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: Dave Chappelle, Carol Burnett, Garth Brooks, Aretha Franklin, 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.
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with Rufus Wainwright, who performs this coming Tuesday at The Anthem in Washington D.C. They discuss his versatile career from pop to opera, including being named Rolling Stone magazine's Best New Artist, recording "Hallelujah" for the "Shrek" soundtrack, and even donating sperm to Leonard Cohen's daughter to raise a child with his husband.
The Moody Blues
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley and colleague Dave Preston chat with Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward, who performs tonight at Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland. Hayward phoned in for a pair of conversations, first in 2016, then in 2018 after the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Five for Fighting
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, who plays The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia on Sunday night. They spoke about him creating hits like "Superman" and "100 Years," as well as his hockey fandom. He even predicted that Alex Ovechkin would eventually get his Stanley Cup.
WTOP Entertainment Reporter chats with Nathaniel Rateliff, who plays Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on Friday for the Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson and Sturgill Simpson. They spoke in 2016 about Rateliff forming The Night Sweats for the hit song "S.O.B."
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with the “Queen of Funk" Chaka Khan, who performs tonight at MGM National Harbor. They spoke back in 2015 before her New Year's Eve bash at the Kennedy Center, discussing everything from her Rufus hits like "Tell Me Something Good" to her solo hits like "I'm Every Woman."
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley marks the 40th anniversary of "Das Boot" by talking submarine flicks with Gerard Butler, who says the genre accounts for three of his Top 10 favorite movies. They spoke during the release of Butler's 2015 submarine flick "Hunter Killer." Don't miss his spoof of "The Phantom of the Opera."
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.
As a former podcast host, I have to say you were very good. Your interview with ann wilson was professional, the questions you ask are intelligent, and you have an excellent radio voice and personality. Keep it going
Beyond the Frame
Jason Fraley knows and loves movies and that shines through in this podcast. Great interviews. If you love movies, you need to put this pod in your rotation.