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Inside Out with Paul Mecurio
18 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
David Gergen - Adviser to 4 U.S. presidents, CNN Annalyst, Harvard Kennedy School.
As he talks about his new book on leadership we get absolutely riveting and entertaining insight from David about what makes a great leader and what doesn't. As only David could do with his brilliance and broad knowledge of all things political and leadership walks us through who in history has shown great leadership (who will be shocked who is on the list and who isn/t), what the common traits are in all great leaders, how a leader must balance head and heart and MUCH more.
20 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Phil Cuzzi - Major League Baseball Umpire
A Jersey guy ex-teacher, salesperson ..Goes to a baseball game with buddies. ..notices an umpire and decides that life is short, I want to try that. This is the amazing life story of how Phil Uzzi became a Major League baseball Umpire. A fascinating and rare insider's look at the world of Major League Baseball from the vantage point of an umpire. Hear what it's like to go to umpire school, the hardest thing about umpiring and the pressure of umpiring some of the greatest athletes in the world. Phil has funny, outrageous stories about his days umpiring and talks about how he got his start umpiring, the keys to calling a good game, and the biggest surprises and challenges of being a major league ump.
64 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Phil Rosenthal Host - Netflix's "Somebody Feed Phil," Creator - "Everybody Loves Raymond"
A really fun conversation with my good friend Phil about his hit Netflix travel food series. Phil has amazing stories about his world travels hosting his travel food show, like - a great story how he tried not to embarrass himself with the President of Finland, his favorite countries to visit, and trying to eat food that moves (he gagged). It's fascinating to hear why Phil says his show is more than just about travel and food. And it's riveting to hear what it was like creating the hit sitcom, "Everybody Loves Raymond" and the challenges of running a massive hit show like that. He also gives us a very interesting glimpse at the streaming landscape and how large companies like Netflix operate and make decisions on shows they create and put on their service.
25 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Kobe Bryant: The Rise and Pursuit of Immortality -Mike Sielski -Author and Award-Winning Sports Journalist
A fascinating look into what made Kobe Bryant tick, what drove him to pursue greatness, how growing up in Europe made him a stand-out in his suburban Philadelphia high school and how his life in Europe matured him in a way growing up in America couldn;t. We talk about Kobe's issues with his racial identity, his hard upbringing at the hands of his father, his unique perspective on life and much more. An incredibly captivating look into ALL aspects of one of the greatest athletes in the last 100 years.
22 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
White House Chef - Andre Rush - Author, "Call Me Chef Dammit"
Can you do 2,222 push-ups a day AND cook for the most powerful person in the free world? Chef Andre Ruch can. Hear his AMAZING story that started with him becoming an overnight sensation after a picture of his 24-inch biceps went viral, then his suffering from PTSD, and culminates in a stellar career as a chef for four different U.S. Presidents. Hear how cooking helped save his life after battling PTSD post his military career. Andre tells what Presidents love and hate to eat, the pressure of cooking for powerful world leaders and much more. A riveting story you've NEVER heard before.
15 minutes | May 23, 2022
J.B. Smoove - Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spider Man: No Way Home, Woke
A really fun, interesting conversation with the hilarious comedian/actor about his big shot in comedy that got him known, his approach to stand-up, trying to figure out the line of political correctness in life and in doing stand-up, what it was like working the infamous showcase Los Angeles shows "Phat Tuesdays" at the Comedy Store and much more.
14 minutes | May 11, 2022
Omar Epps - "The Devil You Know," "This is Us," "House," 'Resurrection"
A really fascinating conversation with Omar about his new movie "The Devil You Know," hear his very compelling reasons for doing the film - he was drawn by his character's conflict between loyalty to family and doing the right thing, how rapping and poetry at a young age formed his creative/artistic voice and what he loves about those art forms. he talks about working with great actors like James Caan and what he's learned about acting and about himself from his years as an actor.
20 minutes | May 4, 2022
Seann William Scott - American Pie, Welcome to Flatch, Lethal Weapon (TV Series), Super Troopers 2
In this great conversation with Seann hear what he did in his audition to get the iconic part of Stifler in American Pie" and how that role changed his life, how he avoided typecasting after that movie, what he loves about how different his new role playing a minister is in "Welcome to Flatch,"a jock in high school the risk he took leaving home in Minnesota (1 of 7 kids) at a young age to pursue his dream in Hollywood and how naive he was moving to Hollywood and why he thought he wouldn't make it once he got there and much more. A really interesting look into an actor who tends to be very private, but here is very accessible, open, honest and funny about his life and career.
28 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Robert Patrick - "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "Peacemaker," "Die Hard 2," "X-Files,"
Robert is known for his iconic role in Terminator talks his dark, edgy role on the hit HBO Max show "Peacemaker," how he became enamored with acting as a young boy and why he left college for acting, how failure in one thing led to success in another, how the role in Terminator 2 changed his life. The importance of sports and the NFL in his life and his relationship with his kids.
109 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi - Astrophysicist, Author - "A Quantum Life-My Journey From The Streets to the Stars"
Hakeem has an incredible life story. Raised very poor, from a broken home, homeless, at the age of 9 helping his Dad harvest and deal drugs, becoming a drug dealer and user himself as an adult. Hakeem overcame all these life challenges and obstacles to attend Stanford University, earn a doctorate and become one of the most renowned astrophysicists in the world. His story is amazing and one you don't want to miss, with every turn it is jaw-dropping.
26 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Dr. Pol - "The Incredible Dr. Pol" NatGeo Wild
A unique behind the scenes look at the important work of world renowned veterinarian. Dr. Pol. The Dr. is utterly fascinating and passionate as he explains: how fear in treating animals is the worst thing, how he had to create NEW techniques on the fly he wasn't taught in Vet school to treat large farm animals - like how to properly stick your hand up the rear-end of an animal and not be killed, why few Vets want to care for farm animals these days and how that can be a problem for ALL of us, the day as a young boy in Netherlands he knew he wanted to care for animals and much more.
30 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Don McLean - Singer/Songwriter "American Pie" - Top 5 Song of 20th Century
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the iconic song "American Pie" one of the top 5 songs of the 20th Century, the always outspoken Don McLean gives us a fascinating behind-the-scenes look about how the song came about, what he was trying to say with it and his unapologetic approach to music. After "American Pie" became a huge hit he was pushed him to sell out to write empty pop songs to make millions, Don refused and followed his own path which he does to this day. This is an amazing window into a true rebel and artistic genius.
25 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Shawn Thornton - 2 Time Stanley Cup Winner - Boston Bruins
Ever wonder what it's like to be a world class hockey player in the intense National Hockey League - wonder no more. Shawn Thornton gives an absolutely mesmerizing insider's account you've never heard before of his storied career in the NHL. Hear why he was an "enforcer" and how he carried out those duties-like the key to winning a fist fight on ice, the important leadership skills one needs in pro sports and how they translate to life, how he thought when he was drafted he thought it was a prank, what it's like to struggle in the minor leagues and how he never lost hopes of making it to the NHL, what advice he gives to players now that he's a "front office" guy and much more.
22 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Chris Sullivan - "This is Us"
Chris talks about his character Toby's relationship with Kate on the smash hit "This is Us." He gives a sneak peak at what the future holds for the pair, how he and Chrissy Metz (Kate) approached the difficult scenes dealing with the divorce of the pair and fascinating insight into the behind-the-scenes process the show follows in shooting the show. Chris is fascinating in explaining how his improv training has allowed him to get the most out of his scenes, his surprise at how big a hit the show became and how that has changed his life, the challenges he faced and prep he did in directing his first episode of the show this year and much more.
25 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Reginald Hudlin - Director/Producer - "House Party," "Django Unchained," "Boomerang," Marshall," "Black Panther"
Oscar nominated Reginald Hudlin, one of the most influential filmmakers of his generation shares hilarious, never-before-heard stories about the birth and rise of "Phat Tuesdays at The Comedy Store," the subject of his new Amazon docuseries "Phat Tuesdays." The series documents the importance of the influential comedy showcase that launched the careers of some of the most famous Black comedians, including Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Chris Tucker, Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence and MORE. Founded by comedian Guy Torry, Phat Tuesdays provided an historic opportunity for amazing Black comedians to finally showcase their talents to the industry. It changed the face of stand-up comedy and the TV landscape by ushering in talented Black comedians who created their own unique brand of television. Hear how the Rodney King LA Riots affected development of this famous comedy showcase and much MORE.
13 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Famke Janssen - "X-Men," "Nip/Tuck," "Taken" Films
Famke does very few interviews so we get a special window into this terrific actress as talks about her approach to taking on roles, what drew her to acting after modeling, the challenges in adapting a movie from a book, what happened in South Africa that changed her life and much more.
30 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Bob Saget - Comedian/Actor
We all were shocked at Bob's passing. He was a friend and not only really funny but a GREAT guy. As a tribute to him I wanted to re-air this interview we did. Bob is funny and revealing, talking about his start in comedy, how he was fired from one TV show but hired on another - "Full House" and how that changed his life. He talks about hosting an edgy home videos show, what it was like working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles in his early days with Richard Pryor, Jay Leno and David Letterman, how as a comedian, he deals with the highly charged politically correct environment we live in and MORE.
22 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Mike Rowe - "Dirty Jobs"
The iconic show "Dirty Jobs" is back for a new season. Mike shares a really cool insiders look how the show and the style of shooting was invented, as well as really fun stories about filming "Dirty Jobs. He also talks his passion for the unsung heroes in America - the tradesman doing the tough jobs that affect all our lives. Mike is brilliant in his never-before-heard observations about how we value a college degree but not the laborer jobs that are the backbone of our economy which led Mike to make scholarships available to those who want an education in the trades. This interview has it all, why "Dirty Jobs" has been such a hit, fun personal anecdotes and thought-provoking takes on the current state of labor and jobs in America.
49 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
Neil deGrasse Tyson - World Renowned Astrophysicist, Director-Hayden Planetarium, "StarTalk"
A wide-ranging, VERY fun conversation with the brilliant astrophysicist about space, astronomy, the Universe, black matter (look it up it's super interesting), how matter and antimatter work, how the speed of light works, the true brilliance of Einstein and much more. Neil is so compelling, informative, and infectious in his enthusiasm for all things science, the Universe and astronomy you will immediately enroll in college to become an astrophysicist.
23 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Christopher Andersen - #1 NY Times Bestselling Author on The Royal Family and The Kennedys
Having written extensively about the Royal Family for 2 decades, including his #1 NY Times Best Selling Book "The Day Diana Died," Chris has incredible insight into the inner workings and complex relationship of the most famous and powerful family in the world. In talking about his NEW book about Harry and Megan, Chris gives never-before-heard details about tensions and jealousy between William and Harry dating back to when they were small children, how the Queen truly felt about Harry and Meghan leaving the Royal family, Charles' REAL relationship with his sons and mother, why Prince William and Harry had to walk behind their mother's casket and MUCH MORE. This is a fascinating and factually accurate account of many details about William, Harry, their wives and the Royals.
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