Lin-Manuel Miranda / Twenty One Pilots, S42-E2

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss last-minute cold open rewrites, Lin-Manuel not throwing away his shot, Melissa VillaseƱor's natural speaking voice testing well, Kyle Mooney curveballs, and racial humour fatigue.

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  • Slate article where Bryan Tucker discusses leaning on Keenan Thompson for easy laughs.
  • Video of Lin-Manuel Miranda delivering pizza to the SNL stand-by line.
  • Best moment: Not Throwing Away My Shot!
  • Best sketch: "A Day Off" with Kellyanne Conway
  • MVP: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Rating: 8 (great/great)

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Margot Robbie / The Weeknd, S42-E1

In this inaugural podcast, John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss Alec Baldwin as Trump, horror as humour, strong showings from featured players, David Ortiz' obsession with food, and classic cartoon celebrity voice actors.

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  • Best moments: David Ortiz endorses mints & The Librarian takes a turn
  • Best sketches: Live Report & Family Feud: Political Edition
  • MVPs: Alec Baldwin & Mikey Day
  • Rating: 10 (classic/classic)

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Season 42 Preseason Extravaganza!

The Saturday Night Live Afterparty podcast will be officially launching on October 3, 2016 with full coverage of SNL's season 42 premiere episode.

In this preseason extravaganza, John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss changes to the cast and writing staff, Twitter controversies, the loss of Matt Villines, when alumni should pass-the-torch, sponsored content, and Weekend Update convention specials.

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Teaser: Fred Armisen, S41-E21

A "fun size" teaser for the Saturday Night Live Afterparty podcast--premiering September 2016 with full coverage of SNL season 42.

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss differences between the dress rehearsal that John attended and the live show, Jason Sudeikis' guacamole ad-lib, Bunting-induced hysteria, and Pete Davidson's flaccid tambourine.

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Teaser: Drake, S41-E20

A "fun size" teaser for the Saturday Night Live Afterparty podcast--premiering September 2016 with full coverage of SNL season 42.

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss Bobby Moynihan's slow-motion physicality, brilliant writing that isn't well-suited to live performance, and Hulk Hogan's influence on children of the 80's.

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Teaser: Brie Larson, S41-E19

A "fun size" teaser for the Saturday Night Live Afterparty podcast--premiering September 2016 with full coverage of SNL season 42.

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss Phil Hartman voiceovers, Dana Carvey's uncanny cold-open, intentional breaking, mommy issues, and Pete's mom's poor smartphone form.

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Steve Finn hosts Transparency on CHMR 93.5 FM in St. John's Newfoundland. Connect with Steve on Facebook: @TransparencyCHMR

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Teaser: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, S41-E18

A "fun size" teaser for the Saturday Night Live Afterparty podcast--premiering September 2016 with full coverage of SNL season 42.

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss the hallucinogenic properties of heroin, Pete Davidson's breakout performance as the pool boy, and Kate McKinnon's disturbing smile.

Please note: Due to a recording problem, the audio quality of this teaser is very poor. Future casts will sound much better.

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Teaser: Russell Crowe, S41-E17

A "fun size" teaser for the Saturday Night Live Afterparty podcast--premiering September 2016 with full coverage of SNL season 42.

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss Hillary Clinton's inability to relate, dating gameshow tropes, Bruce Chandling running out of steam, Weekend Update's late-breaking jokes, and Leslie Jones as bonafide sketch performer.

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Teaser: Peter Dinklage, S41-E16

A "fun size" teaser for the Saturday Night Live Afterparty podcast--premiering September 2016 with full coverage of SNL season 42.

John and his guest, Steve Finn, discuss Peter Dinklage's surprisingly-brief opening monologue, Taran Killam's dead-eye stare, sketches that lose steam, and how SNL handles matters of stature.

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