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Holiday Irreverence

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Holiday Irreverence

Holiday Irreverence

Holiday Irreverence

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Christmas is often regarded as a season of reverence and tradition: carols on sleigh rides; gatherings around the tree; a soft whisper in Santa's ear; and a surfeit of sentiment. We take a moment to commune with the contrarians, comics and curmudgeons celebrating an irreverent Christmas Eve.

Guests:

Roger Highfield
*Author of The Physics of Christmas
*Science editor, The Daily Telegraph, London

Weird Al Yankovic
*Musical humorist

Ben Shatz
*Founding member of the drag revue "The Kinsey Sicks" (his persona is named Rachel)
*Performing in their holiday show, "Oy Vey in the Manger"

Matthew Klam
*Author of Sam the cat: And Other Stories