Christ, What an Asshole: an NPR hour on a word they can't say on-air
January 27, 2013 10:47 AM Subscribe
To the Best of Our Knowledge does a program on assholes.
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Much bleeping/blanking ensues, along with a lot of use of "a-word" to describe both word and the persons it names.
After beginning with an apologetic disclaimer, the show intros with Denis Leary's classic "I'm an Asshole" (uncensored version on Youtube here
Highlights include thoughtful discussions with Geoffrey Nunberg, author of Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years
(the title of which sounds like "Scent of the..." when you say it on the radio) and with philosopher Aaron James, author of Assholes: a Theory
Perhaps in a bit of NPR solidarity, the show also intercuts sections of Terry Gross's bizarre interview with Gene Simmons (empty Fresh Air page here
, archive.org page here
) with the Leary song.
[No mention is made of the New Yorker Cartoon Contest
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