Dennis is joined in studio by Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies, who talks about his 15 years with the network, and how it took some viewers awhile to warm up to him. He also talks about some of the upcoming guest programmers and special Christmas programming.
Ben also talks about his grandfather Herman Mankiewicz who wrote the script for Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane", and shares some of Peter Bogdanovich's recollections of Welles.
Ben also discusses the rest of his famous family: his his father Frank Mankiewicz work as campaign director for George McGovern's 1972 presidential run, his uncle Tony Mankiewicz who wrote three James Bond films, the first two Richard Donner "Superman" films and created the television series "Hart to Hart" and Joe Mankiewicz getting paid a million dollars for "Cleopatra" but wanting his name taken off of it all the same. This leads to a Dennis and Ben discussing how they think that film is underrated.
They also talk about the work of Howard Hawks, why Dean Martin was the greatest talk show guest, and some of the great output from the studio system.
He also talks about growing up an A's fan in Washington DC and what it was like for him to see a game in Oakland for the first time.
Trump Wants Out
Dennis talks to Christian about why he thinks Trump wants out, first meeting Judd Apatow when he emceed Paul Simon’s concert in the park, meeting Charlton Heston and Doc Gooden (separately), first impressions of Harvey Weinstein, Woodstock, seeing the reunited Zeppelin (with Jason Bingham), the great Leon Russell and his latest hike with Jimmy Connors.
Plus, El Chapo, some truly unusual conduct at the ATM, the impracticality of outdoor sleepovers, daylight savings, the film “How to Get Ahead in Advertising” with Richard E Grant, the Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, karma for polar bears, genetically modified food, clarification of the story when he was shown Mark Twain’s grave, driving to Reno and laughing so hard withRick Overton and Kevin Rooney has had to pull over, the future for Carmelo Anthony, and a surprising piece of news about old friend from the radio show, Dr Jerome Corsi, Mysterious Visitor from the East!
Adorably Deplorable with Mark Steyn
Dennis is joined by author and columnist Mark Steyn to discuss last week’s mid-term election results, this year's Florida recount compared to 2000's, why Amy Comey Barrett will be the next Supreme Court Justice, Paul Ryan as “the invisible Speaker”, French Prime Minister Macron saying patriotism is the opposite of nationalism as the angry mob at Tucker Carlson’s front door.
Mark and Dennis also talk about their upcoming Adorable Depolorable Tour, the surprising grave locations of Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, PG Woodhouse, JD Salinger and the recent Mark Steyn Cruise.
Dennis also chats with Christian about the California fires, CNN planning to sue the White House over revoking Jim Acosta’s credentials and the belated Sinema win in Arizona
They also discuss the passing of the great Marvel comic book creator Stan Lee at the age of 95, Ray Donovan, Mr Robot, Star Trek, baldness in the future, the new Paul McCartney album and how you can’t blame the entertainment industry for having a negative impact on our culture.
Plus, the Eric Clapton biography, a lizard terrorizing a Florida neighborhood and Dennis seeing an alligator at spring training with his son.
Mid-Term Election Post-Game Show
Dennis reacts to Tuesday night’s midterm election results, congratulating Democrats on winning the House, how he hopes everyone can come together on some common sense issues and why Trump is now well-positioned to be re-elected in 2020.
Then, Townhall Senior Writer Kurt Schlichter calls in to talk about his mixed feelings regarding the midterm elections, how President Trump can thrive in this new environment, the toughness of Ruth Baden Ginsburg, why liberals depend on the right so much, and his book “Militant Normals”.
Dennis also talks to Christian about the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”, his preparation for Wednesday night’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and more!
Mid-term election predictions, Daylight Savings, Yoda, “The Sting” and more
Dennis has some observations about this past weekend in the NFL, discusses some great all-time quotes with Christian, gives his prediction of the mid-terms, but that even if Democrats have a big night, he won’t obsess over it the way the Left does over Trump. They also talk about Bridge on the River Kwai, Yoda and other Star Wars mysteries, Kayne’s evolving political involvement, Dennis’s upcoming appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, ongoing problems with Facebook and a drunk man who tried to ride onto the track at the Breeders Cup.
There are also philosophical questions about why everything is so serious now, the necessity of Daylight Savings Time, bombing in comedy, a Car website mascot, Dennis going to the movies with his kids, the importance to a career of having a good name, the Mets hiring an agent as GM, the importance of a good nap, and the perfection of the film “The Sting”.