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The Topical

Author: The Onion

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The Topical is the daily podcast from The Onion and Onion Public Radio, and the only podcast brave enough to ask: What if the news had sound effects? Join host Leslie Price each day as he barely scratches the surface of all the day’s top news stories. Journalism isn’t dead. It's using its dying breath to beg you to listen to The Topical. New episodes published every weekday by 5 p.m. Eastern time.

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Host Leslie Price is on vacation this week, but be sure to join him when he returns on Monday, April 13, for all-new episodes of The Topical every weekday morning! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After discovering he may have contracted Covid-19 from his yoga swami Derek, Leslie Price reflects on his time on Earth as he prepares for the worst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After four days of self-isolation, the walls inside Leslie Price’s apartment begin to speak to him. But are their incessant dronings that of a plagued beast? Or something not of this realm at all? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Even while being quarantined in his home for the past 72 hours, Topical host Leslie Price still finds a way to deliver groundbreaking investigative journalism. In this in-depth OPR report, Price searches for answers to the questions other podcasts are too afraid to ask, like does the buzzing unlock the door? Or is it just a signal that the door is unlocked? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hear how those in and around the rim of the adult film industry will be affected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
OPR is sheltering in place and podcasting from home. But that won’t stop host Leslie Price from bringing you all the day’s top stories, including why the Son of God’s triumphant second coming may be suspended indefinitely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s a simple procedure you can do at home, and it only takes a few minutes each month. Hear how performing this routine check-up yourself could change your life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s an historic achievement that is being celebrated by the scientific community. Find out what this means for our solar system, and if this could lead to the discovery of more extraterrestrial corpses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
His name is Alton, and he’s a 1,200-pound bull moose who’s been described as “charismatic” and “charming” by the NPS. But are their attempts to woo him costing taxpayers millions? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The same Russian internet trolls known for interfering with the 2016 election are taking a step back from the mud-slinging, and are committing themselves to only spreading nice lies this time around. But will it work? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Creator of Heaven and Earth spoke directly to his followers yesterday by forcing Pope Francis to crab walk on the ceiling of St. Peter’s Basilica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A really big one, too. Hear how close NASA officials say the Earth was to total annihilation, and why they are the ones to thank for saving us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
But what do these black, billowing clouds covering the mountain’s foothills mean for your wallet? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hear how thieves were able steal the prized performance artist from the Museum of Modern Art, and what the NYPD is doing to catch them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Italian car manufacturer announced the recall of their new C-SUV, citing issues that range from it not having funny little mirrors to drivers not bumping their head when they get inside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The World Health Organization is issuing new warnings today following reports that an 8-year-old chimney sweep in 1860s London has tested positive for Covid-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What we now know about the crime scene in Portland, ME that has all the different kinds of cops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The vegetable packaging company Green Giant announced this week that they are rolling out a new program where gun owners can trade in their firearms for green beans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scientists are calling it perhaps the biggest setback ever in the field of neuroscience. Hear why researchers believe one mouse, who’s a real little bastard, may be to blame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A new poll shows the majority of Americans believe the senator’s age could impede him from carrying out the duties of MI6’s most daring spy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (20)

Promaxius

Everything the Onion produces feels like one really long episode of Black Mirror.

Apr 3rd
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David Osborn

see a job a job I'm midtown non go on a play at need girl line the top her cat on a play at

Mar 24th
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Jason David Swarts

This podcast is funny. I enjoy their fake news and being able to deliver it as well as real news.

Mar 10th
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Kay Silva

15 feet?? way too low, dangerous.

Mar 6th
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Denise van Berge

I believe this 100percent. I wish that all Americans would understand that our House has been after the President since he was elected. The 2020 election is no exception. OPEN YOUR EYES. Fight for what this country was made for.

Mar 3rd
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agenamarie1221

This podcast is soooo stupid and I absolutely love it!!! Lol!!

Feb 22nd
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Trevor Corcoran (SuperShadowPlay)

I listened to the whole podcast thinking my hearing impatient would go away but now I'm actually completely deaf.

Feb 22nd
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Dylan Bilyard

your body can be used

Feb 17th
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Ishwar Gawande

Hilarious! What a great idea for podcasts

Feb 17th
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John Davis

Okay this wasn't even close to funny.

Feb 15th
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Samuel Honeycutt

Great stuff. Couldn't stop laughing.

Feb 11th
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Lilly Garfield

Yes! We need more psychopathic killers!

Feb 7th
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Matthew Taulbut

Too Funny!

Feb 6th
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Arielle Niss

Please hold my pathetic little hand through these news cycles!

Jan 30th
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Trevor Corcoran (SuperShadowPlay)

just wanna say I was here for this historic occasion also this a good podcast

Jan 29th
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niscope

"It looks like we are all gonna die." Thanks to this podcast, we will get to hear more of this ground-breaking journalism.

Jan 15th
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