Jake Borelli

unnamed (4)Jake Borelli called into talk about the fall finale of Gray’s Anatomy,  which we tried to do tactfully without revealing any spoilers if it’s still awaiting you on your DVR.  We discussed Levi’s character development, how he portrays the perfect combination of strength and vulnerability, and his decision to come out publicly around the same time as Levi and Nico finally acted on their feelings.

John Flansburgh

They Might Be GiantsIt was a thrill to chat with John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants.  The Big Wakeup Call has just become an affiliate of the They Might Be Giants Radio Network, and we’ll be featuring a new, exclusive Dial-A-Song tune every week.  John and I had a fun conversation where unabashed flattery sits comfortably alongside genuine questions.  A great visit with one of my all-time favorites.

The World News Center’s Medical Myths

project-16 (1)Bill McCormick from the World News Center joined the show in his regular weekly slot for a lively discussion about Thanksgiving food misconceptions, cures “they” don’t want you to know about, and why you don’t really need to shop organic.


Bill Scheft

unnamed (5)Former David Letterman writer Bill Scheft called in to talk about his experiences working with Dave and a new book, “The Last Days of Letterman: The Final 6 Weeks,” for which he wrote the foreword.  Making Bill genuinely laugh right off the bat certainly gave me some confidence I might be slightly humorous.

Tom Berenger

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Tom Berenger called in to talk about his latest movie, American Dresser, which is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray combo pack.  We discussed working with Keith David again, motorcycle helmet laws, and the joys of packing up and moving.

Laurie Berkner

Laurie Berkner returned to the show for a chat about her new project, “Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen,” which is now available as a 10-part Audible Original Series.