Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu was Henry Beard, a co-founder of National Lampoon and one of the writers behind the classic parody of J. R. R. Tolkien's work, Bored of the Rings.
Follow this link to read an excerpt from the interview. Beard explained how he co-wrote the slender comedy book in three weeks back in 1969, giving a behind-the-scenes look at National Lampoon. He also shared tips for aspiring parody writers.
Press play below to listen. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Music by Kevin MacLeod.