Matt Iseman from “American Ninja Warrior”

Matt Iseman called in to hype up the series finale of American Ninja Warrior on NBC (repeats also shown on the Esquire network).

 

 

Jean Pigozzi from “My Friends Call Me Johnny”

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.”

Jet Tila from “Food Fighters”

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.

Chef Hugh Acheson

Canning:  It’s not just for hipsters, and Chef Hugh Acheson says so!

Justin Hayward from The Moody Blues

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?

 

Comedian Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri‘s newest album is King Piglet.  He is also part of a new TV show called “The Feed” airing on the FYI Network.  We talked about comedy and his lovely and charming co-host, Gail Simmons.

Graham Nash

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 Band

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.

Jason Mewes, “Jay” of “Jay and Silent Bob”

Jason Mewes very professionally called into plug the new book, Jay and Silent Bob’s Blueprints for Destroying Everything.   My finger never even came near the dump button!

 

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail airs Wednesday nights at 11:30 on Comedy Central and features frank and explicit scenes that may be unsuitable for more sensitive viewers.  Not for me, I can tell you.   #awkwardbrag