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53 minutes | Nov 21, 2014
Special "Finale Friday"
Tola Talks about our final show on LATalkRadio before moving over to YouTube.com/TolaTalks on Monday, November 24th. On this special Finale Friday, Rich interviews Hollywood Casting Directors Kevin Mockrin & Karina Walters of Mockrin/Walters Casting, and talks about Russian President Vladimir Putin, former New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio & Dallas Cowboy Troy Aikman, Bjork & Carley Jepsen, Goldie Hawn & the late (and great) Harold Ramis, plus Tweety Bird and all things Hollywood, including the Get Your S#!T Together Award given to sitcom star and comedian, Bill Cosby (for obvious reasons).
51 minutes | Nov 20, 2014
Tola Talks with Founder & CEO Richard (RB) Botto of Stage32, the ultimate social networking web site for the entertainment industry, as well as entertains us with the latest news including the Irish Rock Band U2's Bono requiring surgery from a bicycling accident, the new Jeep Renegade selling for well below $20,000, and the passing of legendary Hollywood Director, Mike Nichols. On Throwback Thursdays, Rich also talks about moving the show over to YouTube.com/TolaTalks on Monday, November 24th, plus takes us back to the highlights of 1963.
52 minutes | Nov 19, 2014
Sexiest Man Alive
Tola Talks about People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive (Chris Hemsworth), the Genesha-like "God Boy" from India born with 4 arms and 4 legs, the "act of passion" shooting death of Beauty Queen Miss Honduras, the record-breaking snowfall throughout the Northeastern US that has claimed at least 7 lives, plus the GYST Award to a New York man for hanging 25 dead cats from a tree. On Whatever Wednesdays, Rich also interviews the Founder of Elevate My Brand, Laurel Mintz, and discusses the importance of maximizing your brand and what it takes to stay current with the latest trends.
50 minutes | Nov 18, 2014
2014's Word of the Year
Tola Talks about The Oxford Dictionary & 2014's Word of the Year (Vape), Senior citizens & the Milken Institute's Best Cities for Successful Aging report (Madison, WI ranked #1), police brutality & rape in Ferguson, MO, the Honduran Beauty Queen and the search for her whereabouts weeks before the Miss World pageant, plus the Get Your S#!T Together Award goes to the 26 year-old woman who's marrying the notorious 80-year killer with a cult following, Charles Manson. Rich also talks all things Social Media & PR with Tola Talks publicist, Jana Khamo.
51 minutes | Nov 17, 2014
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Tola Talks about the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Matthew McConaughey's new star, November's icy blast with plummeting temperatures throughout the US, Australian TV Hosts wearing the same suit for an entire year, intimate French kissing that transfers more than 80 million bacteria, and the surging homeless population of America's children. On Movie Mondays, Rich also reviews the number one film at the box office, Dumb and Dumber To, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and gives the GYST Award to a disrespectful NFL fan in New Orleans.
51 minutes | Nov 14, 2014
Tola Talks with the first ever rapper/singer/songwriter to appear on NBC's The Voice, Moses Stone. Rich talks about what's it's like to be mentored by Christina Aguilera & Lionel Richie, catastrophic medical emergencies at West Virginia University, Ebola patients in West Africa coming to America for treatment, and the US Postal Service electing their first ever female Postmaster General. On Top 10 Fridays, Rich also lists his Top 10 Male MC-Rappers of All Time and plays two songs from Moses (including one with Lisa Scinta from The Voice).
51 minutes | Nov 13, 2014
Tola Talks about Eminem, Clayton Kershaw, Dwight Gooden (aka Dr. K), Mariano Rivera, Evander Holyfield, Paget Brewster, Gerald Butler, Whoopi Goldberg, Warren Buffet (buying Duracell Battery), Kim Kardashian (nude pictures), Walmart, Black Friday, and Takata (exploding airbags). On Throwback Thursdays, Rich takes us back to 2006 - the year he entered the Entertainment Business and became a Yoga teacher - and gives the Get Your S#!T Together Award to a Polish woman for having a threesome with her two lovers she hired to kill her husband.
52 minutes | Nov 12, 2014
Tola Talks about daring descents in outer space to land on a comet speeding at 35,000 MPH, baby elephants in Zambia surviving a 14-lion attack, RIP tributes to Mrs. Wolowitz (Carol Ann Susi) of The Big Bang Theory and Big Bank Hank (Henry Jackson) of the Sugar Hill Gang, billionaire booty calls for Kim Kardashian West, and Happy 30th Anniversary to the Queen of Pop, Madonna, for her Live a Virgin album of 1984. On Whatever Wednesdays, Rich also talks with attorney and motivational speaker, Paul Finizio about "Evolving and not Revolving" plus the importance of family as well as preserving and promoting Italian culture to kids in Florida.
49 minutes | Nov 11, 2014
A Special Veterans Day Tribute/The Gun Hill Royals
Tola Talks about America's history and salutes the military service men and women with a special Veterans Day tribute including freebies for Vets throughout the country, lesser know facts about WWII, Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz and his 5-year plan to employ 10,000 Vets, plus the all-star Concert for Valor tonight in Washington D.C. headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson & Carrie Underwood. On Acoustic Tuesdays, Rich also interviews the Country-Americana band from LA, The Gun Hill Royals, who perform two songs live.
50 minutes | Nov 10, 2014
A New Generation of Pizza Eaters
Tola Talks about Pizza Hut rebooting itself for a new generation of pizza eaters, cyber-hackers targeting the US Postal Service, comet chasing space craft aiming for a first-ever touchdown, fearless Frenchmen setting world records on a bicycle, and the three best 30 minute treks in Los Angeles. On Movie Mondays, Rich also reviews the Matthew McConaughey apocalyptic space thriller, Interstellar, plus gives the Get Your SH!T Together Award to a bovine rustler who purchased a 150 pound calf at a gas station in Southern California.
50 minutes | Nov 7, 2014
20 Ways to Be 20 Years Younger
Tola Talks about the Full Moon & how to use its energy, the significance of the number 50 & The Old Testament, icy cold weather & Economic optimism spreading across the US, Dark Web operations & cybercriminals getting busted, massive estates in Beverly Hills & listing prices of $195 million, Marc Zuckerberg simplifying his life with hoddies & t-shirts, plus Victoria Secret & their new language catering to the non-supermodels. On a special Top 10 Fridays, Rich also cuts through all the fat and gives it to you straight with his 20 Ways to Be 20 Years Younger.
52 minutes | Nov 6, 2014
Tola Talks with Adult Entertainment legend and Hall of Famer who performed in more 300 films & videos, Bill Margold. In addition to stories about the early days of Porn, on Throwback Thursdays Rich takes us back to 1972 and also talks about street abductions in Philadelphia, Black Hawk helicopters dropping candy to a private residence on Halloween, Microsoft giving away the free Office app, brown bears in Alaska mauling a hunter, plus the Get Your S#!T Together Award to the waitress in Atlantic City, NJ who sold unsuspecting diners a $3,750 bottle of wine.
52 minutes | Nov 5, 2014
"The Reflecting Pool"
Tola Talks about Princeton University & his dates by the Reflecting Pool, US midterm elections & the Republican landslide, Marijuana getting approved in the Capitol but not the Sunshine State, sexual content & "sexfists" on Network TV, raising the minimum wage throughout the US with Seattle leading the way, thrilling Jetpacks that would make James Bond jealous, and the Get Your S#!T Together Award goes to the ex-NFL cheerleader (and oldest ever) & self-styled lifestyle author and guru. On Whatever Wednesdays, Rich also responds to listener emails and call-ins during his new segment, "What's Your ATA (Ask Tola Anything)?"
53 minutes | Nov 4, 2014
Tola Talks with psychotherapist, clinical social worker & Yoga teacher, Erin Mason. On Top 10 Tuesdays, Rich and Erin discuss how to empower yourself with his Top 10 Yoga Poses & How to Master Them, plus recreational Marijuana & the midterm US elections, the new film by Kevin Smith & Johnny Depp appropriately titled, Yoga Hosers (starring their two daughters), and the Get Your S#!T Together Award goes to the crazy woman from Oregon charged with throwing her 6 year-old son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
48 minutes | Oct 31, 2014
Tola Talks with the sexy and talented singer/songwriter, Poison Ivory. On a special Halloween Acoustic Friday, the Grunge-Soul artist plays a track from her new EP, The Filth. Rich also talks about Michelangelo & his Sistine Chapel masterpiece The Last Judgment, successful manhunts & cop killer Eric Frein, LeBron James & his Nike tribute to the city of Cleveland, The Dow Jones & stock indices giving investors a real treat, the history & significance of All Hallows Eve, and the GYST Award for the Texas woman who tried to orally "pleasure" her husband's best friend (unbeknownst to him).
51 minutes | Oct 30, 2014
Chanida Sintuu, Emily Hughes
Tola Talks fitness and multi-functional workouts with Vault CrossFit owner Chanida Sintuu and head coach Emily Hughes. On Throwback Thursdays, Rich takes us back to 1998 and also talks about the World Champion San Francisco Giants, bank robbers in India inspired by a Bollywood movie, the American economy picking up steam in the 3rd quarter, Autism research giving scientists hope for preventing the disorder, and the Get Your S#!T Together Award going to the Ebola nurse who defies Maine's request for voluntary quarantine.
51 minutes | Oct 29, 2014
Reena De Asis
Tola Talks with Reena De Asis, Director of the nonprofit organization Dress for Success, dedicated to empowering disadvantaged women with the attire and the tools to help them thrive in work and in life. On Whatever Wednesdays, Rich also talks about North Korea leader Kim Jung Un & his ankle cyst, NASA rocket explosions & the International Space Station, Ferrari & it's split from parent Fiat Chrysler, new suicide apps & Twitter, Walmart & Fat Girl Costumes, plus the GYST Award to Monday's disappearing Dad who resurfaced 110 miles away.
52 minutes | Oct 28, 2014
Tola Talks all things Dating with guest co-host and Relationship Expert, Jennifer Gaynor-Yaker. On Top 10 Tuesdays, Rich also talks about the FBI posing as The Seattle Times to catch a suspect, windowless planes making air travel more cost-effective, National Chocolate Day, YouTube launching a paid subscription service, plus the Get Your S#!T Together Award to a single Mom who left her infant children alone in her 100 degree car to attend a job interview.
50 minutes | Oct 27, 2014
Tola Talks about High School students & terror in Washington, disappearing Dads & stadium searches, NFL rookies & stupid mistakes, plus new Alcoholism applications and simple mind tricks to get the most out of your workout. On Movie Mondays, Rich and guest co-host Troy Titus-Adams also review the new Keanu Reeves action-thriller, John Wick.
51 minutes | Oct 24, 2014
Slow Motion Celebrity
Tola Talks with the All-American rock band, Slow Motion Celebrity, and rocks the house with music from their new album, Flexible. On Acoustic Fridays, Rich also talks about the Ebola virus now in NYC, Monica Lewinsky & the US government's bullying lawyers, the world's deadliest catch in Brazil (pufferfish), plus GYST Awards for a bunch of teenagers polluting the environment.
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