Arabella Oz

arabella ozArabella Oz called in to talk about her feature film debut “When the Starlight Ends,” which is out now on DVD and Digital HD.  Discussion topics included getting live feedback vs anonymous online reviews, auditioning, support from her dad (Dr. Oz), and whether or not she and I are competing for the same parts.

Andrew Santella

SoonAndrew Santella called in to talk about his new book “Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, From Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me.”  Discussion topics included procrastination versus laziness, the creative possibilities provided by a deadline, the Beatles, and 16-inch softball.

Jimmy O. Yang

9780306903496Jimmy O. Yang called in to talk about his new book “How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents.”  We discussed how he learned English from watching BET (which led to his high school rap group), How to American, How to Asian, and why you should always eat Chicago pizza within a 5-minute radius to a bathroom.

Carl Hoffman

y648Carl Hoffman is a New York Times Bestselling Author who called in to discuss his new book “The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure.”  We talked about his travels to Borneo, the true tales that inspired the story, the 80 countries Carl has visited, and the one U.S. state he hasn’t.  The book is indeed a “ripping yarn.”

Bobby Cannavale

unnamedEmmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor Bobby Cannavale called into promote the release of “Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle,” out now on digital, and coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on March 20th.  We also discussed Boardwalk Empire, how we’re both members of the “old dad’s club,” and unfortunately ended on a down note with a chat about the Jets and the Bears.

Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson returned to the show to talk about his new book “Survive Like a Spy.”  We discussed newer and more present dangers, how to know if you’re being followed, tactical pens, and the value of a nut on a string.


A Weird, Dark, and Disturbing Trip to the World News Center

In this visit to the World News Center, Bill McCormick and I discuss

Weird, Dark and Disturbing remakes of Mary Poppins, Tomb Raider, The Grinch, and Winnie The Pooh.   Plus: Re-growing teeth and/or knees, a newer, more racist Jungle Book, and catching up with Joe Charboneau.

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

DSC_8046I had so much fun last week talking to Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan from Go Fug Yourself about throwing an Oscar bash at home that I wanted to have them back on to give their thoughts about the fashions at Sunday night’s ceremonies.   We discussed whether or not fashion is “back with a vengeance,” surprise fashion winners, and why after the bonanza of Oscar-related free stuff I got last week this week so far I’ve received nothing. (Perhaps that portion of the segment was slightly self-indulgent.)

Emma Gray

resistanceEmma Gray is the Executive Women’s Editor at HuffPost and the author of “A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance,” which is the best and most impactful book I’ve read all year.  In fact, after reading it I ordered 10 copies to be sent to others I know will feel the same way after reading it.  A very important book from an outstanding writer.

Burt Ward

It was so great to chat with one of my childhood heroes as Burt Ward called in to talk about the digital and Blu-Ray release of “Batman vs. Two Face,” also featuring the voices of Adam West and William Shatner, as well as his Gentle Giants dog rescue and nutrition programs.  So fun to hear Robin greet me with “Hello, citizen!”