The comic genius of Fred Willard and song stylings of Grammy Award-winning songwriter Dan Wilson combine to bring you descriptions and jingles of products you wish were real. The ad gurus on Madmen have nothing on Wits!
In Hollywood, pitch season rides in on a wave of dreams cresting with horrible, horrible ideas. Why not, at least, have a little fun while listening to pitches? Wits host John Moe serves up the names of new, fake shows. It's Andy Richter's job to come up with the premise, while Reggie Watts writes the theme song. Look for these in the Fall! http://mpr.org/wits
Like most of us, comedian Maria Bamford (@mariabamfoo) and singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile (@brandicarlile) will probably never return home to find their house covered by an enormous towel, or feel the pain of their phone shooting out tears. In the Wits Game Show (witsradio.org) -- "None of Us Can Relate to That" -- host John Moe (@johnmoe) challenges them to explore, with observational humor and in heartfelt song, just what it might feel like to live out the improbable. Full audio, photos and more videos from this show: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/programs/wits/2012/bamford-carlile.shtml Subscribe to the Wits podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/wits-apm/id568160601
Pop Song Correspondences is a regular segment on Wits (http://witsradio.org), written by host John Moe (@johnmoe) with John Munson (@munsongs), and the Witnesses -- featuring Janey Winterbauer (@winnerbowzer) - offering a musical accompaniment. Full audio, photos and more videos from this show: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/programs/wits/2012/bamford-carlile.shtml Subscribe to the Wits podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/wits-apm/id568160601
Comedian Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) and musician Ben Lee (@benleemusic) are both veterans of the moving picture industry. And as such smarty cinema old-timers, they surely know how to get the green light for a project, right? But whatever happened to such movie classics as "Ow!: The Motion Picture", and "E.T.: The Prequel"? Watch as they pitch these yet-to-be blockbusters to @Wits host John Moe (@johnmoe). More at witsradio.org Subscribe to the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wits/id568160601