The Cultural Scavenger

The Cultural Scavenger

Andy Parker has worn numerous hats in life. Professional actor, corporate headhunter, and elected official to name a few. He's also known as a gun-control activist who has appeared countless times in major news outlets, and in 2019 he added “author” to that list, with the publication of “For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father’s Fight for Gun Safety.” With that colorful history comes many backstories from music, theatre, and politics. Some serious, some hilarious, some outrageous, but Andy and his guests are all guaranteed to keep you thinking and engaged.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 18 min

Hamlet Vineyards—A Virginia vineyard by Virginia natives with an old Virginia farmhouse and a farmhand named “Virginia”.  In this episode, we’ll talk to that "farmhand" about her brainchild.

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Alfredo Huerta is an American success story.  He was brought to this country as a child and faced one calamity after another.  Now he is the embodiment of the American dream.

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February 17, 2021 24 min

He's the Mandalorian of the whitewater universe.  Travis Overstreet II is a badass that knows running a river or creek can be exhilarating and therapeutic.  And he can show you--The Way.

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February 10, 2021 18 min

No, it's not deadly like Covid, but it is degrading the English language.  I'm joined by Professor Ryan Parkhurst in an attempt to understand the consequences of always sounding like you're asking a question.

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How do you sustain a career as an actor?  You’ve got to be good, resourceful, and sometimes have bit of the luck of the Irish.  My friend Joe Hart talks about his serendipitous journey as an actor.

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You’ve seen her as national correspondent reporting from the White House, the Pentagon, and Capital Hill for ABC and NBC, and more recently with WUSA9 in Washington DC.  Andrea McCarren was an award winning journalist for over 20 years.  And now she’s gone to the dogs—in a good way.  

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January 20, 2021 22 min

I didn't believe they existed before Alison's death.  Then I believed.  This is a tale of those "uncoincidental coincidences" that many of us have experienced.  You can't make this stuff up.

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Before the Eagles became household names, there was a band called Poco.  I talk to its founder Rusty Young who inspired a whole new genre of music—country rock.  

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How do those great stories get to CBS Sunday Morning every week?  Award winning producer, Jay Kernis gives you the backstory on what it takes to air a segment.  

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December 29, 2020 28 min

The only thing he’s got in common with the Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman character is that he’s a very clever attorney.  A former member of the Virginia House of Delegates for almost 20 years, Ward Armstrong is more like one of the witty country lawyers straight out of a John Grisham novel. 

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Yes, at first glance, I'd have thought the same thing.  My guest, Brenna McDonough, has appeared in movies, television, commercials, and print ads.  She also has some of the hardest working hands in show business.

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December 14, 2020 13 min

As you find your greater purpose in life, sometimes you've got to be a son-of-a-bitch.  As they say, it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! 

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He may not be a household name, but his song sure it.  It's a blast having a conversation with my old friend Randy Brooks as we talk about our shared history and how Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer came to be.

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December 14, 2020 21 min

Being a Covid case investigator was like the proverbial box of chocolates--you never knew what you were going to get on any given day.   It could be heartbreaking, and believe it or not-- hilarious, and everything in between.  

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