Bill McCormick from The World News Center

Bill McCormick from The World News Center spent his weekly visit with The Big Wakeup Call talking more about the future of space travel.   As in, like, November.



Bob Harper from “The Biggest Loser”

Bob Harper has been with The Biggest Loser since day one, and he called in to reflect on the 10th anniversary of the series, including the biggest changes he’s seen over 16 seasons, things he was surprised made it to air, and how he’s modified his training style over the past decade.

Henry Zebrowski from NBC’s “A-Z”

Henry Zebrowski was so happy to be calling a station in Chicago, fatherland of “his people.”  It was a very funny chat about getting the part of the best friend/wacky neighbor, comedic timing, the pitfalls of producing a pilot, and alliteration.

Dave Annable from “Red Band Society”

Dave Annable called in for a lively discussion about his new Fox series Red Band Society.  We chatted about method acting, the potential pitfalls of a publicity push, alliteration, and why he’s hesitant to take his shirt off on the series despite public outcry.

HGTV’s Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes called in to promote one or more of his 21 shows on HGTV and also shared some advice on getting your home ready for winter along with some general safety tips. He’s a stickler for safety glasses, so don’t even try that around him.  DON’T.  EVEN.  TRY.  IT.



Woodstock Legend Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy called in to promote his upcoming one-man show.  We talked about his “rainbow bridge,” what happened to Bob Dylan’s original typewriter, and why I shouldn’t be ashamed for my generation because of Woodstock ’94 and ’99.

David Mazouz, Bruce Wayne on “Gotham.”

David Mazouz plays Bruce Wayne on Fox’s new drama “Gotham.”  We talked about how it felt to learn he was going to play the young version of the future caped crusader, and why he still hasn’t come down from the excitement.

Melissa Fumero from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Melissa Fumero plays Detective Amy Santiago on Fox’s Golden Globe award-winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.   SPOILER ALERT!   She gave some vague hints and thinly disguised innuendo on what may or may not happen on the season premiere.  SPOILER ALERT!

“Top Chef” Stephanie Izard

Restaurant owner, James Beard award winner and Top Chef Season 4 champion Stephanie Izard called in to talk about a new series of stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service to honor some legendary chefs.  We also talked about her recent win on Top Chef Duels, then I derailed the whole chat by shamelessly begging for a reservation at  Girl & The Goat.


Jennifer Widerstrom from “The Biggest Loser”

Jennifer Widerstrom is the newest trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”  She talked about her training background, how she’s able to break through to the contestants, and why Ben Harper is perfect chill-out music after a day on the ranch.