212 episodes

World's a Mess is a whirlwind ride through the terrifying thing that we call modern life. Every week newsmen Alex Smith and James Kislingbury act as your guide through all the absurd, sublime, and Australian new that will fit into a 45 minute show.

World's a Mess James Kislingbury and Alex Smith

    • News
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

World's a Mess is a whirlwind ride through the terrifying thing that we call modern life. Every week newsmen Alex Smith and James Kislingbury act as your guide through all the absurd, sublime, and Australian new that will fit into a 45 minute show.

    GAIDEN #13 A Week of Decades in Brief

    GAIDEN #13 A Week of Decades in Brief

    GAIDEN #13-- In a vain attempt to wrap up the past two weeks, James waxes on about the Supreme Court's strikes against human rights, Boris Johnson finally resigning, the clout chasers that just overthrew the president of Sri Lanka, the absolute state of the TERF menace, and Shinzo Abe getting caught slacking (RIP). All this and more, I guess.
    Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM on Twitter @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.
    Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Outro is "Richard Ramizes Dies of Natural Causes" by Sun Kil Moon. Today's sources are just straight off the dome.

    • 54 min
    GAIDEN #12 All Tomorrow's Hambos

    GAIDEN #12 All Tomorrow's Hambos

    GAIDEN #12-- After a self-imposed hiatus, James is back with a completely irrelevant episode! Today he talks about hamsters saving a man from death row, as well as the attack of the mutant hamsters, and, finally, Alan Cummings, Scotland's favorite bisexual, hunting down and making an ape criminal pay! All this and more on World's a Mess Gaiden #12!
    Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM on Twitter @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.
    Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Outro is "All Tomorrow's Parties" by The Velvet Underground and Nico. Today's sources are Vice, Metro UK, and Rolling Stone.

    • 31 min
    GAIDEN #11 SIM Cards and Simulacrum

    GAIDEN #11 SIM Cards and Simulacrum

    GAIDEN #11-- Today James avoids talking about the major news stories of the day in favor of getting in and out as fast as he can, like some sort of a tactical f*ck-up unit. It's a quick one, but we got plenty of garbage to go around. Today he talks about Russia's dumbest assassin, a Florida man's one-man-war on God, and two quick stories about absconded apes and a famous Japanese landmark.
    And that's it. Told you it was a quick one.
    Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM on Twitter @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.
    Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Outro is "Devil's Haircut" by Beck. Today's sources are Bloomberg, NY Post, NPR, Sun Sentinel, and Vice.

    • 21 min
    GAIDEN #10 The Lonesome Ballad of Madison Cawthorn

    GAIDEN #10 The Lonesome Ballad of Madison Cawthorn

    GAIDEN #10-- I think this was one of those weeks Lenin was talking about where decades happen. Not a great one. Anyways, on today's side story, James talks about Madison Cawthorn (part three in a series of three, we swear), then ignoring the Supreme Court's supreme f*ck up, he talks about Russian soldiers getting poisoned, a super dosed ubermensch that is going to virus jail, and a hero fox cut down in his prime. All this and more on today's World's a Mess.
    Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM on Twitter @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.
    Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Outro is "Give Me the Cure" by Fugazi. Today's sources are Time, dpa, MSN, Associated Press, and The Telegraph.

    • 28 min
    GAIDEN #9 Five Fetus Freak-out

    GAIDEN #9 Five Fetus Freak-out

    GAIDEN #8-- James once more delves back into the depressing and ridiculous mythology of Madison Cawthorn. After that he gets into a Catholic anarchist anti-abortion activist (?) and her dead baby collection, the rise of Japan's do-nothing man, and what Azerbaijan is cooking up in the former-Armenia. All this and even dumber stuff on today's World's a Mess (which was recorded on, like April 29th, so don't DM me about not talking about some stuff. I KNOW).
    Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D.
    Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Outro is "Excitable Boy" by Warren Zevon. Today's sources are PanArmenian, Washington Post, Independent, and WSUA9.

    • 31 min
    GAIDEN #8 Killer Looks

    GAIDEN #8 Killer Looks

    GAIDEN #8-- James returns to talk the return of the Mexican Pizza, Madison Cawthorn's brief and terrible brush with being cool, and Elon Musk's "purchase" of Twitter. After that he gets into the hijinks of John Cutey in Italy, a demon stone in Japan, Russia looking to outsource its war in Ukraine, a brief study on porno found in the woods, and God's skeeziest sea slug (no, not Elon).
    Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D.
    Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Outro is "Killing Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen. Today's sources are INews, AP, Wall Street Journal, The Hill, NY Post, The Sun, The Guardian, and National Geographic.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

almsci ,

The best

I could listen to Alex and James talk all day. Definitely my favorite podcast!

MsDeanna ,

World’s a Mess and I Feel Fine

These guys are ridiculous in the best possible way. Sarcasm and quips. Stories that are sometimes so incredulous you don’t know if they’re true (they are). This podcast is the best remedy for the depressing mainstream news that brings ya down. I love it! 🧡

AnotherVanessa ,

Love these boys!!!

If you like listening to people talk, this is the podcast for you. 😂🤣🤪
James and Alex are gems. 🤗👍🏾🌟
Thanks for the Lizzo shoutout. 💖
Chicago style pizza is the best goddamnit!
And when I start making more money with Uber, I’ll shoot y’all another .50 cents.
Love y’all!!!

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