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  • Joan Rivers Talks About Death

    By Rob Eshman

    September 4, 2014 | 9:20 am

    Joan Rivers has always been one of Howard's best guests.  She always struck me as his mother from another lover, and their affection for each other (and between Joan and Robin) seemed unforced and genuine.  Howard's humor owes something to her own, and the trail she blazed.  

    ... read on
  • Jennifer Lawrence’s Nude Pics Are Boobies in a Coal Mine

    By Rob Eshman

    September 3, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    I read Bob Lefsetz almost as often as I listen to Howard Stern.

    If Howard Stern and Andy Rooney had a baby, and it was raised by Joe Smith—out would come Lefsetz.  He’s contrary,  smart and cranky, he can’t speak but the honest truth, and he knows the music business inside out,... read on

  • Howard Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

    By Rob Eshman

    August 25, 2014 | 11:24 am

    After being called out by Matt Lauer and Jennifer Anniston (and, to zero effect, the Jewish Journal staff) Howard took the ice bucket challenge (see below) and made it his own.

    Three thoughts:

    1) In about 30 seconds he found a way to do something everyone has now done in an original way 

    2) His kicker, which I won't spoil for you, is what makes Howard Howard: it's a sick, funny, inappropriate and topical call back.  

    3) For a 60 year old, he's ripped

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  • Howard Stern’s Ice Bucket Challenge

    By Rob Eshman

    August 20, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    I almost didn't want to challenge Howard to the Ice Bucket Challenge.  He's dismissed it on the radio, channeled his inner Ben Stern to deem it nonsense, and basically let it be known that it wasn't for him.

    And I get it:  we love Howard is exactly because he doesn't follow the... read on

  • Howard Stern on Israel and Gaza

    By Rob Eshman

    July 28, 2014 | 4:38 pm

    Howard Stern wants Hollywood to speak up for Israel.

    “I don’t know why more prominent Hollywood people don’t speak out about what’s going on there,” Stern said on SiriusXM Howard Stern Show today. “They’re all afraid.”

    Stern himself is anything but.

    Last week, when a regular... read on

  • Mayim Bialik on Howard Stern

    By Rob Eshman

    February 27, 2014 | 4:47 pm

    You could just tell there was a mind meld between Howard and Mayim Bialik when she appeared on his show Feb. 25 (I just heard it on replay.  Love that Sirius app).

    This is what's so remarkable about Howard.  His show pivoted from a deep discussion with Mayim to a very in-depth... read on

  • The Story Behind Artie Lange’s Breakdown

    By Rob Eshman

    February 27, 2014 | 4:27 pm

    A reader of this blog sent me her story on Artie Lange, which I'll repost below.  It's a sanitized promotion-oriented piece, true, but I still read it with interest.  I haven't followed Artie since he left Stern, and I wondered what the real story was behind his apparent suicide... 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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