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The Edge Show, hosted by Mark Thompson

The Edge with Mark Thompson KFI AM 640 (KFI-AM)

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 20 Ratings

The Edge Show, hosted by Mark Thompson

    The Doctor/ Inventor Who Saved Cyclists' Erections Encounters a Psychic Healer...Also, Mark Harris on Director Mike Nichols

    The Doctor/ Inventor Who Saved Cyclists' Erections Encounters a Psychic Healer...Also, Mark Harris on Director Mike Nichols

    So much here on this packed episode... Author Mark Harris has just completed a fascinating biography about Director, Mike Nichols.  MIKE NICHOLS: A LIFE Harris joins Mark Thompson to discuss... Mike Nichols, an immigrant, with a troubled childhood, emerges as a key figure in entertainment, Mike Nichols story is a remarkable one. Then, J Elvis Weinstein joins Mark for a conversation about a lot of things: Don McLean the singer and his girlfriend and also a word about Mark's radio producer, Albert, who has also joined.  Mark tells a story about his failed Comedy Central pilot script and how success in show business has to bring many things together.  Finally, our featured guest is Dr. Roger Minkow.  Roger is an inventor who revolutionized the bicycle seat for millions of men suffering from erectile dysfunction.  His seats literally changed that world. Roger is also the mind behind airline seat redesign that's been installed in cockpits around the world. Roger Minkow has arrived to the show on this episode with a story of cancer and a virtual healer who is delivered to his life in a bizarre and chance fashion. Check it out and tell us what you think. edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com 00-2:11 Mark says hello 2:11-13:28 Mark Harris on Mike Nichols 13:28-39:15 J Elvis joins Mark and they welcome Albert 39:15-1:23:00. Dr Roger Minkow

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Comedy Writer, Merrill Markoe, Found Her Childhood Diaries...She Turned That Discovery Into Her Latest Book

    Comedy Writer, Merrill Markoe, Found Her Childhood Diaries...She Turned That Discovery Into Her Latest Book

    Comedy writer, Merrill Markoe, has a keen perspective on life. Now, she turns that perspective toward her own life, having recently discovered her childhood diaries and turned them into an annotated and illustrated journey in the form of her latest book, We Saw Scenery--The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe. Merrill is a multiple Emmy Award-winning writer and boosted The David Letterman show into the America cultural zeitgeist. She also wrote for shows like Sex and the City, Newhart and Moonlighting. Merrill's written eight books in addition to her latest and was awarded the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for television writing achievement. She joins Mark and J Elvis Weinstein to talk about her book, We Saw Scenery--The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe. The second half of the show brings on a man who has spent his life on the street.  Homeless by choice, Bumdog Torres discusses the year 2020 which had unimaginable challenges for all of us but for the homeless those challenges were amplified and encompassed a civil disobedience movement in addition to COVID-19. You can reach the show at EdgewithMarkthompson@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Not Exactly "Warm" Holiday Tradition: A Visit From "Pit Bull of Comedy", Bobby Slayton

    The Not Exactly "Warm" Holiday Tradition: A Visit From "Pit Bull of Comedy", Bobby Slayton

    Nothing says it’s the holidays like our podcast tradition of a visit with comedian, BOBBY SLAYTON. Bobby talks about coming up as a club comic with Dana Carvey and Robin Williams...Looking back at his early days in comedy clubs...His life in Vegas anchoring a showroom. Bobby describes opening for famous musicians and how that help create his aggressive manner on stage... He hits on the proliferation of podcasts...celebrity dinner parties...and how early in the day you can crack a bottle of wine. Bobby tells us what's going on now and how he became the voice of SKECHERS... Bobby tells Mark about how last new year's eve, performing in Hawaii (with Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman, Joe Walsh, Sean Penn and Eddie Vedder), may have been the best ever. Happy holidays and enjoy, “The Pit Bull of Comedy”, Bobby Slayton. Reach us at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Lies We Tell Ourselves and the World About America, with Author Jared Sexton

    The Lies We Tell Ourselves and the World About America, with Author Jared Sexton

    Author, journalist and professor, Jared Yates Sexton, joins Mark Thompson to talk about his latest, enormously compelling and intensely researched book, American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People Jared goes way beyond the myth of American exceptionalism with which most are familiar and looks to the start of the nation and the "founding fathers".   He continues the trip through history with discussions that include the Reagan years and legacy and extend to even the latest election. The show starts with political commentator, Michael Shure and comedian/documentary filmmaker, J Elvis Weinstein, doing a post-mortem on the Presidential election and a look at the future in which Donald Trump may be very much relevant. 00:00-1:50 Mark welcome 1:50- 25:08 J Elvis, Michael Shure and Mark 25:08-49:41 Jared Yates Sexton and Mark        

    • 49 min
    AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR AND WRITER, BILLY RAY, TAKES ON THE CONTROVERSY AROUND JAMES COMEY...THE COMEY RULE

    AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR AND WRITER, BILLY RAY, TAKES ON THE CONTROVERSY AROUND JAMES COMEY...THE COMEY RULE

    Guest, Billy Ray, is an award winning director and writer who has brought (among others) THE HUNGER GAMES, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, RICHARD JEWELL and SHATTERED GLASS to the screen. Billy's latest chronicles the narrative and controversy around former FBI Director James Comey and his, ulitrmately doomed, relationship with Donald Trump. The two part television event, THE COMEY RULE, airs on Showtime and VOD. The show begins with political correspondent, Michael Shure, surveying the Presidential race and the current political landscape. Reach the show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com 00-01:15  Mark welcom 1:15-15:30 Michael Shure politics 15:30-1:01:00  Director/Writer Billy Ray

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Trump Gets COVID...Plus, Forbes Senior Editor, Dan Alexander, Follows the Trump Money Since Becoming President

    Trump Gets COVID...Plus, Forbes Senior Editor, Dan Alexander, Follows the Trump Money Since Becoming President

    Forbes Senior Editor, Dan Alexander, has a new book called, White House Inc.: How Donald Trump Turned the Presidency Into a Business The book details President Trump’s efforts to make money off of politics, taking us inside his exclusive clubs, luxury hotels, overseas partnerships, commercial properties, and personal mansions. Dan tracks hundreds of millions of dollars flowing freely between big businesses and President Trump. He explains, in plain language, how Trump tried to translate power into profit, from the 2016 campaign to the ramp-up to the 2020 campaign.   But, just because there's all that money washing back and forth DOESN'T mean that Trump has made it profitable.  He hasn't. First, political analyst and correspondent, Michael Shure talks with Mark Thompson and J. Elvis Weinstein about Trump getting COVID-19 and the last debate forum in Cleveland (from which he's just returned). Also, Trump's COVID situation and how it changes a political  landscape already being readied for legal challenges to the outcome and for cyber attack among other things. 00-2:00 Mark welcome... 2:00-20:00 Debate mess and Trump gets Covid.--J Elvis Weinstein and Michael Shure 20:00-51:00 Dan Alexander --White House Inc. reach the show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

    • 50 min

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The edge with Mark Thompson

I love this show especially when Michael Shure is on! His intellect and and And less political knowledge always astounds me. The chemistry between Michael and Mark is awesome! I highly recommend this podcast!

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