Category Archives: BlogTalkRadio

Eddie Huang on Rick Ross

On the first episode of his show Monosodium Glutamate, celebrity chef Eddie Huang and cohost Elena Bergeron talk about hip-hop and life in New York.

They mention rapper Rick Ross’s past as a corrections officer, saying that he “couldn’t run from it anymore” and asking “why should we care?” They mention that the revelation was at odds with his drug-dealing persona, but saying that most “never believed Ross” in the first place. He also mentions that Ross invested in rapper Wale’s now-suffering career.

Listen to the full episode here.

Almost Human’s Lili Taylor

Milling About talks to actress Lili Taylor. Taylor has appeared in such films as Say Anything and Mystic Pizza, as well as HBO’s Six Feet Under, and is currently starring in Fox’s sci-fi drama Almost Human.

Taylor talks about growing up, saying that her upbringing was “chaotic… but then, what family’s normal… we were average in our abnormalty.” She also talks about her current lifestyle, saying that she does “love the outside” but, unlike her character in the 2013 film The Cold Lands, is “not an off-the-gridder.”

Listen to the full episode here.

Horror documentarians Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills

America’s Most Haunted talks to documentary filmmakers Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills, directors of Chiller’s upcoming two-hour special Killer Legends. The special investigates famous urban legends and the true crimes behind them.

Zeman and Mills talk about the inspiration for the show, saying that “finding the [urban legends] that have some truth behind them,” is of interest to them, and that, although “all of them do have truth behind them… there needs to be some part of it that’s unanswered, and it’s the unanswered part that allows us to create these urban legends.”

Listen to the full episode here.

Moonrise Kingdom reviewed

ScreenPicks reviews the new film Grand Budapest Hotel. The film is the latest effort by Wes Anderson, director of The Royal Tennenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom. The movie stars Ralph Fiennes and F. Murray Abraham.

The critics say that Anderson is “just getting more and more interesting as a filmmaker” as his career progresses, and that the new film is “a lot funnier” than his previous work. “The feel, the look” of Anderson’s other films remain intact, and they agree that “if you like Wes Anderson, you’ll like this film.”

Listen to the full episode here.

Mobile Insights Radio

Cell Phones in Flight – Nirvana or Nightmare?

Most of us are familiar with being told to ‘turn off and stow away all portable electronic devices’ for take-off and landing. But that’s changing now – for better or for worse. Recently, the FAA lifted their ban on electronic devices, meaning that flyers could – potentially – use their gadgets from gate to gate.

In this month’s episode of Mobile Insights Radio with Steve Power Brown, Steve is joined by active airline pilot, air travel blogger and author Patrick Smith, and etiquette expert and former flight attendant Jacqueline Whitmore to discuss the pros and cons of the rule change that have greatly polarized the public and airline passengers. 

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Bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks

NorthWest Prime talks to Terry Brooks, bestselling fantasy author.

Brooks talks about the face of fantasy fiction today, saying that “the divisions between what boys read and what boys read was very well-defined” when he was younger, but that now “women are now perhaps predominant in the field of fantasy… this in turn encourages girls to read.” He says that it’s his “mission in life” to challenge the traditional gender roles of his readership, and that fantasy is “a wonderful field, and there are so many interesting stories being written.”

Listen to the full episode here.

Oscars post-show

Movie Geeks United have an Oscars post-show.

Of host Ellen Degeneres’ performance, they say that “there wasn’t any effort put into writing it… it almost seemed as if it was being improvised… I just didn’t think it worked, really,” although “she did a good job with what she was given, which is a very stale format.” They also mention such setbacks as John Travolta mispronouncing singer Idina Menzel’s name and just generally “lots of dead air.”

Listen to the full episode here.

Non-Stop reviewed

RU Instant Reaction Review reviews Non-Stop, Liam Neeson’s latest action vehicle.

The critics say that the movie “was really in a lot of ways a throwback to movies from the ’40s, which are awesome… it’s all about the suspense, not knowing who anyone could be, like Strangers on a Train.” They also say that “the bad guy’s own internal problems were interesting, I thought that was kind of a cool twist to put on it,” but also call other parts of the movie “completely boring.”

Listen to the full episode here.