In this uproarious and special episode, broadcasting legend Donnie Simpson sits in with the guys for nearly the entire show. Donnie spent over 30 years as the KING of D.C. radio, first at WKYS-FM, and then at WPGC-FM. He was also the original (and best) host of BET’s “Video Soul” for nearly 15 years. Tony was Donnie’s morning show producer and on-air sidekick at WKYS for eight years, and this episode marks their first long-form reunion in many, many years. 30 years of friendship and laughter shine through, as Donnie tells amazing and hilarious stories about his years in broadcasting, and his encounters with such stars as Michael Jackson.
Tony has challenged Gary with movie trivia games on previous episodes. In this show, Gary finally strikes back with “The Tony Perkins REALLY Hard Music Trivia Game”! And boy, does it live up to it’s name! Plus, an update on Rob Ford’s dating life; why Gary smells like candy; and Tony’s son Connor calls into the show! Fun galore!
(Pictured: Do YOU know who this R&B group is???)
As boxing fans gear up for the May 2nd ‘Mayweather vs. Paquiao’ fight in Las Vegas, Tony and Gary talk to former WBU Light Welterweight Champion MICKY WARD. Ward’s story was made famous in the fantastic 2010 film “The Fighter”, starring Mark Wahlberg as Ward. In a very candid (and surprisingly funny) conversation, Ward talks about his career, including his classic 2002-2003 trilogy of fights with Arturo Gatti, his subsequent friendship with Gatti, and the plans to make a sequel to “The Fighter”. Ward also reveals surprising information on how he’s doing now, and he weighs in on Mayweather/Paquiao.
Oh, yeah, we almost forgot. Gary and Tony also engage in an uproarious chat about “Blaxploitation” movies, and whether or not there should be a black James Bond. This episode is rated “Not PC”! Enjoy!
Our SPECIAL GUEST for this episode has been, for 50 years, one of the most famous people on the planet. He’s “the act you’ve known for all these years,” Mr. RINGO STARR!!! On the occasion of both his April 18th induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, and the release of his well-reviewed new album “Postcards From Paradise”, Tony and Gary sat down with Ringo in Los Angeles to talk about his amazing life. Our hosts have actually known Ringo personally for fifteen years, and the rapport that the three have with each other makes this conversation a truly special and fun delight.
In addition, Gary and Tony play revealing excerpts from their many interviews with Ringo from over the years, AND describe how cool it was to do the interview at Capitol Records, U.S. home of The Beatles, in one of the most historic recording studios on the planet. PLUS, not to be missed, Gary surprises Tony with a remarkable “gift” from Ringo. It’s pretty special.
Enjoy, friends. “A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All.”
Tony and Gary showcase two more of their favorite interviews with two bold celebrities, Danny Aiello and Charlie Gibson. First, Tony and Gary talk with Gary’s unofficial godfather and real Renaissance man: Academy Award nominated actor Danny Aiello. Danny talks candidly about his career as a film, stage, and TV actor, his love of singing, his roles in movies like Do the Right Thing and Moonstruck, and his 40-year-plus friendship with Gary.
Next, Charlie Gibson (who worked with Tony and Gary from 1999-2005 on ABC’s Good Morning America alongside Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts) spotlights his ingenious wit and rarely seen unmatched sense of humor as Tony and Gary reminisce about compelling moments they shared at GMA (both good and bad) in a wickedly funny, yet honest tone that suggests (in the words of Charlie Gibson) “adversity builds collegiality”.
Last week’s show was all movies, this week’s show is all music…and our special guest is none other than jazz singer Sarah Partridge, who just happens to be Gary’s lovely wife! Sarah talks about her brand new CD, I Never Thought I’d Be Here (available NOW on Amazon), and her inspiration for writing the album. PLUS, if you think Sarah looks a little bit familiar, wait until you hear what movie she appeared in, and on what TV shows you may have heard her voice on…you won’t believe it! Then, Tony presents some music he thinks we all need to hear, and Gary does the same, in his new (old) segment, I Hear Dead People. A real toe-tappin’ episode!
Tony and Gary get to geek out with the nation’s #1 movie geek, Kevin McCarthy, of Fox and Friends and Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.! The guys talk all things movies, and Kevin tells about meeting his movie stars and movie-making idols, including Steven Spielberg, who asked Kevin to make a movie for him!!! Also, Kevin previews this year’s most talked-about movies (including Furious 7, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Entourage). PLUS: Tony informs Gary that the name “Gary” is no longer popular. Another jam-packed show!
In this CRAZY episode, Gary gives Tony a gift that only a REALLY close friend would dare to give. (And even then….!!) Plus, riddled with issues, Tony requires yet another visit from renowned West Coast psychiatrist, Dr. Lionel Brunswick. AND….comic/hypnotist FLIP ORLEY stops by to share his wild road to a life of comedy, hypnosis, divorce, and some WILD tattoos! Also: can’t we all just get along?
After Gary’s stellar performance in the “Movie Trivia Game” a few weeks ago, we decided to pit Gary against fellow movie trivia expert Robb Spewak – and it’s a BATTLE ROYALE! Also, the truth about female anatomy, bizarre addictions, and an 8-year-old Gary has his first celebrity encounter!
May Pang was John Lennon’s girlfriend from late 1973 to early 1975, while Lennon was separated from his wife, Yoko Ono. In fact, it was Ono who set the two up! In this warm and illuminating conversation, May describes what the time that Lennon later described as his “Lost Weekend” was really like. She details just how creative he was during this time (the LPs “Mind Games”, “Walls and Bridges”, and “Rock and Roll” are from this period). Even more significantly, she talks about helping Lennon re-establish his relationships with his first son, Julian, and with Paul McCartney. Amazing stuff!
Also: Tony and Gary talk about the essence of male competition, road-rage, and throwing out your back!