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Episode 183 - A Farewell To Cracked Editor-in-Chief Jack O'Brien

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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:11 PM

Serious Talk. It's Jack's last episode. After 11 years at Cracked, our intrepid editor-in-chief and podcast host extraordinaire Jack O'Brien is hanging up the cleats to tackle new projects, end world hunger and find the Zodiac killer.

But that doesn't mean this podcast is going anywhere. Jack is joined this week by NEW Cracked Podcast host Alex Schmidt as they sit down with Michael Swaim, Daniel O'Brien, Soren Bowie and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) to reminisce over Jack's 11 years of service, how they all landed at Cracked and their favorite Cracked Podcast topics from the first 182 episodes.

To keep up with Jack, be sure to follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/jack_obrien
To follow your new Cracked Podcast host, you can find him on Twitter: twitter.com/alexschmidty
And if you need some hot new threads for the summer, be sure to check out our new Cracked Podcast MERCH: https://goo.gl/2J8Nh3

Also, be sure to come see the next live taping of the Cracked Podcast on Saturday, June 10th at 7pm at the UCB Sunset Theater in Los Angeles. Guests inlcude Daniel O'Brien, Tom Reimann, Jamie Loftus (The Bechdel Cast) and Dave Schilling (Bleacher Report, Grantland, Vice) as the Cracked crew discusses insane behind the scenes stories from movies and tv shows. Tickets are $7 and available here: https://goo.gl/lsCBDm


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

Can I suggest to Schmidty that the 10-15 minute outro be done away with? Kudos if you were already going to shorten it, but just wanted to point out that when the content is done, I'm done listening. I move on. This has resulted in my phone keeping dozens of Cracked podcasts with 5~10 min remaining on them rather than marking them as "listened." For examples of good time management, see TED Radio Hour or FiveThirtyEight.

Also, the 10 min [spoiler-ridden] intros + 10 min footnotes has always been really annoying and cuts into the great content you have in between. Here's to hoping that those wasted 20 minutes leaves with Jack. Also hoping for way more of Jason!!