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Series Summary
<p>Inspired by the celebrated pop culture roundup feature of the same name in the award-winning New York Magazine, this six episode talk show is hosted by comedian Neal Brennan (&ldquo;Chappelle&rsquo;s Show,&rdquo; &ldquo;Inside Amy Schumer,&rdquo; &ldquo;The Mindy Project&rdquo;) and executive produced by Rory Albanese (&ldquo;The Daily Show&rdquo;) and Ish Entertainment&rsquo;s Michael Hirschorn (&ldquo;Best Week Ever&rdquo;) and Wendy Roth (&ldquo;Fix My Family&rdquo;). Each half hour episode is uniquely designed for those both impatient with and fascinated by the pop culture cacophony all around us. &nbsp;<br /><br />Each week, Brennan and a rotating panel of celebrity guests will sort through, debate about, and tally up what's on everyone's radar.&nbsp; From the highbrow and the lowbrow to what's brilliant vs. despicable, no topic or commentary is off limits. The series will feature sketches and field pieces as well as one-on-one interviews between Neal and writer and producer Amy Poehler (&ldquo;Parks and Recreation&rdquo;), television host Jon Stewart (&ldquo;The Daily Show with Jon Stewart&rdquo;) and comedian Chris Rock (&ldquo;Eat, Drink, Laugh&rdquo;).</p>

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Talk, Entertainment

Network: SundanceTV

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Do's & Don'tsSep 15, 2014

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    Celebrity panelists debate the "do's and don'ts of modern morality."

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : WorstPeopleEverSep 8, 2014

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    Panelists debate the positive or negative impact that technology has had on American culture.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : Who Died and Made You Cool?Sep 1, 2014

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    Neal Brennan, Amy Poehler and guest panelists debate what's cool these days and why we care so much.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : America's Hall MonitorsAug 25, 2014

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    Panelists include transgender actress and radio host Bailey Jay, actor Judah Friedlander, comedian Sherrod Small, and writer and critic Michaela Angela Davis.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : Fame MonsterAug 18, 2014

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    Panelists including actor Jason Biggs, editor Dalton Ross, comedian and writer Kurt Metzer, and radio host Frank DeCaro debate whether technology has turned us into a selfie-obsessed culture.

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