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Barack Obama Celebrates 60th Birthday After Reducing Guest List Due to COVID
"And Beyonce reportedly are still on the list for a birthday bash at the Obama's $12 million home on Martha's Vineyard. In Massachusetts. Concerns over Covid and the spreading Delta variant has led to the trimming of the guests. List for this weekend 60th birthday bash for former President Barack Obama. Names that were on the list included TV icons Larry David, David Letterman and Conan O'Brien.
The Host: The Story of Late Night TV
"Night feed island. When i was really young. I began by listening to late night. Shows from bedroom down the hole in my house in brooklyn. My dad would be up late watching and laughing. I can still hear that laughter. Dad was a big fan of steve allen. Who started the whole thing on. Nbc's tonight show in the nineteen fifties. Steve allen has had a huge influence on all the late night hosts who followed especially with the wild stunts used to try like diving into a tub jello. Continued doing stuff like that david. Letterman once famously jumped against a wall wearing a velcro suit. Dad got a lot of laughs. Out of things like alan covering himself in teabags and jumping into a pool then he got a different kind of laugh from the next tonight host. Jack parr who conversation and wit in hollywood one day. You're putting your footprints in cement. The next day nixing it and then came the king. When i was very very young might first memories are watching johnny carson. That's the voice of one of tv's latest and freshest late night hosts amber ruffin and him. Having the coolest delivery i've ever seen a year in which america spent two hundred billion dollars on defense and that was just for condoms that coolness unmatched
"david letterman" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"To and every now and then you read about a kid in new zealand. Who's had hiccups for thirty years. And you think oh. God hope is this. Are we on the beginning of this. So we do the rehearsal and steve. Excuse hotel and and i'm thinking. Oh my god and then i've also heard that this is sometimes happens just before a stroke so now i'm anxious and so mardi keeps coming in with updates and So at showtime steve comes back. Thank god he took a nap. And the hiccups dissipating. If you read steve's book born standing up you kind of get the sense. That steve's complicated. But i you know i of course everything comes back to me and i read the book and i thought jesus i would just get on stage. The comedy store for five minutes trout one joke and they get my two free drinks and go home asks new and and was writing and was doing and i thought holy god. If i'd known it was that difficult. I never would have left indianapolis. I'd be minneapolis now. In dina doing the weather. I know but you were extremely hard Yesterday you did. I mean artist. I've worked in You don't have a late night. Show and i know that you probably regret what you did to your family. Harry turned out. Pretty good Harry's a fine harry much to my surprise is is quite fond of the academic pursuit olgun which yeah which i never was so. I'm very very pleased about that. Well yes you you That wasn't your your thang as the kids. Say your thing but You did okay it then okay. And i'm looking forward to the next season way. Are you guys. Are you just not gonna tape any of these until covid silver or for the last time around we did too and then the The virus started spread. So shut down and then there were. We found ways to safely. Do the remaining two in that little pod shows but logistically it was was difficult as it has been for everyone beyond logistics by the way. Here's something i've thought of. Are there more people who don't need an introduction coming into existence than the pace of your interviews because it's a good question you've asked yourself well we're constantly in touch with the bureau of weights and measures and are now at about forty people left to actually don't need to know what's going to happen but right around forty is the number they have that that's enough and then by the time you get through them they'll be some.
"david letterman" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"I had followed his career when he was in the old days on network television. They would actually do hour long documentaries. In prime time and many times andy rooney would write and star and host these documentaries and he his wry sense of humor and irony and sarcasm was delightful irrespective of of the topic. So i had great admiration for him but i just a bungled it when he came on and i was your fault clearly my fault but i know like doing show business. I chose to blame him so digit blackball show good natured about it. He he came back. And i remember on the the. Cbs show he and i wrestled That would be near and dear to your heart So he was in the down position. And i was in the up position and it was the you know okay russell. Now i was a high school wrestlers. What david's for a variety ochre highschool raff mean to suggest you were in the w. w. e. or that. I liked to wrestle andy rooney. Yeah but who wasn't new balance to a fight and a parking garage. How yeah. That was Rich lowry rich. Lowry is The editor publisher wet areas of national review. I saw on c. span and he said that democrats were signifying politics. And so i challenged him to a fight. I call them up and challenge to fight. He was a little puzzle. Where would this fight be. And i said i might parking garage where both lived in new york at the time. Yeah and i said what would the rules be. Well you know really no rules but once until someone gives up and then the guy who gives up has to give like three thousand dollars to whatever the other guy wants him to and he said can i think about it and then he called me. The next saying said that he chose not to. Now were that to happen though. Right i more or less wanted to shame. Him for saying democrats are defying. Politics is so funny. Like i told my son. I think he was like..
"david letterman" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"We're back with david letterman. Oh i know. I wanted to ask you about Something in In one thousand nine hundred five Snl had kind of an off year. And i i remember getting a call from the tv critic of the philadelphia inquirer and and she said to me. Why don't you guys do risky material like letterman does. And i said well you know what are you talking. Wh what is letterman. Do you consider risky. And she said while the monkey cam the monkey cam. Yeah yeah yeah. And i just said now the monkey cam for listeners. You had a chimpanzee you put you put a tv camera attached to his head in a humane way. I mean it was fine and he came out on a tricycle and then he got off the tricycle and he climbed up on the lights. And you cut to his camera and then cut to the wide on tonight for the first time anywhere the late night. Monkey cam mobile unit..
"david letterman" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"You know if that had ever happened once. We'd hear about it from ted cruz. Every time there's shooting wouldn't we this this nothing like that has ever happened okay. Voting rights In georgia it will now be a crime to bring water someone waiting in line to vote. Say on a hot georgia's summer primary day waiting for our upon our under sweltering sun in line and the black neighborhood. They deliberately have only one polling place If you gave someone in that line a bottle of water well be prepared to do some hard time and how about letting the state legislature overrule the state secretary of state. That way you know instead of asking raffin burger for the eleven thousand eight hundred seventy votes trump could have just gone right so the republican speaker of the house. Eleven thousand eight hundred and seventy. I'll give you a hundred thousand republicans across the country have over two hundred fifty voter suppression bills in over forty states. Republicans are saying. We just can't win unless we cheat. We have to pass senate bill one the companion to hr one in the house or at the very least. A more narrowly tailored bill to tell americans. What exactly is going on here. And that will mean addressing. The filibuster. Which i've talked about here and will continue to talk about but the villain here is chief justice john roberts who cast the deciding vote and wrote the opinion on shelby county which eliminated the section five pre-clearance requirement of the nineteen sixty five voting rights. Act section five prohibited certain states and local governments. That have a history of discrimination against protected minorities. It prevents them from implementing any change affecting voting without receiving first pre approval from the us attorney general or the us circuit. Court for dc. And john roberts got rid of that shame on him now we will be revisiting. That also on this podcast. One last thing mark zuckerberg testified to a house committee. thursday last week along with the chief executives of google twitter about section two thirty section to thirty was part of the communications decency act of nineteen ninety six when the internet was in its infancy section to thirty provides immunity to website platforms from a third party content that they pose no basically said these platforms or platforms and not publishers of content and therefore can't be held responsible for that content. And of course this is a complicated issue we have a first amendment in our country that is sacred and Essential to a free society but when this was written in nineteen ninety six its authors. Could hardly envision all around fixations of these platforms having no responsibility for the pernicious and dangerous content that they very deliberately post to keep people on the platform because keeping people on facebook to be advertised to is their entire business model. I've discussed this little before..
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Slammed by Piers Morgan
"Piers morgan just called harry and meghan embarrassing in hypocritical. Get ready for some drama. Y'all okay oprah's upcoming interview with. Harry and meghan is not sitting. Well with mr pierce. He is slamming them in the daily mail asking if they truly want privacy. Why are they doing all these huge. Tv interviews and dishing dirt on their family. Peers was also not impressed with the harry. James corden interview. Listen to it all. He said on good morning
Building a Grassroots Movement From Scratch
"Two thousand and four memoir guidebook called looking for a few good mom's how one mom rallied a million others against the gun lobby earned her the could spoil award from oprah. The book was also cited by the atlantic in two thousand eight as one of the best books on female leadership in two thousand fifteen her daily beast essay. How to organize. The mother of all protests led to a nationwide grassroots effort. The following year called the concert across america to end gun violence in which she served as co chair also in two thousand sixteen co produced and co directed the award winning documentary five a week about the women of louisiana who reform the state's domestic violence laws by getting the nra to stand down over the years. She's promoted gun violence prevention and grassroots activism in hundreds of media outlets including meet the press face the nation the today show and the nbc nightly news in addition to her activism. Donna has spent most of her professional career in new york city at the cbs network. On its communications team. She has represented numerous high profile talent. Including dan rather david letterman and bob schieffer. I'm also joined by sheikha hamilton. She is currently the national organizing and chapter development manager for the brady campaign to prevent gun by violence. She's been working on the issue of gun violence prevention since the year. Two thousand one while living in detroit at the time she helped organize million mom march the largest protests against gun violence in the us history until two thousand eighteen in the march for our lives. She's worked on this issue every day. Since then held various roles from chapter leader the state chapter president to the first elected million mom march leader elected to the brady campaign board of trustees to the national spokesperson for the million mom march. Rally to renew the assault weapons ban. She has also appeared on cnn msnbc and a host of media outlets. She is a licensed attorney in california and michigan. Her boots are on the ground and she has worked for decades to pass gun control legislation in her home. State worth noting all of those credentials. Both of you donna. And she thank you for having to stone who anka joan. So we've all sat in front of tv news and seeing the horrors of gun violence. We can rattle off the names. Columbine sandy ok- oklahoma city. Pulse las vegas and those literally just came off the top of my head in a hot second. Some of us gas cry others write checks. Many don't do much of anything. I'd really like to hear what you believe. It takes to get off the couch and do something can start with donna. And then she got great well. I didn't really have foot. Spur right off the bat. It took me about a week to actually hall cap without police to get an application to march on washington i. I tried to volunteer of one of the many noble and fabulous gun violence prevention nonprofits in our existed. But what. I didn't realize at the time that they get death. Threats constantly get harassing phone calls and so there are a lot of. It's very hard to reach our back. Then you know one of these nonprofits. So i tried for about a week to volunteer and i got very frustrated or mike okay. Here's a problem. I know there must be lots of people just like me who wanna volunteer and they have nowhere to go. I did what i think. A lotta women. Do i picked up the phone. And i called women friends and i said i applied for permit to march on washington and i need of your help and get it was on a seven day says from being outraged by that shooting to actually plans to the permanent. So i i wanna put a pin in and come back to something. You said that. I want my listeners to really attend to. Which is that. Donna tried to reach out to nonprofit organization. Say hey i'm here. I'm outraged and i'm available and i wanna help and i'm not sure. The donna is the only person that has had an experience like that she got. What did it take for you to say. I've had enough. I want to do something about this. Well i i know i feel like it's a build up I grew up in california where there were a lot of shootings right back in the eighties and early nineties. And i didn't do anything about i. Stockton schoolyard shooting. There was a law firm shooting right across from where i worked. I didn't do anything. I was a young mom holding my baby when columbine happened at endure anything but then that mother instinct kicked in when i saw little blip on the news saying million moms are marching in dc. I called up my friend who worked for my congresswoman and said what are you going to do about it. And then i went to the million mom march website in. This is the key thing i went there. It was very simple. It said the problem and the solutions and how to get involved. I emailed the purse. I it just email. I emailed and would i don't know maybe in an hour i got a response and they asked me to come to a meeting. Me was like that i was
Did Alec Baldwin Know about Hilaria?
"Did alec baldwin really know and i. I don't really know. I really. I think i think he's a weird guy You know he was awful to kim bassey basing her his wife he was. You know awful to the daughter. When she was about thirteen is the famous. You know voice message that he left her. They were going through very very contentious divorce. And a lot of lawyers involved a lot of custody battles between alec and kim. And i think it was about thirteen and i think either she flaked on their time alone or didn't wanna go over to the dad's house which happens a lot when kids are about that age and their parents are separated and he left her. The message saying your little pig. And i guess kim did submit it in her divorce findings and it went public. And i mean there's even a youtube video of door the explorer like with the voice of it. I remember my sons went saw. It went very viral since then ireland. A very pretty girl also very popular and instagram. She is an adult now. kim has really not been acting. I haven't seen her in much. She's sixty seven years old. I did not realize that she was actually older than alec But i don't know what she's up to but when this story broke down a couple days after christmas who was the girlfriend. That is like kim coming over with a bottle of wine and let us fuck and talk even if she didn't care about hillary under five kids and that you know because obviously she was nicer daughter ireland. But there's just got to be some satisfaction in knowing that your ex husband's wife is been proven to be full of shit as far as this still doesn't mean she's not a nice person. A charitable person. But this is weird in a nutshell. She grew up in boston. She went to high school here. Her parents are white her. She's relatives all the way from like the revolutionary war or whatever. There is no spanish in her blood at all. The dad got into teaching some spanish studies. The data and the mom who are still married moved to spain in two thousand and eleven. And i think the brother might have gone there as well and visited or whatever and she went on in so many interviews so many things to say that her family lives in spain so in one interview. They're like now wait. What happens like i came here. I came here when i was nineteen to go to school at nyu. And the two female interviewers are like. Oh from spain yes. My family lives in spain. now. She didn't say i was born in spain and then she tried to say in correcting that when she didn't think it was going to be a big deal like the first day this broke. She did an instagram Tv like right to camera and then she took it down and that's when she said What i meant was. I moved from boston to nyu when i was nineteen because all these people went to high school with hillary in boston so i thought that was really interesting now. They met her and alec met. According to. everything's been researched. Is he walked into a restaurant. New york was there and she was there and she was speaking perfect spanish to a waiter and he said i must tell you and she said you must know me now. I think he just was like loved that little sexy spanish. You know much like a selma hayek. Who was his love. Interest in thirty rock for in two thousand eight two thousand and nine. He met hillary in two thousand and eleven. And i think that just was kinda like hot. It's like it's like the couple. Let's see we're here. They are getting married. I'm looking on my youtube for those of you. That like to watch on youtube all the photos from their wedding and she kept very much with the spanish theme. She has this long traditional spanish. Veil that covers your head. It's very you know it's from that type of style and they. I think they had a spanish speaking priest. They found eight. Spanish church catholic church in in new york to get married in and she did interviews forty people from my family over from spain so it was crazy. You can imagine how crazy it was with the spaniards here. Well those people are just people that live in their vacation home that like retired there and came over and then she said oh my god and my relatives there like how do we say your new. New name is baldwin baldwin. They don't their spanish. They don't know how to save baldwin. I mean it just continues on alec. Baldwin goes on david letterman and starts imitating his wife spanish accent and he goes and it's not being racist because she is from spain and she you know and so he's doing he's playing into it and i just think people sitting back loved it and the more that they loved it and encourage it. I think he just went along with it. I don't know that he ever really asked her about her high school life. He might be one of those guys. That doesn't really ask. I don't know. I ask a lot of questions. But you know. I just interviewed emily simpson from real housewives of o see and. She said she's never really asked her husband about his mormonism and they've been together twelve years so i don't know how other couples work but i think he loved the package so kelly just said what do you think when he met the parents and they didn't have an accent. I don't know that he really cared to get to know the parents a lot of you know there. He's an older guy. He has his wife. She's popping out babies. She's really sweet to him. She's down to boehner many time she can whip up a nice meal. I dunno and you know he has to. He's one of these guys that works a lot and he kind of has to. I don't think he's enormously wealthy as a star you know. He needs to take the. He does like a show with celebrity. Some game show. I forgot the name of it to the truth or to tell the truth. I don't know what it and he said. I take paycheck like i. There's jobs i take straight up. I need the paycheck. I've got you know six kids including ireland. And you know home in the hamptons home in new york i think he has really expensive lifestyle and But i think he totally loves and loves what she was. and i don't know i just. I don't know that. I think she was kind of used to presenting herself. Like that was starting to get into it and then like on their first date you know she said oh for the first five weeks we just held hands and then you know five months into the relationship. We got an apartment together and so it's just fascinating. I want to see a movie made about this. I really do of when do you go. When do i stop. Or for some people like madonna. Who picked up an english accent. When she was living in england did she just become so used to it that she kind of forgot her old way of speaking. Like if i had to do an impression of drew barrymore war. I could do her for an entire week and then i could. I do for a month. Yeah could do for year. Probably and then. Maybe i'll just forget if it was part of my life if i had to do this just like when somebody became becomes an actor in a really intense movie. They sometimes say i'm not going to get out of this character the entire three months. I'm doing this movie. I'm going to be like this one. It's break time at lunch. I'm gonna. That's what i'm gonna do because that's how i do it so i don't know it just fascinating and then at first ireland defended her and i'm so sick of people bullying you know and being cruel. What do you care and stay at people's lives. You don't know well. I think it's one thing to be an actor and you put yourself out there as an actor but in this day and age. If you're an actor or television personality that also goes and makes a huge presence on instagram. Then i really think you cannot bitch because if you're going to open your life on instagram if you're going to profit from instagram than people do know you those nine hundred thousand people that follow you do feel like they know you and they feel deceived
Episode 67: the Million Mom March-- Continuing it's Legacy 20 Years Later
"So Donna I want to start with you. Can you talk to our listeners? I know you're going to have to be brief about it. But tell our listeners what prompted you to begin the million mom, March, what was the million mom, March you off and can you take us through your journey? Sure. Well, it was August 10th 1999 typical vacation day on Fire Island. I was with my daughters who were four and five years old that summer they had also gone to a JCC day camp in New Jersey and never what I dreamed that suddenly I would be frightened that they would be targets off from a white supremacist on that day a white supremacist storm to JCC Day Camp, Granada Hills, California. He opened fired on Little Campers and fortunately none of the kids dog. But they suffered great injuries, including a sixteen-year-old day camp counselor and my world changed at that moment at the time. I was a part-time publicist for Late Show with David Letterman. I felt like, you know, I have time to do something serious like volunteer to do PR for gun violence prevention organization. And and really the only one I knew of and usually get through to was was called handgun control Inc then but for purpose of this podcast, I'm calling it by its since rebranded name since 2001 the Brady organization, so I called Grady but I filled a volunteers and it was very hard to volunteer at that particular moment because Congress had just a few weeks before failed to close the gun-show loophole that was exposed when Columbine happened. That's how those Shooters got their guns through a loophole. And so there was a lot of discouragement in the basic. I was told but we still tell people who call your cock. Spend and I was embarrassed that I hadn't actually called my congressman at all since becoming a mother and you know, I knew the number by heart because I had worked on Capitol Hill for years right out of college. So I know the importance of making your voice heard and I even understood the importance when like five women would sit out in our reception area five women used to terrify my boss US senator Russell long. He thought five women sitting out and reception area meant five thousand women were right behind them. So I am going to tell you a secret JK I I wrote a book so I had more detail about how the whole minimum March came together and it's a great book. Thank you, but I left out as a little secret and I know I've told a lot of people that you're not the first person I'm talking but I think it's frozen on a broadcast. My goal was never to really get a million moms. My goal was to get five moms in every congressional district in this country but to Orange Is the 2175 person March just in the sounded interesting so because I'm a pure person million mom, March a little more Pizzazz, but I thought okay million. Mom March million is a thousand million as a metaphor, you know for a lot of people and so we launched it on Labor Day when I say we I get all my friends who I'd worked with. I worked at CBS news for several years. I worked in different, you know different places that immediate mavens and they helped me put together, you know logos slogans a press release and we launched on Labor Day. I was actually shocked on how newsworthy they they considered a million mom March and Mother's Day. It was nine months from the day. I applied to the permit on August seventeenth two Mother's Day that made fourteen. We were the headlines wrote them, you know takes nine months to make a baby nine months to make March, you know, maybe you know, we get congressmen to pass laws to protect those
Conan O'Brien ending late night talk show in 2021
"Run on late night TV. He's leaving TBS next year in June and moves on to a weekly variety show on HBO. Max Stone and famously prognosticate ID. Little did we know he would leave late 1920 21. After David Letterman moved to CBS Late night with Conan O'Brien had a hilarious run from 1993 to 2009 0. But you're much everybody can't cool my babies. He was so popular that he was given the Tonight Show in 2009 before NBC had buyer's remorse and brought Jay Leno back in 2010 Today, Jimmy Fallon reach those spoils. But Conan found a new home one TVs for a solid decade. Now he announces the move to HBO. Max by joking quote, I look forward to the free subscription. Jason Grilli. W T OBY News Coming up in money news, Home Building
"david letterman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"With him and what what's a positive way to live one's life that i never gave much thought to. I was always more concerned with the The hour between five thirty and six thirty or four thirty and five thirty. Whatever it was that that was all consuming and all consuming too. I think Things that needed attention for me didn't get the right kind of attention. So i have learned from that the realize i was making mistakes and try to make amends. What's it like to live with those feelings of remorse. Well a talk to people and they have said to me. You can't change it. this all happened. You're responsible all anyone can do is as apologize and do what mending is is is required or needed or at least attempted to mend. And don't don't do that again and as clumsy as that sounds. That's the basis. For how. I'm looking at life though dave. I've taken too much of your time but thank you very very much. Just please going to hear it one more time seriously. At least let me hear cavern lease to hear about teen co just once more. This is dave letterman inviting you to blow off all attention from that first week of classes this weekend at teen co mile post road on pendleton pike with yours truly in the irresistible force moved from eight thirty to twelve saturday. Night michael john griffin joins the brand exit teen co and. The action happens all over again. Remember the place the blow of all that steam. This weekend is being a mile east. Post road on pendleton pike. Friday night from eight. Thirty to twelve years truly and the irresistible force and saturday nights. Same time eight. Thirty to twelve. Michael john and the brand x. The places team co one mile east of post road on pendleton pike. Yeah i think the key word. There is action. Thank you kevin. Dave i. I'm very grateful that you took this time to talk to me. It's a it's a real dream for me to get to talk to you. I wouldn't be in this job if if it weren't for your work. It's very kind of you jesse. And i've enjoyed this immensely and Again thank you for your interest and thank you for the time david letterman. All three seasons of my next guest needs no introduction are streaming now on net flex. There are some really great interviews there. Go check it out. That's it for another episode of full-ti- bullseye is created out of the homes of me and the staff of maximum find in and around greater los angeles california. Where here in my house my youngest son. Frankie wanted a second beverage. After his evening beverage my wife did not want to give it to him because he does not wear a diaper to bed and he said to my wife. This is a direct quote. A body needs to dink's that science show is produced by speaking into microphones producer. Is kevin ferguson. Soussan brosio and jordan cowling are are associate producers. We get help from casey. O'brien and kristen bennett. Our interstitial music is by dan. Wally also known as dj w our theme song is by the go team. Thanks very much to them. And their label memphis industries for sharing it our special. Thanks this week to tom. Keeney letterman's executive producer helped facilitate this interview. We're very grateful to tom for making that happen. Extra special thanks to two people in my life. My friend said thompson my old boss. The host of west coast live in truly gifted radio host and a kind generous boss. And i hope it. You weren't embarrassed by that anecdote and also interested talking about mental health. How about a thank you to my therapist dr munson. She suggested one of the questions in this week's episode. Because she is a huge fan of david letterman. If you want to hear the latest about what we are up to on bullseye you can keep up with the show on twitter. Facebook and youtube. We post all of our interviews there. And i think that's about it just remember all great. Radio hosts have a signature bullseye. With jesse thorn is a production of maximum. Fun dot org and is distributed by npr..
"david letterman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"And i wondered if you felt like you were picking on guests on purpose If that was your intent or if you were surprised that people reacted by. I know exactly what this is. Because the first time i hosted the tonight show and one of the guests the first guest out so this is my first ever behind the desk behind johnny's desk and the first guest comes out and it was. I think it was jayne meadows. I'm not sure. And before she even sat down. And i said oh they must have had a sale on jewelry or something said some stupid joke about she was wearing big jewels and I got roasted for that people. That also mean why the woman and what it was i. I was so driven to the goal of letting people know forcing people to know that i was funny. That it later seemed Aggressive well from the beginning seemed aggressive and therefore mean and i. I'm well aware that i yeah. That was a mistake. I didn't. I wasn't being mean. I just wanted to prove. Yeah what i guess. I'm funny So i do apologize a of people and again. If i were starting out i would but again. If you're starting out all you want people to know as you're funny that's all ahead. That's all i ever had was i can. I can try to make people laugh. And i wasn't about to waste time. I i mean. I didn't even wait till the the the woman was succeeded in the chair before i made fun of her jewelry. Thank you yeah. We'll be right back and that's like that's fear talking right. You're in front of an audience. That's exactly what it was used. You spent thirty three years doing daily show. And the way you talk about it now makes me wonder if you would have made an entirely different choice retrospectively. A in terms of what i did for living in terms of the length of the run in terms of. Yeah i think you i. I'm not suggesting that you wouldn't have gone into show business or he wouldn't have done comedy. But i wonder the way you talk about going out and doing a tv show every day for that length of time whether you feel like that might have been even in part mistake. Well perhaps but as all i could do. There's nothing else i can do. I could have written for a show. Maybe i don't know But i i couldn't i can't. I can't do anything. I don't have any. I mean anytime asked to participate in a comedy presentation like schedule or something. I i don't i feel i don't know i can't do it. I i can't act. I can't sing. I can't dance All i can do is fun of somebody in their jewelry so i've i've kind of gotten to the point where the best part of this for me was actual talking and i don't know when this happened but it evolved where i The fear of making people laugh diminished. And the idea. That a person that i don't know but who i admire. I can talk to. That became highly appealing and toward the end. The last ten years or so we would be an editing. Almost airtime trying to cut down the talk segments. Because i couldn't stop talking to who whomever the guest was. so that is a A residue of the show. But it's not not so much different. I mean honestly. I'm i don't know what else i can do. And and ask. Ask my son for heaven's sakes i i. I do everything at about a c minus level. And i guess that's good enough for a talk show. We'll finish up with david letterman. After a break. Stay with us. We have so much more to talk about with dave. After the break we answer the eternal question. How many spiderman can you fit into a jama juice. And where did they get the idea to put them. In there also wizards. There were also some wizards. it's bullseye for maximum fund dot org npr support for this podcast and the following message. Come from today. Ticks with the today ticks app. Getting tickets to your favorite shows is a fast easy process. This cyber monday us today. Ticks is your go-to hub for everything from theater. And arts to comedy and opera. Tried today ticks. Now by going to today ticks dot com slash bulls eye and use promo code bullseye to get ten dollars off your first purchase since the nineteen eighties. Hip hop and america's prisons have grown side-by-side investigate disconnection to see how super and holds us down hip hop is talking about what we live trying to live. The american dream fell in at the american dream. I'm sending. I'm rodney coma. Listen now to loud than a riot. Podcast from npr music. We chase the collision a rhyme and punishment in america. It's balls i'm jesse thorn. If you're just joining us my guest is david letterman. For over thirty years. Dave was a late night. Tv host in this public radio hosts opinion the best. Whoever did it these as his newest project is on netflix. It's an interview show called. My next guest needs no introduction. The third season just dropped. Let's get back into the interview. I want to play a bit from the show because the teen co spot that i. I can't even begin to tell you how much of my mind is occupied by this bit. At any given time. I think it probably ranges from like two to twenty eight percent of my of my mental capacity is occupied by this bit from from the late. Show your cbs show. That's called how many spider-man's fitna jamba juice. And this is a static shy. So you've got a locked off across the street. Shot of a jumba juice in manhattan. That has a big picture window. And you're in the studio at your desk With a walkie talkie or a telephone handset or or something like that and you're sending guys in spiderman suits a broad variety of people in man sues some spiderman like their physique some less so in into the studio and as we as we're about to listen in you've just sent in three spiderman simultaneously bringing to a total of.
"david letterman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"I immediately missed like. It wasn't just you know father-son intimacy. But i just missed hanging out with them You know what i mean and i. I wonder if you enjoyed spending time with your dad in that way and missed that piece of at well i. it's an interesting question My father worked six days a week so we didn't really get a chance to hang up much. There was a vacation once a year for about a week. And it would be a car trip to a convention for f- td the flora's telegraph delivery. And that was it. We didn't hang out so much. But i i loved him and what i when he died. I went through. A panic. may be fueled by the liquor. But that i i'd forgotten what he looked like. And that that scared the crap out of me because i thought whoa wait a minute. Here's a man. I've known all my life and i'll never see again and i can't remember what he looks like. And that was the deep troubling panic befell me. So maybe that's a form of actually missing him. You know we had activities but he just didn't have the time to spend with the kids. I asked you whether you're bomb. Thought your dad was funny. Did your mom think you're finding. I don't i don't think so not not many. No i don't think i was. I used to get my mouth washed out with soap so in terms of you put that in show business terms. That's kind of the ultimate heckler Here let me show you how unfunny i think you are. I shove bar soap. And so i think that was No i i don't know but i don't know that she had to. I don't know that she needed to. She raised three kids. As far as i can remember. All of us had happy childhoods with the exception of the bar of soap here and there but it just now do seemed like we'll what was that all about. I mean it certainly was a deterrent and it. It's not the most unpleasant thing a person can endure but it now it just seemed like oh come on seriously. The bar soap in a. It doesn't doesn't seem to have scarred me. But i don't know if she was funny or not. I can remember when she was on the show. If i would make an alleged joke it would be met with own. David which led me to believe. She didn't get it or didn't like it and then she'd come after me with a bar soap and i a good lord. I'm forty leave me alone. We have more with david letterman. Still to come. We found a recording of letterman's radio real from one thousand nine hundred sixty nine. And we're going to make david letterman. Listen to it. It's bullseye for maximum fun. Dot org and npr message comes from npr sponsor. Smart water smart. Water is for the curious drinkers. The ones who are always looking for ways to make things a little bit better. That's why smart water created two new ways to hydrate smart water alkaline with nine plus ph and smart water antioxidant added selenium. And now you can order smart water by saying alexa order. Smartwater smart water. That's pretty smart. Congratulations you won a ticket to attend an exclusive opportunity in a relaxing environment with two lovers. This sounds like a sort of proposition of sorts. But really it's an ad for our podcast wonderful. It's show we do here on. Maximum fun where we talk about things that we like and things that were into rachel mcelroy and you just heard griffin mcelroy. And we are excited for you to join us as we talk about movies music books. Things like sneezing or the idea of rain. Get news or information you can use absolutely you cannot because we're here to talk to you about pumpernickel bread even find new episodes on wednesdays so catch. Catch the way leave. Welcome back to bullseye. I'm jesse thorn. This week. my guest is david letterman. Letterman is of course a longtime talk show host. He hosted over six thousand episodes of late night. And the late show these days. He has another show. It's called my next guest. Needs no introduction. That shows third season just hit netflix's. Let's get back to my conversation with david letterman. You must've at some point. Had the idea you were going to go into show business. 'cause you went to you majored in broadcasting in college. Did you think you were going to be a comic or an actor or a a tv weatherman. Which is you know one of your first jobs. Young thank you. We're going to host a tv show about the four h. Club for the rest of your life. Another win your jobs right. Did you have a scheme. no. I didn't have a scheme i it was so good. I was so lucky that. Because i couldn't i didn't get very good grades but i took a class at public speaking when i was in a sophomore in high school. And you had to get up and give an ad lib four or five minute introductory speech in front of the class. That was our first signed. And i did that and it was the only thing i can remember doing in school. That seemed effortless. Everything else was difficult. And from from that day i thought to myself ok. This problem is solved. You just have to find a place that'll pay you to do that. And the only logical place seemed to be radio or tv so i studied radio and tv and then immediately started. I got a job in at the same television station when i was still in college. So that was. That was very fortunate. And i don't know how it works now if it's easier or harder to get a job at radio or tv or show business than it used to be. Just don't know. But i i knew at the time me getting a job in show. Business or television was really easy at the. I got very lucky. My friend of mine Jerry norris his brother dick. Norris worked at television station and they were looking for a summer announcer and so dick said well. How your friend dave. Come down and audition side. I went in just as kind of a hoot and for I don't know why. But they gave me the job. And i worked there for three or four years During and after college dave. I'm sorry to do this to you. But we do have a clip of of your real from. I think in nineteen sixty nine. I'm sorry to do this you jesse. But i'm getting chest pains. So i'm gonna have to call the medics. So don't be alarmed. I'm leaving now. This is dave letterman inviting you to blow off all attention from that first week of classes this weekend at teen go a mile east coast road on pendleton. Pike friday night the action is with yours truly and the irresistible force moved to it from eight thirty to twelve saturday night michael t john griffin joins the brand exit teen co and the action happens all over again. Remember the place to blow of all that steam. This weekend is team co a mile east of post road on pendleton pike. Friday night from eight thirty little twelve years truly and the irresistible force and saturday nights. Same time eight. Thirty to twelve. Michael t john and the brand x. The places teen co one mile east of post.
"david letterman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"It's eye. I'm jesse thorn by guest. This week is david lamb. Dave is of course the longtime late night talk show host perhaps the most well known of them all the late show late night the tonight show he also had his own morning show for a long time and before he was on national. Tv dave was a weatherman and local radio dj in his hometown of indianapolis indiana. I have to say that. For years when i have gotten interviewed. People have asked me the question. Who would you most like to interview in the world and along with a few of my public radio. Colleagues ira glass and terry gross and maybe the old play by play guy for the san francisco giants. Hank greenwald david. Letterman is the broadcaster who led me into a career in broadcasting is the funniest broadcaster ever. He revolutionized late night television and comedy on network television. He is in my opinion. An actual genius in this interview. We talk about dave's early days breaking into showbusiness his time in indiana in los angeles in his assent to the late show. We also discussed how his personal life intersected with his professional life letterman had multiple affairs with subordinates. On shows he hosted. He'll tell me how those relationships affected him the people around him and the workplaces. And of course we'll talk about letterman's latest project. It's called my next guest needs no introduction. You can watch it on netflix in it. Letterman sits down for a long informal chat with people who quite literally do not need an introduction. Barack obama kanye west ellen degeneres and iron man himself robert downey junior when when that thing clamps onto your head is up there or is it not really excellent question. Initially it was everything was really there. They wanted to spend as little as they could on. Cg replacement so. I remember this helmet. Went on and like there'd be a shot and i've been this whole suit and they say all right robert you're gonna like you landed on the roof so when we see action just go like that just landed and then start moving forward. So i put this helmet on and it slammed close. And i couldn't see anything and then these. Led lights went on and it was like manchurian candidate. I could. I was absolutely blinded by the doing the last avengers. They he robert. Would you mind putting on the helmet. No yes no put dots here. And then you can pick up david. Letterman welcome to bulls. I am so happy to have you on the show. Great pleasure to be here. Thank you very much for your time. Attention and interest jesse. I like that question that you asked robert downey junior. It reminds me of a show. About interviewing. Where i interviewed professional interviewers and i remember larry king told me that the question that he was most proud of or maybe it was most emblematic of his interviewing style. Was he had an an airline pilot ceo and he asked him the question when you take off in your airplane. Do you know that you're going to be able to land it. Yeah and i wonder come to think of it. i was expecting something trivial but that really is the essence. Isn't it yeah. I mean i feel like i feel like that helmet a real helmet or not a real helmet. Is you know. it's the same honest curiosity this a sort of tangential to this. When i was a kid in indianapolis and working at a television station. Which was the in those days. The abc affiliate. And i had a. i had a show. I had several shows for one reason or another but this one show we would have people on and we thought would be interesting and there was a story in the local newspaper. They at apple's star about two women who had been cab drivers in the city of indianapolis for years twenty five years thirty years and we thought well this. How can this not be great. And so they came in and they were all mike up. I was in my sutin. We were ready to go. And i introduced them. And i said so in all the time. you guys you. Women have been driving a cab. Anything in unusual ever happen. And there's a long pause. No not really. Thanks for stopping by and there. You haven't. I want to talk about when you're academy. Let's talk about when you were a kid when you were a kid Can you tell me a little bit about your parents. And what kind of people they were. My mother was older than i was and so was my father. She and my father got married when she was. I think maybe five six years younger than he was. They were both from the same. Small town in indiana the in southwestern indiana which it's day was strip mining country. They they got married moved into apples and my father got a job at a flower shop. Although i think he what he really wanted to do is get into show business. But when you're from a small town in southwestern indiana no one really knows how to get into show business or even if it's legal and she was very quiet and the hard work hardest. Working person i've known in my lifetime and she had a regular schedule of working very very hard and doing things that i believe today are probably not done regularly or if they are done regularly you call someone in to do it. Like stripping and waxing the floors like cleaning the wallpaper like changing the screens like painting the woodwork. Like rolling up the carpets and cleaning them like doing the laundry by hand by by canning fruits and vegetables out of the garden and it was endless and it It certainly made an impression on me and one would think that because of this routine this daily influence that i would be hard working but god. I just couldn't keep up with her. It was really hard. And i would mow the lawn once a week. And that was my not.
Letterman Confronts Kim Kardashian West About Working With Trump
"Kim Kardashian refuses to take the bait in David Letterman's Netflix Siri's Here's Michelle Pelino Kim Kardashian was warned to steer clear of the White House. The reality star who worked with President Trump on prison reform. Sat down with David Letterman for his Netflix show. My Next guest needs no introduction in 2018 Kardashian convinced the president to commute the sentence of Alice Johnson. Letterman, who has been a critic of the president, Press Kardashian on how she felt working with Donald Trump, she said, Trust me. Everyone called me and said, Don't you dare step foot in that White House or your reputation is done. But Kardashian did not speak about the president and wouldn't divulge who she's voting for. This. Siri's drops on Netflix home Wednesday.
"david letterman" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"You can't wait to get back in bed at night You're shaking your shivering and I went through this for about six months and whole my God. How are you able to work if he day being depressed I just push through it I had to push through it could be funny. Well. As funny as you can when you're depressed but it's a sinkhole and and people who have gone through it know exactly what I'm talking about. It's a sinkhole and you think you're not coming out of it. You really think you're not coming out of it. I was amazed by it. I. Was Amazed by the chemical mechanism in your brain that can just drop you. Like that I mean just. This guy. And then somebody told me they said you know what? We're given these chemicals. These serotonin and whatever else dopamine and so forth. Because if we didn't have them, the world would scare the crap out of us. Absolutely. So I yeah. I don't know if that's true or not but a- when I was depressed at it made sense. Did it also bring to you a sense of compassion for other people who've been to make more compassionate because I always thought Oh you're go do some push-ups. You'll feel much better, but it's not that not that yeah, okay. I have to ask you this. You always remembered for the top ten lists. We finish the sentence the number one reason David Letterman has the extraordinary life that he has is number one reason. I'm missing chromosome. I don't know. You've had today. I know you've had these moments where you've been introspective. Where you just say, wow, look at my life this is this is a really huge extraordinary life I've created for myself. And the reason this is all happened to me is. Well I dunno I. You know. I can't all lead counsel to finish this I. Don't know what to say Regina and I have this conversation from time to time and the the the the thing here's what I've taken away from this with Regina. We'll go down this road and she'll say think about this. Thirty years thirty plus years. You've given jobs to all these people. Yes and so I think all right. I'll take that. That's good. I'm proud of that. I'm very proud of that. Now that's as far as it goes. Let's get lunch. As Fun, that was fun. I'm Oprah Winfrey and you've been listening to Super Bowl conversations the podcast you can follow super soul on instagram twitter and facebook. If you haven't yet go to apple podcasts and subscribe rate and review this podcast. Join me next week for another super soul conversation. Thank you for listening..
"david letterman" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"Online and get health. David Letterman met his wife Regina when she was production manager for his show, they were together for twenty three years already had a five year old son when they were married by a justice of the peace in Montana. So have there have been times when you were saying coming into this building it's it is an ego trip to have your name on the building but have there been times when your ego got the best of you Dave all all the time I think all the time I I can remember a as a kid showing off and having the rug pulled out from under numerous time. and that stays with you. I have a very low threshold of embarrassment and th. That's just the way I am and I. I don't know that there's a cure for that but I think that's interesting. You have a low threshold embarrassment. Have no problem embarrassing. Other people there you go. There you go. There you go. What is that day? I don't know you and I and my psychiatrist get together. We'll have a conversation on exactly that point. Yeah. Do you see a psychiatrist? Yes, I do regularly is once a week regular. What do you still need to figure out? Oh my goodness, Oprah. Is a lot of stuff you know there's a lot of stuff I still feel like you need to heal or on. Well, I'll tell you that you could share with for a long time. I thought it was a decent guy. but yet thinking that I was a decent guy, I was still capable of behavior that didn't wasn't the coincidental to living in decent life and then that's what I'm working on. I. I want I want to really be the person. I believe that I was I wanna be a good person I I I want to believe you were I believed I was a good person but yet I was capable of behavior inconsistent with somebody who has a good person. and. you can't radically the record but going forward, you can not be that way again. So that's what I've been working on. Yeah. Are you talking about having sex or affairs with people in your office? Is that what you're talking about? Stealing cars. So..
"david letterman" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"David Letterman went on to strike a multimillion dollar deal with CBS, his new show with tape in New York an air opposite Jay Leno. For the past twenty years the two comic legends and rivals have gone head to head in the ratings with an almost even split. So. You sat in all those years everybody expected you to be the air. Did you also in your somewhere in your subconscious think you would be the air not subconscious I had a meeting and they said We want you to take Johnny's job and we're here's how we're going to do it. We just want to make sure that you're interested in this and and then we're going to call the so and so and then we think that it'll be a combination where you start filling in and then eventually Johnny Goes A. so they had this conversation we had two meetings and I finally said, this is great. I said have have you told? Have you mentioned this to Johnny? And they said, well, no, we haven't. We haven't mentioned this to Johnny and I said well. You know I, I can't have this conversation until I know that it's okay Johnny and that's the last I heard. So it wasn't just me wanting in hoping. There was a conversation they had they had reached out to me but I understand that what they wanted was completely self-serving. They wanted to continue to maintain the show so that they can make a lot of money. Now what NBC wanted turned out to be something different. So I really I can't complain about that. You know you can't force somebody to want you. Deserve to have that spot. Deserve no should have had I was disappointed that I didn't get it but I never thought. I never felt like something had been ripped for my comes. That's a fair answer. Okay. So you know there is an assumption over the years that because you didn't get it and Jay Leno did that that's where the rivalry between the two of you started. Is that true? No No. Jay and I were friends. We were always friends before all of this happened. He has away. He's an unusual fellow I've I've never met..
"david letterman" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"Scholarships here to deserving broadcasting students. I met him on campus at the twenty one, million dollar state of the Art Communications Building that bears his name. What do you think? This is good. Not Giving. Away ours. We hear. Here. So. Thanks for agreeing to do it. Here thinks is perfect place actually, we'll good good I. I mean well, we get to see another side of you know you're going to see anything you're not gonNA see anything. Hero. I Know Day you didn't see anything. So we're here at your Alma Mater Ball State, university, in the David Letterman communication and media center. Yeah we just walked into this I know it's crazy. Isn't it after you named for me yes? This is something that I did for my mother. The president of the university joined Gora. This was an idea that I believe she and my mother inspired to accomplish the building named after and I sort of felt like let's just wait till I drop dead and then you name whatever you want after me or named nothing after me but it is now such a incredible source of pride for me and it's just one of the great things in my life. So when you came here in nineteen, sixty, five, radio and television as a major certainly was not a popular career path. No, you chose it because because I knew that I wanted to somehow broadcasting. And when when did you know that when I was a sophomore in high school? David grew up in Indianapolis the only son of. A florist and Dorothy a church secretary, the middle child between two sisters. As a boy in the nineteen fifties David spent hours watching TV. Arthur, Godfrey Steve Allen and Johnny Carson when did you I? Know you were funny well. I'm. Still. WAITING FOR THE RESULTS But you had to know somewhere in your conscious subconscious you knew you were funny Dave. We'll like I had a bunch of buddies and they were all funny. So it it didn't. It didn't seem like My father was the funny when he was the lightning Rod, he got all of the attention he was funny. My grandfather was funny but I never had the confidence to say to anybody. Hey, look at this I'm pretty funny because I never felt that way. What was your First Broadcasting Job Well, I worked right here at the radio station in college station WBZ's t think was the name of the College Radio Station? When I worked at in television in Indianapolis they didn't like me and I had to, I, had to sit there it's hard to be on TV if people don't like you well, I've done it for thirty years. David landed his first job on TV as a local news anchor and Weatherman. In Indianapolis you also hosted.
Eugene Levy receives lifetime achievement award at Newport Film Festival
"The Newport Beach Film Festival obviously could not be held in public this year, so The event. Organizers instead decided to do something kind of fun, and they did this with the help of that broadcast on pop TV, and they surprised Eugene Levy. They want to give him the lifetime achievement award. And so they thought, we'll do it like kind of via video conference, and then they said, Well, we've got a surprise. We're not the only ones who wanted to congratulate you. But there are a couple other friends who also wanted to say a few words. And then it goes into this 10 minutes. Essentially, ah, tribute video to him from various people now, too, that you will hear from including cast members from Bleeps Creek there on this is well, but the two that you'll hear from our his longtime pals. Steve Martin and Martin Short, who pop up probably four different times. In this tribute video keeps bouncing back, which is really cool for the video. It's not like you hear four minutes from Martin Short. It's 10 seconds here. 15 here eight seconds with this guy 30 seconds with that girl, Here's Steve Martin and Martin Short toasting. Eugene Levy. But you know, Eugene, you're special because You. Our person, You know, I see people on the streets, sometimes in crowd sometimes alone. I think Eugene could be down the street. He is a person and I happen to know At the Newport Beach Film Festival wanted to give this to a person he was becoming this absolute living legend. Eugene. I was telling everyone how you become a legend. It's just that it's his son, Isaac Daniel Daniel Levy, his son, a fellow co star and co creator of Bleeps Creek, hey is featured throughout Angela Harris, his former co star from SC TV. He Barton, short, Angela Martin and a few others, John Candy, I believe for a time. Over an SC TV. This Canadian improv sketch comedy group and television show Catherine O'Hara was Catherine O'Hara. Yes, yes, And, of course she opposite. She's upset him in Bleeps Creek as well, but it's really It's just sweet and it's fun. And so many people just talk about his kindness. In Ah, how sweet of a guy he is and how much of a professional he waas on set there and just really took the acting and I I think he said, Look, we don't want to play this for laughs, Bleeps Creek. He was like we'll play it as it's written, and he knew that it would result in laughs, but he didn't want extra Ham up everybody's lines all the time to try to hit you over the head with it. Chris Elliott, his Bleeps Creek Co star appears with the longest thickest white beard. You've ever seen. It puts David Letterman's to shame. It's really something.
Who should replace Ellen?
"News is ongoing. Generous. Ongoing News that won't stop are one nemesis might be replaced by our other nemesis. On their talk show the Ellen show. Well, these are that this is them news, but I do feel like Ellen could be replaced with a WHO, if this all comes to fruition or like a WHO thinks so too person because I'm seeing a lot of people nominate various talk show e people although apparently the rumors are like James Corden is going to replace Ellen, but like he has a show so. That makes no sense to me on any. That's what blows my mind. Why he has eight hundred shows. He has just made another daily show like that doesn't make any sense to me at on. The also has carpool. Karaoke. And then he also has the cat sequel like he has plenty, oh. Yeah. Let's replace a supposedly nice person with another supposedly nice person like. Haven't. We learned anything from this thing. These people are Nice. They suck. I think always be wary of people who say their thing is being. I think the number, one person who should clearly replace Allen is Kiki Palmer. There's literally no. Better obvious. Getting a lot of a lot of traction and she showing up a lot of tweets because it's like she just had a talk show that got canceled for no reason on ABC. Well, it was like that one hour of Commerical Strahan. Michael? And Kiki Sarah? There was A. Third Sarah. Sarah. And Michael and Kiki It just give it to clean working it. Just everyone likes he. We Love Kiki. She's a great host. Who else do you think if if we're going if for skewing young? I think we to Kiki for skewing older, I think it should go to fucking the woman who should have gotten David Letterman, amy. Sedaris like give it to amy sedaris because people like her. She's silly. I don't know that, amy, the thing is I. Don't know that Amy Sarah's would want to do that I. Feel like. I don't need that. We're talking about this on the Patriot. If you WANNA. Go listen to that about how drew Barrymore also has daily, show a daytime show coming out, and I'm like who would want this job? Drew Barrymore wants this job since when like it's just to meal a a weird job that you wouldn't want that could turn you or probably. Turn you into a monster, right? Yes. but the to provide a context in case you've been under a rock people are like there. There have been the rumors for years and years and years, but specifically the past few months they've really you know the hit a critical mass and started being reported publicly like Ellen is an asshole to everyone. Ellen is an asshole. The people she works with Ellen makes people not talk to her ellen cruel. But now there are reports by like news and variety and insider that it wasn't just ellen being a to everyone and celebrities and not liking Ellen like being on Ellen show. It's that the executive producers were actually like being abusive like in sexually harassing the employees. So it's like a culture. Culture of toxicity. That is the sort of thing that I don't that Ellen is deciding up allegedly that she doesn't want to deal with anymore. So she's like this sucks like I just rather not do this anymore. Right. So but this rumor, this isn't this is in fact, this is rumor because people keep their keep going back and forth and saying some some sources say she's not leaving this show sums his sources as she's leaving the show. I. Can't imagine somebody as likely a annoyed with the whole situation who is known to be not a very nice person would want to continue to fake be nice and have to apologize and half to like kind of whatever because these rumors have been. Kind of like I for some reason I, keeping you Kevin Spacey Pre the abuse allegations like when everyone knew he was gay, but no one knew he was gay like it was weird thing where it was like if you knew, you knew if you didn't, you had no idea what be totally shocked it. Kind of feels like that type of Hollywood news where like everyone knew that Ellen was secretly mean except for Ellen fans who had no idea where living happily with ellen everyday of their life and like the show was wildly successful, right? very strange. A very strange thing. Do you think that this will happen because people are so bored in their craving, the Gospel, and then somebody just this is this is what I mean I, think it's I mean. It's a combination of a lot of things at one of is like the people finally speaking out about their employers. It's like finally like shutting down like the. The systemic issues and leg, not being corporate America and knowing that people will support them and believe them and believe them, and that like the media machine of Ellen isn't powerful enough to shut down. So many voices if enough come out and and we'll talk about it later in the episode, but it's like the it's similar to the. Vanessa. Morgan thing, it's it's shades of an ESA Morgan being like I'm going to speak up against the riverdale creators and the Riverdale producers because people are people are realizing that they can do that and they won't get like dumped on by the press or of their fans they will be seen as like heroes. But. It's also just like, I, Think Dakota Johnson had a tiny bit to do with it because Dakota Johnsons like Open crubaugh open open. Rudeness to Ellen SORTA. Gave People. I don't know permission to speak about rumors that she's an asshole more openly. They're like, it looks like that's what Dakota's referencing. So I didn't even know you liked me. Of course, I. Like you. You Knew I. Liked you. You've been on the show many times and don't I show like. But I did invite you and you didn't come. So this time you invited me, are you sure? How do you? I don't think. So ask everybody. Jonathan. Your producer. I was that, why didn't I go? I don't know that became a meme. You have people like Brad Garret and who else replied to him. Leah Tom's Tom's joins. She is mean she is. She. Yes. Now, I can't believe I just called the Thomson. So Deutsche US minor. That was obsessed the disease of this show right here. Yeah. Leah Thompson also respond to that and said Yep I mean, I just think that it's like no one was a true story note once you lose grip on the fear, you are the power you had over I mean, and it's funny because then you have scooter Braun coming out her being like Ellen is great. I. Love Allen is like so people still. Look at the people coming out and say L. Like scooters, hedging his bets at this, all go away and back to normal and Ellen will still be powerful and whatever, and then you have people speaking out i. just it's a fascinating reveal of a monolith almost kind of crumbling that you didn't think would ever. Be exposed like this. I didn't. It seems like Palmer is getting a lot of A lot of press over like a lot of tweets being could replace. Ellen is trending key Palmer got a lot. Tiffany haddish. Got A lot that woman who does the like trump impersonations? What's her name? Sarah? Cooper. She got a lot of people tweeting about her I mean, I think it's just bomber just someone who someone who actually. Got Some tweets booing reply Oh doodoo be from drag race also got A. Drag. Race. Got I. saw that. Yeah. But I think he palmer when you when you want someone who has like the resume as well like. You of don't WANNA, pick someone random like Sarah Cooper. As funny as she is on twitter, because like her her her skills as a as an interviewer, not proven whereas Kiki, Palmer is a link interviewer host. Yeah I mean I would say like the Ellen slots, big slot made we just move up the ladder. We get Kelly Clarkson in that slot. We get Drew Barrymore Kelly was and we get key. Palmer. Work. Curse, lot I know these are all people on different network. So it makes literally no sense but you. Better like we. We cannot confuse the audience. We must replace the Ellen show with someone named. Ellen. Ellen Ellen. Page's like don't look at me like another gay. Just like I will not I will. Zone POMPEO, she wouldn't do it. I. Don't I don't need Elon Pale. Ellen Page Ellen Popular, and Never Would Ellen Pompeo every interview Ellen Pao's ever done. It's been like I. Love Grey's Anatomy I. have nothing but free time like. She will never do that. You know who would do it. Who Ellen Barkin? Embark and all Ellen Barkin wants is a soapbox like did someone say soapbox?
Kanye West's First Campaign Rally Takes Wild Turn
"GotTa talk about. He had his first presidential campaign rally yesterday in south. Carolina and he got really personal and even Clyde after saying he tim considered a boarding. North here his speech. One. took. Appears to be going through a tough time right now, and we'd imagine can is as well Is it ever appropriate to talk about something like this publicly? Oh Man Okay obviously I. Watch these videos yesterday and just watching it again. It's really a lot more I mean I think yesterday. I was really experiencing shock and today. It's really heartbreaking, and you just want you sort of wish. This didn't happen for Konya I'm obviously a massive fan I'm sure we all are just to see him when he kind of. Goes on these tangents. It's just like you just don't we don't need to. It's okay. We don't need to know this kind of stuff so. It's just unfortunate all around to the honest with you. Mommy a lot seeing this yesterday obvious, sit down interview about a year or so ago with David Letterman where he gave us all really. Really empowering interview about how his brain works, and he was saying when he connects with the universe at times is very hot and connectivity that and just relaying back to those moments with Connie, which means he's powerful person. We all listened to what he has to say. We all expect this when Kannada perform the genius that he is the creative that. Does this mean that as a man can run a country, I think a lot of people are questioning that right now for a lot of us for friends and family. If this is one of my friends and family right now I'll be getting around them. Just going how you doing checking in and just making sure everything's okay.
11 Trivia Questions on USA Crossword
"Guys. Today's episode is all about a USA crossword. Why give you letters and you try and come up with the answers? Just like you're doing crossword puzzle and before we do that. We have some questions for you from trivial pursuit. Here's a question from a movie in beetlejuice. What BOOK TURNS UP ON? Gina Davis Alex Alec Baldwin's coffee table after their untimely demise. What is named the book from Beetlejuice? That is called the handbook for the recently deceased. Handbook for the recently deceased love. That movie love that book. It's a very cool prop. You buy at places like hot topic and box lunch. They have purses and wallets and things of that cover. Your next question is about Michael. Keaton and David Letterman. Who's nineteen seventy eight variety? Show had a troop that included Michael Keaton and David Letterman. Who's nine hundred? Seventy eight variety show was that and that was Mary. Tyler Moore way back in the day. Mary Tyler Moore David Letterman Michael. Keaton working together. That's kind of fun and here is your last question. It's about music. What was the name of the male member of the carpenters? What was the first name of that member of the carpenters? That was Richard Richard Carpenter. I imagine there you go. Thank you guys for listening to this intro and get ready because we got eleven more. Usa themed questions common at you right about now here we go all right here. We go with the USA Crossword. We'll give you the amount of letters and the clue and you tell me or looking for all American and USA related things number one ten letters a famous building that blows up in Independence Day number one ten letters famous building that blows up in independence. Day that's number one number one number. Two six letters thirty third. Us President number two six letters the thirty third US president and number three on your list nine letters the capital of Iowa number three nine letters the capital of Iowa number four eight letters the most American desert Americans in quotes number four eight letters the most American desert question number five nine letters home state of springsteen number five nine letters home state of springsteen number six seven letters memorial setting for mlk juniors. I have a dream speech number six seven letters the memorial setting for mlk juniors. I have a dream speech and number seven six letters in Eureka California. You can see this. World's biggest tool in Eureka California. You can see this world's biggest tool questionable eight ten letters. America Ferrera. Is this Sitcom after five seasons. What is it after five seasons? What do you think an number nine four letters? The Police Department for Dangle Clementine and Garcia Police Department for Dangle Clinton and Garcia question number ten we have six letters and that's the MLB World Series Champs in two thousand fifteen number ten MLB world series champs in two thousand fifteen six letters and the bonus four two points twelve letters. I'm looking for the name of Hogan's entrance song name when he wrestles Hogan's entrance song name twelve letters those all your questions for USA Crossword. We'll be right back in just a second to see how you did. We are back with the answers to USA Crossword U. S. A. Let's see how you did number one. Ten letters famous building blows up Independence Day is of course the White House to five letter words for the ten letters in White House number. Two six letters the third. Us President Harry S. Truman Truman. Where the six letters we are looking for. Tru Number. Two number three nine letters capital of Iowa is de Moines Das Mo es es Des Moines number. Three number four. We had eight letters the most American desert looking for Apple Pie eight letters. Long Apple Pie number five nine letters home state of springsteen that's Bruce Springsteen and New Jersey nine letters New Jersey number six seven letters memorial setting for mlk juniors. I have a dream speech. That was the Lincoln Memorial Lincoln number seven six letters in Eureka California. You can see this world's biggest tool it is a hammer. The world's biggest hammer is in Eureka. California number eight ten letters. America Ferrera is leaving this Sitcom after five seasons. It's called superstore. You can drive by the storefront that they use for the exterior shots of the building on Barham Boulevard in Burbank. California right near where my first apartment was number nine four letters police department. Four Dangle Clementine Garcia. They brought back this show on. Qube. It's Reno for Reno nine one one. Those are characters on Reno nine one one number ten six letters. Mlb World Series Champs in two thousand fifteen. The royals Kansas city royals and the bone is twelve letters. Hogan's entrance song name is real American Hogan I am a real American in there. You guys all your questions for the USA themed Crossword Hope. He had fun playing along with today's quiz. We have one more question for you. It's called the question of the day. And it is what sea creature is associated with. Ross and Rachel's relationship on friends. Tweet me your answer at Ryan. Buds or email Ryan buds gmail.com to be eligible for a prize. Yesterday is questioned. The day was about the sparkling water brand from Coca Cola that was released in two thousand twenty and the answer is Ha- A. H. A. It's called a high and it's pretty damn good. I like the citrus citrus. Green tea one. It's green and yellow box. Looks like lemon lime? Go Try that. If you have not had the citrus Green tea and your Trivia team name of the day is come and get your gloves. Come and get your gloves. Thank you so much for playing trivia with me. Thanks for telling a friend about the show and we'll see you next time for more trivia with buds jeers
Oscars 2020: who will have the biggest night?
"Are the Oscars are this weekend who are you rooting for anybody on your list I like once upon a time in Hollywood I just thought that was a great film I love the cast awesome stuff several nominations for that film bills worker is joining us now long time energy reporter for the sun times still with five Chicago is a contributor and bill has followed many many many Oscars lot but you know I always loved about you bill you you follow the local entertainment scene so well and always told us such interesting nuggets about what was going on here well that's true I've always loved you know I mean I think that's important I think it as we all know how they moved in this world of of the current the twenty first century media I think local local local is the way to cope in general because I think that's what people really want to get because they can get you know the national stories from other outlets but but this is an interesting year at all well it's always interesting with the Academy Awards although I do think in certain categories is here there's there's some things that are pretty well said but I know we think of course they're going to go again this year without it without a without a whole list which I don't think it's a terrible thing I think you know well I'll tell you why I think so often unless you get somebody like Billy crystal who's always knocks the you know the ball out of the park I think over the years I think will be colder did a good job we recently had our critic's guide Bible to the critics choice awards which of the broadcast broadcast critics and you know we had two days he did a wonderful job and I think because he didn't try to overdo it you know came out was charming and didn't you know try to be too cute but I think sometimes I think people want to see who's going to win they want to see the presenters I don't think they want a lot of big production numbers and all those give me some wonderful musical numbers at the Oscars you know your health Elton John performing in and you know it's gonna be really quite quite wonderful in the court system the result of a few people who really are talented musically but it's gonna be interesting to see what happens on Sunday I can say I disagree too but I'd like the host I guess you're right but what okay what is a good host was a good house because right some of the host I kind of remember the Anne Hathaway that was a disaster and as much as I loved you know but she yeah I do too but she what that wasn't right for her at all and James Franco I think the the combo wasn't right and that yeah then they tried to do so many acts that an already long ceremony got longer and longer right letterman was not successful either you know so I mean and and I love him but I mean I just it's just a very tough job I will say that so I think sometimes a safe way to go is with out the host and we'll see how it goes David Letterman wasn't wanted the Oprah uma uma Oprah right rumors were rolling their eyes he's like I got to go and I got a key thing is we we didn't work we actually have some audio here from Billy crystal because he was just on Jimmy Kimmel okay crystal has hosted the Oscars I think nine times total nine times jingle himself is hosted the Oscars twice yes yeah he did a good job he did so the two of them had thoughts about the hostess Oscars here's here's what they had to say I always loved being out there I I loved the guess the trusts you know that the movie academy had a made to to get me out that I always I felt like there was a great honor to do it and I think that when you have a show that's as long as it is is going to happen and I think the problem with the no hosting perhaps is that there's not somebody out there to capitalize on that moment ledge view had when the wrong Best Picture right who could forget that the one that's right but he does make a good point there he does make a good point that you can can bring it into the moment and and capitalize on it that is a very good point I hadn't thought of that someone says something that you can sort of have fun with right that just sort of right out there and then they bring it back and make everybody sort of laugher connect over that moment we just had a listener say six three oh what about the la la land fiasco that would be weird without a host because sort of look at each other like what that would that would have been terrible and and then on a lighter note I mean it's great when you have somebody you know when when Jack Palance remember that the one arm push up you know on the sages many years ago and of course and you know Billy came out and made a great joke about it because you know those are the things that you love love to see happen yeah my favorite also I think was on my list of favorites I should say Ellen DeGeneres remember that a normal than the selfie she took and then when she was busting Steven Spielberg around a telephone tell take the picture you know when I could change my point of view you're either going to go maybe on your side your honor but you know I heard you it coming in when you talk about once upon a time in Hollywood that really was one of my favorite favorite movies of the year I see like bill if this one is sort of got a little bit of an unfair advantage because it seems like one of those movies that people in the industry natural sort of are drawn to because it has history of historical factor I know it's sort of a bag I would love to see it with but it's it's one of my favorite but I think all of the momentum seems to be from the directors guild of the producers guild all of the different wards have been happened sounds like it's going to be nineteen seventeen which I liked very much but technically it had some incredible you know incredible beautiful moments but my favorite if I was going to pick one it would be once upon a time in Hollywood or parasite which of course is going to win trust me it's gonna win best foreign film the people that are further further Oscar parties if they want to fill out there if you get if you get some of those lesser known categories right you can win the Oscar Poole I've no I bet it's true that's a good strategy that's true yes I have eight one five Oscars praying for no politics I need a break yeah what do you think we all do I think we all do and I think that will be that's one thing that I hope we do have because I think after what we've all gone through in this country in the last few weeks I think yes no politics is a very good suggestion but it's interesting because in terms of all the acting categories I think they're pretty well locked into a whole I think it is going to win and I think most people do what do you think what you got for best supporting actress I think well that's what the one category where there could be a surprise in the usually is a surprise the one category excuse me would be best supporting actress because even though most people think it's gonna be Laura Dern was terrific as a divorce lawyer in marriage story you know who could possibly slip in there because he has won a few things as far as people from little women who played one of the daughters and that's one category but I do think it's gonna be Laura Dern for best Supporting Actor it's Brad Pitt as one everything is beloved by many people in Hollywood you know it's sort of his his year in his time and I think that's a pretty much of a lock in for Best Actress it's it's I think pretty much going to be Renee Zellweger for Judy plank Judy Garland and although I would look I would be disappointed if there was a real real upset here in Jersey ronin from little women one because I think she's terrific but they're all these categories have great nominees and of course for Best Actor again it's probably going to be Joaquin Phoenix because again he won everything so far incredible performance I didn't see G. R. A. Renee Zellweger in Judy but I didn't know that that was not universally loved by critics no it was not what happened there was everybody pretty much loved her I mean I agree with this the movie itself was just sort of you know just so so I think the reason she's basically the nominee the only nominee for that movie there may be a cost and it might be a minor on the minor categories I shouldn't call minor but one of the most popular categories but the movie itself was not great she was what made the movie yeah I you know I I didn't see that because of sort of the reviews the main one that would be worth revisiting because I loved her and that was the online series where she was the rich woman who is trying to convince people a little comes of age is he was a recent series streaming and she was phenomenal and I just remember and she sings herself I mean the fact that she you know somebody's like a voice like garland which everybody knows so well the fact that you do your own singing I think is also a major push any and there's so many scenes in this movie you look and you think it's actually Judy Garland on stage and screen excuse me so I think it's and that's pretty much of a lock but there again you know you never that's pictures that that was one I mean I think it's probably going to be nineteen seventeen but I would be happy with virtually any of those you know that are up there there's nine nominees you know because they changed the rules a few years ago but you know a lot of talk this year the parasite which definitely is gonna win best foreign film it might be the first year that the best foreign film also wins Best Picture that would be somewhat of an upset but that would be a fascinating thing to see what is the Netflix series that Renee Zellweger was and I was trying to remember to remember bill out we only have a minute here but if you if you are going to the movies this weekend as I know some people do when they try to say Hey I'm gonna catch up on some of these Oscar nominated films what what was one of the films you would suggest the probably not many people have gone to I think I don't know I think first of all I think you know probably nineteen seventeen I think it's it's a kind of a tough movie to watch many ways but I think that that that seems to be the front runner for Best Picture if you haven't seen once upon a time in Hollywood definitely catch that and I'll tell you a parasite is be the third one because that is such it's got a real twist to it I can't tell you much and I would give it away but it that would be the film that is probably the one most unique dark comedy that come down the pike in a long time okay you got my attention on that I'm gonna check that one out bills record thank you so much for checking in with us at any time good to hear your voice same
Stand-up, sketch and satire: The rise of Indigenous comedy
"Charlie Hill was a legend on the stand up comedy circuit. Almost every indigenous comedian will cite hail as their inspiration their motivation and hand aspiration and even though he passed on in two thousand and thirteen the laughter he created. Lives on hill was a member of the oneida nation of Wisconsin Wisconsin. His first network appearance was on the Richard. Pryor show in nineteen seventy four. He was the first indigenous comedian to appear on the tonight show with Johnny Carson and he also appeared on the tonight show with Jay Leno and made multiple appearances on late night with David Letterman. Here's the legendary Charlie Hill. I did this back in L. A. and they didn't quite get it you know they're not used to seeing is in Hollywood. Everybody wants to tables in a circle and they weren't quite sure you know in a in a heckler and I know that she'd never judge a man by the color it was neck or anything like that wouldn't want to hear their prayer Marica. And why don't you go back. We came room so I can't in his living room last week. I was in Washington. DC WE SEEK. Did he show where members of the American Indian Republican Party. Three in the next gentlemen ever met in my life and then coming out here to Canada airport searched and I resent that via need. You were as an alien. You'RE GONNA hijack a plane anyway. Take me to hope. So I'm sitting on the airlines. You know in the middle seat here redneck sitting on each side of me and I'm thinking you I stole my leg ripped up my culture but you're not giving these damn armin don't they. What do you nations? We have tonight on the commentary. Everybody Yawn your your nation. Okay one-two-three antastic. Just thought I heard somebody. I don't even Wanna be that's cool. That's okay we're all welcome here in the circle of humor tonight. Welcome everybody who came but we always CDs. He's one of the power they always WANNA be. So I wrote a commercial called generic they WANNA you tired of being left out in the cold with no native heritage on aware of your Indian roots. Or maybe maybe you have new Indian roots. You'll uncomfortable powwows. Well soon. You be out there singing and dancing with the rest of US thanks to. Yes one spoonful of generic in your native groups are starting to grow back instantly. You'll never appeals spiritually inadequate again taken as direct the generic increases wisdom and stores and makes you one with the universe where we're script in so try today when someone asks you your travel really just say generically you made up what you know. What in your heart art? Gosh inside of action include suicide poverty disease religious persecution and general of land the recorded. That would've picked comedy. Festivals welcomed a Turtle Island showcase in two thousand and five. That was Charlie Hill.
Nell Scovell: 'Ten Years Ago, I Called Out David Letterman. This Month, We Sat Down to Talk'
"Welcome to the frame John Horn ten years ago. TV writer Nelson Avella took a pretty big risk. She published an article calling out her former boss. Late night King David Letterman for running writer's room and a show that favored men scovill has since co authored. Sheryl Sandberg's two thousand thirteen book. Lean in and last year she published a memoir. You're just the funny parts and a few hard truths about sneaking into Hollywood boys club for her latest piece. In Vanity Fair Scoville met with Letterman to finally talk about gender discrimination at late night. Scoville join me in studio and described what it was like to write for Letterman in one thousand nine hundred ninety. Yeah so this was a dream. I'm job for me I had already worked in Los Angeles. I actually worked on the last season of newhart. And I'd written a Simpson's episode road and I finally. After years of sending material to the Letterman people got a call asking me to come in and meet with Dave and like a lot of late night shows not a lot of women in the writer's room. Now there's only been one before I got hired it was Merrill Marco who was a genius and the first head writer on that show and also Dave's girlfriend at the time so I guess I was the first female hired who was in a relationship with Dave so many years after you leave the show in two thousand and nine something compels you to write about your experiences sir. Right Dave was the victim of a blackmail attempt. He was having an affair with one of his assistants Whose boyfriend found her diary and the scheme was that he threatened to write a screenplay about the affair? If Dave didn't give him two million dollars at the same time Nancy Franklin writes a piece in the New Yorker that points out that there were zero female writers on Letterman Leno and Conan. And I have to say Dave's announcement was not surprise. Is anyone who worked on the show knew about his extracurricular activities. But the fact that I'd been gone for twenty years and they'd move backwards awkward as far as gender in the writer's room that was stunning to me and I literally lost sleep so on a fast forward word to a decision you make and certainly there's another party to this conversation which is going back today. Insane I want to have a conversation about about the fact that you didn't respond to what I wrote. And how did that come about because there seems to be an important condition and that is that it's on the record as we approached October twenty nineteen. I knew it was the ten year anniversary of this article I had written for Vanity Fair and then I just got this crazy idea which is With Dave sit down and talk to me and I knew he hadn't read the article because in this weird coincidence he and I ended up working together in twenty fourteen on the Kennedy Center Honors and I actually had a chance to ask him. Did you ever read that article. And he said to my face no. I don't worry about that stuff. Don't worry about that stuff it meaning inning. He didn't wear. He doesn't worry about what people write about him. Is that what it means. Already doesn't worry about how he behaved and how he treats women he claims it is the former when you sat down with David. I'm curious what was the most striking thing that he had to say. Well first of all it was pretty extraordinary that he agreed to sit down with me. If you do any reading about apologies and someone wronged you find out that as the person who has been wronged you lose status status and so the second Dave agreed will sit at a table and talk. He really did offer me the status right. We were equals at that table and I would love to see more powerful white men doing that sort of thing which is being open to that discussion so the point was not just for me to get what turned out to be an apology from Dave but also to you try to model behavior that I would like to see more. We're talking with TV writer and author Nelson cavill you mentioned in your Vanity Fair Peas. How male all writers rooms have been for people like Jay Leno and he has no regret and no apology? No it's all about the material. Just if you give me material than I will hire you. Just come up to me in a comedy club. He says you know Jay Leno went off. The air was zero female writers and that's he should be ashamed that for the rest of his life. What would you say are the things that make you optimistic about how conversations are changing not just in and around this issue but in the workplace about a show runners interest in hiring a room that looks like the country not like the country club? I do think we've made some improvement and I think it certainly helps to have people like Kenya barriers and Shonda rhimes who have been so successful and even giverny They're all doing amazing work. And I think it's Shonda who made an amazing observation. which is if you walk outside? You see people of all colors. There's US see people from all walks of life that's normalcy so we actually shouldn't call it. Diversity what we want is normalcy. You know in Nineteen nineteen ninety. I went to the EMMYS for the first time Letterman had been nominated and I was in the audience when they announced the nominees for the five best comedies comedies and it was Murphy Brown Golden Girls Designing women wonder years and cheers three and a half of those shows were created by women. Diane English one for Murphy Brown and I sat there in nineteen ninety and thought we we solve this. We proved it. You're if such a dreamer now I just want to get back to where we were in. Nineteen Ninety nells. cavill is a TV writer. She's the author of the memoir. Just the funny parts in a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys club. Now thanks much for coming in. Thank
Lynda Barry and Chris Ware: Making Comics and Rusty Brown
"Some thirty years ago. Art Spiegelman was led to agree that if we could take frequent breaks he would come into the studio even though he has to smoke back then. It's around thirty years ago. Art I smoked two will go on breaks together. Either he said okay. We did a show and we became immediate friends and one by one he introduced me to Chris. Wears work to Dan Klose's work. I think you Chris Dan Clouds and chip kidd a book designer. Were on the show together now. Finally after thirty years of being toned than I would would love Linda Barry that she's inspiring that she's improvisational explosive. I Have Lynda Barry here for her book making comics. And I'm curious about how you own wall because Matt graining. The inventor of the simpsons is a part of this and the Canadian artist named Seth Is. Did you all get together. Well I I met Chris. I remember you being a key in my mind. You're a kid and it was when mouse to the second book had come out and art called me on the phone. He was in town to sign books and he said I want you to meet this kid. He called you a kid. I want you to meet this kid. He said he can draw anything. And I said okay he goes. No I actually mean he can draw anything and I remember being in this Restaurant restaurant or a cafe and that you didn't talk very much and you just sort of leaned back and looked terrified but I remember I likes Hugh immediately and I didn't know your work and I didn't know what you did but I just remember liking you immediately so my relationship with you. Chris is a procedure. Cj Work or even precedes me. Even knowing your work I just remember you as very young sort of timid White boy why I knew you before I knew your work too because I remember seeing you on the David Letterman. Show shell when I was in high school and you were the funniest guest that he'd had and I thought who is this person because your work didn't appear in Omaha World World Herald or any of the Omaha papers at all but you were a personality that was clearly one to be contended with and you you clearly cannot flipped out the host of the show. I don't think he knew what I did. Honest held a gun to his head and just said why does she do uh-huh and there'd be on the other side of the wall because he wouldn't have known well then when I finally met you with partly you're talking about when I was in Chicago a you're the funniest person in impersonate ever remember me. Just laughing. At everything he said was true. I just sat there and giggled. Linda's work when I got to know it I I was not only surprised. Funny it was but it was maybe in the mid eighties or so and in the late eighties where you started really do serious storytelling retelling in your strips in completely knocked me over. I couldn't believe the stuff that she was getting at in her stories and strips and how deeply deeply felt it was. I was sure that it was all autobiography. Because if it was drawn with such conviction and even to say those words drawn with conviction didn't really apply to comics at that point and I was shocked to find out when I think I read an interview in the Comics Journal with you that it was fiction. Shen that you were writing and eight started stealing from you immediately because you had something that I so desperately wanted which was to be able to write something that felt real and felt like it was emotionally grounded and came from a point that was human which at that point in comics was almost unheard unheard of and I kind of from studying your stuff and trying to write stories about my own life. I found myself kind of channeling. Your Voice but through channel in your voice finding my own voice. You know who was who was a big influence for me was John. Wilson was nuts. That's your series. He he did nuts because it was in the national. It was the national lampoon but it took a childhood sadness seriously And it really had a big influence on me him and Dr Seuss. Whatever you think nuts you know? Oddly peanuts I never ever bonded or attached to peanuts. I don't know why I think it was too close to the sadness was a little bit too close. I'm you know I'm the Family Circus Lover which everybody but he just yeah? I'm the Family Circus Lover. I loved family circus but Peanuts was too sad for me Well what's warrantless is. Linda's new book is making comics and aside from being a marvelous assignment book. which which will take you from the childhood activity of drawing monsters all the way up to making comic books? I'm a big big fan of her book. One hundred teams in making comics. She says something that amounts to if if you're uncertain about something do it again and again and again and so the first two or three pages of making comics is devoted to different versions of one hundred demons. One hundred demons one hundred demons one hundred the demons and you see altogether. They make a beautiful gallery and a wonderful Kalash and VATS. When I discovered about Linda Barry is that her work is a collage of feeling of vision John of faces of forms of animals of monsters of demons? Tell the story again and again and again and again says Gertrude Stein and you will have told the story. And that's what makes the work. It seems to me so earnest funny but grab you by the scrub of the neck heart. Something I was thinking about how many books I've read for the second third or fourth time and had that experience. It's the same book but I'm seeing something I have never seen before and which can also also have everything to do with three other books read in between and suddenly those three other books put this prism and you can see this new kind of color combination And that's one of the things. I love most about books as kind of how their endless and Chris's book Rusty Brown is one of those ones that you can dwell in forever
"david letterman" Discussed on Conan Oâ€™Brien Needs A Friend
"Yes and the horse they get a horse right away and how is it sane yeah that's what I thought I brown eyed horse nobody said color is do you prefer I think what they saw is David Letterman wants a horse sent to Conan right away and they said he's not asking a lot of questions he's got deep pockets let some load killer Caligula Insane Emperor Horse on Conan and that way we take care of a lot of problems at once so the horses still alive oh you used a shotgun yeah the Horse is fine yes the horses at an actual school being massaged the code I'm familiar with at a took me a while to figure it out his lead poisoning lead poisoning lead poisoning bang that kind of led I might see you buddy Hackett on Johnny show once really talking about some mob guy and and Johnny sudden how did he die and Buddy Hackett went but he said the natural causes all the blood ran out of from three little holes I don't know why well quickly because I I know you've got an uber waiting I don't know you don't care what I'm about to do but saved a shaky Greens life you know he's had enough and that led him into talking about mob interaction with the the comedy in showbusiness and early Las Vegas and after the show he's now the color drains from his face and he's he's owner I shouldn't have said that I shouldn't have said that I shouldn't have said that only know any he won't leave he's in his dressing room and my manager at the time Jack Rollins a wonderful man live to be one hundred by the way has to an everyone's gone the lights are out and Buddy Hackett won't leave his dressing room and he's he's almost in tears because he's afraid now that he has compromised his relationship with organized crime such as it may exist and Jack had who put his arm around him and walk him to the hotel take him down to the lobby and put him in a cab and assure him that he's not gonNA begun down yeah his early days in show business maybe something you worry about we worry about our cholesterol and they worried about being killed by the Mafia I playing the top hat club in Atlantic City yeah I'm done through our you wrap it up and you have that power bs I know you're the only one who can tell me I think that at the beginning of this Yuck fast I mentioned admiration and contained in that description would be shows that you've had a different forms of the shows that you have had to achieve and create and the the new show the half hour version and this indicates to me that you still have boundless creative energy and let me say maybe maybe not boundless up quite a supply so no you shouldn't quit all right I'll stick around yeah I'll stick around and then by the way I can't thank you enough for inviting me it's it's it's great to be invited to a place to any place I get a lot of invitations now I'm lying I I get out of it it's just a a brief high area low and then we pretty much speed through it technology your voice will be very high pitched that's all right uh hour and a half Samuel take this down we're looking at twenty minutes here that's fine with me now no you just have to trust me ratio it's not easy and you are admirable that means everything to me thank you I got a little uptight to be honest with you I'm a hypersensitive I know I don't seem like I am but you do we know that this is all compensatory this is all me making up for my fragility doc yeah many times the hulk has said hoke he's smashed up a whole entire city and then he says hulk fear criticism is no smiley face and this was subscribe now on Stitcher Apple podcast gas.
"david letterman" Discussed on Conan Oâ€™Brien Needs A Friend
"And this used to drive johnny crazy as to what what why when is this going to end how he's ninety now how how much longer is he going to doing so there was something I don't know if it was just envy of Bob's nearly global success recognition I don't know what it was but it's funny that we have that in common I also remember him telling a story about he does his last week a show is and I think Bob came on that everyone was coming on on that last week of Johnny shows everybody's coming out so sure enough maybe the second to last night and by the way I've always wanted a song that I could walk out to and that's not being used now so maybe I could get it but bob hope walks out and he's carrying a gift wrapped and he handed to johnny and Johnny knows not to open it on the air and just sets it aside and says to bob well Bob and that's something how about how about that isn't that something yeah you met Eisenhower and he told us he sure did and then anyway he knew not to open any said sure enough after the show I unwrapped it and this is the gift that Bob hope is giving to Johnny Carson after Miss Chew Titans won handing a gift to the hi there and let's also keep in mind that Bob hope the richest landowner in history of California handsome a gift and afterwards he said you know what it was you know it was it was a really gifted VCR yeah I had one other experience with Bob Hope it was in New Orleans and brandon tartikoff had prevailed upon me to participate in a Primetime Bob Hope special and I I didn't want to because the sort of the UN Okun the purpose of the show was to avoid that level of mainstream showbusiness but it was okay I like Brandon Tartikoff and uh so he's doing a special this was at the worlds exhibition in New Orleans when it on the heel maybe it was the last sort of world fair or like event that used to occur routinely when I was a kid so we went down there with Bob Hope as guests and that did something stupid and bob today come on into the trailer so he's got a trailer and we'd go in there's then there's deloris and then there's Bob and it's lunchtime for Bob and Bob's having hotdogs and deloris cuts up the hotdog for Bob and The other person in the room forgive me for not knowing his name Admiral L. in the blank he's the commander in Chief of the Kitty Hawk and he introduced me to the man in charge of the OC three times all we were in there and that's when I said okay I I I have nothing to add I don't have a battleship or a carrier Uh Dolores Great Pleasure Meeting Bob Enjoy your hot dog but he he was nice but that was the only interaction I've had with the guy I did go ever recorded voice for the simpsons so and they asked a room full of writers who wants to go to Bob Hope's house in recordings voice Simpson's no one no one's hand went up except myself and year old writer Jeff Martin O. Alley just thought we've gotta get we gotta go yeah so we went to his house into Luca Lake and it had pictures of like patent pissing in the Rhine and do all of his scripts and we were and then he came down and the line we wanted into record was he helps Lisa Simpson out and then he grabs onto a helicopter to escape and he tells the pilot set me down near that boat show they can make a few extra dollars and sure enough he came in and he was it was at this point he I shook his hand but I don't think you could see me and dad you're going to say this all right all right all right and then down to that vote show we got it and I was escorted back but we've got this topic of Bob Hope because I really feel like well you know there's another another aspect to this scare just talking about yeah I feel like he's here there's another aspect to this which is An and I I don't know if this was motivated by just the need to perform put me down the boat show or or something deeper something more admirable but he did go out and put himself in harm's way to a certain extent my God his his record in the war so irrespective of what you and I and Johnny Carson may have thought of his idiosyncrasies notwithstanding reason therefore admiration Oh and he's working in film I think in the in the forties have have you been able to sit through a road show with Bob Hope uh-huh and bing crosby yeah I I like them in individual pieces do I want to watch the whole thing play out no was the two of them always Dorothy Lamar is more yeah yeah I mean honest to God there's no one listening now absolutely no one I like to do is I'd like to purge the people that don't they're not many people with whom I can have this conversation now not many people with whom would want to have this conversation I I mean I've heard over and over again who's Jay Leno is he the guy that replaced Johnny Carson right like that so you know it happens and anyway talking about anything alike but thank you read it myself and my son unannounced who know your have you done for four hours yeah I wanna see that beard grow in real time in one thousand nine hundred eighty six the greatest wish in my life was to write for you and it was an obsession there were two shows that I was willing to work on this how arrogant I was your show and start live and there was nothing else Santa was the distant second I believed that my destiny was to write for you and got close didn't get it and when I didn't get it I was convinced that my career was over I'll be honest with you I don't think I would have been then a great writer for you would've added much look me explored this a little bit yeah I don't believe that that was my Asian no no I don't think it was I don't but now I'm wondering whose decision was it and how can I punish them is it for retribution. No listen I've learned it's never too late for retribution the Irish believed these things that go on for generations you punish the person and then you punish there children and their children no I don't I don't think I would have added Anything I think your show now no let's I have an idea let's stop talking I have a kind of character flaw I went to see a movie years and years and years ago and I got really excited in the movie because out of a group of women playing in the film I spotted your sister and that brought me great joy and I told everybody else that's kate very talented very funny because she still appear neck she does she does things here and there she she's a teacher in in mass the fighter yeah and she was one of the sisters of Mark Wahlberg Anyway Christian Bale just showed up and started eating scenery and that also those are my two delightful everybody else kind of just stood back and let us know when he's done acting and then we'll come back into the scene right right are to where I could not watch the whole movie but Yes we would look forward to it was nice and you watched every movie that you were asked to see if someone was coming on the show and he percents okay well then you're a better man than I I did not do that that would be the only regarded which I better you you honor me with those words I don't know why we're now in the sixteenth century but Sir I am honored and I will write you a long letter thank you the joke think is really important it's called better help this is cool better help offers licensed professional counselors who specialized in issues like depression anxiety eighty.
Being Multiplatform Is the Only Way to Stay Alive With Fader's Andy Cohn
"Welcome to the digital podcasts and brian morrissey this week. I'm joined by andy kern andy as president and publisher of the feeder which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary serie any welcome. Thank you for having me brian. It's great to be here okay so twenty years. You're not a failure at the time though you were at spend competitor right. Yes i was at spin and then i was at the source magazine yeah right around the time. Is this a different era for magazines right. It sure was so lots changed since then but the fighter has continued right and still magazine bimonthly but now i would guess it is a multi-platform brand. Yes it is multi platform because that is the only way for us to you. Know stay alive okay. I think i got there. I've been there sixteen years now. <hes> and came up through the more traditional you know the time period of print magazines were revenue was essentially if not a hundred percent ninety percent an advertising supported through print advertising and then maybe some events here and there some newsstand sales for some of the stronger newsstand publications ends and that was really the beginning of the end of it <hes> from a revenue stream standpoint and it was a boom period <hes> especially in music because as you head spin and vibe and the source and brands really starting to embrace hip hop as marketing platform and vehicle so <hes> <unk> brands as big as you know general motors ford coke and pepsi it wasn't just the street where brands anymore that were starting to really embrace that culture and <hes> to leverage you know the those that genre of music for marketing advertising so <hes> i think for those publications and what ended up happening is they became so heavily driven by circulation and celebrity and who was on the cover and had to just be as big possible artists as you can imagine the other you know jay z on the cover of the source or your radiohead and coldplay on the covers of rolling stone and the fader and <hes> the bigger the circulation got the more you can charge for advertising pages so zaveri simple business model you know at the time which <hes> changed as we all saw <hes> you know especially <hes> brown two thousand eight so it was two thousand eight the big inflection point yeah i. I think it's interesting because coming over to fater <hes> i came over in two thousand three at the time it was a quarterly publication which is what we're actually back to now <hes> and they the guys that started it were from the music industry so they started fater more out of access to music because they were doing a lot of non traditional early early day street team digital marketing for record labels for specific releases so they would have the first outkast album before it would be serviced to survive vibe or a rolling stone or is it then they didn't have print or journalism or magazine experience but they had this access and felt like they needed the document cemented so that's how feeder started <hes> was based on this early access so started as an emerging music magazine where it was artists that you weren't really that familiar with yet which called plan cover no coal plan the cover at the time it could have been at some point at some point so what what was interesting to me because i was a journalism major in college i grew up with my father was a newspaper editor at newsday and a writer you know for forty six years and i was obsessed with <hes> you know just music journalism and when i came out of college i got a job at spin on the business side of the magazine and you know it was. Was it like you said before. It was a very different time is very circulation driven. The whole business model was based on selling ads growing your circulation and your rape base so for me what happened was is because of that. I was at points in time at both of those publications where they were either sold <hes> quincy jones and and the people <hes> bob miller bought spin and brought it into the family with vibe and the source hit such a big mass kind of mainstream removed that you know to go up from there is hard and you have to really do things that weren't in your dna and your original mission statement so what happened was isley. Spin spin is an example is where it was the quote unquote alternative to rolling stone. They were putting artists like p._j. Harvey and tori amos and you know rage against the machine on the covers when rolling stone was now starting to put david letterman and buffy the vampire slayer as they were trying to become so big and more of like and entertainment weekly than an actual music and cutting edge lifestyle magazine which was in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight and for its earlier years so i think the example is when spin got sold. They started putting a lot of pressure to grow the circulation because it wasn't an independent privately held company any longer by bob optus tony junior who is a big music fan and believe in you know promoting these kind of upcoming artists they started putting kid rock and creed and natalie attlee imbruglia and really experimenting with very mainstream things that never fit or seem to fit with the original mission statement was for spin <hes> so you know you can call it selling out but i think what it did was alienated. The core audience of those music publications that came there for something in the first place and then those magazines evolved because of the business pressures so you know put became much less of a challenge much more predictable like you knew jay z. He had an album coming out he'd be on the cover of the source you know so that's like and then in ninety nine ninety eight you started hearing things like lime wire napster during the internet and all of a sudden those long lead publications couldn't really compete with the discovery nature of music anymore so they by the time these the longley publications came out everyone already listened to anne knew about a new of everything that was going on through the internet so you know when i was growing up as an older person had to go into record stores to find you know different genres of music and it was very intimidating. If you hurt someone talk about dancehall you're like dance all for for that now. Dancehall type it in two seconds and you're listening to dancehall like through napster and lime the accessibility to music and all of these genres were so far reaching now that it usurped. I think the purpose of the longer lead you know print titles so when fader first came out was really interesting and caught my eye was that the first issue i saw was the third issue had had most f- on one side and back with the angelo together on the other side and and i didn't really know of who those people were and i thought it was really interesting so i think that around ninety nine when fader started hit this inflection point where the kids were now growing up with accessibility to every genre of music there was not like spin the alternative music magazine ad source and x._l. The hip hop magazines you you know it was here's something that's really reflecting of. What's kind of going forward you know and in multiple genres of music like someone even myself i was i call myself from the walk this way generation which is seeing you know the convergence of rap crossing over into the the mainstream and i think you know starting to really get into music in nineteen eighty six in one thousand nine hundred seven all that just became like second nature to when i was listening to led zeppelin classic rock or public enemy and rock him and you know the fat boys and the beastie boys and run dmc. It was all l. cool to me. It didn't matter it wasn't segmented so i think when failure came out it kind of like captured this moment in time that was really well well timed <hes> because it was speaking to people that had that accessible so it had some kind of advantage over some of its bigger competitors that had gone very broad. Yeah i think what fader was at that. Moment was what was kind of a combination of the best of all of those other publications from when they first started and with what their original missions were when you look at spin starting in nineteen eighty five and rolling stone starting in nineteen sixty eight they were counterculture. They were edgy. Spin was writing and hiv aids column which it was crazy at the time you know very alternative rolling stone. Had you know a crazy investigative journalism pieces and p._j. O'rourke and all those hunter thompson awesome you know the things that they were doing so i think it just you know fader came out with this like fresh voice that was speaking like a and not to sound cliche but he was speaking to this new new generation of really hardcore music fans but the same kind of secular pressures i guess as they call them in the business world you know were exempted right. I mean in two thousand and two thousand nine <hes> if particularly if it's print advertising driven <hes> music industry's gone through a lot of changes <hes> explain that inflection point and sort of how the business needed to pivot because a lot of a lot of competitors didn't really make it as they were or made it in in shrunk informs ripe right. I think being that failures mission was to cover kind of what's next in music and knowing that we weren't going to be able to rely on celebrity for any kind of real scale or mass reach. I think early on <hes> we were very <hes> very interested in doing events and like not only just putting an artist that you've never heard ever seen before on the cover of national magazine but also like doing events bringing those artists out to perform live and finding ending ways obviously early days internet to continue the conversation online so it wasn't just like you were an emerging print magazine and then had to move onto the next issue you talk about a whole new host of people you're able to like start building the brand in other ways and be a little bit more diverse so i think because we did events early on and it gave us a like a real strategic advantage in that everyone then started to do events and i think we had an expertise and ability ability to do events that became a huge ultimately a huge revenue stream for was his fader fort back fater four was just eighteen years gold <hes> and i think that's become you know it's become a one plot digital platform for us like almost like a second brand go to to the fader <hes> but in two thousand eight when print advertising was decimated we were able to kind of lean lean more on these events and really lean on the fact that the events gave us a little bit more of like a multidimensional approach because we couldn't we wouldn't wooden of survived if it was just the print advertising or just going online or going online because there was display advertising even at that point in time was <music> very you know <hes> is very <hes>. It was unknown territory. The dollars were like pennies on the dollar versus what that the meaningful meaningful print advertising before collapsed was you know so like from a c._p._m. Standpoint from a total gross revenue standpoint it didn't it's not like one. Just filled filled the gap on the other side so for us. I i do point to the fact that we did tons of events and were able to really like you know you get brands involved on a multiplatform level <hes> so i guess like ten years ago or so probably ninety percent print right y- yeah yeah so what is it today. <hes> percentage wise print is probably i would say in like the twenty to thirty percent of the total revenue pie. <hes> experiential is probably the biggest experiential in video because through video. It's that means not only only us creating our own proprietary fater video but we also do a ton of white label video content for big brands so that come to us for ours boris that iq our ability to understand how to work with artists so companies land access to the art and i think that's the the real like magical thing about failure of over the years i think when you strip everything away is the artist access that we have because we have double down on these artists so early on in their career when no one else is giving them that type of platform yet that we've been able to establish these you know great long running relationships with both those artists and their management and not not have to go through agents or middle middleman like give an example of that an artist the the stuck with for i mean they were smaller. I guess when you started working <hes> i mean artists like i think drake is a great example <hes> just because of how he is and how big it's gotten he did make it. I think it started at the bottom apparently <hes> no but drake used to come up to our office and plus music and he was a great guy and very humble <hes> and you know he almost kind of sold us on you know <hes> on his his skills and we started we did a blog post you know of one of his early songs and it did really well and then <hes> and we put him on the cover in two thousand nine. It was his first. I ever magazine cover. We went up to toronto. You went to the nursing home with him to see his grandmother mother. We spend time at his house. <hes> and we just did like a lot that i think no one had done with him at that point because he wasn't really anyone yet and i think that's what our dna really is is like kind of curated and identifying people that we believe in their music and their longevity of
"david letterman" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"I just haven't been back but it was a great experience. A great great experience i i enjoyed it so you kind of get back in touch with the world yeah yeah <hes> and boy it's changed <hes> and yeah and and but the but the best part is you know i get to do stuff <hes> with with my son who is now sixteen and how how old are your kids nine and eleven and they're both boys right <hes> the eleven year old girl nine year old boy girl good yeah and tell me the difference there what what is it like because they're are two years apart and they're going to be different in personality going to be different in attitude. What do you perceive ignores the difference. We're lucky that they're good buddies for one one thing. I think maybe that's a boy girl. You got another another trout behind their pals. They're pals which is good yeah but i always say all. The stereotypes are true uh-huh. She's she is a girl through and through and he's a boy coming off not on his head that he can't explain where he got them wants to throw things and and he all whenever i get home dad let's wrestle. It'll just tackle me under the bed and i think that's an instinctive thing that my daughter doesn't necessarily do right and so what is what. What is there buddy ship like do they. I mean do they go and do stuff together or they're not competing for anything. I think that's part of it. Yeah different sets of friends and they yeah they'll play basketball together. That's just kinda yeah. Which is all you can ask yeah this and <hes> i suppose at some point that that friendship might be strained bit yeah but i i bet if it is <hes> is no guarantee that it would be that it'll come back together and cement for life which is about the best gift you could leave these. I've got a sister. They're two of us. She's my little sister. We had just that same kind of go out and you come back and get no better friend in the world i <hes> i i wish harry had a <hes> a sibling for that. <hes> people always say well. You know you're not you're not going to be the kid's best. I read. You got to be an ice screw that i you know look at. How much longer am i going to be around. I wanna be the best friend but he's not keen on. It's like oh my god this bird. What is it oh it's goose never to goose relax false alarm yeah boss alarm so harry's as as he moves into his teen years is not hanging out with dad as you'd hope that's right that's it neither is his mother <hes> but <hes> yeah a and i think i've mentioned this before. Harry and i are alone one saturday morning and <hes> we're just breakfast and i like to cook <unk> for harry but harry doesn't like me to cook. He likes mom to cut her for life and i keep saying what my parents used to say to me you know harry. This is not a diner diner. We don't have a menu right. You just can't run down the specials. You're gonna eat what we have beat inside said <hes> <unk> harry <hes>. Have you had breakfast this morning and harry says to me. I'm not sure and i just thought oh lord. What have i done the kid. The kid doesn't know if he's had breakfast. Is that an and you. You know as a parent you think is. Is this a sign mindset that he doesn't know if he's had breakfast lord crazy now. They're actually jumping. Come late. Nope busca were to keep your eye on the water. The waiters get the waiters ready. It's funny harry. He's very funny yeah. He's very funny in a in in a <hes> sneaky way <hes> and <hes> yeah he he amuses me. He's great entertainment but i recognize what when i was his age <hes> my dad and i you know we like once a month. We do something together you know but he was working six days a week and <hes> <hes> you know barely make enough money to feed the three of us and it was a different deal life. <hes> i think you and your dad probably had a pretty close relationship. We did but he was working to yeah. I think yeah i mean i work hard to be there for guys yeah. It's <hes> and i tell you the only <hes> at at my age <hes> and you know this is no breakthrough revelation but <hes> the the most most secure i ever feel is is when i'm around myself us and i didn't expect that there are two things i didn't expect. I sure didn't expect that and the other the thing. I didn't expect when he was born. Just how funny these kids are just endless entertained. That's what i say. The best data dated dinner my two kids. That's the most fun you have the most comfortable you are yeah. They start rattling off some story about some kid at school and they're just funny. Yeah not funny because they're your kids. They're actually and they're they're. Little activities of the stuff are <hes> yeah. It's it's good thank you for listening to the sunday. Sit down podcast stick around to hear more from david letterman including how he would approach the topic of donald trump if he were still on late night t._v. Josh.
"david letterman" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Hey guys willie geist here with another episode of the sunday. Sit down podcast and i'm going to take the liberty of bonus a very special episode. The sunday's account high castes gasp because my guest is an american icon agai. You haven't heard much from or seen much of since he left late night four years ago. The legend david ledermann dave is getting ready for the second season of his netflix show called my next guests needs no introduction. You might remember in season one. He interviewed people like like president obama jay z. Tina fey malala george clooney among others another season coming now with guests like conway ellen kalinda gates tiffany haddish were some that he's announced so the way this happened to the way this came to be was a simple email from dave's rep who said i'm. I'm gonna put dave out for an interview for the second season. We'd love to do it with you. You know what i said we can find probably some time in our schedule for david letterman for god's sakes so so what we did was figuring out what dave wanted to do and what dave wanted to do was to go fly fishing. We went up in westchester county new york about an hour outside new york city north of manhattan and we i went to the great they shop the bedford sportsman in cross river new york where my buddies charlie and todd who also happen to be dave's buddies we share a bait shop dave and i do we went got baited up to go fly fishing then we went and we stood in a stream for about an hour and fished ashed and fished and fished and i'm just gonna go ahead and tell you right now. We didn't catch a damn thing not a single fish but when you got the waiters on your standing in the stream shooting with david letterman. It's kind of okay that you're not catching fish. Once we finished. We just had a couple of adirondack chairs to paint the picture for your right next to the stream. You might hear the stream in the background. When we're talking during our conversation you'll also hear dave time and again laughing but then a little frustrated because behind me the fish are jumping brown trout surfacing in going back under wondering where we're all these fish when we were standing in that stream for an hour outside chance chance are big camera crew who was also in the water with us might have scared them off. Can i blame the crew for us night. Catching fish dave while we were fishing blame the fish he said willie were doing our our part. The fish have to live up to their end of the bargain. Dave and i talked about his life since late night as i said he left four years ago we talk about what he's been up to. Since then his sixteen year old son harry has been at the center of what he's been up to since then also his discovery of costco. It's funny talking to david thank for thirty five years during his career he was in a bubble that took him from home to the office in back home. He wasn't aware of things like telephones. He gets into just just an amazing bank front conversation with the great david letterman right now on the sunday sit down podcast dave. Thanks for doing this. Thank you very very much for doing this and thank you to everybody <hes> in support and production. It's very it's very nice. I appreciate it. I just have a disclaimer here <hes> i. I'm <music> so embarrassed because people who actually know how to fly fish will look at this and say well. Let's just put him in the waiting pool. I i know i know i made a fool of myself. I know embarrassed myself but you know here's the important thing willie i had a i had a fun day and isn't that the story of fishing for me. It is is yeah so all of those purists out there too bad. You know you're not having as much fun as we are. You had fun right did i. That's all it counts else where else he is standing in the middle of a stream with buddy. That's right throwing a fly in there. Yep yep and we're n y. You know who knows we may still get a fish. I think we're not finished yet. There's plenty of sun out here. So what's your analysis. That's high new. What's what's your analysis of what went wrong out there on the water for us. <hes> i always believe it's my lack of the ability my lack of patience <hes> as a certain amount out of intuition that is <hes> eventually woven into the fabric of <hes> fly fishing. I've seen guys. I one time eh stream in montana. I said to my buddy. I said we haven't caught anything all day. It was just like this and you know me. It's it's the way i cast oh. There's just rose rose right out there at the minute. We step out yeah well. We we wouldn't have gotten anyway. We had one or both paddles <hes> i. I said it was a bus of day and i said just give me a fish and so he cast about the thirty feet away bank. I cast beautiful brown trout about like that and i and i said come on your something. That's it do it again. Second cast bang same place same result to two fish brown trout about like that so there's people like that then there's people you know like you and me yeah. I mean you may evolve into one of the great fly fishers <hes> of the world. It seems it seems very unlikely the i always thought it was me and my dad always thought it was him. I think all is another one holy crap. They're really really certain a come on anyway. No i think i think there i think there is something about that attitude because if if you have confidence or or indifference i think you're going to have better luck than if you're wired for success there clearly. We're not there exists so i i say i've got to ask you. Dave is the beard the first one. I said i was gonna come talk to you they said does he still have the beard and said i don't know if he has the beard. I'll report back okay well here. It is do i haven't it appears to do ooh yeah so tell me more about the beard well you tell me about your to pay. I you know i've been waiting to use that line for four years <hes>. I wish i had a story. <hes> it started out. I was just tired of shaving and then now. I'm afraid to see what's under there so well. You know there. It is that's it. That's pretty much not a statement. Not belt asks nope. Initially it was just pure. I'm tired of shaven <hes> <hes> and then it the longer it went to the you know i i wake up and i forget that i have honestly really yeah. Are you aware of the the frenzy that ensued when the first photograph of you came out a couple of years ago you were jogging something that yeah well first of all photos of me jogging would caused a frenzy <hes> and then a guy at a beard but i i like in myself to <hes> you would remember this. <hes> howard hughes come stumbling out of the desert in las vegas and is picked up by melvin dumars and it's it's that howard hughes stumbling out of the desert. Look that i'm going to four wow. There's a deep reference. Yeah that's impressive. Thank you so people who love you. You've been off the air four years now coming up here. I just wonder what is what does dave do like what's his day to day yeah. What is your routine. Is it about your son. Is it about fishing well on a good day. It's all about my son and fishing <hes> every day is about your kids of course as you know <hes> but but practically speaking and i'll tell tell you something really <hes> <hes> when when <hes> i was on the air <hes> i didn't really have a sense of any sort of grader raider experience than just being on the air and since i stopped to be on the air people are really really nice to me and i find it so gratifying whether they're lying or not it's just a wonderful thing to have people come up and and express us what what i believe to be is semi realistic sentiment <hes> and it's delightful <hes> were they not previously nice to you. Well tasing pond of saying. He used to be a lot of areas. Get him. He's over there but you don't expect it to be a factor actor this this far out but like today i got up early and started looking for a deal on walk in tubs and and now here i am with you you walk in tub. Yeah like the infomercial tells us those are nice so we know they're not going to leak. The always been my question tub with the door. There's another one holy god this all of a sudden. It's like <hes> we're we're in the yellowstone skilled fishermen we are we get out just might not you know the instinct yeah the instincts of a fisherman <hes> so let's talk about the show the netflix show season two coming back incredible lineup the first time present the united states iraq obama jay z. tina fey stern allow hours during the whole list <hes>. Who can we expect the season well. I think <hes> <hes> equally impressive to me <hes> and <hes> it's <hes>. I don't know what order they happen. In and <hes> <hes> tiffany haddish <hes> woman. I did not know and found her. It'll be delightful <hes> and and and what a horrifying story yes <hes> and has survived and beyond survived survived has failed and has a huge heart and crazy funny and and just really smart you. You know it's it's magnetic yeah. I was from another one man. Are you put me on <hes>. She was great kanye west. <hes> i really <hes> when i was done with kanye i kind of felt like <hes> <hes> i wanted to <hes> <hes> you wanna kinda father him <hes> and i think he's in good hands and i think he's a he so oh <hes> artistically smart yes. What's that experience like for. You're going to go do an interview with connie west. What do you want to get out of that. How do you approach something something well. I was frightened. I honestly because <hes> i had only met him a couple times on the show and i knew that you know depending on the day eh you weren't quite sure which path you were going to be on but the the thing we started out with <hes> was he was working on what he calls this sunday service and i didn't know what to expect and we the group of us didn't know what to expect and we went to it early. <hes> in a.
An Interview with David Letterman
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"david letterman" Discussed on Ellen on the Go
"Hi, it's Ellen Degeneres. Welcome to my podcast. We're gonna listen to some of the best moments from the show, and it's going to be hosted by four executive producers that I love happy listening on today's episode of Ellen on the go. It's a big day on Ellen on the go guys. It's a big day David Letterman, the one and only David Letterman reminisces on the Ellen show about many things, including our very own Mary be calm. That's right. You heard Eddie Ben Stiller plays around the five. Second rule. Offset of migos fame opens up about his car accident and about how he got Cardi B back and Ellen dishes on some life lessons. Inspired by Taylor swift. I'm Ed glavin. I'm Andy last ner. I'm Mary Connolly. I'm coming leaving the second. This is Andy on the go and. But really today this this. We're going to kick off talking about Mary Connolly, we're gonna things we're gonna talk about Mary Connolly up. We're gonna talk about David Letterman. Sure. And and Mary Connolly for those who don't know came up on the David Letterman show started as the receptionist worked her way up to producer produced all the celebrity guests for Dave. But also developed a relationship with Dave where she was kind of one of the favorites and he'd play baseball with her in the office. He put her on the show where she would throw footballs with actual NFL quarterbacks because she knew how to throw a football and things came full circle for you. They last week with Dave. And why don't you tell everyone? Well, it's true. I started out as a and NBC and then got hired to work on late night with David Letterman and stayed through into the transition to late show with David Letterman CBS, and I had a great friendship with Dave. We had a we had a lot of. Fun together, and I would brief him on segments. I was a segment producer there, and I would brief him on segments. And while I would do that. We would either toss a football or toss the baseball when I left the show. It was a it was a tough. It was a tough split bittersweet. I'm sure it was bittersweet because I just said that I was leaving. I didn't give the show a chance to make me an offer to get me to stay. I you had made up your mind to move to California. And that that hurt Dave's feelings and understandable understand now seventeen years later, David Letterman appears on the Ellen show. Yes. And all that just washed away and his fondness for you was really really fun to to see and be around it. It was it was very sweet low obvious. How much she loved you? So sweet well heave. It will play. What will play you a clip this? I will be this is going to be Dave telling the story about Dave and Mary. Having a cash for the baseball. To sixth floor of thirty rock the fourteenth fourteen Ed floor, so only eight stories higher the floor, and and a baseball going through the window. So let's start with that take a listen to that we're back with David Letterman. And I am fortunate enough when I started this show sixteen years ago, we had a great group of executive producers one of which is Mary who was a producer on your show for years. But Kosei Mary was a producer on the show for years. How many years ten years I was at the show. Macro tenure but more than a producer..