8 episodes

Parabasis is a device from ancient Greek comedy referring to when the chorus steps forward to express the views of the dramatist on politics and other matters. The Parabasis podcast series was launched in 2018 by Next Day Theater, a sketch comedy company founded in Washington, DC, in 2015. The series takes on race, religion, the environment and other pressing issues of the day using, to paraphrase Mark Twain, laughter as its chief weapon.

Parabasis Next Day Theater

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Parabasis is a device from ancient Greek comedy referring to when the chorus steps forward to express the views of the dramatist on politics and other matters. The Parabasis podcast series was launched in 2018 by Next Day Theater, a sketch comedy company founded in Washington, DC, in 2015. The series takes on race, religion, the environment and other pressing issues of the day using, to paraphrase Mark Twain, laughter as its chief weapon.

    Red Ice (Part Two)

    Red Ice (Part Two)

    It's winter 2020, and a radio documentary team follows a crew surveying for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that has innovated new technology that promises to be more protective of the environment. But things are not as they seem, and...

    • 25 min
    Red Ice (Part One)

    Red Ice (Part One)

    It's winter 2020, and a radio documentary team follows a crew surveying for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that has innovated new technology that promises to be more protective of the environment. But things are not as they seem, and...

    • 32 min
    Screwing Around With Shakespeare (Part Three)

    Screwing Around With Shakespeare (Part Three)

    Gaslighting. Manspreading. Smashing the patriarchy. One playwright mansplained it all: William Shakespeare.Featuring "Manspread Madness".

    • 9 min
    Screwing Around With Shakespeare (Part Two)

    Screwing Around With Shakespeare (Part Two)

    Gaslighting. Manspreading. Smashing the patriarchy. One playwright mansplained it all: William Shakespeare.Featuring "Best Beware My Sting".

    • 26 min
    Screwing Around With Shakespeare (Part One)

    Screwing Around With Shakespeare (Part One)

    Gaslighting. Manspreading. Smashing the patriarchy. One playwright mansplained it all: William Shakespeare.Featuring "2 B or Nah 2 B" and "The Winter of Our Discombobulatment". 

    • 11 min
    Twenty Thirty Four (Part Three)

    Twenty Thirty Four (Part Three)

    The year is 2034, and America has become a totalitarian state ruled by the crypto-dictator Large Donald. Who will save us?

    • 17 min

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