Laurence Juber is a Grammy Award-winning guitarist who was also a former member of Wings. His newest release is the Christmas LP “Holidays and Hollynights,” recorded with the Laurence Juber Trio. We discussed his early influences on guitar playing, recording in the Capitol Records studio, and whether or not he played on a recently leaked Wings track.Follow @bigwakeupcall
It was great talking to comedy legend Rich Little about his new book “Little By Little: People I’ve Known and Been.” We discussed his detailed diary of celebrity encounters, what two celebrities really disliked how he impersonated then — and one surprise fan letter he received!
Jorge Diaz is featured in the new Amazon Prime Video animated special “Lost In Oz: Extended Adventure,” voicing the character of “Ojo,” a half-munchkin who helps Dorothy on her adventures. We discussed how he developed the voice of the character, working with the talented voice cast, and how I still am hesitant to dig out my old VHS tapes because of his movie “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Travis Langley is the editor of “Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman With a Box.” We had a fascinating conversation about how the Doctor gives us insight into our own psychological and emotional behavior.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Christy Jordan is an author and the publisher of SouthernPlate.com. Her new book is “Sweetness: Southern Recipes to Celebrate the Warmth, the Love and the Blessings of a Full Life.” We had a lovely conversation about food, family, and how we all have more in common than we think. I felt better after reading her book, and even more so after speaking with Christy.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Doug Stanhope called in live from his driveway to talk about his latest stand-up special, “No Place like Home,” which is now available on CD and digital download. We discussed Cyber Monday, playing theaters versus what he called “crapholes,” (the best we could do on terrestrial radio) and why he prefers to listen to comedy instead of watching it.
David Thomson is the author of a fascinating new book, “Television: A Biography.” We discussed the role of television as it influences our daily lives, our politics and who we imagine ourselves to be.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Matthew Moy is one of the stars of the CBS hit comedy “2 Broke Girls” as Han Lee and also voices Lars on “Steven Universe.” We talked about how “2 Broke Girls” cast might have a slight case of senior-itis as they keep cracking each other up on the set and what it’s like to see yourself on television (and billboards & bus signs) 10 times a week as the show is now in syndication.Follow @bigwakeupcall