LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn is bringing her “ONE Christmas” tour to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on December 18th.  We talked about her new Christmas record, the challenge in putting her own spin on Christmas classics, and what kind of music excites her today.

Amy Kule from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Amy Kule is the executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  We talked about what it takes to produce an event of this scale, what celebrity guests will be featured, and why the parade still draws millions of viewers as a family tradition.  SPOILER ALERT:  Amy also revealed what new balloons we’ll see this year!

John O’Hurley

John O’Hurley is back for his 13th year hosting the National Dog Show presented by Purina on NBC.  We talked about dogs, you know, no big whoop.

Dan Bucatinsky from “Marry Me”

Dan Bucatinsky plays “Kevin 2,” one of Annie’s (Casey Wilson) two dads, on NBC’s new hit comedy “Marry Me.”  We talked about how he first met “Kevin 1” (Tim Meadows), the quality of the writing on the show, and how the cast quickly developed their chemistry.

Chef Eric Greenspan

Chef Eric recently won Cutthroat Kitchen’s “Superstar Sabotage.” He’s got a brand new show on the National Geographic Channel, “Eric Greenspan Is Hungry.”  We had a very entertaining chat about hunting, fishing, hipsters, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Jo Frost, “Supernanny”

Every 20 seconds around the world, a child dies from a vaccine preventable disease like measles or pneumonia.  Jo Frost is on mission to help change this with her participation in the UN’s  Shot At Life program and her participation in Giving Tuesday, where you can give just $10 and provide a life-saving vaccination for a child.   

Rob Riggle

Rob Riggle called in to talk about the NFL and fantasy football.  He also asked that if you’re going to shout “POW!” at him, you don’t do it while sneaking up from behind.   (Warning: “POW!” link might be NSFW.)


Bill McCormick on Superman, Suicide Squad and Squanto

During his weekly segment, Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to give us more updates on Batman vs. Superman filming in Chicago, news about Suicide Squad casting, and how this podcast has taken on an international flavor.  We also briefly revisit Bill’s controversial Thanksgiving story about how the beloved Squanto was actually a real jerkstore.

The Movie Man on “Mockingjay Part 1”

In his weekly segment, The Movie Man and I talked about Mockingjay (Part 1), things not firing correctly, whether or not Jennifer Lawrence is currently doing a “bit,” and how he’s going to single-handedly ruin this movie’s box office success.



Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura called in to promote his new show on Ora TV, “Off The Grid.”  We talked about minimum and maximum wages, why more young people are getting their news online, and how he must have been having a bad day when he was nice to me after a wrestling event back in the ’80s.