The perfectly formed parody! Joe Smith writes and produces GENIUS with every episode, taking the sublime cool of National Public Radio to an entirely different orbit. Here is a radio show where incongruity rules, and the most unexpected turns wheel about in each new segment.
If you’re not paying attention, the show sounds just like NPR. On the other hand, if you ARE listening, you won’t be able to hear all of it because you’ll be laughing so much. Here’s what they say about themselves:
“Where other news sources leave off, Irrational Public Radio starts, and proceeds almost mercilessly. For the discerning listener, IPR is a stalwart of integrity, a bastion of integrity, and just a huge heaping platter of integrity. We commend you for your taste and your fetching personal scent.”
Joe, I look forward to every new episode you produce. Every time an IPR segment comes on Radio Newark, I stop whatever I am doing and listen. Each one is a treasure. Thank you for sharing your work with our listeners.
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3 comments on “IPR: Irrational Public Radio”
Thanks Radio Newark!!! Appreciate the support! We will be sending you a eco-friendly IPR canvas ketchup cozy and cassette organizer.
Joe — Your IPR “Snak-a-doos” segment came on just after a [real] food-oriented PSA on healthy eating. The timing was perfect — and the delivery and pace of IPR was, too.
Your IPR material is so unexpected (juxtaposed to our normal science-oriented programming) that it makes me happy every time you’re on. Thanks again, Joe, for your beautiful work. VIVA IPR!
Glad you’re digging it! More before the year is out, with some extra special guests 🙂