Thu, 30 May 2019
Epic Politics Man, Michael Shure, Stops In For a Quick Visit..Weighs In on Fleet of Pres.Candidates, Assange and Iran
It's a special quick conversation with political analyst, Michael Shure, has been on the road for awhile but he swings through for a quick visit and some thoughts on the growing field of Democratic candidates for President.
Michael and Mark also talk about, the recently indicted, Julian Assange and whether or not he's a journalist. The two also touch on growing tensions around Iran.
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Tue, 30 April 2019
As third world energy demands increase and worldwide demands expand, there is a need to find clean, affordable energy.
Some have pointed to nuclear power as the answer.
Former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Greg Jaczko Speaks with Mark about the misguided hope of nuclear power and the clear dangers associated with bringing more reactors on line worldwide.
Gregory Jaczko has written the book CONFESSIONS OF A ROGUE NUCLEAR REGULATOR you can get it here.
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:00-03:05 Mark welcome
3:05-5:50 Comic, J. Elvis Weinstein and Mark visit briefly
5:50-38:33 Former Chairman, Greg Jaczko, talks with Mark
Thu, 18 April 2019
Fresh From New Zealand, The Manuka Health Ambassador! New Zealand's Kate Kember with Mr Entertainment, Sam Rubin
Having just arrived in the USA, Kate Kember from Manuka Health stops through the show alongside Sam Rubin who has become an enthusiastic consumer of the Manuka Health products.
The crew discusses the physical benefits that extend well beyond their extraordinary, magical honey.
More information on what is talked about in this episode at: http://manukahealth.co.nz
Fri, 5 April 2019
Mary Kay Place is so good in the new film, Diane..Mark loves the movie.
She visits with Mark and talks about, through the years, collaborating with Norman Lear, doing Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and even making serious, legitimate country music albums with legends of country music like Emmylou Harris.
Mon, 4 March 2019
Could the Answer to Global Climate Destruction Be Nuclear Power? Does Our Race Against Time Dictate a Radical Solution?
Our guest, Joshua S Goldstein, has a well researched book called, A BRIGHT FUTURE-How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow.
His book suggests nuclear energy holds the key to stopping man-made global climate destruction.
He states it's too big a problem for the incremental and modest advances offered by alternative energy. The only hope is a commitment to nuclear power across the developing world and the richest, most developed countries.
He wrote the book with research and writing partner Staffan A. Qvist, a nuclear engineer. So, the two have a foundation of credibility as they look to the successes of other nations who are tackling climate and energy issues using nuclear power grids.
For more information on Joshua's controversial positions and to engage further, go to brightfuturebook.com
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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
Wed, 9 January 2019
The New Trump Voice on Family Guy, Josh Robert Thompson...First, Elizabeth Warren, Shutting Down Gov't and Holding Hands with A Jonas Bro
The new voice of Donald Trump on Family Guy is Josh Robert Thompson.
Josh joins J.Elvis Weinstein and Mark Thompson. Mark talks about his just-completed trip to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The two Joshes give Mark a hard time about his social media posting from there.
Writer/Director, Carl Gottlieb (JAWS, THE JERK) joins by phone with reflections on Bob Einstein (Super Dave) who just died and Carl also has thoughts on Penny Marshall whose death hit him hard since the two were romantically involved early in her career and remained friends to the end.
First, Mark Thompson talks politics with political reporter, Michael Shure. Michael evaluates the candidacy of Elizabeth Warren who has just entered the presidential race.
Then, the two talk about the government shutdown and finish with "news" about one of the Jonas brothers.
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:00-3:00 Mark Intro
3:20-23:15 Michael Shure on Politics and more
23:15-1:29:30 Josh Robert Thompson, J Elvis Weinstein, Carl Gottlieb
Tue, 2 October 2018
The Indignities of Being a Woman is the new audio book from comedy writers, Merrill Markoe and Megan Koester.
The book details (in an entertaining way because they ARE comedy writers) the ways in which societies around the world have discounted women in society with a resentment and denial of their critical place in societies and cultures.
J. Elvis Weinstein joins Mark with Merrill and Megan.
The episode starts with political analyst, Michael Shure. Michael explains how mid-term election polling is done and what it's indicating so far.
Michael also shares his thoughts on the politics of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination and the likely outcome.
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00-04:45 Mark intro
04:45-23:40 Michael Shure
23:40-1:33:50 Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester and J. Elvis Weinstein (warning for explicit language and occasional mature themes)