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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

BeBe Winans 6-time Grammy Award-Winning R&B and Gospel Singer

6/18/2018
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Bebe talks about his new hit autobiographical musical out that chronicles is amazing life story of leaving home at 17 to sing backup for Televangelist Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, how fame challenged his faith, how he deals with rejection and more.

Duration:00:31:06

Jim Rash - Dean Craig Pelton - NBC's "Community," Oscar Winning Screenwriter of "The Descendants" Starring George Clooney

6/11/2018
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Jim talks about his new movie "Bernard and Huey," his time working on the hitTV show "Community," working with comic actor David Koechner from SNL and writing an Oscar-winning film.

Duration:00:26:33

Erik Griffin - Comedian, Star of Showtime's "I'm Dying Up Here."

6/4/2018
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Erik talks about how amazing it is to be playing a comedian in the hey day of stand up comedy in the 70s in Hollywood, as a comic today how he how he deals with demands to be politically correct and why he left stand up for ten years and came back to it. Really cool conversation with a hilarious guy.

Duration:00:30:42

Bassem Youseff - The Egyptian Jon Stewart.

5/29/2018
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Bassem is a former surgeon who has an amazing story of having the guts to leave medicine to be part of a revolution. Hear how, through a satirical news show, he openly criticized and satirized the Egyptian government run by a dictator. He has compelling stories of threats and intimidation he and his family had to endure, how his TV show was shut down and he had to ultimately flee his homeland.

Duration:00:38:40

Comedian Mindy Rickles and Daughter of Don Rickles

5/21/2018
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Mindy is very funny in this conversation about her stand up, growing up with her legendary father, comedian Don Rickles, starting stand-up later in life, the pressures of being the child of a famous comedian and more. Revealing insight into the life of comedy royalty. And when you hear this you'll notice she sounds like her Dad.

Duration:00:52:42

John August - Hollywood Screenwriter, Author.

5/14/2018
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Screenwriter of hit films "Big Fish," "Charlie's Angels," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Corpse Bride," and "Frankenweenie," John gives a fascinating insider's look into working in Hollywood on major films with famed director Tim Burton, his very unique process for writing that's rooted in his childhood, his fearlessness when it comes to trying new things, how difficult it can be to to give up control of your script and more. A VERY unique perspective into how major Hollywood films...

Duration:00:31:50

Katie Couric - Emmy & Peabody Award Winning Journalist

5/7/2018
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A wide-ranging and eye-opening talk with Katie about her Nat Geo Docu-Series, "America Inside Out" where she explores the major issues dividing America like race, white anxiety, the affects of technology on the human brain, gender issues and much more. Katie shares amazing insights she gained from doing this series and talks about what she thinks needs to change in America to live more harmoniously.

Duration:00:59:20

Jon Frankel of HBO Sports - Correspondent, "Real Sports W/Bryant Gumbel"

4/30/2018
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A fascinating look into how this award-winning journalist and ground-breaking show do such amazing reporting year in and year out on important sports stories no one else does. Jon discusses NCAA abuses of young athletes, Rhonda Rousey's rise and fall, how he approaches stories and the challenges of being objective at times and much more. An incredibly interesting window into how these stories are brought to light by one of the best sports journalists out there.

Duration:00:40:18

Goldberg. Wrestling Hall of Famer and Host of "Forged in Fire: Knife or Death."

4/23/2018
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I personally loved the original series "Forged in Fire" show and this one is very cool too. Goldberg talks about the new show being a combination of craftsmanship and action, he describes how the show picks its competitors, the amazing skill these bladesmiths have and more. He also gives us a window into his illustrious wrestling career and why he's moved on from wrestling.

Duration:00:31:26

Asha Rangappa - Former FBI Special Agent for Counterintelligence/Anti-Terrorism, CNN Analyst & Lecturer Yale Univ. Inst. Global Affairs.

3/5/2018
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Asha has such a diverse and interesting background, she talks with Paul about her barely making through FBI boot camp with broken ribs from a car accident. Her life as an FBI agent "flipping" spies (SO interesting how they do it), what Special Prosecutor Mueller's strategy is in the Russia probe, how it will play out and much more.

Duration:00:58:57

Oscar Special w/Legendary Director & Acting Coach Bob Krakower

3/3/2018
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Legendary director and acting coach Bob Krakower returns to the show after the success of the Emmy Awards Specials he did with Paul (Bob got 15 out of 16 right in his Emmy predictions) to give a history of the Academy Awards and his predictions of who will win the 2018 Oscars. A fascinating look at the REAL factors that determine who wins. It will surprise you.

Duration:00:40:21

David Koechner, Actor/Comedian

2/26/2018
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David co-stars in "Superior Donuts" on CBS, and is best known as Champ Kind in the "Anchorman" movies. David has great stories of how he got his starts at "Second City Improv" in Chicago, working with Will Ferrell and writer/director Adam McKay, gives us a very cool look in to his very involved process of creating his insanely funny and bizarre characters, talks his thoughts on politics and a lot more.

Duration:00:51:20

Jerry Greenfield - Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice cream

2/19/2018
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A very cool behind-the-scenes look at the iconic ice cream brand. Hear the amazing story of how the company was founded, that Ben and Jerry learned how to make ice cream from a $5 course, how flavors are chosen, some flavors that never made it to market and the importance to Ben & Jerry's being socially and politically conscious.

Duration:00:53:25

James Altucher - Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Investor.

2/12/2018
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James is a world-reknowned Bitcoin expert and entrepreneur with an amazing story. He founded more than 20 companies, is a best-selling author, made millions from nothing 3 times and lost it all 3 times! He attempted suicide. He talks why he got rid of ALL his possessions, including his house, and kept only 15 things in a small bag that he lived from. James shares what he learned from his failures and much more.

Duration:00:45:33

Gotham Chopra - Director of Tom Brady Doc

2/5/2018
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Director Gotham Chopra talks about making this doc of 5-time Super Bowl Champ Tom Brady. A fascinating look into what motivates Tom to pursue perfection, his disciplined workout and diet regimen, how he is truly just a regular guy who deals with set backs, his life at home and with his teammates, and much more.

Duration:00:32:11

Phil Rosenthal, Host of Netflix's "Somebody Feed Phil;" Creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

1/29/2018
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Phil is hilarious in this conversation about his Netflix food travel show in which he is "Anthony Bourdain, if Anthony were afraid of EVERYTHING." We talk how he came to create the iconic sit-com, "Everybody Loves Raymond," his great stories about working with Ray Romano, how he thinks food is art, his investment in over 20 restaurants, and more.

Duration:00:58:38

Cenk Uygur, Founder and Host of "The Young Turks."

1/22/2018
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Cenk is a visionary and tells his amazing story of creating "The Young Turks Network," the largest online news network in the world for millennials. We talk the state of politics and the media's coverage of politics today, and his plan for changing the traditional norms of politics and journalism in America.

Duration:00:34:47

Matty Staudt, Host of "Access Podcast" and Digital Program Director for iHeartRadio.

1/15/2018
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Matty is one of the biggest names in radio and podcast production in the country. Very cool conversation about his early start in radio at just 16! Producing for Watergate celebrity, G. Gordon Liddy, his cutting edge podcast, being on the ground floor of "Stitcher" radio network and alot more.

Duration:00:56:38

Spike Feresten, Host of "Car Matchmaker" and "Spike's Car Radio," Writer for "Seinfeld"

1/1/2018
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Spike talks his love of cars, writing on "Seinfeld" and famous episodes he wrote like, "The Soup Nazi," his weekend drives with Jerry Seinfeld, how Letterman got him into cars and more.

Duration:00:49:26

Cedric The Entertainer, Part 1

12/11/2017
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Cedric talks about how he got started in comedy, how he got his name, race and ethnicity in America and more.

Duration:00:41:53