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Listen to Strike Force Five

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As the writers’ strike is about to hit four months, some late night big-wigs launched a podcast to raise money for their staff and crew members. Strike Force Five brings together Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Fallon to shoot the shit and tell stories about celebrities with the caveat that they are less funny without their beloved writing staffs. I had very low expectations (looking at you, Fallon), but I listened to the entire hour of the inaugural episode, in which Colbert says he owns a pair of pants that used to belong to a dictator. The podcast is sponsored by liquor company Diageo and Ryan Reynolds’ Mint Mobile, and all proceeds go to the hosts’ workers. If you’d prefer not to listen to five white guys—though, as they note, one does have a British accent—you can donate to support striking workers directly at the Entertainment Community Fund. —Susan Rinkunas

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