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If you or a loved one are battling alcoholism or drug addiction, this podcast will give you inspiration and hope that there is a way out. Addiction isn't a life sentence. People recover everyday. It takes time and some hard work, but in the end it is worth it! Hosted by Tom Conrad, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict himself. Tom shares from his own experiences and the experiences of others to teach you the things that you can do TODAY to start living a sober and free lifestyle!
 
This is the story of a voyage of a merchant sailing ship from Bombay to England, set in the very late 19th century. “It was a bad winter off the Cape that year.” From Wikepedia: “The novel is seen as an allegory about isolation and solidarity, the ship's company serving as a microcosm of a social group.” As to the title, one can only ask, “What WERE you thinking?” (Introduction by Tom Crawford)
 
TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
 
The Catholic Guy Weekdays 4 pm - 7 pm ET Lino Rulli is described by his friends as "The Catholic Guy" because that is exactly what he is… an everyday Catholic guy with a fresh, fun, and often off-beat take on living out the faith in the world today. Join Lino, "The Catholic Guy," for a look at the world unlike any you’ve heard before. Contact Lino at Lino@thecatholicchannel.org or visit Catholicguy.com for more information
 
listening sessions for the third ear ~ cut-up collage edits & free-format mixtape compilations eclectic selective assemblage ~ ranging from difficult to easy listeningvarious genres ~ various artists instrumentals . songs . spoken_word oddly modified - modly oddifiedmerging into medleys of metapsyphonicaCustomer Review: "Constantly Unfolding" "AgentA mixes together a wide assortment of music, clips of commercials and television audio into a smooth moving assemblage that both challenges and g ...
 
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TVC 534.5: Part 2 of the conversation that began last week with legendary actress, singer, and philanthropist Ruta Lee. In this segment Ruta shares some memories about working with James Garner and Jack Kelly on Maverick, Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale on Perry Mason, as well as her appearances on such shows as The Lineup. Ruta’s memoir, Consider Yo…
 
TVC 543.6: Entertainment legend Ruta Lee shares some memories of her dear friend Alex Trebek (with whom she co-hosted High Rollers, making Ruta one of the first females to host a popular network TV game show), as well as some of the talk shows that she has hosted in her career, including Talk of the Town. Ruta Lee’s memoir, Consider Your Ass Kissed…
 
In this episode of the podcast Will speaks to Joney Faragher, Leader of the Manx Labour Party about the up coming general election on the Isle of Man, the political system and structure of governance on the Isle of Man, the issues the Manx Labour Party will be debating during the General Election, climate change on the Isle of Man and the impact of…
 
TVC 450.1: Via remote from The Hollywood Museum: Ed interviews singer/actress Barbara van Orden, co-executive producer of L.A.’s Next Great Stage Star: 2019; Jim Colucci, deputy editor for CBS Watch! Magazine and author of Golden Girls Forever and the forthcoming Love Boat Forever; and film and TV historian Mary Ann Anderson (Ida Lupino: Beyond the…
 
TVC 450.2a: Greg Ehrbar interviews award-winning producer, composer and conductor Christopher Lennertz (Marvel’s Agent Carter, Galavant, Netflix’s Lost in Space). Christopher’s latest feature is Ugly Dolls, the animated musical starring Kelly Clarkson. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle ad…
 
TVC 451.3: Ed welcomes actor, author, teacher, producer, and longtime movie and TV villain Patrick Kilpatrick (Dying for Living: Sins and Confessions of a Hollywood Villain and Libertine Patriot). As an actor, Patrick has been killed, beaten up or jailed by some of the biggest names in Hollywood. In real life, he nearly died three times before he t…
 
TVC 451.4: Actor and author Patrick Kilpatrick (Dying for Living: Sins and Confessions of a Hollywood Villain and Libertine Patriot) discusses the psychosexual approach he often takes to playing heinous characters in movies and on TV, and on the effect that has sometimes had on his acting partners. Volume I of Dying for Living is available now in h…
 
TVC 451.5: Via remote from The Hollywood Museum: Ed interviews singer, actor and author Richard Pryor Jr. (In a Pryor Life) and twelve-year-old actor and host Brandin Stennis (The Young and the Restless). Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast e…
 
TVC 451.6: From the recent Richard Pryor Jr. book signing at The Hollywood Museum: Author, musician and pop culture historian Chuck Harter shares a poignant memory about comedian Richard Pryor. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of o…
 
From July 2018: A preview of our special Bob Crane Trivia Quiz featuring screenwriter and journalist Robert Crane, eldest son of actor Bob Crane, and author of Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder, Hollywood Plateau, and other books on movies and television. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with Ad…
 
TVC 488.5: From April 2019: Kirk Taylor, the actor who plays Simon Peter in Revival: The Experience, talks to Ed about how the film gave him a “second life” as a performer—and how Kirk’s own life story is truly a miracle in every sense of the word. A musical film based on the Gospel According to John, Revival! also features Harry Lennix, Chaka Khan…
 
TVC 533.2: Ed plays Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with George Chakiris, the Academy Award-winning actor known around the world as Bernardo, the leader of The Sharks, in the iconic 1961 screen adaptation of West Side Story. In this segment, George shares memories of working with John Astin and Simon Oakland in West Side Story, and wi…
 
TVC 533.3: Oscar winner George Chakiris discusses the approach he took to playing Frederic Chopin in the acclaimed PBS miniseries Notorious Woman, plus he shares a few memories of starring opposite Barbara Carrera in the “dream season” of Dallas. My West Side Story: A Memoir by George Chakiris is available in hardcover and as an eBook from Lyons Pr…
 
“This disease does not discriminate and it’s really hard to get sober.” -Nicole Bifano Today, Ben and I are chatting to Nicole Bifano, a primary worker at Rock Recovery Center and an LCSW, about the therapeutic process, the steps of detoxification, and the details of AL-ANON membership. Why Nicole Chose to Work with Recovering Addicts Nicole felt c…
 
Today being April 7 (James Garner’s birthday), we’ll mark the occasion with this minisode edition featuring our April 2012 conversation with Jon Winokur. Jon is the co-author, along with James Garner, of The Garner Files, the story of Jim’s life and career in the motion picture industry. Among other topics, Jon and Ed talk about Jim’s passion for a…
 
From January 2011: We continue our celebration of James Garner's birthday with a replay of our conversation with "star car" researcher Jim Suva. Jim not only contributed to the "Crime Drama" segment of Pioneers of Television (PBS, 2011), but provided an authentic replica of Jim Rockford's famous Pontiac Firebird that was featured on the program. Wa…
 
TVC 533.4: Ed welcomes back entertainment legend Ruta Lee. Ruta’s new memoir, Consider Your Ass Kissed, not only is the story of how a young girl—the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants—became one of the most legendary entertainers in Hollywood history through hard work and determination, but includes a treasure trove of authentic memories about the …
 
TVC 533.5: Ruta Lee shares the amazing but true story of how she convinced Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to release her 92-year-old Lithuanian grandmother from the Soviet Union in 1964 so that she could live her remaining years in America—and be reunited with her daughter, Ruta’s mother, for the first time in thirty-six years. Ruta’s memoir, Cons…
 
TVC 488.6: From April 2019: Part 2 of our special Easter Weekend conversation with actor Kirk Taylor (Revival: The Experience). In this segment, Kirk talks about the movie’s original score by Mali Music (who also plays Jesus in Revival!), and how the story of Simon Peter particularly brings out the human side of Jesus. Revival is now available on D…
 
From April 2014: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the events that led CBS-TV to fire Tom and Dick Smothers on Apr. 4, 1969. Also in this segment: A look at Happy Pappy, the first TV variety series featuring an all-African American cast, which premiered on Chicago station WENR on Apr. 1, 1949. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has part…
 
TVC 454.1: Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, performer, author, music and TV historian, and showbiz raconteur Geoffrey Mark joins Ed for a remembrance of singer, actress, and animal rights activist Doris Day. Geoff's new podcasts, Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella and Hitting the Mark with Geoffrey Mark, are both available wher…
 
From June 2019: Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, and performer Geoffrey Mark talks to Ed about why Calamity Jane was Doris Day's favorite film; how the actress always strove for excellence from everyone on the set; and why Day's range as an actress and confidence in herself were among her sexiest traits. Geoff knew Do…
 
From March 2011: Stephen Bowie, publisher of The Classic TV History Blog, joins Ed for a conversation about East Side/West Side (CBS, 1963-1964), the short-lived but controversial series starring George C. Scott and Cicely Tyson. While East Side/West Side represented a milestone in the evolution of quality television, it also proved to be too dark,…
 
In this episode Will is joined by a panel of guests to discuss Keir Starmer's first year as Leader of the Labour Party. The panel are: Lauren Davison former co host of the Left Whingers Podcast, founder of the Young Fabians Criminal Justice Network, Justice Reform Co Chair of Open Labour, Young Fabian Society's Disability Advocacy Group's Informati…
 
From April 2011: Stephen Battaglio, author of David Susskind: A Televised Life, talks to Ed about how East Side/West Side (CBS, 1963-1964) was one of several network shows that were developed in direct response to then-FCC chairman Newton Minow's famous "vast wasteland" speech; why George C. Scott was amenable to doing the series, even though he wa…
 
“I knew I didn’t like myself, but I didn’t even know myself.” -Steve Today, Ben and I are chatting with Steve, our intern at Rock Recovery Center, who will celebrate 12 years of sobriety this week! Steve has been with us since January. He is attending university for his bachelor’s degree in social work, and we are excited to have him on the show to…
 
TVC 532.1: Tony, Donna, and Ed celebrate the life and career of iconic actress Cicely Tyson, including her Emmy Award-winning performance in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (and how that movie itself was essentially a lesson in American history), as well as her work in Sounder, The Help, How to Get Away with Murder, East Side/West Side, Free…
 
TVC 532.2: A return visit by award-winning actor, author, playwright, director, and painter Raymond J. Barry. Ray stars opposite Randy Nazarian and Shondrella Avery in Free Byrd, a new road comedy/buddy movie that not only has a lot of heart and a lot of laughs, but has a lot to say about what it means to live—and how it is never too late to reinve…
 
TVC 532.3: Raymond J. Barry talks to Ed about his early career as an actor, including the many acting workshops that Ray conducted for inmates in Sing-Sing Penitentiary, Attica, and Grasslands County Jail during the 1970s, as well as his moving performance as Tom Cruise’s father in Born on the Fourth of July. Ray’s new movie, Free Byrd, becomes ava…
 
TVC 532.4: Raymond J. Barry talks to Ed about the generosity of Oscar winner Robert Duvall (opposite whom Ray starred in Falling Down); why Ray enjoys the process of painting; and why some athletes can make the transition to acting, depending on their sport. Ray stars with Randy Nazarian and Shondrella Avery in Free Byrd, a new road comedy/buddy mo…
 
TVC 532.5: Ed welcomes George Chakiris, the Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning actor known around the world as Bernardo, the leader of The Sharks, in the iconic 1961 screen adaptation of West Side Story. George’s memoir, My West Side Story, not only is the story of his life and career on stage, screen, and television, but reveals,…
 
TVC 532.6: Academy Award winner George Chakiris talks to Ed about some of his early screen appearances as a dancer in such films as Gentleman Prefer Blondes, White Christmas, and There’s No Business Like Show Business; assisting Robert Alton with the choreography of Judy Garland’s first stage show in Las Vegas; and how George came to develop his in…
 
TV Confidential wishes Peter Marshall a happy 95th birthday by sharing this clip from our conversation with the Master of the Hollywood Squares from July 2016, shortly after he had celebrated his 90th birthday and 75th year in show business. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/s…
 
From March 2014: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the 40th anniversary of The Rockford Files, the pilot of which originally aired on Mar. 27, 1974 during This Week in TV History. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re…
 
From April 2016: Tony, Donna, and Ed look back at the shows of Quinn Martin while also spotlighting the career of actor/producer William Conrad. The pilot for Cannon originally aired on Mar. 26, 1971, while the final episode of Cannon aired on Mar. 3. 1976. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to hand…
 
From April 2016: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember William Conrad's work on Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Fugitive, and Jake and the Fatman, as well as his musical appearances on such variety shows as The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Carol Burnett Show. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advert…
 
In this episode Will is joined by a panel of guests to discuss Keir Starmer's first year as Leader of the Labour Party. The panel are: Lauren Davison former co host of the Left Whingers Podcast, founder of the Young Fabians Criminal Justice Network, Justice Reform Co Chair of Open Labour, Young Fabian Society's Disability Advocacy Group's Informati…
 
TVC 531.1: Ed welcomes Gina Goff, producer of Senior Moment, a delightful romantic comedy starring William Shatner, Jean Smart, and Christopher Lloyd about a retired NASA pilot who must learn how to navigate life and love all over again when he finds himself stripped of his drivers license and unable to drive his beloved vintage Porsche. Senior Mom…
 
TVC 531.2: Gina Goff, producer of Senior Moment, talks to Ed about some of the vintage cars featured in the movie, and how Senior Moment might be developed into a TV series. Senior Moment will have a limited theatrical release on Friday, March 26 then become available for viewing on demand on all major streaming platforms. Want to advertise/sponsor…
 
TVC 531.3: Greg Ehrbar provides a capsule history of the early film and TV adaptations of the popular comic strip Blondie. The 1957 television version of Blondie starring Arthur Lake and Pamela Britton is available both on DVD and for streaming on demand on Amazon Prime. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with Adverti…
 
TVC 531.4: Part 2 of a conversation that began a few weeks ago with Emmy Award-winning actor Kevin Spirtas (Days of Our Lives). Kevin is the star and co-creator, along with Michael Slade, of After Forever, the multi Emmy Award-winning digital series that has won critical acclaim not only for its portrayal of gay men in their fifties, but for its un…
 
TVC 531.5: Television writer and producer Paul Robert Coyle takes us behind the scenes of Xena: Warrior Princess. Paul’s memoir, Swords, Starships and Superheroes, includes great stories about his experiences on such shows as The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, CHiPs, Crazy Like a Fox, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journe…
 
TVC 531.6: Television writer and producer Paul Robert Coyle takes our listeners behind the scenes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Paul’s memoir, Swords, Starships and Superheroes, includes great stories about his four-decade career writing for television, plus many useful tips on how to pursue a career as a professional writer—whether you want…
 
TVC 531.7: Television writer and producer Paul Robert Coyle shares the strange but true story of his experience writing for Stephen King’s The Dead Zone. Paul’s memoir, Swords, Starships and Superheroes, includes great stories about his four-decade career writing for network, cable, and syndicated television, plus many useful tips on how to pursue …
 
TVC 531.8: From May 2010: Actress Ann Rutherford, star of Gone with the Wind and the Andy Hardy films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, tells the story of how she launched her radio career with some gumption… and a little guile. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship re…
 
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