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Zach Woods, NPR Fan, Reads NPR Fans for Filth

His stop-motion animated comedy In the Know pokes fun at hyperprogressives without sanctimony.

In the second episode of In the Know, Peacock’s new stop-motion animated workplace comedy set at a parodic version of NPR, the show’s ensemble is struggling to solicit donations when Fabian (Caitlin Reilly), the office’s researcher, hops on the air in a fit of rage and begins berating the station’s “needle-dicked, neoliberal, piss-pants” listeners into paying up. Woods voices protagonist Lauren Caspian, host of the station’s third-most-popular show, a man described in the series as looking like “the stork who brings miscarriages.” His overpowering narcissism is constantly interfering with his desperate desire to be seen as a perfect hyperprogressive ally. Between its satire of NPR programming and its listeners, desire to find empathy for its characters, and balance of stop-motion animation and interviews with live-action people (including Mike Tyson, Roxane Gay, Finn Wolfhard, and Tegan and Sara), the show is constantly juggling a lot of moving parts.

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