Based on Eric Bogosian's one-act play of the same title, and set in the conservative hotbed of Dallas, Texas, TALK RADIO presents us with radio talk-show host Barry Champlain (Bogosian), a driven, self-loathing Jewish liberal who actively antagonizes his listeners. In spite of
Champlain's repugnant demeanor, his show is a hit, and Champlain is shocked when he learns that a deal to go national via satellite feed has been delayed. He conducts an especially vitriolic show, victimizing his ex-wife, whom he has called to his side for moral support; fending off death threats;
interviewing a sociopathic teenager; and berating his listeners for turning fear, hate, and suff...