🦠 In 2020, we were stricken by a coronavirus pandemic. We aren't allowed to have fun anymore; but in lieu of fun, you can grab a beverage of your choice and come hang out with us, your hosts Ben Wittes and Kate Klonick, every day at 5:00pm US Eastern time.


Logo created by Kevin Thorn of NuggetHead Studioz, used here with gratitude and permission.

In Lieu of Fun is a casual, unstructured webcast that has been broadcasting daily (with one exception) since March 25, 2020. We talk about news, law, life, art, squirrels, murder hornets, Baby Cannons, and whatever else may come up. On most weekdays there are pre-announced guests, while Saturdays are just the hosts planning the upcoming week. Sundays usually include an unannounced Mystery Guest.

Episodes are streamed live on Crowdcast, YouTube, and a variety of other streaming platforms. You can find links to recordings of past episodes from the Episode Log. Since April 2021, audio-only versions of episodes will also be added to Acast. For new episodes, audio will be uploaded the following day; older episodes will be added as time allows.

Recent Episodes

  • Episode 407 | May 08, 2021 | stream | Just your hosts
  • Episode 406 | May 07, 2021 | stream | Just your hosts
    The planned guest having had an emergency, Kate & Scott host Cheese Night

🎉 ILoF Paraphernalia!

Join the Order of the Baby Cannon! You can now get your own In Lieu of Fun mugs, clothing, and more from the Revolution Art Shop! All proceeds from ILoF paraphernalia go to support World Central Kitchen.

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