Merrill Markoe
43 min

Comedy legend Merrill Markoe (Head writer for Late Night with David Letterman) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about learning how to produce a morning talk show on the fly during her time working on The David Letterman Show, where the idea for remotes with Letterman came from, what she was looking for in writers for Letterman’s move to Late Night, how her background as an artist helped her write comedy for TV, and her new book “We Saw Scenery: The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe.” Plus, Mike and Jessie answer a special two part listener voicemail question.

 

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MORE MURDER HORNETS: As a follow up to Episode 14, Kathleen tells listeners that a giant Asian murder hornet has been discovered around southern British Columbia, Canada. These hornets measure approximately two inches in length and pose little risk to humans, but could create significant problems for beekeepers on the continent if they become established in North America as an invasive species.  EGYPTIAN COFFIN OPENED: Kathleen reads an article involving the discovery of 59 sarcophagus’s unearthed at a location south of Cairo last month. Egyptian archaeologists opened a sealed 2,600-year-old coffin to the amazement of onlookers, and Kathleen provides her opinions on the reasons why this disruption could have added to the chaotic atmosphere of 2020, and therefore shouldn’t have been unsealed.  MIAMI MARLINS NEW GM: In an unprecedented move, the Miami Marlins have hired Kim Ng as their new general manager, making her Major League Baseball's first female General Manager. 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1 hr 19 min
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