Episodes

Kathy Garver and "Surviving Cissy"  

Kathy Garver was born in Long Beach, California Her break-through performance came as one of the young slaves in The Ten Commandments She is most well known for starring as the teenage niece of Uncle Bill Davis, Cissy Davis on Family Affair (1966). The show was nominated for Emmys in various categories during its five year run. Kathy was in born in Long Beach, California to Hayes and Rosemary Garver, joining her sister, Beverly, and brothers, Hayes, Jr. and Lance. During Ms. Garver's teenage years, Kathy added radio and stage to her burgeoning film and television career. Ms. Garver was a freshman majoring in speech at UCLA when she was tested for a television series entitled Family Affair (1966). Kathy, deemed "perfect" to star as "Cissy", with Brian Keith as "Uncle Bill" and Sebastian Cabot as "Mr. French", performed for five years in one of the warmest and most enduring series of the 1960s and 70s. The show continues to be popular today through the release of Family Affair's all five seasons on DVD, pleasing old and new audiences world wide - a true classic. After "Family Affair", Kathy starred in an Israeli musical stage version of the TV series, having to learn Hebrew, phonetically, for her role. Later, she continued her dramatic studies at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she portrayed "Juliet" in "Romeo and Juliet". Dramatic and comedic productions in the states followed, including starring roles in "My Fair Lady", "Sunday in New York", "A Midsummer's Night Dream" and the "Trojan Women" and her latest "Summer Magic." Ms. Garver returned to UCLA to earn a Master's Degree in Theater Arts. Today, Kathy Garver is an accomplished and versatile actress, appearing in such films as _Mom, Murder and Me (2014 The Princess Diaries (2001), MOWs such as In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988) and Stay the Night (1992) with Guest Star roles on many TV shows. She is a sought after celebrity on Game shows, winning top money for charities as she did on Street Smarts (2000) and other reality programs. Kathy is also very much in demand for her numerous vocal characterizations. She's a stand-out in the very competitive field of voices-overs for cartoons, commercials, toys and audio books. She voiced, "Pepper", an automotive whiz in the Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos (1986) series and "Firestar", a mutant super hero in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981) TV series. Ms. Garver produced, narrated and wrote lyrics and original music for eight audio "Beatrix Potter" tales and eight "Mother Goose"-based audiotapes for Smarty Pants, Inc. Kathy's "Beatrix Potter" tapes have sold over two million copies and have won numerous awards. Ms Garver has also won four Audie Awards, one for her narration of The Worlds Shortest Stories, the other in 2004 for her direction of Amy Tan in "The Opposite of Fate", read by the author. Kathy has recorded books for "Brilliance Audio", "Dove", "Listen and Live" Her voice has been heard in Apollo 13 (1995) (which was awarded the Academy Award for sound), Ransom (1996), Backdraft (1991) and Jingle All the Way (1996), all directed by Ron Howard. Kathy has electrified the talk show circuit entertaining audiences with tales of her life-long career in show business. She's chatted with Bill O'Reilly. Geraldo Rivera, Sally Jessy Raphael, Mary Hart, Maury Povich and many more. Some of the lively discussion centers on the modern woman juggling marriage, career, and family, all handled with laughter and aplomb. Kathy now has her own family affair. She met her husband of 33 years, business executive David Travis, on a tennis court in Palm Springs - truly a love match. Their son, Reid Garver Travis, now 23, follows his creative bent as a young entrepreneur She recently was awarded the Life TIme Achievement Award by The Motion Picture Council. But, for all her accomplishments and future plans, it seems Kathy's sails will be billowing in some very favorable waters for quite some time.

Iain Lee of 7a Records  

Iain Lee is a broadcaster working in the UK. He made his name by presenting the groundbreaking 11 O’Clock Show in 1999 and has since gone on to host various TV and radio shows. He has been a Monkees fan since his mum gave him the ‘I’m A Believer’ single and first album when he was 3. He has been lucky enough to interview all 4 Monkees and his proudest moment is being handed the microphone as the group performed Goin’ Down in London in 2015 and singing the second verse. His new label, 7a Records, specializes in rare, licensed, official releases from Micky Dolenz, Bobby Hart and --- who knows what else. Iain is charming and you can listen as he becomes Tim's friend.

Johnny Whitaker: Recovery and Justice  

TV/Movie/Stage star Johnny Whitaker joins Tim. Johnny was the star of TV shows like "Family Affair" and "Sigmund & the Sea Monsters" and of feature films like "Tom Sawyer." In adulthood, Johnny faced the menace of drug and alcohol addiction. Through the love of his family and a lot of hard work, Johnny has been clean and sober for over 15 years. Hear his story and learn about Johnny's newest venture: A documentary on the advanced, responsible drug laws of Portugal.... and learn how YOU can be a part of it.

Lolly Allen - Jazz Musician, Bandleader  

Laura "Lolly" Allen's music "...conjures the lanky, leisurely feel of Milt Jackson, her roomy rambles open up the spiritual spaciousness of Walt Dickerson, and her smooth flair for Latin rhythms recalls Cal Tjader."-- Fred Bouchard (writer for Downbeat Magazine and teacher at Berklee College of Music.) She has been featured on radio and at venues including the Knitting Factory, Vibrato Grill Jazz, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, artist-in-residence with Stan Strickland at Boston's Museum of Fine Art, WGBH FM's Eric in the Evening and Ron DellaChiesa's Jazz Songbook. Allen has composed and performed in various ensembles including Gunther Schuller's Birthday Celebration Concert, Sam Rivers with the New England Conservatory Big Band, Maria Schneider with the Jazz Composer's Alliance, The Jimmy Giuffre Tribute Concert at Jordan Hall, the L.A Jazz Society's Vibe Summit, and with Jiggs Whigham and Bob Mintzer at the Disney Jazz Celebration. She has studied with many jazz greats: Danilo Perez, George Garzone, Cecil McBee, John McNeil, Bevan Manson, Steve Brown, Dominique Eade, and has received classical training with world-renowned percussionist Gordon Stout. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory. Her recently released CD, entitled "Allen Haz Funk", is available online

Jazz All-Star Raul Midon  

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices. He is "a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," according to The New York Times. Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, along with contributing to recordings by Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee's She Hate Me. The New Mexico native, blind since birth, has released seven albums since 1999, including the hit studio productions State of Mind (Manhattan/EMI, 2005), A World Within a World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009). Midón's most recent release is the captivating CD/DVD Invisible Chains – Live from NYC. Attuned listeners can hear the inspirations of Donny Hathaway and Richie Havens in his work, as well as Sting and Paul Simon. But Midón's questing musicality makes him, as the Huffington Post put it, "a free man beyond category."

Bill Hudson & his book "Two Versions"  

70's Pop Star and Tiger Beat coverboy BILL HUDSON joins Tim to discuss his 2012 book "Two Versions" which deals with his struggles to maintain relationships with his children with Ex-Wife Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson. We recommend this book to any father considering or in the middle of divorce. This is a repeat episode, but Tim liked it so much, he wanted to share it again. Follow us on twitter @deepdishradio Email tim@deepdishradio.com Leave a comment on itunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Bruce Sudano:  Brooklyn Dreams, Burbank Sessions and Disco Queens  

SINGER-SONGWRITERBRUCE SUDANOHAS A STORIED HISTORY IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC. HOWEVER, BEGINNING WITH HIS 2004 CD RELEASE RAINY DAY SOUL AND THE SUBSEQUENT LIFE & THE ROMANTIC, HIS WORK BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE RAW EXPRESSION OF INTERNAL CHALLENGES CENTRAL TO ADULT LIVES. IN A VOCABULARY BOTH EVERYDAY AND POETIC HE EXAMINES THE TRANSITIONS - WHETHER PERSONAL, SPIRITUAL OR FAMILIAL - THERE IS ACCEPTANCE AND SURRENDER, UNDERSTANDING THEN TRANSCENDENCE. HIS THIRD ALBUM, WITH ANGELS ON A CAROUSEL, CONTINUED THIS JOURNEY FURTHER INTO THE DEEP. WITH SONGS THAT REFLECTED HIS RECENT EXPERIENCES WITH CRISIS BEYOND CONTROL, EXPLORING FAITH IN THE FACE OF REALITY, HOPE WITHIN THE CONQUERING STORM AND THE COMING TO TERMS WITH THE OVERRIDING WILL OF GOD.WITH THE RELEASE OFTHE BURBANK SESSIONS, BRUCE EXPLAINS, "I SET OUT TO PUT THE BAND TOGETHER WITH THE HELP OF MY PRODUCER AND GUITARIST RANDY MITCHELL. WE STARTED REHEARSING AND PLAYING SHOWS AROUND LA TO PROMOTE THE ALBUM. OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR I CONTINUED WRITING AND STARTED INCORPORATING THE NEW MATERIAL INTO THE SET, WHICH LED TO THIS RECORDING AT LOKISOUND, OUR REHEARSAL STUDIO IN BURBANK. WE BASICALLY PUT UP A FEW BAFFLES FOR SOUND SEPARATION, SET UP SOME MICS AND PLAYED THE SONGS AS IF WE WERE DOING A SET IN A CLUB. WE DID EACH ONE A COUPLE OF TIMES, CHOOSE THE BETTER TAKE AND MIXED. IF WE HAD AN AUDIENCE I WOULD HAVE CALLED IT A LIVE RECORD."

Kliph Nesteroff and "The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy"  

InThe Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff’s groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years.Starting with the vaudeville circuit at the turn of the last century, Nesteroff introduces the first stand-up comedian—an emcee who abandoned physical shtick for straight jokes. After the repeal of Prohibition, Mafia-run supper clubs replaced speakeasies, and mobsters replaced vaudeville impresarios as the comedian’s primary employer. In the 1950s, the late-night talk show brought stand-up to a wide public, while Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, and Jonathan Winters attacked conformity and staged a comedy rebellion in coffeehouses. From comedy’s part in the Civil Rights movement and the social upheaval of the late 1960s, to the first comedy clubs of the 1970s and the cocaine-fueled comedy boom of the 1980s,The Comediansculminates with a new era of media-driven celebrity in the twenty-first century.

Dave Park, Mockpocalypse and Dr. God  

Comedian, actor, producer and all-around swell fellow Dave Park swings by to talk with Tim about the new season of Mockpocalypse on AXS TV (Call your cable operator today!), his up-and-coming comedy ensemble Dr. God, and about Dr. God's new feature film, "Bloodsucking Bastards," available right now from SHOUT FACTORY!In additon to being well known for his snappy haircuts and exceptional wardobe, David was recently part of the Second City Tour Company on the high seas.  He has appeared on IFC, AMC, Comedy Central and the TV Guide Network.  He currently works as a writer/producer and sometimes on-air talent in television production.

Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan's new book "The Incredible Herb Trimpe"  

Authors and unashamed fanboys Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan swing by to discuss their new book, "The Incredible Herb Trimpe" from Two Morrows Publishing.  It's in stores now.  If you love Silver Age Comics, you'll love this book.  Tim loves it and you will, too.  Listen to this episode to learn how YOU could WIN A COPY of "The Incredible Herb Trimpe" from Two Morrows Publishing and Deep Dish Radio.From running the first photostat machine at Marvel Comics to being the first to illustrate Wolverine, no other member of the Marvel Bullpen has had such a varied and remarkable career as Herb Trimpe. He's best known for his definitive eight-year stint drawing the Incredible Hulk. This book chronicles the life and art of Trimpe through his own voice, as well as the voices of friends and colleagues. Their testimony to his talent and his legacy of artwork leave no wonder why he has been dubbed "The Incredible Herb Trimpe."

Mike Montali from Hollis Brown  

"Since its formation in 2009, the scrappy New York outfit known as Hollis Brown has emerged as one of America's most compelling young rock 'n' roll acts.  Drawing from a bottomless well of classic influences yet firmly rooted in the present, the band's output has steadily evolved from the raw immediacy of its early releases to the more expansive, adventurous approach that fuels its bracing new album 3 Shots"Frontman and songwriter Mike Montali joins us to discuss the band, life on the road, Counting Crows, the importance of the right guitar and the band's new CD, "3 Shots" from Julian Records.  (Get yours wherever you buy your music!)Check them out atHollisBrown.com

The Standells with founder Larry Tamblyn  

Rock Journalist and comedian Tim Powers is joined by the leader of a band considered to be the godfather of Punk, which is quite a feat considering their formation pre-dates Beatlemania.  Larry Tamblyn started the Standells in Southern California and, after a lot of trial and error, broke the charts with the legendary single “Dirty Water.”Two more top 40 hits followed, “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White,” and “Why Pick on Me.”For over 50 years, this band has kept its grungy, Punky sound going and delighting fans all over the world.  I saw them play in 2009 and they rocked as good as ever.  Now, after 2 CD’s relased in the 21st Century, The Standells are gearing up for a huge world tour.

P.F. Sloan, Songwriter, Legend, Real Person  

P. F. Sloan discusses his new autobiography "What's Exactly the Matter with Me?" and recounts some of his ups and downs in the music industry, including how one verse in one song could become a rallying cry to change the Constitution of the United States.  In a candid interview, P. F. Sloan discusses the kindred spirit he found in a Classical master, and his inspiration for his new CD, "My Beethoven."  Along the way, P.F. Sloan and Tim discuss life, the universe, love, pain, triumph, recovery and art.

Author Bill Schelly and "Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America"  

Author Bill Schelly joins Tim to discuss his new book "Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America" from Fantagraphics.  Harvey Kurtzman createdMAD, andMADrevolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman's groundwork as the original editor, artist, and sole writer ofMADprovided the foundation for one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman inventMAD, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst nova-like onto the American scene? Bill Schelly's heavily researched biography finally and fully answers these question for the first time. Through fresh interviews with Kurtzman's colleagues, friends and family, including Hugh Hefner, Al Feldstein, James Warren, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, Gilbert Shelton, and many others, and an examination of Kurtzman's personal archives, this book tells the true story of one of the 20th century's greatest humorists. His family life, an FBI investigation during the McCarthy Era, his legal battles with William M. Gaines (publisher ofMAD), all are revealed for the first time. Rich with anecdotes, from Kurtzman's Brooklyn beginnings to his post-MADyears, when his ceaseless creativity produced more innovations: new magazines, a graphic novel, and "Little Annie Fanny" inPlayboy.Get yours at your local Brick & Mortar Local Comic Shop today.  Tell 'em you heard about it here on Deep Dish Radio

Novelist Robert J. Peterson's "The Odds" and California Coldblood Publishing  

The apocalypse happened, but no one knows how. What’s left is a barren world ruled by a high-powered caste of bookies, The Odds. Scurrying around underneath is our hero, Eldridge—a big-hearted, bumbling drifter with an estranged family he loves dearly. He’s deep in debt and deathly sick, so he places a bet predicting the day he’ll die. If he wins, he can go to his grave knowing that his family will be safe, but when he returns to his hometown to collect, he gets some bad news: He’s going to live. So it’s on to plan B—a high-stakes battle-tournament that pits real-life chess avatars against each other in random-chance brawls-to-the-death. But Eldridge doesn’t know that someone’s gamed the tournament to pit him against an old friend who’s now a bitter enemy.   All in the new book from California Coldblood publishing:The Odds.Learn more from author Robert J Peterson not only about this book but about the other great things coming from Califorina Coldblood.The Odds is available atAmazon.com,Barnes and Noble.comand at theCalifornia Coldblood's own site.

Bobby Hart & his new autobiography  

Songwriter Bobby Hart ("Hurts So Bad", "Last Train to Clarksville," "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight") discusses his new book, "Psychedelic Bubble Gum:Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles"which goes on sale in May of 2015.  Bobby's gentle spirit and centered reflection is an interesting contrast to the ups-and-downs he has faced as one of the most successful pop music writer/producer/performers of the 1960's.Bobby's book is available for pre order by clicking here!  Get it today!  Tim loved reading the book and YOU will, too.

Kathryn Leigh Scott  

Kathryn Leigh Scott, known for portraying Maggie Evans and Josette Du Pres on 1960's soap opera Dark Shadows stops by to discuss her new novel JINXED, as well as her time on Dark Shadows, her most recent role on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, and everything in between.Learn more about Kathryn Leigh Scott by clicking here.

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