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Retrotone News

Tired of the malarkey coming from the mainstream media? Well that stuff's history! Retrotone News gives you a snappy summary of the news. Modeled after the Movietone News reels of the 1930s, we cut the baloney and give it to you straight. Add a couple licks o' music and some color commentary from our host Rodge Bigsby (David Allen Moss), and you've got the picture.

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This Week in News: 1/17/19

Toxic! Toxic! Rodge Regurges a Smelly Week in News // Toxic Politics. Toxic Waste. Toxic Masculinity. McDonald’s. This week Rodge delves into the dirty, talking Brexit, Big Macs, and Lima’s septic struggles. But it’s not all nasty... turns out there’s a new kind of lunar life! Rodge raps up the report with a special op-ed, showcasing his sentimental side while dishing the latest on the #MeToo movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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This Week in News: 2/14/19

Valentine’s Day with no Sweetheart Candy Hearts? Ron Burgundy confused as he debuts podcast and Twitter is as cynical as ever. Listen Up! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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14 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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This Week in News: 3/28/19

March really is madness with Rodge’s blaring media headlines and beyond. Retrotone packs a heavy punch aimed at Russiagate, the Jusse Smollett scandal and the devastating Heartland Floods. You’ll also get Bigsby’s Beat of the Week, some feel good news with environmental friendly social media challenge #TRASHTAG and This Week in History, from Retrotone News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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28 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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This Week: There's No News?

Where is Rodge? Four weeks ago, you’re beloved newscaster risked his life to Today he dials in from an unknown location.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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23 May 2019

Rank #4

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This Week in News: 6/6/19

In this episode of Retrotone News, Rodge delivers a heartfelt update on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day including the stirring commemoration by our world leaders and over 300 veterans that took place in Portsmouth, England. Bigsby wraps up this news minute with some uplifting headlines on the environmental efforts of Iron Man and a German Circus’ high-tech attempts to end animal cruelty. It’s one for the books, folks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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6 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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This Week in News: 4/4/19

Lots of 3 letter acronyms this week with shoutouts to the FTC and DOJ for jobs well done; conversation about Trump’s comments on the ACA; and a PSA from the DOH about vaccines. To top it all off, you can enjoy Bigsby’s poem of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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4 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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This Week in News: 2/21/19

Get ready to blow your wigs left-wingers, Bernie Sanders announces his Presidential 2020 run and much more! Rodge covers Chanel Founder and fashion icon death, Supermoon energies running amuck... and speaking of amuck, the latest in Kardashian calamities. Let's get on the gondola! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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21 Feb 2019

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This Week in News: 2/7/19

This week Rodge recaps the latest happenings in politics, lifestyle and Adam Levine’s bare bodied halftime show performance. From the highly anticipated State of the Union Address, to an overseas zoo selling outrageous Valentine’s Day creepy critters... Rodge tops it off with latest Tyson chicken nugget drama. This one’s for the books folks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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7 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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This Week in Conspiracies: 5/2/19

This week Rodge takes big risks to bring you the stories THEY don’t want you to hear. Find out the controversy behind Ecuadorian officials allegedly receiving bribes in connection to the Julian Assange arrest. Can a calendar be cursed? Rodge asks this very question in relation to some mysterious events in history being linked through one very suspect date. And what do Beyonce, Barbara Walters, and Bieber have in common? All this and more on a special conspiracy theory edition of Retrotone! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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2 May 2019

Rank #9

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This Week in News: 7/4/19

Rodge reports on all things "Stars & Stripes" in this episode. It's Fireworks, Flyovers, Hotdogs, the National Anthem and even where to buy your last minute picnic items! Be careful and keep those fingers away from bottle rockets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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This Week in News: 6/20/19

It’s no secret Rodge was in hiding. It’s like he never left. But somehow, he came back… different. He sees the world through a new lens. Could be Kodak. He’s definitely keen to thank his rescue team, take on the truth, bear his hip hoppier side, and salute the Siberian Tiger (among other musings). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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20 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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This Week in News: 7/11/19

On this episode of Retrone News Minute: Two massive earthquakes roar through Southern California; The US Women’s National Team return as four time World Cup Champions - making history and headlines; Amazon workers boycott Prime Day; Backlash against black “Little Mermaid” makes Rodge mad. Great trembling tectonic plates! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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11 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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This Week in News: 4/25/19

In this episode of Retrotone News, Rodge breaks down the not-so-epic Putin and Kim Jong Un meeting, calls out Big Pharma and the The Rochester Drug Co-Operative scandal amidst the long-standing opioid crisis in the U.S., and threatens those who might be holding Britney Spears against her will #FreeBritney. And that’s one for the Republic! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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25 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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This Week in News: 5/9/19

Rodge wraps up an entertainment recap for this episode of Retrotone News, including the low down on the Dragon Queen, a Disney controversy with the Lady and the Tramp reboot, and the mourning of our beloved Chewbacca. In addition, a totally random unconventional vacation hot-spot leads the pack while Rodge tops it off with some fake news and Bigsby’s beat of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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9 May 2019

Rank #14

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This Week in News: 4/11/19

Get ready for the ride with Rodge as he sizes up a summer of epic entertainment and events. From the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert Festival to the new Star Wars Ride Galaxy’s Edge and even, details on how to meet “THE” Rodge Bigsby in-person, we’ve GOT all the goods – let’s give it up for Westeros, Watkins Glen and Wookies in this whirlwind episode of Retrotone News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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11 Apr 2019

Rank #15