Mr. Media Interviews By Bob Andelman



What is Mr. Media® Interviews? The curiosity of Terry Gross, the skepticism of John Oliver, the unpredictability of Howard Stern, and, on occasion, the zen of Jon Stewart! Since February 2007, more than 1,300 exclusive Hollywood, celebrity, pop culture video and audio podcast and print interviews by Mr. Media®, a.k.a., Bob Andelman, with newsmakers in TV, radio, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, books, websites, social media, politics, sports, graphic novels, and comics!


  • 1122 Mike Watt, editor, "Exploitation Nation" 2019

    24/07/2019 Duration: 44min

    2019: Exploitation Nation, Mike Watt’s bi-annual journal in which he gives lowbrow entertainment a highbrow survey, is all about underground comix in its sixth issue. I’m always looking for an excuse to feature comics-related subjects on Mr. Media, so seeing previous Mr. Media guests Howard Cruse and Trina Robbins on the cover, plus art by Will Eisner – whose authorized biography I wrote 15 years ago – it was a pretty easy reach for me.

  • 1121 Brie Bella, WWE wrestler, Bella Twins 2010

    22/07/2019 Duration: 14min

    2010: It’s been like “Beauty Visits the Beast” around here lately at Mr. Media Radio, with recent drop-bys from “Supergirl” Laura Vandervoort, “10 Things I Hate About You” star Lindsay Shaw and Mulan’s Ming-Na. Today brings another lovely treat as WWE diva Brie Bella—who works with her twin sister Nikki Bella on “Raw”—joins me to discuss her appearance as a special guest with Nikki on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” hosted by Ty Pennington.

  • 1120 David Russo, author, "17 Rules Successful Companies Use to Attract and Keep Top Talent" 2010

    20/07/2019 Duration: 27min

    2010: David Russo, author of "17 Rules Successful Companies Use to Attract and Keep Top Talent: Why Engaged Employees Are Your Greatest Sustainable Advantage," spent 19 years as VP of human resources for SAS Institute, which won numerous quality-of-work and quality-of-life awards during his tenure. More recently, he founded Eno River Associates to consult on best practices and workforce strategies with companies of all sizes.

  • 1119 Robert Lusetich, biographer, "Unplayable: An Inside Account of Tiger's Most Tumultuous Season" 2010

    18/07/2019 Duration: 28min

    2010: You have a brilliant idea: Write a book about a year in the sporting life of the world’s greatest golfers. A publisher snaps it up and you seemingly have it made. Except you pick the wrong year to focus on the wunderkind, who self-destructs as your year on his tail comes to an end. Even worse, you miss catching him at his real sport, mistressball. But you move forward and the result, Unplayable: An Inside Account of Tiger's Most Tumultuous Season, still captures a true year on the links with Tiger.

  • 1118 J.C. Hutchins, Dana Willhoit, Michael Hinman, Tommy Duncan, bloggers live, BlogOrlando Unconference 2008

    18/07/2019 Duration: 38min

    2008: Today's podcast is a lost-and-found item; recorded on September 27, 2008, live at Blog Orlando, an "Unconference" held at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, it has been missing in action for more than a decade. Appearing on this episode, in order, are:• J.C. Hutchins, science fiction novelist;• Dana Willhoit, freelance writer and internet marketer;• Michael Hinman, podcaster, "Syfy Radio";• and Tommy Duncan, blogger, "Sticks of Fire."

  • 1117 Robert Dilenschneider, author, "The AMA Handbook of Public Relations" 2010

    14/07/2019 Duration: 30min

    2010: My guest today is Robert L. Dilenschneider, founder and chairman of the New York City-based Dilenschneider Group and former president and CEO of one of the world’s best known and most successful public relations agencies, Hill and Knowlton. He is also the author of a new book, "The AMA Handbook of Public Relations." AMA, in this case, stands for the American Management Association, by the way.

  • 1116 Christopher Ventura, Peter LaSala, co-producers, “It’s OK! I’m an Actor” 2009

    14/07/2019 Duration: 29min

    2009: Christopher Ventura, a 2009 graduate of the film program at Syracuse University, is the man behind Ventura Creative, which produces “It’s OK! I’m an Actor.” Also joining us is Ventura’s co-producer, Peter LaSala. He’s created several film and video shorts in both narrative and documentary genres. If you're a fan of such shows as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you may feel right at home watching “It’s OK!”

  • 1115 Across The Board band, "Wild Ones," interview, two songs 2019

    13/07/2019 Duration: 30min

    2019: How much do you need to a know about a band beyond the fact that you like their sound? I heard a few tracks from the Canadian group Across the Board and that was enough for me. They just released a new album, "Wild Ones," so I invited them on the show today and figured we could just dive in and learn about them together.

  • 1091 Mary Ewing-Mulligan, author, "Wine For Dummies" 2011

    22/06/2019 Duration: 29min

    2011: Mary Ewing-Mulligan is the co-author (with her husband, Ed McCarthy) of six wine books in the Wine For Dummies series — including French Wine For Dummies and Italian Wine For Dummies — as well as her latest , Wine Style. She has taught hundreds of wine classes  and visited nearly every wine region in the world.

  • 1092 Debi Gutierrez, comedian (first), Partrick Muldoon, actor, singer (second) (2011)

    22/06/2019 Duration: 24min

    2011: Two interviews in one show: first up is comedian Debi Gutierrez, followed by Patrick Muldoon, actor in "Starship Troopers" and singer in The Sleeping Masses.

  • 1112 Parke Puterbaugh, biographer, Phish 2010

    22/06/2019 Duration: 28min

    2010: I do recognize a good story, and that’s what Phish biographer—and former Rolling Stone magazine staff writer—Parke Puterbaugh has in his new book "Phish: The Biography." Even though I’m not a Phish-head, I thought by reading the book and talking to Parke, maybe I’ll see the light. Let’s see what happens.

  • 1110 Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Atlanta Journal Constitution 2010

    21/06/2019 Duration: 30min

    2010: My guest today is Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is a woman who wears her beliefs on her sleeve, in her newspaper—via syndication, in a lot of newspapers—and in an online blog.

  • 1110 Tom Wilson Jr., cartoonist, "Ziggy" 2010

    21/06/2019 Duration: 35min

    2010: I lost track of my old friend Ziggy over the years. I was honestly surprised to learn that the strip is produced by Tom Wilson, Jr., son of Ziggy’s creator. And I was saddened to learn of the heartbreaking trip Wilson has been on for the last two decades. Wilson tells his story in a new book, "Zig-Zagging: Loving Madly, Losing Badly… How Ziggy Saved My Life."

  • 1109 Brendan McGinley, comic book artist, "Heist" 2010

    21/06/2019 Duration: 26min

    2010: I invited comics writer Brendan McGinley to be my guest today because I like his style. I also like the way he has embraced new graphics technology and applied it to one of my favorite 20th century mediums. If you’re not familiar with McGinley’s work, check it out while we talk about it here on Mr. Media.

  • 1108 Richard Doetsch, novelist, "The Thieves of Darkness" 2010

    21/06/2019 Duration: 26min

    2010: Can it be only six months ago that Richard Doetsch was a guest on Mr. Media? I remember it well because I was so breathless in my praise and admiration for his then-new novel, The 13th Hour. That story completely blew my mind. I still don’t know how Hollywood is going to squeeze so much storytelling goodness into less than three hours, but I can’t wait to see them try.

  • 1107 Paul Buhle, author, "Comics in Wisconsin" 2009

    21/06/2019 Duration: 28min

    2009: "Comics in Wisconsin" is historian Paul Buhle’s new book. Buhle, who has written more than 40 books on pop culture so far, has documented the origins of comics in his home state. This project details the development of homegrown talents such as Denis Kitchen and connects the cheesehead dots to Robert Crumb, Lynda Barry, Bill Griffith and many more. Comics in Wisconsin was at least Buhle’s second book published in 2009: he also collaborated with his old friend Kitchen on "The Art of Harvey Kurtzman

  • 1106 Ray McKinnon, actor, "The Blind Side" 2010

    21/06/2019 Duration: 29min

    2010: For Ray McKinnon, a guy whose previous best-known role was probably that of Reverend H.W. Smith on the HBO series “Deadwood,” the success of "The Blind Side" can’t be anything but good. He’s already been nominated for a 2010 Spirit Award for his role as “Lonzo” in the indie "That Evening Sun," opposite legendary actor Hal Holbrook. McKinnon, by the way, won an Oscar of his own back in 2002 for his work behind the camera on a short, "The Accountant."

  • 1105 Mario Grigorov, film comoposer, "Precious" 2010

    21/06/2019 Duration: 27min

    2010: I look forward to engaging today’s guest, Bulgarian-born pianist and film composer Mario Grigorov, in conversation. He is the composer behind the music heard in the topical—and award-winning—film "Precious, Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire."

  • 1104 Luis Guzman, actor 2010

    21/06/2019 Duration: 28min

    2010: Luis Guzman is the secret weapon behind HBO’s new comedy series, “How To Make It in America.” He is its Alec Baldwin—you know, Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock”—or, in an even more apt comparison, he is its Jeremy Piven, who plays Ari Gold in “Entourage.” Cousin Rene, the somewhat reformed, Dominican gangsta Guzman plays, isn’t in every scene of this show from “Entourage” creator Mark Wahlberg. But, like Piven, whenever he’s in a scene, he commands your attention. No color is as brig

  • 1103 Ted Raimi, Suzanne Kelly, director, actress, "Playing Dead" 2010

    21/06/2019 Duration: 31min

    2010: Ted Raimi is directing Playing Dead but writer Suzanne Keilly is actually playing dead in the new web-only series, Playing Dead. The Groundlings comedy alumnus is a struggling young actress—well, maybe not as young as she’d have you think—when her desperate plea for a job attracts the attention of The Grim Reaper.

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