Category Archives: Show Recaps

Mark L. Walberg

Mark L. Walberg is the long-time host of “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS, and is also hosting “Temptation Island,” which is headed toward the two-part season 2 finale this Thursday (12/12/19) on USA Network.  We discussed some of the events of this season, how his role as host also incorporates being a counselor, and a spoiler-free hint and teaser what we can expect on the finale.

Will Vought

Will Vought has joined the cast of the multiple Emmy Award-winning “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for season 3.  We discussed his character (an Army Major who wants to be Bob Hope), the accuracy and detail of their 50s setting and re-creation of the era’s comedy scene, and his on-screen relationship with Midge.

Steve Gold

After accidentally discovering the stage panels from the 1969 concert, Steve Gold rescued the historic lumber, and inspired by Woodstock’s themes of peace and love, coordinated an event with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.  We discussed how he found the stage panels, the historic importance, and continuing the message of peace and love.

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno was the Season Six Bachelorette and was on Season 14 of “The Bachelor”. She called in for a chat about radio, moving to the suburbs, and how to juggle work and family.

Patricia Richardson

Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress Patricia Richardson called in to talk about her new movie “Cubby,” which is available on Video on Demand and all digital platforms.  Patricia also had some strong thoughts on the sitcom format, including battles between writers and actors, network interference, and where the laughs can actually be found.

Don’t Sun Your Buns

In our weekly chat, The World News Center’s Bill McCormick and I discussed a variety of topics, including why you probably shouldn’t take medical advice from Instagram “influencers” (aka the medical consequences of perineum sunning). Also: despite what you’ve seen on “Seinfeld,” turkey and red wine will not knock out your girlfriend so you can play with her vintage toys.  Plus: “Squanto Was a Jerk” revisited and the lying deceitful chicanery of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”

GINO BROGDON

Judge Gino Brogdon served more than a decade in Atlanta’s Fulton County, overseeing cases including celebrity misconduct, disputes involving professional athletes, professional malpractice and more. He’s now the host of daytime TV’s newest sensation, Personal Injury Court.  We discuss what we’ll see on upcoming episodes, plus the food and weather in Atlanta & Chicago, Youngstown Ohio chili, and unfortunate radio station forehead tattoos.

Bob Harper

Bob Harper joined our 7-timers club, and, by his excellent and inspired suggestion, will be receiving the official Big Wakeup Call 7-timers tiara. Bob called in to talk about how his life has changed following his heart attack, and how he using his experience to educate and inspire others.  Bob’s appearance on this show back on 2016 really made me take a hard look at my health and eating habits and inspired a 35 pound weight loss.

10 Minute Express Brain Change

In a shiny, happy, very uplifting, and 100 percent positive visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick and I discussed more great news regarding the progression of treatments for early stage dementia and concussions.  Plus: The operating room Gospel of Luke, a 10 minute express brain change, ensuring a good head of hair on your corpse, and Bill’s longhand legal pad novels.

William King

William King, founding member of the Commodores, called in to chat about his career and the band’s participation in the upcoming 2020 Ultimate Disco cruise.  Topics: How “Night Shift” wasn’t originally considered to be released as a single, opening for the Jackson 5, and the dedication of their fans.