Attention-craving billionaire Richard J. Spade, a man known for “speaking first and thinking later” launches a bid for the U.S. presidency and plays to Americans’ lowest and most base impulses by being crude, racist, sexist and boorish. He wins the office. What happens next is The Great Recession. The Recession, which is usually used to describe economic downturns, will define the downturn and reversal of progressive society. Can our heroes prevent the decline of America while enduring scores of plot twists, turns and (more importantly) jokes? You have to tune in to find out!
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Episode 1: “WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS”
Buckle up for the rollercoaster comedy of the year! In the first episode, veteran Washington bureaucrat John Earnest is sought to spy on the Commander-In-Chief’s level of crazy (And we do mean CRAZY). Meanwhile, civil rights activist Rev. Peter Packard finds his anti-administration movement hijacked by white “allies,” while reporter Sharon Jones sniffs hot tips that lead to the White House.
Episode 2: “DICK’S IN A BOX“
President Spade proposes some crazy shit with the goading of Mum-Ra/Cobra Commander/Emperor Palpatine spirit animal, advisor Dick Richards. Meanwhile, rising racial tensions give Rev. Packard an opening, and Sharon sees that her secret source may be crazy as hell.
Episode 3: “DEMOCRACY, THE SEASON FINALE”
The President loses his shit and threatens to take America with him. Meanwhile, Spade’s motivations are revealed as plans on different fronts are hatched: Dana has ideas on how to deal with the fallout, which make Burt and Sharon clash. And it all goes down… unless our heroes can‘t get their shit together. Oh, and Dana’s martini is extra dry and The President doesn’t Gives a hell!
Episode 4: THE GREAT RECESSION – COMING SOON!
Q&A with writer and producers, cast members and any questions received from listeners along the way. Deconstruction of story and satirical elements.
Episode 5: THE GREAT ASCENSION? – COMING SOON!
Traditional podcast to discuss issues surrounding elements used in GR in real life.