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Ambassador Susan Rice, Former National Security Adviser/Former U.N. Ambassador

Ambassador Susan Rice served as national security adviser and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama Administration. In September 2012, she appeared on several national Sunday morning news programs to provide the administration's understanding of the circumstances surrounding the attack on the American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and CIA security...


Greg Grunberg, Actor

Greg Grunberg is an actor who has starred in TV shows like Felicity, Alias, Heroes, and Lost among others. He also plays Temmin "Snap" Wexley, a recon pilot in the blue squadron of the Resistance's Starfighter Corps in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and in the soon to be released (December 2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Greg is also the creator and co-author of the Dream Jumper graphic novel series for children. During this podcast, Greg talks about his enduring friendship with...


Richard Louv, Nature Journalist/Author, "Our Wild Calling"

Richard Louv is a nature journalist and the author of "Our Wild Calling: How connecting with animals can transform our lives--and save theirs." Richard is the author of 10 books including "Last Child in the Woods" in which he introduced the phrase "nature deficit disorder" to describe what he calls "the price that humans pay for their alienation from the rest of nature." Richard is the recipient of the Audubon Medal and the co-founder of the Children and Nature Network. During this podcast,...


Mark Kriski, KTLA Morning News Weathercaster

Mark Kriski is the weathercaster on LA's #1 morning news program, the KTLA 5 Morning News. He has been with the program since its inception in 1991. Mark is also a professional boxing and MMA ring announcer, and his voice can be heard on radio and TV commercials and as a radio station imaging announcer. Mark is the recipient of numerous awards including multiple Emmys and was once named Funniest Weatherman in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times. During this podcast. Mark talks about his...


Mark Synnott, Climber/Adventurer

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...


Kevin Nealon, Comedian/Actor

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Walton Goggins, Actor

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...


"Best Of" Mixtape: Emmy Winners

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...


Kimmy Chedel, 9/11 Widow

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...


"Best Of" Mixtape: Everyday People Doing Extraordinary Things

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...


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

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...


Dr. Rahul Jandial, Neurosurgeon/Scientist/Author

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...


"Best Of" Mixtape: Legends

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...


"Best Of" Mixtape: Amazing Athletes

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...


Jon Lovett, Pod Save America Co-Host

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...


Colonel Terry Virts, Astronaut

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...


Bethany Hamilton, Surfer

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...


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

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...