Kevin Pollak: Showbiz Stories From “The Middle”

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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


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Bob Saget: Warm, Funny, Dirty Daddy

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 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.  Bob shares stories of meeting some of the shining lights of a show business career that’s spanned decades

We talk to him about all of it.

Heather Ankeny joins with The King of TV, Paul Goebel.

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Meet The Real Life Scorpion…

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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 mathematically weighted but technologically accelerated view of the world has led him to pursue human immortality for the entire planet (or at least everyone who can afford it) in the form of the 2045 project.   This is arguably the most provocative part of our conversation. Heather Ankeny joins Mark Thompson.

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Uh-oh..Surviving Everything From Quake to Zombie Apocalypse

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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

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HE CREATED THE MOST WATCHED ONLINE NEWS NETWORK IN THE WORLD…THE TYT NETWORK

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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.

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