98 Degrees

Press PhotoJeff, Nick, Justin and Drew — 98 Degrees — called in to talk about their new Christmas album, “Let It Snow,” and their upcoming tour, including a stop in the Chicago area at the Genesee Theatre on December 16th.  We also discussed having a new generation of fans and why you can always use more sleigh bells.

Clay Walker

clay walkerCountry superstar Clay Walker called in to talk about National Caregivers Month and his battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  Clay & his wife Jessica just had a baby two weeks ago (little Ezra Stephen), and during this interview, I believe I was named an honorary uncle.  Nice!

Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall, TV icon and host of over 5,000 episodes of “Hollywood Squares,” called in to talk about his role in narrating a new documentary on Rose Marie, “Wait For Your Laugh.”  Peter talked about his lifelong friendship, her amazing career, and why this is the best documentary in the history of ever.  Plus:  Peter sings a few bars of “Chicago” and talks about his love for the Cubs (his son, Pete LaCock, played for the Cubs in the ’70s).

Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger called in to talk about her new movie, “Almost Friends”, which comes out on November 17th, as well as her play “What We’re Up Against”, which is running this month in New York.  Plus: Chicago geography and filming in Alabama in the summer — on purpose.

Noah Mac from “The Voice”

Noah Mac is a member of Team Jennifer on NBC’s “The Voice.”  Noah is in the playoffs as he competes for the title.  Noah discussed how he’s grown as a singer from his time on the show, how writing his own songs helps him better understand and interpret the songs of others, and the relationship between the performer and the audience.

A Kinder, Gentler Movie Man?

The Movie Man returned from several weeks of quiet self-reflection to share his thoughts on “Daddy’s Home 2,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”  Plus: Five-Star DVR and a teaser trailer for what’s in the Movie Man’s glove box.

World News Center: Humanity Is Screwed

Bill McCormick from the World News Center called in for our weekly chat to once again scare the heck out of everyone with news that robots and artificial intelligence continue on their path to make human existence unnecessary.  Plus:  Kentucky Fried Twitter!

Emmylou Harris

Country Music Hall-of-Famer Emmylou Harris called in to talk about her appearance in a new holiday special, “A Nashville Christmas,” premiering December 7th on Get TV.  We also discussed Emmylou’s Bonaparte’s Retreat dog rescue and our mutual love for shelter dogs.

 

Dionne Warwick

Music legend Dionne Warwick called in to talk about her participation in a new song, “Let There Be Light,” with all proceeds benefitting Feeding America.   We also chatted about her unexpected appearance on an episode of “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

Katie Linendoll

Emmy Award-winning TV host and Today Show tech expert Katie Linendoll called in to talk about battery anxiety and other tech-related travel tips.  We wound up discussing Icelandic Yogurt and those weird batteries that come with kids’ toys that seem to have been made in a country that no longer exists.  A fun chat.