Are you listening? I’m talking anyway.

I’m Alex Friedman. I’m a comedy writer who used to work for real news organizations like ABC News and CNN and fake news organizations like Late Night with Seth Meyers. I have a lot to say, and I recently lost my other place to say it (my Tesla was stolen. Oh no, wait, that’s not it—)

I’m writing one free newsletter a week to get out thoughts on news, politics, culture, anxiety, and most likely, the intersection of all those things.

For subscribers (wow, thanks!) I’ll also send out a second newsletter every week that will be a little more unique and personal — it could be a satire piece, or a travel guide, or a personal essay, or an interview with someone cool.

Thank you for reading, which is a thing people say whether you’ve actually read it or not. I hope you like it here.

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