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Basic!
Basic!
Pantheon, SiriusXM

Before binging, there was cable. Welcome to Basic!, the official podcast bringing you the unofficial history of cable TV. Go behind the... more

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Episodes

Denis Leary

Denis Leary joins the podcast to talk about his hit FX series 'Rescue Me,' his legendary MTV rants and why... more

17 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
Lisa Napoli and the CNN Story

Ted Turner is one of basic cable's true godfathers. Author Lisa Napoli takes us through his visionary and often controversial... more

10 Aug 2022 · 44 minutes
From 'Desus & Mero,' The Kid Mero

The Kid Mero stops by to talk Desus & Mero, their journey from 'Bodega Boys' to cable late-night stars, and... more

03 Aug 2022 · 34 minutes
'Chappelle Show' co-creator Neal Brennan

'Chappelle Show' co-creator and stand up comic Neal Brennan takes us behind the scenes at one of cable’s most legendary... more

27 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee talks to Jen and Doug about her early days on 'The Daily Show,' breaking the glass ceiling of... more

20 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
Jemele Hill - Formerly of ESPN

Former ESPN personality Jemele Hill talks with Jen and Doug about the intersection of sports, news, social media and politics.

13 Jul 2022 · 35 minutes
Bryan Cranston

Emmy award winner Bryan Cranston joins Jen and Doug to talk anti-heroes, the birth of binging, and the 'Breaking Bad'... more

06 Jul 2022 · 42 minutes
Kevin Powell of 'Real World' Season One

From the very first season of The Real World, Kevin Powell joins us to talk the birth of reality TV,... more

29 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
Mike Judge

'Beavis and Butt-Head' creator Mike Judge joins us to talk 'Frog Baseball,' earthquakes, and how he may have inadvertently popularized... more

22 Jun 2022 · 35 minutes
Dan Patrick of 'SportsCenter'

ESPN SportsCenter legend Dan Patrick takes us back to the "must-watch" heyday of 'The Big Show' and his days alongside... more

15 Jun 2022 · 47 minutes
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