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Oct 18, 2010

Adam teases a vitriolic rant scheduled for tomorrow’s show based on his past weekend in the Las Vegas Airport. For now, he’s here at The Happy Endings Bar, along with ESPN’s sports guy Bill Simmons, and Cousin Sal, ready to talk about the day’s games. Also joining them is guest musician Josh Gardner, soon to be an artist released through ACE Broadcasting. Josh plays a couple acoustic songs, and talks to the guys about Brett Favre’s level of sanity.

 

Cousin Sal goes over the various rankings for the season, and Adam talks about Tom Brady ’s past relationship to Bridget Moynahan, and also his current relationship with Bundchen. He then goes on a rant about celebrities who do nothing and still make millions.

 

Adam then jumps into a couple of stories; one involving a racing event with Jimmy Kimmel, and another about traveling with actor Fred Willard and his agent. As Simmons and Cousin Sal leave, Adam brings David Alan Grier to the couch. DAG jokes about the large crowd gathered at the recording, and talks to Adam about his friend’s wife dating after their divorce. The guys also talk about their daughter’s role models, and watching inappropriate movies with the family.

 

Josh Gardner is brought back to the couch to perform a couple more songs. They talk about their upcoming performance at the House of Blues in Boston, and Adam also mentions the release of his book and upcoming shows at the Atlanta Punchline. Rounding out the show, the guys talk a bit more about their Twitter followings, and Adam promises to sign any book jacket for fans who purchase the book.

 

Check out Bill Simmons at ESPN.com, and look for Cousin Sal weekly on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

 

David Alan Grier can be followed on Twitter @DavidAlanGrier. Or find out more info at www.davidalangrier.net

 

In today’s Stitcher Extra Content, Adam reviews his football picks for the weekend and compares the results. http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Lynch & Mike Dawson

Audio: Katie Levine

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Oct 15, 2010

Adam is joined by Mike Birbiglia today, who talks to Adam about writing his new book, ‘Sleepwalk with Me, and Other Painfully True Stories.’ Adam goes on a rant about his dog Molly costing him money with all the different procedures, yet still runs away when he gives her a treat. The guys also talk about people who obsess over their cats the way their do children, and Adam talks about his relationship with Sonny.

 

The conversation turns to adopted kids, and eventually to Hispanic and gay cultures. Mike talks about being lost in an LA neighborhood where nobody spoke English, and he was surprised to find the gas station attendant couldn’t even direct him. Adam complains about shitty gas station food, and the people who can’t determine how to spend their money on a decent meal.

 

Mike knocks the Carolla message boards for picking on him last time he was on the show, and also talks a bit about his sleeping disorder. In addition to mild sleep apnea, he has a dopamine deficiency that causes him to physically act out his dreams while he sleeps. Adam talks about how dangerous this medical condition is, and talks to Mike about how he parents supported him.

 

Adam asks Mike to give us a good sleepwalking story, and Mike talks about a nightmare he acted out while traveling. They also take a couple listener calls for Mike who ask him about his recent film work, and a work situation Mike got involved in. He and Adam discuss the hierarchy of the blue collar world, and Adam complains about the dicks who take delight in people that know nothing. Bringing the show full circle, Adam talks about a $50,000 mattress, and suggests Mike’s sleeping disorder could get him a discount.

 

 

Grab a copy of Mike’s new book, ‘Sleepwalk with Me, and Other Painfully True Stories,’ and find out live show dates at http://www.birbigs.com

 

Also pre-order Adam’s book, ‘In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks,” and listen to today’s Stitcher extra content, where Adam talks football picks with Nick Swardson. 

 

http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson & Mike Lynch

Audio: Mike Dawson

Writer: Mike Lynch

Build and Edit: Katie Levine

Phones: Brian Meyer

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Oct 14, 2010

 

Adam welcomes newsgirl Suzy McCoppin back to the show, and immediately talks about female guests who sit with their feet on the couch. Adam also discusses a blowout he had with Donny a while back about cleaning the carpets in the studio. Adam also announces the new Twitter contest (info here at adamcarolla.com), and talks about his book's release on November 2nd.

 

Adam also goes on a long rant about people who bring their dogs into inappropriate places, and complains about Bald Bryan letting his dog sit on his couch pillow. Suzy jumps into the news, listing off members of GQs list of Most Power Bald Men. They also discuss the hardcore hip hop band that shut down the 101 freeway, and Suzy tells her own story about shutting down traffic while filming a nude scene for a movie. The last news story deals with a guy trying to be a cop who got caught reading a book on how to beat a lie detector test.

 

Nick Swardson comes in studio to talk about his new Comedy Central series, 'Nick Swardson's Pretend Time.' Adam relates to visiting the Comedy Central building, and asks Nick about his relationship with Adam Sandler. They also talk an upcoming film that Nick was working on, and they both review the recently released film 'The Social Network.'

 

Adam then takes a series of listener calls for What Can't Adam Complain About. Of course Adam complains about a variety of items, including a long rant against Subway sandwiches. The group gets to talking about LA vs NY food, and Suzy mentions a story of meeting Nick at a restaurant in LA. They also discuss in detail several nude pictures that Suzy posed in for Playboy.

 

Heading back into the news, Suzy mentions the story of rapper T.I. who helped talk a guy out of jumping off a building. They also list off the number of Subway restaurants in various cities to prove Adam's point that more Subway equals more dumbasses. Another news story involves a town in India overrun by Macaque Monkeys, and the final story involves the rescue of the Chilean Miners.

 

Watch 'Nick Swardson's Pretend Time' every Tuesday night at 10pm on Comedy Central.

 

And find out more about Suzy at: www.suzymccoppin.com

 

 

 

Adam returns with Suzy in today's Stitcher Extra Content for more details on the rescue of the Chilean Miners. Check it out: http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson and Mike Lynch

Audio: Chris Laxamana

Writer: Mike Lynch

Production Engineer: Logan Moy

Search: Katie Levine

Build and Edit: Katie Levine 

Phones: Brian Meyer

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

 

Oct 13, 2010

Adam opens the show by getting to know today's news girl, Jessica Golden. Adam also takes this chance to fill in listeners on the state of the show, and updates everyone on the release of his upcoming book. Adam thanks the fans for pre-ordering so many copies.

 

Jessica starts the news off with a story about a new Las Vegas hotel that's magnifying the sun and burning tourists. They also discuss George Michael's recent release from prison, which sends Adam on a huge rant about how terrible all of his music was. Other news stories involve the recent Obama rally, and Brett Favre's sexting scandal. Adam also rants about the lack of freedom that celebrities have with everyone videotaping everything.

 

Larry Miller comes in studio and jokes about the George Michael story. He and Adam talk about being long-winded, and end up creating an amazing new cellphone app. They also talk about horrible teachers, and the importance of Pop Warner football. Adam tells a story from backstage while taping Doug Benson's new show, 'The Benson Interruption' then talks about his greatest achievement ever as a football player. Before Larry heads out, they play a round of Hypothetical Questions.

 

Steven Weber sits down to talk about his new play, 'Enron'. He and Adam discuss the current mood in Los Angeles surrounding theater, and how difficult it is to get people to see shows. They also talk about Steven's career, starting big with TV series 'Wings' and moving forward from there.

 

Jumping into the rest of the news, Jessica starts with a couple who got married while running a marathon. This leads everyone into a conversation about some recent celebrity couples. While Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are renewing their vows, Courtney Cox and David Arquette have announced they are splitting up. Adam and Jessica talk about their experience interacting with David Arquette, and Steven brings up the intrusion fame can have on a relationship. Wrapping the show up, they talk about the world's largest pumpkin, and Adam talks about a contest known as PunkinChunkin.

 

Watch Steven Weber in 'Enron'. Running in Los Angeles October 20-24th. Purchase your tickets at: www.latw.org

 

Find more info on today's news girl at: www.jessicagolden.net

 

Also visit www.larrymillerhumor.com and subscribe to This Week With Larry Miller.

 

Keep your eyes peeled for Adam's performance on 'The Benson Interruption', premiering on Comedy Central Oct. 28th. If you live in LA and want to go to a FREE taping of Doug’s show, visit www.dougbensontickets.com or follow @DougBenson on Twitter for more info. 

 

In today's Stitcher Extra Content, Steven and Jessica stick around for a news story involving Nancy Grace. Hear it at: http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

 

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson and Mike Lynch

Audio: Mike Dawson

Writer: Mike Lynch

Production Engineers: Logan Moy and Cooper Sweeney

Search: Chris Laxamana

Build and Edit: Katie Levine 

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Oct 12, 2010

Adam sits down one-on-one with Rich Eisen, head of the NFL Network. Adam and Rich immediately jump into a discussion of sports star Deion Sanders, who Adam describes as a man with a motor. He also talks about his recent live shows, and talks about the Rams recent performance.

 

Adam talks with Rich about the satisfaction he gets from watching the NFL network. He takes the time to discuss changes he wants made to the game, including time out rules and raising the field goal line. Rich talks a bit more about how you can access the NFL network, and talks about the origins of the network and his history with Comissioner Roger Goodell.

 

Adam asks Rich about his schedule, and he breaks it down day by day so we get a sense of how busy he is. Rich also talks about his new podcast, The Rich Eisen Podcast, which runs a gamut of guests and is something he’s very excited about. Adam commiserates over Rich’s early morning call time, and also talks with him about the athletes who’ve performed on Dancing with the Stars.

 

Adam apologizes for being late to their interview today, and goes on a long rant about the café that screwed up their lunch order. From there, Adam ends up discussing his issues with people who poop in the workplace. Rich has a personal story relating to this very topic, and Adam also gets in good jabs at people who take took long pulling out of parking spots. Just before signing off, Adam proposes a brilliant new TV series idea.

 

Check out The Rich Eisen Podcast, available at RichEisen.NFL.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @RichEisen. 

 

Also listen to today’s Stitcher extra content, where Adam sits down to chat with Norm MacDonald. http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson & Mike Lynch

Audio: Katie Levine

Writer: Mike Lynch

Build and Edit: Katie Levine

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Oct 11, 2010

Adam sits down with Sports Guy Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal to discuss this week's games, Adam's visit to Texas and his amazing touchdown dance. Will Sasso then joins Adam to discuss his new TV show and movie and his muscular calves. 

Oct 8, 2010

Adam asks comedian David Cross about his recent visit to London. David says he was once there for six months, and often travels back and forth. They talk about the shrillness of the American accent, and how a British accent makes you sound smart even when you’re a dumbass. They also talk about the London paparazzi scene, and David is fascinated how people of a lower economic class can be so fascinated by rich people soap operas.

 

After a character breakdown of classic sitcoms like Good Times and Family Affair, David mentions that he once saw actor John Amos naked in a health spa. Adam complains about saunas with no steam, and talks with David about proper towel etiquette. Adam also talks about a naked guy he saw shaving in Las Vegas, and tells a story involving Ray from his bachelor party in Lake Arrowhead.

 

David talks about the NY hipsters, and people that consider themselves above trash TV, but do nothing but promote it by writing about it. He points out that if these people didn’t write snarky comments about it, no one would be writing about it period. Adam agrees, saying it’s ‘weird to dedicate your life to other people.’ David points out ‘it’s not even criticism. It’s just making obvious fun of an obvious thing to make fun of, and that’s all you do.’

 

The guys then spend time talking about their relationship with their fathers, quickly transitioning into a conversation about their sisters. Adam reflects that growing up in his house was just like growing up every man for himself—his sister was just another person trapped in the same situation he was. David talks about his trailer park sister, whom he has nothing in common with. He then talks about Thanksgiving dinner with the family, and bailing his sister out of prison.

 

The topic begins to revolve around the sensitive issue of money, and whether or not rich people should pay more in taxes. There’s a clear disagreement between Adam and David, but both guys get in excellent points to defend their view. David also talks about the pains of doing stand-up comedy back when he was first beginning, and agrees with Adam that Boston comedians have a mean energy and find joy in other people’s suffering.

 

Discover your own joy watching ‘The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,’ airing Fridays on IFC at 10pm. (Encores air Tuesday at 11).

 

Also check out Adam’s Football Picks in today’s Stitcher Extra Content: http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson and Mike Lynch

Audio: Mike Dawson

Writer: Mike Lynch

Search: Katie Levine

Build and Edit: Katie Levine

Production Engineer: Katie Levine

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Oct 7, 2010

The Adam Carolla Show welcomes Brody Stevens, as Adam is still performing live shows in Houston this week. Brody jokes that he’s wearing shorts on this very rainy day—not giving into the weather. He jokes about the Padres, discusses the origins of his name, and sings an original song accompanied by tambourine.

 

Brody then takes a series of listener calls, beginning with someone who remembers Brody from his open mic days at The Gotham. Another caller asks about the sketch comdy pilot The Right Now! Show, and Brody goes on a side story about meeting Michael Chiklis in a Starbucks. Lastly, Brody takes a call from a guy living in Studio City, and gives him some advice on the ladies.

 

After the break, Danielle Harris comes in studio, star of the new horror film, Hatchet II. They talk about the controversy surrounding the film: it was supposed to be the first unrated, uncut film distributed by a major theater chain, but AMC decided to pull it from theaters. Danielle hopes the film will be available via Video onDemand in the near future.

 

Brody talks to her more about starring in horror films, and admits that he himself was terrified of horror movies growing up. They talk about Danielle’s experience working in four separate Halloween films, and the superstitions of how being killed in a movie can affect your acting career.

 

Brody and Danielle also talk about growing up Jewish but never getting a bar or bat mitzvah. After some time, they go back to discussing Danielle’s new film, and review the cast of horror icons that are featured alongside her.

 

Finally, the guys take your calls for a round of Hobo Power. You tell us your stink story, and we'll rank the funk! 

 

For more info on today's guest, visit www.danielle-harris.org. Also check out Hatchet II, soon be on Video OnDemand.

 

Visit www.brodystevens.com, and spend more time hanging with Brody in today's Stitcher Extra Content! Check it out at: http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson and Mike Lynch

Audio: Mike Dawson

Writer: Mike Lynch

Search: Chris Laxamana

Build and Edit: Chris Laxamana

Phones: Brian Meyer

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Oct 6, 2010

Since Adam is doing shows in Texas, Paul Gilmartin is filling in as host. Guesting on the show is Jimmy Pardo, but Jimmy points out that normally Paul is the guest on his show. Paul says his plan for the show is to take calls discussing Awkward Sexual Moments. He tells his own story from his teen years, and Jimmy chimes in with his.

 

Jumping into your calls, stories vary from a guy who gruesomely lost his virginity, and a guy who dealt with a woman who had bowel control issues. Overall, Paul and Jimmy are horrified by some of the stories, wishing they were 'more fumbly' and 'less vomitty.'

 

In the second half of the show, Paul opens by contemplating where in time he would go if he had a time machine. He starts discussing guitar player Django Reinhardt, an incredible musician who played with two fingers. They also talk about Tony Iommi, who lost part of his fingers in a sheet metal accident, but was inspired by Reinhardt to keep playing. They also chat about Woodstock, and some of their musical guilty pleasures.

 

Going back to the phone lines, listeners have a wide range of times and places they'd like to observe: from the 1920's, to the time of Jesus, to watching your folks get it on. Jimmy thinks it's a crap bit, but the calls keep coming.

 

Listen to Jimmy Pardo's podcast: Never Not Funny. Find more info at www.jimmypardo.com

 

Or follow him on Twitter @NeverNotFunny.

 

Thanks to Paul Gilmartin for filling in for Adam. Check him out at www.paulgilmartin.com

 

Follow Paul @PaulGilmartin

 

In today's Stitcher Extra Content, hear more from Paul and Jimmy: http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson and Mike Lynch

Audio: Mike Dawson

Writer: Mike Lynch

Production Engineer: Logan Moy

Search: Chris Laxamana

Build and Edit: Katie Levine 

Phones: Brian Meyer

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Oct 5, 2010

Adam and Dr. Drew open by discussing the recent appearance of Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler on Adam's show. Dr. Drew explains how when they first met he was a mess, but that he responded extremely well to treatment. Adam also shares his thoughts on Lindsay Lohan and says it's tough to change when you're young. Dr. Drew points to Jack Osbourne as an example of someone young who it did work on, but he agrees that most young people just don't get it.

 

Adam asks Dr. Drew for advice on how to handle his daughter, who is already harboring strong dislike toward him. Drew suggests that part of it is genetic, but says he thinks something interesting will come of the relationship; and not necessarily what Adam thinks it will be. Adam also talks about doing activities with both his twins, but rarely getting one-on-one time. Dr. Drew points out that twins often define themselves by what their other twin is not. They then go on a tangent about the clown painting in Adam's bathroom.

 

The first call of the day deals with a 40-year-old who lacks the drive to be in a relationship. Adam discusses the trend of people coming from good environments that still don't want to be in relationships, and they both agree that it stems from prolonged adolescence.

 

Dr. Drew tells a story about visiting The Wrigley Mansion, where beautiful marble was recently discovered beneath the shag carpet.  It reminds Adam of an old pair of leather shoes he bought 10 years ago and still stores in a box even though they're ugly as hell. He goes on a huge rant, wanting people to apologize to him for shushing him when he said the shoes were ugly, or that a particular band or song sucked.

 

Adam also wants apologies for all the shitty promotions that he and Drew had to endure when they worked so closely all the time. Dr. Drew tells a story of how he and Adam had to endure Media Training, even though Adam said it was a waste of time. Adam and Drew were forced to sit through fake interviews, and Adam said nothing until he eventually let loose on the 'non-talent' and 'non-comedy' people that tried to dictate what he was supposed to say.

 

Jumping back into calls, Adam and Dr. Drew give a young listener some advice on how to approach women. Another caller is a guy whose wife is into rough sex, but he doesn't know how to initiate it. A second question from the same caller deals with anal sex, which leads Dr. Drew to discuss the dangers of Anal Cancer. He and Adam talk about Farrah Fawcett, and expand into other celebrity deaths that should have led to important discussions, but instead the media focused on other things.

 

All of this sends Adam into another rant about how parents need to take care of their kids, and even Drew gets fired up about this. Adam very quickly shuffles through a couple more calls involving cheating, and a couple that is no longer sexually active. To the latter, Adam suggests having a couple glasses of wine and getting it on, but Dr. Drew suggests getting proper medical evaluation if her husband is not physically able to perform. 

 

Get ready for a new season of Celebrity Rehab this December. And in the meantime, listen to Love Line at http://www.lovelineshow.com/

 

In today's Stitcher Extra Content, Adam and Dr. Drew take more of your calls! Hear them at: http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson and Mike Lynch

Audio: Mike Dawson

Writer: Mike Lynch

Production Engineer: Logan Moy

Search: Chris Laxamana

Build and Edit: Katie Levine 

Phones: Brian Meyer

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Oct 4, 2010

In memory of Greg Giraldo, we are re-airing his episode from 2009.

Greg will be deeply missed and our sympathies go out to his family and friends.

Oct 1, 2010

Adam sits down one-on-one with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Morgan compliments Adam on the comfortable couches, and they compare the interview experience to doing an episode of Jay Leno or David Letterman. Morgan also talks a bit about his latest film, ‘Freakonomics,’ based on the best selling book. Adam asks Morgan about some of his favorite facts from the movie, and tries to figure out ways to incentivise Donny to move his bronco out of the garage.

 

The guys chat about their favorite documentaries, including The Kid Stays in the Picture, Overnight, and The King of Kong. Adam tells a story about rushing to see the latter documentary before meeting with the director, and being blown away by how unprepared everyone else was in the meeting. Adam jokes about preparedness in show biz, and mentions Jon Stewart’s recent appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s show.

 

Speaking more about Freakonomics, the film is broken down into different chapters, each directed by an all-star documentarian. Morgan is reminded of another chapter in the book, which deals with your child’s success in life based on how you name them. They talk about the experiments with various resumes, and also offer case studies about people with unusual names. 

 

Adam takes a couple listener calls, the first of which asks Morgan about his involvement with The Simpsons. Morgan talks about getting a call and thinking it was a prank, but clearly he was excited to be part of the 20th Anniversary special. Another caller inquires about a Super Size Me sequel, and Morgan considers how much weight he’d have to gain for it to be worth it. They get to talking about Robert DeNiro’s weight gain for Raging Bull, and eventually talk about their favorite scenes from Goodfellas, as well as discuss the new HBO series, Boardwalk Empire.

 

Adam asks Morgan about his LA schedule, and Morgan says it’s been almost all promotions for Freakonomics. He explains that the movie is available online, and also on demand; in conjunction with a limited theatrical release. They talk about some of the films they’ve seen recently on the big screen, and also analyze the communal experience of film, theater and sports, as opposed to seeing it alone.

 

Towards the end of the interview, Adam talks about interviewing Mike Tyson while he was promoting his documentary last year. He jokes about the difficulties of wrangling him and the filmmaker, and also wonders if Tyson is a sympathetic figure or not. Morgan cracks a joke about Tyson owning a tiger, and before long Adam and Morgan imagine being mauled by animals and becoming part of the food chain.

 

Check out Freakonomics via iTunes or onDemand. Also keep your eyes peeled Oct 12th on AMC for the new series, Committed. For more info, visit: www.morganspurlock.com

 

Also check out today’s Stitcher extra content, where Adam reveals this week’s football picks. Stitcher! – http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

 

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

Sep 29, 2010

Adam welcomes Alanna Ubach back to the show, and they immediately begin talking about her heritage. Adam asks her to rate Mexicans and Puerto Ricans, and he also talks about pissing off his Guatemalan nanny for saying she's Mexican. Alanna talks about her father's work doing lithography for gay porn and Q-VO magazine, and Adam talks about his own experience getting a gay magazine as a gag gift.

 

Adam takes time to tell a couple stories from the San Genero festival and its many proud Italian-Americans. Later in the show, they watch a particularly raunchy clip from the film Showgirls, and laugh about Robert Davi's appearance in both the film and the festival.

 

In the news, Last Comic Standing judge Greg Giraldo was found in critical condition after experiencing an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Adam talks a bit about the difficulties of life on the road, and the types of brains that benefit from doing drugs. Also in the news, Quentin Tarantino's editor Sally Menke was recently found dead on a hiking trail in Los Angeles. Adam and Alanna discuss the tragedy, and talk about the hottest day on record here in Los Angeles.

 

Larry Miller is back in studio, and says he's in a bad mood. Earlier they watched the clip from Showgirls, and Larry says that he was up for the same part as Robert Davi. Adam complains about how casting directors are always the opposite gender of the part they are reading for, and wonders why it has to be that way. Before Larry heads out, they play a few rounds of the Hypothetical Road Trip Game.

 

Director Andy Fickman is back on the show, and talks about his newest film, 'You Again'. Adam reminds Andy that the last time he was in studio, they were talking about another of his films, 'Race to Witch Mountain', starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Andy talks about working under the Disney banner, and also his earlier experiences working in advertising and theater trying to work his way up. They also spend time talking about some of Andy's favorite actors to work with, including The Rock, and also Anna Farris.

 

Alanna finishes up the news talking about Jeffrey Jones' recent guilty plea for not updating his sex offender registration. The punishment involves (among other things) 250 hours of community service, and this leads Adam into complaints about the filthy roads here in LA. Also in the news is a controversy surrounding the winner of Australia's Next Top Model, and wrapping up the show, Alanna jokes about her Swedish husband's drinking and smoking habits, comparing them to Americans.

 

Be sure to check out You Again, in theaters now.

 

Also watch for Alanna on Men of a Certain Age, and find out more info at www.alannaubach.net

 

'This Week with Larry Miller' is now available for download on the ACE Broadcasting Network, and of course you can visit his site: www.larrymillerhumor.com

 

 

In today's Stitcher Extra Content, Adam has a bone to pick with director Andy Fickman. Check it out at: http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson and Mike Lynch

Audio: Mike Dawson

Writer: Mike Lynch

Production Engineer: Logan Moy

Search: Chris Laxamana

Build and Edit: Katie Levine 

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Sep 28, 2010

Adam sits down one-on-one to talk with Ken Burns about his latest documentary, ‘Baseball: The Tenth Inning.’ It’s a continuation of his previous Baseball documentary, and covers everything from 1992 to yesterday. Adam compliments Ken on several of his previous documentaries, and Ken talks about editing everything up until the last second. They also talk a bit about Mark Twain, and other documentaries they’ve enjoyed over the years.

 

Ken discusses growing up loving baseball, but realizing he knew very little about the sport. He says that he likes to look at each new project as an immersion into something new. He talks about his upcoming projects, including specials on the dustbowl era, prohibition, and the Vietnam war. Adam finds out more about the documentary process, and the guys talk about some of their favorite baseball moments. Ken says it’s crucial to tell a story when you make a documentary, and especially with baseball it has to be more than just statistics or who won.

 

After some discussion about the debilitating effects of steroids, Adam talks about his own career playing baseball in high school. This leads him into a story about filling in for Tommy Lasorda to be the Grand Marshall of Mardi Gras, and also an in depth comparison of baseball to softball.

 

Adam finds out more about a ‘normal day’ for Ken Burns, which seems to revolve around either being on the road promoting, or locked in an edit bay ‘trying to make something better out of the footage.’ Ken discusses how unique it is to have a series on PBS where you can have over two hours of uninterrupted content, and talks about how they raise money and research their topics. They also talk about some of the more complex themes that Ken has had to discuss over the years, and the ‘vow of poverty’ he took to become a documentarian.

 

One of Ken’s upcoming projects is about prohibition, but Ken says it’s really about right wing single issue campaigns that grow out of control. They talk about smear campaigns, and all the unintended consequences of prohibition; including organized crime, female alcoholism, and all sort of other social transformations. Ken also offers a reason for the world’s obsession with alcohol, and relates everything to escapism. Lastly, the guys discuss the sensitive subject of race issues here in America, and Adam is very impressed with Ken’s opinions and wealth of knowledge.

 

Definitely check out the new Ken Burns documentary, ‘Baseball: The Tenth Inning’. It premiers on PBS, September 28th and 29th.

 

Also check out today’s Stitcher extra content, where tells a story about his daughter. 

 

Stictcher! – http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson & Mike Lynch

Audio: Katie Levine

Writer: Mike Lynch

Build and Edit: Katie Levine

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

Sep 27, 2010

 

Live from Happy Endings on Sunset Blvd., Greg Fitzsimmons sits in for Adam on this week’s Sunday Football Wrap-up. Greg professes right from the get-go he’s not a huge football fan, but Jimmy Kimmel’s friend Brad Mulcahey is sitting on the couch and much more into sports. They go through a brief recap of the day’s games, and Brad also talks about his history with gambling and relationship with Jimmy and Cousin Sal.

 

Brad mentions a few more highlights from the day, and Greg says he needs the athlete’s story to be bigger than the game for him to get into it. Greg then leads the conversation to Brad’s experience in Navy boot camp, and also spends some time discussing how they got involved in the Carolla crew. Brad also spends time talking about going to high school with magician David Blaine.

 

Musician Pete Yorn comes onto the show and talks with Greg about his new, eponymous album. Greg asks him about the inspirations behind the latest release, and also jokes that he once made love to Pete’s music. After a longer discussion about Pete’s relationship with his dad and his own personality, they listen to Pete’s latest single: Precious Stone.

 

Greg delves deeper into Pete’s story, talking about his relationship with his fiancé, and also more on his relationship with his father and brother. Pete takes it back to sports talk, bringing up his life-long fandom of the Raiders, and Greg goes on a jag about Judaism and religious context in films.

 

Pete describes his music as ‘pure rock n roll,’ and loves the new album’s stripped down sound. He talks about the instrumentation, and Greg also asks him about his set lists when playing live concerts. Lastly, Pete talks about trying to interact with fans through social networking websites, but mostly enjoys meeting people on the road.

 

Greg thanks Pete for his time and invites everyone to check out more info at the following websites:

 

www.peteyorn.com

www.fitzdog.com

 

Also listen to today’s Stitcher extra content, where Greg goes over Adam’s football picks. 

 

http://landing.stitcher.com/?srcid=428

 

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje

Producers: Mike Dawson & Mike Lynch

Audio: Katie Levine

Writer: Mike Lynch

Build and Edit: Katie Levine

Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

 

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