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BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Fran DrescherEveryone knows this voice! From The Nanny to cancer survivor, Fran Drescher is a little ball of dynamite! She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of the lovable ‘Miss Fine’ on the CBS hit series, The Nanny, a show she also created, and executive produced. Fran recently wrote her second New York Times best seller based on her cancer experience, Cancer Schmancer, for which she received the prestigious National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Writer’s Award. Tune in here.

CE. Vincent Martinezhloé Taylor Brown talks to E. Vincent Martinez about his fast, fantastic and fabulous life and lifestyle as a “STYLE” Power Player, Philanthropist, and one of the world’s top celebrated Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers. Tune in here.

Jane EspensonSci-fi television writer Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Buffy, BSG, Torchwood) will join host Barbara Barnett to discuss the current Once Upon a Time season, including her latest episode, and her other projects, which include her hit web series Husbands. Tune in here.

Drew BledsoeThe HITS Radio Show welcomes in former NFL Quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Drew Bledsoe to talk about his 13 year NFL career, the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII and more. Tune in here.


Jesse EppsHear from Natonal Treasure, Jesse Epps, who was one of Dr. King’s best friends and closest confidants. Jesse was with Dr. King on the day Dr. King was assassinated. He believes his life was spared so he could further the mission of Dr. King. Tune in here.

Bill EwingFormer Vice-President of Columbia Pictures, Bill Ewing. During Bill’s 15 years at Columbia Pictures, he supervised production of 100+ feature films, including Awakenings, A League of Their Own, My Girl, Groundhog Day, Age of Innocence, The Patriot, and more. Tune in here.

Faith Renee EvansMulti-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist. New York Times best-selling author. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur. With so many hats to be worn, it is undeniable that Faith Renée Evans has a little something for everyone. Tune in here.

W. Kamau BellThe host of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which airs on FX will be covering the festivities at this year’s American Indian Society’s 2013 Inaugural Ball. On this episode, W. Kamau Bell talks about his career, his new show, and why he wants to hang out with American Indians. Tune in here.

Joshua AdamsCompared to the vocal styling of great modern rock singers Chris Cornell and Myles Kennedy, Joshua Adams’ ability as a rock vocalist is at a level rarely achieved within the genre. On-Air with Douglas chats with Joshua about his music and career. Tune in here.

Diamond Dallas PageDiamond Dallas Page has gone from being a notorious professional wrestler, to inspirational and motivational Yoga Master! DDP stops by to talk about his phenomenal career, his inspiration and what got him where he is today. Tune in here.

Melissa Joan HartMGN Radio welcomes the talented actress and television director Melissa Joan Hart to discuss family and television. She’s best known for her title roles in the television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Melissa and Joey. Tune in here.

Kevin MazurRenowned Rock and Roll photographer Kevin Mazur tells the story of the paparazzi and the point of view of the celebrities they hound in the documentary film, $ellebrity. Kevin joins host Robin Milling to discuss controversial issues which include ‘are celebrities’ children fair game?’ Tune in here.

Comedian and Last Comic Standing Alonzo Bodden

BlogTalkRadio welcomes Alonzo Bodden, comic, last comic standing and comic judge to the network. Bodden describes his humor as “Cynically Good-natured” which explains his broad appeal.

Alonzo Bodden Today at 2pm ET (click to listen), In My Pajamas Show brings Bodden to you for an exclusive interview. Alonzo has appeared on TV’s LAST COMIC STANDING, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN, MAKE ME LAUGH, FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS, THIRTY-SOMETHING, POWER RANGERS, THE CRAIG KILBOURNE SHOW, THE APOLLO. He was the first comedian invited to appear on THE KEENAN IVORY WAYANS SHOW and has appeared on many other comedy shows. He’s also got an acting career with roles in BRINGIN DOWN THE HOUSE, THE GIRL NET DOOR, ANGEL, GROUNDED FOR LIFE, and PROFILER among others.

Alonzo strives to find humor in the commonality of our life experiences and transcend the race and gender boundaries that separate us.

Tom Farley Jr., Author of The Chris Farley Show

Chris Farley was a star of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and movies such as TOMMY BOY and BLACK SHEEP. Tom Farley, Jr., Chris’s older brother, is president and managing director of the Chris Farley Foundation, which educates young people about substance abuse and addiction.

ChrisFarleyShow Today at 1pm ET (click to listen), Mr. Media welcomes Tom Farley, Jr. to BlogTalkRadio for an engaging, exclusive interview about Chris Farley the man, the book “The Chris Farley Show,” and Chris Farley the legend.

“The Chris Farley Show” is an evocative and harrowing portrait of a family trapped by addiction, a father forced to bury a son, and a gifted and kindhearted man ultimately torn apart by the demons inside him.

Reno: 911 Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey on BlogTalkRadio

Dr. Blogstein welcomes another slew of amazing Tuesday night guests to BlogTalkRadio including actress Wendi McLendon-Covey.

wmc.jpgTonight at 9pm ET (click to listen), actress and comedienne Wendi McLendon-Covey joins the good Doctor and Dangerous Lee for an exclusive interview.

McLendon-Covey is known for her role as Deputy Clementine Johnson on Comedy Central’s Reno 911!, a role – the good Doctor tells us – which awarded her #10 on Maxim magazine’s TV’s Best Nymphos list. She’ll also be talking about Cops 4 Causes, a charity organization whose kick off party she’ll be hosting this Thursday.

bagoftoys.jpgAlso on the program, the band Bag of Toys helps celebrate this weekend’s unofficial beginning of summer and Jen Lancaster, author of “Such a Pretty Fat.”

Indiana Jones Tribute Show on BlogTalkRadio

Indiana Jones In anticipation of the long-awaited “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” the Movie Geeks unite to celebrate the legendary series of ‘Indiana Jones’ films with special guests and fond memories.

Tonight at 10pm ET (click to listen), the Movie Geeks whip up an Indiana Jones tribute. Special Guests include the filmmakers behind the ‘Indy Fans’ tribute, actor Ric Young (a major part of the beginning of Temple of Doom), the webmaster of and possibly more!

If you love Indiana Jones (who doesn’t, really?) and you’re as excited about the new flick as we are, you won’t miss this show.

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Tears for Fears Rocker Curt Smith

Everyone wants to rule the world, but perhaps none more than Curt Smith from Tears for Fears.

CurtSmith Curt Smith is the musician, singer and songwriter who co-founded the group Tears for Fears. A 10-year Los Angeles resident, Smith will release his second solo album, “Halfway, pleased” via his own KOOK Media imprint on May 20.

Today at 2pm ET (click to listen), he’ll join BlogTalkRadio Today with hosts Shaun OMac and Eric Olsen for an exclusive interview.

From The BlogTalkRadio Vault

You’ll see on the homepage today we’re featuring some of our content from the Best of Page.

Our hosts have reeled some great guests onto the network in the time we’ve provided this platform. Occasionally, we like to remind long time listeners and introduce the Best of Page to the new listeners.

Whether you come to BlogTalkRadio for one particular show or host, with over 82,000 shows in the longtail, BlogTalkRadio has lots of other outstanding exclusive content you should check out.

So, From the Vault this week:

Brad Pitt
The megastar spoke about his Make it Right project in New Orleans
Yoko Ono
Replay of the exclusive live interview with artist Yoko Ono about the Beatle years
John McCain
BlogTalkRadio’s exclusive interview with the Republican presidential nominee

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Phil Donahue

Phil Donahue, acclaimed journalist, beloved personality, and producer and director of the film Body of War ( will join Movie Geeks United on BlogTalkRadio for a live exclusive interview about the film.

Phil Donahue Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine – wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War is Tomas’ coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war. The film is produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder. Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it’s like inside the body, heart and soul of this extraordinary and heroic young man. Donahue will be LIVE and taking your calls on Wednesday at 10pm ET (click to listen).