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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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Homeless By Choice All His Life… Plus Epic Politics Man Michael Shure Breaks Down the Realities on Trump and Impeachment

Bumdog Torres has been homeless all around the world by deliberate choice.

Mark talks with Bumdog about why he’s chosen this life, his journey though life around the world as a homeless person and what it’s like to live on the streets.

First, political expert, Michael Shure, breaks down Congress, Trump and an impending impeachment inquiry.

00-03:45 Mark And J Elvis Intro

4:00-20:06 Michael Shure on Politics

20:06-1:28:00 Bumdog Torres


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Legendary Photograher, Henri Dauman, on Hiding From the Nazis, coming to the USA and Chronicling Generations of American Life

Henri Dauman and his camera lens have been witness to some of the most famous people and memorable events in modern history.

His photographs splashed across magazines like LIFE, LOOK and  PARIS MATCH in the heydays of those publications and vaulted him to the top of his field.

He visits with Mark Thompson and J Elvis Weinstein and although they begin with discussions of his photography and his iconic photos chronicling American life, the emotional, personal story that is Henri’s life is one they discuss in detail as well.

Henri’s father was killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz and his mother died in a freakish accident when Henri was only 13.  This, after his mother and he had separated and survived hiding from the Nazis as they rose to power in France.

Henri’s work and life is brilliantly put together in a yet-to-be-released documentary called Henri Dauman: Looking Up.  The director of that documentary, Peter Kenneth Jones joins Mark and Josh at the end of the show.

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00-03:09 Mark intros

03:09-1:10 Henri Dauman

1:10-1:19:05 Peter Kenneth Jones, Documentary Director

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TIME OF MY LIFE is one of the best known songs ever…Franke Previte, at the time a hard rocker, wrote it for the film, DIRTY DANCING.

He takes Mark through the story of where he was and where he ended up after the song hit.

The film. Dirty Dancing, was desperately in need of a key song and Franke wrote TIME OF MY LIFE along with a second hit, Hungry Eyes that’s in the movie as well.

The song, TIME OF MY LIFE won an Academy Award in 1987 and Franke also got a Golden Globe and Grammy nomination.

The song has gone on to be used frequently in commercials and other media offerings long after the film it was written for has gone to streaming services.

Meantime, Franke has written many other songs as well.

He visits with Mark from his home in New Jersey.

For more information on Franke’s other projects and to hear his original music, including TIME OF YOUR LIFE as he’d recorded it, here are the links.

Original TIME OF YOUR LIFE DEMO as done by Franke


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:00-4:30 Mark intros show

4:57 Mark and J. Elvis Weinstein chat

8:48 -28:53 Tennis Champion Brian Teacher joins in

28:53-37:25 Comic Ron Placone on Net Neutrality

37:25-1:07:00 TalkRadio’s John Kobylt on Weaponizing the Word Socialism

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