In our weekly visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick shares a letter from a new listener in Bosnia, and then gives us the latest on alien probes, animated super hero backstories, and the surprise return of Samurai Jack and Firefly.
Paul Shull joined us to preview season 2 of “The Weapon Hunter” on Smithsonian Channel. Paul discussed why it’s important the show comes from the perspective of a veteran, his mission for the show, and what he hopes viewers will take away from the new season.
Dana Vollmer is a U.S. swimming legend with four Olympic gold medals and six world records. She became the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal in swimming after becoming a mom. Dana was also diagnosed with a heart ailment at 14, and she talked about how she manages her condition while encouraging all women to “know their numbers” with a heart checkup this month, available free at CVS Minute Clinic locations nationwide.
We had a fun chat with Adweek’s Michael Burgi on the best and worst Super Bowl LI commercials, including the “controversial” political ads, odd celebrity spokespeople, who actually owns an Alfa Romeo, and why I should want to fly to Turkey with Morgan Freeman.
Bill McCormick joined us once again from the World News Center with a rundown of superhero-related shows coming soon to your TV screen, including “Powerless,” “Legion,” “Iron Fist,” and “The Defenders.” Plus: we discuss the insane catchiness of Wiggles songs, and form the “Double-D Wacky Morning Zoo Show.”
Jim Koch is the founder of the Boston Beer Company and brewer of Samuel Adams beers. We chatted about the perfect beer pairing with pizza & wings, how Chicago & Boston had a difficult sports century before recent success, and why we should all unite behind the Patriots.
Supermodel Ellie Gonsalves will be featured in Super Bowl (I’m sorry – the Contest of Helmets and Strategy) for Yellowtail wine. We talked about filming the commercial with a Kangaroo DJ, her tips on partying like a supermodel, and spending Christmas day on the beach with The Wiggles.