Every since I was a little kid and got a copy at the school book fair, I’ve been a fan of the Guinness Book of World Records. Stuart Claxton, the US spokesman, called in and we chatted about the 60th anniversary edition. I’ll never forget the guy with the world’s longest fingernails and the guy with 400 cigarettes in his mouth. I wonder if he’s still alive and keeping up that 20 pack a day habit?Follow @bigwakeupcall
Steve Wilkos is a former Marine and Chicago police officer. We had a conversation about the new season of The Steve Wilkos Show, growing up in Roscoe Village, and whether he still hangs out with Jerry Springer.
Matt Iseman called in to hype up the series finale of American Ninja Warrior on NBC (repeats also shown on the Esquire network).
With all respect to the Dos Equis guy, Jean Pigozzi may actually be the “world’s most interesting man.” Called one of the “world’s greatest characters” by Sir Elton John, he’s heir to a European auto fortune, a globe-trotting photographer, a renowned art collector, a successful tech investor, and creator of a high-end men’s clothing line. He’s also featured in a brand new show on the Esquire network, “My Friends Call me Johnny.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Jet Tila called into talk about his episode of “Food Fighters.” He was also happy to talk about what it’s like to be a judge on “Cutthroat Kitchen.” I always wondered what the judges did while they were sequestered.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Canning: It’s not just for hipsters, and Chef Hugh Acheson says so!Follow @bigwakeupcall
It was an honor and a pleasure to speak with Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues. He discussed songwriting, his new solo live album, touring with the Moodys, and his secret magic formula elixir to keeping his amazing voice in top shape. Can we please put the Moodys in the hall of fame while Justin is still around to blow the roof of the joint?
I am a huge fan of Crosby, Stills, and OH MY GOD GRAHAM BLEEPING NASH CALLED INTO MY SHOW!!! We talked about the new CSNY 1974 box set and more while I tried to keep the conversation going despite it running around my head constantly that I was TALKING TO GRAHAM BLEEPING NASH!
Brian Ray from Paul McCartney’s touring band called in to share stories about life on the road with Sir Paul and to talk about his new album with The Bayonets.Follow @bigwakeupcall