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Story Time With Howard

By Rob Eshman

September 18, 2009 | 1:06 pm

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When you strip the Stern Show down to its essentials, it is this: storytelling.

Howard and his colleagues tell what happened to them. They talk about their pasts. They report on the... read on

  • Best Jimmy Carter Crack Ever

    By Rob Eshman

    September 17, 2009 | 9:28 pm

    Best Jimmy Carter crack ever. 

    The comedian Greg Fitzsimmons sat in with Howard today to do the news with Robin Quivers.  Robin reported how Jimmy Carter said racism was behind the opposition to Obama, and Fitzsimmons cracked:

    Jimmy Carter, fresh off his his book, “Fucking Jews,”... read on

  • Stern Rule #1

    By Rob Eshman

    August 18, 2009 | 7:05 pm

    My son doesn’t like it when I listen to Howard.  All summer I’ve been driving him to his internship in Beverly Hills.  I wait in the car for him to get out of the house, figuring the extra time he takes are a few extra minutes of Howard.  He gets in the passenger seat and reaches to... read on

  • Why Howard Stern Isn’t YET The King of All Media

    By Rob Eshman

    August 9, 2009 | 3:06 pm

    All weekend the Stern Show has been replaying tape of a visit the Howard Stern Show took to the Playboy Mansion in 2001. Howard’s interview with Hugh Hefner got me thinking about something I’d given a lot of thought to in the past: Why isn’t there a Howard Magazine?

    Howard has... read on

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  • Ruthless Cosmopolitan Howard

    By Rob Eshman

    August 4, 2009 | 5:57 pm

    On vacation up in Lake Arrowhead, I turned on Howard in the car.  I’d been with my family the whole time, which means no Howard.  I love the guy, but anyone who allows his 13 year-old daughter listen to Howard Stern deserves a visit from Child Services.

    I was running up to the... read on

  • When Howard Met Sacha

    By Rob Eshman

    July 14, 2009 | 8:31 pm

    Sacha Baron Cohen was on the show yesterday. It was theatre.  Cohen as Bruno, Stern and Robin as his straight man and woman.  If you didn’t hear it, imagine a Sid Caesar sketch from “Your Show of Shows”—funny accents, stream of consciousness humor, one-liners—but imagine... read on

  • Raising the Dead

    By Rob Eshman

    July 10, 2009 | 6:27 pm

    “There is no lower form of media than radio,” Howard is fond of saying—over and over. Throughout the “The History of Howard Stern, Part 2,” Howard slams radio as the bottom of the media industry, and D.J.s as the lowest media life form (this was before Harvey Levin, mind... read on

  • Mommy Dearest

    By Rob Eshman

    July 7, 2009 | 9:29 pm

    “The History of Howard Stern, Part 2” replayed a segment from many years ago where Howard describes his upbringing by a domineering mother to being raised as a “little Hitler.” I think at one point he describes himself as the child of Eva Braun, Hitler’s mistress.

    That... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rob Eshman created the blog Serious Stern on June 17, 2009.  Serious Stern is devoted to a serious (hence the name) exploration of the cultural impact of Howard Stern.

Rob is...

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