091: Scott Dikkers – Pointing out stupidity with The Onion

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“When you’ve got someone laughing, you’ve got them agreeing with you, whether they know it or not.” So says The Onion‘s Scott Dikkers, founder of quite possibly the world’s most famous satirical publication.

In this Hard Knock Knocks podcast, host Steve Davis chats with The Onion’s Scott Dikkers, about the serendipity of cheap paper, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable, taboos, and accepting criticism, all while being a benevolent dictator. Scott also talks about his new book, ‘How to Write Funny.’

If you love writing satire, enjoy reading satire, or have ever laughed, then you’ll enjoy this interview with Scott Dikkers.

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  1. Great interview! Have learned sooo much from Scott’s publications. So generous in sharing his knowledge and thoroughly entertaining. Forever indebted to Jo Willmott for introducing me to his work.

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