Chuck Klosterman’s newest collection of essays is called I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains. What does it mean to be a modern villain? Why is society so hung up on anti-heroes? For that matter, how would we react if Batman were like a real thing? Then another installment of Canonball. Phillip Crandall explains why Andrew WK’s first album of party anthems should be considered a classic. Plus, Karina Longworth shares a couple of her favorite movies about being a punk rocker, and Jesse tells you a secret because you’re good enough, you’re smart enough and people like you. Show notes
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Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore's piece on celebrating revisionist history comes on the heels of Louis CK's recent appearance on Jay Leno talking about distorting facts about slavery, white privilege and American history.
Party Down star Adam Scott hasn't been short of work since the series (sadly) ended after only one season; he's in talks to be a part of Seth MacFarlane's new film "Ted", and now he'll be co-producing a sitcom for NBC called My Son Gomez, about a "suave bachelor who ends up taking care of a young boy who’s got nowhere else to go."