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"Best Of" Mixtape: Emmy Winners

9/18/2019
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As Hollywood prepares for this weekend's Emmy Awards, we're looking back at conversations with actors who have been part of Emmy-winning shows! Legendary comedian Richard Lewis reflects on his long friendship with Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David, and takes us behind the scenes of shooting a scene for the show. Emmy-winning actress Carrie Preston explains her process of bringing her characters to life in shows like The Good Wife and Claws. Kunal Nayyar, who starred as Raj on The Big...

Duration:00:25:49

Kimmy Chedel, 9/11 Widow

9/11/2019
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Kimmy Chedel's late husband Frank Doyle, 39, was the head of equity trading at a firm in the World Trade Center's south tower on September 11, 2001. He was on the 89th floor when the tower was hit by United Airlines Flight 175 which had been hijacked by terrorists. Frank died when the south tower collapsed. Kimmy lost her husband and their children Zoe, 2, and Garrett,1, lost their father. In the wake of Frank's death, Kimmy created Team Frank in 2002 to honor him through a series of...

Duration:00:39:01

"Best Of" Mixtape: Everyday People Doing Extraordinary Things

9/4/2019
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On this episode of the podcast, we look back at conversations with everyday people who are doing extraordinary things. After her daughter Mallory lost her battle with cystic fibrosis, Diane Shader Smith made sure her memoir was published so others could see the amazing way she lived her life despite the disease. MaryLinda Moss survived a violent hostage situation at the Trader Joe's in Silverlake, and helped bring it to a peaceful end. Finally, Jason Coffman, the father of the late Cody...

Duration:00:33:08

"Best Of" Mixtape: Voices of L.A.

8/28/2019
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On this episode of the podcast, it's conversations with three people who represent the best of Los Angeles in their respective fields. Chef Roy Choi, one of the founders of the food truck movement in America with his Kogi BBQ Korean Tacos, talks about coming up on the streets of L.A. and creating a restaurant to provide healthier food for the people of Watts and beyond. Father Greg Boyle discusses founding Homeboy Industries and what he's learned over decades of working with gang members and...

Duration:00:33:30

Dr. Rahul Jandial, Neurosurgeon/Scientist/Author

8/21/2019
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Dr. Rahul Jandial is a neurosurgeon and scientist at City of Hope in Duarte, California. His research focuses on the biology of cancer metastasis to the brain. Dr. Jandial is an associate professor and has authored 10 books and more than 100 academic articles on surgery, neuroscience and cancer biology. As a surgeon, Dr. Jandial helps patients with cancer. Dr. Jandial is also a regular contributor to the KTLA 5 Morning News. During this podcast, Dr. Jandial takes listeners inside the human...

Duration:00:44:58

"Best Of" Mixtape: Legends

8/14/2019
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We are celebrating 3 years of Frank Buckley Interviews! In this episode, we look back at three of the the many legends who were featured on the show. Legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant reflects on his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and explains the "Mamba mentality." Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons, shares what it's like portraying "America's favorite middle child." Finally, legendary rock star Gene Simmons discusses his life & career and...

Duration:00:22:21

"Best Of" Mixtape: Amazing Athletes

8/7/2019
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On this episode of the podcast, it's stories from some of the amazing athletes we’ve had on Frank Buckley Interviews. Revisit excerpts from conversations from incredible people like Jake Olsen, a USC student who didn't let the fact that he is blind stop him from achieving his dream of playing for the football team. Viral sensation Katelyn Ohashi recounts how she rediscovered the joy for gymnastics after a devastating injury. Hear the incredible story of Victoria Arlen, who went on to win an...

Duration:00:25:30

Jon Lovett, Pod Save America Co-Host

7/31/2019
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Jon Lovett is a co-host of the popular progressive politics podcast, Pod Save America, with fellow Obama Administration staffers Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. Jon also hosts the Lovett or Leave It podcast for the company he co-founded Crooked Media. Jon was a speechwriter for President Barack Obama before becoming a Hollywood writer. He co-created NBC's 1600 Penn and was a producer on HBO's The Newsroom. During this podcast, Jon reveals how Pod Save America was created and...

Duration:00:41:39

Colonel Terry Virts, Astronaut

7/24/2019
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Colonel Terry Virts is a former NASA astronaut, retired Air Force fighter and test pilot, and a filmmaker/photographer. Terry went into space twice--first in 2010 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor, and then in 2014-2015 for a 200-day flight aboard the International Space Station. In July, he participated in a record setting flight around the world over the North and South poles in a project called One More Orbit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. During...

Duration:00:36:09

Bethany Hamilton, Surfer

7/17/2019
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Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer who was attacked by a tiger shark while surfing off Kauai in 2003 when she was 13 years old. Her left arm was bitten off in the attack. Her life is the subject of the new film "Unstoppable" playing in theaters now. During this podcast, Bethany discusses her life as a competitive surfer, wife, and mother to young children. She reveals what it was like to recover from the attack and to find a way to continue surfing with only one arm. And she explains...

Duration:00:33:04

Professor Charles Elachi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director (2001-2016)

7/10/2019
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Dr. Charles Elachi is Professor (Emeritus) of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science at the California Institute of Technology. He was the Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 2001 to 2016. During his tenure as JPL Director, JPL launched 24 missions into space. Professor Elachi is featured in the KCET original "Blue Sky Metropolis," a four-part documentary miniseries about the history of aerospace in Southern California premiering on July 14th at 8 p.m. on KCET followed by...

Duration:00:40:09

Jim Acosta, CNN Chief White House Correspondent/Author

7/3/2019
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Jim Acosta is CNN's Chief White House Correspondent. He is the author of the New York Times best seller "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America." The book takes readers behind the scenes of his reporting on the Trump White House and his confrontations with President Trump and the Trump Administration. During this podcast, Jim talks about the challenges of covering and fact-checking President Trump, and he discusses CNN's fight to restore his White House press...

Duration:00:43:45

William Wang, VIZIO CEO & Co-Founder

6/26/2019
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William Wang is the CEO and co-founder of Irvine-based VIZIO, a leading manufacturer of TVs and sound bars as well as speakers and the Smartcast app. William graduated from USC in 1986 with a degree in electrical engineering and began his career in tech support for a Chinese company selling computer monitors. He would go on to create his own computer monitor companies before founding VIZIO in 2002. During this podcast, William discusses his work ethic, the decision to take on the major TV...

Duration:00:45:41

Scott Mantz, Film Critic

6/19/2019
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Scott Mantz is a film critic and co-Founder of the LA Online Film Critics Society. He was resident film critic and film segment producer for "Access Hollywood" from 2008-2018. He now reviews movies for Collider and appears regularly on a number of TV shows including the KTLA 5 Morning News. Scott is also a longtime member of both the Producers Guild of America and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. During this podcast, Scott reveals how he became a film critic, he discusses his passion...

Duration:00:58:44

Bernie Taupin, Elton John Songwriter/Visual Artist

6/12/2019
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Bernie Taupin is a songwriter whose five decades long collaboration with Elton John is considered to be the most successful songwriting partnerships in history is chronicled in the new film "Rocketman." Bernie and Elton's songs have resulted in 35 gold and 25 platinum albums along with 30 Top 40 hits in the U.S. Bernie is also a lifelong visual artist who started concentrating on painting in the 1990s later sculpture. His visual art exhibition "Bernie Taupin: The Artist, The Raconteur & His...

Duration:00:41:01

Tembi Locke, Actress/Author

6/5/2019
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Tembi Locke is an actress and author of "From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home." The literary debut details her love affair with her late husband, Saro, a chef from Sicily whose family initially rejected Tembi and refused to attend their wedding because he was marrying a black actress from America. Saro's mother and family eventually did embrace them and their daughter, Zoela. But then tragically Saro was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. During this podcast, Tembi...

Duration:00:42:49

Carrie Preston, Actress

5/29/2019
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Carrie Preston is an actress currently starring as "Polly" on TNT's "Claws" which premieres its third season on June 9th. The show is about five manicurists in a South Florida nail salon who are also involved in the underworld. Carrie is also known for roles on TV including her Emmy-winning portrayal of Elsbeth Tascioni on "The Good Wife" and as waitress Arlene Fowler on "True Blood." Carrie has also appeared on Broadway in "Festen" and "The Rivals," and in numerous films including "My Best...

Duration:00:35:27

Akbar Gbajabiamila, "American Ninja Warrior" Host/Author

5/22/2019
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Akbar Gbajabiamila is a host of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" which begins its 11th season on May 29th. Akbar is also the author of a new book "Everyone Can Be A Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams." He is a former NFL player and sports broadcaster. During this podcast, Akbar discusses growing up as one of seven children of Nigerian immigrants in the Crenshaw community of Los Angeles, he talks about how he cried the first time he practiced as a football player and tried...

Duration:00:41:13

Valerie Jarrett, Fmr Sr. Advisor to President Obama

5/15/2019
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Valerie Jarrett served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama overseeing the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. She was also chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Jarrett is the author of the new book “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward.”During this podcast, she discusses her life and career including her longtime friendship with the Obamas dating back to her days as deputy chief of staff to Chicago’s...

Duration:00:48:17

Bob Bergen, "Porky Pig" Voice Over Artist

5/8/2019
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Bob Bergen is an actor and voice over artist best known as the voice of Porky Pig. This year, he's celebrating 29 years of acting in the voice of that character. Bob is also the voice of Tweety, Luke Skywalker in Star Wars video games, Winter Soldier in Avengers Assemble and countless voices in animated features including A Bug's Life, Cars, Finding Nemo and many more. Bob has voiced hundreds of commercials and he's the imaging branding voice for numerous radio stations across the U.S. Bob...

Duration:00:39:53