Sat, 23 February 2019
As Senior National Correspondent for ABC NEWS, Jim Avila has seen it all from Washington to Havana to Asia and beyond.
Avila's covered the White House and national crises over decades and offers perspective as to what's changed in the current media environment.
Jim also discusses his brush with death as a result of his need for a new kidney.
Michael Shure stops through giving us perspective on the voter fraud scandal in North Carolina.
Mark and Michael also discuss Diane Feinstein viral video with kids descending on her office.
Also, the richest cat and Robert Kraft in a massage parlor sting.
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3:00-25:00 Michael Shure
25:00-1:08:00 Jim Avila
Sun, 17 February 2019
Growing up Ginsu...Behind the World of "Pitchmen" and the Politics of Blair Bess..Also, J. Elvis Weinstein is a Movie Star
Writer, Blair Bess, grew up in a family of old-school "pitchmen" (term used generically).
They went from the Boardwalks to county fairs with elaborate and unrelenting pitches for products as varied as knives and movie cameras.
Blair shares some of that world with us before he talks with Mark about the political realities facing Democrats in the upcoming election cycle.
He also touches on the new realities for Senator Devin Nunes, the de facto Trump surrogate.
J Elvis is a movie star. He just wrapped a film and tells Mark all about it.
Heather Ankeny (our old co-host) stops by to fill us in on life in the SF Bay Area and the crew reviews one of Heather's key scenes in a TV series.
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Here's a link to guest, Blair Bess's, column
00-2:15 Mark intro
2:15-23:46 Michael Shure on politics and more
23:46-38:35 J Elvis Weinstein is a movie star
38:35-51:20 Heather Ankeny returns
51:48-1:19:00 Blair Bess on growing up Ginsu and the state of American politics in down ballot races.
Sat, 9 February 2019
Tom Arnold is fun, funny and on fire.
Tom tells us stories from his early days in Iowa and then relates how his move to Hollywood almost didn't happen...Coming out to work getting Roseanne's show on the air.
Mark asks about a story in which, supposedly, Tom goes to Beverly Hills to buy jewelry for Roseanne with a million dollars in cash in a shoebox. Tom confirms it and fills in details.
Tom also sets straight the details of the hunt for the outtakes/tapes from THE APPRENTICE that contain highly damaging material about Donald Trump.
Comedian and filmmaker, J. Elvis Weinstein sits in with Mark for the conversation with Tom.
An article in The New Yorker is talked about. Here is the link to that article https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/07/how-mark-burnett-resurrected-donald-trump-as-an-icon-of-american-success
First, Michael Shure on political scandals that threaten careers....Black face, sexual misconduct and a crowded field of presidential candidates. Also, Les Moonves's new office and the meat producers in a lawsuit.
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00-02:45 Mark intro
2:45-20:05 Michael Shure on politics
20:05-1:40:15 Tom Arnold
Fri, 1 February 2019
Our political analyst, Michael Shure, correctly anticipated the way the government shutdown would end and now he's back with his take on the politics of the shutdown and what may follow.
Michael also talks about the Roger Stone indictment.
Then, Director Stan Zimmerman on his new show and new take on a classic play, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK.
J. Elvis Weinstein joins Mark Thompson for the conversation with Stan Zimmerman.
Finally, Mark talks with Ryan Wegner, founder of the new app, AUDM.
AUDM presents long form articles from leading publications read aloud by leading audio narrators.
Mark has the app and wanted to know the birthing process and what goes in to making it tick.
Tickets for THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK are on brownpapertickets.com
AUDM is available in the AppleStore
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00-04:10 Mark welcome and intro
4:10-21:45 Political analyst, Michael Shure
21:45-35:10 Director, Stan Zimmerman, on The Diary of Anne Frank
35:10-52:00 Ryan Wegner, Founder of AUDM