On Second Thought For Friday, December 1, 2017

Sometimes the best way to make sense of what’s happening in the world is through comedy. And for that, “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central has you covered. We chat with comedian Roy Wood, Jr., who’s a correspondent for “The Daily Show.” He’s in Atlanta this weekend with performances at the Punchline Comedy Club.

We add two more songs to our Georgia Playlist. Mariah Parker, better known by her moniker Lingua Franca, is an Athens-based hip hop artist. She performs at The Bakery in Atlanta this Saturday, at The World Famous in Athens next Tuesday, and at Fresh Produce Records in Macon next Wednesday. Parker brings us tunes by Of Montreal and Andre 3000.

The Breakroom gang this week includes “The Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood, Jr., former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr, Republican strategist Julianne Thompson, and Georgia State University Professor Hector Fernandez. They talk about a possible ban on cell phones when driving, the best word of the year, and how Canada is giving broadcast outlets more flexibility to curse.

The Breakroom gang returns to talk about the joys of exercising, the Republican’s plan to overhaul the tax code, and an unconventional response to President Trump’s proposed border wall.