Thu, 17 May 2018
What Do Charles Manson, Jay Leno, Haunted Highway and Bruce Springsteen Have In Common ? Our guest, Robin Keats...Plus, Michael Shure on The Evangelical Right Taking Charge
With a background as a writer, researcher and even poetry editor for the New Yorker, planning the funeral of Charles Manson seems like a job television producer, Robin Keats, wouldn't be involved in but Robin is no normal television producer.
Robin shares details of his new documentary focusing on the real family of Charles Manson (not the infamous family involved in the murders and crime spree).
Robin also tells Mark and J. Elvis Weinstein (Josh) about his life as a writer and documentarian which brings him into many worlds.
Those worlds include being approached to head up a "fake news" organization.
The show begins with THE FAST 15, political reporter and analyst, Michael Shure, fresh from his trip to Arkansas, talks about the evangelical movement in America and it's increasing political power.
:00-3:00 Mark says hello and responds to an email
3:00-18:20 Michael Shure on the Christian right and political power
18:20-1:19:00 Guest Robin Keats on everything from the supernatural to Charles Manson
Thu, 19 April 2018
Trump's Fixer Gets Raided, The Bulletproof Sean Hannity, Also, Is Meeting with Russians Actually "Collusion"... Then, Our Guest, Sea Shepherd's Heroic Captain on a 10 Year Hunt and Record-Breaking Pursuit of a Notorious Illegal Fishing Ship
Our guest, Captain Peter Hammarstedt, tells the story of finding the notorious poaching ship, The Thunder, in what is quite literally the middle of nowhere and how once Sea Shepherd and the crew of The Bob Barker found The Thunder, a pursuit of record proportions began.
For 10 years the illegal fishing vessel, The Thunder, evaded capture and legal authorities. Meantime, The Thunder and it's crew laid waste to vast stretches of the oceans using drift nets that stretch often 100 miles and they became among one of the worst offenders in the destruction of the oceans.
Captain Peter Hammarstedt took over for Sea Shepherd Captain and founder, Paul Watson and at age 29, Peter has developed a reputation for being passionate, skilled and doggedly determined. He and his volunteer crew needed all those qualities to pursue THE THUNDER.
Captain Peter tells Mark and J.Elvis Weinstein what was involved in this potentially deadly cat and mouse game. The stakes were so high and the money involved so significant that it was not clear that Sea Shepherd's crew wasn't in mortal danger.
The Captain takes us through the whole harrowing story .
Sea Shepherd missions to stop illegal whaling, dolphin hunts and plundering of the world's oceans never stop.
For more information on Peter and the Sea Shepherd mission to protect the oceans go to Sea Shepherd's website: https://seashepherd.org/
Michael Shure kicks the show off with the FAST 15. He talks with Mark about Trump's fixer, Michael Cohen and what might be in the piles of documents that came out of the raid on his office and home.
The two address former FBI head, James Comey's book tour and what's significant about it. Should it change anything about the way we see Trump or Comey?
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Fri, 6 April 2018
Our Show Is Threatened with a Lawsuit, Jimmy Dore Sets His Blowtorch on Establishment Democrats and the GOP..Plus, Comedian Laura House Has a New Album and a Wedding Proposal..
Mark starts the show by acknowledging some email and comments.
Then, he explains someone responded to the fact that the show was threatened with a lawsuit. Mark explains. 00:00-4:22
Mark intros show 4:23-5:40
J Elvis Weinstein (comedian and documentary filmmaker) joins the conversation with comedian, Laura House.
Laura describes her boyfriend’s recent marriage proposal, the release of her new album and taking a crowd trough meditation. 5:40-30:28
30:28-1:38:00 Jimmy Dore and Stef Zamarrano join Mark and waste no time ripping into corporate influenced Democrats and Republicans.
Thu, 25 January 2018
Mormons and Movies at The Sundance Film Fest, The Politics of Gov't Shut Down with Michael Shure and Leading Dietician, Julieanna Hever, Walks Us Through Plant Based Nutrition
Julieanna Hever is one of the leading experts on diet and lifestyle.
Her new book is Plant Based Nutrition. It is a brilliant reference for those trying to segue to plant based eating, even just sampling that world or those who simply want a solid reference for any number of nutrition based questions.
In this episode:
Show open (:03)
(:03-:28) Michael Shure asks Mark about his film, THE GAME CHANGERS premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
The two also touch on Mormons in government and society and then it's on to GOP vs Dems and the government shutdown winners and losers.
(:28) Julieanna Hever, dietician and lifestyle guru, provides a reference for everything from buying organic and how important it is, to "cleanses" and eating schedules.
Julieanna's website it plantbaseddietitian.com
Thu, 28 December 2017
Year End Show! Molly Bloom from Molly's Game..Also Celebrity Real Estate and the Year’s Best Movies from our Critic
Molly Bloom, whose movie, Molly’s Game, chronicles her story of high stakes poker and being busted by the Feds.
She speaks with Mark Thompson, Heather Ankeny and J Elvis Weinstein about her story.
She talks about Tobey Maguire and the way he sought an edge as part of every transaction involving the game and she tells us about the Russian mob and their efforts to infiltrate the game. Finally, Molly describes federal agents storming into her home and arresting her and then her day in court.
The show starts with political analyst Michael Shure. Mark and Michael argue about gratuities and the best way to leave a tip. Then, Mark and Michael profile celebrity high end real estate and Michael updates the Trump presidency at the end of the year.
Finally, one of the top film and pop culture critics in the world, Michael Snyder, shares his picks for the best films of the year.
Fri, 28 July 2017
GOP strategist, John Thomas, joins and explains what’s going on with this most unorthodox and, many would say, faltering presidency and administration.
John is a staunch conservative pundit and Mark is, well, not. Mark and John discuss the environment, regulation and the undoing of everything Obama related.
Then, Derek Thompson (Editor at The Atlantic) stops by to talk about his new book, HITMAKERS The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.
What makes something, an app, a piece of music, anything, break through the cultural noise and become a hit? Derek breaks it down in a fascinating conversation.
J.Elvis Weinstein (Josh) and Laura House join Mark for the conversation with Derek.
Thu, 13 July 2017
Sometimes an expert is in your own backyard.
Mark's father is not only a constitutional lawyer but he's written a book with an extensive legal analysis of past presidential impeachment proceedings and even the attempted impeachment proceedings to remove presidents.
But worried it was one of those shouting match shows on cable television, Mark's father, Arnie, initially rejected our show's invitation to join the show hosted by his own son!
After it was explained that we wanted a civilized conversation to address all the impeachment talk, Mark's dad agreed to give us a bit of history and handicap the reality of any actions rising to the level of "high crimes and misdemeanors".
The show starts with a a brief introduction and then The Fast 15 with Michael Shure talking politics, Russia and then making way for impeachment talk.
Comedians Laura House and J. Elvis Weinstein join Mark Thompson for the conversation with his father, Arnie.
Then they share facts about their own parents including one being eerily near JFK's assassination and the other having tutored Bob Dylan.
Thu, 6 July 2017
Show open with Mark Thompson and J. Elvis Weinstein
Fast 15 with political analyst Michael Shure:
Mark plays a bit of the MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN song for Michael. The song debuted on July 4th.
Michael offers up a different campaign song from a different former presidential candidate, Rick Santorum. Then the two compare facts about the Declaration of Independence.
Then, actor, STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY is our guest in a conversation with Mark and J Elvis.
Stephen is a well known character actor and author whose life has been marked by brushes with death and remarkable stories of intuition, drug purchases gone bad, being held hostage at gun point and even rediscovering Judaism.
His stories come from both in show business and out.
Stephen is the reason the band RADIOHEAD has their name. It comes out of a collaboration with David Byrne that Stephen goes into on the show.
Stephen’s world takes in quite a lot and he passes along a few amazing stories and even life lessons in this hour.
Mon, 26 June 2017
As a creator, writer, director and producer of television and film, Dave Mirkin has made quite an impact.
He’s been behind some of the biggest television comedies both from the standpoint of audience and in terms of the impact on the culture of television comedy and entertainment.
From The Larry Sanders Show to The Simpsons and Newhart, Dave takes us through a bit of his world as it emerges through a robust career.
He talks about his good friend Carrie Fisher and their adventure together on a cruise ship filled with the best and the brightest from the arts and technology.
J.Elvis Weinstein joins Mark for this conversation along with comedy writer, Laura House.
Mark starts the show with a 3 minute update from last week's story on the police in L.A. and a community outreach young cadet program that has ended up in an arrest of an officer and cadets.
Tue, 6 June 2017
What do Biff Henderson's Golf Cart of Death, Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman Have in Common? Spike Feresten
Comedy writer, producer and host, Spike Feresten is involved in many things...He was a writer/producer on both Seinfeld and David Letterman's show. He also had his own successful late night talk show on FOX-TV.
How and why that show went away is a story that Spike shares on this episode.
Spike also co-wrote Bee Movie, the Jerry Seinfeld film that was a huge success. He talks about the process of writing that film and thinking through the bizarre world of a bee, or at least the bees in the movie.
This episode was recorded at Mark's home which is up the road from Spike's. The two neighbors meet though on the wild roads of L.A. as is discussed in this episode.
Michael Shure begins the episode with THE FAST 15, 15 minutes of politics and other items. This week, Mark apologizes to Michael for diminishing Michael's NHL fan status.
The two also talk London terrorism, animals and Wonder Woman (the Jewish superhero)