In exchange for a ride to the airport, Comedian Al Jackson sat down and dished on the podcast. We find out how a man with a graduate degree and about to go to med school decided on a life of comedy. He reminisces about the early days at the Miami Improv that shaped him into the awesome talent he has become. We learn a secret that both Al and I share.... and we talk prom, famous friends including Hannibal Buress and Jim Jefferies, and Al’s hidden talent! Al Jackson is currently featured on Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown” and “This is Not Happening” as well as the host of the BBC’s “Officially Amazing”. Our visit took place in the comfort of my living room so grab a couch and join us!
After a summer of frolicking on the beach in bikinis, they're back. Well, Britt is back. And, really, we all know her well enough to know she was topless on the beach. And just as you would expect they have some catching up to do. The threesome caught up around the table with a bottle of wine sipped only in yellow plastic cups because they're classy like that. So, now that both Kristi Lee and Britt are wildly single, they wonder if it's alright for them to ask a guy out. Have an opinion? And, what about weirdisms? Do you have any? Like any good conversation amongst friends, they dip into some highly relevant 'mom' topics they're currently experiencing with their kids. Some are college-bound soon which is throwing some unexpected curves. But at the end, they just kept the party going. It was Friday night, afterall.
Let’s get to the know the newest member of The Bob and Tom Show, Josh Arnold! After "guest hosting" for the past few month it’s official, comedian Josh Arnold has been hired full time to round out the cast of The Bob and Tom Show which also consists of Tom Griswold, Chick McGee and me, Kristi Lee.
This St. Louis native stuck around in the studio after a recent show and talks about how he landed this coveted job. We delve into his career as a standup. (which began with his first joke being told in kindergarten!) His detour to teach English in South Korea for a few years. His interest in Horror films and Romantic comedies. His writing skills which has led him into screenwriting and the making of The Impersonators written by and starring Josh.
There is also the more serious side of Josh. Both he and his father suffer from Panic Disorder or Panic Attacks. He explains how that affects his life and how he deals with it on a daily basis.
And although he claims NOT to have a hidden talent we do find out that Josh is teaching himself to play the harmonica!
All in all, I think you will agree that while Bob Kevoian will NEVER be replaced, Josh Arnold is a wonderful addition. We are lucky to have found him.
2008 Silver Medal Olympian. NCAA All-Around Champion. Hoosier turned UCLA Bruin. And now...a sports commentator. There isn't much Samantha Peszek can't do. She is a compact ball of energy that has a bright future ahead of her.
Samantha grew up in Indianapolis as an elite gymnast. Once she was done competing at the elite level, she packed her bags, headed west to the University of California at Los Angeles where she killed it as a Bruin. The school recently surprised Samantha by retiring her leotard. While her heart and family remain in Indiana, she loves the healthy lifestyle that California provides from both a nutritional and fitness perspective.
We sat down at Deveau's Gymnastics, the gym where she grew up, to chat with Samantha before the Olympics. She discussed overcoming mental blocks, some of her predictions for the Olympic games, and what is in store for the future. For those Instagram fans, she and Olympic teammate, Alicia Sacramone, recently launched The Gympire ('thegympire') to inspire people to keep moving.
Samantha is well-articulate and smart. It was an exciting interview for Kristi Lee and Tiffany Stoner...two enormous gymnastics fans.
If nothing else, Mike Jacki, is an all-around interesting guy. And, considering he hails from the elite gymnastics world, an 'all-arounder' is quite an accomplishment.
Mike was not only the President of the United States Gymnastics Federation (now USA Gymnastics) but he's had his hand in sports across the spectrum, including X-games and even parkour development. Some would argue this Hall of Famer was instrumental in digging the gymnastics federation out of significant debt to paving the way for what the national programs are today. The U.S. dominates in gymnastics but in the early-90s that was certainly not the case.
Mike's hot button for all success in sports is early developmental programs and providing safe environments for kids to progress. Long-time friend, Kristi Lee, and co-host Tiffany Stoner, could talk gymnastics all day but had to limit our time during the podcast. We hope to have Mike on again as Rio is quickly approaching.
WTF! It’s Marc Maron. Yes, that Marc Maron. The one who has had many ups and downs in life and now is on a BIG up. I sat down with Marc in a hotel room in Bloomington, IN where he was performing at the legendary Comedy Attic. We chat about the stand up process, how this whole comedy thing started, and happiness.
As one of the most successful podcasters in the business we delve into how that came about and some of the famous guests he has talked with in his garage studio in California. He shares what led up to one of the most famous podcasts of all time, the The President of the United States, Barrack Obama. And let’s not forget his semi auto-biographical show that just ended on IFC, Maron. After four seasons Marc decided to put an end to the comedy, we find out why.
All of this plus Carnegie Hall! How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Listen now to Marc Maron and find out. Enjoy!