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Backstage With Gentry Thomas
17 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Booker T reacts to Vince McMahon stepping down
Today Gentry is joined by professional wrestler, and WWE champion Booker T. The two talk about Booker's recent return to the ring and how surreal it was and how he even wore the same tights from 1998. Gentry gets some workout tips from the biggest man in nearly every gym on how to keep pushing the weights even as an older gentleman. In light of the news of Vince McMahon's recent departure from the WWE the hall of famer gives his thoughts on the matter and how he thinks Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan will fill his role. The 11 year World Wrestling Entertainment vet explains what it means to be champ and how one acquires the belt and championship status. He also gives some insider secrets on which wrestlers cried the most in the locker room. Gentry and Booker converse about trash talk, the wrestling business, what makes a wrestler great and so much more. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the newest episodes.
13 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Jack Osbourne's encounter with ghosts and the paranormal; New Season of Fright Club
On today's backstage escapade Gentry is joined by producer and actor Marcus Harvey along with media personality and son of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Jack Osbourne. The two talk about their ongoing show Fright Club which looks and explores the internet's craziest paranormal content. The aforementioned show was just renewed for its second season, dropping June 30th and can be streamed on Discovery+. Gentry gets all the dark details about all of their ghastly adventures across the globe. Marcus bravely speaks out about the ghost that touched him one night which he hasn't reported up until this interview. Jack shares how he may have accidentally opened a portal to the other side and has seen full body apparitions. The trio talk about UFO Ubers, Bigfoot's junk in the trunk, and how scary Ozzy Osbourne can be when he gets mad. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas.
19 minutes | May 17, 2022
David Gergen opens up about his 3 decades in The White House
David Gergen perhaps is best known for his role serving as an adviser to four American presidents, Republicans and Democrats alike. He helped President Nixon write his resignation letter after Watergate, that now resides in the Smithsonian Institute. He assisted President Gerald Ford navigate out of inflation and saw President Reagan go from actor/cowboy to true leader in The Situation Room. During this podcast with Gergen, our host Gentry Thomas discusses our current President Joe Biden, how to attack inflation and his biggest moments while being a public servant. David Gergen fresh off his 80th Birthday just a couple weeks ago discussed his new book, Hearts Touched With Fire: How Great Leaders are Made. Gergen gave his perspective on how hardship can breed strong leaders, and the state of political leaders today. David has often been praised for his ability to see both sides and work across the isle. Some in politics call him the last reasonable American man. Hear his takes on Russia Ukraine and the moment in public service that has brought him the most joy. Subscribe and tell a friend to listen to Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. For more great interviews go to ThePodcastPlayground.com
7 minutes | May 12, 2022
Backstage this week with Cedric The Entertainer
On today's episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we are joined by an actor, game show host, and a stand up comedian Cedric The Entertainer. The two talk about Cedric's show on CBS, a sitcom called The Neighborhood. The series revolves around a white family moving into a predominantly black neighborhood and their day to day lives. Cedric even gives his own advice for any white families in the same situation. Due to the recent spike in comedians being attacked on stage firstly with Chris Rock and now with Dave Chapelle being tackled in LA Gentry asks Cedric for his take on the matter. The stand up comedian tells his own horror story about his worst heckler and how he ended up shutting him down. The 58 year old Hollywood star gives his take on State Farm, all-time comedy legends, Dubai, and so much more on today's pod. Make sure to subscribe and follow for all of the latest episodes.
22 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
The wrestler formerly known as Big Show reveals his new name Captain....
Today on Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we are joined by the one and only WWE legend The Big Show or as he likes to be called Paul Wight. The two talk about his recent move to AEW (All Elite Wrestling) where his name is no longer The Big Show but instead he has decided to keep his name Paul Wight at least for the time being. Gentry also does his best to organize a match between Paul and The Big Aristotle AKA Shaq. The 50 year old wrestler talks about his involvement with an NFT sci-fi series in the GenZeroes universe. The show's plot is chosen by the viewers who provide monetary donations and in return choose the direction of the show. Paul talks about his time acting as Walter Krunk in the movie Knucklehead and how he related to the character because of his larger than life size. The two talk about basketball, wrestling, comedy, technology, the internet, and he reveals his new wrestling name which is...… Make sure to subscribe and follow Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas for the latest episodes.
11 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Henry Winkler talks new Season of Barry on HBO
On today's episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we get to talk to the Fonz from Happy Days, the one and only Henry Winkler. The two talk about Winkler's ongoing show 'Barry' which is about a low level hitman traveling to LA and ends up wanting to be an actor. The show's first three seasons are available to watch on HBO Max and Hulu. The legendary actor gives Gentry his own mini acting class revealing inside tips on how to be a Hollywood star. The 76 year old author additionally speaks about his book series he co-wrote with Lin Oliver. The now trilogy series is called Alien Superstar and is about a teenage extra-terrestrial crash landing on Earth and becoming a famous actor. Henry and Gentry chat it up about Adam Sandler, Happy Days, Shaq, and so much more on today's podcast. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.
18 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Vinyl Records new Resurgence Kevin Smokler talks new documentary
On today's episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we listen to author and director Kevin Smokler. The two talk about Smokler's new documentary 'Vinyl Nation' which looks into the new resurgence over the past decade of vinyl records. The documentary is available to watch on YouTube, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime. They also touch on the coming up vinyl record day which is August 12th where you celebrate by going out and supporting a local record store. The director discusses his obsession with 80s movies and how he always wanted to live in Hill Valley California with Marty McFly after stating he has watched ‘Back to the Future’ more than anyone ever. The two also speak on how the production of vinyl records have changed and how large companies have reduced the quality of the records they sell to make a quick buck. Gentry and Kevin chat it up about records, music, new technology , 80s movies, and so much more on today's podcast. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.
12 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Jeff Foxworthy talks about 'The Good Old Days' new Netflix comedy special with Gentry Thomas
Today on Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we are visited by actor, writer, producer, and legendary comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Jeff has a new special called The Good Old Days which is available now to watch on Netflix. The special talks about whether or not if the good old days were really even the good old days and compares modern day life to when rotary phones ruled the land. Jeff and Gentry also talk Georgia sports and how recently they've been on fire. Jeff was especially excited to talk about his Georgia Bull-Dawgs who recently won the Natty against Alabama. The Georgia native talks about how coming back to comedy after the covid-19 quarantine actually made him nervous like it was his first time performing. He also talks about how much not only comedy but the world has changed since his first stand up gig. Jeff tells an especially risqué story about how while trying to find a good Italian place it led him down a dangerous path on the internet. Jeff and Gentry talk about rednecks, technology, sports and so much more on todays episode of backstage pass, make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.
12 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
Mike Rowe back to getting Dirty on the Job
On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we have an in depth and dirty conversation from the king of dirt Mike Rowe! Mike speaks upon his new hit Christmas song'Santa's Got a Dirty Job' which is currently topping the charts and what's even better about the song is that all the money made from the tune is being donated to charity. https://youtu.be/49dCobL213M Mike describes how he began his music career as young man with a stutter and how he moved on from singing to use his vocal talents to narrate nature documentaries. Mr. Rowe also talks about the upcoming final season of 'Dirty Jobs' and what originally inspired the show and how tough it has been physically on him through the years. He also illustrates the dirtiest jobs out there and how they've been etched in his mind for the rest of time. Mike who's an advocate for trade schools gives his take on the importance of the youth weighing out the worth of going to a trade school versus a traditional college. Additionally, he gives us insider tips on how to deal with the political extremists in our families on todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas click play and listen to it all.
13 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Candace Cameron Bure Interview with Gentry Thomas
Backstage With Gentry Thomas Candace Cameron Bure joined us from quarantine where she said the one bright spot is that her children are back at home and she is having a lot of down time to spend with her family. Candace married former professional hockey player Valeri Bure.
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