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About The Inquirist

The Inquirist is the premier source for soft journalism, unimportant newsbits, and inadmissable hearsay. Unlike other less serious satirical publications, we do not claim to be the “first,” “best,” or “only” source of news; we simply exist.

Founded in 2018, it will probably at some point have over 100k daily readers and have so much influence.  It is our pledge to you that we will work tirelessly for the website, delivering top-notch content forever. For updates, follow The Inquirist on Instagram (@theinquirist) and Facebook and twitter, what the hell. For any non-submission inquiries please email

A special “thanks a million!” to the wonderful people who make art for our pieces from time to time. They are:




Meet the Team


Nate Odenkirk — (@onenatehundred) is doing his best to write everyday. He has contributed for The Onion, The New Yorker, and is currently producing original work for Audible which will be available summer 2021.  Nate is also a staff writer for Word Brothel and The Chicago Genius-Herald. Another audio piece is in the works, as well. He performs for free in friend’s homes until they ask him to leave. (LA/Chicago)


Ari Mostow—  (@ari_mostow) is a hardworking young lad who strives to deliver funny jokes to families all across America. He serves as the managing editor of Northwestern University’s official satirical news publication, The Flipside; writes for The Deep End, a comedy journalism show on his campus; and performs standup when nobody’s looking. His writing has not appeared in the New Yorker. (LA/Chicago)


Nathan Mostow — (@nmostow) is a recent graduate of Northwestern University, even though he never returned any of the books he borrowed from the campus library. In his spare time, he performs stand-up comedy, writes scripts, and steals his neighbors’ Amazon packages and blames it on his other neighbors. (LA)


Billy O’Handley— (@whothehelltookbillyohandley) is truly a guy among men. He is responsible for parts of the metric system, and started the Peloponnesian War. Billy is also the head writer of Northwestern’s The Deep End, a writer for The Flipside and Sherman Ave, and a mediocre lover. In his spare time, he is the commissioner of Major League Baseball. (NYC/Chicago)

Check out our other projects


RQRich Quick: Join inmates Nate Odenkirk and Ari Mostow as they come up with financial crimes they promise to never commit. The only podcast mandated by a court order!




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The Sell-You-Stuff (SYS) Network: SYS is the first-ever shopping channel to be a well-rounded entertainment network. Join hosts Nate Odenkirk and Ari Mostow as they Sell You Stuff™ in original news, religious, sitcom, and educational programming. Truly the future of the straight-to-television retail experience.


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Cousins: a limited run podcast with cousins Nate and Keenan Odenkirk. They’ll explore topics around cousinhood, thanksgiving, and more all while being joined by guests who can shed light on the bond that only cousins can share. The internet’s only podcast by cousins, for cousins, about cousins. Coming in 2020.

Summer in Argyle: a radio play by Nate Odenkirk about the sleepy Ohio township of Argyle during the summer of 2013. A tragic lawn dart mishap, the DMV opens a restaurant, and a man searches relentlessly for his lost metal detector. Coming to Audible in 2021.

Thank you for reading!