John C. McGinley

TheGoodCatholic_SQJohn C. McGinley called in to talk about his new film The Good Catholic, which is in theaters and on demand today (9/8/17).  After going over his entire resume (including his work with Oliver Stone), we discussed his role in the film, how his Catholic education prepared him to take on the role, and when he first knew he’d “made it” as an actor.

Diabolical Birds & Manipulative Octopuses

henryDuring his weekly visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick once again seized the opportunity to scare the living bejeezus out of us with tales of diabolical ravens, manipulative octopuses, goats with jackhammers, independent civilizations of pigeons, and an uninhabitable earth by 2100.  Happy Friday!

 

Sam Moore

sam mooreRock and Soul legend Sam Moore returned to the show to talk about his new album, “An American Patriot.” We discussed how music should bring people together regardless of political affiliation, performing with the Blues Brothers, the secret to keeping his voice in incredible shape, and why “America the Beautiful” should be our national anthem.

Sandeep Kapoor

On the morning of October 12, 2007, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor was implicated in the death of one of his patients, reality star Anna Nicole Smith, and subsequently tried on six felony counts.  After a protracted and costly legal battle, he was acquitted on all charges, exonerated and shown to be a caring and concerned doctor.  He shares his stories in a new book, TRUST ME, I’M A DOCTOR-My Life Before, During and After Anna Nicole Smith.

Eva Shockey

taking aim 2Eva Shockey is a world-renowned hunter and co-star of the Outdoor Channel’s “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures.”  Eva called in to discuss her new book, “Taking Aim.”  We talked about her inspiration for the book, the role hunters play in conservation and preservation, and why a lifelong city dweller like me should get outdoors.

 

 

 

George Schlatter

B4337.CIMGeorge Schlatter is the creator and producer of “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.”  The complete series is now out on DVD, including many shows that have never been released on home video.  We discussed the history of the show, its relevance today, and how Nixon became a part of it.  George also praised my radio skills, making him the second TV legend (Dick Cavett) to do so.  I now have two lines for my resume.  One of these days I’ll really know what I’m doing as an interviewer.

 

World News Center: Ban the Ban

2016-ireadbannedbooks-buttonBill McCormick gave us a holler from the World News Center for a lengthy yet lively chat about Barnes and Noble wiping out literature on behalf of Target, as well as catching us up on the newest superhero shows.

 

 

Marc Almond

Pop legend Marc Almond called in to talk about his new album, “Shadows and Reflections,” which is out on September 22.  We discussed making a “traditional” torch song/orchestral pop record, the fun juxtaposition of upbeat melodies and depressing lyrics, the legend of Billy Fury, touring with an orchestra, and unfortunate impersonators.

Susan Wiggs

Best-selling author Susan Wiggs called in to talk about her newest novel, “Map of the Heart.”  We discussed the perks of being a successful author, keeping in touch with her readers, and reverse-translating her books.

Katharine McGee

Katharine McGee wrote the 2016 bestseller “The Thousandth Floor” and has just released the second volume of the trilogy, “The Dazzling Heights.”  We discussed how refreshing it is to have a book featuring young adults where the future isn’t dystopian, how to avoid the “middle book syndrome,” and why the title is such a tongue twister for me.