Daniel Shumski

Daniel Shumski is the best-selling author of “Will It Waffle?”  His new book, “How to Instant Pot,” is full of great tips and recipes for using the hottest kitchen gadget in recent memory.  At our house, we are obsessed with the Instant Pot. It’s like playing mad scientist with food every night!  Dan offered some advice on Instant Pot techniques and shared his favorite Instant Pot eats.

 

Afshin Shahidi

Afshin Shahidi was Prince’s personal photographer for more than a decade.  He’s honoring his friendship with Prince and sharing some of his finest images and his favorite memories of the music legend in a new book “Prince: A Private View.”  We discussed the public vs. the private side of Prince, how Prince thought of music and visual presentation simultaneously, and how he chose which photos to include in the book.

 

Chris Matthews

It was great to have a few minutes with Chris Matthews, who called in for a brief chat on his new book, “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.”  Chris has written extensively about JFK and his discoveries there led to his determination to tell the true story of the life of Bobby.

Carmen Ejogo

Carmen Ejogo called in to talk about her role in season 2 of “The Girlfriend Experience,” premiering Sunday, November 5th at 9/8C on STARZ.  We discussed the challenge of playing a character who is essentially playing a character herself, how to find the truth and honesty in a character, and the benefits of shooting on location in Albuquerque.

Michael Rapaport

Michael Rapaport called in to chat about sports and his new book, THIS BOOK HAS BALLS: Sports Rants from the MVP of Talking Trash.”   We discussed 23 reasons why LeBron will never be like Mike, the 90s Bulls-Knicks rivalry, and growing up in the 70s and 80s being all-consumed by sports.  A fun interview with slams of John Starks and Phil Jackson included at no extra charge.

 

Steven Jay Rubin

Steven Jay Rubin called in on Halloween to talk about the long-lasting appeal of The Twilight Zone, as chronicled in his new book, “The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia.”

Megan Rose

Megan Rose is a member of Team Blake (after being stolen from Miley) on NBC’s The Voice. Megan called in to talk about her experience so far on the show, what was like to lose the battle round only to be stolen by Blake, and why she is staying true to herself as a singer.

Anthony Alexander

Anthony Alexander is currently a member of Team Adam on NBC’s The Voice.  Anthony called in while taking a break from his homework to share his thoughts on the battle round, the most important thing he’s learned from Adam, and why he was driven to become a singer.

World News Center: Rats v. Robots

Following a report that a robot has been awarded Saudi Arabian citizenship, Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to discuss how eventually robots will figure out the best way to help humanity is to put us out of our misery.   Plus:  The Way of the Future Church, offering religious indoctrination for robots,  robots herding us into FEMA camps,  why Jesse Ventura was right all along, and why our valued allies against robots will be squirrels, cats and rats.

 

J.B. Smoove

leon“The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool” is a new book written by Leon Black as told to J.B. Smoove.  We discussed how Leon took over his book deal, how he gets inside the mind of the character,  and why everyone needs their own personal Leon.