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The Episode with Just Us

The Episode with Just Us The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.

The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr. is an aptly named podcast about whatever Wills, JR Quitman and their guests feel like talking about that day.

Wills and JR catch up and talk about life, Wills’s big move from WWAY and movies about folks who change race (How are there so many?)

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What Did We Miss?

What Did We Miss? Climate activist tackled at Paris fashion show

Every week, I go on WWAY News and give a comedic report on the weird or obscure news stories that need more attention. This week’s stories are:

  • A climate change activist took to the runway at the Louis Vuitton fashion show.
  • A new statue in Jersey City features a woman in a  “shushing” pose. 
  • An 81-year-old skateboarder just picked up the sport 2 years ago.

 Watch “What Did We Miss?” on WWAY News every Thursday at 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Watch earlier episodes here. 

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Transcript:

How goes it? I’m Wills Maxwell Jr. and this is “What Did We Miss?” Here I tell you the stories you might have missed. Don’t worry, you never needed to know them.

First up, we take a look at the Louis Vuitton show during Paris’ Fashion Week and not just because I’m known for being trendy. The show took an unexpected turn when an activist came down the catwalk holding a banner to protest overconsumption and its effects on the environment.I know she doesn’t belong but, that’s a pretty good runway strut. I mean, Tyra might have some notes about how she’s not smizing isn’t compensating for the face mask but seriously, 7/10. The protester was trying to sashay away when security intercepted her.Why tackle her on the way back. First off, we read the message already. Damage done. Next, she’s leaving. You’re just making her exit take longer. This man is if “And stay out!” was a person. The activist was thrown into the street while two of her accomplices were arrested. They were released and had their cases thrown out because the courts don’t recognize the authority of the fashion police.

Residents in Jersey City can’t stop talking about the new art installation along the Hudson River. “Water’s Soul” by James Plensa features the head of a woman holding up her finger in a shushing pose. The 80-foot librarian is meant to encourage people to be still and self-reflect.Plensa said he hopes the sculpture becomes an icon for Jersey City and quote “acts to unite the City of Jersey City and New York City” The only problem is, it’s facing across the river and aimed at Manhattan. With respect, have you ever tried to tell a New Yorker to be quiet? For my New Yorkers who got mad at that joke, I want to point out… you just yelled at your TV. Just now, someone shouted “Hey! I’m not loud!” This statue is about to end up so deep in the Hudson, Chesley Sullenberger won’t be able to save it.

A 20-story skyscraper in Sweden is made entirely out of wood. “Fine by me!” says the Big Bad Wolf.

Meet Yoshio Kinoshita. This avid skateboarder is learning new tricks and just started skateboarding 2 years ago, when he was a spry 79-years-old. He’s 81. This man is literally older than skateboards. I know, I Binged it up. Kinoshita began skateboarding after he randomly bought a board he saw on sale. None of my impulse purchases ever flourished into new and fascinating skills. No one wants to see all of the things I can do with snuggie. Lie down, mostly. Mostly, lie down… and not even for long. I have to readjust. Yoshio recommends skateboarding as an excellent activity for senior citizens to combat dementia and I recommend literally anything you don’t need to wear a helmet for.

I’m Wills Maxwell Jr. and that’s what we missed.

What Did We Miss?

What Did We Miss? Goats run loose in Atlanta

Every week, I go on WWAY News and give a comedic report on the weird or obscure news stories that need more attention. This week’s stories are:

  • Several goats escaped and roamed the city of Atlanta. 
  • A new statue in Spain shows a young woman drowning in the tide. 
  • French President Emmanual Macron was hit with an egg

 Watch “What Did We Miss?” on WWAY News every Thursday at 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Watch earlier episodes here. 

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How goes it? I’m Wills Maxwell Jr. and this is “What Did We Miss?” Here I tell you the stories you might not have heard. It’s like a make-up class for useless news. 

First up, we head to Georgia where a herd of goats escaped and roamed the capital city making it “GoAtlanta”: A portmanteau that’s better written than said. The goats were rented by a supermarket to clear weeds out of the lawn which I take to mean someone was asked to order weedeaters and they misunderstood the assignment. The goats slipped outside their fencing which is why you just get a trimmer. You know what trimmers don’t do? Escape. You’ve never seen a bunch of landscapers on riding mowers, tearing through the city as they lasso runaway trimmers. Police, animal control, volunteers were able to round up all of the goats without any injuries. The herbivores were seen grazing at a furniture outlet making it “Rooms-to-Goat” A portmanteau that’s better said than written.

Next we go to Spain where a new statue is causing a stir. As the tide of the River Nervion lowers it reveals the face of a young woman who appears to be completely okay with drowning. I mean, why not? It happens to her several times a day. The completely unannounced piece was installed overnight and caught residents offguard. Which is really the only way to do it. There’s no way to warn people like “Hey, tomorrow you’re going to see a fiberglass giant that looks like she needs to be saved. She doesn’t. Don’t jump in.” Artist Ruben Orozco named the piece “Bihar” which is Basque for “tomorrow”. It serves as a warning about climate change so it should be called “The day after bihar” The artist says the statue reminds people that “their actions can sink us or keep us afloat” Another reminder that climate change is the world’s most stressful group project. 

French President Emmanuel Macron was visiting a food trade fair in Lyon when someone threw an egg at him. The 19-year-old who threw the egg will likely face charges for “assault on a public official” but worse for them… the egg didn’t even crack on Macron. It bounced off of him like he was a mattress in a Tempurpedic commercial. It’s a bad day when you attempt a produce-related felony and egg only ends up on your face. A spokesperson for the President says the event is being overblown on account of the 2 hours Macron spent being warmly received by the crowd. Look, all of the minutes of people not actively throwing an egg don’t matter once someone throws an egg at him. That’s what the story is about now. If I drive my car for 10 hours and then crash it into a painted mountainside I mistook for a tunnel, no one will want to hear about tall the time I spent listening to audiobooks.

Folks, this week makes it a very important milestone for the show. As of this week, we’ve been doing “What Did We Miss? For 5 years which is insane to me. I owe that all to you. Thank you all so much for watching the show, for sharing the show, for reaching out to me and telling me you like it. There hasn’t been a single day these 5 years where it hasn’t seemed insane to me that I get to do this. And if this is the first episode you’ve ever seen… there’s 5 years’ worth of episodes at wwaytv3.com/what-did-we-miss with a healthy amount of hyphens in there as well. So check that out. From the bottom of my heart folks, thank you all very much.

I’m Wills Maxwell Jr. and that’s what we missed.

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The Episode with CJ Vickery

The Episode with CJ Vickery The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.

The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr. is an aptly named podcast about whatever Wills, JR Quitman and their guests feel like talking about that day.

Multi-multi-hyphenate CJ Vickery joins Wills and JR on his birthday! Listen to hear about his animation projects and his influences (So much love for Genndy Tartakovsky).  PLUS Wills, CJ, and JR lay down the audio commentary track for the 2013 student short film “Simply Fine Necessities”

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The Episode with Cassidy Santaguida

The Episode with Cassidy Santaguida The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr.

The Podcast with Wills Maxwell Jr. is an aptly named podcast about whatever Wills, JR Quitman and their guests feel like talking about that day.

Perennial funny person Cassidy Santaguida joins Wills and JR in this very fun episode! Together they talk improv vs. stand-up, classic TV and  why the end of “Dinosaurs” (1991) is so bleak. PLUS Cassidy and JR educate Wills on the My Buddy doll.

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