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The News Junkie: Interviews
13 minutes | May 9, 2022
How Do You Ship A Horse?
Jim Welsh of Elite Horse Transport joins the show to talk about the logistics of getting all of the horses to the Kentucky Derby. How do you get a horse on a plane? How much does it cost to ship a horse from Japan to the United States? Find out now.
24 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
A Career In Voiceover
Rider isn't just a major voice in the world of entertainment, with gigs from CBS football to Stephen Colbert and Shark Week, he's also the host of the first radio show Shawn ever worked for!
17 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
Blind Sports Announcer
Bryce Weiler has made headlines around the country for calling sports games on the radio despite that fact that he was born blind.
23 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Will An Asteroid Kill Us All?
Planetary astronomer Andy Rivkin is one of the team leads for NASA's DART program to defend the planet from asteroid strikes. How accurate is the new movie Don't Look Up? Are we going to get wiped out?
16 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
YouTuber 'Exploring The Nug'
YouTuber 'Exploring the Nug' goes on solo missions to solve cold cases. You won't believe what he finds deep in lakes and rivers. He's going viral for his latest video.
59 minutes | May 9, 2021
Inside The INSANE World Of NFTs
Shawn dives into the insane and explosively growing world of NFTs with a collector named PackPhour. They discuss how to understand what NFTs are, what The News Junkie is planning to do with NFTs and the future of this exciting breakthrough technology.
23 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
The Art Of Foley
Monique Reymond is a world-class foley artist who has added sounds to some of the biggest movies and television shows on the planet. Find out what tools she brings to the studio to recreate slaps, footsteps and slashes, how she got into the business and so much more in this interview.
18 minutes | May 18, 2020
Stuck on a Cruise Ship in a Pandemic
Taylor Grimes has taken eight different Covid-19 tests. Some come back positive, some come back negative. He's now been on a cruise ship for EIGHT weeks. Listen to his amazing story.
27 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Infectious Diseases Expert on the Coronavirus
Dr. Dena Grayson is a medical doctor, a scientist and an expert on infectious diseases. She tells us how to avoid the Coronavirus, different dangers to avoid, what it does to your body and more. Dr Grayson also sounds the alarm on things we're doing wrong in our battle against the virus.
41 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
McDonalds Monopoly Scam Winner
Jim Faherty took a call that would change his life forever. On the other end, his godfather told him he had a million dollar winning piece in the McDonalds Monopoly contest. Jim tells his story as the HBO hit show McMillions continues to draw in viewers every week.
8 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
Brett Gardner 'Stalker' Interview
Gina Devasahayam joins The News Junkie to talk about reports suggesting she is an obsessed fan that is harassing New York Yankees player Brett Gardner. Devasahayam says the reports are 'libelous' and she is in a relationship with Gardner. She says the family is spreading lies about her and she wants to be with him because he is 'lying about the truth.'
41 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
James Murray, Impractical Joker
The Impractical Jokers have soared to popularity since their show debuted nearly a decade ago on Tru TV. James Murray has been a constant source of laughs on the show as well as on the game show The Misery Index. As the Impractical Jokers celebrate their 200th show and a movie hitting theaters this week, James Murray joins me for an episode of The News Junkie: Interviews.
66 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
How Smart Is Your Dog?
Darryl Payne is one of the most experienced dog trainers in the United States. He's changed lives for dogs and owners alike because he knows a great deal about these great animals who have certainly earned the title Man's Best Friend. But what do dogs see? What do they do when you're at work? Do they remember things? Do they understand time? We'll answer all these questions and more as we find out just how smart dogs are on The News Junkie: Interviews
53 minutes | Jan 26, 2020
John McAfee For President?
John McAfee, the man, myth and legend, the genius behind McAfee anti-virus software that made him over $100 million is the guest this week on the show. Did McAfee murder a man who robbed his house? Did he kill a guy who poisoned his dog? Is he on drugs? Is he broke? I ask him all this and more on this controversial episode.
57 minutes | Jan 19, 2020
Nature Documentary Secrets with Gavin Thurston
The News Junkie: Interviews Season 2 kicks off with an interview with Emmy Award-winning nature documentarian Gavin Thurston. He's friends with Sir David Attenborough, has traveled the world experiencing things that will blow your mind and has even been slapped by a Gorilla. Get his new book 'Journeys in the Wild: The Secret Life of a Cameraman' on Amazon now.
55 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
What Is It Like To Get A Double Lung Transplant?
There are currently 120,000 people waiting on organ transplant lists across the United States. Each year, over 35,000 transplant procedures slowly chip away at this growing list. Of those 35,000, about 35 get a lung transplant. Our guest this week, Joel Kelly dishes up the wild details of what it's like to get a double lung transplant.
57 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
What Is It Like To Be On Big Brother?
Each year, millions of people tune in to watch about a dozen other people live in a house on television. Every second of the contestants lives is broadcast on the Internet and on a television show produced several days each week. People have learned of family tragedies, events like 9/11, their positive HIV status and more as the audience watches it all. But what is it like to be on CBS's Big Brother? How do you get on the show? What are the production secrets everyone wants to know? This week we talk to Rachel Swindler, star of Big Brother 20.
52 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
Why Do People Chase Tornadoes?
Tornadoes damage homes to the tune of about $400 million each year. They also kill, on average, about 70 people in that same time frame. So why on Earth do people purposefully chase these dangerous storms? This week we talk to professional storm chaser Zach Sharpe about chasing storms, the tools of the trade and his most epic chase stories.
76 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
Will Print Journalism Survive?
The newspaper, once a juggernaut in the news world, is ready for its second act. This week we talk to Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell about what it's like to work for a major daily newspaper, how people react to his stories and the secrets from the newsroom floor.
60 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
What Is The Future For Shock Websites? (Small Talk)
In the glory days of the Internet, shock websites were everywhere. Believe it or not, I worked closely with more of these homes on the dark side of the Internet than I'd like to admit. On this Small Talk episode of The News Junkie: Interviews we chat with Hayden Hewitt, co-founder of Live Leak about the future of shocking content, censorship and the Internet.
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