Ariane Szu-Tu is an editor at National Geographic Kids, and she called in for a chat about their latest book, Bet You Didn’t Know! 2: Outrageous, Awesome, Out-of-This-World Facts. It’s a fun book full of colorful illustrations and fascinating fun facts. I learned why my Batman shirt may be the reason I didn’t do as well on my exams as I should have. I also got the true reason why an entire section on pizza facts had no mention of Chicago.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Jack Bannon plays young Alfred Pennyworth on the new series “Pennyworth,” which is on Sunday nights at 8CT on Epix. We talked about getting into the origins of the character from a fresh perspective, why ’60s London makes a great background for the characters and events, and whether or not The Beatles could have conquered evil in this alternate universe.Follow @bigwakeupcall
It was so great to chat with one of my childhood heroes as Burt Ward called in to talk about the digital and Blu-Ray release of “Batman vs. Two Face,” also featuring the voices of Adam West and William Shatner, as well as his Gentle Giants dog rescue and nutrition programs. So fun to hear Robin greet me with “Hello, citizen!”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick joined us from the World News Center to share a story about a quiet suburb, two idiots, and magic mushrooms. Plus: physics vs. chemistry, Iron Fist, and trying to reunite the 60s Batman cast.
Robin Lord Taylor plays Oswald Cobblepot AKA The Penguin on Fox TV’s “Gotham.” We talked about when he knew that this was a very special series, how he tranforms physically and mentally into character, and how the immersive environment on set brings out the best in all of the actors. There’s a new episode of Gotham tonight at 7CT on Fox-32 Chicago.
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Nicholas D’Agosto stars in the Showtime series “Masters of Sex” and will be featured on the next episode of Fox TV’s “Gotham” as Harvey Dent. We talked about the appeal of this series, how he got the role, and how much the comic book geek in him is loving the opportunity.Follow @bigwakeupcall
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.Follow @bigwakeupcall