Monthly Archives: July 2016

Lenny Dykstra

Even though I grew up a Cubs fan, I’ve always had a fascination with and an inexplicable love for the ’86 Mets, so it was great to have Lenny Dykstra on the show to talk about his fascinating new memoir “House of Nails.”  Lenny and I discussed his hitting the first night game home run in Wrigley Field (twice), why the Cubs will go all the way, why he chose to use PEDs, and the right way and wrong way to approach the game.

 

Isabelle Fuhrman

You’ve seen Isabelle Fuhrman as the love-struck murderous child in “The Orphan,” in a memorable role in “The Hunger Games,” and as a troubled teen in “Masters of Sex.”  She’s currently starring in a new film, “Dear Eleanor,” which is out now on digital and DVD.  We discussed her most commonly asked “Hunger Games” question, her work on “The Orphan,” and what it was like to play a person her age back in 1962 in “Dear Eleanor.”

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels returned to the show to talk about his stunning new memoir, “Ten Ways Not To Commit Suicide.”  It’s an amazingly honest look at his life, career, and battles with depression and substance abuse.  We discussed why he wrote the book, how fame is no shield to anything, and what he hopes readers will take away from it.

 

Jett Williams

Jett Williams is a singer, songwriter, and of course the daughter of music legend Hank Williams.  Jett joined us to talk about her role in producing an amazing new box set, “Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Collection…Plus,” which runs 15 CDs and 1 DVD and compiles Hank’s performances on a 1951 radio show.  We talked about the process of restoring the recordings, her role in preserving Hank’s legacy, and what we can expect in terms of future releases.

 

 

Bill McCormick on The Preacher, Dr. Strange and more

Bill McCormick from the World News Center decided not to even slightly scare us this week and instead gave us the latest on The Preacher, Dr. Strange and the director’s cut of Batman vs. Superman.  We also managed to discuss The Archies and Josie & the Pussycats.