A Super Fun Superhero Update from the World News Center

Bill McCormick called in live from the World News Center with a light and somewhat fluffy update as we covered Guardians 2, Avengers, Ant-man, Wonder Woman, and Marvel’s Diversity Debacle.  Plus:  A visit to downtown Downers Grove.

Kym Johnson Herjavec

Kym Johnson Herjavec returned to the show to talk about the opening of her new dance fitness studio in Los Angeles (on the site of Richard Simmons’ old studio) and how she’s making online classes available as well.  We also discussed the progress of beloved Chicago Cub David Ross on “Dancing With The Stars.”


Brian Southall

Brian Southall has worked in the music industry for over 50 years and is the author of a fab new book chronicling the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ masterpiece, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Album, The Beatles and the World in 1967.”  We had a great chat about the Beatles and the making of the record that could have gone on for hours.

Marilu Henner

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness month, and Marilu Henner, along with Dr. Arjun Balar, called in to share information and personal experience with bladder cancer.

A Nice and Rough and Dark and Demented World News Center Visit

Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center with a variety of topics, including listener e-mail, a documentary about African-American women in Rock and Roll, dark and demented nursery rhymes, and the latest in the CW lineup of superhero shows.


Dr. Scott D. Sampson

Dr. Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D. is the host of the popular PBS Kids series “Dinosaur Train” and the author of a new National Geographic Kids book, “You Can Be a Palentologist!”  We discussed the importance of getting kids involved in science at an early age, how a love of dinosaurs helps create an inquisitive mind, and why kids need to spend more time outdoors (get dirty!  explore the backyard!  play Wiffle Ball!)

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone called in to chat about her new book, “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness.”  We discussed the inspiration for the book, her approach to scientific methodology, and how we both have received the seal of approval from Dick Cavett!

Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger called in to share some great recipe ideas using olive oil.  She also discussed the different types of olive oil and when to use them, and cleared up some myths about “fake” oil.  Plus:  a delicious discussion of her life-affirming double chocolate brownies.

Schoolhouse Rock & Squirrel Girl

Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to remind everyone how a bill becomes a law, and then shared the latest news on Wonder Woman, Nightwing and Squirrel Girl.

The Movie Man’s Streaming Issues

The Movie Man called in to share his thoughts on “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2″ as well as “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu as part of his “Five Star DVR” segment, even though Hulu is streaming.  The Movie Man must have an issue with his streaming.