Archive for 2020



Time to celebrate with the EPIC Comic Book Central 7th anniversary special! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Popeye, The Electric Company, Star Trek, Justice League – I’m taking a look back at the memorable guests and moments from the past year, including some of your favorites!


Date: November 14, 2020







She’s righteous, brighteous and WAY outta-sighteous! From The Electric Company’s pop/rock group, The Short Circus, June Angela is here! June drops by as I close out my series of in-depth interviews looking back at the electrifying and entertaining 1970s educational series. PLUS – we’ll talk about her time on Broadway starring opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I, meeting up with TV icons the Sweathogs, and how she’s still educating kids with her work in voiceovers.
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Date: November 2, 2020







My Electric Company celebration continues with Skip Hinnant! Skip solved the mysteries of grammar as Fargo North Decoder AND battled the Amazing Spider-Man as the Spoiler on the series. He also originated the role of Schroeder on stage in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and gave voice to Fritz the Cat for animation legend, Ralph Bakshi. Time to turn it on and bring on the power with Skip Hinnant!
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Date: November 1, 2020







Continuing my look back at the sensational 70s series The Electric Company with Judy Graubart! Judy talks about her time doing improv at Chicago’s Second City, swinging from vines and teaching grammar on The Electric Company as Jennifer of the Jungle, and teaming up with the Amazing Spider-Man!
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Date: October 31, 2020







Looking back at nearly a half-century of The Electric Company with the cast! First up, Hattie Winston is here! Star of stage and screen, Hattie chats about working with both Ted Danson and Eddie Murphy, and she reminisces about her time on the 70s comedy/education series where she danced and sang with Morgan Freeman, battled Spider-Man, AND made history as part of a TV interracial couple and Marvel Comics’ first Spider-Woman!
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Date: October 28, 2020







It’s non-stop action with Non-Stop Spider-Man writer, Joe Kelly! Joe drops by the Lair to chat about his latest Spidey title, Superman, Deadpool, the super production team Man of Action, Ben 10, his graphic novel and movie I Kill Giants and tons of other super stuff! PLUS – your chance to score a Ben 10 Versus the Universe DVD!
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Date: October 24, 2020







From monsters and makeup, to winning an Oscar for Beetlejuice, to outfitting the Flash! Makeup and effects genius Robert Short is my guest. Robert shares his Hollywood stories of working with legendary directors like Burton and Spielberg, going to the 24th century with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, suiting up as Robby the Robot, and directing the superhero series, Super Force!
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Date: October 22, 2020







TV writer/producer Mike Weiss joins me to talk about his time on the ABC series Stumptown starring Cobie Smulders, and his latest writing adventure – the pulp-inspired globetrotting tale for TKO Studios, The Fearsome Doctor Fang!
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Date: October 17, 2020







Actor, comedian, writer, and voiceover artist Phil LaMarr joins me this week to talk about his hundreds of animation roles including Green Lantern from Justice League, Static from Static Shock, and He-Ro from Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation. PLUS – we’ll chat about his roles in front of the camera in Spider-Man 2 and Supergirl!
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Date: October 15, 2020







Peabody-winning writer, producer, director, and educator Bridget Terry is in the Lair to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the feature film Popeye and her incredible chronicle of the film’s production – The Popeye Story!
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Date: October 10, 2020






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