Carson Kressley called in to chat about his new book “Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?” We came up with a no-brainer promotional tie-in for the radio station, I impressed him with my fancy outfit (yep, on the radio), and we discussed how to feel sexier in your own skin and find the personal style that works for you.Follow @bigwakeupcall
We always have fun when Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian calls in, and this time we got right down to business and talked steak and red wine. Listen carefully for GZ’s most valuable tip for successfully cooking a sirloin steak with a cast iron pan — it’s life-changing!Follow @bigwakeupcall
Todd Mayfield is the son of music legend & Rock Hall of Famer Curtis Mayfield. He’s the co-author of an illuminating new book, “Traveling Soul,” that seeks to paint a complete picture of Curtis Mayfield the man as well as the visionary artist. We discussed why he decided to finally tell the story, juggling the roles of fan/son/biographer, and what he learned about his father and himself while writing the book.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Barry Williams (yes, THE Johnny Bravo/Greg Brady) called in to talk about his ’70s Celebration show in Branson, as well as the “Rock and Romance” cruise he’ll be hosting in the Spring, featuring Peter Frampton, America, Little River Band and Christopher Cross.Follow @bigwakeupcall
It was a pleasure to have the great Cary Elwes back on the show. Last time we talked about his drama series for Crackle, “The Art of More” (which returns for season 2 on November 16th). This time it was all about “The Princess Bride” and his book “As You Wish,” which is now out in paperback. I shared my love for the movie and Cary gave the love right back to the fans. A first-class actor and a true class act.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Tori Amos composed and performed a new song, “Flicker” for the movie “Audrie & Daisy,” now available on Netflix. The film tells the stories of two women who are sexually assaulted and then cyberbullied in the aftermath of their attacks. Tori talked about how she wrote the song after viewing the film and how we can open a national dialogue on cyberbullying and sexual abuse. We also discussed the upcoming 20th anniversary of her “Boys for Pele” record.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Phoebe Robinson is a comedian and podcast host. Her new book is “You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain.” We had a fun chat about how she selected essays for the book, the New York & Chicago comedy scenes (complete with leaky roofs and food poisoning), getting a testimonial from the Broad City girls, and the healing power of Shake Shack.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Tony Hendra is a veteran comedy writer and producer who was involved with National Lampoon in the ’70s and went on to write for the classic British TV series “Spitting Image” in the ’80s. Tony is back with the Lampoon, who have released their first new comedy album in 35 years, “Are There Any Triggers Here Tonight?” We had a fun discussion about his comedy background, re-claiming the legacy of National Lampoon, and the difficulty of satire in the current political environment.