Santa Brings Us The Pitbull of Comedy: Bobby Slayton

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WARNING FOR CONTENT THAT SOME MIGHT DEEM OFFENSIVE. LISTEN AT YOU OWN RISK!

Bobby Slayton has had a rough year, with the death of his wife of 30 years.

What’s happened since?  Bobby fills us in on his new girlfriend who he met–at a funeral.

Then it’s dinners with Woody Allen and more.

Josh Weinstein (J Elvis Weinsten) and Heather Ankeny join Mark Thompson

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MEET THE GUY WHO DISCOVERED BRUNO MARS…AND THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING

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What do Bruno Mars, Flo Rida, Ke$ha & Selena Gomez have in common? They are just a few of the artists who have in common our guest, Aaron Bay-Schuck.

Aaron is the President of A & R at Interscope Records and has signed and developed some of the biggest names in music.  He’s been a co-writer on some of the biggest hits of the last five years.

The crew discusses how Aaron found Bruno Mars and what goes into building the careers and the creative expressions of so many of our favorite artists.  

Also, how is the music industry changing?

Aaron grew up as the son of actor John Schuck and actress Susan Bay.  Bay then remarried Leonard Nimoy.  As the step-son of Leonard Nimoy, Aaron talks about his step-dad and the family since Nimoy’s passing.

It’s a show about music, creativity and a ride through what happens in the new world of the music business.

The show starts with THE FAST 15: Political reporter and analyst Michael Shure owns the fact that he may be wrong about THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE and not just because of the election result.

Heather Ankeny joins Mark Thompson for the conversation with AARON BAY-SCHUCK

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The Day After the Election: ABC White House and Senior National Correspondent, Jim Avila

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The smoke has barely cleared.  It’s less than a day after the polls closed and Emmy and Murrow award winning ABC White House and Senior National correspondent, Jim Avila reflects on what happened.

Why were the media pollsters so wrong?

Jim shares an insider’s look and even talks about a memo that was circulated at ABC by the pollsters explaining what went on.

Avila talks about false equivalency and the notion of “fair” reporting in the run up to election day.

Was the media unwittingly complicit in running down one candidate in favor of the other?

Plus, a listener who had written to the show in the comments section of our website joins by phone to share a few minutes on why he and his wife voted for Donald Trump.

Heather Ankeny joins Mark Thompson

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BIG, BAD POLITICS WITH COMEDIAN JIMMY DORE

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Jimmy Dore Is An Equal Opportunity Political Hater.. And He’s Trying to Get a Decent Martini

THE FAST 15 with Michael Shure

We catch political analyst, Michael Shure, between road trips to cover the PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

Of course, the conversation is diverted almost immediately when Mark and Michael touch on the Jonathan Gold Best Restaurant List which has just come out.  The electoral college is both explained and defended by Michael Shure.  Mark Thompson is not a fan.

Jimmy Dore helps us finish the presidental political season by taking us on a ride through the corrupt system and on a search for the perfect cocktail. There’s more Jimmy at jimmydorecomedy.com

WARNING:

THERE IS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE IN THIS EPISODE BEGINNING 18 MINUTES INTO THIS SHOW

Heather Ankeny joins Mark Thompson with Jimmy

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Illeana Douglas Part Deux

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Our conversation with Illeana Douglas is broken into two episodes because of it’s length. This is part two.

Illeana Douglas has starred in films from Goodfellas and Cape Fear to To Die For and Alive and TV shows like Six Feet Under.  Plus, she created and hosted her own successful comedy and breakthrough TV show that took place in an IKEA store which she discusses.

Right now, she’s hosting a TV series on the TCM network.

Her life in and around movies makes for a world that you just can’t hear enough about.

Illeana’s grandfather was a two time Oscar winner and yet she grew up going hungry many days in a family that had no money (discussed in the first episode).

Why is Dennis Hopper to blame for this?  Illeana told us about that in the last episode.

Here, she discusses going hungry on the movie, ALIVE and doing a talk show in an real IKEA store

Her book is I Blame Dennis Hopper And Other Stories From a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies.

Josh Weinstein (J.Elvis Weinstein) joins Mark Thompson for the conversation.

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