Todd Barry called in to talk about his new book “Thank You For Coming to Hattiesburg: One Comedian’s Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities In The World.” We discussed meet-and-greets, tour merchandise, and having the gift/curse of the second sight.
Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of “Hidden Figures,” the bestselling book that inspired the Oscar-nominated film. We discussed how she grew up in Virginia and knew the women portrayed in the film, How the movie went into production while she was still writing the book, and why she wanted to tell this story — and why so many of us had never heard it before.
Kevin Flynn is an investigative editor who has been contributing to the New York Times for 20 years. He’s the editor of “The New York Times Book of Crime.” We discussed why stories about crime appeal to the voyeur in us, how he chose the stories to include in the book, and why we continue to be fascinated with O.J. Simpson.
Colin Hay is the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who fronted Men At Work. Colin called in to talk about his new album “Fierce Mercy” and a new documentary on his career, “Waiting For My Real Life.”
Legendary and influential comedian Paul Provenza called into the show to talk about his appearance in the new documentary “Dying Laughing,” which features interviews with and chronicles the life of popular stand-up comedians. We also discussed how you can’t really rehearse a set in front of a mirror in the basement, insulted Dylan Brody, and talked about the misguided mindset of “Morning Zoo”-type radio hosts.
Gene Stone is the author of “The Trump Survival Guide.” Gene’s appearance on the show generated more listener feedback than any guest so far this year. I don’t think there was anything said that was controversial, but you can listen for yourself and then also leave a nasty/positive comment.
Bill McCormick joined us from the World News Center to share a story about a quiet suburb, two idiots, and magic mushrooms. Plus: physics vs. chemistry, Iron Fist, and trying to reunite the 60s Batman cast.
Jason Turbow is a best-selling author whose new book is “Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s.” We had fun chat discussing the three-peat A’s team, the personalities and fistfights, and the ups and downs of Charlie Finley.