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Two pillars of Midwest humor team up for new t-shirt line

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Initially, The Onion and Raygun did not meet on friendly terms. Their first interactions began with a Twitter feud over the use of a hyphen, but any hostility was resolved when Raygun founder Mike Draper sent an olive branch in the form of t-shirts. Now, the two Midwest-based organizations have teamed up to release a new line of Onion headline t-shirts.

The t-shirts will be sold in Raygun stores and, while some products already existed on The Onion's online store, the line includes new merchandise with Midwest-specific headlines. Draper and managing editor of The Onion Jordan LaFlure join Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe to talk about the new partnership.

Raygun is a financial supporter of IPR


  • Mike Draper, founder of Raygun
  • Jordan LaFlure, managing editor, The Onion
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Dani Gehr is a producer for River to River and Talk of Iowa. Dani came to Iowa from her hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to attend Iowa State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, international studies and French. Before coming to IPR, Dani covered local government in Story County for the Ames Tribune and Des Moines Register.