Episode #159 – RINGO STARR and TODD RUNDGREN!!!

 

You read that right; this episode features BRAND NEW interviews with RINGO STARR and rock icon TODD RUNDGREN!

First: Ringo has just kicked off his latest All Starr Band tour (which features Todd) in Las Vegas, where he calls in from. The former Beatle talks about what it was like being in Vegas when the recent shooting attack happened, and weighs in on the gun culture in America. We also talk about the genesis of some of the songs on his new album Give More Love, AND he gives hints about what the next new Beatles releases might be!

Then: Todd (“Hello It’s Me”, “I Saw the Light”, “Can We Still Be Friends”) talks about what it’s like working with Ringo; how Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell LP came to be (Rundgren produced it); his old band UTOPIA; drug use and the rock and roll lifestyle; Jerry Lewis (!); and his new album White Knight and his upcoming solo tour!

This show is fascinating, funny, loaded with music, and….yes….JAM PACKED!

For tickets to see Ringo’s All Starr Band on tour: ticketmaster.com.

For tickets to see Todd Rundgren’s “White Knight” tour: ticketfly.com and Todd-Rundgren.com.

The albums Give More Love and White Knight can be purchased from Amazon by clicking on the “shopping cart” link at TonyPerkinsShow.com.

Episode #158 – Palletstein

 

Despite not being in a very funny frame of mind due to world events, Tony and Gary (and Rob!) sure find a lot of laughs in the topics covered on this episode! Those include: “Since We Last Saw You”; an update on Jemima; Rob’s improving fortunes; Tony at Cagezilla; and Gary’s real estate dilemma.

PLUS: Music from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Black Eyed Peas, Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, and….David Hasselhoff! We think you’re going to laugh yourself silly!

Episode #157 – Dog on a Rope

 

This one’s a wild one, as the guys all chime in with recent crazy events in their lives: Gary encounters an over-sharing neighbor; Rob has to help his dog with a sticky situation; and Gary makes a new friend with an amazing name!

Plus, we share some of our favorite bits from the last couple of years, including a disturbing encounter with toe fungus, a memorable job audition for Tony and Gary, and a truly bizarre “What Were They Thinking?”!

Episode #156 – The Bionic Urethra

 

This week Tony, Gary and Rob welcome Tony’s Fox 5 colleague JIM LOKAY, host of the new, off-beat political show “The Final Five”. In addition to being a great newsman, Jim is a very funny guy; he even does celebrity impressions! In this episode, Tony pits Jim and Gary against each other in a hysterical game of “70’s TV Trivia”!

Also: Gary’s dog Joe is NOT happy with him; PROOF that Tony was once one of D.C.’s “Top Bachelors”; and GREAT new music from a listener!

NOTE: Check out Jim Lokay on “The Final Five” weeknights at 11:30pm on Fox 5. You can ALSO see him weeknights at 5pm on the “News at 5”, and at 6:30pm on “5 at 6:30”!

Episode #155 – JOE WALSH, Rock Star!

 

On this all-new, amazing show, Tony and Gary welcome Rock and Roll Hall of Famer JOE WALSH!!! In a wide-ranging conversation, Joe talks about life as a member of The Eagles, how the group is managing after the death of founder Glenn Frey, and what it’s like being Ringo Starr’s brother-in-law! Most significantly, Joe talks about VetsAid, the non-profit he has founded to aid veterans and their families, and we fill you in on this week’s big benefit concert, being headlined by Joe!

Plus: Gary and Tony contemplate a boxing showdown; and, new music from RINGO STARR! This one is a special one, crafted (as always) by the talented young master Rob Ford!

NOTE: Joe Walsh’s “VetsAid” concert, starring Joe, Keith Urban, the Zac Brown Band, and Gary Clark, Jr., is Wednesday, September 20th at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. For more information on helping our veterans, go to www.vetsaid.org.

Episode #154 – ARCH CAMPBELL!

 

This week the guys have a wonderfully warm and very funny chat with Washington, D.C. TV legend ARCH CAMPBELL. Arch was the movie and entertainment anchor for NBC 4 in the Nation’s Capitol for 32 years, and is one of D.C.’s most beloved TV personalities. He is now the co-host of the popular new podcast “At the Movies with Arch and Ann”, which also stars previous TPGS guest Ann Hornaday, movie critic for The Washington Post. Arch talks about movies, the glory days of local TV, and his love for the late Jim Vance, arguably D.C.’s most iconic news anchor. You’ll also be surprised by Arch and Tony’s long relationship!

Plus: Gary and Tony recall covering hurricanes for “Good Morning America”; a preview of their upcoming appearance on the “Full Belly Laughs” podcast, with show host Brian Durkin, and a BRAND NEW “Celebrity Encounter” from Gary!

Note: Download and listen to “At the Movies with Arch and Ann” and “Fully Belly Laughs” from iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast provider!

Episode #153 – My Dead Cat

 

In this year’s ALL NEW, jam-packed Labor Day episode, the gang plays a new edition of the “Celebrity Net Worth Game”, and it is quite insane. It might be the feistiest game show ever!

Also: Gary’s STRANGE real estate encounter; Gary takes Tony to task; a funny story from Tony and Gary’s “Good Morning America” days; a review of the Mayweather/McGregor fight; and…..Tony’s harmonica solo!!! This one’s a labor of love!

Note: This week’s show is dedicated to Gary’s dearly departed pet cat, Robie (pictured).

Episode #152 – Return of The Joke Man!

 

The guys welcome Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling back to the show, to celebrate the upcoming release of his new book, The Joke Man: Bow to Stern! And as always, it is a laugh riot!

Also: Gary chastises Tony for how he celebrated his birthday; listeners help us finish casting our movie version of Rob’s “Treasure Chest” story; and, is there a new record out by Michael Jackson??? Come on in and have a laugh on us!

NOTE: You can pre-order The Joke Man: Bow to Stern NOW at www.JackieTheJokeMan.com.

Episode #150 – A Blaze of Cory

 

On this rollicking episode, Tony and Gary welcome internet radio star CORY BLAZE, host of the “Fat Guy Radio Show”! Cory flew in from his home base of Phoenix, Arizona just to sit-in with the guys! The laughs come fast and often in this one, and Cory’s story (including his tale of some rather unusual recent surgery) is most entertaining!

Plus: An update from Rob Ford on his relationship status; the return of the “Which Came First?” game; and amazing music from perhaps the saddest clown you’ve ever heard or seen. This show is on FIRE!

NOTE: Check out Cory’s show at www.fatguyradioshow.com!