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The Sherpa Screening Room- Meet Frank Ferrante! (Season 6 Finale)

July 14, 2021

What a perfectly timed interview to wind up as my Season 6 finale, Rebels. And what a great guest Frank is,too. He really appreciated coming on this podcast to promote his show, "An Evening with Groucho". If you're not near anywhere that Frank is performing, fear not, The show will air on your loca…

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A Lesson In Resilience: Meet Former Playboy Playmate, Deborah Driggs!

May 12, 2021

In a lot of my episodes up to this point, I've spoken to people who've had their time in the spotlight. ( Not me, Rebels, I sunburn too easily).They've all gone down separate roads since that time. Today, you'll get to hear Deborah's story, which is also a reflection on the highs and lows of her li…

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The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Jill Whelan!

April 7, 2021

What a pleasure this interview was, Rebels! I've been fortunate to interview a few former child stars, but Jill really made it her mission to be involved with entertainment, one way or the other. And as you'll hear in the interview, so much of her life has come full circle. I thought it was so cool…

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The Magic is Back! It's Jake Strong of "3 Questions with Jake Strong"!

March 24, 2021

I'm not sure who's having more fun on the magician episodes; the magician or me? Once again, I was amazed by a great card trick, that you can witness on my social media pages @sherpalution. Jake is a talented young performer who will certainly go far. Maybe one day he and previous guest, magician A…

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The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Timothy McLaughlin!

Feb. 24, 2021

After our interview, Tim was telling me how he met Tom Hanks,when he was on "From The Earth To The Moon." He said talking to Tom Hanks is like talking with your neighbor. He said he really appreciated how Tom treats people so nice, and he said that he wants to do that with his career, as well. As f…

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The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Wil Wilson!

Feb. 10, 2021

So far this season, I've spoken to 2 guys with beards that could house the Sherpa-Lu Studio players! (Hmmm....that gives me an idea. ) Unfortunately, I didn't get to speak with Wil for very long, because he had other interviews lined up, and his daughter wasn't feeling that great, so he was off to …

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The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Billy Van Zandt! (Season 5 Finale)

Jan. 22, 2021

It's so cool when I get to interview such creative and multi-talented people for my season finales, don't you think? Billy Van Zandt certainly fits the bill. His publicist Jian, who was also a HUGE help in setting up the interview, sent me a copy of his book, Jane, Get In The Car, which I read off …

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The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Shannan Wilson! (featuring a bonus music track)

Jan. 20, 2021

It was a real treat meeting Shannan. As I noted in the episode, I was sort of expecting someone who can play dramatic, intense roles to be super- serious. Wrong!! She was the type of fun guest I love interviewing in The Screening Room. Somebody needs to cast this lady in a comedy, and stat! (She's …

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Magician Anthony Presciutti Makes the Sherpa Disappear! (Wait, you were WISHING for That??!)

Jan. 1, 2021

I grew up being really into magic for some time. I love close-up and a good card trick. There used to be "Magic" magazine, where you'd actually get blueprints to build stage illusions Unfortunately, my parents' homeowners' insurance went up when I tried to recreate that "making the Hoover Dam disap…

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The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Liz Priestley!

Dec. 30, 2020

True story: Within 5 minutes of meeting on Zoom, Liz and I were already giggly. She liked my Paul McCartney impression, too. Or, maybe someone spiked my yak milk, I'm not sure. Liz is the type of person that you can't help but root for. She brought such a down-to-earth quality to the Screening Roo…

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Michael Spedden of "Fowl Players Radio" : from Hair-band god to Operatic Viking getting a structured settlement! (Well, kind of...)

Dec. 2, 2020

Seriously, could I keep mispronouncing Mike's name? ( The last name, not the first!) Mike is one of those people that you talk to for a short time, but you feel like you've known him a long time. He's much more than your average everyday Viking in a structured settlement commercial, trust me. There…

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Yo, DJ, play that Podcast! Darran Bruce of "The DJ Sessions" is in the Mix!

Nov. 20, 2020

Darran Bruce strikes me as a guy who likes to be ahead of the curve. As opposed to me. who tends to trip on it, and get tangled up in it. What he says about playing copyrighted material is very important to podcasters,because so many don't know what the actual rules ae. Any music that I play on her…

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(Friday the 13th at) The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet C.J. Graham! (Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives)

Nov. 13, 2020

All the time that I was interviewing C.J. Graham, I wondered to myself "What does it take to get into the right mindset to play a homicidal maniac?" Then, I realized, well, I used to work for one, so why not draw on that? But I think it would have been really cool if C.J . was my boss, if I worked …

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The Sherpa Screening Room; Meet Bruce Villanch! ("What Are You, A Comedian?"Week, Day 3 of 3/Season 4 Finale)

Oct. 21, 2020

What an honor and a treat to spend some time with Bruce Villanch! Bruce had so many great stories to share about his career. The guy has worked with a "Who's Who" of Hollywood, in one way or another, and a story to go with it. I could have covered more, but I didn't want it to take up the actual 7…

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The Sherpa Screening Room: Meet Howie Fox! ("What Are You, A Comedian?" Week, Day 2 of 3)

Oct. 20, 2020

A special thanks to Howie Fox, for a fun interview! You can really hear the appreciation he has for classic comedy. It's also nice to know that someone else on this earth is driving their wife crazy when it comes to their music collection. Uh, I mean, it's him and some guy I barely know. The poor g…