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From Starrcade '83 to March 26, 2001, Tony Schiavone was the voice of professional wrestling below the Mason-Dixon Line. Though the Monday Night Wars may be over you can still relive the memories of Jim Crockett Promotions and World Championship Wrestling. Hear for yourself why What Happened When with Tony Schiavone is a hilarious trip down professional wrestlings memory lane. Join Tony and Conrad every Wednesday morning at 6am ET exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network.
 
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Jordan and Pierce sit down with their friends and family from the Garden State to discuss: comedy, pop culture, history, nerd culture, food, entertainment, geography, and just about anything else that isn't politics or religion. No spray tans; no crazy accents; just fun. Check out www.hhwlod.com for all of the other wonderful and varied podcasts we have to offer!
 
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Netflix is digging in on the controversial comedy special by Dave Chappelle -- even as pressure mounts from LGBTQ groups and some of its own employees to pull it. Chappelle's comments on transgender people are the issue. How far can comics go in today's ultra-sensitive culture? We'll go In Depth. The FDA has signed off on Moderna and Johnson & John…
 
Daniel Craig made his career as an actor in the theatre and in British indie films. When he showed up in Hollywood, it was usually in smaller roles, often as a villain. So, in 2005, when Craig was cast as the original superspy, James Bond, he seemed as surprised as anyone. In “No Time to Die,” Craig gives his final performance as Bond—a role, he te…
 
A cloud of corruption is once again hanging over Los Angeles. City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas is facing a grand jury indictment for a bribery scheme to get his son a job at USC, dating back to his time as a County Supervisor. It's just the latest in a string of scandals for elected officials here -- so we will go in depth. Speaking of scandals, …
 
Sure, William Shatner played Captain Kirk for the better part of his career ... but he never actually left the set. Until today ... when he boldly went to space. What can learn from the 90-year-old who climbed aboard Jeff Bezos' rocket? We'll go In-Depth. Speaking of Bezos, there's a new report out showing how Amazon ripped off products from smalle…
 
It is an exciting time, but also a trying time for JCP and World Championship Wrestling. On this edition we will begin our countdown to Starrcade '86 with the announcement of the first match. And to help sell that first match we will see an incredibly entertaining video from Jimmy Valiant and Big Mama. Plus, footage of the night Dusty Rhodes tried …
 
Kara Walker is one of our most influential living artists. Walker won a MacArthur Fellowship (the “genius” grant) before she turned thirty, and became well known for her silhouettes, works constructed from cut black paper using a technique that refers to craft forms of the Victorian era. Walker has put modest materials to work to address very large…
 
The cause of death for Gabby Petito has been determined, even as the search for her boyfriend remains ongoing with no known solid lead -- so we'll go In Depth. Aspirin and heart attacks. You've probably heard the advice that's practically gospel by now: low-dose aspirin dramatically reduces the risk of a cardiovascular event. Well today, a medical …
 
It was not a pretty weekend for Southwest Airlines. The world's largest discount carrier was forced to cancel over 2-thousand flights --- so is Southwest a reliable airline right now? And looking ahead .... are the airlines ready to handle the crush of holiday travelers coming up next month? We'll go In Depth on all of it. Also: Merck has officiall…
 
Where have all the workers gone? Long time passing. Employers want to hire them. But there doesn't seem to be enough of them to hire. What is going on? We'll go In Depth If it sounds too good to be true, is it? How about buy now, use now, pay later? It's the latest incentive for upcoming holiday shoppers. But is it really a good deal? And Elon Musk…
 
At The New Yorker Festival, the renowned investigative journalist Jane Mayer asked Attorney General Merrick Garland about the prosecution of January 6th insurrectionists, the threat of domestic terrorism, and what the Justice Department can do to protect abortion rights. Plus, the staff writer Susan Orlean talks with David Remnick about her obsessi…
 
The Oath Keepers is a far-right group whose members played a key role in the January 6th insurrection -- and Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco used to be a dues-paying member. This was back when he was a Lieutenant ... he doesn't seem at all regretful ... so we will go In Depth. The plot thickens around the cause of the Huntington Beach oil spil…
 
You better have your COVID vaccine card at the ready by next month if you'd like to eat out in Los Angeles, or workout in a gym, or see a movie in a theater. LA is joining the ranks of cities like New York and San Francisco with vaccine verification systems for indoor spaces. As oil cleanup efforts continue along the Orange County coast, we're stil…
 
In this edition of World Championship Wrestling from 1986, we will see how the "Ragin' Bull" Manny Fernandez turned his back on Jimmy Valiant and went for the money to join Paul Jones. Also, "Ravishing" Rick Rude is in action for the first time as well as Brad Armstrong. Interviews as well from Dusty Rhodes, Arn Anderson, Ivan Koloff and. of course…
 
As the cleanup from the Orange County oil spill continues, the investigation into what caused the 130,000 gallon leak is about as murky as what came from the actual leak. We talk to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who used to run the FDA. He helped plan for public health crises. We ask him about what hampered our response to this one. We got a heck of a show l…
 
Broadway theatres are welcoming audiences to a new season, mounting original works and restaging shows that closed in March, 2020. In this unusual season, Broadway is featuring atypical works such as “Is this a Room,” directed by Tina Satter, which stages the F.B.I. interrogation of the whistle-blower Reality Winner using the official transcript ve…
 
More than 125,000 gallons of oil have spewed into the Pacific Ocean just off Huntington Beach, the latest in an unfortunately long history of offshore oil spills along our coast. We'll get the latest on clean-up efforts and ask about reports that people in the Newport Beach area started smelling something as early as Friday night. We will also chec…
 
With COVID likely here to stay, the key to ending this pandemic is learning how to live with the virus ... just like we do with the common cold or seasonal flu. Well ... a new antiviral treatment -- a pill that's been shown to cut hospitalizations and deaths IN HALF -- just might be that key, so we'll go In Depth. California becomes the first state…
 
Jonathan Franzen’s sixth novel, “Crossroads,” is set in 1971, and the title is firmly on the nose: the Hildebrand family is at a crossroads itself, just as the America of that moment seemed poised to come apart. In the course of his career, Franzen has evolved away from an early postmodernist sensibility that highlighted “bravura” writing, and “wit…
 
If one thing has been consistent throughout this COVID pandemic, it's that messaging around COVID has been........pretty inconsistent. We're kicking off today's In Depth talking with LA County Public Health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer. Will the city and county of Los Angeles get on the same page when it comes to things like vaccine verification sys…
 
If you're looking to dine out within the city of Los Angeles, you might want to have your COVID vaccine verification card ready. Moments ago, the city council put off a vote on the implementation of mandates for indoor public spaces but the issue could come back up next week, and if passed, you'd need to show proof of vaccination starting in Novemb…
 
On this episode of WHW, we look back at a solid edition of World Championship Wrestling. We will see Magnum T.A. in action for one of the final times before his tragic car crash. Additionally, we will hear from the Andersons, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Jim Cornette, Magnum and Baron Von Rashke. Plus, Tim Horner is in action for the first time in 1986…
 
The pandemic might end up reshaping what public schools look like going forward: new data out today shows some 30-thousand students left LAUSD over the course of the last year -- and that mirrors a national trend -- so we'll go In Depth. Democrats in Congress want to add dental coverage for Medicare recipients, but the American Dental Association i…
 
Andreas Malm, a climate activist and senior lecturer at Lund University, in Sweden, studies the relationship between climate change and capitalism. With the United Nations climate meeting in Glasgow rapidly approaching—it begins on October 31st—Malm tells David Remnick that he believes environmentalists should not place too much faith in talks or t…
 
It was a horrible scene at Petco Park in San Diego when a woman and her two-year-old son somehow ended up going over a railing before the Padres played. They were killed, police have termed this "suspicious" -- so we will go In Depth. This could be the make-or-break weak for Joe Biden's entire presidency -- we'll head to D.C. where Democrats are tr…
 
You've probably noticed: the air is pretty gross again today .... smoke that's drifted down from the northern parts of the state. We've been relatively lucky so far in escaping smokey skies, so how much longer will this be with us? We'll go In Depth. LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva comes to the show, defending himself and his department after the…
 
In 1967, in the wake of a violent uprising in Detroit, President Lyndon B. Johnson assembled the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to investigate what had happened. This seemed futile: another panel to investigate yet another uprising. “A lot of people felt that way—‘We don’t need more studies, nothing’s going to come out of that comm…
 
COVID boosters. A key CDC committee has been meeting all day, considering whether to join the FDA in recommending that third shots be given out to older Americans and people at "high risk" -- so we'll go In Depth. And what constitutes a "high risk" person -- a compromised immune system, sure. But what if you're a grocery store worker, or a bus driv…
 
They just keep.......on.........coming. If you've received more robocalls over the last several months than ever before, you're not alone -- and this is in spite of new laws that were supposed to clamp down on them. So we'll go In Depth. Shoppers are ready to break out the cash and cards and retailers are ready to take them. This holiday shopping s…
 
It's the night before the NWA crowns new U.S. Tag Team Champions and Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express are in rare form. So much so that we hear Dennis Condrey speak once again! Plus the issue between Wahoo McDaniel and Nikita Koloff intensifies as they look to unify the U.S. and National Heavyweight titles. Also, we will hear from Dusty Rhodes…
 
President Biden tells the UN America is back. But back from what? And do our allies buy it? We'll go In Depth Remember when Johnson and Johnson said with its Covid shot it was One and Done? Well, make that two and you'll be good as new. We'll explain. And why, well over a year and a half into this pandemic, is COVID testing still such a problem in …
 
On Tuesday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a preliminary report on the long-standing underrepresentation of Latinos in the media. While most people consider Hollywood a relatively liberal industry, “the system as a whole is actually quite regressive and . . . exclusionary,” Joaquin Castro, the representative of a Texas district th…
 
Going down. Way down. We're talking about the stock market. Rotten day. But what does a Chinese real estate firm have to do with it? We'll go In Depth. For those who work outdoors, climate change is turning up the heat. Now, the federal government is rewriting the rules to better protect workers. And we'll learn more about the evolving crisis at th…
 
It's a "NO" from a key FDA panel on vaccine boosters for most people. But may vote again on whether some older Americans should get another shot. We'll go In Depth The FDA does not have to follow the advice of the panel but usually does. Then, jumping ahead to the end of today's In Depth: we're going to New York City to talk with a restaurant owner…
 
“I wanted to do a French movie, and I had this idea of wanting to do a New Yorker movie,” Wes Anderson explains. “Somehow, I also wanted to do one of those omnibus-type things where it was a collection of short stories.” The result is the new film “The French Dispatch.” Anderson describes his interest in The New Yorker as “almost fetishistic.” Each…
 
Wes Anderson’s new film, “The French Dispatch,” is about a magazine, and it was inspired by Anderson’s long-standing love of The New Yorker. In this special episode, introduced by the articles editor Susan Morrison, cast members read excerpts from classic works associated with the magazine. Bill Murray reads a letter from the editor Harold Ross to …
 
Hang on---cause this is a strange one! The story of a prominent lawyer in South Carolina, whose wife and son was murdered about three months ago, gets crazier by the day. The attorney now facing charges in an insurance fraud scheme where a hitman was supposed to KILL him. We will go In Depth on all of it. The barricades are going back up around the…
 
LA County---getting incrementally tougher when it comes to mandatory Covid vaccines. If you want to go inside a bar, winery, nightclub or lounge, you will need proof of vaccination soon. For outdoor events with more than 10 thousand, proof of vaccination or a recent negative test. BUT.....what about restaurants? What about gyms? What about movie th…
 
We skip ahead one week in our watchalongs (because there is no show from 09-13-86 available). In this episode, the heat between the Midnight Express with Jim Cornette and the Road Warriors with Paul Ellering heats up with a big angle that is going to culminate at Starrcade '86. Plus, the interviews from Dusty Rhodes and Magnum T.A., Tully Blanchard…
 
We are learning more about behind-the-scenes chaos in the Trump administration, thanks to a new book from Bob Woodward, including this: US military leadership went to extraordinary lengths to prevent the former president from starting a nuclear war. So we'll go In Depth. We'll look at how poverty rates in this country actually managed to FALL in th…
 
The new Texas law Senate Bill 8 effectively outlaws abortion in Texas, violating constitutional protections on reproductive rights. Yet the Supreme Court is in no rush to review it. The law professor and staff writer Jeannie Suk Gersen speaks with Leah Litman, a law professor at the University of Michigan. They examine the novel ways in which the l…
 
It's in your hands now: does Governor Gavin Newsom deserve to keep his job ... or should he be replaced by one of the dozens of candidates who claim they would do a FAR better job? With the last day to vote in the recall election almost upon us, we'll look at how the mail-in voting has gone so far. And we'll look at claims from Republicans and Larr…
 
On the morning of 9/11, In Depth co-host Charles Feldman: "I was driving to work. Early call. I doubt the sun was even up yet in L.A. My pager -- remember those? -- frantically tried to jump off my belt at about the same time the news came on the radio. A plane apparently had struck one of the two World Trade Center towers. And that is how it began…
 
Twenty years after the events of September 11th, the writer Edwidge Danticat reads from her essay “Flight,” about the way that tragedies are memorialized by those who survive them. And the New Yorker contributor Anand Gopal reports from Afghanistan, where, he says, the younger rank and file of the Taliban are hardly aware of the way that the 9/11 a…
 
President Biden is taking an extraordinary step today in the fight against the COVID pandemic: in addition to ordering all federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID, with no opt-out for testing, the White House is ordering all companies employing 100 people or more to implement their own vaccine mandate. If an employee at a co…
 
The secret to avoiding paying taxes -- get rich! A new report out from the Treasury points fingers at the richest 1-percent of Americans as the worst tax dodgers -- so we'll go In Depth. Remember when Texas was supposed to be trending more Democratic, evolving into a "purple" state? Instead, Texas is passing some of the most conservative laws in th…
 
On this episode of World Championship Wrestling, the NWA announces that the National Heavyweight Champion Wahoo McDaniel and the US Heavyweight Champion Nikita Koloff will decide which title will represent the US. Jim Crockett makes the announcement. Plus in action, Superstar Bill Dundee and Buddy Landel, the unlikely duo of Tully Blanchard and Gor…
 
Shang-Chi proved to be an action hero on the big screen and in real life: Marvel's latest superhero managed to save the Labor Day weekend box office --- so we will go In Depth. When it comes to COVID, there's a growing ethical and practical dilemma: how to deal with unvaccinated patients overwhelming hospitals and forcing some really tough choices …
 
David Remnick talks with Senator Michael Bennet, of Colorado, who campaigned for the Presidency in 2020 advocating for the child tax credit, which is now a centerpiece of the Democratic agenda. Bennet describes why direct cash payments make such a big difference. Our economics correspondent Sheelah Kolhatkar describes the policy as a scale model of…
 
As a rapper, Riz Ahmed has released critically acclaimed albums, and he was featured on the chart-topping “Hamilton Mixtape.” At the same time, he was becoming a leading man in the movies, with roles including a small part in the Star Wars picture “Rogue One” and an extraordinary, Oscar-nominated performance in “Sound of Metal.” Like his previous f…
 
Many parts of New York City and Philadelphia were underwater overnight.....while tornadoes were ripped through neighborhoods in South New Jersey. We'll go In Depth on all of it. And dangerous weather proves yet again that the country's aging infrastructure is unprepared to deal with the extremes of climate change. We'll also look at a landmark deci…
 
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