Rank #1: Liz Astrof - Episode 748
Steve Cooper talks with writer/producer Liz Astrof. Liz has served as an executive producer, a co-executive producer, a supervising producer, a producer and a writer for sitcoms in Hollywood for almost twenty years. Some of the shows she has worked on include The King of Queens, Becker, Raising Hope, Whitney, Last Man Standing, Two Broke Girls, Trial & Error and The Conners. She also recently had her first book published, Don't Wait Up: Confessions of a Stay-at-Work Mom, which has been garnering great reviews.
Sep 01 2019
Rank #2: Nick Feldman - Episode 752
Steve Cooper talks with musician Nick Feldman. Nick is best known for being co-founder of the band Wang Chung. Between 1983 and 1987 Wang Chung had five Top 40 hits including Dance Hall Days, Everybody Have Fun Tonight and Let's Go. The band recorded the soundtrack for the film To Live and Die in L.A. and had a song in John Hughes' movie the Breakfast Club. They recently released Orchesography which is a greatest hits compilation recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and still have a very active touring schedule.
Oct 05 2019
Rank #3: Kip Winger - Episode 738
Steve Cooper talks with musician Kip Winger. Kip is best known as being the front man for the band Winger. Kip's first commercial break came in 1984, when he co-wrote a song for Kix's third album and in 1985 he joined Alice Cooper's band. He left in 1987 to form Winger who broke onto the scene in 1988 with their self-titled debut which was a success, achieving platinum status and included the hits Madalaine, Headed for a Heartbreak and Seventeen. Throughout their career they have recorded 6 studio albums. As a solo artist he has released 5 albums and composed Conversations with Nijinsky that was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition category. His current project that just came out is the musical Get Jack that he co-wrote with Damien Gray. Find more out about him at www.kipwinger.com
Jul 18 2019
Rank #4: Taylor Nichols - Episode 771
Steve Cooper talks with actor Taylor Nichols. Taylor is best known for his roles in the Whit Stillman movies Metropolitan, Barcelona and the Last Days of Disco. He also appeared in the films Boiler Room, Congo, The American President, The Big Easy, Chappaquiddick and Jurassic Park III, as well as episodes of several TV series such as Murder She Wrote, NewsRadio, Chicago Hope, Judging Amy, The Mind of the Married Man, NCIS Criminal Minds, Dirty John, PEN15, The Rookie, Bones, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Mentalist, Perry Mason and many more.
Jan 16 2020
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Rank #5: Eddie Brill - Episode 678
Steve Cooper talks with stand-up comic Eddie Brill. Eddie he worked as the audience warm-up on The Late Show with David Letterman for seventeen years and for eleven of those years he was the Stand Up Comedy Talent Coordinator and was the creative director of the Great American Comedy Festival which honors Johnny Carson. He has taped more than 100 TV shows in six different countries, including ten appearances on The Late Show. His many acting roles include the FX hit series, Louie and the film 30 Years to Life with Tracy Morgan. He is also a 3-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Award Winner for Outstanding Male Stand-up Comic in NYC. In 2008, he received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the ECNY (The Emerging Comics of NY) and has been also honored with an Alumni Award of Distinction from Emerson College.
Mar 09 2018
Rank #6: Jamie Kennedy - Episode 772
Steve Cooper talks with actor/comic Jamie Kennedy. Jamie is best known for playing Randy Meeks in the Scream franchise and playing various characters in The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. He wrote and starred in the movie Malibu's Most Wanted and has been seen in other films such as Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, Extreme Movie, Son of the Mask, Boiler Room, Bowfinger, Three Kings and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. His TV credits include Criminal Minds, Lucifer, Heartbeat, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Kingdom, The Cleveland Show, Entourage and Ghost Whisperer.
Jan 23 2020
Rank #7: Albert Bouchard - Episode 677
Steve Cooper talks with drummer/singer/songwriter Albert Bouchard. Albert is best known for being one of the founding members of the legendary rock band Blue Oyster Cult who he played drums for an occasionally sang songs. In 1981 he left Blue Öyster Cult and began work on the music that would become the Imaginos record. In the late 80s, he performed with The Mamas & The Papas, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) and the Spencer Davis Group (Joe Bouchard was also a part of this). He has also played on records for Mike Watt (fIREHOSE, Minutemen) and Ritchie Stotts (Plasmatics) and produced records for amongst others Gumball, Heads Up and David Roter. In the 90s, his main musical project was The Brain Surgeons, with whom he has released several CDs on his own Cellsum Records label. Cellsum has grown to host a number of other artists, including Les Vegas, The X Brothers, David Roter and Helen Wheels. Most recently, he has reunited with his brother Joe and old friend Dennis Dunaway to form Blue Coupe, a power trio that gigs frequently in and around the Northeast US and Canada.
Mar 06 2018
Rank #8: Robert Hays - Episode 746
Steve Cooper talks with actor Robert Hays. Robert is best known for his role as pilot Ted Striker in Airplane! and its sequel, and for his role as Robert Seaver in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. During his career that has spanned over forty years some he has appeared in countless TV shows and movies such as Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, Angie, Cat's Eye, Starman, FM, Cutters, Touched by an Angel, Dr. T & the Women, and Sharknado 2. He has also lent his voice to Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series and Iron Man.
Aug 25 2019
Rank #9: Prescott Niles - Episode 755
Steve Cooper talks with musician Prescott Niles. Prescott is best known for being bass player for the band The Knack. Their hit single My Sharona went Gold in thirteen days and was the #1 song of 1979 and their debut album Get the Knack sold over six million copies worldwide. Prescott was lucky to have had the rare privilege to work with George Harrison for the soundtrack Shanghai Surprise and did an album with Josie Cotton which was in the movie and soundtrack Valley Girl. Since 2013 he has been touring with Missing Persons and is also in a new version of Gary Myrick & the Figures.
Oct 19 2019
Rank #10: Brian Duffy - Episode 675
Steve Cooper talks with chef Brian Duffy. Brian is perhaps most recognized from his abundant television appearances on the wildly popular Bar Rescue, where he tours the country (sometimes on his Harley Davidson) reforming failing bars and restaurants with his “tell it like it is” style. He made his on-camera debut on the Food Network series Date Plate and has appeared on countless segments on the DIY Network, HGTV, NBC, and Fine Living Network. Chef Duffy is also a regular to judge the Food Network series Beat Bobby Flay and has appeared on The Today Show since 2006 for the St. Patrick’s Day Irish cook-off. He even has his own line of signature spices, Duffified Spices as well as a line of T-Shirts, Kitchen aprons, Hats & chef driven Hand soaps and hosts the popular podcast Duffified Live.
Feb 28 2018
Rank #11: Robbie Grey - Episode 737
Steve Cooper talks with musician Robbie Grey. Robbie is best known for being lead singer for the band Modern English. Modern English formed in England in 1979. Their second album, After the Snow, contained the hit I Melt with You. That song charted in both the UK and USA and was featured in the 80's classic movie Valley Girl. The group disbanded in 1987, only to reform two years later and then disband after another two years. They reunited again in 1995 and have continued in various lineups since that time, with four fifths of the original lineup currently back in the band. They have released eight studio albums throughout their career and are currently on tour with The Alarm and Gene Loves Jezebel.
Jul 15 2019
Rank #12: Richard Lloyd - Episode 739
Steve Cooper talks with musician Richard Lloyd. Richard is best known as one of the founding members of the band Television. Television was an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970s New York rock scene. Their debut album "Marquee Moon" is often considered one of the defining releases of the post-punk era. They broke up after their second studio album in 1977 but recorded a third in 1992. As a solo artist Lloyd has recorded seven solo albums and has also been a session musician for the likes of John Doe and Matthew Sweet. His autobiography, "Everything Is Combustible" came out in 2017.
Jul 23 2019
Rank #13: Dana Olsen - Episode 770
Steve Cooper talks with writer/producer Dana Olsen. Dana is best known for writing the The 'Burbs that starred Tom Hanks. He has written the story or screenplay for such movies Inspector Gadget , Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Going Beserk and George of the Jungle. He also wrote for Laverne & Shirley and co-starred in the in the film Making the Grade. Most recently he was the creator of the Nickelodeon hit Henry Danger.
Jan 11 2020
Rank #14: Bruce Kulick - Episode 736
Steve Cooper talks with musician Bruce Kulick. Bruce has been playing guitar with Grand Funk Railroad since 2000. Previously, he palyed 12 years as a long-time member of the band Kiss and was a member of Union with John Corabi from 1997–2002 and Blackjack, with Michael Bolton as singer, from 1979–1980. in the late 70s he played rhythm guitar/lead guitar on tour with Meat Loaf's band alongside his brother Bob on lead guitar/rhythm guitar and he also has released 3 solo albums.
Jul 10 2019
Rank #15: Richard Barone - Episode 773
Steve Cooper talks with musician/songwriter/producer/professor/author Richard Barone. Richard pioneered the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos and then helped launch the chamber pop movement with his solo debut cool blue halo. He has also produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical genre. Collaborators have included Tony Visconti, Beach Boy Al Jardine, Sean Lennon, Dion, John Sebastian, Alejandro Escovedo, Donovan, Moby, the late Lou Reed, and American folk icon Pete Seeger. He has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and New York’s Central Park. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books and is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and The New School University of Jazz & Contemporary Music. Plus he serves on the Board of Governors of The Recording Academy and on the Board of Advisors of Anthology Film Archives.
Jan 26 2020
Rank #16: John Ashton - Episode 753
Steve Cooper talks with actor John Ashton. John is best known for his Detective Sergeant Taggart in the first two installments of the Beverly Hills Cops trilogy and as the rival bounty hunter to Robert DeNiro's character in Midnight Run. Throughout his career he has appeared in countless movies including Some Kind of Wonderful, She's Having a Baby, Breaking Away, King Kong Lives, Trapped In Paradise, The Shooter, Instinct, Little Big League, Curly Sue and Gone Baby Gone. He is also a veteran of TV working on such series as Dallas, The A-Team, Starsky & Hutch, M*A*S*H, The Twilight Zone, Police Squad, Hardball, JAG, King of the Hill, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and many more.
Oct 10 2019
Rank #17: Graham Parker - Episode 676
Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Graham Parker. Graham is best known as the lead singer of the popular British band Graham Parker & the Rumour who he recorded 5 albums with before their breakup and two after a reconciliation starting in 2012. He has recorded 14 solo albums and collaborated with such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Kate Pierson of the B-52s and Bill Janovitz on Buffalo Tom. In addition to his records, Parker published an illustrated science fiction novella, The Great Trouser Mystery in 1980. He published a set of short stories, Carp Fishing on Valium, in June 2000. His third book, the novel The Other Life of Brian, was realeased in September 2003. He also appeared in the Judd Apatow movie This is 40 and recently had a song appear on the HBO hit Crashing.
Mar 02 2018
Rank #18: Marc Price - Episode 680
Steve Cooper talks with stand-up comic/actor Marc Price. Marc is best known for his role of Skippy Handelman in the hughly popular sitcom Family Ties. He has been a working and touring stand-ip comic since his earlty teens and still headlines across the country. He has also appeared in various TV series, movies, hosted Teen Win, Lose or Draw and acted as a writer/producer for cable networks such as Disney Channel, Food Network, Animal Planet, GSN, Showtime and TBS.
Mar 20 2018
Rank #19: Scotty Morris - Episode 741
Steve Cooper talks with musician Scotty Morris. Scotty is best known for being the singer/songwriter for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. BBVD's originals rocketed the group into its first phase of stardom when You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight) and Go Daddy-O were featured in the 1996 indie film landmark Swingers. The film launched the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau and established BBVD as a cultural force beyond their home base of L.A. They have built a career through relentless touring and an impressive discography that includes the platinum selling Americana Deluxe. Their music has appeared in countless films, television shows, and trailers including Swingers, The Wild, Despicable Me, Family Guy, Phineas and Ferb, Malcolm In The Middle, Ally McBeal and have been widely used for years as part of television broadcasts of high profile sporting events including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and PGA. They have had numerous television appearances include Dancing With The Stars, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, Last Call with Carson Daley. They have also has shown true bipartisanship having played private events for the three of the last four presidents as well as events at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions on multiple occasions and they had an appearance in front of millions during the halftime show of the 1999 Super Bowl.
Aug 01 2019
Rank #20: Cherie Currie - Episode 743
Steve Cooper talks with musician Cherie Currie. Cherie is best known as being lead vocalist of The Runaways in the mid-to-late 1970s. After the Runaways, she became a solo artist and then teamed up with her identical twin sister, Marie Currie, and released 3 albums with her. She also had an acting role in the cult classic Foxes and recently released the album The Motivator with singer-drummer Brie Darling of Fanny.
Aug 07 2019