62 episodes

Host Josh Mills brings together a wide variety of adult children of celebrities for a fun, funny, bizarre, jaw-dropping, strange and wonderful look behind celebrity, by the people that know them best: their very own children.

Rarified Heir Podcast Joshua Mills

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    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Host Josh Mills brings together a wide variety of adult children of celebrities for a fun, funny, bizarre, jaw-dropping, strange and wonderful look behind celebrity, by the people that know them best: their very own children.

    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #62: Lili Haydn Part 2 (Lotus Weinstock, David Jove)

    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #62: Lili Haydn Part 2 (Lotus Weinstock, David Jove)

    Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast we have and we promise you, one of the most unique, fascinating, jaw dropping, emotional and sometimes shocking interviews we’ve ever had on the podcast. Today we are talking to Grammy-winning musician/composer/vocalist/violinist Lili Haydn, whose sophomore album from her band Opium Moon Night and Day is up for another Grammy next month. She’s also a composer, has recorded six solo albums and performed with everyone from Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Herbie Hancock, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, Roger Waters, The Jayhawks, Tom Petty and Parliament/Funkadelic to name just a few.
    Talking to Lili was frankly, unlike anything we have covered before on any episode. Lili and host Josh Mills talked for a long time which is why this is a two-part episode. There was just too much amazing stuff, we couldn’t cut any of it. We talked about her comedian/author/writer mother Lotus Wienstock, a free spirit who not only was engaged to Lenny Bruce but became one of the beloved comedians of her era. She was a trail blazer and influential stand-up comedian and was loved and respected by contemporaries like Richard Pryor, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Sandra Bernhard and Jerry Seinfeld, She excelled in her own personal and inclusive brand of comedy that was as much a shared audience experience as stand-up could be. She was the impetus behind The Comedy Store founding “The Belly Room,” where only women could perform, in an era when comedy was essentially a men’s only club. Lotus also wrote a fantastic book called The Lotus Position, changed her name twice and had her music recorded by Ritchie Havens. And that’s just the beginning.
    Lili’s father David Jove is a mythical figure himself. He was known as “King Acid David” in the mid-sixties due to fact that he was one of the first ever to mass-produce L.S.D. A friend of The Rolling Stones, he may or may not have been directly responsible for infamous “Redlands” bust of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull and others in 1967. He was also a colleague of Stanley Owsley The Grateful Dead soundman and L.S.D. aficionado, created two early music video shows including New Wave Theater which mixed punk rock, SCTV and SNL alums and was hosted by enigmatic host Peter Ivers whose unsolved murder we discuss on the episode.
    There is so much to unpack in our conversation with Lili in part one of this episode that it frankly left us a little spent. And oh yeah, Lili did this interview while quarantining at home with her second bout of Covid, a real trooper. All I can say is, buckle up….this is the Rarified Heir Podcast.
     

    • 51 min
    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #61: Lili Haydn - Part 1 (Lotus Weinstock)

    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #61: Lili Haydn - Part 1 (Lotus Weinstock)

    Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast we have and we promise you, one of the most unique, fascinating, jaw dropping, emotional and sometimes shocking interviews we’ve ever had on the podcast. Today we are talking to Grammy-winning musician/composer/vocalist/violinist Lili Haydn, whose sophomore album from Opium Moon Night and Day is up for another Grammy next month. She’s also a composer, has recorded six solo albums and performed with everyone from Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Herbie Hancock, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, Roger Waters, The Jayhawks, Tom Petty and Parliament/Funkadelic to name just a few.
    Talking to Lili was frankly, unlike anything we have covered before on any episode. Lili and host Josh Mills talked for a long time which is why this is a two-part episode. There was just too much amazing stuff, we couldn’t cut any of it. We talked about her comedian/author/writer mother Lotus Wienstock, a free spirit who not only was engaged to Lenny Bruce but became one of the beloved comedians of her era. She was a trail blazer and influential stand-up comedian and was loved and respected by contemporaries like Richard Pryor, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Sandra Bernhard and Jerry Seinfeld, She excelled in her own personal and inclusive brand of comedy that was as much a shared audience experience as stand-up could be. She was the impetus behind The Comedy Store founding “The Belly Room,” where only women could perform, in an era when comedy was essentially a men’s only club. Lotus also wrote a fantastic book called The Lotus Position, changed her name twice and had her music recorded by Ritchie Havens. And that’s just the beginning.
    Lili’s father David Jove is a mythical figure himself. He was known as “King Acid David” in the mid-sixties due to fact that he was one of the first ever to mass-produce L.S.D. A friend of The Rolling Stones, he may or may not have been directly responsible for infamous “Redlands” bust of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull and others in 1967. He was also a colleague of Stanley Owsley The Grateful Dead soundman and L.S.D. aficionado, created two early music video shows including New Wave Theater which mixed punk rock, SCTV and SNL alums and was hosted by enigmatic host Peter Ivers whose unsolved murder we discuss on the episode.
    There is so much to unpack in our conversation with Lili in part one of this episode that it frankly left us a little spent. And oh yeah, Lili did this interview while quarantining at home with her second bout of Covid, a real trooper. All I can say is, buckle up….this is the Rarified Heir Podcast.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #60: Shawn Kay Encore (John Kay / Steppenwolf)

    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #60: Shawn Kay Encore (John Kay / Steppenwolf)

    Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast encore episode we talk to Shawn Kay, daughter of Steppenwolf’s John Kay. Our host Josh Mills grew up with Shawn in Los Angeles – they even saw The Police’s 1982 Ghost in the Machine tour at the Forum back in middle school. This encore episode is a deep dive as we discuss her father being born in Prussia, his emigration to Canada founding his early band The Sparrows in Toronto and his move with his soon-to-be wife move to LA and the formation of Steppenwolf. The band sold more than 25 million albums and had huge mega hits such as “Born to Wild,” “Magic Carpet Ride” and “Rock Me” in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. We discuss the hit counterculture film Easy Rider which cemented Steppenwolf’s place in pop culture history. We also talk to Shawn about everything from her hippie parents to the lean years when a John Kay-less New Steppenwolf was touring after the real band broke up. This  forced her father to reignite the band to control their legacy and hit the road again in the late 1970s all the way through into the 2000s. We also hear about Halloween parties with music executive Lou Adler & Cheech & Chong, how Shawn and fellow podcast guest Carnie Wilson  introduced The Beach Boys in concert as well as her stint at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Records in the 90s. But today, it is her passion for animals – dogs, elephants, you name it – that motivates her. Her Mind, Body, Dog dog training business is her passion now and as a client, Josh couldn’t recommend her highly enough. We hear all about this and more as we head out on the highway on this week’s encore episode of the Rarified Heir Podcast.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #59: Jason Culp Encore (Robert Culp)

    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #59: Jason Culp Encore (Robert Culp)

    Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast encore episode, we are talking to Jason Culp, son of actor, writer and director Robert Culp. TV fans of the 1960s will remember Robert Culp as Kelly Robinson on the groundbreaking television show I Spy, co-starring with comedian/actor Bill Cosby which was the first American television show to feature a black actor as a lead character. TV fans of the 1950s will remember him as Ranger Hoby Gilman in the western series Trackdown and fans of 80s will remember him as FBI Agent Bill Maxwell in the hit series The Greatest American Hero. Culp starred in hundreds of film and television roles but as Jason tells us on this episode, his real love was writing and directing. Culp did both and we hear not only about his directorial debut on the film Hickey & Boggs but about a never-before-released documentary on civil rights which we hope gets to be seen one day soon. We discuss a lot in this episode from Sammy Davis Jr. & Anthony Newley to Paul Mazursky & Sam Peckinpah. One of our earliest recordings, again pre-pandemic, this is another encore episode of the Rarified Heir Podcast with Jason Culp.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Rarified Heir Podcast Encore #58: Adam Shawn Encore (Dick Shawn)

    Rarified Heir Podcast Encore #58: Adam Shawn Encore (Dick Shawn)

    Today on another encore episode of the Rarified Heir Podcast, we talk to Adam Shawn, son of the immensely talented and hysterical comedian Dick Shawn. Adam and host Josh Mills have quite a connection here as Dick Shawn and Josh’s mom Edie Adams starred together in films like It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, television movies like Fast Friends and Evil Roy Slade and a TV variety show, Here’s Edie, hosted by, who else, Edie Adams. The connections don’t stop there. Shawn and Ernie Kovacs, Edie’s first husband starred in the war-time comedy, Wake Me When it’s Over. We recorded this in person, pre-pandemic and got to talk to Adam about some of his father’s best roles including L.S.D. in the original version of Mel Brooks' The Producers, his one-man show The (2nd) Greatest Entertainer in the World and his antics on The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show and even on a Fat Boys album in the 1980s. Adam spoke with us about his dad’s stint in the minors playing for the Chicago White Sox affiliate, a very intense incident in Miami Beach with a mobsters moll (evidently) & how to this day, his father’s inventive and genius comedy is severely underappreciated. Oh the places you’ll go, on this encore episode of the Rarified Heir Podcast.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #57 : Dinah Manoff (Lee Grant)

    Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #57 : Dinah Manoff (Lee Grant)

    Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast we are talking to actress and writer Dinah Manoff, who you know from her film roles in Grease, Child’s Play and Ordinary People as well as on television in series’ like Empty Nest, Soap and State of Grace. She’s a Tony award winning stage actress who created the role of Libby in Neil Simon’s I Ought To Be In Pictures on Broadway and went on to star in the film with Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. It’s only fitting that the daughter of Oscar and Emmy Award winning actress and director Lee Grant and writer Arnold Manoff would one day write her very first novel, The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold, which is out now. While not her story exactly, The Real Life Story of Jackie Gold is about celebrity, Hollywood, paparazzi, the business of celebrity and seeks to answer the question: did Jackie Gold  jump or was she pushed? It’s the story of a white hot actress who recounts her life in flashbacks from her hospital bed after a tragic accident which is both funny and ripped from today’s headlines.  We talk to Dinah about a wide range of other topics including the blacklist, Neil Simon, Marie Osmond, Peyton Place, growing up in the Malibu Colony, Richard Mulligan, Tony Curtis, her mother’s Oscar winning documentary Down and Out in America, The Neighborhood Playhouse, Victor Buono, Cal Arts, soft core porn made at her home and so much more. It was a real thrill talking to the woman behind Marty Maraschino (like the cherry) who was funny, open and ready to talk. It’s coming up next on the Rarified Heir Podcast.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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A treasure chest of fun!!!

Josh Mills knows how to interview! He knows how connect so well with his subjects. He is an Heir himself allowing him to go the depths that his does with each guests. That familiar quality is felt right away with every person on the show creating a trust and bond that transcends through the mic and resonates with the listener. Fascinating, informative and well produced, Josh brings out the best and deepest parts of these heirs on his show! Don’t miss the next gem revealed on Josh’s podcast guest list!

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