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Celebrity Maps to Success... people living their dream... the paths they took to get there

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Vicki Abelson

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Celebrity Maps to Success... people living their dream... the paths they took to get there

    Eliza And Eric Roberts On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson 1/13/21

    Eliza And Eric Roberts On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson 1/13/21

    This was one of the greatest shows I've had the privilege to present, in a heavily stacked pack of fabulous. I can't believe how much fun I had with Eliza and Eric Roberts. Even though we opened talking about the pandemic, and the idiot's response to today's Impeachment, the terrorism at his hand, and the threat of next week's violence, once we moved past the weighty issues of the day, we eased into a nothing short of glorious conversation. This couple so love, revere, and enjoy each other, and the load of work they do, even in the midst of this craziness. Eric has 56 projects currently filming, in pre or post-production, procured by miraculous Eliza, who also oft co-stars, handles tech, teaches actors, and steers Keaton Simons' her uber-talented sons' career. I'm exhausted thinking about it all, they live it daily, on top of being stellar humanists who stand-up for worthy cause upon worthy cause and help launch young, up and coming talent. They're a one-of-a-kind, spectacular couple.

    We got the story behind Another World, King of the Gypsies, Star 80, Bob Fosse, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Mickey Rourke, Runaway Train, Jon Voight, The Dark Knight, Dr. Who and Stalked By My Doctor. Eliza, actress, casting director, teacher, manager, took us through her wildly successful showbiz family, All in The Family, Animal House, how these two lovebirds met and forged an empire of successes with kindness, compassion, and grace.

    It was great to laugh, learn, and be inspired. I adore these two, and always love their good company. Tonight, it was an anti-corona elixir. Wanna smile, a lot... watch!

    Eliza and Eric Roberts on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson
    Wed, 1/13/21, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET
    Live on The Facebook
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    Nicole Venables,of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products, for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

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    Lisa Lynn of LynFit Nutrition by Lisa Lynn

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Waddy Wachtel On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Part 3

    Waddy Wachtel On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Part 3

    We went back in for more. Had such a spectacular time with iconic dynamo, Waddy Wachtel, Zoom couldn't handle the energy and booted us off... we came back and had Waddy two times, and it wasn't enough. As promised, here he's back for Part 3... stories, stories, more stories, with this artist whose music's scored our lives.

    From a career which has spanned decades, tonight we focused on Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, and the X-Pensive Winos, check out this killer video of their Eileen, https://bit.ly/3gVYE6s – I've watched it about dozen times since Waddy shot me the link an hour ago. It just doesn’t get any more rockin' - well, except maybe when you get current. Passion project for all of them, The Immediate Family, with Lee Sklar, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, and Steve Postell, crazy-ass rock 'n roll that just doesn't better. Their latest video, New York Minute, is perfection, on every level –– https://bit.ly/3ml8dwY – the fact that there's 50 years of playing history between these monsters of rock, with the gem add-on of Postell, they're exactly where they want to be... if only this pandemic thing would get out of their way. Not that it's stopping them--playing out live is on hold, but new music and videos will continue to drop https://bit.ly/3ml8dwY –– a Denny Tedesco doc is well underway –– Waddy and company are living their dream. Joy to the world, and this girl.

    Waddy Wachtel on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson
    Wed, 12/16/20, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET
    Live on The Facebook
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    Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com

    Nicole Venables, of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products, for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

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    Lisa Lynn of LynFit Nutrition by Lisa LynnNutrition

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Mason Reese On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    Mason Reese On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    Epic show with my old pal, iconic child actor, Mason Reese. We spanned Mason’s emergence into his Cleo Award-Winning showbiz career, from age 4 to co-hosting the Mike Douglas Show at 7, passing on Johnny, teaching himself the drums, meeting his idol, Buddy Rich, seeing Sinatra, cultivating Eddie Murphy, Nathan Lane, and Robert Townsend, with his actress mother, loads of talk show appearances, a self-titled sitcom pilot, a student thesis film for Brett Ratner… to the rock years, from playing and hanging at Heartbreak, The China Club, The Rock ’N Roll Cafe, for me, Spo-Dee-O-Dees, to owning his own club and restaurant, and shooting his dream show. Stories, stories, stories, of the people and friends he met along the way. Many, like me, have been around for decades. There’s (in no particular order) Bruce Willis, David Bowie, Phoebe Snow, Dan Wells, Michael Learned, Julian Lennon, Harry Chapin, Eva Gabor, Michael J. Fox, Gordon Lightfoot, Anthony Michael Hall, Stallone,Billy Idol, Cher, and Camilletti…so much info, so much fun!

    Great input from the Live audience, thanks Doug Kleiman & co for your suggetions and remembrances.

    I feel like I time-machined back to simpler, funner, daze… i can almost hear the jam, smell the bud, and taste the slice.

    Mason Reese on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson
    Wed, 12/9/20, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET
    Live on The Facebook
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    Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

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    Fat loss expert @LynFitNutrition https://lynfit.com

    • 2 hr 43 min
    Mark Schiff On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    Mark Schiff On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

    Did I need the laughs and boy did I get them. An hour + of pure joy. Comedian, actor, and writer, Mark Schiff, was Jewish penicillin for the COVID weary soul. Mark's appeared on The Tonight Show, 11 times, 6 with Johnny, and he tells the stories, and they're fab. He told us about doing Letterman, Leno, touring with Seinfeld, which he's done for the past 15 years, the gift Jerry gave him, wow! Plus a couple of great Jerry stories. Lots of hysterical stories of his journey from dropout to headliner. Starting out in the Bronx, in Yeshiva, reformed, finding booze, pot, and losing school, Mark followed his passion played the hustle, found his groove, sobriety, and success.

    Mark shared a few tales from his first book, “I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics," co-written with Rich Shydner, and available here: https://amzn.to/2Vt2eei and talked about his productivity in the time of corona, writing his 2nd book, a collection of essays he's written mostly during the pandemic, published first in The Jewish Journal.

    Loved every minute in Mark's hysterical self-effacing, self-aware, intelligent, good company. I had a great time. So needed, and appreciated.

    Great stories, big laughs, warm fun.

    Mark Schiff on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson
    Wed, 12/2/20, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET
    Live on The Facebook
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    Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com

    Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Productsfor tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

    Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Waddy Wachtel On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Part 2

    Waddy Wachtel On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Part 2

    Waddy Wachtel, part Deux. Zoom kicked us off, but they couldn't keep us off. Waddy picked up where we left off... being managed by Bud Cowsill... deals falling away... getting unmanaged by Bud Cowsill... from bands to sessions... Warren Zevon, The Everly Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, meeting Lee Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Danny Korthcmar, game-changing for all of them. Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards... to The Immediate Family... where we barely skimmed the surface. They'll be a part 2... check that, a part 3. Part 1 link, below... Waddy, the early years.
    Loved every moment with my new favorite Queens boy.


    Waddy Wachtel on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson Part 2
    Wed, 11/25/20, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET
    Live on The Facebook

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    Part 1
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    Part 2
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    Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com

    Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products, for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

    Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt

    • 27 min
    Waddy Wachtel On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Part 1

    Waddy Wachtel On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Part 1

    Guitarist, producer, and composer, Waddy Wachtel’s career has spanned decades from The Everly Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Don Henley, and Jackson Browne - to playing and writing with Keith Richards in the X-Pensive Winos - to his recent work as musical director, lead guitarist and vocalist for Stevie Nicks, through to his current and passion project, The Immediate Family, with Lee Sklar, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, and Steve Postell. This Part 1 (Zoom kicked us off, but we came back, Part 2 link below) started with current events––the COVID. Waddy's one of us. On to his early years, spotting a guitar at age 5 and knowing that was what he wanted to do before he'd even held one. Waddy seems to have imagined to reality a bounty of his dreams. He told of school... what school... one, we shared... crazy. Starting to rise... a couple of times, before hitting LA... we end this part with his manager, Bud Cowsill... and pick it up on Part 2.

    Loved this so much, there'll be a Part 3, very soon. Adore my new friend, Waddy, a lifetime of gratitude for his brilliance.

    Waddy Wachtel on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson Part 1
    Wed, 11/25/20, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET
    Live on The Facebook
    Replays:

    Part 1
    https://bit.ly/3o0PxDI

    Part 2
    https://bit.ly/33kbWUJ

    All BROADcasts, as podcasts, also available on

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    Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fla
    tunein bit.ly/2gGeItj

    Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com

    Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/

    Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

LouisePalanker ,

I Love This

This show is infectiously informative. And I don’t just say that as the co-host. I just happen to have the best seat. Listen. Enjoy!

pea bear ,

Vicki always delivers!

Sometimes when you listen to a show, you can just feel the passion coming from the host. This is Vicki Abelson. She is an inspiration...oh, and also really really funny. Keep it up!

@tinyhuman ,

Vicki is Binge-Worthy!

I am such a huge fan of the long form interview and Vicki Abelson's conversations are some of the best I've heard. I binge-listened at work and was so impressed with the variety of guests. Michael Nesmith? Phil Rosenthal? Illeana Douglas? Vicki's show is a Who's Who of movie stars, celebrity chefs, musical stars and many more. I really enoy hearing each person describe their journey- their Road Taken- and each interview has many life lessons told with humor, love and humility. I look forward to many more episodes. Well done, Vicki!

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