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The SHECKYmagazine Podcast

19 EpisodesProduced by brian McKimWebsite

Annnnnd, we're back! They stopped writing and started talking! The editors and publishers of now stand astride a podcast devoted to standup comedy! USA Today called them "Charming, sincere and helpful!" For fifteen years, they were the force behind the WWW's most beloved magazine … read more

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March 8th, 2021


Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Seuss, truth, common sense and trust have all succumbed to a totally different virus! Will history, art and "Breakfast At Tiffany's" be  the next victims? Is that a light at the end of the tunnel, …

Comedians Are Energy Conductors

October 1st, 2020


In Episode 18 of the SHECKYmagazine PODCAST, Brian and Traci vent about the 198-day (and counting) lockdown, flying, Sophie Tucker, ancient alien astronauts and ENERGY-- why we lack energy, why we need energy and how …

Is It Over?

July 24th, 2020


Brian McKim & Traci Skene, podcasting from locked down Las Vegas, NV, consider whether standup comedy-- LIVE, the way it oughta be-- will ever come back from the Great 2020 Fear Porn Lockdown Pandemic Panic! Is life …

Loch Dune: The Death of the Hands Bit

April 24th, 2020


We're two comedians, unable to make living because our state, our city, is shut down. We vent! We despair! We theorize! We ask questions! We have plenty of toilet paper, but our patience is wearing thin! 

CoronaVirus Vodka and Fear

March 20th, 2020


Our home for the past nine years, Las Vegas, NV, has been pretty much shut down. Podcasting from our walk-in closet, we share our frustration, knock back some booze and wonder if Sin City will survive the 2020 Pandemic.

Notebooks and Friendships

February 18th, 2020


The Editors of the WWW's most beloved magazine about standup return to PODland with an hour of zany chatting about Comedy Notebooks, the joke-writing process and exactly what is a friend and how can a comic get one? …

Did Ricky Gervais Cheapen The Golden Globes?

January 18th, 2020


Ricky Gervais told some jokes about some self-important people in Hollywood and the world lost its mind! Episode 13 of the SHECKYmagazine PODCAST …

The Vinyl Word

December 14th, 2019


For Episode 12, we dropped the needle on some mid-century comedy albums! We invite you to listen along with us as we analyze the phenomenon of the comedy album! Before the internet, people listened to spinning discs of …

Ten Year Challenge

December 2nd, 2019


Only three people made it on both the 2019 and the 2009 Forbes World's Highest-Paid Comedians List! And TWO of them have PUPPETS! Who won the '09 Grammy for Best Comedy Album? Who might win it in 2020? We pillaged the …

Clean vs. Dirty

November 16th, 2019


It's the TENTH EPISODE of the SHECKYmagazine Podcast! In "Clean vs. Dirty" Brian McKim and Traci Skene  ask, What IS clean comedy? What makes comedy "raunchy?" Why aren't there more clean comedians? Can a comic be clean …

Is Comedy Inherently Masculine?

November 4th, 2019


Kathy Griffin can't get any work! Harvey Weinstein showed up to a showcase club in New York! A bunch of cigar-smoking Chads, proclaim that "comedy is …

Hurting the Gig and Gag Economy

October 22nd, 2019


Will California's new "Anti-Freelancer Law" destroy the aspiring comedian's way of life? Will it drive comedians, musicians and hairdressers out of Los Angeles? Is the "side hustle" really that bad of a thing? In …

Bigotry And Bloodshed

October 16th, 2019


In Episode 7, "Bigotry And Bloodshed," Brian & Traci walk the listener through the "Comedy Civil War" and the "blowback" that some comics are …

This Week In Cancel Culture

October 7th, 2019


It's tough to keep track of all the madness! Comedians are cheering on a Swedish teenager whose policies would be the end of standup! A theater goes …

Twitter vs. Shane Gillis

September 19th, 2019


Social media was ablaze with hate for Shane Gillis when NBC announced he'd be among the venerable late-night sketch show's new cast members. Old video "surfaced" and he got fired from the show. Will the incident have …

Fact-Checking Satire

September 13th, 2019


In Episode 4 of the SHECKYmagazine Podcast, veteran comics and writers Brian McKim & Traci Skene ponder the madness that is the fact-checking of satire. They also toss out a peanut allergy analogy, they flirt with …

SHECKYmagazine Podcast Dave Chappelle Sticks Stones Part 2

September 4th, 2019


In this episode of the SHECKYmagazine Podcast, Brian McKim and Traci Skene carry on with their discussion of the criticism of Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special "Sticks & Stones." The editors and publishers of …

SHECKYmagazine Podcast Dave Chappelle Sticks Stones Part 1

September 4th, 2019


In this episode of the SHECKYmagazine Podcast, Brian McKim and Traci Skene debate, in their typically "incendiary" fashion, some of the criticism of Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special "Sticks & Stones." The …

SHECKYmagazine Podcast Death of a Clown

September 4th, 2019


The editors of, Brian McKim and Traci Skene, discuss life, death and the entertainment business after attending a memorial service in Las Vegas for a comedy legend. The first episode of the …

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