Fri, 30 January 2015
Doc Paskowitz led the family that's been called the First Family of Surfing...featured in Vanity Fair and publications worldwide.
Tommy Hilfiger named a line of beachwear after them, saying "there's no one more cool and credible than the Paskowitzes.”
Sal Paskowitz joins us to remember the leader of that family, his father, Dorian “Doc" Paskowitz who has just died.
Sal talks about his father who threw away a lucrative medical practice, packed his wife and nine children into a van and took them on a continuing surfing odyssey.
While there may be people who drop out of mainstream society and take their family traveling to surf, Doc Paskowitz is the only one who did it his entire life.
Sal remembers his father’s life which included working as a doctor in far flung locations and then quickly returning to the best waves whenever he could.
Doc pioneered the surfer life founding surf camps around the world (he is credited with bringing surfing to Israel and donating surf boards to Palestinians as recently as 2007—feeling passionately that surfing could help bridge the gaps between people)
Growing up in a small van with 11 people presented huge challenges for the family of course and Sal talks about some of those.
Salvador Paskowitz joins us to talk about his remarkable father just a few weeks after his father’s death.
There are clips in the show from the movie Surfwise available at Amazon.com
Sal joins Heather and Mark in this episode
Thu, 22 January 2015
Esther the Wonder Pig has a rock star following on Instagram and Facebook and has changed the way the people she lives with look at life.
Sit back and listen to the story of how this pig made it's way into the lives of the people she lives with and into the hearts of people around the world. Meet Esther the Wonder Pig.
Mark Thompson and Heather Ankeny talk to Esther's adopted family.
The the harrowing research facility that is funded with tax payer dollars and is trying to build the more "perfect beast" at a horrible price.
And Heather and Mark close out with talk of The Bachelor.
Fri, 16 January 2015
Aaron Cohen, with a background in the Israeli Defense Force in anti-terrorism, hostage rescue and security, has returned to the U.S. and applied those skills here.
He talks about anti-terrorism policy in the U.S. and launching security details in the homes of Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt.
Josh Weinstein joins Mark.
Tue, 6 January 2015
Exec Producer of Everybody Loves Raymond is adapting the show in India...
Long time Executive Producer of EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, Steve Skrovan has just returned from India where they are launching an Indian version of the show.
He shares stories from the road and Mark asks him about a few favorite Raymond episodes.
Heather updates Steve on her prisoner boyfriend.
Thu, 25 December 2014
Dr. Lawrence Santora is a distiguished cardiologist who has been on the cutting edge of research and authored books.
But when his wife was diagnosed with cancer and physically dessimated by chemo he became desperate to help her.
With her condition continuing to deteriorate they sought out the healing power of Lourdes.
Dr. Santora recounts the bizarre manner in which his prayers turned to action and describes what happened when the two of them arrived in this legendary place of "miracles" called Lourdes.
Mon, 22 December 2014
Jane Wells, the long time journalist, reflects on the hacking of Sony computers and the effects it has on the upcoming filmThe Interview (this show recorded days before the movie’s scheduled release)…The crew also talks about Bill Cosby with Josh Mankiewicz weighing in.
Also, the group discusses Robert Blake, Ally Sheedy and which celebs have killed people.
Mike Rotman from Streaming Garage who has quietly made a fortune picking stocks.
First day of Hannukah…and Xmas talk.
Denver pot smoking and Mark talks about trying edible marijuana.
Mike Rotman offers stock tips on the pot shop and marijuana boom.
Tue, 16 December 2014
Jimmy Dore whose book YOUR COUNTRY JUST ISN'T THAT INTO YOU has vaulted him to the ranks of a bestseller stops by with his wife Stef Zamorano
Guests: Funny People Jimmy Dore and Stef Zamorano (Jimmy's wife)
We just wind up Jimmy and turn him loose.
Among the things discussed:
Heather, fresh off a TMZ posting from Lance Bass’ bachelor party…
How Jimmy and Stef’s love story unfolded.
The movie experience…ruined
Stories of working on a cruise ship
Jimmy, outraged and outspoken, goes off on the U.S. torture report.
The group talks about the pending legislation to allow bankers to sell mortgage derivatives again.
Jimmy survives a death scare.
Steven Colbert at White House Correspondents’ Dinne
Heather joins Mark as Jimmy rants
Sat, 6 December 2014
Allee Willis has written some of the biggest hits in music but her creativity goes beyond that. Besides being a Grammy Award winning songwriter, she's also an accomplished painter and multi media artist. Allee sits down to talk about her amazing career.
Sun, 23 November 2014
A breakthrough and wildly successful food company, Hampton Creek, finds itself in the crosshairs of a lawsuit launched by Unilever (makers of Hellman's) over use of the word MAYO.
Mark and Heather speak with the CEO of Hampton Creek, the makers of JUST MAYO.
Fri, 14 November 2014
Just back from Thailand our guest, Jessica Davis, takes us through the grass roots humane efforts of Lek Chailert (known as The Elephant Whisperer) and her organization, Elephant Nature Park
The park exists as a shelter to elephants that have been brutalized by the tourism and logging industries and end up orphaned, blind and disabled.
While these elephants have endured inconceivable torture and horror, Lek gives them the opposite, an environment at Elephant Nature Park where they can find the best of life.
Jessica offers a look at this magical world of the elephants in the park.
If, after listening, you have an interest in learning more about volunteering here's a link:http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/enp/en/17-elephant-nature-park-weekly-volunteer
Heather Ankeny joins Mark for this showv