WORLD SERIES OF POKER CHAMPION: JOHN CYNN

Even if you don’t play cards, you’ll enjoy this episode…

John Cynn is a newly minted poker champion, the winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event.

John takes Mark Thompson and J.Elvis Weinstein through some of what goes into being a good card player and the obstacles he was up against.

From superstition to visualization to not being able to tell your parents about wanting to be a professional poker, John reviews it all.

The guys review a couple of hands and strategies.

John discusses his plans for the future and plans for the 8.8 million dollar prize.

The show run 1hr 4 mins

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Special Edition: The New Zealand Manuka Miracle featuring Sam Rubin

In a special edition of the show, Mark Thompson welcomes back entertainment reporter Sam Rubin who has is filled with enthusiasm for a product from New Zealand that Sam explains has significant restorative properties.

Sam insists HE is partially responsible for the “Manuka Miracle,” the sudden upswing in interest in and use of Manuka Honey from New Zealand.

Recently featured in a special report on “Good Morning America,” Sam and Mark are joined live from Auckland New Zealand by Kate Kember and David Campbell, both from Manuka Health, New Zealand’s premiere provider of Manuka Honey.

From these two experts, Mark and Sam get full details on the benefits of Manuka Honey for the skin and overall health, learn the special process of bee keeping and harvesting and why Manuka Health’s products are sold in over 45 countries worldwide.  Additionally we learn how to be better consumers and how to avoid rip-offs from unscrupulous providers.

Sam maintains the “Manuka Miracle” can change your life, and maybe even make Mark’s skin glow.

(The show runs 33 minutes)

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CERTIFIED FRESH! MOVIES IN THE MODERN AGE: FROM ROTTEN TOMATOES AND TYT, MATT ATCHITY

Former Editor-In-Chief at Rotten Tomatoes, Matt Atchity, presided over the website as it became a go-to destination for people deciding what films and television offerings they were going to watch.

Matt joins Mark Thompson and comic/documentary film director, J Elvis Weinstein on this episode.

Matt explains the power of “Certified Fresh”, the limited power of the superhero and tentpole films and studios generally.

Finally, Matt talks about The Young Turks and his goals for TYT.

Matt is one of the hosts of WHAT THE FLICK (which reviews movies and TV) on the TYT network.

Before Matt, Michael Shure returns from Israel and looks at the political aspirations of Jim Jordan as Jordan attempts to succeed Paul Ryan as House Speaker.  One problem Jordan may have is the trail of controversy that’s shadowing him.

Mark also asks Michael about the Endangered Species Act and why it’s rollback is a priority for Trump and Interior Sec’y Zinke.  Michael explains the politics.

00-3:16 Mark welcome, summary

3:16-26:06 Michael Shure on politics

26:06-1:21:14 Matt Atchity, J Elvis Weinstein and Mark Thompson

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MEET THE MOB: VEGAS MOB BOSS TURNED GOV’T WITNESS, FRANK CULLOTTA…FIRST, THE SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT AND SECRET SOCIETY CONNECTED TO IT

Vegas mobster, Frank Cullotta, is out of witness relocation and now telling stories of his days in the Vegas mafia.

Culotta arrived in Vegas from Chicago as an underboss to Chicago boss, Tony Spilotro and explains the mob role in an expanding Las Vegas.

Gambling, “skimming” and killing.. Murder, enforcement for the mob and high end burglary (he ran a robbery crew called the Hole In The Wall Gang) is what Frank’s life was about during his mob years.

Frank was also the technical consultant on the movie CASINO.  He sat alongside Martin Scorsese for the shooting of the film.

Before Frank, Michael Shure joins Mark to shed light on the new Supreme Court appointment.

The appointment comes from a list prepared by a conservative think tank and the leading advisor to Trump, Leonard Leo, is someone with a tie to a secret society called the Knights of Malta.

The two talk about the Thai cave rescue.

This is a shorter than normal episode so you’ll be done in a little over a half hour! Enjoy!

You can reach our show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

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JUMBO POLITICAL EPISODE! 20 year CNN Commentator Bill Schneider and His New Book: Standoff–Also, From Mystery Science Theater 3K, Comedian Frank Conniff, Plus, Political Guru, Michael Shure, on Supreme Court Vacancies, Mid-Terms and Trump

Bill Schneider discusses his new book, Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable ..

Bill was CNN’s senior political analyst for 20 years and his writings appear everywhere from the LA Times to the Atlantic, Politico and Reuters.

He teaches at UCLA and George Mason Univ.

Bill’s new book is called STANDOFF: HOW AMERICA BECAME UNGOVERNABLE

Before Bill arrives, regular contributor, Michael Shure drills down during THE FAST 15 (politics and more) to discuss how we got to this stage of the Supreme Court.

Michael also punctures a bit of the progressive balloon about the mid-term primaries and defends the oft assailed, Nancy Pelosi as having one of the best 18 months in her political life.

Then, from Mystery Science Theater 3000, TV’s Frank, Frank Conniff joins J Elvis Weinstein and Mark Thompson.

Frank is a producer, writer and prolific comedian. Frank discusses life in NYC at Sirius Satellite Radio, his thoughts on MSNBC and FOX NEWS CHANNEL and then Frank stays on to speak with political analyst, Bill Schneider.

00-02:45 Mark welcome and summary of show

2:45-21:45 Michael Shure on politics and more

21:45-34:25 Frank Conniff and J.Elvis Weinstein

34:25-1:24:45 Political Analyst and Author, Bill Schneider

You can reach the show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

 

 

 

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