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National Teacher Appreciation Day: Most memorable TV teachers with ‘Watching TV’ author Wally Podrazik

John Landecker

Author of Watching TV, adjunct lecturer of Communications for the University of Illinois at Chicago, and historian Wally Podrazik joined John Records Landecker to discuss the most memorable TV teachers in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3950223/3950223_2022-05-04-043423.64kmono.mp3

4 May 2022

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2018.28 Get Back (Letterman) -- Wally Podrazik, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Fallon

When They Was Fab: Electric Arguments About the Beatles

Wally Podrazik returns with part two of our look at the Beatles and Late Night television.      Tom Snyder and Johnny Carson would bring former Beatles solidly into the world of late night.    As the seventies icons gave way to the next generation, Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Colbert, Corden and Kimmel would find newer and ever more inventive ways to engage and entertain America with interviews, bits and music from McCartney and Starr.


9 Jul 2018

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2018.27 Two Faced Man -- Wally Podrazik, Jack Paar, Dick Cavett, George Harrison, Gary Wright, Wonderwheel, John Lennon, Yoko Ono.

When They Was Fab: Electric Arguments About the Beatles

The viral success of Paul McCartney and James Corden led us to consider the Beatles appearances on American Late Night TV talk shows through the years.    The story starts with Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, the Tonight Show and moves on to Dick Cavett on ABC.   Walter Podrazik (co-author with Harry Castleman) of the classic Beatles books "All Together Now" (+ more) and television reference "Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television") joins us this week and next to talk a bit about the shows, the hosts and how the Beatles moved from a punchline to politically savvy young men with something to say.


2 Jul 2018

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258: Things We Said Today #258 - Author Wally Podrazik on the Beatles book 'All Together Now' and its sequels

Things We Said Today Beatles Radio Show

This week, Ken, Allan and Steve welcome our very special guest Wally Podrazik, the co-author (with Harry Castleman) of a pioneering set of Beatles discographies beginning with "All Together Now," followed up by "The Beatles Again?" and "The End of the Beatles?" Wally tells the fascinating story of the history of the books and how they were compiled and published at a time when computers were much less sophisticated than they are today. As we always do, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. You can send your comments to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear just about every week. Please be sure and write a review of our show on our iTunes page. If you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. And thank you very much for your continued support. Our download numbers have been rising steadily each week as more people discover us and it's all because of you! So we thank you very much for supporting us. 

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12 Jan 2018

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TV Doctors with Guest Wally Podrazik

BC Radio Live

Wally is a consulting curator at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications and an unabashed fan of pop culture at its best. His latest book is the expanded second edition of Watching TV: Six Decades of American Television. We'll tavel down memory lane to chat about the best and worst in prime

26 Feb 2013