The Paul Mecurio Show show

The Paul Mecurio Show

Summary: A-list guests like ... Paul McCartney, Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, Bill Burr, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kristen Chenoweth, Sugar Ray Leonard, Chris Matthews, Rob Corddry, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Prosecutor Marcia Clark, Bob Costas and more, join Emmy & Peabody award-winning comedian Paul Mecurio who interviews the biggest names in entertainment/music, media, sports, politics and science. Paul uncovers hilarious anecdotes and never-before-heard insights about his guests and how they became so successful.

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 Perez Hilton, Social Media Influencer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1668

The original influencer, Perez Hilton talks about how he changed culture and has been trailblazing through social media since 2004\. A New York University trained actor, he entertains millions daily on his eponymous website and social media channels.

 Kevin Alison, Comedian and Actor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4370

Kevin is a former member of the ground-breaking sketch group "The State" (which gave us comic actors, Tom Lennon and Michael Ian Black, among others). Kevin is the creator of RISK! the storytelling podcast. Kevin is also behind the Story Studio in NYC. We talk about bedbugs, gay orgies and sketch comedy. See which topic interests you the most!

 Ben Lewin, Director, "The Catcher Was A Spy," Starring Paul Rudd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1961

A fascinating look behind the scenes of the making this award-winning film, including great stories about working with the amazing cast, including, Paul Rudd, SiennaMiller, Paul Giamatti, Guy Pearce and others. Lewin also reveals never-before-heard stories about the amazing true life story behind this film.

 Matt Walsh - From Showtime's "Veep," "Old School," & "Ted." | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 824

A bizarrely funny chat with Matt - hear him watch TV and look for a sock.

 7-Time Emmy & Golden Globe Winning Actor, Alan Alda. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3278

In this very special episode the great Alan Alda talks about working on the historic, seminal TV show, M*A*S*H, including great behind the scenes stories of being on the set and shooting the show. He also has hilarious stories about growing up in a "show business" family, a pig, working in Hollywood as a young actor, and we hear him talk about sludge in his throat plus much more.

 BeBe Winans 6-time Grammy Award-Winning R&B and Gospel Singer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1866

Bebe talks about his new hit autobiographical musical out that chronicles is amazing life story of leaving home at 17 to sing backup for Televangelist Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, how fame challenged his faith, how he deals with rejection and more.

 Jim Rash - Dean Craig Pelton - NBC's "Community," Oscar Winning Screenwriter of "The Descendants" Starring George Clooney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1593

Jim talks about his new movie "Bernard and Huey," his time working on the hitTV show "Community," working with comic actor David Koechner from SNL and writing an Oscar-winning film.

 Erik Griffin - Comedian, Star of Showtime's "I'm Dying Up Here." | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1842

Erik talks about how amazing it is to be playing a comedian in the hey day of stand up comedy in the 70s in Hollywood, as a comic today how he how he deals with demands to be politically correct and why he left stand up for ten years and came back to it. Really cool conversation with a hilarious guy.

  Bassem Youssef - The Egyptian Jon Stewart. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2320

Bassem is a former surgeon who has an amazing story of having the guts to leave medicine to be part of a revolution. Hear how, through a satirical news show, he openly criticized and satirized the Egyptian government run by a dictator. He has compelling stories of threats and intimidation he and his family had to endure, how his TV show was shut down and he had to ultimately flee his homeland.

 Comedian Mindy Rickles and Daughter of Don Rickles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3162

Mindy is very funny in this conversation about her stand up, growing up with her legendary father, comedian Don Rickles, starting stand-up later in life, the pressures of being the child of a famous comedian and more. Revealing insight into the life of comedy royalty. And when you hear this you'll notice she sounds like her Dad.

 John August - Hollywood Screenwriter, Author. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1910

Screenwriter of hit films "Big Fish," "Charlie's Angels," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Corpse Bride," and "Frankenweenie," John gives a fascinating insider's look into working in Hollywood on major films with famed director Tim Burton, his very unique process for writing that's rooted in his childhood, his fearlessness when it comes to trying new things, how difficult it can be to to give up control of your script and more. A VERY unique perspective into how major Hollywood films are made you rarely hear.

  Katie Couric - Emmy & Peabody Award Winning Journalist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3560

A wide-ranging and eye-opening talk with Katie about her Nat Geo Docu-Series, "America Inside Out" where she explores the major issues dividing America like race, white anxiety, the affects of technology on the human brain, gender issues and much more. Katie shares amazing insights she gained from doing this series and talks about what she thinks needs to change in America to live more harmoniously.

 "Real Sports W/Bryant Gumbel" - Correspondent Jon Frankel. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2418

A fascinating look into how this award-winning journalist and ground-breaking show do such amazing reporting year in and year out on important sports stories no one else does. Jon discusses NCAA abuses of young athletes, Rhonda Rousey's rise and fall, how he approaches stories and the challenges of being objective at times and much more. An incredibly interesting window into how these stories are brought to light by one of the best sports journalists out there.

 Goldberg. Wrestling Hall of Famer and Host of "Forged in Fire: Knife or Death." | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1886

I personally loved the original series "Forged in Fire" show and this one is very cool too. Goldberg talks about the new show being a combination of craftsmanship and action, he describes how the show picks its competitors, the amazing skill these bladesmiths have and more. He also gives us a window into his illustrious wrestling career and why he's moved on from wrestling.

 Jason Hehir - Director, HBO Documentary, "Andre The Giant." | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4239

Produced by Bill Simmons, this doc is a captivating look at the life of the one wrestler who more than any other made Pro Wrestling the world-wide phenomenon it is today. The Director tells compelling, never heard before stories about Andre, the major challenges he faced living as a literal giant among people and how the Director had to cull fact from fiction about this mythical athlete.


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