TV & Movies

89. LORRETA SWIT aka Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan –Actress, Artist & Animal Activist

https://youtu.be/Z-a2rMGQ4Jc
Loretta Swit
Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit is best known for her role as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on M*A*S*H, the incredibly popular TV series that ran for 11 seasons and is still in syndication more than 45 years later. Loretta is an award-winning actress, having won two EMMY’s and recently was honored with the Icon Award at the Annual Oscars party. She’s also an amazing artist and founder of the SwitHeart Animal Alliance, a non-profit organization working to prevent animal cruelty and end animal suffering.

In this phone interview, Loretta joins us to discuss her incredible acting career (including M*A*S*H), her recent ICON award at the Oscars this year, as well as her new book, “SWITHEART: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit”.

For more information on Loretta, visit https://www.switheart.org/

 

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86. THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, a new Christian Animated film – Interview with director Robert Fernandez

https://youtu.be/vIIAy2VU0q4

Robert Fernandez, an award-winning writer, producer and director, joins us to discuss his latest movie, THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, an animated classic that will be shown nationwide exclusively on April 18th and 20th 2019. THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is based on one of the most popular books of all time by John Bunyan, a pastor who was imprisoned for sharing his faith. This powerful allegory helps families understand the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult.

About the movie:

The epic tale of a pilgrim and his burden, based on John Bunyan’s masterpiece. Christian begins a journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City as the ultimate enemy tries everything in his power to distract him from his destination.  One of the most popular books of all time is brought to life for the first time to theaters as a feature length, CGI animated movie.

About Robert Fernandez

Robert Fernandez is a multi-award winning writer, producer, and director that has been recognized for his work in all three branches of production internationally. His experience spans over 30 years and his work has been translated and dubbed into multiple languages and distributed around the global. He is the writer and producer of several series such as “The Torchlighters”, “Brother Francis,” and “The Adventures of Carlos Caterpillar” and the recently released animated trilogy of the Gospel and Acts: “God With Us,” “The Messengers,” and “To Every Nation.”  Robert is the writer and creator behind the current production of THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS which brings new elements of storytelling into the book that John Bunyan penned 340 years ago.

Why now:

This powerful allegory helps families understand the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult.

For more information, https://www.pilgrims.movie

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84. SOCIAL ANIMALS – A Look into the Digital World of Teenagers with Movie director Jonathan Ignatius Green

https://youtu.be/Yn2WIJ9uSxo
Jonathan Ignatius Green
Jonathan Ignatius Green

Jonathan Ignatius Green is the director of SOCIAL ANIMALS, a new documentary that examines the unique challenges and opportunities that social media presents to modern day young people.

A daredevil photographer, an aspiring swimsuit model, and a Midwestern girl next door are all looking for the same things from their Instagram accounts—a little love, acceptance and, of course, fame—and they’ll do just about anything to get it. With an observational eye, SOCIAL ANIMALS peaks into the digital and real worlds of today’s image-focused teenager, where followers, likes and comments mark success and self-worth.

Watch SOCIAL ANIMALS on Netflix or visit https://www.socialanimalsfilm.com/ for more information.

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72. Butch Patrick aka “EDDIE MUNSTER”

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Butch Patrick

Butch Patrick became known worldwide as the iconic TV character “Eddie Munster”—the wolf boy with pointed ears on “The Munsters”. But he got started way earlier than that. At just 8 years old, he made his acting debut in the film “The Two Bears” in 1961, then he starred in General Hospital and even an award-winning Kellogg's Corn Flakes commercial. He's worked alongside incredible talent such as Judy Garland, Micky Rooney, Walter Brennan and Burt Lancaster, and today even has his own coffee brand, “Deadly Grounds Coffee”.

Aside from that Butch is a cancer-survivor and has survived several life challenges, which he explains in this episode.

For more information about Butch or to order his “Deadly Grounds Coffee”, visit www.Munsters.com

“The Munsters Theme” in this episode is by The Surf Dawgs, an amazing band from Minneapolis, MN. For more information visit www.thesurfdawgs.com

68. America’s Pastor Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey – Interview with Ken Barun

Witness the amazing story of America's Pastor in the new documentary, “Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey”

Ken BarunKen Barun, the Chief of Staff at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, joins us to discuss this new documentary which shares Billy Graham’s life story: from growing up in a small town in NC, to meeting his wife, beginning his ministry, and then his incredible journey of loving people and sharing his faith around the world.

For more than 60 years, Billy Graham preached the Gospel around the world to 215 million people who attended one of his more than 400 Crusades, simulcasts and evangelistic rallies in more than 185 countries and territories. Throughout his lifetime, he served as a trusted spiritual advisor to many U.S. presidents and world leaders and impacted the lives of many public figures.

The 72-minute film offers a unique look into the life of the minister, who passed away in February 2018. The documentary details Graham’s journey as a dairy farmer’s son, who rose to prominence, becoming one of the most important religious leaders in modern history.

It showcases his work during the civil rights movement in the United States, behind the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, and through many pivotal moments in world history. It also features interviews with prominent broadcasters and personalities, including Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Charles Gibson, Kathie Lee Gifford and Brit Hume.

The DVD contains hours of bonus footage and features, including Billy Graham’s funeral.

For more information, visit: http://www.BillyGrahamFilm.com

DVD - Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey

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67. KEVIN SORBO – Hercules in Human Form (actor, producer, director)

Kevin Sorbo is an actor, producer & director, who received international stardom when he booked the lead role in “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”. Following that success he had the lead role as “Captain Dylan Hunt” in Gene Roddenberry’s “Andromeda”—the first show created by Roddenberry after the original Star Trek series. But more recently Kevin has become known for his family-friendly Christian films such as “God’s Not Dead” , “Let There Be Light” and “Christmas Dreams”.

Kevin has joined us today to discuss his amazing career and his latest family-friendly films. During this interview we discuss how his career began with “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and two life-changing events that occurred during this series. Kevin also talks about his recent projects which include “Bernie the Dolphin”, which was just released December 7, 2018 and is a family adventure about a brother & sister who find a badly sunburned dolphin separated from his family and uncover a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend's home.

Kevin has some incredible Christian-film projects out as well, including “Christmas Dreams”, with reimagined stories of The Nutcracker and the Little Drummer Boy, as well as his 2017 movie “Let There Be Light” (2017) with its devotional book “Share the Light” (including a forward by Franklin Graham). He also mentions his recent Silent Night short movie, which was released Thanksgiving 2018 and he discusses his role as Chair & spokesperson for “A World Fit for Kids!”, a mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports & positive role models.

For more information about Kevin, visit:

http://www.kevinsorbo.net/

For more information on the movies mentioned during this episode:

Main title song from the soundtrack “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” used with permission from Varese Sarabande.

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66. ANGELA CARTWRIGHT: The Original “Penny Robinson” talks Lost in Space, Sound of Music

Angela CartwrightBorn in Cheshire, England, Angela moved with her family to Los Angeles, California and started her acting career at the age of 3 playing Paul Newman’s daughter in the movie Somebody Up There Likes Me. At the tender age of four Angela was cast to play Linda Williams for 7 years on the hit television series The Danny Thomas Show as Danny’s daughter.

Angela was then cast as Brigitta von Trapp in the legendary film The Sound of Music.  Shortly after she was offered the role of Penny Robinson the iconic television show, Lost in Space. Angela has guest starred in numerous television shows, commercials and movies over her six decade career in show business.
She married in 1976, raised two children and is a Grandmother of three.

As an author Angela’s award-winning coffee table book Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive offers never before seen photographs and a behind the scenes exclusive glimpse inside Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox Studio archives. Now available in paperback.

Continuing to pursue her passion for art and photography, Angela's art is collected around the world. Her books Mixed Emulsions – Altered Art Techniques for Photographic ImageryIn This House: A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques, and In This GardenExplorations in Mixed Media Visual Narrative, explores her original hand-painted photography and her unique altered art techniques. Angela also conceived and collaborated on The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook.

Angela's art is collected around the world and she has pioneered and produced a clothing and jewelry line, Angela Cartwright Studio, which incorporates her hand painted art.ography images on art.wear, jewelry and accessories. She travels the world with teaching her art techniques and leads a unique trip to Salzburg, Austria sharing her Sound of Music behind the scenes experiences.

Angela and her Lost In Space co-star Bill Mumy collaborated on a pictorial memoir, Lost (and Found) In Space, which offers photographs and personal tales while filming the show for 3 years.

Her latest project, On Purpose, a fantasy adventure novel Angela wrote with her co-star Bill Mumy, includes twenty-three of her illustrations to accompany the book that was released in 2018.

She enjoys her children and grandchildren and makes her home in California with her husband Steve. Angela has found her purpose is to love, laugh and always create.

For more information, visit:

http://www.angela-cartwright.com

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64. The Planetary Society’s CASEY DREIER discusses National Geographic’s MARS Season 2, LightSail 2 & the U.S. Space Force

Casey Dreier, The Planetary SocietyCasey Dreier is the Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser at The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent space outreach organization. In this interview we discuss season 2 of National Geographic’s Mars TV series, as well as The Planetary Society’s Lightsail 2 project and the United States Space Force.

As Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser, Casey leads the strategic planning and implementation of The Planetary Society's policy and advocacy efforts. This includes working closely with other policy representatives in the space community, educating legislators and congressional staffers and organizing Planetary Society members to become active space advocates. He also educates the public about space policy and history through writing, his monthly Space Policy Edition podcast and unique online course offerings such as Space Advocacy 101.

In 2015, Dreier led The Planetary Society’s Humans Orbiting Mars initiative, which explored the potential for a step-wise, long-term mission to send humans to the surface of Mars. The report provided important information and analysis for NASA’s Mars planning and helped influence thinking for lunar and Mars exploration efforts.

Dreier is a trusted source for space policy analysis for journalists and has been featured as a source in many general interest publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Vox and The Verge, to name a few. He is committed to demystifying the politics and policy of space for all audiences and has been an invited speaker at conferences such as The Atlantic's Washington Ideas Week and Politicon.

He is also an instructor at Western Washington University, where he teaches the occasional class on space history and policy.

Casey is one of the “Big Thinkers” for National Geographic's Mars series, along with Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Andy Weir, Robert Zubrin, and more. Season 2 premiered on November 12, 2018 and shows what life in a Mars colony will be like after human settlement.

For more information, visit:

MARS SEASON 2: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/mars/
The Planetary Society: http://www.planetary.org

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63. A WAY TO FORGIVENESS – Erin Dooley – writer, producer, speaker

Erin Dooley is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. She has produced two feature films, numerous short films, two comedy web series, a collaborative web series, and one feature documentary. Erin is with us today to discuss her film, “A Way to Forgiveness”. This film documents how Erin embarked on a 550-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain to heal from the hurt of an impending divorce.

For more information, visit https://www.dashentertainmentllc.com

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59. Interview with JONATHAN BURNS: Flexible Comedy

Comedian & magician Jonathan Burns has performed magic acts, shows and stunts around the globe, and has appeared on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, The Jay Leno Show, The Late Show with David Letterman & The Late Late Show with James Corden.

For more information, visit http://www.flexiblecomedy.com

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