December 22-28, 1984 In this VERY SPECIAL XMAS EDITION of TV Guidance Counselor Ken welcomes the Kevin of Kevin Geeks Out and author of the new book Santa Doesn't Need Your Help, Kevin Maher. Ken and Kevin discuss living on a cul de sac, moving to the suburbs, decorating for Holidays, Ministers being turned on by Vampira, how TV is a force of good, being wrong about guns, Webster, Alex Karras, an oddly placed National Lampoon style piece in TV Guide, how athletes used to be, the origin of Yuppies, have a December Birthday, Projection televisions, how being able to watch things at any time seems not as fun, Double Trouble, Ken's love of the Segal Twins, The Funny Boys, The Smurfs, Spenser vs Spencer, PIGS, Willard, the strangeness of Ben, Murder She Wrote, the great model search, how Star Wars became associated with Christmas due to toys, Superman, The Wizard of Oz, Assaulted Nuts, Not Necessarily The News, Stuart Pankin, Conan O'Brien, Ha! vs. The Comedy Channel, TV Version, It Happened One Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Here Comes the Tigers, Darkside of the Moon and Wizard of Oz is the same as Texas Chainsaw Massacre and a mystery album, Mr. Kruger's Christmas, Willy Whistle, Major Mudd, Captain Bob, how every single Rich Little impression is Nixon, when you open your presents, Tor Johnson as Santa Claus, Jaberwocky, Park St Under vs. Cheers, Feep, Holiday Depression, Charles in Charge, the connection between Charles and Mr. MaGoo, The Beastmaster, Kojack, Ken's hatred of modern film criticism, the best Santa Clauses, OC and Stiggs, Popeye, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus, Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny, The Adventures of Candy Claus, Santa's Village, Dolly's Down Home Christmas from 1990, and how terrifying Burl Ives could be.
Willard State Hospital opened it's doors with hope to change the way mental and cognitive treatment were provided. Even though it received positive feedback, it's doors closed in 1995. Now what remains seems to be rumours and reports of paranormal activity. But, is it as haunted as the claims make it seem? Tune in to be the judge. Need a distraction? I got you. Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to Patrons Tom, Bailey, Angela, Jon, Alicia, Lynn, Shadow, Courtney, Cheryl, Susan, Jennifer & Lani! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show on Patreon and get monthly bonus episodes, behind the scenes footage, and more! You can also find some merch for the show on Redbubble (https://www.redbubble.com/shop/weird+distractions+podcast). If you want to provide feedback or even your own weird story to be read on air in an upcoming Listener Distractions episode - please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, please consider rating & reviewing. It's the best way to support the show (for free)!Thanks for listening! Weird Distractions is a proud member of the Cultiv8 network: https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/ Resource list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=sharing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hour 2 - 00:00 - Terps Basketball Coach Kevin Willard 23:28 - JP Claims, without evidence, that their is a heavy cream shortage in MD 30:00 - Jeff Walker's Week 12 Song
Achieving prominence in your field is tough for anyone; let alone a minority. Now imagine that world is Wall Street. Adam Schroeder and Naresh Vissa talk with Thomas W Jones about his rise through the system, handling tough situations at Citi during the Great Recession, and how he managed to start his own venture capital company. Thomas is the former Vice Chairman, President & COO at TIAA-CREF, the largest pension system in the country; Former Vice Chairman of Travelers, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Freddie Mac; Former Chairman & CEO of Smith Barney Asset Management; Former CEO of Global Investment Management at Citigroup; Former Treasurer at John Hancock Insurance Company; Founder and senior partner of venture capital investment firm TWJ Capital; author of the new book From Willard Straight to Wall Street: A Memoir. Website: www.TWJCapital.com www.TomJones69.com www.Patreon.com/WorkFromHomeShow www.WorkFromHomeShow.com