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The Topical is the daily podcast from The Onion and Onion Public Radio, and the only podcast brave enough to ask: What if the news had sound effects? Join host Leslie Price each day as he barely scratches the surface of all the day’s top news stories. Journalism isn’t dead. It's using its dying breath to beg you to listen to The Topical. New episodes published every weekday by 5 p.m. Eastern time.

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The Topical is the daily podcast from The Onion and Onion Public Radio, and the only podcast brave enough to ask: What if the news had sound effects? Join host Leslie Price each day as he barely scratches the surface of all the day’s top news stories. Journalism isn’t dead. It's using its dying breath to beg you to listen to The Topical. New episodes published every weekday by 5 p.m. Eastern time.

    Doctors Encourage More Women To Regularly Perform Breast Self-Exams To See If They Need Implants

    Doctors Encourage More Women To Regularly Perform Breast Self-Exams To See If They Need Implants

    It’s a simple procedure you can do at home, and it only takes a few minutes each month. Hear how performing this routine check-up yourself could change your life.

    • 6 min
    NASA Finds Life Drowned On Mars

    NASA Finds Life Drowned On Mars

    It’s an historic achievement that is being celebrated by the scientific community. Find out what this means for our solar system, and if this could lead to the discovery of more extraterrestrial corpses.

    • 5 min
    National Park Service Under Fire For Wasting $40 Million To Pamper A Single, Charming Moose

    National Park Service Under Fire For Wasting $40 Million To Pamper A Single, Charming Moose

    His name is Alton, and he’s a 1,200-pound bull moose who’s been described as “charismatic” and “charming” by the NPS. But are their attempts to woo him costing taxpayers millions?

    • 6 min
    Russia Pledges To Run Completely Positive Disinformation Campaign In 2020

    Russia Pledges To Run Completely Positive Disinformation Campaign In 2020

    The same Russian internet trolls known for interfering with the 2016 election are taking a step back from the mud-slinging, and are committing themselves to only spreading nice lies this time around. But will it work?

    • 6 min
    God Possesses Pope Francis’s Body, Spins Head Around In Miraculous Sunday Mass

    God Possesses Pope Francis’s Body, Spins Head Around In Miraculous Sunday Mass

    The Creator of Heaven and Earth spoke directly to his followers yesterday by forcing Pope Francis to crab walk on the ceiling of St. Peter’s Basilica.

    • 7 min
    NASA Announces They Definitely Just Destroyed An Asteroid

    NASA Announces They Definitely Just Destroyed An Asteroid

    A really big one, too. Hear how close NASA officials say the Earth was to total annihilation, and why they are the ones to thank for saving us all.

    • 13 min

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