On today's show David sits down with John Matthews to discuss the unfair deal cheerleaders get from the NFL. Then Jerry Stahl and David catch up on how things went while he was away in New York. Plus film critic Michael Snyder reviews the latest movies in the theaters. Also, a song from Will Ryan featuring Jeremy Kramer and Hal Lublin.
David returns from his time away on the east coast with Ralph Nader to hang out and catch with Kira Soltanovich, Hal Lublin, Jeremy Kramer, Paul Dooley and Will Ryan. Plus movie reviews with Michael Snyder.
Filling in for David, Steve Skrovan and Jerry Stahl talk to Emmy Award winning writer and former Writer's Guild president, Patric Verrone about why he's running for State Senate in California District 26, how he led the WGA through the strike of 2007-08 and his career writing for Johnny Carson, The Simpsons and Futurama.
Tonight we talk Prison, Reform & Redemption with Hollywood exec Scott Budnick - who left his a career as successful producer (The Hangover Trilogy) to focus on his project, ARC - the Anti-Recidivism Coalition - and work on behalf of California inmates. Scott talks about sitting down with Obama to talk convict rights, and visiting Tehachapee penitentiary in Bakersfield with Zach Galfanakis.,.. Our second guest is radical rock icon Wayne Kramer. We'll hear Wayne's incredible life story - how he went from rock'n'roll stardom as guitarist for the MC5. to serving time in the federal penitentiary at Lexington, to working with Johnny Thunders and other giants at the height of punkdom. After successfully kicking heroin, Wayne continues to play and produce, as well as bringing music to prisons with his organization Jail Guitar Doors. (The title taken from the Clash song written in Wayne's honor.) Since its inception in 2009, Jail Guitar Doors has provided guitars and music lessons for inmates at more than 50 penal institutions throughout the United States. Kramer's new album Lexington, began as score for the PBS documentary, Narcotic Farm - about the very penitentiary in which he languished - and has since soared to the top of the jazz charts.
On today's show the brilliant writer Jerry Stahl fills in for David while he's away in Washington hanging out and recording the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. Jerry's guest is his old friend Larry Charles, who's credits are so long and varied that we might break the internet listing them all here. But here's a few: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bruno, Entourage, Seinfeld, Borat...the list goes on and on.
Todd Glass joins us today to talk about his new book 'The Todd Glass Situation', plus a primer on how to run a successful comedy club. Also, be sure to check out Todd's podcast 'The Todd Glass Show'.
Star of Yogi Bear 3D, T.J. Miller stops by to talk about the new Mike Judge show Silicon Valley, falling gracefully for Michael Bay and more. Plus the T.J.Miller Orchestra featuring Jeremy Kramer and Will Ryan.
If you liked the music in this episode you can get it all on T.J's album 'The Extended Play EP'.