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.... Show More

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June 30, 2020 14 min
One of the most brilliant business minds gives her unique insight about the radically changing entertainment landscape as she talks about her newest venture - Quibi - a short form entertainment content platform. Hear Meg's visionary take on where this multi-billion dollar industry is going, changing viewing habits, what she sees for the U.S economy and much more.
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The legendary and always outspoken director is incredibly compelling in this interview, he has SO much to say, he's riveting. Spike is funny, astute, and provocative talking about his new Vietnam era film, "Da 5 Bloods" (which he says has gotten the best reviews he's ever gotten), African Americans struggle to get recognition for their Vietnam service, race relations in America and how they need to change, President...
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In this really fun, wide-ranging interview one of Hollywood's biggest stars talks about the major roles he's starred in, how he prepares as an actor, what he learned early on in his Hollywood career and his new podcast where he interviews high profile actors, politicians, personalities, musicians, and innovative business leaders.
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A look in to a world rarely seen. This is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the life and job of protecting the President of The United States and his family heard first hand from a secret service agent. Evy also talks about her experiences as an undercover agent, things she had to do to stay alive in the spy game, international intrigue and much more.
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A very funny and candid conversation with Laura about motherhood, her new book on the subject. Laura reveals a lot including  her struggles as child including an eating disorder. She's refreshingly honest about how challenged she's been as a mom while working full-time as an actress/director. Laura has some funny stories and great perspective to share with other working moms as well as captivating and revealing stories abou...
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Louie, a legendary comedian gives us a very cool, rarely discussed look in to how he developed the mother character in "Baskets" he plays. Louie describes his new book about letters to his mom. This is a funny, eye-opening and interesting take on Louie's comedic approach and relationship with his mom and he give great advice to me (and all of us) on who to deal with mothers.
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This is a very special interview because it gives an incredible opportunity to get a truly world view on a number of key issues affecting us all. Richard, the premier foreign affairs correspondent in the world, offers an eye-opening and unique perspective on the world, including a chilling account how he reports a story in a war-torn region while making sure he stays alive and how he must balance effectively reporting a story like ...
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April 27, 2020 33 min
A very fun episode with Greek who is very funny. He talks about growing up the son of a major record executive in NYC (he's got some great stories), why he loves living in Florida, a hilarious trip to Las Vegas and much more.
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This is a special look at how one of the most brilliant, powerful visionaries in Hollywood history thinks and approaches his business. Katzenberg is responsible for the most iconic entertainment over the past 30 years. He gives a personal look at his amazing path to success, how his management style evolved over the years, what consumers want in today's content, what motivated him to create his new company Quibi, why it's o...
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Nicholas talks playing the fascinating real-life story of wrongly convicted Issac Wright, Jr. who taught himself law while in jail and got himself set free. Nicholas explains why he couldn't say no to Exec. Producer - 50 Cent - who insisted only Nicholas play the role. This is a VERY special, behind-the-curtain look at a great artist and his work. Nicholas reveals his incredibly interesting process in prepping and doing the rol...
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Bobby is a great comedic actor and gives a very cool behind-the-scenes look at how he voices characters for cartoons like "Duck Tales,"  what it was like working on SNL for 9 years, how sketches get created and produced on that show, what goes in to deciding what sketches get on the show, his process in working on a sit-com) very different from the hectic SNL schedule) and much more. VERY interesting insight in to his craft...
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A UNIQUE and special look at a true genius, his work and how he approaches his work. Ken is the most brilliant and preeminent documentary filmmaker of our time and he gives us an amazing glimpse in to what motivates him to make his films, what he is trying to achieve in making them, the message he hopes they give viewers, his process of making the films and much more. You must hear this genius and his process.
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March 18, 2020 16 min
World renowned entrepreneur Daymond John talks about his rise to success and the lessons he sets out in his new book you can follow to take control and create moments of change allowing you to live a happier life. He gives invaluable insight in to one of the most important aspects of negotiating, adjusting to changes in the market place, how to evaluate a deal and much more. 
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March 11, 2020 54 min
My pal Dr. Drew joins me to talk about the Coronavirus, how the media is reporting it, what broke down in the reaction to it by health officials and our government, misconceptions about certain areas of health and much more.
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A really great conversation with one of the best Chefs in America. Rocco talks his new book and what the Keto diet is and the misconceptions about it including, "Keto Crotch" and more.  We also talk about growing up Italian middle class kids, the importance of food in our lives, why Mediteranean cooking has always been one of the best diets for you. Rocco talks about his start, living on the streets of Paris, graduating hig...
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February 24, 2020 14 min
Dee has taken on a cause near and dear to his heart. To get the NFL to have metal rock represented at next year's Super Bowl. He makes his very convincing plea in this episode for AC/DC to be the band who should represent.
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Sam, star Paramount Network's #1 New Drama, "68 Whiskey," gives a really interesting look in to his meteoric rise in Hollywood at a young age. He describes what inspired him to shift from music to acting as a young man, his big acting break in his native Ireland, how acting styles vary in America and Ireland, working with Hollywood greats, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and much more.
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Very interesting insight from Michael about his work in film and tv. He talks about starring in the new NBC series "Lincoln Rhyme" and what drew him to the project, how he approaches playing real life people in preparing for roles, his work in film and on "The Sopranos," how writing scripts and novels help him in is acting and much more.
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The brilliant comedy legend and mad genius, John Cleese, graces the show in a wide ranging, very funny conversation that covers how he insists you address him, his days woking in Monty Python's Flying Circus, how the drinking of Graham Chapman forced Cleese to leave the troupe, what he wants on his tombstone, death in general, religion, politics and more, but do you really need more? It's John Cleese!!
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A riveting conversation with one of the biggest stars in Hollywood who's starred in many iconic films. Tim talks about his new, ground-breaking play centering on the life stories of 12 immigrants and it's importance in pointing out that we are all immigrants of sorts in today's divisive environment. Tim also talks about making films in Hollywood, his career, how we need to come together as a country and more.
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