The Vanilla Thrilla! Today is the anniversary of the greatest fight in the history of celebrity boxing – Danny Bonaduce vs. Donny Osmond. According to ESPN, the Jan. 17, 1994 fight “came to fruition thanks to some inspiration and goading from WLUP host Jonathon Brandmeier” and “presaged a lot of what would follow in the […]
Award-winning U.K. radio personality Graham Mack interviews Johnny B. via Zoom for his show “The Pod 20” on London’s Podcast Radio. JB gets real about his experiences in the radio & TV biz (from getting fired at Westwood One to being yelled at by Mary Tyler Moore…and more), wonders if he’d fit in if he […]
After some trouble connecting via Zoom, Jimmy Buffett joins the show from his quarantine in “dry dock.” He talks about his latest album Life on the Flip Side, from the notes he got from Paul McCartney to the stories behind the songs Cussin’ Island, Hey, That’s My Wave, and Johnny’s favorite, Book on the Shelf […]
A riled up Fabio Viviani (“Top Chef” fan favorite and entrepreneur) talks about helping the restaurant biz through the pandemic, not giving into “Tiger King” peer pressure, the R-rated story behind pasta puttanesca, and the time he knocked the Pope’s hat off.
Guest Michael Wilbon from ESPN’s PTI talks about the first two episodes of the Michael Jordan docuseries “The Last Dance”, from Jordan yelling at his teammates, “villain” Jerry Krause, the real Dennis Rodman, and more. Plus, from the Brandmeier archives: JB learns Phil Jackson’s radio name and sees Rodman running in Rome.