Bobby Cannavale

unnamedEmmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor Bobby Cannavale called into promote the release of “Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle,” out now on digital, and coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on March 20th.  We also discussed Boardwalk Empire, how we’re both members of the “old dad’s club,” and unfortunately ended on a down note with a chat about the Jets and the Bears.

Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson returned to the show to talk about his new book “Survive Like a Spy.”  We discussed newer and more present dangers, how to know if you’re being followed, tactical pens, and the value of a nut on a string.

 

A Weird, Dark, and Disturbing Trip to the World News Center

In this visit to the World News Center, Bill McCormick and I discuss

Weird, Dark and Disturbing remakes of Mary Poppins, Tomb Raider, The Grinch, and Winnie The Pooh.   Plus: Re-growing teeth and/or knees, a newer, more racist Jungle Book, and catching up with Joe Charboneau.

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

DSC_8046I had so much fun last week talking to Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan from Go Fug Yourself about throwing an Oscar bash at home that I wanted to have them back on to give their thoughts about the fashions at Sunday night’s ceremonies.   We discussed whether or not fashion is “back with a vengeance,” surprise fashion winners, and why after the bonanza of Oscar-related free stuff I got last week this week so far I’ve received nothing. (Perhaps that portion of the segment was slightly self-indulgent.)

Emma Gray

resistanceEmma Gray is the Executive Women’s Editor at HuffPost and the author of “A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance,” which is the best and most impactful book I’ve read all year.  In fact, after reading it I ordered 10 copies to be sent to others I know will feel the same way after reading it.  A very important book from an outstanding writer.

Burt Ward

It was so great to chat with one of my childhood heroes as Burt Ward called in to talk about the digital and Blu-Ray release of “Batman vs. Two Face,” also featuring the voices of Adam West and William Shatner, as well as his Gentle Giants dog rescue and nutrition programs.  So fun to hear Robin greet me with “Hello, citizen!”

Jim Fannin

im Fannin is a motivational speaker and is America’s #1 ZoneCoach.  Jim’s new book is “The Blueprint:  A  Proven Plan For Successful Living.”  Jim discussed his background as a pro tennis player, working with athletes, how he developed his “SCORE” system, and how to stay in the moment and avoid negativity.  Jim says he’s been awesome without any negativity since 1962! I hope to start a similar streak beginning today.

Lash Fary

Lash Fary is the gift guru behind Distinctive Assets, the company that provides the much-discussed gift bags given to nominees at major awards shows.  This will be their 17th year handling gifts for the Academy Awards.  Lash answered my many questions about the gift bags (with which I’ve always been fascinated), including whether or not there is an actual bag, how the gifts are chosen, and the feedback he receives from the celebs.  Plus:  why any negative reaction to the gifts make no sense if you really think about it.

Mark Greaney

Mark Greaney is a New York Times #1 Bestselling Author and creator of the Gray Man series.  His newest book is Agent in Place.  We discussed his writing process, working through deadlines, creating realistic dialogue, and the distinction between the story and storytelling.

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan from “Go Fug Yourself” called in to offer their helpful hints on throwing a red carpet-style Oscar party at home.  Along with party drinks and snacks, discussion topics included everyone being an hour late, Canadian Tuxedos, amateur Project Runway competitions, and floating heads.