On our weekly Callin show, Lever Live, David Sirota was joined by special guest Adam McKay, the Academy Award-winning writer and director of Don’t Look Up, Vice, and The Big Short. They also took questions from the audience LIVE on-air.

David and Adam took questions from the audience about  living through the past year of U.S. politics, which at times has felt eerily similar to the Oscar-nominated disaster movie they co-wrote, Don’t Look Up:

• How did the two take all the pushback they recently received for criticizing the Inflation Reduction Act?

• What do they think of the BBC news clip which went viral for echoing their movie?

• What do they believe the role of modern satire should be?


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