Larry Miller Show
Summary: Comedian Larry Miller tells uplifting stories from his own life, in the tradition of great radio raconteurs like Jean Shepherd and Prarie Home Companion. Tune in to the fireside chat for the 21st century. It's time well spent! Larry Miller is best known for roles in Waiting For Guffman, Best in Show and 10 Things I Hate About You, as well as his standup comedy. Now he brings his sharp wit and genteel manner to his very own podcast. And it's the only podcast recorded from inside an extinct volcano!
If Larry was a wrestler, what would his nickname be? And Larry reveals the history behind the most recent drinking holiday. On Magic Movie Moment, we hear about the Kevin Bacon movie "Taking Chances," and on The Poetry Corner, Larry recites "1914 V: The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke." http://LarryMillerShow.com Quote Of The Week: "Wait, no they don't. They drink for three days."
Kids don't understand why adults hold stairs in so much contempt, but Larry explains it. Plus, Larry talks about an audition, his never-ending love of Hollywood and family vacations. Also, Larry recites "Spring comes to Murray Hill" by Ogden Nash and talks about the classic Stanley Kubrick movie Spartacus. Quote of the week: "I was dreaming about Ann Margaret or something." http://LarryMillerShow.com
In tribute to the passing of Bruno Sammartino, Larry talks of his love of wrestling and helping Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart recover from a late night of mirth on the streets of New Orleans! Plus his personal encounters with wrestling legends Hulk Hogan and The Fabulous Moolah. On Magic Movie Moment, Larry talks about the classic "Requiem For A Heavyweight" with Anthony Quinn. Then he recites the poem, "Carpe Diem" by Robert Frost. http://LarryMillerShow.com
Hear about the booze / fire alarm in Larry's old frat. Plus tributes to Harry "The Hat" Anderson, Barbara Bush and R. Lee Ermey. Of course, Larry talks about his favorite parts of Full Metal Jacket. He also recites a poem by Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay. http://LarryMillerShow.com Quote of the week: "Ahhh. Ice cold."
Find out why Larry was happy about getting stuffed into a coffin, covered in gunk and left out in the freezing cold! Surprise, it involves a fraternity. Plus lots of love for Grace Kelly as Larry discusses the movies "High Noon" and a little bit of "Rear Window." And how come nobody puts records on cereal boxes anymore? http://LarryMillerShow.com Quote of the week: "I'd fly her out to Monaco, too. And I've never been to Monaco."
Larry is almost run over by aggro cyclists and long boats at a regatta in Long Beach! In keeping with the nautical theme, Larry recites, "On The Sea" by John Keats and in keeping with the recent Passover, he talks about the classic movie "The Ten Commandments." Finally, keeping with nothing in particular, he tells a joke about a fainting nun. Quote of the week: "Wow, wow and yikes." http://LarryMillerShow.com
Larry tells us why strippers and comedians get along so well and why Seattle really is the best. And, are there any drive-in movie theaters left? Also, Larry discusses what Soylent Green is made of and recites the lovely poem Paris In Spring by Sara Teasdale. Quote of the week: "I've gotta zip up more."
Larry has a curious dream about his Dad. He tells stories of his Dad trying to get crooks to go straight and an innocent young Larry believing that transistor radios really do fall off the back of trucks. And speaking of dreams, Larry recites "A Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe. Then he talks about the movie "Charlie Wilson's War." Quote of the week: "He made Luca Brasi look like Pat Boone." http://LarryMillerShow.com
You think YOU got thrown off by daylight savings time? Larry lost a half a day! And Larry recites the poem, "A Prayer In Spring" by Robert Frost and talks about the movie "My Darling Clementine." http://LarryMillerShow.com Quote of the week: "50 years after you take that flight, you won't be telling your grandchildren."
Larry talks about celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary with a nice, quiet dinner at home with his wife. And we hear about an interesting anniversary tradition that Larry hopes his family will continue. Keeping in that theme, Larry recites the poem "Anniversary" by Australian poet Gwen Harwood. And in a very different theme, he talks about the Orson Welles film noir classic, "A Touch Of Evil." http://LarryMillerShow.com Quote of the week: "I don't know if that pan is French."
Larry doesn't know how to buy presents. A spa or a hair thing or a nail thing? And find out how they get Marines to make "that face" in their portraits. Speaking of birthdays, Larry recites the poem "A Birthday" by Christina Georgina Rossetti. Then Larry discusses the classic movie "The Oxbow Incident." http://LarryMillerShow.com Quote of the week: "Who doesn't like traffic cops on Mars?"
Larry loves Lindsey Vonn but not the winter Olympics. Hear about an acting tip that Larry got from Roy Orbach on the set of "Law and Order." And it relates to this week's Magic Movie Moment from the Humphrey Bogart classic "The Caine Mutiny." Finally, Larry recites a great poem for a chilly day -- "Emmonsail's Heath In Winter" by John Clare. Quote of the week: "How did the third grader get in there?" http://LarryMillerShow.com
How hard should husbands and boyfriends try on Valentine's Day? Really hard, you knuckleheads! Larry overcomes his own knickleheadedness to find a good Valentine present. Hear about the sheiks of oil jewelry store and the history of Valentine's Day. And Larry talks about the movie "Shakespeare in Love" and recites the poem "Two Valentines" by Eugene Field. http://LarryMillerShow.com Quote of the week: "27 thousand dollars for a thing?"
Larry saws logs through one of the best Super Bowls ever and doesn't regret it! And we give a tip of the hat to the late great John Mahoney, discussing Mahoney's life and his role in the classic movie "Moonstruck." Then Larry recites the dark poem "Scotland's Winter" by Edwin Muir. http://LarryMillerShow.com Quote of the week: "And it's halftime."
Larry talks about the Larry Miller Show field trip to the Batman 1966 museum exhibit and Colonel Jeff's first trip to The Magic Castle! In the spirit of football championships, he talks about the classic gridiron movie "Jim Thorpe, All-American." In honor of the super fancy blue red blood moon something or other, he recites "The Moon" by Thoreau. http://LarryMillerShow.com