If there is something out there that can be driven my guest has probably driven it and done it VERY VERY well. He has 3 Nascar Sprint Cup titles to his name, An IRL IndyCar Series Championship, 4 USAC Championships which is landing him this year into the USAC Hall of Fame and many more as a car owner!
Tony Stewart will retire from NASCAR at the end of the 2016 season as a driver. He will however continue on in the sport as one of the co-owners of Stewart-Haas Racing.
As most of you know, Tony just won his first race of the year ending an 84 race drought in dramatic fashion over Denny Hamlin in the last few turns of the Sonoma Road course. Fortunately for me I had the chance to visit with Tony a few weeks ago following his 7th place finish in Michigan at the Firekeepers Casino 400. I traveled to his incredible log home in southern Indiana for an enjoyable summer evening on his screened in porch with his dog Max and some wonderful conversation.
We discuss his upcoming retirement. You will hear the complete story about how he injured his back in a sand buggy back in January that kept him out of the first 8 races of the season. We talk about the idea and design for his amazing log home. Which comes complete with a 1600 cubic ft fresh water aquarium that flows into an indoor trout stream. You might be surprised who did the decorating. (here’s a hint, it was NOT Tony) The home also contains, a bowling alley, movie theater, bar, workout room, poker room, and one of my favorite features a hibachi grill! There is plenty more to explore on his 414 acre Hidden Hollow Ranch and Tony reveals some big plans for his property. Also find out about his new obsession with learning to fly! His wonderful work with the Tony Stewart Foundation and his love of pets. Plus hidden talents, bucket list items, (line up ladies) and the fact that he has never ever done laundry!
On June 15th George Will of the Washington Post wrote an op-ed piece on how “Purdue has the President that America needs”! Many agree. I happened to have the honor of sitting down with the 12th President of Purdue University and 2 term former Governor of the State of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, just about a week prior to that article.
We talk politics a bit in a roundabout way. We learn about Mitch Daniels rise to political greatness. His advice to college students. Balancing our nations budget. The surprising committee he co-chaired that looked into the viability of humans living in space. And the wonderful technological advances that are happening on Purdue’s campus. Plus even the former governor/university president has a hidden talent!
It’s no wonder so many wanted Mitch Daniels to run for President of the United States. Unless you attend Purdue then you are probably glad he has politely declined and will continue as President of the University for many years to come.
Drew Powell, "Butch" from the hit TV Show "Gotham", is live with Kristi Lee at Indy Pop Con, a pop culture convention bringing movie, tv, youtube, comic books and more together under one convention.
Drew takes us on the journey of how he landed his role on Gotham, how he got his start in TV and what to expect in season thee of Gotham. We talk about working with Jada Pinkett Smith and Robin Lord Taylor (the Penguin). We also talk about his work on Malcom in the Middle and Bryan Cranston.
We take a look at Drew's vocal talents and his web series Man Jam. BTW, don't go to ManJam.com looking for the web series, but do go to ManJam.com if you're looking to hang with men.
We also talk about Drew's family, his friendship with Kristi, his hidden talent, and how his Dad's words have shaped Kristi's views and her signoff to the podcast.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. has found his calling as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah! He recently joined me while taking a break from headlining the Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington. Let’s find out how Roy made it to The Daily Show, what it's like to be a Birmingham Alabama guy thrust into New York City and some big news revealed about his personal life! Also learn how many chicken nuggets Roy can eat in a single day. And let’s not forget his hidden talent!
Jimmy may be a funny guy but he is happy and content with his life after 25 years with Q95 and the Bob and Tom Show. He now works for the Indianapolis Colts securing sponsors and doing off-season radio. But most of all, he feels blessed with a wife of 30 years and five boys. He enjoys entertaining in his pool house and whiffle ball field.
Jimmy Matis (aka Dog) joins Kristi Lee live at Morty’s Comedy Joint to reminisce about the old days of the Bob and Tom Show, along with the wild and crazy times...road trips, excursions in the Bahamas, singing backup, among many more.
What happens when George Lopez, Chick McGee, and Jimmy ‘Mad Dog’ Matis hang out in Tijuana? Find out on this live version of Kristi Lee Uninterrupted. If you’re into Bob and Tom history, then you’ll love this show.