The Night Shift - Episode 2

The Night Shift – Poker Face Podcast Episode 2

The second episode of Poker Face was titled The Night Shift and was the second episode of the show’s first season. Charlie befriends a trucker then tries to clear her new friend’s name after a murder. In this podcast Gerry and Iain look at what happens when someone has a compulsion to act against their own interests.

This week, Charlie befriends Marge (Hong Chau), a trucker who operates strictly off the grid, at a rest stop in New Mexico. When security footage seems to show Marge has killed local sandwich artist Damian (Brandon Micheal Hall) Charlie’s concerns compel her to discover the truth.

Damian’s friend Sara (Megan Suri) offers what help she can, while mechanic Abe (Pixar legend John Ratzenberger) and his nephew Jed (Broadway star Colton Ryan) fix up Charlie’s car. Jed, though, has something to hide and Charlie enlists the help of diner worker Dana (a scene-stealing Chelsea Frei) and an assortment of sympathetic truckers to discover the truth.

Rian Johnson again directs himself, the second of three episodes in season one that he is in the big chair for. The episode was written by Alice Ju, the first of her two season one scripts.

If you have thoughts on any aspect of The Night Shift please share them below, or find us on Twitter at @columbopodcast or on Threads at the same handle.

The Columbo Podcast is widely available – on iTunes, Spotify, tunein, Pocket Casts or pretty much wherever you choose to receive and manage your podcasts. If you enjoy the show it would be greatly appreciated if you consider leaving ratings and reviews on these sites – particularly iTunes – as that can make a big difference to growing the podcast’s audience.

The Night Shift was released in 2023. It is 63 minutes long and originally aired on Peacock. Episodes continue to stream on Peacock internationally and on Sky in the UK. The DVD boxset of season 1 is expected in September 2023.

The Columbo Podcast Team

The Columbo Podcast team develops, produces and promotes The Columbo Podcast.