Executive producer and actor Jeff Garlin and actress Susie Essman discuss the upcoming season of the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Garlin plays Larry David’s affable best friend and agent. Essman plays Garlin’s wife and as such is known for her vitriol, no-nonsense attitude and foul mouth. PLUS, The evangelist minister D. James Kennedy and broadcaster played a critical role in the rise of conservative Christianity. Kennedy founded the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida, which now has 10,000 members. His radio and TV shows were broadcast around the world. Kennedy stated that one of his goals was to “reclaim America for Christ,” closing the gap between church and state. We listen back to an interview with Kennedy from May, 2005.
Update on American politics. This was a big week in politics as another major player entered the Presidential race, and the US Senator caught in a sex-sting is now having second thoughts about resigning and Congress returns on the eve of much anticipated Iraq progress report. We’ll talk about these developments and others with MATTHEW CONTINETTI, an associate editor of The Weekly Standard, and GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA, senior editor for The American Prospect. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
MICHAEL PALIN, founding member of the legendary comic troupe, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, began keeping a diary in the late 60’s just as Monty Python was arriving on the scene. They’ve just been published in a new book aptly titled “Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years.” Palin joins us in our studio to talk all about his career, colleagues, personal life, etc. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Though Josh Rouse‘s music has always been highly indebted to the classic singer-songwriter records of the ’70s, it’s evolved significantly to reflect his ever-changing surroundings. Now based in Spain after years of touring and a childhood spent as a military brat, Rouse has infused his eight albums with everything from classic pop and soul to breezy flamenco influences. Rouse’s career opened with a string of remarkable recordings — including the moving 2002 song cycle Under Cold Blue Stars and the appropriately titled classic-pop homage 1972 — and took an unexpected turn when he moved overseas several years ago. Last year’s self-released, low-key Subtitulo directly reflected his shift to a more laid-back lifestyle, a trend continued on the new Country Mouse City House. In this segment, Rouse talks about his last record being perceived as a “summer album,” and describes how he attempted to make Country Mouse City House more of a “winter album.”
JOSH ROUSE: Quiet Town