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With the political divide at its peak, an online satire programme straddles the line between absurdity and logic _ an unlikely voice of reason in today's ocean of irrationality

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In the sea of present political madness, the currents are strong and directionless. We find ourselves slowly drowning, grasping for extending hands, awaiting a voice of reason to pull us toward open sky. Surprisingly, that voice comes from a zany online TV programme which somehow finds a sublime balance between lunacy and intelligence. 

Jow Kow Tuen (Inside Shallow News), hosted by Winyu "John" Wongsurawat and Nattapong "The Shaman" Tiendee and scripted by Winyu's older sister and Nattapong's wife, Janya Wongsurawat, is farce, satire and scholarly messages cloaked in craziness. It's also probably the most reasonable news show that deals with the current political situation.

With more than 120 episodes and a combined viewership of over 30 million, Jow Kow Tuen has lashed its witty tongue at cultural, social and political issues through educated research and sharpened, no-holds-barred opinions, making the programme as a firm favourite for those in need of intellectual stimulation.

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