Alan Sacks: From Kotter to LA Punk

An incredible interview with a man who went from co-creating "Welcome Back, Kotter" to going deep into the LA Punk scene to making Disney Movies

An incredible interview with a man who went from co-creating “Welcome Back, Kotter” to going deep into the LA Punk scene to making Disney Movies http://media.blubrry.com/proudlyresents/p/proudlyresents.com/media/prp189.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSAlan Sacks co-created “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Alan Sacks gave John Travolta his big break. He produced films for the Disney Channel and the Jonas Brother. Most Recently, Alan Sacks managed the kid rock phenom ” .” But for me, he’s best known for the Ray Sharkey LA Punk Rock art house flick, duBeat-e-o. On the podcast,…

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Monty Python Takes Over Morning Show (1975)

Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin and Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam take over a 70’s American morning show to promote their movie, “The Holly Grail.” (Starts about 1 minute in) They are the “co-hosts” for the hour.  They try to read prompter and by the end of they are tearing the studio up.  The host seems to be having fun. The late Peter Jennings is having none of it. He seems pretty annoyed. Maybe because Chapman sneaks a middle finger on air. There’s also an extra long clip from…

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“Who’s That Girl?” Sreenwriter Andrew Smith

http://media.blubrry.com/proudlyresents/p/proudlyresents.com/media/prp098.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSAndrew Smith has written for Newhart, Merv, Barbara and even Madonna. Andrew talks about what it was like to write what he thought was his best work only to watch it turn into “Who’s That Girl?” Also, what’s it like to write on the View and how to write a joke. Andrew also wrote for SNL and the Barbara Steisand classic “The Main Event.” Andrew talks about both projects in a future show.

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7 Things About Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glazer was a panelist for Blogworld (Now NME). It was on comedians having podcasts pros/cons. I did a pre-interview with her over the phone to get an idea of what we were going to talk about. Here’s that interview (cleaned up): Hear the panel talk. WHY DID YOU START PODCASTING? We were drunk at a party and I agreed to do a bunch of podcasts That’s what comedians talk about and make lofty plans. I had 10 podcasts in development with 20 different people. The next day . Sarah…

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More With Morty!

http://media.blubrry.com/proudlyresents/p/proudlyresents.com/media/prp080.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS TV legend Robert “Morty” Morton is back to talk about: the worst talk shows, who should replace Regis, who should replace Leno,  crazy Kathy Lee, c*ck blocking Clinton and behind the scenes in the Bill Hicks scandal. Watch “The Late Shift” and hear the story behind the story behind the story on last week’s episode.  

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David Letterman Former EP Robert “Morty” Morton

http://media.blubrry.com/proudlyresents/p/proudlyresents.com/media/prp079.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe man behind Letterman – Robert “Morty” Morton talks about “The Late Shift” which is based on his time during the Letterman/Leno feuds. Morty gives us insight to what it was like to be on the front lines of the backstabbing of the late night wars. Also, Morty chimes in on who should replace Letterman and Leno if they are ever to retire. Today’s show is part one of an interview with Morty. You can watch the movie on Amazon (we get a…

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Confessions of an Oscar Writer

http://media.blubrry.com/proudlyresents/p/proudlyresents.com/media/prp068.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOscar scribe, Mason Stienberg gives the behind the scenes on the awards show. Unlike “The Artist” Mason is not silent about working with Billy Crystal! Find out why some jokes make it and why some don’t. Plus Mason brings jokes and bits that did not make air. Also talks about writing for Robins Williams, the  Russell Brand show on FX soon and “Celebrity Apprentice.” New Segment: Cannon Ball Run style outtakes! Are you saying to yourself, “Oscar talk? It’s so last…

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“Job Creators” are just Sharks

ABC’s “Shark Tank” exposed how the 1% really feels about hiring Americans.  The show proved that giving tax breaks to the rich will just keep the rich richer. You see a  man came in with a product that people will want/need. It seems like a no brainer. BUT he will only make in the USA because he wants to help his small town that was devastated when the factories closed. He knows first hand what it does to a town when the jobs go over seas. he is stubborn about…

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Nicko & the Worst Sitcom of the Year

http://media.blubrry.com/proudlyresents/p/proudlyresents.com/media/prp056.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSABC’s sitcom “Work It” has been called the worst show on TV in years. They made it and put it on air. So Nicko and I were planning on reviewing the show, and then they cancelled it. UGH! Now you have taste, ABC? Caleb Bacon, Paul Goebel, Paul Sullivan and my brother Mike Spiegelman call to leave their opinions about the doomed show and plug their projects. Sullivan makes a great point that the show starts with a reference to “The…

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Three of the Week. 10/10

Three podcasts I wait for each week. I hope you will like… “Daytime Justice” – Sharon Houston talks to people in the strange world of daytime court shows. I worked in this genre for five years. There are a lot of great stories. Wait for the teeth episode. Also look for my interview.   “Filmweek” – Every Friday a rotating panel of reviewers review the latest releases. Great conversations. Airs earlier that day at 11 on KPCC in Los Angeles.   “Paul Goebel Show” – It’s supposed to be about…

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