Nov 27, 2012
Episode 8 is the first WDEK episode to be taped post Super Storm (was not classified as a hurricane when it hit us) Sandy and the 2012 Presidential Election. Shonali has power, heat but still no internet. Christian has nothing to complain about but for the noise of sirens the day the storm hit, yeah, seriously. Shonali was a poll watcher in Philly. Christian causes a commotion on a flight on election day. Shonali saw Madonna live for the very first time. Special guest Mickey Rapkin joins us in the WDEK studio (Shonali's dining room). Mickey has seen Madonna live before only tickets were much more inexpensive then. Everyone loves Elmo, don't they? Christian has a new nickname for Elmo. Author Mickey Rapkin tells us about his days as an acapella singing group member. The movie Pitch Perfect (currently in theaters - written by the fantastic Kay Cannon and starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Adam Devine) is based on Mickey's book Pitch Perfect. How do you write a book? Mickey has written two. His latest is titled Theater Geek. Pitch Perfect's Riff Off made Shonali's Sandy blues disappear. What are your Thanksgiving rituals? Saying thanks? Movies? Commemorating the first Thanksgiving? Eating in front of the television? Christian thinks Daniel Day Lewis is Lincoln. Shonali loves that Anthony Hopkins is opinionated. Mickey saw Life of Pi. More Indians in Hollywood. Mickey interviewed Neil Young TWICE! Mickey is a GQ Docker's Man of Style and Christian has cool new glasses, so there's that. Happy Holidays from the WDEK crew. We are thankful for you, our listeners. The Vince Gauraldi Trio takes us out with Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.