KTLA Morning News anchor Frank Buckley engages fascinating guests in conversation. The award-winning Frank Buckley Interviews features newsmakers, celebrities, technologists, entrepreneurs, authors, athletes, artists, and everyday people doing extraordinary things. In 2022, Frank Buckley Interviews was honored with a National Entertainment and Journalism Award from the Los Angeles Press Club for one of its episodes. New episodes are released every Wednesday. The TV version airs on KTLA-TV Channel 5 on weekends and is also available on YouTube and the KTLA+ app.
Re-release: Richard Lui, MSNBC Anchor
This episode was originally released May 17, 2023.
Richard Lui is a news anchor for MSNBC. and the director of the documentary "Unconditional" focusing on the loved ones of people suffering from difficult physical illnesses and mental and emotional challenges who become their caregivers. Lui's personal story of caring for his father as he struggled with Alzheimer's and dementia.
During this podcast, Lui discusses the making of "Unconditional," and takes us inside his family's efforts and his personal efforts to care for his father. He also shares the stories of other families featured in the documentary, and he offers listeners information on what they can do if they are faced with the difficult task of caring for a loved one.
Frank's Favorites: Female Entrepreneurs
In this first edition of "Frank's Favorites," Frank Buckley shares excerpts from some of his favorite conversations from the podcast's 7 year history. This episodes theme is "Female Entrepreneurs." Frank revisits conversations with women who have shaken up the world of business, including OPI founder Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, and Sprinkles Cupcakes founder Candace Nelson.
Re-release: Ari Shapiro, NPR Host/Singer/Author
This episode was originally released May 03, 2023.
Ari Shapiro is one of the hosts of NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, All Things Considred. The broadcast journalist has reported from across the globe and the U.S. and has won numerous awards including two national Edward R. Murrow awards; one for his reporting on the life and death of Breonna Taylor, and another for his coverage of the Trump Administration's asylum policies on the US-Mexico border. Shapiro is also a singer, appearing with the group Pink Martini. He debuted with Pink Martini at the Hollywood Bowl in 2009 and has since performed live at places like Carnegie Hall in New York, The Royal Albert Hall in London and L'Olympia in Paris. In 2019 he created the show Och and Oy with Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, and they continue to tour the country with it.
During this podcast, Shapiro discusses his life and career and his new book The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening.
Re-release: The Gangster's Guide to Sobriety
This episode was originally released June 22, 2022.
Richie Stephens became an alcoholic and a petty criminal as a teenager growing up in Ireland. He became a drug addict and then a drug trafficker as his life spiraled out of control. The Irishman eventually ended up in San Francisco where he joined a Chinese gang. He nearly ended his own life before realizing that his addiction was at the heart of his self-destructive ways. A journey to sobriety and a trip down the state of California to Hollywood led to Richie Stephens becoming an actor where today (of course) he often plays criminals. Stephens tells the incredible story of his life with co-authors John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky in the new book "The Gangster's Guide to Sobriety: My Life in 12 Steps."
The coming together of the authors and the writing of the book is an incredible story in and of itself. It's now being developed as a TV series. That's because Altschuler and Krinsky are successful Hollywood writers and producers known for creating and running high-profile TV shows including creating the successful series Silicon Valley. During this podcast, Altschuler and Stephens tell that story along with tales from Stephens' life and lessons learned on Stephens' path to sobriety.
Re-release: Brian Greene, Theoretical Phycisist/Author
This episode was originally released October 27, 2021.
Professor Brian Greene is a physicist, mathematician, and string theorist. He is the author of the book "Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe." The book is described as a "breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to find meaning in the face of this vast expanse. Greene takes us on a journey from the big bang to the end of time, exploring how lasting structures formed, how life and mind emerged, and how we grapple with our existence through narrative, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and a deep longing for the eternal."
Re-release: Dr. Sian Proctor, Astronaut-Geoscientist
This episode was originally release March 29, 2023.
Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, college professor, "space artist," and astronaut who was the mission pilot aboard the historic Inspiration 4 all-civilian orbital mission to space. In doing so, she became the first African American woman to pilot a spacecraft in orbit. Dr. Proctor is the Chief Inspiration Officer for Star Harbor which aims to be the world's first spaceflight training facility and research and development campus accessible to the public.
During this podcast, Dr. Proctor takes listeners inside the Space X Crew Dragon spacecraft and its mission, and discusses the future of space exploration, Mars missions, and space tourism.
Mark Bittman interview was good.
Expand on Bittman with Joel Sallitin from Polyphase Farms. He is AMAZING and his systems and stats for saving the planet are mind blowing. And he’s a farmer who’s living proof it works.
Straightforward, factual interviews. Very informative. Usually I catch Frank’s program on Saturday morning so podcast are also nice to listen to.
I enjoy your interviews, you are thoughtful with your questions and have the greatest ability to listen & retain the information in your guest’s answers. I am always surprised when the segment is over. It goes by quickly.