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THE BIG WAKEUP CALL with Ryan Gatenby
1 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!
The Big Wakeup Call is moving to an ALL NEW podcast! We'll be featuring 30-minute episodes of some of our favorite recent interviews on the radio show. Please go to our new podcast page at https://bigwakeupcall.buzzsprout.com/ and subscribe to the ALL NEW BIG WAKEUP CALL PODCAST on your favorite podcast platforms. This feed will no longer be updated.
51 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
The Big Wakeup Call’s End of Summer Special!
The Big Wakeup Call looks back and says farewell to the unusual Summer of 2021 as we chat with special guests Michael Ian Black, Scott Aukerman, Ben Gleib, Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan, Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Andy Summers from The Police, Dylan Brody, and Bill McCormick! Re-live that exciting 6 weeks when everything seemed possible before unwelcome guest Delta Variant showed up.
9 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Rob Barnett was formerly a president of programming at CBS Radio and was also an executive at MTV and VH1 (where he memorably spent a day with George Harrison when he visited the studio for a chat with John Fugelsang.) Rob called in to talk about his new book “Next Job, Best Job: A Headhunter’s 11 Strategies to Get Hired Now.”
9 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Chris Lowell stars in one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year, "Promising Young Woman" - it picked up two Critics Choice awards for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay - certainly in Oscar contention.
19 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Bill McCormick can't get enough of WandaVision and its role in the Marvel Universe, so we talked and talked and talked and talked about it.
9 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Jonathan McHugh is the director of a new documentary, “Long Live Rock: Celebrate the Chaos,” now available on demand.
11 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Erika Engelhaupt called in for chat about her new book. "Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science.
9 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Dr. Gabby Wild called in to chat about her new book from National Geographic Kids, "Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around the World."
8 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
John Oates joined our exclusive Five Timers Club with his appearance on the show today and chose the Big Wakeup Call coffee mug as his special gift. John is hosting a special event, "Oates Song Fest," featuring a lineup of superstar performers, to benefit Feeding America. You can see "Oates Song Fest" on March 20, 2021 at 7:00 Central on nugs.net. http://thebigwakeupcall.com/wp-content/uploads/John-Oates-The-Big-Wakeup-Call-030921.mp3
9 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Omid Scobie is the author of the best-selling book “Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family.” He joined the show to share his thoughts on the upcoming CBS Primetime Special “Oprah with Meghan and Harry.”
10 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Local Chicago author, teacher and viral video star of "Welcome to the Fourth Grade" Dwayne Reed called in to discuss his new book "Simon B. Rhymin."
9 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Haley Orrantia checked in for a chat about what's happening on season 8 of "The Goldbergs."
56 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
The Big Wakeup Call’s 2020 End of the Year Spectacular Special Show!
We wrap up The Big Wakeup Call for 2020 with our End of the Year Spectacular Special Show, featuring our trademark wacky, zany, and madcap humor. And, as a special bonus feature to help make the last few days of 2020 a little more tolerable, we have added some "off-the-wall" humor as well! Frankly, it's my second-favorite type of humor after "madcap." We should have added that a lot sooner. Also, I'm joined by some of our favorite guests over the past year (and past history) of the show, Scott Aukerman from "Comedy Bang Bang," playwright, humorist, comedian and author Dylan Brody, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan from "Go Fug Yourself", Kids music superstar Laurie Berkner, Host of the "Nothing Much Happens" podcast Kathryn Nicolai, and of course Bill McCormick from the World News Center. Thanks to everyone who listened and who appeared on the show in 2020. I hope we helped you pass the time with a giggle or two.
9 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Camilla Pang holds a PhD in bioinformatics from University College London and is a postdoctoral scientist. Her career and studies have been heavily influenced by her diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD and she is driven by her passion for understanding humans and how we work. She joined us to discuss her new book, "An Outsider's Guide to Humans."
10 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent Micheal Kosta called in to talk about his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, “Michael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA.,” which was filmed in each of those three cities in a hilarious and nostalgic reminder of pre-pandemic life.
11 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Hall-of-Fame songwriter Jack Tempchin returned to the show to discuss his career, his relationship with Glenn Frey, and his new holiday song and children's book.
6 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Josh Dela Cruz and Donovan Patton
"Blue's Clues" host Josh Dela Cruz joined our 3-timers club when he called in along with former host Donovan Patton to chat about a special new holiday episode of "Blue's Clues." Josh is only two appearances away from the commemorative t-shirt/mug/cap.
9 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Ron Funches gave us a call to talk about his new show “Top Secret Videos," which airs Thursday nights at 9:30 CT on truTV.
10 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black joined our Five-Timers Club when he called in to discuss his new book, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son.
8 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Charise Mericle Harper
Charise Mericle Harper is the bestselling author and illustrator of many children’s books, including the Just Grace series, the Fashion Kitty series, and the Next Best Junior Chef series. She called in for a fun chat about her latest, So Embarrassing: Awkward Moments and How to Get Through Them.
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