The Snark Factor

“The Snark Factor is a fun oasis in a desert of b…

About the show

“The Snark Factor is a fun oasis in a desert of boring. Fingers brings an upbeat and welcome sense of humor to politics-as-usual. Where would we all be without him?”

—S.E. Cupp, Host of Unfiltered on HLN, NY Times Bestselling Author

“The Snark Factor is the coolest show with the coolest host(with the coolest name), Fingers Malloy. If you’re missing TSF, you’re missing out on life.”

—Monica Crowley, Former Fox News Contributor and Online Opinion Editor, The Washington Times

“I do a lot of media and I consistently have the most fun every time I appear on The Snark Factor. Fingers produces a show with a great balance of humor and news insight very rarely found in any media these days.”

—Carol Roth, NY Times Bestselling Author

“The liberty movement needs more shows like The Snark Factor. It’s informative, it’s funny, and it’s as cultural as it is political. Too many shows talking politics and policy sound as exciting as John Kerry reading The Economist. TSF is the opposite because it’s unpredictable. It’s like being on Meet The Press, if Chuck Todd had a day-drinking problem.”

—Matt Kibbe, President of Free the People

The Snark Factor is a weekly show that airs on WAAM Talk 1600AM, 92.7FM Ann Arbor. You'll hear unusual takes on the latest news and entertainment from host Fingers Malloy. Sarah Smith and The Snark Factor Players join in on this unique talk show.

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  • The Morning Commute 11-17-20 - Lockdown Hypocrisy and Cinnabon Looks to Save America

    November 17th, 2020  |  12 mins 35 secs
    covid-19, democrats, fingers malloy, lockdown, newsome, pelosi, snark factor, whitmer

    The motto of many democrats regarding COVID-19 lockdowns seems to be "rules for thee, but not for me."
    Fingers highlights some troubling lockdown hypocrisy and Cinnabon is trying to bring a little joy this holiday season.

  • The Snark Factor! Episode 1243 - Lockdown Madness, Georgia Shenanigans, Some Women Can't Find Their Vagina and Charity Bourbon Auctions

    November 16th, 2020  |  49 mins 37 secs
    covid-19, fingers malloy, georgia, lockdown, runoff, senate, snark factor

    More states are heading towards a full lockdown and Governors have the holidays in their sights. Are more lockdowns the answer to slow the pandemic? Also, we take a closer look at what is going on in the election vote count in Georgia. The state GOP is calling shenanigans! A new study indicates a significant number of women don't know where their vagina is located.

  • The Morning Commute 11-13-20 - Don't Move to Georgia to Vote and Lockdown Madness Part Eleventy

    November 13th, 2020  |  13 mins 59 secs
    covid-19, fingers malloy, georgia, lockdown, runoff, senate, snark factor

    It may not be such a great plan to move to Georgia just to vote in the runoff election. New lockdowns are coming just in time for the holidays. Those are the topics on today's Snark Factor Morning Commute.

  • The Morning Commute 11-12-20 - The Senate Race went down to Georgia and COVID -19 Lockdowns are on the Way

    November 12th, 2020  |  12 mins 7 secs
    covid-19, fingers malloy, georgia, lockdown, runoff, senate, snark factor

    Will people move to Georgia just to vote in the Senate runoff election and are Americans ready for another round of COVID-19 lockdowns? Those are the topics on today's Snark Factor Morning Commute.

  • The Morning Commute - 11-11-20 More Unity and Healing from the Left, the Georgia GOP Resisting and The Fight for 15

    November 11th, 2020  |  15 mins 33 secs
    biden, fingers malloy, georgia, gop, minimum wage, morning commute, snark factor, trump

    The unity and healing message from Joe Biden isn't reaching his base, more pushback from the Georgia GOP over the vote count and the battle for a $15 minimum wage are the topics on today's Morning Commute.

  • The Morning Commute 11-10-20 - 2020 Election Controversy. Celebrity Tweets and COVID-19 News

    November 10th, 2020  |  14 mins 56 secs
    biden, covid-19, fingers malloy, mitch mcconnell, trump. election

    Today -- analysis of Mitch McConnell's remarks on the election, annoying celebrity tweets, and good news in the fight against COVID-19 on this Morning Commute.

  • The Morning Commute 11-09-20

    November 9th, 2020  |  16 mins 9 secs
    biden, trump

    Should the Right use the Left's behavior over the last four years as a template for handling a potential Biden Administration? Also, Fingers shares his new theory on NeverTrump -- using their rules.

  • The Snark Factor! Episode 1242 - Don't Kidnap Your Governor, Quit Whining about Mansplaining

    October 10th, 2020  |  48 mins 39 secs
    covid19, fingers malloy, harris, kidnap, mansplain, pence, sarah smith, waam, whitmer

    Fingers and Sarah record the show as news breaks about a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Snark Factor discusses why kidnapping the governor of your state is a bad idea,

    The Pence-Harris debate is in the books and Sarah is frustrated with the whining about mansplaining. Fingers did not interrupt her.

    When they don't get what they want, the left is obsessed with changing the rules. Court packing, the Electoral College and ending the Senate filibuster are all on the table if there is a blue wave in November.

  • The Snark Factor! Episode 1241 - Trump and Biden Debate, Fact Checkers Gone Wild and Your Candy Chute

    October 10th, 2020  |  48 mins 46 secs
    biden, cdc, debate, facebook, fact checker, fingers malloy, sarah smith, trump, waam

    Fingers and Sarah break down the Trump-Biden debate. Who won? Who lost? Who cares?
    Has Joe Biden denounced lefty violence in a way that should make Americans feel comfortable? Is Trump struggling with the suburban woman vote? These questions must be answered. Maybe they'll be answered by Fingers and Sarah.

    The fact checkers are out of control and are making social media even worse. The CDC wants you to use a candy chute for Halloween. The Snark Factor investigates.

  • The Snark Factor - Fingers Goes to Costco!

    March 29th, 2020  |  49 mins 3 secs
    cares act, costco, fingers malloy, pork, sarah smith, stimulus package, the snark factor, waam

    This week on the big show, Fingers tells Sarah all about his trip to Costco in the age of Coronavirus. While shopping, he found out who the government considers an essential employee. Sarah offered Fingers suggestions on how to talk an elderly parent into staying home. Finally, Sarah detailed much of the pork in the stimulus package that was signed into law last week.

  • The Snark Factor - Fingers is in Quarantine!

    March 29th, 2020  |  49 mins
    coronavirus. covid-19, fingers malloy, pj media, sarah smith. the snark factor, self-quarantine, stephen kruiser, waam

    This week on the big show, Fingers was put in self-quarantine for the Coronavirus (spoiler alert, he didn't have it). Sarah thinks she had it, but will never know for sure. Stephen Kruiser of PJ Media stopped by to talk about his self-quarantine and how the Coronavirus will impact the travel industry, sports, Broadway and your mom.

  • The Snark Factor - Did Sarah Get The Virus?

    March 29th, 2020  |  48 mins 53 secs
    cdc, chris matthews, corona virus, democrats, fingers malloy, michael bloomberg, pizza, super tuesday, tito's vodka, waam

    This week on the big show, Fingers and Sarah wonder if she got the virus. Also discussed -- the CDC and business community give America a lesson on handwashing, Tito's Vodka isn't a hand sanitizer, Democrats dropping out of the race like Chris Matthews leaving MSNBC and Mike Bloomberg's war on a pizza buffet.

  • The Snark Factor - CPAC 2020!

    March 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    ab5, brandon morse, california, cpac, fingers malloy, gig economy, health care, kira davis, kurt schlichter, matt vespa, red state, snark factor, tony katz, unions, waam, wibc

    Fingers and Sarah were on Radio Row at CPAC 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland. Their guests were Kurt Schlichter & Matt Vespa from Townhall, syndicated radio host and Fox News regular - Tony Katz, Kira Davis and Brandon Morse from Red State, Aaron Withe of the Freedom Foundation and Charles Sauer of the Market Institute.

  • Cruise Ships are Death Ships

    February 7th, 2020  |  48 mins 48 secs
    bat soup, coronavirus, superbowl

    This week on the big show, Fingers and Sarah talk about how the world has gone bat soup crazy. Also discussed, American kids not caring about cars, cruise ships being death ships and 70 layer dip for the Super Bowl!

  • Hey, Bernie and Liz -- Get a Room!

    January 30th, 2020  |  48 mins 41 secs
    bernie sanders, elizabeth warren, hillary, tulsi

    This week on the big show, Fingers and Sarah discuss Elizabeth Warren's 1,2,3,4 I declare a gender war on Bernie Sanders, victimhood and the 2020 Democratic field, Sarah's wedding guest invitation list (it includes bigly names), Tulsi vs. Hillary and should an artist's political views impact how you feel about their art?

  • Speaking of Cash Cows

    November 4th, 2019  |  49 mins 23 secs
    barack obama, fingers malloy, friends, jennifer aniston, katie hill, michelle obama, obama foundation, red state, sarah smith, waam

    This time around Fingers and Sarah Smith talk about the Katie Hill controversy, Barack Obama questioning wokeness and if Hollywood could remake the TV show Friends in 2019 and make it work.