Join Emmy Award-winning comedian Dennis Miller, his A-list friends, and his “Guy Friday" Christian Bladt each week for their uncensored take on current events, politics, pop culture, and anything else on their minds.
S2 E37: Guest Jason Stapleton, Visiting Pearl Harbor, Trump with Stephanopolous and more!
Dennis is joined in studio by Jason Stapleton, whose podcast "Wealth, Power, and Influence with Jason Stapleton" is also available on Westwood One. He talks about coming back reasonably undamaged by his service in Iraq and Afghanistan, but having friends who weren't as fortunate. He also talks about libertarianism, objectivism and the core-tenents of brand-building, including taking a look at Dennis's career.
Dennis also talks to Christian and Lindsey about his trip to Hawaii, Prince Harry and Megahn Markle, President Trump's recent interview with George Stephanopolous, the notion of opposition research by foreign agents, the validity of polls this far out from the 2020 election and the notion that talent is not equal.
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S2 E 36: CNN’s ratings, Schools, Homelessness, Chicken & Waffles and more!
Dennis talks to Christian and Lindsey about CNN’s ratings down 16%, Jake Tapper, Trump’s track record on the border, how much our schools have changed over the past 50 years, Homeless people on the Bay Area living in tree houses and a girl who caught a rash from her pet rat.
He also discusses the state of the podcast, his fear of an asteroid hitting the earth, the history of the Lululemon company, the deliciousness of Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, his appearance on Star Search more than 35 years ago and much more!
Dennis is joined in studio by Adam Carolla, who talks about race cars, Paul Newman and a number of automotive films he has produced. He also promotes his new special Not Taco Bell Material which he filmed in Portland, and comments on that city’s homeless problem, his family, public works issues in big cities, Guantanamo Bay, Amelia Aerhart and James Holzhauer losing on Jeopardy and much more!
S2 E34: Trump in London, Ron Paul, Beto’s Apology, Chernobyl and more!
Dennis talks to Christian and Lindsey about Trump in London, the USS McCain being kept out of Trump’s sight, why Kellyanne Conway would possibly stay with her husband, Beto O’Rourke apologizing for being an asshole to campaign staffers, Ron Paul wondering if the US and UK are trying to kill Julian Assange, HBO’s Chernobyl mini-series and Stephen Colbert’s career. They also talk about Shirley Jones, Martin and Lewis, George Hamilton, Olivia deHaviland and much more!
S2 E33: Barbarino, Superman, Mork, Trump's Hair and More!
Dennis talks to Christian and Lindsey about John Travolta, The Ben Stiller Show, Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams as roommates at Juliard, a Christian Dior exhibit, Honolulu, Trump's hair, sitting at a hockey game with James Lipton, Real Housewives, the Panama Canal and more!
S2 E32: Mueller, Nadler, Biden, Chili Davis, The Glengarry Leads, "Gene Simmons" And More!
Dennis is in Dallas, talking to Christian about Robert Mueller, Jerry Nadler, Joe Biden and other a-holes.
Dennis also talks about how Mitch McConnell's stance on Supreme Court appointments in election years, the likelihood of Trump's re-election, how glad he is that he's taking a stand against China, and just who is helped by his tax breaks.
Plus, Mets' hitting coach Chili Davis, hipster priests, "The Razor's Edge", Broadchurch, "War Pigs", Atlas Shrugged, "Glengarry, Glen Ross" and a voicemail from our friend "Gene Simmons".
S2 E 31: National Review’s Rich Lowry talks Trump, Biden, “Comrade Sanders” and more!
Dennis chats with National Review editor Rich Lowry about the ability to praise his successes in spite of his shortcomings. They also talk about Jerry Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, the surprising success of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’s disdain for charter schools, which used to be a bipartisan issue.
Plus, Hillary, Michelle Obama, Dennis’s belief that no one other than Trump could handle this kind of vitriol, and, of course, tater tots.
S2 E30: Kevin Nealon Discusses SNL, Bad Apartments, Hiking and More!
Dennis is filling in for Larry King at the Ora TV studios where he sits down with comedian Kevin Nealon, whom he talks about how tough it is to go onstage after him. They also discuss performing at "Catch A Rising Star" in the old days, bad New York City apartments, and their SNL paychecks. Kevin talks about his sitcom "Man With A Plan" being renewed for a fourth season and some of the great guests he has had on his YouTube show "Hiking with Kevin".
Then, Dennis chats with Christian about Bruce Springsteen, Jet Blue Mint, Game of Thrones, Mike Pence, Pete Buttigeg's Fox Town Hall, doing longer episodes of the podcast and much more!
S2 E29: Musician Alan Parsons, The Magic Castle, Dwight Schrute and more!
Dennis starts off the show chatting with Alan Parsons about his new album, "The Secret", the Magic Castle, his career which included engineering Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" and being in the studio for the last two Beatles albums, and fundraiser they did together up in Santa Barbara.
Dennis also talks about areas where he believes Trump is doing an effective job and how he believes it's important to him to get things right with China, which Chuck Schumer agrees about.
He also chats with Christian about the television show "Broadchurch", Alexandria Ocasio Cortez characterizing the GOP as "Dwight from the Office" and much more!
S2 E28: Victor Davis Hanson on Notre Dame, Trump, Civil War and more!
Dennis talks to Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson, whose latest book is "The Case for Trump" about the symbolism of the Notre Dame fire, the Left's attempted coup of Trump, why people are afraid to show their support for him, the possibility of a civil war, life in the San Francisco Bay Area, the likelihood of Hillary running for President and much more!
S2 E27: Comedian Nick DiPaolo, Trump's Record at the Border, Three Mile Island and More
Dennis eventually connects with comedian Nick DiPaolo to discuss his new special "Breath of Fresh Air", some of the great press he's been getting, including being the number one trending topic on Twitter. He also discusses some of the people he goes after in the special, how he never liked Bill Cosby, how Trump is a better president than he was host of "The Apprentice" and the degree to which he has gotten into some people's kitchen.
Dennis also talks to Christian about Joe Biden, Trump's track record on the border, China and North Korea, Irish accents, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore, Elon Musk and alternative forms of energy, Three Mile Island and SBDs.
Dennis talks to Christian about the result of the Kentucky Derby, Trump’s tax returns, the Sultan of Brunei, Jerry Nadler, Chuck Todd, David Horowitz, the Avatar film franchise, jobs at a Renaissance Festival and a deli, great Chefs Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Magnus Nillson, Gene Kelly and much more!
S2 E25: Paul Stanley of Kiss talks "Backstage Pass"
Paul Stanley of Kiss talks about his new book "Backstage Pass" and the band's "End of the Road" tour, his painting, the familial relationship with bassist Gene Simmons and the importance of some of the musicians that made an impression on him in his youth, including seeing Hendrix perform twice and Zeppelin on tour between the first two albums.
Dennis also talks to his co-host Christian Bladt about Michael Cohen heading off to jail, Iran and North Korea, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new baby, Marc Bolan, Elton John and much more!
S2 E24: Cleaning out the Voicemail Box : SNL, Julian Assange, Ernie Bornine and more!
Dennis and Christian clean out the voicemail box at (866)609-RANT, starting with show announcer Fard Muhammad talking about an SNL exhibit in Chicago that leads Dennis to stories about Robert Smigel, Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk. There's also voicemails about Julian Assange, television executives, Ernest Borgnine, and from Hollywood legend Howie Lancaster. Plus, there's praise for Dennis, Christian and Lindsey, discussion about Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman, the "Chef's Table" television show, Joe Biden speaking, Avengers Endgame and much more!
S2 E23: Talking Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg, Beto and more with John Nolte of Breitbart
Dennis is joined by Breitbart Senior Editor John Nolte to discuss the recent anti-Semitic cartoon from the New York Times, CNN’s Jake Tapper and Chris Cuomo, Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg and Beto and the White House Correspondents Dinner. They also discuss Hitchcock and other favorite films.
Dennis also talks to Christian about people who live their life in fear of spoilers, Fox News, the cancellation of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert, Beethoven and much more!
S2 E 22: Bernie Sanders is A Flat-Out Bad Guy (with Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire)
Dennis is joined by Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire to talk about speaking at colleges in 2019, Bernie Sanders and voting rights for convicted felons. Then, Dennis discusses the White House Correspondents Dinner, Susan Rice's Netflix deal and whether he has missed the point on Trump. Christian tries to explain to Dennis why "Avengers: Endgame" was so great without giving away any spoilers, your voicemails at 866-509-7268 and more!
S2 E21: Should a White Man Represent Dems in 2020, the Mueller Report, Immigration and more (with Debra Saunders)
Dennis and Christian overcome some technical problems to welcome Las Vegas Review-Journal White House Correspondent Debra Saunders to discuss covering President Trump, immigration, who else might be up to the task of being president, the Mueller report and how collusion is a bogus story. There's also discussion about whether or not a white man should represent Democrats in 2020, the film "Free Solo", Golfer Jean van de Velde, why turtles are so slow, sugar, baseball, your voicemails at 866-509-RANT and more!
SS2 E20: Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Skiing with Springsteen, Bernie Town Hall, Robert Kraft, "The Meg" and more!
Dennis reminiscences about his terrible New York apartment when he would get stage time at the Comic Strip at 2:30, being at the Final Four with his sons, skiing with Bruce Springsteen and hanging out with Robin Williams. He also talks about watching "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" for the first time and being impressed by Chris Cuomo's reporting. He gives his thoughts on Fox News hosting a town hall with Bernie Sanders, Michel Avenatti and the news that prosecutors in Florida will release video of Robert Kraft at a massage parlor, and his fascination with the film "The Meg"
Dennis reacts to the news about the fire at Notre Dame in Paris, discusses the great weekend he had as part of the Turner Classic Movies festival, the triumphant weekend for Tiger Woods, Julian Assange, Cher & Sanctuary Cities, what it must be like when Trump has Pelosi and Schumer over for dinner, Pelosi's public dis of AOC, Writer's Guild members being compelled to fire their agents as part of a contract renegotiation and a man suing his parents for $86,000 for throwing away his porn. He also checks your voicemails from (866)509-7268.
S2 E18: AOC, TCM, Pelosi, Jerry Nadler's fat head and more!
Dennis comments on President Trump's indefatigablity, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler and William Barr, Hillary's e-mails and great film scores. Plus, an inquiry about AOC's relationship, the upcoming TCM film festival, Kevin Costner and great feedback on the recent Jimmy Connors interview and much more!
S2 E17: Mark Steyn Discusses Kirstjen Nielsen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler and much more!
Dennis is joined by author, columnist, broadcaster and raconteur Mark Steyn to discuss their recent tour together and the upcoming Mark Steyn Cruise, which Dennis will be a part of. They also discuss the resignation of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the situation at the border and the Left's reaction to it, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Mueller investigation, Bill Clinton's impeachment hearing, Benghazi, Jerry Nadler and much more! Dennis also talks about an interview he did with Ben Shapiro where he forgot to plug his own show, shares stories about hanging out with Michael Douglas and Martin Short, a dinner he and Dana Carvey had with William Shatner, Felicity Huffman pleading guilty, and your voicemails at 866-509-7268.
Dennis is joined in studio by his friend, tennis great Jimmy Connors, who talks about his upbringing by his mother and grandmother, both of whom made tennis such an important part of his life. He also talks about the highs and lows of his career, his opponents, rivals and life after tennis
S2 E 15: Dana Carvey talks Jussie Smollett, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Paul McCartney, Greco-Roman Wrestling and more!
Dennis is joined by his friend, SNL great Dana Carvey who brings along The Church Lady, Grumpy Old Man, Paul McCartney doing the news, Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas Greco-Roman Wrestling, plus reminiscences about SNL with Dennis, observations about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jussie Smollett, Downton Abbey and much more! Dennis also talks about the SNL after parties and how easily you could tell when you were going to have a bad host on that show. He also talks about Jay Leno, the Rolling Stones, the New York Mets, the latest violence at Dodger Stadium, the "danger triangle" and he takes your voicemails at 866-509-7268.
Dennis reacts to Jussie Smollett having all charges dropped against him and the ensuing reaction to it, while asking the question as to whether or not he is racist. He also responds to a listener who doesn't like him singing on the show, the concept of "found humor" and grand mal seizures. He also talks about his travels in the Antarctic and in Africa, Malcolm X, Henry V, Harry Reid, Atlas Shrugged, Glengarry Glen Ross and much more!
S2 E 13: Mueller Report Reaction and Special Guest Thomas Sowell
Dennis reacts to the release of the Mueller Report, its vindication of Trump and the Left's handling of it. Then he's joined by the great Thomas Sowell to discuss his latest book, a revised and enlarged edition of "Discrimination and Disparities". Dennis also discusses Michael Avenatti's woes, Comey, Lindsey Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Carl Burnett, Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster and much more.
S2 E12: Trypophobia of Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren's Hypocrisy, Chuck Schumer's lifetime in politics and much more!
Dennis comments on how nobody works the area between the White House and a helicopter the way Trump does while weighing in on the feud with Kellyanne Conway's husband George, and what Brit Hume has to say about the whole thing. He also comments on John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden and trypohobia, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren's desire to abolish the Electoral College. Dennis also chats with Christian about some of his wardrobe choices when he was on SNL, a Mike Wallace book he's currently reading, people who yell at the airport and Donald Duck. They also unveil the show's number to leave a voicemail, a very familiar sounding number to fans of the old radio show, and much more!
S2 E11: Betting on Beto, deBasing deBlasio, Avenatti Ankled and more!
Dennis discusses Beto O'Rourke's presidential announcement, the border wall, the possibility of a primary challenge to Ilhan Omar, Sarah Sanders sparring with Jim Acosta, Dick Cheney confronting Mike Pence about the Trump administration's foreign policy, Michael Avenatti cutting ties with Stormy Daniels, Bill DeBlasio, Trump's "Tim Apple" tweet, Tucker Carlson, Justin Trudeau, Ann Coulter, socialism, ISIS, a Catholic school that denied enrollment to the child of a gay couple and the income disparity of San Francisco. Dennis also talks to Christian about his first Letterman appearance, watching "Valley of the Dolls" with Martin Short, Disneyland, Digital Underground and much more!
S2 E10: Gary Sinise, College Bribery Scandal, Socialism, SNL and More
Dennis talks to the great Gary Sinise about his new book, "Grateful American", his journey from self to service, his strong military connection, the impact 9/11 had on their respective outlooks on life, meeting medal of honor recipients and the alarming suicide rate among veterans. Dennis also chats with Christian about the college admission bribery scandal involving actresses Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman, among others. They also discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and socialism and Virginia politics. Plus, remembrances of great SNL sketches, terrible jobs and much more!
S2 E9: Victor Davis Hanson and "The Case for Trump"
Dennis is joined by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson, who discusses his new book, "The Case for Trump", including how he was able to win, his authenticity, the way that he drives the Left crazy, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the legacies of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and more! Dennis also chats with Christian about a variety of topics, including the "Leaving Neverland" documentary, Joe Biden leading Dems polling without even actually being in the race, meeting Stephen King in a graveyard, Star Trek, Star Wars, "The Masked Singer" and Bryce Harper signing 13 year contract with the Phillies.
Dennis explains how the precise moment Hillary Clinton said she wasn't running in 2020 was when he knew that she would run. He also reacts to President Trump swearing at CPAC, North Korea rebuilding a dismantled missile launch site, the severity of the situation at our Southern Border, Kylie Jenner being named the youngest self-made millionaire and Roger Stone. He also talks to Christian about flying first class, arriving early at the gate, David Letterman and Norm MacDonald's impression of him, Robin Williams, Eric Estrada once peeing during an interview with him, A Clockwork Orange and much, much more!
S2 E7: Cohen Testimony, Kim Jong Un Summit, Green New Deal and more!
There are some technical difficulties, but Dennis is back, talking about his time at Spring Training with his son, the Michael Cohen hearings, the deal with Kim Jong Un that fell apart, the Green New Deal, the Born Alive bill and how important 2020 will be at determining the course we’re on as a nation. Dennis also explains why he’s convinced Hillary will be our next president and how Joe Biden apologizing for complimenting Mike Pence tells you everything you’ll need to know about him. Plus, Remi Malek, Truman Capote, the Spruce Goose, the Wild Bunch and much more!
S2 E6: Musicians Vivian Campbell & Phil Soussan, Outrage over John Wayne, hidden cameras and more!
Musicians Vivian Campbell and Phill Soussan stop by the studio to talk to Dennis about their band Last in Line's New Album, "II", The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Gene Simmons, Billy Idol, Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant. Then, Dennis and Christian discuss the outrage over a John Wayne interview from the early 70s, Elizabeth Warren's comments on President Trump's declaration of a National Emergency, hidden cameras in airline seats and more!
S2 E5: What’s next for Jussie Smollett? Is Trump a Russian Agent? Do I need earthquake insurance? (And other questions)
Dennis chats with Christian about what he thinks is next for Jussie Smollett, Lara Logan, the notion that Trump is a Russian double agent and former Mets 2nd basemen Daniel Murphy They also talk about earthquake insurance, the film “Boogie Nights” and much more! Finally, Dennis reacts to Bernie Sanders characterizing President Trump as 'a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist'
S2 E4: Comedian Nick DiPaolo talks Trump, Smollett, Ocasio-Cortez, Louie CK and more!
Dennis is joined in studio by comedian Nick DiPaolo, and they discuss Jussie Smollett, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the prescience of George Orwell, and why the Left hates Trump so much. Nick also talks about writing with Louie CK on The Chris Rock Show, and watching his evolution as a performer. They also talk about the legacies of Sam Kinison, Red Foxx and Otto & George, the hardest they have ever laughed and much more.
S2 E3: AJ Benza Discusses Jussie Smollet, Jeff Bezos, Michael Jackson and MORE!
Long-time entertainment journalist AJ Benza is back, sitting down with Dennis to talk about the latest with regards to Jussie Smollet, Jeff Bezos, Michael Jackson, Caitlyn Jenner and Magic Johnson, to name a few. There's also some old Hollywood talk about Clark Gable, when AJ lived with Robert Evans, the presentation of some Oscars during the commercial breaks,their admiration for actors like Jon Voight and James Woods who aren't afraid to speak their minds. Finally, they discuss how anyone can become passe in a second.
S2 E2: Shutting Down the Government and Why We Need the Wall
Dennis and Christian are waiting on their new equipment from Westwood One, so they’re in a music studio in Santa Barbara, which reminds Dennis of a favorite David Bowie story from his friend Peter Noone. Then, Dennis talks about reading Paul Shaffer’s book, how his wife saw the Cream Reunion, and the “Bohemian Rhapsody” film. There are technical problems as they try to connect with AJ Benza, who will hopefully be rescheduled for next week. They talk about Jeff Bezos, Dennis’s regular hikes with Jimmy Connors, the recent polling that blames President Trump for the recent government shutdown, which leads to a conversation on the wall and border security, the specifics of the DEFCON system and much more!
S2 E1: The Dennis Miller Option Returns with Comedian Brian Regan
Comedian Brian Regan calls in to discuss his new Netflix series, produced by Jerry Seinfeld, his career, his process of joke writing and how he hones a bit to perfection. He also talks about performing in London for the first time and talks to Dennis about comedians Ronnie Shakes, Kelly Monteith, Richard Belzer, Dennis also talks to Christian about director Brian Singer, the recent women's march, the MOAB, the media's handling of the Catholic high school kids from Covington, Kentucky, Leonardo DiCaprio's decision to fly commercial, and more!
Paul Shaffer spends an hour in the studio, discussing his mini-residency in Las Vegas and some of the guests who have joined him. He looks back at the beginning of his careee in “Godspell” in Toronto in 1972, where he worked with Martin Short, Gilda Radner and Andrea Martin, being a part of the first five seasons of SNL including helping develop The Blues Brothers and Nick the Lounge Singer. He describes his first meetig with David Letterman and what it was like to work with him for 33 years. He also talks about getting to know Richard Belzer when he first moved to New York, and the first time he ran into Dennis at Catch A Rising Star in the 80s. Paul also discusses performing at Live Aid, his upcoming SiriusXM series, how cool Sinatra and Bing Crosby we’re and when he became a big James Brown fan. Finally, Paul responds to the rumor that he was Jerry Seinfeld’s first choice to play George Constanta.
S1 E 64: "Did Jimi Hendrix Self-Pleasure Himself Right-Handed?" (with Martin Short)
Martin Short joins Dennis via phone to talk about Christmas, continuing his tour with Steve Martin and doing Paul Shaffer's show in Vegas. They also talk some of Martin's upcoming projects, his time on SNL and the dry wit of Christopher Guest. Dennis and Christian talk about VIctor Fleming as Woodrow Wilson's photographer, Kenneth Branuagh's Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, Shakespeare and Dennis and Mark Steyn's show in Syracuse being the same night Duke is in town. Plus: an Arkansas candidate for city council who didn't vote for himself in a run-off election that ended in a tie ultimately lost on a roll of the dice. They also discuss the time Dennis took ambien on a flight, how legal marijuana makes sense for a country that doesn't try anymore, Steph Curry not believing the moon landing, Wait Watchers being criticized for hiring Kate Hudson as an ambassador, an imprisoned deer poacher who has to watch "Bambi" once a month, bees, things falling from the sky, Def Leppard keeping one-armed drummer Rick Allen after losing his arm, and a dip into the mailbag asks the eternal question: did Jimi Hendrix self-pleasure himself right handed?
S1 E 63: Trump's path to re-election (with Rich Lowry of National Review)
Dennis tells National Review editor Rich Lowry he doesn’t understand conservatives who would prefer Hillary to Trump. Rich talks about how he doesn’t take what Trump says personally but he could try harder to restrain himself. They also discuss the impact of the midterm elections, the importance of the suburbs, the path to Trump getting re-elected and his personality. They round out the conversation with a look at Brexit and Macron. Dennis talks about how he doesn't understand people who spend all day focused on how much they hate Trump and how the President considers the Green Beret who killed a bomb maker in Afghanistan an American hero. He also wishes a happy birthday to the Pope, explains why he won't miss Lamar Alexander' and traces the history of climate panic from global cooling, global warming and settling on "climate change", Dennis also talks to Christian about how he's started watching the American version of "The Office", the difficulty in unsubscribing from a mailing list and a story about how a school in the UK has begun teaching that boys can have periods too leads to a conversation about having the sex talk at school.
S1 E62: Trump, Schumer and Pelosi Don't Make a Love Connection
Dennis is in New York for an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and he works out some of the material planned for the show. He also reacts to Trump's meeting with Pelosi and Schumer that pulled back the curtain and showed the American people how the sausage is made, the announcement of Time Magazine's "Person of the Year", Les Moonves threatening to sue CBS, Jerome Corsi actually suing Mueller, the DOJ, CIA, FBI and NSA for $350 million Plus, a conversation with Christian about an ingenuous new business where you hire dogs to clean up after people who relieve themselves in public, The Love Connection, Plinko, The Late Shift Movie, the sale of CBS Television City, Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies, the film "Heat" and much more.
S1 E61: HAS THE OVERTHROW HAPPENED? (with Victor Davis Hanson)
Dennis talks to Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson about whether or not the overthrow has already happened, if America is capable of staging a revolution if Democrats proceed with impeachment hearings and how effective Trump has been compared to the job another Republican President would have been. Victor also mentioned Obama’s collusion with Russia in 2012, and Dennis mentions how consequential he thinks Trump has been to the Republic. Dennis also talks to Christian about the arrest of Huawei's CEO in Canada, the great city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, planning Wednesday's appearance on The Tonight Show, watching CNBC, a great Lynrd Skynrd documentary, having dinner with Peter Noone to celebrate his 50 years of marriage, a couple of books he's reading: one about Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Weber, some flaws with the "Mission : Impossible" franchise, the HBO series "My Brilliant Friend", a shout out from Al Michaels and some memories of doing "Monday Night Football" with him, some truly bad flight moments and much more!
S1 E60: Presidents (Cloned and Otherwise), Jinky the Fruit Bat and more
Dennis starts off discussing the memorial service for Former President George HW Bush, and shares some of is personal remembrances of the 41st president. He also comments on a Vanity Fair piece called "Was Russiagate Worth It?" Dennis also chats with Christian about a radio station in Cleveland no longer playing the Christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside", the commemoration of 85 years since the end of Prohibition, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's denial that he died and was replaced by clone, Kevin Hart hosting the next Oscars, and New York City launching a drone program. Plus, the connection between Dennis's old syndicated Tribune television show and Les Moonves's accusers, trading marijuana on the Toronto stock exchange, Don Rickles' series "CPO Sharkey", Orson Welles and Howard Hawks, the caliber of food at an Outback steakhouse, McDonald's salt packets, Burger King's creative promotion for their app, the concept of terminal velocity and a group of vegans who clashed with diners after storming a steakhouse in order to play a recording of cows being slaughtered.
Dennis shares some fond remembrances of Former President George HW Bush, and talks about his legacy. He also talks to Christian about the mentality of the White House Press Corps, the fact that French President Macron has half the approval rating of President Trump, the political aspirations of Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Jeff Zucker, while Michael Avenatti regrettably won’t run. Also : the ongoing Jonas-Chopra nuptials, the recent wedding of Joe Scarborough and Mike Brezinski, the latest on-air skirmish between Joy Begar and Meghan McCain and how Bruce Springsteen thinks Trump will be re-elected. They also discuss Dennis performing with Paul Shaffer in Las Vegas over the weekend, his upcoming appearance with Jimmy Fallon, how you can help the show by subscribing, and so much more!
S1 E57: Dennis is Cranky and when he's Cranky he's Funny and being Funny oddly makes him Crankier
Dennis talks to Christian about why it makes sense to take a breath and actually figure out who everyone is at the border, President Trump's handling of the border, how easily he handles how much his detractors hate him and how the Left requires everyone to be all-in on everything on their check list. They also go through headlines about how Alan Dershowitz expects the Mueller report to be devastating but with no criminal charges for President Trump, John Kasich's presidential ambitions, the ongoing riots in Paris, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski getting married, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, backlash against Kevin Hart having a cowboys and Indians party and a Houston real estate agent who used racy photos to help sell a house. Plus, feedback on last week's Ben Makiewicz interview, a great story about Jack Benny and George Burns driving across country,watching "My Brilliant Friend", "Succession" and checking out "Mr. Robot", Disney's "The Black Hole", a great book about Howard Hawks he's reading, and a visit from a certain Simian medical professional.
On The Dennis Miller Option Thanksgiving special, Dennis stuffs 30 headlines into a little more than an hour, talking to Christian about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Flying with Mitt Romney, Ivanka's e-mails, the 9th Circuit Court blocking the administration's asylum ban, President Trump refusing considering a visit to a war zone, answering Mueller's questions, plans to appear at next year's White House Correspondents Dinner, wanting the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey, plans to shut down the government if Congress doesn't fund the border wall, turning off cameras facing reporters in the White House Briefing Room, and Obama hinting that President Trump has "mommy issues". They also discuss the CDC warning to not eat Romaine lettuce, if your water consumption could be hurting you, how Facebook is handling recent scandals, a planned Northern Exposure reboot, James Woods on Twitter Amber Tamblyn saying she considered giving her baby to Canada after the 2016 election, Brenda Snipes resignation, a petition urging Maroon 5 to not perform at the Super Bowl, El Chapo bribing the Mexican president $6 Million, protests in Spain and France, the Cleveland Browns possibly interviewing Condoleeza Rice, Silicon Valley wages, a man who set his luggage on fire in Pakistan, a rare snake with 2 heads that died in Virginia, and a stranded camel who entertained motorists along a snowy roadway. If that's not enough for you, there's also talk about Black Friday, a ballerina with polio, an affliction called tryophobia, a book called "Roast Chicken and Other Stories", Bill Murray's yearly Oscar picks segment, Orson Welles, Ed McMahon, McDonald's and Jabba the Hutt.
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.
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.
S1 E52 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”.
S1 E49 Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco and Why Clayton Kershaw Isn’t An Ace
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is in studio to talk about his Halloween costume this year, four upcoming shows at Madison Square Garden, how he first started doing stand-up, working on television, meeting Jerry Seinfeld, his podcast, the pressure placed on preschoolers today, his father, throwing out a first pitch at a Mets game, how his role in a film called “Cruise” led to an audition for Martin Scorsese, whose next film he appears in. Then, Dennis and Christian recap the World Series, discussing why Clayton Kershaw isn’t a big game pitcher, the length of games and questionable managerial decisions. They also talk about Hillary’s desire to be president, who Dems’ best options are for 2020, a new Titanic setting sail in 2022, the film “The Sweet Smell of Success”, Dennis’s upcoming appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, the time he played golf with Charles Barkley and more!
Dennis talks to Chris Jericho about growing up in Winnipeg, wanting to be a rock star and a wrestler instead of playing hockey, his thoughts about the WWE's Roman Reigns announcing he step aside from wrestling so that he can battle leukemia and the importance of storylines in the WWE. Chris also discusses his rock band Fozzy and his upcoming cruise and taking his kids to see the latest "Halloween" movie. Dennis also chats with Christian about taking another, steeper hike with Jimmy Connors, the Broncos cutting back-up quarterback Chad Kelly after he ended up in the wrong house, remembering a Hollywood party with Swifty Lazar, Michael Avenatti's presidential ambitions, a suspect who was excused from a police interrogation for a surprising reason, a highly suspect "greatest books" list from PBS and the post-season inconsistencies from Clayton Kershaw.
S1 E47: Liz Warren, Hillary Clinton and Other Women Who Won't Be President
Dennis reacts to Elizabeth Warren's decision to publicize the results of a DNA test, Hillary Clinton's comments that Bill's relationship with Monica Lewisnky wasn't an abuse of power because she was an adult, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. There's also some free-associative conversation with Christian about hiking with Jimmy Connors, the Harlem Globetrotters, Wilt Chamberlain scoring on and off the field, the MLB Playoffs, the Final Four, Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon", "My Favorite Year", Matt Murdock (better known as Daredevil), Jack Benny, Superman, phaser settings on "Star Trek", Red Foxx, "Beerfest", "Zoolander", Bevo Francis, Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show, getting into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and more!
S1 E3 44: In the Future, Everyone Will Be Hated for Fifteen Minutes
Dennis starts off talking about Winston Churchill and updates Andy Warhol’s prediction that everyone will be hated for 15 minutes. He also asks Christian about the TV show “Glee”, characterizes Nancy Pelosi as Olivia de Haviland, comments on the film “Remains of the Day” and “ships” a romance between Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Jim Bob Cooter. There’s also discussion of Nikki Haley resigning as Ambassador to the UN, the business portfolio of Papa John, marveling at the brilliance of David Bowie, giving tennis advice to Andre Agassi, and skepticism regarding Hillary Clinton’s distinction between allegations against her husband and Brett Kavanaugh.
Dennis discusses Brett Kavanaugh's swearing in as Supreme Court justice, which leads to a conversation about the field of potential Democratic presidential hopefuls, and where Joe Biden and Michael Avanatti factor in. He also theorizes about what Democrats actually want and reacts to images of Progressive activists clawing at the door of The Supreme Court. Dennis also talks to Christian about Indigeonous Peoples Day, an upcoming episode with David Spade, remembering hanging out on the Sunset Strip with Randy Quaid and Ron Jeremy. They also discuss the recent Space X launch, sitting next to Matthew McConaughey on a flight, a CNN Reporter who has to apologize for past tweets, the impending doom from Climate Change, astronaut Scott Kelly trying to negotiate the mob mentality of Twitter, the MLB Playoffs and Banksy Christian also reads a comment from a listener about the recent “cranky” episodes of the podcast, which leads to a discussion on downloads and how everyone listening can help the show.
Dennis and Christian discuss the download numbers of the podcast with producer KC, compared to other podcasts. They also talk about Tesla heading in a similar direction as Apple has without Steve Jobs, and the time that Dennis introduced Clint Eastwood to Ed Norton. The conversation shifts to Lindsey Graham, Trump's taxes, politicians being morons, and how important it is to not let politics ruin your life. Then, Dennis celebrates a strong week of NFL picks and talks a little baseball. Plus, Kanye West, Macedonia, the impact of marijuana on DUI's in Colorado, an engagement on a high elevation, and rounding things out with a discussion of the Dark Web, Facebook and their policy towards boosting posts.
Dennis talks to Christian about a trip he took years ago to Mt. Everest, including the difficulty flying in and out of Bhutan, meeting the monks, and seeing an actual Golden Child. This transitions to a conversation about the Vatican and the Pope, the Young Pope with Jude Law, and purple nurples. There's also discussion about a Republican winning a Texas special election in a district Hillary won by 12 points in 2016, whether Democrats can win the House this year, and whether millennials will follow the elderly Democrat revolution. Also, more on North Korea's nukes, mailbag comments about Paul McCartney's recent revelation, An "Inside Edition" camera crew that was robbed (and the fact that the show is still on), a surprising declaration from a former "Sesame Street" writer, a listener's guide to bit-surfing, great jokes throughout history, and the comedic tandem of Norm MacDonald and Drake Sather.
Dennis reacts to the announcement that Les Moonves is out at CBS, the couple who set up a Go Fund Me for a homeless veteran and kept the money. Dennis and Christian also discuss Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the TV show "Big Brother", Dennis signing autographs at a supermarket early in his career and some of his earliest memories of doing stand-up. Then, comedian Tom Papa is in the studio who talks about his new Food Network show "Baked" about baked goods around the country, his new book "Your Dad Stole My Rake", being a part of "Live From Here" the new version of "Prairie Home Companion", and his friendships with Rob Zombie and Stephen Soderbergh. Finally, Christian has a mailbag question about an upcoming "Fountainhead" remake and a discussion and Eva Gardner.
Dennis chats with Spike Feresten, who joins Christian in the studio to discuss working with Dennis as a receptionist at SNL, podcasting, writing for David Letterman and being a part of the legendary writing staff for “Seinfeld”, where his first script was the famous “Soup Nazi” episode. They also answer a mailbag question about the greatest frontmen, which leads to a great story about Mick Jagger. They discuss the boycotts of In N Out Burger and Nike, the Aretha Franklin funeral, Dorothy’s ruby slippers and so much more.
Dennis is back from vacation to tell Christian and all the listeners about his time in Prague and London and bus trips not taken to Budapest and Vienna, and a cross-country US bus trip he did take when he was younger. He talks about getting on stage immediately after flying in from Europe twice in his life, which leads to a discussion of fat te. Plus talk of the Titanic, Gene Shalit, Vince Vaughn, Ben Grimm of the Fantastic Four, Ken Watanqbe, Jools Holland, Aiden Turner, MLB’s 1967 pennant race and a town called Mayo, Florida. Dennis also reacts to the latest Trump-related headlines with regards to Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen,
S1 E29 OPEN PHONES, PET SOUNDS, ANN MARGRET AND MORE!
Dennis discusses COPD, Penn and Teller, boosting Facebook posts, the kind of people who fall for Nigerian Princes, male cheerleaders in the NFL, counseling for Mets fans, the Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" and his friend Bo Derek introducing him to Ann Margret. He also takes calls from Corbie in Missouri, William in Ohio and answers a question about whether the 2012 election could have been rigged.
Dennis takes a new sound system for a spin, and reminisces with Dana Carvey about their days on Saturday Night Live, the birth of the Church Lady and Hans & Franz. Dana also shares memories from his career and shows off a number of impressions, including President Trump.
Dennis and Christian discuss the White House Correspondents Dinner, starting with the reactions to this year’s dinner, and why it’s a no-win for President Trump to go. They also discuss the performances from the 2011 Dinner, when Seth Meyers and President Obama decimated President Trump to his face. Dennis also details the time that he performed at the Correspondents Dinner for George H W Bush. They also discuss Kanye West and whether or not President Trump can win a Nobel Peace Prize.
In the premiere episode, Dennis and Christian review the latest headlines which leads to a discussion about the left's obsession with Trump and their inability to give him credit, even if he de-nuclearizes North Korea.