Dispatches from Fort Awesome: A NewsRadio Podcast has been discussing the classic 90s sitcom NewsRadio since 2016 with the likes of Vicki Lewis, James Burrows, Khandi Alexander, NewsRadio creator Paul Simms and dozens more. On Tuesday, July 2 they’re releasing their 100th episode, a special staged reading of a NewsRadio script that never completely made it to air – only one of the storylines survived. Episode 100 features the show’s hosts and new actors cast as modern versions of the characters originated by the likes of Dave Foley, Maura Tierney and Stephen Root. Chris Marcil, co-writer of the episode in question, acts as the narrator.
Dispatches from Fort Awesome episode 100 features Haley Sims as Beth, Alex Salem as Jimmy James, Eric Feltes as Matthew, Milan Carter as Joe, Natasha Younge as Catherine, Co-Host Allen Rueckert as Dave, Co-Host Jen as Lisa and Co-Host Jason Klamm as Bill McNeal, with a special guest appearance by producer Todd Spider Chambers after the reading. Allen, Jen and Jason have been fans of the show since its original run from 1995 to 1999, and now count the cast and crew of NewsRadio among their listeners. They wanted episode 100 to be a fitting tribute to their favorite sitcom, and something special for fans of both the sitcom and the podcast. Episode 100 of Dispatches from Fort Awesome will be found at WNYXNewsRadio.com, as well as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.
Chris Marcil: https://twitter.com/ChrisMarcil
Haley Sims: https://twitter.com/thehaleysims
Alex Salem: https://twitter.com/thealexsalem
Eric Feltes: https://twitter.com/ericfeltes
Milan Carter: https://twitter.com/MilanKCarter
Natasha Younge: https://twitter.com/natashayounge
Allen Rueckert: https://twitter.com/AllenRueckert
Jen as Lisa
Jason Klamm: https://twitter.com/jklamm
Co-hosts Jason Klamm and Allen Rueckert are both co-stars of the Los Angeles hit stage show A Drinking Game. Allen can be seen on the final season of Veep and in the upcoming Eddie Murphy film Dolemite is My Name. Jason also hosts the Comedy on Vinyl and Dan and Jay’s Comedy Hour podcasts, and runs the StolenDress Podcast Network.
You can read the official press release here: bit.ly/newsradio100