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41 - Hal Eisner, Texas cowboy to award-winning LA journalist

Hal Eisner is currently in his 36th year on television here in Los Angeles. He's a reporter at FOX 11 and also hosts a show called "FOX 11 News In Depth." The longtime broadcast journalist just won an Emmy Award for his news special taking a look at the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Hal got his start in Texas on the radio (by sending in a postcard, believe it or not). Eventually making the transition to television news, he has since covered all kinds of local and national news stories, including...


40 - Fact-checking in the fake news era with Snopes founder David Mikkelson

David Mikkelson started one of the first online fact checking sites known as [Snopes.com](Snopes.com). In a time before social media and the convenience of search engines, David was discussing urban legends in the Usenet newsgroup alt.folklore.urban. In 1994, he started Snopes. Originally, the website focused on his interest in researching urban legends. More than two decades later, in the era of fake news and misinformation purposely being shared online, Snopes is still fact-checking but...


39 - Ashley Bell's 'Love & Bananas' documentary will leave you in love with elephants

Ashley Bell's documentary "Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story" will take you on an emotional journey that ends with a love of elephants. Bell is an actress you may know from films like “The Last Exorcism” and “Psychopaths,” but over the past five years, she’s worked on a passion project that she both directed and produced. In the film, she joins Thai conservationist Sangdeaun Lek Chailert on a mission to rescue a 70-year-old, partially blind elephant named Noi Na from a trekking camp and...


38 - Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer on the dos and don'ts of healthy skin

This episode is all about skin! Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer a board-certified medical doctor, author of "Irresistible You," and founder of Schique Skincare. While studying at Semmelweis Medical School in Hungary, her mother was diagnosed with skin cancer. After learning about the harsh chemicals in her mother's beauty products, she was inspired to create her own skin care line full of natural ingredients. Dr. Schaffer joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk about her background and her decision...


37 - Garagiste: Doug Minnick talks winemaking for the rule-breakers

Doug Minnick is the co-founder of the Garagiste Festivals (www.californiagaragistes.com), which bring together small, artisan winemakers and wine lovers in various cities across California. He loves wine, but not in that snobby, intimidating kind of way that the world of wine sometimes holds. "Garagiste" is a French term originally used in the Bordeaux region to criticize small-production winemakers, sometimes producing out of their garage. Think rule-breakers and renegades -- driven by...


36 - For the love of cars with 'Sticker Shock' appraisers Todd Wertman and Nick Smith

Todd Wertman and Nick Smith are both car buffs and are professional appraisers on the Discovery Channel show "Sticker Shock." The 13-episode show features some classic cars and asks the question: "What's my car worth?" It's a show for everyone (even those who are non-car buffs), telling the owner's story behind the vehicle. More often the not, the owner of each car has spent years and thousands of dollars restoring the vehicle -- and it holds a lot of sentimental value for each person....


35 - Drew Manning on purposely gaining and losing 75 pounds, keto diet and vulnerability

Drew Manning was working as a personal trainer when he purposely gained and lost 75 pounds in order to gain a better perspective on the struggles of his clients. He has since become a New York Times bestselling author and hosted the A&E show "Fit To Fat To Fit," which follows other personal trainers from across the country as the undergo a similar experiment in which they intentionally gain weight -- and then lose it alongside their clients. Drew has also become very knowledgeable about...


34 - Photographer Francesco Mastalia captures inner light of world-renowned yogis

Francesco Mastalia is a photographer who takes portraits of people using an old and beautiful photographic technique from the 1850s, called the wet plate collodion process. The photographs are taken on glass plates, and Mastalia uses a large format wooden camera and antique brass lens. The glass plates are hand coated to produce images that are each individually unique -- yet possess an ethereal-like quality in all. For his new book "Yoga: The Secret of Life," Mastalia met and photographed...


33 - Tony McEwing: (Almost) tax attorney turned LA news anchor of 25 years

Tony McEwing was surprised this week by Los Angeles City Council with June 13th being proclaimed "Tony McEwing Day." He recently celebrated his 25th anniversary on Los Angeles television at FOX 11, and there were a lot of surprises for him. Tony says he doesn't really like all of the attention on himself, but is very grateful and appreciative for all of the love. He joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk about his early days in Chicago, what made him switch from law school to a news man, his...