This week's podcast is a special episode, HOW WAS YOUR EXORCIST, and in it, we discuss America's most Catholic gross-out film, The Exorcist. Joining Julie to talk about Regan and her afflictions are TED LEO and JESSE MURRAY, both of whom grew up playing with Ouija boards, interacting with priests, and fearing the crapola out of the shit in this movie.
Join us as we delve into the text of THE EXORCIST and figure out:
>Where the hell is Regan's dad?
>How does one keep track of all of these priests?
>How gay is Father Dyer?
>Why does Ted Leo love Detective Kinderman so much?
>Is William Friedkin like an exhausting uncle?
>Was that mother-daughter relationship EVER normal?
>Is D.C. a devilish place in general?
>What is CRASH COURSE about?
>Should we all read LEGION, as Ted wants us to do?
>Was James Earl Jones dressed up like the girl from the Blind Melon videos in the film sequel?
>Who would Ellen Burstyn's character be if she was an actress from real life current times?
>Is this the ultimate MANSPLAINING movie? (Yes)
Grab your holy water and your heart medications and join us in this nightmarish journey!
Hi-ho! This week's episode of HWYW starts off with a new Jenny McCarthy rant, then seamlessly segues into two great interviews. First up, it's fellow Scarsdale native PETER GROSZ, who joins Julie to discuss how great it is to hear from your rep that your friend has "buzz" or "heat," why the Cannibal Cop story was poorly timed, what Sonic has on its menu, and how weird it is that our parents are friends.
Then, actor CRAIG BIERKO is here to tell us about auditioning for THE MUSIC MAN, loving The Monkees, keeping company with his dog, Boo, and why Matthew Perry is a tough act to follow.
Plus: a Carmen Electra metaphor that will make you go "hmmm"! An observation about the new Best Week Ever! A new disturbing memoir recommendation! A sad story about a party in my apartment building! And a disgusting realization about Crocs and their Croc-holes.
A delicious Valentine's Candy Heart of a show!
This week's episode of How Was Your Week is a celebration of friendship, anger and genius. First, Julie introduces you to DAVID OZANICH, a brilliant playwright and dear friend who tragically passed away this week, way too soon. In an interview recorded two years ago, David talks to Julie about his favorite roles of the fabulous Karen Black, and it's wonderful to hear his voice in the present tense.
Then, hilarious cartoonist MICHAEL KUPPERMAN is here to chat with Julie about their post-9/11 friendship, his landscaping shenanigans, a cartoon about Humpty Dumpty, and an encounter with Peter Tork.
Also: A call to cancel SMASH! A tirade against CATFISH: THE TV SHOW and Jenny McCarthy! A plea for understanding in the realm of errant rage in the face of grief! And whether THE SHINING would have been better if Karen Black were in it instead of Shelley Duvall.
Thank you for dealing with my emotions this week. I hope this show brings you some joy and insight. Life is short, love your friends like it's your job.