Wavy Gravy called in to promote his upcoming one-man show. We talked about his “rainbow bridge,” what happened to Bob Dylan’s original typewriter, and why I shouldn’t be ashamed for my generation because of Woodstock ’94 and ’99.Follow @bigwakeupcall
David Mazouz plays Bruce Wayne on Fox’s new drama “Gotham.” We talked about how it felt to learn he was going to play the young version of the future caped crusader, and why he still hasn’t come down from the excitement.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Melissa Fumero plays Detective Amy Santiago on Fox’s Golden Globe award-winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. SPOILER ALERT! She gave some vague hints and thinly disguised innuendo on what may or may not happen on the season premiere. SPOILER ALERT!Follow @bigwakeupcall
Restaurant owner, James Beard award winner and Top Chef Season 4 champion Stephanie Izard called in to talk about a new series of stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service to honor some legendary chefs. We also talked about her recent win on Top Chef Duels, then I derailed the whole chat by shamelessly begging for a reservation at Girl & The Goat.
Jennifer Widerstrom is the newest trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” She talked about her training background, how she’s able to break through to the contestants, and why Ben Harper is perfect chill-out music after a day on the ranch.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Chef Robert Irvine from “Dinner Impossible” and “Restaurant Impossible” called into plug his upcoming live show, share some tips for dining on the road, and threaten to crush my skull with his bicep.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Monica Potter called in to break my heart with the news that Parenthood is entering its 6th and final season on NBC.Follow @bigwakeupcall
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).