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Mark Synnott, Climber/Adventurer

10/23/2019
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Mark Synnott is a big wall climber, adventurer, and writer who is the author of the New York Times Best Seller "The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life." Mark is also a public speaker who presents the program "Life on the Vertical" to audiences at National Geographic Live events. During this podcast Mark discusses his life in climbing, including how he handles fear and how he balances his family life as he travels around the world. Mark also talks about some...

Duration:01:00:33

Kevin Nealon, Comedian/Actor

10/16/2019
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Kevin Nealon is an actor and comedian best known for his nine-year-long run on Saturday Night Live and for his many other TV and film roles including his role as Doug Wilson on Weeds on Showtime and Don Burns on Man with a Plan on CBS. Kevin also hosts Hiking with Kevin on YouTube. During this podcast, Kevin reveals behind the scenes stories from his work on Saturday Night Live, he tells us how his friend Dana Carvey played a pivotal role in getting that role, how his father encouraged him...

Duration:00:43:30

Josh Campbell, Former FBI Special Agent/Author "Crossfire Hurricane"

10/9/2019
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Josh Campbell is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Special Assistant to former FBI Director James Comey. He served in the FBI for 12 years conducting terrorism and kidnapping investigations and served overseas with CIA teams and military special operations units. He is now a CNN law enforcement analyst. Josh is the author of a new book "Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI." During this podcast, Josh takes us inside the early days of the Russia investigation...

Duration:00:53:44

Dr. David Fajgenbaum, Disease Hunter/Author "Chasing My Cure"

10/2/2019
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Dr. David Fajgenbaum is a medical doctor and University of Pennsylvania researcher who experimented on himself to save his own life. Dr. Fajgenbaum discovered he had Castleman disease, a rare disease that ravaged his body and nearly killed him. After experiencing several bouts of the disease, he set about researching his condition to determine what if anything could be done to "cure" it. He chronicles the story in his new book "Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope into...

Duration:00:39:50

Walton Goggins, Actor

9/25/2019
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Walton Goggins is an Emmy-nominated, Critics Choice Award-winning actor known for his roles in Justified, Vice Principals, The Righteous Gemstones, Deep State, Six, Sons of Anarchy, and The Shield. His movie work includes roles in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight. Goggins won as Oscar in 2001 for the short film The Accountant which he starred in and produced along with his partners at Ginny Mule Pictures. Walton is also a partner with...

Duration:00:30:15

"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