This week’s podcast: bad week for Cosby, better for Shearer

What is there left to say about Bill Cosby? News that, 10 years ago, under testimony in a civil trial, he admitted to drugging women for sex should knock any future endorsements or concert revenues out of that Jello-O tree. Word that Whoopi Goldberg is standing by the man for now seems more about the… Read on



This week’s podcast: Trump never sleeps

It looked like I was going to be able to just comb over the latest Donald Trump dealio until Scott Thompson brought it up on this week’s CHML AM900 radio chat. The real estate tycoon knows how to steal a slow news cycle with his hilarious summer run for the White House. That some polls put… Read on


This week’s podcasts: General Lee offensive

The confederate flag flap has given The Daily Show and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore a week’s worth of WTF gold. At the risk of wading in way over my head I wrap myself into the controversy. I’m actually drawn into it with Scott Thompson on this week’s weekly AM900 CHML radio chat. Scott credits… Read on


This week’s podcast: up Shat’s creek

This week, I talk to CHML’s Scott Thompson about my interview this week with William Shatner. The original Star Trek skipper was in Toronto to guest star on an episode of Murdoch Mysteries when the CBC drama returns for a ninth season next October. Shatner will play famous American author Mark Twain. Scott asks what Shatner is… Read on



Part Five: Saying Goodbye to Dave

Dave’s last day has been a red Letterman day for me. I’ve done 15 radio interviews Wednesday and a camera crew also made the trek out to Brampton to get my two cents on Letterman’s big fade out. Look for me tonight on CBC’s The National (just don’t blink or you’ll miss me). Early Thursday… Read on


This week’s podcast: Dave talk and Idol chatter

There’s a ton of Letterman chatter on this week’s radio chat with AM900 CHML’s Scott Thompson. Scott asks how I’d like to see it all end and I repeat my vision for the finale: Paul McCartney and Ringo return to the Ed Sullivan Theatre one last time and play “The End.” Dave walks off into… Read on


This week’s podcast: death in the Partridge Family

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson starts by asking about Suzanne Crough, the red-haired young daughter with the tambourine on The Partridge Family. Crough died earlier this week at 52. This leads to a discussion of other child stars and how I keep running into them as 50- or 60-year olds at the Hollywood Show, an autograph-seekers nostalgia fest… Read on


This week’s podcast: more notes from Nashville

This week, AM900 CHML’s Scott Thompson asks about my trip earlier this week to Nashville. I tell him about those Masters of Flip, Kortney and Dave Wilson–two Canadians who relocated to Music City in pursuit of country careers but who have become more savvy at buying, renovating and selling homes. Their series premiers May 12… Read on