Fri, 14 February 2014
Billy Ray is a writer and director of films that include The Hunger Games, Shattered Glass, Breach, and this past year, Billy wrote the Oscar nominated screenplay for Captain Phillips.
Billy talks about how the scripts/ideas/movies came to life from The Hunger Games to Captain Phillips and talks about the studio system and what goes into the movies of today and yesterday.
The conversation swings from concepts in screenwriting to what the "Oscar Luncheon" dynamics are all about.
Toward the end of the conversation Mark asks him about the controversy kicked up by the movie Captain Phillips that led to a lawsuit from a few of his crew members.
Billy is a great guest with such enthusiasm for films, stories and what he does that we never wanted him to leave.
Mon, 3 February 2014
Heather is at the Super Bowl so (as a Broncos fan) she's spared having to dissect the game.
Ben Mankiewicz and Michael Shure come by for some quick thoughts with Mark on everything from the Super Bowl game, wagering, NFL officiating and the Hall of Fame.
Note: this episode may be best enjoyed by football fans but everyone's welcome!
Wed, 29 January 2014
Actor/comedian Kenny Campbell tells stories from his life as an actor...Fred Stoller is being sued and it's no joke and Heather has to rethink her Super Bowl plan.
Wed, 15 January 2014
Dave Higgins is funny, creative guy who has worked across a range of television, film and stage.
Mark of course "makes him feel at home" by eventually asking how much money he makes off individual projects.
His newest comedy project is Celebrity Ghost Hunters which is a very funny "Curb Your Enthusiasm" meets "Ghostbusters".
They talk everything from the new Pope to the state of TV and film.
Mark Thompson and Heather Ankeny host
Fri, 20 December 2013
Neil Strauss is an award winning journalist (New York Times, Village Voice, Rolling Stone) and best selling author (regularly making the NY Times Bestseller List) whose books include profiles of Motley Crue and Marilyn Manson.
He wrote How to Make Love Like a Pornstar with Jenna Jameson and is probably best known for writing The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists.
The Game is a book about the most effective ways to meet and close the deal with women. Neil wrote it after joining a secret society of pickup artists.
His latest book which features key moments from his interviews with top celebrities and fascinating people, is called Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame and Madness. It's a great read with fun and fascinating moments.
It wasn't long before Neil turned the conversation around to understand the psyches of Heather, Mark and guest panelist, comedian Prashanth Venkat.
A great visit with Neil. We hope to see him again.
We've included a link to Neil Strauss' books on Amazon:
Fri, 13 December 2013
Laura House is delightful and funny and Michael Snyder tolerates us making fun of him as he tries to lay down the knowledge.
Heather, Mark, Michael and Laura....
Direct download: Laura_HouseSnyder.mp3
Category:movies, Thanksgiving, Dallas, Cowboys, Aging Bull, Stallone, comedy, critic, Texas -- posted at: 2:36 AM
Thu, 5 December 2013
Bobby Slayton (the pitbull of comedy) is a fan favorite because nothing is off limits.
We talk to Bobby about as much as we can pack into an hour...Bobby talks about today's comics, this year's holiday plans and the family.
Wed, 27 November 2013
As prank artists on YouTube, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy and Dennis Roady (Dennis' videos are good deeds primarily) have pinned the meter in popularity.
Wed, 13 November 2013
Actor/comedian Fred Stoller visits our show and after struggling to arrive on time, Fred was full of "irrational resentment".
Michael Shure, political commentator for Al Jazeera America, answers our questions about whether or not the network is here in the U.S. on a secret jihad.
Direct download: Fred.Stoller.Michael.Shure.mp3
Category:jihad, arab, terrorist, comedy, hollywood, audition, CSI, gay, Kathy Griffin, prisoner -- posted at: 2:26 AM
Fri, 8 November 2013
Our guest Hollywood veteran actor/producerNorman Lloyd shares the story of his good friend Charlie Chaplin receiving a million dollars for doing a movie and then promptly burying it.
Ben Mankiewicz from TCM and Heather Ankeny join Mark Thompson