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  1. Parker is best-known for her role as the iconic single New Yorker Carrie Bradshaw on 'Sex and the City.' Now, on the HBO series 'Divorce,' she plays Frances, a woman navigating the dissolution of her marriage. Parker spoke with Terry Gross about growing up poor but engaged in the arts, the #MeToo movement, and how she doesn't relate to Carrie (or the other 'SATC' characters) at all. Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews the thriller 'Midsommar.'
  2. After receiving a shocking voicemail a few months ago, Jenks's What Really Happened? journey comes full circle on this episode, as he sits down for an enlightening conversation with Maryum Ali, daughter of the great Muhammad Ali, to discuss the very first episode of of WRH?, "The Talk", about the time Muhammad Ali talked a 21-year-old out of committing suicide. During the interview, Maryum tells Jenks about her dad’s approach to life, growing up with “The Greatest” as her father, and ultimately, what really happened when Joseph almost jumped. Afterwards, Jenks chats with Irish What Really Happened? listener, Nick Quinn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  3. DuVernay's Netflix series tells the story of how five black and brown boys, known as the Central Park Five, were manipulated into confessing to a brutal rape they did not commit. 'When They See Us' focuses on the boys' perspective — and the criminal justice system that failed them. Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Toy Story 4.'
  4. Former NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal is a Sheriff's deputy in Georgia. He has a deep love and appreciation for law officers and how hard they work and how much they risk doing their jobs. He's also a platinum recording artist who's released four albums, working with the likes of Michael Jackson and Aaron Carter. He is one of the first African Americans to play a major comic book hero in a movie. He's performed comedic roles in dozens of television shows and films, and has appeared in numerous music videos, and has even voiced a character in a Smurf movie. He's appeared in dozens of best-selling video games as himself, has created and hosted numerous television shows for major networks, is a beloved product spokesman, a beloved professional wrestler appearing in major WWE events, a highly successful investor and real estate entrepreneur, a minority owner of a major sports franchise, a tech investor and he also owns a Krispy Kreme store in Atlanta. His mother, Lucille O'Neal is his best friend and confidant. His late father, Army Sergeant Phillip A. Harrison served as one of Shaq's greatest coaches of all time. He grew up poor on the streets of Newark New Jersey but has never stopped helping those in need now that he's a world-wide brand and host of one of the most significant sports talk shows on television. Shaquille is one of the most outrageous and beloved personalities in the world as well as having one of the greatest professional careers in the history of athletics. He's one of those one word name celebrities who are instantly recognizable anywhere on the planet. To read his list of accomplishments on the court would quite literally take up our entire podcast. But I don't need to do that. We hope you enjoy diving in deep with Mr. Shaquille O'Neal aka Shaq! For more information: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  5. Author Matthew Polly joins the Based on a True Story podcast to separate fact from the fiction we saw in 1993's Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Matthew's book called Bruce Lee: A Life is considered the authoritative biography on the film legend and martial artist. Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Lee-Life-Matthew-Polly/dp/1501187627 Find Matthew's other books here: https://mattpolly.com/   Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/154/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter.https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672.
  6.   Think of the best movies from your childhood. Now think of the happiest place on earth. Add in an interesting man who created a character that is the most recognized cartoon in the world, not to mention this man has a great mustache. Now you have the makings for another fun episode of Great Mustaches in History. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Illinois. Walt and his brother Roy started Walt Disney Productions. Disney has become one of the biggest and best-known names in all of entertainment. Walt Disney changed the way animation was done and raised the bar for family entertainment. He created the most recognized cartoon character ever; Mickey Mouse. In addition to that Walt Disney earned 22 Academy Awards and changed the way families took vacations when he opened Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  In 2013 the Walt Disney Company had an annual revenue of approximately $45 billion. Walt Disney’s influence will be felt for generations to come. Early Life Walt Disney’s parents, Elias and Flora (Call) Disney Walt Disney’s father was Elias Disney and his mother was Flora Call Disney. Walt Disney had three brothers and a sister. Most of his childhood was spent in Missouri. As a kid he drew and painted. In 1911, he moved to Kansas City. In Kansas City he spent most Saturdays taking art courses at the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1917 Walt Disney and his family moved to Chicago and Walt spent his freshman year at McKinley High School in Chicago. He took drawing and photography classes. Also, he was the cartoonist for the school paper. At night, he took courses at the Chicago Art Institute. When Walt Disney was just 16, he dropped out of school to join the army because he wanted to help win World War I for America. They would not let him join the army because he was too young. But he was not too young to join the Red Cross. He went to to France for a year to drive an ambulance but it was after the war ended in 1918. Early Cartoons A collectable sculpture released by Disney featuring Walt Disney holding a monochrome Oswald in his hand A very young Walt Disney returned from France in 1919. He moved back to Kansas City and became a newspaper artist. In Kansas City, Walt Disney met cartoonist Ubbe Iwerks. Walt Disney worked at the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he made commercials based on cutout animation. Around this time, Walt Disney began experimenting with a camera, doing hand-drawn cel animation. He decided to open his own animation business. He recruited Fred Harman as his first employee. Walt Disney and Fred Harman made a deal with a local Kansas City theater to show their cartoons. They called them Laugh-O-Grams. Everyone loved the cartoons. They were so popular that Walt Disney started his own cartoon studio. He called the new studio Laugh-O-Gram. Walt Disney hired several employees including his friend Ubbe Iwerks. They did a series of seven-minute fairy tales that combined both live action and animation, which they called Alice in Cartoonland. Walt Disney was great at making movies but he was not so great at business. He kept having to borrow money to pay his employees and keep the studio open. By 1923 the dept got to be too much and Disney declared bankruptcy. Walt Disney was not one to give up, so he and his brother, Roy, put the money they had left together and moved to Hollywood. Iwerks also relocated to California, and there the three began the Disney Brothers’ Studio. They made a deal with New York distributor Margaret Winkler, to distribute their Alice in Cartoonland cartoons. They also invented a character called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. They sold shorts at $1,500 each. That was a lot of money back then. In 1925, Walt Disney hired an ink-and-paint artist named Lillian Bound. Lillian and Walt fell in love and got married. But something bad happened. Margaret Winkler and her husband, Charles Mintz stole the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. And as if that were not bad enough, they also hired away all of Walt Disney’s animators. The only one that stayed with Walt and Roy Disney was his old friend Ubbe Iwerks. Walt and Roy Disney and Ubbe Iwerks did not have any time to lose. So they produced three cartoons starring a new character Walt had been developing. Can you guess the name of that new character? It was Mickey Mouse. The first two shorts starring Mickey Mouse were called Plane Crazy and The Gallopin’ Gaucho. They were both silent films but no one would distribute them. But when movies could have sound they made a short called Steamboat Willie. Walt Disney did the voice of Mickey Mouse. It became an instant sensation. Commercial Success In 1929, Disney created Silly Symphonies, which featured Mickey Mouse’s newly created friends, including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. Walt Disney earned the first of many Oscars in 1932. All of this was during the Great Depression. In 1933, The Three Little Pigs and its title song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” became something that people going through hard times could relate to. Golden Age of Animation Walt Disney introduces each of the Seven Dwarfs in a scene from the original 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs theatrical trailer On December 21, 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, premiered in Los Angeles. Everyone thought Walt Disney was crazy to make that movie. They thought it cost too much, was too hard to make, and it would be another time that Walt Disney went bankrupt. Boy were they all wrong! The film became the most successful motion picture of 1938 and earned over $8 million on its initial release. In today’s dollars that is over $100,000,000. And don’t forget, this is in the middle of the Great Depression. The movie won a total of eight Oscars. During the next five years, Walt Disney Studios completed another string of full-length animated films, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi. In December 1939, Walt Disney Studios moved to a new location in Burbank, California. Things were looking great but in 1941 the Disney animators went on strike. Many of them resigned, and it would take many years before the company fully recovered. Also, Walt Disney never had as good of a relationship with his animators as before ever again. Cinderella was released in 1950, followed by Alice in Wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), a live-action film called Treasure Island (1950), Lady in the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and 101 Dalmatians (1961). In all, more than 100 features were produced by his studio. Walt Disney was one of the pioneers of early television. He had shows like Zorro and Davy Crockett. He also created The Mickey Mouse Club. It starred teenagers known as the Mouseketeers. All of these were super popular with young baby boomers. Walt Disney’s last major success that he produced himself was Mary Poppins. It was mostly live actors but it mixed in some animation. Disneyland Walt Disney (center) showing Orange County officials plans for Disneyland’s layout, December 1954. Walt Disney created a them park that was a place for families to have fun, take rides, and even meet their favorite Disney Characters. It cost $17 million, but the Disneyland theme park opened in 1955. In a very short time, the park made all the money back and lots, lots more. It even started attracting tourists from around the world. Within a few years of the opening, Disney began plans for a new theme park and something he called the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow in Florida. Illness and Death Walt Disney was a chain smoker his entire adult life, although he made sure he was not seen smoking around children. In 1966, Walt Disney was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died on December 15, 1966, at the age of 65. Disney was cremated, and his ashes interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. After his brother’s death, Roy Disney finished the theme park in Florida. It opened in 1971 and is called Walt Disney World. Interesting Facts About Walt Disney Walt Disney wanted to call Mickey Mouse “Mortimer” but luckily his wife talked him into naming him Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney received more Academy Awards and nominations than any other person in history. No one knows what his last words were supposed to mean. Shortly before he died, Walt Disney scribbled the words “Kurt Russell” on a piece of paper. Even the actor Kurt Russell has no idea why he wrote that. The famous “Walt Disney” signature was never actually drawn by Walt Disney himself. After his death, Walt Disney was NOT cryogenically frozen and stored beneath the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride. He was cremated and his ashes interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California Walt Disney has earned a place in history as one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived and he had a mustache to boot. So when you think of fun entertainment and a mustache, just remember Walt Disney. The post GMIH-013 Walt Disney appeared first on Great Mustaches in History.
  7. RuPaul describes his drag persona as "one-part Cher, two-parts David Bowie, one-part Diana Ross and two heaping spoonfuls of Dolly Parton." The reality show he hosts and created, 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' is now in its 12th season on VH1. He talks with Terry Gross about his early punk style of drag, becoming a "glamizon," and the best advice his mother gave him. Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead shares a remembrance of legendary pianist McCoy Tyner. He died last Friday at 81.
  8. In this episode we will discuss movie star Elizabeth Taylor. We will discuss her numerous health issues, her marriage to Larry Fortensky, and much more. Follow my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Twilight-Years-104014497977459/ Follow my Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheTwilightYea1 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/andrew-laposha/support
  9. Amy Winehouse was discovered at 16 and went on to become one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. Her status as an icon only grows since her death in 2011 at just 27 years old. So how did a young girl from London with only two completed albums to her name, come to be so revered? Join Stephanie Okupniak and discover what so bewitched the world about a girl called Amy.  Photographer Charles Moriarty as reveals the secret behind shooting Amy's iconic artwork on her debut album Frank.   Sam Shaker, often referred to as Amy's second Dad, talks about the moment Amy wrote the classic single 'Back to Black' in his Soho jazz club.  And Asif Kapadia, the director behind the heartbreaking Amy documentary movie, opens up about Amy's struggles with addiction. We couldn't make this show without the support of our sponsors Skillshare - please support our supporters if you can. 
  10. He was one of the poster boys for London 2012 - a contributor to Team GB's medal haul, admired for his perfect mid-flight somersaults and skimpy swimwear. British Olympic diver Tom Daley has lived his life in the public eye since first attracting attention aged ten, when he became Britain's youngest diver to win the national championships. Tom Daley is in the media spotlight more than ever this week after announcing on YouTube that he is dating a man, provoking much discussion not only of the announcement but of the public's reaction to it. Mark Coles tells his story. Producer: Charlotte Pritchard.
  11. In the Hulu series 'Little Fires Everywhere,' Kerry Washington co-stars opposite Reese Witherspoon as Mia Warren, a bohemian artist single mom with a mysterious past. Washington spoke with Terry Gross about how she drew on her own mother for the role, her 'Scandal' audition, and playing Anita Hill in 'Confirmation.'Also, critic John Powers recommends Netflix's 'Unorthodox,' the Hulu series 'Baghdad Central,' and the novel 'Abigail' by Magda Szabo.
  12. (Originally released June 8th, 2020) Legendary interviewer Larry King joined the 'Hollywood Raw' podcast to talk about his newest adventure into the podcasting world.  At the age of 86, King has interviewed almost every huge name on the planet including Vladimir Putin and Frank Sinatra, but Larry gets into what they were like once the cameras stopped. The host even played a round of "Name that Celeb" - Find out who he named the 'Nicest', 'Angriest', and 'Best Looking' celebs of all time. Don’t miss a thing! Follow Hollywood Raw on Insta, Facebook, and Twitter. Dax Holt - Insta / Twitter Adam Glyn - Insta / Twitter A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.
  13. Mary Berry is a national treasure, best known to younger generations from ‘The Great British Bake Off’ but Mary’s first TV series was broadcast in the early 70s.Her first book ‘The All Colour Cookbook’ sold over 2 million copies and is considered one of the best cook books ever published.Mary discusses her career, family life and her experience on Bake Off with Sue.The music in this episode is by ‘Waiting For Smith’.Produced by Dan Quick
  14. This week we talk about the life and tragic death of singer and Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Perez.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  15. Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as Star Wars' iconic feminist hero Princess Leia. But before she ruled over Alderaan, she grew up here on earth as Beverly Hills royalty. In the spotlight her whole life, Carrie battled demons, family feuds, drug addiction and bipolar disorder - all while navigating a successful Hollywood career. Through turbulent relationships and personal heartache her rebellious spirit would remain - and inspire millions. Stephanie Okupniak is joined by Carrie's brother Todd for a look at the remarkable life of a woman who not only survived but thrived when all the forces were against her. 

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