Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Movie Man on this week’s films & his new Twitter poll

The Movie Man called in to talk about Sandra Bullock as a political consultant, Bradley Cooper as a celebrity chef, and a little movie that’s only on 50 screens but might be one of his favorites of the year.  He also wants you to choose between smelly feet and smelly farts.

Bill McCormick on Presidential Polls and Halloween History

Bill McCormick from the World News Center sets the record straight on a poll showing Trump would win every state, and then shares the complete and utter history of Halloween.

Judah Friedlander

Judah Friedlander is a comedian, actor and World Champion of the World.  He’s also the author of a new book “If The Raindrops United,” featuring his drawing and cartoons.  We discussed how the book allows him to address issues he wouldn’t normally talk about in his stand-up (a cartoon featuring “Gentrification Man”), how the book came to be, and which celebrity endorsement on the back we should be most impressed with.

 

 

Dan Riskin from “Monsters Inside Me”

Dan Riskin is the host of Animal Planet’s “Monsters Inside Me,” which is now entering its sixth season exploring stories of the bacteria and parasites that co-exist within our bodies.  We talked about what we’ll see on tonight’s premiere episode, how the stories are chosen, and why it’s ok to watch with a combination of fascination and fear.

“Monsters Inside Me” airs at 9/8c tonight on Animal Planet.

 

“Count” Domenick Dicce, author of “You’re A Vampire: That Sucks!”

“Count” Domenick Dicce has written an invaluable survival guide should one find themselves turned into a vampire, “You’re A Vampire: That Sucks!” We discussed very practical things you’d need to know to live the vampire lifestyle, including how to enjoy foods beyond blood, selecting the most comfortable coffin, and providing for one’s financial (indefinite) future.

 

Chef Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot has written his first cookbook, “Cooking Like a MasterChef.”  We talked about his work on the popular competition shows, especially “MasterChef Junior,” how the level of home cook (especially among the kids) is higher than ever, and why he wanted to put together this volume.  We also talked about the current issue of MAD magazine, which features a “MasterChef Junior” parody and gave Graham quite the nickname.

Jeff Kinney on the newest “Wimpy Kid” book

Jeff Kinney is the best-selling author of the wildly popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of books.  The 10th volume in the series, “Old School,” is scheduled to be released on November 3.  We talked about the long-lasting impact of the series,  how he feels about the imitators, and his upcoming international tour.  We also hatch a potential idea together for the next Greg Heffley ‘n’ friends adventure.

Michael Ian Black

mib bookMichael Ian Black is a very famous comedian and actor who is also a prolific author of children’s books, and he called in to discuss his latest, “Cock-A-Doodle-Doo-Bop,” about a scat-singing rooster who wants to change his tune.  We had a very entertaining chat about what inspired him to write books for children, how this story came about, and if he insisted on “name above the title” billing.

 

Sarah Colonna on her new stand-up special

Sarah Colonna is a popular comedian, actress, best-selling author, and former regular writer and panelist on “Chelsea Lately.”  Sarah called in to talk about her first one-hour stand-up special “I Can’t Feel My Legs,” which debuts tomorrow through Comedy Dynamics and can be streamed on Hulu, Roku, iOS, Amazon and more.   We talked about the origin of the title, how she selected material for the hour, and how “Chelsea” was such a great launching pad for comedians.

 

Lisa Loeb

lisaLisa Loeb is the first artist to record a new album exclusively for Amazon Music, and it’s a great collection of songs for little ones, “Nursery Rhyme Parade.”  We talked about singing for our children, why it’s nice to have simple recordings focusing on vocals, and our shared love for ’70s kids television, especially Zoom.