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WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley picks the brains of the most influential filmmakers, musicians and artists of our time in the new podcast “Beyond the Fame with Jason Fraley!” Based in the nation's capital, Jason has interviewed just about every famous figure you can imagine: Aretha Franklin, Carol Burnett, Garth Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, the list is endless! You’ve heard the highlights on the radio, but this is your chance to hear in-depth conversations about what makes these creative geniuses tick. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Google, Podcast DC or Spotify.

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    • TV & Film

WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley picks the brains of the most influential filmmakers, musicians and artists of our time in the new podcast “Beyond the Fame with Jason Fraley!” Based in the nation's capital, Jason has interviewed just about every famous figure you can imagine: Aretha Franklin, Carol Burnett, Garth Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, the list is endless! You’ve heard the highlights on the radio, but this is your chance to hear in-depth conversations about what makes these creative geniuses tick. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Google, Podcast DC or Spotify.

    Grandmaster Flash

    Grandmaster Flash

    WTOP Entertainment Editor Jason Fraley celebrate National DJ Day with hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash, who pioneered the genre with his 1982 hit "The Message" and later became the first hip-hop artist inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
    They spoke in 2020 when he played the now-defunct U Street Music Hall in Washington D.C.

    • 25 min
    Dennis Miller

    Dennis Miller

    WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with Dennis Miller as tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of "The Dennis Miller Show." They spoke in 2018 about his prolific career as a comedian and political commentator, hosting "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live," briefly broadcasting "Monday Night Football" and starring across David Spade in "Joe Dirt."

    • 14 min
    Branford Marsalis

    Branford Marsalis

    WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with jazz master Branford Marsalis, who plays Strathmore on Thursday, then Wolf Trap on Jan. 26-27. They discussed his Louisiana roots with brother Wynton Marsalis, touring with Sting, working with Spike Lee, fronting the "Tonight Show" band and even playing the National Anthem for the Baltimore Orioles when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's streak at Camden Yards.

    • 22 min
    David Oyelowo

    David Oyelowo

    WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day by revisiting this chat with David Oyelowo, who played MLK in the 2014 film "Selma." They discussed Oyelowo's 2015 crime thriller "Captive," as well as his memories of working with directors like Ava DuVernay, Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg.

    • 12 min
    Drew Barrymore

    Drew Barrymore

    WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with original "Scream" queen Drew Barrymore as the new "Scream" sequel opens in movie theaters this weekend. They spoke during the release of her 2015 memoir "Wildflower," sharing memories of filming Wes Craven's 1996 horror masterpiece, as well as her child role in Steven Spielberg's "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," which celebrates its 40th anniversary.

    • 14 min
    Curtis Harding

    Curtis Harding

    WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with "slop-n-soul" artist Curtis Harding, whose concert at The Black Cat just got moved from Jan. 19 to May 2. No worries, you can pass the time by listening to our chat from 2018 when Harding played the now-defunct U Street Music Hall in Washington D.C.

    • 11 min

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