: The Word Jazz of Ken Nordine
- In the mid-1960s, Ken Nordine was commissioned to write commercials for a paint company about colors and became a cult classic. The job inspired an entire word jazz album with individual colors serving as his muse.
We've also made a Spotify playlist of some of the best of Ken Nordine's 'Word Jazz'.