JUDGE JUDY’S FORMER BOSS ON MEDIA’S FLAWS COVERING POLITICS..ALSO MARK ON FIRES DESTROYING HIS BLOCK..A POLITICAL SNAPSHOT FROM MICHAEL SHURE AND COMEDIAN JON ROSS

As a former top media executive, Joe Ferullo, supervised Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight and a huge menu of other successful syndicated offerings.

Now that he’s out of that day to day work he’s able to shine a light on the shortcomings and media realities when it comes to covering politics.

The power and, at the same time, the shortcomings of the media leave a divided nation needing a better system.

This episode also features, J. Elvis Weinstein, comedian Jon Ross and political correspondent, Michael Shure.

00-:1:00 Mark offers a pre-intro welcome

1:00-4:00 Mark and J. Elvis Welcome/Intro

4:00-19:55 Mark gets burned out of his house (feat. J. Elvis Weinstein)

20:00-29:04 Michael Shure on politics and impeachment hearings

29:04-47:50 Comedian/Producer Jon Ross visits from New England

47:50- 1:31:15 Former Media Executive Joe Ferullo Exposes Media Flaws on Political Beat

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AFTER 30 YEARS, BEAN IS LEAVING HIS SUCCESSFUL SHOW ON KROQ AND HE’S MOVING TO ENGLAND..HE STOPS TO TALK WITH MARK

Bean Baxter and Mark Thompson have been friends for most of their lives and began their careers at roughly the same time.

The two talk about Bean leaving his successful morning show after 30 years and what his plans will be.

They also tell stories from working at a suburban/rural station outside of Washington DC where the two met.

Bean is the only guest in this episode which runs approximately 40 mins.

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Best Economic News You’ll Never Hear, Major Cities Losing People & Rich Kids Get Into Elite Colleges through Elite Sports…First, Mayor Pete’s Problem and a Prediction

Atlantic Magazine writer, Derek Thompson, is our guest for a conversation about and around provocative stories and subjects he’s written about.

Derek touches on a part of the economy that’s doing well but isn’t getting any attention, the bizarre reason for the declining population of a few major American cities and the elite sports that give the advantage to rich, white high schoolers. 

Mark and Derek also revisit his book, Hit Makers, the making of a hit idea (the science of popularity)

For the articles from Derek Thompson that we spoke of and more, here’s the link: https://www.theatlantic.com/author/derek-thompson/

For Derek’s book click here:  HIT MAKERS

Michael Shure visits to talk Mayor Pete, Elizabeth Warren, Iowa polls, the Syria mess and a prediction.

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00-:45 show open

00:00:45-00:22:15 Michael Shure on Politics

00:22:15-00:58:00 Atlantic Writer, Derek Thompson

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J. ELVIS WEINSTEIN IS HOT: A BREAKTHOUGH COMEDY ALBUM AND A MAJOR ROLE IN A NEW MOVIE…PLUS WE HAVE ANALYSIS OF TRUMP POLICY ON SAUDIS, TURKS AND $$$

Our own J. Elvis Weinstein has a new comedy album, CHUNKS.

Mark and J Elvis talk about the album and play excerpts.

They also visit about J Elvis’s new movie role.

First, political analyst, Michael Shure, breaks down U.S. relations with the Saudis, Turks and a complicated involvement with the Middle East.

He also looks at Joe Biden, Donald Trump and the state of the current political scene.

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Bernie’s Heart, Trump’s Impeachment as a GOP Fundraising Win.. Also, John Cleese’s Daughter, Camilla, Tells Stories of a Python-ish Life with Dad

Legendary Monty Python performer John Cleese has a daughter who is a writer and comedian and whose life with her father John is the source of laughter, frustration and even derision.

She visits with Mark and J Elvis Weinstein and tells stories of growing up with the remarkable Monty Python performer and going on the road as part of her famous father’s one man show.

As always, we welcome comedian and documentary filmmaker J. Elvis Weinstein as he sits in with Mark Thompson for the conversation with Camilla Cleese.

First, Michael Shure talks all things politics!

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:00-02:30 Mark hello/intro

2:30-15:35 Michael Shure on Politics

15:47-1:17:30 Camilla Cleese

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