Monthly Archives: March 2017

Practical Teleporting from the World News Center

Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to discuss our upcoming 7th anniversary show, practical teleporting, and bad science jokes.  Plus:  lighter topics including the death of consciousness and the scientific essence of the soul.

 

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy called in to talk about his debut novel, “Just Fly Away,”which  is out now. We discussed his choice to tell the story from the perspective of a 15-year-old girl, how he found the voice of the narrator, and how writing is similar to acting, but on a more personal level.

Robert Klein

Legendary and influential comedian Robert Klein called in to talk about a new documentary, “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg,” which premieres Friday night on Starz.  We talked about the making of the film, his time at Second City, and what it’s like to be referred to as a legend.

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom called in to talk about the 20th anniversary edition of “Tuesdays With Morrie.” We discussed the new chapter he wrote for the book, the lessons he learned from Morrie (and continues to teach) and why the book made him a better person.

John Oates

John Oates joined our 3-Timers Club when he called in to talk about his new book, “Changes of Season,” as well as the upcoming Hall and Oates tour with Tears for Fears.

 

 

 

A tour of The Movie Man’s freezer and pantry

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.

The World News Center: “Don’t Click on That!”

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.

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough called in to talk about her journey with Endometriosis and her involvement in the “Get in the Know About ME in EndoMEtriosis” campaign.  She was joined by board-certified OB/GYN Rebecca Brightman, who also shared some insight into the disease.

 

Sam Tripoli

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.

Alison Sweeney

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”).