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The Edge Show, hosted by Mark Thompson.

The Edge with Mark Thompso‪n‬ The Edge Show

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    • 4.8 • 342 Ratings

The Edge Show, hosted by Mark Thompson.

    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
    12 Ways Donald Trump Can Win... Guest Richard Greene ...Also, a Mini-Dive on The Verdict

    12 Ways Donald Trump Can Win... Guest Richard Greene ...Also, a Mini-Dive on The Verdict

    Columnist, lecturer and political strategist, Richard Greene, takes us through the likely strategy the GOP and Donald Trump will use to win a second term, no matter how big Trump's popular vote loss may be.
    Here's the link to Richard Greene's latest piece in Medium which lists the 12 ways Trump can, and likely will, win.
    First, J. Elvis Weinstein and Michael Shure react to the final night of the Republican Convention.
    Reach the show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com
    00:00-01:35 Mark welcome
    01:50-14:51  J Elvis Weinstein and Michael Shure
    14:51-47:04 Richard Greene --Trump route to winning

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
342 Ratings

342 Ratings

an essential dog owner ,

One of my favorite podcasts

Such a fun weekly treat! Helps me get through the work day

SparkySparksRatajczak ,

Edgy

I enjoy the podcast on many occasions.

ChristophersRants ,

Done too lefty

I’m done I will just stick to listening to Mark Thomson on The Tim Conway Jr show on Tuesday’s, I was a off and on listener over the years but I’m done.

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