Tom Leykis had phone problems today so he brought in Gary and Dino and Art and they talked for three hours. Tom told some great old stories about crank calling shows. He called Larry King and Ira Fistel back in the day. Listen to the second hour from today, it's worth it. In Tom's first hour he had in studio Rex Pickett, he wrote the book "Sideways" that was made in to that great movie. He was talking about a possible sequel and maybe even a third one that takes place in the Chile wine country. The story has been brought to the stage in Santa Monica. http://ruskingrouptheatre.com/ It's only $25 and includes a Pinot Noir tasting before the show.
From earlier in the week I saw this.
Johnny Carson Gets The 'Masters' Treatment
by DAVID BIANCULLI
One of the best interviews this week was on Dennis Prager's Show. It was with Arthur Brooks. From Wikipedia: American social scientist and musician. He is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. Brooks is best known for his work on the junctions between culture, economics, and politics. Two of his popular volumes, Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism and Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America—and How We Can Get More of It, explore these themes in greater depth. He is a self-described independent. His great new book.
A great show that I have not talked about yet is called "No Agenda" with Adam Curry (from MTV fame) and long time tech columnist John C. Dvorak. These two talk about politics and how screwed up everything is. It's a very funny show that has great info in it too. John is friends with Leo Laporte and is frequently on Leo's Sunday show "This Week in Tech". Their are 2 No Agenda's a week, Sunday and Thursday. http://noagendashow.com/
Paula Poundstone will be on the Marc Maron Podcast on Monday.