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That's Gold! with Steve Hytner
33 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
"She Enjoyed Biting the Tomato"
Dana Powell checks in from her family home in Missouri, and shares her Corona travels across America. Steve's questioning the need to visit every person he knows via Zoom. Rich asks when 60 became the new 65. And everyone weighs in on foods they didn't like, still don't like -- or actually now enjoy in their middle/old age.
29 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
"We Are a Dumb People"
Big favorite Shannon Farren is back! The KFI talk host and LA Chargers sidelines reporter talks about the return of sports (IF it happens), mask technique, mask shaming on social media, the key to a perfect Dirty Martini and her preferred Mimosa recipe (all Mosa, no OJ).
34 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
"Children, of Course, Ruin Everything"
Scott Roeben, author of the #1 Las Vegas blog Vital Vegas, unwinds on Vegas' Coronavirus response, and offers insight on several items: Circa opening its casino, sports book, restaurants and pools in October; Park MGM is going 'smoke free' in the entire property - even the casino; and rumors circulating that it could be curtains for one of The Strip's highest-profile hotel/casinos.
30 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
"Shouldn't All Balls be Equal?"
Our on-call car guy, Vinnie Richici, has the latest on the newly revived Mustang Mach One - and another Ford re-boot that suffered from very, very bad timing. Steve, Rich and Vinnie also explain why it's nearly impossible to rent an RV this summer. And Steve's no fan of bifurcation in golf - using a less-lively ball in PGA tournaments.
28 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
"If There Are No Zombies, I'm Good"
Comedian John Caparulo joins Steve and Rich to share quarantine stories, what the new act will look like, his new cartoon project and doing a quarantine birthday party for a five year old. John and Steve also share thoughts about working in new material - especially Coronavirus jokes. John's waiting for word on when he'll resume his residency at Harrah's in Las Vegas.
30 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
"I Sell Hope, My Friend"
Steve and Rich talk golf - 'The Match' - with legendary golf teaching pro Martin Chuck. Since 2011, Martin has run the Tour Striker Golf Academy, one of the most successful golf schools and coaching programs in North America. Spoiler alert: there is also smack regarding ping-pong.
30 minutes | May 29, 2020
"What Am I Gonna Do With a Pot of Gravy?"
One of New York City's best reporters, Juliet Papa of 1010 WINS, talks quarantine coping with Steve and Rich. The die-hard Yankees fan has mixed feelings about the possible return of baseball, shares her cooking coping, but admit she has NOT made the secret family gravy recipe for quite a while. (non-Italian tip: gravy is tomato/meat pasta sauce)
33 minutes | May 24, 2020
"Who Doesn't Love a Good Tiffani Thiessen - French Stewart Movie?"
Screenwriter, producer and author Bryce Zabel shares his lockdown stories with Steve and Rich. He recounts the new popularity for 'Pandemic,' a Hallmark Channel mini-series he and wife Jackie wrote in 2007. Steve now has an issue with people who ARE wearing masks. And Bryce is very excited about the release of Navy videos of UFOs.
33 minutes | May 22, 2020
"My Family Regarded Me As a Curse"
It's a deep dive into proper football, aka soccer, as NBC's Arlo White joins Steve and Rich to talk about the all-time greats, the prospect of more EPL games and Arlo's new - but postponed - gig with the Chicago Fire. Arlo and Steve also hash out some final thoughts on 'The Last Dance,' including Arlo's 1994 glimpse of the Bulls from standing room at the old Chicago Stadium.
42 minutes | May 18, 2020
"You're Working With a Lady Who Screams a Lot"
Steve, Rich and guest Ron Flatter review the weekend's sporting events that returned to us: soccer, golf and NASCAR. And Ron reminds us that horse racing never left, dammit. The three also share thoughts on three greats who left us this month: Phyllis George, Fred Willard and Jerry Stiller. And there's a great two minutes of an old interview with Stiller describing how he found the voice of Frank Costanza -- literally.
33 minutes | May 15, 2020
"One of My Favorite Office Environments in America"
The Couch Slouch, Norman Chad, joins Steve and Rich to update the possibility that the World Series of Poker might still happen this year. They also hash over the NFL's strategy for playing this fall, whether buffets will return to Las Vegas, and where visitors will go when Vegas re-opens.
33 minutes | May 11, 2020
"It's Not As Bad As Wearing a Condom"
Steve and Rich welcome food writers Al Mancini and Jason Harris to get the lay of the land in Las Vegas. The two speculate on the restaurant business in Vegas after the COVID-19 shake-out. Jason, who's also a stand-up comedian, commiserates with Steve over purposefully half-full comedy clubs. And Al comes up with a new slogan for Vegas casinos that will be putting up 'penalty box' Plexiglas at the tables.
29 minutes | May 8, 2020
"I'm a Cat Person, Bitch!"
Actor Kelly AuCoin checks in from quarantine in Brooklyn just a few days after the season premier of 'Billions,' in which he plays Dollar Bill Stern, America's cheapest multi-millionaire (he drives a mini-van). Kelly immediately scotches Steve's lament about his inability to determine if a watermelon is ripe. There is also lots of talk about 'Billions,' and of Kelly's beloved Portland Trailblazers.
25 minutes | May 4, 2020
"Red Buttons Did It"
Actor, writer, producer, mixologist and pro football podcaster Jay Seals joins Steve and Rich to talk show biz, the NFL draft and how to tell who's the killer in TV cop shows.
33 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
"You Know OJ's Available"
It's another deep dive into big-time theatre, as Steve welcomes longtime friend Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director of the Soho Playhouse in New York. Darren recounts how the Playhouse has become the US Mecca for fringe acts worldwide. He talks about almost walking out of a play he was in because his co-star (Steve) was slow to bail him out during a forgotten line. And lots of talk about 'The Last Dance' and the decline of athletics at Darren's alma mater, USC.
36 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
"Yeah, I'll Watch That"
Steve's good friend Arden Myrin has lots to say about various reality shows - especially 'The Bachelor' and its various spinoffs. Steve been a frequent guest on Arden's podcast "Will You Accept This Rose?" Arden also talks about her upcoming memior, "Little Miss Little Compton."
27 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
"Snip, Snip... You're Out!"
Official Bad Advice Editor Dana Powell shares the dilemma of a man who's friend keeps dating his old girlfriends - and Steve shares a similar tale from his past. Also: Steve and Dana try to define some new words that have entered our Coronavirus vocabulary.
26 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
"You Don't Have to Tell Wilma to Hold For The Laugh"
Actor, director, producer and longtime Steve Hytner friend Fred Savage is back for more fun. He and Steve dive deep into the joys of directing vs. acting, how most actors are really bad at improvisation, and dealing with fans who don't quite get that it's all made up. Oh, and Fred explains to Rich that The Flintstones is a cartoon, not real actors.
27 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
"The Mean Streets of Palo Alto"
Steve welcomes his good friend Fred Savage to the podcast - the first of two episodes with Fred. They share stories of parenting in quarantine, pandemic sidewalk etiquette, Fred's 1990 stint as host of 'Saturday Night Live,' and what not to say to a Lyft driver who's playing big-time rap music. Oh, and the Passover quest for potato vodka.
32 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
"That Kinda Flipped My Life Around"
Actor, producer and activist Kitty Swink joins Steve and Rich. The Hollywood veteran compares career tracks with Steve, and discovers they have a lot in common: starting in New York, coming to Los Angeles, doing a ton of episodic TV and a few movies, and having roles in iconic TV series. Kitty also explains how a stop in a bar to meet a friend changed the course of her life, her 16 unsuccessful auditions for parts on 'Seinfeld,' the number of series that got cancelled when she was a guest star, and how she's dealing with shopping in these End Times.
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