Pro wrestling writer and WWE expert Dean Miller called in to share some memories of the old World Wrestling Federation I grew up with in the 1980s, and caught me up on more recent events, all as chronicled in his new book, WWE Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Holly Gleason is a critically-acclaimed music journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Musician, CREEM, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. Holly called in to discuss her new book, Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Celebrity chef & Food Network icon Aarón Sanchez called in to share some unique recipes that incorporate grapes into everyday meals (and beverages - Aarón suggested a pickled grape would be a good addition to a cocktail). Aarón also complemented me on my spot-on pronunciation of “New Orleans,” which apparently previous interviewers had failed to do. Win-win!Follow @bigwakeupcall
It was fun chatting with award-winning singer, guitarist, songwriter & producer Neil Giraldo about baseball and his new song to cheer on his hometown Cleveland Indians, “Liftin’ The Curse Of The Rock.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Legendary Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook called in to talk about a new album from his post-Pistols project The Professionals, What In The World, featuring an all-star lineup of guests including Pistol and Professional Steve Jones, along with Mick Jones, Phil Collen, Billy Duffy and more. Joining Paul was new Professionals lead singer Tom Spencer.
Andrew Vaughan is a distinguished and respected music journalist whose work has appeared in Billboard, Music Week, Mojo, Q, the London Times, the Guardian and numerous other publications. Andrew called in to discuss the life and career of Willie Nelson as chronicled in his new book, Willie Nelson: American Icon.Follow @bigwakeupcall
This week, Bill McCormick from the World News Center responds to some listener e-mails, talks about more science fiction turned science fact, and how one could easily spend $1000 month to keep up with all of the new comic books.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Comedian and actor John Fugelsang called in to discuss his new tv show Page Six TV, shared stories of interviewing George Harrison and Paul McCartney, and talked about his upcoming appearance in Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre as part of the “Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Lindsay Arnold returned to the show to talk about the new season of “Dancing With The Stars,” her new partner Jordan Fisher, and of course about her relationship with Grandpa David Ross.
Chicago’s own Amy Landecker called in to discuss season 4 of the Emmy award-winning series Transparent, which is now available on Amazon Prime Video.Follow @bigwakeupcall