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For the final episode of The Dennis Miller Option, Dennis welcomes his friend Dana Carvey, who talks about starting his podcast, his Joe Biden impression, Hugh Grant in "The Undoing", "The Queen's Gambit", David Spade, Cameo, Virtue signaling and sad signaling, Gavin Newson, Dr. Fauci and Obama impressions, parenting and more! Then, he chats with Christian and Lindsey, who describes watching Dennis's film "Bordello of Blood" with her boyfriend's parents. They also listen to voicemails from friends of the show, Larry O'Connor, Kurt Schlichter, "Gene Simmons", Corby from Branson and Sam Whitfield. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Magic Spoon Blinkist
Dennis talks to comedian Bill Burr about his most recent Netflix special, recently hosting SNL, how people used to never talk politics and now we live in a time where unfunny people try to determine what comedians say, that cancel culture has made him a better comic, and figuring out the business by getting screwed in the business. Bill talks about working with Pete Davidson on Judd Apatow's "King of Staten Island", which reminds Dennis of the time he met Judd early in his career. Bill also talks about performing during the pandemic (including a show on a patch of grass behind a hotel), plus Bert Kreischer, Richard Beler and more! Then, comedian Aaron Berg wishes Dennis well in his retirement, talks about his show "In Hot Water" on Anthony Cumia's Compound Media, his new podcast "Badass Jews" and performing comedy outdoors with Dave Attell. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Plexaderm Skylight Frame (Code: Miller) The Good Game Company
Dennis talks to musician Brian Wheat of the band Tesla about the band's latest album "Five Man London Jam", which was recorded at Abbey Road studios, his new book "Son Of A Milkman", Paul McCartney, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Alice Cooper and how one of Tesla's best-known songs is their cover of Five Man Electrical Band's "Signs". Then, he's joined by Brian Raftery, who discusses his book "Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen", and some of the biggest movies from that year, including "The Blair Witch Project", "Fight Club", "The Matrix", "Election", "The Sixth Sense", "American Beauty" and "Three Kings". They also discuss the film "Catfish", Netflix's new "Mank", and a previous book he wrote about karaoke. Dennis also chats with Christian and Lindsey about a book he's reading about Jimmy Webb and Glenn Campbell, Alyssa Milano, and why this moment is the perfect time to shrug. Plexaderm Hydrant (Code: Dennis) Omax Health (Code: Miller) SimpliSafe
Dennis is joined by musician Peter Noone, who discusses a lifetime of keeping a lot of opinions to himself, his daughter Natalie Noone's SiriusXM show, performing in Florida, how he's doing shows where they manage the evolving restrictions on audience capacity and how show business will need to be eased back into our lives post-COVID. He also discusses Charlie Watts, running into Mick Jagger at a party, his first paycheck, his run in "Pirates of Penzance", Lord Such and much more. Dennis also talks to Christian and Lindsey about a new podcast idea, The Queen's Gambit on Netflix and listens to a delightful voicemail from our friend Lynne B. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Blinkist Plexaderm The Good Game Company
Dennis talks to New York Daily News sports writer Bill Madden about his new book "Tom Seaver : A Terrific Life". They discuss Seaver's decision to pitch for USC, being a part of the Mets 1969 Championship team, the trade to Cincinnati, returning to the Mets, and pitching for the White Sox. They also discuss how is one of only two pitchers in baseball history with more than 300 wins, 3,000 strike-outs and an ERA under 3.00. They also talk about Seaver's vineyard, his diagnosis with lyme disease and subsequent deterioration of his health. Then, Dennis chats with Christian and Lindsey about the Tyson fight over the weekend, "The Undoing", "Queen's Gambit", and listen to some voicemails from listeners. They also announce that our final episode will post Tuesday, December 15th. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Magic Spoon Plexaderm Skylight Frame (Code: Miller) Omax Health (Code: Miller)
Dennis is joined by comedian Bob Saget, who discusses getting back out on the road, doing one drive-in show in December, his quarantine life, performing at Dave Chappelle's Summer Camp, Dennis's brother Jimmy, Kirk Douglas, Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra, Gene Simmons and much more! This episode is brought to you by: The Good Game Company
Dennis chats with the real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort, who talks about how he was always a good salesman, hustling to make money as a kid. They talk about some of the greatest movies about the business world, including "Glengarry, Glen Ross", how television conveys what we all consider to be success and the evolution of online pornography. Jordan also talks about his family, his current business ventures, helping sales people be more effective, and explains why veterans are such tremendous contributors to the work force.   This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Skylight Frame (Code: Miller) Four Sigmatic
Dennis is joined by Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford to discuss his new autobiography "Confess", how he first got into the band, life on the road, being in the closet and coming out as a gay man in the world of heavy metal. He also discusses seeing David Bowie perform live, meeting Lady Gaga and Queen Elizabeth, Sean Connery, Elvis, recording at a home that was once owned by Paul McCartney and much more! He also talks to Christian, Lindsey and Stemper about the new season of The Crown on Netflix, Star Wars, a book he's reading about Julius Caesar, famous horn players and gives some insight as to the future of the podcast.  This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Magic Spoon Plexaderm Omax Health (Code: Miller) The Good Game Company
Dennis starts off the show talking to writer-producer Alan Zweibel about the recent passing of Norm Crosby, whom he created a show called "The Boys" for in the late 80's. They also discuss Crosby's malaprops and his co-hosting the Jerry Lewis telethon. Alan also gives an update on "Here Today" the movie he co-wrote with Billy Crystal, starring Billy and Tiffany Haddish. Then, comedian Colin Quinn talks about new special "Colin Quinn and Friends : A Parking Lot Comedy Show" on HBO Max, a new book "Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the Fifty States" and an ongoing series on YouTube called "Cop Show". He also talks about his infamous performance bombing on stage at Robert DeNiro's 60th birthday party and Dennis talks about bombing at a Friar's roast. They also discuss Rodney Dangerfield, Norm MacDonald, Nick Dipaolo and much more.  This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Hydrant (Code: Dennis) Plexaderm SimpliSafe Blinkist
Dennis talks to golf writer Luke Reese about his new book "One From The Memory Banks", the highlights of his career on and off the golf course, and working on the book with his daughter. Then, Dennis talks to Christian, Lindsey and Stemper about Netflix's "My Octopus Teacher", a fantastic Dolly Parton documentary called "Here I Am", "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood" and Jackie Kennedy. Plus, a joke submission from a listener and memories of Alex Trebek. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Plexaderm The Good Game Company
Dennis chats with Marine Corp veteran and author John “Chick” Donohue about his book “THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER”, which tells the unbelievably true story about how Chick snuck into Vietnam during the war, tracked down his friends, and handed each of them a can of beer — a story that is being adapted into a major motion picture by Academy Award winning director Peter Farrelly.  This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Plexaderm SelectQuote
Dennis is joined by author Marshall Terrill, who talks about the access he had to research for his new book  "Steve McQueen: In His Own Words" will be released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the actor's death and features 450 quotations from McQueen, accompanied by 500 photographs, many that will be seen for the first time. They talk about how McQueen did very few interviews, but the ones that he did were insightful. Marshall also talks about how much of a fan he is of Dennis's film "Bordello of Blood". Then, Dennis chats with Christian and Lindsey about the passing of Sean Connery. He also discusses meeting John Barry, re-watching "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood", Yul Brenner, Dick Cavett, and more!  This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Magic Spoon (Code: Miller) NHTSA Plexaderm The Good Game Company
Dennis is joined by comedian Brian Regan who talks about Vegas re-opening slowly but surely and getting back on the road to play comedy clubs around the country, which he hasn't played in years. They also chat about starting out, comedy condos, inspiration for jokes, their kids being funny and Brian's ability to sleep for 27 hours straight.   Dennis also talks to Christian and Lindsey about sleeping all day in London, how this episode is posting on Election Day and his birthday. He also talks about Platypuses, Donald Duck, waiting in line at Starbucks, Gary Player and More! This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Blinkist National Traffic Highway Safety Administration Plexaderm Omax Health (Code: Miller)
Dennis is joined by Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame to discuss the state of the country, whether hard work will be worth it in the near future and the work he does with his foundation, Mike Rowe Works including a unique fundraiser involving a bath robe signed by President Trump. They also discuss how Mike’s podcast “The Way I Heard It” was inspired by the great Paul Harvey, a new show called Six Degrees and more !  Then, Dennis, Christian and Lindsey talk about the Dodgers World Series won, great baseball managers and the Houston Astros. Dennis also tries to come to terms with what the media is saying is the inevitable blue wave on Election Day, and how he can’t believe that Biden is even close to Trump, much less winning. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Second Thoughts Game National Highway Traffic Safety Administration SimpliSafe Plexaderm
Dennis talks about the World Series between the Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays with Marc Carig of The Athletic, which they see as an old-school series with stealing home, safety squeezes and back-and-forth lead changes throughout games. They analyze just how many things had to go wrong for the Dodgers to lose Game 4 in that classic ending. This leads to a conversation about some of the greatest walk-offs in World Series history. They also talk about some of the great players for both teams and how they think game six will unfold.  Dennis also talks to Christian and Lindsey about Joe Biden forgetting who he's running against, how long he's considered himself "the big man", the prospect of Kamala Harris as president, mispronouncing Jimmy Smits's character's name at a charity event, writing for Garry Shandling, great stories from Carol Burnett, memorable Minnesota Vikings and a great voicemail from a listener named JR. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: SelectQuote Four Sigmatic NHTSA Plexaderm
Dennis talks to AJ Benza about CNN's Jeffrey Toobin's controversy and Hunter Biden's laptop scandal. AJ also talks about how long he's known Trump, his personal interaction with him, some of the reasons why he thinks he's going to win in a landslide, the impact COVID has had on him and much more! Dennis gives his assessment on the election and presidents in general and then listens to your voicemails for some joke submissions and Christian mentions his favorite joke of Dennis's.  This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Omax Health (Code: Miller) NHTSA Magic Spoon (Code: Miller)
Dennis is joined by Gene Simmons of Kiss to talk about the passing of Eddie Van Halen, whom he saw early on and recorded their first demo, and recalls the time he took a ride home with him. They also discuss Gene working with Michael Crichton for the film "Runaway", the actress Jean Simmons, the glory days of the Sunset Strip, the rare achievement of universal stardom, Charlie Watts, an unusual Flaming Lips concert where everyone was encased in their own gigantic plastic ball, Kiss's plans to resume their End of the Road Tour in 2021, Johnny Depp's guitar playing, Sylvester Stallone and a great joke from Gene's son Nick. Then, Dennis plays some of your voicemails and talks about what he thinks Election Day could look like, his surprise that no one is asking Joe Biden about the New York Post's reporting about the files on his son Hunter's hard drive and much more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Second Thoughts Game National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Blinkist
While Dennis, Christian and Lindsey wait for a guest who never calls in, they discuss lions, the alphabet, Dennis's old HBO show, his old CNBC show, a documentary about Studio 54, Starbucks, mowing lawns and Peter Tosh. They also listen to your voicemails left at 866-509-RANT. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration SelectQuote Four Sigmatic
Dennis is joined by author Scott Eyman, whose latest book is "Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise". They discuss the amount of research that went into the book, from assuming that his mother had died when, in actuality she had been committed to an asylum, starting his career as an acrobat, his five wives, his friendship with Charlie Chaplin, experimenting with LSD and the decision to ultimately stop acting. Scott also talks about working with Robert Wagner, who just celebrated his 90th birthday. Dennis also talks to Christian, Lindsey and Stemper about Columbus Day, the latest polling that shows Biden way ahead of President Trump, why people shouldn't work if they earn less than $60,000 and what the first year of a Biden administration would look like. They also talk about Ben Hur, Spartacus, Diana Rigg, Ambien, LSD, "Hello Larry", George Stevens, Monty Python, George Stevens, the demise of Souplantation, Panera, Norm MacDonald, Short Round, Bill Paxton and the Titanic. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Omax Health (Code: Miller) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Dennis chats with comedian Frank Caliendo about his podcast, finding an outlet for his creativity on social media (including Tik Tok), the NFL and Frank's impressions of Jon Gruden, John Madden, Pat Summerall, Patrick Mahomes, Tony Romo and Jim Nantz. They also talk about the precise impressions of Darrell Hammond, Frank's struggles developing a Biden impression, being careful of what you say in front of a microphone and much more! Dennis also talks to Christian, Lindsey and Stemper about the passing of Eddie Van Halen, the latest polls showing Biden with a sizable lead and they listen to a few joke submissions from listeners. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration SimpliSafe Blinkist
Dennis talks to Dinesh D'Souza about President Trump's COVID diagnosis and how he's been handling it and their expectations for this week's Vice Presidential Debate. Dinesh also talks about his new documentary "Trump Card", being pardoned by President Trump, how widespread Trump Derangement Syndrome is, how Democrats ended up with Biden as their nominee, Amy Coney Barrett and voter fraud.  Dennis also talks to Christian, Lindsey and Stemper about hiking with Jimmy Connors, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, Petticoat Junction, a British feature called "A Life in the Day", The Kids in the Hall, Terrence Trent D'Arby, Norm MacDonald, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lewis and some of the funniest moments of their lives. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vincero Watches Magic Spoon (Code: Miller)
Dennis is joined by Larry O'Connor of Townhall and The Washington Examiner, who hosts shows on WMAL in Washington DC and KABC in Los Angeles to react to Tuesday night's first presidential debate, including the format, the job Chris Wallace did as moderator, the missed opportunities Trump had, how Biden handled himself and how Dennis was only able to watch the first 20 minutes. They also discuss the fact that we're a month out from election day, how anyone could possibly be an undecided voter at this point, everyone in California being sent a ballot, how we don't have the kind of diversions from politics we're used to and their friend, the late Andrew Breitbart. Finally, they get away from politics by talking about cruise ships, helicopters, parenting and the greatness that is Kenneth Branaugh’s Mary Shellys Frankenstein.
Dennis is joined by "American Ninja Warrior" host Matt Iseman, who talks about the impact the pandemic had on production of the show, which they ended up filming in an arena in St. Louis over the course of two weeks. Matt also discusses "Live Rescue" which he hosts on A&E and his game show "Factorious" and asks Dennis and Christian to try out. Then, Dennis chats with Christian, Lindsey and Stemper about the films "Mystery Men", "Ben Hur, "Lost in America", "The Heiress" and "1941". They also talk about how every commercial shows everyone helping one another, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This episode is brought to you by our sponsor: Vincero Watches
Dennis chats with Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist and Fox News to discuss the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whether President Trump will have enough time to nominate a replacement before the election, and if the bigger issue is whether it will be considered politically advantageous to wait until after the election. Mollie wonders whether or not the person who wins the presidency will actually get to be president the next four years They also discuss the treatment of Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, the front-runner to replace Ginsburg, Amy Coney Barrett and how likely Trump is to pick Barbara Lagoa from the Florida Supreme Court and more! Then, Dennis talks to Lindsey, Christian and Stemper about the passing of Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers, Ed McMahon drunk on The Tonight Show, the Sean Connery movie "Medicine Man", the HBO films "Barbarians at the Gate" and "RKO 281", sending a message to Chris Jericho and shares a story from high school.   This episode is brought to you by our sponsor: Omax Health (Code: Miller)
Dennis is joined by former managing editor of Creem magazine, Robert Duncan, who talks about his career in music journalism, Detroit rock, Roger Daltrey of The Who, his upcoming book "Loudmouth", a legendary night out with Mitch Ryder, an epic party at Liza Minelli's house and much more! He also talks to Christian and Lindsey about Ron Jeremy, Christopher Hitchens, Ingmar Bergman and more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Blinkist Draft Kings App (Code: Miller)
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Created by
Westwood One Podcast Network
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Apr 25th, 2018
Latest Episode
Dec 15th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
221
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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