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. (Royalty-Free Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion")
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, who performs live at City Winery in Washington D.C. on Thursday night. They discuss his songwriting collaborations with Chris Difford to pen hits like "Tempted" and "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)." (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion")
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with Kelly Osbourne, daughter of legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, ahead of National Daughters Day this Sunday. They spoke in 2017 ahead of her memoir “There is No F*cking Secret: Letters from a Bad*ss B*tch." She also shared how her family's reality show "The Osbournes" changed pop culture. (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion")
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with former New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander as this year marks 25 years since the founding of the band. They spoke in 2015 about his Oscar-nominated song “Lost Stars” from the John Carney movie “Begin Again," as well as sharing memories of New Radicals hits like "You Get What You Give." (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion")
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with actor Kal Penn as this week marks 15 years since "House" Season 4, which introduced Penn as Dr. Lawrence Kutner. They spoke in 2015 when Penn reunited with “House” creator David Shore for the CBS crime drama “Battle Creek,” as well as memories of “Harold & Kumar.” (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion")
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with actor Ron Perlman ("Hellboy," "Sons of Anarchy") as this week marks the 35th anniversary of Perlman's Emmy-nominated breakout role in TV’s “Beauty and the Beast,” which premiered on CBS on September 25th, 1987. They spoke in 2015 about the launch of his Amazon original series “Hand of God." (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion")
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with The Yardbirds' drummer Jim McCarty as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band plays Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday. They discuss the pioneering band, which launched guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion")
Excellent Podcast for Movie Lovers
Jason’s charm and knowledge of films makes this podcast a must listen! It’s been a joy listening and learning about the industry. Super entertaining and will now always be a part of my podcast rotation.
The lamest theme music ever
Where did he get that lame theme music. And his knowledge of his guest’s body if work is often lacking.
Jason’s interviewing skills, preparedness and ability to make his guests feel comfortable and willing to be open about their lives and career make this podcast a great listen.