The Paul Mecurio Show

The Paul Mecurio Show

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.

Episodes

April 26, 2021 18 min
Topher is A LOT of fun in this conversation about his new show,"Home Economics," telling me what he immediately liked about the project and what attracted him to it and why the show will ring true for a lot of viewers. We talk about his approach to deciding what roles he will take, his love of "The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart" and how great it was working with Jon and Steve Carell on the film, "Irresistible." M...
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The greatest documentary filmmaker of his generation speaks passionately about the subject of his latest PBS series, Ernest Hemingway.  Ken shares eye-opening insights about Hemingway he developed from writing and directing the film that one could only learn from exhaustive research on the great writer. Burns is riveting as he describes  surprising discoveries he made about Hemingway and hear why, to Ken's surprise, Ken develop...
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If you've been uncertain about your path in career/life Victoria will open your eyes with her revolutionary take that it's ok to NOT have a plan, ignore the naysayers, embrace the uncertainty/unknown as an important time for discovery and surprisingly you'll turn that moment into an original, rewarding path for success. This conversation and Victoria's book, "Risk Forward" is an essential roadmap to finding ...
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James is incredibly prolific who's collaborated with such MAJOR artists as Beyonce, Rihanna,Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Britney Spears, Drake, Justin Timberlake and put a new and wildly popular spin on R&B. In this fun, eye-opening interview, James gives new insight into misconceptions about the music business, is very honest about the effects fame/success had on him, the mistakes he made in making then losing all his mone...
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A very eye-opening, honest and fun chat with Teressa about how she approaches her roles, the importance of spontaneity in acting and being moment to moment in a role, what pulled her into acting and kept her there, how she conquered doubts and unhelpful pressures from others about her acting career, how and why she auditioned for one role and  got another, and much more. A very revealing conversation.
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Juliette is one of the foremost authorities on terrorism and speciically domestic terroism. In eye-opening detail and clarity, Juliette walks us through likely domestic terrorist scenarios after the Jan 6th attack on our Capitol,she explains how mercy and unity can defeat extremists, what actions will only embolden insurrectionists, the history of insurrection and what we can learn from it and much more. This is a master class in u...
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A very cool discussion with Patton about his upcoming virtual stand-up show, what folks can expect, his approach to comedy, his writing process, how he has grown over the years as a stand-up and much more. A great window into how this accomplished artist approaches his work.
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February 15, 2021 50 min
Dr. Drew as I did, had Covid and like me is a "long-hauler."  We discuss our symptoms like 2 cranky, sick people, what we and you can do to combat the symptoms if you've had it, including the latest drug therapies, studies that are being done on the virus and its treatment, why American doctors are afraid of being aggressive in treating the virus and much more. Really great information that covers A LOT of different asp...
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MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent gives us utterly fascinating insight into what to expect in the 2nd impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Very interesting facts and details on how the trial works, what the legal standards are, the strongest part of the case against Trump, if and how Trump could be acquitted, what it will mean for politics in our country if Trump is acquitted and much more.
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January 27, 2021 18 min
Sanjay returns to the show to discuss his new book, "Keep Sharp" with eye-opening insights on how to keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp from top scientists all over the world whose cutting-edge research can help you heighten and protect brain function and maintain cognitive health at any age. Sanjay debunks common myths about aging and cognitive decline, explores whether there’s a “best” diet or exercise regimen for ...
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Absolutely spell-binding conversation with one of the greatest photojournalists of our time. Pete gives us incredible access to what it was like spending 16 years of his amazing career being the visual historian for two American Presidents. Pete tells amazing stories about being "the guy in the room" for some of the most important moments in world history and what it's like to not just witness history first hand but to ...
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Really fun conversation about the hit series, her acting career and other roles and why being a champion swimmer never happened but led to acting. Katee describes how emotional it was when she put on the costume to play the animated character, in the "Star Wars" saga, Bo-Katan as live action. She has great stories working with show creator and with producer/director Jon Favreau on the series, how she approaches her role and...
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A really fun conversation with one of the most important American voices in modern politics. Jonathan describes what his new MSNBC show will focus on, its voice and what he hopes to achieve with it, a funny story how he came up with the show's name in the middle of the night, confronting Rudy Guliani and much more. This was very fun and Jonathan was so great we are having Jonathan back again soon!
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An acting legend, Louis explains why he turned down being an NBA player for the Knicks to pursue acting, his approach to acting, how he got his start in acting, how in his younger days in Holywood fame almost destroyed him and his career, the importance of compassion and empathy toward others and much more. Louis is a very soulful artist with great wisdom and a very unique outlook on career and life that we can all take something f...
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A fascinating, unconventional take on how we live with death - or at least try to - from one of the country's preeminent voices on death and dying. This interview explores how we've been conditioned to look at death and why we should consider looking at it differently, how facing one's own death can be empowering and therapeutic, the various views of death in different societies throughout history and much more. You wil...
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December 4, 2020 32 min
A wide-ranging conversation that gives us a revealing window in to one of the biggest rock stars of all time. Hear how Peter's massive hit "Frampton Comes Alive" (one of the biggest selling albums of all time) changed his life for the good and for the worse, how childhood friend David Bowie helped save his career, his rise to fame, his fall from fame, what music has meant to him, how he got hooked on the guitar and much...
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How do they judge the dogs in the show dog world, what are the standards, what makes a champion dog, what is it like behind the scenes in the show dog world, what makes a good breeder and handler? All these questions are answered and much more in this totally fun chat with the foremost name in the show dog world. An absolutely fascinating behind-the-scenes look at this world. 
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Rare insider's look at Season 6 story arcs for "Fear The Walking Dead" as Colman talks about his controversial character, Victor Strand, and how he is tested this season and grows. Hear fascinating insight how Colman approaches the role and how episodes are developed. Colman gives riveting details about his training as an actor that led to his role in "Walking Dead" and major film roles. A great look at how a ro...
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Al has an amazing life story in his new book about how he rose to national prominence starting out in college in upstate New York. Al tells funny, gutsy stories from his life that are great lessons for anyone who wants to know how to succeed in your job, in business and in life.
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Famous activist continues her fight by giving a tutorial on how the average person can be an effective advocate like her. She tells eye-opening stories about her experiences as an advocate, how things can and MUST be changed and just how bad things are out there and need to be addressed.
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