Tag Archives: Authors

Carl Hoffman

y648Carl Hoffman is a New York Times Bestselling Author who called in to discuss his new book “The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure.”  We talked about his travels to Borneo, the true tales that inspired the story, the 80 countries Carl has visited, and the one U.S. state he hasn’t.  The book is indeed a “ripping yarn.”

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.

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.

Rachel Stavis

Rachel Stavis is the world’s only non-denominational exorcist, and she shares her stories in the new book “Sister of Darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist.”  We discussed how she discovered her abilities, the mental and physical challenges of performing an exorcism, and why we attract “attachments.”

Kate Dobson

Kate Dobson is the co-author (along with her husband J.D. Dobson) of the very funny new book “Hottest Heads of State,” examining the attractiveness of our U.S. Presidents.  We discussed how Kate’s childhood crush on James K. Polk inspired the book, the special section on “Match the Mistress,” and a potential volume 2 featuring a certain current Canadian Prime Minister.

Jonathan Abrams

Jonathan Abrams is the author of “All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire.”  We talked about the show’s continuing impact, how big it would be if it debuted today, and how it straddled the line between the VHS and digital era.  I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the series finale.

End-of-the-Year Spectacular Cavalcade of Giggles Plugfest 2017 Part 3: Dylan Brody

PLUGFESTOn The Big Wakeup Call’s End-of-the-Year Spectacular Cavalcade of Giggles Plugfest 2017, I chat with some of my favorite guests and close, personal friends who wouldn’t dream of taking such a tender occasion to plug their projects.  Also calling in was one of my best friends from way back when, Dylan Brody.  We talked about our controversial, offensive snorkeling trip, furniture-eating dogs, ping-pong night, and merely hinted at Dylan’s new book “The Modern Depression Guidebook,” available now and a perfect holiday gift.

 

Scott Ian

Scott Ian from Anthrax returned to the show  to talk about his new book Access All Areas: Stories From a Rock Hard Life. We discussed how the book is not a sequel to I’m the Man (since that would require writing a second autobiography, an absurd yet interesting thought), telling an honest version of tales of debauchery, and his most requested story (involving Lemmy and a pair of Daisy Dukes).

James Rollins

Best-selling author James Rollins called into discuss his new book The Demon Crown, the 13th book in the Sigma Force series.  James talked about his writing process, answering unanswerable questions, making random phone calls to experts, and whether or not The Demon Crown will be a relaxing read for quiet moments during the holidays (answer: no).

Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi made her 2nd appearance on the show to talk about a new hardcover edition (including bonus material) of her best-selling book I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual.  We had a lively discussion about the do’s and do not’s of social media, especially the importance of remembering your pages are a dictatorship, not a democracy.