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So much media, so little time! What is Mr. Media® Interviews? The curiosity of Terry Gross, the skepticism of John Oliver, the unpredictability of Howard Stern, and, on occasion, the zen of Jon Stewart! Since February 2007, more than 1,300 exclusive Hollywood, celebrity, pop culture video and audio podcast and print 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!

So much media, so little time! What is Mr. Media® Interviews? The curiosity of Terry Gross, the skepticism of John Oliver, the unpredictability of Howard Stern, and, on occasion, the zen of Jon Stewart! Since February 2007, more than 1,300 exclusive Hollywood, celebrity, pop culture video and audio podcast and print 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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So much media, so little time! What is Mr. Media® Interviews? The curiosity of Terry Gross, the skepticism of John Oliver, the unpredictability of Howard Stern, and, on occasion, the zen of Jon Stewart! Since February 2007, more than 1,300 exclusive Hollywood, celebrity, pop culture video and audio podcast and print 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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911 James Mathis III, voice actor, "Marvel's;'s Avengers: The Black Panther"

8/14/2018
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Chadwick Boseman was great in the live action Black Panther and Avengers films, making him one of the highest grossing action stars of all time. But he is not the longest running actor to play the role of Wakanda’s king, T’Challa. No, for the past eight years, it is James Mathis III who has been the voice of the Black Panther in animation, anime, interactive games and live shows including Marvel Universe Live and The Marvel Experience. JAMES MATHIS III podcast excerpt: "You can cast a wider...

Duration:00:43:00

910 Ethan Peck, Lindsey Shaw, actors, "10 Things I Hate About You," "Star Trek Discovery, "Pretty Little Liars" (2010)

8/14/2018
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When last we saw Kat and Patrick on ABC Family’s hit comedy series 10 Things I Hate About You, Kat—played by Lindsay Shaw—was protesting the imposition of mandatory uniforms at their high school. And Patrick—played by Ethan Peck—was, well, brooding. LINDSAY SHAW podcast excerpt: "It is a little overwhelming at first. He is a powerful presence. But Ethan is cuddly in the middle. Above being so cute and dreamy, he's just awesome. Making out with Ethan is super-exciting, something I'd...

Duration:00:15:02

909 Ethan Peck, Lindsey Shaw, actors, "10 Things I Hate About You," "Star Trek Discovery, "Pretty Little Liars" (2009)

8/14/2018
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The name of their new ABC Family show is “10 Things I Hate About You,” so I think it only fair that I get to quiz these two young stars, Lindsey Shaw and Ethan Peck, about the 10 things they hate about someone—anyone! They can tackle these 10 anyway they want: five each or nine for Ethan and one for Lindsey. And if this doesn’t work, I’ll ask each of them to recite a bit of their character’s dialogue, completely out of context, of course. Ethan Peck IMG Models • Facebook • Twitter •...

Duration:00:18:53

872 David Alan Basche, actor, "The Starter Wife"

8/13/2018
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You know the guy who played Debra Messing’s ex-husband on the original mini-series for “The Starter Wife"? You know, the guy who became a flunky for Dr. House last year on “House”? Well, Basche is taking that guy’s place on the new season of “The Starter Wife.” He is, to put it in TV trivia terms, the new Darrin on “Bewitched.” That’s right: Kenny Kagan has a new face! Or, in “South Park” parlance, “Kenny’s dead!” And long live Kenny! But you already know David if you’re a fan of “Lipstick...

Duration:00:11:11

871 Jodi Thomas romance novelist, "Tall, Dark, and Texan"

8/13/2018
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We’ve never met, but somehow Jodi Thomas has written the story of my life in her latest novel, Tall, Dark and Texan. As long-time listeners will know, I grew up in the 1800s on Whispering Mountain in Texas. I was tall, dark and mostly silent, scaring off small children and even hardened criminals until I found the love of a good woman. Are you buying this? I’m lying, of course. But I have to admit I liked the idea of secretly being Teagan McMurray, the strong and silent type at the center of...

Duration:00:43:49

870 Gary Scott Thompson, producer, "Knight Rider 2008"

8/13/2018
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The car is cooler than before, the star is younger, the women are more beautiful, Val Kilmer is the new voice of KITT, the super talking car and um, well, what else do you need? Joining me today is Gary Scott Thompson, show runner and executive producer of the new "Knight Rider." He was also the creator and executive producer of a show I liked a lot, “Las Vegas.” Thompson was also the writer of such feature films as The Fast and the Furious starring Vin Diesel, the sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious,...

Duration:00:10:14

869 Ethan Suplee, actor, "My Name is Earl"

8/13/2018
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My younger brother is a great kid. He’s not always the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he’s the kindest, gentlest, most supportive brother in the world. Okay, maybe second. Randy—you know, Earl’s younger brother on “My Name Is Earl”—is the most blindly supportive brother on earth. Ethan Suplee plays Randy to Jason Lee’s Earl and has for several seasons now. Randy is the kind of brother some might see as a burden, but Earl can’t seem to think of anyone he’d rather pass the time with. And...

Duration:00:38:06

868 Dave Hagan, CEO, Boingo Wireless

8/13/2018
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I well remember my first encounter with wireless Internet service outside of my home. It was the Cellular Telecommunication & Internet Association's Wireless 2002 show in Orlando and I was sent to cover it for Technology Meetings magazine. Boingo Wireless had approached the CTIA just two weeks earlier about making Wi-Fi available at the gigantic convention at the Orange County Convention Center and I was there to test it out. WiFi changed my life—and the magazine’s too; my cover story on...

Duration:00:32:33

867 George Shearing, jazz pianist

8/10/2018
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When Sir George Shearing, the composer of “Lullabye of Birdland,” died on Valentine’s Day, 2011, we lost one of the great pianists — and gentlemen — of jazz. Born in London, in 1947 he came to the United States where he was known far and wide for his work with singers Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole, as well as his many collaborations with Mel Torme. Later in his career, he was recognized for his concert appearances with Marian McPartland and Billy Taylor, which...

Duration:00:36:56

866 Yul Spencer, actor, comedian, "Ya Gotta Go Higher"

8/10/2018
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Comedian Yul Spencer—Spencer, for short—has not had an easy or simple life. In his new one-man-show, “Ya Gotta Go Higher,” which ran June 11-28 at the Hollywood Complex East Theatre, he brought the funny, of course, but he also shared stories of addiction and recovery. This is not new ground for Spencer, but it is the first time he’s organized his humor and life in this type of performance. Yul Spencer Website • Facebook • Twitter • IMDB • YouTube

Duration:00:44:50

865 Danny Fingeroth, author, "Disguised as Clark Kent"

8/9/2018
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Danny Fingeroth spends a whole lot of time thinking about superheroes. For several years, he did it as the editor of the Spider-Man group of titles at Marvel Comics. Today, he’s the editor of Write Now! magazine and author of two books that go behind the four-color glory of men in tights. Already the author of Superman on the Couch, Fingeroth’s latest examination of comics, Disguised as Clark Kent, explores why so many of the enduring characters of the golden and silver ages of comics can...

Duration:00:58:48

864 Philip Shenon, journalist, author, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Commission"

8/9/2018
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I think everyone remembers where they were when they first heard about the planes flying into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. For our generation, it’s that horrifying moment that matches up with when other generations remember the Kennedy assassination or the bombing of Pearl Harbor. But where were you when the horror of the Bush Administration’s handling of 9/11 began settling in? Its inability to scramble jets that fateful day or the President staying in an elementary...

Duration:00:31:57

863 Katherine Fugate, showrunner, "Army Wives"

8/9/2018
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The last thing we need in our house is another serial TV commitment. But then someone turned me on to – late, I know – Lifetime’s “Army Wives.” I am soooo screwed. If you’re already a fan of the first year drama, you already know it’s sort of like “Desperate Housewives” on an Army base. It’s also the most successful series in the Lifetime cable channel’s history. If you’re not familiar with the show, check it out. The series is based on Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives, a...

Duration:00:56:09

862 David Hajdu, author, "The Ten-Cent Plague"

8/9/2018
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Run for your lives! Hide the women and children! There’s a Ten-Cent Plague loose upon this fine land! My guest today, David Hajdu, is the author of a new book that – at the very least – probably has the best title of the year, The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America. In this book, Hajdu looks back at a hysterical period in American history – one of many, to be sure – when comic books were considered such a threat to our way of life that the industry...

Duration:01:00:03

861 Katy Chevigny, documentary filmmaker, "Election Day"

8/9/2018
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Katy Chevigny makes award-winning documentary films such as Arctic Son, Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Nuyorican Dream, Brother Born Again, and Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America. Her credits also include the acclaimed film Deadline, an investigation into Illinois Governor George Ryan’s commuting of death sentences. After premiering at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, the film was broadcast on NBC. Quite honestly, I know you may not recognize the titles, but if you’re...

Duration:00:48:35

860 Brian Frazer, author, "Hyper-Chondriac"

8/9/2018
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Brian Frazer’s life reads far more colorfully than mine would, I’m afraid. On the other hand, I managed to avoid that whole compulsive gambling-bodybuilding-speed-eating-colon-cleansing-Kabbalah thing that afflicted his youth. In his first book, Hyper-Chondriac, Frazer comes clean… Did I just say that? …about a life lived at super-speed. It is one he spent most of his years in search of medical solutions to a litany of physical ailments when it turned out most of the trouble was in his head.

Duration:00:29:25

859 Stephan Pastis, cartoonist, "Pearls Before Swine"

8/9/2018
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Stephan Pastis is a big fan of Ricky Gervais, creator of "The Office" and "Extras," and Larry David, co-creator of "Seinfeld" and creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." He also loves him some Cheryl Hines. As a matter of fact, I think the only reason I landed him on the show today is because I interviewed the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" co-star, and that gets him one degree closer to her. Pastis’ “Pearls Before Swine” comic strip has twice been named Best Newspaper Comic Strip of the Year by the...

Duration:00:58:33

858 Pete Von Sholly, artist, "Capitol Hell Political Monsters Postcard Book"

8/9/2018
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Pete Von Sholly’s day job would be enough excitement for most of us. He creates storyboards for big budget Hollywood movies, and if you’ve seen The Shawshank Redemption or Mars Attacks!, for example, the finished product was based on his early drawings. But being a respected, behind-the-scenes craftsman isn’t satisfying Von Sholly’s fertile mind. For several years, he’s been meshing a unique form of comics and cartoons that combine hand-drawn images with real life. Sometimes he displays an...

Duration:00:45:34

857 Bob Horowitz, producer, "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials," "The Singing Bee"

8/9/2018
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Here’s something you probably don’t know about Mr. Media. The second of my nine books was actually about football -- Why Men Watch Football, in fact. So when the opportunity to interview Bob Horowitz came about, how could I resist? Bob is the creator and producer of the annual special, “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials.” You may also know one of Bob’s other creations, “The Singing Bee,” hosted by Joey Fatone, which was a summer hit for NBC in 2007 and will return soon, or the CBS...

Duration:00:32:09

856 Sara Zarr, novelist, "Sweethearts"

8/9/2018
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If you’ve ever thought about writing novels, you might want to think about envying YA novelist Sara Zarr’s career. Her first, best-selling, young adult title, Story of a Girl, was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Awards. Book two, just released this month, is Sweethearts. It has earned glowing reviews and -- even better -- excellent sales. I interviewed Sara a couple months ago, the morning after the 2007 National Book Awards. She was a delightful guest, even in the face of...

Duration:00:56:29