The Movie Man rejoined us after taking a few weeks off to share his thoughts on the C.H.I.P.S. movie (he prefers the potato kind of chip, which led to a chip discussion and a tour through his pantry), Power Rangers, and Life. Plus: selecting the right fake meat and going inside The Movie Man’s freezer.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to warn everyone about a computer virus scam that’s been going around and costing people hundreds of dollars. Plus: we discuss Power Rangers, Justice League trailers, and how old is too old to be an Avenger.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Sam Tripoli called in to talk about his new comedy double album “Diabolical,” featuring one disc of storytelling and one where he says he completely bombed. We chatted about how political correctness can squash the free expression of ideas, the flowchart of comedy oppression, why no one heckles a TED Talk, and being chased by a police helicopter.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Alison Sweeney returned to our show to talk about Spring health & beauty routines, her movie “Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery” airing this Sunday (March 26) at Noon CT on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, and how it feels to be referred to as “beloved” in her bio (versus mine where I’m referred to as “adequate”).Follow @bigwakeupcall
Todd Barry called in to talk about his new book “Thank You For Coming to Hattiesburg: One Comedian’s Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities In The World.” We discussed meet-and-greets, tour merchandise, and having the gift/curse of the second sight.
Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to discuss St. Patrick’s Day, Aquaman, and Iron First, and shared some messages from listeners.
Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of “Hidden Figures,” the bestselling book that inspired the Oscar-nominated film. We discussed how she grew up in Virginia and knew the women portrayed in the film, How the movie went into production while she was still writing the book, and why she wanted to tell this story — and why so many of us had never heard it before.
Kevin Flynn is an investigative editor who has been contributing to the New York Times for 20 years. He’s the editor of “The New York Times Book of Crime.” We discussed why stories about crime appeal to the voyeur in us, how he chose the stories to include in the book, and why we continue to be fascinated with O.J. Simpson.
Colin Hay is the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who fronted Men At Work. Colin called in to talk about his new album “Fierce Mercy” and a new documentary on his career, “Waiting For My Real Life.”