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Andy Parker has worn numerous hats in life. Professional actor, corporate headhunter, and elected official to name a few. He's also known as a gun-control activist who has appeared countless times in major news outlets, and in 2019 he added “author” to that list, with the publication of “For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father’s Fight for Gun Safety.” With that colorful history comes many backstories from music, theatre, and politics. Some serious, some hilarious, some outrageous, but Andy and his guests are all guaranteed to keep you thinking and engaged.

Andy Parker has worn numerous hats in life. Professional actor, corporate headhunter, and elected official to name a few. He's also known as a gun-control activist who has appeared countless times in major news outlets, and in 2019 he added “author” to that list, with the publication of “For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father’s Fight for Gun Safety.” With that colorful history comes many backstories from music, theatre, and politics. Some serious, some hilarious, some outrageous, but Andy and his guests are all guaranteed to keep you thinking and engaged.

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United States

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Andy Parker has worn numerous hats in life. Professional actor, corporate headhunter, and elected official to name a few. He's also known as a gun-control activist who has appeared countless times in major news outlets, and in 2019 he added “author” to that list, with the publication of “For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father’s Fight for Gun Safety.” With that colorful history comes many backstories from music, theatre, and politics. Some serious, some hilarious, some outrageous, but Andy and his guests are all guaranteed to keep you thinking and engaged.

Language:

English


Episodes

Scooter Winks

1/20/2021
I didn't believe they existed before Alison's death. Then I believed. This is a tale of those "uncoincidental coincidences" that many of us have experienced. You can't make this stuff up. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=46786373)

Duration:00:22:41

The Band that Inspired the Eagles and Created a Music Genre.

1/12/2021
Before the Eagles became household names, there was a band called Poco. I talk to its founder Rusty Young who inspired a whole new genre of music—country rock. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=46786373)

Duration:00:37:12

The Man Behind the Stories on CBS Sunday Morning

1/5/2021
How do those great stories get to CBS Sunday Morning every week? Award winning producer, Jay Kernis gives you the backstory on what it takes to air a segment. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=46786373)

Duration:00:26:13

Better Call Ward!

12/29/2020
The only thing he’s got in common with the Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman character is that he’s a very clever attorney. A former member of the Virginia House of Delegates for almost 20 years, Ward Armstrong is more like one of the witty country lawyers straight out of a John Grisham novel. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=46786373)

Duration:00:28:44

Hand Jobs---No, It's Not What You're Thinking!

12/22/2020
Yes, at first glance, I'd have thought the same thing. My guest, Brenna McDonough, has appeared in movies, television, commercials, and print ads. She also has some of the hardest working hands in show business. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=46786373)

Duration:00:23:13

Tales of a Covid Case Investigator

12/14/2020
Being a Covid case investigator was like the proverbial box of chocolates--you never knew what you were going to get on any given day. It could be heartbreaking, and believe it or not-- hilarious, and everything in between. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=46786373)

Duration:00:21:15

"Grandma"--The Parody That Became a Christmas Classic

12/14/2020
He may not be a household name, but his song sure it. It's a blast having a conversation with my old friend Randy Brooks as we talk about our shared history and how Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer came to be. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=46786373)

Duration:00:32:33

SOB'ing My Way Through Life

12/14/2020
As you find your greater purpose in life, sometimes you've got to be a son-of-a-bitch. As they say, it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=46786373)

Duration:00:13:21