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Thomas Paine said, "The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately." The Colin McEnroe Show endeavors to prove Paine correct, every weekday.

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Thomas Paine said, "The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately." The Colin McEnroe Show endeavors to prove Paine correct, every weekday.

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The Colin McEnroe Show

By rzz88 - Oct 08 2019
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I love NPR and its shows but what a big disappointment I just hd when I called in to NPRfor the fund raising drive. First the NPR person had no idea who Colin McEnroe was, couldn’t find his show and Vendome her supervisorhad no idea what I was talking about: pledging $10/month -$120 for year to receive NPR ear buds. The Colin McEnroe show offered them. I wasted and my good mood! NPR never figured out Colin’s Show or the ear buds (today only). What a waste. I normally donate to WNYC, however I prefer NPR - ok NPR doesn’t want my donation; shame on WNPR for not knowing of The Colin McEnroe Show and gift!!!!! I called 8:55PM Monday 10/7

A Gem of Our Time

By jennaypeaz - May 11 2019
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Colin was the first man to introduce my interest into talk radio. His topics are almost always great and the show is interesting, and his cadence is superb. Love it. Thank you Colin for feeding my brain when it was starving for new content:)

iTunes Ratings

73 Ratings
Average Ratings
54
6
5
3
5

The Colin McEnroe Show

By rzz88 - Oct 08 2019
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I love NPR and its shows but what a big disappointment I just hd when I called in to NPRfor the fund raising drive. First the NPR person had no idea who Colin McEnroe was, couldn’t find his show and Vendome her supervisorhad no idea what I was talking about: pledging $10/month -$120 for year to receive NPR ear buds. The Colin McEnroe show offered them. I wasted and my good mood! NPR never figured out Colin’s Show or the ear buds (today only). What a waste. I normally donate to WNYC, however I prefer NPR - ok NPR doesn’t want my donation; shame on WNPR for not knowing of The Colin McEnroe Show and gift!!!!! I called 8:55PM Monday 10/7

A Gem of Our Time

By jennaypeaz - May 11 2019
Read more
Colin was the first man to introduce my interest into talk radio. His topics are almost always great and the show is interesting, and his cadence is superb. Love it. Thank you Colin for feeding my brain when it was starving for new content:)

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Thomas Paine said, "The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately." The Colin McEnroe Show endeavors to prove Paine correct, every weekday.

Rank #1: The Thanksgiving Eve Nose On Sacha Baron Cohen, Tesla's Cybertruck, And Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian'

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Last Thursday, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's Cybertruck and Sacha Baron Cohen gave the keynote address at an Anti-Defamation League summit. Both performances have drawn mixed reactions.

And: The Mandalorian is the big, new, original, launch title for Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. It's a half(ish)-hour western set in the Star Wars universe, and three episodes have dropped so far.

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Nov 27 2019

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Rank #2: Privatizing Weather Data; Canada's Bagel Wars; The Apostrophe

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Private weather companies are cropping up to produce weather and climate models that has historically been provided by the government at taxpayer expense. Private weather forecasting is a $7 billion industry that threatens the National Weather Services hold on the best data and could lead to a tiered system of access.

Also this hour: Montrealers are united around their bagels. Until now, the biggest division was over who made the best bagel. Now, environmental concerns have divided them into those who want to ban the wood-burning ovens that make Montreal bagels unique and traditionalists who want to preserve the city's Jewish history and social fabric. 

Lastly, the Apostrophe Preservation Society has closed its doors. It's 96-year-old chairman said "ignorance and laziness" has won. We take your calls (pet peeves) about the apostrophe. 

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Dec 02 2019

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Rank #3: The Nose On Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' And Canceling Gauguin

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The Irishman is Martin Scorsese's first gangster movie in thirteen years. It's his first feature-length film with Robert De Niro in 24 years and his first with Harvey Keitel in 31 years. It's Joe Pesci's first onscreen performance since 2010 and just his third since 1998. It's the first time any combination of Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and/or Harvey Keitel has ever worked together, and it's the first time Scorsese has ever directed Pacino.

The Irishman is also Scorsese's first film for Netflix. As such, a number of theater chains in our area are boycotting the picture. But some aren't -- and it'll be streaming right to a Netflix machine near you as of November 27, just in time for the long holiday weekend.

And: The French post-impressionist Paul Gauguin died more than 116 years ago. Is it time to cancel him?

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Nov 22 2019

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Rank #4: The Navy Versus President Trump; Yale-Harvard Protest; Student Impeachment

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper demanded the resignation of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Sunday. Esper said he had lost confidence in Spencer. Esper's action follows Spencer publicly disagreeing with President Trump over the military's decision to demote one of three war criminals the president pardoned against military advice. What are the consequences of presidential interference in the military code of justice?

Also this hour: Students from Yale and Harvard protested during Saturday's Yale-Harvard football game in New Haven, to call on both universities to divest their investments in fossil fuels. About 350 additional fans joined them on the field to the sounds of John Denver. Sam Waterston was there too.

Lastly, a group of student body senators at the University of Florida initiated impeachment proceedings against their student body president for using student fees to promote a political agenda. He specifically wanted to pay Donald Trump Jr. to speak on campus.

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Nov 25 2019

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Rank #5: America Loves Roadside Attractions. So We Talked To One.

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If you ever drive across the country, you’ll notice there is a surprising amount of World’s Largest attractions.

West Virginia has the world’s largest teapot, California has the world’s largest yo-yo and Arkansas, for whatever reason, has the world’s largest Spinach can. This hour we talk to the man who brought the world’s tallest Uncle Sam to Danbury, Connecticut. 

We also speak with the only person in history who claims to have built two full-size replicas of Stonehenge, and a cartoonist that is very well-traveled.

Lastly, we speak to someone who is the attraction. He's gone viral for knitting sweaters of roadside attractions, then taking selfies in front of them. 

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Nov 26 2019

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Rank #6: The Nose Watches The 'Watchmen' And Says Goodbye To Mr. Dankosky

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Watchmen is a limited series of comic books that became a graphic novel in 1987 and a feature film in 2009. And now it's an HBO series from Damon Lindelof that acts as a kind of sequel to the original comics, set 34 years later.

And: Today is John Dankosky's last day at Connecticut Public after 25 years. There is just no denying that WNPR wouldn't be what it is -- and The Colin McEnroe Show wouldn't be at all -- if it weren't for Mr. Dankosky. The Nose tries to begin to come to terms.

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:

GUESTS:

  • John Dankosky - Namesake of The Dankosky Building on heartbroken Asylum Hill in Hartford
  • Jeff Cohen - Connecticut Public Radio's news director, which Mr. Dankosky used to be
  • Sam Hatch - Co-hosts The Culture Dogs on Sunday nights on WWUH
  • Ned Lamont - The 89th governor of Connecticut
  • Dannel Malloy - The 13th chancellor of the University of Maine system; was, until this January, the 88th governor of Connecticut
  • Ralph Nader - Mr. Dankosky's neighbor, among other things
  • Lucy Nalpathanchil - Hosts Where We Live on WNPR, which Mr. Dankosky used to do
  • Carolyn Paine - An actress, comedian, and dancer; founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance
  • Chion Wolf - Our technical producer and announcer

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Colin McEnroe and Tucker Ives contributed to this show.

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Nov 01 2019

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Rank #7: The Case Against Boeing; Myles Garrett Is Suspended Indefinitely; Return Of A Stradivarius

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Ralph Nader's niece died when Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 max 8 jet crashed in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in March 2019.  Since that day, her family has been trying to prove that Boeing put profits before public safety when they failed to ground the plane when they recognized the danger it posed. 

There is a poignancy in the notion that this family has to fight this battle against corporate greed and deregulation. It's been the fight of their lives.  Now, the fight is more personal. 

Also this hour: Myles Garrett, a defensive end for the Cleveland Browns, was suspended indefinitely for attacking another player on the field. He likes poetry, astrophysics and paleontology. He's the least likely guy to exhibit violence. Why did he do it and what can we learn from it?

Lastly, a long-lost Stradivarius comes home

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Nov 18 2019

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Rank #8: Eugene O'Neill Deserves A Closer Look

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Listen Wednesday at 1:00 pm

Eugene O'Neill doesn't get enough credit. His plays are a form of therapy. O'Neill forces us to watch the raw pain of our human condition, the disillusionment and existential fear that we push into the background.

O'Neill's plays are dark but there's a catharsis in confronting our deepest fears and illusions. 

Who is the man behind the works and what can they teach us about ourselves and this current cultural moment. 

GUESTS: 

  • Robert Dowling - Professor of English at Central CT State University, author of Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts, and President of the Eugene O’Neill Society.
  • Howard Fishman - frequent contributor to The New Yorker, performer, and composer.
  • Jeanie Hackett - actor, director, author, and artist-in-charge at The Workroom.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter

Colin McEnroe and Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show. 

Jared Todd produced this show. 

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Nov 06 2019

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Rank #9: The Nose On Our Current Cancel Culture, Jane Fonda's Arrests, And 'Parasite'

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The news comes fast in the world of the canceled these days. Louis CK is back out on tour. President Obama has a "very boomer view" of the whole thing. The New York Times reports on teens' takes.

Meanwhile, some celebrities, rather than getting themselves canceled, are getting themselves arrested. Jane Fonda, for instance. And Sam Waterston. And Ted Danson.

And: Bong Joon Ho's genre-defying new movie, Parasite, won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and it's being called "a nearly perfect film" and "the best movie of the year."

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:

GUESTS:

  • Rebecca Castellani - Music writer for the Red Hook Star Revue
  • Taneisha Duggan - Producing associate at TheaterWorks
  • Bill Yousman - Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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Nov 08 2019

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