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Peculiar Stories from the Stage, Screen, and Everything In Between

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July 16, 2024 43 mins

On your mark, get set, BAKE!

If that phrase sounds familiar–and you avoid soggy bottoms like the plague– there’s a good chance you’re already a fan of “The Great British Baking Show.”

But what is it that sets this particular show– called “The Great British Bake-Off” in the UK– apart from the American ones produced on the other side of the pond? That’s just one of the many questions we explore in this scrumptious episode! 

What caus...

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Her first acting job was with Dame Judi Dench; Cillian Murphy has called her a phenomenal actress; and she’s married to the actor behind everyone’s favorite prankster on “The Office.”

The woman in question is none other than Emily Blunt, one of the most popular and versatile actresses in Hollywood today.

But how did Emily’s issue with stuttering as a child actually lead her toward a career in acting? What role did Emily play in hel...

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He has over 80 million books in print, he claims Stephen King as a close friend and Dan Brown as a frat brother, and if you’ve been on Netflix in the past 6 years, you’ve no doubt seen trailers for one of his suspenseful and very successful television series.

The man in question is best-selling author and television producer Harlan Coben… who also happens to be the focus of this listener-suggested episode! 

How did Harlan move from...

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Teenagers with attitude, cool dinozords that combined to transform into a powerful robotic Megazord, and alien villains in spandex. What was there NOT to love about the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers?” 

Go, go! with us back to Angel Grove in the year of 1993 when the original Power Rangers were first recruited by Zordon to take on the evil Rita Repulsa. In this fun episode we’ll explore how the phenomenon of the Power Rangers first ...

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Say the name Jim Henson, and many people immediately picture a wise and lovable green frog sitting on a log, singing about rainbows. But the genius of Jim Henson extends even further than his creation of a whole new form of puppetry, the Muppets, and countless individual characters– like Kermit and Miss Piggy– that are beloved by young and old alike. And that’s what we explore in this fun episode. What circumstances led Jim to c...

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It’s an animated TV show, targeted to preschool children, that centers around a puppy named Bluey, her younger sister Bingo, and her parents, Bandit and Chilli. Each episode runs approximately 7 minutes.

Sounds like a simple concept, right? And yet the show “Bluey,” which first aired in Australia in 2018, is now not only a smash hit, it is a true global phenomenon.

But what is about “Bluey” that has made it so wildly popular –and ...

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June 4, 2024 45 mins

What do WWE wrestlers John Cena and Triple H, the Harlem Globetrotters, Batman and Robin,  Sonny and Cher, and Simon Cowell all have in common?

They’ve all appeared with Scooby Doo at some point over the past 55 years! 

Yes, you heard that right… everyone’s favorite cowardly-but-lovable, snack-eating, ghost-hunting Great Dane made his first appearance in 1969, and is still going strong. 

But what circumstances led to the developme...

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It was the decade of grunge, Must See TV that truly felt must-see, boy bands with their synchronized dances, a wry Zach Morris smirking into the camera, and a kind-hearted but ‘clueless’ privileged teenager named Cher. 

It may feel like yesterday, but –hold on to your scrunchie–the decade of the 90s is now 25-30 years in the past! And it’s high time we revisited it!

But when considering the time period that brought us classic movie...

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May 21, 2024 41 mins

Lacy, fingerless gloves. Neon colors. Legwarmers over spandex, with a complementary headband. Parachute pants. Shoulder pads. Swatch watches. Permed hair with massive bangs, plastered in place with hair spray. 

If you’ve ever worn any of the above, you’re going to love time-traveling back to the 1980s with us!

What would YOU choose as 3 defining entertainment events, works, or artists of the decade? That’s the question we asked our...

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May 14, 2024 38 mins

It was the decade that gave us feathered hair ala Farrah Fawcett, bell bottom jeans, a sensational White House scandal, Evil Knievel’s daredevil stunts, and (for many) a phobic fear of swimming in the ocean. 

We’re of course talking about the 1970s… and in this far out episode, we take you back there!

From “Happy Days” to “Star Wars” to “Smokey and the Bandit” and its accompanying CB radio craze, we’ve already dedicated several pre...

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A simple mention of the Kentucky Derby immediately brings to mind images of powerful racehorses thundering down the track, fashionable ladies in elaborate, feathery hats, and screaming fans urging their Derby pick to victory. 

But do you know how it all started? Neither did we, two native Kentuckians, and what better time to address that deficit than on this very special occasion… the historic 150th running of the Kentucky Derby!

I...

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As both the recent media frenzy over Kate Middleton’s disappearance and the popularity of the Netflix series “The Crown” demonstrate, the public’s interest in the Royal Family has not only remained strong over the decades, at some points, it has even bordered on obsessive.

And no one’s life serves as a better illustration of this point than Diana, Princess of Wales, whose brother Charles spoke these words in her eulogy: “...of all ...

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Millions of people, including the usually stoic Simon Cowell, were moved by Nightbirde’s story and original song “It’s OK” when she auditioned on America’s Got Talent in June of 2021, earning a golden buzzer.

Sadly, the talented singer, songwriter, and poet, whose real name is Jane Marczewski, was forced to resign from the competition a few months later to focus on her health, after receiving devastating news regarding her cancer’s...

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With a last-second shot from the star shooter, the underdog team defeats its powerhouse opponent, becoming the smallest school ever to win the state basketball championship.

Sound like the ending of “Hoosiers”? It should, because it’s what happened in the true story that inspired the beloved film.

Referred to as the Milan Miracle, in 1954 the Milan High School Indians defeated the Muncie Central Bearcats in front of an audience of...

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“Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead.”

Tragically, these words found at the start of Matthew Perry’s 2022 memoir turned out to be prophetic. Less than a year later the world was stunned to learn of his passing on October 28, 2023, at the age of 54. 

This week, using his very personal book “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir” as our prim...

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“I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”

These were the words written by 15-year-old Anne Frank just months before Nazis raided the Secret Annex and sent the inhabitants to concentration camps, where all but her father ultimately perished. 

One of the most well-known teens in history, this extraordinary young woman’s work, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, ranks among the top-10 best-sell...

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You know him as “Buddy,” the team captain who sported #14 on the Hickory High basketball team… once he rejoined, that is.

But in real life, he’s actor and motivational speaker Brad Long, and in this fascinating episode he speaks with Candy and Ashley about his life-changing experience filming the movie “Hoosiers.”

You won’t want to miss this conversation during which Brad answers questions that have lingered for nearly 40 years… 

W...

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Gene Hackman feared that starring in the movie “Hoosiers” would kill his career.

Instead, 38 years after its release in 1986, “Hoosiers” remains one of the most beloved sports movies of all time. 

Suggested by listener Merle, who served as an extra during the filming of “Hoosiers,” this lively episode takes you back to 1985, when this soon-to-be classic was filmed.

What true life story inspired “Hoosiers,” and how was the making of...

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Beefed up physiques covered with a sheen of body oil. Stage names like “The Undertaker” and “The Animal.” Entrances accompanied by loud music and deafening cheers (or boos). Action-packed matches, sometimes involving objects like metal chairs or thumbtacks. 

These are just a few of the elements that might spring to mind at the mention of pro wrestling, but the sport is so much more than that.

What role did the carnival play in the ...

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It’s a movie that simultaneously highlights the impact of women during a critical time in U.S. history, celebrates the bonds of sisterhood, and explores the dynamics of sibling rivalry. 

It also happens to be one of America’s most beloved sports films, and to this day, remains the highest-grossing baseball movie of all time.

We are of course talking about the 1992 hit “A League of Their Own,” directed by Penny Marshall and boasting...

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