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Pushing Up Lilies
Weird, Different Ways That People Have Died in a Hotel

Pushing Up Lilies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 24:27


•    I know that hotels are a magnet for suicides and other types of death. People will go to a hotel to commit suicide to avoid making a mess at home, and so, of course, in that hotel room where someone might shoot themselves, there's going to be a hole in the wall or blood or whatnot. And so to avoid that mess at home, then they would go to a hotel... I've seen this a lot over the years. Obviously, the hotels aren't going to widely advertise deaths that occur there because they want to keep making money. So, they wouldn't want everyone to know that all these people have come there to kill themselves or other things that go on in the hotel. They don't want you to feel unsafe, and they're obviously not going to be like, Hey, come here, people die here. So the truth is, people are 19 times more likely to commit suicide in a hotel. And they kind of believe, like I said before, they're being thoughtful, they don't want to make a mess at home. (01:55)•   So these days, you'll notice that hotel rooms may not have a balcony or even a window that opens, and that's because of a large number of people who jump to their death from a hotel room... I had a scene years ago where a group of people rented a hotel room for a drug party, the group was shooting up meth at this cheap hotel and they didn't want to get caught at their residence. So one of the group members became unconscious and so she stopped breathing and everybody panicked, and the rest of the group members decided that the best thing to do was to put her under the mattress inside the foundation, which is that surface that the mattress rests on, surrounded by wood. I used to think, and maybe it is true, I'm not sure that it was put there so you wouldn't lose things under the bed, but that's probably not the purpose of it. But weeks later, someone in the group actually started feeling bad about it, imagine that, and they called the hotel, it's not the Hilton, by the way. And they told the office staff that they were there three weeks prior, that they had a friend that became unconscious and then in a panic, they placed her under the mattress, so of course, management has to investigate this, they're not going to be like, Okay, whatever.    (07:03)•   It's kind of strange, when I look back at some of the different deaths that have happened in hotels. A lot of celebrities have been found dead in hotel rooms, which is kind of interesting, and I don't think in those cases that they're there to avoid making a mess, I think that they're probably on tour and just happened to be where they were. For example, Whitney Houston, she was found in February of 2012, she was 48 years old, and she was at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. But she was found in the bath tub in a foot of water and her death was ruled a drug overdose. I believe they said that it was accidental, that she was taking several different medications to help her sleep, but she was at the Beverly Hilton. Anna Nicole Smith, she was found in 07, and she was 39 years old. She was at the Seminal Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale. Her death was also ruled a drug overdose. And so going back, John Belushi, he was one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. He was found in the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, CA.,  he was only 33. (10:25)•   In 1938, there was a story about a female that fell from a ninth story window, the medical examiner was unable to determine if it was an accident or suicide. And in 1939, another male fell from the building. Also the same year, another gentleman was found dead in his room after ingesting poison. In 1940, there was a female who died after ingesting poison. Many people again, who jump out the window, in 44 someone died after jumping out the seventh floor window. So then we had a 10-year span where nothing happened. But in 54, another female died after jumping from the seventh floor window, and she landed on top of the marquee. And then in 62, someone jumped from the eighth floor... In 62 again, someone jumped from the ninth floor. And the interesting part that I read about this is that her and her spouse were arguing, he left the room, went downstairs, and when she jumped out the window, she landed on top of of him. (16:33)CONNECT WITH JULIE MATTSON:• Website: https://pushinguplilies.com• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pushinguplilies

Drinks Adventures
Dan Aykroyd, vodka advocate and entertainer

Drinks Adventures

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 21:53


It's not every day one of the Blues Brothers serenades you down the phone line. But that's how things play out in the opening episode of Season 14 of Drinks Adventures, as we head to Ontario, Canada, to talk with actor, musician and comedian Dan Aykroyd. Dan is on the show primarily to talk about vodka, specifically Crystal Head Vodka, the brand he founded in 2008, long before the recent groundswell of Hollywood actors getting into the distilling business. We also get an update on his business interests in Canadian wine, and the challenges of launching the new Ghostbusters film during the pandemic. And I took the opportunity to ask Dan his thoughts on Belushi, the documentary on his late friend and collaborator, John Belushi, released in 2020.

BADLANDS: SPORTSLAND
John Belushi: Punk Rock Riots, Chicago Street Brawls, and Missions from God

BADLANDS: SPORTSLAND

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 36:36 Very Popular


John Belushi may have been one of the funniest comedians of his generation, but he wasn't just a funny guy. He was a rock star. He partied with the Stones, fronted a world-class band of R&B legends, and was responsible for a punk rock riot in Rockefeller Center. He drew the ire of street gangs in Chicago, attempted to steal a boat with his blues brother, and performed one of his final episodes of Saturday Night Live on death's door. Everything was heightened. The stakes. The laughs. The sensory overload of lights, camera, action. He worked hard, and played harder. And when it all came to a crashing halt in a Hollywood bungalow, one question remained: Was John Belushi's death the result of foul play?Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts to hear new episodes of Hollywoodland each Wednesday. As a bonus, Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 episodes of Badlands: Hollywoodland on-demand right now at amazon.com/badlands.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Car Guy Confessions
E40 EV Dodge Charger's Fake Engine Sounds, Sneaking onto Universal Studios Backlot to Shoot Ghostbusters, CA 2035 New Gas Car Ban

Car Guy Confessions

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 52:41


With Jeff Smith, Steve Strope and Cam Benty Presented by ARP With new California guidelines requiring no new sales of gas cars in 2035…the Car Guys give their input while getting flex alerts reminding people not to charge their cars during peak hours. Jeff and Steve share stories of deer crossings, while Cam does the antler dance.  Hear the horrible fake exhaust sound of the new EV Dodge Charger Daytona SRT all-electric muscle car aka The Wraith, and subscription-based options on BMWs.  The Car Guys share their confessions including Cam sneaking onto the Universal Studios lot for a Ghostbusters car photoshoot, pumpkin car bowling, John Belushi stealing a Half Track, Steve driving under a semi-truck and Jeff asks; Dude, Where's My Car? At the end, we have a special memorial tribute to car magazine pioneers Steve Stillwell and “Too Tall” Pat Ganahl. Visit www.arp-bolts.com for all of your engine fastener and hardware needs. Subscribe to Classic Truck Performance, All-Chevy Performance, and Modern Rodding magazines and the rest of In the Garage Media's content at www.inthegaragemedia.com. For more automotive videos and TV shows, visit Auto Revolution at www.autorevolution.tv Get the parts and gear seen on our videos www.amazon.com/shop/autorevolution Watch episodes on Amazon Prime and Tubi TV www.amazon.com/v/autorevolution

Booked On Rock with Eric Senich
Episode 81 | Brian J. Kramp ["This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick"]

Booked On Rock with Eric Senich

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 91:44


"This band has no past" was the first line of the farcical biography printed on the inner sleeve of Cheap Trick's first album, but the band, of course, did have a past—a past that straddles two very different decades: from the tumult of the sixties to the anticlimax of the seventies, from the British Invasion to the record industry renaissance, with the band's debut album arriving in 1977, the year vinyl sales peaked.“This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick”, featuring a foreword by Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, tells the story of a bar band from the Midwest—the best and weirdest bar band in the Midwest— and how they doggedly pursued a most unlikely career in rock'n'roll. It traces every gnarly limb of the family tree of bands that culminated in Cheap Trick, then details how this unlikely foursome paid their dues—with interest—night after night, slogging it out everywhere from high schools to bars to bowling alleys to fans' back yards, before signing to Epic Records and releasing two brilliant albums six months apart.Drawing on more than eighty original interviews, “This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick” is packed full of new insights and information that fans of the band will devour. How was the Cheap Trick logo created? How did the checkerboard pattern come to be associated with the band? When did Rick Nielsen start wearing a ballcap 24/7? Who caught their mom and dad rolling on the couch? What kind of beer did David Bowie drink? And when might characters like Chuck Berry, Frank Zappa, Don Johnson, Otis Redding, Eddie Munster, Kim Fowley, John Belushi, Jim Belushi, Elvis Presley, Leslie West, Groucho Marx, Robert F. Kennedy, Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, The Coneheads, Tom Petty, Harvey Weinstein, Michael Mann, Linda Blair, Eddie Van Halen, Elvis Costello, Matt Dillon, and Pam Grier turn up? Read “This Band Has No Past” and find out and you may even get an answer to a few of those questions today with our guest Brian J. Kramp.I also ask Brian a question that has nothing to do with Cheap Trick or rock and roll, but the paranormal. Here is what his bio says: "Brian J., short for Brian James, hails from Waukesha, where he was raised in two houses, one across the street from a bowling alley, the other haunted. The bowling alley was the Sunset Bowl, where Cheap Trick were ‘discovered' by Jack Douglas. Douglas also happened to be the name of the ghost: a seven-year-old boy, one of the previous owner's nine children, who fell off the roof of a neighborhood building."In the mid-nineties, Brian attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where it seemed like every other person he met had a great Cheap Trick story and was eager to tell it. The band were legendary in that town, icons already, and for Brian, an ardent rock fan and budding record collector, Cheap Trick pressed all the right buttons. Thirty years and thousands of records later, here we are: Brian is now the proud author of this, his first book, about his favorite band.Brian has lived in Queens, New York, and Austin, Texas, but now resides near Madison with his wife and daughter. He has been a featured host on the long running podcasts Cheap Talk (a podcast devoted to Cheap Trick) with Ken Mills; and Rock and/or Roll, a part of the Pantheon Podcast Network.Purchase a copy of “This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick” through Amazon: www.amazon.com/This-Band-Has-No-Past/dp/1911036874/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=brian+kramp&qid=1662419299&sr=8-2Visit Brian J. Kramp's "This Band Has No Past" blog: https://thisbandhasnopast.blogspot.com/Listen to Brian's podcast Rock And/Or Roll: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rock-and-or-roll/id654789361Listen to a playlist of the music discussed in this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1hLWZemL56WNyvoLilQSez?si=98d0ed9077cd4f14The Booked On Rock Website: www.bookedonrock.comFollow The Booked On Rock with Eric Senich:FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/bookedonrockpodcastTWITTER: https://twitter.com/bookedonrockINSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/bookedonrockpodcast/?hl=enSupport Your Local Bookstore! Find your nearest independent bookstore here: www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finderContact The Booked On Rock Podcast:thebookedonrockpodcast@gmail.comThe Booked On Rock Music: “Whoosh” & “Nasty” by Crowander (www.crowander.com)

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
Peter Riegert Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 165:37


Peter Riegert Live on Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Stories, stories, and more stories, one better than the next, all fantastical! Peter Riegert exceeded my high expectations and that's an exceedingly tall order. Somehow 2 hrs and 45 min flew by in an instant, yet at the same time, we got to know so much about Peter, his life, his work, his thoughts, his heart, and his art. From the Bronx boy playing stickball to marching with Martin, who had a dream, to an underachieving student, teacher, and waiter, Bella Abzug, to improv, War Babies to Peter's first resume and headshot––hysterical story! From Off-Broadway, a Marx Brother, to Mamet, aligning lives and love with Bette Midler, Mash, Coma, to the game changer, Animal House, how he got it, so many stories from there to here… Bette, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Matheson, John Belushi, Karen Allen, Mark Metcalf, Chilly Scenes of Winter, John Heard, an Academy Award nomination, Crossing Delancey, Amy Irving, the pickle man––a chick magnet, Local Hero, how that came to be, what it meant to him, crazy stories, one of which brought a tear or two to both our eyes. Burt Lancaster, with whom he shared a long ago historical memory, to Tony Soprano and how James Gandolfini allowed Peter a searingly horrifying yet graceful exit from The Sopranos to Succession and the Amazon crime drama he begins filming on Friday. We hit highlights of Peter's work, dug deep into the man, and I hope, gained a new friend. As accessible and fun as Animal House's Boon, as charming and emotional as Crossing Delancey's Sam, and as savvy, transformative, and thoughtful as Local Hero's Mac, Peter Riegert is a warm, complex, fiercely talented human whom I've adored since first sight, and respect and appreciate even more now. This time with him was a gift. He's a mensch beyond measure. I so needed the laughs and the eggs. Peter Riegert Live on Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Wednesday, 9/7/22, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET Streamed Live on my Facebook Replay here:
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The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - BEATRICE MAROT - Hollywood Psychic

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 45:16


Hollywood Spiritual Advisor - Beatrice Marot has been a spiritual advisor in Hollywood for the past twenty years. She specializes in helping people develop their natural talents based on their Astrological birth chart. She uses an Indian System of Astrology called "Jyotish" which means "The Science of Light." This system focuses more on one's Karma or life lessons and Dharma or life purpose. Beatrice is prolific in many arts of divination including channeling, dream interpretation, the Tarot, visualization, communication with the Spirit Realm and the source of all intuition - the "Goddess" within. The Goddess concept, a cornerstone of Marot's work, represents the feminine, receptive and creative principal within each of us and how to awaken the Goddess energy to bring greater joy, prosperity and healing into our lives. Celebrity clients include Robert De Niro, Robin Wright, Billy Zane, Michelle Rodriguez, Governor Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Her upcoming book, "Movie Stars, Mobsters, Merlin and Me" explains in detail her unusual connection with the other side and in particular the ongoing communication she has had since 1996 with many celebrated souls including John Belushi, Lenny Bruce, Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur, John Lennon, John Houston, Sam Peckinpah and Producer Marvin Worth. Her reality is a life of having a foot in both worlds which she reveals in detail in her book that she calls . . . "Stories of Love written from Above." Her latest celebrity contacts are the late great Johnny Carson who came through with a message for Dick Clark that prompted the iconic music legend to call her and the most famous voice in the world . . . the man known as "The Voice of God" Don La Fontaine who has been making the rounds since March of 2010 using Beatrice's telepathic skills to touch the lives of both friends and strangers in a very dynamic way. - www.goddesscentral.comTo listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv*** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com

80s TV Ladies
Scarecrow and Ms. Eugenie Ross-Leming

80s TV Ladies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 68:08


Susan and Sharon sit down with the co-creator of “Scarecrow & Mrs. King” - Eugenie Ross-Leming - to get some real behind-the-scenes insight on the Kate Jackson action comedy, feminism in television, and managing long-term success in Hollywood. The discussion includes… - Eugenie's early years with the legendary improvisation troupe Second City, where she performed with the likes of John Belushi, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray. - Writing for Norman Lear on the ground-breaking late-night serials “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” starring Louise Lasser and creating “Fernwood 2 Night” starring Martin Mull and Fred Willard. - How she and writing partner Brad Buckner first pitched “Scarecrow & Mrs. King” to CBS -- and failed to sell it – only to have their luck change when junior executive Carla Singer was promoted and brought them back for another shot. - Working with Kate Jackson and the last-minute casting of Bruce Boxleitner. - Details on the wild days of producing the “Scarecrow” pilot – and her and Brad's decision to leave the highly successful hit series they created.Along the way, we'll hear about the importance of staying true to your vision, the lessons learned over a forty-year career that spans “Scarecrow” to “Lois & Clark” to “Supernatural” -- and the sustaining power of two of the most important relationships in her life: her longtime writing partner Brad Buckner, and her husband, Director and Producer Robert Singer. Join us as we go in-depth with a TV legend and creative powerhouse: Eugenie Ross-Leming.AUDIO-OGRAPHYEugenie Ross-Leming: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0743935Scarecrow Facebook fansite: https://www.facebook.com/scarecrowandmrs.kingMrs. King Chronicles: http://www.mkcpodcast.comWhen Women Invented Television by Jennifer Keishin Armstronghttps://www.amazon.com/When-Women-Invented-Television-Powerhouses/dp/0062973304Ladies of the Evening: Women Characters in Prime-Time Television by Diana M. Meehan https://www.amazon.com/Ladies-Evening-Characters-Prime-Time-Television/dp/0810816342For more information or to download a transcript of this podcast, visit our website: https://80stvladies.comDon't miss out on everything 80s TV Ladies. Sign up for our mailing list! - http://eepurl.com/h1YPWH

SNL Nerds
SNL Nerds – Bonus Episode – Neighbors (1981) on the Fade Out podcast with Rob Kelly

SNL Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 83:12


Howdy Neighbor! We're dropping this special bonus episode of the SNL Nerds recent appearance on the Fade Out podcast where they discuss the life of John Belushi and his final film, Neighbors. Along with Fade Out host, Rob Kelly, the nerds dive deep into this infamous, bizarre, mostly forgotten film and all the behind-the-scenes drama that went along with it. John Belushi! Dan Aykroyd! Cathy Moriarty! The director of "Rocky"! How could this go wrong? How DID this go wrong? Find out on an all new SNL Nerds, BONUS EPISODE EDITION! Celebrate over 200 episodes of SNL Nerds by backing our Patreon!

The Fire and Water Podcast Network
Fade Out - John Belushi

The Fire and Water Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 102:40 Very Popular


Fade Out
Fade Out - John Belushi

Fade Out

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 102:41


FADE OUTEpisode 19 - John Belushi's NEIGHBORS with special guests Darin Patterson and John Trumbull from the SNL NERDS podcast.Have a question or comment? Looking for more great content? E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Follow FADE OUT on Twitter: @FadeOutPod Theme by Luke Daab: https://www.daabcreative.comYou can find FADE OUT on these podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fade-out/id1536486950 Amazon Music Spotify StitcherThis podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page – https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Support The Fire & Water Podcast Network on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fwpodcasts Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcastsThanks for listening!

Let‘s Read Spider-Man Podcast
Marvel Team Up 52 53 54 Annual 1 : Hulk Captain America Batroc Uncanny X-Men Woodgod The Nest

Let‘s Read Spider-Man Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 23:57


Episode114. James B and Eddie tackle four Marvel Team Ups featuring Captain America and the Hulk.  Also Eddie names his third favorite person to have tea with, a Marvel Team Up requires the longest editor note of all time, and Eddie learns about John Belushi.   (01:12) From December of 1976 Stan Lee Presents Marvel Team Up 52 featuring Spider-Man and Captain America in “The Trial of the Wraith”  by Mantlo, Buscema and Esposito   (04:46) From December of 1976 Stan Lee Presents Marvel Team Up Annual 1 featuring Spider-Man and the Uncanny X-Men in “The Lords of Light and Darkness”  by Mantlo, Buscema and Esposito   (07:25) From January of 1977 Stan Lee Presents Spider-Man and the Hulk together in Marvel Team Up 53 “Nightmare in New Mexico”  by Bill Mantlo, John Bryne and Frank Giacoia   (10:47) From February of 1977 Stan Lee Presents Marvel Team Up 54 featuring Spider-Man and the Hulk in “Spider in the Middle!”  by Mantlo, Byrne and Esposito   (15:45) Eddie pushes hard in support of a Sponsor   Theme Music by Jeff Kenniston,  Sponsor Bassline by Eddie.  Hulk's acting coach was Irving Forbush. This Episode Edited by Eddie and Embellished by James B. Most Sound effects and music generously provided royalty free by www.fesliyanstudios.com except for any of the following if used: Squaks, Pouring Water, Wolf Sounds, Door Entering, Cough, Goofy Beeps and Tea Kettle by https://www.zapsplat.com/ Phone and Ambulance by freesoundslibrary, Record Scratch and Jet Take Off by Sound Effects Factory, Sexy Music by BenSound, Goblin Glider by Hollywood Edge, Gameshow music by Misc with permission, and and Eddie's laugh by Eddie. Check out all the episodes on letsreadspiderman.podbean.com or wherever you get your podcasts! Find the podcasts on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoKSfjDVKvj5C5lkjQvUByA/?sub_confirmation=1 and proudly be one of our first subscribers.   Stay Tuned for our next Let's Read Spider-Man episode where Spider-Man encounters a character Eddie dressed up for on Halloween, here's a hint, it wasn't the Punisher…

All 80's Movies Podcast
Neighbors (1981)

All 80's Movies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 96:29


"Lock the doors... here come the Neighbors." In this week's episode we discuss John Belushi's final film, the comedy 'Neighbors' also starring Dan Aykroyd and Cathy Moriarty. Directed by John G. Avildsen. Based on the book by Thomas Berger. Neighbors - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082801/?ref_=tttg_tg_tt Neighbors trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUO1OugYbRk Neighbors - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1014804-neighbors Bill's Letterboxd Ratings: https://letterboxd.com/bill_b/list/bills-all-80s-movies-podcast-ratings/

Open Tabs
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) S3E19

Open Tabs

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 83:01


Disclaimer: You may hear a fire alarm in the background at certain points. You may not. Thank goodness for high quality mics. Apologies if it annoys you, we pushed through. On this episode we discuss the 1978 John Landis directed classic starring an ensemble cast including John Belushi, Tim Matheson, and Donald Sutherland National Lampoon's Animal House. This film, which is currently streaming on Peacock, was indeed genre defining and holds up amazingly well. The misadventures of Delta house at Faber College led to alot of the films we know and love today both directly and indirectly and we discuss it all. We hope you enjoy this episode. If so let us know by liking, subscribing, and commenting. We at #theopentabspodcast certainly appreciate it!

SNL (Saturday Night Live) Stats
SNL Stories: Tom "Bones" Malone

SNL (Saturday Night Live) Stats

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 40:57


Welcome back to SNL Stories, our interview podcast series where The SNL Network catches up with SNL alumni from all eras of the show! Our next guest is Tom "Bones" Malone, who was a member of the original SNL band from 1975-1980, the Musical Director of the band from 1981-1985, and a member of David Letterman's band for many years. Malone joins us ahead of this weekend's Blues Brother Con to tell us some great stories about his time at SNL and how he helped create the Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. To get tickets to the upcoming Blues Brothers Con on August 19th & 20th: https://www.jolietprison.org/blues-brothers-con/ ----- Welcome to the official SNL Network podcast feed, where you will hear audio from our weekly roundtables discussing all things SNL. Podcast hosts, journalists that cover the show, and superfans will look back at the entire history of Saturday Night Live and talk about how the legacy of Season 47 compares to all eras of the show. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@thesnlnetwork) and subscribe on YouTube thesnlnetwork to never miss an episode! Catch up on other interviews: Just for Laughs Red Carpet Interviews (Aug 4, 2022) Chris Redd on Season 47 (June 24, 2022) SNL Stories: Mitchell Kriegman (June 15, 2022) SNL Stories: Production Designer Keith Raywood (April 1, 2022) SNL Stories: Cast Member Dean Edwards (Dec 1, 2021) SNL Stories: Judy Belushi Pisano (Nov 5, 2021) SNL Cast Member Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Aug 10, 2021) SNL Director Don Roy King (May 4, 2021) SNL Stats Roundtable with Gary Kroeger (Apr 6, 2021)

Someone's Favorite Movie
61. Wired (the infamous Belushi biopic)

Someone's Favorite Movie

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 49:21


Bob Woodward/ the genius of John Belushi (6:40)/ how do you make this movie work? (9:00)/ The singing talents of Michael Chiklis (16:30)/ The outrage in the plot (22:44)/ Ray Sharkey (33:14)/ do we recommend this? (39:00)

Indie Film Hustle® Podcast Archives: Film Directing
IFH Film Directing Archive: Billie Eilish and Truth to Filmmaking with RJ Cutler

Indie Film Hustle® Podcast Archives: Film Directing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 61:52


Our guest today, RJ Cutler opened up 2021 with his raw, emotional and remarkable new documentary Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry. He's a phenomenal documentary and TV director and producer with nearly thirty years of experience in the business. The $2 million dollars documentary film which was directed, written, and produced by Cutler centered around singer-songwriter teen sensation and Grammy Award artist, Billie Eilish --- Revealing the creation process of Eilish's debut studio album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'The very intimate telling of Eillish's solid support system and family, navigating the ropes of the music fame as a young artist depicted unconventionally and astoundingly.From college, Cutler started off as a theater director in New York for nine years until he transitioned to filmmaking in 1993 with his debut film, The War Room. The film follows James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, at first during the New Hampshire primary, and then mostly in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Clinton campaign headquarters. Producing the film, he was able to combine his journalism and theater directing backgrounds. It turned out to be a great success and earned an Oscar award.He's taken on great subject matters and big presences in his documentaries; the likes of legendary John Belushi, Anna Wintour, or Dick Cheney.Belushi, released in 2020, examines the too-short life of comedian, actor and musician, John Belushi, original SNL cast member, using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after John Belushi's death.Cutler credits his storytelling to the ability to connect the subject to the processes. People's desire to have their story told, especially in documentaries, transcends the technicalities of making a documentary.Other well-known films or shows from Cutler are, The September Issue (2009), Thin (2006), and Dear… (2020)Dear... profiles game-changing icons and the people whose lives they've inspired.Inspired by Apple's groundbreaking “Dear Apple” ad for the Apple Watch, Dear... is an inventive approach to biographies of the influential people who are shaping culture and society today using letters that fans have written to them. Dear... focuses on key moments from subjects' lives and their work that has profoundly impacted not only the individuals who have written letters, but the world at large.All episodes are available to watch now on the Apple TV app with an Apple TV+ subscription.We talked a lot about Cutler's journey in the industry and how he landed the project to direct the first TELL ALL of the coolest 19-year-old in the US right now.Enjoy my enlightening conversation with RJ Cutler.

Citizen Critic
Introducing BADLANDS Season 5: HOLLYWOODLAND

Citizen Critic

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 1:30


Which muscled action star ran a jewelry theft ring as a teenager in Hawaii? How did a critically-acclaimed actor get chewed out by the public and the police for a scandalous cannibalism kink? And which heiress turned actress found herself firing a submachine gun when she was kidnapped and brainwashed by a terrorist organization? Discover the details behind these unbelievable but true stories in an all-new season of Badlands: Hollywoodland. This season of Badlands dives deeper into the shady characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of Drew Barrymore, Charlie Sheen, Danny Trejo, John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a The Rock. Listen to new episodes of Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now exclusively on Amazon Music at amazon.com/badlands.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Curious Creatures
Introducing BADLANDS Season 5: HOLLYWOODLAND

Curious Creatures

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 1:30


Which muscled action star ran a jewelry theft ring as a teenager in Hawaii? How did a critically-acclaimed actor get chewed out by the public and the police for a scandalous cannibalism kink? And which heiress turned actress found herself firing a submachine gun when she was kidnapped and brainwashed by a terrorist organization? Discover the details behind these unbelievable but true stories in an all-new season of Badlands: Hollywoodland. This season of Badlands dives deeper into the shady characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of Drew Barrymore, Charlie Sheen, Danny Trejo, John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a The Rock. Listen to new episodes of Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now exclusively on Amazon Music at amazon.com/badlands.

Coast to Coast Hoops
Introducing BADLANDS Season 5: HOLLYWOODLAND

Coast to Coast Hoops

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 1:30


Which muscled action star ran a jewelry theft ring as a teenager in Hawaii? How did a critically-acclaimed actor get chewed out by the public and the police for a scandalous cannibalism kink? And which heiress turned actress found herself firing a submachine gun when she was kidnapped and brainwashed by a terrorist organization? Discover the details behind these unbelievable but true stories in an all-new season of Badlands: Hollywoodland. This season of Badlands dives deeper into the shady characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of Drew Barrymore, Charlie Sheen, Danny Trejo, John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a The Rock. Listen to new episodes of Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now exclusively on Amazon Music at amazon.com/badlands.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Mysterious Mr. Epstein
Introducing BADLANDS' Newest Season

The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:33 Very Popular


Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world's most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. New episodes dive deeper into the notorious characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These and many more.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. wondery.fm/MME_BadlandsS5See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Death of a Starlet
Introducing BADLANDS' Newest Season

Death of a Starlet

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:33


Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world's most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. New episodes dive deeper into the notorious characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These and many more.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. wondery.fm/DoaS_BadlandsS5See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
Tim Matheson Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 65:43


If you look up “fun,” it'll take you right to this thing right here. Exceeding my high expectations, Tim Matheson is even more gorgeous, charming, intelligent, animated, accessible, and fabulous than I could've imagined. Don't think I've ever had more fun at 11 in the morning. Squeezing us in on a busy day of meetings, and a table read for Netflix's #1 smash, Virgin River, which Tim both stars in, and oft directs, he was relaxed, gave us his full attention, energy, passion, and focus, and, what a treat it was after all these years of adoring him. We jumped into Animal House, how it went down, how he got it, what almost was, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Peter Reigert, Karen Allen, Mark Metcalf, who, thanks to his extreme kindness, introduced me to Tim, making today possible. We circled back through this Burbank boys' start, My Three Sons, Leave it to Beaver, voicing Jonny Quest, the Western years, Bonanza, The Virginian, co-starring with Kurt Russell in The Quest, opposite Henry Fonda, and Lucille Ball in Yours, Mine and Ours, studying at every turn, including a year of Improv, leading to the big stretch, comedy and portraying the good bad boy, working with Landis and then Speilberg and again Belushi in 1941. All the while absorbing and honing his craft, whilst learning from the masters. We talked The West Wing, composer Snuffy Walden, our 2 degrees, Aaron Sorkin, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen, Tommy Schlamme, the brilliance, professionalism, and frenetic pace. With our time swiftly waning we touched on This Is Us and landed on VIrgin River, currently readying to roll on Season 5, as I and many binge the just dropped Season 4. I could've talked with Tim all day and still have longed for more. What a great spirit! Such joie de vivre, not to mention ridiculously easy on the eyes, ears, and I suspect, all five senses. Put it all together- it was FUN! Two thumbs way up. Tim Matheson Live on Game Changers With Vicki Abelson *** Wednesday, 8/3/22, 11 am PT, 2 pm ET*** Streamed Live on my Facebook Replay here:
https://bit.ly/3JsAJK5 All BROADcasts, as podcasts, also available on iTunes apple.co/2dj8ld3 Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fla tunein bit.ly/2gGeItj Also on iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, Voox, OwlTail, Backtracks, PlayerFM, Himalaya, Podchaser, and Listen Notes Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products, for the best tressed. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/ And, Blue Microphones

Murder in Hollywoodland
Introducing BADLANDS' Newest Season

Murder in Hollywoodland

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:33


Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world's most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. New episodes dive deeper into the notorious characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These and many more.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. wondery.fm/MH_BadlandsS5See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dying For Sex
Introducing BADLANDS' Newest Season

Dying For Sex

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:33


Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world's most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. New episodes dive deeper into the notorious characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These and many more.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. wondery.fm/DfS_BadlandsS5See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Young Charlie by Hollywood & Crime
Introducing BADLANDS' Newest Season

Young Charlie by Hollywood & Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:33


Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world's most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. New episodes dive deeper into the notorious characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These and many more.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. wondery.fm/YC_BadlandsS5See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Wonderland Murders by Hollywood & Crime
Introducing BADLANDS' Newest Season

The Wonderland Murders by Hollywood & Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:33


Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world's most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. New episodes dive deeper into the notorious characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These and many more.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. wondery.fm/TWM_BadlandsS5See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Over My Dead Body
Introducing BADLANDS' Newest Season

Over My Dead Body

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:33


Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world's most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. New episodes dive deeper into the notorious characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These and many more.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. wondery.fm/OMDB_BadlandsS5See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Hollywood & Crime
Introducing BADLANDS' Newest Season

Hollywood & Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:33


Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world's most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. New episodes dive deeper into the notorious characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These and many more.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. wondery.fm/BDSK_BadlandsS5See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Death In Entertainment
Episode 44 - The Life of Robin Williams Pt. 1: Comedy

Death In Entertainment

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 93:06


In part one of our deep dive into the life of comedic legend Robin Williams, we explore the highs and lows of his early career: from his rise through the comedy ranks and becoming a TV Superstar to his ongoing battle with drug addiction (which led him to hanging out in John Belushi's bungalow the morning he died). That's this week on Death in Entertainment! 

Spy Affair
Introducing BADLANDS' Newest Season

Spy Affair

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:33


Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world's most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. New episodes dive deeper into the notorious characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. These and many more.Follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. wondery.fm/SA_BadlandS5See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Morning Meeting
Episode 98: Terminally Hip? An “S.N.L.” Writer Shares His Story

Morning Meeting

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 33:23


This week, Ashley and Mike are joined by three terrific conversationalists: James Wolcott, Marie Brenner, and Alan Zweibel. James gets us up to speed on director Michael Mann's heart-thumping novel-sequel to his film masterpiece Heat, while Marie takes us inside her riveting new book about how one of New York City's great hospitals battled and survived the coronavirus siege. Finally, Alan Zweibel, a founding writer of Saturday Night Live and the man behind John Belushi's samurai sketches, stops by to talk about what happens when “hip” takes on a very different meaning. It's an episode you won't want to miss.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

BADLANDS: SPORTSLAND
Introducing BADLANDS Season 5: HOLLYWOODLAND

BADLANDS: SPORTSLAND

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 1:46


Which muscled action star ran a jewelry theft ring as a teenager in Hawaii? How did a critically-acclaimed actor get chewed out by the public and the police for a scandalous cannibalism kink? And which heiress turned actress found herself firing a submachine gun when she was kidnapped and brainwashed by a terrorist organization?Discover the details behind these unbelievable but true stories in an all-new season of Badlands: Hollywoodland. This season of Badlands dives deeper into the shady characters of Tinseltown than ever before, featuring the insane true stories of Drew Barrymore, Charlie Sheen, Danny Trejo, John Belushi, Armie Hammer, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes, Patty Hearst, and Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a The Rock.Listen to new episodes of Badlands beginning August 3 wherever you get your podcasts, or binge the entire new season exclusively on Amazon Music at amazon.com/badlands.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Weekend Superstars with George Molton & John McHugh

The legendary Greg Austin talks about his music career, athletic career, getting sober and even playing with John Belushi. This man has done it all!

Second Citizens
Murphy Dunne

Second Citizens

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 53:49


Murphy Dunne (Chicago,1967-70) is a man of many talents who started out playing piano at the Second City before quickly moving to the stage. He had the unique experience of writing satire in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention/riots. Unlike his castmates, Murphy had the added pressure of being the son of the Cook County Commissioner at the time. While he was at the Second City, he met fellow music lover John Belushi and began a friendship that would lead to Murphy becoming part of the Blues Brothers Band. This is just the tip of the iceberg of this man's amazing career, which also includes starting the Chicago Blues festival and being a member of the legendary San Francisco comedy troupe "The Committee". I think you will be as charmed as we were as Murphy Shares some of his amazing experiences with us. 

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
Carl Gottlieb Encore

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 117:11 Very Popular


GGACP celebrates the summer season (and July's upcoming Shark Week) with this ENCORE of an interview with screenwriter-director Carl Gottlieb, the writer of everyone's favorite summer blockbuster, 1975's “Jaws." In this episode, Carl discusses his work on "Jaws 2" and "Jaws 3-D," the ingenuity of Steven Spielberg, the effectiveness of “unseen horror” and the many challenges of bringing the original “Jaws” to the screen. Also, John Belushi spoofs Richard Dreyfuss, Groucho guest hosts “Music Scene,” Ringo battles the Abominable Snowman and Carl and Steve Martin team up for “The Jerk.” PLUS: “The Absent-Minded Waiter”! “Son of the Invisible Man”! The Smothers Brothers vs. CBS! Sterling Hayden vs. the I.R.S.! And “The Jaws Log: The Musical”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Normal Lies
The Power of American Culture, & The Aftermath of September 11th, with Mitchell Fink

Normal Lies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 31:03


Episode 56. “It's our culture that cannot be denied. Whether it's music, whether it's motion pictures, whether it's television, the creativity in America is unbelievable.”Mitchell Fink returns for part two of his conversation with Linda. In this  episode, Mitchell not only shares more of his experiences as a celebrity reporter, but how fame and celebrity has changed over the years.Mitchell also talks about the impact American culture had had on the rest of the world and his insight into the September 11th attack, the subsequent clean up and its devastating effects. Mitchell Fink is a New York Times Bestselling author, an internationally recognized journalist, a columnist at the New York Daily News, People magazine, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, as well as an on-air correspondent at CNN, FOX, CBS, and "Access Hollywood." Mitchell is also the New York Times Bestselling author of NEVER FORGET: AN ORAL HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. His other published books include THE LAST DAYS OF DEAD CELEBRITIES, which chronicles the last days and weeks in the lives of fifteen very famous people, including John Lennon, John Belushi, Orson Welles, Lucille Ball, and Tupac Shakur.  And,  CHANGE OF HEART, the racially charged love story about a black man who was transplanted with the heart of a white woman.Tune in to see Mitchell hosting the upcoming show, Celebrity POV. On the show, he will shine a spotlight on issues and current events across politics, business, entertainment, sports, and the burgeoning cryptosphere. Online audiences can ask questions and interact directly with guests during the approximately one-hour live, unfiltered broadcasts. The twice-monthly show, streaming alternating Wednesdays at 7 PM ET will debut summer of 2022. Celebrity POV will appear on the Fireside multimedia platform founded by Falon Fatemi and Mark Cuban, and will also stream live on TruthDAO's YouTube channel.Be sure to connect with Mitchell on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to get the latest updates on when this show will debut.What came up for you as a result of this conversation?  Let Linda know by going to Normal-Lies.com and leave a review.  Linda reads every one and every month, she chooses one review to read on air.  Who knows, she may choose yours!If you have a question or a topic you'd like addressed on an upcoming episode, go to Normal-Lies.com and click the contact page to send Linda a message. Or, click on the microphone icon at the bottom right of the page to leave a voicemail. For information about coaching with Linda or to set up a coaching consultation go toBe sure to follow Linda on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linked In.

The Loaded Goat
Andy and Don

The Loaded Goat

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 27:16


Daniel de Visé, author of "Andy and Don," joins us to discuss the book and his memories of Don Knotts.

The Sync Report
S2 Ep10: The Sync Report | John Eyres

The Sync Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 106:25


John Eyres spoke to us about sneaking into the theatre as a kid in Manchester, working with his son Paul Eyres on the film "Fairytale" and employing optimism and British humor when telling tragic stories. John's son, film producer Paul Eyres proudly recounts seeing his father go from delivering bread for a living to opening a store which would turn into the biggest film provider in Wales.  Guest host Rod Smith, Senior Executive at 108 Media, shared his own experience working his way up in the film industry starting in VHS and DVD retail. Find out what John and our host and the Godmother of Indie film, Rose Ganguzza think of Rotten Tomatoes, whether it is more important to make money from your movie or to get critical reviews, the dominance of the North American versus the International film market and how the independent film industry has evolved over time.  John spoke in depth about his upcoming film “Fairytale,” starring our host Colin O'Donghue, John Belushi & Archie Panjabi; the story of an Irish comedian in New York who falls in love with an American bartender. He is consulting with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Donovan for the film's music! “Matchstick Man” is the true story of Johnny Owen, a boxer who kept fighting despite being ridiculed constantly for his unusual build. While both stories involve tragedy, John is confident that viewers will not leave feeling morose. Why does John believe that naivete can be a weapon for creatives? Why did Mike Tyson visit Johnny Owen's (the Matchstick Man's) grave?  Listen to the podcast to find out! John Eyeres IMDB Music. Music is the difference between a good film and a great one. Songs included in This Episode are: Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (Lowry's song) by Brian and Michael Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley  All I have to do is Dream by The Everly Brothers Catch The Wind By Donovan SYNC SESSIONS Featuring: A Swirl of Madness by Cake without Candles  Lights are Bright by Da Fingaz Rujevit by Stary Olsa 2 Sense  Music presents The Sync Report, where you will meet industry experts and top level songwriters as we pull the curtain back on music placement and scores, build vital relationships and provide real opportunities to our listeners. Listen to indie filmmakers present their latest productions and describe specific scenes as they consider music submitted by our audience. Please tell your friends about us, and remember to rate, comment, & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and across all platforms.  And find us at The Sync Report here TSR Website  Facebook  Instagram Twitter Youtube Linkedin Tik Tok  TSR PODCAST is.... Hosted By: COLIN O'DONOGHUE - ROSE GANGUZZA - JASON P ROTHBERG Featuring: MILFREDO SEVEN - KEVIN SHARPLEY - PAULA FLACK and WILLOW Produced By: JASON P ROTHBERG - KEVIN SHARPLEY - PAULA FLACK - ROBERT CAPPADONA Executive Producers: COLIN O'DONOGHUE - ROSE GANGUZZA - JASON P ROTHBERG - KEVIN SHARPLEY - GIANFRANCO BIANCHI - DEAN LYON Writers: JASON P ROTHBERG - KEVIN SHARPLEY - LISA DUNN - PAULA FLACK Editors: JASON P ROTHBERG - MILFREDO SEVEN - PAULA FLACK EDGAR “EDGE” CAMEY - ADAM MCNAMARA - MILES JAHNSEN Marketing Director: PAULA FLACK Music Supervisors: DAWN WISNER-JOHNSON - PHILL MASON Music Department: BETH WISNER-JAHNSEN Foley: PHILL MASON Research: LISA DUNN Art Director: GIANFRANCO BIANCHI Graphic Design: JODYLYNN TALEVI  College Programs: DR STACY MONTGOMERY Interns: SAOIRSE CONNOLLY-LANDON KEROUAC-ANGELA NICASTRO-HEATHER RAGNARS

Normal Lies
The Truth Behind Celebrity and Fame, with Mitchell Fink

Normal Lies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 38:17


Episode 55. “Nobody ever took a course in a college or a high school that teaches you how to be famous. So everyone who becomes famous is learning it in real time.”Mitchell Fink is an internationally recognized journalist and a columnist at the New York Daily News, People magazine, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, as well as an on-air correspondent at CNN, FOX, CBS, and "Access Hollywood." Mitchell is also the New York Times Bestselling author of NEVER FORGET: AN ORAL HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. His other published books include THE LAST DAYS OF DEAD CELEBRITIES, which chronicles the last days and weeks in the lives of fifteen very famous people, including John Lennon, John Belushi, Orson Welles, Lucille Ball, and Tupac Shakur.  And,  CHANGE OF HEART, the racially charged love story about a black man who was transplanted with the heart of a white woman.Mitchell discusses with Linda what he has learned about celebrity and fame through his years as a journalist and columnist. Mitchell talks about:his experience around the tragic death of singer, Whitney Houstonhow news outlets handle celebrity obituaries. A hint? They aren't always dead before they're written.the advice he gave Julia Roberts when dealing with journalists and the paparazzihow he got Barbara Streisand, Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone and other celebrities to speak with him the one lie most celebrities struggle with (you probably do too).Linda also shares the announcement that Mitchell will be hosting the upcoming show, Celebrity POV.  On the show, he will shine a spotlight on issues and current events across politics, business, entertainment, sports, and the burgeoning cryptosphere. Online audiences can ask questions and interact directly with guests during the approximately one-hour live, unfiltered broadcasts. The twice-monthly show, streaming alternating Wednesdays at 7 PM ET, will debut summer of 2022. Celebrity POV  will appear on the Fireside multimedia platform founded by Falon Fatemi and Mark Cuban, and will also stream live on TruthDAO's YouTube channel.Be sure to connect with Mitchell on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to get the latest updates on when this show will debut.What came up for you as a result of this conversation?  Let Linda know by going to Normal-Lies.com and leave a review.  Linda reads every one and every month, she chooses one review to read on air.  Who knows, she may choose yours!If you have a question or a topic you'd like addressed on an upcoming episode, go to Normal-Lies.com and click the contact page to send Linda a message. Or, click on the microphone icon at the bottom right of the page to leave a voicemail. For information about coaching with Linda or to set up a coaching consultation go to LiveInspiredLifeCoaching.com.Be sure to follow Linda on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linked In.

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast
The Prequels Are Back! OBI-WAN KENOBI-Behind The Scenes

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 133:19 Very Popular


Chut Chut! We got OBI-WAN KENOBI on the mind as the countdown to next week's season finale is on! We have a media roundup of Hayden Christensen interview highlights that pull back the curtain on some big moments including the Bacta Tank scenes and the voice of Vader. We found him! Our favorite fan at STAR WARS CELEBRATION was Baby Belushi, aka Galactic Bluto, aka Space Jake, and we got him IN THE CANTINA. Chris Sorrentino is an artist, comedian and podcaster who is an uncanny John Belushi look-a-like and huge STAR WARS fan who once infamously appeared on Impractical Jokers! We get to know Chris and have a ton of laughs along the way.

Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis
Laughter is the Best Medicine | S4E53

Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 28:39


Bio:   Shari Short is a patient advocate, a professional in healthcare communications and naturally, a standup comedian. As Senior Director of Insights and Strategy at Bionical Solutions, she has over 20 years of experience in patient education from behavior change to clinical trial recruitment. A developmental psychologist by training, Shari has held positions with the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control, Virginia Department of Health, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and various healthcare marketing firms. Shari received her M.A. in developmental psychology from Columbia University Teachers College.    Shari has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for 14 years. As a Patient Advocate, Shari has shared insights from living with Multiple Sclerosis to the New Jersey statewide advocacy committee of the National MS Society as well as written for their national magazine, Momentum. She incorporated her experience with MS into a sold-out one-woman show called “It's My Mother's MS, I just Have It” and a satire letter series from “The Crazy Cane Lady”. Shari has been featured on multiple podcasts. She has been performing standup comedy since her teen years (read: the 80s) and has opened for performers such as Shawn Colvin and Sandra Bernhard.   Questions:   Welcome to the program, Shari, and thanks so much for joining us on Living Well with MS. You have a very eclectic background, from standup comedy to developmental psychology. Can you tell us a bit about how that all ties together and has helped you forge your current path focused on behavior change? We know humor is important to you, an essential part of your personal and even professional identity. And we'll dig into that in a moment. But first, I'd like to understand your experience with MS. Can you give us a bit of an intro to that, anything you feel comfortable sharing? Was there a point when you developed a philosophy or even a methodology for using humor to cope with some of the challenges of MS? Can you tell our audience about that journey? You've produced a lot of humorous output about MS. Some notable things to mention (incidentally links to many of these can be found in the show notes, so I encourage everyone to have a look): a one woman show called “On My Nerves”; a satirical piece for Momentum, the National MS Society magazine; presentations at the University of Pennsylvania; various podcast appearances, including this one. Do any of these stand out for you, and if so, how? I understand that humor has personally helped you deal with scary situations, reframe your current physical abilities, and not take yourself too seriously. How transferable are these “benefits” to the broader MS community, and how would you advise people who don't have the same organic relationship with humor that you do tap into them? How do you overcome the discomfort some people may feel when you apply a humorous or jokey spin to a “serious” topic such as MS? There's a principle I understand you have called “laughing on purpose”. Can you tell us a little more about that? So I'm getting the sense that humor can be many things as applied to MS: a coping tool, a teaching tool, or even a defense mechanism. What's your best advice for how Joe Q. Public with MS can harness humor to its maximum positive advantage? Thanks so much for being our guest on Living Well with MS, Shari. We are thrilled to learn about the amazing work you're doing to help people with MS ease their burdens and get the most out of life using humor. And I encourage everyone to learn more about you and your work by checking out the links and more in our show notes for this episode. Thanks again, Shari.   Links:   Connect with Shari on LinkedIn Read Shari's humorous piece in Momentum Magazine, the official magazine of the National MS Society Check out Shari's satirical take on pharma marketing Here's a collection of Shari's videos connected to the 2021 Tody Awards Check out selections from Shari's 2011 one-woman show, "It's My Mother's MS, I Just Have It" – clip 1 and clip 2   Coming up next:   Starting June 27, please join us for the 33rd installment of our Living Well with MS Coffee Break series. On this journey into the lives of our global OMS community, we have a special surprise for you – a mystery guest. Their location won't be disclosed until the episode because you'd likely guess who it is it were. But we assure you that you'll relish some of the behind-the-scenes details of this person's life and OMS journey.   Don't miss out:   Subscribe to this podcast and never miss an episode. You can catch any episode of Living Well with MS here or on your favorite podcast listening app. For your convenience, a full episode transcript is also available on all platforms within 72 hours of each episode's premiere. If you like our program, don't be shy and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you tune into the show. And feel free to share your comments and suggestions for future guests and episode topics by emailing podcast@overcomingms.org.   S4E53 Transcript Laughter is the Best Medicine   Geoff Allix (00:00): Welcome to Living Well with MS, the podcast from Overcoming MS, the world's leading multiple sclerosis healthy lifestyle charity, celebrating its 10th year of serving the MS community. I'm your host, Geoff Allix. The goal of our organization and this podcast is to inform, support, and empower people with MS to lead full and happy lives. We're excited you could join us for this new episode.   Make sure to check out this episode's show notes for more information and useful links. You can find these on our website at www.overcomingms.org/podcast or on whichever podcast platform you use to tune into our program. If you enjoy the show, please spread the word about us on your social media channels or leave a review wherever you tune into our podcast. Have questions or ideas to share? Email us at podcast@overcomingms.org or you can reach out to me directly on Twitter, @GeoffAllix. We'd love to hear from you. Finally, don't forget to subscribe to Living Well with MS on your favorite podcast platform so you never miss an episode. And now, let's meet our guest for this episode.   Welcome to the Living Well with MS podcast. This episode is Laughter is the Best Medicine, with guest, Shari Short. Shari is a patient advocate, a professional in healthcare communications, and naturally, a stand-up comedian. As senior director of insights and strategy at Bionical Solutions, she has over 20 years of experience in patient education, from behavior change to clinical trial recruitment. A developmental psychologist by training, Shari has held positions with the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control, Virginia Department of Health, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and various healthcare marketing firms. Shari received her MA in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University Teacher's College.   Shari has been living with multiple sclerosis for 14 years. As a patient advocate, Shari has shared insights from living with multiple sclerosis to the New Jersey Statewide Advocacy Committee of the National MS Society, as well as written for their national magazine, Momentum. She incorporated her experience with MS into a sold-out one-woman show called, It's My Mother's MS, I Just Have It, and a satire letter series from The Crazy Cane Lady. Shari has been featured on multiple podcasts. She had been performing stand-up comedy since her teen years and has opened for performers such as Shawn Colvin and Sandra Bernhard. Welcome to the program, Shari, and thanks so much for joining us on Living Well with MS.   Shari Short (02:34): Thank you for having me.   Geoff Allix (02:37): You have a very eclectic background, from stand-up comedy to developmental psychology. Can you tell us a bit about how that all ties together and has helped you forward your current path focused on behavior change?   Shari Short (02:51): Sure. I mean, doesn't it sound like such a natural path, from stand-up comedy to developmental psychology. It's like a board game, really, it's like a party game. I basically started out really wanting to be in the arts and especially stand-up, I preferred stand-up to acting. I sing, I act, whatever, but stand-up was my favorite. And I for some reason had the guts to start it at 14 years of age when I had braces and was in high school and was able to go into the comedy clubs and just watch, watch and learn. And the older comics there just, they adopted me and took really good care of me. I read John Belushi's book, a book about John Belushi by Woodward, at a young age, and it scared me to have to depend on my sense of humor for finances.   So I said, "Well, I want to have like a solid degree and a solid job and do stand-up." And of course, when you're a teenager, you think that all works. I was eager to at least get academic credentials behind me, so I went to film school, went to NYU, and there I minored in psychology, spent a lot of time during the summers, working with young kids and parents in theater camps, and just absolutely fell in love with... Excuse me... The way that our lives changed when we become parents. And it wasn't me, I was watching people become parents, and I was helping parents and I wasn't even a parent yet. So when I chose developmental psychology for my graduate work, I felt like that's what I'm going to go into. I want to create resources for parents.   I became concerned with... like we talked about Microsoft earlier, I was like, "Are there books for parents on how to use the computer?" I interned with Sesame Street. I was very focused on being creative within this academic psych setting. But once you go to grad school, nothing's really funny, so I stopped doing comedy. I had opened for Sandra Bernhard, I'd opened for Shawn Colvin, I'd had a wonderful time, but you got to commit. If you want to do stand-up, you have to commit and you have to want it, you have to want that life and I preferred giving lectures.   I preferred making the audience laugh that they had to be there, I had to grade them or they had to be graded, they had to show up. And I tipped my hat off to everybody I know that's successful now, that just put in those hours and put in that amount of travel to live the life of a stand-up comic, especially in the 90s, and the early 2000s, because that was way before MS for me, but something I knew I didn't have the stamina for. And I was so nervous to not get paid and have it all depend on my sense of humor, that was a big thing for me.   Geoff Allix (06:14): We'll come back to the humor in a bit because it's obviously an essential part of your personal and professional identity. But first, because this is a Living Well with MS Podcast, we want to understand a bit about your experience with MS. Could you give us a bit of an intro, anything that you feel comfortable sharing about your MS journey?   Shari Short (06:35): Sure. I was diagnosed in the summer of 2008. I had become a runner a year or so before that, and was training pretty intensely for a 10k, and I suddenly had vision loss and pain behind my eye. It presented as the optic neuritis, but I didn't know that. For me it was, "Oh, there's pain, there's my eye, there's my head. Clearly it's a brain tumor." And I panicked and went to the urgent care center and they sent me to the ER, and I got an emergency eye doctor appointment the following morning. And the eye doctor just said, "Oh, this is really classic optic neuritis." And I was like, "Great, give me some eye drops." I didn't know what that meant, and he just kept sitting there and I'm like, "Oh, you have more to tell me, don't you?"   He got me into a pretty quick appointment with a neurologist. And I don't have a slow, drawn-out diagnosis story, like so many. They had a neuroradiologist at my MRI, they saw lesions, I was diagnosed really quickly, all based on that one event with the optic neuritis.   Geoff Allix (07:53): I think there is a difference in different health care systems around the world, it does seem to me the Americans I've spoken to, do get diagnosed typically quite quickly, whereas in the UK we often get diagnosed quite slowly. But on the flip side, we get lots of free medication.   Shari Short (08:10): Yes, it's quite the flip side.   Geoff Allix (08:13): Definitely tradeoffs between the different-   Shari Short (08:13): It's quite the flip side.   Geoff Allix (08:16): If someone were to come up with the best of both worlds, it'd be pretty good. But yeah. Yeah, I would never say anything bad about our system, our system is fantastic.   Shari Short (08:24): I'm a fan of your system.   Geoff Allix (08:25): But yeah, there are downsides to how quickly things happen occasionally, but anyway, we can live with that.   Shari Short (08:30): Yeah [inaudible 00:08:33].   Geoff Allix (08:33): Was there a point when you developed a philosophy or methodology even of using humor to cope with some of the challenges that came up because of MS?   Shari Short (08:45): It was pretty organic, I think, for me to be using my humor to cope. And I just didn't realize how naturally it would be until I was actually in a situation where I had to really tap into my coping skills. At my very first MRI where they diagnosed me, and the neuroradiologist is literally showing me my scan so I'm seeing my skull, the first thing out of my mouth, Geoff, was, "Do I look fat?" Right? It's like, "What?" Like, "Where'd that come from?" Like okay, I'm nervous and I'm processing, and clearly I'm going to try to lighten the mood. And to just see myself consistently doing that, when I got my first handicap tag and I was very sad about it, I remembered I had a dress the same color and I'm like, "I can finally accessorize."   So things were just coming to me in a way to get me off of the morbid train, to get me off of the "Okay, I could really [inaudible 00:09:53] because of this particular situation, but I'm going to find the humor in it." And the more I did that, the more my friends would say to me, "You've got a collection of stuff here. You've got stories, you've got strangers who've said ridiculous things to you, you've got just funny conversations, you've had funny interactions." People would see me, and I didn't mention this before, but eventually after the optic neuritis, eventually I lost feeling on my left side and now I walk with a cane and two leg braces. And I've had people just approach me, like I'm some sort of former athlete and then they'd be like, "Oh, was it soccer?" They just made up sports and they're strangers, I started telling people it was a Quidditch injury.   Geoff Allix (08:45): Well Quidditch is very dangerous. I mean, the altitude and...   Shari Short (10:48): Well, yeah, this is my little PSA. Yeah, so Quidditch causes MS, so yeah. I had a lot of time to not only see how I was using my humor to cope, but also to just see humor in situations. I was watching it unfold and gave myself the project of putting together a one woman show. And in doing so, in writing and in taking every Sunday to just sit and write and write, it was really, it was a deep dive into my own perspective. And from there I did the show, but I also then put together presentations and different types of creative outlets and tools for coping, that could hopefully help other people. Because this is not a mindset that just comes easily to a lot of people.   Geoff Allix (11:39): You've produced a lot of content, which you've touched on there, and it is mentioned in the show notes, so do have a look, there's links to a lot of that content. Some of the things are shows, like On My Nerves, as well as a satirical piece for Momentum, the National MS Society magazine in the States. Presentations at the University of Pennsylvania, various podcast appearances, including this one. Could you tell us if there's any of those experiences that stand out for you?   Shari Short (12:11): The one-woman show was phenomenal, and it was called On My Nerves, but the working title for me was, It's My Mother's MS, I Just Have It, because I had so many stories about how mom was dealing with my diagnosis or dealing with my disease, as opposed to me. And then that dovetailed into how everybody else was dealing with my situation, and the stories that I had on that. To have so many people come out and see that, and then be asked, "Do you want to do this for fringe festivals and stuff like that?" And to have to say, "Actually, no, I can't, that took all the energy I have." It was amazing, I'm glad I had it taped, I'm glad I have my binder. I could do it again, but I couldn't do it on a show basis.   To have a night at the theater where 140 people came out and it was sold out, was a really wonderful way to honor how I've used the humor. And also I got just emails and responses from people with other chronic illnesses, and a lot of people with more silent, hidden chronic illness that were like, "Thank you for that, because you just touched on stuff that no one's talking about, and you did it in a way that was safe." And I just realized that the humor can help people and it's not just helping me. Yeah, and then just the Crazy Cane Lady letter series that I started a couple of years ago was just a little creative advocacy project for me, where I would just write letters, fake letters, very real feelings, but fake letters to different entities, like hotels or restaurants, or back to school night, or Broadway theaters, about how they could be more accommodating to people like me.   I definitely honed in on the cane part of my existence because I see that there are tremendous accommodations, and we could still improve for people in wheelchairs, but the cane, it gets a little middle child treatment sometimes. And there's a ramp that it'll take me a year to get up the ramp on the cane when I could just go up the steps and then be there. So I just feel like there's a lot to learn and people have a lot to learn in terms of event planning and in terms of accommodating people with canes. I did this series of letters during MS Week here in the States, it was in March a couple of years ago. And I made those public, and that took off really nicely. People responded really well to that, and I need to write more of them. I was going to do it again the following year, but the following year was COVID and I just felt like we all had bigger fish to fry than if I can find a bench near a movie theater, right? So I didn't continue with that. I did a video series, like an Oscars version of just thanking different entities within the MS community that have helped me cope. I feel like if I can't perform it or if I can't write it and put it out there in a satirical way, I'm not processing. I don't do the serious stuff and process; it has to be creative for me to feel like it's healing.   Geoff Allix (15:37): You've mentioned that humor's helped you deal with situations you've had and help with your physical abilities and not take yourself too seriously, so how transferable are those benefits to the broader MS community? And how would you advise people to try to tap into that relationship you have with humor?   Shari Short (16:03): Yeah, no, that's a great question. I think that it comes down to the lens that you're seeing life through and the lens that you're seeing your mobility issues through, or whatever it is that MS has affected for you. And the lens I used to see my slow gait and my balance issues, I used to just... Well, I went from being a runner to the negative and it was, "Oh, great. This is what I get, and this isn't fair." And all of those very, very normal feelings, to, "All right, I'm going to rock a cane." Or "All right, with these assistant orthotic devices, they make me look like a Jedi." Or not, they made me look like a storm trooper actually, because they were white.   I also, I have to say I had a small child during this time, so I really felt the need to be creative about what was happening to mommy, because he saw me go from a runner to, I can't walk well, and that kind of pushed me along. There might be something for other people, when they consider, "Well, am I looking through it in the glass half full lens, or am I looking through it in the glass half empty? And what lens am I looking at it through? And are there things that I think are funny that, if I tell people I think they're funny, they're going to judge me?" And I'm here to say, embrace all of it. It's your lens, you're seeing it through. I did a lot of acceptance of dark humor. I did a lot of acceptance of the fact that humor is a language and some people will be put off if you're joking about your condition. And some people will feel like, "Oh, okay, good [inaudible 00:17:53]."   Geoff Allix (17:53): How do you deal with that discomfort if people are not comfortable with you talking in a humorous way about something as serious as MS?   Shari Short (18:03): Sure. Well, it's always know your audience, right? If I'm talking to other people who have MS, to the best of my ability I gauge where they are, like that talk I gave at Penn here in the States, they knew they were logging on to see a comedian, they knew what they were getting, so I wasn't too scared to read the Crazy Cane Lady letters or whatever. But I mean, to this day... look, last week I dealt with COVID and I knew I had COVID not because of a cold or a cough, but because I collapsed, and my husband had to pick me up off the floor. It triggered something in the MS and I'm like, "Oh, I've got a virus that my body wants me to know about."   And I could tell people and I get the "Oh." You know, I get the face. And I'm like, "Yeah, but I didn't hurt myself." Or "Yeah, my husband was right there." Or "My COVID's more fun than your COVID." I feel the need to keep going with the story instead of letting it halt and let them know I'm okay. And not everybody can do that, and I get that. And that's why, when I do workshops or anything like that, I get personal and talk about, "Okay, what's in your toolbox? What can you grab onto at that moment that is going to help you get either through telling the story or through what you're doing?" Almost in a cognitive behavioral way, "What's a great image you have in your head to just move you through the situation?"   And that's all just been because that's worked for me, and I know from research that humor is healing and laughing is really good for the body. There have definitely been situations in my life where the instinct is to cry, but I know it I've always felt better if I set the situation up so I could laugh at it.   Geoff Allix (20:10): You've got a principle, I believe, called laughing on purpose, which you've almost touched on there, I think. But could you tell us a bit of more about that?   Shari Short (20:18): Laughing on purpose?   Geoff Allix (20:19): Yes.   Shari Short (20:22): Laughing on purpose, I mean, when I hear that phrase, I mean, I feel like it's making a conscious choice to keep your sense of humor about you when things are challenging. And that looking at things with humor is not a weakness, it's like, if I don't laugh, I'll cry, that phrase that's out there. It's like if you laugh, it's actually going to help the situation a little bit. And it's for you, it's personal for you. It's not like, "Oh, somebody else is suffering, so laugh at them." I'm only talking about when one is dealing with one's own stuff. That would be horrible advice to give to anybody to just laugh at other people's challenges.   Geoff Allix (21:04): I just think all the best humor is when it's the comedian laughing at themselves, I think that's the funniest humor, isn't it?   Shari Short (21:10): Of course. Yeah, and I felt like sometimes I had to be jostled into it, I had to be jostled back. And I had this wonderful story in the show whereby I got that handicap tag and I was sad about it. And my boss at the time was like, "Well, can I borrow it? I have Springsteen tickets, and I would love to use your handicap tag." Here I was feeling really bad for myself, and then people were like, "You've got the golden ticket." I have this motto or whatever, or this creed or this way of looking at things, like if I don't try to find the humor in this, then I haven't really processed it, like I mentioned before. And it's not a pressure, it's just how can I help myself?   Occasionally they'll be like, "Oh no, no, no, it's not working yet. It's not working yet." And in my toolbox, I have things that make me laugh. I have old Blackadder episodes, I have the best of Bits of Fry and Laurie, I have comedians like David Mitchell and things on the BBC that make me laugh, or American comedians like Kathleen Madigan. And I just go there, I'm like, "They're going to make me laugh and it's going to reset me." The things that are dark, the things that I've had to deal with with MS, the intimate, discreet ways in which the central nervous system wreaks havoc, MS wreaks havoc on it, I don't want to share with everybody, but I've become a little bit more like, "I've got to advocate for me or no one else will."   So if we're all going into a restaurant, I'm like, "Excuse me, but the seat near the bathroom. Yeah, that would be me. That is mine." Right? Yeah. And it's just like, I'm 51 years old, people might think, "Oh, oh, women do that." No, no, no, it is totally because of the MS. But I've just grown a little bit more comfortable with the uncomfortable because I communicate with my humor. And when you have MS, I mean, everybody's got it differently, but there's uncomfortable things about it.   Geoff Allix (23:33): Sense of humor can apply to many things in MS. It can be coping tool, teaching tool, defense mechanism, so just for general member of the public who's got MS, how can they harness humor to make a positive benefit to themselves?   Shari Short (23:55): I think, first of all, you have to ask how you're processing any aspect of where you are in your patient journey, is the term that's used most often. How are you processing? Are you talking about it a lot? Are you thinking about it a lot? Are you down on yourself because of it? Or are you trying to give yourself pep talks? Are you worried about the future? Where are you with it? And then ask yourself in that processing, "Okay, what kind of lens should I look at this through so it's going to help me move forward?"   The toolbox is something I come back to a lot. What makes you laugh, as you, your own person with MS, what makes you laugh is not what makes me laugh, is not what makes everybody else laugh, it's you. So write it down, actually acknowledge your sense of humor. What makes you laugh? And start to collect those things, whether it's books or whether it's links on the internet, whether it's the cat video or the guy who says, "I'm not a cat," to the lawyer, you know those things that went viral last year. There are things that can immediately make you laugh so just be more aware of them because they're tools for you to reset. And I use humor to communicate, not everybody does. You may find in your dealing with MS, that you've got two friends that will get your dark humor, that will get your jokes, or will support you on that, then they're part of your toolbox too.   I've found that I've had, like we talked about earlier, there's people that get uncomfortable or they make faces and I don't stop too long in their party. I just go, "Okay, yeah, yeah, no, I know it sucks." I can't take care of anybody else but me, so I think that's really important, is to just look where you are, what lens are you looking at it through? Where can you find, is there humor in this situation? Do you want to write about it? Do you want to tell a good close friend about it? Do you want to tell your doctor about it? But collect those things, because at other times it's going to make you laugh when no one else knows what you're thinking, and it's going to be part of your own collection of stories that you can go back to and say, "This is how I dealt. This is how I helped myself." Because to find humor in situations, it's not self-defeating, it's empowering.   Geoff Allix (26:26): With that, I'd like to thank you so much for being our guest on Living Well with MS. We're thrilled to learn about the amazing work you've been doing to help people with MS, to ease their burdens and get the most out of life using humor. And I would absolutely encourage everyone to learn more about you and your work by checking out the links in the show notes, they're available on every platform. Have a look at the show notes of the episode. And thank you much for joining us again, Shari.   Shari Short (26:52): Thank you so much for having me, this was great.   Geoff Allix (27:01): Thank you for listening to this episode of Living Well with MS. Please check out this episode's show notes at www.overcomingms.org/podcast. You'll find all sorts of useful links and bonus information there. Do you have questions about this episode or ideas about future ones? Email us at podcast@overcomingms.org. We'd love to hear from you. You can also subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform, so you never miss an episode.   Living well with MS is kindly supported by a grant from The Happy Charitable Trust. If you'd like to support the Overcoming MS charity and help keep our podcast advertising free, you can donate online at www.overcomingms.org/donate. To learn more about Overcoming MS and its array of free content and programs, including webinars, recipes, exercise guides, OMS Circles, our global network of community support groups, and more, please visit our website at www.overcomingms.org. While you're there, don't forget to register for our monthly e-newsletter so you can stay informed about the podcast and other news and updates from Overcoming MS. Thanks again for tuning in and see you next time.   The Living Well with MS family of podcasts is for private, non-commercial use, and exists to educate and inspire our community of listeners. We do not offer medical advice. For medical advice please contact your doctor or other licensed healthcare professional. Our guests are carefully selected, but all opinions they expressed are solely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Overcoming MS charity, its affiliates, or staff.

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 110:48


The crew of Rich, Matt, Bob and Ben return to Casa de Gurley for another episode of VGS.  Join the guys as they dive into Summer of Gaming 2022 coverage, including Sony State of Play, Devolver Digital and Limited Run Games presentations, as well as thoughts on several game announcements.  Other topics discussed include Dirty Work, Can't Hardly Wait, crossed paths of John Belushi and John Candy, and so much more.

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 52:01


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The Next Reel by The Next Reel Film Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 68:41


Great car chases? Check. For this month's member bonus episode, our members voted for a return to great car chases, and of the movies on the list, The Blues Brothers shot to the top. Is it nostalgia that draws us all back to this film over and over again? The great musical performances? Is it that strong a comedy? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we return to our Great Car Chases series to discuss John Landis' 1980 film The Blues Brothers. It's a Member Bonus Episode for Everybody! This is our May member bonus episode. So why are you hearing it? Because once in a while, we like to throw one of our member bonus episodes out for everyone to enjoy as a reminder of the sorts of additional shows you get if you become a member. Please consider becoming a member to support this show. You'll not only be helping us out but you'll get TONS of bonus episodes. Learn more about supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast through your own membership.. We Need to Talk About John Landis. This is the fifth movie of Landis' that we've discussed on the show, yet we've never really brought up the horrific accident on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie during Landis' segment that killed two children and actor Vic Morrow. We figure it's time to have that discussion and see if we can sort out the complexities of artists and art. There isn't an easy answer in general, but it does seem clear that Landis – particularly from the accident and beyond – should be judged more harshly than, say, a director whose criminal activities didn't take place on set. But The Blues Brothers is more than just John Landis... All that aside, a lot of other people were involved in The Blues Brothers, and we're here to celebrate them, notably Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi. Clearly, they share a love for this rhythm and blues music and feel it's important to celebrate the history of the music by including many great performers in the film like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, and John Lee Hooker. Plus, John and Dan as Jake and Elwood Blues seriously know how to perform. But the movie is also an element of its time. Not only do we have the American Nazi party represented (even if it is to mock them), we also have the characters treating the female characters with little respect. It was a misogynistic time, and we certainly feel it here. Looking specifically at why it's in this series (and perhaps not our Couples on the Run series), the car chases are extravagant. Landis spent more than twice the initial budget presented by the studio and a lot of that went into creating some of the biggest car chases with the most cars destroyed than any other movie – even action movies. In fact, its record for the most cars destroyed in a film wasn't broken until this film's not-so-great 1998 sequel. This is one of the eleven films born from Saturday Night Live sketches, and it's generally considered one of the best ones. It's certainly one of the most successful of the bunch. We spend a bit of time digging into the history, success, and longevity of these spinoffs. Is this a film that works for younger generations or is this truly a product of its time that doesn't work that well for people who aren't dads? Well, we both love it but then again, we're both dads. So maybe that's saying something. Then again, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing rose-colored glasses. Hit it. So watch the film then tune in right here or on your favorite podcatcher. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this on Apple or Amazon, or find other places at JustWatch Script Transcript Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd Outrageous Conduct: Art, Ego, and the Twilight Zone Case

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The Blues Brothers • Special Access Member Bonus

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Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 68:41


Great car chases? Check. For this month's member bonus episode, our members voted for a return to great car chases, and of the movies on the list, The Blues Brothers shot to the top. Is it nostalgia that draws us all back to this film over and over again? The great musical performances? Is it that strong a comedy? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we return to our Great Car Chases series to discuss John Landis' 1980 film The Blues Brothers. It's a Member Bonus Episode for Everybody! This is our May member bonus episode. So why are you hearing it? Because once in a while, we like to throw one of our member bonus episodes out for everyone to enjoy as a reminder of the sorts of additional shows you get if you become a member. Please consider becoming a member to support this show. You'll not only be helping us out but you'll get TONS of bonus episodes. Learn more about supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast through your own membership.. We Need to Talk About John Landis. This is the fifth movie of Landis' that we've discussed on the show, yet we've never really brought up the horrific accident on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie during Landis' segment that killed two children and actor Vic Morrow. We figure it's time to have that discussion and see if we can sort out the complexities of artists and art. There isn't an easy answer in general, but it does seem clear that Landis – particularly from the accident and beyond – should be judged more harshly than, say, a director whose criminal activities didn't take place on set. But The Blues Brothers is more than just John Landis... All that aside, a lot of other people were involved in The Blues Brothers, and we're here to celebrate them, notably Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi. Clearly, they share a love for this rhythm and blues music and feel it's important to celebrate the history of the music by including many great performers in the film like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, and John Lee Hooker. Plus, John and Dan as Jake and Elwood Blues seriously know how to perform. But the movie is also an element of its time. Not only do we have the American Nazi party represented (even if it is to mock them), we also have the characters treating the female characters with little respect. It was a misogynistic time, and we certainly feel it here. Looking specifically at why it's in this series (and perhaps not our Couples on the Run series), the car chases are extravagant. Landis spent more than twice the initial budget presented by the studio and a lot of that went into creating some of the biggest car chases with the most cars destroyed than any other movie – even action movies. In fact, its record for the most cars destroyed in a film wasn't broken until this film's not-so-great 1998 sequel. This is one of the eleven films born from Saturday Night Live sketches, and it's generally considered one of the best ones. It's certainly one of the most successful of the bunch. We spend a bit of time digging into the history, success, and longevity of these spinoffs. Is this a film that works for younger generations or is this truly a product of its time that doesn't work that well for people who aren't dads? Well, we both love it but then again, we're both dads. So maybe that's saying something. Then again, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing rose-colored glasses. Hit it. So watch the film then tune in right here or on your favorite podcatcher. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this on Apple or Amazon, or find other places at JustWatch Script Transcript Theatrical trailer Poster artwork Original Material Flickchart Letterboxd Outrageous Conduct: Art, Ego, and the Twilight Zone Case

Late Night Playset
Pike's Peak & Miami Grand Prix with Jonny Lieberman & Michael Shaffer LNP463

Late Night Playset

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 105:02


May 26, 2022 • Guests: Jonny Lieberman & Michael Shaffer LNP 464! A rare palindrome show! Motor Trend's own editor extraordinaire; Jonny Lieberman has returned! And he brought a friend! Michael Shaffer, better known as #shaffer, world class auto photographer is here too! J and Nicole share about some of the things she is feeling at the moment, yesterday's MRI experience and also give a quick update on the auto immunity foundation. After a quick update from producer Mike about The Letterman Podcast, Jonny and Shaffer jump in the guest seats! They catch Shaffer up as to why the show is called Late Night Playset and it comes out how he actually sold Jonny his soul to drive a Ferrari. Pikes Peak is a month away and the crew discuss preparation and all that still needs to be done. Season 2 of Inevitable is coming back with 24 episodes to be recorded soon! Jonny doesn't listen to auto podcasts-unless Jerry Seinfeld says something nice. Is Spike a better host of a show or guest on a show? Is it true that Johnny bumped Brett Farve from his show? And who is that classy Florida guy standing beside that Lamborghini? Will the Vegas F-1 be the best ever? We talk about all that and much more on this episode of of Late Night Playset! Please Like and Subscribe to the show and tell everyone you did! Inside Jokes: romper room! J showing his sweet behind, street parking everyone, Jimmy from Toluca Lake, full clockwork orange, colonoscopy: get the lower and the upper, Bring the substance or don't bring it at all, the Ferrari lore, what's the trade-in value for a Ferrari soul? One of one 458 Italia, I'm so unvascular, you're just buyin and tradin souls aren't ya? Oui and wii are not the same thing, I don't have a nitrogen bottle, if John Belushi tells ya to take it easy…it's time to take it easy, cars without steering wheels? This is the episode where Nicole tells Jonny to chill, how long is a podcast supposed to be? What did your cousin sell to Ed Low? Motor-trend moves-it just moves slow, everything's a hurdle, Florida cops are nuts, thanks mom, jacked up Geo trackers with the doors off, flat Monaco, repave the strip, always sit in the sports book - they give you be free drinks, who steals a robe? Made possible by: @stclairinsurance #coverageforyourtoys • @series1films #numberone • @autokennel #bettercallpaul • @tlgauto #comeonhome Follow us on Instagram: @jonnylieberman @capitolsunset @latenightplayset @autoimmunityfoundation @newlifeofoldnicole @porschelife111 @goodvibesbreakfastclub #theryans #mrsryan #itstonightsshow #ITS #LNP #classic #latenight #talkshow #podcast #comedy #history #talkshow #podcast #mypodcaststudio #thelettermanpodcast #television #jonnylieberman #pikespeak #capitolsunset #motortrend #lambolove --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/latenightplayset/message

Creativity in Captivity
KATHY VALENTINE: A Musical Valentine Writer

Creativity in Captivity

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 39:33


A musician and songwriter for over 40 years who rose to the top of the charts as a member of the iconic band The Go-Go's. Kathy wrote or co-wrote some of the bands most renowned tunes, including the hits Vacation and Head Over Heels. Her journey went from opening for The Rolling Stones to the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. She returned to Austin to pursue creative opportunities as a public speaker, spokesperson, producer and actor. Kathy is the author of a compelling memoir called All I Ever Wanted—a soundtrack of original music accompanies the book. Several of her songs are featured in the Broadway musical based on The Go-Go's catalog Head over Heels, currently in regional productions across the country. She still finds time to play guitar in the all-female rock ‘n' roll band she started called The Bluebonnets. On this episode we hear the story of John Belushi following her band to gigs around the country, how she finishes writing her songs incrementally and how being in a band was like being a member of a family that she really needed. 

Fitzdog Radio
Tim Kazurinsky - Episode 949

Fitzdog Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 57:26


From SNL, Curb, Second City and Police Academy Tim Kazurinsky talks about being discovered by John Belushi and his years on SNL with Eddie Murphy and Julia Louise Dreyfus. Great storyteller and amazing guest. Follow Tim Kazurinsky on Twitter @timkazurinsky