Wed, 15 August 2018
Our Former Co-Host, Heather, Visits and Talks Steadman and Oprah ..Then, Renowned Trends Analyst, Gerald Celente
You've heard Gerald Celente across the media landscape, on Coast to Coast with George Noory and elsewhere. His no nonsense takes on world events makes him one of our favorite guests.
Gerald deconstructs what's happening both in America and worldwide in terms of the wave of populist leadership and the revolt away from traditional political leaders and systems.
What's the net effect of these waves of populism? Gerald answers that question and gives us a guide for the prevailing trends.
Gerald's newsletter is The Trends Journal
First, former co-host, Heather Ankeny, stops by to see Mark Thompson and J. Elvis Weinstein. Heather shares a bit of what's been going on in her life which includes a brush with Steadman Graham and Heather's take on the "Me Too" movement.
Mark shares the story of his mentorship of a foster child.
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00-2:45 Mark's intro and summary
2:45-29:10 Mark, J Elvis and Heather Ankeny on Oprah and Steadman
29:10-59:20 Trends analyst, Gerald Celente joins Mark Thompson
Wed, 8 August 2018
Even if you don't play cards, you'll enjoy this episode...
John Cynn is a newly minted poker champion, the winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event.
John takes Mark Thompson and J.Elvis Weinstein through some of what goes into being a good card player and the obstacles he was up against.
From superstition to visualization to not being able to tell your parents about wanting to be a professional poker, John reviews it all.
The guys review a couple of hands and strategies.
John discusses his plans for the future and plans for the 8.8 million dollar prize.
The show run 1hr 4 mins
Thu, 12 July 2018
MEET THE MOB: VEGAS MOB BOSS TURNED GOV'T WITNESS, FRANK CULOTTA...FIRST, THE SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT AND SECRET SOCIETY CONNECTED TO IT
Vegas mobster, Frank Culotta, is out of witness relocation and now telling stories of his days in the Vegas mafia.
Culotta arrived in Vegas from Chicago as an underboss to Chicago boss, Tony Spilotro and explains the mob role in an expanding Las Vegas.
Gambling, "skimming" and killing.. Murder, enforcement for the mob and high end burglary (he ran a robbery crew called the Hole In The Wall Gang) is what Frank's life was about during his mob years.
Frank was also the technical consultant on the movie CASINO. He sat alongside Martin Scorsese for the shooting of the film.
Before Frank, Michael Shure joins Mark to shed light on the new Supreme Court appointment.
The appointment comes from a list prepared by a conservative think tank and the leading advisor to Trump, Leonard Leo, is someone with a tie to a secret society called the Knights of Malta.
The two talk about the Thai cave rescue.
This is a shorter than normal episode so you'll be done in a little over a half hour! Enjoy!
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Fri, 29 June 2018
JUMBO POLITICAL EPISODE! 20 year CNN Commentator Bill Schneider..His New Book: Standoff--Also, From Mystery Science Theater 3K, Comedian Frank Conniff, Plus, Political Guru, Michael Shure, on Supreme Court Vacancies, Mid-Terms and Trump
Featured guest, Bill Schneider, is a leading political analyst, a professor of government and author.
Bill was CNN's senior political analyst for 20 years and his writings appear everywhere from the LA Times to the Atlantic, Politico and Reuters.
He teaches at UCLA and George Mason Univ. outside of D.C.
Bill's new book is called STANDOFF: HOW AMERICA BECAME UNGOVERNABLE
Before Bill arrives, regular contributor, Michael Shure drills down during THE FAST 15 (politics and more) to discuss how we got to this stage of the Supreme Court.
Michael also punctures a bit of the progressive balloon about the mid-term primaries and defends the oft assailed, Nancy Pelosi as having one of the best 18 months in her political life.
Then, from Mystery Science Theater 3000, TV's Frank, Frank Conniff joins J Elvis Weinstein and Mark Thompson.
Frank is a producer, writer and prolific comedian. Frank discusses life in NYC at Sirius Satellite Radio, his thoughts on MSNBC and FOX NEWS CHANNEL and then Frank stays on to speak with political analyst, Bill Schneider.
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00-02:45 Mark welcome and summary of show
2:45-21:45 Michael Shure on politics and more
21:45-34:25 Frank Conniff and J.Elvis Weinstein
34:25-1:24:45 Political Analyst and Author, Bill Schneider
Fri, 22 June 2018
Comedian Jake Johanssen..Also, a Surprise Meeting with The Stanley Cup..Plus, A Question About Animal Trophy Hunting
Comedian Jake Johanssen is finishing up an international tour with Russell Peters. He talks about touring with that show and traveling around the world on what can be a brutal performance schedule.
J. Elvis Weinstein joins and the two talk about audiences and politics and what it takes to be a successful comic today.
Jake tells a story about how the talent coordinator for THE TONIGHT SHOW with JOHNNY CARSON thought Jake's style might be interpreted by Johnny as nervousness and it delayed his booking on that show.
Jake and Mark go back to the 80s and Mark's a big fan of Jake's work but this is Jake's first appearance on the show.
Jake has a podcast called JAKE THIS.
J.Elvis Weinstein's podcast with Andy Kindler is called THOUGHT SPIRAL.
We start the show with political analyst and hockey fanatic, Michael Shure, running into The Stanley Cup.
Michael also discusses the crisis on the southern border and asks Mark a question about trophy hunting.
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00:00-2:10 Mark welcomes us
2:10- 21:25 Michael Shure on Stanley Cup, Southern Border Drama
21:25-1:38:00 Jake Johanssen
Thu, 24 May 2018
THIS IS ADDED CONTENT-- NOT A FULL EPISODE:
8 women have come forward with reports of inappropriate behavior by actor Morgan Freeman.
Mark Thompson wants to ask Morgan Freeman about these reports.
The segment runs 5:50.
Thanks to Josh Robert Thompson for the voice of Morgan Freeman
Sun, 6 May 2018
TYT's John Iadarola Back from the Arctic...and a Listener Proposes a Revolution to Education in America
John Iadarola from the TYT Network (the largest online news network in the world) returns from the Arctic and has a new documentary series chronicling his journey, TRUE NORTH.
John accompanies international climate scientists and shares their thoughts, research and conclusions. There are also quite a few moments of experiencing local color, history and adventure.
John talks with Mark Thompson and J. Elvis Weinstein about the documentary series and about TYT.
First, Michael Shure joins Mark and discusses the sorry state of education with one of our listeners, Randy, who calls in and offers some innovative solutions.
:00 - 04:30 Mark Intros Show and responds to listener emails
04:30-29:45 Michael Shure and listener Randy on education, California and Trump
29:45-1:20:35 John Iadarola on the Arctic and TYT
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Sat, 28 April 2018
John Kobylt is the top rated, outspoken voice on KFI radio in Los Angeles. He's one half of the John and Ken Show and by anyone's yardstick he's the higher volume blast of the two.
He deplores political correctness and is irritated by any number of things that society and politics serves up on a regular basis.
Mark and John talk everything from entitlement programs to Trump to plastic straws.
The show begins with Michael Shure talking with Mark during THE FAST 15 and the two discuss the awkwardness and often the letdown of meeting your heroes/celebrities. Michael also gives us a thought on the new Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
00-3:05 Mark welcomes and intros
3:05-17:30 Michael Shure and THE FAST 15
17:30- 1:16:15 John Kobylt
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Fri, 13 April 2018
HIS MOTHER WAS MURDERED AND HIS BROTHER BECAME A MURDERER...HE BECAME A TOP HOMICIDE COP...PLUS, MARK GOES ON A RIDE-ALONG IN COMPTON
Detective Rod Demery is a murder cop in Shreveport La. His track record as a cop is undeniably good.
The way murder touched his life personally is undeniably eerie.
How he deals with his mother's murder and then his brother becoming someone who is guilty of murder is only part of his story. But it's a fascinating part.
His show on Discovery ID is MURDER CHOSE ME.
Michael Shure starts the show talking with Mark about the Canadian hockey team killed in a horrible traffic accident and how the entire sport of hockey mourns their loss.
Also, will there be increased American involvement in Syria?
And finally, Mark talks about his ride along with the cops in Compton and finding crystal meth in a car that was pulled over.
Show open 00:00 to 2:15
Fast 15 with Michael Shure 2:15 to 25:15
Murder Chose Me with Det. Rod Demery 25:15-47:00
Thu, 8 March 2018
Everyone Seems to Want a Russian Connect, The President's Porn Queen then Red Carpet War Stories with Sam Rubin. Finally, Creator of Reno 911 and Night at The Museum: Writer, Director Ben Garant
The episode begins with Michael Shure reporting in from Washington. Mark and Michael discuss former Blackwater chief, Erik Prince and the Russians as well as Jared Kushner and his almost forgotten connection to the Russians.
There’s also talk of Stormy Daniels and hush money.
And the administration lifts the ban on transporting into the USA the heads and other body parts of endangered animals bagged by trophy hunters.
Finally, a bizarre fraud case in which a convicted defendant almost walks after the fact.
Our main guest is Ben Garant. Ben joins Mark Thompson and J Elvis Weinstein.
Ben created Reno 911 and Night At the Museum and is a prolific writer of comedy and he even has dipped into other genres, as he tells them
Ben has had other big successes like The Pacifier and he even discusses projects that didn’t go quite as well and what happened. Ben gives us a look at show business through his the eyes of someone who has contributed to a lot of projects.
Before Ben arrives, Mark and J Elvis talk with Sam Rubin about the Oscar Red Carpet shows that just concluded and The Oscar show itself. Mark then shares some red carpet nightmares from his own life of reporting from there.