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Naked skydivers. Jeopardy champions. Rodeo clowns. Suzi Quatro. Professional mascots. Competitive eaters. Astronauts. Cherry Vanilla. Renaissance fair kings. Benjamin Franklin. Olympic Curlers. Mandalorians. Gay erotica writers. Mermaids. Fruit cake tossers. Martha Wash. Dolphin Lovers. Hair collectors. Strippers. And satanists. We've talked to them all. On Why? every week we talk with another guest leading a fascinating life.

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Naked skydivers. Jeopardy champions. Rodeo clowns. Suzi Quatro. Professional mascots. Competitive eaters. Astronauts. Cherry Vanilla. Renaissance fair kings. Benjamin Franklin. Olympic Curlers. Mandalorians. Gay erotica writers. Mermaids. Fruit cake tossers. Martha Wash. Dolphin Lovers. Hair collectors. Strippers. And satanists. We've talked to them all. On Why? every week we talk with another guest leading a fascinating life.

    Why? Episode 153- Comedian/Writer John Vorhaus

    Why? Episode 153- Comedian/Writer John Vorhaus

    For his whole career, John Vorhaus has been helping people. From playing better poker, to writing sitcoms and now, to stand-up comedy, John is the encouraging voice by your side as you head out and try something that you've always wanted to do; but is a little scary.

    For more information on John, or to pick up any of his books, check out his website.

    • 39 min
    Why? Episode 152- Judith Harris on Producer Jack Harris

    Why? Episode 152- Judith Harris on Producer Jack Harris

    Last week, we were thrilled to take part in the Colonial Theater's annual Blobfest. We got to talk with a lot of the folks who helped make Blobfest the great event it is.

    We also got to talk with Judith Harris, whose husband Jack Harris, was the producer of The Blob and a bunch of other great films. For more information about Jack, check out The Blob's official website.

    • 32 min
    Why? Episode 151- Flat Track Racer Ben Lowe

    Why? Episode 151- Flat Track Racer Ben Lowe

    This week we head out to the track with racer Ben Lowe. How did he get into the sport? What exactly is the sport? And what's his career looking like as he moves onward. Ben was a blast to talk to and we learned about a whole new sport.

    • 35 min
    Why? Episode 150- Actress Jill Whelan

    Why? Episode 150- Actress Jill Whelan

    If you're like us, you're spending the July 4th holiday onboard a fast cigarette boat, cruising around the marina, daring the police to catch you and yelling over a megaphone, "you'll never take me alive!" No? Just us?
    Anyway, here's a special episode of Why? for you to listen to while you grill weenies and/or remove a few digits with firecrackers. We talked with Jill Whelan, better known to you and me as Vicki Stubing, daughter of the captain of the Love Boat. (You may also know Jill from her role in the classic film Airplane! (Jill's the sick girl whose IV keeps getting knocked out by an overzealous singing nun.)
    We talked with Jill about hanging out with Andy Warhol, Joan Crawford and Dick van Dyke. Of course, we couldn't let our conversation go by without mentioning one of our shared best friends, Ted Lange.

    Make sure to follow Jill on Twitter for the latest on what she's up to.

    • 30 min
    Why? Episode 149- Punk Rock Vegan Joshua Ploeg

    Why? Episode 149- Punk Rock Vegan Joshua Ploeg

    What does Nick Cave eat to feel better? What about Morrissey? We talked with vegan punk rock chef Joshua Ploeg. Joshua has written a bunch of cook books and has been traveling the country sharing his vegan wares.

    We talked with Joshua about his travels, his books and what makes vegan cooking just so punk rock. For more information, check out Joshua's website.

    • 27 min
    Why? Episode 148- The Truth About Lies with Author Aja Raden

    Why? Episode 148- The Truth About Lies with Author Aja Raden

    Every single day, we are being lied to about... well, everything. This week we talked with author Aja Raden about her new book, The Truth About Lies. It's a fascinating look at lying and how we all fall for them and why we maybe shouldn't feel too bad about it?

    The Truth About Lies is available right now, wherever you get books. You can follow Aja on Twitter or on Instagram. (And we're giving a way a copy of the book! Listen to the episode for details.)

    • 32 min

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