Quips, quotes, and highlights from podcasts across America 

The Week of March 11, 2021


“I am that person who wants to bring light to corruption and to a terrible leader who I think helped kill my in-laws. Sunlight is the best disinfectant for that.”

— Janice Dean, The Gerry Callahan Podcast, on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“Looking at a camera and explaining to us very seriously and very sincerely why another group of people are terrible… They’re trying to get the audience to feel the same way about the opposite group of people. And what that says to me is that we’re more alike than we thought.”

— NPR’s Peter Segal talking about cable TV news, on The New Abnormal podcast.

“It’s a simple matter: If you don’t defend the rights of people you disagree with, you don’t defend the right of anybody at all.”

— Brad Palumbo on the Right Now with Stephen Kent podcast.

“There’s just going to be so much pent-up energy, we could probably be running these games at 5 a.m. and everybody would be all over them because they’re just so excited to have March Madness.”

— Wendy’s Chief Marketing Officer Carl Loredo on his company’s sponsorship of March Madness, the Marketer’s Brief podcast.

“I think crimes were committed… You look at what China did by not sharing data, by disappearing the whistleblowers, by really misleading the world about the nature of the virus and how dangerous it was. People died because of those lies.”

— Washington Post’s Josh Rogin, on the What the Hell is Going On? podcast.

“I think it is beneath us to give any f***s about the British Royal Family. When I hear any American care about it, I’m like, ‘Cmon, what is this?’ Lions don’t care about the opinions of sheep.”

— Comedian Andrew Schulz, on The Megyn Kelly Show podcast.