The News Junkie: Interviews

The News Junkie: Interviews

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Dr. Dena Grayson is a medical doctor, a scientist and an expert on infectious diseases. She tells us how to avoid the Coronavirus, different dangers to avoid, what it does to your body and more. Dr Grayson also sounds the alarm on things we're doing wrong in our battle against the virus.
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March 5, 2020 41 min
Jim Faherty took a call that would change his life forever. On the other end, his godfather told him he had a million dollar winning piece in the McDonalds Monopoly contest. Jim tells his story as the HBO hit show McMillions continues to draw in viewers every week.
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February 21, 2020 7 min
Gina Devasahayam joins The News Junkie to talk about reports suggesting she is an obsessed fan that is harassing New York Yankees player Brett Gardner. Devasahayam says the reports are 'libelous' and she is in a relationship with Gardner. She says the family is spreading lies about her and she wants to be with him because he is 'lying about the truth.'
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February 17, 2020 41 min
The Impractical Jokers have soared to popularity since their show debuted nearly a decade ago on Tru TV. James Murray has been a constant source of laughs on the show as well as on the game show The Misery Index. As the Impractical Jokers celebrate their 200th show and a movie hitting theaters this week, James Murray joins me for an episode of The News Junkie: Interviews.
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February 10, 2020 66 min
Darryl Payne is one of the most experienced dog trainers in the United States. He's changed lives for dogs and owners alike because he knows a great deal about these great animals who have certainly earned the title Man's Best Friend. But what do dogs see? What do they do when you're at work? Do they remember things? Do they understand time? We'll answer all these questions and more as we find out just how smart dog...
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January 26, 2020 52 min
John McAfee, the man, myth and legend, the genius behind McAfee anti-virus software that made him over $100 million is the guest this week on the show. Did McAfee murder a man who robbed his house? Did he kill a guy who poisoned his dog? Is he on drugs? Is he broke? I ask him all this and more on this controversial episode.
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The News Junkie: Interviews Season 2 kicks off with an interview with Emmy Award-winning nature documentarian Gavin Thurston. He's friends with Sir David Attenborough, has traveled the world experiencing things that will blow your mind and has even been slapped by a Gorilla. Get his new book 'Journeys in the Wild: The Secret Life of a Cameraman' on Amazon now.
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There are currently 120,000 people waiting on organ transplant lists across the United States. Each year, over 35,000 transplant procedures slowly chip away at this growing list. Of those 35,000, about 35 get a lung transplant. Our guest this week, Joel Kelly dishes up the wild details of what it's like to get a double lung transplant.
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September 6, 2019 57 min
Each year, millions of people tune in to watch about a dozen other people live in a house on television. Every second of the contestants lives is broadcast on the Internet and on a television show produced several days each week. People have learned of family tragedies, events like 9/11, their positive HIV status and more as the audience watches it all. But what is it like to be on CBS's Big Brother? How do you get on the show?...
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August 19, 2019 51 min
Tornadoes damage homes to the tune of about $400 million each year. They also kill, on average, about 70 people in that same time frame. So why on Earth do people purposefully chase these dangerous storms? This week we talk to professional storm chaser Zach Sharpe about chasing storms, the tools of the trade and his most epic chase stories.
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August 8, 2019 75 min
The newspaper, once a juggernaut in the news world, is ready for its second act. This week we talk to Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell about what it's like to work for a major daily newspaper, how people react to his stories and the secrets from the newsroom floor.
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In the glory days of the Internet, shock websites were everywhere. Believe it or not, I worked closely with more of these homes on the dark side of the Internet than I'd like to admit. On this Small Talk episode of The News Junkie: Interviews we chat with Hayden Hewitt, co-founder of Live Leak about the future of shocking content, censorship and the Internet.
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Each day nearly one million people pick up the phone and dial 911. But what is it like to be on the other side of that call? What information do they know about you? What does the office look like? Dispatch Dan has worked as a 911 dispatcher for over a decade. He's saved lives, helped deliver babies and heard it all. This week we find out what it's like to be a 911 dispatcher.
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July 16, 2019 94 min
Ron Thomson has killed 5,000 elephants, 800 buffalo, 60 lions, 40 leopards and countless more wild animals not to collect their hides and horns but to save their species. Trophy hunting is a wildly controversial topic and the conversation has been dominated by animal rights advocates. But, could it possibly be true that we have it all wrong? Does big game trophy hunting actually save animals?
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July 1, 2019 62 min
Is competitive eating a sport? Competitive eating has winners and losers, cheaters and liar and even groupies. People from all over the world come to events like the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York. This week we talk with competitive eater Michael Jenkins to get the secrets behind a phenomenon that excites some and grosses others out.
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Do your political leanings, whether Liberal or Conservative, come from your genes? Genopolitics may sound boring but the investigation of what makes you tick, what makes you vote for one politician over another, is a truly interesting topic. This week we talk to Professor John Hibbing of the University of Nebraska, a man who has spent his life searching for the answer to this amazing question.
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June 19, 2019 93 min
What in the hell did I get myself into? That was the question I asked myself as I took on the task of doing an investigative crime podcast on my own. The story had it all: a rich woman murdered, a pest control guy with a gambling problem arrested and more twists and turns than you could ever imagine. But where did it all go? What's happening now? What happened to Millionaire Murder?
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What is it like to climb Mount Everest? It's an experience that only about 5,000 people on the planet can explain. More than 300 people have died while attempting to make it to the top. Recently, news stories suggest long lines and crowds are causing chaos on Everest. This week we talk to Matthew Dieumegard, one of the few who have reached the top, about how much it costs, the sights, sounds and dead bodies and so much more.
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Is Lenore Skenazy the worst mom in the world? Free-range parenting has landed parents in jail, kids in state care and proponents in the headlines. This week we talk to the founder of the movement, Lenore Skenazy, to discuss modern day parenting, media scare tactics and when free range parenting goes too far.
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Does comedy have a free speech problem? All across the country, most notably on college campuses, comedians are being silenced, their views deemed offensive to others. This week we talked to controversial comedian Nick Di Paolo about the current state of comedy, the clash between free speech and social justice and so much more.
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