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Bob Andelman Interviews 2008-2012


This is an archive of Mr. Media Interviews from 2008-2012. Exclusive Hollywood, celebrity, pop culture podcast interviews by Mr. Media, a.k.a., Bob Andelman, with newsmakers in TV, radio, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, books, websites, social media, politics, sports, graphic novels, and comics!

This is an archive of Mr. Media Interviews from 2008-2012. Exclusive Hollywood, celebrity, pop culture podcast interviews by Mr. Media, a.k.a., Bob Andelman, with newsmakers in TV, radio, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, books, websites, social media, politics, sports, graphic novels, and comics!
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This is an archive of Mr. Media Interviews from 2008-2012. Exclusive Hollywood, celebrity, pop culture podcast interviews by Mr. Media, a.k.a., Bob Andelman, with newsmakers in TV, radio, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, books, websites, social media, politics, sports, graphic novels, and comics!






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1064 Richard Lynch, country singer, performing "Pray on the Radio," "Old Feed Store"

Richard Lynch is a country singer/songwriter who ended 2018 with a surprise honor – a place in the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame. His final concert of the year, on New Year’s Eve, was literally interrupted by a representative of the Hall making the official announcement. On less ostentatious occasions, the Richard Lynch Band can be heard on the road performing songs such as “Country Music Isn’t Country Anymore,” “A Better Place,” “Love Tattoo” and “Mending Fences. RICHARD LYNCH podcast...


1063 Clay Jones, political cartoonist

I never planned on sharing my opinions on political and social issues. It is something that evolved slowly in the last 20 years. For example, as an independent voter in the 1990s, I found Bill Clinton’s behavior in The White House with Monica Lewinsky deeply troubling and did not object to his impeachment. But I didn’t go shouting my views from the rooftop, either. CLAY JONES podcast excerpt: "I considered myself much more a conservative when I started in 1990. But when George H.W. Bush was...


1062 Gahan Wilson, artist, "Gahan Wilson: Fifty Years of Playboy Cartoons"

In my mind, I’ve been associated with Playboy for roughly 40 years—I was roughly 10 when I discovered my dad’s box of old magazines in a cardboard box on top of the standup cedar wardrobe in the attic. “Discovered” may not be the right word—at 10, I was finally mischievous enough to devise a way of getting up high enough to see what was in the box. GAHAN WILSON podcast excerpt: "I said, I'll see Mr. Kurtzman?' 'Oh, no,' the receptionist said. 'Trump is out of New York.' The art director came...


1061 Jason Sacks, Keith Dallas, author, editor, "American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s"

In the 1990s, there were a lot of comic books—and comic book publishers—that I either missed out on completely or that held so little appeal to me that I ignored them. That’s saying a lot for a guy who lived for Wednesdays—new comic book day in America—through the late 1960s, all of the ‘70s and much of the ‘80s. I do know it was a time of greatness for the medium—Alex Ross, Kurt Busiek, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Alan Moore, Rob Liefield and Todd McFarlane—among many others—turned...


1060 Martin Popoff, author, "Queen: Album by Album"

Over the last year, every time I saw a trailer for the film Bohemian Rhapsody, I had one thought: “Please don’t suck.” I hadn’t realized that, decades after Queen was a staple of my high school and college years, and long after charismatic lead singer Freddie Mercury had left the stage, that I still loved their music and cared that their legacy be treated with respect. MARTIN POPOFF podcast excerpt: "A good, accessible LP that many Queen fans -- including myself -- love would be 'News of the...


1059 Bill Griffith, cartoonist, "Zippy the Pinhead"

You know what I really want to know from cartoonist Bill Griffith? It’s this: does he collect a royalty every time the housekeeper on “Two and a Half Men,” Berta, calls Jon Cryer’s character Alan Harper “Zippy”? Because with repeats, he should be a rich man. Nothing telegraphs an opinion of someone’s intellect more rapidly than calling him or her a “pinhead.” And no one has done more to expand the use of the term “pinhead” in our society than daily cartoonist Bill Griffith, creator of the...


1058 Larry Harris, co-founder, Casablanca Records

(From 2009) (UPDATE - Larry Harris died on December 18, 2017.) Everybody thinks their life story would make a good book. I’m here to tell you that’s not true. Larry Harris is not everybody. He’s 1970s records mogul Neil Bogart’s cousin—and a co-founder of legendary Casablanca Records—for heaven’s sake, and boy, does he have a great story to tell. Reading his new book, And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records, is to be transported back to the wild early days of the rock...


1057 Madison Paige, Democratic political consultant, founder, Bold Blue Campaigns

Elections in Florida are screwed up, especially for Democrats and Democratic candidates. The same is true in places such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Georgia, to name just a few states of electoral disrepair. MADISON PAIGE podcast excerpt: "We want to make (running for office) easier for people. We want people to be engaged. We want to help candidates to get into races. We want citizens to have an easier time making their voices heard. The government we have is the result of what we do."...


1056 James P. Connolly, comedian, "The Master Plan"

I was stuck in the car a few weeks ago, waiting to pick my wife up at work, tuning around the Sirius Satellite Radio dial, looking for a few laughs. I had already heard the Howard Stern show earlier in the day and went a few clicks past him and landed on the Blue Collar comedy channel. The voice I heard—the inflection, particularly—sounded like Steve Martin. It wasn’t him, but the performer had me laughing the way I used to laugh 30 years ago upon hearing new material from Martin. This was a...


1055 Pam Allyn, Robert Allyn, wrestling announcer Gordon Solie's daughter, son-in-law

There is something about professional wrestling that you just can’t look away from on television. The costumes, the oversize personalities, the inflated drama and comedy—it all plays even bigger on the tube. I remember watching Haystacks Calhoun and friends on crummy UHF channels growing up in New Jersey. It was like watching live television broadcasts from another dimension, sci-fi sports, if you will. And when I got to the University of Florida, my then-girlfriend wanted nothing more for a...


1054 Jules Feiffer, cartoonist, "Explainers"

The word that comes to mind when I think about the comic strips of Jules Feiffer is this: My Microsoft Word dictionary - hey, it's convenient! - defines it as “the act of speaking while alone, especially when used as a theatrical device that allows a character’s thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience.” That sounds about right to me, because the best of Feiffer’s strips – known, incidentally, as “Feiffer” –usually consisted of one character looking at the reader – breaking the...


1053 Ana Ortiz and Tony Plana, actors, "Ugly Betty"

The big news is that ABC’s sexy, fashion-funny rom-com “Ugly Betty” is moving to Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. And while I understand that surviving a Friday night timeslot on network TV is like getting a stay of execution from the governor, in the digital age, I have to wonder if timeslots matter at all. Or is my family the only one recording “Betty” on a DVR and watching it at our convenience instead of the network’s? ANA ORTIZ podcast excerpt: "Oh, my gosh! The show comes from a novella in...


1052 Keith Brown, political cartoonist, "The Wages of Sin"

I can’t remember how I first came in contact with Missouri cartoonist Keith Brown, but I’m pretty sure Facebook or Twitter was involved. Keith is the creator of a short-lived, self-syndicated daily comic strip called “The Wages of Sin.” Funny thing is, the strip – which takes place in the bowels of red-hot Hell – got funnier and funnier in its final year as Keith’s frustrations with President Donald Trump boiled over and he let loose in the cartoon panels of “Sin.” KEITH BROWN podcast...


1051 Dan Washburn, country singer, 2 live performances, "Long Story Longer," "Someone Like You"

Dan Washburn is a country singer/songwriter with a great big ol’ voice and personality, a knack for catchphrases and an ever-present bit of whimsy in his delivery that brings a smile to my face whenever I hear his music play. As you can see, the man looks the part, too. DAN WASHBURN podcast excerpt: "I wrote the song 'Someone Like You' for my Mom when I was 10. Till the day she died, my Mom would call me and say, 'We've got company. You've gotta come over here and sing that song you wrote...


1050 Daphne Maxwell Reid, actress, "Jacqueline and Jilly," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

In “Jacqueline and Jilly,” Daphne Maxwell Reid plays the mother of Jacqueline and grandmother of Jilly in this three-generation drama about a privileged African-American family whose veneer of calm and cool explodes when it discovers that Jilly has an opiod addiction. The six-part mini-series is currently playing out on the Urban Movie Channel. It was written by and stars former “The Young and the Restless” soap opera star Victoria Rowell as Jacqueline and introduces a fresh face, Nikko...


1049 Christopher Hart, cartoonist, "Humongous Book of Cartooning"

When I was a little boy, it was common to see matchbook covers with ads saying things like “Learn to Draw!” The idea was that if you could draw the pokey little donkey, you, too, could one day become a famous and wealthy artist. (More people smoked back then, so matchbooks were everywhere. Not so much anymore, of course.) CHRISTOPHER HART podcast excerpt: "If you can draw a squiggly line, you can learn to draw. People think they have to draw a straight line. I've got news for people: that's...


1048 Marvel News Desk podcast hosts: Caleb A. Borchers, Rhiannon, Adam Barnhardt

I’m guessing that, like me, you probably listen to your favorite podcasts whenever and wherever you can squeeze them in. For me, that includes the last 15 minutes of the day, or while I’m walking the dog, or on the treadmill at the gym, or driving somewhere, or even cranked up loud while I’m in the shower. That last place was where I happened to be listening to a recent episode of the “Marvel News Desk” show. RHIANNON podcast excerpt: "Last year, I was planning to go to San Diego Comic-Con....


1047 Jeremy Arnold, TCM host, author, "Christmas in the Movies"

Forced to think about it for today’s show, I find that I have seven favorite Christmas movies, most of which find their way to the family TV every year. Six of those films are highlighted in a new book, Christmas in the Movies: 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season, by Jeremy Arnold. They are, in order of release, It’s A Wonderful Life, the original Miracle on 34th Street, Die Hard, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Elf, and Love Actually. I’m not at all surprised that number seven...


1046 Amy Rose, country singer, "One More Sleep" (live Christmas performances with Marty Beecroft)

Amy Rose may be the greatest country music singer on the planet. I can’t prove that beyond a reasonable doubt, but I love the way she sings and right this minute, my opinion is more important than anyone else’s. So yeah, Amy Rose is the greatest country singer in the world! AMY ROSE podcast excerpt: "'One More Sleep' was a Christmas song I heard five or six years. But it was originally done by Leona Lewis, who won 'The X factor' UK in 2006. It's relatable; how many times do you tell your...


1045 Bobby Friss, lead singer, guitarist, Bobby Friss Band

I last interviewed rock guitarist Bobby Friss in 1988. Something his father told him and he shared with me that day about being a professional has always stated with me: “On time, in tune, and with clean hair.” Such a simple, elegant approach to guiding a career and yet so many people – especially in the world of music – don’t get it and don’t do it. Bobby Friss podcast excerpt: "Rock 'n' roll has been a great ride. I've had the ride of a lifetime. And I'm having more fun than I've ever had"...