The Edge with Mark Thompson

The Edge with Mark Thompson

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Josh Mankiewicz from Dateline NBC has the number one podcast in America right now.  It's called, MOTIVE FOR MURDER.  He takes us through some of the beats of the podcast. He talks with longtime friend, Mark Thompson, and comedian/documentary filmmaker, J.Elvis Weinstein about life as a Mankiewicz (his grandfather wrote Citizen Kane and his family is something of show business and Washington political royalty). Finally, culture ...
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In an election season marked by new challenges created by COVID-19, Joe Biden has a challenge not unfamiliar to some high profile men:  An accusation of sexual assault. How to appropriately engage on this issue and how to campaign during a presidential election season that is unlike any other. Political analyst Michael Shure joins Mark Thompson and J. Elvis Weinstein for the conversation. :00-33:20 Mark, J Elvis and Michael Shure Y...
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Our guest, Dan Gerstein, contracted COVID-19 but added several societal layers.  Starting with his wife whose family was enduring the brunt of it in her home, Italy. He wrote about it in his NY Daily News article He talks with Mark Thompson and J Elvis Weinstein about the entire experience of the earlier days of the COVID-19 outbreak in NYC. First, Mark torments J Elvis with his new "toy" and the two review the world of pr...
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Mark Thompson and J Elvis Weinstein discuss life as shut-ins and some of the news around the Covid-19 outbreak. Then, Pulitzer Prize winner and investigative journalist, David Cay Johnston on the world of Trump and money in politics.   David's website is DCreport.org Then, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist for the Washington Post, Phillip Rucker, on his new book, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J Trump's Testing...
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In this episode: The cops come to Mark's house in force...Michael Shure talks campaign politics and superstar plant dietician Julieanna Hever joins Mark. Julieanna's latest book, The Healthspan Solution--How and What to Eat to Add Years To Your Life is a mix of science, recipes and beautiful photos of delicious food! She's written the book with scientist and gourmet chef, Ray Cronise. Julieanna's Books are available...
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From the road in New Hampshire, political reporter Michael Shure talks about the mess of Iowa, the primary in New Hampshire and the impeachment acquittal of Donald Trump. Then... Mark speaks with the director and one of the activists profiled in the new documentary THE ANIMAL PEOPLE:  (summary from IMDB) Fifteen years in the making, this feature documentary - Executive Produced by Joaquin Phoenix - follows the journey of six young ...
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Mark welcomes back the audience and J Elvis Weinstein! Then... As head writer on the Letterman Show (both daytime and late night) Merrill has influenced the entire culture and genre of contemporary talk shows. We visit with her as she writes her acceptance speech for the prestigious Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award from the Writers Guild and reflects on her award winning work with the Letterman shows--work that shaped a generation of c...
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It's a holiday tradition, comedian, Bobby Slayton comes through.   He's doing a big new year's eve series of shows in Hawaii with Bill Maher and Sarah Silverman. Mark asks Bobby about his work with Woody Allen and how it came about and that leads to talk of Bobby's work in the films ED WOOD, DREAMGIRLS and THE RAT PACK. The show starts with Michael Shure checking in from the scene of the final Democratic Debate of t...
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As a former top media executive, Joe Ferullo, supervised Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight and a huge menu of other successful syndicated offerings. Now that he's out of that day to day work he's able to shine a light on the shortcomings and media realities when it comes to covering politics. The power and, at the same time, the shortcomings of the media leave a divided nation needing a better system. This episode...
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Bean Baxter and Mark Thompson have been friends for most of their lives and began their careers at roughly the same time. The two talk about Bean leaving his successful morning show after 30 years and what his plans will be. They also tell stories from working at a suburban/rural station outside of Washington DC where the two met. Bean is the only guest in this episode which runs approximately 40 mins. Reach the show: edgewithmarkt...
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Atlantic Magazine writer, Derek Thompson, is our guest for a conversation about and around provocative stories and subjects he's written about. Derek touches on a part of the economy that's doing well but isn't getting any attention, the bizarre reason for the declining population of a few major American cities and the elite sports that give the advantage to rich, white high schoolers.  Mark and Derek also revisit h...
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Our own J. Elvis Weinstein has a new comedy album, CHUNKS.

Mark and J Elvis talk about the album and play excerpts.

They also visit about J Elvis’s new movie role.

First, political analyst, Michael Shure, breaks down U.S. relations with the Saudis, Turks and a complicated involvement with the Middle East.

He also looks at Joe Biden, Donald Trump and the state of the current political scene.

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Our own J. Elvis Weinstein has a new comedy album, CHUNKS. Mark and J Elvis talk about the album and play excerpts. They also visit about J Elvis's new movie role. First, political analyst, Michael Shure, breaks down U.S. relations with the Saudis, Turks and a complicated involvement with the Middle East.  He also looks at Joe Biden, Donald Trump and the state of the current political scene. Contact the show at: edgewithmarktho...
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Legendary Monty Python performer John Cleese has a daughter who is a writer and comedian and whose life with her father John is the source of laughter, frustration and even derision.

She visits with Mark and J Elvis Weinstein and tells stories of growing up with the remarkable Monty Python performer and going on the road as part of her famous father’s one man show.

As always, we welcome comedian and documentary filmmaker J. Elvis Wei...
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Bumdog Torres has been homeless all around the world by deliberate choice.

Mark talks with Bumdog about why he’s chosen this life, his journey though life around the world as a homeless person and what it’s like to live on the streets.

First, political expert, Michael Shure, breaks down Congress, Trump and an impending impeachment inquiry.

00-03:45 Mark And J Elvis Intro

4:00-20:06 Michael Shure on Politics

20:06-1:28:00 Bumdog Torres


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Legendary Monty Python performer John Cleese has a daughter who is a writer and comedian and whose life with her father John is the source of laughter, frustration and even derision. She visits with Mark and J Elvis Weinstein and tells stories of growing up with the remarkable Monty Python performer and going on the road as part of her famous father's one man show. As always, we welcome comedian and documentary filmmaker J. Elv...
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Bumdog Torres has been homeless all around the world by deliberate choice. Mark talks with Bumdog about why he's chosen this life, his journey though life around the world as a homeless person and what it's like to live on the streets. First, political expert, Michael Shure, breaks down Congress, Trump and an impending impeachment inquiry. 00-03:45 Mark And J Elvis Intro 4:00-20:06 Michael Shure on Politics 20:06-1:28:00 Bu...
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Henri Dauman and his camera lens have been witness to some of the most famous people and memorable events in modern history.

His photographs splashed across magazines like LIFE, LOOK and PARIS MATCH in the heydays of those publications and vaulted him to the top of his field.

He visits with Mark Thompson and J Elvis Weinstein and although they begin with discussions of his photography and his iconic photos chronicling American life,...
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Henri Dauman and his camera lens have been witness to some of the most famous people and memorable events in modern history.  His photographs splashed across magazines like LIFE, LOOK and  PARIS MATCH in the heydays of those publications and vaulted him to the top of his field. He visits with Mark Thompson and J Elvis Weinstein and although they begin with discussions of his photography and his iconic photos chronicling American li...
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TIME OF MY LIFE is one of the best known songs ever…Franke Previte, at the time a hard rocker, wrote it for the film, DIRTY DANCING.

He takes Mark through the story of where he was and where he ended up after the song hit.

The film. Dirty Dancing, was desperately in need of a key song and Franke wrote TIME OF MY LIFE along with a second hit, Hungry Eyes that’s in the movie as well.

The song, TIME OF MY LIFE won an Academy Award in 198...
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