On his weekly visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick discussed how alternative medicines are a slower form of suicide, why you shouldn’t focus a telescope on the upcoming solar eclipse, life as we don’t know it, and hot sauce as a cure-all.
Lina Purl called in to talk about her new film, “Bender,” based on a real-life story of a pioneer family in Kansas, which I described as “Little House on the Prairie meets Sweeney Todd,” a description that Linda plans to steal (with my enthusiastic permission!).
It was a pleasure to chat with Bruce Campbell about his new book, “Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor” (which Bruce reveals in our interview is part 2 of a planned trilogy). We discussed elocution, investing in Detroit, why you should never stop working, how he prepares for Q&A sessions at conventions, and what’s happening on his book tour (which comes to The Music Box Theatre in Chicago on September 1).
Jessica Siskin is the food artist behind Misterkrisp, a business that specializes in customizable crispy rice treats. We talked about our mutual love for crispy treats and her fun new book “Treat Yourself! How to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-Bake Crispy Rice Treats.”
Bill McCormick from the World News Center again decided to make us all curl up and hide with news of carnivorous monkeys playing rock-paper-scissors to learn how to take over the planet. Plus: funny stuff about cannibalism, science taken out of context, a genius-level octopus and chimps splitting the atom.
Critically-acclaimed and best-selling author Karin Slaughter called in to discuss her new stand-alone novel, “The Good Daughter.”
Michelle Tauber is People magazine’s Royals Editor, and she called in to talk about a two-part series presented by People and airing Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10 at 9/8c on ABC, “The Story of Diana,” commemorating the 20th anniversary of her tragic death and examining her life and legacy.
World News Center Bureau Chief Bill McCormick called in for a lively discussion on a new technology that has some people pondering the repercussions of custom-made babies. Plus: underwhelming big-budget 6th grade green screen special effects, 3 awesome minutes of telepathic CGI dogs, and The Emoji Movie vs. Wreck-It-Ralph.