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AirTalk Episode Friday December 8, 2023
Today on AirTalk, what to know about California’s budget deficit. Also on the show, a new book from columnist Taylor Lorenz explores the rise of society's online culture; Nancy Silverton shares the cookie that changed her life; FilmWeek: Poor Things,’ ‘Fast Charlie,’ ‘The Peasants’ and more.
California Faces $68 Billion Budget Deficit – Here’s What You Should Know (00:17)
From Myspace To TikTok, How Our Society Became 'Extremely Online' (11:56)
Ever Had A Life-Changing Cookie? Expert Nancy Silverton Shares Hers And More (33:46)
FilmWeek: Poor Things,’ ‘Fast Charlie,’ ‘The Peasants’ And More (50:55)
FilmWeek Feature: Larry Mantle Talks With The FilmWeek Critics About LAFCA Voting And The Ubiquitous Award Show (1:23:01)
TV-Talk: 7 Shows To Watch Including ‘My Life With The Walter Boys,’ ‘Archie,’ & More
Have you felt completely overwhelmed when deciding what new show to watch these days? Us too. There’s just so much content out there between network TV and numerous streaming platforms. Each week, we will try to break through the noise with TV watchers who can point us to the must-sees and steer us clear of the shows that maybe don’t live up to the hype. This week, listeners will get the latest scoop on what’s worth watching with Angie Han, TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter, and Liz Shannon Miller, senior entertainment editor at Consequence.
This week’s shows include:
My Life With The Walter Boys (Netflix)
Blue Eye Samurai (Netflix)
Doctor Who [60th Anniversary Specials] (Disney+)
The Buccaneers (Apple TV+)
Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas (Apple TV+)
Faraway Downs (Hulu)
AirTalk Episode Thursday Decemeber 7, 2023
Today on AirTalk, Kevin McCarthy will exit Congress by year’s end. Also on the show, a new Stanford study examines the science of reading; husband and wife duo’s new book questions if we should colonize space; listeners share their favorite Hanukkah traditions; TV-Talk: 7 shows to watch and more.
What Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s Retirement Means For The Republican Party (00:17)
New Stanford Study Shows The “Science-Of-Reading” Method Is Efficacious (12:03)
Space Is Cool, But Should We Colonize It? Two Scientist Spouses Argue, Probably Not (32:44)
Doctors Are Warning Of A ‘Tripledemic’ – What You Need To Know (51:29)
Better Latke Than Never: What Are Your Favorite Hanukkah Traditions? (1:08:18)
TV-Talk: 7 Shows To Watch Including ‘My Life With The Walter Boys,’ ‘Archie,’ & More (1:26:53)
AirTalk Episode Wednesday December 6, 2023
Today on AirTalk, TV sitcom genius and activist Norman Lear dies at 101. Also on the show, Emmy Award winning showrunner Jeff Melvoin tells us about his job in a new book; Actor Patrick Stewart chats with Larry about his new memoir and more.
Norman Lear, Activist and TV Sitcom Pioneer, Dies at 101 (00:17)
Showrunning 101: Everything You Need To Know About Hollywood’s Most Demanding Job (34:00)
Newly Appointed LA County Board Of Supervisors Chair On Homelessness, Sea Level Rise And More (51:36)
Actor Patrick Stewart On His New Memoir, ‘Making it So’ (1:02:47)
AirTalk Episode Tuesday December 5, 2023
Today on AirTalk, L.A Times investigation finds Animal shelters are overwhelmed. Also on the show, sleeping pods in Reno Nevada are combating homelessness; using hypnosis to treat IBS and other ailments; share with us the most embarrassing object you’re emotionally attached to and more
Animal Shelters Across U.S. Get Overcrowded As Adoptions Rates See Slight Decrease (00:17)
Could Sleeping Pods Be Part Of The Solution For Homelessness? Here's How It's Working In Reno (13:33)
Hypnosis Has Been Used To Treat Many Ailments, But It Still Has A Reputation To Battle (33:43)
Teens Might Be Getting More Help With Mental Health. But What's The Right Approach? (51:26)
As NBA In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals Tip Off, The League’s Gamble On The Midseason Competition Shows Signs It’s Paying Off (1:08:44)
What’s The Most Embarrassing Object You’re Emotionally Attached To And Never Parting With? (1:20:08)
AirTalk Episode Monday December 4, 2023
Today on AirTalk, LA City Council puts redistricting on the 2024 ballot. Also on the show, AAA survey shows that drivers know they engage in risky behavior; the history of Southern California citrus; cultural critic Peter Biskind on his new book Pandora's Box: How Guts, Guile, and Greed Upended TV, and more
LA City Council Places Independent Redistricting On 2024 Ballot (00:17)
A Need for Speed? Drivers Admit Engaging in Risky Behaviors Behind the Wheel (13:28)
How To Create More Internet Free Spaces And Truly Unplug (36:20)
SoCal History: How Citrus Farming Became SoCal’s Main Squeeze & What’s Happened Since (51:34)
Small Screen, Big Players: ‘Pandora’s Box’ Details How TV Became Peak TV (1:25:48)
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