The Fakist: One Last Day

"    The Fakist: One Last Day " Podcast
This is a story about a flawed man, born of privilege, who only lived for himself. It tells of the last day of his newscast; of how his enemies plotted against him until the final battle, and of how his partner LeAnn abandoned him just when he thought he had it all figured out. It ends with a podcast. It begins in the wreckage of KCOM Studios on the night of Deathember 13th, 2021. In Somewhere West of New York City, the faithful still tune in at six o'clock, waiting for the newscast to start... but it never will. The Fakist died two years ago. The Fakist: One Last Day, a new documentary, starting tonight on WAFM-TV 3.

2021 Bill Meeks

Season: 1 Episode: 1
Covering the fake news… For Real. Paul DaFoe, along with his crack fake news team, breaks the hottest fake news LIVE from KCOM Studios. Enjoy the trailer, and watch for exclusive preview clips in the lead up to our June 18, 2018 release.

Season: 1 Episode: 1
What Walking Dead whoopsie got one local priest into hot water? Then, clowns try to shake the stigma of Stephen King’s It. Did you know Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter was based on a real person? We’ve got the scoop. You’ll meet our new Producer Leann in

Season: 1 Episode: 2
Why is Paul Dafoe so obsessed with fake news? Why is fake news so important in 2018? What the heck kinda podcast is this anyway? In this in-depth audio essay, Paul Dafoe reveals the journalistic mission of The Fakist.   From Paul's medium article: h

Season: 1 Episode: 2
What local pot shop chopped the top off their resource crop? Then, we're breaking the news before it happens in UP TO THE MINUTE. Did you hear about Bilbo Bixby, local folk hero? We’ve got the scoop. Birdman Stan flies into the heart of the action. All th

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The fake news crew is looking for a new place for their epic lunch breaks, and Birdman Stan has just the spot! Join the best team in the biz as they rap their way from KCOM Studios to Madam Ka-Prow's Thai Bistro.

Season: 1 Episode: 3
Can owning a cat can lead to a longer life (for you, not the cat)? We're talking about it meow on WHAT THE HEALTH? Then, Grace Hubberstafforford investigates the latest viral marketing campaign for horror series THE PURGE. Is a long life a cruel and unusu

Season: 1 Episode: 4
Absolute power corrupts? Absolutely. Whatcha’ thinking, Paul? The Fakist himself documents his quest for a new lunch place in a scathing editorial. Then, the millennial messiah, Mr. Rogers returns from the grave, but can his fans accept his new career

Season: 1 Episode: 5
Hollywood finally gets the spotlight it deserves. Carrie Tart tells you totes everything going on in Hollywood. Then, we have an exclusive preview of a new Newfix documentary featuring aging pop stars you might not remember. The MPAA unleashes the "Spo

Season: 1 Episode: 6
With a beloved Fakist family member dead, our team is behind schedule producing a memorial special. Executive Producer In Charge of Production LeAnn Snyder came up with a killer idea: A Fakist podcast! In the first FAKE CAST, LeAnn interviews The Fakist h

Season: 1 Episode: 7
The Fakist Presents Birdman Stan: Fly High, a hastily thrown together tribute to the man whose "Lazy Eye in the Sky" drifted toward heaven far too soon. Then, a Teen Wolf fancast welcomes an historic guest. All that, plus The Bieber Babies... All Grown Up

Season: 1 Episode: 8
At a secluded karate retreat on Christmas Eve, disgraced fake news journalist Paul DaFoe is visited by 3.5 spirits who take him on a surprising journey through his past, present, and future. In Somewhere West of New York City, LeAnn stands vigilant in the

Season: 1 Episode: 9
The best of The Fakist Season 1, as voted on by you! Kasum Kasey is counting down the Top 10 Fakist stories from Season 1 as voted on by you, the Fakist Faithful. Refresh yourself, or get caught up, before Season 2 drops on May 5th!

Season: 1 Episode: 10
What's The Fakist? Writer/Creator Bill Meeks, along with cast members Anne Marie DeSimone, Rebecca Johnson, Wynn Mercere, Bobby Hawke, and Roberto Villegas discuss their scripted "sketch dramedy" podcast about a news team that covers the fake news... For

Season: 2 Episode: 1
Paul DaFoe is missing, and it's up to his producer LeAnn to save the show. LeAnn Snyder tackles an academic arsenal of alliteration as she faces folly in front of the Fakist Faithful. In Roanoke, Virginia, a library cat claws it's way into a key govern

Season: 2 Episode: 2
KCOM Studios is UNDER SIEGE by a face from the past. Vengeance is a dish best served bold. In Japan, the new Prime Minister aims to make Power Rangers a reality. Then, a group of bearded men strikes back against the surveillance state. Plus, we have th

Season: 2 Episode: 3
Jo Atone, the founder of the Fakist Faithful Facebook Fan Page, gets up close and personal with her favorite fake news anchors. Plus, Grace Huberstafforford uncovers a shocking conspiracy fueled by MacDonald's new self-service kiosks. Then, Brent Arnold e

Season: 2 Episode: 4
Does this microphone make my hair look fake? The news team makes it all about them. Barry Tesh exposes a hidden subculture in “Barry It All: The Naturist Struggle.” Then, LeAnn Snyder travels back to Alabama to update her Meemaw on her new life behind

Season: 2 Episode: 5
What is the #BigRedCloud? Hey, guys, LeAnn here! The #BigRedCloud shut down the city, and we're trapped in a bunker deep underground. I'm making the most of it by interviewing our socio-political correspondent Grace Huberstafforford about her poor choi

Season: 2 Episode: 6
Ron Joliver is back to reveal how one Seattle man is trying to bring My So-Called Life back from the dead. Then, one Instagram influencer ruins her life with one dishonest tweet. Plus, Mayor Audra Reliant is building a new sports stadium, but is it really

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We're trying a derivative news format, designed to attract all you millennials and Facebook junkies with no attention span. Research shows people today like short, punchy content that either enrages or delights them, without any actual facts. What a...

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You can't escape all this Disney ANNOUNCETAINMENT! In this special edition of Headlines, we're covering all the magically delicious news pouring out of Anaheim during the big #D23 expo. Is your favorite property getting its own Disney+ show? Listen to...

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Bloggers Can't Take A Joke The Joker wins big, the Muppets have a Dark Crystal secret, and Instagram influencers jump on the latest environmental crisis. All that, on an autumn edition of FAKIST NEWS HEADLINES.     "Plutocracy" Written by...

Season: 2 Episode: 7
After a lot of delays, Paul DaFoe is finally ready to confront Janitor Jim, but that's not the only first on tonight's newscast! Brent Arnold explores the new teen trend threatening to destroy the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then, bar patrons make first ti

Season: 2
Well, That Happened. Politics invades the fake news, Disney enters the multiverse of madness, and a gaming granny gets SWATed. All that, plus Ziggy McElroy on a brand new FAKIST NEWS HEADLINES.

Season: 2 Episode: 8
Everything Paul DaFoe has ever done wrong is coming back to bite him, and the fate of The Fakist is at stake! Will Paul survive the tornado of karma battering the beams of KCOM Studios? Find out in the first part of this EPIC two-part finale. OPERATION: D

Season: 2 Episode: 9
Can the Fakist News Team defeat multilevel marketer Debra Dawnstar and her Shooting Star army? What about Grimm Ace from MacDonald's? Who will stand with Paul DaFoe in his darkest hour yet? Find out in OPERATION: DEVASTATION PART TWO, the epic finale to S

Season: 1
LeAnn Snyder is the new Executive Producer In Charge Of Production at The Fakist, a news organization as devoted to making sh-- up as other news organizations are to actual journalism. Will she get kicked out of the revolving door when lead anchor Paul Da

Season: 2
After the tumultuous events of Season 1, Paul DaFoe returns to The Fakist newsroom to put right what once went wrong. Can he save his future by outrunning his past? Not likely, but that doesn't mean he isn't going to try! Between all the drama, enjoy

Season: 2 Episode: 10
Bill Meeks talks to passionate people executing their "Big Ideas" in realistic ways. From entrepreneurs to artists and everything in between, I Made This tells the stories of dreamers just like you. Premiering December 2nd with five stellar interviews.

Season: 2 Episode: 10
The Fakist will not be seen tonight due to Paul DaFoe's unscheduled sick day. Actually, we're just assuming he's sick. Instead, from TheNetwork, a spooktacular Halloween special. Sit back, eat some candy, and listen as we present... The Case of White Claw

Season: 1 Episode: 8
REPOST. Enjoy this Fakist Christmas special from two years ago, and pay close attention for hints to where we're going in our final season, coming early 2021. Happy Holidays from all of us here in Somewhere West of New York City! At a secluded karate r

Season: 2
The Fakist Headlines was a spinoff podcast produced in 2019 where Paul DaFoe reported on real news for some reason. After a short run, we decided to wait until Season 3 to squeeze the last drops out of this concept. Still, we produced a lot of fun stuff.

Season: 3
This is it. Deathember 13, 2021... One last day to save the show. Will Paul DaFoe and The Fakist news team rise to the challenge, or is the death of fake news inevitable? The Fakist: One Last Day, a standalone story set in the world of The Fakist, star

Season: 3
Join Bill Meeks (Fakist creator, Paul DaFoe) and Rebecca Johnson (LeAnn Snyder, host of Supergirl Radio) as they introduce you to our cast, talk about the process of coordinating an “audio dramedy” over the internet, and tease what you can expect in The F

Season: 3 Episode: 1
Travel back with us to 2016, when fake news was a buzzword and LeAnn Snyder was a humble local TV producer in Alabama. When Paul DaFoe comes calling with a job offer, will LeAnn stand up to Grandma Snyder and move to Somewhere West of New York City? And w

Season: 3 Episode: 2
Fakist political reporter Grace Huberstafforford is as unlucky in love as Kanye West is with his political aspirations. When an old crush with a fancy beard gets a job at The Fakist, Grace hatches a plan to overturn the HR policy keeping them apart. But w

Season: 3 Episode: 3
Paul DaFoe, The Fakist himself, is willing to do anything it takes to help his team save the show, but when his ex-girlfriend calls him up, it's up to his personal assistant Carl to keep him on track. What will happen to the show if Paul can't get focused

Season: 3 Episode: 4
Tim Monet and Barry Tesh are both newscasters who tend to overshare, but with the spare studio at stake, Paul DaFoe challenges them to produce their best stories. Can these two new friends face off in a friendly competition without ruining the friendship?

Season: 3 Episode: 5
Fergie McFernie is nervous about his first day on the job as the new Fakist intern, but when he gets access to a Vicario headset and Jake Stein's "life stream," he's the only one who can warn Paul DaFoe! Can consumer reporter Martin Zendler get the NanoSD

Season: 3 Episode: 6
Ella Fitzpatrick preps a story to save The Fakist, but she can't find any new leads. When she goes off to find some clarity on her own, she'll discover three surprising characters hiding in the control room. Who is Anne Marie, and what does she know about

Season: 3 Episode: 7
Carrie Tart is tired of reporting entertainment news, but with one last day to save the show, she's determined to follow her dream: Producing a show about real people telling real stories. Will she create the next This American Life, or will she live to r

Season: 3 Episode: 8
"Up To The Minute" anchor Ron Joliver has always been a cash cow for The Fakist, but when Hollywood calls him and his partner Roy Silver up to reboot their favorite 90s show, they set off on a madcap adventure through Tinsel Town. Will they survive Jordan

Season: 3 Episode: 9
Former reality show singer and current Fakist traffic reporter Jake Stein is tired of waiting for his big break. Travel back through the history of The Fakist to find out what Jake wants, and how he's worked the entire series to get it.  When his big day

Season: 3 Episode: 10
This is it. Deathember 13, 2021… One last newscast to save the show. Will Paul DaFoe and The Fakist news team rise to the challenge, or is the death of fake news inevitable? All that, plus the identity of the zombie icepick killer revealed, in the tent

Season: 3 Episode: 11
This is a story about a flawed man, born of privilege, who only lived for himself. It tells of the last day of his newscast; of how his enemies plotted against him until the final battle, and of how his partner LeAnn abandoned him just when he thought he

Season: 4
In this preview episode, Anne Marie DeSimone joins Bill Meeks to discuss ABC's Cavemen sitcom, based on the character from the GEICO ads. Weird TV, a new podcast from Bill Meeks, shines a light into forgotten corners of television history to examine ob

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