Just back from Thailand our guest, Jessica Davis, takes us through the grass roots humane efforts of Lek Chailert (known as The Elephant Whisperer) and her organization, Elephant Nature Park
The park exists as a shelter to elephants that have been brutalized by the tourism and logging industries and end up orphaned, blind and disabled.
While these elephants have endured inconceivable torture and horror, Lek gives them the opposite, an environment at Elephant Nature Park where they can find the best of life.
Jessica offers a look at this magical world of the elephants in the park.
If, after listening, you have an interest in learning more about volunteering click this link
Heather Ankeny joins Mark for this show
John Schuck has covered decades as an actor in classic films and television as well as the Broadway stage.
John has played a Klingon, a robot, Herman Munster, a cop and countless other roles.
We talk about his time in theater, stage and film with a ride through starring in a show with Charlton Heston, a final visit with Rock Hudson a week before he died, Robert Altman and more.
John is fun and with the King of TV, Paul Goebel in the mix too the classic TV and Star Trek discussions take on even greater detail.
Great conversation which includes Paul provoking a debate about how to say the word “robot”.
It may be a life in “the middle” but Kevin Pollak details a pretty cool life so far…
Comedian, actor, director, writer and producer Kevin Pollak has moved through show business with remarkable success.
His book HOW I SLEPT MY WAY TO THE MIDDLE is full of great stories of a life in the business.
In one of our favorite moments he talks of a mandatory pre-production meeting with DeNiro before the film Casino.
Mark pumps him for some of those stories, and Kevin also discusses his latest documentary film project.
Josh Weinstein, an accomplished comic himself (Mystery Science 3000, etc) joins with Heather Ankeny
Bob Saget is both warm and friendly while being vile and shocking –all of it with a smile in his voice and manner.
Bob’s known for roles like DANNY TANNER on FULL HOUSE, a show that had a 7 year run in the late 80s and mid 90s. He also was the original host of AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at the same time. All of that vaulted him to enormous visibility.
The one through line during his life and career has been has been his masterful stand-up act. Shocking to many given his wholesome image, it’s consistently hilarious and very much in demand.
Most recently, Bob was the voice of the future Ted Mosby on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.
His new book DIRTY DADDY which you can buy here takes the reader through his life which is filled with bitter loss but also amazing life gifts...Read More
According to people who keep up with such things, Walter O’Brien is likely the 4th smartest man in the world.
Is it lonely at the “genius top”? We ask him.
Walter visits THE EDGE and tells of hacking into Pentagon computers when he was only 13 and then moving up to hacking into one of the world’s top banks when he was 16.
Of course, by the time he was that age Walter was amassing quite a reputation already and building a business plan for hackers who could make a difference or at least make a buck.
Part of putting a sort of A-Team of genius techies together has led him to clients who range from celebrities to our own U.S. government. And now it’s led to the CBS series SCORPION (his hacker name). Walter talks about that television series that’s based on his life.
His mathe...Read More
In the wildly popular show DOOMSDAY PREPPERS the idea is that people are preparing to survive an apocalyptic scenario.
California just sustained a sizable earthquake and, in truth, most disasters are less than apocalyptic. How do you prepare for those…?
The answers are in Scott Hunt’s latest book:
The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness
Everything from general supplies to bug out bags, to water and food is covered in this book and he reviews plans with the crew.
Here’s a link to the LIFESTRAW he recommends for water to get you started
The group also checks in on Fred Stoller who has come through the “Seinfeld/Kramer lawsuit” complete with a lawyer who is on the phone with him.
Josh Weinstein and Heather Ankeny join Mark Thompson
IT’S CENK UYGUR OF THE YOUNG TURKS! HE CREATED THE TYT NETWORK, THE MOST WATCHED ONLINE NEWS NETWORK IN THE WORLD.
The TYT NETWORK just passed 2 billion views on YOUTUBE and has 3 million subscribers.
It’s founder, Cenk Uygur, discusses building and maintaining this amazing internet creature.
He also talks about the biggest people’s revolt in memory, WOLFPACK, designed to get money out of politics.
This is a JUMBO EPISODE that runs much longer than others but Cenk gets into a lot of interesting stuff that you will eat up.
Also along for the ride is Emmy award winning comedy writer, David Feldman and regular co-host Heather Ankeny.
In a network television event the Ultimate Armwrestling League has just concluded their championships. It seemed like a good time to sit in with Ultimate Armwrestling League founder Robert Drenk who joins Mark and Heather along with the greatest armwrestler of all time, John Brzenk. Brzenk made an appearance in the Stallone movie Over the Top about the world of competitive arm wrestling but his real fame has come in real life on the worldwide competitive arm-wrestling circuit. We knew nothing about this sport and how serious it was before we began but Robert and John filled it all in with great detail.
A-Rod, Leo Dicaprio, Ben Affleck, Toby McGuire and a bunch of super rich, billionaire’s boys club types all played in “Mollys game” as it came to be called .
She took the game from Hollywood white hot success to even greater success in NYC where Wall St. money blew the game into the stratosphere financially and made Molly a target of the mob and ultimately the feds.
Josh Weinstein (@JElvisWeinstein) and Heather Ankeny (@HeatherAnkeny) join Mark (@markthompsontv).