Poking Fun at a World Gone Nuts


Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh. At yourself. At others. At the world.

That’s the premise behind Constant Crisis News, a very funny weekly podcast produced by two communicators.

I’ve known Hamilton Holloway and Chuck Hansen for many years. I met Ham when we both worked in employee communications at Capital One at a time when the company was just getting off the ground and growing exponentially. I met Chuck some years later after I had left the company and he had just arrived. We run into each other frequently at local PRSA meetings.

Ham is no longer in the communication business. Now he hawks sustainably grown, fairly traded coffee when he’s not serving on various community boards, especially those that focus on the needs of mentally disabled people. But he’s still a communicator at heart. Listening to him and Chuck riff on the insanity of our world takes me back to some of my favorite memories at Capital One, when 5 p.m. came and some of the genuinely funny folks in our office would unload the craziness that had accumulated during the day.

Chuck is making a career out of humor. He writes an award-winning humor column for his hometown newspaper and folds some funny into the motivational speeches he delivers around the region. He has lots of experience to draw on, having been a congressional press secretary and a speechwriter for a Virginia governor, not to mention his aforementioned corporate work.

Ham and Chuck (“the people, not the meat-counter products,” as their bio says) bring all of those battle wounds and their dry, sometimes twisted sense of the ridiculous to a podcast that will make you laugh and that will even make you think. Give it a listen here.

 

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