Brenda Barnette runs L.A. Animal Services. She joins us to respond to the scathing criticism leveled against her and her department on Monday's show. L.A. Animal Services is one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world.
On today's radio show we discuss Los Angeles's animal killing machine, and Humana's human killing machine. Carol Davis, Howie Klein, John Matthews and Michael Snyder. Originally broadcast 4/25/14.
Comedian Rick Shapiro is our generation's Lenny Bruce, and then some. He reveals all especially on today's show about heroin, hustling, and the need to be on stage three to four times a night. Also Journalist John Matthews on lame attempts to help the homeless, Film Critic Michael Snyder, and highlights from the Ralph Nader Radio Hour.
Jerry Stahl is best known for his memoir of addiction Permanent Midnight. A film adaptation followed with Ben Stiller in the lead role. Stahl has worked extensively in film and television. His latest books are "Bad Sex On Speed" and "Happy Baby Mutant Pills: A Novel." Also on our show Kevin Rooney, Paul Dooley, Carol Rafael Davis, John Matthews, and Film Critic Michael Snyder.
Stahl began publishing short fiction, won a Pushcart Prize in 1976, and made a living writing for magazines and doing porn stories for cash. One writing job as humor editor for Hustler meant moving to Columbus, Ohio and living at the YMCA until the magazine moved its headquarters to California. Stahl lost his job six months to the day after taking it and ended up on unemployment in California, alongside an escalating heroin dependency, which eventually led to his contracting hepatitis C.
He would go on to become a writer for the 1980s TV series ALF, Thirtysomething, and Moonlighting. In 1990 he would also write an episode for Twin Peaks and Northern Exposure. He has also acted in seven films.
Permanent Midnight, his 1995 memoir, was adapted by Stahl into a 1998 film of the same name starring Ben Stiller that raised Stahl's profile and set the stage for his ongoing work in film. He wrote the screenplay for Bad Boys II, which starred Will Smithand Martin Lawrence. His novels Perv: A Love Story and Plainclothes Naked enjoyed moderate success. I, Fatty, a fictional autobiography of legendary movie comedian Roscoe Arbuckle received a favorable review from Thomas Mallon in The New Yorker and attracted attention from a variety of national media. According to Stahl, Johnny Depp has optioned the film rights forI, Fatty.
Stahl edited The Heroin Chronicles (Akashic Books 2013) a collection of stories by various authors.
He introduced the dominatrix character Lady Heather who has appeared in a number of episodes, the first of which, "Slaves of Las Vegas", featured viewer discretion advisory warning, due to nudity and sexual content. Stahl has been criticised for his inaccurate portrayal of furries in "Fur and Loathing". However, while earlier episodes of CSI had been criticised for the treatment of transgender people, his episode "Ch-Ch-Changes" was highlighted as offering a sensitive portrayal of the topic. It also got the largest audience to date, 31.5 million, with his "King Baby" being the second most watched that season. That episode dealt with infantilism and the Parents Television Council declared it was the worst television show of the week.
Stahl and Barbara Turner wrote a screenplay for an HBO film about Ernest Hemingway and his relationship with Martha Gellhorn entitled Hemingway & Gellhorn starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman. James Gandolfiniserved as executive producer to the film, which was directed by Philip Kaufman and first aired on HBO on May 28, 2012
The King of TV does the greatest Bill Cosby impersonation ever, with Laura House, Frank Conniff, Laura House, Guy Nicolucci Will Ryan and Film Critic Michael Snyder.
Laura House, Karen Rontowsky, Matt Kirshen, Ralph Nader, Shadoe Stevens, Will Ryan, John Presto Reynolds, Gary Shapiro, Jeremy S. Kramer, Film Critic Michael Snyder, Pacifica Reporter John Matthews.
Kira Soltanovich with Gary Shapiro, Steve Skrovan and Dylan Brody.
Kira Soltanovich is a comedian, writer, and actress best known for her work on prank-oriented reality shows such as Oxygen Network's Girls Behaving Badly and TV Guide Network's Trapped by TV Guide. She is also known as the voice of a talking photo booth in a sketch on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, andThe Jay Leno Show. She's also the voice of Carla on the animated series Iggy Cool. Soltanovich is part of the 90-minute comedy special Hot Tamales Live on the Showtime Network. She guest starred on Prank Stars, a Disney channel series. She currently hosts her own parenting podcast: thekirashow.com.
Shadoe Stevens! Plus Jeremy S. Kramer. Shadoe is an American radio host, voiceover actor, and television personality. He was the host of American Top 40 from 1988 to 1995. He currently hosts the internationally syndicated radio show, Top of the World, and co-hosts Mental Radio, an entertaining approach to UFOs and paranormal topics, and he is the co-founder and creator of Sammy Hagar's new rock station "Cabo Wabo Radio" broadcasting worldwide from the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In television, he is the voice of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS.
Dom Irrera was recently voted one of the hundred funniest comics of all time by Comedy Central. Also Ana Kasparian,Laura House, King of TV Paul Goebel, Steve Skrovan and Film Critic Michael Snyder.
Ana Kasparian is the American co-host and producer for the online news show The Young Turks. Kasparian began working as a fill-in producer for The Young Turks in 2007, and is now co-host of the main show and host of The Point on the TYT Network. She also appeared on the TV version of the show that aired on Current TV.
Kasparian started as an assistant producer with CBS Radio news stations in Los Angeles, first with KFWB and then KNX. She has also worked with AOL News, YouTube, TidalTv and On Point. In addition to being the host of TYT, Ana Kasparian appeared frequently on the English version of the Russian-based channel RT and RT America.
After becoming a fill-in host in April 2007, Kasparian became the producer and co-host with Cenk Uygur of the progressive talk radio on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and internet show/TV show The Young Turks. She co-hosted TYT University, a show focused on issues faced by university students for some years, and now hosts another TYT Network show, The Point. Ana is an agnostic. She completed her Master of Political Science in 2010.