John C. McGinley called in to talk about his new film The Good Catholic, which is in theaters and on demand today (9/8/17). After going over his entire resume (including his work with Oliver Stone), we discussed his role in the film, how his Catholic education prepared him to take on the role, and when he first knew he’d “made it” as an actor.Follow @bigwakeupcall
During his weekly visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick once again seized the opportunity to scare the living bejeezus out of us with tales of diabolical ravens, manipulative octopuses, goats with jackhammers, independent civilizations of pigeons, and an uninhabitable earth by 2100. Happy Friday!
Rock and Soul legend Sam Moore returned to the show to talk about his new album, “An American Patriot.” We discussed how music should bring people together regardless of political affiliation, performing with the Blues Brothers, the secret to keeping his voice in incredible shape, and why “America the Beautiful” should be our national anthem.Follow @bigwakeupcall
On the morning of October 12, 2007, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor was implicated in the death of one of his patients, reality star Anna Nicole Smith, and subsequently tried on six felony counts. After a protracted and costly legal battle, he was acquitted on all charges, exonerated and shown to be a caring and concerned doctor. He shares his stories in a new book, TRUST ME, I’M A DOCTOR-My Life Before, During and After Anna Nicole Smith.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Eva Shockey is a world-renowned hunter and co-star of the Outdoor Channel’s “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures.” Eva called in to discuss her new book, “Taking Aim.” We talked about her inspiration for the book, the role hunters play in conservation and preservation, and why a lifelong city dweller like me should get outdoors.
George Schlatter is the creator and producer of “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.” The complete series is now out on DVD, including many shows that have never been released on home video. We discussed the history of the show, its relevance today, and how Nixon became a part of it. George also praised my radio skills, making him the second TV legend (Dick Cavett) to do so. I now have two lines for my resume. One of these days I’ll really know what I’m doing as an interviewer.