Jonathan Abrams is the author of “All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire.” We talked about the show’s continuing impact, how big it would be if it debuted today, and how it straddled the line between the VHS and digital era. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the series finale.Follow @bigwakeupcall
It’s always fun to catch up with my old pal Jerry Springer. “The Jerry Springer Show” is now in its 27th season, and Jerry called into chat about the history of the show and some recent topics. Jerry estimates he’s had more than 50,000 guests on the show during its run!
Plus: Jerry’s work for Donald Trump and his current political aspirations.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Parry Gripp is a singer-songwriter and recording artist who has racked up hundreds of millions of views on YouTube for songs like “It’s Raining Tacos.” Parry also leads the band Nerf Herder, a favorite among my fellow fans of ’90s high octane geek rock. Parry called into talk about his new book (in partnership with National Geographic Kids), “Somebunny Loves Me.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Jeff Mauro from Food Network’s “The Kitchen” called into the show to complete my set of interviews with panelists from that show (including Katie Lee, GZ, and Sunny). We talked about his insanely addictive “Bao to the Tots,” how to introduce young children to new flavors and cuisines, Chicago weather, opening new restaurants, and how his best friends have clean, smooth skin.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Ellie Krieger returned to the show to talk about healthy swaps for National Heart Health month. But mainly we just discussed my favorite topic: Brownies!Follow @bigwakeupcall
In this chat with Bill McCormick from the World News Center, we discussed a wide range of topics, including:
- How Jesus visiting the temple turned into drinking with rodents
- Why Punxatawny parties are more fun than hanging out with Keith Moon
- How the magic pennsylvania water makes phil immortal. why doesn’t the same water make a better beer?
- U.S. Anglophile’s inexplicable obsession with the British royal family
- Why, despite the Fox-Disney merger, you’ll never see Tinkerbell flying around the castle in front of a remake of Porky’s.