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Each week, comedian Paul Mecurio talks about his life, the world that he believes is out to get him and how he thinks he can change or beat that world (so far the score is World: 1,287, Paul: 0). Paul also interviews A-list celebrities, major newsmakers and the world's power brokers ... who are we kidding, he interviews whoever will talk to him.

Each week, comedian Paul Mecurio talks about his life, the world that he believes is out to get him and how he thinks he can change or beat that world (so far the score is World: 1,287, Paul: 0). Paul also interviews A-list celebrities, major newsmakers and the world's power brokers ... who are we kidding, he interviews whoever will talk to him.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Each week, comedian Paul Mecurio talks about his life, the world that he believes is out to get him and how he thinks he can change or beat that world (so far the score is World: 1,287, Paul: 0). Paul also interviews A-list celebrities, major newsmakers and the world's power brokers ... who are we kidding, he interviews whoever will talk to him.

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@paulmecurio

Language:

English


Episodes

Jay Leno

1/14/2019
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Jay talks about his start in comedy and his rise up the ladder, his incredible work ethic, Richard Pryor, David Letterman and other comic greats from the hey day of comedy at "The Comedy Store" in LA where Jay broke big and more.

Duration:00:48:09

Gretchen Carlson - Former Host, Fox News

1/7/2019
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Gretchen, who received $20 million as settlement from Fox News for sexual harassment, talks about her new Lifetime 2-hour documentary special, "Gretchen Carlson: Breaking The Silence," in which she explores sexual harassment stories plaguing America.

Duration:00:21:22

Ed Asner - 8-Time Emmy Award & Golden Globe Winning Actor

12/24/2018
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One of our greatest living actors, Ed has starred in film, theater and TV and gives fascinating insight into how he approached playing Santa in "Elf," his audition for the historic Mary Tyler Moore show that got him the role of Lou Grant, how he got started in the business, politics today and alot more.

Duration:00:22:07

Cedric The Entertainer

12/17/2018
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A great conversation with Cedric about his CBS show "The Neighborhood" how and why they are tackling societal and cultural issues but keeping it funny. he also talks his role not just as star but Executive Producer and his process overseeing the production.

Duration:00:28:28

Yeardley Smith - Voice of Lisa Simpson on "The Simpsons." Host of Podcast, "Small Town Dicks."

12/11/2018
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Yeardley talks about playing the iconic character Lisa Simpson, how that role came about, what it's like working on the ground-breaking "Simpsons" show and her hugely popular true crime podcast, "Small Town Dicks," which follows big-time crime in Small Town, USA.

Duration:00:20:08

Robert Townsend, Award-Winning Actor/Director/Producer

12/3/2018
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A groundbreaking talent talks about working with the likes of Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Keenan Ivory and Chris Tucker and his newest documentary "The Making of Five Heartbeats." Robert gives an insider's look at his creative process, why using film and televisions has been important to him to affect social and racial change in America, how he financed his first film, "Hollywood Shuffle" using credit cards among other great insights into his body of work.

Duration:00:32:11

David Nutter, Director, "Game of Thrones" & "Rising"

11/26/2018
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David talks about directing the HBO hit series "Game of Thrones," honoring the writing in doing so, and making each episode it's own special film. He also talks about his new project, "Rising," a compelling look at the importance of acceptance, particularly now, in these divisive times.

Duration:00:16:20

John C. McGinley, Star, "Stan Against Evil" on IFC, "Scrubs."

11/19/2018
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John talks about his new hit show "Stan Against Evil," his detailed and fascinating process of how he breakdown a script and a roll, how he works with the writer of the show to shape the show, how great is experience was working on "Scrubs," and more.

Duration:00:25:02

Brian Kilmeade - Author, "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle Of New Orleans." Host, "Fox & Friends."

11/12/2018
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A new conversation with Brian about his new book which reveals fascinating insight and details about Andrew Jackson, his importance as one of our finest Presidents and military commanders, and why the Battle Of New Orleans was one of the most significant battles and victories of the revolutionary war.

Duration:00:16:18

Mike Baker, Former CIA Covert Operations Officer, Security Consultant.

11/5/2018
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Mike Baker. Very relevant to today, this interview will open your eyes to a world you don't hear alot about but is important to our national security. Mike has a fascinating backstory about his 17 years of service in the CIA as a covert field operations officer. Mike specialized in counterterrorism, counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations. We talk abut the world of the CIA, counterespionage work and the state of things politically in the world.

Duration:01:05:43

Donna Brazile, Former DNC Chair, Political Consultant

10/29/2018
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Donna Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as Al Gore's campaign manager. She talks about her incredible life and experiences at the highest levels of American politics. In particular Donna talks about her time and experiences as a pioneer for African-American women working in politics, the current state of politics, President Trump and more.

Duration:00:31:00

Mika Brzezinski - Co-Host, MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

10/22/2018
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Mika talks about the movement she has started to get women to know their value in the workplace and society, as well as the Bret Kavanaugh hearings and how EVERYONE came out looking bad in that. We also talk Donald Trump and the political landscape in America and more.

Duration:00:30:11

Lawrence O'Donnell - MSNBC Host, "The Last Word w/Lawrence O'Donnell." Author, "Deadly Force."

10/15/2018
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A great conversation about a 1975 seminal Boston police shooting and coverup, the current state of police/citizen relationships in America, how to prevent race-related shootings, the current state of politics in America and more.

Duration:00:26:31

Bernard Kerik - NYC Police Commissioner on 9/11, Interior Minister-Iraqi Coalition

10/8/2018
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Kerik has led a fascinating life and been at the center of some of the biggest events in American history. He has fascinating stories about his days being NYC Police Commissioner and what it was like being Commissioner on that fateful day - 9/11, the chaos of that day, and how things changed forever in America as a result of the attack. He describes how we fight terrorism today, his experience in charge of the Iraqi Coalition after the Iraq Invasion and much more.

Duration:00:31:36

Gary Busey

10/1/2018
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Gary talks about ... well ... everything ... tumors, what letters represent, dreams ... this interview is hard to describe, it's just something you gotta hear. And we aren't just saying that. It's Gary at his best!

Duration:00:19:39

Omarosa - Her Time in The Trump White House

9/24/2018
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A fascinating account of Omarosa's time in the Trump administration with a unique insider's view on why Trump wanted to be President, what makes him tick, and what those in Trump's inner circle are really like and have to deal with on a daily basis in advising.

Duration:00:14:38

Ethan Hawke - 4-Time Oscar Nominee & Singer, Songwriter - Ben Dickey

9/17/2018
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A wide-ranging, engrossing talk with Ethan and Ben talk about their new film, "Blaze," about the iconoclastic singer/songwriter Blaze Foley. Very interesting insight from Ethan about how he approaches making a film, why Ben was right for the film, why music is so important to Ethan, how he tries to tell a story so it doesn't feel like a wikipedia page and much more.

Duration:00:29:41

John Fugelsang, Comedian, Actor, Host "Tell Me Everything" on SiriusXM.

9/10/2018
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A really fun, all-encompassing conversation with my good friend and one of the smartest and insightful comedians today. John talks about today's political landscape, Trump, Hillary, our 2-party system, why religion is like "fan clubs," his Mom leaving the nunnery and much more.

Duration:00:58:41

Burt Ward - "Robin" from The Iconic Series "Batman & Robin."

9/5/2018
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The Boy Wonder"" talks about the longevity of the series, being picked from obscurity to play one of the most iconic TV characters of all time, what he had to do in his audition to get the role, why the studio took out a big life insurance policy on him, getting things past the network censors, and his mission now to help rescue abandoned animals and more.

Duration:00:49:09

Billy West - Voice Over Artist of Characters From New Netflix Series, "Disenchantment," "Futurama," "Doug," "Ren & Stimpy," & More.

8/27/2018
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Billy describes working with "Simpsons" creator, Matt Groening, his process of coming up the iconic voices he does, how the voices he did as a weird kid helped him escape the tough homelife and more.

Duration:00:48:07