All The President's Minutes - Minute 135 with Charles Firth


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All the President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute 135, I join an author, one of Australia's most infamous satirists, and a member of The Chaser, Charles Firth. Charles and I discuss what it's like to be on the ground in a swing state talking to Trump supporters, how nice it would be to be a black belt in shamelessness, and finally that this feels like an action movie, where the typewriters are the weapons of choice.

About Charles Firth

Charles Firth is an Australian comedian, best known as a member of The Chaser productions CNNNN and The Chaser's War on Everything.

Twitter: @charlesfirth & @chaser

Websites: The Chaser & The Shovel present War On 2020

Chaser Digital Presents: WAR ON 2020

War on 2020 is a series of 13 sketches about the year that will be distributed online. Firth said, "The demand for content that pours shit on 2020 is so immense that I'm pretty sure the NBN will collapse the moment we release the first video. We got Josh Frydenberg to help us work out our download numbers, and he reckons 60 billion Australians will watch each video."

The War on 2020, features an all-stars line up of the best satirical comedians in the country, directed by Jenna Owen and Victoria Zerbst (SBS The Feed), and written and performed by Mark Humphries (ABC 7:30), Nina Oyama (Utopia), Sami Shah (ABC Radio), Steph Tisdell (Deadly Funny), Nat Damena (SBS The Feed) and James Schloeffel (The Shovel). The series will also utilise the writing talents of Evan Williams and Rebecca Shaw. It will be produced by Charles Firth (The Chaser) and DOPed by Chloe Angelo (At Home Alone Together).

Executive Producer Charles Firth said, "Everyone knows 2020 was the worst year ever, and so what better way to send it off than with a withering takedown by Australia's top scientists and medical professionals. Unfortunately, none of them were available, so instead we've hired a whole lot of satirists to dress up as scientists and doctors, which is good because they're much cheaper."

War on 2020 will be released online through social media and on the Chaser and Shovel sites throughout December. There will also be two ticketed live Zoom performances of the show on 11th & 12th December. Tickets to that show can be bought at and

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