Adam welcomes Natasha Leggero back to the show, this time filling in with the news. He goes right into a rant about the Chantix commercials, and other medical products that have insanely long disclaimers at the end of the advertisements. Adam eventually goes on a long rant about how we’re all being slowly depressed by overexposure of advertisements, and that 'lawyers are shaping our society'. He also spends more time complaining about airport security lines.
The top news story is Paris Hilton’s Vegas arrest. Recently there is some mystery surrounding her use of Twitter while in prison, and Adam wonders if we’re even judging her actions at this point. He and Natasha go on a jag about people becoming famous for sex tapes, and society’s apparent lack of shame. Adam also talks about watching the Emmys, drawing comparisons between Charo and Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara.
Also in the news is more on the Ground Zero Mosque. A politician is trying to get a tradition started to burn the Koran on 9/11, but Adam can’t believe that we’re still talking about this religion stuff in 2010. He goes on another huge rant, this time about people who won’t shut up about their religious views, and how they’re destroying society. Natasha tries to defend some of the brighter sides of religion, but Adam insists on comparing it to AA meetings and football rivalries.
Superfan Giovanni comes in studio with a big announcement regarding Adam’s movie commentary tracks. He also talks about seeing all of Adam’s recent live shows, and walking around the city with Adam talking about The Fast and The Furious series. Adam complains about movie prequels, and spends time praising Jane Lynch for all of her successes since being in The Hammer.
Giovanni also corrects Adam on a long-running misunderstanding about the North Hollywood shootout. In short, a bank robbery lead to police officers allowing one of the gunmen to bleed out, and later the mother tried to sue the police for letting her son die without sending an ambulance. Giovanni has done research, and confirms the mother was unsuccessful in her attempts to sue.
During the last part of the podcast, Adam riffs with Giovanni and Bald Bryan on a number of old stories from the Loveline days at Westwood One studios; the interviews, the disagreeable interns, and the complete lack of respect and professionalism he felt while working there. He talks to Natasha about the realities of working in the radio industry, and offers stories of Dr. Drew undermining him at every turn. He wraps it up by saying the only note he ever got from producers was ‘more calls and shut up.’
Get It On with Giovanni at: www.giopodcast.com
Listen to Natasha’s podcast at: www.lavendarhour.com
And check out Bald Bryan on The Film Vault, right here on the ACE network.
Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producers: Mike Dawson & Mike Lynch
Audio: Mike Dawson
Writer: Mike Lynch
Production Engineer: Logan Moy
Search: Katie Levine
Build and Edit: Katie Levine
Phones: Brian Meyer
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler