Tony Lewis - Episode 700

• September 10th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Tony Lewis. Tony is best known as co-founder of The Outfield. Together with John Spinks, the two took the 80s by storm with their infectious pop songs, including Your Love, All the Love and Say it isn’t So. Their debut album, Play Deep, was issued in 1985, and would go on to reach triple platinum sales status and the Top 10 in the US  album charts.  Your Love peaked at No. 6 and is still featured in a number of compilation albums, commercials, and has been covered or remixed over 1,000 times by other artists. After the success of the first album, The Outfield went on to record many more albums with various drummers. Tony recently released his solo album Out of the Darkness and performed on the Retro Futura tour.

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Seamus Dever - Episode 699

• August 29th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with actor Seamus Dever. Seamus is best known for playing homicide detective Kevin Ryan for 8 eight seasons on the ABC hit show Castle. In addition he has played authoritative figures on the likes of Army Wives and General Hospital” both of which had him starring as a doctor. Other forays into television include Mad Men, Drop Dead Diva, NCIS, Cold Case, Dark Blue, JAG and all three CSI franchises. He’s also appeared in such films as Hollywoodland with Adrien Brody and Ben Affleck, as well as the independent comedy Ready or Not.

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Mark Metcalf - Episode 698

• August 22nd, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with actor Mark Metcalf. Mark is best known for playing ROTC officer Douglas C. Neidermeyer in the movie classic Animal House, a character he later emulated in the popular Twisted Sister videos We're Not Gonna Take It and I Wanna Rock, portraying The Maestro in Seinfeld and his recurring role as The Master in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also been seen in TV shows such as Miami Vice, Angel, Party of Five, Walker Texas Ranger, Hill Street Blues, Teen Angel, Ally McBeal, Melrose Place, JAG and Mad Men.

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Jeff Astrof - Episode 697

• August 16th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with TV writer/producer Jeff Astrof. Jeff is the co-creator of the popular NBC series Trial & Error. In a career that has spanned over 25 years he has been a writer or a producer on such shows as Friends, Veronica's Closet, Grounded for Life, The New Adverntures of Old Christine, $#*! My Dad Says, Ground Floor and Angie Tribeca.

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Constantine Maroulis - Episode 696

• August 13th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with actor/singer Constantine Maroulis. Constantine first came to prominence as the beloved rock n’ roll underdog on American Idol. He then secured his place in pop culture as a Broadway superstar, best known for his TONY-nominated role in Rock Of Ages. Recently he joined forces with legendary Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler, touring the world as Adler’s Appetite featuring Constantine Maroulis. He has also starred in the Broadway show Jekyll and Hyde, has appeared on various TV shows and has recorded 3 albums.

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Michael McGlone - Episode 695

• July 16th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with actor Michael McGlone. Michael began his career on the screen with his critically acclaimed performance in the Sundance Film Festival Best Film Award Winner, The Brothers McMullen, from where he went on to star in such movies as She's the One, One Tough Cop, The Bone Collector, Dinner Rush, Hard Ball and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas. His TV appearances include recurring roles on Person of Interest, Crash, The Kill Point and That's Life and guest spots on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Psych, and Elementary. He was also the spokeman for Geico insurance posing rhetorical questions and has narrated series for The Learning Channel, Court TV and The History Channel. Besides acting he is an accomplished singer/songwriter who has recorded various albums and EPs and has penned five novels.

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Dean Roland - Episode 694

• July 4th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with musician Dean Roland. Dean is best known for being the rhythm guitarist for the band Collective Soul fronted by his older brother Ed. He is also part of the rock duo Magnets & Ghosts alongside Ryan Potesta.

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Ian Bagg - Episode 693

• June 26th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with comic Ian Bagg. Ian has had 2 half-hour specials, Comedy Central Presents and HBO’s A Comics Climb and has been featured in 2 seasons of Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution on Comedy Central. His latest one-hour special, Ian Bagg: Getting to F**king Know You aired on Showtime. In 2015, Ian was a fan favorite and placed in the Top 5 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Some of his other TV appearances include shows such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Make Me Laugh, Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson, Fridays on NBC and the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.

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Matthew Sweet - Episode 692

• June 14th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet. Matthew was part of the burgeoning music scene in Athens, Georgia during the 1980s before gaining commercial success in the 1990s. He is best known for his pop-rock album Girlfriend which was widely considered an artistic breakthrough. It quickly garnered impressive U.S. sales and spawning a Top 10 single with the title track. He has released 13 studio albums as well as the Under The Covers series with Susanna Hoffs that consists of 3 records. His music has also been featured in many TV shows and films such as Can't Hardly Wait, Scrubs, The Heartbreak Kid, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Simpsons and the first 3 Austin Power's movies.

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Kip Addotta - Episode 691

• May 25th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with comic Kip Addotta. Kip is known for being featured 21 times on The Tonight Show, The Midnight Special, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, Hollywood Squares and the syndicated show Make Me Laugh. He was also featured on The Dr. Demento Show for his music, "Wet Dream" and "Life in the Slaw Lane," songs featuring a series of fish and vegetable malapropisms that, together, form a storyline; and the song, "Big Cock Roach." He hosted the game show Everything Goes on the Playboy Channel and has made a number of film and TV appearances, including the Larry Sanders Show and he just released Confessions of a Comedian: An Autobiography.

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Pat Godwin - Episode 690

• May 13th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with comic Pat Godwin. Pat has blossomed into one of the most clever comedians and prolific, award-winning comedy songwriters in the business. He has appeared on every top morning show you can think of, worked for 6 years as a part of Philadelphia’s Morning Zoo, 3 years for The Bob & Tom Show, and was a frequent guest and contributor to both Howard Stern’s radio and TV shows. He also has been charming audiences as a national headliner in comedy clubs, cruise ships and colleges for years and has recorded 4 cd's and his song Gangsta Folk is the Number 1 most requested song on morning radio.

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Andy Scarpati - Episode 689

• May 3rd, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with comedy producer/hypnotist Andy Scarpati. Andy began performing as a stand-up comedian in 1978 and by 1980 he left the teaching profession for a career as a comedy producer and performer. He created Comedy Cabaret, a company that specializes in setting up comedy clubs and at one time had over 15 different venues. He has acted in over a dozen commercials and in 1994 landed a part on the TV Show 'America’s Most Wanted' playing a police officer. In 1994, while studying acting, he enrolled in a self-hypnosis class. Always being curious about hypnosis, he discovered that Self-Hypnosis was a valuable tool for self-improvement. Then, through a series of unexpected events he  decided to shift his focus to helping people. His interest in subconscious programming led him to the prestigious Hypnosis Institute in Manhattan, where he earned his Basic and Advanced Degrees. He still has 3 comedy clubs and privately has hypnosis patients and also does live shows for the public.

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William Sanderson - Episode 688

• May 1st, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with actor William Sanderson. William is best known for his roles on three notable shows HBO’s Deadwood and True Blood, and his eight year stint as a series-regular as “Larry” on Newhart. He is also recognizable for being the spokesman for A & W Root Beer. He has appeared in movies such as Blade Runner, The Client, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Lonesome Dove, Lone Wolf McQuade, Wallace, The Rocketeer, Andersonville, Last Man Standing, Pretty Ugly People, Stanley’s Gig, and Death Hunt and also been a guest star on TV series like Lost, X-Files, Walker Texas Ranger, Monk, and Mike & Molly.

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Brian Propp - Episode 687

• April 23rd, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with former NHL hockey player Brian Propp. Brian played in the NHL from 1979 to 1994. A majority of them were with the Philadlephia Flyers where he is a member of their Hall of Fame. He scored over 1000 points in his career and is second in goals, seconds in assists and third in games played for the Flyers franchise. He played in 5 Stanley Cup Finals in his career and also has been a gold medalist in the Canada Cup and Spengler Cup.

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Jeffrey Gaines - Episode 686

• April 12th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Jeffrey Gaines. Jeffrey's self-titled 1992 debut drew critical praise from far and wide, and put him on the musical map as an introspective folk-rock artist. The hookier, more rock-oriented Somewhat Slightly Dazed followed in 1994 and marked the end of his tenure with Chrysalis. In 1998 he returned with Galore, this time via the Rykodisc label. Always Be, released in 2001, contained a stripped-down cover of Peter Gabriel's 1986 hit In Your Eyes, a longtime staple of his concerts and a song he'd become associated with by many fans. Later that same year he was invited by producer Nile Rodgers to sing on the album We Are Family, which benefited victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York. Still riding some of the success of the In Your Eyes single, He paired up with producer Mitchell Froom to record 2003's Toward the Sun, his second release for Artemis Records. Throughout the next decade, he focused largely on touring both in the U.S. and Europe, releasing the acoustic Jeffrey Gaines Live in 2004 followed in 2012 by Live in Europe, which was captured during a tour supporting Joe Jackson. In 2018, 15 years after his last studio effort, he returned with his sixth album, Alright.

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Mia St. John - Episode 685

• April 9th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with boxer/advocate Mia St. John. Mia known as "The Knockout" is the former World Boxing Council champion in the super welterweight division. She is also the former IBA and IFBA lightweight champion. She was in the November 1999 issue of Playboy magazine and has made appearances on such shows as, Jay Leno, Conan O'brien, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, TMZ, E, and countless others. She has also acted in commercials, played herself on TV shows and has her own Playstation game by EA sports. In November of 2008 she was awarded by the Governor of Zacatecas, Mexico an outstanding achievement award for her role in sports and humanitarianism. The WBC also presented her with the 2008 WBC Goodwill Ambassador Award and In November of 2010, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined her and former LA Laker Metta World Peace for an official mental health and suicide prevention training at Napolitano’s district office in Santa Fe Springs. As well as Congress, she speaks in schools and juvenile halls on the importance of education and overcoming hardship. She speaks of her own battles with mental illness, addiction, poverty and overcoming it all, to become a three time international boxing champion.

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Nancy Wilson - Episode 684

• April 4th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with guitarist/singer/songwriter Nancy Wilson. Nancy rose to fame alongside her older sister, Ann Wilson, as guitarist and backing vocalist in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inducted band Heart. She currently is touring and recording with the band Roadcase Royale.

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Kelly Keagy - Episode 683

• March 27th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Kelly Keagy. Kelly is best known for being in the band Night Ranger and singing and writing their smash hit Sister Christian. Night Ranger formed in 1979, broke up in 1989 and then reformed in 1991. They recently released their 12th album titled Don't Let Up. Besides playing with Night Ranger he has recorded two solo albums and was part of supergroup The Mob which also included Reb Beach, dUg Pinnick and Timothy Drury.

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Fran Strine - Episode 682

• March 24th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with director Fran Strine. Fran is an Award-winning documentary filmmaker. He has toured the world several times over with radio titans NickelBack, Staind, Seether, Dolly Parton and dozens of other artists and made the self-titled documentary for rock band Staind and the Gold Certified live DVD’s with the Iconic Dolly Parton, Dolly, Live in London. He is best known for the in-depth feature documentary Hired Gun, about the hardworking session and touring musicians who are rarely acknowledged for their contribution to popular artist’s work. Completed in early 2016, it’s world premiere was at SXSW, the UK premier was at the Glastonbury Festival and it has screened in over 320 theaters and is now on Netflix where it spent 3 weeks in the “actively trending” category. His new project is a documentary about Ray Parker Jr. titled Who You Gonna Call.

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Ray Parker Jr. - Episode 681

• March 21st, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with singer/musician/songwriter Ray Parker Jr. Ray is best known for writing and performing the number one on the charts and Academy Award nominated theme song to the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and performing with his band Raydio and also with Barry White. He has also written songs and did session work for such acts as Stevie Wonder, The Carpenters, Boz Scaggs, New Edition, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, The Temptations and many more. He recently appeared in the documentary "Hired Gun" and will star in "Who You Gonna Call" which is in production and will be about his life and career.

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Marc Price - Episode 680

• March 20th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with stand-up comic/actor Marc Price. Marc is best known for his role of Skippy Handelman in the hughly popular sitcom Family Ties. He has been a working and touring stand-ip comic since his earlty teens and still headlines across the country. He has also appeared in various TV series, movies, hosted Teen Win, Lose or Draw and acted as a writer/producer for cable networks such as Disney Channel, Food Network, Animal Planet, GSN, Showtime and TBS.

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Katrina Leskanich - Episode 679

• March 13th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Katrina Leskanich. Katrina is best known for being the lead singer of Katrina & the Waves who had several international hits, including "Walking on Sunshine" (1985), which has become a summer anthem and "Sun Street" in 1986. They also received a Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist. The hits continued with "Do You Want Crying", "Que te Quiero", "Rock and Roll Girl" and "That's The Way" which reached No. 14 in the U.S.A. The band went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 for the United Kingdom with "Love Shine a Light," which went to No. 2 in the British charts and they performed an unprecedented four weeks running on the BBC 1 TV show Top of The Pops. After the Waves broke up in 1999, she launched a solo career, first as a DJ for BBC Radio 2 and then in 2001 she played the lead role in the musical Leader of the Pack. Since going solo she has released 7 albums and continues to tour around the world.

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Eddie Brill - Episode 678

• March 9th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with stand-up comic Eddie Brill. Eddie he worked as the audience warm-up on The Late Show with David Letterman for seventeen years and for eleven of those years he was the Stand Up Comedy Talent Coordinator and was the creative director of the Great American Comedy Festival which honors Johnny Carson. He has taped more than 100 TV shows in six different countries, including ten appearances on The Late Show.  His many acting roles include the FX hit series, Louie and the film 30 Years to Life with Tracy Morgan. He is also a 3-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Award Winner for Outstanding Male Stand-up Comic in NYC.  In 2008, he received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the ECNY (The Emerging Comics of NY) and has been also honored with an Alumni Award of Distinction from Emerson College.

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Albert Bouchard - Episode 677

• March 6th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with drummer/singer/songwriter Albert Bouchard. Albert is best known for being one of the founding members of the legendary rock band Blue Oyster Cult who he played drums for an occasionally sang songs. In 1981 he left Blue Öyster Cult and began work on the music that would become the Imaginos record. In the late 80s, he performed with The Mamas & The Papas, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) and the Spencer Davis Group (Joe Bouchard was also a part of this). He has also played on records for Mike Watt (fIREHOSE, Minutemen) and Ritchie Stotts (Plasmatics) and produced records for amongst others Gumball, Heads Up and David Roter. In the 90s, his main musical project was The Brain Surgeons, with whom he has released several CDs on his own Cellsum Records label. Cellsum has grown to host a number of other artists, including Les Vegas, The X Brothers, David Roter and Helen Wheels. Most recently, he has reunited with his brother Joe and old friend Dennis Dunaway to form Blue Coupe, a power trio that gigs frequently in and around the Northeast US and Canada.

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Graham Parker - Episode 676

• March 2nd, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Graham Parker. Graham is best known as the lead singer of the popular British band Graham Parker & the Rumour who he recorded 5 albums with before their breakup and two after a reconciliation starting in 2012. He has recorded 14 solo albums and collaborated with such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Kate Pierson of the B-52s and Bill Janovitz on Buffalo Tom. In addition to his records, Parker published an illustrated science fiction novella, The Great Trouser Mystery in 1980. He published a set of short stories, Carp Fishing on Valium, in June 2000. His third book, the novel The Other Life of Brian, was realeased in September 2003. He also appeared in the Judd Apatow movie This is 40 and recently had a song appear on the HBO hit Crashing.

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