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Paul McCartney, Stephen Colbert, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Costner, Spike Lee, Bryan Cranston, Kristin Chenoweth, David Duchovny, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Burr, Laura Prepon, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Strahan, Historian Jon Meacham, Judd Apatow, Kristen Chenoweth, Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, , Sanjay Gupta, Ken Burns, Bill Wyman-The Rolling Stones , Tim Robbins, Bob Costas and MORE, join Emmy & Peabody award-winning comedian Paul Mecurio who interviews the biggest names in entertainment, music, media, sports, politics and science. Paul uncovers hilarious anecdotes and never-before-heard insights about his guests and how they do what they do and became so successful in their field.
Ric Prado - CIA Black Ops Officer
Ric is spell-binding in this INSIDER account of the CIA from lifelong Black Ops officer. Black Ops guys rarely talk, or most importantly, are given a chance to. This is a first, and with agency approval he tells his whole career, highlighted by operations globally (Central America, Asia, Middle East), dealing with international terrorism and Communist regimes. Ric still trains our forces and law enforcement officials as well. A MUST listen
Bryan Cranston - "Your Honor," "Breaking Bad"
A great conversation with the great actor Bryan Cranston about his Showtime series, "Your Honor." Bryan reveals why he decided to do another series of the wildly popular show, what life is like for his character, fallen Judge, Michael Desiato, how his character tries to pick up the pieces and what Michael's dilemma says about all of us. Bryan is terrific and let's us behind the curtain, explaining how he physically prepared for the role in the 2nd season and more.
Ian Bohen - "Yellowstone," "Teen Wolf: The Movie," "Mad Men"
Ian is an amazingly down to earth guy who's very revealing. In this really fun conversation Ian explains why in show business it's not about "who you know but you knows YOU" and how that helped him land the role of Ryan on "Yellowstone." Ian talks about why it's so great about working with Kevin Costner and why growing up on his grandfather's ranch helped him understand the character of Ryan. He describes the fun and challenges of bringing back his role of Peter Hale from the MTV Teen Wolf show and how that was a big adjustment for him. He explains how being in "Mad Men," changed his life and much more. This was a really fun interview with an actor with a very impressive string of roles who's worked on some of the biggest shows in television history!
Joe Mantegna - "Criminal Minds," "Barry," "Godfather 3," Fat Tony - "The Simpsons"
Joe is REALLY fun in this wide-ranging conversation about bringing back the hit show "Criminal Minds" to streaming. Joe reveals why the show is even more realistic on streaming (hint: realistic gore and swearing), what he loves about the story lines, how the Covid pandemic is part of those story lines, why playing Joe Rossi, his character on "Criminal Minds," is like seeing an old friend and how his character is the same but different - in a good way. Joe talks his love of baseball, throwing out the first pitch at Cubs games and he and I bond over his Chicago Cubs and my Boston Red Sox and how bad and good they have been and Joe tells what it's like playing Fat Tony on "The Simpsons" for over 30 years and much more.
Beverly D'Angelo - "Violent Night," "Christmas Vacation," "Coal Miner's Daughter"
A really fun conversation with this film legend. Hear why she loved the script for "Violent Night" and the unique word she uses to describe the film. She has cool insight into working on the "Vacation" films w/Chevy Chase. Beverly is very open and funny about her years working in film, what she looks for in the roles she plays, how she prepares for a role, why she sounds like a trucker in this interview and much more.
Robert Alexander - Director, HBO Documentary - "Shaq" and HBO Series - "The Shop"
Emmy winning director Robert Alexander describes what he learned about Shaquile O'Neal in the making of this 4 -part doc that surprised, challenged and delighted him. Robert gives a fascinating look at why he didn't want to make a conventional documentary and how he arrived at the creative approach he took to the documentary. This is a master class in filmmaking as Robert explains how and why he gave each installment of the 4-part doc its own look and feel. Hear why he describes Shaq as the most unique person he's EVER met or worked with (and it's not just because of Shaq's size). Robert shares the two very different sides of Shaq, how Robert had to make some tough choices of what to keep in the final edit of the film and what to keep out and much more.
Paul, the podcast is great, has a nice variety of guests from all across the board. I’d give you five stars, but you’ve gotta nail down the audio quality. I’ve listened to every episode, some aren’t so bad, but others....eek! It sounds like you are washing the dishes or throwing coins into a huge metal vat or something while your guests are talking. Other than that, love it, enjoy your humor & perspective on things.
Dr drew show
Did anyone else listen to this and think that both Paul and dr drew lost all credibility? Paul was at least asking the right questions and drew dismissed everything as a media hoax. Seems like both should come back on and apologize to the disservice they did the audience with Drew’s advice.
not long enough! i want to listen more but interviews are too short.