- Olivia: Gets her snack on during music breaks.
Earlier today we showed you photos of Olivia Wilder hobnobbing with Chelsea Handler and Heather McDonald of E!’s Chelsea Lately. It’s only fitting, then, that we new give you a second dose of the Olivia Wilder Times host.
Olivia, who hails from Scottsdale, Ariz., has recently interviewed such bold-face names as actor Tom Conti, comedian Gilbert Gottfried and pop legend Jackie DeShannon. If that weren’t impressive enough, this Friday, she’s got Entourage star – and GoodFellas hottie – Debi Mazar!
So if you’ve yet to check out Olivia’s show, Friday would a perfect time to start. In the meantime, sit back and soak up this latest in our weekly SoundBits series, which shows you a side of BlogTalkRadio hosts you may not know.
Give us a 15-second pitch for your BlogTalkRadio show – why should listeners tune in?
Olivia Wilder Times is a show, simply put, about love. Love of life, love of humanity, love of laughter. Whether I’m interviewing a celebrity guest, or just having a “party,” you can expect at least a smile or two. And if I’ve succeeded, you’ll leave with a lighter spirit, and maybe a laugh. I’m all about positivity and optimism.
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
That I’ve had a lot of health challenges in my life – and that I’m a pretty decent portrait and figurative painter, who has sold many commissions. I guess those are pretty dichotomous things!
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
The humorous side of me says, Ted Baxter [played by the late Ted Knight] on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. But seriously, Charles Kuralt. I loved his “On the Road” series. He was all about humanity and hope. A truly special person.
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
Tough one – there are so many! Maybe Steve Martin, because just looking at him makes me smile. I love his goofiness.
As we speak, what are you wearing?
Besides a big smile? I don’t think you really want to know!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?
While hosting my show? Hmmm. Once I played a tune just so I could go and get some chips and salsa and eat a couple before the song was over. I was starving because the chat room was talking about food! But nothing ever so unprofessional when I had a guest.
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