Carrie Preston & Kate Rigg

Emmy Award-winning actress & comedian Kate Rigg called in to talk about their project, HAPPY LUCKY GOLDEN TOFU PANDA DRAGON GOOD TIME FUN FUN SHOW, which stars Kate and was directed by Carrie.  We discussed the concept behind the “live stand-up comedy, sketch and rock & roll spoken word concert film,” how the title received 100 percent approval from a very specific focus group, and how enjoyable it is to say HAPPY LUCKY GOLDEN TOFU PANDA DRAGON GOOD TIME FUN FUN SHOW.

The return of The Movie Man!

After taking a few weeks off to cleanse himself of bad movies and social media negativity, The Movie Man called us live from his en suite master bathroom to talk about the general lack of exciting movies this summer as well as to share his thoughts on “The Shallows,” “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “Free State of Jones.”

A less frightening update from the World News Center

After scaring the living heck out of us last week with talk about creepy artificial intelligence and dolls that can emotionally manipulate us, Bill McCormick from the World News Center kept it lighter with news about Supergirl, the re-release of Batman v. Superman, and other upcoming DC & Marvel TV projects.

Carole Radziwill from “Real Housewives of New York City”

Carole Radziwill is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and best-selling author who is also featured on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City.”  We discussed men who can’t admit they’re fans of the show, if her participation in the show has affected how she thinks of herself as a writer, and how she had a very real and honest moment in a whirlwind of craziness on the show.

Lynn Whitfield on her new series “Greenleaf”

Lynn Whitfield is an Emmy Award-winning actress who is currently starring in the new original drama series “Greenleaf,” which premieres tonight at 9c on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.  We discussed the concept of the series, how the amazing cast quickly developed their chemistry, and what it’s like to work with Oprah for the third time.

Jared Hoffman, creator of “The Stoner’s Coloring Book”

Coloring books for adults are a hot trend right now, and Jared Hoffman has put his own spin on the genre with “The Stoner’s Coloring  Book: Coloring For High-Minded Adults.”  We discussed his inspiration for the book (quite obvious), his artistic background of doodling, and how partaking and coloring are a natural combination.

Tim English, author of “Sounds Like Teen Spirit”

Tim English is an award-winning author whose latest book is the new and expanded edition of “Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Stolen Melodies, Ripped-off Riffs and the Secret History of Rock and Roll.”  We had a fun chat about the current Led Zeppelin lawsuit, the lack of clarity in the legal definition of musical plagiarism, and whether or not The Beatles were expert interpolators or notorious thieves.

Artificial Intelligence Is Getting Creepy

Bill McCormick checked in from the World News Center with some new information on how the brain forms impressions rather than memories, and then proceeded to scare the heck out of us with stories about being easily and completely manipulated by dolls.


Roastmaster Jeff Ross

Jeff Ross, the world’s #1 undisputed toastmaster, is judging a special comedy event, “The Road to Roast,” which comes to Lincoln Hall tomorrow night (June 16) at 8:00.   We discussed the format of the event as well as the art, science & psychology of roasting.

Steve Raichlen on his new book “Planet Smoke”

We always have fun when Barbecue Hall of Famer Steven Raichlen calls in, and this time we talked about smoking, especially the recipes in his new book “Planet Smoke” like smoked nachos, smoked cheesecake and smoked bourbon-bacon apple crisp.   Yes, please.