About the Show

In this week's episode of Wits, actor Colin Hanks becomes Doug Bagelson, a man offering his services as a professional friend. Also, Jason Isbell plays songs from his latest album "Southeastern" and performs one of the most stunning covers of "Pancho and Lefty" ever. Plus, a resignation letter from a member of the band Lynryd Skynyrd in this week's Pop Song Correspondences.

Episode Rundown

Start Time: 11:20

Doug Bagelson: Professional Friend



Start Time: 15:00

Jason Isbell plays ‘Live Oak’


Start Time: 23:07

Seeking Waldo

Start Time: 32:47

Doug Bagelson: Professional Friend pt. 2

Start Time: 35:05

Pop Song Correspondences: Free Bird

Start Time: 39:50

Wits Game Show: Nice Move, Badguy


Start Time:

Lightning Round: Hanks on Hanks

Start Time:

Doug Bagelson, Professional Friend pt. 3


The Guests

Colin Hanks


Colin Hanks has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors.  His natural talent and raw energy have secured him a place as one of Hollywood’s young leading men. Colin was nominated for an Emmy and the Critics Choice Television Awards for his role in FX’s critically acclaimed mini-series “Fargo.” Prior to “Fargo,” Colin made several memorable guest appearances on the popular crime series “NCIS,” “Burning Love,” and the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning series’, “Dexter” and “Mad Men.” On the silver screen, he was most recently seen in the historical drama Parkland and The Guilt Trip alongside Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand, and he recently wrapped production on No Stranger than Love, a romantic comedy with Alison Brie and Justin Chatwin.

Jason Isbell


Muscle Shoals, Alabama, native Jason Isbell has been honing his much touted songwriting craft for several years now. Jason has released three studio albums and a live album all highlighting his Southern roots, effortlessly smooth and impressive guitar tone and style, and classic songwriting.

Har Mar Superstar


Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann) named his flamboyant alter ego after the Har Mar mall in suburban St. Paul, Minn., where he spent his youth watching movies and writing songs about passersby in the food court. "Har Mar Superstar used to be a different person," he says. "It used to be my excuse to get away with the more fantastic things in life. ... I guess the confidence I got from being Har Mar Superstar translated into my real life, so now we're one and the same." His latest record, the soulful Bye Bye 17, was released April 23 on Cult Records, with the single Prisoner having its world debut on The Current.