American actor, comedian, writer and producer
Happy December, listeners! As is tradition, Paul and Erika are spending the month deep in holiday classics, and first up this year is the Chevy Chase classic Christmas Vacation! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and cozy up with the Griswolds and That Aged Well!
Remember ‘Spies Like Us'? It's the movie where Chevy Chase is the lazy dummy who gets the girl and Dan Aykroyd is the smart one who, well, also gets the girl. It's an ‘80s comedy with a Paul McCartney theme song (which the director has since called “terrible”) that cost 22 million dollars(!) and shot on location in the Sahara Desert and Norway — it got terrible reviews and was still a big hit. Grab a beer (in fact grab a few just in case) and join us as we discuss John Landis' 1985 espionage buddy farce and as a bonus each list our favorite Aykroyd & Chase flicks!
E News: Christine McVie passed away, Good Morning America has some drama, Chevy Chase is at Raising Canes, and News That Didn't Make the News: Keeping your Hot Pockets, HOT!
Christine McVie passed away, Chevy Chase lights up a display for Raising Cane's, People Magazine People of the Year, there is a big football game tonight, Vinnie's mom says that they had a barf bucket, the list of rising baby names, people are checking out the lava flow of Mauna Loa, and your texts!
Chevy Chase helped recreate some iconic scenes from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" with Raising Cane's founder Todd Graves for charity! source: https://www.wdjx.com/clark-griswold-lights-up-raising-canes-in-chicago-for-charity/
The guys ring in the Christmas season with one of the “newer” Christmas classics. They start with the performance of Will Ferrell and how the supporting roles made it a perfect fit. They discuss what could have been with Chevy Chase, Joe's Howard Stern fandom while Mike attempts to fill out Joe's perfect movie. The guys close with a list of the top 3, 4 or 5 depictions of the North Pole in film! Twitter: @ReelItBackPodInstagram: ReelItBackPodFacebook: Reel It BackPart of the Walk-Ons NetworkThank you for listening!
This week on Invasion of the Podcast, the Year of Carpenter turns towards a film of two minds with 1992's Memoirs of an Invisible Man. What started out as a promising collaboration between John Carpenter and Chevy Chase turns into a battle over tone and control in which never neither party seemed satisfied with. Looking back 30 years later, does any of it hold up? Conversation about the film starts at 1:07 mark.
Who doesn't like to laugh? Well, Jay and Tony definitely love laughter and they hope that you will too after tuning into this latest episode of It Came From The 80s. Yes, that's right, this week your favorite xennials discuss the comedies and comedians of the 1980s. The guys discuss which movies are their favorites and which actors and actresses from back in the day made them laugh the most. Jay and Tony share stories of discovering the comedies and comedians of their youth, many of whom remain their favorites. So if the names Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, and John Candy bring a smile to your face, then you won't want to miss this special episode of It Came From the 80s! IG: https://www.instagram.com/camefromthe80s Twitter: https://twitter.com/CameFromThe80s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In a series of shocking discoveries, we learn that all of the monks in an entire monastery in Thailand tested positive for meth. Monks! We also learn the correct pronunciation of Myanmar (thanks to J. Peterman), and that Chevy Chase was in Morton Grove yesterday. Brendan has a holiday movie recommendation for Dag. Steve keeps buying the same green outdoor floodlight fixture every year. It's become a fixture of his holiday season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Happy Wildcard Wednesday! Buckeyes taking on Duke tonight, Buckeyes slide to 5th in the CFP rankings, Man's worried about losing to Michigan twice this year, Chevy Chase is turning on Christmas lights for some reason, we're all gonna die tomorrow, Buckeyes win some awards Bengals get some good news & we do Name Dropping with Jeff Rimer.
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about Jay Leno’s car accident, the comeback of some Academy Awards categories, the return of “Top Gun: Maverick” to theaters, and Chevy Chase’s appearance in Morton Grove. They also discuss the official divorce between Kim […]
Chevy Chase finds a dead woman in his bed, the Ku Klux Klan on his lawn, and televangelists on his TV praying for his inheritance, now that Fletch Lives in a bequeathed Louisiana plantation. Will the investigative reporter clear his name of murder charges, or be forced to spend retirement concealing his identity in a series of extravagant disguises? And is the smoking ooze being dumped on Fletch's new property as toxic as his treatment of women? Listen now as Stuart, Justin, and Arnie debate freeing this unpopular sequel from movie jail.
Todd Graves, Founder of Raising Canes, joins Lisa Dent to talk about Chevy Chase coming to a Morton Grove Raising Canes to recreate a moment from the Christmas movie ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ tomorrow at 5pm.
“When I first started teaching it was most often done through theory, and teaching these complicated words with hard-to-understand concepts. It never made sense to me, to be honest, as a student myself. So, when I began teaching, I would tell stories whether they were about my own life or about my children as a way to express the idea of whatever the concept was. I found that the students became so engaged and interested, and it made sense to them. I think it also made it less frightening when they heard these diagnoses and different terms that scared them. Whatever the concept was I wanted to normalize it and let everyone know that these are experiences we all have. I think it works well for teaching and it's been fun when I run into a student even 25 years later who says: ‘Oh! I remember that story.” – KM “Students are overwhelmed with how much they are learning; they want to know what to say - looking for a kind of formula for that. I think the stories help to show how many different kinds of situations one can encounter with the work and what is happening in the course of a day and how spontaneous an intervention might be. When you are talking about learning to play a musical instrument rather than the theory, we are also learning to listen to the music. I think the stories offer a way of learning how to listen in the layers that an analyst does.” – AA Episode Description: We begin by outlining the challenges we face in teaching an affective process while focusing on conceptual abstractions. It's akin to teaching how to play a musical instrument by studying music theory - both are important, but theory won't teach musicality. Kerry and Anne use storytelling as a vehicle to demonstrate the dynamic process as it lives in our everyday lives. We learn from the lessons in the stories as well as from learning to listen to the melodies. They each read their stories and we consider the presence of manifest and latent meanings in what we hear. We are also alerted to the essential role of the therapist's personal responses to the clinical material and with that the childhood memories that are often evoked. We close with their sharing with us something of their backgrounds that have led them to this work as well their involvement in the New Directions in Writing program. Our Guests: Anne Adelman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Training Analyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and the Contemporary Freudian Society. She is the co-editor of the JAPA book review section and launched a feature column called 'Why I write'. She is co-chair of the New Directions in Writing program and maintains a private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Her books include Psychoanalytic Reflections on Parenting Teens and Young Adults: Changing Patterns of Modern Love, Loss, and Longing (2018), The Therapist in Mourning: From Faraway Nearby with Kerry Malawista (2013) and Wearing my Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories, with Kerry Malawista and Catherine Anderson (2011), When the Garden Isn't Eden (2022). Kerry L. Malawista, Ph.D. is a training and supervising analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society and a Board Member at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. She is co-chair of New Directions in Writing and founder of the recent project The Things They Carry – offering virtual writing workshops for healthcare and frontline workers across the country. She is permanent faculty at the Contemporary Freudian Society and teaches widely. Her essays have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and The Boston Globe, to name a few. She is the co-author of The Therapist in Mourning: From Faraway Nearby with Kerry Malawista (2013), Wearing my Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories,(2011), When the Garden Isn't Eden (2022), and Who's Behind the Couch (2017,). Her first novel Meet the Moon was released in September 2022.
On this episode of AudioBookClub, we recommend the audiobook equivalent of that tatty, yellowing, old paperback book that you find in someone else's holiday home. So slap on your sunscreen, recline by the pool and join us as we get stuck into ‘Fletch' Steve Phillips and Matthew Layton present #AudioBookClub - a podcast that recommends and reviews audiobooks. On this episode of #AudioBookClub Steve and Matthew get wrapped up in an historical artefact: Fletch - the 1974 novel that was made into a film in the 1980s starring Chevy Chase. (Which is currently available for free if you've got an Audible subscription. Have a squiz at the Audible Plus section) -- Title: Fletch Written by: Gregory Mcdonald Narrated by: Dan John Miller Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins Publisher: Blackstone Audio Available: https://amzn.to/3B9fxWT -- Please get involved in the conversation - either with your opinions on 'Fibber in the Heat' or if you want to recommend an audiobook for us to review by using #AudioBookClub on facebook, twitter or instagram. @SteveKPhillips and @WhingeingPom AudioBookClub.net #AudioBookClub on facebook, twitter or instagram -- Coming up on #AudioBookClub… ‘A History of Modern Britain' - by Andrew Marr - https://amzn.to/3V94bKl Spiracle - https://www.spiracleaudiobooks.com/
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining us on our season (series??) finale. We give thanks to our guests, listeners and corporate overlords, then break down the best Christmas movie at all time staring Chevy Chase and Randy Quaid. Towards the end, join us for our first ever State of the Show where we make the decision whether or not to do Season 4 in 2023. You'll be on the edge of your seat! FREE GIFT FROM LESS THAN 2000: Go to Patreon for the extended version of this podcast and videocast for free! We go over an hour and get into way more detail and get way more personal. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! < '00 |an Art House Empire Production| a proud member of the HyperX podcast Network | #LessThan2000Support the show
Hey Y'all It's Thanksgiving, so we thought we'd discuss the holiday favorite; Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring comedy legends Steve Martin and John Candy. Join us as we talk shit about Chevy Chase and discuss over designed board games. All that and more on this episode of The Way Back Recap. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thewaybackrecap/support
Nick and Ryan get together to discuss the last year of the podcast as well as their current businesses. A lot of been learned over the last year both in business and podcasting. Thank you for everyone that is listening!Follow us on IG @everydaymillionaireshowThis episode is sponsored by:National Lumber: Since 1919, National Lumber has been serving residential and commercial builders, remodelers, architects and consumers in the Baltimore and Chevy Chase area. We feature a full line retail store, lumber yard, comprehensive product showrooms featuring windows, doors, and kitchen and bath cabinetry.Trius Lending Partners: "We are a direct, private money/hard-money & long-term rental lender with headquarters in Maryland & the Mid-Atlantic. We lend on residential investment properties, fix & flip, and rehab projects, commercial properties in the Mid-Atlantic region."
Ryan Studner is a Maryland native that since college has worked for real estate investors, became a real estate investor, and now works funding other real estate investors. Fund that flip is a hard money lending company that works in many areas across the country. They have both a fund open for passive investors as well as lend short term funds for investment properties and new construction. This episode is sponsored by:National Lumber: Since 1919, National Lumber has been serving residential and commercial builders, remodelers, architects and consumers in the Baltimore and Chevy Chase area. We feature a full line retail store, lumber yard, comprehensive product showrooms featuring windows, doors, and kitchen and bath cabinetry.Trius Lending Partners: "We are a direct, private money/hard-money & long-term rental lender with headquarters in Maryland & the Mid-Atlantic. We lend on residential investment properties, fix & flip, and rehab projects, commercial properties in the Mid-Atlantic region."
EPISODE 33: All Fan Q&A Call-In ShowAn entire episode dedicated to the fans.... Laker Jim, Jake, and Big Bob spotlight the listeners while taking your calls & questions all show long with the best caller winning a Confess Fletch hat straight from the set of the new movie. Who will don this incredible cap? Listen and find out!FLETCHCAST VOICEMAIL HOTLINELeave us a voicemail with a comment or question: (267) 714-6799 - the voicemail is open & available 24/7FletchCast is Your Ultimate source for everything Fletch: the books, the movies, & the latest news about our favorite journalistic reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher. Host: James "Laker Jim" Kanowitz (@webguy911)Co-Host: Jake Parrish (@jakelparrish)Co-Host: Bob West Follow Us on Social Media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imfletchcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imfletchcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/imfletchcastP.S. Have a nice day. Fletch & Fletch Lives are Copyright 1985, 1989 Universal Studios and distributed by MCA/Universal Pictures. The Fletch Soundtrack is Copyright MCA Records. All images and sounds are the intellectual property of Universal Studios. They are used only with the intent of public appreciation of a great film and possible publicity for its place among the great comedies of our time. We imply no rights to the characters created by both Gregory McDonald and Universal.
Greetings! Adam and Aidan, late of Pablo Fanques Fair (What a scene!), discuss Greg Mottola's Confess, Fletch (2022), the third movie adaption from Gregory McDonald's Fletch novels. Most people remember Chevy Chase's ‘80s run at the character, with the slapsticky but enjoyable Fletch (1985) and the not-so-enjoyable Fletch Lives (1989). In place of Chase, Jon Hamm takes up the role of Irwin M. Fletcher, turning in a version of the character who bears a much closer resemblance to McDonald's novels, albeit a bit older.Did Adam and Aidan enjoy Confess, Fletch? Why yes they did. If you're interested in the particulars of their enjoyment, as well as a general discussion on the Fletch run in print and on screen, listen below or find it on your podmachine of choice.
On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene. In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father. But this storyline is just one thread in his tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating life.Crane began his career writing for Oui magazine and spent many years interviewing celebrities for Playboy―stars such as Chevy Chase, Bruce Dern, Joan Rivers, and even Koko the signing gorilla. As a result of a raucous encounter with the cast of Canada's SCTV, he found himself shelving his notepad and tape recorder to enter the employ of John Candy―first as an on-again, off-again publicist; then as a full-time assistant, confidant, screenwriter, and producer; and finally as one of Candy's pallbearers.Through disappointment, loss, and heartbreak, Crane's humor and perseverance shine. Beyond the big stars and behind-the-scenes revelations, this riveting account of death, survival, and renewal in the shadow of the Hollywood sign makes a profound statement about the desire for love and permanence in a life where those things continually slip away. By turns shocking and uplifting, Crane is an unforgettable and deeply human story.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseofmysteryradio. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/houseofmysteryradio. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Goldie Hawn replaced Farrah Fawcett as Gloria Mundy, a divorced librarian caught up in murder mystery. And Hawn, Chevy Chase, and Dudley Moore provided a lot of laughs in between all the attempts on Gloria's life. Yes, 1978's Foul Play mixed multiple genres, killed at the box office, and scored several Golden Globe nominations. But, looking back over 40 years later, did the movie take on more than Mr. Hennessey's snake could chew? The Old Roommates grab their umbrellas and brass knuckles and give the classic caper a re-watch. Listen to this. Bonus content including Brian and Christina's favorite Goldie Hawn performance available at patreon.com/oldroommates! Follow Old Roommates on social media @OldRoommates. Email us at email@example.com and please give us a rating or review! #FoulPlay #GoldieHawn #ChevyChase #DudleyMoore #BurgessMeredith #ColinHiggins
Patti Negri, Psychic-Medium and “Good Witch” is best known for her recurring role on the Travel Channel & Discovery Plus's #1 show GHOST ADVENTURES and the #1 paranormal show on YouTube TFIL WITH ELTON CASTEE. She is the international bestselling author of OLD WORLD MAGICK FOR THE MODERN WORLD: TIPS, TRICKS, & TECHNIQUES TO BALANCE, EMPOWER, & CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE. Patti's body of work includes appearances on dozens of shows from MASTER CHEF, WipeOut and America's Got Talent to Influencers, YouTubers and crossover talents like Lilly Singh, LaurDIY, Good Mythical Morning and AwesomenessTV. She has graced numerous magazine covers, contributed to over 20 books and conducted seances on radio, film, and TV working with such legends as Emma Stone, Jon Voight, Josh Duhamel, Chevy Chase and Gregory Hines. Patti has a popular weekly podcast called The Witching Hour and has just launched her second weekly podcast, The Witch's Movie Coven. Patti is partner and Vice President of Paraflixx.com Streaming Service, and partner and educator at UniversityMagickus.com an online Spirituality School.
Daniel Hood and Wesley Knightstep are two Maryland local house flippers that have built an impressive business at a very young age. Daniel flipped his first house at 17 years old and continued throughout college. After college, he partnered with Wesley Knightstep who had a background in construction. The two created HK Equity, a highly profitable house flipping company. IG: @everydaymillionaireshow@thedanielhood@house_flipper_wesThis episode is sponsored by:National Lumber: Since 1919, National Lumber has been serving residential and commercial builders, remodelers, architects and consumers in the Baltimore and Chevy Chase area. We feature a full line retail store, lumber yard, comprehensive product showrooms featuring windows, doors, and kitchen and bath cabinetry.Trius Lending Partners: "We are a direct, private money/hard-money & long-term rental lender with headquarters in Maryland & the Mid-Atlantic. We lend on residential investment properties, fix & flip, and rehab projects, commercial properties in the Mid-Atlantic region."
J.D. O'Brien was educated by nuns and holds a degree from the Jack Dempsey Bartending School in New York City. He edited the comedy zine Flop Sweat and his writing has appeared in Arthur Magazine, Dazed and Confused, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. His essay on Chevy Chase was anthologized in The Lowbrow Reader Reader, published by Drag City Books. He has worked as a bartender, cold caller, dishwasher, and Strand Bookstore employee. After stints in New York City, Los Angeles, and Portland, Oregon, he returned to his home of western Massachusetts. He has a dog named Lefty. You can buy Zig Zag here: https://bookshop.org/p/books/zig-zag-j-d-o-brien/18619829?ean=9781639640133 Support Textual Healing with Mallory Smart by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/textual-healing
Sweeping The Country: The 3 Amigos, Steve, Chevy & Martin as you've never heard them before...ride this one until the 3rd interview...some FUNNY STUFF!
*Due to publishing issues first version may have been cut off, resharing with full audio* On today's episode we discuss the Fed sending us into a recession, our only chance for a soft landing, why predicting inflation is so difficult, why there is no such thing as a normal market, the biggest risk in crypto, why Chevy Chase was a one of one and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson's A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick's The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation. (Wealthcast Media, an affiliate of Ritholtz Wealth Management, received compensation from the sponsor of this advertisement. Inclusion of such advertisements does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Content Creator or by Ritholtz Wealth Management or any of its employees. Investments in securities involve the risk of loss. Any mention of a particular security and related performance data is not a recommendation to buy or sell that security. The information provided on this website (including any information that may be accessed through this website) is not directed at any investor or category of investors and is provided solely as general information.)
On today's episode we discuss the Fed sending us into a recession, our only chance for a soft landing, why predicting inflation is so difficult, why there is no such thing as a normal market, the biggest risk in crypto, why Chevy Chase was a one of one and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson's A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick's The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at email@example.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation. (Wealthcast Media, an affiliate of Ritholtz Wealth Management, received compensation from the sponsor of this advertisement. Inclusion of such advertisements does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Content Creator or by Ritholtz Wealth Management or any of its employees. Investments in securities involve the risk of loss. Any mention of a particular security and related performance data is not a recommendation to buy or sell that security. The information provided on this website (including any information that may be accessed through this website) is not directed at any investor or category of investors and is provided solely as general information.)
It was a perfect day for the rebuilding Bears against the Dolphins. Justin Fields continues to look like a star, they scored a ton of points, they lost and we got to boo the refs. The guys break it down, try to decide which Fields play was more awesome than the last, tout Cole Kmet's Hall of Fame candidacy and try to figure out what the hell are the rules these days, anyway? Oh, and they enjoy the continuing demise of the Packers and try to figure out how many of their remaining games the Bears could win. Plus, you can pay $85 bucks to watch Christmas Vacation and have Chevy Chase yell at you afterwards. How could you pass that up? All that, plus a deal from our new pals at Obvious Shirts (seriously) and more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message
Pool Sceners. The Bangers Continue. We welcome back our buddy and Lifeguard MagCH as we talk about a role that was made for Chevy Chase. 1985's "Fletch." So many quips. So many names. This was a no brainer to cover. We carved Chevy into Mount Rushmore but which of his characters made the mountain, and we question our physical abilities on the "Final Lap." Don't forget to charge this episode to the Underhill's account. Enjoy! SPREAD THE WORD POOL SCENERS! JOIN THE POOL SCENERS GROUP ON FACEBOOK FOR EXCLUSIVE AND INCLUSIVE CONTENT! LIKE. COMMENT. SUBSCRIBE. RATE AND FOLLOW... APPLE. SPOTIFY. PODBEAN. LEAVE A 5 STAR REVIEW. WE READ IT ON THE AIR. YOU WIN A PRIZE!!! HAVE AN IDEA FOR AN EPISODE OR A POOL CHECK...SEND US AN EMAIL OR MESSAGE US AT ONE OF THE LINKS BELOW. Email: PoolScenePodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoolScenePodacst Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PoolScenePodcast Twitch: https://twitch.tv/poolscenepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/PoolScenePodcast
The character of Fletch was brought back to life this year with actor Jon Hamm replacing Chevy Chase in the leading role. The movie guys discuss if Confess, Fletch is a reboot worth the watch.Matt and Grant are two old friends on Long Island in New York who have been watching movies together for 30 years.Check them out at suburbanmovieguys.com where you can sign up to follow them on the podcasting app of your choice.
At one point in Episode 25, Jane and I were talking about keeping the plates spinning while drinking and I said something to the effect that being an alcoholic requires you to be leading at least two lives at the same time. That got me thinking about spies.Paul McCartney wrote one of the greatest spy movie themes ever. When I first heard “Live and Let Die,” I was 10 or 11 and I thought it was just the coolest song. One of the advantages of having an early morning paper route is that you can sing and hum and no one can hear you. I can remember softly singing this as I delivered papers in the dark:When you've got a job to doYou've got to do it wellYou've got to give the other fellow hell.I don't think the Des Moines Register was necessarily looking for that level of commitment from their carriers, but I was ready. So, like I said, Paul McCartney wrote one of the great spy movie themes of all time and then he wrote this:I've always been obsessed with spies and espionage. I was a lonely, shy kid and spent a lot of time watching everyone else. I had a difficult time connecting with people and always felt very awkward. Consequently, I tried to be a really keen observer of other people, why did they do the things they did, what were the appropriate reactions? I was a little like the young boy at the school befriended by Jim Prideaux in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy”: “You're a good watcher, aren't you? You notice things.”Like every good spy story, mine evolved from being simply a “good watcher,” to realizing that I had tracks to cover, secrets to keep. I'm not sure when thoughts like that began to creep into my consciousness, but I quickly determined that my success in life, my ability to make friends, connect with people, generally get along in the world, required me to keep an awful lot of stuff secret. I came to believe there was a part of me that was so shameful, humiliating, wrong, bad, defective, that it could simply never be shared with other people.I'm pretty sure that narrative was a big part of the reason I saw such a bright light when I started drinking at 15 or 16. The strain of carrying around all of those secrets was already a lot. I'm sorry, don't get the idea that I drank because I liked the taste or just wanted to be popular at parties. By 17, I was sitting by myself at a bar in the afternoon. That's how deeply ingrained it was in me, how deeply cut that groove already was. I needed to drink—that question was already settled.I've told the story about the night I realized I was an alcoholic: The sudden realization, of course while drinking alone, that drinking was way too important to me, occupied way too big a part of my life, was really already beyond my control. The icy churn in my gut came from knowing that I couldn't even conceive of a situation where I could or would stop drinking. Now I had a real secret to keep:I was an actual teenage alcoholic.This was not a game to me, what was at stake was the most important thing in my life: My drinking. If I couldn't keep this secret, I'd lose it and that simply couldn't happen. It was a huge secret to keep and I did. I was a pretty f*****g awesome spy.By my Junior year of high school I was a pretty ferocious everyday drinker and weed smoker. I also played basketball, had a part-time job after school at the local newspaper and was the state debate champion. I think my debate coach was the only person who knew I was drinking, and he had no inkling how much. He walked past the scene of a Beach Party I had staged in my room at the Cedar Rapids Marriott and came to my very hungover breakfast table the next morning expressing concern, but suggesting that he knew it had been the work of "older kids." That was another important piece of the puzzle for this budding spy: I realized that people really didn't want to believe I was an alcoholic or had a problem. That was very, very useful knowledge and helped me keep drinking for the next four decades.I managed a pretty successful career, raised a family, had what looked like a pretty idyllic life and no one really suspected anything until it all finally blew up in 2011. My alcoholism came as a complete surprise to everyone, that's how well disguised it was. Well, I knew it was coming. I had known since that night at Magoo's in 1981. I knew there would be a day of catastrophe, when everything finally got discovered—I just didn't know when that was going to be.I'm fascinated by the story of how the British and Americans ultimately broke the German and Soviet codes in World War II. I think about Kim Philby and the Cambridge Five, who reached the highest levels of British society and the intelligence establishment, all while spying for the Soviets. Philby, who had risen to head of Counter Intelligence at MI6, had to know the Americans were steadily decrypting all of the intercepted Soviet communications from the war and that there was inevitably going to be a day when he would finally and inexorably be exposed as traitor.Back when I was 17, I listened to the Beatles, a lot. I loved the medley on the B side of Abbey Road, but I used to think it was weird that the words that resonated with this 17-year-old were from “Golden Slumber”:Once there was a way to get back homewardOnce there was a way to get back homeBoy, you're gonna carry that weight,Carry that weight a long timeI didn't understand why those words always hit me so hard until I read about Kim Philby and the Cambridge Five, then I completely understood the feeling of being incrementally crushed, a little every day, by the knowledge of the impending catastrophic discovery. The other thing that really struck me was the story of how the British, aided by the ULTRA decrypts, intercepted almost all of the German spies sent during the war and then doubled them back to provide false intelligence to the Nazis. The British literally hired an army of writers to concoct the back stories and fake intelligence and managed to keep the Germans thinking they had an intact ring of spies for most of the war. I thought that was brilliant and took careful note.I started trying to get sober in 2010 and quickly realized that I wasn't interested in actually giving up drinking. It occurred to me that most of my problems came from people knowing that I was drinking. If I could just do a better job of hiding it, well, that would be way better than having to give it up. For the next 10 years, my life was a mix of actual attempts to get sober interspersed with fictional periods of sobriety. It was a horrifying, wilderness of mirrors way to live. I'm not sure I knew myself when I was trying and when I was pretending.I dated someone for 18 months and pretended to be sober the entire time. I drank almost every day and even though she lived only three blocks from my house and we saw each other nearly every day, well, she had no idea until the very end. When she broke up with me, she asked if I had been drunk on the night of our first date. The first date where I told her that I was a “recovering alcoholic” and had been sober for “ a while.” I fooled everyone, friends, wives, colleagues, bosses, my kids, everyone, and for a long, long time. That doesn't really generate any feelings of pride in my tradecraft.Like CIA agents working in Moscow, I needed to generate time in the “Black” to do my drinking. Since my drinking occupied several hours a day, every day, it became necessary to generate an entire fictional life to cover over the fact that my real life was mostly spent on a collection of carefully located and concealed bar stools. I told my girlfriend I was seeing friends, going to church, going to a meeting, going to a game, whatever lie was necessary to generate an hour or two when I could peacefully drink without fear of being discovered. I was exactly like the British writers conjuring up lives of actually-imprisoned spies.There's always a whiff of romance and intrigue and elegance in spy movies. But that is a fantasy. The actual life of a spy is small and dark and lonely and limned with fear. I lived that way for 40 years and did it in service to what I thought was my most important strategic interest—my drinking. That's not a pleasant realization.Kim Philby drank away the last years of his life in Moscow and though he had the Order of Lenin pinned to his jacket, I'll bet he also realized that he had given his entire life in the service of a monstrous lie. When my very elaborately-conceived deception operation finally collapsed, I realized the secret I had been protecting almost my entire life was the thing actually destroying it.“Spies Like Us” was a terrible movie and Dan Ackroyd and Chevy Chase were horrible at even acting like spies. I wish I'd been more like them. I wish I had been a shittier spy, a less accomplished liar, a little less skilled at sowing doubt and confusion. I wish I hadn't made people believe me so much. I wish I'd been hapless and bungling and hadn't been able to keep my stories straight. That would have saved a lot of people a lot of heartache. I look back on big chunks of my life and wonder whether it was really ever me or was all it just an operation? Was it all just a cover I was building? Those questions are sort of academic at this point. That water is well past the bridge.The adult version of me took complete responsibility for my decision to live life like a spy. The choice I thought I had made to conceal and protect what was most important to me: drinking. I've never really told that part of my story before and revisiting that young secret agent really stirred up a lot in me. I usually speak very matter of factly about the origin story of my alcoholism. If I qualify at a meeting, I typically just say that I started drinking at 15 or 16 and was a “white light drinker.” That's my pet phrase, Dr. Ruth Fox, who wrote an amazing book in 1955 titled simply, “Alcoholism: Its Scope, Cause and Treatment” describes someone like me as a “Primary Addict:”The primary addict, from his first introduction to beverage alcohol, uses it as an aid to adjust to his environment.Alcoholism, p. 142She goes on to describe me a little more thoroughly:The primary addict is one in whom the predisposing traits are so developed and so sharply marked that his first recourse to this socially approved narcotic is only a matter of time..In the case of the primary addict, the decisive symptom, loss of control, appears early in his drinking history. Thereafter, his own sense of self-esteem, depreciated to begin with, will take a merciless pounding…If he thought he was unworthy before, now he is given proof.Alcoholism, p. 143-44The process of recruiting agents, “assets,” usually involves identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities. It's not a very pretty or kind process and it often involves luring someone to cross a line they may not have even known was even there. That's pretty much how alcohol worked on me. Once that line is crossed and the subject realizes they are now complicit, how much they now have to lose, well, that's when the trap closes and no one has too much of a choice after that. “Choice” is the funny word. People often like to describe addicts and alcoholics as people who make “bad choices.” For sure we do, lots and lots of them. I am coming to see those “choices” as symptoms of my addiction, not the cause of it.Sure, I made that choice to drink that first drink, take that first hit of weed way back in 1977 or 1978. I had no real idea back then, that “choice” meant enlisting in a lifetime of deception in service of a terrible secret. I only knew that from the time I first started drinking, it was something that was “necessary” for me, not something I did for fun. Drinking for me was kind of how I imagined eating without taste buds would be. It's something I had to have. I was convinced I couldn't navigate the world without it.The Big Book talks about alcoholics reaching the point of no return, for me, that happened frighteningly early. I had no idea where I was headed or how long I would struggle. I had no idea there was even a line to be crossed. The horrible thing is that I think, even if someone blessed with foreknowledge of all of the pain and struggle and heartbreak that was waiting in front of me had been siting in that awful black vinyl booth with me at Magoo's that night back in 1981, I'm pretty sure I would have still ordered that third drink. I see now that I never had a choice. I did what I thought was necessary and once I crossed that invisible line, well, it became an imperative. Already weighed down with the crushing shame and fear of being an alcoholic, that 17 year-old didn't make a choice, didn't really have a choice. He just knew he had to keep the secret.It turns out the secret wasn't so terrible and wasn't much of a secret by the end. What was terrible, was living that way for 40 years. It's heartbreaking to look back. The sadness is for someone who took on the burden of an overwhelming secret way too early. Keeping that secret for so long cost him a lot and was a very, very lonely business. I know him pretty well, he never meant to hurt anyone, and that's still the hardest thing he carries around. He just knew he didn't fit in the world as is and he did the best he could. I have a ton of respect for him; he took on that pretty heavy burden and carried it for a long, long time. He was resourceful, never quit and was so brave. And despite it all, all of the failures to come, the losses, the relapses, everything, I realize now he never gave up believing there was a way back home.In real life, espionage is a capital crime That's why, in the real world, being discovered as a spy is typically a pretty unfortunate thing. Me finally being discovered as a spy? I think the end of my career as a spy is probably when my life actually began again.Thanks for Letting Me Share This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit thanksforlettingmeshare.substack.com
Agent Darren Prince at 14 years old built a multi-million dollar baseball card company. His clients with Prince Marketing Group include Magic Johnson, Smokin Joe Frazier, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase, and Pamela Anderson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Ric Flair, Roy Jones Jr, and the late Evel Knievel. @agent_dpTim Peara, MBA - is the President & Finance Director at Bridge Therapeutics. He has 30 years' experience in institutional investments and technology start-ups. Contributed to the growth and strategy of major players in finance (Wells Fargo, Prudential, Lehman) and industry (Koch, GE, Bechtel, United Technologies).
Craig Curelop is an investor, real estate agent, and all around real estate entrepreneur. Craig started his real estate career working for BiggerPockets and quickly graduated into full time entrepreneurship. Craig got his name as "THE FI GUY" while working at BP since he was focusing on how to help regular people achieve financial independence. Craig started his real estate investing career house hacking only a few years ago and since then collected 20 properties all over the country. Craig recently published a book called "The House Hacking Strategy" and started the Invest2FI podcast.Craig Curelop Social: @thefiguy This episode is sponsored by:National Lumber: Since 1919, National Lumber has been serving residential and commercial builders, remodelers, architects and consumers in the Baltimore and Chevy Chase area. We feature a full line retail store, lumber yard, comprehensive product showrooms featuring windows, doors, and kitchen and bath cabinetry.Trius Lending Partners: "We are a direct, private money/hard-money & long-term rental lender with headquarters in Maryland & the Mid-Atlantic. We lend on residential investment properties, fix & flip, and rehab projects, commercial properties in the Mid-Atlantic region."The Wealthy Coach Podcast Hey Coaches, Practitioners & Healers! Go from 0 clients to a 6-Figure Online Biz!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Comedy writer D.B. Frick joined me to discuss watching the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; George Carlin; comedians of the 1980's; baseball; John Mulaney; banging Bond babes; Herschel Walker; trying stand up; Wantagh; GPS; The Amazing Race; reality TV; Herve Villechaize; Antonio Banderas; Peter Dinklage; blackface; working at UCLA with Conchatta Farrell; Abe Vigoda; being an intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien; writing a joke that Conan called his favorite of the year; getting the internship; Paul Schaffer; Alan Zweibel; Saturday Night Live's 50th; Lemmings Revival; Tony Hendra; Chevy Chase; sneaking in to the SNL 25th after party; sneaking into the Hayden Planetarium; raising a kid; making money by inventing or inheriting; not being in wills when promised; Mr. T method of travel; teaching improv at Cambridge; getting scalped tickets to Monty Python; his TV show Welcome Back, America; Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling; writing a sitcom for himself pre-COVID; being taken seriously; having friends outside of show biz; borrowing money; giving to the homeless; having a wallet in 2022; putting everything in the back of your phone; crickets; being at Conan when Norm MacDonald had the greatest appearance in late night history; working for Conan O'Brien; how he thinks he blew his chance at Conan; wishing he was part of the original cast of SNL; The Blues Brothers; Bob Nelson; Christopher Guest directing Lemmings; Darrell Hammond; Don Pardo; SNL's 50th Anniversary; Punkie Johnson; 30 Interviews in 30 Minutes
The John Hughes written, Ramis directed comedy classic "Vacation" comes to the club and Host Steve Mazan discusses it with Mike Olmstead, Mark Miller and Comic Cal Murata. Is this a comedy classic? How great a roll was Chevy on at this time? What's the funniest line? Who's best in supporting cast? How great is the soundtrack? Who is teh best French kisser? All these questions and more get answered on this week's Mazan Movie Club Podcast. "Vacation" on IMDb Home of the Mazan Movie Club Steve Mazan on Instagram Home of Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE for Peter Lynch to represent your neighborhood (if you live in the ANC 3/4 G-05 neighborhood of NW-DC)! In Peter's words from his website:I am a native Washingtonian, high school English teacher, who grew up in this ANC. The citizens of SMD-05 include my wife, brother, nieces, friends, and long time neighbors. Chevy Chase, DC is home and it would be an honor to serve this community. Peter is family -- and I hope that he wins the distinct honor of representing the some 2,000 adults of the ANC 3/4 G-05 district of DC. Having known him much of his life, Peter would be a marvelous representative -- one Washingtonians would be proud to call their own! Come November 8, election day, get out and vote -- and if you are one of those lucky 2000, vote Peter Lynch -- one of the most earnest and kind-hearted people that I know!PETER'S WEBSITE@outlawpetelynch#peterlynch4DC #DClocalpolitics #DCpolitics #electionday #billygerrishexperiment #localpodcast #passionmeetcuriosity #curiositymeetpassion #tellyourstory #speakyourpassion #theworldkneelsbeforeloveitisinawe #love #bge
Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he represents icons such as Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase, and the late Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali to name a few. Through his new cause, he has become a sought after speaker on addiction recovery and mental health. On today's episode, Darren shares about his freeing journey from addiction. Lance & Darren discuss how the substance abuse started, the effects it had on him and his family, the many hurdles along the way as he tried to break free from it, and the stories of the lives he touched and helped save. He talked about his take one spirituality and how his faith changed him as an individual. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN: 01:25 The life of a young Darren growing up in New Jersey 07:18 How your work ethic could set you apart from others 18:39 Going from Addiction to Sobriety 20:30 The path of spirituality that leads to freedom 22:28 The benefits of using Psychedelics
This week's Nose wants to feel like it's in the middle of a conversation … between inanimate objects. Confess, Fletch is the third movie in the Fletch series, the first in 33 years, and the first to star Jon Hamm, rather than Chevy Chase, in the title role. It premieres on Showtime on October 28. And: Athena is a French-language epic action tragedy directed by Romain Gavras, the son of the two-time Academy Award-winning Greek-French filmmaker Costa-Govras. Athena's opening shot, which runs more than 10 minutes without a (detectable, at least) cut, has been much discussed. It premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Premio Arca Cinema Giovani — the Young Cinema Award — and it hit Netflix in September. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: Taylor Swift Has Clocked In and Finally Released Midnights Kanye West to buy the conservative-friendly social site Parler 1776's Sara Porkalob Has Some Notes Bakery Creates ‘Pan Solo,' a 6-Foot Replica of ‘Star Wars' Hero Made of Bread A California bakery made Han Solo frozen in carbonite out of bread. Passers-by “kind of don't believe you that it's made out of dough,” a baker said. New details emerge about Bill Murray's alleged misconduct Production on Aziz Ansari's directorial debut stalled months ago due to Murray's behavior How Colleen Hoover Rose to Rule the Best-Seller List With legions of devoted fans and a knack for high-voltage emotional drama, Hoover has sold more than 20 million books. And she's done it her way. ‘Twisters' Forecast For Spring Start As Universal, Amblin Finalize Director For Sequel ‘It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' won't be on TV this year. Here's how to watch A raft of cancellations show a broken touring industry that's linked to deeper #BrokenRecord crisis and why it needs to change! ‘Family Means No One Gets Left Behind' An oral history of Lilo & Stitch, the Disney movie that almost brought hand-drawn animation back. Why My Favorite Character in The Breakfast Club Is the Janitor I used to idolize the teens in John Hughes movies — but I was so, so wrong. Everything You Need to Achieve the Twin Peaks Aesthetic Let the fog roll in, pour us a damn fine cup of coffee, and find us in the Black Lodge—it's Twin Peaks season. Patti LuPone Isn‘t Retiring but Broadway Has ‘Dumbed Down the Audience' by Turning Into ‘Disneyland, a Circus and Las Vegas' The Infinite Possibilities in a Tiny Smudge From Outer Space Astronomers have captured a poignant view of another planetary system in the making. Netflix Boards Untitled Adam Sandler-Safdie Brothers Project Criterion Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff in ‘Reorganization' Move Criterion Collection president Peter Becker told IndieWire the layoffs were “meant to prepare the company for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.” ‘Don't Worry Darling,' ‘Blonde,' and the Faux Feminism of 2022's Most Debated Films“Brainwashed” documentarian Nina Menkes unpacks the botched messages behind this year's “feminist” films with IndieWire. GUESTS: Rich Hollant: Principal at CO:LAB, founder of Free Center, and commissioner on cultural affairs for the city of Hartford Mercy Quaye: Founder and principal consultant for The Narrative Project The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Dylan Reyes contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Keith James is a DC based realtor, investor, and entrepreneur. Keith started his life in the corporate world working for 3M as a top producing salesmen. After purchasing a sizable rental portfolio that cash flowed enough, Keith took the leap of faith and left his corporate job to pursue real estate full time. In his very first year, Keith did over $20,000,000 in transactions. Since then Keith has invested in building his team as well as single and multifamily properties. Keith has consistently sold over 100 homes for the past few years and has no plan on slowing down.@KeithJamesRealtor@EverydayMillionaireShowThis episode is sponsored by:National Lumber: Since 1919, National Lumber has been serving residential and commercial builders, remodelers, architects and consumers in the Baltimore and Chevy Chase area. We feature a full line retail store, lumber yard, comprehensive product showrooms featuring windows, doors, and kitchen and bath cabinetry.Trius Lending Partners: "We are a direct, private money/hard-money & long-term rental lender with headquarters in Maryland & the Mid-Atlantic. We lend on residential investment properties, fix & flip, and rehab projects, commercial properties in the Mid-Atlantic region."The Wealthy Coach Podcast Hey Coaches, Practitioners & Healers! Go from 0 clients to a 6-Figure Online Biz!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
We remind everybody how bad we thought Halloween Ends was, well two of us on the show Pigskin Picks recap Headlines with Chevy Chase accusing John Belushi of stealing his cucaine from way back when
Bill Maher and Chevy Chase randomly riff on the stupidest thing Chevy ever said, Chevy working with Burt Reynolds, the time Chevy stole John Belushi's stash to protect him, Chevy's take on Dan Akroyd, the time Chevy met Frank Sinatra, the one word you should never say to a woman, how Chevy played the drums in Steely Dan, the pros and cons of circumcision, comedians' reactions to Chevy walking into a comedy club in New York, and where Bill got most of his pieces of art. Visit https://signalwire.com/c/random to sign up for a free account. Get a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale at https://www.stamps.com/random. Thanks to Stamps.com for sponsoring the show!
Kevin Nealon joins us in-studio. Kevin's relationship with Tony LaRussa. Kevin's hiking show on YouTube. Kevin talks about his book and his passion for artwork. Discussing Gary Shandling and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Kevin talks about being close to getting the Sam Malone part on 'Cheers'. Talking about his experiences on SNL. Chevy Chase.
Greg Mottola's new CONFESS, FLETCH has so far flown under the radar in a modern-day moviegoing landscape to which it is not particularly suited, but we were won over by Jon Hamm's take on the character first portrayed by Chevy Chase, who here takes on a slacker-detective persona more reminiscent of the protagonist of Robert Altman's THE LONG GOODBYE. We're joined once again by longtime friend of the show and longer-time FLETCH quoter Noel Murray to dissect what makes this new iteration tick, before bringing Altman's film back into the picture to consider what these protagonists share, and what distinguishes them, in their ability to enter spaces uninvited, their propensity for comedic asides meant for an audience of themselves, and the supporting cast of quirky characters who surround them. Plus, Keith offers some follow-up viewing with his Your Next Picture Show pick, Robert Benton's THE LATE SHOW. Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about THE LONG GOODBYE, CONFESS, FLETCH, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, leaving a short voicemail at 773-234-9730, or commenting on our Patreon (patreon.com/NextPictureShow), where you can also find bonus episodes and more. Outro music: Hank Mobley, “This I Dig of You” Next Pairing: David Lean's BRIEF ENCOUNTER and Park Chan-wook's DECISION TO LEAVE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I've got Darren Prince on the show today! Darren is the longtime agent of Magic Johnson, Charlie Sheen, Hulk Hogan, Chevy Chase, and just a lot of people in different industries! He started a marketing agency when he was younger, and he happened to meet all these different people because of that! We talk about how marketing has changed so much in the past few years with the advent of brand deals for short term content, like TikTok and reels. His company does over 8 figures per year managing their clients! Connect with Darren!Instagram - @agent_dpWebsite - https://officialdarrenprince.com/Book - https://www.amazon.com/Mission-Matters-Leading-Entrepreneurs-Business/dp/B0B7QBJQ5B/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_2?crid=9LY8GE81GE32&keywords=mission+matters%3A+World%27s+leadin&qid=1664469677&sprefix=mission+matters+world%27s+leadin%2Caps%2C87&sr=8-2-fkmr3Join the Wealthy Way today and get access to my free course, planner, and discord community! https://wealthyway.com______________________________________________________Here's how my businesses can help you:Want to be coached by me on real estate investing? Apply at https://futureflipper.comYou can invest in my real estate deals! Go to https://pinedacapital.comNeed tax and accounting help? Contact my CPA Firm! https://TrueBooksCPA.com/Are you a woman in entrepreneurship? Join our women's mastermind! https://wealthywoman.io/Join my coaching program for real estate agents! https://wealthyagent.io/For a free consultation with my team go to https://RyanPineda.com______________________________________________________My other social media channels:Subscribe to my main channel "Ryan Pineda" https://www.youtube.com/c/ryanpinedaSubscribe to my real estate only channel "Future Flipper" https://www.youtube.com/c/futureflipper1Follow me on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/ryanpinedahttps://www.tiktok.com/@ryanpinedahttps://www.twitter.com/ryanpineda______________________________________________________Darren talks about his career path making 8 figures as an agent for celebrities!Darren tells us about his struggle with addiction and how he dealt with healing himself. Darren and I discuss how others can implement changes to help people in their journey. Social media marketing, marketing industry, self-awareness, self-growth, addiction help, entrepreneur advice, entrepreneur life, spiritual journey, Magic Johnson, Charlie Sheen, Chevy Chase, Hulk Hogan, Logan Paul