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The Big Wakeup Call’s 2020 End of the Year Spectacular Special Show!

We wrap up The Big Wakeup Call for 2020 with our End of the Year Spectacular Special Show, featuring our trademark wacky, zany, and madcap humor.  And, as a special bonus feature to help make the last few days of 2020 a little more tolerable, we have added some “off-the-wall” humor as well!  Frankly, it’s my second-favorite type of humor after “madcap.”  We should have added that a lot sooner.

Also, I’m joined by some of our favorite guests over the past year (and past history) of the show, Scott Aukerman from “Comedy Bang Bang,” playwright, humorist, comedian and author Dylan Brody, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan from “Go Fug Yourself”, kids music superstar Laurie Berkner,  host of the “Nothing Much Happens” podcast Kathryn Nicolai, and of course Bill McCormick from the World News Center.

Thanks to everyone who listened and who appeared on the show in 2020.  I hope we helped you pass the time with a giggle or two.

I think you’ll enjoy the entire program if you happen to like whatever is we do, but should you prefer to hear the individual interviews, here they are:

Scott Aukerman

Dylan Brody

Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Laurie Berkner

Kathryn Nicolai

Bill McCormick

2019 End of the Year Show!

It’s the end of another year of The Big Wakeup Call!  We close out the radio year and take a look back at 2019 with our special guests Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Dylan Brody, Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan, Bill McCormick, and a special musical performance from Laurie Berkner!

The Big Wakeup Call’s 2019 End-of-the-Year show is sponsored by Hotel 99, Same Day Mattress, Dayquil, and Dollar Health Club.

The Sound of Shrinkage

In his latest visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick led a discussion on scientific truths and myths about shrinking things (I’m realizing just now we should have tackled Shrinky Dinks.  Plus: Bill’s onesie factory, Sid and Marty Krofft, defending Ant-Man, 100 pound golf balls and 3-D printing giant brains.

Bill McCormick on Replicators & Reverse-Engineered German Wolves

Bill McCormick called in for his regular update from the World News Center to share news about commercially available Star Trek-type replicators, all-in-one fruit trees, and how all of humanity is basically related to either Genghis Khan or one of three Bronze Age guys. He also scares the heck out of us with news of $15,000 reverse-engineered German wolves.

Bill McCormick on “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow”

Even though the trailer makes it look like an after-school special, Bill McCormick from the World News Center says even those of us who aren’t teen girls will enjoy the new Supergirl series.   Bill also shared details on the new Teen Titans and Legends of Tomorrow series.


Bill McCormick on Florida Fraud & Fan Fiction

Bill McCormick checks in from the World News Center with a warning not to get sick in Florida.  Bill also talks about a special opportunity to engage in some Marvel marathon viewing and how fan fiction is helping shape the next series of TV superhero projects.


Bill McCormick Previews Superhero Movies through 2020

During Bill McCormick’s weekly visit from the World News Center, he shared some exciting news for those with food allergies, and then gave us the breakdown on superhero movies coming out now through 2020.


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.

Bill McCormick: Back to Florida!

During Bill McCormick’s weekly segments, we’ve been so busy being educational and sharing information on all the new superhero movies that we’ve been neglecting all the stories from our favorite state.  This week, we remedied that.